Crime, Police/Fire

Man robbed with machete in Essex, shots fired in Middle River

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several crimes that were reported in the Essex & Middle River areas over the past two weeks. At approximately 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25, a known individuals and two unknown individuals used a machete to rob another man of a handgun and cash in the area of Marlyn Avenue at Sandalwood Road in Essex (21221). …


Arrangements announced for Officer Comegna

Viewing and funeral arrangements have been set for Officer Joseph Comegna. The former school resource officer at Eastern Tech took his own life in his office at the Essex school on Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schimunek Funeral Home, located at 9705 Belair Road in Perry Hall, on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. …

School resource officer fatally shoots himself at Eastern Tech

A resource officer at a Baltimore County school reportedly took his own life on Monday. Police responded to Eastern Technical High School at around 1:30 p.m. after faculty members heard what sounded like a gunshot. Upon arrival, authorities found Officer Joseph Comegna inside the SRO office at the school. The officer had sustained what police surmise was a self-inflicted gunshot …

Afterschool, evening activities cancelled at Eastern Tech following ‘medical emergency’ incident

UPDATE: Police now confirm that the SRO fatally shot himself – details here. Original story below… —— All afterschool and evening activities were cancelled at Eastern Technical High School on Monday following a “medical emergency.” At about 1:30 p.m., the Baltimore County Police Department said that officers responded to the school following a report of a medical emergency involving the …

MedStar Franklin Square to hold ConnectFest community event in September

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center will be holding a special community event in September. ConnectFest will be a block party featuring food and entertainment. The event will offer a variety of basic mainstream resources to help maintain and improve community health. Many social determinants of health – services like transportation, housing, education, workforce development, financial education, and more – require …

Essex voting location changed due to power failure

The polling location at Essex Co-Op, 1000 Franklin Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21221 is without power. There is no estimated time for power restoration. The Board of Elections has decided to move the primary election voting to Eastern Technical High School – Gymnasium, 1100 Mace Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21221. Signs will be posted at the Essex Co-Op location directing voters to …

BCPS school libraries offer summer hours, activities

NOTTINGHAM, MD — School is out for summer (mostly), but many Baltimore County public school libraries are still in. This year, several local Baltimore County Public Schools elementary school libraries are offering special summer hours during which students can check out books, write stories, use computers, and engage in makerspace and other activities. Here are summer hours at BCPS school …