Skip Navigation
Print this page.
iWatch - You Inform Us, We Inform You.

  1. 2015 Promotion Ceremony
    On February 9, 2015, the Baltimore County Police Department promoted 23 officers and one civilian. This includes eight captains, four lieutenants, four sergeants and seven corporals. Police Chief Jim Johnson and County Executive Kevin Kamenetz presented the certificates.
  2. The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in ide...

    The Baltimore County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in a March 2 theft at the J.C. Penney store in Eastpoint Mall.

    Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

    The full release is available on our news blog:

  3. #BCoPD investigating Sunday shooting in Owings Mills. ^JW

    #BCoPD investigating Sunday shooting in Owings Mills. ^JW
  4. More information on the shooting early Sunday morning in Halethorpe is now avail...

    More information on the shooting early Sunday morning in Halethorpe is now available on our news blog.

    Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

    News blog:

View Facebook

Police and Fire News

Baltimore County Police and Fire News

Official News Blog of Baltimore County police, fire, homeland security and emergency management. Call 911 to report crimes in progress and emergencies.
Keyword: precinct 9

At 1:30 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police responded to the Unit block of Gemini Court 21237 for a report of an assault.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the adult male victim was walking up to his apartment building when the suspect, who had a handgun, approached him. The victim and the suspect became involved in a struggle during which the suspect dropped the handgun. The suspect then produced a knife and stabbed the victim multiple times. When the victim got away from the suspect, the suspect picked up the handgun and fired one shot at the victim, which missed him.

The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

This incident is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit. Detectives will be working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Baltimore County Police are investigating a fatal crash which occurred early this morning. Just after 1:30 a.m., police were dispatched to a crash on Pulaski Highway and the entrance to the Best Buy store, near Rossville Boulevard.

Crash investigators determined that a 2011 Jeep Patriot was traveling eastbound on Pulaski Highway when the vehicle struck the rear of a 2007 Isuzu street sweeper. The street sweeper was stopped at the red light in front of the store entrance, on Pulaski Highway. After the first collision, the Jeep continued over the curb and struck a traffic signal support pole near the intersection.

The driver of the Jeep was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. He has been identified as Joseph Riley Armstead, III, 24 years old, of the 5800-block of Glenkirk Court, 21239. The driver of the street sweeper was not injured according to the initial police report. The street sweeper driver was identified as Sammie Ford, Jr., 53, of the 5000-block of Chagrove Avenue, 21215.

The police department's investigation will continue but no further details at this time.

UPDATE (February 13):

The woman who died in a house fire on February 5 has been identified as 74-year-old Roberta S McFarland.

The fire remains under investigation.

Original release (February 6):

A fire in a Fullerton home late Thursday night has left a woman deceased.

At 11:38 p.m., Baltimore County Fire and Police Department personnel responded to a home in the 4500 block of Kenwood Avenue 21206 for a report of a house fire. When Engine 8 out of the Fullerton Fire Station arrived, they found a three-story structure with fire showing. Additional fire equipment was requested to respond.

When firefighters entered the home to fight the fire, they found that the inside of the home was extremely cluttered.

A woman, believed to be in her 70’s, was found deceased on the third floor of the home. Her body has been taken to the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy. Investigators have not yet been able to confirm her identity.

The majority of the fire equipment sent to the scene was released at 3:24 a.m. Approximately 23 pieces of Baltimore County Fire Equipment were assigned to the incident.

Investigators remain on the scene of the fire, working to determine the cause. At this time, criminal activity is not suspected.

Pictures courtesy of the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company

Was This Page Helpful?
Fields marked with * are required.
Page Rating*