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The newest member of the Baltimore County Police Department is just a bit shorter than our other recruits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This bloodhound puppy is nine weeks old and is about to begin training with Officer Davies to be a search and rescue dog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After ten months of specialized coursework, she will join the department's other two bloodhounds - Winston and Bella - as an active member of the K9 team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We're currently working on giving her a very special name, so be sure to follow us on social media where we'll be announcing that soon!

The Baltimore County Police Department will hold a promotion ceremony for ten officers on Thursday, May 24 at 1 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the Baltimore County Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road, Towson 21286.

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 Deacon Hugh Mills.

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

  • Sergeant Andrea Bylen is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to Precinct 2 Woodlawn
  • Corporal Sean Casey is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 12 North Point
  • Corporal Brian Martin is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 6 Towson
  • Corporal Deneisha Seaman is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 9 White Marsh
  • Corporal Scott Walston is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Precinct 9 White Marsh
  • Officer Jeffrey Beck is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 1 Wilkens
  • Officer Rachel Cassady is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Officer Ryan Crabbs is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to the Operations Bureau
  • Officer Keith Gordon is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 2 Woodlawn
  • Officer Broc Robinson is promoted to the rank of Corporal and assigned to Precinct 11 Essex

Update, April 3:

A second victim, 97-year-old Sixta Rodriguez Pineiro, has died of injuries sustained in the March 28 fire that also claimed the life of her grandson. Pineiro lived at the home where the fire occurred in the 900 block of Courtney Rd., 21227.

She died April 1 at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

Original release:

A 51-year-old man was killed and his 97-year-old grandmother critically injured in a house fire just after midnight in the 900 block of Courtney Rd., 21227. Two other adult familiy members suffered non life-threatening injuries.

Michael Wayne Johnson, who lived at the home where the fire occurred, was trapped on the second floor and pronounced dead at the scene.

BCoFD crews were dispatched to a report of a dwelling fire with people trapped at 12:10 a.m. The first arriving engine company from the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Dept.  was on scene within six minutes and found heavy fire conditions throughout the two-story, single-family home.  Three members of the extended family (Johnson, his mother and the 97-year-old grandmother) were at home when the fire started; a fourth, Johnson's sister, arrived home just before emergency responders arrived at the scene.

A Baltimore County Police officer from the Wilkens precinct and a Maryland State Police trooper --among the first on the scene -- assisted with the rescue of the grandmother. Johnson's sister had just arrived home when she saw the house on fire, with flames at the front door. After trying to alert her brother, she ran to her grandmother's exterior bedroom window and tried to reach her through the window. The BCoPD officer and MSP trooper immediately helped her with the rescue by pulling the older woman through the exterior bedroom window. CPR was administered, and the woman was taken to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in critical condition. 

The mother and sister were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. 

The home suffered extensive damage. Fire investigators from Baltimore County Police are investigating the cause; a preliminary cause has not been determined at this time. Investigators say there is no evidence so far to suggest a crime. 

Fire commanders placed the fire under control at 2:21 a.m.

Twenty-seven Fire and EMS units responded to this scene.

 

 
 
 
 
Revised June 27, 2017