Advertisement
HomeCollectionsPolice Lieutenant
IN THE NEWS

Police Lieutenant

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
October 12, 2001
A state police lieutenant has been suspended with pay after his arrest on drunken driving charges in his hometown of Hampstead last month. Until the charges are resolved, Lt. David A. Barcroft will perform administrative duties at his current assignment in the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, said Lt. Bud Frank, a state police spokesman. Barcroft was charged with driving while intoxicated by a Hampstead police officer Sept. 24, after he allegedly was seen drinking before he moved his truck to park it in town.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
Odis Lee Sistrunk Jr., a retired Baltimore police lieutenant colonel known as the "Big O," died of undetermined causes May 19 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Northeast Baltimore resident was 65. Born in Steubenville, Ohio, he was the son of Odis Lee Sistrunk Sr., a steelworker, and Winnie Mae Sistrunk, a homemaker. He was a 1968 graduate of Steubenville High School, where he played on the basketball team. He joined the Job Corps in New York and responded to an ad that said Baltimore was recruiting police cadets.
Advertisement
NEWS
June 9, 2005
Frank William Grunder, a retired Baltimore police lieutenant who ran the department's polygraph lab, died of kidney failure Saturday at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Linthicum resident was 96, and the father of a slain city police sergeant. Born in Baltimore and raised on Fort Avenue, he graduated in 1926 from Calvert Hall College High School, where he played tennis and football. As a young man, Lieutenant Grunder rowed for the old Arundel Rowing Club in the Patapsco River and was an alternate for the 1932 Olympic games held in Los Angeles.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | October 15, 2013
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Douglas F. Gansler denied Tuesday reports that he routinely told his state police drivers to speed and run red lights, calling the head of the unit that protects high-ranking officials a "henchman" of Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown. Gansler, who as attorney general is the state's highest-ranking law enforcement official, called a Washington Post article based on Maryland State Police documents "100 percent, completely untrue.
NEWS
December 2, 2003
George Henneman II, a former Baltimore police lieutenant who enjoyed working with children through the Police Boys Club, died Nov. 25 of cancer complications at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Arbutus resident was 92. Born in the Baltimore community of Pigtown, he left Southern High School before graduation to pursue work. As a young man, he was a clerk at First National Bank and a machine operator in area shipyards. He joined the police force in 1942, working first for the Police Boys Club, which organized athletic leagues for city youth.
NEWS
September 7, 2002
In a ruling issued yesterday, a Baltimore Circuit Court judge backed the city Police Department's decision to fire a lieutenant who was caught at an underground strip show while on duty last year. Lawyers for Lt. John Mack had appealed the decision of a departmental trial board, which found the lieutenant guilty of 38 misconduct charges and urged his firing in October. Police Commissioner Edward T. Norris, who earlier had told a City Council hearing that Mack was in a "whorehouse on duty," fired the officer.
NEWS
September 13, 1990
Services for Harry W. White, a retired lieutenant in the Baltimore Police Department who had been a World War II fighter pilot, will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at the St. James United Methodist Church, Lexington and Monroe streets.Mr. White, who was 66 and lived on Burleith Avenue, died Sunday at Sinai Hospital after a stroke.He retired in 1985 as a lieutenant in the Traffic Division, where he spent most of his 28-year police career.Before World War II he worked for the Glenn L. Martin Co., and afterward he worked for the post office.
NEWS
December 16, 1997
Richard M. Catania Sr., retired director of security for the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel and former Baltimore City police lieutenant, died of cancer Dec. 9 at his Linthicum home. He was 64.He was director of security for the Sheraton from 1985 until he retired last year.The former resident of Morrell Park in South Baltimore joined the Police Department in 1955 and retired in 1985. He received 16 official commendations during his career.In 1965, he received a special commendation after he and another officer raced into a burning West Baltimore rowhouse and rescued three children.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | July 23, 1997
A 41-year-old man charged with fatally shooting a Baltimore police lieutenant in May entered an insanity plea yesterday in Baltimore Circuit Court.Baron Michael Cherry of the 5900 block of Bertram Ave. entered a plea of not criminally responsible in the May 7 shooting death of Lt. Owen Sweeney, 47.Sweeney, a 28-year veteran, was killed by a shot fired through the front door of Cherry's northeast home after Denise Cherry had called police because her husband...
NEWS
By Devon Spurgeon and Devon Spurgeon,SUN STAFF | October 28, 1999
A veteran Anne Arundel County police lieutenant was suspended from duty yesterday and accused of falsifying a prescription for Ritalin, the Police Department confirmed.Lt. Robert Tice, 44, a shift commander in the Northern District, was charged with two counts of prescription fraud after a pharmacist notified police Friday that Tice had altered his Ritalin prescription, according to police.Lt. Jeff Kelly, a police department spokesman, confirmed that a criminal summons was issued to Tice and that he was suspended -- with pay -- pending an internal investigation.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | September 29, 2012
The first time I saw Audie Mickens, he had just turned 19 and he'd been arrested as the shooter in an attempted murder in Northwest Baltimore. He appeared at a hearing in District Court, and as I listened to the prosecutor detail the charges against him, I wondered how his life would turn out. Would the young fool go to prison? Would he die an early death? Was there any hope for a better outcome? Police alleged that, on the afternoon of May 3, 2007, Mickens had slipped a paintball mask over his face and stepped out of a Chevrolet Monte Carlo with a .45-caliber handgun.
