Councilwoman Bevins attends Alliance Franchise Brands grand opening

Bevins Grand Opening AllianceCouncilwoman Cathy Bevins on Friday attended the Grand Opening of the new Alliance Franchise Brands Sign & Graphics Division new location on Crossroads Circle in Middle River.


“I could not be happier that another new business is coming to Middle River.” Said Councilwoman Cathy Bevins. “So many great high paying jobs have flocked to Rt.43, I am very excited about the future for Alliance franchise Brands and for Middle River, I feel like im going to a ribbon cutting once a week!”

Alliance Franchise Brands, LLC is a world leader in marketing and visual communications.

Independently owned and operated franchises provide national, regional, and local businesses and organizations with a one stop resource for technologically advanced and strategically sound solutions for their graphics communications needs.

Poole Island Brewing Company coming soon to Middle River

Greenleigh at CrossroadsA new craft brewery will soon be opening its doors in the Middle River area.

The Baltimore County Board of Liquor License Commissioners on Monday approved a new liquor license for Poole Island Brewing Company.

The new brewery, owned by Roger Bedard Jr., David Cahlander, and Monica Donnelly, will be located at St. John Properties’ Greenleigh at Crossroads, located at 11695 Crossroads Circle.

“Another new business opening in District 6,” tweeted Sixth District Councilwoman Cathy Bevins. “I am so proud of all of the new businesses and jobs that have been created over the past few years. The Pooles [sic] Island Brewing Company will be an exciting addition to Rt. 43!”

The new brewery hopes to open its doors before the end of 2018.

Applicant(s):Roger Bedard Jr., David Cahlander, Monica Donnelly       
Business Name:Poole Island Brewing Company, LLC
Trading As:Poole Island Brewing Company
Location:11695 Crossroads Circle, Middle River, Maryland 21220

Early-morning fire draws emergency response in Middle River

FireCrews responded to an early-morning fire in Middle River on Thursday.

The fire was reported in a commercial building at about 6 a.m. in the 400-block of Williams Court, near the intersection of White Marsh Boulevard and Crossroads Circle.


At the scene, crews found fire showing from the roof of a one-story commercial building.

The fire was quickly placed under control and no injuries were reported.


Papa John’s burglarized, man robbed during marijuana purchase

Police GraphicPolice are investigating several burglaries and a robbery that were reported on Monday.

Sometime between 2 and 7:30 a.m., an individual pushed in the front window at the Papa John’s located in the 7400 block of Belair Road in Fullerton (21236) and stole two cash register drawers containing cash.

Around 2:30 a.m., an individual used a stolen vehicle to ram the front door of the FreeState Gun Range, located in the 11500 block of Crossroads Circle in Middle River (21220), in a failed attempt to gain entry.

Sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., an individual entered a residence in the 7900 block of Oakdale Avenue in Parkville (21234) via the rear patio door. Once inside, the suspect stole cash and fled the scene.

At 5 p.m., a man met another man in the 7100 block of Darlington Road in Parkville (21234) to purchase marijuana. Upon arrival, the suspect robbed the first man at gunpoint. The victim fled and another suspect jumped into the victim’s running vehicle and fled the scene.

Missing boys last seen in Middle River

Missing Boys Middle River 20180131UPDATE: Authorities say the two boys have been found safe and unharmed.

Original story below…


Police in Baltimore are asking for the public’s help in locating two missing boys.

Cole Jack Rzepnicki, 12, and Christopher Guvonnie Kerfoot, 17, were both last seen on Wednesday morning at the High Road School of Baltimore County in the 11600-block of Crossroads Circle in Middle River (21220).

There is a concern for the welfare of both.

Cole Rzepnicki, of Dundalk, is described as a white male, 5’0”, 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black and grey hooded sweatshirt, black hat, and khaki pants.

Christopher Kerfoot, also of Dundalk, is described as a white male, 5’9”, 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue plaid shirt, blue jeans, and red shoes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Cole Rzepnicki or Christopher Kerfoot is asked to call the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-307-2020.