Friday, May 3, 2013
Baltimore County police say James Townsend, 33, died Wednesday of medical complications from the shooting Saturday. Another man has been charged.
One man is dead and another has been charged following a double shooting Saturday in Lansdowne. James Townsend, 33, died Monday from complications due to the shooting, according to a Baltimore County police news release. His death was ruled a homicide on Thursday, according to the State Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Police said Brian Shepperd, 20, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and other charges following the shooting, which happened around 10 p.m. Saturday in the 2900 block of Bero Road. "Two men were standing in front of a home when the suspects approached them and began shooting," according to the release. "The victims tried to flee, but were shot multiple times each," the release stated. Both were taken to …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Jeffrey Michael Shiflett is charged in the death of Katie Hadel.
Baltimore County Police have charged an Annapolis man with murder in the death of Owings Mills resident Katie Hadel. Jeffrey Michael Shiflett, 33, of the 1700 block of Saint Margarets Road in Annapolis, is charged with one count of first-degree murder, according to a Baltimore County Police press release. He was arrested without incident Wednesday morning shortly after 11 a.m. when an officer spotted him walking on the street in the Reisterstown area, police said. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Police found the body of Hadel, 33, in her apartment on the unit block of Wellhaven Circle Tuesday night while responding to a domestic disturbance report. Two small children were found unharmed in …
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…
Monday, December 31, 2012
We've rounded up the top stories of 2012, including the arrivals of Corner Bakery Cafe, Illiano's and Dougie's, an indecent exposure incident and more.
Following are the most-read stories of 2012 on Pikesville Patch: Businesses in Pikesville and Randallstown, including the closing of Fields of Pikesville were important to readers. A mortgage fraud case was among the most-read stories of the year on Pikesville Patch. From a double-homicide to purse snatchings, Pikesville Patch was there, bringing you incomparable police and crime coverage: A house fire in Grey Rock was visible from the Festival at Woodholme, and readers were interested in the story. Readers submitted a variety of photos throughout the year: Storms caught readers' attention: And the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket got national, and local attention for a 7-Eleven in Milford Mill. Finally, readers elected an honorary …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Mother of slain man asks for help in finding her son's killers, and urges that donations be made to the last charity he helped: Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
A mother knows when something is wrong. Bernice Gales said she knew her son Ernest Bo Gales was in trouble when, on Oct. 11, 2012, he didn't come to pick her up, as usual, at the subway after she finished her job at Johns Hopkins Hospital. And she was right. Later that night police found the 21-year-old shot and killed in the driver's seat of his car in Milford Mill. It's one year later and police still have no suspects and no motive in the case. So, the Gales family and police are asking for help. "We need justice for him," said his mother Bernice Gales who was accompanied by her husband Ernest Gales and her daughter, Katrina Carroll. "This is not about us, this is for him. My son was very well-liked. A lot of people were affected by his …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Deacon Stephen Roscher recalls fondly his visit with longtime Pikesville residents Vaughn and Marjorie Pepper, both in their 80s.
Deacon Stephen Roscher had planned on spending about 15 minutes last month at the home the home of Vaughn and Marjorie Pepper. But the visit went so well, and the conversation was so pleasant, that he ended up staying about an hour. "They were a really neat couple," he said of the octogenarians. "Just very affable. You could tell they were kind, very considerate of one another." Roscher is the permanent deacon assigned to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Pikesville, and they had asked for him to visit their Sudbrook Park home, because they've had trouble getting to church in recent years. He visited on Aug. 12, and their grandson, Matthew Long, 31, welcomed him at the door and joined the one-hour conversation. They talked about …
Matthew Long, the 31-year-old grandson who has been missing after his grandparents were found dead in their Sudbrook Park home, is in a hospital.
UPDATE (11:40 a.m.) It's the day of Vaughn and Marjorie Pepper's funeral, but there's one family member who won't attend the 11 a.m. service in Dorchester County. Matthew Long, their 31-year-old grandson, is now a suspect in the double homicide but is currently in an Oklahoma hospital, according to a news release from Baltimore County police. "Detectives have traveled to Oklahoma as part of this investigation," the release states. "Matthew Long has not been interviewed yet due to his medical condition, but detectives are now considering him a suspect in the murders." The elderly couple was found dead in their home at 800 Olmstead Road on Monday. They had suffered traumatic injuries and homicide detectives were investigating. Police say …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Mass of Christian burial is set for 11 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church in Secretary, Dorchester County, with burial afterward, according to an obituary in The Star Democrat.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Janet Metzner
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Pikesville residents Vaughn and Marjorie Pepper will be buried in Dorchester County, according their obituaries in The Star Democrat. Baltimore County police found their bodies Monday in their Sudbrook Park home. Homicide detectives are investigating. The Peppers had lived in Sudbrook Park since 1965, the obituaries state. Vaughn Pepper, 87, was a retired captain of the Maryland State Police, said State Police Sgt. Marc Black. "He was a retired Maryland state trooper. He retired as a captain from the Motor Vehicle Division after 30 years of service." Pepper worked at Waterloo Barrack in Jessup, Black said. Marjorie Marie Moxey Pepper, 85, was born in Cambridge, and her husband was born in Denton, their obituaries state. She and her husband…
Police want to question Matthew Long in death of his grandparents, Sudbrook residents Vaughn George Pepper and Marjorie Marie Pepper, but say he's not a suspect at this time.
The Baltimore County Police Department wants to speak with Matthew Long, the 31-year-old grandson of an elderly Sudbrook Park couple who were found dead in their home Monday. "We are looking for the grandson for questioning," said Baltimore County Police Department spokeswoman Julia Hargrove. Long had been living with the Peppers, but is now missing. "We do not have him as a suspect at this time," Hargrove said Wednesday. Pikesville precinct police found the Peppers, both in their 80s, dead in their Olmstead Road home. Each had suffered traumatic wounds. There were no signs of forced entry into their home, police said. The Peppers were longtime members of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Pikesville, according to Margaret Cassady, …
The man whose body was found in his Sudbrook Park home Monday served 30 years as a Maryland State Trooper, and earned a purple heart for Army service during World War II.