Crime Scene: Baltimore


Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Guilty plea for Md. man in bomb plot

Antonio Martinez, 22, was arrested in December 2010.

By Allison Klein  |  11:01 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Allison Klein, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Police: One killed in crash after Md. robbery

Aaron McCoy Jr. of Baltimore was killed in the incident.

By the Associated Press  |  08:33 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 01/10/2012

2 women dead in Md. fire

They were pronounced dead at area hospitals.

By the Associated Press  |  08:10 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 01/09/2012

No suspects, motive after man shot dead in Baltimore

He was killed when shots were fired through the front window of his relatives’ apartment.

By the Associated Press  |  08:17 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Maryland

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Police seek clues after man found dead outside Md. department store

The victim’s name hasn’t been released.

By the Associated Press  |  08:11 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 12/17/2011

Baltimore fire chief files $3M discrimination suit

Lloyd Carter heads the department’s recruitment efforts.

By the Associated Press  |  10:17 AM ET, 12/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Guilty plea in theft of vending machine bill validators

Prosecutors say they were removed and sold on eBay.

By the Associated Press  |  08:26 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Wanted man caught in Md. driving stolen tractor trailer

He was wanted by authorities in Mississippi.

By the Associated Press  |  08:20 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Pr. George's

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Officers’ mistakes led to Md. shooting deaths: Panel

Uniformed officers fired 42 shots in six seconds, striking and killing an officer in plainclothes and wounding four others.

By the Associated Press  |  07:36 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Death ruled homicide after man shot in 1999 dies

Authorities say a man who was shot in the head in 1999 has died of a seizure, and his death is classified as a homicide.

By the Associated Press  |  07:37 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 10/04/2011

March against proposed youth detention center planned

Protesters plan to march in Baltimore against a proposed youth detention center.

By the Associated Press  |  07:35 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Juvenile Justice

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Arson charges for man in Baltimore fire

A 35-year-old man is charged with arson for allegedly setting a fire that destroyed an automobile repair and tire shop in Baltimore last Monday.

By the Associated Press  |  07:31 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 09/22/2011

3 dead in Baltimore fire

Fire officials say a blaze in southwest Baltimore has killed a woman and two children and damaged nearly a dozen homes.

By the Associated Press  |  07:59 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Fires & Fire Safety

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 09/21/2011

$350K grant to help combat cell phones in Md. prisons

Maryland public safety officials say they’ll use a $350,000 federal grant to intensify the fight to keep cell phones out of prisons in Baltimore.

By the Associated Press  |  07:53 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Prison Beat

Posted at 06:23 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Indictments for pair in Md. hit-and-run that killed two

A Baltimore grand jury has indicted a man and woman from Anne Arundel County in a hit-and-run crash that killed two teenage girls.

By the Associated Press  |  06:23 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 09/09/2011

Guilty plea in Md. United Way theft scheme

A Baltimore woman has pleaded guilty to wire fraud in connection with a scheme to steal more than $375,000 from the United Way of Central Maryland.

By the Associated Press  |  08:04 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Investigation after baby found dead in Baltimore basement

Authorities are investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy who was found in the basement of a home in southwest Baltimore.

By the Associated Press  |  08:08 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Murder conviction for man in Baltimore stabbing

A man has been convicted of fatally stabbing a Johns Hopkins researcher during a robbery last year.

By the Associated Press  |  07:51 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Baltimore police commissioner defends department

Baltimore’s police commissioner is defending his department amid a series of controversial incidents.

By the Associated Press  |  08:01 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 08/13/2011

Baltimore officer charged with selling heroin detained

A Baltimore police officer charged with selling heroin must remain behind bars.

By the Associated Press  |  03:35 PM ET, 08/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 08/04/2011

Guilty plea in Baltimore attack caught on video

A woman whose beating of a transgender woman at a McDonald’s near Baltimore was captured on video has pleaded guilty to the attack.

By the Associated Press  |  04:31 PM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 08/02/2011

Baltimore police investigate 2 teens’ shooting deaths

Police are investigating the fatal shootings of two teenage friends in a southwest Baltimore neighborhood.

By the Associated Press  |  07:52 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 08/01/2011

Dead man found in car’s trunk was shot in head: Police

Baltimore police have identified the body of a man found dead in the trunk of a car.

By The Baltimore Sun  |  09:09 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Prosecutors to pursue third trial in 2004 Md. deaths

Baltimore prosecutors said Thursday they will pursue a third trial for two illegal immigrants from Mexico accused in the 2004 deaths of three young relatives.

By the Associated Press  |  03:44 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 07/15/2011

4 indicted in alleged scheme to steal hospital patients’ identities

A federal grand jury has indicted a former employee of the University of Maryland Medical Center and three others in what prosecutors say was a scheme to steal patients’ identities.

By the Associated Press  |  07:46 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 07/12/2011

Boy found unharmed after Amber Alert issued

An 8-year-old boy was abducted in Baltimore by someone driving a green Ford Taurus Monday night, police said.

By Baltimore Sun and Associated Press  |  08:49 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Man killed, young boy shot in Baltimore

A 4-year-old boy was shot in the leg and a man was killed in a stabbing as violence marred the Fourth of July fireworks show in downtown Baltimore.

By The Associated Press  |  07:42 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Md. man replaces boss’s presentation with porn

A Baltimore man was sentenced Tuesday in Baltimore City's first computer hacking case, according to the city's state's attorney's office.

By Baltimore Sun  |  07:21 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Offbeat

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Guilty plea for Balt. officer in towing scheme

A Baltimore police officer has pleaded guilty to taking money to divert drivers at accident scenes to an unauthorized towing company and repair shop.

By the Associated Press  |  08:48 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 06/08/2011

Pit bull bites elderly Baltimore woman in face

A 78-year-old woman was attacked outside her home Friday.

By Baltimore Sun  |  08:03 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Animal Stories

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Balt. officers will testify against colleague: Prosecutors

Prosecutors say two Baltimore police sergeants are prepared to testify against an officer charged with shooting an unarmed man to death last year outside a Mount Vernon nightclub.

