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Date: Nov 2016

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.

Baltimore County Police are investigating after a man entered a local hospital emergency room with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

The victim, an adult male, was outside in the unit block of Morrislea Court in the Ashlar Hill area of Precinct Six around 8:30 p.m. Sunday night.  Police received calls after multiple shots were fired at the victim, who was struck at least once, from a moving vehicle. Police believe that the victim was the intended target of the shooting.

The suspect or suspects fled the scene in an unknown type of vehicle. The victim responded to a local hospital to seek treatment and is expected to survive his injuries.

Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit continues to investigate this crime.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Anyone with information on this case can also submit a tip to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP​. For more information on other ways to contact Metro Crime Stoppers, as well as information on rewards offered by or through them, check their website at Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses. Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message, or online.

UPDATE (November 26, 2016 10:05 a.m.):

Justin Andrew Montgomery was taken into custody after peacefully surrendering himself to police in Baltimore County this morning.  Warrants obtained by both Baltimore County and Baltimore City in reference to this incident will be served.

Original release (November 25, 2016  8:23 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police and Baltimore City police are searching for a suspect in connection with two violent incidents in Baltimore City and one in Baltimore County.

Just before 1 p.m. Baltimore County Police responded to an apartment in the 1000 block of Maiden Choice Lane 21229 after receiving information from the Baltimore City Police Department about a possible armed person at the location. Baltimore County investigators later learned that the suspect had pointed a gun at a person in the apartment telling the person to leave. The suspect lived at the Maiden Choice Lane apartment.

Just after 6:30 p.m., Baltimore County Police entered the apartment and found it empty.

The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Justin Andrew Montgomery. He is a Caucasian male, 5'6" to 6'0", 150 pounds. He is believed to be wearing a Ravens sweatshirt, and dark pants. He may also have a dark hoodie.

Baltimore County investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for Montgomery in connection with the incident at his apartment. That warrant charges him with first-degree assault, a handgun violation, and related charges. He also faces charges in connection with the incidents in Baltimore City.

Police consider Montgomery armed and dangerous. Anyone seeing him or having information about his is asked to immediately call 911.

Justin Montgomery   






 Justin Montgomery

Information from the Baltimore City Police Department

Southwest District

Robbery Investigation

On November 25, 2016, at approximately 12:00pm, officers were called to the 3600 block of Coolidge Avenue for a report of a robbery. When officers arrived, they spoke with a 67-year old woman who told them a suspect just entered her home without permission. Once inside the home, the suspect assaulted her and then robbed her of a handgun and money. According to the victim, the suspect was armed with a knife during this incident. The victim was able to identify the suspect as a 29-year old acquaintance that she knew.

At approximately 12:15pm, officers received a call for service to a home in the 3700 block of Clarenell Road. When officers arrived at this location, they spoke with a 74-year old man who told them he was just robbed. The victim told officers that the suspect forced his way into his home and displayed a gun. The suspect then demanded that the victim give him his car keys. The suspect then left the location with the victim’s car. The victim identified the suspect as the same man from the earlier robbery on Coolidge Avenue.

During the course of the investigation, officers received information that the suspect was currently inside a home in Baltimore County. Officers contacted the Baltimore County Police Department and provided them with this information. The investigation into the two incidents in Baltimore City is ongoing.

Revised June 27, 2017