There were a total of 4, Part I violent crimes in county in down from 5, in Similarly, incidences of Part I property crimes totaled 21,, an 8. In , there were 27 homicides, rapes, 1, robberies, 3, aggravated assaults, and 3 incidences of human trafficking in Baltimore County. Property crime figures for the year include 2, burglaries, 16, thefts, 1, motor vehicle thefts, and arsons. In the period between and , Baltimore County recorded fewer cases of robbery Data from the Index of Crime Arrests for Baltimore County show that homicide accounted for 21 arrests while rape, robbery, aggravated assault, and human trafficking accounted for 75, , 1,, and 5 arrests respectively.
Baltimore County Police Department also made burglary, 2, theft, motor vehicle, and 31 arson arrests in Arrested individuals in The Baltimore County Police Department provides copies of crime and accident reports upon requests.
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Note that, in accordance with Maryland law, reports for events involving juveniles are not available to the public. To obtain a police report, download, complete, and send a Police Report Request Form to:. However, incident reports are available for free for victims of the crimes involved. Maryland maintains a central sex offender registry SOR for all of its counties. This statewide database includes information about compliant and non-compliant offenders as well as incarcerated, absconded, and out-of-state ones.
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Use the County Search feature to pull a list of all sex offenders living in Baltimore County. For several years, it faced the empty square of the recently razed earlier colonial-era courthouse. This center city site was considered for the proposed first monument to honor George Washington , commanding General of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War and first President of the United States.
The town lay a cornerstone for the new planned Washington column on " Independence Day ", July 4, , 15 years after the president's death and during the War of This was a few months before the massive military attack by British sea and land forces later that September, when they burned the Capitol in Washington, DC. Local home owners feared that the unusually tall column proposed might threaten their houses, and the proposed Washington memorial was moved north of the town to "Howard's Woods" on land donated by Col.
John Eager Howard , to the west of his mansion on his estate of "Belvidere". It is now at the center of Baltimore's Washington Square.
The old Courthouse Square had always been a gathering place for news, gossip and protests, along with mass meetings and assemblies of the citizenry. It became the site of a memorial for the soldiers and officers in the Battle of North Point with the British Army , which took place southeast of the city on the Patapsco Neck, as well as honoring those in the bombardment at Fort McHenry during the recent Battle of Baltimore. It was renamed as Battle Monument Square.
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The second courthouse was built during to , and its east side faced this square. This first courthouse in the square, was razed around It was also here on July 29, , that the recently adopted Declaration of Independence proclaimed three weeks earlier by the Second Continental Congress at the old Pennsylvania State House now renamed Independence Hall in Philadelphia , was read to the townfolk along the Patapsco River.
The second courthouse of Georgian style was constructed on the southwest corner of then North Calvert and East Lexington streets, opposite the old "Courthouse Square" in which the Battle Monument was erected. The latter was designed by French architect Maximilian Godefroy , , to commemorate " Defenders' Day " a city, county, and state official holiday of the British attack on Baltimore.
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The "rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air" were lines of a poem, titled "The Defence of Fort McHenry", that soon appeared on printed broadsheets and handbills from the offices of the Baltimore American all around town and was soon published in the Baltimore Patriot. It was written by the noted poet and lawyer Francis Scott Key — , of Frederick and Georgetown , who had witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry from the truce ship Minden anchored downriver on the Patapsco River probably off Sparrows Point on the north side near the river entrance or the Royal Navy's invasion fleet's landing site at North Point.
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Key had been invited by officials and neighbors to try to negotiate the release of doctor William Beanes of Prince George's County , who had been captured by the British. Key's poem was set to music in a few days at a local well-known Baltimore theatre and neighboring tavern on Holliday Street. It quickly became known as the " Star-Spangled Banner " and in was designated by Congress as the National Anthem.
With the positive vote, the City of Baltimore which had also functioned as the " county seat " of Baltimore County since , an year tenure was separated and established as an "independent city" with the status of one of the twenty-three counties of the State of Maryland as of July 4, A subsequent series of votes and referendums by the citizens of the remaining reduced territory of new Baltimore County , voted to move the new county seat to what was then called then "Towsontown" , as of February 13, Named for the Towson family of early colonial settlers, brothers William and Thomas Towson, who had moved to the area from Pennsylvania in the early s.
Their homestead was located near the current "traffic circle" at Joppa, York and Dulaney Valley Roads, and had begun farming at Sater's Hill, just to the northeast. Later, Thomas' son Ezekiel built a log tavern where the modern-day Towson Tavern and the old Towson Theatre building for movies and currently Recher Theatre for rock music concerts. Ezekiel's tavern soon became a regular stopping place for travelers and farmers heading north out of the city or south with their crops towards Baltimore, beginning the small cross-roads community's place as a commercial place for doing business.
Several hundred yards to the northwest at the current York Road, is the wood-frame house of Solomon Schmuck now a bridal boutique store , which is said by local historians to be Towson's oldest house. He married Catharine Towson, — , one of hotelier Ezekiel's 12 children, and granddaughter to Thomas , so uniting the Schmuck and Towson families. Ezekiel became an important leader in the County and in the local response to the American Revolution.
In addition, a later member of the family attained a nationally known military career who was General Nathan Towson , — , veteran of the War of , whose reputation made the small town famous in the early 19th century.
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The cornerstone of the new County Courthouse was laid with elaborate ceremonies and a procession, on October 19, , in front of a "numerous assemblage" in what was still then known as "Towsontown". Personal check or money order should be made payable to Division of Vital Records. To verify current fees, the telephone number is This will be a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Maryland Vital Statistics Administration website External. Remarks: State office has records since Remarks: Records since January,