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William Toohey, former Baltimore County police spokesman, dies
William Toohey, former Baltimore County police spokesman, dies

William J. "Bill" Toohey, a former spokesman for the Baltimore County police who was the face of the department during high-profile cases for more than a decade, died Thursday of intravascular lymphoma at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. The Canton resident was 69. An article in The Baltimore Sun in 2009 said Mr. Toohey, who became the police spokesman in 1996, "was probably the most quoted official in Baltimore County, his observations a daily staple of articles in this newspaper and elsewhere." Mr. Toohey, a former radio reporter, appeared widely in the broadcast and print media during the two-week crime spree of Joseph C. Palczynski that gripped the region....

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