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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2013
An off-duty Baltimore police cadet was arrested in Glen Burnie after police said he hit a woman with a car in a domestic incident Thursday, the day before he was set to graduate from the academy. Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the cadet, Zachary Michael Mitchell, 24, has been suspended from Friday's graduation ceremonies and police expect he will be terminated. Anne Arundel County police said they were told by a witness in the 100 block of Plymouth Lane about 4:30 p.m. that a man and woman had been fighting in the parking lot of an apartment building and that the man struck the woman with a car. The couple later went inside an apartment in the complex, where Mitchell lives, according to police.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Baltimore County police have charged a civilian employee who worked in the department's Criminal Investigation Division after detectives found marijuana in her home Wednesday. Investigators searched the home of Susan M. Burke on Glenback Avenue in Pikesville Wednesday morning, where they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the house, police wrote in charging documents. Among the items found were grinders, scales, smoking pipes and a mason jar with plant residue, among other items for marijuana use. Police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said Burke will be reassigned to another county government position.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
A Baltimore County police cadet stole drugs with a street value of more than $125,000 from the evidence vault at the department's headquarters and sold the drugs to two cousins, according to charging documents and police officials. Nicholas Michael Ishmael, 20, stole evidence related to at least 15 cases, including Oxycodone tablets, cocaine, morphine and other drugs, according to documents filed in District Court. After a "very lengthy investigation," Chief James W. Johnson said, the department is in the process of reviewing "every piece of evidence in our property evidence unit, and we intend to review all policies and procedures, and technologies and other techniques we can use to prevent this from happening in the future.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
A week after a Baltimore County police cadet was accused of stealing drugs from the department's evidence room, prosecutors said they had dropped charges against a defendant in a case in which some of the drugs were seized. The trial of 50-year-old Joseph Thorn was scheduled to begin Thursday in Baltimore County District Court. But with the case seven years old and the drugs now missing, State's Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger said, "we decided the most reasonable thing to do was to dismiss the case.
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By David Kohn and David Kohn,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2005
A 24-year-old Maryland Transportation Authority Police cadet died yesterday morning after completing a 5-kilometer run, police said. Grant Turner of Crofton collapsed a few minutes after completing the race at Lindale Middle School in Linthicum. A doctor and several other health care workers were on the scene and immediately began treating him. He was taken to North Arundel Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death is not known. Maryland Transportation Authority Police Chief Gary W. McLhinney said the state medical examiner would conduct an autopsy.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF | March 8, 1996
Howard County police charged a Lisbon liquor store clerk with selling beer to a 19-year-old police cadet during countywide liquor inspections of five businesses Wednesday.Glen Martin Ross III, 49, of the 6500 block of White Rock Road in Sykesville, was issued a criminal citation after an underage cadet in plainclothes bought alcohol at the Beverage Shop in the 700 block of Lisbon Center Drive, police said.The penalty for selling alcohol to a person under the age of 21 is $1,000 and up to two years in jail.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,Sun Staff Writer | June 14, 1995
A man with a concealed handgun entering a Gamber area bar may have so unnerved the barmaid that she served beer to an underage police cadet, the bar co-owner told the county liquor board yesterday.But the man with the gun turned out to be county liquor inspector Charles Kaizer, who charged Annie I. Yinger and Kay A. Barnes, owners of Clarence and Ann's, with selling a Coors Light draft to cadet Jesse L. Haas, 18.The liquor board fined the owners $250. The board levied the same fine yesterday on one other liquor sales establishment charged in a May 6 undercover alcohol purchase effort and delayed action on a third.
