Crime, Emergency Response

Police investigating overnight vehicle fires in Bowleys Quarters as arson

Police in Baltimore County are investigating a series of overnight vehicle fires in the Bowleys Quarters area as arson. Fire units responded to four different calls for vehicle fires between the hours of 10 p.m. on Tuesday night and 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning, involving damage to six vehicles. Two incidents occurred in the 400-block of Carrollwood Road, causing damage …


Emergency Response

Crews respond to overnight apartment fire in Joppa

Fire personnel responded to an apartment fire in Joppa early on Friday morning. It marked the fourth local dwelling fire in six days, and the second in two days along Trimble Road. At just after 2 a.m., firefighters responded to a call for smoke coming from an apartment in the 300 block of Trimble Road in Joppa. Units from Joppa-Magnolia …


Overnight house fire in Joppa draws response from multiple fire companies

Crews from several local fire companies responded to a house fire in the Joppa area early Thursday morning. At just after 2 a.m., firefighters from Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire & Emergency Services, Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company, and White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company responded to the 400 block of Trimble Road. At the scene, crews found a …

Second death in White Marsh arson case ruled homicide

The death of a second victim stemming from an altercation in White Marsh in 2015 has been ruled a homicide. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has concluded the autopsy on victim Shawn Michael Scarinzi, labeling his death a homicide. Scarinzi remained hospitalized from the time of the incident on December 4, 2015 until his death on May 22, …

2nd victim set on fire in White Marsh dies

The second victim of a first-degree assault (an arson) stemming from an altercation in White Marsh on December 4, 2015, has died. Shawn Michael Scarinzi, 25, of Edgewood, died early Monday morning, some 17 months after being inadvertently set on fire during an altercation between his friend, David Benjamin Campbell, and the suspect, Christopher Harrison Jr. After running out of …

Parkville man arrested in connection with 2015 arson

A Parkville man was arrested on Wednesday morning and charged with first-degree arson in connection with the intentional burning of a home in the Middle River area a year ago. Joseph Alphonzo Heinze II, 33, of Parkville, has been charged with first-degree arson and is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. On December 22, 2015, Baltimore …