Harford County Sheriff's Office

Harford County Sheriff's Office Please note that this page is not monitored 24 hours a day. If you have an emergency please call 911. Urgent matters should be directed to the precincts. Northern Precinct - 410-692-7880 Southern Precinct - 410-612-1717

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05/20/2019

PUBLIC NOTICE: The Harford County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Checkpoint during the evening hours of May 24, 2019.

05/16/2019

On Thursday, May 16th at 3:54 p.m., deputies assigned to the Northern Precinct of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3100 block Grier Nursery Road for a report of a crash involving a school bus and an SUV. There were no injuries to students on the bus or the driver of either vehicle. There is no further information at this time.

05/16/2019

SIMONS COURT FATAL FIRE UPDATE:
As the Harford County Sheriff’s Office and Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal continue their investigations into the fatal fire on Simons Court, we are able to identify two of the three victims.

The following individuals lost their lives in the fire:
Ernest Milton Lee, age 57
Kimberly Ann Shupe age 47

Identification of the third victim is pending an investigation with Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

One victim is still hospitalized for injuries at Johns Hopkins Bayview.

There are no other updates from the HCSO at this time.

Being prepared for the worst is critical in today's world.  We are currently registering for the second session in a ser...
05/16/2019

Being prepared for the worst is critical in today's world. We are currently registering for the second session in a series of Active Assailant Awareness Seminars.

The seminars are designed to provide community members with response options in the event they are confronted with an active shooter emergency.

FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC - Registration is Required

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05/15/2019

05/21/19 UPDATE:
Thank you for your shares, Christopher Mayhew was taken into custody.
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We found some spare change under the seat of the car, it isn't much, but we're thinking of putting it all on one horse to win the Preakness this weekend...who should we pick?

Speaking of betting, we BET you could help us find these two #WantedWednesday individuals. Unfortunately for them, they won't be able to bet on the Preakness where they're going! #HarfordWanted

Last night, members of our Honor Guard, accompanied by Tribute (our vehicle dedicated to all our fallen heroes), marched...
05/15/2019

Last night, members of our Honor Guard, accompanied by Tribute (our vehicle dedicated to all our fallen heroes), marched in the Emerald Society Parade in Washington D.C. as part of Police Week.

We are honored to be able to join fellow Law Enforcement Officers from around the world in honoring all our fallen brothers and sisters in blue.

Every year, on this day, we pause to remember our fallen heroes.
05/15/2019

Every year, on this day, we pause to remember our fallen heroes.

Thank you for coming to visit today!  We appreciate your kindness and support.  And a very special thanks to the listene...
05/14/2019

Thank you for coming to visit today! We appreciate your kindness and support. And a very special thanks to the listeners who wrote some awesome nominations for our deputies!

Along with Caliber 7, we want to give a Thin Blue Thank You to the Harford County Sheriff's Office for all their hard work and dedication to the people of Harford!

We think Sgt. Lane is dreaming of warmer weather with this post, but if the forecasters are right, we'll be warm and sun...
05/14/2019

We think Sgt. Lane is dreaming of warmer weather with this post, but if the forecasters are right, we'll be warm and sunny by the weekend! #TrafficTipTuesday

"Welcome to Traffic Tip Tuesday! The National Child Heatstroke Prevention campaign starts Monday, May 27, 2019. We are likely to get some warm/hot days prior to the 27th so I feel it’s important to get information out now. Heatstroke is the leading cause of vehicular not-in-traffic non-crash related deaths for children under age 14. Since 1998, an average of 38 children have died from heatstroke each year. In 2018 there were 51 child vehicular heatstroke fatalities, 43 in 2017. Just like crash related fatalities, our goal is zero.

