Police/Fire

Overnight fire in Essex leaves 1 injured, 3 displaced

ESSEX, MD—Crews responded to a building fire in Essex overnight. At just after 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, units were dispatched to 331 S. Marlyn Ave (21221) for a building fire. Crews arrived to find heavy fire showing from the side of the building. The Baltimore County Fire Department reports that the blaze was under control by 1:30 a.m. One adult …


Police/Fire

Police searching for missing Essex teen

ESSEX, MD—Police in Baltimore County area searching for a missing teen. Zoey Marie Jeppi, 15, is 5’0″ tall and weighs 120 pounds. She was last seen at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1 in the Essex area wearing a black furry jacket and black New Balance shoes. Anyone with information on Zoey Marie Jeppi’s whereabouts is asked to dial 9-1-1 …


Police searching for missing Essex teen

ESSEX, MD—Police are searching for a teen who has been reported missing from the Essex area. Gavin Austin Brown, 15, is 4’6” tall and weighs 136 pounds. He was last seen at 9 p.m. on Monday, January 30 in the Essex area wearing a black Rick and Morty sweatshirt. Anyone with information on Gavin Brown’s whereabouts is asked to dial …

Crews respond to fire at vacant Essex home

ESSEX, MD—Crews are on the scene of a Tuesday afternoon house fire in the Essex area. The fire was reported at around 1 p.m. in the 400-block of John Avenue (21221). The Baltimore County Fire Department reports that the home was vacant and that the blaze has been extinguished. No injuries were reported. Photo via Baltimore County Fire Department

Essex shooting leaves one injured

ESSEX, MD—Police in Baltimore County are investigating an Essex shooting that left one person injured on Tuesday evening. At just after 7:45 p.m. on January 24, officers responded to the 900-block of Holgate Drive (21221) following reports of a shooting. At the scene, police found an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to an …

Suspicious death in Essex ruled a homicide

ESSEX, MD—Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department are investigating the circumstances surrounding a homicide in Essex. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 15, officers were called to the 900-block of Sun Circle Way (21221) regarding a body that had been located. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on Monday, January 16 and ruled the …

Mother, 2 children reported missing from Essex area

UPDATE: Tori Manuel and her two children have been located. Original story below… ———- ESSEX, MD—Police in Baltimore County are searching for a mother and her two children who have gone missing. Tori Manuel, 27, is 5’2” tall and weighs 200 pounds. She was last seen in the Essex area with her two children, 7-year old Isaiah and 5-year-old Nyla …

Eastern Tech graduate, former student board member, returns as substitute teacher during winter break

ESSEX, MD—When his alarm buzzed early in the morning on January 5, Christian Thomas had to get his bearings. Now in the middle of his first year at Yale University, he has grown accustomed to waking up considerably later than he did as a high school student. Why in the middle of his winter break was his alarm going off? …