Purse snatched at White Marsh Mall; Parkville shop burglarized

Police GraphicPolice are investigating an assault & robbery and a burglary that were reported this week.

At about 4:45 a.m. on Wednesday, January 10, an individual pried open the glass door to the Tobacco Center Cafe in the 1800 block of E. Joppa Road (21234) and fled with the cash register drawer.

At 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, two individuals approached a woman as she was walking across the parking lot of White Marsh Mall. One of the suspects assaulted the woman and stole her purse. Both suspects got into a vehicle and fled.  Police have not yet released a description of the suspects.

Armed homeowner scares off burglar, windows broken along Joppa Road

police-lightsPolice are investigating several recent crimes that have been reported over the past week.

At 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, a burglar broke into a home in the 8200 block of Berryfield Drive in Perry Hall (21236) by pushing open a basement window. The suspect was confronted by the armed homeowner causing the suspect to flee the scene. Nothing was stolen.

At about 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 7, an individual shattered the front glass window at the Premier Driving School and the Roulas Salon & Spa, both located in the 4100 block of E. Joppa Road (21236).  The suspect rummaged through several drawers but nothing was stolen.

At 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, while getting clothing out of his trunk, a man was approached by an armed suspect in the 400 Block of Eastern Boulevard in Essex (21221). The suspect robbed the victim of his cash, then fled the scene.

Delivery driver robbed, woman robbed outside of bank

Police LightsPolice are investigating three local robberies that were reported this week.

At 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, an individual approached a woman from behind outside the Wells Fargo bank located in the 2000 block of E. Joppa Road in Parkville (21234), then snatched an envelope from her hand. The suspect met up with another suspect, then fled the scene.

At just after 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, five individuals robbed a Papa John’s delivery driver of his money in the 1100 block of Sandystone Road in Essex (21221).

At 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a man was approached from behind by three individuals who stole his wallet in the 5000 block of Campbell Boulevard in Nottingham (21236).  The suspects then fled the scene in a white minivan.

Councilman Marks announces start of work to improve major tributary in Carney

Baltimore CountyBaltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Monday the start of work to improve a major tributary in Carney that leads to the White Marsh Run.

Starting next summer, Baltimore County will restore approximately 2,300 linear feet of degraded stream from the stormwater pond south of Concord Court to where Upton Road crosses the stream. Contractors will use natural channel design techniques to stabilize the channel, using materials such as logs and boulders. The project is designed to improve water quality, reduce erosion, stabilize stream banks, increase the quality of natural habitat, and protect public infrastructure.

Baltimore County has allocated $307,000 for design and engineering, with another $1.08 million from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources funded for construction.

“Over the past four years, I have heard complaints about stream erosion in this part of the Carney area, and I am pleased that the county and state have allocated funding to improve this tributary that leads to the White Marsh Run,” said Councilman Marks.

“I would like to thank the Hogan administration for supporting this project, which will improve an area where I have lived and owned a home since 2004,” added Delegate Joe Cluster.

The Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, November 8th at 7 p.m. to discuss details of the project and answer any questions. The meeting will be held in the cafetorium of Carney Elementary School (3131 East Joppa Road).

For questions, contact Heather McGee or Joan Beam at 410-887-2904.

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