Crime, Police/Fire

Police investigating robberies in Essex, Middle River

Police are investigating robberies in Essex and Middle River that were reported this week. At just after 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, three individuals entered the Super 8 motel located on Stemmers Run Road in Essex (21221).  The suspects implied a weapon and demanded a room key for a room. The employee made a room key for one of …


Police investigating string of weekend burglaries in Parkville, Nottingham; shots fired in Middle River

Police are investigating a string of burglaries and robberies that were reported over the weekend. At 2 a.m. on Friday, May 18, an individual broke into Queen’s Nails salon, located in the 7600 block of Belair Road (21236). The suspect fled the location prior to police arrival. At just after 2 a.m. on Friday, an individual broke into Martin’s Hairport, …

Police searching for missing Middle River man

Police in Baltimore County are asking for the public’s assistance in location a man who has gone missing from the Middle River area. Phillip Joseph Pietra, 39, of Cedar Drive (21220) was last seen on Friday, September 29, at about 6:30 p.m. He was last seen wearing a dark colored t-shirt and jeans. If anyone has information on Phillip Pietra, …