Police Report Assault Case at Loch Raven High School

Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit responded to Loch Raven High School on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at approximately 3 p.m.to investigate a reported assault.

Preliminarily, this appears to be an isolated incident involving individuals known to one another. As this remains an ongoing investigation, BCoPD is working closely with our partners within Baltimore County Public Schools to ensure student safety.

A School Resource Officer is available should students have information they would like to share.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call SVU detectives at 410-887-2223.

BCPS Schools Host “Given Tuesday”

“Giving Tuesday” is here, and when it comes to supporting causes close to the
heart, the Education Foundation of Baltimore County wants you to consider one very special
recipient – our own students, teachers, and schools.

“By selecting and investing in The Education Foundation of BCPS,” says Deborah Phelps,
executive director of the foundation, “you can select one of our innovative grants, scholarships,
programs, or campaigns that provides a variety of opportunities, experiences, supplies, and
resources to benefit the educational readiness of tomorrow’s leaders, the more than 111,000
students who attend Baltimore County Public Schools.”

Giving Tuesday began in 2012 as a “global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world,” according to the
charitable organization founded to realize its vision. Beginning the first Tuesday after
Thanksgiving and going until December 3, the movement seeks to join “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” as a charitable alternative tradition of the season.

Those wishing to support BCPS through the Education Foundation may do so by visiting its
website and making a donation to one of the initiatives or programs of the foundation,
including 21st Century Instructional Initiative Grants, student scholarships, or – through the
Exchangeree: Gizmos & Gadgets Galore – the Tools for Schools, Books for Bins, and Share the
Warmth campaigns.

Other ways to contribute include through the United Way of Central Maryland, while shopping
online at Amazon, and following the foundation’s social media links, among others.
“We so appreciate the generous support of the many donors who provide assistance, and in
this season of giving, we extend our gratitude to each of you,” Phelps says. “Together we can –
and do – make a lasting impact.”

2022 Eastern Baltimore County Holiday Schedule

Here is a list of holiday events in Eastern Baltimore County for 2022. There are still many events that are missing on the calendar. We are waiting for some events to either send us information or to post it on their page. This page will be updated with new events as soon as we are notified. If there are any events not on the list, please email us at eastcountytimes@gmail.com.

Friday, Nov. 25 to Monday, Jan. 2
The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company train garden
The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company announced their train garden will open on Friday, Nov. 25 and will run until Monday, Jan. 2.

Saturday, Nov. 26
The Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company train garden

The Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company Train Garden opens this Saturday, Nov. 26 and will run until Monday, Jan. 2.

Middle River Parade of Lighted Boats Returns Thanksgiving Saturday
The 22nd annual Middle River Parade of Lighted Boats takes place Saturday, Nov. 26 starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Middle River waterways.

Maryland Aviation Museum to Host Train Garden
The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum’s 9th annual Plane and Train Garden will run from Nov. 26 to Jan. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at the 5 Story Office Building at 2323 Eastern Blvd. in Middle River.

Friday, Dec. 2
Perry Hall Community Tree Lighting to be Held Friday
The Perry Hall Improvement Assocation will hold its annual tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at Perry Hall Elementary School, 9021 Belair Road.

Saturday, Dec.3
THE AVENUE Announces Holiday Parade Lineup
The AVENUE at White Marsh will hold its 25th Annual Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3rd, starting at 10 a.m

DRC to Hold Holiday Hoopla
The Dundalk Renaissance Corp. will hold their Holiday Hoopla on the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 3 at Historic Dundalk Town Center

Essex Community Tree Lighting at the Museum
The Essex Community Tree Lighting will be held by the Essex Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River, Inc. at 5 p.m.

Bear Creek Boat Parade Returns to Dundalk
Bear Creek Lighted Boat Parade is back again for its 3rd year and is scheduled for Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. starting at the Hard Yacht Cafe.

Saturday, Dec. 10
Dundalk Christmas Tree Lighting Returns for 4th Year
The 4th annual Dundalk Christmas Tree Lighting will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Poplar Place Shopping Center

Essex VFC to Hold Tree Lighting
The Essex Volunteer Fire Company will hold a tree lighting on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Back River United Methodist Church, 544 Back River Neck Road.

Santa on Fire Truck
Bowleys Quarters VFRM Releases Santa Schedule
Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue & Marine have released their schedule for their 2022 Santa Detail.

NPEVFD Announces Santa Detail Schedule
The North Point Edgemere Volunteer Department Santa Detail will take place from Dec. 12 to Dec. 16. All times start at 5:30 p.m.
Middle River Volunteer Fire and Rescue Announces 2022 Santa Detail
The Middle River Volunteer Fire and Rescue released its schedule for its 2022 Santa Detail. All details start at 6 p.m. except on Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m.
Santa on Fire Truck Returns to Dundalk
The Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company is once again bringing Santa around the Dundalk community.
Santa to Visit Kingsville Area
The Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company announced their Santa Detail Schedule for 2002. It will run the week of Dec. 14 to Dec. 18. The nightly tours start at 6 p.m.