NEWS
By Scott Calvert and The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2012
  Baltimore City posted new pay data for city workers on its Open Baltimore website Wednesday, and the numbers once again illustrate how overtime can help lift incomes far above annual salary levels. The figures show that 328 municipal employees - 172 at the Police Department - received gross pay at least 50 percent above their salary. The data covers fiscal 2012, which ended June 30. Police Lt. Stephen C. Nalewajko Jr. made more money than MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blake, earning $166,200 compared to the mayor's gross pay of $161,800.
NEWS
By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2011
Two Baltimore men were charged Thursday with multiple counts of attempted first-degree murder and assault in connection with a shooting that took place the previous evening in Dundalk and prompted a lengthy car chase through the city and parts of Baltimore County. The two men charged were identified as Charles Gregory Robinson, 33, of the 4500 block of Pimlico Road in Park Heights, who was also charged with using a handgun in a felony, and Quincy Alford, 31, of the 3300 block of W. Forest Park Ave. in the city's Ashburton neighborhood.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2010
A former Anne Arundel County police lieutenant was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for his relationship with a teen 30 years younger than him and for receiving child pornography, officials said. James Cifala, 47, of Edgewater, had a sexual relationship with a teenage girl, beginning in 2009, that involved Cifala using pre-paid cell phones and social networking sites to send and receive messages from the victim, including arranging sexual encounters with her, according to a release from U.S. District Court in Baltimore.
NEWS
By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2010
A Columbia man on trial for allegedly assaulting Howard County police during a large parking lot brawl in April said Monday that officers beat him after he was handcuffed, bringing up a key issue in his separate, $50 million federal civil lawsuit against the county. Melvin J. Yates Jr., 24, who has the legal support of the county chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, was amid a chaotic crowd just after midnight on April 10, both sides agreed in opening statements during the first day of a jury trial before Judge Richard S. Bernhardt in Howard County Circuit Court.
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2010
Anne Arundel County police lieutenants now have the chance to organize. The County Council has unanimously approved a bill that allows lieutenants to join a union or form their own, in an effort to provide greater fairness in compensation. Lieutenants, who occupy key supervisory roles, often are paid less than some of their subordinates because they are not part of a union and cannot earn overtime. The department, including Police Chief James Teare Sr., has sought to keep the lieutenants from unionizing, arguing that lieutenants joining less-senior officers in a union could present a conflict.
NEWS
By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | December 13, 2002
If all goes according to plan, one Annapolis police lieutenant may spend many of the coldest nights this winter driving a bus that will double as a roving homeless shelter. Lt. Robert E. Beans, a police officer in Annapolis for three decades, says he knows winter is a desperate time for the homeless - particularly in a city with only one shelter, which is so overwhelmed that it turned away 1,100 people last year. Starting next month, Beans plans to pick up homeless people who have been screened for drugs and alcohol by the Lighthouse Shelter and either drive them to a temporary shelter or house them overnight on the bus. "It blows me away, this whole plan," said Capt.
NEWS
By Kimberly A.C. Wilson and Kimberly A.C. Wilson,SUN STAFF | May 26, 2001
A Baltimore police lieutenant accused by Police Commissioner Edward T. Norris of "working in a whorehouse" while on duty filed a $2 million defamation lawsuit yesterday against the city's police chief. Lt. John M. Mack, a 17-year veteran of the Police Department, named Norris in a lawsuit that alleges the commissioner defamed his character in public remarks about an April Fools' Day police raid at an after-hours club. At a City Council hearing May 15, Norris gruffly referred to Mack as "someone being paid by the Baltimore City police working in a whorehouse on duty, not policing their district," when officers found him at Ronnie's West Side Gallery in West Baltimore during a raid of the establishment.
NEWS
By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2010
A 22-year old Baltimore man is facing theft charges after being found with a city police cell phone that had been stolen at the same time as a departmental handgun and ammunition from a police lieutenant's locked private vehicle. Police used a GPS device to trace the phone, stolen July 4 from the truck of Lt. Brian Matulonis, who had parked on Monument Street. Also missing were Matulonis' Glock handgun and 10 rounds of ammunition in a magazine. Matulonis, a 23-year veteran, is also a Republican candidate for Maryland House of Delegates in District 12A, which covers southwestern Baltimore County and Elkridge in Howard County.
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2010
Citing pay disparity and the potential loss of officers, Anne Arundel County Councilman James Benoit has introduced legislation that would allow county police lieutenants to unionize. Frustrated that subordinates earn more money and have greater job protections, the lieutenants have been trying to become part of a bargaining unit since last year but have been rebuffed by a county government that opposes unionization of management personnel. "The injustice is, the lieutenants get less pay than the cops that work for them," said Benoit, a Democrat.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.