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August 11, 1999
The International Association of Chiefs of Police will recognize the Howard County Police Department for encouraging seat-belt use last year.The association focused on the department's work in the statewide Chief's Challenge program, an annual two-month-long spring initiative targeting motorists not wearing seat belts.During the program, the department issued about 1,500 tickets for failure to wear seat belts.Violators of the state seat belt law face a $25 fine.County officials estimate that about 80 percent of residents wear seat belts.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Baltimore County police have charged a civilian employee who worked in the department's Criminal Investigation Division after detectives found marijuana in her home Wednesday. Investigators searched the home of Susan M. Burke on Glenback Avenue in Pikesville Wednesday morning, where they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the house, police wrote in charging documents. Among the items found were grinders, scales, smoking pipes and a mason jar with plant residue, among other items for marijuana use. Police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said Burke will be reassigned to another county government position.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | July 4, 2001
Calvert County commissioners voted yesterday not to dismantle the sheriff's department, the primary law-enforcement agency in the county for more than 300 years. In a 3-2 vote, the commissioners decided against creating a county police department that would have relegated the sheriff and his deputies to serving arrest warrants and other lesser duties. "I'm pretty pleased about it," said Sheriff John A. "Rodney" Bartlett, who was appointed in May by Gov. Parris N. Glendening. Barlett said the vote will allow the 97-person sheriff's department to continue its duties without the distraction of worrying about the office's future.
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August 17, 2014
A 38-year-old Landover man fatally shot and stabbed his 3-year-old daughter before being killed exchanging gunfire with five Prince George's County police officers and a state trooper on Saturday, officials said. Frederick Roy Miller, of the 8000 block of Allandale Drive, had shot both of the infant's caretakers — her maternal grandfather and great-grandmother — just before 1 p.m. in the 4200 block of Farmer Place when he took off in a car with the infant, police said. The two were in grave condition at a local hospital, police said.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2002
The Baltimore County Police Department has tapped a 17-year veteran of the force to serve as night duty commander - the equivalent of police chief for the midnight shift. Peter Evans, a former captain in the Internal Affairs Division, was promoted to major yesterday, but officials said he'll be the highest-ranking officer most nights. "We're seeing more incidents at night," said Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan. "We need to ensure there's continuity from the department's management. We really think this is going to help with communication.
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By JORGE VALENCIA and JORGE VALENCIA,Special to The Sun | January 13, 2008
The Anne Arundel County police officers union is taking its challenge of a ban on visible tattoos to a federal arbitrator after months of disagreement with the department's administration. In hopes of negotiating a new policy, officials with the Fraternal Order of Police have met three times with the chief, Col. James E. Teare Sr., since he began requiring officers to cover up their body art. The union president said Teare's only concession was to spare tattooed officers in long-sleeve uniforms from wearing ties.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,sun reporter | January 31, 2007
Police Officer Sarah Kayser knew the county's three-week SWAT school wasn't for the weak. The 27-year-old former mortgage lender hesitated before applying, worried she wasn't in good enough shape to endure daily three- to six-mile runs and treks with telephone poles on her and her classmates' shoulders. In the end, Kayser, 27, was the only Howard County officer to graduate from the most recent training program after the other four suffered injuries. In doing so, she became the first woman from her department to attempt or accomplish the feat, an important step toward joining the prestigious unit, which handles the county's most explosive situations and has no female members.
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By Julie Scharper and Julie Scharper,SUN REPORTER | July 30, 2007
Three and a half hours after his car slid off a Baltimore County road, struck a mailbox and slammed into a tree, Gregory Guston died in a hospital bed. Aside from hospital workers tending to him, he was alone. In the first hours after the crash, volunteer firefighters extricated the 52-year-old stay-at-home father from the wreckage and rushed him to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police took statements from motorists who had seen the crash, photographed and towed the mangled car and measured the skid marks on the road.
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June 10, 2004
The Baltimore County Police Department and the Franklin Police Community Relations Council will celebrate Police Officer Appreciation Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the new station, 606 Nicodemus Road. Officer David Shipley will be honored as Officer of the Year. The event will feature a cookout, door prizes and activities for children.
