Gahler: “Unfortunately for President Impallaria, the Classification of ‘Correctional Officers’ is an Area Where Sheriff Bane and I Agree”

From Jeffrey R. Gahler: November 1, 2014 Dear Harford County Residents: It was brought to my attention today that President Impallaria of the Deputy Sheriffs Union recently mailed an advertisement that demeaned the correctional deputies of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. At issue with President Impallaria is the fact that the deputies assigned to the […]

Betz: “Bane’s Claim of ‘Prior Information That I Was Leaving the Agency’ is Inaccurate, Not Possible, and an Untruth”

The following letter was prepared earlier this summer by Harford County Sheriff’s Office Lt. (Ret.) David Betz and distributed to deputies regarding statements made about Betz’s promotion prior to his retirement. The letter was provided to The Dagger for publication via a third party, but its contents were confirmed by Betz as genuine. A clip […]

Pair of Sheds Damaged in Accidental Bel Air Fire

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Photo courtesy of Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company A pair of sheds sustained severe damage in a Tuesday afternoon fire which investigators determined was accidental. The fire was reported by a neighbor at approximately 2:41 p.m. Tuesday in two wood-framed sheds behind a residence in the 1400 block of Prospect Mill Road in Bel Air, […]

22-Year-Old Man Injured in Monday Night Edgewood Shooting

From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office: [October 27, 2014, Edgewood, MD] — On October 27, 2014 at approximately 6:34 p.m., deputies responded to a shooting in the 1000 block of Magnolia Woods Lane, in Edgewood. The male victim, age 22, was outside the apartment complex, when he was confronted by two or three black males. […]

Belcamp Man Sentenced to 12 Months for “Spiced” Driving in Fatal June 2013 Wreck

From the Harford County State’s Attorney’s Office: Kyle Johnson, 20, of Belcamp, Maryland will spend 12 months in the Detention Center after pleading guilty to negligent driving of a motor vehicle while impaired by a controlled dangerous substance that killed Jenna Nicole Pollock, 15. On 27 October 2014, at an emotional sentencing hearing Jenna’s father […]

Harford County Initiates Preparations for Ebola Patients; “County Residents are Much More Likely to Get the Flu”

From Harford County government: Harford County Government has initiated planning and procedures to deal with the Ebola virus. The Department of Emergency Services is coordinating the county’s efforts among various agencies, departments and organizations. County officials received a briefing on the Ebola virus from the Harford County Health Department and the University of Maryland, Upper […]

Arrest Made in Overnight Stabbing/Robbery in Edgewood

From the Harford County Sheriff’s Office: On October 24th at 12:44 a.m. deputies were called to the 100 block of Waterside Court in Edgewood for a reported assault. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a 48-year-old male, no fixed address, with multiple stab wounds and an abrasion on his head. The victim advised deputies he was walking […]