From the Maryland State Police, Bel Air Barrack:
(Harford County, MD) _ The following persons were arrested by Bel Air Barrack troopers during Operation “Don’t Press Your Luck” conducted throughout the Saint Patrick’s Day weekend.
1. Lee P. Addington, 42 yoa, Bel Air resident, arrested for DUI
2. Scott D. Bailey, 23 yoa, Baltimore resident, arrested for DUI
3. Nicola A. Canty, 39 yoa, Baltimore resident, arrested for DUI
4. Jermile A. Cheatham Jr., 20 yoa, Aberdeen resident, arrested for possession of controlled dangerous substance
5. Kendall K. Gray, 24 yoa, Whitehall resident, arrested for DUI
6. Jennifer Louisa Jewell-Young, 24 yoa, Edgewood resident, arrested for DUI
7. Kyle A. Tomlinson, 26 yoa, Bel Air resident, arrested for DUI
8. Edward T. Thiess, 31 yoa, Baltimore resident, arrested for DUI
9. Joshua A. Workman, 24 yoa, Elkton resident, arrested for urinating in public
Additionally, troopers initiated more than 240 traffic stops, issued 130 citations and 215 warnings.
Operation “Don’t Press Your Luck” was one of the most productive Saint Patrick’s Day operations in the Department this year. Additionally, there were no serious or fatal motor vehicle crashes on Saint Patrick’s Day in the county which we attribute to the enormous emphasis on “high visibility” enforcement. Please monitor the Maryland State Police website (Bel Air Barrack) for updates on future initiatives.
How about “Operation:Stop wasting Tax Payer’s Money” as I saw yet another Trooper with his wife in his take home cruiser shopping at BJ’s. Use your own vehicle for your personal day trips!
These same law enforcement officers have real lives that they sacrifice too much of, when they respond to crimes off-duty. You should be thankful that an off-duty trooper happened to be in the same area you were. While this appears to be a small perk of the job, agencies also use this as a way toget cops to work for free. Lighten up Graham Cracker!
@regluar… I use my own gas and insurance to drive my car. BTW having the family in the car is dangerous and the Trooper usually doesn’t respond. I pay my taxes and why should they have the benefit of driving their patrol cars all over the state. Agencies don’t get police to work for free. Why put your family in the same car that you place 10-95’s. Would you want to sit in the same seat? 10-74!
Just the presence of a patrol car in an area reduces chances of crime and speeding. Ask all the people who hit the brakes every time they see a police car. It has an effect and at little cost to the tax payer.
Fact Check says
Most neighborhoods would love to be able to have a trooper’s car parked out front of their house. I know I don’t mind, plus, they put their lives on the line for relatively low pay and this type of perk not only helps the neighborhood they live in, but is an added benefit to the officer to compensate for the lower pay. Of course, he better be claiming it on his taxes as a perk or else the IRS will be coming for him.
Thank you to MSP for making our roads safer! Much appreciated.
Unlike Sheriffs office, town police, and City police, Maryland State Troopers are considered “Always on Duty”
What A Shame says
…that doesn’t just apply to State Police.
The Pike says
Check your facts Dave. All law enforcement officers are always on duty.
Bobbie P says
If you are correct, then I’ve seen some really drunk “on duty” law enforcement officers.
as always just me says
Bobby P. Amen!!!!!!!!!! On Saturday I saw 2 off duty at looneys they were trashed trash they were doing the two step. I don’t agree that offices r any gov’t officials should b aloud to take cars home w them. You ever wonder how drugs come up missing? 10/1 the ones that driving the police cars r hiding them under back seat selling them. Not only do they take their police cars home to drive where ever but the gas they get free , in fact a week ago I saw one at Exxon getting gas in car n he filled up 5 5 gallon gas jugs glad to see my taxes can pay 3.94 a gallon for them. Last summer there were three families at six flags in Harford county police cars let me guess they were on duty there too rite? Its bullshit they get free coffee,food,’gas, insurance , and let’s not forget the drugs that comes up missing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bobbie P says
My post was meant to point out how absurd it is to think anyone, including law enforcement, is always on duty. The police are human beings just like everyone else, and like us, are entitled to their time off.
