Santa Schedules for Eastside Volunteer Fire Companies

Bowleys Quarters, Essex, Kingsville, Middle River, North Point Edgemere, Rosedale & Wise Avenue volunteer fire companies announced their Santa schedules for their local neighborhoods. Some of these events have already started.

Bowleys Quarters VFRM Santa Schedule 
Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue and Marine released their Santa tour schedule for 2023. The tours run from Dec. 1 to Dec. 10

Essex Volunteer Fire Company Santa Schedule
The officers and members of the Essex Volunteer Fire Company announced they will once again be escorting Santa Claus around the Essex area from Dec. 12 to Dec. 24.

Kingsville VFC Santa Detail Schedule
The Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company announced their Santa Detail Schedule for 2023. It will run the week of Dec. 16 to Dec. 20. The nightly tours leaves the station at 6 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.

North Point Edgemere Volunteer FD Santa Schedule Santa Tour Schedule
The North Point Edgemere Volunteer Fire Department will make a tour with Santa around the Edgemere/Sparrows Point area. The tour will take place Dec. 4-5 & Dec. 7, 8, 9. Beginning at 5:30 p.m.

North Point Edgemere Volunteer FD Santa Schedule Santa Tour Schedule

Rosedale VFC Announces Santa Detail
The Rosedale Volunteer Fire Company released their Santa Detail schedule for the communities of Rosedale, Rossville, Overlea, Eastwood, Hazelwood and Elmwood from Dec. 7 to Dec. 14

Rosedale VFC Announces Santa Detail

Wise Avenue VFC Santa Rides Schedule
The Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company announced their Santa rides for the Dundalk community.

BCPS Employee Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

Detectives with the Baltimore County Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested and charged 49-year-old Craig Clontz of Middle River with five counts of possession of child pornography.

During this investigation, detectives learned that Clontz was an employee with of the Baltimore County Public Schools.
Clontz is being held without bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

At this point in their investigation, detectives do not believe any of the images recovered depict BCPS students.

Two Lottery Winners Sold in Middle River & Dundalk

The Maryland Lottery announced three tickets worth $100,000 or more delivered the biggest prizes were sold throughout Maryland, including Middle River. There was also a winner from Dundalk area.

All winners from eastern Baltimore County are listed below:

Scratch-off Prizes Claimed July 25-31:
$10,000 Prizes

· $500,000 Crossword, Soda Pop Store, 7715 Westfield Road, Dundalk

FAST PLAY and Draw Game Tickets Sold for Drawings July 25-31:


· $133,638 Home Run Riches Bases Loaded ticket sold July 31 at Martin Exxon, 2333 Eastern Boulevard, Middle River (unclaimed as of Aug. 1)

Winners of prizes larger than $25,000 must redeem their tickets at the Maryland Lottery Customer Resource Center in Baltimore, which is open by appointment only. Prizes of up to $5,000 can be claimed at any of more than 400 Expanded Cashing Authority Program (XCAP) locations. All Maryland Lottery retailers are authorized to redeem tickets up to and including $600. More information is available on the How To Claim page of

Arrest Made in Nov. 21 Eastern Ave. Shooting

Detectives arrested 51-year-old Murkey Spruill and 23-year-old Dandre Cannon in connection to a shooting that occurred on Nov. 21, in the 2100 block of Eastern Avenue in Middle River

Spruill and Cannon have been charged with attempted first degree murder and first degree assault. Both suspects are being held without bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Shooting Reported Tinker Rd in Middle River

Baltimore County police officers responded to the 700 block of Tinker Road in Middle River in reference to a call of “shots fired.” on Sunday, Dec. 12, at approximately 10:20 p.m.

When officers arrived, they located 19-year-old Dominick Hill suffering from a gunshot wound. Medics transported Hill to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

As homicide detectives investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident, they are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland at 1-866-7LOCKUP. You may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

School Bus Crash Reported in Bowleys Quarters

The Baltimore County Volunteer Firefighter’s Association reported a crash involving a school bus in Bowleys Quarters.

The accident was reported at on Tuesday at 7:27 a.m. at the intersection of Carroll Island Road and Eastern Avenue.

It was also reported that the bus had students on board. There was no further information on any injuries or the severity of the accident.

Construction to begin at Carroll Island Rd. in Middle River

Councilwoman Cathy Bevins released a statement about a construction project near Carroll Island Road and Eastern Boulevard in Chase that cause delays starting next week

“A Baltimore County contractor will be replacing a large-diameter storm drain pipe under Carroll Island Road starting on December 6. Crews will be working about 500 feet from the intersection of Carroll Island Road and Eastern Boulevard until the end of the month, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday,” Bevins said.

“In order to replace the pipe, some lanes will be intermittently closed. Drivers should expect some delays.”

Middle River Fire and Rescue Santa Detail

Middle River Fire and Rescue released their Santa detail schedule for 2021. It will start on Monday, Dec. 20 and end on Friday, Dec. 24.

Monday, Dec. 20 starting at 6 p.m.
Aero Acres and Golden Tree

Tuesday, Dec. 21 starting at 6 p.m.
Victory Villa area (Compass Road and Glenmar)

Wednesday, Dec. 22 starting at 6 p.m.
Long Manor Drive, Greenbriar Way, Commons at White Marsh, Wampler Road, Wampler Village, Pawnee Village and Ballard Gardens

Thursday, Dec. 23 starting at 6 p.m.
Old Hawthorne & Hawthorne/Kingston Road

Friday, Dec. 24 starting at 5:30 p.m.
Mariners Point, Crossroad Circle and Wilson Point Road

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Pedestrian Struck by Train in Middle River

Baltimore County police reported a pedestrian was struck by a train in Middle River in the area of Golden Ring & Orems roads on Monday.

It was reported one person sustained life-threating injuries after being struck by the train.

Rescue and EMS crews are treating & extricating the patient.

Use caution in the area. The incident was reported at 1 p.m