30 Apr

Man trapped beneath light rail train in fairly good condition

BALTIMORE (WBFF)– An adult male was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma after being trapped beneath a light rail train for approximately 45 minutes.

According to the Baltimore City Fire Chief Gleen Kukucka, the train was sitting on the victim’s abdomen. Fire crews had to cut a section of the undercarriage off of the train in order to rescue the man.

Kukucka says that the man was in pain but was conscious and alert the entire time. Medical crews on scene saw no visible wounds to the body, but were unable to determine if he was suffering from any internal bleeding.

Officials from the Maryland Transit Administration say that the man was walking the tracks between Howard Street and Dolphin Street when he was stuck by a light rail train traveling northbound. It was at that point that he was pinned and thus trapped beneath the train.

Stay with FOX45, this story will be updated.

24 Apr

Man, 23, fatally shot in SE Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WBFF)– A 23-year-old man was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on a road adjacent to Johns Hopkins Hospital on Sunday night, police say.

The shooting occurred on East Fayette Street in front of an Exxon gas station around 7:17 p.m. Police say the victim, Demetrius Little was gunned down by two armed men. He was able to run from the suspects for a short period of time before collapsing. Police found his body on Douglass Court.

Little was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

On Monday, the Baltimore City police released a video of the suspects involved in the shooting.

The shooting remain under investigation with Homicide detectives.

Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous should contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

23 Apr

1 teen dead, 2 others injured after crash in Hydes

HYDES, Md. (WBFF)– A 16-year-old boy is dead and two other teens were taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center after a crash Saturday afternoon.

The Baltimore County police says the 17-year-old driver of the Dodge Ram was apparently traveling south-bound on bottom Road, left the roadway, struck a pole, flipped over and hit a tree.

The driver and a 16-year-old front seat passenger are both expected to survive after receiving medical treatment.

The third passenger, Kyle Snow, of Baltimore, was sitting in the back seat, he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

21 Apr

16-year-old boy among 3 people injured in NE Baltimore shooting

BALTIMORE (WBFF)– A violent night in Baltimore results in three people being shot, leaving a 16-year-old boy injured.

Police responded to the shooting on the city’s northeast side around 9:26 p.m.

Police learned from witness that there was a gathering outside of a residence on Frankford Avenue and Summerfield Avenue. Witnesses say that someone inside of a dark colored vehicle pulled up and got out of the car and opened fire into the crowd.

The ages of those injured are 16, 18 and 24. All are suffering from non-life threatening injuries.

They are all receiving medical treatment at area hospitals.

The suspect is still on the loose.

Anyone with information on this incident are encouraged to dial 911.

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18 Apr

Annapolis police investigate ‘suspicious’ deathANNAPOLIS, Md. (WBFF)– The Annapolis Police Department are investigating a suspicious death after being called to a home near Black Creek Monday evening. Shortly after 6 p.m., officers were called to Paddington Place near Edgewood Road for an incident involving an unresponsive adult man. Police pronounced him deceased at the scene. The incident has now been turned over to detectives for further investigation. Few details have been provided by police. Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call detectives at 410-260-34-39.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WBFF)– The Annapolis Police Department are investigating a suspicious death after being called to a home near Black Creek Monday evening.

Shortly after 6 p.m., officers were called to Paddington Place near Edgewood Road for an incident involving an unresponsive adult man. Police pronounced him deceased at the scene.

The incident has now been turned over to detectives for further investigation.

Few details have been provided by police.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call detectives at 410-260-34-39.

18 Apr

Police believe same suspect may be behind two SE Baltimore sexual assaults

BALTIMORE (WBFF)– Baltimore City Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who they say may be linked to two sexual assault victims in southeast Baltimore.

Police are currently investigating the similarities between two reported sexual assaults where women say they were approached by an unknown male in February and April.

In each case, the victim is described as a black male wearing a hooded sweatshirt.

The most recent incident occurred on April 16, around 9:10 p.m. A woman walking on Central Avenue approached an adult male in an attempt to ask him for information for public transportation. The man suddenly approached the woman and grabbed her by the neck. Police say he then forced her into an adjacent ally and attempted to rape her. The victim was able to escape and ran to local business to call police.

