Crime, Police/Fire

Police in Baltimore County warn residents of bail money scam

NOTTINGHAM, MD—”This is an urgent message about your grandchild. I’m their lawyer. They’ve been involved in an accident and arrested for reckless driving. They need $10,000 to pay their bail so that they don’t have to stay in jail for six months.” Legit? No, this is fraud, and police say it’s costing older citizens in Baltimore County thousands of dollars. …


Events, Family, Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Baltimore County to hold free flu vaccination weekend later this month

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Chief Administrative Officer Stacy Rodgers, and Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch on Thursday announced the County’s plan to host a Super Weekend flu vaccination clinic at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. “As our fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic continues, it’s more important than ever to take precautions to protect yourself from …


Five MS-13 gang members arrested in connection with murder of 16-year-old found near Loch Raven Reservoir

TOWSON, MD—Police in Baltimore County have arrested five suspects in connection with the May 29 murder of 16-year-old Gabriela Alejandra Gonzalez-Ardon. The suspects are believed to be affiliated with the MS-13 gang and were already in custody at the Baltimore County Detention Center for other crimes. The following suspects were charged with first-degree murder and numerous related charges: Jonathan J. …

Body found near Loch Raven Reservoir identified as missing 16-year-old girl from New York

UPDATE: Five MS-13 gang members have been arrested in connection with this murder. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—The body of a female discovered dead along a walking trail near Loch Raven Reservoir on Friday, May 29, has been identified. The Baltimore County Police Department says that the body, at first believed to be that of an adult female, is …

Baltimore County offering online scheduling for free COVID-19 tests

TOWSON, MD—Beginning on Wednesday, Baltimore County residents can now quickly and easily reserve a slot online for free COVID-19 testing by visiting Baltimore County’s website. Appointments are currently available at both walk-up and drive-through sites for Thursday, June 4, through Tuesday, June 9, 2020. New dates will be added on Wednesdays each week. “Improving access to testing is important to …

Deceased woman found on shoreline at Loch Raven Reservoir

UPDATE 5: Five MS-13 gang members have been arrested in connection with this murder. UPDATE 4: The body has been identified as that of a missing 16-year-old girl from New York. UPDATE 3: Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the victim. UPDATE 2: The location for this incident has been updated to Cockeysville (which is technically not …

COVID-19 testing without doctor’s order now available at Baltimore County sites

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County will now offer COVID-19 tests at all of its testing sites without a doctor’s order. In order to ensure efficient operations, residents will be required to call the County’s COVID-19 hotline to make an appointment. Previously, tests at Baltimore County testing sites were only available to individuals with a doctor’s order. Baltimore County Health Officer Dr. Gregory …

Timonium Fairgrounds reaches capacity for appointment-free COVID-19 testing

TIMONIUM, MD—The Timonium Fairgrounds has reached capacity for appointment-free COVID-19 testing. “Due to the overwhelming response, we are currently at capacity for administering COVID-19 tests at the Maryland State Fairgrounds,” officials said on Thursday morning. “If you were unable to get tested at this location, please call the Baltimore County COVID-19 Hotline at410-887-3816 for assistance.” The fairgrounds hit their limit …