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Precinct 3 - Franklin

Precinct 3 - Franklin

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Between October 6 and November 17, an unknown suspect entered the unlocked shed on the victim's property and stole lawn equipment.

At 11:09 a.m., an unknown suspect asked for money from the victim while they were seated in their vehicle. The victim refused and the suspect then opened the victim's car door and attempted to take the victim's phone from their hand using physical force. The suspect was arrested shortly after.

The following officers have been awarded Officer of the Month by their Commanding Officer:

January: Officer Beckford #5912 for an outstanding month of enforcement, which is not unusual as this is his fourth award for Officer of the Month since beginning his career in law enforcement with BCoPD in December of 2015. Officer Beckford is a proactive officer who maintains an awareness of crime trends and other issues on the post he patrols. Being aware of a warrant for a resident in the Pleasant Ridge area, he maintained a presence in the area until he located the wanted subject and made the arrest, making a large narcotics and paraphernalia seizure and adding distribution of narcotics to the list of charges on this criminal.

February: Franklin Precinct Community Action Team (Sergeant Harvey #4059, Officer Stewart #4145, Officer Yowell #4221, Officer Daum #5533, and Officer Klein #4229) for their unwavering enthusiasm and commitment to the job and their teammates. Together they devised a plan to serve the precinct's outstanding warrants, and accomplished serving more than 60% of them, beginning with the most serious warrants and in serving warrants in high crime areas, thus also tackling efforts to reduce crime in those areas through saturation of police presence. 

March: Officer McElfish #5904: Officer McElfish responded to the area of a reported armed robbery at Rice Fish restaurant and located a vehicle he found to be suspicious. When he attempted to initiate contact with the driver, the vehicle fled, but the driver was ultimately caught and arrested, and confirmed to be the suspect of the armed robbery. 

April: Officer Deel #6085 and Officer Clingan #6084 are jointly awarded. Both officers were exceptionally productive with case clearances and initiative displayed during investigations. Most significantly, however, was the impact they had on a pedestrian involved in a motor vehicle crash with major injuries. The quick work these two officers did in applying tourniquets and administering first aid likely saved the pedestrian's life.

May: Officer Besaw #5259 and Officer Aracil #4926 were jointly awarded for their roles in capturing a suspect wanted for numerous armed commercial robberies across west side precincts. Their quick response to an armed robbery at a Royal Farm store on Reisterstown Road allowed Officer Besaw to locate the suspect vehicle as it was fleeing and give the location out to other units, which in turn allowed for Officer Aracil to remain in that area and locate it after it crashed. A gun was also located and confiscated.

June: Officer McGrath #6061 made three separate traffic stops during the month, each for a violation of traffic law, which all resulted felony arrests for CDS distribution when large quantities of marijuana were recovered. Officer McGrath is unrelenting in attempts to clear cases he is assigned. One example is a case of a counterfeit check passed at a local bank which took two months to solve, but after obtaining a subpoena for video evidence from an uncooperative bank, Officer McGrath was able to identify and charge the suspect. He is a newer officer, but consistently sets an excellent example for other officers with his positive demeanor, intelligent use of investigative measures and superb work ethic.

July: Officer Beckford #5912 is once again awarded Officer of the month. In July he made 27 case clearances, with traffic and criminal enforcement well above the average for his shift. His more notable cases included a traffic stop for speeding that resulted in charges against the driver and passenger for drug distribution and confiscation of the drugs and associated paraphernalia. And when he offered a person a courtesy ride after responding to a disturbance call, he detected the odor of marijuana which led to a search of the person and their property. He discovered and confiscated the marijuana, but also located a large number of checks that did not belong to the subject, resulting in him initiating an investigation into an economic crime. Lastly, Officer Beckford located the suspects that just fled a robbery and was instrumental in their apprehension. Officer Beckford is an asset to his command and to this department. We are proud to have him serving our community!


September: Officer Bowers #6083 for his diligence & dedication to law enforcement. He always goes the extra mile, routinely leads his shift in case clearances and proactive enforcement, and sets an example of high standards to newer officers. One significant case Officer Bowers handled was a call for a robbery of a 10-year-old child at knife-point. The father of the child chased the suspect into a local grocery store. After reviewing store surveillance video, Officer Bowers identified the suspect himself from prior contacts. He responded to the suspect's house and placed him under arrest, charging the juvenile offender as an adult and returning the stolen property to the young victim.

At 9:00 a.m., an unknown suspect pried the apartment door open, ransacked the location and stole cash.

At 10:45 a.m., two unknown suspect approached the victim outside of their apartment while one held their hand behind the victim's back and told the victim to give them money. The victim gave the suspect cash and the suspects followed them inside the apartment. Once inside, the suspects demanded the victim's wallet, but were unsuccessful. The suspects then left the location.

At 7:35 p.m., an unknown suspect entered the above location by firing a single round through a locked glass door at an open business. The suspect demanded money from the employees. The suspect left shortly after the location on foot with no merchandise.

Between October 31 and November 4, an unknown suspect entered the location with no force. The suspect ransacked the location and took multiple items.

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Revised January 30, 2017