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booking photo of James Everett NicholsonBaltimore County Police arrested a burglar when they responded to a call for an alarm at the Catonsville Walmart.

At 1:15 a.m. on  March 25, officers responded to the Walmart in the 6200 block of Baltimore National Pike, 21228 for a call of a burglar alarm. Responding officers noticed that someone pried open the doors to the Garden Center. During their investigation, officers found an unoccupied vehicle on the parking lot of the location with various items inside that were stolen from the store.

Moments later, James Everett Nicholson (24) of the 1500 block of Woodlawn Drive, 21228 was found by officers hiding behind a nearby tree. Nicholson was arrested and charged with theft, destruction of property, and second degree burglary. He has been released on $10,000 bond. 

Tips to keep your home and business safe from criminals during this unprecedented time when we are all dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic are posted online.

Baltimore County Police are attempting to identify a white tractor trailer combination in reference to a hit and run involving a pedestrian. The crash occurred in the Sam’s Club parking lot in the 5700 block of Baltimore National Pike on January 2 at 7:10 a.m.

The tractor portion has a sleeper cab and is possibly a Freightliner brand.

The word “Shaffer” is printed in faded ink on the top of the trailer on the right rear side. There is also a faded logo, which appears to be a circle, in the middle of the trailer towards the front right side. The trailer also has a noticeable dent on the top right side towards the middle. There is also a refrigeration system on the trailer.

The tractor trailer drove through the shopping center and made a right turn onto Baltimore National Pike after hitting the pedestrian.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact the Baltimore County Police Department at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

Below are surveillance photos of the tractor trailer.

Last week's 3-alarm fire at Loafers Sports Bar & Grill in Catonsville remains under investigation by Baltimore County Police fire investigators.

The popular restaurant and nightclub suffered significant damage in the August 30 fire; investigators estimated damages at about $1 million.

BCoFD crews were dispatched at 3:59 p.m. to the restaurant, frequently called Loafers Lounge, in the 6500 block of Baltimore National Pike, 21228. A fire marshal from Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services who saw smoke coming from Loafers as he was driving on U.S. 40 called 911.

At about the same time, patrons in the restaurant 3-alarm fire, Loafers Sports Bar & Grillsmelled smoke and alerted an employee. Fire crews found heavy fire when they arrived. A second alarm was called at 4:12 p.m., and a third alarm at 4:49 p.m. Crews moved to defensive operations, fighting the fire from the outside.

BCoPD fire investigators have determined that the fire started in an exterior wall surrounding the second-story staircase. The cause remains under investigation.

Two career and one volunteer firefighter were transported to the hospital for heat exhaustion.

Firefighters rescued 15 goldfish from a large aquarium inside the nightclub.

 
 
 
Revised June 27, 2017