Bel Air Police Department

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06/06/2019
If anyone has experienced recent incidents of malicious destruction of property to windows/windshields that were caused ...
06/04/2019
Teen suspected in up to 20 incidents of vandalism using slingshot, marbles, unfired bullets

If anyone has experienced recent incidents of malicious destruction of property to windows/windshields that were caused by marbles or other projectiles in the Town of Bel Air and you haven’t yet reported the crime, please give us a call at 410-638-4500. It could be related to the case described in the attached article.

An extraordinary job and teamwork was demonstrated in this case by Officer First Class John Ganovski, Officer First Class Keith Smithson, and our Harford County law enforcement partners.

An 18-year-old from Bel Air is suspected in possibly 20 incidents of using a slingshot to fire small objects at homes and businesses over six days last week.

Congrats to all Harford County Law Enforcement Torch Run participants.  Outstanding job OFC Krause and OFC Rhodes (BAPD ...
06/04/2019

Congrats to all Harford County Law Enforcement Torch Run participants. Outstanding job OFC Krause and OFC Rhodes (BAPD runners) and OFC Hunt (BAPD Motor).

06/03/2019

***UPDATE # 2 ***

Both dogs have been returned to their owner. Thank you all for sharing!!

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My owner has been located but I’m missing my friend. If anyone sees them, please call us!! (New Pictures Below)

Looking for my human!! I was found in the area of Lee Way and South Shamrock. If you know where I live or my human counterpart please call Bel Air PD 410-638-4500.

*** TRAFFIC UPDATE ***The Bel Air Town Run has completed and all roads, except for Lee Way, between Pennsylvania Avenue ...
06/02/2019

*** TRAFFIC UPDATE ***

The Bel Air Town Run has completed and all roads, except for Lee Way, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Hickory Avenue, are open. Thank You for your patience during this event.

*** TRAFFIC REMINDER ***Tomorrow is the Bel Air Town Run starting at 0800. Expect traffic delays in the area of Majors C...
06/01/2019

*** TRAFFIC REMINDER ***

Tomorrow is the Bel Air Town Run starting at 0800. Expect traffic delays in the area of Majors Choice Development, Broadway, Lee Way. Expect Closures to start at approximately 0745 and last till the end of the event. We will provide updates when roads are opened.

05/27/2019
Raccoon Rescue

Angry baby raccoon rescued by BAPD... the little guy was trapped overnight and released into the nearby woods.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!
05/26/2019

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Thanks for the incredible display of appreciation for Police Patriot Day - Homestead Wakefield Elementary School! Amazin...
05/20/2019

Thanks for the incredible display of appreciation for Police Patriot Day - Homestead Wakefield Elementary School! Amazing care packages and awesome posters!

In humble and grateful remembrance.
05/18/2019

In humble and grateful remembrance.

In recognition of National Police Week this week we received care packages from some citizens and organizations who want...
05/16/2019

In recognition of National Police Week this week we received care packages from some citizens and organizations who wanted to thank us for our service. We want to extend our appreciation to the Yekstat family, Verizon and Servpro. Your packages were well received and didn't last long!

05/15/2019

NEWS RELEASE
On April 14th, 2019 members of the Bel Air Police Department responded to the Piercing Pagoda in the 600 block of Bel Air Rd for a Commercial Burglary. As a result of this investigation members of the Bel Air Police Department, assisted by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search and seizure warrant that led to the recovery of the stolen property. Jason William Foland, 30, of Abingdon, Maryland, has been charged with the burglary and felony theft. Primary investigator, OFC J. Ganovski #139

The Bel Air Police Department welcomes our new lateral police officer.  Officer Joshua Edward Ray, during his swearing i...
05/14/2019

The Bel Air Police Department welcomes our new lateral police officer.
Officer Joshua Edward Ray, during his swearing in ceremony. Congrats and welcome Josh.

Congratulations Bel Air Police Explorer Corporals Jonathan Kaufman and Michael Hase.Two incredible Bel Air Police Explor...
05/09/2019

Congratulations Bel Air Police Explorer Corporals Jonathan Kaufman and Michael Hase.

Two incredible Bel Air Police Explorers who were just recognized at the recent Town Hall meeting for their extraordinary service to the Town of Bel Air and their tremendous life accomplishments.

Corporal Jonathan Kaufman is an Eagle Scout who has just joined the United States Coast Guard Reserve.

