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February 7, 2006
Russell Anthony Hamer, a Baltimore County police officer, died of a heart attack Saturday at his desk in the North Point Precinct police station. The Dundalk resident was 46. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Berkshire section of Dundalk, he was a 1978 graduate of Dundalk High School, where he played varsity basketball and was known as Wes. He began his career as a Baltimore City Police Department civilian employee in the radio room. He transferred to the city helicopter unit as a radio technician and graduated from the Baltimore County Police Academy in 1987.
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By Justin George and Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2014
An off-duty Prince George's County police officer was charged with second-degree assault and has been suspended from his job after Baltimore police said he threatened to shoot someone during an argument outside a Canton bar on Saturday. Prince George's County Police said patrol officer Michael O'Connell, a three-year veteran, has been suspended with pay. Baltimore police got a missing-person call at 2:44 a.m. to a bar in the 2900 block of O'Donnell St., according to the arrest report.
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,Sun Staff Writer | November 1, 1994
In an article Tuesday about the indictment of Baltimore County Police Officer Warren W. McNicholas, the charges against him should have been characterized as misdemeanors.The Sun regrets the errors.A Baltimore County grand jury yesterday indicted a county police officer involved in an Oct. 7 car crash that killed another officer on charges of motor vehicle manslaughter and homicide by motor vehicle, officials said.Officer Warren W. McNicholas, 24, of White Marsh also was indicted on two alcohol offenses, speeding, reckless driving and other traffic charges in the Fullerton accident, said Deputy State's Attorney Howard Merker.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
After learning his son had been shot to death while serving a warrant at a Catonsville home, Officer Jason Schneider's father found comfort in knowing his son had died doing something that mattered. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz recalled speaking with Schneider's father, Charles, at Maryland Shock Trauma Center shortly after Schneider was pronounced dead Aug. 28. "2013 has been a particularly difficult year for Baltimore County," Kamenetz said, speaking to officials from police and fire departments across the state who came to honor four men at the annual Fallen Heroes Day ceremony held at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium on Friday.
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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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January 13, 2003
Raymond L. Wilhelm Sr., a veteran Baltimore County police officer, died of heart failure Wednesday at College Manor, a Lutherville retirement community. He was 90. Mr. Wilhelm, a longtime resident of Northwood Drive in Timonium, was born and raised on his family's farm in Freeland. He attended Baltimore County public schools. He joined the county Police Department in 1938, and was promoted to corporal and sergeant, both in 1947. Throughout his 26-year career, he was assigned to the Cockeysville and Towson districts, and for eight years served in the taxicab bureau.
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May 29, 1996
An Anne Arundel County police officer's patrol car spun out of control on a rain-drenched road Sunday, skidded into a drainage ditch and flipped over, county police said yesterday.The officer, Terry Lee Williams Jr. of the Eastern District station, was taken by helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma center, where he was treated for back and neck injuries. He was released yesterday, a hospital spokesman said.Williams was headed south on Magothy Bridge Road about 3 p.m. to answer a report of an alarm at a business when his car fish-tailed and spun into a ditch.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 23, 1997
A Howard County police officer who was fired from the force Monday says he plans to take legal action against the county over alleged racist slurs against his Asian fiancee.Officer Paul Smith, 38, was fired after an internal review board last week found him guilty of conduct unbecoming an officer and falsifying a police report in connection with an incident involving the clerk of a Jessup video store in August 1996.But Smith -- a 10-year veteran of the Howard force -- says the real reason he was fired was because he filed a formal complaint against a superior officer in September 1996, accusing him of speaking in broken English while referring to Smith's Taiwanese fiancee, Kuei "Amy" Huei Lin, who was a witness in the video store incident.
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By TaNoah Morgan and Dan Thanh Dang and TaNoah Morgan and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | December 4, 1996
Annapolis police arrested a former Anne Arundel County policeman yesterday on charges that he and two men -- one of whom had painted his face like a clown -- bound, beat and robbed an Annapolis man.Paul W. Tolle, 32, of the 1800 block of Labrott Lane in Crownsville, was charged with robbery and first- and second-degree assault. He was being held last night at the county detention center on $20,000 bond.The victim, James William Watson, 34, of the 400 block of Hammond Place, told police he had dated Tolle's former wife.
