Those locals who have scanners here in North Baltimore heard a pretty alarming report on their units Monday afternoon, as a report of a "hold-up" hit the airwaves.
According to NB Police Chief Allan Baer:
At 1545 hours on Monday, August 13 - the North Baltimore Police Department, in conjunction with Huntington Bank Security, conducted a Hold-up Alarm Sequence.
The employees of the bank and staff member at the police department and dispatch, were not aware of the test(except the chief and bank management).
The test was performed to ensure that the bank employees and NBPD officers and dispatchers are in compliance with policy and procedure.
These tests are conducted to maintain the best and most effective and safe response for all involved.
Chief Baer also commented that TWO REPORTED cars that had items stolen from Monday evening - Tuesday morning, in the 300 block of South Second St and 300 block of South Main.
Both vehicles were unlocked.