Skip Navigation

Baltimore County iWatch Logo

COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates and Guidance

The County is taking a number of actions to keep residents safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Find status information for County operations and services.

Public Safety 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.
Date: Dec 2015

Schools re-open January 4, 2016 and Baltimore County police will be on the lookout over the next few weeks for drivers who pass school buses that are stopped to pick up or discharge students. Drivers put County children at risk for serious injury or death when passing a stopped school bus.

Maryland law states that vehicles must come to a complete stop on both sides of the street if there is no physical divider or barrier. Drivers may not pass the bus until all lights have ceased flashing.

  • Drivers passing school buses while the lights are flashing will be fined $570 and issued a 3-point penalty on their record.
  • Drivers who stop but then proceed while the lights are flashing will be fined $570 and a 2-point penalty will be charged.
  • If an accident occurs after the driver has stopped then proceeds to pass the bus, he or she will be fined $610 and will be charged 3-points.

Police will be patrolling throughout the County and will ticket drivers who do not obey. When a driver is pulled over, officers will check to see if the person has a valid operator’s license. The vehicle’s registration will be checked as well to see if there are any outstanding tickets. If a driver has a revoked or suspended license, he or she will be taken into custody.

Children don’t always pay attention when crossing the street. Be a responsible driver and stop when a school bus is loading and unloading students.

Original release (December 30, 2015  3:59 p.m.):

At 1:11 p.m. on December 27, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to Lakeside Boulevard and Common Brook Road for a pedestrian that had been struck by a car.
 
The preliminary investigation into this crash has indicated that a male pedestrian was on the north side of Lakeside Boulevard. He started to run across Lakeside Boulevard and was struck by a Honda Civic that had been traveling west-bound.

The Honda Civic remained at the scene.
 
The pedestrian, 16-year-old Tyree Nathan Brown of the 2700 block of Claybrooke Drive 21244, was transported to Sinai Hospital where he was stabilized before being transferred to University Hospital. He was declared deceased early Monday morning.
 
This crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

UPDATE (December 29, 2015  11:22 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police met with the adult male driver of the suspect vehicle and his attorney yesterday at the Crash Team Office. The male spoke with police about the crash and police were able to positively identify him. He is not currently in custody.
 
The suspect vehicle, a 2007 Honda Accord, has been towed to the Public Safety Building for processing.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Department Crash Team. When the Crash Team investigation is complete, the report will be sent to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney for review. The States Attorney will decide if any charges will be filed and, if filed, what those charges will be.

UPDATE (December 28, 2015  10:55 p.m.):

A person turned himself in to Baltimore County Police today in connection with this hit and run fatal crash. Official charges have not yet been filed and no further information is available at this time.

Original release (December 27, 2015  8:59 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident in the Middle River area.

Just after 6:30 p.m., police received a call when a passerby saw a man lying along the shoulder of Pulaski Highway near Martin Boulevard. The man was pronounced deceased shortly afterwards. The victim has been identified as Andrew James McNeal, 26.

Investigators determined that Mr. McNeal was struck as he was walking along Pulaski Highway, heading northbound approaching Martin Boulevard. The car involved in the crash left the scene. Police believe that the vehicle is a silver or gray car with front end damage.

If anyone has any information concerning this crash, please call Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017