1. Show me proof where drugs constantly come up missing like you say, and are sold by the police out of their take home cars. Has it happened? Sure, but not the widespread rampant corruption of which you speak. In fact, I’ll bet their is a higher percentage of religious officials and health care providers who break the law then law enforcement.
2. Free insurance? The department covers accidents that aren’t the operators fault, but at fault accidents cost the operator money time, disciplinary action and possibly their job. If you get into a fender bender could you lose your job?
3. Free gas? Everyone I know of has a fuel key/card that only works are government fuel pumps. Using a regular old gas station means you are paying out of pocket unless using a government credit card, which is tracked and must be justified. 5 gallon jugs? Either paying out of pocket or perhaps for the stations generators/atv’s/etc.
4. Off duty and trashed? Who cares, they are allowed to enjoy the same legal activities off duty as anyone else.
5. Oh the old taxes bit huh? First of all, welfare isn’t taxed so don’t worry you’re not getting charged a cent. Secondly, the average amount per person in the state that goes directly to each individual officer is something like a whopping dollar. Also, since I pay taxes I guess I’m self employed, so this one’s on me buddy.
as always just me says
I saw what I saw along with the others with us. And welfare I don’t know a
bout it I work 60hrs weekly
If you’re not full of **** about seeing three families at Six Flags in marked HCSO vehicles (and I think you probably are) then you should’ve written the car numbers down and reported it. It would’ve been pretty simple to find out who those cars were assigned to and for the appropriate discipline to be administered.
As far as seeing a trooper filling up gas cans at an Exxon…were those cans for personal use or were they for filling up MSP equipment like ATV’s, a portable generator, etc? If they were for personal use how do you know he wasn’t using his personal credit card to pay for it (if troopers even get a government card to pay for stuff like gas.) Oh that’s right, you don’t know.
I’m not sure where troopers fill up their cars, but I doubt they do it at commercial gas stations (at least not regularly and I’ve never seen a trooper filling up their patrol vehicle at a commercial gas station.) I’m pretty certain they have various MSP stations around the state where they fill up after putting in a couple different codes and their mileage just like the HCSO does (and if they’re anything like the HCSO then good luck getting reimbursed if you run out of gas and have to buy a couple gallons at Exxon or Wawa…)
If I’m “always on duty” then I should be getting paid for working 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week.
It’s true that I may at any time have to put myself on duty if I happen to show up on a robbery in progress at the Wawa or something or if I’m using my assigned agency vehicle off duty and come across a m/v crash, but until that happens I’m not on duty. The same thing applies to troopers, deputies, officers, etc statewide.
Troopers are not “always on duty.”
As for putting your family in your patrol car (especially your kids in the back seat), that’s just foolish unless you don’t have another option, imo. I certainly wouldn’t want my kids riding in the back seat of my patrol car with all the drug users, gang bangers, etc who’ve been back there. I don’t know what sorts of diseases they’re carrying and I definitely don’t want my kids exposed to them.
Dep 1 says
The only problem with deputies and local police always being on duty is the fact that they have zero police powers when the leave there jurisdictions. If a Ha Co Deputy stops you for speeding in Baltimorw Co, he can’t write a ticket, and he violated the law by stopping you in the first place.
Not true. Officers in MD have some limited authority outside of their jurisdiction.
Could I decide to go patrol in Baltimore County and pull everyone over for speeding or headlights out? Of course not.
If I happen to live in Baltimore County and am on my way to or from work and see someone swerving all over the road and nearly striking other vehicle can I stop them and detain them until BCPD gets there? Absolutely, but I can’t actually arrest and charge them.
If I see a suspicious person walking down the street on my way to or from work can I do a Terry stop? Possibly depending what exactly was suspicious about him. If it turns out he has CDS on him can I arrest him? No, but I could cuff him and detain him until BCPD got there.
If I’m driving past a 7-11 in Baltimore County on my way to or from work and see what appears to be a robbery in progress can I stop and get involved as a LEO? Absolutely.
