Crime, Police/Fire

Essex police officer charged with rape

ESSEX, MD—Authorities in Baltimore County have charged an Essex police officer with rape. Officer Anthony Michael Westerman, 25, has been charged with two counts of second-degree rape and three counts of second-degree assault. Westerman has been employed by the Baltimore County Police Department since 2013. His most recent assignment was at the Essex Precinct. This case was initiated when police …


Crime, Police/Fire

Stabbing investigated in Essex, Middle River Papa John’s robbed

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several crimes that were reported in eastern Baltimore County over the past week. At just before 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 30, an individual stabbed the victim in the upper left part of their back in the unit block of Back River Neck Road in Essex (21221). At 8:45 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, an individual …


Rosedale-area man arrested, charged in connection with Catonsville murder

ROSEDALE, MD—Baltimore County Police Homicide detectives have charged four suspects for their involvement in the murder of Michael McCoy in Catonsville last month. The shooting was initially reported at around 6 p.m. on November 4 in the 3800-block of Cedar Drive (21228). Police were called to the scene at 6 p.m. for a shooting. The victim, identified as Michael Anthony …

Police searching for suspect wanted in connection with assault, robbery near Perry Hall High School

PERRY HALL, MD—Police are asking for help in locating the suspect responsible for an assault and robbery at Perry Hall High School last month. The armed robbery occurred at about 3:45 p.m. on November 12 at 4601 Ebenezer Road. As the victims approached a crosswalk, the suspect pictured asked to borrow their phone. The victims refused and the suspect and …

Police responding to disturbance in Dunfield community

UPDATE: Police spokesperson Julia Hardgrove told NottinghamMD that authorities were called to the unit block of Monhegan Court (21236) yesterday at 9:07 p.m. for an argument involving family members. The father, who has not been identified, was arrested for first-degree assault and child abuse (since the incident involved someone under 18 years old). Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are …

Essex shooting victim identified

ESSEX, MD—Police have released additional details on Wednesday’s shooting in Essex. At just before 6:00 p.m. on December 4, officers responded to the parking lot of a business located in the 200-block of Back River Neck Road (21221) for a report of gunfire. Police arrived and found a victim laying on the parking lot suffering from at least one gunshot …

Shooting reported in Essex

ESSEX, MD—Authorities are investigating a Tuesday afternoon shooting in Essex. At just after 4:30 p.m., police received a call for a shooting in the 100-block of Back River Neck Road (21221). When officers arrived at the scene, they were unable to locate any victims. A short time later, police received information that a 17-year-old male sought treatment at a local …

Police investigating Nottingham burglary; robberies reported in Essex, Rosedale

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported over the past week. Sometime between 10 p.m. on Sunday, November 24 and 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 26, an individual stole a lawn mower from a shed in the 4200-block of Necker Avenue in Nottingham (21236). At 5 a.m. on Tuesday, two individuals pried open the front door at …