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Two Baltimore County Police officers and Essex fire crews helped rescue three people from a burning Essex home Tuesday night.

Just before midnight, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to a home in the 600 block of South Marlyn Avenue 21221 for a report of a fire. Police units arrived on the scene first and found flames coming from the home.

Engine 71 (Essex) took command quickly determined that occupants may be trapped. The engine crew rescued a 39-year-old woman from a first-floor bedroom; she was treated by BCoFD medic crews at the scene and transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment of burns and smoke inhalation. She remains hospitalized in critical condition.

The two Baltimore County Police officers and a "Good Samaritan" went into the home and evacuated a 39-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man from the basement. The two people assisted by the police officers were not injured.

The two BCoPD officers were transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for treatment of smoke inhalation. Both were later released.

The incident is under investigation by Baltimore County Police Department fire investigators. The cause of the fire has not been determined and there no evidence of criminal activity at this time.

On Tuesday, December 6 at 10 a.m., two Baltimore County police officers will be promoted. The ceremony will take place in the Hampton Room, located on the third floor of the Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road, Towson 21286.

Chief James Johnson will join family and friends at the ceremony and will present the certificates. The Oath of Office will be administered by the Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Circuit Court. The invocation and benediction will be offered by the departmental chaplain.

The following is a list of the promotees and their new assignments:

  • Corporal Anastasia C. Robinson is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 1 Wilkens.
  • Officer Shawn L. Reagle is promoted to the rank of Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 2 Woodlawn.

The Baltimore County Police Department is now accepting applications for its Community Crime Prevention and Youth Activity Grants Program for fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018).

  • Community Crime Prevention grants are available for county Citizens On Patrol groups and other programs aimed at reducing crime.
  • Youth Activity grants are available for programs that provide ongoing, sustained efforts that focus on early intervention and long-term behavior modification of at-risk youth.

Only non-profit groups, community organizations and individuals that operate or reside in Baltimore County are eligible to receive funding. An application packet that outlines program rules and requirements may be obtained by calling Sebastian Zito of the Police Department's Grants Management Team at 410-887-5637.

Completed applications must be received no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016.

 
 

Revised September 27, 2016