Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Capt. Andre Davis was replaced at the Woodlawn Precinct by Towson Precinct Capt. Jonathan Trentzsch in a series of command changes earlier this month.
The former commander of the Baltimore County Police precinct in Woodlawn is the subject of an internal affairs investigation. Capt. Andre Davis was transferred May 10 from his position as commander of the Woodlawn Precinct to an administrative position inside the department's Community Resources section. Elise Armacost, a police department spokeswoman, declined to comment on the investigation. "I can confirm that there is an Internal Affairs investigation into a complaint involving Capt. Davis," Armacost said. "I can't comment on or offer the details of that complaint because it is a personnel matter." Davis was transferred nearly two weeks ago as part of three command staff reassignments. Capt. Richard Howard, who previously was assigned …
The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department's Pikesville Precinct. Charges do not indicate convictions.
Three men carjacked a man who was banking in Arbutus. At 9:55 p.m. May 14, a Lochearn resident had just visited a Wells Fargo ATM and was getting into his vehicle in the 1000 block of Maiden Choice Lane, when the group ran up to him, with one pointing a handgun at him, according to a report by Baltimore County police. They demanded that he give them his car, so the victim handed over the keys to his 2003 Toyota Camry, the report states. The group drove away in the vehicle, northbound on Maiden Choice Lane, it states. Editor's Note: The original version of this story listed the incorrect community.
The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department's Wilkens Precinct. Arrests do not indicate convictions.
800 block. 5th Avenue. 1:05 a.m. on May 18. A woman was walking on 5th Avenue when she was approached by two men, one of whom pushed her to the ground. The men stole her wallet and cell phone and left the scene. One of the men had a knife. Hollins Ferry Road. 3800 block. 5:20 p.m. on May 16. Two robbers stole a man’s cell phone after asking him if they could use it. One of the men struck him in the face, and the robbers left on foot. Hillendale Avenue. 200 block. Between 8 p.m. on May 15 abd 7:58 a.m. on May 16. A burglar stole power tools and electric wire and cutting the lock off a shed located on the property. Southwestern Boulevard. 5700 block. 3 a.m. on May 16. An officer responded to Harbor Hospital to interview a stabbing victim, …
Monday, May 20, 2013
The robber forced a woman in her car at gunpoint and had her drive to an alley.
A robber stole money, a phone and keys from an Arbutus woman after forcing her into her car at gunpoint. Police patrolled and sent a K-9 unit to the scene, the 5400 block of Dolores Avenue, after the call came in at 11:28 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, according to Baltimore County Police spokeswoman Julia Hardgrove. A robber approached a 38-year-old woman while she was removing things from her vehicle and pointed a handgun at her back. He told her to get into her vehicle and drive, according to a police report. The woman drove to an alley, and took the woman’s cell phone, money and car keys. He got out of the car and ran down the alley, according to police. Police were not able to located the suspect, the report said.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
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Sunday, May 19
By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
Saturday, May 18, 2013
A 45-year-old woman was killed Friday in Arbutus, Baltimore County police said.
A woman is dead and a man is in critical condition after an apparent attempted murder-suicide Friday in Arbutus. Baltimore County police responded to a tip that a man had killed someone in a residence in the 4700 block of Belwood Green and that the man was planning to kill himself. A tactical team entered and found the woman dead and the man unconscious. The unidentified man was transported to shock trauma and was listed in critical but stable condition Saturday afternoon. The woman was identified as Kathleen Washington, 45, of the 4700 block of Belwood Green. The man, who police said was injured by self-inflicted wounds, was not immediately identified by police. Washington had "multiple injuries," police said, but the official cause of …
The student has been transported to an area hospital, and an acquaintance is in custody.
An argument between two students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County ended in one slashing the other with a knife, campus police said. The incident took place around 6 a.m. Saturday in Erickson Hall on UMBC's campus in Catonsville, Major Paul Dillon told Patch. The student was transported to an area hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, Dillon said. Cody Jared Kradz, 22, of Catonsville, was arrested a short time later about a mile from campus, Dillon said. Online court records indicate he has been charged with first- and second-degree assault. Dillon said Kradz was a student at UMBC this spring but had recently withdrawn from classes. Kradz was charged in February with carrying a concealed dangerous weapon on …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Four men stole more than $2,500 worth of cigarette from a Royal Farms store and fled on foot.
Baltimore County Police are asking the public to help identify four men who they say are responsible for a grand theft of cigarettes at a Royal Farms store on Wilkens Avenue. At 12:10 a.m. on April 13, four men bought some items at Royal Farms on the 4000 block of Wilkens Avenue in Baltimore, according to a statement released by police. After that, three of the men walked behind the counter and took cartons of Newport cigarettes valued at more than $2,500. They then ran off eastbound on Wilkens Avenue, according to the statement. All four suspects are described as black males in their 20s. Two of them were about 5-foot-10-inches tall, 130 pounds, with thin builds, brown eyes and black hair. Surveillance photos are attached to this article…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department, covering Catonsville and Arbutus. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate a conviction.
Burger King was burgled last week, and only a fountain drink was stolen. At 4:55 a.m., a burglar came in through a window at 3840 Washington Blvd. in Arbutus, made a fountain drink and left. The suspect is described as a white male, ages 25-35. He is 5-foot-10 and weighs 170 pounds. He wore a white hoodie, bluejeans and carried a white book bag. Arbutus Lorena Avenue. 3200 block. Between 6:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. May 8. A burglar took brake roters and stainless steel from a back yard. Arlington Avenue. 1700 block. Between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 6. A burglar came into a home through an open kitchen door and stole DVDs, jewelry, a purse, checkbook, iPod, cameras and a laptop computer. Weddel Avenue. 1100 block. Between 9:30 p.m. May 6 and 10 a.…
Some Maryland jurisdictions were surprised by the large number of guns turned over to police.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
Wednesday, May 15
Marylanders by the dozens turned over unwanted firearms to police in the first statewide "Gun Turn-In Day," sponsored by Attorney General Doug Gansler. A total of 250 firearms were turned in, the attorney general's office announced Tuesday. The guns turned in are now unavailable to those who would misuse them, according to David Paulson, communications director. "If one life is saved or one serious injury is prevented in Maryland, this effort is entirely worth it," he added, citing what he said law enforcement officials had expressed to the attorney general's office. "We greatly appreciate the tremendous efforts of every local law enforcement agency and the Maryland State Police who participated," he said. The guns were turned in, with no …