Police are investigating a pair of robberies and commercial burglaries that were reported over the weekend.
At just after 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, an individual was sitting outside of the C-Mart, located in the 100-block of Back River Neck Road in Essex (21221), when two suspects walked up to the victim. One suspect struck the victim and then the other suspect stole the victim’s cell phone and fled.
Sometime between 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, and 7:30 a.m. on Monday, September 17, an individual entered the King Mulch store, located in the 7900-block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale (21237), via the front window. Once inside, the suspect stole various hand tools.
At 6:15 a.m. on Sunday, September 16, two individuals kicked in the front door of the Subway restaurant, located in the 6300-block of Kenwood Avenue in Rosedale (21237). Once inside, the suspects stole cash, then fled the scene.
At 11:15 p.m. on Monday, September 17, three individuals robbed a man of his wallet and keys at gunpoint in the 7500-block of Twincrest Court in Rosedale (21237). The suspects then fled.
The remnants of Hurricane Florence began pushing through the Nottingham area in the wee hours on Tuesday.
Thunderstorms and heavy rains were reported in many areas overnight.
At about 3:30 a.m., the Baltimore County Fire Department reported that a vehicle had become submerged in flood waters at Pulaski Highway and Philadelphia Road in Rosedale. The vehicle was unoccupied.
At about 5 a.m., the State Highway Administration reported that Route 43 had been shut down at US-1 due to a mudslide. Other local roadways also had to be closed overnight. They have all since been reopened.
The National Weather Service says another round of storms will likely move through the area on Tuesday afternoon.
A flash flood watch is in effect for the Nottingham area until 6 p.m.
Emergency personnel responded to a pair of overnight crashes along Route 40 in White Marsh.
The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company reported that the first crash occurred at about 1 a.m. at the intersection of Pulaski Highway and White Boulevard. There, a vehicle had reportedly gone off the roadway and into the woods.
The second crash occurred at just after 6 a.m. at the intersection of Pulaski Highway at Days Cove Road.
There has been no update on any injuries.
A would-be carjacker had a run of bad luck over the weekend.
At just before 2 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a report of a carjacking in the Joppatowne Plaza in Joppa. At the scene, officers learned that a black male had entered a cab, requested a ride to Baltimore, then implied he had a weapon.
The cab driver jumped out of the car and the suspect got into the driver’s seat and fled with the cab. A call went out for deputies to be on the lookout for the taxi.
Shortly thereafter, the Harford County sheriff was traveling along Route 40 in the area of Route 755 in Edgewood when he spotted the cab. After a brief pursuit, the suspect crashed into two vehicles from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office along Route 40 near Spesutia Road. No injuries were reported as a result of the crash.
Deputies took the suspect, identified as Dionte Kyrell James Torrence, 24, of Baltimore, into custody and charged him with carjacking, second-degree assault, and theft.
He was taken to the Harford County Detention Center, where he is being held without bail.
Crews are on the scene of a serious, Saturday night crash along I-695 in Baltimore County.
The Maryland State Highway Administration reported the crash at about 8:45 p.m.
All lanes of the inner loop have been shut down at Route 40 (exit 35a).
There has been no word on any injuries.
Motorists should use an alternate route.