Two WMVFC members awarded Baltimore County commendations

Two local EMTs were recognized for their heroic efforts this week.

White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company members Anna Duranske and Rob Powell were recognized on Tuesday at the annual Baltimore County Commendations Ceremony.

Duranke and Powell witnessed the driver of a vehicle along Pulaski Highway go into cardiac arrest a few months ago.  They quickly applied the defibrillator and performed life-saving care.  The patient survived, according to WMVFC Captain Rick Blubaugh.

For their quick action, they were awarded a unit citation from the Baltimore County Fire Department.  The event was held at Loch Raven High School on Tuesday evening.

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks and Fire Chief John Hohman attended the annual event, which honors first responders and civilians who have performed exceptionally over the past 12 months.

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The Fire Department Commendations Board, comprised of career and volunteer personnel, considers nominations for awards based on specific criteria including intelligent decision making, skill, bravery and risk.

Baltimore County Commendations 2016


Seven Oaks trails to be cleaned, rebuilt

A portion of Perry Hall will be cleaned up and rebuilt next month.

Nick Watts, a prospective Eagle Scout from Troop 124, will be building a trail system at the Seven Oaks Environmental Conservation Area located in Perry Hall.

The office of Baltimore County Councilman David Marks is seeking volunteers to help remove trash from the area and adjacent property.

The Indian Rock and Seven Oaks Environmental Conservation Areas in Perry Hall include 54 acres of protected land.

The clean-up event will be held on Saturday, April 30, from 8am to 1pm.

Interested participants can RSVP on Facebook here.

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The Avenue kicks of Tots at 10 next month

Put on your hard hat. The Avenue at White Marsh will kick off its Tots @ 10:00 program next month.

The program will kick off on Thursday, April 7, with a construction-themed morning.

Attendees will be able to explore a real work truck and enjoy a host of other activities for children ages 5 & under.

– Touch a Truck display

– Story time at Barnes & Noble (inside B&N at 10am)

– Face Painting

– Coloring Corner

– Bubble and Chalk Stations

– Playtime Parachute Fun

– Soccer Kick Corral

– Make your own tool box

– And much more.

Tots @ 10:00 takes place at The Avenue on the first Thursday of every month from 10 a.m. to noon from April through October.

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Avenue Tots at 10


Golden Ring 7-Eleven robbed at gunpoint

A convenience store in the Golden Ring area was robbed at gunpoint this week. 

Police in Baltimore County say that the 7-Eleven located in the 6400 block of Golden Ring Road was robbed on Monday night.

At 11:43 p.m., a suspect entered the store, implied that he had a weapon and demanded the money from the cash registers.

The suspect also stole several cartons of cigarettes before fleeing on foot.

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Vehicle thefts on the rise in Nottingham

Local Nottingham residents are being advised to keep their automobiles locked after a string of vehicle thefts in the White Marsh area. 

Since March 2, there have been four motor vehicle thefts in the residential area between Forge Heights and Honeygo Boulevard, according to the Baltimore County Police Department

There have also been four cases of motor vehicle theft and two cases of theft from cars in the Carney and Harford Farms areas in Parkville. All of these incidents occurred during overnight hours. 

The three most recent thefts occurred between March 13th and March 14th. The Parkville incidents took place between March 10th and March 13th.

In one case the vehicle was left running. One attempt on a Jeep involved a popped ignition.

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