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Precinct 4 - Pikesville

Precinct 4 - Pikesville

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At 9:58 p.m., a known suspect assaulted the victim by punching them numerous times and then pepper sprayed them. The suspect took two cell phones from the victim during the assault.

At 12:35 p.m., three unknown suspects approached the victim and pointed a gun at them while they went through their pockets. The victim's keys were taken. The suspects went through the victim's vehicle, but left the vehicle in scene.

At 12:32 a.m., the unknown suspect entered the location and demanded money and tossed a white plastic bag on the counter. The suspect then displayed a handgun and left the location with money from the register.

At 2:39 p.m., two unknown suspect carjacked the victim at the location by assaulting and dragging them away from the vehicle. The suspect fled on foot and the vehicle was recovered.

Between November and January 1, the victim's storage shed was broken into by an unknown suspect.

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

January: Officer Fitch #5720 for being "an excellent example of a well-rounded patrolman, as illustrated through his aptitude for proactive enforcement and diligence in his investigations." He handled 23 cases in January, of which 18 were self-initiated incidents, and several of which resulted in charging suspects with distribution of narcotics.

February: Officer Laisure #5975 for understanding the importance of police presence in the suppression of criminal activity. When not answering calls for service, Officer Laisure can be counted on to be making on-view calls and traffic stops in active areas, which also led him to clear five serious traffic cases, including a narcotics violation.

March: Officer Pahl #5674 for the quantity and quality of his traffic and criminal enforcement. He made arrests of 5 drunk drivers during the month, cleared an astounding 15 cases with 10 additional arrests, including an arrest of a subject with a gun at a bar. The gun was a homemade, untraceable "ghost gun" which will now be destroyed. All of this and Officer Pahl still made time to conduct 68 business checks during the month.

April: Officer Agard #6138 who worked hard to keep the drivers and business owners in the Pikesville precinct safe this month.  He wrote over an average of 5 pieces of traffic enforcement a day and conducted 43 business checks.  Officer Agard has a jovial upbeat attitude that other officers on his shift feed off of.  He maintains a positive relationship with the community and treats everyone with respect.  He often gets compliments from citizens, including some of the drivers that he stops!

May: Officer Schmidt #6196, who cleared 13 cases this month, ten of which were self-initiated cases. One of those cases was the result of a standard traffic stop in which he detected the odor of marijuana and searched the vehicle, confiscating drugs and a loaded handgun which was determined to also be stolen. Officer Schmidt is a newer officer well on his way to a great career in law enforcement and service to his community!

June: Officer Starkey #5133 conducted a significant amount of traffic enforcement leading him to clear 6 misdemeanor traffic cases and making one arrest. He also cleared an additional 13 criminal cases resulting in 7 arrests. One of those cases was a credit card misuse that led his investigation across state lines to North Carolina. It took two months, but Officer Starkey identified the suspect and cleared the case with criminal charges, bringing justice to the victim.

July: Officer Ross #5803 for his proactive work during the over night hours, including three stops of suspected intoxicated drivers that resulted in arrests and DUI charges. He also conducted surveillance of an area where a suspect from a recent robbery was believed to be frequenting. His determination paid off when he located the suspect vehicle being driven by the suspect and was able to make an investigative stop resulting in an arrest and a subsequent confession to the crime and recovery of stolen property.

August: Officer Goddard #5814 has made it his goal to conduct routine business checks on his post, focusing on a shopping center with a high volume of narcotics complaints. While conducting these business checks he has made several arrests for narcotics possession. Also, while conducting traffic enforcement, he attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle which initially fled but then stopped so the driver could continue to flee on foot. Officer Goddard coordinated the search for the suspect which ended with his arrest. He also determined the vehicle was stolen and coordinated the return of the vehicle to it's owner.

September: Officer Taranyk #6109 responded to a call for a missing person and during the initial investigation realized that there were suspicious circumstances surrounding the victim's disappearance. Officer Taranyk believed that foul play may be involved. Through a thorough investigation Officer Taranyk determined that the missing person had been the victim of a homicide. Officer Taranyk worked to locate the victim’s body, the victim’s vehicle, and identify the suspect responsible. Supervisors from the Homicide Team described Officer Taranyk as an integral part of the investigation and complimented her on her efforts.

At 10:41 p.m., three unknown suspects stole the victim's car from the location. The suspects fled the scene when the victim's brother come outside to confront them. The vehicle was later recovered.

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Revised September 28, 2016