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June 16, 1994
Gov. William Donald Schaefer has thumbed his nose at the will of the people of Harford County, with the unexpected veto of a broadly supported measure to give limited civil service job security for sheriff's deputies, who provide law enforcement for the county.The bill was endorsed by the county executive, the sheriff, the County Council and the Harford legislative delegation. It was passed by the General Assembly without serious controversy.The governor claims that the measure did not define "just cause" for firings, or provide for an appeals process.
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By Jonathan Pitts | November 28, 2009
Harford County sheriff's deputies are investigating the fatal shooting of a man whose body they found in the 600 block of Yorkshire Drive in Edgewood on Friday morning. Police said the victim, identified as Brandon Jerome Sanders, 25, of Edgewood, died of gunshot wounds to the upper torso. Monica Worrell, a department spokeswoman, said there were no suspects but that the shooting, which was classified as a homicide, did not appear to be random. Sheriff's deputies responding to a 911 call at 7:30 a.m. Friday found the victim's body in an open space near a home in the Harford Square area of Edgewood.
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2000
The Ellicott City man who will appear at a bail review hearing today on charges that he hoarded weapons in his home was an almost obsessive visitor to the Howard County Courthouse, say court officials. They called his behavior "strange" and "disconcerting." Richmond C. Laney, once a serious contender for the Howard County sheriff's job, has remained in police custody since authorities found the weapons, including grenades and a rocket launcher, in his home Friday. He is being held on one count of possession of destructive devices and one count of reckless endangerment.
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By Gus G. Sentementes and Gus G. Sentementes,Sun reporter | June 1, 2008
A man who had been charged last week with kidnapping and assaulting another man in Harford County died after a struggle Friday night after he allegedly swallowed drugs and fought with sheriff's deputies, authorities said yesterday. The officers used a stun device to try to control him before they discovered that plastic bags filled with suspected cocaine had lodged in his airway and prevented him from breathing, according to a spokesman with the Harford County Sheriff's Office. Justin Eugene Bolden, 25, was arrested shortly after 8 p.m. Friday at a Wawa market in Street on a warrant charging him with violating his probation terms in connection with another case.
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December 13, 2001
The number of incident calls to the Carroll County sheriff's office has more than doubled this year, an increase officials attribute to the department's 24-hour coverage that began in May. Sheriff's deputies responded to 27,513 incidents through Nov. 30, compared with 11,254 last year during the same period, Maj. Thomas H. Long, chief of field services for the sheriff's office, told the county commissioners yesterday at a quarterly meeting with law...
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | August 25, 2002
Anne Arundel County sheriff's deputies, complaining that they are badly underpaid compared with other public safety workers, have begun working to seek a hefty raise in a contract that will start July 1. "The guys want to know, is it our turn?" said David Belisle, the Teamsters shop steward for the deputies, who begin contract negotiations in October. "It is our turn." In 2000, deputies ratified a three-year contract accepting an overall 7 percent pay raise, but many felt dejected. Other public safety officers got double-digit raises that year: 14 percent to 19 percent for county firefighters, and an average of at least 17 percent for police officers.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | July 1, 2004
To keep up with Carroll County's growth, the sheriff's office has reorganized its patrol areas and will add two more deputies and replace outdated equipment, authorities said. With state budget restrictions preventing more state troopers from being added to the Westminster barracks, the sheriff's deputies are poised to assume more responsibility as the county's second-largest police force, with 55 deputies. The sheriff's office will put into place several initiatives - including new patrol districts - that sheriff's officials said will help the department serve more than 163,000 county residents.
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By Larry Carson | January 23, 1992
A terse memo issued by Baltimore County Sheriff Norman M. Pepersack Jr. appears to end his effort to get permission for sheriff's deputies to respond to police emergencies.The memo, dated Jan. 7, tells deputies that their duties are restricted to court security, prisoner transportation, process-serving, running the county detention center and providing security for county courts."Incidents that are of a nature different than those mentioned above, will result in Deputy Sheriffs notifying the appropriate agency via radio.
