To the Editor,

Our office has received many phone calls and complaints about illegal dirt bike activity in our district. We need to stop these dirt bikes before they get out of control. We do not want to become Baltimore City where dirt bikes ride carelessly throughout the streets of the city. We have been in touch with Captain Glen Wiedeck of the Dundalk Police Precinct 12.

Captain Wiedeck told our office that Baltimore County Police is working on this problem of illegal dirt bikes and advised residents to report illegal dirt biking by calling the police. That also includes spotting a neighbor that is taking out a bike illegally on the street.

Crime has been on the rise in the district as we had a snowball stand in Edgemere robbed at gunpoint last week. That must stop, as I look forward to working with new Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt to stop crime in our area.

In other news, I received a few phone calls about an odor in the Edgemere area. I want to thank the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) for their quick response from the request of my office. MDE determined that digging at the Tradepoint Atlantic site was the probable cause of the smell. The MDE told our office they are working with Tradepoint Atlantic to monitor this issue.

Del. Bob Long, R-6

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