County police commander to head Franklin Precinct in Reisterstown

Former precinct captain transferred after receiving DWI, DUI charges

April 16, 2013|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore County police named an interim commander of the Franklin Precinct in Reisterstown Monday, after the former captain was charged with driving while intoxicated last month.

Capt. James P. Monahan will leave the county's intelligence unit and move to Precinct 3 starting next Monday, according to a department statement. Before working in intelligence, he supervised the homicide unit and has been with the department since 1988.

Lt. Sam Houston, who is currently in the intelligence unit and has been with the department since 2002, will take over that unit.

Acting Capt. Stephen Doarnberger took the position in March after former commander Capt. Matthew McElwee, was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving while under the influence in Carroll County, during a St. Patrick's weekend sobriety checkpoint.

McElwee was transferred to the operations bureau pending the results of the case and an internal investigation.

Doarnberger is scheduled to retire this year.

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