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UPDATE (November 22, 2016  12:43 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Crash Team has completed its investigation into the April 6 school bus crash in Parkton that sent 10 people, including the driver, to area hospitals.

The crash investigation indicated that a Baltimore County School bus was traveling north-bound on York Road north of Bunker Hill Road. The bus lost control, crossed over south-bound lanes of traffic, went off the roadway, struck a utility pole, and turned on its right side.

The bus driver, 65-year-old Bonnie Faye Pessaro of Freeland, was issued the following citations:

  • Failure to drive right of center lane
  • Failure to control speed to avoid a collision
  • Failure to reduce speed on curve
  • Negligent driving
  • Operating motor vehicle when not restrained by seat belt

Pessaro is schedule to appear in District Court on January 26, 2017 in connection with the charges.

UPDATE (April 7, 2016  9:42 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police continue to investigate a school bus crash in Parkton yesterday that left 10 people injured. 

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that a Baltimore County School bus was traveling north-bound on York Road north of Bunker Hill Road. The bus lost control, crossed over south-bound lanes of traffic, went off the roadway, struck a utility pole, and turned on its right side. 

There were at least 43 students and one driver on the bus. The driver, 65-year-old Bonnie Faye Pessaro of Freeland, was transported to Sinai Trauma Center for treatment. Her current condition is unknown. Nine of the students on the bus were transported to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. 

The crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. That investigation is expected to take several weeks.     

UPDATE (April 6, 2016  9:31 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Fire Department has updated the number of people involved in this crash.

There were 42 people on board the bus. The driver was taken to Sinai Trauma Center and nine students were transported to area hospitals. None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening.

UPDATE (April 6, 2016  4:35 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Fire Department has updated the number of people involved in this crash.

There were 42 people on board the bus. The driver was taken to Sinai Trauma Center and eight students were transported to area hospitals. None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening.

Original release (April 6, 2016  3:49 p.m.)

At 2:36 p.m. this afternoon, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the area of York Road and Bunker Hill Road for a crash involving a school bus. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a Baltimore County School bus on its side.

There were 39 people on board the bus. The driver was transported to Sinai Trauma Center and five students were transported to other area hospitals. The rest of the students were taken to Hereford High School.

The cause of the crash remains unknown.

The crash is being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. That investigation is expected to take several weeks.

UPDATE (August 26, 2016  9:09 p.m.):

York Road was opened at approximately 8:30 p.m.

The crash remains under investigation.

Original release (August 26, 2016  3:12 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating after a tractor trailer turned on its side on York Rd just north of the Hunt Valley Towne Center.

At 2:22 p.m. this afternoon, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to York Road and Thornton Mill Road for an overturned vehicle. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a tractor trailer on its side in the south-bound lanes of York Road. Some fuel had leaked from the tractor trailer.

There are no reports of injuries.

York Road is going to be shut down in both directions between Thornton Mill Road and Phoenix Road for an extended period of time.

The crash is being investigated by the Precinct 7 Traffic Team. The cause of the crash is not yet known.

UPDATE (August 18, 2016  9:47 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department has identified the suspect from the incident in Monkton yesterday as 34-year-old Jacob Ryan Beckett of the 16900 block of York Road 21111. Beckett has been charged with first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree burglary, and related charges. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Just after 5 a.m. yesterday morning, police responded to the 16900 block of York Road 21111 for an urgent check on welfare. Information was then received that a man had shot at his girlfriend at the location. When officers arrived at the scene, they located a 38-year-old woman who was suffering from minor injuries. She had not been shot.

The investigation into the incident has indicated that Beckett and the woman had been inside an apartment in the 16900 block of York Road. Beckett began discharging a handgun inside the apartment and threatened her. She was able to get the gun away from Beckett and he fled the scene.

After fleeing the apartment, Beckett broke into Mount Carmel Animal Hospital and stayed there for approximately three minutes. While police were responding to the shots fired call, a 911 call was received from inside the business. Beckett then broke into a Nationwide Insurance office nearby. At approximately 5:16 a.m. a call was received from the business from a male who identified himself as “Mike”.

Beckett was later taken into custody behind Meadowcroft Towing.

This incident remains under investigation by the Cockeysville Precinct Investigative Services Team.

Booking Photograph of Jacob Beckett

   

UPDATE (August 17, 2016  12:12 p.m.):

The investigation into the incident so far has indicated that a man and his girlfriend had been inside an apartment in the 16900 block of York Road. The man began discharging a handgun inside the apartment and threatened her. She was able to get the gun away from him and the man fled the scene. He was later located unarmed in a trailer behind Meadowcroft Towing and taken into custody.

The handgun was recovered at the scene of the original incident.

The man's information will be released after he is officially charged.

The woman received minor injuries during the incident. She was not shot.

During the incident, police discovered burglaries at Mount Carmel Animal Hospital and a Nationwide Insurance Office. The connection between those incidents and the assault remains under investigation.

The incident remains under investigation by the Cockeysville Precinct Investigative Services Unit.

UPDATE (August 17, 2016  11:45 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have taken the suspect into custody. Further information will be released after he is officially charged.

UPDATE (August 17, 2016  9:58 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are looking for a 33-year-old Caucasian male, 5'07", with brown hair and green eyes. Anyone seeing him or with information about him is asked to call police immediately at 410-307-2020 or 911.

UPDATE (August 17, 2016  9:28 a.m.):

York Road has been re-opened.

Original release (August 17, 2016  9:09 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating an early morning assault in Monkton.

At 5:11 a.m. this morning, police responded to the 16900 block of York Road 21111 for an urgent check on welfare call. Information was then received that a man fired shots at his girlfriend.

Police located the woman who has some minor injuries but was not shot. The suspect fled the scene prior to the arrival of police. Police believe he may be armed.

Burglaries were discovered at Mount Carmel Animal Hospital and a Nationwide Insurance Business. Their connection to the assault is being investigated.

York Road has been shut down between Mount Carmel Road and Everett Road while police search for the suspect.

Anyone with information about this incident or anyone seeing any suspicious persons, vehicles, or conditions in the area is asked to call police immediately at 410-307-2020 or 911.

 
 

Revised September 27, 2016