County Police Searching for Driver Responsible for Property Damage Hit and Run

Baltimore County Police are searching for a SUV involved in a Feb. 7 hit and run on Deveron Road near Glen Keith Boulevard in the Parkville area.

Just before 8:30 p.m., the SUV was traveling on Deveron Road when the vehicle struck a parked Ford Edge. Police are not aware of any injuries at this point. The suspect vehicle continued on Deveron towards Loch Raven Boulevard.
The suspect SUV should have damage to the front passenger side. If anyone has information about this hit and run, please call 9-1-1 or the Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

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Student Charged in Assault on a Loch Raven High School Teacher

Baltimore County Police have charged an 18-year-old student in the assault of a teacher in school on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Additional police were called to Loch Raven High School in Towson around 8:38 a.m. when teachers and the school resource officer struggled to restrain the student, identified as Geronimo Pacer Harding Jr of the 8600 block of Willow Oak Road in Parkville after he began punching a teacher in the face.

Harding was speaking with the teacher, who was seated at his desk in his classroom, and became agitated. He then suddenly began punching the teacher in the face, knocking him onto the ground, where he continued to strike the teacher in the face and torso.

The teacher initially declined medical treatment but was later treated at an area hospital for serious facial wounds. Harding was taken into custody and initially transported to an area hospital, then later charged with the assault. He faces both First and Second Degree Assault and other school related charges. He is presently held on denied bail status at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

Elderly Woman Robbed at ATM in Perry Hall, Suspect’s Identity Sought

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a robbery suspect who threatened an elderly woman with a knife at an ATM in Perry Hall. This man (pictured) approached a 71-year-old woman who was at the ATM outside of Wells Fargo Bank at 8851 Belair Road around noon on Dec. 9. He held a knife to her back and demanded she take money out of the ATM, but instead she began screaming for help.

The suspect fled on foot toward Verdel Road where he got into a dark colored SUV type vehicle and left the area.

Detectives from the White Marsh Precinct are now asking for the public’s help to identify this suspect, described as approximately 6 feet tall, thin, and around 20 years of age. If you have any information on this crime or can help identify this suspect, contact the Investigative Services Team at White Marsh Precinct by calling 410-887-5000. Callers may remain anonymous.

Police Make Arrests in Sunday Night Shooting in Carney

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit made two arrests yesterday for a shooting in the unit block of Handworth Way that left one man injured Sunday night.

Police were called to MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Sunday, Jan. 27 after the victim responded there with a gunshot wound to the lower body. The victim, 31, advised that he and his girlfriend were involved in an altercation with another couple that led to the male suspect shooting him around 7:30 p.m. The victim, 31, was treated at the hospital and released.

Police have identified the suspects as Qarier Onell Lovelace (29) of the 1200 block of South Marlyn Avenue in Essex and Shakira Mikele Jackson (31) of the unit block of Handworth Way in Carney. Both have been charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, and firearms charges and are both held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing.

Parkville High Student Named Art Winner; Perry Hall and ET High Students Also Nominated

Kimberly Zepeda Garcia, a Grade 10 student at Parkville High School, was named the high school level winner at the Maryland Art Education Association Youth Art Month Maryland Flag Contest. Her art teacher is Matt Duvall. Garcia, along with Evelyn Epstein, a Grade 3 student at Summit Park Elementary School, will receive $100 in art supplies, while their teachers will receive $300 in classroom supplies from Sargent Art. (Youth Art Month is March of each year.)

In addition, four Baltimore County students are among the 22 finalists in the 11th Annual Maryland High School Juried Art Show at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Those students are include local winners:
Peace Odumeru, Grade 12, Eastern Technical High
Rebecca Smith, Grade 12, Perry Hall High

The show is presented by the museum in conjunction with the Maryland State Education Association and is open to students from Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s counties. This year participants were challenged to create work inspired by Romare Bearden and reflecting on social activism, history, music or womanhood.

The exhibit is on display at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum through Feb. 28.

Olszewski and Marks Announce Neighborhood Speeding Pilot Program

County Executive Johnny Olszewski and 5th District Councilman David Marks announced jointly that the County Department of Public Works will initiate a traffic calming pilot program that will position digital speed signs around the County to help mitigate high-speed drivers in residential neighborhoods as part of a comprehensive traffic calming strategy.

“Councilman Marks and I heard loud and clear at last week’s town hall meeting that our residents are very concerned about drivers speeding through their neighborhoods,” Olszewski said. “Councilman Marks has advocated for using digital speed monitoring systems to slow down drivers and I am pleased that we are moving ahead with a pilot program,” Olszewski said.

“Traffic safety was a major concern raised at the fifth district town hall meeting,” Marks said. I commend County Executive Olszewski for working so quickly to create this pilot program on speed sign technology.”
The pilot program will deploy one digital speed monitoring system in each of the County’s seven councilmanic districts with the results to be reviewed by traffic experts in the Department of Public Works. The timeline and logistical details of the pilot program are currently in development.

Currently the Police Department has five portable digital speed monitoring signs that are placed as needed at locations around the County. This new pilot program will enhance these efforts.

Pedestrian Killed In Dundalk

Baltimore County Police are investigating a fatal crash that left a pedestrian deceased.

Police responded to Lynch Road and Barry Road in Dundalk around 6:15 p.m. last night when a white 2008 Nissan Versa traveling westbound on Lynch Road struck a pedestrian crossing from the south to the north side of Lynch Road. The driver of the Nissan remained at the scene.

The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she later died. She is identified as Georgia Mae Elizabeth Pleasant (64), of the 100 block of Center Place, 21222.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team continues to investigate this incident.

Shooting Reported at Putty Hill Plaza

Baltimore County Police are investigating a Jan. 7 shooting that occurred in the 7900-block of Belair Road in Fullerton At 10:30 p.m., police were called to the parking lot of the Putty Hill Plaza for a shooting. Officers were able to later locate the victim after the man drove himself to a local hospital. Police determined that the man drove into the parking lot in order to make a phone call.

While inside his car, the victim observed a suspect, armed with a handgun, walking up to his car. The victim drove off as the suspect approached, but was shot when the suspect fired the weapon. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his upper extremity. His injuries are suspected to be non-life threatening.

This is an on-going investigation but police do not have a suspect description at this time. If anyone has information about this shooting, please call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Elderly Man Injured in December 7 Rosedale Fire Dies

An 88-year-old man critically injured in a Dec. 7 one-alarm dwelling fire in Rosedale has died.

George Antonas, of the 1500 block of National Rd., in Rosedale died on Dec. 27 at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Firefighters responded to a home in the 1500 block of National Rd., on Dec. 7 at 3:30 p.m., after a mailman saw fire at the front of the home. Crews put out the fire and confined it mainly to a single room. They found the victim in a bedroom and transported him, Priority 1, to Bayview.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators have ruled this fire accidental.

Woman, 59, Dies in Dundalk Apartment Fire

A 59-year-old woman died in a one-alarm, New Year’s Day apartment fire in Dundalk.
Lillian Lyman Lindeman, of the 2800 block of Dunlawn Ct., was pronounced deceased at the scene by BCoFD EMS personnel after repeated attempts to revive her were unsuccessful.

Engine 7 (Essex) and other east side crews were dispatched at 9:40 p.m. after another resident of the apartment building reported smoke in his unit. Firefighters found the victim’s apartment filled with smoke and located the victim — who was unresponsive — in the living room. EMS crews immediately began advanced life support care.
The resident who reported the fire was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.

BCoFD fire investigators determined that the fire began when smoking materials ignited combustible items. The fire and smoke damage mainly was limited to the apartment of origin.