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 …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Frank Theodore Williams and William Ward III were convicted in a September trial
A Baltimore County judge said Friday that each of the two men convicted in a fatal Towson shooting last December should spend the "balance of his natural life" behind bars. Judge Robert E. Cahill sentenced Frank Theodore Williams, 32, of Baltimore Highlanda and William Ward III, 45, of Baltimore to life without parole for the first-degree murder conviction as a result of their roles in the fatal December shooting at Towson Town Center. "Wherever life takes either of these defendants ... there will be violence, brutality and bloodshed," Cahill said in handing down his sentence. During the hearing, prosecutor Robin Coffin read from a letter from an aunt of Pridget, which described the slain teen as a boy who faced many challenges, including …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
William Ward III and Frank Theodore Williams were convicted on murder charges last month.
Two men convicted for their roles in a fatal December shooting at Towson Town Center will face sentencing Friday. William Ward III and Frank Theodore Williams were both convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy charges in Baltimore County Circuit Court in September. Both men could face up to life in prison. Judge Robert E. Cahill Jr. will preside over the pair's sentencing in the Friday morning hearing. Prosecutors said Ward, 45, of Baltimore and Williams, 32, of Baltimore Highlands were part of a group that followed Baltimore teen Rodney Vest Pridget through Towson Town Center before alleged gunman Tyrone Brown shot eight times outside Nordstrom on Dec. 19, during the height of the holiday shopping season. Surveillance footage and …
Friday, May 11, 2012
In a ceremony in Towson Friday morning, police and county officials honored eight officers who died while serving residents.
In a ceremony at Patriot Plaza in Towson on Friday, friends, family, police and Baltimore County officials honored eight police officers who died while serving residents. Eight officers have died either in the line of duty or while doing security work since 1969, according to a county police press release. The release also described the acts of the fallen officers:
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The county added 10 radio towers and revamped its 911 call center as part of a long-term capital project.
It was nine years ago, almost to the day, that Baltimore County faced one of its biggest snowstorms ever. Public safety crews had to get around town and county public works crews had to clear roads. The cleanup efforts, complicated by more than 2 feet of snow, were hampered further by an antiquated, unreliable radio system. After six years of planning, including three years of construction, the county announced Thursday that work was complete on a $57.6 million overhaul of the county's public safety radio system and $18.5 million in upgrades to the county's 911 center in the Circuit Court building in Towson. County officials and others gathered in a small conference room at the 911 center to discuss and demonstrate the new technology. The …