The last incident is reminiscent of a February sexual assault, in which another woman was attacked while leaving a subway station at the intersection of E. Baltimore Street and President Street. Police believe that the suspect followed the victim from the subway. The suspect grabbed the woman from behind on S. Eden Street and attempted to rape her. She too, was able to escape the grasp of the attempted rapist.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Metro Crime Stoppers tip-line at 1-866-7LOCKUP, OR THE Baltimore Police Department’s Sex Offense Unit at 410-396-2076.

17 Apr

Garage blaze in Edgewater linked to car fire

EDGEWATER, Md. (WBFF)– No one was injured in a large fire that caused significant damage to a detached 2-story garage late Sunday afternoon in Edgewater.

The fire caused an unspecified amount of damage and has been deemed a ‘total loss’ at this time, fire officials say.

The garage was occupied by two people who were working on a car when it suddenly caught fire around 4:30 p.m. They were both able to escape and called 911 without injury.

The fire spread from the inside quickly to the outside igniting two large propane tanks that subsequently erupted excreting its contents, officials say.

Investigators are looking into exactly what caused the car to catch fire.

Several dozen fire crews from surrounding counties were called to pitch in.

Due to the locality of the residence and lack of fire hydrants, a water tanker was called to assist in the extinguishing of the fire.

No additional details are available at this time.

04 Apr

Suspect in string of armed robberies arrested

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WBFF)– Police have arrested a man believed to be responsible for a string of armed robberies at several area banks.

Joshua Donald Burke, 30, of Glen Burnie, was arrested Saturday afternoon. He faces at least three armed robbery charges for each bank he robbed as well as lesser charges related to the three robberies.

The first robbery happened on March 2 at approximately 2 p.m., at the 1st Mariner Bank in Glen Burnie. That same bankwas robbed again on March 14, at 4 p.m. A week later a third robbery took place shortly before 12 p.m., at the Bank of America in Pasadena.

Anne Arundel County Police have been investigating the robberies since March 2, and are pleased it ended without harm.

Police are crediting social media reward money and help from the community in the arrest of the alleged suspect.

Burke has been transported to the Jennifer Road Detention Center with a no bond status.

03 Apr

Estimated $200,000 worth of damage in windy Woodbine fire

WOODBINE, Md. (WBFF)– A fire in Carroll County caused major damage to a home on Morgan Road killing a dog and a cat, officials said.

Heavy fire and smoke was seen pouring out of the first floor of the home, when firefighters from three counties arrived shortly after 7 a.m.,

The owners of the home were able to escape with their child before rescue crews arrived. Officials say the family attempted to re-enter the home, but due to heavy smoke and fire they were unable to rescue their animals.

The fire caused $200,000 in structural damage and $25,000 in personal items.

No one else was injured in the fire.

The Winfield Fire crew from Sykesville was the first on scene according to the department. Other fire crews responding included Lisbon, Glenwood, West Friendship, Mount Airy and Gamber.

The fire started on the on the home’s rear deck, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshall. The cause has not been determined. The homes smoke alarm was activated, no sprinklers were present in the home.

Windy conditions are believed to be the culprit in the spread of the fire

The occupants are being assisted by family members.

02 Apr

At least 7 injured after car crashes through Dundalk hair salon Saturday

DUNDALK, Md. (WBFF)– Baltimore County Police say at least seven people were injured after a car crashed into a Dundalk hair salon Saturday afternoon.

The Baltimore County Fire Department said that one person was briefly pinned underneath the vehicle after it smashed through the front of the building. That victim was extricated and transported to a medical facility via helicopter while police say the female driver and at least five more women were taken to area hospital for treatment. All victims are expected to survive.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. on German Hill Road near the intersection of Plainfield Road at Trendz Salon. Police believe that a Ford Crown Victoria was backing out of a parking space when it suddenly went forward, hitting the curb and driving through the front of the hair salon. Officials at this time cannot determine the circumstances that caused the car to move forward into the salon and say that an investigation could take up to several weeks.

Crews are working to check on the sustainability of the structure.