Police investigating 3 local burglaries

burglaryPoPolice are investigating three local burglaries that were reported this week.

Sometime between 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, and 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, an individual broke into the Whiting Turner construction site office, located in the 4800 block of Joppa Road in Perry Hall (21128). Once inside, the suspect took electronic equipment, spray paint, and food before fleeing.

Sometime between 6:30 and 7 a.m. on Thursday, an individual shattered a basement window to gain entry to a residence in the 1100 block of Seneca Road in Essex (21221). The suspect stole an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the scene.

Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, an individual gained entry into a residence in the 5500 block of Maudes Way in White Marsh (21162) via a rear window. Once inside, the suspect stole jewelry and a safe, then fled the scene.

2nd victim set on fire in White Marsh dies

Christopher HarrisonThe second victim of a first-degree assault (an arson) stemming from an altercation in White Marsh on December 4, 2015, has died.

Shawn Michael Scarinzi, 25, of Edgewood, died early Monday morning, some 17 months after being inadvertently set on fire during an altercation between his friend, David Benjamin Campbell, and the suspect, Christopher Harrison Jr.

After running out of gas on Pulaski Highway near Allender Road on December 4, 2015, Campbell and Scarinzi were returning with containers of gasoline when an altercation erupted between Campbell and Harrison, resulting in Campbell punching Harrison.

Harrison doused Campbell with gasoline and lit him on fire.

Scarinzi, who was standing near Campbell with a container of gasoline, also became engulfed in flames. Both victims remained hospitalized until the time of their deaths.

David Benjamin Campbell, 22, of Middle River, died on January 7, 2017. His death has been ruled a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. A warrant was issued to Harrison for homicide charges on May 16, 2017. The results of an autopsy performed on Scarinzi are pending.

Harrison was taken into custody at the time of the incident and held without bail, and remains confined to the Department of Corrections after entering a guilty plea on July 28, 2016 to charges of first-degree assault and reckless endangerment, for which he was sentenced to 20 years and 5 years imprisonment, respectively, to be served consecutively.

Car crashes into Royal Farms sign in White Marsh

Car Crash AccidentEmergency crews are on the scene of a motor vehicle accident in White Marsh.

At just after 10 a.m., the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company responded to the area of Pulaski Highway at Ebenezer Road for a report of a crash.

At the scene, crews found that one vehicle had gone off the roadway and had crashed into the sign in front of the Royal Farms store at that location.

There has been no word on any injuries.

Motorists should use caution in the area.


Crews battling White Marsh house fire

Emergency crews are on the scene of a Saturday night house fire in White Marsh. 

At just before 9 p.m., fire personnel responded to the 5500 block of Forge Road for a reported dwelling fire. 

At the scene, firefighters found a fully-involved house fire. 

Additional units are being requested. Crews from White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company have arrived at the scene. 

One firefighter has reportedly sustained a minor ankle injury. 

Motorists should use caution in the area.