House fire reported in Overlea

House FireCrews are on the scene of a Thursday night house fire in Overlea.

At just before midnight, fire personnel responded to a home in the 4800-block of Hazelwood Avenue (21206).

At the scene, crews found fire showing from the two-study home.


Several additional fire engines were dispatched and the fire was eventually extinguished.

No injuries were reported.

Multiple robberies reported over the weekend

robberyPolice are investigating several robberies that were reported over the past weekend.

At just after 4:15 a.m. on Friday, July 6, two individuals, one of whom was armed, knocked on someone’s door in the 600-block of Delaware Avenue in Essex (21221). Once the victim opened the door, the suspects entered and stole jewelry, a wallet, money, and medication. The suspects then fled the scene.

At 4:45 a.m. on Friday, an individual was walking in the area of Hazelwood Avenue and Ellinwood Road in Rosedale (21237) when a suspect brandished a knife and demanded money. The victim gave the suspect money and a bank card, and the suspect then left in a vehicle.


At 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, a woman reported that at 8 p.m. on Friday, she was approached and assaulted by two individuals in the area of Middleborough Road and Queens Purchase Road in Essex (21221) . The suspects also stole the victim’s belongings.

At just before 9 p.m. on Saturday, after an altercation had taken place, a juvenile was robbed of his personal property by another juvenile in the 2600-block of Rader Avenue in Parkville (21234). The suspect stole clothing, a cell phone, and cash from the victim. The suspect was arrested.

Rosedale bank robbed, Victory Villa Elementary vandalized

Police GraphicPolice are investigating two robberies and a vandalism incident that were reported over the weekend.

At 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 22, an individual entered the utility room at Victory Villa Elementary School, located in the 500 block of Compass Road in Middle River (21220), and damaged copper tubing.


At just before 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, an individual entered the M&T Bank located in the 8300 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale (21237) and displayed a note to the teller implying that he had a gun. The teller gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash and then the suspect fled the scene.

At 11 p.m. on Saturday, two armed individuals approached a man in the 4900 block of Hazelwood Avenue (21206), assaulted him, and took his cash, cell phone, and wallet.

Police investigating three robberies, two burglaries

police-lightsPolice are investigating three robberies and two burglaries that were reported over the past week.

At about 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, approximately five individuals approached a man in the 400 block of Eastern Boulevard in Essex (21221), assaulted him, and stole his cell phone. The suspects then fled the scene.

At 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, in the Country Ridge Shopping Center parking lot in Essex (21221), a man physically assaulted the victims then stole one of their wallets from their vehicle. The suspect was later arrested.

At just after 1:30 a.m. on Monday, May 7, a riding lawn mower was stolen from a shed behind a residence in the 6200 block of Commons Road in Rosedale (21237).

At just before 10 a.m. on Monday, a resident heard a strange sound coming from the sliding door handle to a residence on Glenwest Court in Rosedale (21237). The victim opened the blinds and observed an individual at the door attempting to turn the door handle. Startled, the suspect then fled and was later apprehended.

At just after 9:45 p.m. on Monday, two individuals took a man’s wallet and assaulted him with a knife in the 4900 block of Hazelwood Avenue (21206). One suspect was arrested.

Carry out restaurant robbed; salesman burglarizes home

Police LightsPolice are investigating two robberies and a burglary that were reported this week.

At noon on Tuesday, January 16, while in the parking lot of the Welcome Inn in the 8700 block of Loch Bend Drive in Parkville (21234), an indivudal approached, touched the victim on the shoulders, and then a struggle ensued. The suspect stole cash and medication from the victim’s pockets and then fled the scene on foot.

Sometime between 12:45 and 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, an individual was allowed entry into the a home in the 2900 block of Edgewood Avenue (21234) to sell the occupant a product. After using the victim’s bathroom, the suspect stole cash from the victim’s bedroom and then fled on foot.

At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, two armed individuals entered Arlon’s Carry Out, located in the 4900 block of Hazelwood Avenue in Overlea (21206). One of the suspects went around the counter, assaulted the clerk, and demanded money from the register. The suspects took the money and fled.