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Baltimore County emergency preparedness experts want to help you develop disaster readiness skills.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a free emergency preparedness course designed to help citizens get through the first 72 hours following a disaster. The course is scheduled this fall.

October 13 through November 10
White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company
Every Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.
5419 Ebenezer Road
White Marsh, Maryland 21162
Maximum Participants: 25

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is free to attend, and you can register online for the course.

This program is designed and presented by the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The course covers natural disasters; fire safety and crime prevention. Participants learn hands-only CPR and basic first aid that can help you help your family and friends before a medic arrives.

Original release (June 17, 2016  12:18 p.m.):

A 92-year-old woman died Wednesday in a fire in her Lutherville-Timonium home.

Baltimore County Fire units responded at about 10 a.m. to a one-alarm fire in a single-family home in the 1700 block of Lynncrest Road, 21093. Crews brought the small kitchen fire under control within about 15 minutes. Kathleen Margaret Chrismer was found deceased in the kitchen.

This incident remains under investigation by Baltimore County Police Fire Investigators.

UPDATE (May 10, 2016  6:38 p.m.):

A Federal Criminal Complaint has been filed against 52-year-old Brian Keith Wallen by the United States Attorney for Maryland. The complaint alleges Wallen's involvement in a mail fraud scheme.

Wallen was reported missing from Lutherville on April 28 and was the subject of an intense search by Baltimore County Police.

Further information on the Federal Criminal Complaint can be found on the United States' Attorney's website: https://www.justice.gov/usao-md/pr/owner-reisterstown-telemarketing-business-charged-nationwide-office-supply-scam-0

Anyone with information on Brian Keith Wallen is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Original release (May 6, 2016 2:10 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police seek the public's help finding a Lutherville man missing since last week despite an extensive search by law enforcement.

Brian Keith Wallen, 52, of the 500 block of Wyngate Rd., is considered a "critical" missing person because investigators believe he may be suicidal.

Wallen, who is white, is 6' tall and 190 pounds; he is bald and has blue eyes. He was last seen wearing khaki shorts, a ball cap, blue T-shirt and sweatshirt of unknown color.

Police began searching for Wallen on April 28 after Wallen's lawyer called to report that he had received what sounded like a "goodbye" letter from his client. Police responded to the Wyngate Road home, where they found a suicide note.

Police also found Wallen's silver Jeep, unoccupied and locked at the Fire Trail at Loch Raven Reservoir between Surrey and Old Bosley roads. An exhaustive search of the reservoir and surrounding area has since been conducted by BCoPD's Tactical Unit, K-9 Unit, Air Unit, Baltimore Environmental Police and search dogs from Mason Dixon Rescue Dogs Inc. and Chesapeake Search Dogs. This search has revealed no trace of Wallen.

Anyone with information about this case should contact BCoPD as soon as possible, 410-307-2020.

 
 

Revised September 27, 2016