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Date: Aug 7, 2018

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

The opening segment focuses on the School Resource Officer (SRO) program. Sergeant Anissa Watkins, of the Safe Schools Section, discusses the key role that SROs play in maintaining a safe learning environment, providing valuable resources to school staff members, and fostering positive relationships with students. She also provides school safety tips.

The topics of the second segment are traffic and pedestrian safety. Officer Cynthia Spriggs, of the Traffic Resource Management Section, talks about how we can reduce the number of pedestrian fatalities, especially as children head back to school. She also explains the important role that school crossing guards have in safely getting students to and from school, and provides information on penalties for driving past a stopped school bus with its red signal turned on.

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.

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

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting in the 300 block of Pleasant Ridge Drive, 21117, that left one man injured as an attempted robbery.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the 21-year-old victim arrived home around 10:50 p.m. Sunday night and walked to his apartment door. When he reached his door he realized there was a suspect directly behind him holding a handgun. The victim turned and fought with the suspect. During the struggle the firearm discharged and the victim was struck in an upper extremity. The unidentified suspect fled the scene. Police and medics were called to the scene and the victim was transported to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening injury.

Police are continuing their investigation to determine a motive for this incident but preliminarily believe this was an attempted robbery. Anyone with information on this crime or suspect is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. The Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit continues to investigate this incident.

Revised June 27, 2017