Crime, Police/Fire

Parkville business robbed at gunpoint, injuries reported in Rosedale altercation

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported this month. At 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1, a witness said that she saw a group of juveniles attempting to burn public property in the 6100-block of Radecke Avenue (21206). At 1 a.m. on Wednesday, February 2, a male suspect entered a business in the 6700-block of Belair Road …


Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore County hit man sentenced to 12 years in prison on murder-for-hire, extortion charges

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County man will spend 12 years in prison on murder-for-hire and extortion charges. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander on Thursday sentenced Stepfen Gerard Gaither, 30, of Randallstown, to 12 years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for a murder-for-hire conspiracy and for interstate communications with intent to extort, in connection to the …


Employee charged after setting fires at Franklin Square Medical Center

ROSEDALE, MD—Authorities have charged a hospital employee after she set fires at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center over the weekend. On Saturday, the Baltimore County Fire Department responded to Franklin Square, located at 9000 Franklin Square Drive (21237), for a trash bin fire in a soiled utility room on the third floor.  Due to the suspicious nature of the fire, …

Additional fires reported at Franklin Square Hospital

UPDATE: A hospital employee has been arrested and charged in connection with setting these fires. Original story below… —— ROSEDALE, MD—Additional fires were reported at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center on Sunday morning. The fires broke out at around 9:45 a.m., according to the Baltimore County Fire Department. Units arrived to find several small fires on multiple floors of the …

Fire reported at Franklin Square Hospital

UPDATE 4: A hospital employee has been arrested and charged in connection with setting these fires. UPDATE 3: Additional fires were reported at Franklin Square on Sunday morning. UPDATE 2: Units are clearing the scene and working to determine what caused the fire. UPDATE: The fire has been extinguished. Patients in the unit have been sheltered in place. Crews are …

Wildfire smoke continues to bring hazy skies to Maryland

NOTTINGHAM, MD—As reported on Monday, smoke from the wildfires on the west coast is causing hazy conditions throughout Maryland. “Smoke from the western U.S. wildfires is being carried by the jet stream across the Mid-Atlantic, causing a ‘hazy’ sky,” officials with the National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington said on Tuesday afternoon. “A cross-section of the air above us shows the concentration …

Haze from west coast wildfires visible in Maryland

UPDATE: Hazy conditions persisted in Maryland on Tuesday. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—The skies over Maryland may be a bit hazier than usual this week, and the cause may not be what one would normally expect. The National Weather Service on Monday afternoon said that smoke from the wildfires plaguing the west coast were causing hazy conditions in the …

Man arrested after attempting to blow up Middle River gas station

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Police in Baltimore County have arrested a man for attempted arson in Middle River after he tried to blow up a gas station. At just after 10 p.m. on Tuesday night, officers responded to the Royal Farms store located in the 12500-block of Eastern Avenue (21220) for a report of a disturbance. At the scene, authorities found that …