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With the holiday season in full swing, Baltimore County's volunteer fire stations continue to offer an assortment of activities including train gardens, Christmas tree sales and appearances by Santa.

Check for activities at your local company 

Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department
5200 Southwestern Boulevard, Maryland 21227

  • Christmas Train Garden in progress
  • Cookies, Milk and the Polar Express with Santa, December 3, 2016 doors open at 5:30 p.m.
  • Santa's Detail, December 9, 2016 to December 23, 2016
  • All you can Eat Pancake Breakfast with Santa, December 11, 2016, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company
5414 Arcadia Avenue, Maryland 21155

  • Breakfast with Santa, December 3, 2016, 8 to 11 a.m.

Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Department
900 Bowleys Quarters Road, Maryland 21220

  • Santa's Ride starts December 2, 2016, 6 p.m.
  • Pancake Breakfast with Santa and Craft Show, December 4, 2016, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Christmas Vendor Bazaar, December 11, 2016, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company
12020 Greenspring Avenue, Maryland 21117

  • Christmas Tree sale in progress 

Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company
11210 York Road, Maryland 21030

  • Winter Wonderland, December 3, 2016, 8 to 11 a.m. full breakfast and beverages, pictures with Santa, crafts and face painting. Call for details. 

Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department
4812 Butler Road, Maryland 21071

  • Breakfast with Santa, December 3, 2016, 8 a.m. to Noon
  • Christmas tree sale in progress 

Hereford Volunteer Fire Company
510 Monkton Road, Maryland 21111

  • Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Bazaar, December 11, 2016, 8 a.m. to noon 

Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company
3500 Sweet Air Road, Maryland 21131

  • Christmas Tree Sale beginning December 2, 2016, 5 p.m.

Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Department
140 Laverne Avenue, Maryland 21227

  • Santa Tour begins December 21, 2016, 6 p.m.

Long Green Volunteer Fire Company
4506 Long Green Road, Maryland 21057

  • Breakfast with Santa, December 10, 2016, 8 to 11 a.m. 

Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company
1609 Bellona Avenue, Maryland 21093

  • Christmas Tree Sale in progress
  • Santa's Ride, see website for schedule

Maryland Line Volunteer Fire Company
21631 York Road, Maryland 21105

  • Santa Run, all day, December 17 and December 18, 2016

Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Company
10401 Owings Mills Boulevard, Maryland 21117

  • Christmas tree sale in progress 

Rockaway Beach Volunteer Fire Company
P.O. Box 34034, Maryland 21221

  • Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Craft Show, December 3, 2016, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Second Annual Community Tree Lighting, December 3, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
  • Santa Claus is coming to town, to be announced. 

Rosedale Volunteer Fire Department
8037 Philadelphia Road, Maryland 21237

  • Christmas tree sale in progress

White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company
5419 Ebenezer Road, Maryland 21162

  • Christmas tree sale in progress

Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company
214 Wise Avenue, Maryland 21222

  • Christmas Train Garden in progress 
  • Breakfast with Santa, December 4, 2016, 8 to 11 a.m.

Woodlawn Volunteer Fire Company
2033 Woodlawn Drive, Maryland 21207

  • Breakfast with Santa, December 17, 2016, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

UPDATE: Police have identified the male found near train tracks in the Rosedale area as 26-year-old George Thomas McAleer of the 1100 block of Quantril Way in Baltimore.

Original Release:

The Baltimore County Police Department is currently investigating the death of a male victim found near train tracks in the Rosdedale area.

On March 4, at approximately 5:48 p.m., Baltimore County Police were dispatched to the 200-block of Philadelphia Avenue, 21236 for an injured subject. The police investigation revealed that an unidentified adult male victim was standing in the area of the train tracks, when he was accidentally struck by a train that was passing by. It appears that the subject did not hear the train coming down the track at a high rate of speed. The police investigation also revealed that the victim was in possession of a stolen 4-wheel ATV that broke down on him next to the tracks just prior to the accident. 
The victim, believed to be from the Dundalk area, was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim is not being identified at this time pending the notification of the next of kin.
This accident highlights the danger of people trespassing upon railroad property. Citizens are being asked to stay away from all railway property in Baltimore County.
Train traffic through the area was interrupted and is now operating at restricted speeds through the area.
No additional information is available at this time.

Police have identified the victim struck by an Amtrak train this afternoon in Precinct 11/Essex as Kenneth Joseph Grabenstein, 55, of Delaware.

BCoPD officers responded at 11:12 a.m. to the railroad tracks along Orems Road near Entrance Road, where they found the victim dead on the scene. Witnesses, including the train engineer, said they saw the victim standing in the middle of the tracks, facing the train as it approached. The engineer said he was unable to stop the train, which was traveling at 135 mph. Police say the incident may have been a suicide.

Amtrak Police will handle any additional investigation of this incident.

Revised June 27, 2017