A double shooting happened in Northwest Baltimore last week. I was riding with the officer who took charge of the scene – commonly know as the “Primary” – and got to witness the whole operation.
Did you know people will torch their cars to commit insurance fraud? It’s a pretty simple scam but usually fails miserably!
“Adam 21. Please respond to 3000 Garrison Avenue for a Signal 31. Caller states a vehicle is flipped on it’s side.”
When you get pulled over, do you run? Or do you (unhappily) take your ticket and keep driving? Well, that depends if you’re on drugs and not thinking clearly.
Going on ride-alongs doesn’t mean you’re always responding to shootings and drug deals. Sometimes, it means directing traffic around accidents and waiting for tow trucks in 95-degree heat. Yesterday was one of those days.
It was 5AM, I was on a ride-along, and a call came in for suspicious activity. We arrived on scene to see a SUV and a man on a bike tailing a female jogger. A few things were unusual – the time of day, the way the SUV was creeping along, the closeness of the biker and how the woman didn’t appear concerned.
Only in Baltimore. It’s 2AM and we’re sitting at a red light watching a drug deal. The craziest part? I’m sitting in a marked police car with a uniformed officer.
I just spent 2 hours trying to help a stranger find a job. That was a waste of time. Let me explain why.
You’re told from a young age to do what you love. Unfortunately, you probably won’t do what you love so you have to adapt and learn to love what you do.