Hawthorne Elementary briefly placed on lockdown

School LockdownA Middle River elementary school was briefly placed on lockdown on Thursday.

At just after 12 p.m., witnesses at Hawthorne Elementary School reported seeing an unknown person in the building.

The school was placed on lockdown as a precaution and police were notified.

Baltimore County Breaking News reports that the incident has since been resolved, and no one was injured.

It is unknown why the person was in the building or what their intentions were. School officials said students will be taking a letter home today explaining the incident.

Police seek to identify Essex assault suspect [VIDEO]

Essex Assault Suspect 20170809UPDATE: Police say they have identified and arrested this suspect.

Original story below…


Police in Baltimore County are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who brutally assaulted a man he’d just met.

At around 11:30 p.m. on June 3, police responded to Franklin Square Hospital where the victim was being treated for serious wounds to his face and body.

Police determined that the victim had been eating at McDonald’s at 2119 Eastern Boulevard in Essex with a friend around 10:30 p.m. The victim initiated a conversation with another patron, the suspect, who became irritated at some point during their conversation. The victim attempted to diffuse the situation by leaving.

Moments later, as he was walking on Kingston Road near Firethorn Road, the victim was approached and attacked by the suspect, rendering him unconscious.

Police were able to obtain surveillance video of the suspect, who returned to the McDonald’s after the assault to clean himself up with napkins (video below).

Anyone who recognizes this suspect or has any information regarding this crime is asked to contact detectives of the Essex Precinct Investigative Services Unit at 410-887-0230.

Police investigating three local burglaries

burglaryPolice are investigating three residential burglaries that were reported to the Essex and White Marsh precincts this week.

Sometime between 8:30 p.m. on November 15 and 7 a.m. on November 16, someone entered a home in the 1400 block of Browning Drive, 21221, and stole multiple pieces of jewelry.

Sometime between 11 p.m. on November 15 and 6:40 a.m. on November 16, someone entered a residence on Juliet Lane, 21237, and stole cash, clothing, a cell phone and keys.

Sometime between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. on November 17, someone entered a yard in the 600 Block of Kingston Road, 21220, cut the chain that secured the shed and stole three tools.

Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call police.