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Date: Jan 2018

Updated Release 2/1/18 9:05 a.m.

Karisma Johnson has been located and returned home.

Original Release 1/31/18 10:24 p.m.

Baltimore County Police are seeking the public's help in locating a missing 14-year-old girl. Karisma Viada Johnson of the 8100-block of Glen Gary Road, 21234, last spoke to her mother on January 31, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. Police are concerned for the welfare of Johnson due to her medical conditions. 

Karisma Johnson is described as a black female, 5'6", 250 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a plaid shirt, dark-colored blue jeans, and brown Ugg boots. 

If anyone has information about Karisma's whereabouts, please call the Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

Update 1/31/18 6:45 p.m.

Both boys have been located and are safe. Thank you to those who shared Rzepnicki and Kerfoot's information. 

 

Original Release 1/31/18 3:18 p.m.

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two missing boys. Cole Jack Rzepnicki, 12, and Christopher Guvonnie Kerfoot, 17, were both last seen this morning at the High Road School of Baltimore County in the 11600-block of Crossroads Circle, 21220. There is a concern for the welfare of both, Rzepnicki and Kerfoot.

Cole Rzepnicki, of the 1900-block Queensway, 21222, is described as a white male, 5’0”, 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black and grey hooded sweatshirt, black hat, and khaki pants.

Christopher Kerfoot, of the 7900-block of Saint Bridget Lane, 21222, is described as a white male, 5’9”, 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue plaid shirt, blue jeans, and red shoes.If anyone has information about Cole Rzepnicki or Christopher Kerfoot, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

 

                        Cole Rzepnicki

 

     

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

     Christopher Kerfoot

On Thursday, February 1 at 10 a.m., twenty Baltimore County police officers will be promoted. The ceremony will take place at Oregon Ridge, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville 21030.

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Chief Terrence B. Sheridan will speak at the ceremony and present the certificates. The oath of office will be administered by the Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Court for Baltimore County. The invocation and benediction will be offered by the Reverend Harry Schill, a police chaplain.

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

  • Lieutenant Jeffrey C. Hartman is promoted to Captain and is assigned to the Technology and Communications Section
  • Lieutenant Brandon D. Rogers is promoted to Captain and is assigned to Precinct 4 Pikesville
  • Sergeant Cathleen E. Batton is promoted to Lieutenant and is assigned to Precinct 1 Wilkens
  • Sergeant Paul G. Borowski is promoted to Lieutenant and is assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Sergeant David M. McVey is promoted to Lieutenant and is assigned to the Special Operations Division, Aviation Team
  • Sergeant Jean P. Slattery is promoted to Lieutenant and is assigned to the Technology and Communications Section
  • Corporal Matthew J. Barnes is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Corporal Justin P. Ferguson is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Corporal James P. Gayles is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 4 Pikesville
  • Corporal William S. Havens is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Corporal Jeffrey S. Lipscomb is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 11 Essex
  • Corporal Brian M. Rupp is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 6 Towson
  • Corporal Michael S. Scatton is promoted to Sergeant and is assigned to Precinct 4 Pikesville
  • Officer John S. Dowell is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 1 Wilkens
  • Officer Brian J. Duty is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Officer Brian L. Schoneman is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Officer Christopher P. Smith is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 9 White Marsh
  • Officer Ean N. Stiger is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 2 Woodlawn
  • Officer John P. Sullivan is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 11 Essex
  • Officer John G. White is promoted to Corporal and is assigned to Precinct 4 Pikesville
 
 
Revised June 27, 2017