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October 24, 1996
The Carroll County liquor board has imposed a $1,250 fine on a Hampstead merchant for selling a six-pack of beer to an underage police cadet Aug. 9.Owners of Hampstead Liquors in the 700 block of Hanover Pike have 30 days to pay the fine.The board learned from testimony that the store's cashier asked the undercover cadet for identification. She looked at his driver's license showing he was 20 and then sold him the beer.The cashier said she was emotionally distraught the day of the sale and had never sold beer to an underage patron in 18 years on the job.Pub Date: 10/24/96
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff writer | September 19, 1990
A former Maryland State Police cadet received a 60-day suspended sentence and a $500 fine yesterday for driving under the influence of alcohol in an accident that killed an off-duty state trooper.Tom Edward Blue, 20, of Severn, was also placed on two years' supervised probation under the drunken driver monitor program by Circuit Court Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth, said Assistant State's Attorney Frederick M. Paone.A three-day trial last month ended with a jury convicting Blue of driving under the influence, negligent driving and failure to maintain control, Paone said.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | April 8, 1998
An eastern Baltimore County restaurant drew a $500 fine from the county liquor board this week after the board heard evidence that a 20-year-old police cadet on a sting operation saw underage former high school classmates drinking there.Undercover county police cadet Robert Lockwood entered Danny's Wild Rose Cafe in Bowleys Quarters on Jan. 7 to try to buy beer without identification and saw a group of former high school classmates drinking.Lockwood quickly left, and a second cadet, Joseph Conger, 20, entered and bought beer without a challenge.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
A Baltimore County police cadet stole drugs with a street value of more than $125,000 from the evidence vault at the department's headquarters and sold the drugs to two cousins, according to charging documents and police officials. Nicholas Michael Ishmael, 20, stole evidence related to at least 15 cases, including Oxycodone tablets, cocaine, morphine and other drugs, according to documents filed in District Court. After a "very lengthy investigation," Chief James W. Johnson said, the department is in the process of reviewing "every piece of evidence in our property evidence unit, and we intend to review all policies and procedures, and technologies and other techniques we can use to prevent this from happening in the future.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2014
Anne Arundel County's councilmen are unanimous in their support for reviving the county's police cadet program. They voted 7-0 on Monday to support a resolution urging the police to reinstate the program, which was discontinued about a decade ago during budget cuts. The cadet program would hire young people as part-time employees to assist with some police duties while learning about law enforcement. They would not have the power to make arrests or issue tickets, but they could help at public events and staffing police stations.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | November 22, 2013
Howard County police have cited five businesses for selling alcohol to underage customers, according to a news release. St. John's Liquors, in Ellicott City; Glenwood Wine and Spirits, in Glenwood; Village Liquors, in Clarksville; and Vinoland Liquors, also known as The Twisted Cork, and Lark Brown Liquors, both of Elkridge, were cited. “We take the issue of underage drinking seriously in Howard County,” Police Chief Bill McMahon said. “Our officers have seen first-hand the dangers of kids and alcohol, from drunk driving, to risky behaviors, to using poor judgment.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2013
A 27-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department is taking over as the new chief of police in Ocean City. Lt. Col. Ross Buzzuro, a respected commander who began his career in Baltimore as a police cadet in 1985, will start the new job on July 2. "I am honored to serve the residents and visitors of Ocean City as Chief of Police," said Buzzuro.  "As Chief, I understand a key component of public safety is partnering with the community and...
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2013
An off-duty Baltimore police cadet was arrested in Glen Burnie after police said he hit a woman with a car in a domestic incident Thursday, the day before he was set to graduate from the academy. Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the cadet, Zachary Michael Mitchell, 24, has been suspended from Friday's graduation ceremonies and police expect he will be terminated. Anne Arundel County police said they were told by a witness in the 100 block of Plymouth Lane about 4:30 p.m. that a man and woman had been fighting in the parking lot of an apartment building and that the man struck the woman with a car. The couple later went inside an apartment in the complex, where Mitchell lives, according to police.
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August 28, 2012
Whoever Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had chosen to replace retired Baltimore City Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III would have had a tough act to follow. But in Anthony Batts, who comes to Baltimore after a 30-year career in California that included stints as police chief in Long Beach and Oakland, the mayor may have found a leader whose skills and experience match Baltimore's needs. If Mr. Batts can build on the solid accomplishments of his able predecessor, he will find a warm welcome in this city.
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By Erika D. Peterman and Erika D. Peterman,SUN STAFF | March 24, 1998
The county Board of License Commissioners has fined a Columbia restaurant $100 for selling alcohol to a 19-year-old cadet working undercover for the Howard County Police Department.Wings to Go, on Centre Park Drive, was penalized for selling a draft beer to the cadet in November. According to board documents, a clerk at the restaurant did not ask how old the cadet was or request identification when he purchased the beer with an order of chicken wings. The cadet was helping to determine whether liquor establishments were serving alcohol to minors.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,Sun reporter | October 5, 2007
Back in the early 1980s, back when they were young officers in the Western District's drug unit, Dorsey McVicker knew his partner, Fred Bealefeld, was going somewhere. "At lunch, I would read the sports section," McVicker said. "Freddy would read the police general orders." Yesterday, Mayor Sheila Dixon chose Bealefeld as Baltimore's police commissioner after watching him serve in the interim position for 2 1/2 months. Dixon said Bealefeld shares her "passion and drive for the success of this city," and after years of public service, both find themselves in a position to lead Baltimore.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2011
Owners of Looney's Pub in Maple Lawn were fined $5,000 by Howard County's liquor board for a series of infractions during the first few months after the establishment opened in spring 2009. The fine was imposed Monday by the County Council, sitting as the liquor board. The council members normally hear only unusual or serious liquor cases, leaving the majority to an appointed Alcoholic Beverage Hearing Board. Looney's problems began opening day, March 14, 2009, when two county police officers saw children playing the bar's electronic games.
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