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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | January 19, 1994
After the Jan. 5 robbery of a Manchester bank and the Jan. 8 robbery of a Hampstead bank -- and after a year-end police report revealed local increases in certain types of crime -- some ,, Manchester officials want to add a fourth officer to the town police force.But other officials are not convinced residents will want to pay a property tax increase of several cents to cover the cost of an additional officer.At the Jan. 11 Town Council meeting, Manchester Police Chief Donald M. Myers said he would seek money for an additional officer in the town budget for fiscal 1995.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 9, 2012
Windows at several businesses in Bel Air - two banks and one restaurant - have been shot at over the past 10 days, town police say. Windows were shot at on Feb. 29 at NBRS Financial and PNC Bank, both in the 100 block of North Main Street, according to Bel Air police reports. On Sunday, a window at Friendly's in the 300 block of South Main Street was also shot at. The same day in the upper end of town, back in the 100 block of North Main Street, a front door at NBRS, was reported shot.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | April 24, 2000
Prosecutor Jennifer Loew remembers the case well. Charges against a Westminster woman accused of driving with a blood-alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit were recently thrown out of court on an uncommon technicality: The Taneytown police officer who arrested her lacked jurisdiction. Carroll County, which has five municipal police departments in addition to state police and sheriff's deputies, wants to make sure that doesn't happen again. Carroll's municipal police chiefs will sit down Wednesday with Sheriff Kenneth L. Tregoning, representatives of the state attorney general and officials of Local Government Insurance Trust of Columbia, hoping to hammer out an enhanced mutual aid agreement that would grant arrest powers to town officers outside municipal limits.
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March 7, 2012
From The Aegis of March 12, 1987: A Maryland State Police trooper and recruit were killed in a crash while they were on duty on I-95 this week 25 years ago. TFC John E. Sawa, 40, of Baltimore, and Trooper Larry E. Small, 21, of Cardiff, died when their patrol car, sitting in the median on I-95 near Route 155 at Havre de Grace, was hit by a tractor trailer. Police suspected the driver of the tractor trailer was drunk. Mr. Small was on his last day of his required 40-day supervised field patrol and was to assume full-time duties on his own the next day. Mr. Sawa and Mr. Small were sitting in the median around 4:30 a.m. to exchange papers with another trooper.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mary Gail Hare and Mike Farabaugh and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | May 9, 1996
Sykesville's police chief has warned his officers they may not have insurance coverage when backing up state police or other agencies on nonemergency calls in Eldersburg and western Howard County.In a memo dated Monday, Chief Wallace P. Mitchell told his six officers they should "not go outside of the town to handle calls for service for the Maryland State Police unless it is of an emergency nature."In discussions with state police and the county attorney, the chief wrote "it was brought to our attention that even though we may be requested by the [state police]
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January 16, 1991
BANK ROBBERY PROBEDHAMPSTEAD - Town police said Tuesday they are "interested" in a county resident in connection with an armed robbery at the Farmers and Merchants Banklast week but stopped short of calling the man a suspect.Hampstead Police Chief Kenneth Russell declined to give a time frame for arrests in the case.Russell said bank employees reported that a man entered the Hanover Pike bank at 9:30 a.m. Friday, pulled out a small-caliber handgun,and ordered tellers to open their money drawers.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | September 5, 2002
Comedian Chris Rock and a movie production crew are set to arrive in Sykesville today to film scenes for Head of State, a satire on presidential politics. The movie crews have been spotted at the State House in Annapolis, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore and at a Hampstead school. They plan to hit this town along the banks of a Patapsco River branch before dawn today to prepare to film. "They need one day to do a scene on our Main Street," said Matthew Candland, town manager.
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June 12, 1996
Police Hampstead: The owner of J & P Pizza in the 900 block of Main St. told town police that someone broke into the business between 11 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. Monday. An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen. Pub Date: 6/12/96
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February 10, 1991
MAN DIES IN CRASH WITH TWO VEHICLESRichard A. Friedman, 38, of Belcamp, was killed in a three-vehicle accident at the Pulaski Highway and West Bel Air Avenue intersection in Aberdeen Monday night, town police said.Friedman's car, a 1989 Mercury Topaz, collided with a pickup truck driven by Steven M. Hanlon, 24, of Havre de Grace, police reported.Hanlon's vehicle then struck a Dodge Raider driven by Donna J. Kline, 36, no address available.Friedman is the first traffic fatality in Harford this year.
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February 17, 1991
The Aberdeen Commissioners on Monday approved an $118,000 offer to buy a two-story building at 12 N. Parke St. for the town's police department.Town Administrator Peter A. Dacey said the building will be used as offices for the police department's detectives, crime prevention specialists and Drug Abuse Resistance Education instructors.The building is next to the town police department offices at 101 W. Bel Air Ave. The department has outgrown its existing space, Dacey said."It's real crowded," Dacey said.
