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UPDATE (December 29, 2016  8:56 a.m.):

Burglary detectives continue to seek the identity of a suspect who is using stolen credit cards taken from a home in the 1200 block of Ridgeshire Road, 21222, on December 12, 2016.

The credit cards were taken on December 12, 2016 from a home in the 1200 block of Ridgeshire Road, 21222. The suspect used the stolen credit cards on the same day at the Shoppers located in the Middlesex Shopping Center, 1200 Eastern Boulevard, 21221.

He also attempted to remove money from an ATM located at the Middlesex Shopping Center at approximately 7 a.m. that morning.  Attached is a still photo from the ATM surveillance video.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Original Release (December 21, 2016  10:33 a.m.):

Burglary detectives are seeking the identity of a suspect who is using stolen credit cards.

The credit cards were taken on December 12, 2016 from a home in the 1200 block of Ridgeshire Road, 21222. The suspect used the stolen credit cards on the same day at the Shoppers located in the Middlesex Shopping Center, 1200 Eastern Boulevard, 21221.

The suspect walks with a limp and uses a cane. It is believed the suspect regularly frequents the shopping center.

If you have any information about the suspect, please contact police at 410-307-2020.

The Baltimore County Police Department’s 143rd Recruit Class graduation will take place tonight, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Notre Dame Preparatory School, 815 Hampton Lane, Towson 21286.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Police Chief James Johnson will present the awards. The Chief and Mr. William J. McMahon, Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, will present the diplomas to the recruits.

The Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the County Circuit Court, will administer the oath of office and Departmental Chaplain Rabbi Norman Lowenthal will preside over the benediction and adjournment.

The recruits trained for 27 weeks and will spend the next two years in the field as they apply the skills learned in the classroom.

The following is a list of the recruits and their assignments.

Precinct 1/Wilkens

Officer Rachel M. Christopher
Officer Deneen L. Flores
Officer Keith L. Parham

Precinct 2/Woodlawn

Officer Derek A. Kolb
Officer Cinthia I. Ruiz

Precinct 3/Franklin

Officer Brian D. Beckford
Officer Kyle D. Cavey
Officer Nicole M. Grover
Officer Xiyu Lin
Officer Derek S. Love
Officer Nicholas A. McElfish
Officer Michael G. McQuaid
Officer Kendall L. Rich
Officer Mikela A. Vann

Precinct 4/Pikesville

Officer Amanda C. Childs
Officer Jarrell K. Eaton
Officer Bishop A. Elder
Officer James M. Fitch
Officer Jeremiah A. Israel
Officer Andrew L. Muska

Precinct 6/Towson

Officer Brenton G. Bieker
Officer Mongo D. Demby
Officer Samantha L. Dixon
Officer Nicholas J. Dunlop
Officer Justin S. Linz
Officer Samantha R. Morgan
Officer Nicole M. Scatton

Precinct 11/Essex

Officer Brendan A. Huesman
Officer Trae R. Lindsay
Officer Shelby A. Sims
Officer Trevon T. Winston

Precinct 12/Dundalk

Officer Anthony M. Abbene
Officer Dawn H. Bowers
Officer Anthony P. Brewer
Officer Brianna M. Garrison
Officer Jacqueline A. Mitchell
Officer Jose S. Pendleton
Officer Sheldon J. Reed
Officer Zachary D. Whitman

Cecil County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sandeep Klair
Deputy Michael W. O'Donnell
Deputy Max A. Vivino

Havre de Grace Police Department

Officer Jarid C. Coleman

The Baltimore County Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of the 35th Citizens' Academy Class. The graduation will take place tonight, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the England Dansicker Room located in the Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road in Towson.

Chief Jim Johnson will present certificates to the 30 graduates who completed the 15-week program. During that time, participants learned about the various units and the many aspects of law enforcement. Officers from specialized units such as K-9, Marine, Aviation and Tactical Operations spoke to the participants and described their duties.

The participants also learned about the precincts, narcotics identification and investigation. They sat in on lectures that covered media relations, community resources and criminal investigations.

The purpose of the Citizens’ Academy is to foster greater communication and relationships between the Department, the community and businesses. The hope is to establish a better understanding of law enforcement.

 
 
Revised September 27, 2016