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Date: May 3, 2018

The next edition of Police Report, the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through May 31.

This segment focuses on the members of the Baltimore County Police Department that were recognized at the Baltimore County Police Foundation Awards Dinner held in April. Award recipients were interviewed about their outstanding accomplishments.

The awards and recipients are:

  • Valor – Officers Tyler E. Carver, Gary W. Leary Jr., Andrew W. Minton, Erica Slocum of Precinct 12 Dundalk, and Detective R. Patrick Gibbs of the Homeland Security and Criminal Intelligence Unit. On June 7, 2017, the officers responded to an armed robbery in Dundalk. Upon their arrival, the suspect – armed with handguns – boarded an MTA bus with passengers inside. During the lengthy interaction with the suspect, one of the officers and a civilian suffered non-life threatening injuries when they were shot. After the suspect was shot by officers, aid was rendered to the two who were injured in this hostile and dangerous situation. These officers are recognized for their heroic efforts.
  • Exceptional Group Performance – Criminal Investigations Bureau, Burglary Unit East Squad: Sergeant Shawn Hanley, Corporal Jeffrey Mickle, Detective Claire Brumfitt, Detective John Connor, Detective David Earomirski, Detective Steve Grauel, Detective Michael Kolsevich, Detective Gary Lippa, Detective Douglas Patrick and Detective Margaret Selby. These detectives and supervisors handled and cleared an extraordinary number of criminal investigations in 2017. Their case clearance rate and dollar amount of recovered property are much greater than those compared nationally.
  • Exceptional Performance – Detective Eric Hoppa, of the Criminal Investigations Bureau, Regional Auto Theft Team, also referred to as RATT. This task force is made up jointly by Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County and the Maryland State Police. With less than three years in this assignment, Detective Hoppa led his squad in recoveries and apprehensions.
  • Distinguished Contribution to the Profession – Lieutenant Doug McManus of Precinct 3 Franklin for starting a training program known as “Be Safe.” This program has increased the effectiveness in identifying and responding to situations involving citizens with autism. It includes exercises that pair an autistic student with a police partner. This training has made it easier to resolve situations more peacefully.
  • Crime Prevention – Captain Scott Canter Jr., Lieutenant Patrick Stonko, Corporal John Haddaway, and Detective Carl Lindhorst Jr. of the Homeland Security and Criminal Intelligence Section for their work on the Department’s SHIELD Program. This program offers resources and training to local businesses, educational institutions, and faith-based communities as part of a regional safety partnership that fosters preparedness in the event of a critical incident.
  • Community Service – Police Officer First Class James Saunders of Precinct 1 Wilkens. Officer Saunders provided great leadership and service to the community by dedicating himself to the Wilkens Precinct Law Enforcement Explorer Post #9901. He significantly increased the Post’s membership and fundraising, as well as helped the members improve their academics and physical fitness level. He is commended for his devotion to the Explorer Post and the countless hours he gives to its members.
  • Rookie of the Year – Officer Tyler A. Rivers, Precinct 9 White Marsh. As a young police officer, Officer Rivers garnered a large amount of work experience in a short time, being proactive in his law enforcement duties while working for the good of others at all times. He exemplifies great leadership and dependability.

The Baltimore County Police Foundation was established in 1980 to recognize Police Department employees for their outstanding performance and to strengthen the relationship between the Department and the business community. This year marks the Foundation’s thirty-eighth year of recognizing individual outstanding performance.

Police Report is available if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

The program airs every day on Cable Channel 25, only in Baltimore County. The times are:

  • Monday: 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: Noon, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 10 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Update 5/3/18 11:20 a.m.

Man Charged with Fatal Shooting of Pregnant Wife

Baltimore County Police have charged Eric Maurice Glass, 30, of the 2500-block of Wentworth Road, 21234 for the shooting of his pregnant wife. Just before 10 p.m. on May 1, 2018, police responded to the 2500-block of Wentworth Road for a disturbance. After the initial response and investigation, detectives were able to determine that Glass shot his 30-year-old wife, Jasmine Alisha Kennedy. After shooting his wife, Glass shot himself in the head. The suspect then punched the victim’s 14-year-old son. The children inside the house where able to leave the house and go to a neighbor’s home for help. The suspect then came to the neighbor’s house, and forced his way inside the residence and assaulted the occupants inside. Once outside again, the suspect was detained by another neighbor until police arrived and took Glass into custody.

Jasmine Kennedy was transported to a local hospital when medical personnel determined that she was pregnant. Physicians were able to remove the child from the victim. Mrs. Kennedy was in critical condition and placed on life support. On May 2, 2018 at 5:38 p.m., Jasmine Kennedy was removed from life support and pronounced deceased.

The newborn child was last listed in critical but stable condition. Eric Glass has been charged with first-degree assault, attempted first-degree murder, second-degree child abuse, third-degree burglary, and second-degree assault. He is currently being held on a denied bail status. The Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office will upgrade Glass’ charges at a later date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Original Release: 5/2/18 8:15 a.m.

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting in the Parkville area tonight.

Police responded to a shooting at just after 9 p.m. in the 2500 block of Wentworth Avenue in Parkville. When they arrived, they discovered a single victim who was found to be suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was immediately transported by medics to a local hospital and the victim’s condition is unknown at this time. 

A suspect was immediately placed into police custody at the scene. The suspect and the victim are known to each other and it is believed that the victim was targeted. A neighboring resident was also assaulted during the course of this incident.

Detectives of the Baltimore County Police Criminal Investigations Bureau will be continuing their investigation throughout the night.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017