Friday, April 19, 2013
Watch Patch videos of Alternate Routes gym members preparing for Friday's preliminary contest at Rash Field.
Abingdon will be well-represented come Friday when hundreds of would-be American ninjas descend on the Inner Harbor for a chance to become warriors. The television series American Ninja Warrior will be filming tryouts beginning at 8 p.m. at Baltimore's Rash Field park. Tony Torres of Abingdon and his brother Edwin Torres, owners of Alternate Routes gym in White Marsh, believe they are ready. "It's redemption," Edwin, a 27-year-old White Marsh resident, said. The brothers Torres have twice competed in the preliminary trials for American Ninja Warrior—a competition that pits ridiculously fit men and women against a series of man-made obstacles that test physical strength, muscular endurance, balance and unyielding focus. Competitors are …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
One person was flown to a regional trauma center for treatment.
Two people were injured in an evening crash in Abingdon that temporarily closed Maryland Route 24 to northbound traffic, fire officials said. Around 9 p.m. Tuesday, a car crash took place on Route 24 in the area of Singer Road, according to an official Facebook post from Rich Gardiner, spokesman for Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association. One person was flown by medevac helicopter to a regional trauma center for treatment while a second was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, Gardiner wrote. Route 24 was closed to northbound traffic as police investigated the crash.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Don't leave cooking food unattended.
An unattended electric smoker was blamed for an accidental fire, which scorched a Edgewood shed, according to a release from the Maryland State Fire Marshall. The owner of the shed in the 1800 block of Mandarin Court was making sausages using an electric smoker that was placed on top of wood, the release continues. A neighbor noticed smoke coming from the shed at about 12:01 p.m. on April 6. "The water pan became dry, overheated and ignited wood, wood chips and over combustibles," officials determined in the release. The fire caused an estimated $1,500 in damage to the shed where the fire stated, as well as a neighbor's shed where the blaze extended. Follow Aberdeen Patch on Facebook and Twitter and don't forget to sign up for the …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The business on Continental Drive was evacuated for investigation Thursday afternoon.
Harford County's hazardous materials team responded to an incident at an Abingdon plumbing business Thursday afternoon where several people reported being burned by an unknown substance, a public safety official said. At 1:30 p.m. Thursday, the building at Bogan's Plumbing on the 1300 block of Continental Drive was evacuated so Harford County hazardous materials personnel could investigate, Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS spokesman Rich Gardiner said. Three people were treated for medical issues by Abingdon Fire Company, Gardiner said, and they were taken to a local hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. The hazardous materials team collected samples of the product in question and initial tests …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The incident in Abingdon was reported at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday.
Fire was coming from the second floor and roof of a home in Abingdon Sunday evening, according to emergency officials. The fire on the 3200 block of Trellis Lane was reported around 6 p.m. As firefighters attacked the blaze, Trellis Lane was closed on either side—at Route 924 and Singer Road—Rich Gardiner, spokesman for the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association, said. "Firefighters [are] making good progress on their attack," Gardiner said. He added that no injuries have been reported.
Friday, January 11, 2013
The Harford County Sheriff's Office released photos of the men suspected of robbing the McDonald's in Constant Friendship in December.
Police are still looking for the men who robbed the Abingdon McDonald's before Christmas and Friday released surveillance photos of the robbery. Around 7 p.m. Dec. 12, two men walked into the McDonald's in the Constant Friendship shopping center, located at 404 Constant Frienship Boulevard, while customers were eating, according to Edward Hopkins, spokesman with the Harford County Sheriff's Office. One man, described as a 6-foot tall, black man wearing all black clothing, white/gray work gloves and a black beanie cap, implied his accomplice had a gun and demanded the manager give them the money out of the cash register, according to Hopkins. The manager complied with the demand and the two men ran out of the eatery and drove away in a …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
An Abingdon man has been charged with filming his daughter in the shower last month.
An Abingdon man is facing sex abuse and peeping tom charges after allegedly taking video of his daughter while she showered. Patch is not naming the accused or the victim for the victim's protection. A 42-year-old Abingdon man was charged Saturday with sex abuse of a minor, peeping tom and a related charge or prurient intent in a private place. He was released from the Harford County Detention Center Wednesday after posting $100,000 bond. The charges stem from an incident that took place in early November. On Nov. 28, a 16-year-old girl told members of the Harford County Child Advocacy Center she was showering earlier that month when she noticed the shower plunger was out of place, according to charging documents. The girl reached for the …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The incident took place shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday.
UPDATE (6:10 p.m.)—A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in the Abingdon area Thursday night, but few details were immediately available. The incident took place in the area of MD Route 924 and Woodsdale Road, according to a dispatcher with the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack. A man in his twenties sustained minor injuries in the accident, Rich Gardiner, spokesman for Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association, said. Troopers arrived at the scene minutes before 6 p.m. to investigate. No further details were available as of post time. Stick with Patch for updates.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Meet the Towson Chamber's new president: he's a Harford County resident.
James Jones looks much younger than his 30 years. Yet the M&T Bank executive and Abingdon resident is poised to become the youngest-ever president of the Towson Chamber of Commerce. He will officially start his one-year term at the chamber's large annual meeting Wednesday night. Jones, an assistant vice president at M&T's downtown Towson branch, succeeds Deb Moriarty, the vice president of student affairs at Towson University. Nancy Hafford, the chamber's executive director, said Jones represents a youth movement in the organization. "James has been volunteering with our [Towsontown Spring] Festival for at least five or six years so he's not been helpful just to the chamber but to community events and he's been so supportive of everything…
Friday, March 9, 2012
A mercury spill at William S. James Elementary School in Abingdon drew Hazmat response Thursday.