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Baltimore County Police and Fire News

Official News Blog of Baltimore County police, fire, homeland security and emergency management. Call 911 to report crimes in progress and emergencies.

The 35th Baltimore County Police Foundation Awards ceremony honored officers who performed exceptionally over the past year.

The ceremony was held April 22 at the Baltimore Hunt Valley Inn. Master of Ceremonies Stan Stovall hosted the event.

Winners of the Foundation awards -- the most prestigious award available to Baltimore County Police -- include a Pikesville officer who risked his life stopping a violent suspect, a Cockeysville officer who thwarted a school shooting and the Special Victims Unit for its work clearing old sexual assault cases. A complete list of winners and a description of their accomplishments is available on the Baltimore County Police Foundation web site.

The Foundation is a private, business-sponsored, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of police service in the County, and strengthening the relationship between police and the business community.

UPDATE (April 24 4:21 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have taken one juvenile into custody in connection with this incident. Further arrests are expected in the future.

The victim in this case remains hospitalized.

Original release (April 23):

Baltimore County Police are investigating an incident in which a man was assaulted in front of his 45th Street home.

At 12:48 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Baltimore County Police responded to the 500 block of 45th Street 21224 after several calls were received for a disturbance and fight. When officers arrived on the scene, they found an injured adult male victim sitting on some steps.

The victim, 61, was transported to an area hospital for treatment of serious injuries. He is expected to survive.

The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the victim was in his home when he heard a commotion outside. He then observed two juvenile females fighting on his vehicle surround by a large group of juveniles. He asked the juveniles to move away from his vehicle and tried to break up the fight. The juveniles then began to assault him.

This incident is under investigation by Precinct 12 patrol personnel assisted by the Precinct 12 Investigative Services Team.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Callers to Metro Crime Stoppers

If your tip to the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline leads to the arrest and/or indictment of a suspect, for a felony crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers.

If you have information on the above crime/suspect please call, text, or e-mail: Metro Crime Stoppers hotline available 24-hours a day toll free.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip:

The Baltimore County Police Department will partner with Towson University this weekend to ensure a safe and successful Tigerfest.

Special enforcement patrols will be visible April 24 and 25, from 11 a.m. until 3 a.m. in the Donnybrook, Knollwood, Burkleigh Square, Towson Manor and apartment complexes on Kenilworth Drive. Towson University is providing additional grant funds for extra police. Precinct 6 - Towson will have an additional 15 officers on duty over the weekend.

Traffic officers will be on duty to keep traffic flowing and the public safe.

Student and Resident Safety a Priority

Officers will patrol affected neighborhoods to address any disorderly, violent, and illegal behavior.

Baltimore County Police remind everyone to drink responsibly, make good choices regarding personal safety, and respect neighbors who are not participating in the festivities.

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