Children are more vulnerable to heatstroke than adults. A child’s body temperature rises three to five times faster than an adult’s. When a child is left in a hot vehicle, that child’s temperature can rise quickly. Heatstroke begins when the core body temperature reaches approx. 104 degrees, a core body temperature of 107 degrees is lethal. In just 10 minutes, a car can heat up by 20 degrees and become deadly. (www.nhtsa.gov)

Ladies and gentlemen, as you can see from the numbers we are heading in the wrong direction. The sad fact about it, this tragedy is 100% preventable! Most of the time, crashes and child heatstroke are caused by HUMAN ERROR!

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides eight simple steps to prevent heatstroke deaths:
1. Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle- even if the windows are partially open or the engine is running with the air conditioning on.
2. Make a habit of looking in the vehicle- front and back- before locking the doors and walking away.
3. Ask childcare provider to call if the child doesn’t show up for care as expected.
4. Place your purse or briefcase in the back seat to ensure your child isn’t accidentally left in the vehicle.
5. Write a note or place a stuffed animal in the passenger’s seat to remind you that a child is in the vehicle.
6. Teach children that a vehicle is not a play area and store keys out of a child’s reach.
7. If you see a child alone in a locked car, call 911.
8. A child in distress due to heat should be removed from the vehicle as quickly as possible and rapidly cooled.

If we are going to make a difference, it’s going to take a group effort! Stay safe; slow down, wear your seat belt, put down the phone and drive sober! Have a great day!"

Next week, we start the Pledge Program at Red Pump Elementary School.  We still have some openings, so if you have a stu...
05/13/2019

Next week, we start the Pledge Program at Red Pump Elementary School. We still have some openings, so if you have a student who is between the ages of 8 & 11 and want to sign them up, check out the flyer for details!

You student doesn't have to be a student at Red Pump Elementary, if you can get them to the school by the 4 p.m. start time, they are welcome to join us!

Contact Sgt. Aaron Penman to register!

05/13/2019

PUBLIC NOTICE: The Harford County Sheriff's Office will be conducting a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) Checkpoint during the evening hours of May 24, 2019.

OK, we know this picture is crummy, but were you in Walmart that day and did you see anything suspicious?
05/12/2019

OK, we know this picture is crummy, but were you in Walmart that day and did you see anything suspicious?

"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crus...
05/12/2019

"A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path." - Agatha Christie

Happy Mother's Day to all moms out there! And thank you. We are who we are, because of you!

Do you have a current high school student and are still looking for something for them to do this summer?  What about ou...
05/11/2019

Do you have a current high school student and are still looking for something for them to do this summer? What about our Youth Academy? It's a week long, overnight camp where students get to learn about what it takes to be a deputy!

It's a wonderful experience, and while technically the deadline to apply has already passed, we still have a few spots available and will take applications until Friday!

For more information, check out our website!

This morning the Police Unity Tour, including our six riders, stopped at the Southern Precinct for a quick rest stop as ...
05/11/2019

This morning the Police Unity Tour, including our six riders, stopped at the Southern Precinct for a quick rest stop as they continue towards their ultimate goal of Washington D.C. During the stop they laid a wreath at our fallen heroes memorial, and presented a plaque to York Insurance Services, thanking them for their support of the Unity Tour.

May 11, 2019 2:42 pm update:Detectives Investigating Non Fatal ShootingHarford County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are ...
05/11/2019