Corporal Michael Hase is an Eagle Scout who has a full scholarship to the University of Maryland College Park ROTC. He is pursuing a career as an officer in the United States Air Force.

We are enormously proud of their service. They are extraordinary examples for other Explorers to follow. THEY SET THE BAR HIGH!
Semper Paratus - AIM High...

05/06/2019

***TRAFFIC ADVISORY***

We are aware that the traffic light, located at N. Main St. and East Broadway, is flashing. State Highway has been notified. Please use caution in the area. #TrafficAdvisory #SHA

05/05/2019

***TRAFFIC ADVISORY***

We have been made aware of the traffic signal, located at N. Hickory Ave and E. Broadway, malfunctioning. The signal is taking a longer time than usual to cycle. State Highway has been noticed to fix the issue. Please be patient. The light will change. Do not run the red light. #SHA #TrafficAdvisory

A Saturday morning stroll down Main Street. Started the day at the Celebration of Cultures event at the Bel Air Armory. ...
05/04/2019

A Saturday morning stroll down Main Street. Started the day at the Celebration of Cultures event at the Bel Air Armory. Chief Moore and Cpl. McComas received Henna tattoos as well as sampled baked goods from around the world. Cpl. McComas received a cascarones, confetti egg, which is to bring good luck to the person receiving it.

We met many families enjoying the weather. Thanks to the Novella Family for taking a pic with us. A stop at To Wag For - Bel Air to visit Spice the cat, who claimed to be the Mayor of Bel Air.

Also a big shout out to LASOS, Inc. and Project Iman Youth Club. (Amy Pham, Aliya Hilmi, Jessie Young and Lola Charles) #communitypolicing #BelAirMD #DowntownMainStreet

05/04/2019

*** TRAFFIC ADVISORY ***

In anticipation of the opening of Chick-Fil-A, located on Baltimore Pike and S. Kelly Avenue, please be aware for the potential of traffic congestion in the area. We ask you to plan routes accordingly. Traffic direction will be in place, however this may not readily alleviate the congestion. This opening is scheduled to take place on Wednesday May 8th. We will provide updates as they are available. Thank you and stay safe.

Today we honor our fallen public service heroes and the gift of their lives and service. With respect, honor and deep re...
05/03/2019

Today we honor our fallen public service heroes and the gift of their lives and service. With respect, honor and deep reverence to those that made the ultimate sacrifice. Their lives were not lost in vain.

The 34th annual Fallen Heroes Day was held today at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. Fallen Heroes Day is the only statewide ceremony that recognizes all branches of the public safety community.

Town of Bel Air Government
05/02/2019
Town of Bel Air Government

Town of Bel Air Government

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Officer First Class Richard "Rick" Krause at the Spirit of Scouting reception yesterday at the B&O Railroad Museum.  He ...
05/02/2019

Officer First Class Richard "Rick" Krause at the Spirit of Scouting reception yesterday at the B&O Railroad Museum. He was recognized by the Boy Scouts of America and recieved the prestigious "Friends of Scouting Award" for the monumental results he achieves in the Bel Air PD Explorer program. Officer First Class Krause was accompanied by a contingent of our legendary Explorers and family and friends during the event. CONGRATS Rick and all those that support him in reaching the apex of "preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices for a lifetime."

04/29/2019

Julius Elmo Montgomery, 37 years of age of the 1000 Blk of Spalding Dr in Bel Air, Maryland, has been charged with the M&T Bank robbery from April 27, 2019. Montgomery is being held at a regional jail in Virginia awaiting extradition back to Maryland.

Thanks to the FBI- Baltimore Field Office, Harford County Sheriff’s Office Patrol and FSU, and Maryland State Police for their assistance with this investigation.
This is an ongoing investigation. If anyone has any information please contact Detective Alex Maro, 410-638-4500 or email: [email protected]. Direct media inquiries to D/CPL Matthew Gullion 443-613-8761 or [email protected]

04/27/2019

**8 P.M. Update: The investigation continues. No one was injured during the robbery. At this time there is no information available for release. We will update the public as relevant information is obtained.

Today, at about 1 P.M., the Bel Air Police Department responded to a bank robbery at M&T Bank, located in the 500 block of Baltimore Pike. Investigators are still on-scene. The scene is safe but still active.

Additional information will be made available as it can be released.

Contact D/Cpl Matthew Gullion for media inquiries, [email protected].

