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April 27, 1992
Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke today ordered the Benton Municipal Building at 417 E. Fayette St. closed at noon because of "unpleasant" odors that affected the lower floors of the 14-story city office building.Bill Toohey, spokesman for the city Department of Housing and Community Development, said the odor appeared to be related to nearby subway construction. Hundreds of workers were sent home. Mr. Toohey said the vapors, which smell like cleaning fluid, did not appear to be toxic.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2014
Joseph W. McLeary, who served with the city Police Department, Maryland State Police and the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency during a more than four-decade career, died Sunday of a massive stroke at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 73. "Joe loved the state police, and he carried that into retirement," said state police spokesman Greg Shipley. "It was obvious that being a state police officer was something that never left him. He even still wore the state police haircut," he said.
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By Staff Report | January 5, 1993
Bill Toohey, the spokesman for the Baltimore Department of Housing and Community Development and the city housing authority, has resigned to become press secretary for Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.The 47-year-old Mr. Toohey has been the spokesman for the department and the authority -- city and federal housing agencies that are intertwined by federal funds -- since April 1988.Mr. Toohey left his position briefly in October 1990 to become press secretary for Howard County Executive Elizabeth Bobo but returned in December 1990 after Ms. Bobo was unexpectedly defeated by Charles I. Ecker.
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By Nick Madigan | nick.madigan@baltsun.com | January 21, 2010
After almost 14 years as the voice of the Baltimore County police, Bill Toohey will leave the department on Friday, take a week off, and start a new job on Feb. 1. Toohey, a former radio reporter and spokesman for two U.S. senators, is to be the communications director for the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, which coordinates programs, grants and research for public safety and corrections agencies. "It's a great expansion of my professional world and I'm really looking forward to that," said Toohey, 64, who was informed in November that he was being let go from the police department to make way for a uniformed officer.
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By Kevin Rector | September 4, 2008
Baltimore County police released the name yesterday of the woman who was killed by a train Sunday night in Rosedale, but they said they were still trying to confirm the identity of the man who died with her. Yvonne Lou O'Neil, 44, of the 800 block of Creek Road in Essex and the man were killed by the southbound, 135-car CSX train about 10 p.m. Sunday while lying between the rails near the Schaeffer Lane crossing, said Bill Toohey, a police spokesman....
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By Laura Barnhardt | November 20, 2007
The two people killed in an accident Sunday night near Sparrows Point Country Club in southeastern Baltimore County were identified yesterday by police as Brandon Scott Fenstermacher, 22, and Jason Thomas Short, 28. Fenstermacher, of the 1600 block of Pumphrey Street in Southeast Baltimore, was driving a 1986 Corvette southeasterly on Wise Avenue about 10 p.m. at high speed, police said. Short, of the 100 block of Bladen Road in Essex, was a passenger, police said. Fenstermacher lost control of the car near Burnham Road and hit a utility pole and fence at the country club.
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September 11, 2007
Man killed by police is named Baltimore police identified yesterday a man who was fatally shot Sunday by police during a confrontation in which he held his brother at knifepoint inside a West Baltimore home. Relatives had called police to a home in the 2500 block of Lauretta Ave. for a domestic dispute. Family members told police that a man inside had a knife. Officers went inside and found Darryl Harcum, 45, holding a knife to his brother's throat. When the brother tried to run, Harcum chased and tried to stab him. Officer Dwayne Green, a seven-year veteran in the Western District, shot Harcum several times, according to Sterling Clifford, a police spokesman.
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By Devon Spurgeon and Devon Spurgeon,SUN STAFF | September 20, 1999
A Baltimore County police officer was struck by a pickup truck in Overlea last night while chasing a man wanted in a slaying.Officer Michael Streett was being treated last night at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for nonlife-threatening injuries, said Bill Toohey, county police spokesman.Toohey said an employee at the McDonald's restaurant in the 7500 block of Belair Road called police about 8 p.m. to report a suspicious vehicle in the restaurant parking lot. The restaurant had been robbed Wednesday night, Toohey said.
