East County Times Reports Disturbing Crimes in Rosedale

When I read the East County Times crime section this week, I was shocked to see three separate crime articles about Rosedale.

One article was about an incident on Dec. 20 when a 14-year old boy was attacked and hit by a baseball hat. Police said the suspect was wearing all black clothing and was described around 5’10” and 175 lbs. This took place on Stellabrooke Lane, which is close to the I-95 underpass on Rossville Blvd.

Then there was an article about a carjacking on Lyndale Road, which is near Linover Park and not too far from the Jan. 3  carjacking that took place on Cardwell Avenue in Overlea.

The Lyndale Road incident took place on Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. when a 66-year-old man was approached by two teenagers with a gun. Fortunately, Baltimore County Police arrested five suspects within three hours after the carjacking.

The sad part is the teens’ ages ranged from 13, 14 ,16 and two 18 year olds. What is going on with our kids today?

The third story was about a string of robberies in the area and one of them took place at the Royal Farms on Philadelphia Road in Rosedale on Feb. 17.

While I don’t condone an armed robbery of a store, that has taken place in the Baltimore area for decades. Carjackings and teenagers getting hit with a baseball hat is a new occurrence that needs to stop.

The Rosedale/Overlea area is a great community. My kids play soccer at Linover Park and go to Storyville at the Rosedale Library. This crime needs to stop and I would like to see the community to come together to fight crime in the area.

Boehl to Run for House of Delegates

A family photo with my wife Mary and our three kids (L to R) Emily, Andrew and Adam.

Benstorming has been a community blog that has also reported about local politicians running for office. Well who would have thought that I would being writing a blog post about myself.

If you have not heard,  I am a Republican candidate running for the Maryland House of Delegates in District 8.

I have thought about it long and hard, and I think this is the best decision for myself, my family and the great communities in Nottingham, Overlea, Parkville, Perry Hall and Rosedale.
For those that don’t know my full background, I am a local guy that has been a life long resident of Baltimore County. I am a product of Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) and a graduate of CCBC and Towson University. I am married with three kids who also attend BCPS.
After working eight years at a warehouse on the night shift, I joined the local media at the East County Times and the Dundalk Eagle for close to a decade. That experience gave me the opportunity to see the strengths and also the needs of our communities.
I had the honor of working as a Legislative Aide in Annapolis with Delegate Bob Long’s office for two years. It was a great experience that I hope to use for the next adventure of my life.
I have tried to keep my blog about non-partisan politics and always about the community. I will continue to do that, but most of my blog post will be political at my campaign site electbenboehl.com.