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Date: Sep 2017

On Friday, September 29, the Baltimore County Police Department will hold a promotional ceremony for the ranks of Colonel and Major at the Vista Room, 2200 York Road, 21093. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m.

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan, and other local government representatives will be in attendance to congratulate the officers on their new assignments.

The following is the list of the promoted officers and their new assignments.

  • Major Steven M. Hlavach will be promoted to the rank of Colonel and assigned to the Criminal Investigation Bureau.
  • Captain Andre K. Davis will be promoted to the rank of Major and is assigned to the Criminal Information and Analysis Division.
  • Captain David J. Folderauer will be promoted to the rank of Major and is assigned to the Operations Bureau, Western Patrol Division.
  • Captain Jay C. Landsman Jr. will be promoted to the rank of Major and is assigned to the Technical Services Division.
  • Captain Robert O. McCullough will be promoted to the rank of Major and is assigned to the Operations Bureau, Executive Officer.
  • Captain John J. McGann will be promoted to the rank of Major and is assigned to the Criminal Investigations Bureau.
  • Captain James P. Monahan will be promoted to the rank of Major and is assigned to the Internal Affairs Section.

On September 27 at 7:30 p.m., Baltimore County Police officers responded to the area of the 300 block of Homberg Avenue, 21221 for a disturbance. Officers arrived and found two victims who were cut by a known suspect. The suspect was identified as Michael John Pillsbury, 50, of the 100 block of Eastern Avenue, 21221. Police learned that the first victim is a cab driver for a local taxi company and Pillsbury is a customer who frequently hires the victim. Pillsbury came to the victim’s house to ask for a ride. When the victim refused, Pillsbury threatened to burn down the victim’s house. An argument between the two ensued, at which time Pillsbury pulled out a knife and cut the victim across his chest. Another man saw the incident and attempted to help the victim. During the struggle, the second victim suffered a cut to his lower body. The suspect did suffer minor injuries from the incident.

Pillsbury was arrested and both victims were transported by Baltimore County Fire Department personnel to local hospitals for medical treatment. Both victims are expected to survive their injuries.

Michael John Pillsbury has been charged with threatening an arson, attempted second degree murder, two counts of first degree assault, and two counts of second degree assault. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Department of Corrections on denied bail status. 

Photo of Michael Pillsburgy, arrest for assault on Homberg Avenue.

On September 27, 2017 at 9:30 p.m., Baltimore County Police responded to a fatal collision on Eastern Boulevard at Wilbur Road, 21221.

Crash investigators determined that a 2011 Nissan Maxima was traveling west on Eastern Boulevard when the driver attempted to turned left onto Wilbur Road. The Maxima turned in front of a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling in the opposite direction on Eastern Avenue.

The driver of the motorcycle struck the other vehicle and was ejected from his motorcycle. He has been identified as Anthony Hinton, 57, of the 3000-block of Ross Avenue, 21219.

Mr. Hinton was pronounced dead at the scene by Baltimore County Fire Department personnel.

The other driver was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police are continuing their investigation at this time. 

Revised October 16, 2020               
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