Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Harford County Sheriff's Office partnered with agencies from Baltimore to California in the investigation.
A Bel Air man is among the 15 people facing charges after a two-year drug smuggling investigation that spanned from California to Maryland, the Harford County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday. The Harford County Task Force filed charges against 15 individuals—from Bel Air, Middle River, Havre de Grace, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Towson, Edgewood and California—after extensive operations that included wire-tapping and undercover police work, the sheriff's office said. In addition to the arrests, the investigation led to the seizure of 140 pounds of marijuana, 20 guns, 14 vehicles and more than $140,000 in cash, police said. Tips from citizens were critical, according to the sheriff. “Drug investigations typically begin because someone has …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Harford County Sheriff L. Jesse Bane shares gratitude to sworn law enforcement and correctional deputies of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.
Todd E. Johnson pleaded guilty Monday in Harford County District Court.
A Harford County Sheriff's Office deputy was sentenced to three years probation Monday after pleading guilty to bribery. As a condition of the plea, Deputy First Class Todd E. Johnson resigned from the sheriff's office, according to a release from the Harford County state's attorney's office. Johnson, a seven-year veteran of the sheriff's office, gave Final Notice Recovery and Location of 4501 Curtis Avenue in Baltimore unauthorized access to police databases. The business is desribed as a towing company that repossesses vehicles for banks and creditors, according to a release from the sheriff's office. Johnson used his agency issued computer to look up tag numbers for the company in an effort to locate the vehicles and owners and used the…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The public works employees allegedly used the county's gas pumps to fuel their personal vehicles more than 40 times.
Two Port Deposit residents employed by Harford County were charged with theft and scheming after they were suspected of repeatedly stealing gas from Scarboro Landfill, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Thursday. Government officials reported to the sheriff's office that Tracy L. Sexton, 43, and James E. Doran, 46, were using the county fuel pumps at the landfill to gas up their personal vehicles, police said. Both individuals worked for the Harford County Department of Public Works; Doran was employed at the waste disposal center in Street and Sexton with the division of highways, according to Robert Thomas, Harford County Government spokesman. Doran had been a county employee since February 1995 and Sexton, since …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Fallen officers from across the country, including Harford County sheriff's deputy Cpl. Charles Licato, will be honored.
Tens of thousands of law enforcement officers and their families will converge on Washington this week for National Police Week 2013, May 12 through May 18. Among the events will be the Annual Candlelight Vigil, now in its 25th year, on Monday, May 13. National Police Week 2013 full schedule of events. National Police Week brings together between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees from departments throughout the United States and internationally. Among those who will be honored is Cpl. Charles Licato, the Harford County sheriff's deputy killed in a crash while on duty last September. "Police Week is super important to recognize the importance and sacrafice of our law enforcement officers, especially our fallen heroes," said Steve Groeninger, …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Harford County Sheriff's Office has exhausted leads
The Harford County Sheriff's Office is asking for the community's help after exhausting leads in search of a suspected identity thief. On Dec. 12 employees at the Family Dollar Store in the 1800 block of Pulaski Highway in Edgewood told deputies a customer passed a fraudulent check for $100, according to a release from the sheriff's office. After pursuing a number of leads, investigators are asking for the community's help in identifying the man pictured in surveillance footage in connection with identity theft and fraud, the release states. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Larry DeFazio with the sheriff's office at 443-409-3333.
The accident took place between the CSX railroad Maryland Route 152 and Joppa Road crossings.
UPDATE: (4:35 p.m.)—A man apparently wearing earbuds and walking on a railroad track in Joppa, MD, was struck and killed Thursday by a train that came up from behind him. Police have identified the victim as Kevin Scott Street, 37, of Aberdeen. Around 12:11 p.m., the Street was walking westbound on the CSX railroad tracks between the Maryland Route 152 and Joppa Road crossings, said Edward Hopkins, spokesman with the Harford County Sheriff's Office. At the same time, a train, also headed westbound, came up behind him. Witnesses told police the pedestrian had earbuds or headphones on at the time, Hopkins said. The train blew its horn, but the Street apparently did not initially hear it, Hopkins said. At the last minute, Street turned, but …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The incident took place in the Cedarday community at the end of April; police released additional details in the case Tuesday.
Police are looking for two people suspected of trying to lure three children into a van as the children walked home from their Cedarday community bus stop in late April. Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the Cedarday Drive development around 6 p.m. April 24 to take a report on the incident, according to a post on the sheriff's office website. The children, two 10-year-olds and a 9-year-old, said a man driving a van called to them and told them to get inside the vehicle, then sped up as the children started to run, according to Explore Harford. The van is described as a tan, beige, or gold, newer model, possibly a Honda Odyssey or Toyota Sienna, with a Patterson Mill High School sticker on the bumper and a ribbon …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Harford County State's Attorney's Office has recognized drunk and drugged driving enforcement for the past 22 years.
Harford County law enforcement officers strive to keep impaired drivers off the road, and this month the Harford County State's Attorney's Office will recognize the 28 troopers, deputies and officers who officials there say have done it best. State's Attorney Joseph Cassilly will present the awards at 7 p.m. May 15 in the ceremonial courtroom in the Harford County Circuit Court building, according to a release from the state's attorney's office. "Our law enforcement officers are the best in their efforts to maintain safety on the county's roads," Cassilly said in the release. "They are responsible for saving many lives and sparing families the devastation caused by impaired drivers. Harford County is proud to acknowledge their service." …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A deputy with the Harford County Sheriff's Office has been charged in connection with firing his service weapon at a suspect.
A deputy with the Harford County Sheriff's Office was charged this week after firing his service weapon at a suspect while off duty, police confirmed Wednesday. Detective First Class Christopher Michael Beheles, 37, is charged with reckless endangerment in connection with the incident. Beheles was served with a criminal summons in the case Wednesday, online court records show. The charges stem from an April 8 accident that sparked a police pursuit. Around 4:55 p.m. that day, Beheles was westbound on Norrisville Road when the car in front of him stopped to turn left onto White Hall Road and a Toyota 4Runner rear-ended his unmarked patrol car, Edward Hopkins, a sheriff's office spokesman, said at the time of the crash. Beheles was off-duty …