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May 11, 2005
THE ISSUE: The Howard County Police Department is planning to spend $2 million to buy a Bell 407 helicopter to replace a 40-year-old model shared with Anne Arundel County. The OH-58 chopper now in use will need a $300,000 maintenance overhaul soon, Howard Police Chief Wayne Livesay said, and a new machine would match one the Anne Arundel police have. The counties also share pilots. The Howard County Council must approve funds for the helicopter in the budget and must vote on a purchase agreement.
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NEWS
June 27, 2007
THE ISSUE: After the first on-duty death last week of a police officer in more than 40 years, Howard County Chief William J. McMahon said that he will re-evaluate traffic-enforcement details that require officers to step into the roadway and flag down speeding motorists. While the technique, known as "stepping out," is an efficient way to stop speeders, do you think the Howard County Police Department should discontinue the practice? YOUR VIEW: Send e-mail responses by tomorrow to howard.
NEWS
September 24, 1991
A four-year veteran officer of the Baltimore County Police Department faced a suspension hearing today on a misdemeanor charge of stealing a part to a Honda motorcycle this summer.Officer Donald Louis Fields, 26, of the White Marsh Precinct, was charged in a criminal summons yesterday afternoon with theft of a plastic cover that protects electrical components of a motorcycle engine. The item was taken at 5 a.m. Aug. 23 from a motorcycle parked in the 8600 block of Castle Mill Circle in Perry Hall, police said.
NEWS
By Baltimoresun.com Staff and Baltimoresun.com Staff,SPECIAL TO BALTIMORESUN.COM | March 7, 2005
The Baltimore County Police Department will have extra officers on patrol next week to discourage drinking and driving around St. Patrick's Day, authorities announced today. According to the department, the extra officers, known as "saturation patrols," will target county roads seen as problem areas Tuesday through Saturday. St. Patrick's Day is Thursday, March 17. Police said the officers will be looking for impaired, reckless and aggressive drivers and will stop any speeders or tailgaters.
NEWS
By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | March 14, 1997
Police officers from Howard County's narcotics unit arrested a 19-year-old Bethesda man, seizing 20 pounds of marijuana that police say has an estimated street value of $52,000.Sam Majidi of the 10100 block of Crestberry Place was arrested in the parking lot of the Cherry Tree Shopping Center in Scaggsville at 4 p.m. Wednesday, a report said, as he was allegedly attempting to sell drugs. The shopping center adjoins the county police department's Southern District headquarters.Majidi was charged with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute.
BUSINESS
By JAMIE SMITH HOPKINS | March 28, 2008
What do you want to know about a neighborhood before you sign a sales contract or apartment lease? Lots of things, probably - but safety and schools top the list if you're like most people. You'll need to do your own research. The federal Fair Housing Act prevents real estate agents from giving you information about school quality or other factors that boil down to characterizing a neighborhood. "Realtors refer anyone who is interested in what goes on in the schools to the Board of Education," said Debbie Hager, director of communications for the Maryland Association of Realtors.
NEWS
By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Sun Staff Writer | August 18, 1995
Zachary Stephan spent his fourth birthday yesterday not at the Discovery Zone or McDonald's but in the custody of a police officer.He had mixed feelings about it."It's sorta fun," Zach told the officer, his father, Cpl. Christopher Stephan, who had taken Zach and his 2-year-old brother, Jake, to the "Bring Your Kids to Work Day" sponsored by Baltimore County Police Department.Corporal Stephan and his sons arrived in midmorning at the event, held at the police and fire headquarters, the Public Safety Building, on East Joppa Road in Towson.
NEWS
By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | January 23, 1999
In a sweeping and stinging opinion, a federal judge has dismissed two multimillion-dollar lawsuits accusing the Baltimore County Police Department of racial discrimination."
NEWS
By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,SUN STAFF | April 17, 1999
The Baltimore County Police Department is among 149 agencies whose use of federal funding intended to put more officers on the street is being questioned by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Justice, officials said yesterday.The inspector general's report, made public this week, summarizes an extensive two-year audit completed last fall of how local police agencies used grants issued under the Violent Crime Control Act of 1994 -- part of President Clinton's promise to put 100,000 new officers on America's streets.
NEWS
By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | May 11, 1996
Plans for a no-holds-barred motor race from Towson to Ocean City on Memorial Day weekend may have been scuttled, but Baltimore County officials say they remain on watch to quash such a race before anyone would see the finish line.For a $100 entrance fee paid to unnamed organizers, racers in the "First Annual Cannonball Run" were told to leave from an after-hours club in Towson between midnight May 25 and 3 a.m., and to arrive at an Ocean City restaurant by 6 a.m. May 26.Featuring a racing car and the 55 mph speed limit in a circle with a diagonal slash through it, a flier asks, "And how fast can you get there?"
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