Source of loud booms in Seven Courts area of Perry Hall identified

perry-hallA recent, local mystery has been solved.

In recent weeks, Fifth District Councilman David Marks says that his office has been receiving complaints from residents in the northern Seven Courts area about loud booms late at night and early in the morning.

The Baltimore County Police Department identified the source of the mysterious noises on Friday morning.

Authorities say a local farmer has been using a crop cannon to ward of unwanted deer in the area.

After some discussion, the farmer has agreed to use the cannon at more appropriate hours.

Councilman Marks: Police warn of car burglaries in Seven Courts neighborhood

police-lightsPolice are warning of a rash of car burglaries in one Perry Hall/Nottingham neighborhood.

Councilman David Marks says that police have seen an uptick in auto burglaries in the Seven Courts area in recent days.

Police added patrols along the main Seven Courts Drive corridor, but the burglars then moved west to target the area closer to Hines Road.

Councilman Marks says that every car burglarized this week was left unlocked.

Citizens are reminded to lock their car doors at all times.

The precinct is continuing to step up enforcement.

House fire reported in Nottingham

FireCrews are on the scene of a Saturday night fire in Nottingham.

At just before 9 p.m., fire personnel responded to the 3800 block of Perryhurst Place in the Seven Courts community for a report of a fire.

At the scene, crews found a kitchen fire that had spread to the attic.

Units are now responding to the scene.

There has been no word on any injuries.

Motorists should use caution in the area.

Parkville man arrested for Perry Hall vehicular break-ins

Baltimore County Police DepartmentPolice have arrested a Parkville man in connection with several vehicle break-ins in the Perry Hall area.

On Tuesday, Delegate Christian Miele announced that the officers from the Parkville Precinct had apprehended the culprit.

Precint 8 Commander Stephen Troutman has issued the following statement:

“I just wanted to inform you that I have been tracking and utilizing my resources for a recent uptick in thefts from vehicles (all unlocked) in and around the Seven Courts area [in Perry Hall]. Early this morning, we caught and arrested a local Parkville resident for breaking into several unlocked cars.

“This was assisted by an alert resident who saw him lurking around and called 911. Because of this and the officers patrolling the area, we quickly found him and ID’d his criminal activity. I believe we will clear several thefts because of this. At all of my community meetings I have been urging everyone to please call if they see anything suspicious and to LOCK their car doors (we have him on video trying at least one car door).

“Please remind your residents to lock their doors and to call whenever they see anything they deem out of the ordinary. We would likely have come up with this guy last night but that is no guarantee, the alert citizen, who I will recognize in the future, certainly helped all of us.”