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Date: Oct 5, 2018

Baltimore County Police are investigating a double shooting in the Parkville Precinct tonight.

Police responded to the 8600 block of Wendell Avenue for a call of a shooting around 9:04 p.m. A male victim suffered a gunshot wound to his lower body and a female victim suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body. Both wounds are considered non-life-threatening and both victims are expected to survive their wounds.

The suspect fled the scene prior to the arrival of police but the preliminary investigation indicates that the victims were targeted. Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit are responding to further the investigation into this shooting and to determine a motive. Anyone with information on the shooting or suspect is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

WANTED for 2nd Degree Burglary:

Ronnie Robert Williams  AGE 51  5'10" 190 lbs

Baltimore County Police have obtained a warrant for the arrest of Ronnie Robert Williams for second degree burglary after he entered a detached garage at a home in the 800 block of Hatherleigh Road in the Towson Precinct on August 5, 2018, and stole personal items of the victim.

He has a previously listed address in the 1200 block of Sheridan Avenue, 21239 but does not appear to live there. He has been seen in the Edgewood area of Harford County but police do not know where he is currently staying.

Anyone who sees Ronnie Williams or has information on his whereabouts is asked to dial 9-1-1 or contact the Baltimore County Police Burglary Unit by calling 410-307-2020.

A new, state-of-the-art White Marsh Volunteer Fire Co. opens tomorrow, supported by a multi-million contribution from Baltimore County.

The new, $6.9 million station at 10331 Philadelphia Rd., 21162, replaces the White Marsh VFC facility at 5419 Ebenezer Rd., 21162.

BCoFD Fire Chief Kyrle W. Preis III is scheduled to attend tomorrow's grand opening.

"The White Marsh VFC is one of our top performing volunteer companies, but more than that, it's a model for volunteer companies everywhere," Preis said. "Its members understand that in the 21st century you have to run a company like a business while retaining a role as a valuable member of the local community."

Dedication ceremonies are scheduled Saturday at 11 a.m.

The County has contributed $3.7 million toward the project -- more than half of the new station's total cost. In addition to giving White Marsh a $1.7 million grant, the County will make all payments on a $2 million, 30-year loan.

Another $500,000 came from a loan fund established decades ago with county dollars to support the volunteer fire service with low-interest loans and grants. The fund is administered by the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association (BCVFA).

The White Marsh company paid for the remainder of the project through donations and grants from other sources.

The State of Maryland will take possession of the Ebenezer Road facility, which will be demolished and the site converted to open space.


The new station features five engine bays, a modern training tower, a study area, a community/training room and four live-in bunk rooms  and six other dorms capable of sleeping 18 volunteer personnel. 

The Volunteer Fire Service

Twenty-nine volunteer fire companies support BCoFD and its 25 career stations. 

White Marsh is one of 21 volunteer companies that provides emergency medical service in addition to suppression service. White Marsh also provides rehab and canteen services to first responders at incidents throughout the county.

The volunteer companies operate under the BCVFA and are independent corporations. At emergency scenes, career and volunteer units operate under the same chain of command and operating procedures.


Revised June 27, 2017