By The Associated Press  |  09:01 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Lawyer charged with taking book: ‘Understanding White Collar Crime’

Stanley Needleman allegedly stole a judicial clerk's school textbook from a Baltimore County courtroom.

By Baltimore Sun  |  07:50 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Offbeat

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 05/23/2011

Molotov cocktails found in Md. dorm

University of Maryland campus police reported Sunday finding two Molotov cocktails a day earlier in a dormitory stairwell.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:18 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:07 AM ET, 05/17/2011

Hate crime charge filed in McDonald’s transgender beating

A woman charged in an attack on a transgender woman at a Rosedale McDonald's, which was captured on video that went viral on the Internet, will face an additional hate crime charge..

By Baltimore Sun  |  07:07 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 05/12/2011

$600M Baltimore courthouse plan

A $600 million plan to modernize Baltimore’s circuit court campus would renovate the city’s courthouses and build a new one.

By the Associated Press  |  11:00 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Baltimore thief steals, returns debit card

Baltimore police are searching for a man who broke into a home, stole a woman’s debit card and then returned it to the victim about 10 minutes later.

By The Baltimore Sun  |  07:38 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Offbeat

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 05/11/2011

Ravens’ Kindle pleads guilty in DUI case

The player avoided jail time after pleading guilty to drunken-driving charges Tuesday.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:05 AM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 05/09/2011

22 arrested for owing back child support in Md.

The parents owed nearly $328,000 in back child support.

By Baltimore Sun  |  07:36 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:13 AM ET, 05/06/2011

Woman who faked cancer to scam ex-Raven sentenced

A judge gave a suspended five-year prison sentence Thursday to a Pikesvillewoman accused of obtaining $10,000 from an ex-offensive lineman by falsely claiming to need treatment for terminal cancer.

By Baltimore Sun  |  07:13 AM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Financial Crimes

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Money laundering, conspiracy charges for Md. pair

An alleged Baltimore drug kingpin and a co-defendant are now facing money laundering conspiracy charges.

By the Associated Press  |  07:50 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Baltimore

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Man shot playing basketball in Baltimore

Police say a man has been taken to the hospital after being shot while playing basketball in the northeast part of Baltimore.

By  |  07:49 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Rally planned after beating outside Md. McDonald’s

Advocates for transgender rights are planning a rally outside a McDonald’s in Baltimore County where an attack caught on video took place.

By The Associated Press  |  07:46 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Murder charge in Md. student’s death

Authorities have charged a 20-year-old Baltimore man with first-degree murder in the death of a Coppin State University nursing student last month.

By The Associated Press  |  07:43 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Homicide

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Trial for 3 Baltimore police officers

Three Baltimore police officers are going on trial on charges of kidnapping two teenagers and abandoning them.

By The Associated Press  |  09:56 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Baltimore police looking to hire more officers

Baltimore police are aiming to hire another 300 officers by year’s end and they want to make sure they are attracting city residents to the force.

By The Associated Press  |  07:48 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Conviction in Baltimore officer’s 2010 killing

A 26-year-old man has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the killing of an off-duty Baltimore police officer last year.

By The Baltimore Sun  |  10:18 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, From the Courthouse

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Baltimore officials fund officer’s death inquest

Baltimore city officials have approved $75,000 to fund an investigation into the shooting death of a police office in January.

By The Associated Press  |  10:56 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Man, 24, stabbed to death in Baltimore club

Baltimore police have identified a man who was stabbed to death inside a downtown nightclub.

By The Baltimore Sun  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Homicide

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Md. boy, 14, told police he beat grandmother with hammer

Police in Baltimore have arrested a 14-year-old boy who told them he beat his grandmother with a hammer.

By The Baltimore Sun  |  10:48 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Court date for man in car rental scheme

A Baltimore man charged in a car rental scheme that authorities believe duped more than 1,500 people is due in court.

By  |  07:09 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Baltimore, Cons & Scams

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 03/23/2011

$10M lawsuit in cyclist’s injury

The family of a comatose cyclist is suing for $10 million the driver of the car that struck him.

By The Baltimore Sun  |  07:43 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 03/18/2011

Guilty plea in 2 Baltimore attacks

A man suspected of a series of violent attacks in a wealthy north Baltimore neighborhood after receiving a suspended sentence from a previous armed robbery conviction there has entered a guilty plea for two attacks.

By The Baltimore Sun  |  07:39 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 02/01/2011

2 Md. teens charged in cat burning

Baltimore police say two 17-year-old boys have been charged with setting a cat on fire. The youths were charged as juveniles with animal cruelty in the Jan. 8 incident....

By The Baltimore Sun  |  07:44 AM ET, 02/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 01/31/2011

Cat set afire in Baltimore

Officials at Baltimore's animal shelter say they are caring for a cat that was intentionally doused with lighter fluid and set on fire. Sherry Seibel, a veterinarian at the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, says the cat lost her...

By The Baltimore Sun  |  07:48 AM ET, 01/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 01/28/2011

ATM skimmer investigated in Md.

A 48-year-old woman discovered what appeared to be an ATM skimmer while using an ATM at a Bank of America in Anne Arundel County on Jan. 22, police said.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:40 AM ET, 01/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 01/25/2011

30 months for pill-selling Md. dentist

Federal prosecutors say a Catonsville dentist has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for selling thousands of hydrocodone pills. Forty-nine-year-old Kenneth Riley was also ordered to forfeit $157,350 and pay a $25,000 fine at sentencing on Monday....

By The Associated Press  |  07:44 AM ET, 01/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 01/20/2011

Md. firefighter dies in blaze

Fire officials say a firefighter has died after a blaze in an apartment complex. Baltimore County Fire Chief John Hohman said late Wednesday that 43-year-old Mark Falkenhan died at a local hospital. Falkenhan was a volunteer firefighter in Lutherville....

By The Associated Press  |  07:47 AM ET, 01/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 01/19/2011

Probation after phone threats in Va.

