Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

County Executive Olszewski announces distribution of 100,000 rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits, county testing expansion

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced updates on Baltimore County’s ongoing efforts to expand access to COVID-19 testing, including plans for the distribution of 100,000 rapid at-home COVID tests for residents and the expansion of county-run testing sites. “Expanding Baltimore County’s testing availability will help ensure residents can take every precaution to protect themselves and their loved …


Crime, Police/Fire

New Year’s Eve shooting in Essex leaves 1 injured

ESSEX, MD—Police are investigating a New Year’s Eve shooting in Essex that left one man injured. At just after 10:15 p.m. on December 31, officers responded to the unit block of Jillway Court (21221) for a reported shooting. A preliminary investigation determined that an armed person shot an adult male after he arrived home.  The victim sustained a non-life threatening …


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 …

Man critically injured in Essex shooting

CORRECTION: This shooting occurred on Glenwood Road in Essex. Updated story below… —— ESSEX, MD—Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in Essex on Monday. At around 1:30 p.m. on December 20, officers responded to the unit block of Glenwood Road (21221) for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. …

Police: Essex schools placed on lockdown due to phone threat

ESSEX, MD—Police are investigating a threat that resulted in three local schools being placed on lockdown on Wednesday morning. At 11:15 a.m., the Baltimore County Police Department stated that officers were investigating a threat that was called into Kenwood High School. While that investigation was being conducted, three Essex-area schools, including Kenwood and Eastern Tech, were placed on “lockout status” …

Police searching for missing 17-year-old last seen in Essex

UPDATE: Zorra Timpson has been located safe and unharmed. Original story below… —— ESSEX, MD—Police are searching for a 17-year-old girl who was last seen in the Essex area. Zorra Timpson is 5’4” tall and weighs 110 pounds. She was last seen on Tuesday, November 23 in the 700-block of Mansfield Road (21221). Anyone with information on the whereabouts of …

Essex police officer sentenced to home detention in connection with 2019 rape

ESSEX, MD—A Baltimore County police officer was sentenced on Friday to home detention in connection with the 2019 rape of a 22-year-old woman. On August 20, 2021, Anthony Westerman, 27, was convicted of two counts of second-degree rape, third-degree sexual offense, fourth-degree sexual offense, and second-degree assault of a 22-year-old woman in connection with an incident that occurred in October …

Barricaded man arrested in vehicle after firing shots in Middle River, Essex

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Members of the Baltimore County Police Department arrested an armed suspect who had barricaded himself inside his vehicle on Sunday morning after he fired shots in several locations overnight. Several roads in the area were closed in the area of Dulaney Valley Road and Jarrettsville Pike (21131) as the barricade situation played out. Police say the suspect, who appeared …