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Date: Apr 14, 2017

A joint investigation by Baltimore County Police Department's Organized Retail Crimes Team, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police has resulted in the arrest of an Owings Mills man who was purchasing stolen goods at a Gwynn Oak pawn shop.

The investigation originated several months ago with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, concerned about a connection between crime in Carroll County and the Gold Trading Center in the 7100 block of Liberty Road, 21207.

On April 11, law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant on Gold Trading Center. Zakhar Trutsi, identified as the store owner, was arrested at the store and charged with three theft-related crimes.

Trutsi, 62, of the 100 block of Plantation Way, 21117, is free on $25,000 bail.

Photo of Captain Angela Hughes.Baltimore County Fire Captain Angela Hughes is the keynote speaker at the 2017 Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC), scheduled April 26, in Indianapolis. “Be Your Own Hero” is the theme of the keynote address.

An expected audience of more than 30,000 people will hear Captain Hughes speak about her personal experiences as an instructor.

In an interview with FDIC, Captain Hughes remembers a particular class in which the instructor told students that the class would probably be the worst that they have ever taken. She saw a challenge and put together a curriculum that worked for all those who would follow as students. She made the information accessible to auditory learners and to those who learn by visual techniques. Captain Hughes tailored learning to individuals and engaged with students.

Captain Hughes is thrilled to be part of the conference. She believes the conference is an opportunity for personal growth for those in the Fire Service.

Captain Hughes co-founded the Baltimore County Women in Fire Service, and is the President of the International Association of Women in Fire and Emergency Services.

Revised June 27, 2017