A Baltimore man has been sentenced to five years probation for threatening the wife of a jailed neo-Nazi leader in Roanoke. Defense attorney Jim Crawford said Wednesday that 46-year-old Timothy Bland is bipolar, and that he was intoxicated and delusional...

By The Roanoke Times  |  04:22 PM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 01/19/2011

Funeral for slain Baltimore officer

A Baltimore police officer shot to death by his fellow officers in an apparent case of mistaken identity will be laid to rest. Funeral services for Officer William Torbit Jr. are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Cathedral of...

By The Associated Press  |  07:36 AM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 01/13/2011

Trial for accused cancer scammer

A woman has been ordered to stand trial in Baltimore County on charges she got $10,000 from former Ravens player Mike Flynn by fraudulently claiming she's dying of cancer. Prosecutors say Lisa Hoppenstein Cohen told friends and acquaintances she had...

By The Baltimore Sun  |  07:55 AM ET, 01/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 01/12/2011

Cocaine, heroin bust on cruise ship in Baltimore

Drug-sniffing dogs found nearly $100,000 worth of cocaine and heroin aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in a federal investigation of an employee smuggling ring, authorities said Tuesday. The search on Saturday uncovered 1 1/2 pounds of heroin and nearly...

By The Associated Press  |  06:03 AM ET, 01/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 01/11/2011

Man arrested for Md. Marine's death

Baltimore police have made an arrest in the slaying of a U.S. Marine who was shot to death while partying with fellow Marines at an after-hours club. Sgt. Chase Love was shot several times in July on the dance floor of the Queen's Hookah Lounge and Club. Love was 26 years old and a native of New Orleans.

By Associated Press  |  11:01 AM ET, 01/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 01/11/2011

Club owner mum after Md. cop killing

An attorney for a Baltimore nightclub outside which an officer was killed says his client is not commenting on the case because the investigation is ongoing. Paul Gardner issued a statement on behalf of Select Lounge late Monday that said...

By The Associated Press  |  07:44 AM ET, 01/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 01/04/2011

Online, man claimed to be lesbian with cancer

Prosecutors say a man who posed online as a lesbian stricken with cancer to entice teenage girls into relationships has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison. Thirty-nine-year-old Douglas Lee Patrick of Baltimore was sentenced on Monday....

By The Associated Press  |  07:43 AM ET, 01/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 12/21/2010

Md. man indicted in bomb plot

A Baltimore man accused of plotting to blow up a military recruiting station in Maryland was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on charges of attempted murder of federal officers and attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction....

By Maria Glod  |  05:09 PM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 12/20/2010

Deadly arson in Baltimore: Police

Baltimore police say a fire that killed a man over the weekend is being investigated as an arson. Police records show the death is the first arson homicide in the city since 2006....

By The Baltimore Sun  |  10:53 AM ET, 12/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 12/15/2010

Md. sees drop in youth facility assaults

Maryland juvenile services officials are seeing a drop in assaults by youth at facilities around the state. Department of Juvenile Services officials say they've seen an 28 percent drop in assaults on staff by youth at the facilities and a...

By The Associated Press  |  07:49 AM ET, 12/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 12/10/2010

Report on Md. juvenile center escape

A report from a monitor outlines failures by the staff at a juvenile justice center during an escape in September by two youths who commandeered a food truck. The report (PDF), released last month by the Attorney General's Juvenile Justice...

By The Associated Press  |  07:31 AM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 12/01/2010

Man charged with shooting Balt. cop

A 30-year-old man has been charged in a warrant with attempted murder in the shooting of a Baltimore police officer on a busy downtown street. Franklin Gross is under police guard at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He'll...

By The Associated Press  |  07:42 AM ET, 12/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/27/2010

Baltimore police officer shot

Police say three people will likely face charges after the shooting of a Baltimore police officer. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the officer was shot in the chest early Saturday as he approached someone who appeared to be armed. The...

By The Associated Press  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 11/23/2010

Guilty plea for Md. man in counterfeiting

Prosecutors in Baltimore say a man has pleaded guilty a scheme to create, possess or pass counterfeit currency. Twenty-nine-year-old Antwine Finch, of no fixed address, entered the plea on Monday. He will be sentenced on Jan. 24....

By The Associated Press  |  07:35 AM ET, 11/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 11/22/2010

Man, 19, shot dead in Baltimore

Police say they are investigating the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man in West Baltimore over the weekend. Authorities say the teenager was shot in the stomach around 5 p.m. Saturday on Route 40 near a shopping center in the...

By the Baltimore Sun  |  07:30 AM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 11/22/2010

Md. correctional officer shot dead

Baltimore police are investigating the shooting death of a Maryland correctional officer. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said 28-year-old Sharon Jones was fatally shot around 3:45 a.m. Sunday. She was at a friend's house in east Baltimore when she was shot...

By the Associated Press  |  07:28 AM ET, 11/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 11/19/2010

Man found dead after shooting wife

A suspect in a domestic shooting in Randallstown has been found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Baltimore County police spokesman Lt. Rob McCullough says officers entered the home shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday and found the body of...

By the Associated Press  |  07:42 AM ET, 11/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 11/16/2010

5 stabbed in Md. prison fight

A Maryland corrections spokesman says five inmates were stabbed during a fight at a Baltimore prison. Corrections spokesman Rick Binetti says no officers were injured and none of the injuries to the inmates, who were taken to area hospitals, were...

By the Associated Press  |  07:39 AM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 11/12/2010

Equipment stolen from Md. school

The operators of a Christian academy say former students are suspected in the theft of computers and sound equipment from the Baltimore school. Seventeen 17 new desktop computers had been set up two weeks earlier and the thieves seemed to...

By the Baltimore Sun  |  07:36 AM ET, 11/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 11/11/2010

Postponement in Md. shooting trial

The trial of a Baltimore police officer accused in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man outside a nightclub has been postponed until March. Officer Gahiji Tshamba had been scheduled for trial Friday....

