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Date: Sep 2020

The 37th annual National Night Out is being celebrated on Tuesday, October 6 this year. The COVID-19 pandemic may have communities celebrating a little differently and later in the year, but one thing remains the same and that is the partnerships and camaraderie that are strengthened as police and citizens unite in neighborhoods.

Community engagement has been especially challenging this year. This annual community-building campaign is an opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances and enhance relationships with the goal of keeping neighborhoods safe.

Join your neighbors and friends in events scheduled throughout Baltimore County. There will be food, games, vehicle parades, and visits from police officers. The theme at each event will be the same – to keep your community, businesses and visitors safe.

Turn on your porch light on Tuesday, October 6 to show your support. And remember another safety precaution when gathering this year – wear a mask, practice social distancing and wash your hands.

The following is a list of events that are scheduled at the various precincts. Keep checking this list for updates.

Precinct 1 Wilkens

Academy Heights Community Association
Contact: Joe Shinault (410-207-9544)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Meet and Greet
Location: Northdale and Greenlow roads
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

Kensington Community Association
Contact: Dave Palmer (443-562-6655)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community gathering
Location: College and Dorchester roads
Time: 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Medwick Garth Community Association
Contact: Mary Clark (410-371-4709)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community gathering
Location: South Medwick Garth and Overbrook Road
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Oella Community Association
Contact: Jay Patel (443-909-8957)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community gathering
Location: Westchester Community Center, 2414 Westchester Avenue
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Wynnewood Community Association
Contact: Shawn Simmons (443-570-7600)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community gathering
Location: Flamingo and Plover drives
Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Precinct 2 Woodlawn

Catonsville Manor
Contact: Kitty Honaker (443-739-9817)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Vendors and candy giveaways
Location: Johnnycake Road and Ingleside Avenue (shopping center parking lot)
Time: 5 to 9 p.m.

Graystone
Contact: Greta St. Rose (pggp1@gmail.com)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Come and go type picnic
Location: 1905 Gwynn Oak Avenue, 21207
Time: 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Stoneybrook
Contact: DeVonne Parks (410-258-1968)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Food and Movie with popcorn
Location: 8701 Winands Road (Gethsemane Sanctuary parking lot)
Time: 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Twelve Trees
Contact: Donna Clayton (443-841-6069)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Vehicle parade through the community with ice cream truck
Location: Drive through Winands Road and surrounding streets in neighborhood
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

Precinct 3 Franklin

No events scheduled

Precinct 4 Pikesville

Creekside at Quarry Lake Homeowners Association
Contact: Melissa Blank
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Ice cream social/community gathering
Location: Dead end of Granite Ridge Court
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Pahls Crossing Homeowners Association
Contact: Marry Ann Ferguson
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Police cars drive through neighborhood
Location: Pahls Farm Way and Red Jonathan Court
Time: 7 p.m.

The Parke at Mt. Washington
Contact: Justin Hoffman
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community gathering
Location: 2300 block of Blackberry Road
Time: 6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

Villa Nova Homeowners Association
Contact: Deidra Peterson
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community meet and greet
Location: Prince George and Buckingham roads (park)
Time: 6 to 7 p.m.

Williamsburg Homeowners Association
Contact: Gary Carter
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Vehicle Parade
Location: Bedford Elementary School, 7404 Dorman Drive
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Precinct 6 Towson

Campus Hills Citizens On Patrol (COP)
Contact: Wesley Wood
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Neighborhood gathering
Location: Seaword Road between Shelley Road and Sawyer Court
Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Precinct 7 Cockeysville

No events scheduled

Precinct 8 Parkville

Magnolia Glen Homeowners Association
Contact: Greg Hamilton (jghamilton53@att.net)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Neighborhood dessert party
Location: Bender Ridge Court
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

Perring Park Citizens On Patrol (COP)
Contact: Kristen Piscopo (443-823-1738 or kpiscopo@baltimorecountymd.gov)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Block party with KONA Ice Truck
Location: Harford Hills Road behind Harford Hills Elementary School
Time: 6 to 7 p.m.

Seven Courts Citizens On Patrol (COP)
Contact: Shawn King (shawn@owl-analytics.com)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Neighborhood party
Location: Seven Oaks Senior Center, 9210 Seven Courts Drive
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

Precinct 9 White Marsh

Linover Improvement Association
Contact: Caitlyn Klimm (president@linover.org)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Neighborhood caravan and hand out Citizens On Patrol (COP) fliers
Location: Holt Park, 34 Elmont Avenue
Time: 8 to 8:30 p.m.

