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Date: Aug 5, 2014

BCoPD today released the name of a Cleveland Browns fan who posted an online video in which he appears to urinate on Art Modell's grave site.

Paul S. Serbu, 61, of the unit block of Meadowcrest Drive, Franklin, OH, 45005, was charged on a criminal summons ordering him to appear in court. He was charged with one count of disorderly conduct in a cemetery, a misdemeanor.

Original release, dated July 29, 2014:

Today Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger issued the following statement regarding a Cleveland Browns fan who appears to have urinated on Art Modell's grave site.

"The Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office has authorized charges in the case involving the Cleveland Brown’s fan and Mr. Art Modell’s grave site.

"In Maryland, Criminal Law Article 10-404(c) states: 'A person may not engage in indecent or disorderly conduct in a cemetery.' This crime is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of two years in jail and a fine of $500.

"Pursuant to Baltimore County Police Department policy, suspects are not identified until charges have been filed and served."

"I want to commend the Baltimore County Police Department for doing outstanding work in identifying the suspect involved in this case."

"Everyone who has buried a loved one has the right to believe that their final resting place will be treated with respect. Bringing charges against this individual should act as a deterrent to others and assure the rest of us that no matter who you are, indecencies will not be committed against your final resting place."

The suspect in this case will be served with a criminal summons to appear in court, a process that will take several days because he lives out of state.


The annual meeting of the Baltimore County Local Emergency Planning Committee is scheduled for Thursday, September 18 in Lutherville.

The meeting, open to the public, will be held at Brooklandville Fire Station 14, 10017 Falls Road, 21093.

The meeting will last about one hour.

The LEPC - comprising community leaders, business leaders and local fire, police, EMS and emergency management responders - meets regularly to develop and review contingency and evacuation plans for emergencies involving hazardous materials. these may include weather disasters, industrial/transportation accidents and terrorist attacks.

LEPCs are required under the federal Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986. There are LEPCs across the U.S.

UPDATE (August 5 2:56 p.m.)

Baltimore County Police have identified the driver of the truck that was struck by a train this morning in Rosedale as 44-year-old Ramona Patrice Jones of Cockeysville. She has been charged on a citation with failure to stop at a railway crossing.

The truck involved in the incident was a 2005 Peterbuilt truck owned by Nova Services Inc. of the Unit block of Thomas Ave 21225.

Original release (August 5 10:07 a.m.)

At 8:08 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Fire and Police personnel responded to the 7500 block of Lake Drive in Rosedale for a report of a train that had collided with a vehicle.

A CSX train that had been traveling south-bound struck a vehicle as the vehicle crossed the tracks. The train was only carrying beverages and had no hazardous materials on board. The vehicle was a truck that carried dumpsters but it was not carrying a dumpster at the time of the collision.

There were no reports of injuries as a result of this incident.

Police are still on the scene. Fire Department units have cleared.

Revised June 27, 2017