Friday, May 3, 2013
Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company Firefighter Gene Kirchner's funeral procession will begin at Har Sinai Congregation in Owings Mills, and head east, affecting Greenspring Avenue, Broadway, Falls and Padonia roads.
Firefighter Gene Kirchner's funeral is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday at Har Sinai Congregation in Owings Mills. And some roadways will be affected, beginning at 11:30 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., Walnut Avenue will be closed between Greenspring and Park Heights avenues. It will reopen after the funeral procession has left the synagogue, according to a news release from Baltimore County police. However, police will be on hand to help people who reside on Walnut, the release states. Also, the procession route to Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens will: Begin at Har Sinai, located at 2905 Walnut Ave., taking a right on Walnut Ave., a right on Greenspring Ave., to Broadway. The procession will then take a left on Broadway, crossing Falls Road, and continuing …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
James White, 64, went missing from a group home in February, and his body was found April 28.
The death of a man whose body was found in a pool Sunday has been ruled accidental. The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has identified the man found as James White, 64, who went missing from a group home Feb. 26, according to police. He was found less than a mile away from his group home. "The cause of death is listed as drowning complicated by hypothermia," the release states. "There are no signs of foul play, and no criminal charges will be filed." The pool in which he was found is located in the 8600 block of McDonogh Road in Owings Mills. White went missing from the group home in the 9200 block of Leigh Choice Court. Staff members had found the front door open, according to police. He was non-verbal and shuffled when he …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Report: Motorist parks his car and turns to find that a black, semi-automatic handgun is pointed at his face.
A man who had just parked his car in a Garrison neighborhood was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday. At 1:10 a.m., the man got out of his car in the unit block of Hartley Circle, turned around and was confronted by a man pointing a black, semi-automatic handgun at him, according to a report by Baltimore County police. The robber, who wore a white "hospital mask," pointed the gun at the victim's face and demanded money, the report states. He got cash, then ran away toward Township Drive. The robber is described as a black man in his 20s who is 5-foot-8 with a slim build. He wore a gray, hooded sweatshirt and bluejeans, the report states.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Check out this photo from library archives.
We found this 1975 photo in the archives of the Baltimore County Public Library. It shows the upper mill owned by Samuel Owings, known as Groff's Mill, which was on Bonita Lane in Owings Mills. What are your memories of Owings Mills and Reisterstown history? Share in the comments.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
James White, 64, was last seen at his group home in Owings Mills early Tuesday morning.
UPDATED 2:05 p.m. Feb. 28: Baltimore County Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man who went missing from his group home early Tuesday morning. James White, 64, was last seen at his group home in the 9200 block of Leigh Choice Court in Owings Mills between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m., at which time staff members found the front door open, according to a Baltimore County Police press release. White (photo attached), is described as a black male, 5’7’’, 186 pounds, with brown eyes and bald. He is non-verbal and may not be able to find his way home, the release said. White shuffles his feet when he walks and walks hunched over. He does not understand that he has to pay for things at stores and may get accused of shoplifting, …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The Owings Mills Diner has been closed for at least a week-and-a-half.
The New Towne Diner suddenly closed the doors at its Reisterstown Road restaurant in Owings Mills. The diner was closed as early as Feb. 5, according to several Patch readers. On Thursday, there were no people inside, no cars in the parking lot and a stack of newspapers at the front door. The phone line has been temporarily disconnected, according to an automated message. Two Patch readers left positive reviews on the diner’s directory listing. “Great food and great service!” wrote Bob Albert. The diner’s listing on Yelp has much more negative reviews. “Awful service, sub-par food,” wrote Rebecca G. Will you miss the New Towne Diner? What do you hope will take its place? Tell us in the comments.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Officer William S. Kern, an 18-year-veteran of the Baltimore Police, was named at the officer involved in Tuesday’s training exercise shooting in Owings Mills.
Baltimore Police have released the name of the officer involved in the incident that left a police trainee critically wounded Tuesday afternoon. Officer William S. Kern, 46, was assigned as an instructor in the education and training section in Baltimore Police. A University of Maryland Baltimore Police trainee was shot in the head by an instructor during an exercise at an Owings Mills training facility at the Rosewood Center, which is run by the department. The University of Maryland Baltimore police trainee, a man in his 40s, was in critical condition Wednesday, and Baltimore Police did not have an update on his condition Thursday afternoon. Family members asked police not to identify the trainee because they are not from the area and …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A University of Maryland Baltimore police trainee was shot in the head during a training exercise in Owings Mills Tuesday.
A police trainee is in critical condition Wednesday morning after being shot in the head during a training exercise in Owings Mills. At 2:30 p.m., a University of Maryland Baltimore Police trainee was shot by an instructor at the Rosewood Center, according to Baltimore Police Detective Angela Carter-Watson. The trainee, who is in his 40s, was shot in the front of his head, said Thomas Scalea, the chief physician at shock trauma, during a press conference Tuesday night. Video of the press conference can found here on ABC2 News' website. Family members asked police not to identify the trainee because they are not from the area and have not yet notified family and friends of the incident, Baltimore Police Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Officers found the body of a 33-year-old woman at her apartment Tuesday night.
UPDATE 1:25 p.m. Feb. 6: Baltimore County Police arrested a 33-year-old man Wednesday morning in an Owings Mills homicide. Police found the body of Katie Hadel, 33, in her apartment on Wellhaven Circle Tuesday night while responding to a domestic disturbance report. Two small children were found unharmed in the apartment, according to a police press release. Hadel was stabbed multiple times and was pronounced deceased at the scene, police said. At 10:09 p.m. Tuesday, officers from the Pikesville precinct were called to the unit block of Wellhaven Circle. The door to the apartment was locked and there was no answer, but officers could hear movement inside, according to the release. The police tactical unit entered the apartment by force and…
Friday, January 11, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department's Pikesville precinct. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate a conviction.
A burglar forced open the front door of an Owings Mills apartment this week, damaging the door and ransacking the rooms. The crime occurred between 1 p.m. and 5:10 p.m. Wednesday, at a Chase Lea apartment in the unit block of Hartley Circle. "The door appeared to be kicked in," a report from Baltimore County police states. There was $900 in damage to the door. Because the apartment was ransacked, the resident could not immediately inform police what items were taken, it states.