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The Baltimore County Police Department's cable TV program has changed its name to On the Beat. The next edition runs through November.

The opening segment focuses on winter and holiday season crime prevention and personal safety. Officer Gary Doucett of Precinct 6/Towson 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.

The topic in the second segment is animal abuse and Baltimore County's response to this crime. Ms. April Doherty, Lead Animal Abuse Investigator for the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office, talks about animal abuse, neglect and cruelty and what the public can do if they encounter this crime.

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.

On the Beat is available online, if you would like to watch it on your own computer, on your own schedule.

Debris and smoke scarred over a large area following the second home explosion in two days, this one in Woodlawn.Update: December 6,  10:45 a.m.

An investigation of this fire and explosion by Baltimore County Police fire investigators is ongoing. At this preliminary stage of the investigation, there are no obvious signs of arson.

The two homes on either side of the house that blew up were rendered uninhabitable. One of these homes suffered fire damage, the other structural damage from the blast. Several other homes were damaged less severely.

Fire crews estimate that 10 adults and three children were displaced as a result of this incident. The Red Cross responded to assist.

No injuries have been reported.

Original release:

Baltimore County Fire crews today responded to the second home explosion in two days when a single-family residence in a Woodlawn neighborhood blew up at 2:12 p.m.

This explosion, in the 7400 block of Remoor Road, 21207, was stronger than yesterday's incident in Baltimore Highlands. That explosion, in the 2800 block of Virginia Ave. 21227, heavily damaged a home and seriously injured one person.

Today's explosion caused no injuries -- no one was inside the house when it exploded -- but it destroyed one home, damaged at least five others and caused a two-alarm fire. The two homes adjacent to the house destroyed by the explosion were the most seriously damaged -- one by fire, the other from the force of the explosion.

An investigation by Baltimore County Police fire investigators is under way. BGE responded to the scene.

BCoFD crews asked residents to shelter in place while they checked other homes on the block for structural damage and the presence of any dangerous gases.

Detectives are investigating a Middle River shooting that seriously injured a 27-year-old man.

The incident occurred at about 10:30 a.m. today in an apartment in the 3800 block of Dunsmuir Circle, 21220, in  Precinct 11/Essex.

An investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit shows that two men knocked on the door of apartment and announced a robbery as soon as the victims --the man and a 20-year-old female companion -- answered the door. One of the suspects displayed a handgun, and both suspects entered the apartment. The male victim was shot during a brief struggle. He is in surgery at an area hospital.

The suspects fled on foot with an unknown amount cash.

Police are trying to determine whether this was a targeted crime. Anyone with information about this case should contact BCoPD at 410-307-2020.

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017