Shooting Linked to Robbery Spree, Car Crashes into House, Key Bridge Service Road to Close: Baltimore-Area Headlines

If you're looking for Baltimore-area news you may have missed this week, it's all here.

During an attempted radar traffic stop Aug. 15, a car crashed into a house on Belair Road. Credit: Samantha Parks.
During an attempted radar traffic stop Aug. 15, a car crashed into a house on Belair Road. Credit: Samantha Parks.
Catch up on this week's news you may have missed from around the Baltimore metro area:

Roland Park Shooting Linked to Robbery Spree
NORTH BALTIMORE—The shooting of a 36-year-old man in Roland Park happened during a robbery, and police believe it’s part of a larger crime spree in North Baltimore.
Popular StoriesRoutine Perry Hall Traffic Stop Takes Dramatic Turn When Car Crashes Into House
PERRY HALL—A suspect is in custody after bailing out of a moving car, which then crashed into a house, setting a fire on Belair Road in the Perry Hall area.

Key Bridge Service Road to Close for 2 Weeks
DUNDALK—Maryland Transportation Authority crews will make improvements to the road as part of a $1.6 million preservation project, according to a statement from the department.

Police Say Woman Gunned Down in Front of Hillendale Home
PARKVILLE-OVERLEA—Police say Victoria Vernetta Glover, 28,was shot to death in front of her home in the 1300 block of Dalton Road about 8:45 a.m. She was found lying on the sidewalk, police said.
UPDATE: Police Search For Slain Hillendale Woman's Estranged Husband

Dundalk Man Charged in Sex Abuse of Young Schoolchildren
DUNDALK—A Dundalk man has been charged with 14 counts of sex abuse of a minor while he was an elementary school music teacher for Montgomery County Public Schools. Police say some victims were as young as kindergarten-age.

Robbers Strike Again in North Baltimore
NORTH BALTIMORE—A group of juveniles who use stolen cars to commit robberies in North Baltimore struck again Thursday morning.

BCPS to Honor 75 Summer School Graduates in Ceremony
ARBUTUS—The summer school graduation ceremony, set for Aug. 17 at Loch Raven High School, is the first for Baltimore County Public Schools.

Timonium Resident Among 5 Performers Killed in Texas Crash
LUTHERVILLE-TIMONIUM—Timonium resident Amanda Starz was identified as one of the five members of a popular summer musical production who were killed on Aug. 12 in a crash with an 18-wheeler in Amarillo, TX, an official told the Associated Press on Tuesday.

Man Shot in Roland Park
NORTH BALTIMORE—A man suffered what police said are non-life threatening injuries after being shot in Roland Park Wednesday morning.

2 Men Robbed at Gunpoint in Catonsville
CATONSVILLE—Armed robbers stole a wallet from two Catonsville men this weekend in Catonsville. At 12:30 a.m. Saturday, two men, one armed with a silver handgun, robbed the men, according to a report by the Baltimore County Police Department's Wilkens Precinct.

Dundalk Man Killed in Beltway Crash
DUNDALK—A Dundalk man died on Aug. 10, when his motorcycle crashed into the back of a tractor trailer on the inner loop of I-695 just past Chesaco Avenue.

Speak Out: Are You a Middle Child? Man Calls for Strike on Middle Child's Day
TOWSON—Aug. 12 is Middle Child's Day, and one man called for a global strike for attention to "forgotten" middle children.

Open Thread: Is This Mural Anti-Semitic?
NORTH BALTIMORE—In an article in The Baltimore Sun about the group Wall Hunters, who paint murals on vacant homes in the city as a way to draw attention to absentee property owners, allegations were made that a North Baltimore mural was anti-Semitic.

10 Ways to Celebrate National Sandwich Month in Baltimore County
OWINGS MILLS-REISTERSTOWN—August is National Sandwich Month. Of course, Baltimoreans don't need some marketing gimmick to inspire sandwich greatness, but why not take this opportunity to point out some of the best.

Arbutus' First FroYo Shop 'Looking Good,' Owner Says
ARBUTUS—Located in the Arbutus Plaza Shopping Center, Cravingz opened on July 31 and offers a variety of frozen yogurt flavors and toppings.

Reisterstown Festival to Return with New Children's Area, Motorcycle Show
OWINGS MILLS-REISTERSTOWN—The 27th Reisterstown Festivalbrings an eclectic lineup of local bands, a variety of local businesses and family fun to Hannah More Park on Sept. 7-8. Plus, enter to win a raffle with gift certificates and products from local businesses, including Playoff Sports Bar And Grill.

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