Monday, December 10, 2012
One teen was assaulted and both he and his companion were robbed of their Nike Air Jordans shoes.
Two teens were robbed of high-priced shoes and a backpack on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Owings Mills Mall. One of the teens was hit in the face during the robbery, according to a Baltimore County Police report. No weapon was used during the robbery. The two victims, both age 17, met up with two suspects at the Owings Mills Mall around 6:45 p.m. on Dec. 8 to exchange shoes. As they walked through the parking lot, one of them was hit in the face and had his backpack stolen, which contained a pair of Nike Air Jordans, valued at $175. The other victim gave up a bag he was holding, which contained a pair of Air Jordan 9 Johnny Kilroy shoes, valued at $160, according to the police report.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Baltimore County Police charged an 18-year-old Glen Burnie man who lost money gambling with making a false statement after he told police he was robbed at the Owings Mills Mall.
It’s never a good idea to call the police to help settle your gambling debt. A Glen Burnie man was charged with making a false statement after he did just that. Cedrick James Brinkley, 18, of the 100 block of 5th Avenue in Glen Burnie, told police on Tuesday, Sept. 25, that armed robbers took clothing and cash from him when he was at the Owings Mills Mall the previous day, according to information provided by Baltimore County Police Franklin Precinct No. 3. Police learned that the man was not at the mall that day by interviewing mall employees and reviewing surveillance footage. Brinkley was interviewed again, and he told police he lost the money gambling, police said. He was charged on a summons for making a false statement.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Kimco unveiled plans in February, but several other developers have shown an interest in revamping the Owings Mills Mall. What would you like to see there?
The Owings Mills Mall is 55 percent vacant. An eyesore for more than a decade now, the mall was given hope when Kimco announced plans to revamp the mall into an open, pedestrian-friendly retail center with connections to the movie theater and nearby development Metro Centre at Owings Mills. Kimco's future plans are unclear, since Geoff Glazer, Kimco’s vice president of acquisitions and development for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, previously said Kimco would not redevelop the mall if the Solo Cup plant on Reisterstown Road was rezoned, making way for a Wegmans-anchored center called Foundry Row. That property was rezoned on August 28. Brian Gibbons, CEO of Foundry Row developer Greenberg Gibbons, said his company is interested in…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Carl Verstandig, a Pikesville real estate investor, has approached Kimco to buy its stake in the mall, according to reports.
A Pikesville real estate company is looking to buy the Owings Mills Mall, according to media reports. America’s Realty LLC has approached Kimco Realty, the company that currently owns the mall along with General Growth Properties, about buying their stake in the property, according to a Baltimore Business Journal report. Carl Verstandig, the company’s CEO, told the BBJ he offered 10 to 15 percent more than other buyers for the mall, which has a vacancy rate of 55 percent. Verstandig could not be reached for comment. Kimco, which unveiled plans to redevelop the mall in February, have not revealed what its next steps are going to be. Geoff Glazer, Kimco’s vice president of acquisitions and development for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Various pieces of jewelry were stolen from Zales at the Owings Mills Mall during an armed robbery. It marks the seventh armed robbery since the beginning of August.
Two men, one brandishing a handgun, stole various pieces of jewelry from Zales at the Owings Mills Mall on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at approximately 8:40 p.m. The men entered the store, presented a handgun and told employees they were being robbed. They stole several pieces of jewelry and fled in an unknown direction, according to a police report. Bare Feet Shoes was robbed by two armed men on Sept. 4, but police don’t believe the incidents to be connected because of differences in the suspect descriptions, according to Lt. Stephen Doarnberger, assistant commander of the Baltimore County Police’s Franklin Precinct. In May, a man wearing a suit and tie held up Zales at gunpoint and took approximately 50 rings valued at $116,000. He was later …
Friday, September 7, 2012
The State Highway Administration will be removing the top layer of pavement from the northbound 795 ramp to the Owings Mills Mall on Monday and Tuesday.
The Maryland State Highway Administration will be removing the top layer of pavement from the ramp to the Owings Mills mall on I-795 northbound early next week. The ramp will be closed on Monday, Sept. 10, and Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 11 p.m. the night before until 5 a.m. each morning.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Readers sounded off after a Patch report pieced together information about developers and the community coalition "Say No To Solo."
In less than four months, the Say No To Solo Coalition has sprung up to lead the opposition against rezoning the Solo Cup plant in Owings Mills from manufacturing to retail. The group's funding is somewhat of a mystery, although some suggest it's backed by Kimco, the Owings Mills Mall developer, and its politically connected public relations firm, KO Public Affairs. Find what Patch readers had to say after yesterday's story "The Mysterious Funding of 'Say No To Solo'" below: --"This whole opposition is a sham. If you live here, you want this Wegman's and welcome the redevelopment of Reisterstown Rd. It has been eyesore for years." -CW --"What is the rush to push Solo development through? How about let's say we finish the 2 major projects …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
A poll conducted by Annapolis-based Opinion Works shows that area residents have concerns about the development process, the economy, taxpayer burden and would like Foundry Row stopped or delayed.
A poll funded by developers who are opposed to Foundry Row shows that those surveyed have serious concerns about the development proposed for the Solo Cup plant site and would like to see it stopped or delayed. The Baltimore County Council votes whether to rezone the Solo property on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Those polled on behalf of "the Owings Mills Team" indicated developers have too much power over development decisions, there should be more public review of the project, the mall should be developed first, and the local economy and infrastructure cannot handle the project along with other Owings Mills developments. “A total of 62 percent said they oppose the project or think it should be delayed, 21 percent preferred that Foundry Row not be …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Baltimore County Councilman said the signatures dropped off at his office show a need for a more “community-driven process.”
Baltimore County Councilman Ken Oliver said the 7,100 signatures he received from residents calling for additional review of proposed development Foundry Row show a need for more public process. “From the boxes of petitions that were delivered to my office and the offices of my council colleagues this week, to the huge turnout or residents at this month’s council meeting, it is clear that there are significant community concerns about permitting a new 400,000 square foot retail mall along Reisterstown Road,” Oliver said in a press release. Say No To Solo Coalition officials dropped off seven boxes – one for each council member – containing 7,100 signatures of Baltimore County residents who are opposed to Foundry Row, the Wegmans-anchored …
Monday, July 16, 2012
A customer of a ‘hack,’ an unlicensed taxi, held a driver up at gunpoint and stole his car at the Owings Mills Mall, police said.
A Baltimore man was carjacked at gunpoint after driving another man to the Owings Mills Mall in an unlicensed cab, police said. “The victim was a hack…an illegal taxi,” said Lt. Stephen Doarnberger, assistant commander of the Baltimore County Police’s Franklin Precinct. Around 6:10 p.m. on July 13, the victim drove the suspect to the Owings Mills Mall, at which point the suspect pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the victim and demanded he empty his pockets and exit the car, according to a police report. The suspect fled in the 2001 Silver Chrysler Sebring with $100 in cash and a cell phone he took from the victim, according to police. The suspect is described as a 25-year-old black male, 6 feet tall, between 145 and 165 pounds, with …