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  1. The Baltimore County Fire Department 2013 Year in Review is now available to vie...

    The Baltimore County Fire Department 2013 Year in Review is now available to view online: http://ow.ly/DEbpX ^NL
    2014-10-31T21:37:14+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/879776732032459
  2. On Sunday, November 2, Baltimore County first responders will conduct emergency...

    On Sunday, November 2, Baltimore County first responders will conduct emergency preparedness training exercises at Sudbrook Magnet Middle School: http://ow.ly/DDJPL ^NL


    Baltimore County to Hold Emergency Preparedness Exercise
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    Personnel from the Baltimore County Public School system, Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Fire Department will be...
    2014-10-31T19:15:32+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/879719488704850
  3. Reminder: Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. Remember to "fall back" -...

    Reminder: Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday. Remember to "fall back" -- and check your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries.
    2014-10-31T18:50:20+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/879710405372425
  4. Another great example of how we work with our law enforcement partners around th...

    Another great example of how we work with our law enforcement partners around the region.


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    With an assist from Baltimore County Police, detectives were able to catch two bad, guys, red handed, stealing catalytic converters. We work to hard to have these bad guys stealing parts from our cars. The attached picture, courtesy of our Metal Theft Unit, shows where the catalytic converter used to be and the picture of the removed catalytic converter. Give our friends in Baltimore County a Like and then another Like for our patrol officers and Metal Theft Unit who busted these two bad guys! Northern District Catalytic Converter Theft Arrests Linthicum On October 29, 2014 at 1:10 p.m., two detectives from the Baltimore County Police Department were exiting Interstate 695 onto Hammonds Ferry Rd in Linthicum as they were on their way to conduct an interview in reference to an investigation that was unrelated to this incident. The detectives observed a maroon Dodge four door sedan, which was stopped in front of a Toyota Highlander on the Park and Ride lot, located at 824 Hammonds Ferry Rd. Their attention was drawn to the vehicle due to the recent thefts of catalytic converters from Toyota’s in the area. The detectives observed a subject, later identified as Elijah Russell Kelly, leaning against the passenger side of the Dodge and talking on the phone. As the detectives proceeded on Hammonds Ferry Rd and began to pass the vehicle, they observed another individual, later identified as Dennis Paul Moore Jr., on the ground under the Toyota. It appeared to the detectives that Moore was cutting something from underneath the vehicle. The detectives immediately turned around and noticed that Moore was in possession of a “sawzall” and holding the catalytic converter he had just cut from the Toyota SUV. They identified themselves, detained the suspects and called for assistance from Anne Arundel County Police Department. Officers arrived and charged the suspects with Theft and Malicious Destruction of Property. A catalytic converter is part of a vehicle exhaust system that contains precious metals. Both Anne Arundel County and Baltimore County are currently experiencing thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles, particularly in parking lots. Citizens are asked to be vigilant and call police when they observe suspicious activity. The keen observation and action of these detectives led to the successful arrest of the below listed suspects. Suspect 1: Dennis Paul Moore, 35– 3700 block Saint Victor Street, Baltimore, MD. He was charged with theft $1,000 to $10,000, malicious destruction of property and theft less than $1,000.00, theft less than $100.00 rogue and vagabond. Suspect 2: Elijah Russell Kelly, 34 – 100 block New Jersey Ave., Glen Burnie, MD. He was charged with theft $1,000 to $10,000, malicious destruction of property and rogue and vagabond.
    2014-10-30T21:43:44+01:00http://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreCountyPoliceandFire/posts/879299645413501

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On October 18 at 1:57 a.m., Baltimore County Police responded to the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and York Road for a report of an assault that just occurred. Officers looked for the complainants of the call but could not find anyone.

At 2:08 a.m., a person approached an officer and advised that there were two people yelling at Pennsylvania Avenue and Jefferson Street. Officers responded to that intersection where the victims were located.

Both of the victims (an adult male and adult female) were noticed to be highly intoxicated and became belligerent with police.

The male later told police that a silver Mazda pulled up to him. He said something to the driver and the vehicle drove off. The Mazda later returned and approximately six suspects got out. The suspects held a knife to his throat and assaulted the female. The suspects took her purse and cell phone before leaving in the Mazda.

The victims only suffered minor injuries and were not transported to a medical facility for treatment.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Seven people were injured this afternoon in a multi-vehicle crash at Andy Nelson's Barbecue Catering in Cockeysville.

The crash occurred at about 12:30 p.m. in the 11000 block of York Road, 21030. Baltimore County Fire Department crews who responded to the scene reported three vehicles involved in the incident, including a truck. One of the cars struck the steps in front of Andy Nelson's; there did not appear to be structural damage to the building.

All of the patients -- six men and one woman -- suffered non life-threatening injuries. Two of the patients were eating outside the restaurant when the crash occurred; the other five were in the vehicles. All were transported by ground to local hospitals.

Baltimore County Police's Cockeysville Precinct is investigating the incident.

Following a months-long internal investigation of the actions of a volunteer auxiliary police officer in Towson, Police Chief Jim Johnson has decided that this auxiliary officer will not return to patrol duties.

The auxiliary officer, Matthew S. Betz, 44, who has volunteered for BCoPD for 22 years, will be allowed to continue to perform administrative work for the department. (Johnson restricted him to administrative duties immediately after the February 23 incident.) His arrest powers have been suspended, meaning he cannot work in the field as an auxiliary officer.

The investigation by the Internal Affairs Division involved a crowd disturbance in the 400 block of York Road at about 1:45 a.m. in which two women were arrested on charges of resisting arrest, disturbing the peace, second-degree assault and drug charges. The auxiliary officer was assisting on-duty BCoPD officers when he became involved with a college student who was filming the incident.

The internal investigation found that the auxiliary officer behaved inappropriately. “The language he used was incorrect, unnecessary and not helpful in bringing the incident to closure,” Chief Johnson said.

About the Auxiliary Program

BCoPD’s Auxiliary Police Officer program, established by the Baltimore County Code, currently includes 88 trained volunteers. The Code specifies the qualifications, conditions of service and scope of duties for auxiliary officers.

Volunteer auxiliary officers must complete about 115 hours of training in order to be certified by the Police Chief to assist BCoPD officers. They do not carry firearms. Under the Code, all certified auxiliary officers have extremely limited powers of arrest.

Chief Johnson will require enhanced re-training of all existing volunteer auxiliary officers that exceeds the training they currently receive yearly.

“These volunteers make a huge commitment to this department and to this County. They contribute thousands of dollars worth of manpower each year – an asset we value and want to preserve,” Chief Johnson said. “At the same time, this recent incident highlighted the need to make sure volunteer auxiliary members are thoroughly trained and properly assigned, both for their own safety and for the good of our citizens.”

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