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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer | January 22, 1995
Harford County law enforcement got a little stronger yesterday, as 14 new sheriff's deputies and town police officers completed 19 weeks of training and reported for duty.More than 350 dignitaries, relatives and friends jammed into the Chesapeake Center at Harford Community College to see graduates of the Harford County Sheriff's Office 12th Entrance Level Training Academy take the oath of office.Led academically by class valedictorian Deputy Douglas Reppar, total of 25 graduates from three counties, Baltimore City and the state Division of Corrections were praised for their collective excellence at the interagency academy.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 30, 2010
After stopping at a Joppa Royal Farms store, a Harford County Sheriff's Deputy forgot one thing — his handgun. The deputy took the gun into the bathroom of the store on Mountain Road and left it there, said spokeswoman Monica Worrell. When he returned to the store after realizing that, the weapon was gone, she said. The March 1 incident was revealed Friday, as detectives sought the public's help in recovering the gun. The name of the 15-year veteran will not be released, but he was given "appropriate sanctions," she said.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Chris Guy and Del Quentin Wilber and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | February 15, 2001
In the tight law enforcement community of the Eastern Shore, it doesn't matter which department officers work for. They all back up each other. On the winding, rural roads of the Eastern Shore, the nearest help sometimes can be 20 minutes away. That was true Tuesday night when Centreville police Officer Michael S. Nickerson, 24, and Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Deputy Jason C. Schwenz, 28, responded together to a noise complaint in a trailer park in Centreville. Both were shot and killed, authorities say, by a man who might have been setting up an ambush.
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April 21, 2009
Maintenance man shot at complex A maintenance man at a Pikesville apartment complex was shot in the head about 3 p.m. Monday, an incident that police said was witnessed by several middle school students as they left a nearby school. The man was taken to Northwest Hospital Center and was in grave condition, according to police. The shooting happened in the Owings Chase Apartments in the 4600 block of Old Court Road, police said. Police spokeswoman Sgt. Vickie Warehime said the suspect was involved in some kind of conflict before the shooting.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,Sun reporter | August 5, 2007
A 23-year-old man from Gambrills was arrested yesterday shortly after he stepped off a plane in Florida, charged in the death of his live-in girlfriend -- a college student also from Anne Arundel County, authorities said. Matthew R. Dieterle, who had been living in Palm Harbor, Fla., was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Samantha MacQuilliam, 19, law enforcement officials in Florida said. MacQuilliam, who is also from Gambrills, was a student at the University of Tampa.
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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | February 17, 2001
Despite the piercing pain of losing a daughter to a drug overdose less than two years ago, Linda Graham of Abingdon wants all parents to know that their children are vulnerable to the dangers of heroin. "I was one of those parents [who believed] my child wouldn't do this," Graham told a group of Harford County officials yesterday. "There was nothing there that would give you a clue." Graham talked about the death of her daughter, Jennifer, 20, as part of a new program, Heroin Awareness, being introduced by the Harford County sheriff's office to combat a rise in heroin deaths in the county.
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By MATTHEW DOLAN and MATTHEW DOLAN,SUN REPORTER | April 10, 2006
An Eastern Shore middle school teacher is scheduled to appear in court this morning on charges alleging he had a two-year sexual relationship with a girl who is now 14, police said. Christopher Larry Tribbitt, 26, of the 1700 block of Blue Heron Drive in Denton was arrested Saturday morning while on the Internet chatting with an undercover officer, who was posing as the teen. Police said the investigation started this month when a school resource officer at Queen Anne's County High School learned about allegations of an inappropriate relationship between a female pupil and a physical education teacher at Centreville Middle School.
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By Lisa Respers and Lisa Respers,SUN STAFF | January 28, 1999
Gary R. Barton clutched a picture of his missing 7-year-old daughter, Dakota Rae, yesterday as he stood outside the Harford County Sheriff's Office.The Frederick County second-grader disappeared Dec. 22, and investigators believe that she has been abducted by her mother, Nola Rae Barton, 37. The Frederick woman is wanted by Harford County and federal authorities on a felony warrant charging her with detaining a child out of state.Yesterday, Gary Barton -- the woman's ex-husband -- said he was worried about the welfare of his daughter.
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August 23, 1998
At Smith Farm, our oft-maligned system workedCarping at our elected officials is always good sport. Sometimes, it may even become a podium-thumping exercise where the rules of engagement are foggy and private agendas veer wildly off the topic, but mostly it is hung on the sincere complaint of a single gored ox or the perceived slight.The seasoned administrator deftly handles this stuff in a manner that seeks to calm and placate the speaker showing respect for the opinion and discomfort of the aggrieved and moving the laborious proceedings along after taking notes for further study.