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June 3, 2008
U.S. officials join bomb investigation The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has joined the investigation into pipe bombs that were found Sunday in woods near White Marsh, county police said yesterday. A 27-year-old man from Port Deposit and a 30-year-old man from Joppatown were using a metal detector Sunday afternoon in a swampy area near the Bird River when they came upon a partially submerged military ammunition box containing several pipe bombs, black powder and detonating cord, police said.
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By Nick Madigan and Richard Irwin and Baltimore Sun reporters | November 25, 2009
A 46-year-old man who was being sought in the shooting of his girlfriend Tuesday in Parkville surrendered later to authorities in Prince George's County. Jeffrey Alan Mewbourn was wanted in the attempted murder of the 44-year-old woman with whom he lived in the 1000 block of Halstead Road. The shooting occurred about 1 p.m. during what police called a domestic dispute at the apartment they shared. About three hours later, Mewbourn called police from Beltsville and said that he had shot his girlfriend in Baltimore County and that he wished to surrender, according to Cpl. Mike Rodriguez, a spokesman for Prince George's County police.
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By Nick Madigan | nick.madigan@baltsun.com | January 20, 2010
After almost 14 years as the voice of the Baltimore County police, Bill Toohey will leave the department on Friday, take a week off and start a new job on Feb. 1. Toohey, a former radio reporter and spokesman for two U.S. senators, is to be the communications director for the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention, which coordinates programs, grants and research for public safety and corrections agencies. "It's a great expansion of my professional world and I'm really looking forward to that," said Toohey, 64, who was informed in November that he was being let go from the Police Department to make way for a uniformed officer.
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By Nick Madigan and Richard Irwin and Baltimore Sun reporters | November 25, 2009
A 46-year-old man who was being sought in the shooting of his girlfriend Tuesday in Parkville surrendered later to authorities in Prince George's County. Jeffrey Alan Mewbourn was wanted in the attempted murder of the 44-year-old woman with whom he lived in the 1000 block of Halstead Road. The shooting occurred about 1 p.m. during what police called a domestic dispute at the apartment they shared. About three hours later, Mewbourn called police from Beltsville and said that he had shot his girlfriend in Baltimore County and that he wished to surrender, according to Cpl. Mike Rodriguez, a spokesman for Prince George's County police.
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By Nick Madigan and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 20, 2009
Lt. Robert McCullough, a 43-year-old community-outreach team commander who has been with the Baltimore County police force since he joined as a cadet at age 18, is to be the department's new chief spokesman. McCullough, currently assigned to the Randallstown substation, will move soon to the department's headquarters in Towson to replace Bill Toohey, a civilian who has held the job of spokesman since 1996. Toohey was told earlier this week that he was being dismissed to make way for a uniformed officer.
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By Nick Madigan and Peter Hermann and Baltimore Sun reporters | November 19, 2009
Bill Toohey, the public face of the Baltimore County Police Department since 1996, has been dismissed and will be replaced by a uniformed officer. Toohey, a 64-year-old civilian and former radio reporter, was informed of the decision Tuesday by Police Chief James W. Johnson, who expressed a preference for the department's front man to be a sworn member of the force. Toohey's successor will be Lt. Robert McCullough, a 43-year-old community-outreach team commander who has been with the Baltimore County police force since he joined as a cadet when he was 18. Employees of the county government who declined to be named said the decision to let Toohey go took him by surprise.
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By Nick Madigan and Peter Hermann and Baltimore Sun reporters | November 19, 2009
Bill Toohey, the public face of the Baltimore County Police Department since 1996, has been dismissed and will be replaced by a uniformed officer. The 64-year-old chief departmental spokesman and former radio reporter was informed of the decision Tuesday by Police Chief James W. Johnson, who expressed a preference for the department's front man to be a sworn member of the force instead of a civilian. Toohey was philosophical when reached Wednesday afternoon: "There comes a time for people to move on and new people to move in. That is what is happening here.
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By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff Writer | December 19, 1992
A 7-year-old girl was found slain early yesterday in her mother's apartment in a West Baltimore public housing high-rise, city police reported.Police identified the victim as Tanisha Hope Allen.The cause of the girl's death was not immediately determined, and her body was sent to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.Officers went to a 14th-floor apartment in the Lexington Terrace project about 8:20 a.m. yesterday after receiving a report that someone had died there, said Sam Ringgold, a city police spokesman.
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