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Precinct 1 - Wilkens

Precinct 1 - Wilkens

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At 2:42 p.m., an unknown suspect entered the M&T Bank, gave a note to the teller threatening to do her harm with a gun. The suspect demanded money. When the cashier did not give the suspect money, the suspect fled.
Between 11 p.m. January 13 and 10 a.m. January 14, unknown suspects entered the victims' residence through a rear living room window. Once inside, the suspects stole several items.
Sometime between 4:30 p.m. January 12 and 3:10 a.m. January 13, unknown suspects entered the victim's home through the vestibule door, then entered through the locked front door. The suspects damaged the dead bolt lock while trying to make entry. Once inside, the suspects thoroughly searched the apartment looking for valuables. The suspects stole several items including three televisions, cash and jewelry.

The Officer of the Month for Precinct 1 - Wilkens is awarded as follows:

September 2017: Officer J. Kovacevich #5379

While Baltimore County continues to fight the problem with vehicles being stolen, officers like Officer Kovacevich are putting in the extra effort to combat these thefts through vigilant patrol and tenacious investigation. Officer Kovacevich was able to recover one such vehicle and clear three felony cases when he spotted one that had just been used during the commission of an attempted burglary. He carefully followed the vehicle and waited until it pulled off of the road to approach the driver, who attempted to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended. Officer Kovacevich is described by his supervisors as a skilled investigator with keen instincts, a natural leader with a military background who has brought a wealth of tactical training and experience to the Wilkens command. He is an asset to both his precinct and the Baltimore County Police Department. Great job, Officer Kovacevich!

October 2017: Officer J. Grafton #5682

Officer Grafton is another officer working hard to combat the problem with stolen vehicles. He is also an officer who understands the importance of grass-roots police work. He routinely makes self-initiated contacts with people at businesses and in neighborhoods, and it is exactly that community policing approach that helped him identify and apprehend a suspect in a 1st Degree Burglary who also stole the resident's vehicle. His extensive knowledge of an apartment complex and residents there was all he needed to determine a possible suspect, who he located in the resident's stolen vehicle after coordinating a search of the surrounding area. Captain Latchaw describes Officer Grafton as "...a hardworking officer who takes his law enforcement duty very seriously...and is a true asset to this command." Well done, Officer Grafton!

November 2017: Officer T. Endlich #5599

Officer Endlich is described as a highly motivated and proactive officer who investigates his cases thoroughly to reach a positive outcome for victims of crime. Just one example during November is the extra effort he put into investigating the theft and use of a woman's credit card, which revealed the suspect to be the victim's own grandson. Officer Endlich properly identified and charged the suspect with the crime. Officer Endlich also worked hard to quickly locate and apprehend multiple suspects after a victim was injured during a street robbery. Captain Latchaw wrote of Officer Endlich, "(He) proactively patrols his post, not only deterring crime, but encouraging confidence in the citizens we serve. Handling calls with maturity and professionalism is an integral part of reaching our law enforcement goals. Officer Endlich displays these traits every day in the performance of his duties." Congratulations, Officer Endlich!

At 11:18 a.m., police encountered the unknown suspect walking from the victim's residence with stolen items. When the suspect saw the officer, he ran and dropped the stolen items. The victim was in the house when the burglary occurred but was not injured.
After 7:30 a.m., an unknown suspect broke a bathroom window to gain access into the victim's residence. Once inside, the suspect stole jewelry and left through an unlocked backdoor.
At 4:50 a.m., an unknown suspect shattered the front glass door at Red Wings. The suspect pried open the front door to gain access, then used a screwdriver to pry open the cash register. The suspect took the cash and fled the scene.
 
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Revised September 28, 2016