By the Associated Press  |  07:48 AM ET, 11/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 11/10/2010

Marijuana growing bust in Baltimore

Police say they've raided a sophisticated marijuana growing operation in south Baltimore. City police, working with federal authorities, served a search warrant Monday evening on two adjacent homes. They found 418 "starter" marijuana plants and growing paraphernalia inside....

By the Associated Press  |  07:28 AM ET, 11/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 10/29/2010

Fake Md. cop molested boy: Police

A Baltimore man is accused of impersonating a police officer in order to molest a 14-year-old boy. Forty-seven-year-old Mark Citro was charged Thursday with offenses including sexual abuse of a minor and sexual solicitation of a minor....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:52 AM ET, 10/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 10/22/2010

Arrest in Md. insurance slaying: Police

Baltimore police have arrested the man they say pulled the trigger in the slaying of a blind and mentally disabled man as part of an insurance scam. Twenty-seven-year-old Kareem Clea was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree murder and numerous...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:55 AM ET, 10/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 10/20/2010

Postal worker admits stealing mail

A former worker at the U.S. Postal Service's Baltimore distibution center admitted in federal court that he regularly rifled through greeting cards, stealing cash and gift cards and discarding the rest. Andrew C. Walsh, 51, of Cockeysville, Md. pleaded guilty...

By Maria Glod  |  11:36 AM ET, 10/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 10/19/2010

Sentencing for 2 in Md. killing

A man and a teenager convicted in the slaying of a former Baltimore city councilman will be sentenced Tuesday. Twenty-two-year-old Charles McGaney and 17-year-old Jerome Williams were convicted of first-degree murder and related counts in the 2008 shooting death of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:50 AM ET, 10/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 10/12/2010

SUV stolen in D.C. crashes in Md.

Baltimore police say a man trying to elude officers crashed a stolen SUV into three parked cars, then ran from the burning vehicles to hop on a bus, where he was arrested....

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:36 AM ET, 10/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 10/11/2010

5 die in Baltimore shootings

A Baltimore police spokesman says five men have died in separate shootings over the weekend, and police are investigating the possibility that two of the shootings are related. Baltimore police spokesman Det. Jeremy Silbert says the first victim was a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:43 AM ET, 10/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 10/04/2010

Officer shoots Balt. robbery suspect

Police say an officer shot and wounded a suspect in a store robbery in the eastern part of Baltimore. Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the officer was approached around 8:30 p.m. Sunday and told that a nearby store was...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:45 AM ET, 10/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 10/01/2010

18 months for Baltimore officer

A Baltimore police officer will spend a year and a half in jail for firing his department-issued handgun at two men who were driving away from him after a bar fight. Patrick Dotson received a 10-year sentence Thursday, with all...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:54 AM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 09/28/2010

Court date in Md. researcher's killing

A Baltimore Circuit Court judge has set a trial date for two people accused of fatally stabbing a Johns Hopkins University researcher as he was walking home in Baltimore’s Charles Village neighborhood. Thirty-seven-year-old John A. Wagner and 24-year-old Lavelva Merritt,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:50 AM ET, 09/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 09/28/2010

Doctor shot in Md. out of hospital

A Johns Hopkins Hospital doctor who was shot by a patient’s son has been released from the hospital. Hospital spokeswoman Stephanie Desmon says 45-year-old Dr. David Cohen of Cockeysville went home Monday evening. Cohen was shot in the abdomen on...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:47 AM ET, 09/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 09/20/2010

Doctor shot in Md. recovering: Family

The family of a Johns Hopkins doctor shot by a patient's son has issued a statement saying the surgeon is in good condition and asking for privacy during his recovery. The family of Dr. David Cohen issued the statement Monday,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:28 PM ET, 09/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 09/20/2010

2 men shot dead in Baltimore

Baltimore police are investigating the shooting deaths of two men around the same time in separate sections of the city. Police say 28-year-old Isaiah White was shot in the back and chest around 4:30 a.m. Sunday and died a short...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:38 AM ET, 09/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 09/17/2010

Woman held, abused for 9 mos.: Police

Police in Baltimore County say a 22-year-old woman was held against her will and abused for as long as nine months before being dropped off critically injured at a hospital. Police said Thursday that two people have been charged with...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:46 AM ET, 09/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 09/14/2010

Guilty plea seen in prison gang case

A man accused of running the Baltimore operation of the notorious Black Guerrilla Family prison gang plans to plead guilty Tuesday to a drug conspiracy charge. Todd Duncan is scheduled for a rearraignment Tuesday morning in U.S. District Court. Duncan's...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:40 AM ET, 09/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:33 AM ET, 09/13/2010

New trial in Md. gang case

The first man convicted under Maryland's gang law has been granted a new trial. Twenty-eight-year-old Dajuan Marshall was found last month to have killed a rival gang member in 2008. But his conviction was vacated Friday after Baltimore Circuit Judge...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:33 AM ET, 09/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 09/09/2010

Murder indictment for Md. girl, 14

Prosecutors say a 14-year-old girl charged as an adult with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man during a robbery attempt has been indicted on the charge. A grand jury indicted Arteesha Holt of Baltimore on Wednesday....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:54 AM ET, 09/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 09/01/2010

Murder charge in Inner Harbor death

Two years after a University of Maryland engineering student drowned in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, city police have made an arrest in his death. Twenty-year-old Wane Black has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Ankush Gupta of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:04 AM ET, 09/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 09/01/2010

3 in Md. told to forfeit $10M

An alleged Baltimore drug kingpin and his two co-defendants have been ordered to forfeit $10 million in drug money. Federal prosecutors requested the forfeiture in documents filed Tuesday....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:31 AM ET, 09/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 08/30/2010

Balt. officers shoot man who drew gun

Baltimore police say a man who was shot after pulling a gun on an officer is on life support. Police say officers investigating a suspicious person report approached two men early Sunday, and noticed one man, 26-year-old Steven Antwon Grant,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:07 PM ET, 08/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 08/30/2010

Couple indicted in Baltimore killing

A couple has been indicted in the stabbing death of a Johns Hopkins University researcher as he was walking home in Baltimore's Charles Village neighborhood last month. Thirty-four-year-old John Wagner and 24-year-old Lavelva Merritt were indicted last week by a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:55 AM ET, 08/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 08/25/2010

