Car hits pole, causes house fire in Essex

FireAuthorities are on the scene of a Tuesday afternoon house fire in Essex.

At about 3 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the 1900 block of Old Eastern Avenue.

Reports indicate that a vehicle hit a utility pole, causing wires to fall on the house and ignite.

The driver of the vehicle is being evaluated at this time.

Motorists should avoid the area.

Police investigating local robberies, burglaries

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

Sometime between 11 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, and 6 a.m. on Monday, July 10, two people broke into Overlea Body and Fender, located in the 7000 block of Belair Road (21206), via a bay door window. The suspects stole six vehicles that were being serviced.

At 5:45 p.m. on Monday, July 10, two individuals walked up to another individual in the area of Driftwood Court and Hopkins Creek Lane in Essex (21221). The two men produced a handgun and stole the victim’s cell phone, cash, and the vehicle in which the victim was sitting.

Sometime between 6:30 a.m. on Monday, July 10, and 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, someone entered a home in the 9200 block of Oswald Way in Rosedale (21237) by prying open a window. Once inside, the suspect stole a game system and accessories.

Sometime between 5 p.m. on June 22 and 3:15 p.m. on July 12, an individual stole a lawn mower from the backyard storage area of a home located in the 700 block of Old Home Road (21206).

At about 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, multiple people robbed a man in the 1100 block of Old Eastern Avenue in Essex (21221). The suspects stole a bag containing the victim’s cell phone and a personal identity item.

Police investigating series of violent, local robberies

Police LightsAuthorities are investigating a series of violent, local robberies that were reported to police this week.

At 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, three individuals pushed a man down in the 1100 block of Old Eastern Avenue, 21221, assaulted him, stole his property, then fled the scene.

At 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, a woman was walking in the 11200 block of Pulaski Highway, 21162, when an individual asked her if she was okay. The woman said she was okay, however, the suspect asked again as she kept walking. The woman then heard someone running behind her demanding her purse. When the suspects grabbed the woman by the hair, she let go of the purse and ran away.

At just before 11 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, an armed suspect was seen running away from the scene of a robbery at the Domino’s Pizza located in the 600 block of Compass Road, 21220. Police responded and the suspect was arrested.

At 12:45 a.m. on Friday, May 5, a man was walking along Wiltshire Road, 21221, when he was approached by two individuals.  The two suspects then assaulted the man and attempted to steal his property but were unsuccessful. One suspect was subsequently arrested.