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By AEGIS STAFF REPORT | August 1, 2011
With lights flashing and sirens blipping, a steady stream of Bel Air Police Department cruisers and unmarked vehicles drove in a procession down Main Street early Monday afternoon, paying tribute to the department's late deputy chief, Armand Dupre. A 33-year-veteran of the town police department, Mr. Dupre died at his White Hall home on July 26 after battling cancer for a little more than a year. He was remembered by former colleagues as a dedicated, true blue police officer.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Reporter | March 23, 2008
Surrounded by dozens of law enforcement officers from the county's three municipalities, Bel Air Town Commissioner Terry Hanley made a plea to the County Council for equal pay for the officers. Town officers, who often support their county and state counterparts in police work throughout Harford, make 15 percent to 42 percent less than sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police while doing the same job and undergoing the same training, Hanley said. The county relies on a 30-year-old financial formula to help fund the municipal police departments, which include Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace.
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By Mary Gail Hare | April 28, 2007
A Bel Air bank was robbed Thursday, the second hold-up in the town within 10 days, town police said. In both cases, the robber presented a note to the teller and demanded cash without displaying any type of weapon, police said. The Harford National Bank in the 500 block of Marketplace Drive was robbed about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, police said. The robber's description - a man about 6 feet tall with a medium build, between 30 to 40 years old - matched that of the man who held up the BB&T Bank branch on Baltimore Pike on April 16. "We have nothing ... good as far as witness description, but there are similarities with description and [method]
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2005
Sykesville will spend about $300,000 to double the size of its police station, giving the municipal law enforcement agency room for more offices, equipment, community activities and storage. Storage for aging case files has run out at the Sykesville Police Department, built 12 years ago in a restored maintenance shop behind the Town House, seat of municipal government. "We are purging files and storing them in an attic or a nearby locked shed," said Chief John R. Williams. "Everything is secure, but when we need to pull a file from several years back, it is a real treasure hunt to find which hiding place it's in."
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | March 22, 2004
When Cpl. Clint Cromwell checked the address of the Union Bridge apartment building, he knew why it sounded familiar: He had answered calls there more than 50 times since mid-2002. It was another example, town leaders said, of how the Carroll County sheriff's deputy was spending too much time responding to nuisance calls for loud parties, drinking and fights. So, in an unusual response, the Town Council is proposing to start fining those who generate repeat nuisance calls. Anyone causing a second nuisance call in a year would get a warning and a sign posted on the property.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | January 7, 2004
The Carroll County commissioners have decided that sheriff's deputies, instead of Hampstead police officers, will be the first to respond to incidents at North Carroll High, a school of nearly 1,400 students that is within the town limits. Because of the burden the numerous calls from the school placed on the town's police force of eight officers, the county commissioners approved a policy yesterday that gives initial responsibility to the larger sheriff's department. It takes effect immediately.
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September 29, 1997
A Hampstead man is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail after he was arrested by Baltimore County officers on shoplifting charges the day after authorities said he escaped from town police.Authorities said Matthew Rendelman, 21, of the 1300 block of N. Main St. fled the town's police headquarters shortly before noon Tuesday after bolts on a wall bracket to which he was handcuffed were loosened.Rendelman was arrested about 2 p.m. Wednesday in White Marsh and will face charges there before being returned to Carroll County on auto theft and drug charges, police said Friday.
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May 22, 2002
Vehicles and mailboxes were vandalized early yesterday in a Hampstead neighborhood, according to town police, who are seeking information from the public. Between midnight and 1 a.m., six mailboxes were knocked off their posts on and near Dogwood Road in the Hampstead Valley subdivision. Three vehicles also were damaged; one had its rear windshield knocked out, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call Hampstead Police Department at 410-239-8954.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | January 7, 2004
The county commissioners have decided that sheriff's deputies, instead of Hampstead police officers, will be the first to respond to incidents at North Carroll High, a school of nearly 1,400 students that is within the town limits. Because of the burden the numerous calls from the school placed on the town's police force of eight officers, the county commissioners approved a policy yesterday that gives initial responsibility to the larger sheriff's department. It takes effect immediately.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 14, 2003
A 37-year-old Hampstead man was arrested yesterday, accused of a five-month vandalism spree that included the theft of two flags from Town Hall and smashing the windshield of a town police car, authorities said. Michael David Naylor of the 1000 block of Houcksville Road was being held on $2,500 bail at the Carroll County Detention Center after appearing before a Carroll District Court commissioner yesterday morning, and Baltimore police had filed a detainer on other charges, according to charging documents.
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