Northeastern District


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1900 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

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1874 - Northeasten District History - 1874 - The Northeastern Distirct was first opened at Ashland and Chew Streets (Durham) in 1874 where it remained until 1958/9 when they moved to their present district at 1900 Argonne Drive. 

The Northeastern District is the largest police district in Baltimore City. It encompasses 16.71 square miles and borders the Northern District, Eastern District, Southeastern District, and two Baltimore County precincts.
The Northeast District is home to Morgan State University, Good Samaritan Hospital, Clifton Park Public Golf Course, Mt. Pleasant Public Golf Course, Lake Montebello, and the newly constructed Stadium Place on the grounds of the old Memorial Stadium, which is the site of the new YMCA and senior housing facility


Arcadia, Armistead Gardens, Belair - Edison, Belair - Parkside, Beverly Hills, Cedmont, Cedonia, Chinquapin Run Park, Christopher, Claremont - Freedom, Clifton Park, Coldstream - Homestead - Montebello, Ednor Gardens - Lakeside, Four by Four, Frankford, Gardenville, Glenham - Bedford, Hamilton Hills, Harford - Echodale - Perring Parkway, Herring Run Park, Hillen, Hollander Ridge, Idlewood, Lauraville, Loch Raven, Lower Herring Run Park, Mayfield, Montebello, Moores Run Park, Moravia - Walther, Morgan Park, Morgan State University, Mount Pleasant Park, New Northwood, North Harford Road, Original Northwood, Overlea, Parkside, Perring Loch, Ramblewood, Stonewood - Pentwood - Winston, Taylor Heights, Waltherson, Westfield, Wilson Heights, Woodbourne Heights, Woodring



Courtesy Lenny Podgorski
P/O Jim & P/O Denise
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Ed, Mr. Maryland
Bob Gillesbe
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Bob Gillesbe
Carolyn   Dave
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Carolyn &  Dave
Jim Smith and Eddie Mr
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Jim Smith and Eddie, Mr.  Maryland
2013 30shooting weekend
2013 - Thirty Plus Shooting Weekend
Sometimes it seems the Job is Never Done
John Burford
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John Burford
NED Sector 1 1976
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NED Sector 1, 1976
Shift change  1977
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Shift change  1977
Teresa Cunningham Sgt.
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Teresa Cunningham, Sgt.
Tylor Tyson John Burford and Charlie Schwarts   June 1977 fishing trip.
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Tylor Tyson, John Burford and Charlie Schwarts   June 1977 fishing trip
Photo courtesy Officer Rick Krause
Rick Krause NED on adrug raid in Armstead Gardens 1994
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P/O Rick Krause NED on a drug raid in Armstead Gardens 1994
Courtesy Donna Hurley
Robert M. Hurley
N.E. Dist. late 60's early 70's, one of our best!


1st. N.E. Station, SW corner of Chew (Ashland) and Durham Sts. Completed April 1875
Far left, Captain Phillip J. Barber, Appointed Commander
        27, April 1883
Far right, Lieutenant Daniel Shette, Appointed Lieutenant
       12, July 1877
2nd from left, Sergeant Henry Mitendorf, Appointed Sergeant
       27, April 1883
2nd from right, Sergeant Thomas F. Hogan, Appointed Sergeant
      5, September 1878
Original Newspaper article from the Baltimore Sun March 2, 1937, showing the men of the Northeast District in 1884
Photo Courtacy Shannan McHale
Sgt, Thomas M. McHale - The article below will fill us in on what kind of Police Sgt McHale was, the recipiant of a Silver Star in 1941, Sgt McHale is a super hero in the eys of his grandaughter Shannon McHale, and we are thankful for his work with the Baltimore Police Department

