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booking photo of James Everett NicholsonBaltimore County Police arrested a burglar when they responded to a call for an alarm at the Catonsville Walmart.

At 1:15 a.m. on  March 25, officers responded to the Walmart in the 6200 block of Baltimore National Pike, 21228 for a call of a burglar alarm. Responding officers noticed that someone pried open the doors to the Garden Center. During their investigation, officers found an unoccupied vehicle on the parking lot of the location with various items inside that were stolen from the store.

Moments later, James Everett Nicholson (24) of the 1500 block of Woodlawn Drive, 21228 was found by officers hiding behind a nearby tree. Nicholson was arrested and charged with theft, destruction of property, and second degree burglary. He has been released on $10,000 bond. 

Tips to keep your home and business safe from criminals during this unprecedented time when we are all dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic are posted online.

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.

 
 
Revised October 16, 2020               
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