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By Scott Higham and Scott Higham,SUN STAFF | January 23, 1997
A Baltimore County police officer who ran a busy gun business in his spare time was convicted in federal court in Baltimore yesterday of selling firearms without a license.Timothy Thomas Mitchem sat expressionless, slowly rocking back and forth in a chair at the defense table, as the jury forewoman announced the verdict after nearly five hours of deliberations.The conviction carries a maximum five-year prison term. Mitchem is scheduled to be sentenced March 21.The verdict infuriated members of Mitchem's family, seated throughout the weeklong trial in the wooden benches a few feet away.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
The Baltimore County Police Department has announced that it's now hiring for both police cadets and officers. According to a release, applications will be accepted online at http://www.joinbaltimorecountypd.com or http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov until May 2. Cadet candidates must be between 17.5 and 20.5 years old, and officer candidates must be 21 at the time of graduation. The department is offering information sessions for those interested in learning more about the position.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2014
Earl Collins, a retired Baltimore County police officer and World War II veteran, died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Dec. 31 after suffering a fall at his Millersville home. He was 89. Born in Baltimore and raised on Old Frederick Road in Irvington, he attended Gwynn Falls Junior High School and enlisted in the Navy at 17. He served aboard a landing craft tank and was a motor machinist's mate and anti-aircraft gun loader. He served in North Africa and in the Mediterranean.
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Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2013
A man was arrested in Baltimore early Wednesday morning after a police pursuit in Perry Hall, according to police. Shortly after midnight, a county police officer pulled over a vehicle for speeding near the intersection of Belair Road and Chapel Road, said Cpl. Cathy Batton, a county police spokeswoman. The driver took off in the vehicle, which was stolen, before the officer could approach. County police pursued the vehicle for about three minutes before the chase was called off, Batton said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
A Howard County police officer was injured while conducting a traffic stop on the side of Interstate 70 in Marriottsville late Monday night when an oncoming vehicle crashed into his stopped patrol vehicle, according to Howard County Police. Police believe the driver of the oncoming vehicle may have fallen asleep at the wheel. Pfc. Neil White, 38, was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center by a Maryland State Police medevac helicopter, and was later discharged, police said. White, a 10-year veteran of the department, had pulled over a 2013 Ford Focus for a traffic violation on the westbound side of I-70 about 11:37 p.m., police said.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2013
Baltimore County Officer Jason Schneider was trying to subdue a teen attempting to flee when a man came up behind him and opened fire during a predawn Catonsville raid, according to court documents filed Thursday. As he collapsed with fatal injuries, Schneider managed to return fire and kill the suspected shooter, Tevon Smith, police said. Authorities announced two arrests in the case Thursday. One was the person police had sought to arrest in the raid on an attempted-murder warrant; Rasheed Stanford, 16, surrendered to Baltimore County Police Thursday evening.
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August 29, 2013
Too often, we take for granted the people we hire to guard our communities and apprehend those accused of wrongdoing. Baltimore County Police Officer Jason Schneider, a 13-year veteran of the force whose unit carried out some of the department's most difficult and dangerous missions to capture armed fugitives, was one such unsung hero. His death Wednesday in a hail of gunfire inside a Catonsville house was a tragic reminder of the risks he and others like him face on a daily basis in order to ensure the safety of those they are sworn to protect - that is, all of us. Officer Schneider, a 36-year-old father of two, was by all accounts an exemplary public servant and a leader among his colleagues on the county SWAT team, where he had been involved in the planning and execution of virtually every tactical operation carried out by his unit over the last decade.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | December 15, 1992
An Essex man who police said belongs to a white supremacist church group was charged yesterday with the Nov. 5 bombings of a Baltimore County police officer's home and an unoccupied Maryland State Police car.Charles Edward Altvater, 31, who has been jailed in the Baltimore County Detention Center on illegal fireworks charges since Nov. 17, was indicted on 16 criminal counts by a Baltimore County grand jury in connection with the bombings.Mr. Altvater was arrested after investigators raided his house in the 1400 block of Strawflower Road and found 92 "quarterstick" explosives, police said.
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June 14, 1991
A Baltimore County police officer was injured yesterday when her motorcycle was struck broadside by a car in White Marsh.Officer Debbie Sider, with emergency lights flashing, was responding to a call shortly after 6 p.m. when she stopped at the intersection of Pulaski Highway and Rossville Boulevard until traffic cleared, police said.Police said Sider was going through the intersection when she was struck broadside by a car headed south on Rossville Boulevard.Sider, a member of the Community Oriented Police Enforcement unit, was being treated at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore for injuries, police said.
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August 22, 2013
Part of alcoholism is denying that you have a problem. And many people can't shake their alcohol dependency without help from others. These are not idle speculations but well-developed medical facts drawn from centuries of human experience. And both should be kept in mind when evaluating the sad case of Anne Arundel County Del. Donald H. Dwyer Jr. who was arrested early Tuesday morning in Pasadena after a county police officer observed him driving erratically, smelling strongly of alcohol, his eyes red and glossy, face flushed, speech slow and slurred.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2013
Baltimore County police identified a 40-year old woman who was charged after brandishing what an officer believed to be a gun before he shot her multiple times in Pikesville early Saturday. Stephanie Kamlot threatened an officer with a metallic replica of a large-caliber semi-automatic handgun after he ordered her to drop it several times, causing him to shoot Kamlot, according to a police statement. Kamlot was shot in the upper body and taken to a city hospital for treatment, police said.
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