Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Harford County Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in the crash at the end of a shift.
UPDATE (10:35 a.m.)—A Thursday morning car crash claimed the life of an on-duty Harford County Sheriff's Office deputy. Police have identified the deputy as a 14-year veteran of the sheriff's office. Corporal Charles B. Licato, 34, was pronounced dead at the scene of the single vehicle crash in Darlington, police said in a statement. Licato, a Cecil County resident, had been with the sheriff's office for 14 years and was most recently assigned to the Apprehension Unit of the Services and Support Bureau, police said. Sign up for breaking news alerts from Bel Air Patch here and follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter for instant updates. Around 2:30 a.m. a citizen contacted the sheriff's office about a car crash in the 4700 block of Conowingo …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The single-vehicle accident took place on Sandy Hook Road.
A Bel Air man was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Tuesday after his truck ran off the road. He has since been released from shock trauma. Around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, 45-year-old Tim Barker of Bel Air was driving a 1995 Ford F150 on Sandy Hook Road in the Bel Air area, according to Monica Worrell, public information officer with the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The truck was driving at a high speed when it drove off the road leaving about 73 feet of tire impressions on the asphalt, Worrell said. She said the truck then moved back to the road, hit the embankment on the opposite side of the road, continued to skid, hit the embankment a second time and overturned then continued to slide on its roof for about 17 more feet. …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The move of Megan's Law Unit, which handles sex offender registration, has caused some members of the community concern.
Since the Harford County Sheriff’s Office moved its sex offender registration to a storefront in downtown Bel Air at the end of last year, the community has expressed varied reactions to the move. The Harford County Sheriff’s Office Megan’s Law Unit, which handles registration of sex offenders, moved to 110 S. Main Street which used to house Bel Air Copy & Print Center. The unadorned storefront has dark curtains on the windows and no sign on its facade. This month, Patch featured a photo of the building as part of the “Where in Bel Air” series. It triggered a passionate response from community members. The move to the new space involved very little travel. The unit was previously located just up the street in Sheriff’s Office Headquarters …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Three men are facing armed robbery and related charges in connection with an incident in Whiteford.
Two men were left outdoors, wearing nothing but their underwear and socks in the bitter cold on Friday after they said they were assaulted and robbed in Whiteford. Three other men—one from Abingdon and two from Bel Air—have been charged in connection with the crime, police said. Daniel Lewis Rohlfing, 19, of Bel Air, Michael David Wells, 19, of Abingdon, and Adam Jackson Emery, 20, of Bel Air, each faces a raft of charges including armed robbery, false imprisonment, first-degree assault and gun offenses, according to the Harford County Sheriff's office and court records. Deputies had been following the green Land Rover in which the three were riding, based on a robbery victims' decription, and made a stop near the old Bel Air Roller Rink…
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Police are investigating whether two stabbings are related.
Two men who were stabbed on New Year's Eve in Edgewood both told police they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Police do not believe either stabbing was related to gang or drug activity. A 21-year-old Baltimore man told police he was walking in the 1700 block of Meadowood Court around 10:40 p.m. Saturday, on his way to meet his cousin, when he noticed a large crowd of people, according to Monica Worrell, public information officer with the Harford County Sheriff's Office. The man said he got caught in the middle of the dispute and sustained several cuts to his upper torso, according to Worrell. Police spoke with the victim at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center where he sought treatment. Police and Emergency medical personnel were …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Police are investigating the male body discovered in the woods near Route 1.
UPDATE (7:49 p.m.)—Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a dead white male found in the woods near the 300 block of Fallston Boulevard, according to spokeswoman Monica Worrell. For instant updates, follow Bel Air Patch on Facebook and Twitter. "We do have a deceased male in the woods," Worrell said. "It does not appear to be suspicious at this time." Worrell said the man is likely between 50 and 60 years old and that there was no sign of a traumatic injury. A Plaza Ford employee found the man, according to a female who answered the phone at the dealership. Plaza Ford is on Belair Road.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
A 12-year-old walked more than five miles along U.S. Route 40, according to police.
A 12-year-old girl who ran away from home to avoid the first day of school was found early Wednesday in White Marsh. She walked more than five miles west along U.S. Route 40 from her Joppa home, according to a police spokeswoman. For instant updates, follow Bel Air Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Monica Worrell, spokeswoman for the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, said the girl goes to a Harford County public school. She was “in good health and unharmed” when a business owner found her sitting on the sidewalk behind his building in the 11000 block of Pulaski Highway around 5 a.m. Harford County sheriff’s deputies, along with a Baltimore County police helicopter and a Maryland State Police K9 unit, scoured areas near the girl’s home from 8 …
Saturday, August 6, 2011
The suspect has been charged with first- and second-degree murder and three other crimes.
UPDATE (2:16 p.m.)—A 17-year-old Bel Air, MD, boy has been charged with murder in connection with the Friday night stabbing death of a blind man. UPDATE (Monday, 3:13 p.m.): Prosecutors say Graham admitted to the crime Friday. They found bloody pants, knife, outside his apartment. UPDATE (Monday, 10:47 a.m.): See full charging documents for the suspect here. Witnesses say they saw Donnell Graham in victim's apartment. This is a follow-up to a story Patch broke Friday night. Find your local Patch here. For instant updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Donnell Graham of the 200 block of Fairwood Road has been charged with first- and second-degree murder of Patrick Xavier Ward, according to Monica Worrell, spokeswoman for the Harford …
Friday, July 29, 2011
The incident occurred near Conowingo Road.
UPDATE (8:28 p.m.)—One man has been hospitalized after the helicopter he landed at about 5:30 p.m. Friday at CVC Helicopter Service in Darlington "malfunctioned." Steven R. Rindone, 35, of Middletown, DE, was transported to Harford Memorial Hospital by the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company after the incident. His injuries are not considered life-threatening. He described his pain as "3–6" out of 10 to emergency personnel at the scene. The helicopter had been at the Harford County Farm Fair, according to a release from Maryland State Police. "The owners of the helicopter and the operator of the helicopter are stating that it did not crash, that it was already on the ground," Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS spokesman Dave Williams said…
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Police provide a more detailed description of the Bel Air Exxon robber, who is still at large and believed to be linked to other heists.
The Harford County Sheriff's Office agrees with Baltimore and Anne Arundel County police that Saturday's Bel Air Exxon shooter is connected to a string of other attempted armed robberies that occurred over the weekend. "Detectives believe that the attempted robbery at High's, the robbery at Exxon and several incidents that happened in Baltimore and Anne Arundel County are connected," Monica Worrell, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, said Tuesday. Worrell also released an updated description of the man based on witnesses and security camera images. He is described as a light-skinned black male between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-10 with a "slight muscular build." Every article of clothing he wore was black: his ski mask, a long sleeve shirt, …