Rosedale water main break leaves 100 residents without service

Water Main BreakCrews are responding to the scene of a Saturday evening water main break in the Rosedale area.

At 7:30 p.m., Baltimore County officials said that a 10-inch water main had ruptured in the 6400 block of Golden Ring Road (21237), near the Kenwood Shopping Center.

The Department of Public Works says that one hundred customers and one hydrant are currently without service.

There has been no estimate given on repair time.

Police seek help locating possible witness to fatal Rosedale crash

ford focus RS comboPolice in Baltimore County are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle and driver and/or occupants that may have information in reference to a fatal crash that occurred on October 14 on Philadelphia Road.

Police are looking for a darker colored, possibly green, Ford Focus RS, between the model years of 2003 to 2009. The vehicle is modified with low profile rally style rims, a lowered body, an after-market exhaust, and may be turbo equipped.

At about 11:30 p.m. on October 14, this vehicle was seen exiting the outer loop of I-695 at Philadelphia Road and heading west at the same time a Hyundai Genesis 2H was seen passing vehicles on Philadelphia Road just before it lost control and crashed into a house, killing the driver, 28-year-old Gary Auberg.

The Ford Focus RS was also seen continuing westbound on Philadelphia Road west of Golden Ring Road just after the crash occurred. The vehicle was not involved in the crash but investigators would like to speak with the driver and/or any occupants of the vehicle to determine what information, if any, they may have in reference to the crash.

Anyone with information regarding this vehicle, the driver, or any possible occupants is asked to contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Essex carjacking suspects arrested after crashing during police chase

Michael Frederick PowellUPDATE: The second suspect has been identified as Michael Frederick Powell, 21, of the unit-block of Helmsman Court, 21221. Powell has been charged with armed carjacking, two counts of armed robbery, use of a firearm in a crime of violence, two counts of first-degree assault, and theft. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status.

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Marquis MitchellPolice in Baltimore County have arrested two men in connection with an armed carjacking in Essex.

At just before 8 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, officers responded to the 1200 block of Handsworth Place for an armed carjacking. Police learned that a man and woman had parked their car in front of their apartment complex on Handsworth Place (21221).

The victims said that two suspects, possibly a third suspect, came up to their car and threatened both of them with handguns. The suspects told the victims to get out of the car. The victims begged to be able to remove their infant son from the car. The suspects did allow the victims to remove their child and groceries, then stole the car and fled from the scene.

A responding officer saw the stolen car on MD Route 702 near Old Eastern Avenue. The officer was able to coordinate with the aviation unit to follow the stolen car.

The car struck another vehicle on the road in the area of Philadelphia Road and Golden Ring Road in Rosedale (21237). Shortly after the collision, the suspects jumped out of the stolen car and ran from police.

The officers were able to take both suspects into custody. One of the suspects injured himself while running from police. The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment. That suspect’s identity will be released once he has formally been charged.

The second suspect was identified as Marquis Shaquan Mitchell, 20, of Daybreak Terrace, 21206. Mitchell has been charged with carjacking, two counts of armed robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence, two counts of first-degree assault, resisting arrest, and theft.

He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on a denied bail status. Police did not find any evidence indicating that a third suspect may have been involved in this crime.

Police investigating 5 Halloween robberies

robberyPolice in Baltimore County are investigating five robberies that were reported on Halloween.

At 1 a.m. on October 31, a man ripped the purse from a woman’s shoulder in the area of Franklin Square Drive and Castlestone Drive in Rosedale (21237), then assaulted the victim and fled the scene.

Sometime between noon and 4 p.m., an individual assaulted a woman in the 100 block of Orville Road in Essex (21221), then stole cash from her purse.

At 3 p.m., a man assaulted another man at the McDonald’s located in the 1400 block of Martin Boulevard in Middle River (21220) and stole his cell phone. The suspect was located and arrested.

At 7:30 p.m., a group of juveniles assaulted three victims in the area of Arncliffe Road and Corby Road in Essex (21221) and stole a rubber clown mask and a cell phone.

Also at 7:30 p.m., a man entered the 7-Eleven located in the 6400 block of Golden Ring Road in Rosedale (21237) and produced a handgun. The suspect instructed the clerk to empty both registers and then fled the scene.