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Date: Jul 2019

Tuesday, August 6, marks the 36th year of National Night Out. This is an annual campaign that promotes unity and the improvement of partnerships between law enforcement and our communities. Police and citizens come together under positive circumstances with the goal of safer neighborhoods. Our men and women at our military bases are participating, as well as citizens in our U.S. territories. Our friends in Canada will also be participating.

Each celebration will be unique from cookouts to ice cream socials, parades or visits from law enforcement and emergency personnel. All have one thing in common – to keep their community, businesses and visitors safe.

On Tuesday August 6, turn your porch light on to show your commitment to your community and public safety. 

The following is a list of some of the events that will take place at the various precincts.

Precinct 1 Wilkens

Halethorpe Civic League and Halethorpe Improvement Association
Contact: Otis Collins (410-247-6792)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Meet and Greet
Location: Halethorpe Community Center, 1900 Northeast Avenue 21227
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Lansdowne Improvement Association
Contact: Ernie Bailey (443-618-5402)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community gathering
Location: Hillcrest Park, 700 Third Avenue 21227
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Medwick Garth Community Association
Contact: Mary Clark (410-371-4709)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community gathering
Location: South Medwick Garth and Overbrook Road
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Oella Community Association
Contact: Jay Patel (443-909-8957)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community gathering
Location: Westchester Community Center, 2414 Westchester Avenue
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Paradise Community Association
Contact: Stuart Merenbloom (410-869-4157)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community gathering
Location: United Methodist Church, 6715 Frederick Road 21228
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Wynnwood Community Association
Contact: Shawn Simmons (443-570-7600)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community gathering
Location: Flamingo and Plover drives
Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Precinct 2 Woodlawn

Catonsville Manor
Contact: Kitty Honaker (443-739-9817)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Block party, vendors, food
Location: Johnnycake and Ingleside Avenue Shopping Center and Ingleside Bazaar
Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Deerfield
Contact: Melinda Taylor (410-371-5287)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community picnic
Location: Dead end of Windsor Boulevard and Spring Mill Circle
Time: 6 p.m. to dark

Edmondson Heights Civic Association
Contact: Nancy Stevens (410-788-3105)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: "Dessert in the Park", beverages provided
Location: Edmondson Heights Park, Granville and Harwall roads
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Fairbrook Community Association
Contact: Shireen Ryan (301-526-6445)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Cookout
Location: Christ the King Church, 1930 Brookdale Road, 21244
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Graystone
Contact: Emma Sellers (443-756-6589)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Meet and Greet picnic
Location: 1905 Gwynn Oak Avenue, 21207
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Gwynn Oak
Contact: Carroll Watkins (410-916-3535)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community picnic
Location: Virginia Street and Pembroke Avenue, 21207
Time: 4 to 8 p.m.

Hilltop
Contact: Eric Ford (410-591-0870)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community picnic
Location: Corner of Brookmont and Lukewood roads
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Liberty Road Business Association (LRBA)
(Oakwood Village, Woodlands of Deer Park, Fieldstone all plan to join with LRBA)
Contact: Kelly Carter (410-655-7766)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community picnic
Location: Liberty Road Volunteer Fire Department, 10010 Liberty Road, 21133
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Orchard Glen
Contact: Rufus Galloway (410-655-5401) 
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Block party, cookout
Location: 1 Milford Garden Court, 21244
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

Twelve Trees
Contact: Donna Clayton (443-841-6069)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community picnic and block party
Location: Winands Road (between Cayuga and Ojibway)
Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Precinct 3 Franklin

Chartley Homeowners Association, Country Club Estates Community Association  
Contact: David Powers (410-833-3734)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Officers will meet with the community to discuss home security, personal security, security surveys, domestic violence and child seat installation. The Baltimore County Fire Department and BGE will provide demonstrations. There will be a DJ and McGruff the Crime Dog will attend.
Location: Chartley Shopping Center (525 Main Street, Reisterstown)
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

New Towne Community Association
Contact: Anie Polantre (410-908-8730)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team 
Activity: Officers will meet with the community to discuss home security, personal security, security surveys, domestic violence and child seat installation. McGruff the Crime Dog and the Baltimore County Fire Department will also be there.
Location: Central Park (corner of New Town Boulevard and Fitch Hill Road)
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Park Place Citizens on Patrol
Contact: Cindy Gies (443-462-1334)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity:  Officers will meet with the community and provide an update on the C.O.P. (Citizens On Patrol) program. They will give a presentation on personal safety and crime statistics.
Location: South entrance to Park Place
Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Precinct 4 Pikesville

Cedar Gardens Homeowners Association
Contact: Gail Boyette
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team 
Activity: Community Meet and Greet
Location: Twin Lakes Court and Salt Lake Drive
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Colonial Village Homeowners Association
Contact: Nikko Jenkins
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach
Activity: Community Meet and Greet
Location: Mayflower Court
Time: 5 to 8 p.m.

