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.

Perry Hall Football and CCBC Soccer Continue to Win

Everyone thinks of my blog as news and politics, but I’m also a big fan of local sports.

As a resident of Perry Hall, I follow some of Perry Hall High School’s football games. The Gators have the highest population in the county, which means they are able to field a deep football team along with a state championship soccer team in 2015. The down side is that Perry Hall High’s population puts them in the 4A classification with all of the top teams in the state.

The Gators are usually good enough to get to the playoffs, but have lost in the first or second rounds. This year’s team got off to a slow start at 2-2, but they have been on fire with five straight wins. Those wins include Franklin (a state semifinalist in 2016), Dundalk  (a state semifinalist in 2015) and a 49-0 win over a decent Parkville team. Patrick Taylor of the East County Times said he “was slightly disappointed that it turned into a route.” and I agree. Parkville was 6-2 going into that game, but Perry Hall was too strong.

Maybe this is the year where Perry Hall football gets to the state finals and perhaps brings home a state title?

On the college level, Bill Gates of The Avenue News reports that CCBC Essex soccer will play Schoolcraft College in Detroit this Saturday for the NJCAA North Central District Title. According to The Avenue, CCBC Essex got there after beating Frederick Community College in penalty kicks to win their sixth consecutive Region XX title.

CCBC Essex Soccer has made some deep runs too, but has not brought home the national title. Could this be their year?