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Precinct 8 - Parkville

Precinct 8 - Parkville

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Between 10 a.m. January 28 and 7 a.m. January 29, an unknown suspect broke in through the rear basement door, entered the residence, but took nothing.

Sometime between 1:30 p.m. January 23 and 8:27 a.m. January 24, an unknown suspect entered the gas station through the rear of the building and entered the convenience store. It is unknown what was taken at this time.

Sometime between 3:30 p.m. January 22 and 2:30 p.m. January 27, an unknown suspect forced open the sliding glass door, entered the residence and stole several items.

The Parkville Precinct Officers of the Month for December 2015 are Sergeant Biter and Officer Hays. What these officers did for the less fortunate shows how truly dedicated they are to their profession and the community.

Sergeant Biter contacted a Parkville area school to identify a needy family to adopt. She found out about a mother of four children, one only seven weeks old. She was unable to work and was in desperate need of the basic necessities to take care of her children. Sergeant Biter knew that this was the family that she needed to help, so she re-arranged her schedule and started reaching out to her fellow officers, members of the Parkville Police Community Relations Council, and members of the community for donations. Before long, donations came pouring in and Sergeant Biter spent hours organizing the items. On Christmas Day, eight police cars and a pickup truck arrived at the family’s home to deliver the gifts. Neighbors who had gone outside in the rain began applauding the officers when they saw what they were doing. The needy family received Christmas gifts, a decorated Christmas tree, and even a crib for the baby. The officers spent some time with the family and even helped the kids put together their toys.  Neighbors that had seen what the police were doing, started coming to the home with gifts of their own for the family.

Sergeant Biter didn’t stop with the adoption of a needy family. She also adopted several residents of an area assisted living facility who never got visitors. She contacted area businesses for donations and was able to get a total of $200 in gift cards from CVS, Rite-Aid, and Walgreens which she used to purchase various toiletries. She also gathered other items such as books, writing journals, pens, and candy. Officers visited the adopted residents on Christmas Day and presented them with the gifts.

Several days after Christmas, a letter was received at the Parkville Precinct which read:

Dear Secret Santa Officers, Words Cannot express my happiness and astonishment upon receiving such a generous gift from you to a senior stranger. I still can’t believe you chose me. Having recently lost my only child had just put a damper on my Christmas spirit but now my faith has been renewed. I thank you so much for all the gifts and your service to the community. God bless you and keep you safe at all times.

Officer Hays identified a family in need with the help of a Parkville area school. The family consisted of a man and woman who were caring for their six grandchildren and needed help. Officer Hays and her friend, Officer Tonsch of the Baltimore City Police Department, began to collect numerous donations of gifts and money. They used the donated money to buy clothing, books, and educational toys for the kids.
The week before Christmas, Officer Hays contacted the woman to arrange for police to come to their home on Christmas day and got some sad news: The electricity to the family home had been turned off because they could not make the payments.
Since the family had no electricity, they came to the Parkville Precinct for a Christmas celebration. Officer Hays provided food and beverages for the gathering and the officers gave the family all of the gifts that they had collected. Among the gifts to the children were brand new iPad Air tablets donated by a technology company in Massachusetts.
The giving did not stop there. Officer Hays used several hundred dollars of her own money to help pay the family’s electric bill. The rest of the bill was paid for by a law firm owned by the spouse of a Parkville Officer.

Lieutenant Chemelli, Sergeant Biter’s and Officer Hay’s shift commander, stated that they “are extremely selfless individuals who understand the importance of giving without receiving, and the feeling of gratification without expectation.”

Captain Lisa Hannon, the Commander of the Parkville Precinct, stated

“seeing actions such as this warms my heart. These officers are so dedicated to helping others that they are willing to spend their own time and money to make a difference for those in need. I am proud of both of them, and I am grateful to our Police Community Relations Council and to the members of the community who donated to this family”.

More pictures are available on our Facebook page.

Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., unknown suspect entered the residence and took jewelry.

At approximately 12:14 p.m., one suspect spoke with the victim at the front door of his home while another suspect foced a back door open. Nothing was taken from the location.

At 8:15 p.m., the suspect conducted a transaction with the victim. After the transaction, the suspect grabbed money from the victim's hand and ran off.

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