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
Police officers found a man dead in the gun range at Continental Arms.
A man shot and killed himself Thursday evening at a Timonium gun shop and firing range, according to Baltimore County police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter. Police responded to a 911 call regarding a shooting at the Continental Arms firing range a little after 5 p.m., Thursday. It was determined at the scene that the man died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound. Two police cruisers remained in the upper parking lot on Deereco Road as of 6 p.m. There were no other injuries reported. Individuals seeking to rent a gun at Continental Arms must first provide a driver's license or some other form of government-issued identification. First time range shooters must also read over the rules and regulations of the range before obtaining a gun, in …
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
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.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Cases in Oella, Towson and Woodlawn were among the 23 homicide cases investigated in Baltimore County last year.
The homicide detectives in the Baltimore County Police Department continue to solve more homicides than the national average but three cases in 2012 remain unsolved. But suspects remain elusive in three cases: The department announced Wednesday that it solved 86.9 percent of the 23 cases in 2012—just slightly lower than its five year average of 89.8 percent. The clearance rate for homicides nationwide in 2011 was 64.8 percent, according to statistics compiled by the FBI. Police ask anyone with information about any of these crimes to call 410-307-2020
Sunday, December 30, 2012
A 15-year-old was shot during a robbery on Dec. 29, according to Baltimore County Police.
A 15-year-old male was treated and released for a gunshot wound he suffered during a robbery, Baltimore County Police said. Just before 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29., Baltimore County Police responded to an incident near Windsor Mill Road and Meadowview Drive in Gwynn Oak, where they found a 15-year-old male with one gunshot wound to his upper body. The teen told police he was shot during a robbery by two suspects, according to a Baltimore County Police press release. The 15-year-old has since been treated for his injuries and released. Police searched the area, but were unable to locate any suspects, the release said.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Gun Club official asks elected leaders to "refrain from publicly exploiting this heartbreaking tragedy until after the victims had been returned to their families and loved ones."
UPDATED (3:30 p.m.)—Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Police Chief Jim Johnson Monday called for tougher gun laws in the wake of a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 dead, including 20 children. "Such a discussion is not an assault on the Second Amendment," Kamenetz said. "This is an assault on assault weapons. The founding fathers granted Americans the right to bear arms but like other rights in the Constitution, that right is not absolute, and it is subject to reasonable limits." But a representative of the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore said it is too early to discuss stricter gun laws. Kamenetz Monday read from an open letter he said he was sending to state and federal officials. [A copy of the …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Richard Heymann allegedly shot a man Monday in Parkton for reportedly hunting illegally and trespassing.
A former Baltimore City police officer is facing up to 35 years in prison if he is convicted of shooting a man who was allegedly trespassing, court records show. Richard Michael Heymann, 42, was officially charged Wednesday with first- and second-degree assault. He has since been released on $75,000 bond. Heymann, of the 3000 block of Hillsdale Court in Abingdon, MD, was found by police Tuesday morning tending to a man’s gunshot wounds in the 300 block of West Stablers Church Road in Parkton, MD, in northern Baltimore County. A woman who owned the property called police after hearing a gun shot fired in the wooded area near her home. When police arrived shortly after 9 a.m., they found Pennsylvania man Christopher Kinne on the ground with …