Crime, Police/Fire

Robbery reported outside Gunpowder Elementary, home invasion reported in Hillendale

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported over the past week. Sometime between midnight and 5 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10, an individual cut the kitchen window screen to a home in the 3600-block of Branchcourt Road in Carney (21234).  The suspect then reached through the open window and stole medication from the interior window ledge. At …


Education, Family, Sci-Tech

Gunpowder Elementary principal, students dig up time capsule from 1995 [PHOTOS]

PERRY HALL, MD—It’s not every day that someone finds a real-life treasure map. When Gunpowder Elementary School principal Wendy Cunningham came across a map leading to a time capsule buried in May, 1995 with instructions to retrieve it in May 2020, that’s exactly what she did. Twenty-five years to the month after its burial, members of the fifth grade class …


Fallen hero Officer Amy Caprio remembered on anniversary of her death

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Police Officers are wearing mourning bands on their badges on Thursday in memory of a fallen hero. On May 21, 2018, Officer Amy Sorrells Caprio, 29, responded to a call for a suspicious vehicle with multiple suspicious subjects walking around homes on Linwen Way in Perry Hall/Nottingham. When she arrived at the scene and located the …

Marks, Henn: Board approves contract to expand parking lot at Gunpowder Elementary School

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Board of Education member Julie Henn on Tuesday announced the approval of the contract to expand the parking lot at Gunpowder Elementary School. The Board of Education approved the contract at its May 5th meeting. Construction will occur this summer. Monumental Paving and Excavating was awarded the contract for $1.6 million. The parking lot will expand …

Local Good Samaritan raises $6,000 for Officer Caprio Playground Project

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A local woman who had hoped to raise money for a good cause has knocked it out of the park, so to speak. As NottinghamMD.com reported last month, Pat Brooks Ecke had been making and selling face masks to raise money for the Officer Caprio Playground Project at Gunpowder Elementary School in Perry Hall. Officials with the project announced …

Local Good Samaritan sells face masks to raise money for Officer Caprio Playground Project

UPDATE: Ecke ended up raising $6,000 for the playground project. Original story below… ——— PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday recognized a local woman for her fundraising efforts. Pat Brooks Ecke has been selling face masks to raise money for the Officer Caprio Playground Project at Gunpowder Elementary School. “I said, $1,000 then I passed that,” said …

Officer Caprio Playground Project to host ‘Honoring Courage’ fundraiser in May

CARNEY, MD—The Officer Caprio Playground Project will host an important fundraiser in Carney this spring. The “Honoring Courage” event will help raise funds for the Officer Caprio Playground at Gunpowder Elementary School. The event will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2020, from noon to 6 p.m. at Baltimore County Game & Fish Protective Association, located at 3400 Northwind Road …

Playground project at Gunpowder Elementary to honor Officer Amy Caprio

PERRY HALL, MD—Local officials are organizing a project to build a new playground at a local school in order to honor a fallen hero. Councilman David Marks announced this week that he and other elected officials had initiated a new playground at Gunpowder Elementary School in memory of Officer Amy Caprio. The PTA at Gunpowder Elementary School is overseeing the …