Crime, Police/Fire

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 …


Crime, Police/Fire

Police investigating Parkville robbery, assault

UPDATE: Three suspects have been arrested and charged in connection with this assault case. Original story below… —— PARKVILLE, MD—Police are investigating a robbery and an assault that were reported in Parkville this week. At 2:30 p.m. on Monday, November 11, a juvenile sold marijuana to four suspects in the area of Old Harford Road at Ellen Avenue (21234). Not …


Baltimore County Opioid Response Working Group issues final report

TOWSON, MD—The Opioid Response Working Group convened by Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday issued its final report, which includes 11 recommendations to prevent addiction, expand access to treatment, and reduce overdose deaths. The recommendations fall into seven categories, including stigma, prevention, treatment, recovery, family support, criminal justice, and harm reduction. “Every overdose death means the loss of a …

Governor Hogan announces $6.4 million federal grant to combat opioid epidemic

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced that the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) had received more than $6 million from the Department of Justice for the state of Maryland to support a coordinated, statewide response to the opioid crisis in collaboration with the work of the Opioid Operational Command Center. The Maryland Statistical Analysis Center (MSAC) …

Baltimore County officials encourage residents to dispose of unwanted medications on National Drug Take-Back Day

TOWSON, MD—On Saturday, October 26, Baltimore County officials are recognizing National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, a nationwide initiative organized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to highlight safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs in communities, while raising awareness about the disease of prescription drug addiction. On National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, residents are encouraged …

Maryland State Police to host Drug Take Back Day this weekend

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Maryland State Police urge Maryland residents to clean out their medicine cabinets and dispose of outdated, expired, and no longer useful prescription drugs at the end of this month. National Drug Take Back Day, to be held on Saturday October 26, 2019, aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible way to get rid of prescription medication in your …

Carney Carroll Mart robbed, man robbed during Essex drug deal

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several robberies and burglaries that were reported in recent days. Sometime between September 20 and September 21, an individual tampered with hinges to gain entry to a shed located in the backyard of a residence in the 300-block of Bowleys Quarters Road (21220). The suspect stole a leaf blower and then left the location. At 7 …

Opioid, heroin, and fentanyl-related deaths continued to decline in 2nd quarter

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Maryland Department of Health and Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) has released its 2019 second quarter report, which shows that Maryland has experienced its first six-month decline in the total number of opioid-related fatalities in at least a decade. Release of the report comes during National Recovery Month, a time to raise awareness of substance use disorders and …