Police investigating assault, 2 burglaries, 2 robberies

police-lightsPolice are investigating an assault, two burglaries, and two robberies that were reported this week.

At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, three individuals broke into an apartment on Aspinwood Way (21236) by forcing open the rear window. Various items were stolen before the suspects fled the scene.

At 12:45 p.m. on Wednesday, a man was in the area of Putty Hill Avenue at School Road in Parkville (21234) when he was approached by an armed man who demanded his money. The suspect fled the area when the victim began to call 911 on his cell phone.

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At 9 p.m. on Wednesday, in an attempt to get two people out of his home in the 100 block of Margaret Avenue in Essex (21221), the occupant kicked in the bedroom door while brandishing a weapon. An altercation ensued, the victims were injured and the occupant was arrested at the scene.

At 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 26, an individual entered the Family Wash Day laundromat located in the 1400 block of Eastern Boulevard in Essex (21221), produced a knife, and then demanded the money from the office before fleeing the scene.

Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, an individual broke the rear sliding glass door to break into a home in the 4700 block of Ballygar Road (21236).  The suspect stole various household items from inside before fleeing.


Maryland’s Rolling 9/11 Memorial receives piece of stone from Pentagon [PHOTOS]

9-11 Pentagon ParkvilleAn important historical artifact has come to Maryland.

On Wednesday, Maryland’s 9/11 Rolling Memorial, created by The Hope and Peace Foundation, received one of the five remaining pieces of stone from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon.

The piece was mounted to the rolling memorial in remembrance of all who died that day, including the 53 Marylanders who were killed while inside the Pentagon or on-board AA Flight 77 which crashed into it at 9:37 a.m.  There names were read aloud on Wednesday as a bell tolled to commemorate each life lost.  The ceremony was held in the parking lot at McAvoy’s in the Putty Hill Shopping Center on Wednesday afternoon.

The rolling memorial headed to the Pentagon on Wednesday morning to be presented with the piece, then they brought it back to Parkville.

Hope and Peace Foundation founder Chuck Ritz also created the “Path of Honor,” in which a 3/4-mile stretch of Putty Hill Avenue in Parkville is decorated each year with 2,977 flags, one representing each victim of 9/11.

Ritz said the idea for the rolling memorial was inspired by the Bells of Remembrance, a 9/11 memorial project conceived by Brother David Schlatter as a tribute to his friend and mentor, Father Mychal Judge, chaplain to the New York City Fire Department and the first certified victim of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The bells are rung in New York, Boston, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania every year to commemorate each person that died in the terrorist attacks and are also displayed at commemorative events.

Ritz and The Hope and Peace Foundation included one of Schlatter’s bells in the Maryland memorial.

The Maryland 9/11 Rolling Memorial currently features the bell along with four bronze plaques inscribed with the names of those lost and the timeline of events on 9/11.

Also in attendance on Wednesday were representatives from Delegate Christian Miele’s office, representatives from Maryland Gold Star Mothers, and Chris Montcalmo, NottinghamMD.com founder and incoming president of the Parkville Carney Business Association.

Photos from Wednesday’s ceremony are below.

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Downed trees wreak havoc on local roadways; winds force bridge closures

Road ClosedThe high winds continued to wreak havoc on local roadways on Friday morning.

At just after 10 a.m., officials reported that the intersection of Harford Road at Mountain Road in Fallston had been shut down due to a downed tree blocking all lanes.

Another tree is down along Belair Road at Vale Road in Fallston.  All northbound lanes of Belair Road have been shut down.

Also in Fallston, the intersection of Friendship Road and Winsted Drive is closed to due a downed tree and wires in the roadway.

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In Joppa, a downed tree is blocking the intersection of Philadelphia Road at Old Mountain Road.

Philadelphia Road is also shut down near Pauls Lane in Joppa due to a tree in the roadway.

In Parkville, a tree is down at the intersection of Putty Hill Avenue at Avondale Road.

In addition, along I-95, the Tydings Bridge and Hatem Bridge are in temporary closure due to high winds.

Crews are on scene attempting to clear the trees. There has been no estimate as to when the roads will be reopened.

Motorists should use an alternate route.


BCPS Board Member Julie Henn invites teachers, former teachers to roundtable discussion

baltimore-county-public-schools-bcpsJulie Henn is being proactive with regard to improving Baltimore County Public Schools.

The BCPS Board Member is inviting teachers and former teachers to join her for casual conversation regarding what’s working and what’s not working within the school system.

The “Wake Up Wednesdays” discussions will be held from 6:30  to 8:00 a.m. at the following locations on the following dates:

February 28, 2018
Chick-Fil-A
2008 E. Joppa Road
Parkville

March 7, 2018
Dunkin’ Donuts
1600 E. Joppa Road
Towson

March 14, 2018
Dunkin’ Donuts
Honeygo Village Center
Perry Hall

March 21, 2018
Dunkin’ Donuts
9400 Harford Road
Carney

April 4, 2018
Starbucks
6900 York Road
Towson

April 11, 2018
Dunkin’ Donuts
8675 Belair Road
Nottingham

April 25, 2018
Panera Bread
1238 Putty Hill Avenue
Towson

May 2, 2018
Chick-Fil-A
8867 Belair Road
Perry Hall

May 9, 2018
Panera Bread
1238 Putty Hill Avenue
Towson

May 16, 2018
Dunkin’ Donuts
9644 Belair Road
Perry Hall

 

Maryland’s 9/11 Rolling Memorial to receive piece of Pentagon

9-11 Pentagon ParkvilleUPDATE: View photos from the event here.

Original story below…

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An important historical artifact will soon be coming to Maryland.

Maryland’s 9/11 Rolling Memorial, created by The Hope and Peace Foundation, will be receiving one of the five remaining pieces of stone from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon.

The piece will be mounted to the rolling memorial in remembrance of all who died that day, including the 53 Marylanders who were killed while inside the Pentagon or on-board AA Flight 77 which crashed into it at 9:37 a.m.

Hope and Peace Foundation founder Chuck Ritz says there will be an unveiling ceremony and press conference held at McAvoy’s at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

McAvoy’s is located at 2531 Putty Hill Avenue in the Putty Hill Shopping Center in Parkville.

Ritz created the “Path of Honor,” in which a 3/4-mile stretch of Putty Hill Avenue in Parkville is decorated each year with 2,977 flags, one representing each victim of 9/11.

Ritz said the idea for the rolling memorial was inspired by the Bells of Remembrance, a 9/11 memorial project conceived by Brother David Schlatter as a tribute to his friend and mentor, Father Mychal Judge, chaplain to the New York City Fire Department and the first certified victim of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The bells are rung in New York, Boston, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania every year to commemorate each person that died in the terrorist attacks and are also displayed at commemorative events.

Ritz and The Hope and Peace Foundation have included one of Schlatter’s bells for the Maryland memorial.

The Maryland 9/11 Rolling Memorial currently features the bell along with four bronze plaques inscribed with the names of those lost and the timeline of events on 9/11.