Northbound I-95 CLOSED in Harford County due to truck fire

i-95-truck-fire-10161117Motorists heading north on Interstate 95 on Thursday afternoon should expect delays.

The Maryland Transportation Authority advises that northbound I-95 is currently shut down at MD-22 (exit 85) in Aberdeen due to a tractor trailer fire.

All lanes are currently blocked and heavy backups are present.

Motorists should consider using Route 7, US 40 or US 1 as alternate routes.

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There is no word on when the highway will be reopened.


Fundraising campaign kicks off for Perry Hall High School turf field

phhs-fundraiser-2016-1UPDATE: The new turf field will be installed over the summer of 2018.

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The Perry Hall High School Athletic Booster Club has kicked off its campaign for a new artificial turf field at Albert R. Miller Stadium, the second phase in an ongoing effort to improve sports facilities at the 48-year-old school.

“Perry Hall High School is one of a number of high schools in Baltimore County without a turf field,” said Paul Muller, co-chairman of the effort. “Our goal is to raise private sector and community funding now, and secure a governmental match in 2017.”

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Robert Hruz, athletic director at the high school and a co-chairman for the project, discussed the ongoing campaign to improve Perry Hall High School’s athletic facilities. “Several years ago, the athletic booster club worked with Perry Hall’s representatives to secure funding for a state-of-the-art digital scoreboard. The turf field is the next phase, which we hope to follow with infrastructure and field improvements.”

Businesses and residents can donate to the effort by visiting http://www.phhsboosterclub.org. There will be special recognition at certain levels of contribution.

Over $72,000 has already been pledged from local recreation councils and other entities.

“The more money raised from the community and private entities, the more likely it will be that we get a public sector match,” commented Councilman David Marks. “This is the next great project for our community to rally behind.”


Police searching for dog stolen from White Marsh

Bella the DogThe Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a dog that was taken from the White Marsh area.

Around 9 a.m. on October 16, a 10-year-old female Yorkshire Terrier named Bella wandered away from her White Marsh home. That afternoon, someone found Bella and placed an ad on Craigslist trying to find Bella’s owner. That individual was contacted by a girl that stated she was the owner. Thinking that the girl was the owner, the individual gave Bella to the girl – however, it was later revealed that the girl was not the owner. The girl had seen the ad, pretended to be the dog’s owner, took the dog, then sold the dog on Craigslist.

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Detectives identified the girl, who was only 16-years-old, and charged her as a juvenile in connection with the case.

Sadly, Bella was never found and police began reaching out to the public to help find her and return her home. The person that the suspect sold the dog to does not face charges since they thought the sale was legitimate, but they do need to return the dog.

Bella has moles or skin tags on her hind legs. 

Detectives believe that criminals may be taking lost pets off of the street and selling them on Craigslist. Criminals may also be pretending to be the owner of a dog listed as found on Craigslist just so they can take the dog and resell it on Craigslist.

Anyone with information on this case or similar incidents to call the White Marsh Precinct at 410-887-5000.


Overturned vehicle causes major delays on I-95

Crash I-95 20161116Emergency crews are on the scene of a Wednesday evening crash that is snarling rush hour traffic along Interstate 95.

At just after 5 p.m., the Maryland Transportation Authority advised that three lanes of northbound I-95 had been shut down near the Mountain Road exit. 

The accident reportedly involved an overturned vehicle. 

There has been no word on any injuries. 

Motorists should use Route 40 as an alternate route. 

Police investigating 6 local burglaries

burglaryPolice in Baltimore County have their hands full, investigating 6 local burglaries that have been called in to the Essex, Parkville, and White Marsh Precincts so far this month.

November 12: First Degree Burglary, Unit Block of Kinwall Place 21236

Sometime between 1 and 8:23 a.m., an unknown suspect entered the victim’s apartment through a rear window. Once inside, the suspect removed various items.

November 12 to 13: First Degree Burglary, 800 Block of Brunswick Road 21221

Sometime between 6 p.m. on November 12 and 2 p.m. on November 13, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s apartment and stole cash and medication.

November 13 to 14: First Degree Burglary, Unit Block of Ferns Way 21236

Sometime between 8 a.m. on November 13 and 2 p.m. on November 14, an unknown suspect removed a window screen from an open window. The suspect was able to reach through the open window and steal cash, electronic equipment and a lamp.

November 13 to 14: Second Degree Burglary, 4600 Block of Forge Road 21128

Sometime between 4 p.m. on November 13 and 3 p.m. on November 14, an unknown suspect(s) entered the locked garage and stole two ATVs and a go-kart. The victim located one ATV and the go-kart across the street.

November 14: Second Degree Burglary, 1500 Block of Martin Boulevard 21220

At 11:45 p.m., an unknown suspect threw a rock through the front window of the Stop One convenience store. Once inside, the suspect stole two cash drawers and several packs of cigarettes.

November 15: First Degree Burglary, 1500 Block of East Lanflair Road 21221

Sometime between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) entered the victim’s residence by unknown means. Items were strewn about, but the victim is unsure what is missing at this time.

Anyone with any information on these crimes is asked to call police.