Medal of Honor
The above Article comes to us as the result of a question by Shannan McHale, who was inquiring about her, "Pop Pop" Thomas McHale won the Silver Star in 1941. We did a search on The Sun Paper Archives and after playing with the search questions a little, we were able to come up with the above article explaining how, Sgt, Thomas M. McHale - P/O James Insco and P/O Dennis F. Roche each recieved their Award - Sgt. Thomas M. McHale - Patrolman James Insco - Patrolman Dennis F. Roche each recieved the Silver Star, Sgt McHale and Ofc. Roche captured robbery suspects that killed the owner of a Baltimore Theater during the robbery ofhis therater, they were capturered three days later during a second robbery - Ofc. Insco Dove into Lake Montebello after a car that had gone through a guard rail and plunged into the lake, Ofc Insco was able to save the driver's life in the cold January weather. It should also be be mentioned that the Policewoman that was awarded a commendation in this article was Sgt. Violet Hill Whyte Northwestern district, But the Sun didn't tell us what she had been awarded her ribbon for. I find that odd concidering she was the only woman to win one in 1941. For that don't know Lt Whyte, she was the first African American hired by the Baltimore Police Department, she retired at the rank of Lieutenant in 1967, and passed away in 1980 - In a Baltimore Sun editorial she was quoted as saying, "I worked in an all-white, male-dominated institution and won its respect through hard work and human understanding." My Uncle had the honor of working with her, he said for the longest time he didn't know she was police, but he knew she was respectful, friendly, polite and a hard worker. Whyte, was 82 when she died, she explained her success this way: "I'm not afraid of hard work." Something my uncle and many that worked with her would confirm.
Photo courtesy Bill Manzke
Northeast District 1927
Lieutenant Martin Nelson,
 Commander of the District
E.O.D.1910    BADGE# 922



Escaped Convict Fired At While Fleeing From Stolen Automobile

Failed To Order To Halt---Believed Man who Slashed Nurse

March 5, 1939

An escaped Negro convict was shot and killed late yesterday by patrolman Edwin J. Humphreys, of the Northeastern district, as the Negro attempted to drive off in a stolen car that had been spotted by police at North Broadway and Miller street.

The dead man was identified as Edward Turner, 25, who according to police, has a long criminal record and was a fugitive from the Maryland House of Correction, having escaped last July.

Negro Believed Slasher

Captain William J. Forrest, commander of the Northeastern district, said Turner answered the description of the Negro who a week ago broke into a bedroom of a house in the 700 block North Broadway and assaulted Miss Frances Whelan, 25 year old nurse at Sinai Hospital, with a knife. Patrolman Humphreys had been detailed to watch the stolen car after it was discovered parked by Sergeant Michael J. Hoban shortly after the change of shifts at 4 P. M. yesterday.

Ten minutes after Humphreys went on duty, Turner approached. the car, climbed in and started the engine. Humphreys ran forward calling to the Negro to halt.

Shot Fired Into Air

Instead, Turner meshed the gears to start the car in motion. A shot in the air failed to stop the, Negro, but at second shot, which Humphreys sent crashing through the window of the car, caused Turner to slam on the brakes and leap out on the far side of the machine.

Turner raced down Miller Street toward North Broadway, which was filled with afternoon shoppers. Patrolman Humphreys paused, took careful aim and fired. The Negro pitched forward, shot through the heart. His body fell almost in the middle of the south bound traffic lane on North Broadway and was barely missed by passing automobiles.

Children See Shooting

The shooting occurred in front of Branch No. 5 of the Enoch Pratt Library at North Broadway and Miller Street. Several children who had heard the shots ran to the windows of their homes and outside in time to witness the shooting.

Turner's body was taken to the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where physicians said he died instantly. Police said the Negro lived in the 1700 block Ashland avenue.

The car, according to police, was stolen late last month from Mrs. Minnie C. Russell, of the 4400 block Springdale avenue. The license plates had been reported stolen from another motorist.

Dr. Paul Schenker, coroner for the Northeastern district, released Humphreys in the care of Captain Forrest, who temporarily relieved the officer from duty.


Northeast District 1940

Baltimore City Police Department undergoes a major overhaul of district boundaries.

August 31, 1959
Photo courtesy Officer Jim Mitchell
John Drexel2
Photo courtesy Christina Bohli,( daughter)

Officer John "Jack" Drexel is seen here doing an interview with a local news station WBAL Radio/TV. He was appointed as a Patrolman in August 1951 and assigned the Northeast District upon his completion of the Police Academy. In May 1965 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and in June 1971 he was again promoted, to Lieutenant. In June 1975, after 23 years of dedicated service he retired. He passed away on March 7, 2010. His service truly honored the Police Department and the City of Baltimore.

