Teen girl reported missing from Seven Courts community

Shamya JenningsUPDATE: Shamya Jennings has been found and has been returned home safely.

Original story below…

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Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a teenager who has gone missing from the Perry Hall area.

Shamya Jennings, 14, of Hallview Road in the Seven Courts community, was last seen at school on Wednesday.

She was last seen wearing a pink shirt and blue pants.

Anyone with information on Shamya Jennings’ whereabouts is asked to call 9-1-1.


Councilman Marks: Interim County Executive Don Mohler briefing County Council

News AlertAs flood waters rage across portions of Baltimore County on Sunday, elected officials want the public to know that they are staying on top of the situation.

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks told NottinghamMD that interim Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler had been briefing members of the County Council throughout the day on Sunday.

County Executive Mohler was also passing along reports from police, firefighters, and emergency personnel in real-time.

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Two separate water rescues took place in the Perry Hall area on Sunday, one in the Seven Courts community and one at Gunpowder Falls State Park.

A portion of Belair Road was also shut down due to flooding.

Major flooding was also reported in Mt. Washington, Dundalk, and in historic Ellicott City.  Portions of the beltway have also become flooded and are impassable.

A flash flood warning is in effect for the area until 10:45 p.m.

 


Water rescue reported in Seven Courts community

Water RescueCrews were on the scene of a Sunday afternoon water rescue in Carney/Perry Hall.

At just after 2 p.m., emergency personnel responded to Seven Courts Drive at Neves Court (21234), in the area of the stream across from the Weis Markets at in Perry Hall.

At the scene, rescue personnel found an adult male who was trapped in rising flood waters and clinging to a tree.

Michael Ciganek says his wife got a call from a neighbor at around 2 p.m. informing them that their son was stuck in the stream.

“My wife and I ran to the stream where I found my son and one of my daughters,” Ciganek told NottinghamMD. “My son said my other daughter was missing in the stream. I went into the stream to search for her and became trapped (in) the waters. (A few) minutes later, the Baltimore County Fire Department pulled me out. I was told my other daughter was OK.”

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Another water rescue took place at Gunpowder Falls State Park in Perry Hall on Sunday evening.

A portion of Belair Road has been shut down due to flooding.

A flash flood warning is in effect for the area until 10:45 p.m.

No injuries were reported.


Councilman Marks pens letter to BGE to address late-night noise plaguing Seven Courts residents

Road Work 1A slew of residents in the Seven Courts community in Carney/Perry Hall have, in recent days, complained of loud, late-night noises emanating from the Belair Road area.

In a popular Seven Courts Facebook group, local residents complain of loud hums, “electrical buzzing,” and being jarred awake in the middle of the night.

“And the 10:30 p.m. mechanical humming has commenced. Starts off sounding like a lawn mower,” wrote one poster on Wednesday night.

“Does anyone else hear what sounds like construction or a [redacted] jack hammer outside close by?” wrote another on Tuesday night.

“I think we all should call and complain about the roadwork last night,” wrote a second posted on Tuesday night. “How on earth did they get away with that?”

Councilman David Marks began to chime in on the issue on Thursday.

“I am receiving numerous complaints about the strange humming noise that has now been heard in the late evening in central Perry Hall,” Councilman Marks wrote on Facebook. “It may be related to utility work. I will let you know what I find out.”

While BGE has not commented on the issue, Councilman Marks on Friday shared the below letter he had sent to the utility company, requesting that the presumed road work and associated loud noise be wrapped up by 10 p.m.

Whether or not the letter resolves the issue has yet to be seen.

David Marks Letter Noise Seven Courts Belair Road BGE 201805

Helicopters over Perry Hall part of annual BGE inspection

BGEMany residents on Saturday were wondering why there were helicopters hovering over their homes.

Those helicopters are part of Baltimore Gas & Electric Company’s annual power line inspection, per Baltimore County Councilman David Marks.

The helicopter was primarily spotted near the Seven Courts area on Saturday.

From BGE: “BGE will be using a utility helicopter contractor (see photo depicting the type of helicopter to be used) to perform work on BGE electric transmission equipment, to include towers, poles and wires. Area residents and motorists may see the helicopter hovering near transmission power lines or following a flight path along electric transmission rights of way. The helicopter may be seen hovering over individual transmission lines for several minutes before moving to additional equipment. BGE is working to minimize disruption from the helicopter. Motorists and passersby are advised to use caution in the vicinity of the work and maintain focus on traffic.”

BGE will soon begin testing drones to inspect overhead power lines, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Meanwhile, BGE is encouraging customers to power down for Earth Hour between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 24th.