Creekside at Quarry Lake Homeowners Association
Contact: Melissa Blank
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Ice cream social and community gathering
Location: Dead end of Granite Ridge Court
Time: 6 to 7 p.m.

Forest Garden Citizens On Patrol (COP)
Contact: Freddie Wilson
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team 
Activity: Community walk, Meet and Greet
Location: Forest Hill Road and Forest Garden Avenue
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah Congregation
Contact: Brenda Burgan
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Remembrance - Moment of Solidarity
Location: 7000 Rockland Hills Drive
Time: 7:30 to 8 p.m.

Ole Mill Estates Homeowners Association
Contact: Tammy Flowers
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community Picnic
Location: Marry Ridge Drive between Spyce Mill and Elwell courts
Time: 6 p.m.

Pahls Crossing Homeowners Association
Contact: Marry Ann Ferguson
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community gathering
Location:  Pahls Farm Way and Red Jonathan Court
Time: 7 to 8 p.m.

The Parke at Mt. Washington
Contact: Justin Hoffman
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community gathering
Location: Blackberry and Evanston roads
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Queen Anne Village Homeowners Association
Contact: Max Wolfthal
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team 
Activity: BBQ Cookout
Location: Countess Drive and Wimbledon Lane at the pool
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

The Residences at Pomona 
Contact: Becky Hodnett
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team 
Activity: Community party
Location: 1 Pomona North at the pool area
Time: 5 to 8 p.m.

Valleybrook Improvement Association
Contact: Ariel Singletary
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team 
Activity: BBQ Cookout, music and entertainment
Location: Winand Elementary School, 8301 Scotts Level Road
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Villa Nova Homeowners Association
Contact: Deidra Peterson
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Parade, hand out crime prevention flyers
Location: Prince George and Buckingham roads
Time: 7 p.m.

Williamsburg Homeowners Association
Contact: Gary Carter
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Parade
Location: Bedford Elementary School, 7404 Dorman Drive
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Willow Glen South Community Association
Contact: Christina Herron
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community gathering
Location: Prince George Road and Kathydale Drive
Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Precinct 6 Towson

Campus Hills
Contact: Wesley Wood (410-823-2578)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community Gathering
Location: Seaword Road between Southwick Drive and Shelley Road
Time: 6 to 8 p.m..

Ridgeleigh
Contact: Cindy Eisenrauch (410-790-4661) or Barbara Lewis (301-677-1112)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community gathering
Location: At the Park, White Oak and Oak roads
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Precinct 7 Cockeysville

St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Towson
Contact: Jill Dumser (410-821-5489)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community gathering and street fair
Location: St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 1108 Providence Road, 21286
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Precinct 8 Parkville

Harford Park Citizens on Patrol
Contact: Denise Naylor (443-831-3556)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Block party, cookout, Baltimore County Fire Department will be there
Location: Harford Park Community Association building, 2522 Linwood Avenue
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Magnolia Glen Homeowners Association
Contact: Greg Hamilton
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Neighborhood dessert party
Location: Bender Ridge Court
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Overlea Community Association
Contact: Jessica Loveless
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community Pot Luck Supper
Location: National History Society of Maryland, 6908 Belair Road
Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Perring Park Citizens On Patrol
Contact: Kristen Piscopo (443-823-1738)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Block party with KONA Ice Truck
Location: Harford Hills Road behind Harford Hills Elementary School
Time: 7 to 8 p.m.

St. Johns Lutheran Church of Parkville
Contact: Pastor Lesley Radius
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team 
Activity: Food, drinks, games and prizes
Location: 8808 Harford Road, 21234
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.

Seven Courts Citizens On Patrol
Contact: Shawn King
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Neighborhood party
Location: Seven Oaks Senior Center, 9210 Seven Courts Drive
Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Precinct 9 White Marsh

Elmwood Belmar Community Association
Contact: Bill Thomas (410-299-3116)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Picnic, Meet and Greet
Location: Elmwood Elementary School, 531 Dale Avenue
Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Fontana Village
Contact: Roberta Mosby (410-682-6607)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Faith based ceremony and music
Location: Leasing office on Fontana Lane
Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Garden Village Association/Citizens On Patrol
Contact: Wannetta Thompson (410-866-9269)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community gathering
Location: Garden Village Community Center, 6011 St. Regis Road
Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Hazelwood Park Community Association
Contact: Delroy Tripp
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community cookout and games
Location: 5615 Daybreak Terrace
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Linover Improvement Association
Contact: Caitlyn Klimm (president@linover.org)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Cookout and block party
Location: Terrace Drive and Linover Park entrance
Time: 6 to 9 p.m.

