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Date: Oct 2015

Original release (October 30, 2015  9:16 p.m.):

Just after 5 p.m. on October 30, police responded to a call for a bank robbery at 1st Mariner Bank in the 7000 block of Security Boulevard in the Precinct 2/Woodlawn area.

The suspect entered the bank, displayed a gun, and demanded cash. He then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency.

Witnesses described the suspect as a light skinned black male, possibly 35 to 40 years of age, medium build, and approximately 5'7" to 5'11" in height.  He was also seen wearing wire rimmed sunglasses and a tan cap.

This crime continues to be investigated by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit. 

Anyone with any information on this crime is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Baltimore County Police and neighboring law enforcement agencies will participate in Operation T.I.D.E. (Targeting Impaired Drivers Everywhere) during Halloween weekend, October 30 and 31.

The two day enforcement program will concentrate on roads historically known for high numbers of DUI (driving while under the influence) and DWI (driving while impaired) offenses. Drivers with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) .08 or above are considered legally drunk -- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).

Some motorists believe if they are pulled over and have a BAC .07 they aren't drunk, only "buzzed." They are mistaken. Drivers are considered Driving While Impaired by alcohol (DWI) if they have a BAC of .07.

In both circumstances, the driver can be fined, imprisoned, receive points against his/her driving record or lose his/her license.

Driving while drunk or drugged is dangerous and can be costly.

Distracted Driving

Officers will be on the lookout for aggressive drivers and drivers who exceed the speed limit. Drivers using electronic devices while driving will be pulled over and ticketed. During the traffic stop the officer will check the license and registration, and will look for outstanding warrants or other legal issues.

Operation T.I.D.E. will be active over the holidays in 2015 and 2016.

Don't drink and drive. It is unsafe and it is against the law.

At 1:15 p.m. Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the 7100 block of Belair Road in Precinct 9/White Marsh for a serious crash.

The initial investigation into this crash has indicated that a Baltimore City Police motorcycle was traveling northbound on Belair Road approaching Madeline Avenue. A Jaguar traveling southbound on Belair Road moved to turn left onto Madeline Avenue. The Jaguar turned into the path of the motorcycle, and the two vehicles collided.

The operator of the Baltimore City Police Motorcycle, a 15-year veteran of the Baltimore City Police Department, was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center where he is in critical condition. The driver of the Jaguar was not injured.

This crash is under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team.

Revised October 16, 2020               
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