January 17, 2013
The Baltimore Police Department on Thursday added to the growing wave of video valentines to the Ravens on the eve of the AFC championship game against the new England Patriots. Among the cast of hundreds: a mounted unit, a K-9 unit, homicide cops, the bigwigs and a group that seemed pretty conversant with hand-to-hand combat. Based on the production values, it appears only single digits of your tax dollars were at work here. So enjoy! Let us count the ways: 0:19: Pro-Ravens freestyle posturing underscored by coordinated pink lipstick.
November 14, 2012
Seeking to bolster its response to 911 calls, the Baltimore Police Department on Wednesday announced that it is moving more than 40 officers out of specialized units and into patrol districts. Changes had been hinted at since the arrival of Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, who said he wanted to shift more resources to the patrol division, whose officers respond to most citizen complaints. "Commissioner Batts met with community groups, and visited [district] rolls calls where officers literally asked for more boots on the ground," said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
September 4, 2012
Baltimore County police detectives continue to investigate a burglary at Graul's Market in Hereford that took place late Thursday night. Police were called to the store at 220 Mt. Carmel Road at 11:50 p.m. Aug. 30 by the store's security company, a police spokeswoman said. Police found the rear door of the store had been forced open. The ATM machine inside the store had been broken into, but no cash was removed, said Baltimore County police spokeswoman Louise Rogers-Feher. An upstairs office was ransacked, she said, and one safe was broken into, while an attempt to break into a second safe was unsuccessful.
April 30, 2012
The K-9 unit of Baltimore County Police was called to the scene of an accident in Parkton on Friday to look for the driver of a car who fled the scene. Maryland State Police were the first to respond to an accident on April 27 at 12:47 a.m. on northbound Interstate 83 at Exit 27, Mt. Carmel Road. State police said a 1999 Toyota struck the back of a tractor-trailer and the car caught on fire. The tractor-trailer driver was not injured, police said. Witnesses told police that the lone occupant of the Toyota fled from the scene and ran across the southbound lanes of I-83 and into nearby woods.
October 13, 2011
Damon Paul Gerber, a retired Baltimore County Police Department captain who founded its police dog unit, died of multiple organ failure Wednesday at Harmony Hall in Columbia. The former Mount Airy and Lansdowne resident was 87. Born in Sykesville and raised in an orphanage, he was a welder at the Bethlehem Steel shipyard during World War II. He then joined the Baltimore County Police Department and served for many years at its Wilkens Avenue precinct. A 1969 News American article, written when a new police dog training facility opened, said the center "grew out of the vision of Capt.
September 9, 2011
Jesse quivered and refused to budge. A creature defined by her keen senses, the yellow Labrador retriever was overwhelmed in an atmosphere stained by the stench of jet fuel and saturated with the growl of heavy machinery and thumping of military helicopters. But instead of giving up on that hot day in September a decade ago, Jesse and her handler stepped to the side of the Pentagon's north parking lot for a reality check. After a few minutes, the dog got up, approached something in a pile of rubble and gave a distinctive, "Woo, woo, woo. " "I looked," recalled Lisa Nyland, a sergeant with Maryland Natural Resources Police based in Queen Anne's County.