Sunday, May 12, 2013
Police: The woman was holding a handgun replica when she was shot.
A woman shot by a Baltimore County police officer early Saturday morning in Pikesville was holding a handgun replica and will be charged in the incident, police said. A Baltimore County police officer shot the woman several times in the upper body after she did not follow police orders to drop the weapon. The woman threatened the officer with a metallic replica of a large semi-automatic handgun, a police investigation revealed. The woman, who was in stable condition Sunday afternoon, will be charged with first-degree assault and obstruction of justice upon her release from the hospital, Baltimore County police Officer Shawn Vinson said. The woman's name cannot be released until she is officially charged, Vinson said. Detectives have …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Baltimore Sun reports that Nikita Levy, a Johns Hopkins gynecologist who was being investigated for allegedly using recording devices on his patients, committed suicide.
The Baltimore Sun is reporting that an embattled Towson doctor who faced allegations of recording his patients committed suicide, but Baltimore County police are declining to confirm what the newspaper has reported. Nikita Levy, a Johns Hopkins gynecologist, was discovered dead at his Hampton Lane home Monday morning, according to The Sun. Levy was being investigated for using recording devices, including a camera hidden in a pen to take clandestine pictures of his patients. The Sun article lists suicide as the cause of death, and alleges that Levy wrapped a plastic bag around his head and filled it with helium. The Towson doctor also reportedly left an apology note for his wife. Baltimore County Police Department spokeswoman Elise …
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…
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 …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Tyler Jonathan Waldman, 24, is a Towson resident.
Police have identified Tyler Jonathan Waldman, 24, as the driver of a Honda Civic who suffered life-threatening injuries following a two-vehicle accident in Towson Monday morning. Cindy Rivers, a spokeswoman for Shock Trauma, said Waldman remains in critical condition. Waldman, of the 300 block of Stevenson Lane, is a graduate of both Towson High School and Towson University. He is also the editor of Essex-Middle River Patch. Prior to taking the helm of the Essex-Middle River site, Waldman served for two years as the editor of Towson Patch. He is the Towson site's founding editor. Early investigation shows that a Honda Civic was traveling on Goucher Boulevard through the intersection of E. Joppa Road, Baltimore County police said in a …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The investigation was spurred by the discovery of skeletal remains Wednesday in Reisterstown.
Baltimore County police continue to investigate the discovery of a dead body, days after uncovering the remains of a human hand in Reisterstown, according to a media advisory. The body of an unidentified male was discovered in the Hanover Pike and Butler Road area Saturday morning. “Police investigators had returned to the area to conduct a detailed search after a human hand had been found earlier in the week near the 300-block of Hedgepocket Way, 21136,” the release states. Police have not yet identified the corpse, nor have they provided a description at this time. The remains have been transported to the the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. Police are asking anyone who may have information to contact detectives at (410) …
Reisterstown resident Sasha Arianna Samlal had been missing since September.
Baltimore County police have located the teenager from Reisterstown who had been reported missing since September. Sasha Arianna Samlal, 16, was located alive and well by the Baltimore County Police Department crimes against children unit, according to a notice sent out to the media early Sunday morning. Police widened the search for the missing Samlal, asking for the public assistance on Nov. 15. No further information was available overnight. Read More:
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Baltimore County Police are searching for Sasha Arianna Samlal, who has been missing since Sept. 21.
Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a Reisterstown teen who has been missing since Sept. 21. Sasha Arianna Samlal, 16, of the unit block of Gloucester Court, was last seen getting into a small black Honda with tinted windows and a white Honda sticker across the top windshield. It was driven by a Hispanic male, according to a police press release. She is described as an Indian female with long black hair, brown eyes, a medium complexion, 5 feet and 3 inches tall and 140 pounds. She was wearing a T-shirt and blue jeans when she was last seen, police stated. Anyone with information on her location is asked to call Baltimore County Police at 410-853-3650 or 410-307-2020.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The Maryland Move Over Law requires that, if you see emergency lights at the side of the road, you must slow down or move over into another lane, away from the emergency scene.
A Howard County Police Department officer, a person he had in custody, and a driver who hit them were hospitalized Jan. 22 in Mt. Airy. An engine from the Brooklandville Fire Station was hit on I-83; and a vehicle from Lutherville was struck on I-695. Those are just a few of the collisions that have occurred when motorists don't obey a state law that requires motorists to move over, or at least slow down, if they come across emergency vehicles. The state's "Move Over Law" went into effect Oct. 1, 2010, and State Police want to remind drivers about it. "Move over or slow down in order to provide an extra barrier of safety for officers, firefighters and emergency rescue personnel working along Maryland roadways," said Col. Marcus Brown, …