Crime, Education, Police/Fire

Police investigating after loaded gun found at Baltimore County school

ESSEX, MD—Police are investigating after a gun was found at a Baltimore County school on Wednesday. At around 12:15 p.m., officers responded to Chesapeake High School after being notified that a loaded handgun and ammunition were discovered by a school administrator. Officers later learned the weapon was located inside of a bag in an empty classroom. No additional details are …


Business, Events, Police/Fire

Baltimore County Police Department to hold community hiring event in Towson in October

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department will have a community hiring event next month. The job fair will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at the Public Safety Building in Towson. The event will feature specialized unit demonstrations, virtual reality police experiences, a practice agility test, food vendors, and more. BCoPD is currently offering …


Perry Hall murder suspect convicted, could face life sentence without parole

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A Nottingham man has been convicted in connection with the 2019 shooting death of a woman in Perry Hall. On Monday, a Baltimore County jury convicted Christopher James Engles, 21, of Bellhurst Way (21236), of first-degree premeditated murder, robbery with a dangerous or deadly weapon, and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence. At …

Pizza delivery driver robbed in Nottingham, man robbed in Parkville apartment

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating three local crimes that were reported over the past week. Sometime between 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15 and 5 a.m. on Thursday, September 16, an individual broke into a locked storage container at a business located in the 600-block of Earls Road in Middle River (21220).  The suspect stole the lock and lawn equipment, then …

Baltimore County Police Department announces schedule of activities for Faith and Blue Weekend

TOWSON—The Baltimore County Police Department will participate in several events and activities planned for the second annual National Faith and Blue Weekend, scheduled for October 8-11, 2021. Faith and Blue Weekend is endorsed by every major law enforcement group and police department, and has been embraced by religious communities nationwide. Chief Melissa R. Hyatt has invited Baltimore County faith-based organizations …

Pedestrian struck, killed on Pulaski Highway

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—A driver struck and killed a pedestrian along Pulaski Highway over the weekend. The crash occurred at just before 9 p.m. on Saturday night. Investigators determined that the driver had just made a U-turn at the intersection of Pulaski Highway and Campbell Boulevard when the 68-year-old pedestrian was hit. Stanley Vingsen Jr., who was attempting to cross Route …