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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | August 7, 2005
The Carroll County sheriff is divorcing his office from the volunteer fire departments' fire police, but says he will be wooing some of them for a new volunteer program he plans to begin next year. Dozens of the volunteer fire police officers, many of them older and retired, are attached to fire companies and direct traffic for them at accidents and fires. Twenty-nine of them have been deputized by the sheriff to help, for example, at countywide events at the farm museum. Now, Sheriff Kenneth L. Tregoning said, "I will not swear any in after Dec. 31, 2005.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2014
Baltimore's nearly $2.2 million proposal to reduce violent crime received preliminary approval from the City Council Monday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said. The proposal would support Operation CeaseFire, a program aimed at reducing recidivism rates among violent offenders; and a youth center to hold minors who break curfew; and includes $1.2 million in city gambling revenue for overtime and staffing in high-crime areas. As the mayor stressed the need for the supplemental funding at a Monday evening news conference at City Hall, she said less than 1 percent of Western District residents committed more than 60 percent of the killings and more than 70 percent of the nonfatal shootings in that area.
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May 5, 1999
Preston E. Patterson, a Manchester fire-police member who died in the line of duty last fall, will be among those remembered at Friday's 14th annual Fallen Heroes Day at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.The memorial honors police and firefighters who died in the line of duty in the past year.Patterson, 66, had been a member of the Manchester Fire Engine and Hook & Ladder Company since 1962. He became a member of the fire police in 1982. While directing traffic at the scene of an auto accident, Preston suffered a heart attack and died.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
A Parkville man whose wife feared was suicidal was shot on his property Saturday night by Baltimore County police after firing his gun, police said. The wife had called police just before 10:45 p.m. to ask for help, saying her husband - identified by police as Michael Tindall Jr., 39 - was suicidal and had a gun. After officers arrived at the 2900 block of Manns Avenue, Tindall came outside with the handgun and did not drop it as ordered, police said. He and one of the officers each fired.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff writer | February 20, 1991
Carroll volunteer firefighters were angered at a hearing here Tuesday because Maryland State Police opposed for a third consecutive year their efforts to outfit certain personal vehicles with flashing lights.The volunteer firefighters are hoping a change in the color of the lights will sway some House Judiciary Committee members, who in the last two years have voted overwhelmingly against the measure that would allow Carroll fire-police officers to use portable flashing lights on their vehicles at accident or other emergency scenes.
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By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | May 16, 1999
The Carroll County Volunteer Firemen's Association once again rejected a proposal to consolidate its three member groups -- Fire Chiefs, Ambulance and Fire Police associations -- at its 76th annual convention yesterday.The consolidation of the groups into one was a main topic of discussion at the association's business meeting, held at the Reese and Community Volunteer Fire Company.This year's effort brought the issue closer to passage than had previous attempts. The vote was split -- seven companies for and seven against.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | July 10, 2005
State police want to know whether anyone might have been stopped by a 64-year-old Carroll County man whose car was found to have police lights and sirens after his arrest recently. Thomas Bruce Robinson Jr. of the 3300 block of Salem Bottom Road, in the Winfield area, was charged June 30 after a complaint that he had been videotaped two days earlier stealing a $5 coffee mug from a Westminster 7-Eleven - where he had been receiving free coffee by posing as a retired Secret Service agent, according to the police and charging documents.
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By SHERIDAN LYONS and SHERIDAN LYONS,SUN REPORTER | November 6, 2005
T. Bruce Robinson Jr. falsely represented himself as a retired U.S. Secret Service agent to hundreds of people in the past 10 years - apparently with no more nefarious intent than to cadge free coffee at the Westminster 7-Eleven, according to his conviction and sentencing last week in Carroll County Circuit Court. The charade fell through the afternoon of June 28, said assistant state's attorney Edward J. Coyne. The convenience store clerk became suspicious because she believed Robinson had stolen a $5 plastic mug and doubted his claim that he got free refills because he was a retired police officer - because she "never had any other police officers make such a statement."
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Baltimore Sun Media Group | June 11, 2013
Maryland State Police homicide detectives investigating the death of a missing 10-year-old Cecil County girl, whose body was found in a Port Deposit field Monday evening, said they have a person of interest in custody. Elena Russo, a State Police spokesperson on the scene, said Tuesday afternoon the person in custody is one of several people they've been questioning. The victim has been identified as Kami Ring, of the 600 block of Bladen Street in Charlestown, according to a State Police news release.
