Skip Navigation

COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates and Guidance

The County is taking a number of actions to keep residents safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Find status information for County operations and services.

Public Safety News


Baltimore County Police and Fire News

Official News Blog of Baltimore County police, fire, homeland security and emergency management. Call 911 to report crimes in progress and emergencies.
Date: Dec 15, 2015

The Baltimore County Fire Department’s 106th Recruit Class graduates tonight, December 15, at 7 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Avenue, Towson, 21286.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Fire Chief John J. Hohman will present the certificates to the graduates. The Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Circuit Court, will administer the oath of office and Cantor Nancy Ginsberg will deliver the invocation and benediction.

This recruit class represents diverse backgrounds, including some trained as volunteer firefighters as well as active and retired military. The recruits trained for 19 weeks and will spend the next two years as Probationary Firefighters (PFF). They will continue their training in the field as they apply the skills learned in the classroom.

The following is a list of the recruits and their assignments:

PFF Ian T. Beanland – Station 12/Middle River

PFF John C. Bosley – Station 18/Randallstown

PFF Devin J. Brown – Station 2/Pikesville

PFF Kristin E. Carls – Station 1/Towson

PFF Anand M. Cheliah – Station 5/Halethorpe

PFF Kyle R. Condon – Station 5/Halethorpe

PFF Michael R. Deasel – Station 16/Golden Ring

PFF Anna Patricia E. Estera – Station 13/Westview

PFF Julio K. Fisher – Station 2/Pikesville

PFF Benjamin L. Fowler – Station 11/Hillendale

PFF Adrienne J. Gianesin – Station 15/Eastview

PFF Norberto Guerro – Station 13/Westview

PFF Dwayne L. Jackson – Station 7/Essex

PFF Shane P. Lanham Sr. – Station 5/Halethorpe

PFF Derrick C. McPhearson – Station 16/Golden Ring

PFF Jeffrey R. Milani – Station 4/Catonsville

PFF Sean P. Mitchell – Station 3/Woodlawn

PFF Ivan D. Opher Jr. – Station 3/Woodlawn

PFF Ezequiel Perez – Station 13/Westview

PFF Matthew B. Schultz – Station 4/Catonsville

PFF Carl B. Shipp Jr. – Station 4/Catonsville

PFF Kaitlyn R. Stalnaker – Station 2/Pikesville

PFF Brandon J. Suhre – Station 6/Dundalk

PFF Eric M. Washington – Station 19/Garrison

PFF Jonathon A. Webster – Station 17/Texas

PFF Raymond T. Welker – Station 5/Halethorpe

PFF Adam L. Young – Station 17/Texas

Update (December 18, 2015, 12:50 p.m.)

Terrence L. Jenkins, 49, of the unit block of Skipjack Court, 21221, has been charged with first degree murder in the death of Shelly Fillion, his girlfriend, also of the unit block of Skipjack Court. Jenkins is also a suspect in last night's murder of a woman in the 3600 block of Pulaski Highway in Baltimore City.

Jenkins was arrested last night in Baltimore City at about 5:30 p.m. He is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Fillion's body was found Monday afternoon at the Skipjack Court address. Baltimore County homicide detectives quickly identified Jenkins as a possible suspect in the Skipjack Court murder. Yesterday afternoon, they received information that Jenkins made a phone call from an address in the 3600 block of Pulaski Highway. A team of detectives conducted a surveillance operation at and around that house. They saw a man they believed might be Jenkins enter the home after a woman let him in. The detectives maintained the surveillance. While the suspect was inside the house, detectives found a Ford Explorer belonging to Shelly Fillion parked nearby. 

Detectives approached Jenkins when he left the house, about 30 minutes after he entered, and followed him as he walked toward Fillion's vehicle. Jenkins fled on foot, with the foot chase continuing across Pulaski Highway. Jenkins was taken into custody without further incident.

Detectives entered the Pulaski Highway house, intending to glean information from whoever was in the house. Instead, they found the body of a woman, whose relationship with the suspect is unclear at this point. Baltimore City Police are investigating  the Pulaski Highway homicide.

Both homicide investigations are ongoing. BCoPD and BPD are cooperating fully on these cases.

Booking photo of Terrence L. Jenkins:

Original release:

Police are investigating as a homicide the death of a woman whose body was found yesterday in her Essex home.

The victim is Shelly Lynn Fillion, 47, of the unit block of Skipjack Court in Precinct 11/Essex. A family member who checked on Fillion yesterday afternoon found the woman's body and notified police. Fillion had not contacted her family since Saturday.

Police were dispatched at about 5 p.m. Monday. They found Fillion's body located partially under a pull-out sofa in the living room. The woman had suffered traumatic injuries. The Office of the Medical Examiner will rule on the exact cause and manner of death, but police are treating this as a homicide.

The case remains under investigation, but detectives do not believe this was a random act.

Original release (December 15, 2015  10:20 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are investigating a Saturday morning crash in Rosedale that killed a man.
The preliminary investigation into the crash in Precinct 9/White Marsh indicates that just before 1:30 a.m., a BMW 328I was traveling southbound on Chesaco Avenue, south of Dalrose Avenue. The vehicle went off of the roadway and struck a concrete culvert, several trees and two parked cars. The passenger in the vehicle was ejected.
The ejected passenger was declared dead at the scene. The operator of the vehicle was transported to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries. His current condition is unknown.
This crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. The investigation is expected to take several weeks.

Revised June 27, 2017