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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 21, 2013
The Bel Air Police Explorer Program is hosting a one-week Youth Police Camp this summer for children who are interested in the law enforcement profession. Campers will participate in classroom and hands-on activities with the many different officers from various units within the Bel Air Police Department, including a daily regimen of physical training. There will be demonstrations from the police K-9 unit and the Harford County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit and Motorcycle Unit. The campers will be required to wear a uniform consisting of a T-shirts with camp logo and a baseball cap. The cost to attend the camp is $40 per child.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 29, 2014
A Bel Air Police Department communications officer was honored Tuesday night for her prompt, level-headed actions during a home invasion last month. The Board of Town Commissioners recognized PCO Lynda Eisenhardt during the town meeting, presenting her with an Employee Recognition Certificate. The commissioners also honored Harford Day School student Betsy Oursler as Student of the Month for her numerous academic, extracurricular and community achievements. Employee recognition Commissioner Edward Hopkins and Police Chief Leo Matrangola presented Eisenhardt's award, Hopkins recounting how Eisenhardt received a call on April 7 from a home in English Country Manor in which the caller reported an man had forced his way into her home and was beating her wheelchair-bound husband.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 12, 2000
A Bel Air police officer was arrested Tuesday after being indicted by a Harford County grand jury on charges of second-degree assault and misconduct in office. He was released on his own recognizance. Officer 1st-class Kevin A. Williams, 42, a nine-year veteran of the Bel Air police, was also suspended without pay Tuesday until a court hearing and internal police investigation take place, said Bel Air police Deputy Chief John Harkins. Williams had been suspended with pay since Sept. 13, when it was determined improprieties may have occurred.
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April 22, 2014
Maryland State Police and Harford Sheriff's Office report: Aberdeen Jonathan A. Waldon, 53, of the 100 block of Hamilton Avenue, was charged Friday with malicious destruction of property valued at $1,000. Gary Izell Osborne, 24, of the 400 block of Ruby Drive, was charged Saturday with possessing counterfeit drugs with the intent to distribute and resisting or interfering with arrest. Eric Christopher Briggs, 38, of the first block of Valley Bottom Road, was arrested on a bench warrant Sunday on charges of theft between $1,000 to under $10,000, theft less than $1,000, conspiracy to commit theft less than $1,000, theft less than $100, possession of drugs and other charges.
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December 1, 2004
Thomas Price Broumel, a former Bel Air police chief, town commissioner and deputy commander of the Harford County Sheriff's Office, died of a heart attack Saturday at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park. He was 65. Mr. Broumel, who had held many state and county positions over the years, suffered the heart attack outside Byrd Stadium in College Park after watching the football team of his alma mater, University of Maryland, end its season with a victory over Wake Forest. "His favorite pastime was Maryland football.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | July 3, 2009
Daniel V. Leftridge, a retired veteran Harford County police officer who was later a deputy sheriff, died of cancer June 24 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air. The Street resident was 65. Born in Havre de Grace, he was raised on a Forest Hill farm and graduated from Bel Air High School in 1961. He initially worked on his family's farm. After the death of his parents, he joined the Bel Air Police Department. He also worked at times for his brother in a cinder block-laying business.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | March 3, 2006
"Stop, or I'll scoot!" Aiming to bolster foot patrols, the Bel Air Police Department has purchased two Segway transporters, the futuristic self-balancing scooters that have been a dud with consumers but are becoming increasingly popular with law enforcement and security officers. Officers will be able to use their new $4,500 rides for the first time today at the parade honoring 16-year-old Olympian Kimmie Meissner of Bel Air before officially rolling them out April 1 as part of an initiative to police the after-hours bar crowd on Main Street.
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By Patrick Tyler and Patrick Tyler,SUN STAFF | July 18, 2004
Robert Pfarr was in a slump. The 25-year-old officer first class with the Bel Air Police Department, who had the county's most drunken-driving arrests last year, had not made such an arrest in more than three weeks. Pulling away from the police barracks in his unmarked 2001 white Chevrolet Impala to begin his 11 p.m.-to-7 a.m. shift on a recent Thursday night, Pfarr was hopeful. He keeps a careful watch over the several late night bars within his three square miles of jurisdiction. Pfarr glides through Bel Air, undetected by other motorists.
NEWS
September 18, 2013
Three people were injured when a van crashed into the Firestone Tire Center in the 700 block of Belair Road in Bel Air late Saturday morning, according to Bel Air Police. Bel Air Police reported the driver of the van, Thomas Roper, of Edgewood, and two people inside the building when it was struck, Jan Wilson and Ricky Richards, both of Bel Air, were injured in the accident that was reported at 11:23 a.m. Wilson, who was the most seriously injured of the three people hurt in the accident, was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORTS | March 5, 2013
Bel Air Police say an Edgewood man is in custody in Pennsylvania after allegedly stealing money from a convenience store Sunday morning, carjacking a taxicab and being chased by police into York County, where he was arrested. At about 9 a.m. Sunday, a man later identified as Raymond Kallenberger, 24, of Edgewood, allegedly entered the 7-Eleven store in the 200 block of Baltimore Pike in Bel Air and removed cash from the register, according to a news release from the Bel Air Police Department.
