Councilman Marks: Coyote may be on the loose in Nottingham/Overlea

News AlertA coyote may be on the loose in the area, according to Councilman David Marks.

Councilman Marks posted the following alert on Sunday morning:


“I am hearing reports about a coyote in Nottingham/Overlea area. Someone is feeding the coyote. (Someone) has found food being left out in the area. (Please) help get the word out about the danger of a coyote to our pets and people.”

WMVFC personnel rescue ducklings from White Marsh storm drain [VIDEO]

Target Duck Rescue 201804 03The family is back together once again.

Personnel from the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company rescued 12 ducklings from a storm drain outside of the Target in White Marsh on Thursday night.

The ducklings were quickly reunited with their mother and the family continued its shopping trip.

You can view photos and video of the reunited duck family below.

No fowl play is suspected.

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Man arrested in connection with beating death of small dog

Jerome Irvin Leudtke Jr.The man who beat a small dog to death with a glass bottle in March has been arrested.

Jerome Irvin Leudtke Jr. was located and arrested by detectives at about 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Police believe Leudtke shaved his head in an effort to avoid apprehension. He remains incarcerated at the Baltimore County Detention Center, charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal.


On January 13, police were called to Pet ER on Cromwell Bridge Road when Luedtke and a female roommate brought in their severely beaten Chihuahua for treatment at around 6:30 a.m. The couple had conflicting stories as to how the dog became injured.

Detectives determined that Luedtke struck the dog, Ginger, numerous times with two different large glass bottles, causing severe trauma to its head after the dog bit Luedtke in the hand. The roommate convinced Luedtke to take Ginger to Pet ER after a failed attempt at calling for an ambulance for the dog.

Ginger was subsequently euthanized due to the extent of the injuries.

A warrant was issued for Luedtke’s arrest on January 29.  He was known to frequent the Essex area.

Dog stolen during Kingsville burglary

burglaryPolice are investigating after a burglar stole a dog during a break-in in Kingsville.

Sometime between 4:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, an individual entered a home in the 11900 block of Jerusalem Road (21087).

Once inside, police say the suspect stole some change and a pit bull.

Authorities believe the suspect may have been known to the victim.

No further details are available at this time.

Spring 2018 rabies clinic coming to Nottingham area in May

Baltimore County Animal ServicesThe Baltimore County Department of Health’s Department of Animal Services will be holding low-cost animal rabies vaccination clinics in the Nottingham area.

Vaccinations will cost $8 per animal and will include a microchip with lifetime registration and an initial Baltimore County license.

Eligible pets include dogs, cats, and ferrets that are at least 12 weeks old and properly secured on a leash or in an escape-proof carrier.

Locations and dates:

Perry Hall/White Marsh
Saturday, May 5
10 a.m. to noon
Gough Park
9300 Honeygo Boulevard
Perry Hall, MD 21128

Wednesday, May 9
6 to 8 p.m.
Rosedale Park
1246 Kendrick Road
Rosedale, MD 21237

Middle River
Wednesday, May 16
6 to 8 p.m.
Eastern Regional Park
1723 Eastern Avenue
Middle River, MD 21220

Saturday, May 26
10 a.m. to noon
Fields at Renaissance Park
99 Stemmers Run Road
Essex, MD 21221