York Man Arrested for Assault of Uber Driver

Maryland State Police arrested an Uber passenger after he verbally and physically abused the driver yesterday evening in Baltimore County.

The accused is identified as Eduardo Castillo, 30, of no fixed address. Castillo was charged with second degree assault, false imprisonment and other related drug charges. He was transported to St. Joseph Medical Center for treatment. He was later transported to the Baltimore County Detention Center where he was seen by a district court commissioner and later released.

The victim is not being identified at this time. He was the driver of a 2012 Hyundai Accent involved in the incident. He was transported by ambulance to Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) for possible exposure to controlled dangerous substances during the Uber transport.

At about 3:50 p.m. on Friday, April 21, Maryland State Police Golden Ring Barrack received a 9-1-1 call in reference to an Uber driver being held against his will while transporting a passenger. The preliminary investigation revealed an Uber driver picked up a passenger, later identified as Castillo in York, PA. The driver transported Castillo to several locations before driving him to Baltimore City.

During the transport, Castillo reportedly took the driver’s phone several times. The victim advised police that Castillo was also smoking an illegal substance in the front passenger seat, yelling at him and hitting him in the head while he was driving. The driver, in fear for his own life, was able to send a single text message to his mother to ask her to call for help. The mother of the victim then contacted the police. An immediate lookout for the vehicle was issued.

Troopers at the Golden Ring Barrack located the vehicle and conducted a subsequent traffic stop on northbound I-83 in the area of York Road. Upon their approach, troopers observed Castillo with signs of drug impairment. Troopers also located illegal drugs inside the vehicle. Castillo was arrested on scene without incident.

The Baltimore County Police Department provided assistance on the scene. Personnel from the Baltimore County Fire Department also assisted with the incident. The case remains under investigation.

Man Dies in Rossville Motorcycle Crash

Baltimore County Police reported a fatal motorcycle crash in Rossville on Friday.

A 2010 Harley Davidson Road King was traveling westbound on Rossville Boulevard when it collided with a 2007 Cadillac DTS turning eastbound onto Rossville Boulevard from Belridge Road on Friday, March 18 around 1:30 p.m.

The driver of the Harley Davidson, 42-year-old Preston Wyatt Coddington, was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

Two Pedestrians Hit; One Killed in Rosedale

Two pedestrians were struck on Sunday night as they attempted to cross Pulaski Highway in Rosedale. One of them was killed at the scene on March 6 around 8:20 p.m.

Members of the Baltimore County Crash Team determined the driver of the 2006 BMW 750i, that struck the pedestrians, was traveling west on Pulaski Highway, in the westbound lane, approaching Batavia Farm Road when the crash occurred.

36-year-old Darious T. Eason, was pronounced deceased on the scene. The second pedestrian, who suffered minor injuries, was transported to an area hospital. A preliminary investigation indicates the pedestrians involved in this crash were crossing against the pedestrian signal and were outside the crosswalk when they were struck.

Investigators continue to review all factors involved in this crash

81-year-old Killed in Perry Hall Crash

Baltimore County officers responded to the intersection of Belair Road and Penn Avenue in Perry Hall for a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at approximately 7 a.m.

The crash involved a 1997 Lincoln Town Car and a 1995 Toyota Camry. The crash resulted in the death of 81-year-old Laura Sperry, the driver of the Lincoln Town Car.

Crash Team investigators determined Sperry made a left turn onto Belair Road when she was struck by oncoming traffic. The driver of the Camry was also transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

This crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department’s Crash Team.

Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Overlea

Baltimore County Police reported a fatal pedestrian crash Wednesday night in Overlea.

A 2013 Lexus IS 250 struck a pedestrian along Belair Road near Taylor Avenue on Jan. 5 around 8:30 p.m.

The Lexus was traveling northbound on Belair Road. A preliminary investigation determined, the pedestrian, 34-year-old Byron Blowe, stepped into the northbound travel lane of Belair Road, from a sidewalk near Taylor Avenue, when he was struck by the 2013 Lexus.

Blowe was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

According to police, it does not appear that Blowe was in the crosswalk at the time of the crash. The driver remained at the scene.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team are working to determine all of the factors that contributed to this crash.

Police Release Victim’s Names From Kingsville Fatal Crash

Officers from the Baltimore County Police Crash Team continue to investigate a fatal crash that occurred on Saturday, Dec. 11 along Belair Road and Sheradale Drive in Kingsville.

A preliminary investigation indicates at approximately 12:20 a.m., a 2020 Toyota RAV4, operated by 30-year-old Sunil Baraili was traveling southbound on Belair Road. 47-year-old Maurice Harris, who was also operating a 2020 Toyota RAV4, was traveling northbound.

The two vehicles collided near the intersection of Belair Road and Sheradale Drive.

Paramedics transported Harris to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Paramedics pronounced Baraili deceased at the scene.

Two passengers in the Toyota RAV4 operated by Baraili were transported to area hospitals for treatment. This crash remains under investigation by members of the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

Two People Die in Saturday Morning Crash in Kingsville

-photo courtesy of Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company/M. Tomko-

The Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company reported a motor vehicle crash on Saturday after midnight with entrapment in the area of the Gunpowder Lodge on Belair Road. The accident resulted in two deaths.

According to reports, crews arrived at Belair Road and Sheradale Drive with a two car crash that saw with three people trapped. One person was deemed in grave condition upon arrival while all others patients had life threatening injuries.

In under 15 minutes, all patients were extricated from the vehicles and were transported to regional trauma centers. Unfortunately, one person died on the way to the hospital. Both of the other patients remain in critical condition.