Crime, Police/Fire

Suspect in Perry Hall Chick-Fil-A robbery arrested, identified

PERRY HALL, MD—Police made a quick arrest, moments after a robbery at the Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Perry Hall on Thursday afternoon, thanks to the detailed information provided by witnesses. At just after 1 p.m., officers responded to the Chick-Fil-A in the 8800-block of Belair Road (21236) for a report of a robbery. The suspect entered the business and announced an …


Crime, Police/Fire

Pair of burglaries reported in Parkville

PARKVILLE, MD—Police are investigating a pair of burglaries that were reported in the Parkville area. Sometime between 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, and 12:30 a.m. on Monday, July 6, an individual entered a residence in the 7900-block of Oakdale Avenue (21234) via an unlocked door. Once inside, the suspect stole the doorbell from the front door and the security …


Chick-Fil-A robbed in Perry Hall

UPDATE 2: Police have identified the suspect who was arrested in connection with this incident. UPDATE: The suspect has been captured in the area of E. Joppa Road at Avondale Road in Carney. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are on the scene of a Thursday afternoon robbery in Perry Hall. Reports indicate that the Chick-Fil-A restaurant in the 8800-block …

National Night Out 2020 events moved to October due to COVID-19

NOTTINGHAM, MD—National Night Out events will take place in a different month this year, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Baltimore County Police Department on Tuesday announced that 2020 National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, October 6, this year.  Normally held in August, the event is being pushed back to October this year due to the pandemic. This …

Councilman Marks: Seven Courts Citizens on Patrol to receive grant from police department

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Wednesday announced that the Seven Courts Area Citizens on Patrol program will receive $1,835 in grant funding to erect signs, purchase equipment and vests, and hold a National Night Out. The funding comes from the Community Crime Prevention and Youth Activity grant program. “We will use this grant funding to erect signage …

Home invasion reported in Essex, shots fired on Rossville Boulevard

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported over the past week. At around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, a resident returned to their residence in the 1400-block of Wentworth Avenue (21234) and found the door ajar. Bank statements were stolen from the victim’s apartment. At 10 a.m., two individuals, one of whom was armed with a …

Towson University police officer from Essex arrested on child pornography charges

ESSEX, MD—A Corporal with the Towson University Police Department was arrested on Monday and charged with two counts of distributing/promoting child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. The officer has been identified as Peter Publico, 53, of the unit block of Lindsey Court in Essex (21221). The investigation began after police discovered that, in February, Publico electronically distributed …

Parkville shooting injures man in his home

PARKVILLE, MD—Police are investigating an overnight shooting that occurred in Parkville. At just after 1 a.m. on Monday, officers responded to the 3400-block of Lambros Road (21234) for a reported of a shooting. The victim, an adult male, was reportedly in his home when someone fired several shots at the house. One of those bullets entered the house and struck …