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On January 12, 2018 at 10:30 p.m., Baltimore County Police officers located a grey 2014 Honda Accord in the area of Countess Drive and Village Queen Drive, 21117. The car was reported stolen from Baltimore City on January 6, 2018. A suspect was seen inside the car and drove on Village Queen Drive towards Reisterstown Road. While on Village Queen Drive, an officer pulled his car in front of the suspect. The suspect reversed the car, driving over top of the curb and sidewalk. Another officer drove his car up to the Honda and was struck by the stolen car as the suspect continue to elude the uniformed officers.

The suspect inside the stolen Honda drove off again towards Reisterstown Road. An officer exited his car as the stolen car was approaching the officer’s direction. The suspect drove the stolen car at the officer. This officer withdrew his service weapon and fired several times at the stolen car, as the car drove towards him. The officer was not hit by the car. The suspect continued to flee with the stolen car, traveling on Reisterstown Road. A few minutes later, the Honda was found on Naylors Lane and Old Court Road, 21208. The suspect was not inside the stolen car.

Police continued to search the area and located the suspect on Greenwood Road near Old Court Road. The 18-year-old was placed under arrest. He did not suffer any injuries and did not require any medical treatment. The officer who fired his weapon was not injured. The officer inside the struck car received minor non-life-threatening injuries. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available. 

The Baltimore County Police Department once again has earned law enforcement’s highest grades for excellence in the delivery of public safety services.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA®) has recertified the Department for the tenth consecutive time. Essentially, accreditation by CALEA means that a police department meets a national body of standards developed by law enforcement professionals. BCoPD was first accredited in 1984; the Department voluntarily requests reassessment every three years.

"Through the integrity and service of the men and women of the Baltimore County Police Department, we have received the CALEA Accreditation with Excellence Award. This Department continues to be a national model for modern law enforcement within the ever-changing environment of today's world," said Chief Terrence B. Sheridan. "This achievement would not be possible without the perseverance of our officers and civilian staff members."

International Gold Standard for Public Safety Agencies

The accreditation follows a year-long effort by BCoPD’s Accreditation Team, responsible for the arduous work involved with documenting the Department’s compliance with CALEA’s standards in policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services. CALEA originally was developed in order to enhance the status of law enforcement as a profession. The organization seeks to improve public safety services by maintaining a body of standards developed by public safety practitioners and covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence.

The Baltimore County Police 146th Recruit Class will hold a graduation ceremony tonight. The ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Parkville High School, 2600 Putty Hill Avenue, 21234.

Chief Terrence B. Sheridan will present the awards and diplomas. The oath of office will be administered by the Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Court for Baltimore County. Assisting with the diploma presentation will be Karen Kruger, Executive Director, Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions.

Officers from the Cecil County Sheriff's Office and the Aberdeen Police Department will also graduate in the ceremony.

The recruits trained for 27 weeks and will now apply the skills learned in the classroom.

The following is a list of the recruits and their assignments.

Precinct 1 Wilkens

Officer Amiyn A. Jones-Bethea
Officer Eduardo M. D. Quelhas
Officer DeAndre N. Ross

Precinct 2 Woodlawn

Officer Kyle A. Amrhein
Officer Tarrence J. Crews
Officer  David A. Lehnert
Officer Joseph M. Petrides

Precinct 3 Franklin

Officer Catherine S. Frederick
Officer Kevin F. McGrath

Precinct 4 Pikesville

Officer James H. Koh
Officer Sage R. Laisure

Precinct 6 Towson

Officer Ryan Bronson
Officer Christopher T. Cooper
Officer Niavanni J. Grant
Officer Shakara J. LeCount
Officer Bryan C. Lopata
Officer Alexandra P. Miller
Officer Christopher A. Sell, Jr.
Officer Aaron M. Seufert
Officer Nicole E. Spear

Precinct 9 White Marsh

Officer Christopher M. Bloodsworth
Officer Eugene A. Marable, Jr.

Precinct 11 Essex

Officer Britton D.W. Buie
Officer Jackson Celissaint
Officer Carly A. Fike
Officer Kyle S. Mallette
Officer Gregory F. Noplos
Officer Michael A. Peterson, Jr.
Officer Candace M. Sharpe-Gwynn
Officer Jordan K. Smith
Officer Mitchell A. Tuveson
Officer Brent R. Zimmerman

Precinct 12 Dundalk

Officer Roger O. Bergeron IV
Officer Reina E. Borunda
Officer Michael D.  Fitzpatrick
Officer Christopher P. Hamm
Officer Jackens A. Rene
Officer Aasem M. Sharaf
Officer Michael B. Smith
Officer Sade L. Thomas
Officer Kevin C. Vyskocil


Officer Khary K. Jones

Cecil County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Troy M. Darpino
Deputy David A. Sheckells, Jr.

Aberdeen Police Department

Officer  Andrew J. Davis
Officer Jenna L. Warden

Revised June 27, 2017