Robbery reported at Beltway Plaza, ATM theft attempt at Walgreens

police-lightsPolice are investigating a robbery and an ATM theft attempt that were reported over the weekend.

At about 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, two individuals approached the victims in the Beltway Plaza parking lot in the 7600 block of Belair Road (21236) and demanded the victims’ property. The suspects stole the victims’ IDs, money, bank card, watch, and phones before fleeing the scene in a vehicle.

At just before 5 a.m. on Monday, November 20, two individuals drove a truck through the storefront of the Walgreens located in the 400 block of Compass Road in Middle River (21220). The men attempted to steal the ATM from inside but were unsuccessful. The suspects then stole an empty register drawer and packs of cigarettes.

Arrest made in Middle River shooting

Arrested HandcuffsPolice say an arrest has been made in connection with Monday evening’s shooting in Middle River.

At about 5:45 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to the 500 block of Compass Road (21220) for a report of a shooting.

Detectives have determined that the victim invited a friend to the home on Compass Road, but when that friend brought additional men that the victim didn’t know, a fight broke out inside the home.

One of the unknown men pulled out a handgun and fired at least one shot, striking the victim, a 26-year-old man, in the upper body. He remains in fair condition at a local hospital.

Overnight, detectives were able to develop suspect information that led them to Pennsylvania where they have made an arrest in the case. The name of the suspect has not yet been released, pending extradition to Baltimore County.

Anyone with additional information on this crime or suspect is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Shooting reported in Middle River

shooting-news-graphicUPDATE: Police have made an arrest in connection with this incident – details here.

Original story below…


Authorities are on the scene of a Monday evening shooting in Middle River.

At about 5:45 p.m., police responded to the 500 block of Compass Road (21220).

At the scene, paramedics found one shooting victim.

Witnesses say two suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.

There has been no update on the victim’s condition.

Victory Villa Elementary to hold ceremonial groundbreaking for replacement school

Victory Villa Elementary SchoolGround will soon be broken on a new school in Middle River.

Victory Villa Elementary School Principal Margaret Roberts will be joined by BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz to break ground for a new, $39 million school to replace the existing structure.

The groundbreaking will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17, at the Victory Villa Elementary School site, located at 500 Compass Road in Middle River (21220).

The new school, which is scheduled to open to students for the 2018-2019 school year, is designed to increase capacity at the school from 326 to 735.