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This year marks the 18th annual “Shop with a Cop” program in Baltimore County. One hundred officers and 102 children from the 10 precincts will start out at 7:30 a.m. on December 7 to celebrate this special day.

At approximately 8 a.m., the officers and children will arrive at the Walmart store in Cockeysville. As they arrive, they will be greeted by members of the Optimist Clubs. Seasonal music will be performed by Dulaney High School students.

The children and their officer “buddies” will do their holiday shopping with money provided by the Optimist Clubs of Baltimore County. Each child will receive $100 to spend as he or she chooses. Usually, the children buy presents for family and friends.

After shopping, Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt will meet the children and the officers when they arrive at the Outback restaurant in the Hunt Valley Towne Centre for breakfast. (Outback provides the breakfast.)

This special Baltimore County Police Department tradition is the largest event of its kind in the state.

Officers eagerly anticipate Shop with a Cop each year and the joy that it brings to children in the community.

This year marks the 17th annual “Shop with a Cop” program in Baltimore County. At 7:30 a.m. on December 8, 100 police officers and 100 children will leave precincts from around Baltimore County to participate in the event.

Officers and children will arrive at approximately 8 a.m. at the Walmart store in Cockeysville. Members of the Optimist Clubs will greet them as holiday music is performed by Dulaney High School students.

The children and their officer “buddies” will do holiday shopping with money provided by the Optimist Clubs of Baltimore County. Each child receives $100 to spend as he or she chooses. Usually, the children buy presents for family and friends.

After shopping, the officers and children will drive to the Outback restaurant in the Hunt Valley Towne Centre for breakfast. (Outback provides the breakfast.)

A special Baltimore County Police Department tradition, the BCoPD “Shop with a Cop” event is the largest in the state.

The Department looks forward each year to doing its part to give families a happy holiday. The event also gives children a chance to know their local police officers.

WANTED: Brandon Gallen Floyd for robbery, assault and theft.

Brandon Floyd has been identified as the suspect in at least ten cases of robbery, theft, and assault across western Baltimore County, from Towson to Halethorpe, dating back to mid-May. He is also linked to additional cases in surrounding jurisdictions, as well as Pennsylvania. Floyd is last known to have struck in Baltimore County on Tuesday, June 26.

Brandon Floyd typically strikes convenience stores during the overnight hours, including Royal Farms and 7-Eleven, loitering around the store for a short time before approaching the counter and demanding cigarettes or simply walking behind the counter and taking them. He has also stolen merchandise during the afternoons from Walmart, Rite Aid, Game Stop and a liquor store.

Brandon Floyd is easily recognizable with a number of tattoos on his face, including a swirl between his eyebrows, two tear drops under his right eye, two vertical parallel lines above and below his right eye, and "Danielle" written in cursive on the right side of his neck.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit are asking for anyone with information on Brandon Floyd's whereabouts to contact police at 410-307-2020.

Reward Offered

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, text message or online.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Text message: Text "MCS" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637)

Web tip: www.metrocrimestoppers.org

2016 booking photo of Brandon Gallen Floyd

 

 
 
Revised June 27, 2017