Precinct 11 Essex

Essex Community Association
Contact: Janice and George Lang (443-559-0174)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community block party, cookout, face painting and crafts
Location: Church of the Harbor, 911 Mace Avenue, 21221
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Henderson-Webb Properties
Contact: Dave Hopp (410-440-7121)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Community picnic
Location: Hartland and Middleborough roads
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Precinct 12 North Point

Boston Courts
Contact: Lee McBride (410-288-1313)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Food, games and dunking booth
Location: Red Rose Way and Villager Circle, 21222
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Civic League of Inverness
Contact: Kara Buchhold  (443-717-2842)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Pot luck supper
Location: Wise Ave Volunteer Fire Hall, 214 Wise Avenue, 21222
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

North Point Village Civic Association
Contact: Dave Patro (410-477-4095)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Ice Cream Social and crafts
Location: Battle Grove Park, 7715 Battle Grove Road
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Norwood-Holabird
Contact: Dave Rader (410-285-6617) or Dawn Rader (443-970-3572)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Snacks and beverages
Location: Alley behind Herman's Bakery, 7560 Holabird Avenue, 21222
Time: 7 to 8 p.m.

Old Dundalk
Contact: Becky Terjung (410-627-0249)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Cookout and games
Location: Heritage Park, 2717 Playfield Street 
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

St. Helena Community and Neighborhood Association
Contact: Shirley Gregory (410-633-6077)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Food, bike decoration contest, baking contest, music and games
Location: St. Helena Community Center, 6509 Colgate Avenue
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Turner Station Conservation
Contact: Gloria Nelson (410-302-2903) or Maurisha White (443-421-0420
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Cookout, police K9 and Aviation unit, face painting and music
Location: Sollers Point Community Center, 323 Sollers Point Road
Time: 5 to 8 p.m.

West Inverness Community Association
Contact: Susan Rayba (410-477-5373)
Officer(s) assigned: Community Outreach Team
Activity: Cookout, pizza and music
Location: Inverness Center, 8301 Lynch Road
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Baltimore County Police continue to investigate a shooting in the 9900 block of Liberty Road last night.

Police were dispatched around 9:25 p.m. after the victim suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body while outside of his home. The victim, 25, was transported to an area hospital but is expected to survive his wound. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Detectives from the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit responded and are investigating the possibility that the victim in this shooting was targeted. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020. Callers may remain anonymous.

Graduation exercises for the 113th Recruit Class of the Baltimore County Fire-Rescue Academy were held Thursday night at Loch Raven High School.

The class comprises 26 graduates who this weekend will begin working at fire stations throughout the county. Twenty-three are Probationary Firefighters, and three are Probationary Paramedics.

Recruit Austin Luera received the Academic Achievement Award, given to the recruit with the highest grade point average.

Recruit Nicole Carter received the Isaac Burke Award, given to a recruit who with little experience in the fire service who has overcome personal obstacles to succeed during his/her time at the Academy.

Recruit Christopher Books was the class speaker.

The recruits and their station assignments are as follows:

Paramedic

  • PM Matthew Coclough -- Texas 
  • PM Donald Hawkins -- Towson
  • PM Jason Jackman -- Garrison

Probationary Firefighter

  • PFF Bruce Adams Jr. -- Randallstown
  • PFF Alex Berkeridge -- Eastview
  • PFF Christopher Brooks -- Towson
  • PFF Rebecca Budnick -- Golden Ring
  • PFF Carlin Bullinger -- Golden Ring
  • PFF Morgan Callan -- Brooklandville
  • PFF Ivan Canizalez -- Fullerton
  • PFF Nicole Carter -- Halethorpe
  • PFF Haseeb Durrani -- Middle River
  • PFF Rachel Flint -- Essex
  • PFF Lucas Grutkowski -- Essex
  • PFF Jessica Heinzelman -- Golden Ring
  • PFF Troy Hooper Jr. -- Catonsville
  • PFF Christopher Lloyd -- Essex
  • PFF Austin Luera -- Brooklandville
  • PFF Katlyn Phelps -- Fullerton
  • PFF Lauren Pirchalski -- Woodlawn
  • PFF Danielle Sayler -- Perry Hall
  • PFF Steven Serraro -- Brooklandville
  • PFF Branden Smith -- Golden Ring
  • PFF Timothy Stem -- Fullerton
  • PFF Jhalen Thompson -- Texas
  • PFF D'Andre Wood -- Garrison
 
 
Revised June 27, 2017