Crime, Police/Fire

Two MS-13 gang members receive life sentences in connection with Parkville-area murder

PARKVILLE, MD—Two reported members of the MS-13 gang on Thursday were sentenced to life without the possibility of parole in Baltimore County Circuit Court for their part in the murder of a 21-year-old man in the Parkville area of Baltimore County in July of 2019. Hugo Portillo Chavez, 33, and Jonathan Escobar Hernandez, 21, had been convicted by a jury …


Traffic, Weather

Parkville/Carney roads flooded following heavy rain, vehicles stuck

PARKVILLE/CARNEY, MD—Several local streets are flooded following severe storms that moved through northeastern Baltimore County on Thursday. Storm and flood warnings were issued for much of the area on Thursday afternoon as a cold front passed through the region. At 3:30 p.m., Baltimore County Emergency Management advised that the area of Loch Raven Boulevard at Joan Avenue (21234) is flooded, …


Police: Missing Towson woman was last seen on Loch Raven Boulevard

TOWSON, MD—Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman. Tammie Ellis, 52, is 5’4″ tall, weighs 125 pounds, and was last seen in the 8800-block of Loch Raven Boulevard on Sunday. Ellis may be driving a blue 2016 Toyota Camry with Virginia tag USF5506. Authorities say she is known to frequent motels/hotels and may be in …

Police: $15,000 reward offered for information on unsolved 2009 homicide of Daniel Coverston

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Detectives continue to search for information that may help solve the 2009 Valentine’s Day murder of Towson University student Daniel Coverston. Daniel’s body was discovered in his apartment in the 7000-block of Lachlan Circle (21239) at just after 2:45 p.m. on that Saturday afternoon. Coverston had left his door unlocked for friends to periodically check on him as …

Wanted suspect, two others arrested in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—A wanted suspect and two other individuals were arrested in Perry Hall on Friday night. The incident occurred at the High’s store located in the 9400-block of Scott Moore Way (21128) at just after 9 p.m. Police say officers stopped the suspect on the parking lot, identified and confirmed the suspect was wanted, identified two other individuals, and …

Crash reported on I-695 outer loop

TOWSON, MD—A Friday afternoon crash on I-695 in Towson is causing traffic delays that stretch into the Parkville area. The crash was reported at just after 2:45 p.m. on the outer loop between Providence Road and Loch Raven Boulevard. The right lanes along I-695 are blocked and delays stretch from the Loch Raven Boulevard exit back to the Perring Parkway …

Pedestrian dies after being struck on Loch Raven Boulevard

PARKVILLE, MD—A pedestrian died on Saturday night after being struck on Loch Raven Boulevard near Loch Bend Drive just inside I-695. At just after 7:45 p.m., officers responded to the scene after the pedestrian was hit by the front passenger side of a GMC Acadia and then struck again by a Honda Accord following behind the GMC. The pedestrian, identified …