Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Baltimore County police release voicemail Todd Huff left for county police Chief Jim Johnson on the night the councilman was arrested for drunken driving.
In the minutes after Baltimore County Council member Todd Huff was pulled over for driving without headlights, the first-term Republican apparently called Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson multiple times and said in one of the calls he had been drinking before operating his county-owned Jeep. "Apparently I was pulled over, I didn't have my headlights on and yes, I was drinking," Huff said in the voice mail left on Johnson's county cell phone that lasted less than 30 seconds. The call was released by the the Baltimore County Police Department under a Maryland Public Information Act request filed Monday by Patch. Huff was pulled over shortly before 3 a.m. on Feb. 23 after a police officer spotted the councilman's silver Jeep Grand …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The Baltimore County Police Homeland Security section is providing the school system with training on what to be aware of in case of a school shooting.
The Baltimore County Police Department is collaborating with the school system to provide staff with more training in dealing with potential school shooting situations. The heightened concern comes after an attack at Perry Hall High School and a gun incident at Stemmers Run Middle School earlier in the school year. "We are working on making sure that the leadership of the schools, principals, fully understand our protocols," said Dale Rauenzahn, executive director of school safety and security. "We have trained for many years on the active shooter scenario." Baltimore County police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said situational awareness that leads to a school shooting scenario and response training is now available to administrators by the …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Larry Eugene Horton, 38, was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday.
A Halethorpe man faces life behind bars after he was convicted Thursday of murdering an 18-year-old man. Larry Eugene Horton, 38, was convicted of the first-degree murder of Ryan Wesley Jackson in Baltimore County Circuit Court after a four-day trial, according to a press release from the State’s Attorney for Baltimore County. Horton will be sentenced on April 29. He faces a maximum penalty of life without the possibility of parole. Jackson, who was 18 at the time of his murder, was found dead in the Brooklyn area of Baltimore City on Oct. 15, 2011. An autopsy revealed that he died from 24 hatchet blows to the head. Baltimore County police found through their investigation that he was killed by Horton at a residence on Rambo Court in …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Jeffrey Michael Shiflett is charged in the death of Katie Hadel.
Baltimore County Police have charged an Annapolis man with murder in the death of Owings Mills resident Katie Hadel. Jeffrey Michael Shiflett, 33, of the 1700 block of Saint Margarets Road in Annapolis, is charged with one count of first-degree murder, according to a Baltimore County Police press release. He was arrested without incident Wednesday morning shortly after 11 a.m. when an officer spotted him walking on the street in the Reisterstown area, police said. He is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. Police found the body of Hadel, 33, in her apartment on the unit block of Wellhaven Circle Tuesday night while responding to a domestic disturbance report. Two small children were found unharmed in …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Officers found the body of a 33-year-old woman at her apartment Tuesday night.
UPDATE 1:25 p.m. Feb. 6: Baltimore County Police arrested a 33-year-old man Wednesday morning in an Owings Mills homicide. Police found the body of Katie Hadel, 33, in her apartment on Wellhaven Circle Tuesday night while responding to a domestic disturbance report. Two small children were found unharmed in the apartment, according to a police press release. Hadel was stabbed multiple times and was pronounced deceased at the scene, police said. At 10:09 p.m. Tuesday, officers from the Pikesville precinct were called to the unit block of Wellhaven Circle. The door to the apartment was locked and there was no answer, but officers could hear movement inside, according to the release. The police tactical unit entered the apartment by force and…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Baltimore County police chief decried gun violence on WYPR's Midday with Dan Rodricks radio show.
Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson continued his crusade against civilians owning assault weapons during a Thursday appearance on WYPR's Midday with Dan Rodricks. The police chief said opponents of assault weapon bans frequently cite home invasions as a reason to possess them, but pointed out that there is no "serious chronic problem with home invasions" in Baltimore County. "An assault weapon is an excessive weapon for the public," Johnson told Midday listeners. Johnson further noted that home invasions are commonly connected to drug-related incidents. "You see it from time to time," he said. Johnson caught the national spotlight Wednesday when he appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing on gun violence. …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The officer was acting belligerent and pointed his gun at two men.
An off-duty Baltimore City Police officer was charged with two counts of reckless endangerment after pointing his departmentally-issued handgun at people in Towson. Matthew David Daugherty, 28, was arrested around 2:15 a.m. Saturday morning and later released on $75,000 bail. Baltimore County Police responded to the Rec Room at 512 York Road in Towson at 2:15 a.m., where an employee told them an intoxicated off-duty city officer was acting belligerent and saying he had a gun. The employee took car keys from the man as the bar was closing because he appeared too intoxicated to drive, according to a police press release. The man left the bar through back door before officers arrived, and he was located outside in a parking lot at Delaware …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
A stranger approached a 10-year-old boy on his way to a Lochearn elementary school Wednesday morning.
Baltimore County Police are investigating an incident in which a stranger assaulted a 10-year-old boy Wednesday morning. At 8:25 a.m. on Jan. 16, the boy was walking near Essex Road and Elba Drive in Lochearn, on his way to Woodmoor Elementary School, when a man approached him and grabbed his jacket. The boy resisted, ran to school and told school officials. He was not harmed, according to a Baltimore County Police press release. Anyone with information should call police at 410-307-2020.
The pair allegedly responsible for selling illegal, high-capacity magazines.
UPDATE (4:12 p.m.)—Two men were arrested over the weekend after allegedly selling illegal high-capacity magazines at the Timonium Gun and Knife Show, according to Baltimore County police. John Heilmeier, 57, of Cumberland, VA, and Richard Summers, 64, of Waldorf, MD, both face firearms charges after an undercover officer observed the sale of what police said was a 30-round magazine. Read a description of the investigation below. The detective witnessed the sale on Jan. 11 during the gun show at the Maryland State Fairgrounds, according to a statement released Wednesday by the Baltimore County Police Department. Both men were taken into custody at the show and were later charged with misdemeanor offenses related to gun-related transactions…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Baltimore County Police are investigating a pedestrian involved accident near Rolling Road
UPDATE (9:30 a.m.)—A woman was killed Tuesday morning after she was struck by a vehicle at Liberty and Liberty Place roads. According to Baltimore County police, they were dispatched to the scene in Milford Mill at 6:48 a.m. The woman was transported to Northwest Hospital in Randallstown where she was pronounced deceased, said Det. Cathleen Batton. The Baltimore County Police Department crash team is investigating, she said. The westbound lane of Liberty Road is closed Tuesday morning as police investigate. Stay with Patch for updates. Pikesville Patch Editor Janet Metzner contributed to this report.