Family, Health

Maryland Department of Health launches Youth Suicide Prevention Toolkit, MD Young Minds program

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health this week announced the launch of a new Youth Suicide Prevention Toolkit and MD Young Minds, two new resources designed to support teens and adolescents who may be struggling with mental health issues. MDH’s Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) developed the new resources to help Maryland youth find mental health support. “Engaging directly with young …


Crime, Police/Fire

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. …


BCoFD: Essex high-rise fire set by tenant who committed suicide

ESSEX, MD—Authorities say Sunday night’s high-rise fire in Essex was set by a tenant who committed suicide. The 74-year-old has been identified as David Boyd Thompson, of the 1000-block of Franklin Avenue (21221). Fire and police personnel responded to the Essex Co-Op Apartment Complex at around 11 p.m. on Sunday night. Upon arrival, firefighters found a small fire with heavy …

Investigation into Baltimore County shooting spree continues

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Department are continuing to investigate the fatal shootings that occurred last week in Essex and Phoenix/Glen Arm. Investigators believe that on March 28, 2021, 27-year-old Joshua Green shot five people, killing four of them. According to family members, Green struggled with behavioral health issues. Green shot three people at the Royal Farms store …

Baltimore County shooting spree leaves 4 dead, 1 injured

UPDATE 2: Police have provided additional information on this incident. UPDATE: A total of 5 individuals died in this incident, including the suspect who police say died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Police have released details on a Sunday shooting spree that left 4 people dead and one person injured in Baltimore County. At …

Harford County robbery suspect who shot himself during Baltimore County police chase identified

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Harford County robbery suspect who led police on a chase through White Marsh before shooting himself on I-695 in Essex has been identified. The Harford County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deceased suspect as 38-year-old Thomas R. Hoerr III of Forest Hill. After warrants were served on Hoerr’s vehicle and residence, evidence was collected that connects Hoerr to …

Harford County robbery suspect tears through White Marsh, dies after crashing on I-695

UPDATE: The deceased suspect has been identified by police. Original story below… ——— WHITE MARSH, MD—A robbery suspect who crashed on I-695 on Sunday morning appears to have died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the Baltimore County Police Department. At just before 8 a.m., Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies released a description of a 2004 Honda Accord being …

Governor Hogan issues proclamation recognizing September as National Suicide Prevention Month

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday issued a proclamation recognizing September as National Suicide Prevention Month and highlighting the administration’s participation in the nationwide Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families. Maryland joins 41 other states and one U.S. territory in issuing similar proclamations today. “Each and every life taken by suicide is a devastating …