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Keyword: crime prevention

April 19 through April 25 is National Victims’ Rights Week. Through various events, the Baltimore County Police Department, volunteers and community members will bring attention to crimes such as domestic violence, college campus safety, bullying, and crime prevention techniques, as well as elder abuse and relationship abuse.

The following is a list of the precincts and the events scheduled for Victims’ Rights Week.

Precinct 1/Wilkens

Event: Displays will be set up on domestic violence and brochures will be available to take away.

Location: Baltimore County Public Library in Arbutus, 855 Sulphur Spring Road, 21227

Date/Time: April 20 to April 24

Contact: Sgt. Harpster, 410-887-1584

Precinct 2/Woodlawn

Event: Displays will be set up on crime prevention and brochures will be available to take away.

Location: Food Court at Security Square Mall, 6901 Security Boulevard, 21207

Date/Time: April 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Contact: Sgt. Askew, 410-887-4714

Precinct 3/Franklin

Event: Community members are invited to join officers to plant flowers in remembrance of crime victims.

Location: Precinct 3, 606 Nicodemus Road, 21136

Date/Time: April 20, 10 a.m.

Contact: Sgt. Ledley, 410-887-6985

Precinct 4/Pikesville

Event: Displays will be set up on domestic violence and brochures will be available to take away.

Location: Stevenson University, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, 21153

Date/Time: April 20 to 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Contact: Sgt. Ramirez, 410-887-6775

Precinct 6/Towson

Event: Displays will be set up on domestic violence and brochures will be available to take away.

Location: Baltimore County Public Library in Towson, 320 York Road, 21204

Date/Time: April 19 to 25

Contact: Sgt. Fink, 410-887-5933

Precinct 7/Cockeysville

Event: Community members are invited to join officers to plant flowers in remembrance of crime victims.

Location: Precinct 7, 111 Wight Avenue, 21030

Date/Time: April 19, 10 a.m.

Contact: Lt. McGraw, 410-887-1863

Precinct 8/Parkville

Event: Displays will be set up on crime prevention and victim safety. Brochures will be available to take away. McGruff will also be attending this event.

Location: YMCA, 8910 Waltham Woods Road, 21234

Date/Time: April 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Contact: Sgt. Dupree, 410-887-5439

Precinct 9/White Marsh

Event:  We will be collecting canned goods and other non-perishable food donations to be given to the Garden Village Community Center. Food collected will be distributed to local families.

Location: Precinct 9, 8220 Perry Hall Boulevard, 21236

Date/Time: Donations will be accepted at the precinct from April 19 to 25

Contact: Sgt. Mickle, 410-887-5035

Precinct 11/Essex

Event: We will be collecting donations for the Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County, a local shelter for victims of domestic violence. The shelter is in need of toiletries, adult and child clothing – including undergarments, non perishable food/snack items, and diapers.

Location: Collection boxes will be distributed to various locations in the precinct.

Date/Time: April 19 to 25

Contact: Sgt. Maddox, 410-887-0232

Precinct 12/North Point

Event: Displays will be set up on domestic violence and brochures will be available to take away.

Location: Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center, 323 Sollers Point Road, 21222

Date/Time: April 19 to 25

Contact: Sgt. Stelmak, 410-887-7336

The next edition of "Police Report," the Baltimore County Police Department's cable TV program, runs through January 31.

The opening segment focuses on winter and holiday season crime prevention and personal safety. Officer Gary Doucett of Precinct 6/Towson provides tips to stay safe during the colder months.

The topic in the second segment is the department's Community and School Resources Section. Captain Andre Davis discusses the many functions of this unit that reach out to the citizens of Baltimore County. Captain Davis provides details about the duties of the department's School Resource Officers (SRO) and Auxiliary Officers, as well as services provided by the department's Counseling Team, Juvenile Offenders In Need of Supervision (JOINS), and the annual Citizens' Academy and Youth Leadership Academy.

The program airs five days a week on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

  • Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Police Report is available online, if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

Cold weather is here, no doubt about that. Just dressing to go outside in the morning to warm the car seems to take forever. It would be so easy just to start up the car, run back into that warm, cozy house and have a little more coffee. Not a good idea. In the amount of time it takes to walk into your home someone can steal your vehicle.

Car thieves wait and watch for people to walk away and then strike. They are not only in your neighborhood, but at convenience stores waiting for you to run in to get a quick cup of coffee. You may think that locking your keys in the car will dissuade these criminals but it doesn't. They can pick a lock often times faster than you can open it with your key. Baltimore County Police Sergeant Robert Jagoe, a member of the Regional Auto Theft Team (RATT), says in one study more than 25 percent of the vehicles stolen in the area were due to keys left in the ignition.

There are many reasons not to leave your car unattended; walking in the cold is not fun, making car payments on a car that is no longer available to you, insurance that probably will not pay for your mistake, and lastly you could get a ticket if a Baltimore County Police Officer sees that you have stepped away from your vehicle.

So if you don't want to be left out in the cold, ice, freezing rain or snow, don't leave the car unattended.

More crime prevention tips are available on our website: http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/police/basics.html#cold

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