Tag: surveillance

BPD: Surveillance Video Shows Two Suspects in Murder of Tattoo Museum Employee

Still via YouTube/Baltimore Police Department

City police say two men are responsible for the death of Foghound bassist and Baltimore Tattoo Museum piercer James Forrester, and both are shown walking near his murder scene in surveillance footage.

Watch: Ocean City Thieves Snatch Inflatable Santa Off of Front Porch

The inflatable Santa that was taken. Photo via Ocean City Police Department.

The holiday spirit is not alive and well in three men who were captured on surveillance footage abducting an inflatable Santa off of somebody’s front porch in Ocean City.

Someone Stole the ‘Patron Saint’ of Hampden’s Wheels, and He Plans to Get Them Back

Still via Lou Catelli/YouTube

The “Mayor of Hampden” is on the hunt for a daring thief. Earlier Sunday morning, someone snatched his neighborhood-famous tricycle straight off W. 36th Street in broad daylight using a pair of bolt cutters.

Russian ‘Spy Ship’ Spotted 70 Miles Off Maryland’s Coast

Photo via CBS/WJZ-13

A Russian vessel capable of spying on the United States has been spotted off the coast of Maryland, raising questions about what it was doing there.

Report: BPD’s Aerial Surveillance Program ‘Holds Potential,’ Needs Further Study

The surveillance plane’s two “orbit areas” over Baltimore. Photo via Police Foundation/BPD.

A foundation devoted to researching policing strategies has concluded the Baltimore Police Department’s much-debated aerial surveillance program wasn’t a secret and was just an extension of investigative technology already in use. In fact, the foundation says in a new report that the program should be subject to “rigorous evaluation” so the BPD can proceed with its use, and develop guidelines in case other American police departments want to surveil their cities by plane, as well.

Someone Attacked Two Famous Country Singers’ Tour Bus Downtown Last Night

Courtesy Dan + Shay/Twitter

Country music duo Dan + Shay stopped in Baltimore yesterday for the ninth stop of their tour at Rams Head Live downtown. Unfortunately, the Nashville favorites encountered some trouble here in the city from someone who is not a fan and decided to show it by chucking a brick at the front windshield of their tour bus.

Reactions to Baltimore’s Secret Surveillance



As of yesterday, the Baltimore Police Department’s privately funded secret surveillance program is no longer quite so secret. Reactions have been… mixed, to say the least.

Baltimore, You’re Being Secretly Surveilled

An image from the ACLU's report on FBI surveillance of Baltimore.
An image from the ACLU’s report on FBI surveillance of Baltimore.

The Baltimore Police Department’s secret surveillance plane is no longer a secret.