The Essex Cube Has Been Removed and Retired

-photo courtesy of Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River-

There were reports and photos on social media that the Essex Cube was removed on Friday, March 4.

The Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River, Inc, which announced last year that the Cube would be replaced by a new landmark, confirmed the removal on Friday. The cube is now at the museum. A statement was released by the museum on Friday.

“As many of you may have noticed, the Essex Cube has been relocated from its location on Eastern Blvd. to make way for the new Essex Landmark Sculpture, which will be installed later this Spring. Rest assured, the Cube is safe in storage until it can be reinstalled at the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River (Essex Museum). The Heritage Society is working closely with the Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce and its Eastern Baltimore County Task Force to ensure that the Cube will be preserved for ourselves and future generations. More details will follow, and we will be asking for the community’s support with this project,” said the statement.

“We are looking forward to the beautiful new Essex Landmark sculpture which represents the beauty and hardworking people in our community. Progress is a great thing, and these are exciting times for Essex.”

The removal of the Essex Cube has brought some controversy as some folks were wearing “Save the Cube” shirts at last year’s Essex Day.

One Person Arrested at Chesapeake HS

Baltimore County Police reported officers responded to Chesapeake High School in the 1800 block of Turkey Point Road in Essex in reference to an assault and disturbance.

The incident was reported Wednesday afternoon.

At least, one person has been arrested.
Additional information will be provided – as it becomes available.

Essex Fight Results in Saturday Shooting

Baltimore County police officers responded to a shooting in Essex on Saturday at 11 p.m.

Officers were called to the 1400 block of Hadwick Drive for a fight that escalated into a shooting on Feb. 26.

When officers arrived, they located a male victim suffering from a single gunshot wound. Medics transported the individual to an area hospital for treatment.

Detectives with the Department’s Violent Crimes Unit are asking anyone with information about this case to contact them at 410-307-2020.

Essex Shooting Reported on Jillway Court

Baltimore County police officers responded to the Unit block of Jillway Court in Essex for a reported shooting.

A preliminary investigation determined an armed person shot an adult male after he arrived home; the victim sustained a non-life threatening injury on Friday, Dec. 31 at approximately 10:20 p.m.

After the shooting, the armed suspect fled the scene.

Detectives with the Violent Crimes Unit are asking anyone with information about this shooting to contact them at 410-307-2020.

Essex Man Arrested in Fatal Stabbing

A man has been arrested in an Essex stabbing from Tuesday afternoon.

Baltimore County police officers responded to the Unit block of Moline Circle for a stabbing on Dec. 27 around 1 p.m.

Upon arrival, they located the victim 32-year-old Dominic Thornton. Medics transported Thornton to an area hospital where he died from his injury.

Homicide detectives arrested 24-year-old Diamond A. Dingle for first-degree murder.

Dingle is being held without bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Essex Shooting Reported on Glenwood Road

Baltimore County Police responded to the Unit block of Glenwood Road in Essex for a reported shooting On Monday, Dec. 20 at approximately 1:30 p.m.

When officers arrived they located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. Medics transported the victim to an area hospital where he underwent surgery for life-threatening injuries.

As detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit continue to investigate this case, they are asking anyone who might have information about this shooting to contact them at 410-307-2020.

Police Give Update on Kenwood HS Threats

On Dec. 1, Baltimore County police officers responded to Kenwood High School after becoming aware of a series of threats.

Upon their arrival, the campus was secured, thoroughly searched and deemed safe.

Throughout the day, Baltimore County School Resource Officers remained on campus.

Detectives have since determined the calls originated from out of state.

Police Said No “Credible Threat” to Essex Area Schools

Baltimore County police have investigated a threat that was called into a local Essex high school this morning but have determined the threat was not “credible”

The threat was reported on Wednesday. Dec. 1 at 11:14 a.m.

There are unconfirmed reports that Kenwood High was one of the schools on lockdown.

As this investigation was conducted, three Essex area schools were placed on “lockout” status.

Essex VFC Launches Interactive Map for Santa Visits

Google maps-

The Essex Volunteer Fire Company will continue their tradition of having Santa tours on their engines. This year Essex VFC has created an interactive Google map where residents can track all of the streets Santa will be visiting in the Essex area.

The Santa tour starts at 6 p.m. and will run from Tuesday, Dec. 14 until Dec. 23.

Listing will be placed on the Essex VFC Facebook page and there is more information on the interactive Google map.

For a full listing of holiday events go to

Arrested Made After Gunfire Near Courthouse & Other Spots

Members of the Baltimore County Police Department successfully resolved an incident this morning that involved an armed individual, barricaded inside his vehicle.

Out of an abundance of caution, several roads in the area were closed in the area of Dulaney Valley Road and Jarrettsville Pike in Jacksonville as this matter was being addressed.

Those roads were reopened shortly after the subject, who appeared to be in crisis, was safely taken into custody and transported to an area hospital for an evaluation.

The subject involved in this morning’s incident was being sought following reports of property damage that occurred Saturday evening.

At approximately 11 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, officers responded to the 11000 block of Crossroads Circle, 21220, for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers observed property damage to the location. The subject involved had left the scene. No one was injured.

At 11:24 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20, officers responded to the 8900 block of Kelso Drive in Essex for a report of a firearms discharge. When officers arrived, they observed property damage to a government-owned building. No one was injured

At 11:54 p.m., officers responded to a firearms discharge in Unit block of Nakota Court in Middle River.

As officers searched for the subject, a report of a suspicious vehicle was received at 5:35 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 21.
Officers responded to the location near Dulaney Valley Road and Jarresttsville Pike and secured the area.

Crisis negotiators and other specialized personnel within the Baltimore County Police Department as well as members of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police helped to bring this morning’s incident to a peaceful resolution