Massive party in Parkville elicits police response

Police responded to the scene of a massive party that disrupted a quiet Carney neighborhood on Thursday night. 

At about 7:30 p.m., officers responded to Krause Park on Old Harford Road for a report of a disturbance. 

An estimated crowd of over 100 people had gathered in the park. Witnesses at St. Isaac Jogues church, located next door to the park, reported seeing individuals with alcohol and marijuana on church grounds. 

The loud party reportedly disrupted evening events that were taking place at the church. 

The incident was said to be an end-of-school-year party for Morgan State University students. 

It is unclear whether the event was sanctioned by Morgan State. 

Councilman Marks names Chris Montcalmo a Fifth District ‘Citizen of the Year’

Chris Montcalmo Citizen of the YearBaltimore County Councilman David Marks on Thursday recognized Chris Montcalmo, a Carney resident, as a Fifth District “Citizen of the Year.”

Montcalmo, a mortgage consultant with Sierra Pacific Mortgage and local musician, has been a longtime community leader, serving as Vice President of the Parkville Carney Business Association and as a community board member for the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company.  Montcalmo has also served as past president of the Perry Hall White Marsh Business Association. He also directs Reign Down, the contemporary music group at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church in Carney. 

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“Chris Montcalmo has been a terrific leader in northeastern Baltimore County, and it is a pleasure to recognize him for his contributions to the community,” Councilman Marks commented.

The Fifth District Citizen of the Year program was started in 2011 to recognize outstanding community volunteers.

For more Fifth District Citizens of the Year, click here.

(Full disclosure: Montcalmo also runs