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Date: Jan 7, 2019

Baltimore County Police and Fire Departments will be conducting weekly joint scenario-based training exercises throughout the 2019 year as part of annual training at AMC Theatres at THE AVENUE at White Marsh, 8125 Honeygo Boulevard, 21236.

This training will take place every Wednesday morning beginning this Wednesday, January 9, through Wednesday June 12. We will not conduct training during the school summer break but will resume the weekly training on August 28 through November 6.

The training will consist of walk-through scenarios, prompting officers to strategize, make decisions under stress, and coordinate first aid efforts with Fire Department personnel. No live weapons are used during this training.

The public should be aware of the increased activity in and around AMC Theatre beginning as early as 6 a.m. and ending by 9:30 a.m. on those Wednesdays previously listed.

Baltimore County Police Burglary detectives continue to investigate after a ticket booth at Fairmount Place Garage in Towson was burglarized.

Police obtained surveillance video of the suspect, who entered the garage in the 500 block of Fairmount Avenue around 10:45 p.m. on December 27 holding some type of tool covered by a black plastic garbage bag, which he used to smash windows out of the ticket booth, gaining access to the cash register inside. The suspect removed the entire cash register, which was later located in another area of the garage, destroyed. The suspect managed to make off with an estimated $6.

Police are asking anyone who recognizes this burglar to call 410-307-2020 with information. Callers may remain anonymous.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip:

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

An 88-year-old man critically injured in a December 7, 2018 one-alarm dwelling fire in Rosedale has died.

George Antonas, of the 1500 block of National Rd., 21237, died on December 27, 2018 at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Firefighters responded to a home in the 1500 block of National Rd., on December 7 at 3:30 p.m., after a mailman saw fire at the front of the home. Crews put out the fire and confined it mainly to a single room. They found the victim in a bedroom and transported him, Priority 1, to Bayview.

Baltimore County Police fire investigators have ruled this fire accidental.

Revised June 27, 2017