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Keyword: winter

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

The topic in the opening segment is animal abuse and its impact on the community. Ms. April Doherty, Lead Animal Abuse Investigator for the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, talks about animal abuse, neglect and cruelty and what the public can do if they encounter this crime.

The second segment contains crime prevention and personal safety tips for the fall and winter seasons. Officer George Mussini of the Youth and Community Services Section provides tips to help avoid becoming a victim of a street robbery, home burglary and having your car stolen.

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.

Emergency managers are compiling information from citizens and businesses about damages sustained as a direct result of the January 22, 2016 winter storm, including losses in business revenue due to closures. Maryland emergency management officials will evaluate this information and use it to identify areas that may require government assistance with storm recovery.

Baltimore County residents and businesses can report storm-related damages online. The deadline for reporting information is February 19.  Please note that this form is an information gathering tool, not an application for aid or reimbursement.

Representatives from Baltimore County Fire, Police, Public Works and other agencies are coordinating a multi-agency response to the blizzard from the Baltimore County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC will remain active for the duration of this event and its aftermath.

The EOC activated at 6 p.m.

Residents should remain indoors during this dangerous storm; high winds and accumulations of 18 to 30 inches are projected for our area.

.For life-threatening emergencies, call 911. For non-emergency concerns, call 410-887-2222.

Storm Information

  • Our "Snowfighter" information page provides comprehensive snow removal and storm information.
  • Updates will be posted throughout the storm on Twitter @BACOemergency. All tweets also will appear on
  • Updates will be posted as needed on this news blog.

Coastal Concerns

Because of the high winds, emergency managers and National Weather Service (NWS) experts are concerned about wind-driven wave action along the Chesapeake Bay, including bay communities in Baltimore County. NWS says that "wind, waves and snow"  are the threats to residents who live along the water. The most damaging winds are expected from 3 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Residents should stay indoors, be prepared for power outages, avoid large trees and stay away from the water.

Tidal flooding is not a serious concern with this storm, NWS experts say.

Revised June 27, 2017