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February 25, 2014
Aberdeen William Lee Daniels, 23, of the first block of Ray Avenue, was arrested Thursday on a bench warrant in a case he was charged with driving while his license was suspended. Joshua Paul Antlitz, 29, of the 600 block of Law Street and the 500 block of Cider Press Loop in Joppa, was arrested Friday on a bench warrant in a case in which he was charged with driving while his license was suspended, driving with a suspended registration, failure to display his license and speeding.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | November 23, 2013
After seeing himself in media reports and wanted fliers in connection with the robbery of the 7-Eleven in Rock Spring and break-in at the Spenceola Community Center early Wednesday morning, a Forest Hill man turned himself in Thursday evening Anthony Edward Rosiak Jr., 23, of the 2000 block of Mardic Drive turned himself into Bel Air police, who notified the Harford County Sheriff's Office. Harford County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the convenience store at 12:04 a.m. for a report of an armed robbery, according to a press release from the sheriff's office.
NEWS
November 14, 2013
Aberdeen Gary Izeil Eugene Osborne, 24, of the 400 block of Ruby Drive, was charged Friday with disorderly conduct. Evan Kelly Jordan, 56, of the 1000 block of Warwick Drive, was charged Sunday with telephone misuse, failing to obey a reasonable and lawful order, having an alcoholic beverage in a retail establishment and drinking in a retail establishment. A vehicle was vandalized Saturday in the 1200 block of North Stepney Road. A burglary of trailers in the 1500 block of Perryman Road was reported Sunday.
NEWS
September 18, 2013
Three people were injured when a van crashed into the Firestone Tire Center in the 700 block of Belair Road in Bel Air late Saturday morning, according to Bel Air Police. Bel Air Police reported the driver of the van, Thomas Roper, of Edgewood, and two people inside the building when it was struck, Jan Wilson and Ricky Richards, both of Bel Air, were injured in the accident that was reported at 11:23 a.m. Wilson, who was the most seriously injured of the three people hurt in the accident, was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.
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May 28, 2013
Aberdeen Maryland State Police and Sheriff's Office reports: Jeffrey Rose, 22, of the first block of Roosevelt Avenue, was charged Friday with possessing marijuana and possessing drugs with intent to distribute. Dwayne Andre McGill, 21, of the 500 block of Windsong Drive, was charged Saturday with unsafe lane changing, driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol and possessing marijuana. Jamal Sherrod Early, 22, of the first block of Polk Street, was charged Saturday with possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 21, 2013
Bel Air Police say they are investigating an abduction and attempted sexual assault that began on the town's southwest side late the evening of May 14. At approximately 11 p.m., the victim, a woman in her mid-20s, reported stopping in the area of Marketplace Drive and Route 24 to help a man who was waving for help along the roadside, the Bel Air Police Department said in a news release issued Friday morning. According to the release, the man forced his way into the victim's car and drove to a location in Abingdon or Edgewood "where he attempted to sexually assault the victim.
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By Staff report | March 10, 1991
Police investigators say they believe the same man held up two Bel Air-area service stations within three days late last month.Officers from the county Sheriff's Department and the Bel Air Police Department are investigating robberies at the Moores Mill Citgo on Conowingo Road and the BP service station on Churchville Road.John W. Harkins, spokesman for Bel Air police, said investigatorsbelieve the robberies are connected because of the similar descriptions of the suspects and the similar way the businesses were robbed.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Staff Writer | January 28, 1993
A Bel Air woman has filed a $50 million libel suit against The Aegis, claiming the Harford County weekly newspaper defamed her by falsely portraying her as a criminal after she complained that a police officer harassed her for protesting.Ann M. Murtha of the 400 block of Linwood Ave. claimed two civil court summaries, printed Jan. 22 and 29, 1992, harmed her professional standing as founder and president of "The International Society for Citizens Against Dental and Medical Malpractice."Ms.
NEWS
May 16, 2013
Aberdeen Linwood O. Burke, 47, of the 400 block of Chestnut Street, was charged Tuesday with obstructing and hindering police and second-degree assault. Sara Montgomery, 30, of the 300 block of North Philadelphia Boulevard, was charged Tuesday with fourth-degree burglary, trespassing and theft between $1,000 and $10,000. Teon Lamar Edwards, 29, of the 300 block of Oxford Avenue, was charged Wednesday with distributing drugs and possessing marijuana. Fruit trees were vandalized with chemicals Sunday in the 3400 block of Nova Scotia Road.
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