Additional safety measures planned for Belair Road in Kingsville

KingsvilleThe Maryland State Highway Administration will install additional rumble strips along northbound and southbound Belair Road in Kingsville, Councilman David Marks announced on Thursday.

The rumble strips will be placed by the end of October in the 12300 block of Belair Road slightly north of the Sunshine Avenue intersection.

“I would like to thank the Maryland State Highway Administration for its help addressing the speeding along this part of Belair Road,” Councilman Marks commented.

“Rumble strips are often not feasible in residential communities due to the noise they create, but they can hopefully assist here in the Kingsville commercial district.”

Police investigating home invasion, robberies, burglary

Police LightsPolice are investigating a home invasion, several robberies, and a burglary that have been reported over the past week.

Sometime between 11:30 p.m. on Friday, October 13, and midnight on Saturday, October 14, a man reported being assaulted by several unknown suspects with a baseball bat in the area of Pulaski Highway at Jones Road in Bradshaw (21087). The suspects took money from the victim and then fled the scene.

At about 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, two individuals entered the MetroPCS store located in the 100 block of Middle River Road in Essex (21221) and robbed the store of cash and two cell phones at gunpoint and then fled.

At just after 1:15 a.m. on Monday, October 16, three individuals forcefully entered a home in the 800 block of Wampler Road in Middle River (21220). Once inside, the suspects assaulted the victims and fled with their cell phone and house phone.

At 5 a.m. on Monday, an individual broke into the Taste of Taj Restaurant, located in the 9800 block of Belair Road in Perry Hall (21128), by shattering the glass door. Once inside, the suspect stole a cash register drawer, cash, and a safe.

At about 2:30 p.m. on Monday, a man was assaulted and robbed of his cell phone outside of his residence, located in the 2000 block of Kelbourne Road in Rosedale (21237), by two individuals. The suspects then fled the scene.

Historic Belair Road candy shop closes its doors

Log Cabin ChocolatesA Belair Road landmark is gone.

Log Cabin Candies, located at 2625 Belair Road in Fallston, has closed its doors.

A sign currently hangs in the shop’s front window that reads:

“It has been a pleasure to serve the community over the past 98 years, however, after much consideration, Log Cabin Chocolates will be closing their candy manufacturing operations effective immediately. We thank you for all of your years of business, loyalty and dedication.”

The business’s website has been taken down.

No reason was given for the sudden closure.

Log Cabin Candies Closure Notice

Police investigating local robbery, burglaries

police-lightsPolice are investigating several robberies and burglaries that were reported this week.

At about 11:45 a.m. on Monday, October 9, three individuals entered the CVS on Compass Road in Middle River (21220) and demanded money. The suspects stole cash and numerous pharmaceuticals. Two suspects and two juvenile suspects were arrested.

At about 10 p.m. on Monday, an individual shattered the front door glass of the Kane Bag & Tarp, located in the 1200 block of 67th Street in Rosedale (21237). It is unknown if entry was made and it appeared that nothing was taken.

Also at about 10 p.m. on Monday, an individual used unknown means to crack the front door glass of Aire-Craft Heating & Cooling, also located in the 1200 block of 67th Street in Rosedale (21237). No entry was made.

Sometime between 7:30 p.m. on October 9 and 7:30 a.m. on October 10, an individual attempted to break into Granite Mr LLC, located in the 7500 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale (21237). The suspect cracked the front door but failed to gain entry.

Sometime between 11 p.m. on October 9 and 5 a.m. on October 10, an individual cut two holes in the fence at the BGE site located in the 9700 block of Belair Road (21236). Copper hand coils and covered copper wire were stripped and stolen.

At 11 p.m. on Tuesday, an individual broke the glass door window to gain entry into Landers Appliance, located in the 7000 block of Golden Ring Road in Rosedale (21237). Once inside, the suspect removed cash from the register and fled the scene.

Sometime between 2:30 p.m. on October 10 and 1:30 a.m. on October 11, an individual entered an apartment in the 9100 block of Oswald Way (21236) via an unlocked bedroom window. The suspect stole two handguns before fleeing.