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Evening Sun Staff | February 7, 1991
Two Howard County sheriff's deputies have appealed their dismissals by the county sheriff, who fired them for mimicking Nazi behavior while at work.The appeal was filed in Howard Circuit Court on behalf of former Maj. Donald Pruitt and former Sgt. Dennis Pruitt almost immediately after the 39-year-old twins were fired yesterday.Michael Marshall, the Pruitts' attorney, said he had expected Sheriff Michael A. Chiuchiolo to fire the deputies."None of this came as a surprise," Marshall said in a telephone interview last night from Colorado, where he was vacationing.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | August 22, 1995
The Anne Arundel County Council heard a silver-plated sales pitch last night from the county sheriff to allow retired county police officers to work as part-time sheriff's deputies without losing any of their pension.Under current law, retired county police officers may work as part-time sheriffs, but they lose $1 of their pension for every $2 they earn working part-time, county officials said.In seeking the change, Sheriff George F. Johnson IV said he wants to beef up the pool of part-time deputies he may use to provide security and serve court papers by tapping the pool of county officers who are allowed to retire after 20 years of service.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,Sun reporter | January 1, 2008
Harford County sheriff's deputies have arrested one suspect and are seeking others in connection with the shooting death of an unidentified man during a home invasion early Sunday in Edgewood. Lewis Lee Cochran, 22, of Abingdon was arrested about 1 a.m. Sunday, less than an hour after a woman called 911 to report strange noises at her home in the 1800 block of Grempler Way in Edgewood, said Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Sgt. Christina Presberry. Cochran was being held at the Harford County Detention Center, Presberry said.
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,sun reporter | November 27, 2007
Four female teenagers have been arrested and charged as adults with attempted murder and other charges after an attack in Edgewood on Sunday left three people hospitalized, Harford County sheriff's deputies said yesterday. A group of people gathered at the home of Gregory Simmons at the 1900 block of Eloise Lane about 7:30 p.m. to confront a female resident of the house about her relationship with a male neighbor, said Sgt. Christina Presberry, a Harford County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,SUN REPORTER | October 10, 2007
Hoping to improve recruiting and retention, the Carroll County commissioners approved yesterday a plan to improve pension benefits for sheriff's deputies, who are thought to have one of the smallest compensation packages among Maryland law enforcement agencies. Less than a week ago, the commissioners voted to create a county police department. As the commissioners phase out the state police resident trooper program, through which laws are now enforced in the county, an expanded sheriff's office could see the county through that transition, Sheriff Kenneth L. Tregoning said.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,Sun reporter | October 22, 2006
As Capt. Doug Verzi drove through the winding roads of Edgewood's more notorious cul-de-sacs, County Executive David R. Craig looked out the window. "They were building this in the early '70s," Craig said after Verzi pointed out one of the more troublesome developments. "It looked like it'd be a nice place to live." Instead, the single-family homes are largely dormant. Trash is strewn across some of the front lawns, and young men pass through backyards, glaring at the unmarked police car as it passes by. But as Verzi moved on to an adjacent neighborhood, he found himself more often noting progress.
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By Melissa Harris and Melissa Harris,sun reporter | August 30, 2006
After speaking with voters in his effort to unseat incumbent Howard County Sheriff Chuck Cave, county police union President Jim Fitzgerald is convinced that about the only people who know what sheriff's deputies do in this county are the prisoners whom deputies ferry to court from the county jail. Fitzgerald's message is that residents need a more aggressive sheriff, one who will secure more personnel, resources and media attention for the 69-person agency and "get red in face" if there's resistance.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | June 11, 2006
As state prosecutors continue to weigh a criminal investigation of Sheriff R. Thomas Golding's second in command, the sheriff's office has shifted its focus to finding out who sparked the claims of campaign intimidation. Robert B. Thomas, spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office, would say only that "several matters" were under investigation and declined to comment on their nature. PENSION Council OKs new plan for sheriff's deputies. pg 6g
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | August 18, 1999
A plan to merge the investigative units of the Carroll County sheriff's office and state police in Westminster is based on a common-sense belief that it's a "better use of available resources," said Lt. Terry Katz, barracks commander.Katz and Sheriff Kenneth L. Tregoning first discussed the plan in February. After state and county lawyers resolve some liability issues, state police superintendent Col. David B. Mitchell will review the contract for approval, Katz said."Everybody who has looked at the plan likes it," Katz said.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | June 11, 2006
As state prosecutors continue to weigh a criminal investigation of Sheriff R. Thomas Golding's second in command, the sheriff's office has shifted its focus to finding out who sparked the claims of campaign intimidation. Robert B. Thomas, spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office, would say only that "several matters" were under investigation and declined to comment on their nature. PENSION Council OKs new plan for sheriff's deputies. pg 6g
NEWS
September 10, 2004
County to hold 9/11 service today in Westminster Carroll County will hold its annual memorial service for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks at 8:30 a.m. today in front of the county office building on North Center Street. The brief ceremony, coordinated by the Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association, will feature an address by John Droneburg, director of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency. Those who lead the county's first responders in times of crisis also will be recognized.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | July 1, 2004
To keep up with Carroll County's growth, the sheriff's office has reorganized its patrol areas and will add two more deputies and replace outdated equipment, authorities said. With state budget restrictions preventing more state troopers from being added to the Westminster barracks, the sheriff's deputies are poised to assume more responsibility as the county's second-largest police force, with 55 deputies. The sheriff's office will put into place several initiatives - including new patrol districts - that sheriff's officials said will help the department serve more than 163,000 county residents.
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