Crime, Police/Fire

Shots fired in Carney, Perry Hall shed burglarized

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating three local crimes that were reported over the past week. At 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, a man got into a physical altercation with another group of individuals in the 3600 block of E. Joppa Road in Carney (21234).  One of the suspects was armed and fired a shot. No one was hit or injured, …


Police/Fire

Crews respond to dryer fire in Middle River

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Crews responded to a Sunday morning fire in Middle River. At around 10:45 a.m., units responded to the 2100-block of Orems Road for a report of a fire. At the scene, firefighters found smoke showing from a one-story commercial building. Crews determined that a dryer at the location had caught fire. There has been no word on any …


Substitute teacher from Essex charged with child sex abuse

Police in Baltimore County arrested a substitute teacher from Essex on Tuesday morning on child abuse and sexual assault charges. Scott Thomas McCruden, 31, of the 600-block of Orems Road (21221) has been charged with sex abuse of a minor and a multitude of other child sex abuse charges. A warrant for his arrest was issued by the District Court …

Pennsylvania motorcyclist dies in Essex crash

Police have identified a motorcyclist who died after a crash on Orems Road Tuesday night. Jeffrey Scott Vipperman, 44, of Airville, Pennsylvania, died after he lost control of his 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle on Orems Road in Essex and crashed into a guardrail. Officers were called to the scene by a passersby at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, …

Serious injuries reported in Essex motorcycle crash

UPDATE: The motorcycle driver has died from his injuries – details here. Original story below… —— Emergency personnel are on the scene of a serious, Tuesday night crash in Essex. At about 8:30 p.m., paramedics responded to the area of Orems Road at Old Orems Road. Reports indicate that a motorcycle was involved in the accident. Injuries are said to …