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By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | May 31, 2003
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. named the deputy commander of the Harford County Sheriff's Office yesterday to replace Sheriff Joseph P. Meadows, an appointment applauded by county officials. R. Thomas Golding, 51, will take over as sheriff Monday and complete Meadows' four-term. The next election is in November 2006. Meadows, in his third term, announced his resignation early this month amid a criminal investigation by the state prosecutor. Under state law, when the elected sheriff's position becomes vacant, the governor appoints a replacement, who is not subject to legislative confirmation.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 2, 2014
A man was fatally shot in what the Harford County Sheriff's Office is calling a "domestic homicide" in Edgewood on Monday night. The incident took place in the 3100 Mahonia Way, Edward Hopkins, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office said. At about 8 p.m., sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 report of a shooting at that location, according to Hopkins. While en route, deputies were further advised the female 911 caller reported being allegedly assaulted by her boyfriend and during the assault she reportedly shot him, he said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 19, 2001
The Harford County Sheriff's Office is investigating a melee outside an Aberdeen motel Tuesday night in which two people were shot and wounded and a third person was seriously injured when hit by a car. The confrontation erupted after a dispute over the sale of a pit bull puppy, said Lt. Edward Hopkins, a spokesman for the sheriff's office. "We have teams of officers interviewing dozens of witnesses, and we still are attempting to sort out all the stories," Hopkins said yesterday. Jack F. Varner, 42, a resident of the Keyser Motel in the 1300 block of S. Philadelphia Blvd.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | February 4, 2014
Harford County Sheriff's Office detectives are attempting to find a "critically missing" mother and her 5 year-old daughter who left their home together on or about Jan. 10, and whose whereabouts are not known. Neither mother nor daughter had been found as of Tuesday afternoon, Sheriff's Office spokesman Edward Hopkins said. Hopkins said they don't suspect foul play; however, investigators want to make sure the child is safe. According to the Sheriff's Office, Amanda Deeann Mitchell, 29, of the 2900 block of Siwanoy Drive in Edgewood, is one of the custodial parents of 5-year-old, Sanaa Elise Bailey.
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By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | May 3, 2003
Two months after the state prosecutor launched a criminal misconduct investigation involving Harford County Sheriff Joseph P. Meadows, the county's embattled top law enforcement officer announced yesterday that he will resign. Meadows, 42, met with his command staff yesterday afternoon and afterward issued a five-paragraph statement that said, in part: "While I adamantly deny any civil or illegal misconduct, the publicity generated by such personal allegations and events has affected my family and me in a way that has compromised my ability to function in the role of sheriff."
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By Madison Park | March 14, 2008
Harford County sheriff's deputies are looking for the people who threw a large piece of concrete from the Vale Road Bridge and struck a car traveling on the U.S. 1 bypass in the Bel Air area, authorities said. The concrete damaged a 2004 Mazda 6 driver-side door and mirror at 12:45 a.m. yesterday, said Harford County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. David Betz. The driver, who pulled off to the side of the road after the impact, and a passenger were not injured, Betz said. The perpetrators had to heave the rock over the fence of the bridge, Betz said.
NEWS
December 18, 1997
Because of erroneous information provided by the Harford County Sheriff's Office, the name of a man charged with 16 counts, including theft, forgery and credit card offenses, was misspelled in yesterday's editions. His name is Frank J. Scandaliato.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 12/18/97
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August 22, 1997
An article in yesterday's Maryland section incorrectly reported the means by which a Joppa woman was found for questioning in a hit-and-run accident in Baltimore on Sunday. Harford County sheriff's deputies used the license number to locate the woman and notified city police, who questioned her.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 8/22/97
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 29, 2003
A recent string of robberies in the county has spurred law-enforcement agencies to form a robbery task force, a Harford County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman said. The task force comprises members of the Harford County Sheriff's Office, Maryland State Police and the Aberdeen, Havre de Grace and Bel Air police departments, said spokeswoman Ginger Rigney. Police officials believe the incidents could be related and said working together can help the agencies better coordinate their investigation.
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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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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | September 25, 2013
Sovereign Bank at 2006 Rock Spring Road in Forest Hill was robbed shortly after noon Wednesday. Harford County Sheriff's deputies responded to the bank at 12:24 p.m. Wednesday after getting a holdup alarm. When they arrived, witnesses told deputies the bank was robbed by two men wearing masks. They said the suspects entered the bank wearing dark clothing and masks that obscured their faces. They each displayed a handgun and demanded money. The bank tellers complied and turned over an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspects, who then fled the bank in an unknown direction.
