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Precinct 4 - Pikesville

Precinct 4 - Pikesville

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Date: Jan 2020

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.


November: Officer Henry #6141 handled a rape investigation in which the victim was reluctant to report the incident because she thought she wouldn't be believed. Officer Henry did a stellar job of calming the victim and gaining her trust and cooperation, ultimately clearing the case while working with the Special Victims Unit which handles adult sexual assault cases.

At 1:00 a.m., an unknown suspect gained entry to the location and was able to leave the location with three televisions and designer clothes and shoes.

At 3:54 a.m., six suspects arrived to the location in two silver four door vehicles, broke the glass to the location and entered. Various electronics were taken from the store. The suspects were observed leaving through the front entrance with the items and leaving the location.

At 12:50 p.m., the victim and their home care nurse were robbed by a known suspect at the victim's residence. The suspect displayed a handgun and stole the victim's jewelry. The suspect was later arrested.

At 10:53 p.m., an unknown suspect entered the McDonald's located on the 500 block of Reisterstown Road and pointed a handgun at two employees and demanded to be taken to the safe. The manager opened the safe for the suspect and then fled the location with cash.

At 11:00 p.m., three suspects used stolen keys to enter a shed and stole two ATVs. The ATVs were loaded into a vehicle and taken from the scene.

Between January 22 and January 23 at 8:25 a.m., the location was broken into. Nothing was taken.

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Revised September 28, 2016