Police investigating Chipotle robbery, 3 Parkville burglaries

police-lightsPolice are investigating a robbery and three Parkville-area burglaries that were reported over the past week.

Sometime between 9 and 10 p.m. on Friday, October 15, three individuals entered an apartment in the 3500 block of East Joppa Road (21234) through a window and stole a game system, six games, tools, and a knife set. All property was recovered and the three suspects were arrested.

Sometime between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday, September 18, an individual entered a residence in the 8400 block of Kings Ridge Road (21234) through a window which was locked and secured. No items were stolen at this.

Sometime between 11 and 11:30 a.m. on Monday, an individual entered a residence on Meadowbank Court (21234) via a bathroom window. The suspect stole a camera, coins, and a credit card.

At 10:31 p.m. on Monday, after closing time, an armed suspect entered the Chipotle restaurant located in the 8600 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale (21237), threatened the employees, and demanded that they empty the safe. The suspect then fled the scene.  Police have not yet released a description of the suspect.

Robbery attempt reported at Royal Farms, shots fired in Essex

Police LightsPolice are investigating several local robberies, assaults, and burglaries that we reported over the past week.

At just after 10 p.m. on Thursday, September 14, an armed man entered the Royal Farms located in the 7900 block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale (21237). The man approached the counter and demanded money from the register. The suspect then fled in a vehicle which was located nearby, at which time four suspects were taken into police custody.

At 12:30 a.m. on Friday, September 15, an individual produced a gun and fired shots toward a group of people in the 800 block of Eastern Boulevard in Essex (21221), The suspect fled the scene. The victims were not injured.

Sometime between 7 and 10:30 a.m. on Friday, an individual broke into an apartment in the 100 block of Aspinwood Way in Rosedale (21237) via the bedroom window. The suspect stole various items from the apartment before fleeing the scene.

At about 7 p.m. on Friday, an armed man robbed another man of his cash and cell phone in the 800 block of South Marlyn Avenue in Essex (21221).

At 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, a man broke into the Subway restaurant located in the 1700 block of Chesaco Avenue in Rosedale (21237) while a second individual stood outside. The suspect stole money from the cash register, then fled with the other suspect.

Second death in White Marsh arson case ruled homicide

Christopher Harrison
Christopher Harrison Jr.

The death of a second victim stemming from an altercation in White Marsh in 2015 has been ruled a homicide.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has concluded the autopsy on victim Shawn Michael Scarinzi, labeling his death a homicide.

Scarinzi remained hospitalized from the time of the incident on December 4, 2015 until his death on May 22, 2017, seventeen months after being doused with gasoline and set on fire on Pulaski Highway following an altercation with the suspect, Christopher Harrison, Jr.

The case has been forwarded to the Maryland State’s Attorney for review.

Harrison remains in the custody of the Maryland Department of Corrections, found guilty on charges stemming from the initial assault.

He is awaiting trial for the homicide of the other victim, David Benjamin Campbell, scheduled for November 13, 2017.

After running out of gas on Pulaski Highway near Allender Road on December 4,2015, Campbell and Scarinzi were returning with containers of gasoline when an altercation erupted between Campbell and Harrison, resulting in Campbell punching Harrison.

Harrison doused Campbell with gasoline and lit him on fire.

Scarinzi, who was standing near Campbell with a container of gasoline, also became engulfed in flames.

Both victims remained hospitalized until the time of their deaths.

Firefighter struck while attempting to ‘fill the boot’

AmbulanceA firefighter was injured while trying to raise money for charity in Rosedale on Sunday.

At just before 11:30 a.m., a firefighter who was attempting to fill the boot for the Muscular Dystrophy Association was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Pulaski Highway and Rossville Boulevard.

The firefighter, who has not been identified, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver remained at the scene.