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Keyword: 21136

At 9:18 p.m. last night, Baltimore County Fire Department personnel responded to the 100 block of Caraway Road 21136 (Preserve at Owings Mills apartments) for a report of a fire. When firefighters first arrived on the scene, they noticed heavy fire showing and called for a second alarm.

Firefighters rescued seven people and a dog from the second and third floors of the building. There was a total of 10 patients; four of which were transported to area hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. No firefighters were injured while fighting the fire.

The fire was brought under control at 9:51 p.m.

Fire investigators determined that the fire was accidental: caused by a candle that had fallen over in a second floor apartment. Approximately 12 apartments were damaged. Investigators are estimating the damages to be $200,000 to the building and $75,000 to the contents of the building.

Approximately 39 pieces of Baltimore County Fire Department equipment and 75 firefighters were assigned to the call.

Baltimore County Police responded to a crash on September 6, 2014 in the 4200-block of Worthington Avenue, 21136. Upon arrival, officers determined that a 1992 Honda Accord was heading eastbound on Worthington Avenue and crossed the center-line of the roadway. The car continued off of the road and struck a tree. The driver, the only occupant in the vehicle, was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was identified as David Wesley Blizzard, Jr., 34 years old, of the 500-block of Monkton Road, 21111. Officers are continuing their investigation to determine any factors that led up to the incident.

No further details at this time.

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

Baltimore County Police have charged 41-year-old Anthony Paul Rutherford of Fox Run Court in Reisterstown with first degree murder in connection with the death of his wife, Kendra Michelle Rutherford.

On December 8 at 3:09 p.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to a home in the unit block of Fox Run Court in Reisterstown 21136 for a report of a dwelling fire.  When firefighters arrived on the scene, they made entry into the home and found 35-year-old Kendra Michelle Rutherford unresponsive on the first floor. She was transported to Northwest Hospital where she was declared deceased.

Fire Investigators determined that the fire in the home had been deliberately set.

On January 24, the death of Kendra Michelle Rutherford was ruled a homicide by means of asphyxiation by the Medical Examiner. Detectives then obtained an arrest warrant for Anthony Paul Rutherford.

Anthony Paul Rutherford was taken into custody and faces charges of first degree murder and first degree arson. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

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