Overlea convenience store robbed, 2 attempted robberies reported

Armed RobberyPolice are investigating a robbery and two attempted robberies that were reported on Monday.

At just before 7 a.m., a man was approached by another man who brandished a knife and demanded money in the 200 block of Mace Avenue in Essex (21221). After a brief verbal altercation, the suspect fled the scene.


At just before 5:30 p.m., an armed individual approached a woman and demanded his money in the 5600 block of Utrecht Road (21206). When the victim stated that she did not have any money, the suspect fled. Nothing was taken.

At just before 8 p.m., a man entered Grandpop’s Place, located in the 5200 block of Kenwood Avenue (21206), displayed a handgun, and demanded cash from the registers. The suspect was given the cash and fled the scene on foot. Police have not released a description of the suspect.

Stabbing death being investigated as justifiable self-defense

Police CrimePolice in Baltimore County are investigating Wednesday’s homicide near Rosedale as justifiable self-defense and no charges have been filed at this time.

Officers responded to the 5600 block of Utrecht Road, between Rosedale and Overlea, at about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday after a physical altercation was reported at the scene.

Michael Paul Connolly III, 25, of the 5600 block of Utrecht Road, suffered a stab wound and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Homicide detectives conducted their investigation and learned the circumstances leading up to the incident.


A man learned that someone at Connolly’s residence was responsible for stealing property from his residence. He knocked on Connolly’s front door to confront the residents about stealing his property.

Connolly and another man from the house came outside and an argument between the three ensued. According to the man, a large dog belonging to one of the residents also attacked him. Police determined that Connolly and the man pulled out knives and Connolly was stabbed.

After extensive interviews, the man was released from police custody. Police found evidence of a struggle and justification of the man’s statement. The investigation into the theft and the death is continuing at this time.

Police cannot release any identifying information about the man involved in this incident, under state law.

Stabbing reported near Rosedale

StabbingUPDATE 3: Police are investigating this homicide as justifiable self-defense.

UPDATE 2: Police say that the victim and suspect became engaged in a physical altercation following a verbal argument at the scene. During the altercation the victim was fatally stabbed. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

The victim has been identified as Michael Paul Connolly III, 25, of the 5600 block of Utrecht Road.

UPDATE: The Baltimore County Police Department is now investigating this case as a homicide.

Original story below…


Police are responding to the scene of a Wednesday morning stabbing near Rosedale.


At just after 11:30 a.m., emergency personnel responded to the 5600 block of Utrecht Road between the Overlea and Rosedale areas (21206).

At the scene, paramedics found one adult male who had been stabbed.

There has been no update on the victim’s condition nor is there any word on whether a suspect has been identified.

Police investigating assault, 2 robberies, 2 burglaries

Police LightsPolice are investigating an assault, two robberies, and two burglaries that were reported over the past week.

At 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, an individual fired buckshot from a shotgun at another vehicle in the 1500 block of Williams Avenue in Essex (21221). No one in the vehicle was injured, but a bystander who was struck in the lower body later responded to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Sometime between 8:20 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Friday, November 6, an individual gained entry into an apartment on Haylock Court (21236) via a window and stole jewelry, cash, and a game system.

Sometime between 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. on Friday, November 6, two unknown suspects entered a home on Radar Court in Parkville (21234) via an unlocked basement door. The house was ransacked and a game system, games, an iPod, and a watch were stolen.

At 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, November 7, three individuals, two of them armed, approached a group of people in an alley in the 5600 block of Utrecht Road (21206) and robbed them of their cell phones.

At just before 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, after pulling into a driveway, a woman was confronted by two individuals she entered her garage in the 9100 block of Panorama Drive in Perry Hall (21128).  One armed suspect grabbed the victim’s purse. Both suspects ran down the driveway, assaulted the other victim and then fled the scene.

Police attempting to ID Rosedale burglary suspect

Rosedale Burglar 20170623Police in Baltimore County are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a burglar in the Rosedale area.

On Wednesday, June 14, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the suspect attempted to gain access to at least 11 homes in the areas of Van Dyke Road, Whitby Road, Utrecht Road, and Cynthia Terrace by trying door handles.

The suspect was able to gain access to one home on Cynthia Terrace through an unlocked door but doesn’t appear to have taken anything. He broke a window to gain access to a home on Van Dyke Road but was scared off by an alarm, then stole a bicycle from another yard on Van Dyke Road but later abandon it in a yard on Utrecht Road. He was last seen fleeing responding police on Whitby Road.

The suspect is believed to be from that area. He is described as a white male, approximately 6’0”, 170 pounds, with dark shaggy hair and a beard.

He was wearing a black t-shirt with some sort of decal on the front and blue cargo shorts. At one point he was also seen wearing a baseball cap. A local surveillance camera was able to capture an image of the suspect.

Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.