Shooting reported near Parkville

shooting-news-graphicPolice are on the scene of a Tuesday night shooting near Parkville.

At about 7:45 p.m., units responded to the area of Solar Circle in Hillendale (21234).

At the scene, paramedics found one adult male victim who had been shot in the leg.

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The black male suspect fled the scene in a vehicle that sped toward Perring Parkway.

There has been no update on the victim’s condition.

Sewage overflow reported near Parkville

Environment Hazmat Hazard SewageThe Baltimore County Department of Public Works has reported a sanitary sewer overflow in the 6600-block of Collinsdale Road (21234) in the Parkville-Hillendale area.

A discharge of about 17,000 gallons began at just before 3 p.m. on Thursday.

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Utility crews responded immediately and stopped the overflow at just before midnight.

DPW says that the sanitary sewerage discharge was caused by a broken sewer main.

Crews located the break and were able to halt the flow just before midnight.

Some of the discharge reportedly flowed to a tributary of Herring Run.

Residents can check and water-related advisories here.

Police investigating overnight shooting in Hillendale

shooting-news-graphicPolice in Baltimore County are investigating an overnight shooting on Dowling Circle in the Hillendale portion of Parkville.

Police were called to the area just before midnight for a report of an 18-year-old male suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body.

The victim reportedly arrived at the location and exited his vehicle when he was confronted by two individuals. An argument ensued followed by a short struggle, during which one of the suspects produced a handgun and shot the victim.

The suspects fled before police arrived on the scenel. The victim was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. Detectives are investigating this crime as an attempted robbery.

House fire reported in Parkville

House FireCrews are heading to the scene of a Thursday evening house fire in Parkville.

At about 5 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the 1800 block of White Oak Avenue (21234).

At the scene, crews found a deck fire in the rear of the home.

There has been no word on any injuries.

Motorists should use caution in the area.

Baltimore County rat eradication program set to expand

RatsBaltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced on Thursday that Baltimore County plans to expand its multi-faceted rat eradication program to include 10 additional neighborhoods beginning this July. The program initially rolled out to 13 Baltimore County communities in 2017.

“People shouldn’t have to live among rats and the feedback we’re getting is overwhelmingly positive that our enhanced comprehensive approach is working well in these targeted areas,” said Kamenetz. “We are eager to move forward in these remaining communities and expect to have similar results.”

The initial pilot program began last summer in 13 neighborhoods including Hillendale, Holland Hills, Riverview, West Inverness, Berkshire, Colgate, Eastwood, Hawthorne, Bear Creek, Eastfield/Stanbrook, North Point Village, Charlesmont, and Middlesex. These pilot areas received two, eight-week extermination treatments, increased pick-up and educational outreach on rat control tips. Additional trash collections and maintenance-level extermination efforts will continue in the initial pilot areas.

The expansion will include homes in ten new neighborhoods, including Loch Raven Village, Ridgley and Knettishall in the central portion of the County; Edmondson Heights and West Edmondale on the westside; and the eastside neighborhoods of Saint Helena, Yorkway/Cornwall, Country Ridge, Ballard Gardens, and Foxcroft.

Communities included in the initial and expanded pilot programs were selected based on an analysis by Code Enforcement officials together with discussions with county Council members and community leaders.

“This is good government at work bringing effective solutions to communities and I enthusiastically support this planned expansion,” said County Council Chair Julian Jones. “Our residents came to us with a problem and we have responded with a positive solution.”

“My neighbors and I in the Middlesex community are extremely pleased with the results and we appreciate the focused attention and follow-up maintenance we’ve received from the County,” said Clifford O’Connell, President of the Middlesex Community Association and leader of the Core Group, an umbrella group of some 15 to 20 community groups in the Essex, Middle River, and Dundalk areas.

The rat eradication effort also involves Code Enforcement and Public Works representatives working with community groups to increase education and to sponsor community clean-ups in order to reduce trash and debris that can provide a food source for rats. Baltimore County’s Department of Public Works will provide dumpsters to communities to assist in this effort.

“I commend the communities in the pilot program for their partnership in helping us get the word out to people about what they can do to deter rats and prevent them from returning,” Kamenetz said. “It’s all about community participation and neighborhood pride.”