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September 11, 2013
A couple was found having sex in public outside of the entrance to the Crab Deck Bar and Restaurant in Edgewood during lunch hour Monday, the Harford County Sheriff's Office reported. Deputies responded to the restaurant, in the 2000 block of Pulaski Highway, at 12:41 p.m. where a man and woman were reported having a sexual encounter in the open, Sheriff's Office spokesman Edward Hopkins said. The restaurant was closed at the time. "Upon arrival deputies observed a white male and a white female standing in the screened vestibule area of the Crab Deck with their pants down performing sexual intercourse," Hopkins wrote in an e-mail.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | September 5, 2013
An elderly woman was knocked to the ground and robbed last week in Harford Mobile Home Village in Edgewood. The robbery was reported at 11:55 p.m. Aug. 28. The woman, 70, told Harford County sheriff's deputies she was thrown to the ground and her purse was stolen by an unknown man, according to a Metro Crime Stoppers Flier seeking information on the robbery. The robber, whose race was unknown, was described as being about 5 feet, 5 inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing dark, possibly black, clothing, including a hooded sweat shirt.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | July 12, 2013
Two people were arrested earlier this week and charged in connection with a burglary at a Fallston home, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said. Sheriff's detectives arrested Joseph H. Wright, 32, of the 2900 block of Andover Road in Forest Hill, and Krystal M. Derlunas, 29, of the 2600 block of Kenwood Drive in Joppa, on Wednesday for a burglary that occurred in the 1400 block of Falls Crest Drive in Fallston, the Sheriff's Office said in a news release Friday. Both have been charged with one count of first-degree burglary and one count of theft between $1,000 and $10,000, according to court records Using surveillance, the Sheriff's Office release said, detectives tracked the pair as they went to several houses in Forest Hill and Fallston.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 25, 2013
Four people, three adults and one juvenile, were arrested as they allegedly burglarized an Edgewood apartment early Friday morning, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies received an anonymous call about 3:45 a.m. Friday that people had broken into an apartment building in the 1900 block of Edgewater Drive in the Edgewater Village community. When the deputies arrived, they noticed the door of one of the apartments had been pried open and, as they entered, the deputies saw four people fleeing out the back door, according to Christie Kahler, public information specialist for the Sheriff's Office.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 23, 2013
The violence in the Grempler Way area of Edgewood escalated Saturday night with the murder of a 24-year-old man. The murder Saturday follows 10 days of increased violence in the Edgewater Village community, the site of several shootings and other incidents recently. Around 10:16 p.m. Saturday, Harford County Sheriff's deputies responded to multiple calls of shots fired in the 1800 block of Grempler Way. Some were  reporting a subject was injured, according to a press release from the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 15, 2003
Harford County sheriff's deputies were searching yesterday for a Bel Air teen-ager last seen more than two weeks ago, a spokeswoman said. Brittany Nicole Trabucco, 16, of the 200 block of Briarcliff Lane is a white female with fair skin, blue eyes and red shoulder-length hair. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds, said Ginger Rigney, sheriff's office spokeswoman. Trabucco was last seen on Feb. 26 and was last heard from on March 5, when she telephoned a friend, possibly from a phone booth in Baltimore, Rigney said.
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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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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 21, 2013
Two murals painted by Bel Air High School art students honoring five Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies who died in the line of duty were presented to Sheriff Jesse Bane on Wednesday afternoon. The students and their teacher, Karen Ballard, joined with Bane and other members of his agency on the front steps of the Sheriff's Office headquarters in Bel Air for the unveiling the 4-by-6 foot murals. Ballard and Deputy First Class Shawn Forton, a recognized mural artist, worked with the 12 students, in grades 10 through 12, who painted the murals over the past several months as a class project.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | June 11, 2013
A 15-year-old boy suffered a non-life threatening injury after he was shot during an argument in Edgewood on Monday night, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies were dispatched to the 1800 block of Grempler Way in the Edgewater Village neighborhood at 8:05 p.m. Monday for a report of a shooting with one victim, the Sheriff's Office said in a news release. When they arrived, deputies spoke with the 15-year-old victim, who had been grazed in the abdomen by a bullet, according to a Sheriff's Office news release issued Tuesday.
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