Police investigating 3 local burglaries

burglaryPoPolice are investigating three local burglaries that were reported this week.

Sometime between 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, and 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, an individual broke into the Whiting Turner construction site office, located in the 4800 block of Joppa Road in Perry Hall (21128). Once inside, the suspect took electronic equipment, spray paint, and food before fleeing.

Sometime between 6:30 and 7 a.m. on Thursday, an individual shattered a basement window to gain entry to a residence in the 1100 block of Seneca Road in Essex (21221). The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the scene.

Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, an individual gained entry into a residence in the 5500 block of Maudes Way in White Marsh (21162) via a rear window. Once inside, the suspect stole jewelry and a safe, then fled the scene.

Apartment fire reported in Essex

Crews are on the scene of a Friday night apartment fire in Essex. 

At about 9:15 p.m., fire personnel responded to the area of Valley Arbor Court. 

At the scene, firefighters found flames coming from the second floor of an apartment complex. 

Several individuals were reportedly trapped on the second floor and had to be rescued. 

Five people were treated for minor injuries at the scene. 

Motorists should use caution in the area. 

Man assaulted, robbed by four individuals along Belair Road

AssaultPolice are investigating after a man was assaulted and robbed in Nottingham on Thursday night.

At just before 9 p.m., the man was assaulted by four suspects in the 9100 block of Belair Road, near Tom’s Tropicals.

During the assault the man’s cell phone was stolen.

Councilman David Marks adds that the suspects may have been juveniles and that a Good Samaritan stepped in to help.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact police at 410-887-5310.

Police searching for missing elderly woman in Rosedale

Francine SturmsUPDATE: Francine Sturm’s has been found safe and unharmed. 

Original story below…


Police are actively searching the Rosedale area for a missing elderly woman who walked away from her home in the 8000 block of Old Philadelphia Road around 9:30 a.m. on Friday morning, possibly headed towards MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center.

Francine Sturms, 73, suffers from medical conditions that may cause her to become confused or disoriented. She left her home on foot and was last seen wearing a black shirt, pink shorts, white socks and tennis shoes.

She had previously made statements that she was going to walk to the hospital to see her husband, but he is not hospitalized, and he returned home to find her missing.

Francine is 5’3″, 109 pounds, has brown eyes and long hair dyed dark red.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact police at the White Marsh precinct at 410-887-5000 or dial 9-1-1.