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Kamenetz lauds police department for quick results

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz announced that the Baltimore County Police Department captured three out-of-state males overnight who are suspects in the recent rash of burglaries in the Falls Road corridor.  The County Executive issued the following statement:

“Once again the men and women of the Baltimore County Police Department sent a very strong message to criminals:  if you break the law in our county, you will be arrested and you will be prosecuted.  I am very proud of Chief Sheridan and the men and women of the Baltimore County Police Department.  They are simply the best.”

Police Department cleared 74% of cases

Baltimore County recorded 35 homicides in 2017, and the police department has cleared 74.2% of the cases. 74% of the County homicides were determined as domestic or associate related, meaning that the victims were known to the assailant, and were not random in nature. 

“One homicide is one too many,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, “but I am very proud of our police officers, who work closely with our residents, keeping our neighborhoods safe.”

Per capita, the county’s homicide rate equates to four per 100,000 residents. By comparison, in 1992 the county's homicide rate stood at 6 per 100,000 residents.  Last year there were also 35 homicides committed in Baltimore County.   The County’s 74.2% clearance rate exceeds national clearance rates, which averaged 59.4%, according to the latest 2016 FBI data.

“The men and women of the Baltimore County Police Department work day and night to secure our safety,” said Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan.  “Homicides are very difficult to predict from year to year, and it takes well-trained officers working tirelessly in neighborhoods to build relationships to try and prevent these crimes from happening.”

 “We will continue to make public safety our number one priority,” concluded Baltimore County Executive Kamenetz.  “Nothing is more important to the well-being of our County residents.”

By Louise Rogers-Feher, Baltimore County Police Department

The holidays are a time for exchanging gifts. High tech toys, electronics, high priced cellphones and other valuable presents are on many lists.

Burglars love this time of year, too. A box with a photo of your new big-screen TV, computer or game console is burglar bait. Thieves drive around neighborhoods checking out empty boxes on the curbs to see who received high dollar items for the holidays. Then, they make their own “shopping lists” of items to steal from  homes.

Don’t make your home a target for burglars

Spread out the weeks you recycle your empty boxes. Baltimore County has designated days to put out mixed recyclables, including boxes and paper. Check the recycling schedule for your neighborhood. If you must put out everything on one recycling day, break down the boxes and place the product name inside-out.

This may seem like a lot of work, but it will save you the time of filling out paperwork for the police and insurance company.

Seems like a fair exchange.

Revised September 11, 2017