Baltimore County offices and facilities closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

Baltimore CountyBaltimore County government offices, and the District and Circuit Courts will be closed on Thursday, November 23 in recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Health Department clinics and senior centers will be closed and CountyRide vans will not operate.

All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed on Thursday and parking meters are free on the holiday. The courts are closed on Friday, but Baltimore County offices and facilities will operate with normal schedules for the remainder of the weekend.

There will be no trash, recycling, or yard materials collection on Thanksgiving Day and drop-off centers will be closed.

The impact of holidays varies among Baltimore County collection schedules. County residents should consult their particular collection schedule to see when they should set out trash, recycling, and yard materials. Collection schedules are available for download on the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s website and may also be requested by calling 410-887-2000.

Baltimore County trash and recycling drop-off facilities, including the Eastern Sanitary Landfill in White Marsh, will be closed on Thursday, November 23. County offices and all three drop-off facilities will be open with regular operating hours on Wednesday, November 22, and Friday, November 24.

Robbery reported at White Marsh Mall, pepper spray robbery reported in Rosedale

Police CrimePolice are investigating two local robberies that were reported on Saturday.

At just after 8 a.m. on November 18, an individual pepper-sprayed the victim and stole a cell phone from the victim in the 9200 block of Oswald Way in Rosedale (21237).

At 8 p.m., a group of juveniles approached a man in the parking lot at White Marsh Mall, knocked him to the ground, and stole his cell phone and sneakers. Police say the suspects were placed under arrest shortly thereafter.

Woman robbed at knifepoint in Rosedale, trailer burglarized in White Marsh

Police GraphicPolice are investigating a local robbery and burglary that were reported this week.

Sometime between 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 12, and 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, an individual broke into a trailer in the 11500 block of Philadelphia Road in White Marsh (21162) by prying open the rear entrance door. Once inside, the suspect stole coins, a hunting knife, and a compound bow.

At just after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, a woman was walking in the area of Rossville Boulevard and Square Ridge Road in Rosedale (21237) when she was approached by a man with a knife who demanded her belongings. The suspect stole the woman’s wallet and cell phone and then fled the scene. Police have not yet released a description of the suspect.

New northeast Baltimore County elementary school to hold ceremonial groundbreaking

groundbreakingA new school in northeastern Baltimore County is set to break ground.

Charlene Behnke, principal of the new northeast elementary school, will be joined by BCPS Interim Superintendent Verletta White and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz to break ground for a new, $49 million school in the Perry Hall/White Marsh area of Baltimore County.

The groundbreaking will be held on Monday, November 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the site of the new school, which will be located at 4816 Joppa Road, Perry Hall, MD, 21128.

“This is Perry Hall’s first new school in a quarter-century, and one of three additional schools that will reduce overcrowding in northeastern Baltimore County,” said Baltimore County Fifth District Councilman David Marks. “It is a significant milestone for the families of Perry Hall and White Marsh.”

The new school, which is scheduled to open to students for the 2018 – 2019 school year, will have a state-rated capacity of 725 seats and is planned to meet the silver LEED environmentally-friendly building standards.