Thursday, January 24, 2013
A Reisterstown resident with a spirit of volunteerism stepped up to chair the 2013 festival.
After Bloomin’ Artfest was cancelled in 2012 for a lack of volunteer manpower, someone has stepped up to make sure that doesn’t happen again in 2013. Reisterstown resident Mark Stewart volunteered to head the yearly arts and crafts festival at a recent meeting. It was a simple decision for him. “I’m sort of the volunteer type,” he said. “If something needs to be done I say, ‘Okay, fine, I’ll do it.’” In other roles, Stewart serves as president of the County Club Estates Community Association and president of the BARC Park at Hannah More. “I think if you don’t really get out there and put yourself out there, you tend to not know what’s going on with your next-door neighbor,” he said. The Bloomin’ Artfest will be held on May 11. It features …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The investigation was spurred by the discovery of skeletal remains Wednesday in Reisterstown.
Baltimore County police continue to investigate the discovery of a dead body, days after uncovering the remains of a human hand in Reisterstown, according to a media advisory. The body of an unidentified male was discovered in the Hanover Pike and Butler Road area Saturday morning. “Police investigators had returned to the area to conduct a detailed search after a human hand had been found earlier in the week near the 300-block of Hedgepocket Way, 21136,” the release states. Police have not yet identified the corpse, nor have they provided a description at this time. The remains have been transported to the the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. Police are asking anyone who may have information to contact detectives at (410) …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Marsha Samlal, the aunt of missing teen Sasha Samlal, said it is out of her character for her niece to leave home and not communicate with her family for almost two months.
Marsha Samlal knew it was out of character for her niece to leave home and not contact her family. Almost two months later, she is still perplexed by Sasha Arianna Samlal’s disappearance. “It just doesn’t make any sense. It doesn’t add up,” Marsha Samlal said. “Something more is going on here.” Sasha was last seen on Sept. 21 wearing a t-shirt and blue jeans. She is described as an Indian female with long black hair, brown eyes, a medium complexion, 5 feet and 3 inches tall and 140 pounds. According to police, Sasha, 16, of the unit block of Gloucester Court, was last seen getting into a small black Honda with tinted windows and a white Honda sticker across the top windshield. It was driven by a Hispanic male, according to a police press …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A landscaper found skeletal remains while working in Reisterstown Wednesday morning.
Officials are investigating skeletal remains that that appeared in Reisterstown Wednesday morning. A landscaper was working in the 300 block of Hedge Pocket Way in Reisterstown when he discovered bones that appeared to be part of a human hand. The landscaper called police at 11:08 a.m. on Wednesday, said Cpl. Cathy Batton, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman. "We can’t confirm that it’s a hand just yet," Batton said. Police are awaiting the results of tests by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, which should be available tomorrow. “The hand is mostly skeletal remains and at this point, detectives are attempting to find how it came to be there,” Batton said.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Baltimore County Police said men were fixing bathtubs at a residence where bomb squad technicians were investigating a possible meth lab.
UPDATED (9:37 p.m.)—Baltimore County Police investigated a report of a possible meth lab in Reisterstown Monday evening, only to find men re-glazing bathtubs. Baltimore County Police bomb squad technicians were at the scene in the 100 block of Brookebury Drive, Cpl. George Erhardt said just after 9 p.m. The fire department’s hazmat team was also at the scene. Baltimore County Police Lt. Robert McCullough told Patch around 9:30 p.m. that further investigation revealed there was no meth lab. There is no threat of harm to neighboring residences. Stay with Patch for updates.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Don't forget to vote! Find your poll location and ballot summary in Owings Mills and Reisterstown, Maryland.
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy. For details and articles about every candidate in Owings Mills and Reisterstown, check out Patch's Election Guide here.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Check out photos from around town of damage and downed trees from Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy didn't hit Reisterstown and Owings Mills too badly, but it take several trees down, and took out many residents' power in the process. Have some photos you want to share? Upload them to our community photo gallery.
Monday, October 29, 2012
View the map of power outages in the area as reported by Patch readers.
The above map is power outages in the Owings Mills and Reisterstown areas as reported by Patch readers. BGE has a map of its reported outages, but it does not get broken down to specific roads and neighborhoods. As Hurricane Sandy effects the area, more power outages are likely to occur. To help us update the map, please comment on this Facebook thread or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay informed by checking out our Hurricane Sandy coverage, follow Owings Mills-Reisterstown Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Two pedestrians were struck by a car on Main Street in Reisterstown Wednesday afternoon after they crossed where there was no crosswalk.
A woman and child sustained non-life threatening injuries after a car struck them while they were crossing Main Street Wednesday afternoon. Juanita Mauricia Lewis, 35, and a 6-year-old boy, both of the 12000 block of Reisterstown Road in Reisterstown, were crossing the street where there was no crosswalk when Reisterstown resident John Wayne Sloan, age 78, was making a left turn out of 750 Main Street to head northbound in his 2002 Toyota Prius, according to Baltimore County Police spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Feher. Police were called to the intersection of Main Street and Caraway Road, where the pedestrians were struck, at 4:32 p.m. “The driver of the vehicle said he looked both ways and did not see anyone when he pulled out onto Main …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A woman and a child were hit by a car on Main Street Wednesday afternoon.
A 35-year-old woman and a 6-year-old boy were hit by a car on Main Street in Reisterstown Wednesday afternoon. Limited information about the accident was available just before 6 p.m., said Baltimore County Police officer Dennis Badham. It was not clear how the pedestrians were hit or if they were transported, he said. Around 4:30 p.m., at least seven police cars were parked near the intersection of Main Street and Caraway Road and a child was laying in the road, according to Owings Mills resident and Patch photographer Zach Egolf. This story has been updated. Read this article for more current information.