Sunday, May 19, 2013
The Baltimore County Department of Aging will hold presentations at senior centers in Pikesville and Reisterstown about choices people make as they age.
To enhance the quality of life as people age, it's important that older people exercise choice and control. That's the message that the Baltimore County Department of Aging and the Mental Health Association of Maryland will deliver this summer through presentations at senior centers, according to a news release from the department. "The Choices We Make as We Age" will be presented in July by Susan Parks at the following senior centers nearby, the release states: Please register by calling the senior center that is holding the presentation you'd like to attend, it states. More presentations in July will also be held at the Mt. Carmel, Arbutus, Lansdowne and Seven Oaks senior centers. Visit the Department of Aging website for details on …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The volunteer firefighter who was was critically injured during the April 24 fire in Reisterstown died Thursday at Maryland Shock Trauma. His funeral is set for Sunday.
It was a horrific fire April 24 that the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company was called to control. Volunteer firefighter Gene Kirchner, 25, and several others were searching the home at 19 Hanover Rd., trying to find a resident because "very, very agitated residents were screaming that someone was trapped," Baltimore County Fire Chief John Hohman said during a press conference Thursday afternoon. "Gene and others, they attempted to rescue the individual," Hohman said, calling the fire "horrific." Kirchner, a nine-year veteran of the company, died on Thursday at Maryland Shock Trauma after spending eight days in critical condition. "Gene himself ended up being rescued from the second floor by his co-volunteers here at Reisterstown and two …
The 25-year-old is the second fatality from a house fire April 24 at 19 Hanover Road in Reisterstown.
UPDATE (2:30 p.m.)--Volunteer Firefighter Gene Kirchner died Thursday afternoon at Maryland Shock Trauma, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department. The member of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire company was critically injured April 24 while doing a search during a house fire at 19 Hanover Rd in Reisterstown. "It is with deep sorrow and regret that the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company announces the line of duty passing of Firefighter Gene Kirchner," according to a statement from the fire company. "Gene succumbed to his injures after an 8-day fight." Gene was a 9-year member of the fire company, and was a junior firefighter for 2 years, it states. "A full fire department funeral will be scheduled." A 58-year-old resident died …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Chiquita Sketers will be sentenced in July.
One of three people charged with attempted murder in the Marriottsville shooting of a 15-year-old has pleaded guilty, according to the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office. Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday, but the jury was not yet seated when Chiquita Sketers, of Randallstown, pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder and use of a firearm during a felony, according to Wayne Kirwan, spokesman for the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office. Her sentencing is scheduled for July 5. Like Pikesville Patch on Facebook. Howard County police say that on June 19, Donald George Peoples and Laura Christian Karr abducted the 15 year old from near his Reisterstown home. Then they picked up Sketers, according to police, who …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department's Pikesville Precinct. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, it does not indicate a conviction.
A Reisterstown man was arrested after Baltimore County police charged him with armed robbery Jan. 24 in Pikesville. At about 1 p.m., a 27-year-old aquaintance of Jylio Arturo Makel, 27, was in the building at 1116 Reisterstown Road when allegedly Makel and four others approached him. The building houses Healthway Pharmacy and some offices. The group allegedly asked the victim for money and shoes, according to a police report. When the victim said he didn't have it, one of the suspects allegedly pulled out a gun and removed the victim's shoes and cell phone from him. The suspects drove away in a silver Acura TL, the report states. The victim's Samsung Galaxy 2 cell phone and his Timberland boots were stolen but not recovered, the report …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The accident occurred early Sunday morning.
A Reisterstown man is dead following a single car accident early Sunday morning. Christopher Klinefelter, 27, of the unit block of Bosley Lane, died of injuries sustained in the crash, police said. No other people or vehicles were involved in the crash. At about 2 a.m., Klinefelter was traveling southbound on Garrison Forest Road when he "failed to negotiate a curve," according to a statement from police. Klinefelter drove off the road and struck a retaining wall, Baltimore County police spokesman Lt. Robert McCullough said in an email. The vehicle, a 2006 GMC Sierra, then flipped while airborne and landed back in the roadway. Klinefelter was ejected from the vehicle, McCullough wrote. He was transported to Northwest Hospital where he was …
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.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Baltimore Humane Society lost power Monday, and needs volunteers to help clean and feed the animals, do laundry and help with monetary donations.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Baltimore Humane Society needs help from the community. The shelter lost power Monday afternoon, and has since lost its backup power and internal phone system. The shelter in Reisterstown needs volunteers to help feed and clean the animals, and its workers are asking community members willing to do some laundry to pick up a few loads from the shelter, which is located on Nicodemus Road. The shelter is also asking for a donation or loan of a 5,000-watt generator. Monetary donations are also desperately needed to recuperate from the damage Hurricane Sandy caused, which includes a leak in the spay-neuter center. Because Nicodemus Road is closed from a fallen tree, those looking to get to the shelter should get there via Ivy Mill Road. …