Girl, 14, charged in Baltimore killing

Baltimore police say a 14-year-old girl shot two men, one of them fatally, after she tried to rob them and they laughed at her because she was so young. The girl has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:11 PM ET, 08/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 08/24/2010

DEA to 'take back' drugs in Baltimore

If you've got old prescription drugs that you don't need anymore, the feds will be happy to get rid of them for you. The Baltimore office of the Drug Enforcement Administration will be hosting a prescription drug "take back" event...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:42 AM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 08/23/2010

Man beaten to death in Baltimore

Baltimore Police are identifying a man who was fatally beaten with a piece of lumber in what they call a hate crime. Police say 51-year-old Martin Rayez was found early Saturday with severe trauma to his face and head and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:25 AM ET, 08/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 08/23/2010

Suspect in Md. shooting is teen girl

Baltimore police say a man shot during an attempted robbery has died and witnesses describe the shooter as a 13-year-old girl. Police say the girl tried to rob two men in the 100 block of North Linwood Avenue earlier this...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:22 AM ET, 08/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 08/19/2010

2 charged as adults in alleged rape

Two teenagers have now been charged as adults in the alleged gang rape of a 12-year-old girl at a roller rink in Baltimore County. Prosecutors say 17-year-old Kadeem Santiful and 15-year-old Tracey Hawkins, both of Baltimore, face charges including first-degree...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:21 AM ET, 08/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 08/18/2010

Three charged in Md. rape of girl, 12

A 24-year-old man and two teenagers have been arrested and charged with raping a 12-year-old girl at a roller rink in Woodlawn. Baltimore County police say Davon Perry and the teenagers dragged the girl into a storage room and raped...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:55 AM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 08/17/2010

'Legal pot' crackdown urged in Md.

Baltimore County officials say it's time to crack down on a synthetic drug known as "legal pot." The product resembles potpourri and is known as K2, or "spice." It includes chemical compounds that are known to mimic the effects of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:17 AM ET, 08/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 08/17/2010

Baltimore police sued after man's killing

The mother of a man who was shot to death by Baltimore County police has filed a multimillion-dollar federal lawsuit against six officers and the county government. Gwendolyn Cann claims officers used excessive force when they fired more than 70...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:45 AM ET, 08/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 08/17/2010

5 years for Md. schools officer

A Baltimore city schools police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison for the child sexual abuse of a student. Thirty-six-year-old Reginald Watson of Baltimore was convicted in June sexual child abuse and other offenses and sentenced on...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:43 AM ET, 08/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 08/16/2010

3 killed in weekend Baltimore shootings

Baltimore Police Commissioner Fred Bealefeld is calling his top commanders together after three people were killed in 13 shootings in the city over the weekend. Two of the shootings involved police officers wounding suspects....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:43 AM ET, 08/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 08/13/2010

Md. inmate pleads guilty to third killing

A former Baltimore resident already serving life in prison for two separate murders has pleaded guilty to a third slaying in a three-week span. Prosecutors say 26-year-old Lamont Harrell was linked to the March 4, 2007 shooting death of 22-year-old...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:24 PM ET, 08/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 08/12/2010

Drugs, guns seized at Md. car wash

Baltimore police say officers seized more than two pounds of cocaine, weapons and a 24-foot powerboat in a raid at a car wash that was a front for drug dealers. During the raid at Celebrities Car Wash on Reisterstown Road...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:11 PM ET, 08/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 08/11/2010

Jail time for Md. man's fake seizures

A Baltimore man has been sentenced to a year and a half in jail for faking seizures to get out of paying restaurant bills. City prosecutors say 43-year-old Andrew Palmer pleaded guilty last week to one count of theft scheme,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:53 AM ET, 08/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 08/10/2010

Life without parole for Md. woman

A former English teacher has been sentenced to life without parole for killing her estranged husband and firing a shot at their teenage daughter in their Glen Arm home. Sixty-year-old Mary Koontz was convicted last month of first-degree murder and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:03 PM ET, 08/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 08/09/2010

Child dies in Baltimore house fire

Baltimore fire officials say a child is dead after a fire in a row house. Firefighters were called to the home in the 2500 block of West Lanvale Street around 2:45 a.m. Sunday where they found the house engulfed in...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:37 AM ET, 08/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 08/05/2010

Review of dismissed Md. rapes urged

Baltimore's top prosecutor and City Council president say an outside agency should investigate rape reports that have been dismissed as unfounded by city police. The Baltimore Sun reported in June that over the past five years, city police have concluded...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:20 AM ET, 08/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/04/2010

Praise for brainwashed Md. mother

A Baltimore judge praised a young mother for great strides in her treatment after she starved her 1-year-old son to death while part of a religious cult, and the woman's attorney said Wednesday she is breaking free of the belief...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 08/04/2010

Not guilty plea in cop's murder trial

A Baltimore police officer has pleaded not guilty in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man outside a nightclub. Officer Gahiji Tshamba entered the plea at an arraignment Wednesday and requested a jury trial....

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:24 PM ET, 08/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 08/03/2010

Murder attempt charge for Md. woman

State prosecutors have charged a woman with attempted first-degree murder after Baltimore County police said she threw her newborn out of a second-story window. Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger tells The Baltimore Sun that he has told police to...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:19 AM ET, 08/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 07/29/2010

No bond in Md. researcher's killing

A Baltimore man accused in the stabbing death of a Johns Hopkins University researcher has been ordered held without bond. Thirty-four-year-old John Wagner has a long criminal record but has served little prison time....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:59 AM ET, 07/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 07/28/2010

Md. baby thrown from window: Police

Baltimore County police say a woman who gave birth in the bathroom of her home put the newborn in a plastic bag and tossed the infant out a second-floor window. The baby girl survived. It happened Thursday in Reisterstown. A...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:44 AM ET, 07/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 07/27/2010

New Md. youth detention site fought

A criminal justice research group is critical of a Maryland proposal to build a new youth detention center in Baltimore. The National Council on Crime and Delinquency issued a report Tuesday that found forecasts on Baltimore's youth population and arrests...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:07 PM ET, 07/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/09/2010

Murder conviction for Md. teacher

A Baltimore County jury has convicted a former English teacher of killing her estranged husband and trying to kill their teenage daughter. Jurors rejected arguments that 60-year-old Mary Koontz was mentally ill when she shot Ronald Koontz at his home...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 07/06/2010

Elvis statue missing from Md. diner

A 7-foot-tall statue of Elvis appears to have been stolen from the roof of a Rosedale, Md., diner. Maria Pigiaditis, owner of the Happy Day Diner, says all that's left of the beloved statue are part of his feet....

