Police investigate rash of local burglaries, attempted burglaries

burglaryPolice are investigating a rash of local burglaries and attempted burglaries that were reported over the past week.

Sometime between 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, and 7 a.m. on Friday, June 23, an individual pried open a storage room door at the El Rich Motel,  located in the 8200 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale (21237), and stole four televisions. The suspect then fled the scene.

At just after 5:30 a.m. on Friday, June 23, an individual broke into an apartment on Attenborough Drive in Rosedale (21237) via a side door and stole cash, a computer, and a television.

Sometime between 1 a.m. on Friday, June 23, and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, an individual or individuals broke into a residence on Beaver Court in Nottingham (21236).  The suspects ransacked the residence and stole various items before fleeing the scene.

Sometime between 11 p.m. on Friday, June 23, and 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, an individual entered a home in the 1000 block of Foxcroft Lane in Essex (21221) via the front window.  The suspects stole a DVD player, a game system, keys, a tablet, a TV, and a watch before fleeing the scene.

Sometime between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, someone broke into a home on Willow Creek Court in Parkville (21234) via the front door and stole cash from the residence.

Sometime between 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, and 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 25, an individual removed the screen from the kitchen window to enter an apartment on Rosecrans Place in Nottingham (21236). Once inside, the suspect stole clothing and electronics before fleeing the scene.

At about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 25, someone broke the front glass window of the Big Lots store located in the 2500 block of Cleanleigh Drive in Parkville (21234). No entry was gained.

At about 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, June 25, an individual attempted to break into Island Spirit Liquors and the Goodwill store located in the 100 block of Carroll Island Road in Middle River (21220) by kicking in their front door glass. The suspect also threw the plants from Walmart into the street. The suspect was arrested.

Nottingham 7-Eleven sells winning $10K Md. Lottery scratch-off

Nottingham 7-ElevenA contractor from Forest Hill happily took home his second $10,000 top prize playing his favorite Maryland Lottery scratch-off game…”10x Cash.”

The 61-year-old husband and father has enjoyed tremendous luck with the $10 game, which is one reason he selected it. He stopped at the 7-Eleven located at 9617 Belair Road in Baltimore, on his way home from work. The Harford County man also is a frequent visitor to the Maryland Lottery’s scratch-off listings online.

“I keep an eye on the tickets that have been on sale for a while and still have big winners available,” he said. “It pays to do the homework.”

Scratching off his 10x Cash game later that evening, the loyal player was surprised to discover another top-prize winner.

“I yelled out ‘ALL RIGHT!’ Everyone in the house came running.”

This prize will fund his family’s upcoming vacation, the winner said. When he returns home, he’ll go right back to playing 10x Cash scratch-offs.

“This ticket is good to me, and there are plenty of big winners still out there,” he said.

Lottery officials say the game still has 35 $10,000 top prizes remaining in the game along with thousands of other prizes ranging from $10 to $1,000.

Chipotle in Nottingham robbed at gunpoint

Chipotle NottinghamAuthorities are investigating after a local restaurant was robbed at gunpoint over the weekend.

At about 11:15 p.m. on Friday, June 23, two armed individuals entered the Chipotle restaurant located in the 5300 of Campbell Boulevard in Nottingham (21236).

Police say the suspects entered the restaurant via  the rear door.

The suspects demanded money from the safe and then fled the scene on foot.

No one was injured in the incident.

Police have not released a description of the suspects due to the ongoing investigation.

Work to result in temporary closures of I-695 ramps in northeast Baltimore

I-95The Maryland Transportation Authority is advising motorists of some important ramp closures in the Nottingham area.

The ramps from I-695 East (Inner Loop) to I-95 (Exit 33) will be closed overnight on Monday night, June 26, and on Tuesday night, June 27. The detour will direct motorists to eastbound US 40 (Exit 35B), to I-695 West (Outer Loop), to I-95 (Exit 33).

The ramp from northbound US 1 (Bel Air Road) to I-695 East (Inner Loop) will be also be closed on Tuesday night, June 27, and on Wednesday night, June 28. The detour will direct motorists to I-695 West (Outer Loop), to southbound US 1 (Exit 32A/Bel Air Road), to I-695 East (Inner Loop).

Weather permitting, the ramps from I-695 East (Inner Loop) to I-95 will be closed Monday, June 26, and Tuesday, June 27, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

Weather permitting, the ramp from northbound US 1 to I-695 East (Inner Loop) will be closed Tuesday, June 27, and Wednesday, June 28, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

Road crews will be paving and milling as part of the Maryland Transportation Authority’s (MDTA) I-95 Improvement Project with Express Toll Lanes (ETL). The project at the I-95/I-695 interchange will reconstruct and realign I-695 from US 1 to MD 7 (Philadelphia Road).