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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | December 16, 1995
Baltimore County Police Department's top ranks took on a new look yesterday with the promotions of the first black and first female colonels in department history.Twenty-two officers were promoted during a ceremony at Oregon Ridge Lodge, including another new colonel and a female major -- the latter to commander of the Cockeysville Precinct.Three of the department's four colonels -- the top rank under Chief Michael D. Gambrill -- are retiring. Promoted to replace them were:* Former Essex Precinct Cmdr.
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By - Alec MacGillis, William Wan and Frank D. Roylance | December 6, 2004
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Baltimore City Central District Drug arrests: District Officer Taras Hnatyshyn spotted and stopped two men in a car with fake temporary tags about 7 p.m. Saturday on Cathedral Street, noticed an odor of marijuana and got an admission they had been smoking the weed. A search of the car turned up a small quantity of pot and 200 capsules of heroin; a subsequent search of the passenger's home in the 800 block of Cathedral turned up 344 more heroin capsules, ammunition, three empty handgun boxes and $1,800 in cash.
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May 18, 1994
CORRECTION: White Marsh Precinct -- Monday morning, someone fired a BB-gun and damaged a front display window of Design Factory Tees, a T-shirt shop in the 6600 block of Rossville Boulevard. In Tuesday's Police Blotter, it was incorrectly reported that the incident occurred at the Golden Ring Mall.
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By Nancy A. Youssef and Nancy A. Youssef,SUN STAFF | June 28, 2000
Baltimore County police made 18 auto theft arrests last month in an effort to curtail the wave of car thefts in the southwestern part of the county, along the city border. Capt. John A. Spiroff, commander of the Wilkens precinct, said the auto thefts were concentrated in Lansdowne and Arbutus, prompting him to increase police personnel within the Wilkens precinct. "When we saw that, we started increasing our traffic enforcement along main [traffic] arteries," said Spiroff, who keeps maps hanging in the hallway outside his office marking the theft locations.
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November 22, 1994
Baltimore CityBURGLARY: Northern District -- Someone stole a television and video cassette recorder, all valued at $459, from a closet in the Waverly Recreation Center in the 800 block of E. 34th St. yesterday morning.AUTO THEFT: Southwestern District -- A 1992 gray Dodge Spirit was stolen from the 100 block of N. Rock Glen Road yesterday between 5 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.AUTO THEFT: Southwestern District -- A 1978 Ford station wagon was stolen from the 1100 block of N. Woodington Road about 1 p.m. yesterday.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | April 10, 2014
Capt. Jay Landsman Jr., the Towson precinct's fourth commander in 22 months, hopes to bring the communication skills gleaned in two decades on the job and the policing background of a third-generation officer to his new role as Towson's top cop. "This is a great spot to be," Landsman, who began on April 1, said during his whirlwind first week on the job. "I'm happy to be here, and I hope that comes across when I go to these community meetings....
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By Ellen Gamerman | July 31, 1995
Baltimore CityASSAULT ON OFFICER: Eastern District -- A man escaped arrest on heroin possession charges by punching and kicking a police officer about 4:15 p.m. Saturday in the 2500 block of E. Monument St. at 4:15 p.m. Police said the suspect ran away, with handcuffs attached to his right wrist.STOLEN CAR: Eastern District -- A 1993 Dodge Spirit was stolen between 1 a.m. and 11 a.m. yesterday from the 1300 block of Ashland Ave. The car had Maryland tags CBS 746.BREAKING AND ENTERING: Eastern District -- Someone took $50 worth of compounds used for finishing drywall after prying open a door to Warwick Construction Co. in the 900 block of E. Preston St. between 3 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. yesterday.
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