The Eastpoint Mall carnival in Dundalk is canceled for the remainder of the spring following an Easter incident where 26 young people were arrested during disturbance and later fights near the event.
In post on social media, the Eastpoint Mall wrote that “Jolly Shows Carnival for the rest of the scheduled days at Eastpoint Mall.” The carnival was scheduled to run 17 April – 5 May, according to the Jolly Shows Spring website the carnival.
The Mall offered no further explanation of the decision. Mall and carnival officers did not return calls for comments on Monday.
Carnival and tumor officials closed the Sunday carnival, which the police said, because the number of people at the event was “overwhelmed”.
As a crowd of about 1,000 people left, the police said, he was unhappy and the police received calls about teenagers entering the surrounding neighborhoods, acting at strike and fighting.
Police began receiving calls about 6 per hour, said Officer Shawn Vinson, spokesman for Baltimore County Police Department.
By the end of the episode, teenagers could see running out of the center with airborne police helicopters searching for anyone coming in the area.
A total of 26 people were arrested and charged as juveniles to disorderly conduct. Although there were no injuries, officials responded to significant resources, and at least 50 officers responded from the county police and county Transit Administration. The state agency also lent the county buses to transport people from the area.
With two events in the last two months, Todd Crandell, Baltimore County Council, took up a Facebook Monday to blame a Sunday event and others on Baltimore city residents, saying the county is “overwhelmed by people who do not live or work here and who have no idea how to act in civil society.
“All of the work being done to strengthen and improve our community is undermined, which means that it is okay to run wild, intimidating drivers at intersections, and to reach our community for nothing. do nothing or make crime or create chaos. ”
Crandell, a Republican, who represents the 7th area in the county, including the Mall, wrote on social media that he is asking the County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr to “take action, to take control of the situation”. This, and his authority to use this siege to our peace and prosperity so that we can become the community we deserve. ”
“We had enough!” He wrote. “We worked too hard and we are very proud. We need answers to this crisis. ”
Crandell did not respond to calls to his Eastpoint Mall district office.
A spokesperson for the county executive who is not interested in Olszewski wrote “expressing a mayor.”
“We are working with the mall, the police, and the public to find a long-term sustainable solution,” wrote spokesman TJ Smith. “We had a similar concern at Towson and White Marsh. We didn't hear from the Counselor, so we didn't know about his concerns. ”
Crandell's rhetoric represents a number of feelings about the relationship between county and city residents in recent years.
City Councilor Zeke Cohen, who represents the 1st District of the city, including the stretch of Eastern Avenue to Dundalk Mall, said that Crandell was “the racism of tubes.” T
“The idea is that the city is not this illegal place where crime is caused by spills,” he said.
The city and county have shared interests and are in partnership to improve neighborhoods on the city boundary, Cohen said, and Crandell's comments “disappoint our constituents to put the crime on one side of the border or the other.” T
Last year, in response to a fight involving two adult and seven adolescent arrests, some of the county council members recommended the end of weekend bus services at night.
Don Mohler, County Executive, then asked that the project was “appalling” and Baltimore City Council President C. “Jack” Young called “racism.”
In the county of Anne Arundel, also on the city boundary, some residents pushed for a train service to and from the city being closed or restricted, crime was not substantiated by the police.
The police did not answer a Monday call asking if they could count how many of the 26 arrested were city residents. The department wrote on social media, “Information about a youth about a charge cannot be recognized under state law.”