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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2013
Amid criticism of a nearly $8 million projected shortfall in their overtime budget, Baltimore police say they have found one solution to troubling staffing shortages: a new unit that handles some 911 calls by phone so patrol officers can concentrate on emergencies. The Telephone Reporting Unit carries an additional benefit, police say. Officers restricted from street duties by injuries or health problems can use their experience to handle many calls, including those about property damage or stolen vehicles.
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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 Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | February 15, 2000
Some Western District police officers are threatening not to make drug arrests after their commanders, angry about Sunday's triple shooting in Harlem Park, ordered them to stop undercover drug surveillance and spend more time locking up loiterers. About a half-dozen officers said yesterday that Lt. John Mack "chewed out" his patrol units during morning roll call because they failed to prevent a gunman, armed with an AK-47, from shooting three men Sunday morning in the 1100 block of Harlem Ave. in Harlem Park.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
A 21-month-old boy found not breathing in Northwest Baltimore late Monday was the victim of a homicide, Baltimore police said. Detectives continue to investigate the child's death, which was reported at 11:51 p.m. at the Red Carpet Inn in the 5800 block of Reisterstown Road. Police said officers on patrol were flagged down by a woman who came out of the hotel saying her baby was not breathing. "Despite the life saving efforts by both patrol officers and medical staff at an area hospital, Jayden Curtis … was pronounced dead at 12:38 a.m," police spokeswoman Lt. Sarah Connolly said in a statement.
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November 28, 1994
The Baltimore City Police Department will take another giant step into the computer age next fall with sophisticated equipment that will enable officers to tap into a wide variety of data bases from their patrol cars. The idea is not new; many police departments have had some form of portable computer in their radio cars for years. But these, according to police officials, are supposed to provide more information for officers on the street -- some of which could help save their lives.A $3 million contract has been awarded for the purchase of 160 mobile data work stations, one for each car in the city on regular patrol.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2013
A fight in Essex left two men in hospital with stab wounds, Baltimore County Police said. The men got into an altercation around 1 a.m. in the 1000 block of Foxchase Lane, police said. Their wounds were said to be not life threatening. Patrol officers are investigating the incident and no further information was immediately available. iduncan@baltsun.com twitter.com/iduncan
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | June 27, 1997
A team of officers from five county police units swept through three Severn neighborhoods Wednesday and arrested three men and a woman.The goal was to increase the presence of police and crack down on illegal activity in Pioneer City, Stillmeadow and Meade Village.Patrol officers teamed with officers from four specialty units for the effort, which began about 7 p.m.The first arrest came when an officer stopped Melissa Goliday, 23, of the 1700 block of Richfield Drive, checked her license, found she was wanted in Annapolis on a battery charge and arrested her.About 8: 30 p.m., patrol officers tried to stop a reportedly stolen car in Meade Village, but the driver sped off and crashed into a car in the 1700 block of Meade Village Circle, police said.
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | May 31, 2001
If you speed on Baltimore County roads, your chances of getting a ticket are about to nearly triple. Frustrated by an increase in fatal accidents and complaints from residents' about speeding, Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan plans to put a radar unit in every police car on patrol. Sheridan said the department will spend $205,000 to buy 137 car-mounted radar units, enabling more officers to look for speeders and write more tickets. The new units will be added to the 52 in use, ensuring that the county's roads will be saturated with the devices.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,sun reporter | February 3, 2007
It was a tough week for Maj. John Dodson and his officers in Baltimore's Eastern District. On Wednesday, two of his patrol officers tried to pull over a woman in a stolen car on East North Avenue. As the police approached her, one officer accidentally shot another officer, who was saved from serious injury by his bullet-resistant vest. Then yesterday, as undercover officers broke up a suspected drug deal and arrested a man, police said another man suddenly appeared and began shooting.
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By John B. O'Donnell, Jim Haner and Kimberly A.C. Wilson and John B. O'Donnell, Jim Haner and Kimberly A.C. Wilson,SUN STAFF | October 1, 2002
During a long-ago April in which a young Edward T. Norris marked his first birthday, Officer Stephen B. Tabeling was summoned to police headquarters to hear praise of his fine work. Now, 41 years after Police Commissioner James M. Hepbron congratulated the young patrolman, Norris is the commissioner and Tabeling is helping him lift the Police Department out of a funk that recently found the homicide squad unable to solve six out of every 10 murders. Tabeling retired in 1979 after a distinguished quarter-century career that included five years as a lieutenant in homicide.
