Loud boom, brief power flicker confounds Carney, Perry Hall residents

Mystery Question MarkWhat was that loud boom?

That’s what many Carney and Perry Hall residents are asking after hearing the sound on Saturday night and again on Monday night.

It is not likely to be the aforementioned “crop cannon” boom as, this time, each occurrence has been accompanied by a bright flash and a brief power outage.


In a Perry Hall-area Facebook group on Monday night, one individual wrote, “Woah!!! Just heard a huge bang and the power went off for a few seconds!!!”

“It happened two days ago in the middle of the night,” replied another individual. “We had a bright flash as well.”

Monday night’s occurrence occurred just before midnight.  Saturday’s occurrence is believed to have occurred sometime in the overnight hours.

So far, the occurrences have been limited to the areas surrounding Magledt Road and Northwind Road.

NottinghamMD has reached out to both BGE and Councilman David Marks for further clarification.

Evening storms wreak havoc on Nottingham area

Magledt Road Carney Flooded Magledt Road in Carney

A strong line of storms pummeled Nottingham and the surrounding communities on Monday evening.

As the storms moved closer, the National Weather Service issued Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Flash Flood Warnings for northeastern portions of Baltimore County.

A portion of Magledt Road near Hines Estate in Carney temporarily had to be shut down due to flash flooding at about 6:30 p.m.

In Kingsville, two people became trapped after trees and wires fell on their truck in the area of Philadelphia Road at Bradshaw Road.  Both individuals were extricated and minor injuries were reported.

In Fallston, Carrs Mill Road remains closed at the Winters Run bridge due to downed wires in the roadway.


Westbound Pulaski Highway also remains shut down near Days Cove Road due to trees in the roadway.

Ebenezer Road is currently blocked between Vincent Road and Vincent Farm Lane due to trees and wires down in the roadway. Power and traffic lights are out in the area, including the light at Route 40 and Ebenezer Road.

Power is also out at the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company.

Tree Wires Down Kingsville 2 Image via WMVFC

Police investigating several local robberies, burglaries

Police GraphicPolice are investigating several robberies and burglaries that have been reported so far this month.

At about 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4, an individual threw a rock through a window in the 9700 block of Magledt Road (21234).  The suspect then reached in, unlocked the window and opened it, setting off the alarm. The suspect fled the scene and no entry was gained.

At just after 1 .m. on Thursday, October 5, three individuals, one of whom was armed, approached a man in the area of Middle River Road and Compass Road (21220) and demanded the man’s property. The suspects stole his cash, cell phone, credit cards, keys, wallet, and then fled on foot.

At about 9 p.m. on Thursday, an armed man entered the Shell station located in the 9000 block of Belair Road (21236), asked for cigarettes, and demanded the cashier open the cash drawer. The suspect then took money from the drawer and fled the scene.


At just before 3:30 a.m. on Friday, October 6, two individuals gained entry via the rear door of the Giant located in the 7700 block of Harford Road (21234). The suspects stole four cases of crabmeat and then fled.

At about 11:40 a.m. on Friday, an individual broke into a home in the 2800 block of Placid Avenue (21234) via the garage door. While inside, the suspect ransacked the bedrooms and stole jewelry & cash.

At about 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, an individual shoved a man in the arm in the area of Eastmet Way and Handworth Way (21236). Another suspect grabbed the man’s cell phone from his hand. The two suspects then fled.

At just before 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, a man approached another man in the area of Belair Road at Putty Hill Avenue (21236).  The suspect implied a weapon and attempted to steal the victim’s cash. The suspect ran from the scene and was arrested a short time later. No property was taken.

Police investigating 3 local burglaries

burglaryPolice are investigating three local burglaries that were reported this week.

Sometime between 9:30 a.m. and noon on Wednesday, September 13, an individual entered a residence in the 9700 block of Magledt Road in Parkville/Carney (21234) and stole cash along with a piggy bank.

At noon on Wednesday, an individual attempted to break into a residence in the 6000 block of Marquette Road near Rosedale (21206) by kicking at the back door. Unsuccessful, the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle.

Sometime between 3:30 and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, five individuals entered a residence in the 9900 block of Gunforge Road in Perry Hall (21128) through the rear basement door. Once inside, jewelry and old coins were stolen. The suspects then fled the scene.

Kona Ice holds Grand Opening in Carney

Kona Ice Carney Grand OpeningIt’s official.  Kona Ice is open for business.

The new snowball stand in Carney, owned by Claude & Joni Elmore, held a Grand Opening in Carney on Saturday morning.

The new shop is located at the corner of Joppa Road and Magledt Roads.

Back in November, it was announced that the iconic snowball stand had changed hands.  There has been a snowball stand at this location for six decades.

The site was once the location of My-T-Fine Snowballs

Councilman Marks had introduced legislation that would provide some certainty for snowball stand operators like the Elmores, allowing stands by right in certain zones and with some restrictions.

“This property has been eyed by developers for many years, and I applaud the Elmores for investing to improve this iconic structure,” Councilman Marks commented.

On Saturday morning, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks was on hand, as were representatives and search optimization company professionals from the Parkville Carney Business Association, Carney Improvement Association, and Spike Business Networking & Consulting.