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  2. 2 of the 4 boys who fell through ice in Lansdowne Sunday remain hospitalized in...

    2 of the 4 boys who fell through ice in Lansdowne Sunday remain hospitalized in intensive care. http://ow.ly/HXD6N ^EA


    Four Boys Fall Through Ice in Lansdowne Pond
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    Two boys, ages 12 and 13, remain hospitalized in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit after they and two other friends fell...
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  4. PIO is responding to rescue in Lansdowne.

    PIO is responding to rescue in Lansdowne.
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Two boys, ages 12 and 13, remain hospitalized in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit after they and two other friends fell through the ice Sunday into a Lansdowne pond.

Fire crews, including five water rescue teams, were dispatched at 1:28 p.m. to a call for an ice rescue at Hillcrest Park on 3rd Avenue. The pond is adjacent to the rear of the Lansdowne High School property.

First-arriving fire and police personnel found a bystander who said he and another witness saw four boys walking across the pond when they fell through ice that was one to two inches thick. Two of the boys made it to the shore on their own, and the bystanders -- who did not know each other --  ran  to help the two who remained in the water.

The bystanders ran into the freezing water and were able to pull one of the missing boys, Omar Chive Benjamin, 12, of the 7200 block of Calm Sunset Rd., Columbia, to shore. Benjamin was unconscious. The bystanders began providing medical care until police and BCoFD medical personnel arrived (about three minutes after the dispatch time).

The fourth patient, Kyron Aikens, 13, of the 2400 block of Marbourne Ave., 21230, was pulled from the water at 2:47 p.m. by members of the Arbutus VFD water rescue team. He  was in cardiac arrest. After a consultation with doctors at St. Agnes Hospital, BCoFD transported the boy by ground to St. Agnes; he later was transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Aikens and Benjamin are listed serious condition in Hopkins' Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. (Patients in cardiac arrest who have been submerged in very cold temperatures sometimes have a better chance of survival than other cardiac arrest patients because the cold drastically slows down the heart and respiratory systems.)

The other two boys, Junior Wilbert Thomas, 8, of the 7200 block of Calm Sunset Rd. in Columbia and Jujuan Wilder, 12, of the 3400 block of Spellman Rd., 21225, were transported to St. Agnes Hospital and have been released.

Ice Rescue

About 25 career and volunteer fire units responded to this rescue, including water rescue teams from the following companies: Arbutus VFD, Texas Station #17, Carroll County's Gamber VFC, Middle River Volunteer Ambulance Rescue Co. and North Point/Edgemere Station VFD.

Arbutus VFD took the lead on this rescue. A diver from the Gamber VFC located the fourth patient, Kyron Aikens, in the water; personnel from Arbutus transported him to shore.

Fire officials said this this incident illustrates why in Maryland walking across or playing on the ice is never safe. Temperatures in the mid-Atlantic almost never become cold enough to create a layer of ice thick enough for recreation.

UPDATE (January 26):

Baltimore County Police have identified the man who was shot at the Regal Inn early Sunday morning as 38-year-old Aaron Lamont Burrell of Baltimore.

At 5:12 a.m., police responded to the Regal Inn in the 8000 block of Pulaski Highway 21237 for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they located Burrell suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he died.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives are working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

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

Original release (January 25):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting at a motel in Rosedale Sunday morning that left a man deceased.

At 5:12 a.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the Regal Inn in the 8000 block of Pulaski Highway 21237 for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they located a male victim suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center where he was later declared deceased.

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

No further information is available at this time.

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

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24 hours a day toll free.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

UPDATE (January 26):

Baltimore County Police have identified the woman shot in the 1200 block of Deanwood Road as 22-year-old Ashanti Lynnae Ballard-Velez of the 1600 block of Melby Avenue 21234.

At 10:10 p.m. Saturday night, police responded to the 1200 block of Deanwood Road 21234 for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found Ballard-Velez lying in the street suffering from at least one gunshot wound. She was taken to Sinai Hospital where she died.

This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit. Detectives are working to determine if this was a targeted crime.

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

Original release (January 25):

Baltimore County Homicide detectives are investigating a Saturday night shooting in Parkville that left a woman deceased.

At 10:10 p.m., Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the 1200 block of Deanwood Road 21234 for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an adult female victim lying in the street suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to Sinai Hospital Trauma Center where she was later declared deceased.

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

No further information is available at this time.

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

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

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