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:33 AM ET, 07/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 07/06/2010

Teen shot dead in Baltimore

Baltimore police are investigating the fatal shooting Monday of a high school basketball star. Seventeen-year-old John Crowder was found lying in the grass in the 2600 block of Garrett Avenue near the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood at about 1 a.m....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:28 AM ET, 07/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 07/02/2010

Baltimore: 99 homicides, 6 months

Baltimore police and federal officials say violent crime is still at historic lows in the city despite some high-profile violence over the past month. There were 99 homicides in the city over the first six months of the year, the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:53 AM ET, 07/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 07/02/2010

Convictions upheld in '04 Md. slayings

State prosecutors say Maryland's second-highest court has upheld the convictions of two men in the near-beheadings of their three young relatives in 2004. The Court of Special Appeals on Thursday upheld the 2006 convictions of Policarpio Espinoza and Adan Canela....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:50 AM ET, 07/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 06/30/2010

New rape hotline in Baltimore

Baltimore has established a new hot line for victims of rape and sexual assault. The hot line is intended to give victims an opportunity to report past incidents or mistreatment they experienced when reporting rape in the past. It will...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:49 AM ET, 06/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 06/28/2010

Concern over Baltimore rape cases

Baltimore's police commissioner says his department will work to improve how it categorizes and resolves rape investigations. Frederick Bealefeld's announcement Sunday comes after a review of FBI records by The Baltimore Sun found that Baltimore has the largest percentage of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:25 AM ET, 06/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 06/28/2010

Baltimore violence continues

A shooting at the Inner Harbor was part of another violent weekend in Baltimore. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the department is investigating two homicides and two suspicious deaths since Friday. There were also six nonfatal shootings, including the Harbor...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:21 AM ET, 06/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 06/25/2010

Jail for man in 'Stop Snitching' videos

A man who appeared in the "Stop Snitching" videos has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for racketeering. A co-defendant was sentenced to more than 24 years on the same charges. Federal prosecutors say 35-year-old Sherman Pride of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:31 PM ET, 06/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 06/22/2010

Two life terms for Md. gang leader

A man described by prosecutors as the leader of a violent Baltimore drug gang has been sentenced to two life terms in federal prison. Thirty-year-old Terrence Richardson was convicted in March on racketeering and drug conspiracy charges....

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:45 PM ET, 06/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 06/22/2010

Baltimore to settle police lawsuit

Baltimore has agreed to settle a four-year-old NAACP lawsuit that accused the police department of arresting people unconstitutionally. City solicitor George Nilson says the settlement allows the city to move forward from the "problematic" arrest practices of the past....

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:04 AM ET, 06/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 06/21/2010

12 years for repeat Md. bank robber

A serial bank robber who robbed or tried to rob 10 banks over a 25-day stretch last July has been sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison. Thirty-nine-year-old Frederick McMillan of Baltimore was sentenced Monday in U.S. District...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:12 PM ET, 06/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 06/15/2010

Jail for Md. man whose shot hit girl, 5

A man who shot a 5-year-old girl in the head while firing a handgun wildly on a crowded Baltimore street was sentenced Tuesday to life plus 30 years in prison. Lamont Davis, 18, was convicted of second-degree attempted murder in...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:07 PM ET, 06/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 06/14/2010

Md. officer, suspect turns self in

Baltimore police officer Gahiji A. Tshamba, who is accused of fatally shooting an unarmed former Marine, turned himself in Sunday after a vigorous effort to locate him. Tshamba arrived with his attorney at the Central Booking Intake Facility in Baltimore...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:56 AM ET, 06/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 06/10/2010

Cop shoots dog, Md. teen hit

Baltimore police say a 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg when an officer fired at a dog attacking a group of youths. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi that officers came across a group of youths being attacked by a pit...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:11 AM ET, 06/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 06/09/2010

Treat, don't jail in Baltimore: Group

An advocacy group says Baltimore needs to change its approach toward those accused of nonviolent crimes and emphasize treatment instead of jail. The Washington-based Justice Policy Institute says in a report released Tuesday that Baltimore is the nation's most active...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:13 AM ET, 06/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 06/08/2010

2 years for former Md. prison worker

A former correctional officer who funneled drugs and cell phones to an inmate will be experiencing prison life from the other side. Twenty-one-year-old Lynae Chapman was sentenced Monday to two years in prison. She pleaded guilty to six charges, including...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:52 PM ET, 06/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 06/07/2010

Balt. officer suspected in nightclub shooting shot man while drunk in 2005

Baltimore police say an officer suspected of killing a man outside a nightclub over the weekend was disciplined by the department five years ago for shooting a man while intoxicated. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says 36-year-old Gahiji Tshamba shot a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:25 AM ET, 06/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 06/04/2010

Md. rapist pleads guilty in 2008 death of woman found in Frederick

A convicted rapist has pleaded guilty in Frederick to murdering a Baltimore woman and leaving her body in a parked vehicle in 2008. Thirty-five-year-old Ronnie Winkler of Baltimore pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Thursday. He faces up to 30 years...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:24 AM ET, 06/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 06/04/2010

Weekend Baltimore killings may be related: Police

Baltimore police say two of the 10 slayings in the city over Memorial Day weekend may be related. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says investigators believe the shooting deaths of two men on Friday are linked....

