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The next edition of Police Report, the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through October.

The topic in the opening segment is pedestrian and traffic safety. Captain Mike Cortes, commander of the Operations Support Section, talks about the department’s traffic safety program. As schools re-open, he provides important pedestrian and traffic safety tips and the laws that drivers need to obey when a school bus is stopped with its lights flashing.

The second segment profiles Precinct 1 Wilkens. Our guest is Captain Donna Benton, commander of Precinct 1 Wilkens. It includes discussions on the daily operations in the Wilkens area of Baltimore County.

The video can be viewed online. If you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule, you can find it on the County’s web site. Select “Police Report” on the videos page at

Police Report also airs five days a week on Comcast Channel 25 and Verizon FIOS Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

  • Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 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: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

UPDATE (September 12, 2016  2:30 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have charged a Halethorpe man in connection with a September 3 stabbing on Ryerson Circle 21227 that left a man injured.
Jason Edwin Bewley (21) of the 3100 block of Ryerson Circle 21227 has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and related charges. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $250,000 bail.
Just before 10 p.m. on September 3, police responded to the 3200 block of Ryerson Circle 21227 for a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 22-year-old man suffering from a stab wound to the upper body. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.
The investigation into this incident has indicate that Bewley and the victim were involved in an argument in the back yard of a home in the 3200 block of Ryerson Circle. During the argument, Bewley stabbed the victim and then fled the scene.
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.

Booking Photograph of  Jason Edwin Bewley

Original release (September 6, 2016  12:26 p.m.):

BCoPD's Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a non-fatal stabbing that occurred Saturday evening in Precinct 1/Wilkens.

Police responded at just before 10 p.m. to the 3200 block of Ryerson Circle. The victim, a 22-year-old man, suffered a non-life threatening stab wound during an argument with a known acquaintance.

The investigation is ongoing.

Original release (July 5, 2016  5:14 p.m.):

Officers at the Wilkens precinct are investigating extensive vandalism that occurred last week at the Immanuel United Church of Christ in the 1900 block of Edmondson Avenue.

Police are investigating this as a possible bias related crime because of information provided by the pastor that she believes the church has been victimized before because of its open acceptance of gays and lesbians. The church flies a gay unity flag on its doorstep. Police responded to a previous incident involving theft of this unity flag.

Officers responded to the church at about 9:40 a.m. June 30. The pastor told them that someone had broken into the church over night and ransacked it. Police found smashed windows, file cabinets opened and furniture and other items broken and strewn about. A fire extinguisher had been used to spray throughout the church, damaging many items including church pew cushions.

In the music room, various inflammatory phrases were written on a dry erase board. These included, "666," "Hail Satan," WTF is Jezus?" and "Death 2 All."

Police believe the crime occurred some time between 7:30 p.m. on June 29 and 9:40 a.m. on June 30.

This is an open investigation. There are no suspects at this time. Anyone with information about this crime should call BCoPD at 410-307-2020.


Revised September 27, 2016