Two Suspects Arrested in Pine Grove Middle School Incident

Baltimore County detectives filed criminal charges against the two individuals in connection to the explosive device located in the area on Pine Grove Middle School and explosive device making materials in the Woodlawn area. 

On September 19, 2022, the Baltimore County Police Department was notified by the Howard County Police Department about an individual who was in possibly in possession of explosive device making materials within Baltimore County. 

Officers were able to identify and detain both individuals. Through their investigation, detectives were able to locate the vehicle containing an explosive device parked across the street from Pine Grove Middle School and determine the location of the explosive making materials on Whitehead Court.  

43-year-old Joseph Vickery has been charged with several possession of explosive device-related charges, with CDS possession with intent to distribute and firearm-related charges, which stem from illicit drugs and a weapon detectives discovered in the defendants’ vehicle which was parked across the street from the school.

39-year-old Kristen Vickery has also been charged CDS possession with intent to distribute.

Both are currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

 Through detectives investigation it does not appear that the school was the intended target during this incident.

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