Crime, Education, Police/Fire

Two juveniles charged in connection with threats made against Towson High School

TOWSON, MD—Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department have identified and charged a juvenile suspect in connection with multiple recent threats targeting Towson High School. Charges are also pending against a second juvenile suspect in North Carolina. Investigators believe the suspects intended to incriminate an uninvolved juvenile with their actions. Authorities have determined that no students, faculty, or staff were …


Crime, Education, Police/Fire

Essex school teacher charged with possession of child pornography

ESSEX, MD—Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department have arrested and charged an Essex teacher with possession of child pornography. Craig Clontz, 49, has been charged with five counts of possession of child pornography. Clontz is currently an art teacher at Stemmers Run Middle School. He is being held without bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center. At this point …


Cockeysville shooting leaves 1 dead, suspect arrested

COCKEYSVILLE, MD—Baltimore County homicide detectives have arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in Cockeysville on Wednesday morning. At around 6:00 a.m. on December 7, officers responded to the unit block of Queensbridge Court (21030) for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they located one person suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, …

Assault reported in Middle River, Nottingham business burglarized

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating three local crimes that were reported over the weekend. At just after 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, officers responded to the 700-block of Peterson Road in Middle River (21220) for a report of a disturbance. At the scene, two individuals stated that they were strangled by one other during an altercation. Both were placed under …

Perry Hall church vandalized, burglarized; man sets vehicle on fire in Middle River

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported over the past week. At around 3 a.m. on Friday, November 25, an individual brandished a folding pocket knife during an argument in the 1300-block of Taylor Avenue in Hillendale (21234). At just before 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 27, a known individual burglarized a place of worship located in …

Three suspects arrested in connection with Perry Hall homicide

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police have arrested and charged three suspects in connection with a shooting death that occurred in the Perry Hall area in October. The shooting occurred at around 5:45 p.m. on October 3 in the 8000-block of Heathrow Court near Belair Road at Slater Avenue in Nottingham/Perry Hall (21236). The victim, 28-year-old Vincent Leach, was pronounced dead at the scene. …

Carjacking reported in Hillendale, woman robbed in Middle River

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating a carjacking and a robbery that were reported this week. At 11:30 p.m. on Monday, November 14, a woman reported that, as she was taking trash to her community dumpster in the unit block of Ambo Circle in Middle River (21220), she was approached by two individuals. The suspects told the woman that they had a …

SVU detectives charge Parkville man with rape

PARKVILLE, MD—A Parkville man has been arrested and charged with rape and other offenses, police said on Wednesday afternoon. Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit have arrested and charged 34-year-old Evan Martin with second-degree rape, sexual solicitation of a minor, drug distribution, and other assault charges. Martin is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore …