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Maryland State Police arrest two, again, for copper wire thefts from light poles in Baltimore County

ROSEDALE, MD—Maryland State Police arrested two men on Wednesday morning in connection with the theft of copper wire from light poles along highways in Baltimore County. The accused are identified as Joseph Wetzel, 45, and Mark Brunelle, 53, both of Brooklyn, MD. Each are charged with four counts of felony theft, five counts of malicious destruction of property, and one …


Crime, Police/Fire

Dog stolen during Parkville burglary; man assaulted, robbed at gunpoint in Essex

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating a Local burglary and robbery that were reported over the past week. Sometime between 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, and 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, May 14, an individual entered a residence in the 8000-block of Hillendale Road in Hillendale/Parkville (21234) via an unlocked door. The suspect stole three televisions, a game system, and a dog …


Police investigating series of dirt bike burglaries, thefts

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating a series of dirt bike-related crimes that were reported over the past week. Between 3:45 p.m. Monday, May 11, and 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, an individual broke into a storage unit in the 3000-block of Eastern Boulevard in Middle River (21220) and stole a dirt bike. At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, a man …

Assault reported at Royal Farms in Essex, burglaries reported in Middle River

ESSEX/MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported in the Essex/Middle River area over the past week. Between 7 a.m. Thursday, May 7, and 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, an individual stole a catalytic converter from the a vehicle parked on Pulaski Highway in Middle River (21220). The suspect also stole several items that were inside the …

Police investigating ATV, dirt bike thefts in Middle River, Dundalk

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Authorities are investigating after several all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and dirt bikes were stolen in the Dundalk and Middle River areas. Sometime between April 14 and May 1, storage facilities in the 3000-block of Eastern Boulevard (21220) and the 2600-block of North Point Boulevard (21222) were burglarized. Several suspects damaged and removed locks off of the storage units and …

Police investigating several overnight thefts from vehicles in Essex

ESSEX, MD—Police are investigating several overnight thefts from autos in the Essex area. Sometime between 4:15 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 10, eight parked cars in the unit block of Urbanwood Court (21221), the 800-block of Dorsey Avenue (21221), and the 400-block of Virginia Avenue (21221) were broken into. The investigation determined that several suspects walked through the …

Man robbed in Parkville, dog stolen during Middle River robbery

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported over the past week. At 3 a.m. on Monday, April 6, two individuals used a brick to break the front glass door to the Royal Farms store located in the 400-block of Bowleys Quarters Road in Middle River (21220).  The suspects entered the store and stole two register drawers containing …

Parkville scrooge steals stuffed Easter Bunny, sign thanking essential workers

PARKVILLE, MD—Community members are upset after a stuffed Easter Bunny, chair, and sign were seemingly stolen in the Parkville area. Local resident Shannon McMillan posted on social media saying that she had placed a stuffed Easter Bunny in a chair at the intersection of Taylor Avenue and Perring Parkway on Sunday. The stuffed bunny was holding a sign thanking essential …