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Keyword: auto theft

The next edition of On the Beat, the Baltimore County Police Department’s cable TV program, runs through January 2020. This edition covers the following segments.

  • Winter and holiday season crime prevention – Officer Gary Doucett of the Towson Precinct provides information and techniques to keep your home and valuables safe and secure. He also reminds us of the fines and points that drivers face if their car is left running unattended.
  • RATT (Regional Auto Theft Task Force) – Sergeant Izaac Hester, of the Regional Auto Theft Task Force, provides insight into the unit's daily activities with a ride along with detectives. He discusses the problem of auto thefts and gives tips to keep your car secure.
  • Unsolved Homicide: Diamonic Reyshann Arca Jones – The public's help is needed in solving the murder of Diamonic Reyshann Arca-Jones, who was a graduate of Parkville High School and a former member of the Junior ROTC. He was fatally shot near the corner of Taylor and Beverly avenues in Parkville on October 20, 2018.

These segments are available online, if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

On the Beat also 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.

Ten years after a vehicle was reported stolen in Baltimore City, Baltimore County Police pulled it from the murky waters of a pond in Stansbury Park.

Police received a tip that there may be a vehicle in the pond in Dundalk after it was seen on satellite images. The Baltimore County Police Dive Team responded to the park yesterday and discovered the vehicle, empty, immersed in the pond. After it was pulled from the pond a check of the vehicle identification number revealed that the vehicle, now covered in algae, was a gold 2007 Chevrolet Malibu reported stolen in Baltimore City after it was left running unattended in 2009. The vehicle has not been linked to any other crimes.

An eel was taken into custody after being found inside the vehicle, but he was released after questioning.

Photo courtesy of Beverly Sullivan

A man suffered injuries after crashing a stolen vehicle early this morning on Scotts Level Road in Pikesville.

Officers were initially dispatched to the 100 block of Purvis Place at 2:14 a.m. for a call of a Jeep Cherokee being stolen. An officer responding to the area located the stolen Jeep and attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Scotts Level Road. The driver of the Jeep failed to stop and lost control of the vehicle just before Old Court Road and struck a fence and a parked car before overturning and ejecting the driver.

The driver, 18, was transported to an area hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The Baltimore County Police Crash Investigation Team responded to the scene and is conducting the crash reconstruction.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017