Give me a break people. Let’s forget about how these officers put their lives on the line for us and focus on a trip to BJ’s in the police cruiser. Seriously? I feel safer knowing I am in the same area as a police officer. Let them drive their vehicles off duty all the time! It’s a small price to pay for the peace of mind they provide.
David A. Porter says
All you need is an experience with malicious and hateful people to appreciate law enforcement.
King of Common Sense says
DEP 1, your name indicates that you might be a Deputy but your statement says you clearly don’t understand law or policy. All Law Enforcement powers are granted by the State and jurisdictional issues are handled by MOU’s (Memorandums of Understanding) By the current policy and MOU a Harford County Deputy cannot stop someone for speeding in another county, but they also can’t use their agency vehicle for personal use outside Harford County so the situation wouldn’t come up except for going to and from home. A Harford County officer can act anywhere in the state of Maryland in a police capacity if someone is in danger.
Also, neither the state police or local officers are on-duty 24/7. They are subject to becoming on duty at any moment by being present for a crime but they are not considered on duty.
DEP 1 you may need another trip through whatever academy you went through. Please stop commenting you are embarrassing the legitimate LEO’s on here.
Side note to King of Common Sense, I find some flaws with Harford’s take home policy. I find it odd that you can’t operate off duty outside of the county. So if you live in Cecil and want to go to the store you have to drive all the way to Harford to go to Walmart in Aberdeen, potentially bypassing Elkton and North East (just an example). Seems silly. Just food for thought.
Well, really what it’s saying is that if you live out of county you can’t use it off duty unless you happen to be coming to Harford County (and I guess technically if someone living in PA really wanted to bother, they could drive to Harford County, pick up their assigned vehicle, and drive around Harford County.) I doubt many people do that. Most deputies don’t drive their agency vehicles regularly off duty anyway.
Almost every time I’ve had to use mine off duty I’ve ended up coming across a crash with no one on scene yet (so I’ve had to stand by until enough on duty units arrive) or there’s been a home invasion/bail out/pursuit nearby where they need a perimeter and I end up sitting on a perimeter for an hour. In my opinion it’s not worth the trouble unless my personal vehicle is in the shop.
Yeah I know what you mean. My take home is to and from work only and I still manage to come across accidents no one has bothered to respond to. Sometimes I would rather just drive my POV.
Mrs. Observer was very fond of telling me about a trooper she used to know (still alive, just no longer with MSP) who would wind up leaving his family at a restaurant or movie theater or wherever while he responded to a situation that popped up while he was nominally off duty. It happens.
Yeah- As Always, your definitely on to something- I’m sure those officers are really drug dealers. LOL!!! Any more well thought out opinions? Or are you all out of genius for the day?
as always just me says
Touch a nerve there Rachel, something yu wanta add?
Nice conspiracy theories “As Always” you are bringing ignorance to a new level.
Tony L says
Havre de Drace has take homes. Come on
Wine Fan 101 says
Sometimes peeing in public just has to happen.
Proud to not be a Monster and to not be Liberal says
As always just me. When there is a serious crime in your community are you gonna be mad that the officer who responded to your house was off duty. Yeah, NO. I encourage you to put an application in at your local police department or detention center if you think you can do a better job. These people put there life on the line everyday for you and you could careless. Until you put an application in shut yo mouth.
Mad at everything says
Careful everyone, APG police officers don’t have powers anywhere per their administration. 90% great, smart guys and girls and treated like children. What a waste… Its hard to admit it in public to be honest… It’s true you can put your ass on the line everyday and receive less thanks and recognition than normal.
Pretty sure they can enforce military code, DOD policy and state crimes under assimilated crimes act. Just saying.
HDG READER says
I’m glad that MSP were able to get some people off the streets last weekend who may have harmed others. Those of you that can do nothing but constantly spout your inane conspiracy theories and be political when the post has nothing to do about politics need to get a grip.
lol,,,I got a ticket for “rolling” thru a stop sign,,, The same cop “rolled” thru 3 signs after just writting me a ticket “do as i say , not as i do.. oh wait he was probably on a call…..lol
Mad at everything says
I know that, I’m well aware of my departments enforcement jurisdictions and policies. It’s called sarcasm. Hence my tag on here, I felt like tooling on them. I’m just saying…