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 …
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 Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important.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…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Baltimore County police are investigating heat-exhaustion as a possible cause of the illnesses.
Pinewood Elementary School was evacuated Thursday afternoon after students reported feeling "light-headed," as if they were going to faint. Baltimore County emergency crews responded to a call from the school at 3:21 p.m., near the end of the school day, said Julia Hardgrove, a police and fire spokeswoman. Those who reported illness were at the school's cafeteria. Hardgrove said 11 students and an adult were transported to area hospitals for treatment. A cause for the illnesses have not been determined, but police are considering heat-exhaustion as a possibility. The school does have air conditioning, but police and school officials are investigating whether the system was working properly. Mychael Dickerson, a Baltimore County Public …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Baltimore County Police Department. In cases where a criminal charge is noted, the information provided does not indicate a conviction.
Dartmouth Avenue, 1500 block. Between 10:30 and 10:45 a.m. May 12. A burglar entered a residence through a rear window and stole electronics and jewelry. Glen Keith Boulevard, 1800 block. Between 2 p.m. May 11 and 9 p.m. May 12. A burglar entered a building and threw contents from a refrigerator onto the floor. A rope was moved from a gym locker and placed on the floor. Bridgeman Terrace, 700 block. Between 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. May 10. A burglar stole a game system and money from a home. Neptune Court, unit block. Between 11 a.m. and noon May 10. Electronics and money were stolen from a home. Glendale Road, 1100 block. Between 7 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. May 10. Electronics were stolen from an apartment. The burglar broke the front door of…
Jonathan Trentzsch, a nearly 30-year veteran of the Baltimore County Police Department, assumed command of the Towson precinct in December 2011.
After less than two years, the Towson police precinct is already saying goodbye to Capt. Jonathan Trentzsch. On Monday, Trentzsch, who took over the helm at Towson in December 2011, was reassigned to lead the Woodlawn precinct, according to a news release from the Baltimore County Police Department. The shift was one of several announced by Police Chief Jim Johnson, though no reason was provided for the moves. Trentzsch has been a member of the department for nearly 30 years. He took over as the Towson captain from Al Jones, who was promoted to major and assigned as the new commander for the Eastern Patrol Division. Trentzsch had previously served as a night duty commander throughout the county. According to the release, Captain Richard …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Stephanie Kamlot is still in the hospital, but will be taken to the Baltimore County Detention Center when she is released, police say.
Stephanie Kamlot, age 40, has been charged in a police-involved shooting that happened Saturday in Pikesville. Early Saturday morning, Kamlot—with an unknown address—was shot several times in the upper body by an officer of the Pikesville precinct after she refused to put down a replica of a gun that looked like a semi-automatic handgun, police have said. Kamlot, who was still hospitalized on Monday, has been charged with first-degree assault and obstruction of justice in the incident that allegedly happened outside a home in the 3100 block of Northbrook Road, according to police. Police say Kamlot threatened Officer Small with the replica after she threw a large rock through the window of the home. Police said that when Kamlot is released…
The Maryland State Highway Administration is resurfacing the southbound right lane starting Saturday.
The right lane of southbound Dulaney Valley Road between Fairmont Avenue and the Towson roundabout will be closed starting Saturday for repairs. The lane will be closed from 11:30 p.m. Saturday until 6 a.m. Monday for resurfacing of Maryland Transit Administration bus stops along Dulaney Valley Road, according to a news release from the Maryland State Highway Administration. In case of inclement weather, construction will likely occur the following weekend, May 18-20. The southbound left lane will remain open, though motorists and MTA bus riders are encouraged to plan for extra travel time between I-695 and the Towson Town Center, Dulaney Plaza Shopping Center and Towson Circle. The bus stops resurfacing is part of a $1.9 million State …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Police: The woman was holding a handgun replica when she was shot.
A woman shot by a Baltimore County police officer early Saturday morning in Pikesville was holding a handgun replica and will be charged in the incident, police said. A Baltimore County police officer shot the woman several times in the upper body after she did not follow police orders to drop the weapon. The woman threatened the officer with a metallic replica of a large semi-automatic handgun, a police investigation revealed. The woman, who was in stable condition Sunday afternoon, will be charged with first-degree assault and obstruction of justice upon her release from the hospital, Baltimore County police Officer Shawn Vinson said. The woman's name cannot be released until she is officially charged, Vinson said. Detectives have …
Check out what's going on crime-wise around the county in this round up of crimes taking place from Arbutus to Dundalk, and everywhere in between.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, May 12
Arbutus A juvenile was arrested Wednesday after being charged with fourth-degree burglary of an Arbutus home. Read more about crime in Arbutus Patch. Catonsville A juvenile was attempting to sell marijuana when an alleged adult client reportedly robbed the juvenile. Read more about crime in Catonsville Patch. Owings Mills-Reisterstown Shots were fired at a Reisterstown man after he and a friend met two men at a secluded location. Read more about crime in Owings Mills-Reisterstown Patch. Pikesville Two men, residents of Marriotts Lane found their Milford Mill home ransacked last week. Read more about crime in Pikesville Patch. North Baltimore Two juveniles allegedly threatened to set a schoolmate on fire "and turn [her] white." Read more …
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Sunday, May 12
By Patch Staff Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Kicks Off Gubernatorial Bid In a speech highlighting his military and government service, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced in his home county of Prince George's Friday night that he is running for governor of Maryland in the November 2014 election. Dan Bongino’s Home Burglarized Wednesday Night While Family Slept A spokeswoman says computers, purses and a wallet were taken from the Severna Park home of Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who ran for U.S. Senate in 2012. Report: Anne Arundel County Top in State for Generating Tourism Money The county saw a more than 7 percent increase in money from tourism between 2010 and 2011, according to a new report. Businesses Look to Marketplace Fairness…