Motorists robbed while stopped at Overlea, Essex intersections

robberyPolice are investigating a pair of robberies that took place at local intersections over the weekend.

At just after midnight on Friday, September 22, two individuals, one armed with a hand gun, pulled up next to another vehicle in the area of Nicolay Way at Barkley Avenue in Essex (21221). The pair held up the victim at gunpoint and stole his money. The suspects then fled the scene.

At 5:45 p.m. on Friday, two individuals pulled up next to another vehicle in the area of Kenwood Avenue at Fullerton Avenue in Overlea (21236). One of the suspects rolled down the window in their car, produced a long-barrel revolver, and demanded the victim’s property. The victim complied and the suspects fled the scene.

Police have not released a description of the suspects at this time, nor have they indicated whether or not they believe the cases are connected.

Baltimore County Public Schools seeking senior volunteers

RSVPBaltimore County Public Schools, in partnership with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), is seeking volunteers over the age of 55 to assist in classrooms throughout Baltimore County. Volunteers support teachers with day to day tasks and encourage students to achieve.

If you are a caring and patient individual who is willing to give a few hours per week, consider joining a vibrant group of volunteers who mentor Baltimore County youth. All volunteers must pass a background screening and complete an online orientation.

Volunteer Information Sessions

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:30 -11:30 am

White Oak School, Training Lab 8401 Leefield Rd, Baltimore, 21234

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Essex Senior Center 600 Dorsey Ave., Essex 21221

Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:30 -3:30 pm

Liberty Senior Center 3525 Resource Dr., Randallstown 21133

To register for this special opportunity to serve, call the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at 410-887-3101 or email

RSVP is a federal grant program that is sponsored by the Baltimore County Department of Aging. RSVP engages volunteers over the age of 55 with volunteer opportunities that allow them to share a lifetime of skills and experiences. Currently, more than 50 registered volunteers serve in schools across Baltimore County.

Robbery attempt reported at Royal Farms, shots fired in Essex

Police LightsPolice are investigating several local robberies, assaults, and burglaries that we reported over the past week.

At just after 10 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, an armed man entered the Royal Farms located in the 7900 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale (21237). The man approached the counter and demanded money from the register. The suspect then fled in a vehicle which was located nearby, at which time four suspects were taken into police custody.

At 12:30 a.m. on Friday, September 15, an individual produced a gun and fired shots toward a group of people in the 800 block of Eastern Boulevard in Essex (21221), The suspect fled the scene. The victims were not injured.

Sometime between 7 and 10:30 a.m. on Friday, an individual broke into an apartment in the 100 block of Aspinwood Way in Rosedale (21237) via the bedroom window. The suspect stole various items from the apartment before fleeing the scene.

At about 7 p.m. on Friday, an armed man robbed another man of his cash and cell phone in the 800 block of South Marlyn Avenue in Essex (21221).

At 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, a man broke into the Subway restaurant located in the 1700 block of Chesaco Avenue in Rosedale (21237) while a second individual stood outside. The suspect stole money from the cash register, then fled with the other suspect.

Shootings reported in Essex, Rosedale

Authorities were on the scene of two Saturday night shootings in Baltimore County.

At just before 8 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a reported shooting in the 1300 block of Sugarwood Circle in Essex. Police located the shooting victims a short time later in the 900 block of Holgate Drive.

Police have identified the shooting victim as 21-year-old Quantez Corbin. He was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.

Authorities believe the shooting was the result of an argument that took place earlier in the evening.

At about 8:45 p.m., police then responded to a second shooting in the area of St. Regis Road at Marquette Road in Rosedale.

There, police say two groups of people began shooting at one another near basketball courts in the area. One man was said to have been shot in the neck. Police believe the man was accidentally struck.

Anyone with information on either of these incidents is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.