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March 22, 2007
Woman tries to lure girl, 8 Harford County sheriff's deputies are searching for a woman who is said to have tried to entice an elementary school student to get into her car Tuesday afternoon. An 8-year-old girl, a student at Riverside Elementary in Joppa, was outside for recess about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday when she was approached by a woman who attempted to get the student into her vehicle, said Sgt. Christina Presberry, a spokeswoman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The student ignored the woman and later told her father, who relayed the incident to school officials, Presberry said.
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February 25, 2009
Man being sought In Forest Hill assault Harford County sheriff's deputies said yesterday that they are looking for the man who assaulted a 46-year-old Forest Hill woman last week. The man confronted the woman about 6:30 a.m. Feb. 18 when she went outside her home to start her car. Her boyfriend later found her lying on the ground. Emergency crews from the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Department treated the woman for minor injuries at the scene in the 2400 block of Rocks Road and took her to Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, police said.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | August 17, 2008
Miguel Martinez knows what to look for in dangerous situations. At age 17, he knows how to perform a building search, clear a room and handle a weapon. On a recent afternoon, he rattled off the warning signs that someone may be using drugs. "When you think a person is on drugs, you look for eye dilation and heavy breathing," Martinez said. "They also tense up their muscles to try to make them look bigger." Martinez's knowledge comes from experience gained through a program that gets students interested in careers in law enforcement.
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By MADISON PARK | July 4, 2008
Two drawings of the Star of David found in a Forest Hill neighborhood are being investigated as a hate crime, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office. A resident of the 2200 block of Howland Drive called authorities Wednesday morning after finding the symbol, drawn with mustard and what appeared to be glue, on her driveway, said Sgt. Dave Betz, spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The resident told deputies that she heard her dog barking about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday but didn't see anything when she looked outside.
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May 14, 2008
Constable Charles Weber, Howard County Sheriff's Office, Nov. 10, 1924 Deputy Frank Miller, Howard County Sheriff's Office, June 7, 1946 Officer Randy Brightwell, Howard County Police Department, May 29, 1961 Cpl. Ted Wolf Sr., Maryland State Police, March 19, 1990 Recruit Officer Roger Cassell Jr., Howard County Police Department, Nov. 2, 1994 Cpl. Scott Wheeler, Howard County Police Department, June 18, 2007 Source: Howard County police
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By Madison Park | February 26, 2008
A 47-year-old Harford County man was injured yesterday after a CSX train plowed into a Jeep he was test-driving, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The mechanic from Street, whose name was not released, stayed in the car when it became stuck on the tracks, police said. He was taken to Chesapeake Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.
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February 17, 2008
Harford County Government offices will be closed tomorrow for Presidents Day. The Harford County Waste Disposal Center will be closed, while Waste to Energy will be open. Senior centers, Harford County Public Library and public schools are closed tomorrow. Harford transit will operate on a limited schedule. Library board seeks candidates The Harford County Public Library board of trustees is seeking candidates to be considered for appointment to the board for fiscal year 2009 (July 2008 to June 2009)
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By Madison Park | February 26, 2008
A 47-year-old Harford County man was injured yesterday after a CSX train plowed into a Jeep he was test-driving, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The mechanic from Street, whose name was not released, stayed in the car when it became stuck on the tracks, police said. He was taken to Chesapeake Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries, police said.
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July 6, 1998
"THAT'S OUR JOB," says the Frederick County sheriff's office, defending two excessive attacks by deputies on two traffic violators last month.Restraint and professional conduct, unfortunately, do not appear to be part of that job. The FBI is investigating the deputies' actions.A Frederick deputy repeatedly beat a motorist who was in diabetic shock, ordered a K-9 dog to attack and sprayed the man with chemicals.Later, other deputies stopped a teacher driving to a religious retreat, pulled her out and slammed her against the vehicle, handcuffing her for a trip to the station, where she was put in leg shackles.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,Sun reporter | August 5, 2007
A 23-year-old man from Gambrills was arrested yesterday shortly after he stepped off a plane in Florida, charged in the death of his live-in girlfriend -- a college student also from Anne Arundel County, authorities said. Matthew R. Dieterle, who had been living in Palm Harbor, Fla., was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Samantha MacQuilliam, 19, law enforcement officials in Florida said. MacQuilliam, who is also from Gambrills, was a student at the University of Tampa.
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