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By Justin George and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
Homicides in Baltimore reached their lowest monthly total in three decades in March, a stark turnaround that police cautiously attributed to better patrols and intelligence-sharing after a bloody start to the year. Seven people were killed in March, the lowest monthly total since June 1983. The city has recorded fewer than 10 killings in a month just four times since 1970. March ended on an ominous note — with five shootings Monday, including one man who died after walking into a hospital with gunshot wounds.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2013
Amid criticism of a nearly $8 million projected shortfall in their overtime budget, Baltimore police say they have found one solution to troubling staffing shortages: a new unit that handles some 911 calls by phone so patrol officers can concentrate on emergencies. The Telephone Reporting Unit carries an additional benefit, police say. Officers restricted from street duties by injuries or health problems can use their experience to handle many calls, including those about property damage or stolen vehicles.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2013
A man on a bicycle exchanged gunfire with Baltimore police Tuesday afternoon before barricading himself in a home and surrendering. No one was injured. Police said the exchange occurred about 1 p.m. in the 2500 block of Robb Street, an area that police had saturated with patrol officers because of recurring violence. Officers saw a man on a bike they believed was involved in "some criminal activity" and tried to stop him when he pulled out a gun, Deputy Commissioner John Skinner said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2013
During a career spanning four decades, Baltimore police Officer Ron Starr says, he never really considered leaving the department's Southeastern District and moving up the chain of command. "I never wanted to," Starr said, a longtime foot patrol officer. "I'm not knocking what they do, because we need administrators, but when you put three stripes on, you're not out there working with street, and I've had a love affair with the street for 38 years. " Starr, who is single, flashed a silver band with a blue line that he wears on his ring finger.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2013
The shooting of Kendra Diggs and the subsequent barricade by her alleged attacker presented a challenge Tuesday for police and emergency responders. Under the threat of further gunfire from the off-duty Baltimore police officer, officials said, they were unable to render medical aid to the dying woman. "When you have a person who is down … what we're trained on is that you don't jeopardize six or seven police officers in your emotional reaction to save that person," Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said in an interview Wednesday.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2013
Baltimore police moved Monday to increase foot patrols over the next month and conduct street sweeps of violent fugitives after a weekend that saw six people killed and continued a violent start to 2013. Baltimore has recorded 35 homicides this year, a 40 percent increase over the same period in 2012. The spike made for the deadliest January and February in the city in four years. The increase has been particularly alarming to residents of West Baltimore, which has been the scene of 11 killings since Jan. 1. Two men were killed within five blocks of each other there Saturday and Sunday.
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By Liz F. Kay | liz.kay@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | February 25, 2010
A 19-year-old man was shot Wednesday night in the Mondawmin neighborhood of West Baltimore, according to police. Officers responded to Bentalou Street and North Avenue for a report of a shooting and found the man lying on the ground. He was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment, police said. His condition was not available. According to preliminary information, the man had been walking in the 1900 block of N. Bentalou St. after leaving Mondawmin Mall when he heard a loud pop, police said.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 4, 2012
Harford County sheriff's deputies were called to investigate an attempted break-in Friday morning at a home near C. Milton Wright High School in Bel Air. An occupant of the home on Chester Way, in the Villages of Thomas Run, called 911 sometime around 10 a.m. after hearing glass breaking and observing subjects running away, sheriff's office spokesman Capt. Jim Eyler said. "Patrol officers responded and are handling it," Eyler said. "At this point, they aren't sure if anyone actually entered the home.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
The woman stabbed to death in her Garrison apartment this week was under police watch and had sought a court order for protection against her alleged killer, a former boyfriend who had been threatening her for years, Baltimore County police said Thursday. Katie Hadel, 33, was three months pregnant when she died Tuesday night, her mother said. She was in the apartment with at least two children when police say Jeffrey Matthew Shiflett - a man who had made many violent threats to harm Hadel - arrived at her door.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2013
A fight in Essex left two men in hospital with stab wounds, Baltimore County Police said. The men got into an altercation around 1 a.m. in the 1000 block of Foxchase Lane, police said. Their wounds were said to be not life threatening. Patrol officers are investigating the incident and no further information was immediately available. iduncan@baltsun.com twitter.com/iduncan
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