Police/Fire

Pedestrian struck, killed on Belair Road in Overlea

OVERLEA, MD—Police are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed in Overlea this week. At 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, a vehicle struck a pedestrian along Belair Road near Taylor Avenue (21206). At the time of the crash, the vehicle was traveling northbound on Belair Road. A preliminary investigation determined that the pedestrian, 34-year-old Byron Blowe, stepped into …


Crime, Police/Fire

Suspect charged in connection with August murder of Carney man

UPDATE: Parrish was an acquaintance of Albert’s according to police. Original story below… —— CARNEY, MD—Detectives have charged a suspect in connection with the killing of a 91-year-old man in Carney back in August. Gary W. Parrish, 38, has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Norman Albert on Hines Road (21234). At just after 12 p.m. on …


Man arrested, charged following fatal Essex stabbing

ESSEX, MD—Police have arrested and charged a man following a fatal stabbing in Essex. At around 1 p.m. on Monday, December 27, officers responded to the unit block of Moline Circle (21221) for a stabbing. Upon arrival, authorities located the victim, 32-year-old Dominic Thornton. Medics transported Thornton to an area hospital where he died from his injury. Homicide detectives have …

7-year-old boy dies following Christmas Day, three-alarm fire in Baltimore County

GWYNN OAK, MD—A 7-year-old boy has died following a Christmas Day apartment fire in Baltimore County. At just before 12:30 a.m. on December 25, crews responded to an apartment fire with rescue in the 6700-block of Townbrook Drive (21207). First-arriving police and fire units found an apartment building fully involved with heavy fire. Firefighters rescued a young boy, identified as …

Officer Keona Holley removed from life support one week after ambush-style shooting

BALTIMORE, MD—Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison on Thursday announced that Officer Keona Holley has been removed from life-support one week after she was shot in an ambush-style attack. At just after 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 16, officers received a report of a vehicle crash in the 4400-block of Pennington Avenue. Upon arrival, police learned that a patrol vehicle had …

Police identify victims in double-fatal, wrong way Belair Road crash

KINGSVILLE, MD—Police have identified the victims in last weekend’s double-fatal crash on Belair Road. At just after 12:15 a.m. on Friday night/Saturday morning, officers responded to Belair Road at Sheradale Drive for a report of a crash.  Investigators have determined that a 2020 Toyota RAV4, operated by 30-year-old Sunil Baraili, was traveling southbound on Belair Road. Maurice Harris, 47, was …

Police investigating apparent murder-suicide in Baltimore County

TIMONIUM, MD—Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that occurred in Baltimore County on Monday. At just after 7:45 a.m. on December 13, family members contacted 911 in reference to a disturbance in the 200-block of East Padonia Road in Timonium that potentially involved a weapon. Upon entering the home, members of the Baltimore County Tactical Unit located 49-year-old John O. …

Maryland reports first cold-related death of the 2021-2022 winter weather season

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday reported the first cold-related illness death in Maryland for the 2021-2022 winter weather season. The deceased individual was an adult male in his 50s and the death occurred in Baltimore City. “As temperatures continue to drop across the state, Marylanders are urged to take every precaution possible to prevent cold-related illnesses,” said …