Park East Community
Contact: Danielle Fowlkes (410-866-3443)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Enjoy refreshments while discussing how to keep the neighborhood safe and build partnerships
Location: Playground area at Park East Apartments, 2022 Kelbourne Road 21237
Time: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Precinct 11 Essex

Henderson-Webb Properties
Contact: Dave Hopp (410-440-7121)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community picnic
Location: Hartland and Middleborough roads
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Precinct 12 North Point

Boston Courts
Contact: Lee McBride (410-288-1313)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Cookout and games
Location: Red Rose Way and Villager Circle, 21222
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Old Dundalk
Contact: Jessica Lilli (443-955-1541)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Cookout and games
Location: Heritage Park, 2717 Playfield Street
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

UPDATE (September 29, 2020 10:14 p.m.):

On February 11, Trystan Eevon Wilson (19) of the 100 block of Cherrydell Road, 21228 was the first suspect arrested in connection with the January 15 murder of Arnold Gilbert Burr II. As a part of the on-going investigation, Baltimore County Homicide detectives were able to identify Darien Bartholomew Dixon (23) of the 5800 block of Simmonds Avenue, 21215, as being the second suspect. On September 29, Dixon was arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Arnold Gilbert Burr II. 

Just before 6:30 p.m. on January 15, police responded to the 100 block of South Belle Grove Road, 21228 for a call of a shooting. Officers arrived and found Arnold Gilbert Burr II (29) of the 3100 block of Betlou James Place, 21207 suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The investigation revealed that the victim and an acquaintance drove to the 100 block of South Belle Grove Road, 21228. When they arrived, they met Wilson at the entrance of the apartment building. A scuffle ensued and the victim was shot. The suspects fled prior to police arriving. 

Dixon is charged with first-degree murder. He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status pending a bail hearing review. Wilson is charged with first degree murder, and various other charges. He is held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a no bail status. 

Original (January 16, 2020 12:28 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police Investigating Catonsville Homicide

Just before 6:30 p.m. on January 15, 2020, Baltimore County Police responded to a call in the 100-block of S. Belle Grove Road, 21228. Officers arrived and located a male victim laying on the ground outside the location, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene. The victim has been identified as Arnold Gilbert Burr II, 29, of the 3100-block of Betlou James Place, 21207.

Homicide detectives are conducting their investigation at this time. Mr. Burr would have turned 30 years old today. If anyone has information about his murder, please call the Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020.

Reward Offered

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, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

UPDATE (September 25, 2020 10:54 a.m.):

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit have confirmed that Maurice Brown shot and subsequently killed Montrell Johnson as funeral services began at Mount Zion Cemetery on September 12, 2018. A second shooter then fired upon Maurice Brown, who died at the scene. This second shooter remains unidentified.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives by calling 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward when submitting tips through Metro Crime Stoppers.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland, 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, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

Mobile App: P3TIPS

UPDATE (September 14, 2018 4:36 p.m.)

The second victim of a shooting at Mount Zion Cemetery on Tuesday has been pronounced deceased from at least one gunshot wound to the upper body. He is identified as Montrell Johnson (25) of the 2800 block of Westfield Avenue, 21214. 

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit are continuing their investigation into this incident and ask anyone with additional information to contact them by calling 410-307-2020.

UPDATE (September 13, 2018 10:03 a.m.):

Police have identified the man killed during a shooting that erupted as graveside services were beginning for a young Baltimore City shooting victim at Mount Zion Cemetery yesterday as Maurice Brown Jr. (32) of the 300 block of Lyndhurst Street, 21229. He died as a result of apparent gunshot wounds to his upper and lower body. The second shooting victim, a 25-year-old man, remains in critical condition at the time of this posting.

Original Release (September 12, 2018 5:16 p.m.):

Shooting at Cemetery Funeral Kills Two

One man has died, another remains in critical condition following a shooting this afternoon at Mount Zion Cemetery.

The funeral procession had arrived. Mourners were gathering around the grave site. A smaller group of men had separated from the larger group. The ceremony was just about to begin. Suddenly, gunshots rang out among the smaller group of men. Mourners began running in all directions seeking cover. Two men were left critically injured, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the upper portions of their bodies.

Police and EMS responded to the scene at 3900 Hollins Ferry Road around 12:42 p.m. and began treating the wounded, transporting both men to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma, where one was pronounced deceased. The second man remains in grave condition. A third victim was also transported to an area hospital for treatment of chest pains following the incident.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide and Violent Crimes Units responded to the scene to continue the investigation, which will now focus on answering questions regarding the number of weapons involved, the number of suspects involved, and the motive for this shooting. Police do believe that this was a targeted crime and there is no further danger to the public in general.

Baltimore City Police has confirmed that today's funeral was for 18-year-old Marcus Brown, shot and killed in the 1400 block of North Mount Street in August.

Updates will be provided as additional information is confirmed.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017