Crime, Police/Fire

Three juveniles arrested following Towson Town Center carjacking

TOWSON, MD—Three juveniles have been arrested following a carjacking at Towson Town Center. At around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, officers responded to Towson Town Center for a report of a carjacking. Following the incident, detectives were able to locate the stolen vehicle and arrest three juveniles suspects. The juveniles are facing several charges including carjacking, robbery, assault, unlawful …


Crime, Events, Politics

Baltimore County Police Department announces activities for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

TOWSON, MD—National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) is taking place April 24 to 30. The theme this year is Rights, access, equity, for all victims. It stresses the importance of helping crime survivors find their justice by enforcing victims’ rights, expanding access to services, and ensuring equity and inclusion for all. Each year in April, the U.S. Department of Justice’s …


Retired police officer collects $50,000 Powerball prize after purchasing ticket in Parkville

BALTIMORE, MD—Playing Maryland Lottery games isn’t routine for retired police officer John Boyd. However, the Towson resident does spend $20 on Powerball tickets whenever the jackpot rolls past the $100 million mark. Now, the occasional player is celebrating a $50,000 win. The 64-year-old bought his lucky ticket at Maria’s, his regular Maryland Lottery retailer, which is located at 1812 Taylor …

Three BCPS students named grand prize winners in Lyric Education’s 5th Annual Dream Big Contest

TOWSON, MD— Half of the six grand prize winners (“Visionaries”) in Lyric Education’s Annual Dream Big Contest are Baltimore County Public Schools’ students. The Lyric Baltimore contest challenged Baltimore-area students in Grades 5 -12 to create poems, essays, or videos about their dreams for their lives, communities, or schools. The BCPS students named Visionaries are: Xin Yue Lu, Grade 10, …

Councilman Marks recognizes 13-year-old raising money for Maryland’s fallen heroes

TOWSON, MD—A 13-year-old who founded a very special non-profit was recognized in Towson on Saturday. Zechariah Cartledge has raised over $1 million through the Running 4 Heroes program. The initiative provides grants to injured first responders. In 2019, Running 4 Heroes officially became a non-profit 501(c)(3). According to the website, “Zechariah runs one mile for every first responder who makes …

Parkville woman celebrating $100,000 Maryland Lottery win

PARKVILLE, MD—A Parkville woman is celebrating a huge Maryland Lottery win. The Baltimore County resident arrived at Lottery headquarters in high spirits this week, eager to collect her $100,000 scratch-off prize. The lucky woman claimed the third of nine top prizes on the Gold instant ticket. The $10 game, which went on sale in October 2021, has more than 395,000 …

Man assaulted at Welcome Inn, restaurant burglarized in White Marsh

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating two local crimes that were reported on April 4th. At 5:30 a.m. on Monday, an individual entered a restaurant at White Marsh Mall, located in the 8200-block of Perry Hall Boulevard (21236), and stole various food items. The suspect was found inside the location with other stolen items in a bag and was subsequently arrested. At …

Loch Raven Boulevard shop sells winning $50,000 Powerball ticket

TOWSON, MD—A very lucky Powerball ticket has been sold at a shop on Loch Raven Boulevard. While no one hit the jackpot, there were 15,248 winning tickets sold in Maryland with prizes ranging from $4 to $50,000. A $50,000 third-tier winning ticket was purchased at Quick Mart located at 8604 Loch Raven Boulevard. The winning numbers were 2, 10, 50, …