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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.
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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.
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May 23, 1996
A delegation of police officers and government officials from Argentina visited the Baltimore County Police Department yesterday to learn about U.S. law enforcement, from working with police dogs to community patrols.The 30-member group is on a two-week program in the United States to learn about the operations of a police force in a democracy. After a briefing on community policing, the group toured the White Marsh Precinct and saw demonstrations by the department's tactical and police dog units.
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.
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By New York Times News Service | December 27, 1990
VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- Four moviegoers were shot, one of them fatally, when two groups of teen-agers opened fire in a packed theater showing the film "The Godfather, Part III" Tuesday night.About one hour into the film, the two groups started arguing and then began shooting, the police said. But the theater was dark, and none of the victims -- two teen-age boys and a young couple -- belonged to either group."All the victims were innocent bystanders," said Detective Sgt. William Cocks of the Nassau County Police Department's homicide squad.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 5, 2001
Two Mount Hebron High School students were arrested yesterday and charged after police said a group of about 10 teen-agers attacked a former Mount Hebron student, who withdrew from the school last month. The victim, a 17-year-old from Ellicott City, was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, suffering from a puncture wound on the back of his head and "multiple trauma wounds" on his body, according to a Howard County Police Department news release. He was in fair and stable condition, police said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 18, 2000
Leaders of the Baltimore County Police Department took time out yesterday in the search for fugitive Joseph C. Palczynski to promote 12 officers. During the ceremony at Villa Julie College, county police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan named a colonel, major and captain; two lieutenants; three sergeants; and four corporals. Maj. Dennis M. Robinson, a 28-year veteran, was promoted to colonel and will command a new division called the administrative and technical services bureau. Capt. James W. Johnson was promoted to major and will replace Robinson as supervisor of the western patrol division.
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By NICK SHIELDS and NICK SHIELDS,SUN REPORTER | April 13, 2006
For more than a decade, jeweler Marc Schauder was a regular at the Baltimore County police auctions of stolen goods and other unclaimed items. He would join the crowd outside the police headquarters on Joppa Road and look for a bargain. He still remembers his biggest coup. He bought a 6-carat diamond for about $7,000 - and, he says, sold it a week later for more than twice as much. "It was something people looked forward to every year," Schauder said. But the annual police auction in Baltimore County has gone online.
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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.
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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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