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The next edition of On the Beat, the Baltimore County Police Department's cable TV program, runs through May. This program includes the following segments.

  • JOINS Program – Sergeant Garry Leonard, of the Youth and Community Services Section, explains the importance of this program, which aims at preventing juvenile delinquency by diverting first-time, non-violent offenders from the juvenile justice system.
  • 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 – Idrissa Derme was fatally shot when making a food delivery on October 15, 2018. Your help is needed in solving this crime.

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.

Halloween is almost here and some of the things that go bump in the night will be out and about trying to scare up some treats. No need to be afraid, just please be careful.

When you are driving, be aware of children and adults wearing costumes that could be dark and hard to see in the early evening. Not only that, the trick-or-treaters may not be able to see all that well if they are wearing masks.

Take your time when driving through neighborhoods where parking is tight. Children aren’t always aware of their surroundings and may dart into the street from between parked cars.

If you are driving children to houses outside the neighborhood, be extra vigilant. When you stop, be sure to leave your lights on so the children can see you. This also signals other drivers that you are not parked. Remember to tell your little trick-or-treater that they must look both ways when crossing the street. Impress upon them that they must be extra careful on Halloween.

Some parents take their children to parties at local shopping areas. If you do, be extra vigilant in the parking lots. Some drivers will not be looking for children darting out. Everyone hold hands and walk in single file. It is simple and the children are used to this from school.

Some towns have set times for the goblins to be out. Check your neighborhood. Some begin as early as 4 p.m. and end at 7 p.m., while others extend the night to 8 p.m.

However you celebrate Halloween, be safe and watch out for trick-or-treaters!

Happy Halloween!!!

Update:

The officer involved in this shooting has been identified as Officer Downs, assigned to Precinct 6/Towson. He joined BCoPD in June 2013 and has no prior combat shootings.

Original release:

On April 12, 2017 just before 4:30 a.m., Baltimore County Police received a call for a suspect breaking into cars in the area of Hillendale Road and Northview Road, 21234.

A Baltimore County officer arrived in the area of the call and observed a man attempting to conceal himself from the officer's view, turning his back towards the officer. The officer approached the man and called out to him. As the officer walked in his direction, the man turned around facing the officer and reached for a gun inside of the waistband of his pants. The officer observed the suspect reaching for the gun and yelled for the man to stop. The suspect continued to pull the gun and the officer fired multiple shots from his service weapon.

The suspect was struck and suffered a wound to the lower body. A handgun was recovered at the scene of the shooting. 

The suspect, a 27-year-old man, was transported to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center for treatment. The suspect's condition is unknown at this time.

The Baltimore County Police Department is conducting its investigation and will submit the case to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office for their review. 

Updates will be provided as additional information is made available. 

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017