Did we miss any events?
We know we had to miss something. If so, email us at eastcountytimes@gmail.com

Homicide Investigation on Loch Raven Blvd.

Homicide detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department responded to the 8700 block of Loch Raven Blvd. about an unconscious person on Tuesday, Nov.22.

When they arrived at the location, detectives found the victim deceased. It was later determined that 24-year-old Pavan Patel suffered from a fatal gunshot wound.

This homicide remains under investigation.

Police Still Investigating Threat at Towson High School

An increased police presence remains at Towson High School as the Baltimore County Police Department continues its investigation into an online threat made Thursday, Nov. 17.

It appears the threat was generated outside the United States. Academic institutions across the country have faced a surge of threats similar to the one sent last week.

The Baltimore County Police Department continues to work closely with Baltimore County Public Schools to monitor this situation and to ensure that all students and staff remain safe.

House Fire Reported on Wolf Trap Court in Perry Hall

It was a busy night for fire crews in Eastern Baltimore County and that continued into the morning as a fire was reported in Perry Hall.

This house fire was reported with people trapped on Wolf Trap Court.

The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company reported that units from the area responded to find a townhome on fire on Sunday around 3:44 a.m.

A second alarm was dispatched as the fire spread to two adjoining homes.

Crews were battling this fire around three hours.

There also reported fires in Parkville and Dundalk on Saturday evening.

BCPS Board to Hold November Meeting

The Board of Education will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at its Greenwood Campus, 6901 N. Charles Street, Building E, Towson, Maryland 21204.

The Board’s regular open session will begin in person at approximately 5 p.m. The Board will then meet in closed session as permitted by law. The open session will reconvene at 6:30 p.m.

A special order of business will be held to recognize the outgoing Board members.
Public comment and attendance will take place in person at the meeting, with limited capacity.

Registration for stakeholder and general public comment will continue to be through the online registration form, and only those preregistered stakeholder groups and selected general public comment speakers will be allowed access to the building.

In addition, members of the public who want to attend only to view the Board meeting in person will register online in advance and be randomly selected (based on capacity).

For more information, visit the Board’s website, and click on “Participation
by the Public.”

The school system is committed to accessible communication with its stakeholders.

Accordingly, the scheduled Board of Education meeting will be streamed on the BCPS Web site and BoardDocs and broadcast on BCPS-TV (Comcast Xfinity channel 73, Verizon FiOS channel 34).

Hyatt Won’t Remain County Police Chief

It was announced by Baltimore County that Melissa Hyatt will not return as Baltimore County Police Chief. She released the following statement on Wednesday.

“It is with heartfelt and mixed emotions that I announce my last day as Chief of the Baltimore County Police Department is December 4th. Police chiefs are appointed for finite terms in order to accomplish specific goals and objectives of County leadership. With the end of my term quickly approaching, I am both saddened to be leaving my Baltimore County family and excited to see what the future holds.

During my tenure as Chief, we worked through challenging times. I am so very proud of our many accomplishments, including initiatives that sharpened our focus on community trust, public safety, and officer wellness.

I want to personally thank every police officer, professional staff member, and community member who supported this important work. As a result, this agency is better equipped to face the future and serve our much-deserving county. I wish nothing but the best for the Baltimore County Police Department and our entire community.”

Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski released a statement about Hyatt’s departure.

“Chief Hyatt is a world-class public safety professional who has led efforts to modernize the Baltimore County Police Department, helping us to enact critical reforms to strengthen the agency,” said Olszewski. “We are grateful for her tireless commitment to the people of Baltimore County and remain thankful for her service as we begin the process of identifying a successor who will help ensure Baltimore County remains a safe place to live, work and raise a family.”

Community Meeting for New Towson Schools

BCPS will host a community stakeholder meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. to review the recommended mitigation option for the Towson High School renovation and replacement school project, including recommendations based on stakeholder input from a 30-day comment and survey period as well as the requirements of the Maryland Historic Trust (MHT) Section 106 process.

The meeting will be held at West Towson Elementary School cafeteria/gymnasium
6914 N. Charles Street in Towson.

Man Fatally Shot on Ticker Circle in Lansdowne

Baltimore County homicide detectives continue investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal shooting that occurred Thursday, Nov. 10, in the 4300 block of Tucker Circle.

At approximately 9 p.m., officers responded to the location following a reported gunshot wound.

When officers arrived, they located a teenage male suffering from a gunshot wound inside the home. Medics transported the teenager to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.