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UPDATE (March 23):

Baltimore County Robbery detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for 35-year-old Stanley Jerome Macklin of the 2500 block Francis St. 21217 charging him in connection with the following robberies:

November 12, 2014 : High’s in the 8700 block of Liberty Road 21133
Just before 12:30 p.m., the suspect entered the store, approached the counter, displayed a handgun, and demanded money. The suspect then fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

The original release for this incident is available on our news blog:

January 20 : U.S. Fuel in the 4300 block of Southwestern Boulevard 21228
At 7:34 p.m., the subject walked into the business, displayed a handgun and demanded money. He fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

January 26 : Cigarette Outlet in the 5500 block of East Drive 21227
At 4 p.m., the suspect entered the store, pointed a handgun at the owner and demanded money, Newport cigarettes, and a tobacco grinder. He fled the store in an unknown direction.

January 29 : Cigarette Outlet in the 5500 block of East Drive 21227
Just before 6 p.m., the suspect the suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun, and demanded money and cigarettes. The suspect then fled the scene.

There were no reports of injuries during any of these incidents.

Stanley Jerome Macklin remains in custody at the Central Booking and Intake Facility in Baltimore City and has not been served with the Baltimore County arrest warrant yet.

Original release (March 20):

Baltimore County Police, working in partnership with Baltimore City Police, yesterday arrested a Baltimore man suspected of 49 armed robberies in the city and county.

Stanley Macklin has been arrested in several armed robberies in the city and county.The suspect, Stanley Jerome Macklin, 35, of the 2500 block Francis St., 21217, was dubbed the "khaki pants robber" by detectives because he often wore khakis when committing crimes.

Macklin was arrested without incident at a medical facility in the 2300 block of Garrison Blvd., where he was scheduled to meet with his Parole and Probation officer. BCoPD and BPD have been looking for Macklin since October 27, 2014, when an armed robber hit a 7-Eleven in the city – the first robbery in a string of similar crimes in the city and county. The most recent robbery occurred March 7, 2015.

Macklin is suspected in a total of 49 armed robberies -- 18 in the city and 31 in the county. BPD has charged him with one robbery; BCoPD has a warrant charging him with four robberies. In addition, federal charges are pending. (FBI representatives also attended today's briefing.)

Macklin has targeted small businesses such as gas stations and convenience stores. Most of the Baltimore County cases occurred in Precinct 1/Wilkens, but Macklin’s total crimes cover a broad geographic area.

Photo of press conference to announce arrest made in several armed robberies.At a press briefing this morning at Baltimore City Police headquarters, Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson and BPD Commissioner Anthony Batts called this a "difficult" case in which Macklin managed to elude police even after both agencies distributed images of the suspect captured on surveillance cameras through social and mainstream media and despite the offer of a cash reward through Metro Crime Stoppers.

"It was difficult, but we were up to the challenge," Johnson said, crediting solid police work by robbery detectives from both agencies.

Method of Operation

In each crime, Macklin displayed a revolver and, Batts said, used "fear and intimidation" to rob store clerks. No injuries were reported in any of the robberies. But during a mid-January robbery at a 7-Eleven on Compass Road in Essex, Macklin fired a round into a display when the clerk was not cooperative.

Macklin, who police believe acted alone, disguised himself while committing the crimes.

A break came in March during the investigation of a robbery in Hamilton. Detectives obtained evidence in that case that led to a potential suspect. Using technology and surveillance, BPD and BCoPD detectives built their case.

A number of high-ranking Baltimore County Police Department commanders will be reassigned following the promotion of eight lieutenants to captain. The reassignments, announced today by Police Chief Jim Johnson, become effective February 9, immediately following a Promotional Ceremony scheduled for February 9, 2 p.m., at Oregon Ridge Lodge.

The new assignments will produce the most diverse BCoPD Executive Corps -- commanders who hold the rank of captain, major or colonel -- in the department's history.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has made creation of a government workforce that reflects the makeup of the citizenry a top priority. "This goal is especially important in public safety, where the public's respect and trust is critical to our ability to serve our citizens well," Kamenetz said. "These latest Police Department promotions are another step toward the healthy diversity we need."

New Captains

The new captains are:

  • Donna M. Benton. Benton will be the second woman in BCoPD's history to oversee the Special Operations Section, including the Aviation, K-9, Marine and Tactical units.
  • Scott A. Canter. Canter will oversee the Homeland Security Section.
  • Joseph D. Conger. Conger will command the Technology and Communications Section.
  • David J. Folderauer. Folderauer will be assigned to command Precinct 3/Franklin.
  • Christopher M. Kelly. Kelly will be assigned to command Precinct 9/White Marsh.
  • Orlando D. Lilly. Lilly will be assigned to command Precinct 12/North Point.
  • Lamont Martin. Martin will oversee the Internal Affairs Section.
  • Robert O. McCullough. McCullough will oversee the Employment Section.

Captain James Monahan, currently commander of Precinct 3/Franklin, will take over the Operational Support Section. Captain Michael Balog, currently commander of Precinct 9/White Marsh, will be assigned to the Operations Bureau. Captain Jan Brown, currently commander of Precinct 12/North Point, will be assigned to the Youth and Community Resources Section.

"Achieving the rank of captain is a significant milestone that requires hundreds of hours of study and sacrifice," said Chief Johnson. "These experienced men and women have earned the privilege of serving in positions of great responsibility. I'm proud of what they've achieved and I look forward to working with this new team."

With the promotions of these captains as well as new corporals, sergeants, and lieutenants, BCoPD continues its long-term goal of diversifying both the rank and file and top-level command. The 33 sworn members of the Executive Corps will include five minorities and three women.

Chief Johnson said that this latest reorganization was accomplished with succession planning in mind. "We are creating a department that is positioned to lead and to thrive now and in the future."

The Baltimore County Police Department celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Week with a dinner for volunteers on April 10. The event will take place at the Baltimore Yacht Club, 800 Baltimore Yacht Club Road, Essex, 21221. The evening will begin with dinner and awards at 7 p.m.

This year’s theme, Making a World of Difference, is a perfect description of the many men and women who unselfishly give their time and talents to the Police Department. Last year our volunteers contributed over 23,000 hours of valuable time to the BCoPD.

Volunteers answer phones, handle clerical work and assist with statistical data, among other duties. Their participation allows officers to focus on patrol and investigation.

Expected to attend the dinner are more than 70 volunteers, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Chief James Johnson, members of the Executive Corps, and members of the Police Auxiliary Team.

National Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 6-12.

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