June 18th Community Meeting with BPD’s Southern District

Notes provided by Lynn Halperin, FHNA’s Public Safety Chair

*Police Commissioner Batts attended the first part of the meeting to recognize the outstanding work of retiring Kevin Vaught (Butterbean). Butterbean’s wife, two sons and in- laws attended as well as representatives of the Explorers. Butterbeans’ father was a Baltimore policeman, he joined the force in 1947. Butterbean came to Baltimore in 1999.

*Discussion of current crime concerns led by Major Dombroski:

1.During the riots The Southern district was understaffed but the police worked hard and effectively.

Residents of Cherry Hill came out in full force and were greatly responsible for preventing

looting at the Cherry Hill Shopping Center.

2. A family, mother, father and two young sons, expressed great concern about how the father was attacked outside their home in Cherry Hill and nothing has been done. A police officer met with them and took information.

3.Two gentlemen brought up the concern that there are prostitutes hanging around many of the corners in Brooklyn: residential and commercial neighborhoods. There was a discussion about how hard a problem this is for police because when they are arrested they are released within 10 hours and “back to work”.


Robberies                 up 3%

Aggravated assaults   up 5%

Burglaries                 up 12%

Larceny                     down 21%

Auto theft                 down 9%

Arson                     down 55%

Total crime               down 10%

Homicides and robberies continue to be the prime concern in the Southern District.

There were some very successful drug arrests (dealers) in Brooklyn.

There were 26 arrests for auto theft.

The police force has increased the foot patrol by 200%.




Please Join FHNA’s June 16th Meeting

Please join us Tuesday June 16th at 7PM at Christ Lutheran Church for our monthly membership meeting!

Meetings are open to non-members but you must be a member in good standing for 30 days in order to vote on any motion made during a meeting!

Following is the tentative order of business:

General Administrative Business
Update on Board Refresher Session with Registered Parlimentarian
Banner Route Suspension Presentation
Federal Hill Farmer’s Market Proposal
Unfinished business- Ober Kaler Contribution and other
New Business- Social Media and other
Adjourn at 8PM



FHNA General Membership Meeting

Please  join us Tuesday May 19th at 7PM at Christ Lutheran Church for our monthly membership meeting!

We have several interesting items on the agenda. Delegate Brooke Lierman will be joining us to present an update on the most recent legislative session. We will hold our 2015 annual elections and introduce nominees Kyle Warner and Sharon Johnson to the membership. We will  also discuss the recent circuit court decision on the Crossbar license, new developments at 1100 Key Highway and many more fascinating topics! Hope to see you there!

FHNA May elections are just around the corner!!

On Tuesday MAY 19TH, FHNA will hold their 2015 annual elections. Our membership will be voting on four (4) positions – President and three (3) director at large positions. In addition, all existing directors who intend to serve again must be affirmed. Nominations will be accepted until May 9th at 12PM. Please remember that according to our bylaws you must be a member in good standing for 30 days to vote OR run for office.

If you are interested in running , please click this link to download the form. If you have any question or concerns please contact any of the board members and we will be happy to answer questions!

If you are a resident of Federal Hill, please consider becoming part of the association! We really need your help to become a stronger, more diverse organization.  You can join by following the instructions on the membership form on the last page of the Hillsider or you can click on “Become a Member” on our website and join!! It only takes 2 minutes so JOIN TODAY!!


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