From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office:
On Thursday, July 29, 2010, Harford County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland State Police working cooperatively launched a focused patrol effort in the Edgewood neighborhoods of Harford Square and Windsor Valley, an epicenter of recent activities. This effort is directed at addressing recent crime trends reported in those communities during the month of July.
The purpose of this focused patrol effort is to remind the community that their law enforcement partners are working diligently to keep their community safe, while serving as a reinforcement message to the criminal element in that area that their actions will not be tolerated. “Local law enforcement has worked very hard to restore calm to the Edgewood community over the past three years. We are not going to let the recent flurry of criminal activity diminish the effect that our enforcement efforts have had. You can expect us to intensify our efforts to ensure that the citizens of Edgewood can live in their community without fear of the criminal element,” stated Sheriff L. Jesse Bane.
As of Sunday, August 1, 2010, Harford County Sheriff’s Office and Maryland State Police’s combined efforts reported that in a four-day period over 50 traffic citations were issued, 31 community action requests were written, and two illegal handguns were recovered. In addition, several arrests were made for a variety of charges to include CDS possession, driving while under the influence, theft, handgun violations and assorted outstanding warrants.
Employing a series of proven law enforcement strategies and techniques, this intensified operational detail serves to strengthen basic patrol efforts already conducted throughout Harford County by local law enforcement on a regular basis. “Be advised, this is not a temporary measure. This is part of a long-term plan. A continuation of Harford County Sheriff’s Office existing efforts, intensified to address recent crime trend data,” stated Bane. “You can expect to see results in this community; we are here to get the job done.”