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March 14, 1996
Because of erroneous information provided by the Howard County Police Department, an article in Tuesday's Howard County edition of The Sun reported incorrectly that a High's store in the 7500 block of Murray Hill Road was robbed during the weekend. In fact, only the High's store in the 6800 block of Cradlerock Way was robbed.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 3/14/96
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2014
Baltimore County police were investigating a fatal accident that occurred Friday night in Glen Arm at Harford Road and Factory Road, the agency said. Word of the accident was posted to the county police department's social media accounts at around 8:30 p.m., but additional information was not immediately available.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2013
Saying he wants to build trust both with police officers and county residents, Kevin Davis was sworn in Tuesday morning as Anne Arundel County's third police chief in a year. Davis left his position as assistant chief in the Prince George's County Police Department to assume the chief's job in the Anne Arundel department, where political controversies and anonymous complaints have left the agency reeling. "There is no better place to make a difference other than where you live," said Davis, who lives in Crofton.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2013
Paul L. Ensor, a retired Baltimore County police officer, died Thursday from colon cancer at Sunflower Assisted-Living in Westminster. He was 95. The son of farmers, Paul LeRoy Ensor was born and raised in Sparks. He attended Baltimore County public schools. Mr. Ensor was working at Bendix Corp. when he joined the Baltimore County Police Department in 1952. He was assigned to the Garrison Precinct, where he drove the patrol wagon, family members said. He retired in 1975. The longtime Owings Mills resident, who had lived in Upperco for the last 22 years, enjoyed fishing, crabbing and gardening.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2012
The union that represents high-ranking police officers in Anne Arundel County has dropped the name of the force's second-in-command from a radio ad that criticizes the county's executive and chief of police. The International Brotherhood of Police Officers, which represents Anne Arundel's police lieutenants and sergeants, originally planned to run an ad that promoted Deputy Police Chief Lt. Col. Emerson C. Davis as having taken a "brave stand" by testifying in front of the County Council about alleged improprieties by his superiors.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2010
Florence W. Steffen, an institution in the Anne Arundel County Police Department's public information office, where her expertise earned her respect from police officers, the news media and the public during her lengthy career, died Saturday of heart failure at a daughter's Glen Burnie home. She was 79. "I was extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Florence Steffen," Col. James Teare Jr., Arundel's chief of police, said in a statement announcing her death. "She served the Police Department with excellence for more than three decades and was well respected by members of the department and the public," he said.
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By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest and Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2009
Salary: $79,000 Age: 45 Years on the job: 8 How he got started: From high school, Colt Bracken went into his family's plumbing and heating business. After his father died, he decided to make a change and took entrance exams to become a Baltimore County police officer. He was accepted into the police academy and graduated in 1993. He's always worked out of the Towson Precinct, first as a patrolman and since a promotion in 2001 as a detective.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2014
Baltimore County police were investigating a fatal accident that occurred Friday night in Glen Arm at Harford Road and Factory Road, the agency said. Word of the accident was posted to the county police department's social media accounts at around 8:30 p.m., but additional information was not immediately available.
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By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Sun Staff Writer | July 10, 1994
A key issue that Harford County voters will be deciding this fall is being readied for an election campaign.People for a County Police Department, an organization anchored by members of the Harford County Deputy Sheriffs Union, announced plans to open its campaign headquarters in Bel Air next Sunday.The question of whether Harford County government should create a police department, separate from the Sheriff's Office, to handle law enforcement responsibilities will be on the November ballot as a proposed charter amendment.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | August 20, 2009
A proposal to install speed monitoring cameras in Baltimore County school zones drew the ire of many residents attending a meeting with officials Wednesday at the Towson Library. About 25 speakers expressed their opinions, with most being opposed to the cameras. Del. Bill Frank said this is "Big Brother run amok." But his legislative colleague Steve Lafferty said, "If you're against this legislation, you're concerned less about children than you are about making a statement." Police Chief Jim Johnson gave statistics to show that the technology works and decreases speed-related accidents.
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By Tyeesha Dixon and Tyeesha Dixon,SUN REPORTER | May 5, 2008
On a December morning, a man in a Dunbar Armored uniform told employees at a Bank of America branch in Ellicott City that he had come for a routine pickup. An employee handed him two bags containing nearly $200,000, and he left. What the bank workers didn't know was that the man didn't work for the security company. Police say the cash was picked up by Robert Allen Flanagan, 38, a former Dunbar employee who kept his uniform after losing his job. The Pennsylvania man made the rounds last fall at several businesses, picking up hundreds of thousands of dollars along the way, authorities allege.
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