Purse snatched at White Marsh Mall; Parkville shop burglarized

Police GraphicPolice are investigating an assault & robbery and a burglary that were reported this week.

At about 4:45 a.m. on Wednesday, January 10, an individual pried open the glass door to the Tobacco Center Cafe in the 1800 block of E. Joppa Road (21234) and fled with the cash register drawer.

At 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, two individuals approached a woman as she was walking across the parking lot of White Marsh Mall. One of the suspects assaulted the woman and stole her purse. Both suspects got into a vehicle and fled.  Police have not yet released a description of the suspects.

Perry Hall Florist to hold Candy Cane Lane event on January 13th

Candy Cane Lane ThumbAn annual tradition will return to a local florist this weekend.

Perry Hall Florist will hold its annual Candy Cane Lane event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018.

The shop will be turned into a life-sized version of the popular board game “Candy Land.” Children become the pieces as they move from colored square to colored square Peppermint Village, Lollipop Lane, the Gum Drop Cave, the Chocolate Swamp, and the Ice Tunnel.

There will be delicious treats for the children as they move from station to station.

The event is free, however, attendees should call 410-256-5588 to reserve a time.

Perry Hall Florist is located at 4401 E. Joppa Road in Perry Hall.

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Armed homeowner scares off burglar, windows broken along Joppa Road

police-lightsPolice are investigating several recent crimes that have been reported over the past week.

At 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, a burglar broke into a home in the 8200 block of Berryfield Drive in Perry Hall (21236) by pushing open a basement window. The suspect was confronted by the armed homeowner causing the suspect to flee the scene. Nothing was stolen.

At about 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 7, an individual shattered the front glass window at the Premier Driving School and the Roulas Salon & Spa, both located in the 4100 block of E. Joppa Road (21236).  The suspect rummaged through several drawers but nothing was stolen.

At 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, while getting clothing out of his trunk, a man was approached by an armed suspect in the 400 Block of Eastern Boulevard in Essex (21221). The suspect robbed the victim of his cash, then fled the scene.

Public encouraged to vote for name of new northeast Baltimore County elementary school

vote-buttonCast your vote!  Baltimore County’s newest elementary school needs a new name, and the public is invited to weigh in by December 22.

Two names – Honeygo Elementary and Honeygo Run Elementary – have emerged as frontrunners after a three-week nomination period.

Members of the community submitted 1,871 names for contention for the school, which is located at 4816 Joppa Road near the intersection with Honeygo Boulevard in Perry Hall.

“The closer we get to opening our new school, the more the excitement is building,” said Charlene Behnke, principal of the new school. “The naming process is one more way to welcome the community into our journey.”

The public is invited to vote online for one of the finalist names – Honeygo Elementary or Honeygo Run Elementary – from Monday, December 4, 2017, through Friday, December 22, 2017, at 4:45 p.m. EST.

All BCPS stakeholders, including BCPS staff, students, parents and community members, are encouraged to cast a ballot; only one ballot per person may be submitted.

The results are scheduled to be reported to the Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, for a first reading, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, for a second reading with public comment, and on April 17, 2018, for a third reading and vote.

The $49 million school, which is scheduled to open to students for the 2018 – 2019 school year, will have a state-rated capacity of 725 seats and is planned to meet the silver LEED environmentally-friendly building standards.

Perry Hall’s history dates back to the 1700s with several prominent families responsible for its founding and growth over hundreds of years. The Honeygo Run, a local stream, flows adjacent to the school site and extends toward White Marsh Mall.