May 11, 2019 2:42 pm update:
Detectives Investigating Non Fatal Shooting
Harford County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are seeking information regarding a non-fatal shooting that occurred Friday night.
​At approximately 7:29 p.m., deputies assigned to the Southern Precinct of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 400 block of Silverside Road in Edgewood for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, deputies located a single male victim lying on the ground next to a 2014 Scion tC, which had just collided with another vehicle parked in the area. The victim, and sole occupant of the vehicle, was suffering from a single gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim, identified as Langston Clark Guinn, 23, of the 2900 block of Ancon Court in Edgewood, was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center by Maryland State Police Helicopter. He is listed in critical condition.
​The investigation was assumed by detectives from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division. Investigators from the Forensic Services Unit responded to the area to collect and preserve physical evidence in support of the investigation.
​The initial investigation indicates Guinn was in the 500 block of Arum Court, when an unknown individual drove through that area in the Scion tC and began a verbal altercation with the victim. The suspect then exited the vehicle and a physical altercation began, which ended with the suspect shooting the victim once in the upper torso. At some point during the altercation, a second individual approached the area to assist the suspect. Following the shooting, Guinn entered the Scion, which the suspect had previously been operating, and attempted to flee the area.
​As the investigation progressed, two suspects were identified and taken into custody. They are identified as Walter Clark, 24 of Arum Court, and Eric McEady, 22 of the 500 block of Arum Court. Both were charged accordingly and transported to the Harford County Detention Center where they are being held without bail.
The investigation remains active and ongoing. There are no further details being released at this time. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 410-836-5442. Those who wish to remain anonymous may report their information through the methods listed below. If the information you provide leads to the arrest and indictment of the individuals responsible for this crime, you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.00.
Submit a tip online at​http://www.harfordsheriff.org/wanted
Text message:​Metro Crime Stoppers: Text “CRIMES" (274637)
​Begin the message "MCS," then add the information.
Phone:​Harford Crime Solvers: Call 1-888-540-8477

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ORIGINAL POST
This evening, at 7:30 p.m., deputies assigned to the Southern Precinct of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 400 block of Silverside Road in Edgewood for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, deputies located a single adult male victim in the nearby 500 block of Arum Court, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. The victim was transported by Maryland State Police Helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center for treatment of what is believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division have assumed the investigation, and deputies with the Forensic Services Unit have responded to process the scene for evidence.

The investigation is active and ongoing. No further information will be released at this time. Anyone with information is asked to call the Southern Precinct at 410-612-1717.

In Harford County, we are blessed to have so many people involved in and supportive of our community.  Since coming to H...
05/10/2019

In Harford County, we are blessed to have so many people involved in and supportive of our community. Since coming to Harford County, Major General Taylor, of Aberdeen Proving Ground can be counted as one of Harford County's greatest champions, but unfortunately his time at APG is coming to an end.

Today, to honor the General, Sheriff Gahler made him an honorary deputy of the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

At the same meeting, General Taylor coincidentally came with his own recognition of the Sheriff, presenting him with the Public Service Commendation Medal.

Thank you General Taylor for your support, not just of the men and women of the Harford County Sheriff's Office, but of all citizens of Harford County.

Good luck in all your future endeavors. Harford County will miss you!

The deputies riding in the Unity Tour group aren't our only deputies riding to honor fallen law enforcement officers thi...
05/10/2019

The deputies riding in the Unity Tour group aren't our only deputies riding to honor fallen law enforcement officers this week. Senior Deputies Daniel Vazquez (K9 Unit) and Matthew Schueler (Traffic Unit) are taking part in the Ruff Ride Road to Hope, a mountain bike ride over 200 miles from Cumberland to Arlington.

The pair kicked off this morning, and their chapter rides to honor fallen K9s. All money raised goes to C.O.P.S. and ODMP.

To donate, go to: https://www.memberplanet.com/campaign/leunited/ruffride2019

05/09/2019

Commanders with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, and Office of the State Fire Marshall brief the media about the fatal fire from this morning on Simons Court.

05/09/2019

Commanders from the HCSO and @MDOSFM will be available to the media at 4 pm to provide sound on Simons Court fatal fire; corner of Brookside near Simons Court.

Not everyone realizes that the Harford County Sheriff's Office isn't just a Law Enforcement Agency, we also oversee the ...
05/09/2019

Not everyone realizes that the Harford County Sheriff's Office isn't just a Law Enforcement Agency, we also oversee the Harford County Detention Center and employ more than 150 Correctional Deputies and support staff!

