While driving around Lutherville-Timonium today I came across the above stop sign, or at least what I thought to be a stop sign.
Someone, likely over the weekend, spray painted the phrase "SWAG" over the red octagon. I thought to myself, do I call Precinct 7? Is there a dedicated number to call for non-emergencies? I certainly didn't want to dial 911 for a case of vandalism.
Now I have an answer.
Allow me to introduce you to the neighborhood awareness program iWatch.
The initiative launched in early 2011 and is designed primarily as a tool for reporting suspicious activity, according to the county website. However, iWatch can and should be used for non-emergencies that need to be reported around our communities. You can also contact the Baltimore County Police Department, Precinct 7 Cockeysville at 410-887-1820.
You can also sign up for iWatch alerts here.