Crime, Police/Fire

Suspect arrested in connection with attempted kidnapping in Overlea

OVERLEA, MD—Police in Baltimore County have arrested a suspect in connection with an attempted abduction that occurred in Overlea over the weekend. Jawuan Williams, 24, has been charged with kidnapping, second-degree assault, and other related charges. At around 4:30 p.m. on April 3, a 12-year-old female was walking in the 4400-block of Fullerton Avenue when she was approached by Williams, …


Crime, Police/Fire

Attempted kidnapping reported in Overlea

UPDATE: Police have arrested a suspect in connection with this incident. Original story below… ——— OVERLEA, MD—Detectives are investigating an attempted kidnapping and assault that occurred on Saturday in Overlea. At approximately 4:30 p.m., a 12-year-old female was walking in the 4400-block of Fullerton Avenue when she was approached by an unknown man who assaulted her and then pulled her …


Police warn of suspicious individual lingering near Overlea/Fullerton schools

UPDATE: Police have released additional information on this individual – click here for details. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police in Baltimore County issued an alert on Monday night warning the public of a suspicious individual. Detectives want the public to be aware of a man in his 20’s who may be lingering in areas where children are known to …

Fire at Overlea computer store snarls Friday morning traffic

OVERLEA, MD—Crews responded to a commercial fire in Overlea on Friday morning. The fire was reported on Belair Road just inside the beltway at around 9 a.m. Officials say the blaze broke out at a computer store and was quickly contained. Belair Road was briefly shut down in both directions between Fullerton Avenue and Henry Avenue. No injuries were reported …

Baltimore County releases 2019 list of Independence Day fireworks displays

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County has released its 2019 list of dates and locations for fireworks displays that have been approved by the Fire Marshal’s Office. Additional displays will be added as the Fire Marshal issues permits. Check this page regularly for a display near you. The use of backyard fireworks is illegal.  Some ground-based and hand-held sparklers are legal …

Verizon store, two Royal Farms stores robbed

Police are investigating four robberies that were reported over the past week. At just before 1 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, an individual entered the Royal Farms store located in the 8800-block of Philadelphia Road in Rosedale (21237) and robbed the store of cigarettes. At around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, a man said he was assaulted and robbed …

Storage unit burglarized in Fullerton; man attacked, robbed in Rosedale

Police are investigating a burglary and a robbery that were reported over the past week. Sometime between 3 p.m. on Friday, January 12, and 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 14, an individual entered a storage unit at Fullerton Park, located in the 4300 block of Fullerton Avenue in Fullerton/Overlea (21236) and stole a sledge hammer. At 1:30 a.m. on Monday, …

Motorists robbed while stopped at Overlea, Essex intersections

Police 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 …