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:17 AM ET, 06/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 06/01/2010

Nine killed over weekend in Baltimore

Police say nine people were killed over a violent Memorial Day weekend in Baltimore. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says eight of those people were fatally wounded in 11 shootings since Friday and one person was stabbed....

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:16 AM ET, 06/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 05/26/2010

DNA leads to man's arrest in 1991 Baltimore slaying

Baltimore police have made an arrest in the 1991 slaying of an 86-year-old woman. Forty-nine-year-old Eddie Arcaro was charged Wednesday with murder in the death of Anna Keusch....

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:13 PM ET, 05/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 05/18/2010

50 years for head of Md. cult convicted in child's starving death

A cult leader convicted of the starvation death of a toddler for not saying "Amen" after meals was sentenced to 50 years in prison Tuesday by a judge who described her as a manipulator of lost souls. Queen Antoinette was...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:21 PM ET, 05/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 05/10/2010

Two found shot dead in car in Baltimore

Baltimore police are investigating three homicides, including the shooting deaths of two men who were sitting in a car. Police say the victims were found Saturday night in north Baltimore inside a car that was in park and still running....

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:02 AM ET, 05/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:59 AM ET, 05/10/2010

Baltimore firefighter hit with child pornography charge

A Baltimore firefighter has been charged with 10 counts of possessing and distributing child pornography. Fifty-four-year-old Philip Hodge was arrested Friday and released after posting bond. Court records show police found explicit files being shared from his computer over an...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:59 AM ET, 05/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 05/05/2010

Three Baltimore officers charged with kidnapping teens

A Baltimore grand jury has returned an indictment against three city police officers, charging them with kidnapping of two teenagers last year. The State's Attorney's Office says the grand jury returned the 14-count indictments on Tuesday....

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:01 AM ET, 05/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 04/29/2010

Baltimore officer's father killed as suspects flee police

Baltimore police say two drug suspects fleeing police in a car collided with another vehicle and killed one of the occupants, the father of a police officer. It happened about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday in northwest Baltimore. A police spokesman...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:51 AM ET, 04/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/28/2010

Bullying investigation in Baltimore after girl, 8, attempts suicide

Baltimore city school officials are investigating allegations of bullying at an elementary school after officials say one girl threatened to commit suicide. Geneva Biggus says her daughter, 8-year-old Shaniya Boyd tried to jump out of a window at Gilmor Elementary...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 06:06 AM ET, 04/22/2010

Md. postal worker accused of stealing gift cards

Federal officials in Maryland alleged Wednesday that Postal Service employee Andrew C. Walsh, 51, rifled through more than 1,000 greeting cards and stole gift cards, cash and checks. When Walsh was arrested at his Cockeysville home Tuesday night, officials said, about 450 stolen gift cards were found in his car.

By Maria Glod  |  06:06 AM ET, 04/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/21/2010

Suspended sentence, probation for woman who starved son at cult leader's behest

A woman who starved her 1-year-old son to death at the behest of a religious cult leader has been given a suspended sentence and probation. Ria Ramkissoon pleaded guilty to child abuse resulting in the death of her son, Javon...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 04/19/2010

Md. man charged with murder in daughter's death

A 22-year-old Baltimore man has been charged with murder in the death of his 2-year-old daughter. Melonie Hamber died Saturday afternoon at Johns Hopkins Hospital....

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:16 AM ET, 04/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 04/15/2010

D.C. officer who claimed carjacking changed story, police say

Baltimore police say a D.C. police officer who claimed to have been carjacked while stopped at a red light has changed his story. Charging documents show that Officer Kevin Carey changed his story several times while being interviewed by Baltimore...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:20 PM ET, 04/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 04/15/2010

Baltimore man convicted in shooting of 5-year-old girl

A Baltimore man has been convicted of attempted murder in the shootings of a then-5-year-old girl and another teen. Jurors convicted Lamont Davis Thursday on his 18th birthday. His sentencing has been scheduled for June 16....

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:16 PM ET, 04/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 04/14/2010

D.C. officer carjacked, gun stolen in Baltimore

Baltimore police are investigating after a D.C. police officer was carjacked in a gritty section of the city.

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:31 AM ET, 04/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 04/08/2010

Baltimore police stats meetings got 'stale,' get scrapped

Baltimore's police commissioner has suspended the department's weekly meeting where commanders share intelligence and pore over statistics. The meeting is known as Comstat and has been a key part of the city's crime-fighting strategy since 1999, when it was introduced...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:08 PM ET, 04/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 04/01/2010

Md. man who stole $400K in bus fares gets 2 years

A Maryland Transit Administration worker who stole $400,000 in bus fares was sentenced in federal court in Baltimore to two years in prison, authorities said. David M. Pattawi, 36, of White Marsh worked as a farebox maintenance repairman beginning in...

By Maria Glod  |  08:29 AM ET, 04/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 04/01/2010

Former Baltimore worker stole, resold 100,000 gallons of fuel

A former Baltimore public works employee is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to stealing more than 100,000 gallons of fuel from the city and reselling it. Maurice Boone pleaded guilty Monday and court records say he'll receive an eight-year, suspended...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:11 AM ET, 04/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 03/26/2010

15 indicted in $20M Baltimore-area money laundering scheme

Fifteen men were indicted Thursday in a $20 million money laundering scheme after a series of raids at pawn shops and similar businesses in Baltimore and its suburbs. Federal prosecutors released few specifics about the charges. According to the indictment,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:31 AM ET, 03/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 03/25/2010

Man pleads guilty to hitting 10 Baltimore banks in 25 days

A Baltimore man described by federal prosecutors as a career criminal has pleaded guilty to robbing or trying to rob 10 banks in the city over a 25-day stretch last July. Several of the banks robbed by 39-year-old Frederick McMillan...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:51 PM ET, 03/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 03/24/2010

Baltimore officer accused of reward money scheme, theft

At first it looked like Mark J. Lunsford, a Baltimore Police detective assigned to a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force, was doing good work. A tip he got from a confidential informant helped put people behind bars on drug...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:03 AM ET, 03/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 03/23/2010

Students robbed at gunpoint in Towson U. dorm

Towson University police say two students were robbed at gunpoint when two men forced their way into their dorm room. In a campus crime alert, police said the students responded to a knock at the door of their room in...