A friendly reminder that the March of Dimes "March for Babies" will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2019.  The Walk will...
04/26/2019
Join March for Babies Event in Harford County

A friendly reminder that the March of Dimes "March for Babies" will take place on Sunday, April 28, 2019. The Walk will start at 9:00 am on Main Street, travel east on Broadway to Ardmore Way. Walkers will then connect to Lee Way and then Pennsylvania Avenue to circle back to the finish line at the County parking-lot near Black Eyed Suzies. Most walkers are expected to finish at around 11:00 am.

Please expect some traffic disruptions (road closures) between 9:00 am and noon along Main Street, Broadway, Hickory Avenue, North Shamrock, Lee Way, Pennsylvania Avenue and connecting roadways. The entire walk is expected to last around 2 hours, please plan accordingly to avoid delays.

Please contact the Bel Air Police Department at 410-638-4500 with questions or visit the March for Babies Website:

Sign up for March for Babies and March with us to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies.

Harford County DPW - Highways Division
04/23/2019

Harford County DPW - Highways Division

A previously announced closure of Moores Mill Road from U.S. Route 1 to MD Route 924 in Bel Air has been delayed until Monday, May 6, 2019. The closure to through traffic had been set for Monday, April 22 for roadway reconstruction; however, the contractor is able to start some work without closing the road: http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1576

CONGRATULATIONS to Bel Air’s own Officer First Class Keith J. Smithson, his family, and other award recipients who rec...
04/20/2019

CONGRATULATIONS to Bel Air’s own Officer First Class Keith J. Smithson, his family, and other award recipients who received the Bel Air Moose Family Center’s Public Safety awards tonight. It was amazing to hear of so many extraordinary acts of self sacrifice and heroism by our public service professionals. They definitely make our county and world a better and safer place.
Also, a big thank you to the Bel Air Moose Lodge for recognizing our public service heroes. What an incredible ceremony and dinner. These ceremonies make us proud to serve!

Town of Bel Air Government
04/18/2019

Town of Bel Air Government

This is a friendly reminder from the Town of Bel Air: Our offices will be closed Friday, April 19, 2019 in recognition of Good Friday. As a result, there will be no trash pick up or recycling. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause and thank you for your understanding and patience. Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

Thanks to the participants in the "Krause-Fit" games involving volunteers and Explorers. SRO Rick Krause wants his Explo...
04/18/2019

Thanks to the participants in the "Krause-Fit" games involving volunteers and Explorers. SRO Rick Krause wants his Explorers to be healthy and fit. This event was held at the monthly Explorer meeting at BAHS. A great time had by all!

As the weather warms up, so does pedestrian traffic in Bel Air. Please take time to view the NHTSA website and their 10 ...
04/18/2019
Pedestrian Safety

As the weather warms up, so does pedestrian traffic in Bel Air. Please take time to view the NHTSA website and their 10 Walking Safely Tips. Also included are 9 Driving Safety Tips. Please cross at intersections with a pedestrian signal when possible and reduce distractions (i.e. wearing headphones / earbuds, texting, etc.). A few extra steps to a signaled intersection may increase your time, but may also save your life.

https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/pedestrian-safety

#PedestrainSafety #NHTSA #BelAirMD #WalkSmart

At some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian. While pedestrian fatalities remain high, there was a 1.7-percent decrease in the number of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in 2017, totaling 5,977 deaths. NHTSA raises awareness of the dangers to pedestrians by providing safety tips, educatio...

A big thank you to Girl Scout Troop #877 for stopping by and taking a tour of our station. We are glad you enjoyed it!! ...
04/17/2019

A big thank you to Girl Scout Troop #877 for stopping by and taking a tour of our station. We are glad you enjoyed it!!

If you or your group would like a tour of the Bel Air Police Department, please contact [email protected] or [email protected] to schedule.
#GirlsScouts #Troop877 #Scouting #BSA #GSA

Harford County DPW - Highways Division
04/12/2019

Harford County DPW - Highways Division

Moores Mill Road from U.S. Route 1 to MD Route 924 in Bel Air will be closed to through traffic on or about Monday, April 22 for roadway reconstruction. This road closure is anticipated to last for approximately five months to complete a previously announced project following a winter hiatus. Access will be limited to emergency vehicles, school buses and residents who live within this work zone.
Please follow the detour signs or make other arrangements if you travel on these roadways. Questions may be directed to Matt Michael, Chief Inspector, Harford County DPW 410-638-3217 ext. 2437. http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/1568

