Benches installed, improvements made to Seven Oaks trail

Baltimore CountyOn Saturday, April 30, more than 30 volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 124 made improvements to the trail in the Seven Oaks Environmental Conservation Area, which is located behind the elementary school and senior center.

Eagle Scout candidate Nick Watts led the volunteers. Several local residents helped, picking up trash throughout the wooded area.

The group installed six benches, cleared the trail, and spread mulch. Eagle Scout candidate Peter Mulligan, Jr., will repair the steps and bridge later this summer.

“I am very proud of Nick Watts and all those who volunteered on a rainy weekend,” Baltimore County Councilman David Marks commented. “The trail will be an asset to the elementary school and the community. Special thanks also to Dow’s Landscaping for excavation work.”  

Councilman Marks assisted with approvals from Baltimore County.

Police looking for attempted robbery, theft suspect

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect wanted for an attempted robbery at a Royal Farms store and thefts from two other Royal Farms stores.

On March 8, the suspect entered the Royal Farms Store located in the 7200 block of York Road, 21212, approached the counter with items to purchase, and asked for four cartons of Newport cigarettes. He leaned over the counter towards the clerk and said, “I need you to kick it out.” The suspect ran out the door and got into a silver minivan after a customer yelled at him.

On March 15, the suspect entered the Royal Farms Store in the 1500 block of East Joppa Road, 21286, approached the counter, and asked the clerk for six cartons of Newport cigarettes. When the clerk asked the suspect for identification he advised he didn’t have any and walked out of the store. The clerk walked away from the register and the suspect ran behind the counter grabbing the 6 cartons of cigarettes.

On April 27, the suspect entered the Royal Farms Store in the 6000 block of Falls Road 21209. He approached the counter with items to purchase and asked the clerk for four cartons of Newport cigarettes. As the clerk walked away to retrieve cigars, the suspect reached over the counter and grabbed the cigarettes.

These incidents are under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit.

Anyone with information on the suspect or these incidents is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Renovated IKEA restaurant holds grand reopening

IKEA Ribbon CuttingThe restaurant located in the White Marsh IKEA store held a gran reopening on Friday.

The newly-renovated restaurant held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and awarded the first 500 people in attendance an envelope containing food and gift prizes worth up to $100.

Among those in attendance at the event were Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce President Keith Scott and Councilwoman Cathy Bevins.

Other festivities will continue all weekend long at the popular IKEA store to celebrate the grand reopening.

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IKEA Restaurant

Police searching for assault suspect in Parkville

AssaultPolice in Baltimore County were busy searching for an assault suspect in Parkville on Friday evening.

At shortly after 6 p.m., police responded to the 2600 block of Putty Hill Avenue.

At the scene, authorities found that a victim had been assaulted.

The suspect reportedly fled the scene.

A police helicopter is now searching the immediate area.

Residents should exercise caution.