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 …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The unit will patrol the infield at Pimlico Race Course during Preakness on Saturday.
When members of the Baltimore Police Department’s mounted unit patrol the infield at Pimlico Race Course during Preakness Saturday, it will be one of the unit’s most high-visibility uses during the celebration of its 125th year in existence. The mounted unit, which was established in 1888, is the oldest continuously operated mounted unit in the country, and is primarily used for crowd control during events such as the Ravens Super Bowl Parade, Preakness and downtown on Friday nights. Lt. Milton Corbett, the unit’s commander, said a horse has the same effect as 10 to 15 officers in a crowd control situation. "It’s like the parting of the sea [when the horses are in a crowd]. The horses aren’t there to do harm but they can intimidate," …
Charging documents released Monday said the pair plotted to kill Howard County blogger Dennis Lane’s partner as well.
A 14-year-old girl and her 19-year-old boyfriend plotted the death of the girl's father, Howard County blogger Dennis Lane, as well as his significant other, charging documents in the case of Lane's slaying revealed Monday. Both Morgan Arnold, 14, and Jason Bulmer, 19, were held without bail after brief hearings over a closed circuit television system at Howard County District Court on Monday. According to police, on May 10 Bulmer stabbed Lane multiple times at the family home in a plan to kill Lane and his partner, Denise Geiger, and then flee to California. Geiger was unharmed. The charging documents are based on a police interview with Bulmer, who spoke with detectives on Friday after Lane was found dead. Lane was a prominent voice in…
A K-9 unit is on the scene as the Baltimore County Police Department searches for a suspect.
Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday in the 5400 block of Dolores Avenue, near the University of Maryland Baltimore County campus. The Baltimore County Police Department is at the scene, investigating, according to Julia Hardgrove, department spokeswoman. A K-9 unit is also at the scene. The call came in at 11:28 a.m., Hardgrove said. And the suspect reportedly took a victim's cash, truck keys and cell phone. There were no injuries, she said. The robbery occurred near Sulphur Spring Road, according to a message to UMBC students, by UMBC. "Suspect is 5-feet-8, slim build, black male, wearing a gray sweatsuit, goatee, armed with a silver handgun. Stay alert," states another message at 12:17 p.m. by …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Police: Residents were tied up, threatened at gunpoint.
A man and woman were allegedly held at gunpoint Sunday after three men invaded their home. Between 4:58 a.m. and 5:08 a.m., the residents were at home in the 300 block of Stratford Road in Catonsville when the men broke in, tied up the male resident and pointed a "long gun" at him, according to a report by Baltimore County police. The invaders, who the residents do not know, stole two TVs, two laptop computers, a cell phone, cash and a red purse, the report by the Wilkens precinct states.
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 motorcyclist was flown to Shock Trauma and Frederick Road was closed for more than two hours, according to police.
A motorcycle slammed into a car Sunday, sending the rider to University of Maryland Shock Trauma, according to Howard County police. Just after 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, police say a 73-year-old Catonsville man in a 2002 Toyota Camry pulled out of a parking lot onto Frederick Road, but apparently failed to notice an oncoming motorcycle. Driving the motorcycle was Mark Allan Kohlhepp, 46, of Mount Airy, according to police. A Maryland State Police Medivac flew Kohlhepp to Shock Trauma, where he was listed in critical condition. According to the preliminary investigation, the collision was caused by the Toyota’s failure to yield to the motorcycle. Frederick Road was closed to traffic Sunday until about 4:50 a.m.
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 …