Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Officer William S. Kern was charged with two misdemeanors stemming from the February incident in Owings Mills.
(Updated 1:56 p.m.)—A Baltimore City police officer has been indicted in Baltimore County on misdemeanor charges of second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, the Baltimore County State's Attorney's office said. Officer William S. Kern, 46, allegedly shot a University of Maryland Baltimore police trainee in the head during a training exercise at the Rosewood Center in Owings Mills in February. The grand jury indictment identifies the trainee as Raymond Northern Gray. Gray was critically injured. "We continue to cooperate with all outside agencies involved in this extensive investigation," city Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said in a statment. "Meanwhile, as we come to grips with this terrible incident, our own comprehensive …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Baltimore-area Patch readers speak their minds.
This past week, Patch readers got riled about concert venue closures, Sonic coming to town, pet cemeteries and more. Here’s what your neighbors are saying: Towson Patch: “I have been a regular of the Recher for many years. I happen to know for a fact that it hasn't been profitable for them in a long time. They delayed this inevitable change as long as possible. But to survive they must adapt. I am sad to see this place and I doubt I will go to their nightclub, but I won't begrudge them the right to run a business that is actually profitable. It is the responsibility of the town council, and local government to provide safety, handle so-called riots, and police the area. That is not the concern of the business.” – RL on Recher Theatre …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Officer William S. Kern, an 18-year-veteran of the Baltimore Police, was named at the officer involved in Tuesday’s training exercise shooting in Owings Mills.
Baltimore Police have released the name of the officer involved in the incident that left a police trainee critically wounded Tuesday afternoon. Officer William S. Kern, 46, was assigned as an instructor in the education and training section in Baltimore Police. A University of Maryland Baltimore Police trainee was shot in the head by an instructor during an exercise at an Owings Mills training facility at the Rosewood Center, which is run by the department. The University of Maryland Baltimore police trainee, a man in his 40s, was in critical condition Wednesday, and Baltimore Police did not have an update on his condition Thursday afternoon. Family members asked police not to identify the trainee because they are not from the area and …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A police trainee was shot during a training exercise in Owings Mills Tuesday afternoon.
A University of Maryland police trainee was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma after being shot during a training exercise Tuesday afternoon, police confirmed. Baltimore City Police have a training facility on Rosewood Lane in Owings Mills, but Detective Angela Carter-Watson, a police spokeswoman, could only confirm that the incident occurred in Owings Mills at 2:36 p.m. ABC2 News reported that the incident happened at the Rosewood Center on Rosewood Lane. At 3 p.m., Carter-Watson said the trainee was being transported by medevac to Maryland Shock Trauma. The nature of the injuries was still under investigation, she said. Editor's note: Due to a source error, the story orginally reported that the wounded officer was a Baltimore Police trainee.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Officer Artson, a 17-year Baltimore County Police veteran, was named as the officer who shot and killed Ronald Melvin Cox Jr. on July 12.
Baltimore County Police have named the officer involved in a shooting that left a sword-wielding man in Reisterstown dead Thursday night. Officer Artson, a 17-year veteran assigned to the police tactical unit, shot and killed Ronald Melvin Cox Jr. in an upstairs bedroom in a house on the 400 block of Highmeadow Road in Reisterstown after Cox struck his bunker, a type of shield, with a sword, according to a Baltimore County Police news release. The department does not release the first names of officers involved in shootings. Artson was placed on administrative leave after the shooting, pending review of the incident, police said. Police entered the home serving an attempted murder warrant and encountered no one on the first floor. They …
Friday, July 13, 2012
Police charged a Reisterstown woman and two others in an incident in which a Reisterstown teen was abducted and shot.
Police have charged a Reisterstown woman and two others with attempted murder and kidnapping in connection with the shooting of a Reisterstown teen in June. The trio were arrested at the same Highmeadow Road home were police were forced to shoot a sword-wielding man late Thursday night. Laura Christian Karr, 24, of the 400 block of Highmeadow Road in Reisterstown, Donald George Peoples Jr., 21, of the 4200 block of Saint Georges Avenue in Baltimore and Chiquita Sketers, 21, of the 3400 block of Carriage Hill Circle in Randallstown were charged Friday with attempted first- and second-degree murder, kidnapping, first- and second-degree assault and gun changes, according to a Howard County Police news release. Peoples and Karr were arrested …
Police shot and killed Ronald Melvin Cox Jr. in Reisterstown Thursday night after he attacked an officer with a sword.
UPDATED (2:59 p.m.)—Baltimore County Police officers shot and killed a Reisterstown man last night after he attacked police with a sword while they were serving a warrant. Ronald Melvin Cox Jr., 48, of the 400 block of Highmeadow Road, was pronounced dead at the scene in his home at 11:46 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release. Officers were at the home at 11:40 p.m. to serve a search warrant in connection with an attempted murder case. As officers entered an upstairs bedroom, Cox swung a large sword at one of the officers and hit the bunker the offer was carrying. The officer, a 17-year veteran in the tactical unit, opened fire to stop the attack, striking Cox, the news release said. Cox was pronounced dead at the scene, and his body …
Police shot and killed an unidentified man late Thursday night after he attacked police with a weapon.
An unidentified man was shot and killed by Baltimore County Police late Thursday night in Reisterstown. Police were executing a search warrant in the 400-block of Highmeadow Road at approximately 11:40 p.m. when the man attacked them with a weapon, according to a statement released Friday by the police department. The unidentified man was shot and killed. The body will be transported to the Maryland Chief Medical Examiner’s office. Baltimore County Homicide Detectives are investigating the case, police said.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
The best and most interesting stories from Baltimore County Patch sites in the last week.
Here are the big stories out of Baltimore County that you may have missed on Patch this week: Foundry Row Developer Says It Can Fix Reisterstown Road Traffic A debate is brewing in Owings Mills over development, with traffic being of central concern. Glyndon-Based Courage Lion Program Continues to Pick Up Steam Behind President John Ramming and support from communities across the country, Duffy, the Courage Lion, is having an impact on more ailing children every day. Baltimore County Budget Could Grow by $47 Million The county's budget could grow by 3 percent next year under a recommendation approved by the County Council's Spending Affordability Committee. Man Shot, Killed by Police After Patrol Car Stolen A man was shot and killed by …