Monday, April 29, 2013
This is the seventh year for the program.
The Baltimore County Police Department is accepting applications for its youth leadership academy. The six-day program offers teens an opportunity to build leadership skills while learning about the police department. This is the seventh year for the program. The deadline for all applicants is May 31. Students will visit a number of facilities including: The academy will culminate with a graduation ceremony at Baltimore County Public Safety Building/Police Headquarters in Towson. The six-day program for youth ages 14-18 will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 24 through Saturday, June 29. Applicants must have good grades and in addition to an application must write an essay explaining why they want to be in the program. Each applicant …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Three county police precincts will host the events Saturday, part of an annual nationwide effort.
County police and Drug Enforcement Administration staff will be on hand at three county police precincts Saturday to collect prescriptions and medications from county residents. The collections will occur from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following precincts: The disposal is part of the DEA's National Take-Back Day. Residents who choose to dispose of drugs Saturday will not be asked any questions or for identification, according to a county police press release. The release advises residents to bring medications in their original packaging or to remove them from the packaging and put them in the disposal box. Liquid medications should be sealed in their original containers, and any identifying information should be removed. No illicit drugs or…
Monday, April 22, 2013
Two people were killed and two injured in the Sunday morning one-car crash at Pulaski Highway and Martin Boulevard.
Baltimore County police have released the identities of individuals in a one-car crash in Middle River Sunday that killed two of the car's passengers and seriously injured its driver and another person. At 6:27 a.m. April 21, police and fire units were dispatched to the intersection of Martin Boulevard and Pulaski Highway (Rt. 40) for a report of a crash with injuries, according to public safety spokeswoman Cpl. Cathy Batton. Upon arrival, public safety personnel found a 2013 Ford Mustang on its roof, according to Batton. Passengers Emil Antonio Vargas, 29, of the 300 block of Endsleigh Avenue in Middle River, and Josseline Rico-Hernandez, 25, of the 9700 block of Matzon Road in Middle River, were pronounced dead at the scene, Batton said …
Monday, April 15, 2013
A county police spokeswoman said officers will patrol local critical infrastructure sites.
Following explosions near the site of the Boston Marathon, Baltimore County police are conducting local patrols as a precautionary measure. Specifically, Police Chief Jim Johnson has ordered precinct commanders to immediately direct officers to check on critical infrastructure sites in the county, according to a statement. "These checks are a precaution reflecting heightened awareness following the Boston incident," according to Elise Armacost, a department spokeswoman. "There is no information at this time to indicate any threat to the Baltimore region." Spokeswoman Cathleen Batton previously said the department has been monitoring the situation to determine what actions are necessary. The expolosions have left two dead and more than 100 …
The Baltimore County executive praises county employees but asks employees to "stay the course" because the proposed budget contains no cost of living salary increases.
UPDATED (10:29 a.m.)—Baltimore County residents will not have to dig deeper for local taxes again this year under a budget proposed by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Kamenetz is expected to introduce his third county budget to the Baltimore County Council at 10 a.m. The proposed $2.8 billion operating budget will contain no increases in property or income taxes for the budget year that begins July 1. The county has not raised property taxes in 25 years. The county income tax rate has not been raised in 21 years. But Kamenetz's spending plan is larger than the limit set in January by the County Council's Spending Affordability Committee. That committee in January set the limit for ongoing costs subject to spending guidelines at $1.675 …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The department's Youth Leadership Academy is in its seventh year.
The Baltimore County Police Department is giving teens curious about police work a chance to find out what it's all about through an upcoming leadership academy. Teens ages 14 to 18 are encouraged to apply for the Youth Leadership Academy which will be held June 24 to 29 at locations around Baltimore County, according to a news release. The program is limited to 25 students and applications, which can be found on the county website, must be submitted by May 31, the release states. In order to be considered for the program, applicants will have to complete the application, pass a background check, write an essay about why they should be in the program and have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian, according to the release. More …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A attorney for Baltimore County, in an email, writes that federal agencies have unjustly "hounded and harassed" the county.
Baltimore County officials believe a recent spate of federal investigations that have gone against the county is driven by bias rather than evidence. The claims are part of an email written by Paul Mayhew, an assistant Baltimore County attorney. The message was sent to a private list of other county government litigators in Maryland. The Maryland State Bar Association manages the list. "For the last five years or so we have been hounded and harassed by the EEOC and the DOJ," Mayhew wrote in the April 4 email. [A copy of the email is attached to this story.] Baltimore County Attorney Michael Field confirmed that the email, obtained by Patch from a source who requested anonymity, was authentic. "We don't feel like we get anything close to a …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The house in the 9200 block of North Point Road received significant damage in the Wednesday evening blaze.
The cause of a Wednesday night house fire in the 9200 block of North Point Road in Fort Howard is under investigation, according to Baltimore County public safety officials. Firefighters responded to the call of a house fire at 6:49 p.m. Wednesday, according to Baltimore County fire dispatch personnel. The fire was knocked down shortly after 7 p.m., the dispatcher said. The road was closed for several hours after the fire was extinguished, and a helicopter searched the area while police went door-to-door in the surrounding neighborhood inquiring about the tenant of the home. "The extra police activity was a search for the resident of the home," Cpl. Cathy Batton said in an email to Dundalk Patch. "Officers were attempting to locate him to …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department. Arrests do not indicate convictions.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, March 19
March 10: Second-degree arson, 7100 block of Sollers Point Road Someone set fire to the warehouse portion of the vacant Seagram's plant. The fire department extinguished the fire. March 9: Attempted murder, 2900 block of Sollers Point Road Between 8:30 and 9 p.m., the victim was getting a tattoo at a friend's house when the suspect became angry. An argument followed between the victim and the suspect. As the victim turned to leave, the suspect stabbed him with an unknown object. The victim was driven by a friend to a local hospital with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening. The investigation continues. March 9: Child in need of assistance, Cove Road and I-695 Special agents from the Homeland Security Initiative asked …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Baltimore County police allege Turner Station resident Jeshua Joshiah Young also broke a woman's arm.
A Dundalk man was charged with attempted murder after Baltimore County police said he stabbed another man in the throat in Towson on Sunday. At around 10 a.m., Jeshua Joshiah Young, 35, of the 700 block of New Pittsburgh Avenue, allegedly engaged in an argument with a man and woman about money, according to a Baltimore County police report. The argument, which took place at the man and woman's home in the 1600 block of Yakona Road, escalated and became physical. During the altercation, police said Young stabbed the man in the throat and hand, and broke the woman's arm. Young was later arrested, and police recovered a stolen cell phone and the knife from him, according to the report.