Assault reported in Nottingham, Perry Hall residence burglarized

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating an assault, three burglaries, and three robberies that were reported over the past week. At just before 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2023, a suspect broke into a business located in the 1200-block of Eastern Boulevard in Essex (212210) and stole property before fleeing. At around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, two armed suspects […]

BCPS recommends closing Golden Ring Middle School to students; public hearing set for May 3

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials have announced that they plan to close Golden Ring Middle School. As part of its strategy to improve learning environments and reduce overcrowding in northeastern county middle schools, BCPS plans to close Golden Ring Middle School to students and repurpose the building for future use. BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams notified the Board […]

Building fire reported in Essex

ESSEX, MD—Crews are on the scene of a Wednesday morning building fire in Essex. The fire was reported at just after 10 a.m. on April 12, 2023 in the 400-block of Eastern Avenue (21221). Multiple units are responding to the blaze.  Eastern Avenue has been shut down in the vicinity of Mace Avenue. There has been no word on any […]

Olszewski, Metzgar announce new state funding for Essex streetscape projects

ESSEX, MD— Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Delegate Ric Metzgar on Thursday announced $1.4 million in FY2023 state funding for streetscaping and roadway improvements in Essex. These projects are part of the multi-departmental Essex recovery initiative that the County Executive announced in June 2021. “An attractive and inviting streetscape can draw in visitors, attract new businesses and instill a […]

Eastern Tech evacuated due to gas odor

UPDATE 2 (10:00 a.m.): The gas leak has been secured and the building has been deemed safe. Staff and students have re-entered the school. Fire department crews have cleared the scene. UPDATE (9:40 a.m.): The Baltimore County Fire Department and BGE are investigating a malfunctioning natural gas line.  The school remains evacuated. Original story below… —— ESSEX, MD—Hazmat crews are […]

Essex motorcycle crash leaves one dead

ESSEX, MD—Police in Essex are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash. At just after 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to the area of Route 702 at Mace Avenue (21221). Authorities say a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling on Route 702 towards Mace Avenue when the driver lost control and struck a guardrail. The motorcyclist, 66-year-old, William Schmittinger of Katherine […]

House fire reported in Essex

ESSEX, MD—Crews are on the scene of a New Year’s Eve house fire in Essex. The fire was reported at around 3:15 p.m. in the 300-block of Mace Avenue (21221). Units arrived to find heavy fire showing from the dwelling. No one is believed to be trapped at this time. There has been no word on any injuries.