This week is National Correctional Officers & Employees Week. It's a chance for us to give some extra recognition to the men and women who provide for the care, custody and control of the inmates at the Harford County Detention Center.

Thank you for your tireless dedication to your community!

This morning, six members of the Harford County Sheriff's Office left Philadelphia for a long bike ride to Washington D....
05/09/2019

This morning, six members of the Harford County Sheriff's Office left Philadelphia for a long bike ride to Washington D.C. as part of the Police Unity Tour. Riding with Police Unity Tour - Chapter IX, they make this several day journey to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. Prior to riding, participants must also raise money, that will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum.

Taking part this year are (left to right) Corporal Joe Martin, Sergeant Aaron Penman, Corporal Dave McDougall, Sergeant Ben Elliott, Deputy First Class Dave Feeney, and Sergeant John Jenkins.

Join us in wishing them luck in their long journey!

If you want to support the Unity Tour, please visit
http://policeunitytour.com/
https://nleomf.org/

It's another Wednesday, which means we once again get to spotlight two members of our community we'd love to meet!  So, ...
05/08/2019

It's another Wednesday, which means we once again get to spotlight two members of our community we'd love to meet! So, if you know where these two are, let us know! We have a spot all ready for them at the Detention Center, so we can get to know each other better! #WantedWedneday #HarfordWanted

An important message from Sgt. Lane about speeding. #TrafficTipTuesday “Welcome to Traffic Tip Tuesday! Friday, May 10...
05/08/2019

An important message from Sgt. Lane about speeding. #TrafficTipTuesday

“Welcome to Traffic Tip Tuesday! Friday, May 10th, starts a Maryland Highway Safety Office Aggressive Driving enforcement wave and it runs through May 19th. During this period, law enforcement officers across the state will be cracking down on aggressive drivers. I’ve covered aggressive driving in prior posts and stated that aggressive driving violations include, but are not limited to; speeding, running red lights/stop signs, following too closely, etc. Speeding appears to be the main nemesis in aggressive driving. You always hear about impaired driving and distracted driving being causes for so many fatal crashes and crashes in general. What about speed? Speed is the cause of just as many crashes as impaired driving and distracted driving but you don’t hear anything about that. It seems that society has just accepted speeding as “normal”. What people don’t realize is that speeding increases the risk of serious injury or death tremendously. I don’t have time to explain physics to you, the easiest way to explain it is the faster you go the more damage you cause. I’ve said it before, when a car is traveling 50 mph and comes to a sudden stop (crash) the items in the vehicle, including you, are still traveling at 50 mph until they hit something in the vehicle causing them to stop. Think about it. Speeding should be just as irritating to you as impaired driving and distracted driving is. Deaths on our roadways should not be tolerable and we need to do more to prevent them. Stay safe; slow down, wear your seat belt, put the phone down and drive sober! Have a great day!”

05/07/2019

UPDATE: Porter Drive
Harford County Sheriff’s Office deputies are concluding an investigation that began around 1:27 pm today on Porter Drive in Abingdon. We responded to a call for an armed suicidal subject. After multiple failed attempts to make contact with the 18 year old male, we made entry into the residence. Sadly, upon entry we found him deceased as a result of a self inflicted gun shot.

There is no threat to the community. Neighbors can leave their residences at this time. Detectives are still on scene. Thank you for your patience.

This morning, we gathered at the Harford County Detention Center to honor all our fallen heroes in our Annual Memorial C...
05/07/2019

This morning, we gathered at the Harford County Detention Center to honor all our fallen heroes in our Annual Memorial Ceremony. During the ceremony, it was announced that the road leading to the Detention Center would be renamed "DFC Teresa Testerman Drive" in honor of DFC Teresa Testerman, a Correctional Deputy who died in the line of duty on November 29, 2010.

05/07/2019

Annual Memorial Ceremony part 2.

05/07/2019

Today we remember all our fallen heroes at our Annual Memorial Ceremony.

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