(Below) The WBAL interviewer talks with the un-named officer in the car.

wbal interview

Photo courtesy Christina Bohli, John Drexel's daughter


Officer William M. Honeycutt 1960
Photo courtesy of Elaine Honeycutt
Officer William M. Honeycutt

  William M. Honeycutt, graduated the Baltimore Police Academy in November 1960. Officer Honeycutt was assigned to the Northeast District in various areas. He was working the Greenmount Ave area and when the District boundaries were changed he was reassigned to Northern District where he remained until his promotion to Sergeant and was transferred to the Western District as a sector Sergeant, remaining there until he was assigned to  women's detention.

During his career Officer Honeycutt was very much concerned for those who were less fortunate than him. Although not a rich man he did what he could to help. He would gather the unusable long overcoats and have his wife remove the police patch and gold buttons and sew on black buttons and give them out to the men on his post to help keep them warm. One time his wife forgot to remove his name from inside the coat and one man who had received a coat, passed away probably suffering from alcoholism and he was called upon to identify the body.

On other occasions, Bill brought home some boys from Waverly, Homestead and Monipelier Sts., and he and his wife care for them, giving them the love, nourishment, clothing that they were lacking.  Herbie, Robbie and Clarence, were three of the boys that he saw that they  were given a chance for success. He and his wife enjoyed so much helping the youths that they became foster parents for the city. One Christmas, Bill and his wife Elaine found and  repaired several bikes and put them on a porch on 33rd street near the old stadium, so some children would have a great holiday season.

Bill and Elaine, in addition to caring for foster children had 3 children of their own, William Jr., Robert and Stacy.

Bill was also an avid duckpin bowler (pro league, pro tour) softball player and later and umpire.  Many of the guys that worked with Bill on the department will remember him for his ability with a pool cue .

Officer, then later on a Sergeant, exemplified what a police officer in Baltimore was. "His Service Honored the City Of Baltimore and the Police Department."

After his retirement Bill worked as a Bailiff at District Court, Wabash and Northern Pkwy.

Bill died June 15,1998, shortly after his starting back at the Northern District as a contract worker , doing warrants and back ground checks for new applicants.



courtesy Elaine Honeycutt
Courtesy Elaine Honeycutt
Courtesy Deputy Major Dan Lioi
Courtesy Deputy Major Dan Lioi
Courtesy Deputy Major Dan Lioi
Barclay 24th 9-6-1969
Photo courtesy Christina Bohli, John Drexel's daughter

Sergeant John Drexel talks with one of the officers in his squad on the

S.E. Corner, Barclay & 24th 9-6-1969

promotional ceremony
Photo courtesy Christina Bohli, John Drexel's daughter

Promotion ceremony for the Sergeants being promoted to Lieutenants.

Front row: (l-r) First Sergeant is unknown, second is Gilbert Karner, third, John Drexel and standing next to him is Deputy Commissioner Harwood Burritt.

Back row: 3rd Sergeant (l-r) is Leon Tomlin.

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Photo courtesy Christina Bohli, John Drexel's daughter

Sergeant John Drexel with his wife, Faye holding his daughter Christina, and his mother Agnes on his promotion to Lieutenant in June 1971


Dec.1976-- A Northeastern District officer guards the hulk of a plane which crashed into the upper deck of Memorial Stadium after the Colts-Steeler game
Photo courtesy Officer Rick Krause
The crew of Northeast District Sector 1
Offs Rick Krause, Bill Lippy,Gary Patzman, Bill Haught 
10-14 RUN
1981  Prisoner pick-up at Frankford Plaza shopping center. 
Photo courtesy of Officer William Painter
Officer William Painter NED 1989, parks in front of his lawyer Peter Angelos's office at Harford Rd. and Glenmore Ave.


Officer Ed Vogt
Officer Cindy Molick
Photo courtesy Lieut. Doug Baumgarten
Lieut. Doug Baumgarten working at his desk


Bill Bowen 1
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Bill Bowen (Retired Lieutenant)
Bill Lieut bowen 2
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Bill Bowen (Retired Lieutenant)

Dad Pat elmer bowen
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Elmer Z. Bowen (Retired Captain)
elmer bowen 
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Elmer Z. Bowen (Retired Captain)
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Officer Charles A. Hinchen
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Officer Charles A. Hinchen



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