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PAL Summer Camps – Ages Eight to 17

The Baltimore County Police and Recreation and Parks departments are pleased to announce that this year's summer camp activities will be held at five conveniently located PAL (Police Athletic League) Centers for those between the ages of eight and 17:

  • Scotts Branch PAL Center, 3651 Rolling Road 21244
  • Cockeysville PAL Center, 9836 Greenside Drive 21030
  • Hillendale PAL Center, 1111 Halstead Road 21234
  • Dundalk PAL Center, 15 Commerce Place 21222
  • Winfield PAL Center, 8304 Carlson Lane, 21244

All camps are free to attend and will run Monday through Friday for three consecutive weeks, beginning on July 15, then July 22 and July 29.

The centers will open at 9 a.m. with activities lasting until 3 p.m. Area youth are encouraged to attend, with permission from a parent or guardian. Participants will travel on field trips to local attractions, enjoy various sports-related activities and arts and crafts, and be provided plenty of learning opportunities.

The camps will be staffed by PAL representatives and police officers who are looking forward to providing our youth with an engaging, safe and enjoyable environment this summer to strength community relationships while continuing to build upon meaningful partnerships.

For more information or to register, contact your local PAL center. A parent or guardian must be present to complete a waiver on the first day of camp. Walk-ins are also welcome.

“Choosing PAL to be G.R.E.A.T.” Summer Camp – Winfield PAL Center

Additionally, the “Choosing PAL to be G.R.E.A.T.” (Gang Resistance Education and Training) summer camp will only be held at the Winfield PAL Center located at 8304 Carlson Lane, 21244. Participants must be between the ages of eight and 13. Police officers and PAL representatives will partner together in educating participants in ways to prevent youth crime, violence and gang involvement.

This camp will also run Monday through Friday for three consecutive weeks, beginning on July 15, then July 22 and July 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants need permission from a parent or guardian to travel on field trips, and partake in sports-related activities and arts and crafts. PAL representatives and police officers will staff this camp as well.

For more information or to register, contact your local PAL center. A parent or guardian must be present to complete waivers on the first day of camp. Walk-ins are welcome.

A 98-year-old woman died in last night's house fire in Cockeysville.

The victim has been identified by Baltimore County Police as Wanda Mary Shattuck of the 800 block of West Padonia Rd., 21030, where the fire occurred.

Fire units were dispatched at 11:35 p.m. for a dwelling fire that was fully involved when the first engine (Engine 503, Chestnut Ridge VFC) arrived. Neighbors reported that an elderly woman was inside the home. 

Fire crews entered the house, a single-story rancher, and located the victim. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

This was an aggressive fire exacerbated by high winds. At 11:52 p.m., Fire commanders evacuated all fire personnel from the structure due to unsafe and deteriorating conditions. From that point, fire crews used defensive operations to fight the fire. The fire, which destroyed the home, was knocked down at 12:46 a.m.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators continue to investigate the cause of this fire.

This one-alarm fire required additional apparatus, including a tanker strike team to provide additional water. About 30 pieces of equipment responded. 

UDPATE (November 19, 2018 11:16 a.m.):

Booking photo of William Leonard Howard JrBaltimore County Police has charged William Leonard Howard Jr. (38) of the 14000 block of Cuba Road, 21030 in the shooting death of his father, identified as William Leonard Howard (63) of the unit block of Millstone Road, 21132.

The younger Howard shot the elder Howard after an argument escalated into a physical altercation between the two. The younger Howard retreated to the basement floor of the home and was followed soon after by the elder Howard. The elder Howard was then shot multiple times by the younger Howard, who immediately fled the location in his pickup truck.

Police and medics were called by the other family members in the home but the victim suffered cardiac arrest and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Howard turned himself in to police at the Cockeysville Precinct around 7:30 p.m. last night. He is charged with First Degree Murder and is currently held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Original Release (November 18, 2018 8:07 p.m.):

A domestic-related shooting in Cockeysville this afternoon killed a father while the son initially fled police.

An argument between father and son during a family visit escalated after the son, 38, retreated to the basement of his home in the 14000 block of Cuba Rd, 21030. The father, 64, went to the basement to check on his son and was soon after shot by the son. Other family members in the home called 9-1-1 following the shooting just before 3:30 p.m. The son fled the home in a vehicle according to family members.

The father, who has not yet been identified, suffered cardiac arrest and died at the scene.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit responded to the scene to investigate. During the course of the investigation the suspect turned himself in to police.

More information will follow as the investigation unfolds. 

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017