Today’s #TBT shows one of the phases of the department. Prior to many additions and redesign, the back of the current ...
04/11/2019

Today’s #TBT shows one of the phases of the department. Prior to many additions and redesign, the back of the current Town Hall looked like this. This shows the entrance of the police station in the 70’s-80’s. #throwback #BelAirMD #newbuilding

***UPDATE***Human has been located and I am going home!OH NO!! Another four legged lost friend! This handsome guy is in ...
04/06/2019

***UPDATE***
Human has been located and I am going home!

OH NO!! Another four legged lost friend! This handsome guy is in the area of Lee Way. If you know my human...can you let the Bel Air Police know. Please call us at 410-638-4500. #lostpets #harfordlostpets #lostdog

The Bel Air Police Department has been made aware of several spoofing calls utilizing our phone number. We caution recip...
04/04/2019
Caller ID Spoofing

The Bel Air Police Department has been made aware of several spoofing calls utilizing our phone number. We caution recipients to confirm the identity of the caller before giving any personal information. This can easily be accomplished by calling our direct-line and asking for the specific investigating officer.

Follow this link for more information about spoofing and protecting yourself against fraudulent calls. https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/spoofing-and-caller-id

Caller ID spoofing is when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your caller ID display to disguise their identity. Spoofing is often used as part of an attempt to trick someone into giving away valuable personal information so it can be used in fraudulent activity or sold i...

04/02/2019

Bel Air Police motor officer navigating a night cone skills course. The video was taken at an abandoned housing complex on the Edgewood side of APG. #MotorUnit #BelAirPD #ConeCourse

Congratulations to Officer First Class Nick Rhodes, who also serves our country as a Corporal in the United States Marin...
04/01/2019

Congratulations to Officer First Class Nick Rhodes, who also serves our country as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps.

This past week he competed in the Eastern Marine Corps Marksmanship Competition hosted at Quantico.

He won a bronze medal in the M4 service Rifle and a silver medal in the M9 pistol. The competition was 2 weeks long and had a total of 200 competitors including both the Marine Corps Shooting team and the Paris Island Shooting team.

He was also recognized as the distinguished honor graduate form the Combat Marksmanship Coaches Course.

Nick serves as our full time SRO assigned to the Bel Air Middle School. You make us proud OFC/Cpl. Rhodes!

***UPDATE***  Owner Located and coming to pick it up! Thank you all for the shares!!A cell phone was turned in to the st...
03/30/2019

***UPDATE*** Owner Located and coming to pick it up! Thank you all for the shares!!

A cell phone was turned in to the station this morning. It was turned in with some damage and locked with a pass code. It was found at the intersection of Hickory Avenue and Lee Way. If you’re my owner, I will be happy to be reunited! Please bring a valid identification with you when you pick me up. Knowing the passcode will help too. #lostproperty #lostcellphone

If you were not aware, the Bel Air Police also have an Official Website!! Here you can read about different divisions in...
03/30/2019
Police | Town of Bel Air, MD - Official Website

If you were not aware, the Bel Air Police also have an Official Website!! Here you can read about different divisions in the department, look at historical photos of the Bel Air Police and have access to some online forms. Please continue to check back to this site as we are adding new content regularly.

Learn about the Bel Air Police Department and the programs and services they offer to residents.

#ThrowbackThursday  Bel Air Police Department has been in a few locations over the years. One location is on Main Street...
03/28/2019

#ThrowbackThursday Bel Air Police Department has been in a few locations over the years. One location is on Main Street. 108 S. Main Street housed the department for approximately 1 year while the new station was being built on Hickory Avenue. #BelAirMD #History #BelAirPD

Gas leak in the area of Upper Chesapeake.  Expect delays and activity in the area of W. MacPhail and Tollgate Road
03/26/2019

Gas leak in the area of Upper Chesapeake. Expect delays and activity in the area of W. MacPhail and Tollgate Road

UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center (UM UCMC) visitors and patients: Due to a gas leak near the intersection of West MacPhail and Tollgate roads, there is currently no access to the hospital via the traffic circle on Tollgate Road. If you have an appointment or are picking up/dropping off a friend or family member at UM UCMC this afternoon, please enter the campus from Route 24/West MacPhail and make the first left (Lower Loop Road). Please know that this issue is under control and is not affecting either patient care or those in the surrounding community.

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Bel Air, MD
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