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April 11, 2012
The members of the Water Witch Fire Company, along with their EMS unit, the fire police and the ladies auxiliary, gathered at the VFW Post 8185 in Port Deposit Saturday evening for their annual awards banquet and dance. This year's event was extra special, with four members of the Ladies Auxiliary inducted into the Harford/Cecil Firemen's Association Hall of Fame. Emcee Richard Brooks welcomed Cecil County Commissioners Robert Hodge and Michael Dunn along with guests from the following fire companies: Chesapeake City, North East, Singerly, Perryville, Wakefield, Havre de Grace and Rising Sun, plus guests from the Cecil County Sheriff's Office, the Cecil County Department of Emergency Services, the Town of Port Deposit, Tome's Landing Marina and Chesapeake Truck Service.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police evacuated the Cinemark Theater at Arundel Mills Mall Saturday night after a report of gunfire, which was later determined to have been fireworks. No injuries were reported. Police were called to the mall a little after 10 p.m. when they received a report of shots fired in theater No. 11, which was showing the new release "300: The Rise of an Empire. " About 300 people were in the theater at the time, police said. Police confirmed that there was no gunfire but that someone had set of some type of fireworks.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
The chiefs of Anne Arundel's fire and police departments told state lawmakers Friday that they're working to increase diversity within their ranks. Police Chief Kevin Davis and Fire Chief Michael Cox outlined recruitment plans at the request of delegates after complaints that the departments don't hire enough minorities compared to area demographics. The issue came to a head last summer when a 72-member fire recruit class included just three minorities, prompting an association representing black firefighters and the local chapter of the NAACP to call for a federal review.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2013
More than 800 students in Baltimore will receive a new coat this holiday season thanks to a partnership between Baltimore firefighters, police and elected officials. The mayor, city council and first responders teamed with Operation Warm, a non-profit providing for children in need. Its the second year Baltimore firefighters have provided coats for the city's children, according to a news release. Firefighters and police will visit head start programs this week to surprise children with coats - which will be individually fitted for each child.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2013
Between recruit classes, volunteer courses, in-service training, recertification classes and advancement programs, training runs from 7 a.m. to nearly 11 p.m. on weekdays at the Anne Arundel County Fire Academy in Millersville. They knock off a few hours earlier on weekends. Recertification classes for emergency medical personnel are sometimes shifted to firehouses because of the space crunch. The 50th recruit class - which started last week and is the first recruit class since 2009 - is having its human resources work done at the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company's hall in Severna Park.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
Baltimore police are looking for arsonists responsible for throwing about a dozen crude incendiary devices at buildings since late April. One of the homes hit by the devices - made from bottles and jugs - belonged to a Muslim family in North Baltimore. A preliminary investigation suggested that the incident was hate-related, Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. But investigators now believe it was one in a series of attacks on apparently random places. "There's a Muslim family who's had an incident and we've talked to them at length," said Baltimore police Sgt. Dennis Raftery, who leads arson investigations.
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Baltimore Sun Media Group | June 11, 2013
Maryland State Police homicide detectives investigating the death of a missing 10-year-old Cecil County girl, whose body was found in a Port Deposit field Monday evening, said they have a person of interest in custody. Elena Russo, a State Police spokesperson on the scene, said Tuesday afternoon the person in custody is one of several people they've been questioning. The victim has been identified as Kami Ring, of the 600 block of Bladen Street in Charlestown, according to a State Police news release.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2010
The owner of a deli at the Inner Harbor's Light Street Pavilion wishes there were "many more Officer Rivieris to deal with our problems. " A recreational boater from Fallston credits the officer with saving her daughter's dog. And a resident of a waterfront condo praises the officer for shooing away youngsters who damaged the monument at the Columbus Piazza and called the officer's firing Wednesday "a triumph for the skateboarders. " They're talking about Salvatore Rivieri, the 19-year police veteran who lost his job after getting caught on video berating and pushing a 14-year-old boy he was trying to stop from skateboarding at the harbor three years ago. "Obviously your parents don't put a foot in your butt quite enough because you don't understand the meaning of respect," Rivieri yelled during a long, incendiary rant at Eric Bush, who appeared indifferent and rude when he repeatedly called the officer "dude.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
The chiefs of Anne Arundel's fire and police departments told state lawmakers Friday that they're working to increase diversity within their ranks. Police Chief Kevin Davis and Fire Chief Michael Cox outlined recruitment plans at the request of delegates after complaints that the departments don't hire enough minorities compared to area demographics. The issue came to a head last summer when a 72-member fire recruit class included just three minorities, prompting an association representing black firefighters and the local chapter of the NAACP to call for a federal review.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2012
An off-duty Baltimore County police officer's weapon fired twice outside an Overlea party earlier this month, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. The officer had stopped near the intersection of Dale Avenue and Danville Road when he encountered a large group of people blocking the street and attempted to drive past when he himself was shot, police said. "We still have not determined the context in which the weapon was fired," said Elise Armacost, a police spokeswoman. She said the officer was not shot with his own weapon, and that police could not say if the officer fired his own weapon.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2012
Police arrested a 22-year-old Essex man in connection to three fires set early Friday. Justin Karmasek of the 800 block of North Marlyn Avenue was charged for setting on fire a carport in the 100 block of Wiltshire Road, a vehicle in the 100 block of Riverside Drive and a garage attached to a vacant home. Police and firefighters were called to the scene of the fires at 4:11 a.m. Friday. Two vehicles and a boat were damaged in the fire on Wiltshire Road. Police located Karmasek in the area and placed him under arrest.
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