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:28 AM ET, 03/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 03/19/2010

Baltimore 14-year-old charged in man's murder

Baltimore police say a 14-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder, the youngest person so charged in the city this year. Kwauntre Javar Crudup of Baltimore is also charged with armed robbery and using a handgun in a violent crime....

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:33 PM ET, 03/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 03/19/2010

Former Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon's fur coat set for use in ethics training

A Persian lamb jacket used as evidence against ousted Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon will be used to teach ethics to university employees. Susan Gillette, senior university counsel at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, tells The Baltimore Sun that she bought...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:45 PM ET, 03/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 03/17/2010

Horses seized from Baltimore street vendors to be returned

Seventeen horses seized from "arabbers," street vendors who sell produce from carts in Baltimore, would be returned to their owners under a deal set to be approved by the city's spending board. The arabbers plan to pick up their horses...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:44 AM ET, 03/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 03/16/2010

Inmate who escaped Md. prison to return from W. Va.

A man captured in West Virginia after talking his way out of prison has agreed to be sent back to Maryland. Raymond T. Taylor was serving three life terms for attempted murder when he escaped Feb. 25 from the Maryland...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:05 AM ET, 03/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 03/15/2010

Threatening letters force Baltimore City Hall evacuation

Three threatening letters arrived at Baltimore City Hall and the city's Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse, including one with white powder that prompted a City Hall evacuation. Baltimore Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright says no one was hurt Monday and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:28 PM ET, 03/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 03/15/2010

Parent leads Baltimore police to dead baby's body

Baltimore police say the body of a baby was found buried in a bag in Druid Hill Park. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says officers were called to the 700 block of Druid Park Lake Drive around 8 p.m. Sunday....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:23 AM ET, 03/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 03/11/2010

Baltimore to offer those with outstanding warrants 'surrender' deal

People wanted for nonviolent or misdemeanor offenses in Baltimore will get the chance to turn themselves in this June. The head of Baltimore's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council says the city will hold its first event with the U.S. Marshals' Fugitive...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:05 PM ET, 03/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 03/09/2010

Motor vehicle theft, robbery, arson down in Baltimore

Baltimore County Police say crime there decreased significantly last year. County Executive says that of the eight serious crime categories, six saw decreases compared to 2008....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:21 AM ET, 03/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 03/08/2010

Md. woman charged with paying man to kill husband

A Baltimore County woman is in jail on charges she paid a man $9,000 to kill her husband at his gas station. Karla Porter is also accused of enlisting four other people, including her sister, in the plot....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:09 AM ET, 03/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 03/01/2010

Defendants rest in alleged Md. cult case

Update, 4:25 p.m.: Three people representing themselves in their trial in the starving death of a 1-year-old boy have rested their cases without calling any witnesses. Queen Antoinette is accused of ordering that toddler Javon Thompson not be fed because...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:25 PM ET, 03/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 02/26/2010

Convict recaptured after walking out of Md. prison

Here's an interesting report from the Associated Press: Authorities say an inmate serving three life terms has been recaptured in West Virginia after he conned his way out of a Baltimore prison. Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says 26-year-old Raymond...

By Washington Post editors  |  10:21 AM ET, 02/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 02/18/2010

Cult member fires attorney in boy's death

A man accused of starving a 1-year-old boy to death while part of a religious cult has fired his attorney and will represent himself at trial. Wednesday's move by Marcus A. Cobbs, 23, means all three cult members on trial...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:32 PM ET, 02/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 02/17/2010

Jury selection scheduled in alleged Md. cult trial

A mother and daughter accused of starving a 1-year-old boy to death while part of a religious cult will be tried alongside another cult member who had asked for a separate trial because the women are representing themselves, a Baltimore...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:24 AM ET, 02/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 02/05/2010

Iraqi officers in Baltimore as part of U.S. policing tour

The streets of Baltimore are sometimes compared to a war zone. Some Iraqi police officers are getting a chance this week to find out if that's accurate. Baltimore police are hosting a delegation of senior Iraqi National Police officials. They're...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:15 AM ET, 02/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 01/27/2010

Baltimore woman accused of hitting friends with cancer scam

A Baltimore County woman is accused of scamming her former high school classmates by claiming she had terminal cancer and asking them to help grant her dying wishes. Thirty-seven-year-old Dina Leone has been indicted on theft and conspiracy charges. A...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:28 AM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 01/25/2010

Tobacco smuggling ring has Anne Arundel link: Md. officials

The Maryland Comptroller's office says agents have busted an underground tobacco smuggling operation that could involve up to 54 Baltimore businesses, confiscating nearly $140,000 in illegal tobacco products from one person. Anne Arundel County resident Kyun Hong has been charged...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:46 PM ET, 01/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 01/22/2010

Howard jury rejects mother's suit against Baltimore officers

A Howard County jury has rejected a suit against six Baltimore police officers by the mother of a boy arrested in 2007 for illegally riding a dirt bike. Judge Diane Leasure sent the case to the jury Thursday after determining...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:23 AM ET, 01/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 01/20/2010

'Stop Snitching' video producer on trial in Md.

The producer of the notorious "Stop Snitching" DVDs is on trial in federal court in Baltimore. Ronnie Thomas, also known as "Skinny Suge," is accused of racketeering conspiracy. Federal prosecutors say he was part of a subset of the Bloods...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:30 PM ET, 01/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 05:36 AM ET, 01/15/2010

Beer can, Disney glasses help bust Maryland child abusers

A 5-year-old's distinctive pink Disney eyeglasses helped investigators rescue her from a pair of sexual abusers from Bowie and Annapolis. The pair repeatedly had exploited her and her 3-year-old sister and distributed pornographic photos and video of the crimes over...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  05:36 AM ET, 01/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 01/14/2010

Baltimore man charged with impersonating officer, assaulting woman

Baltimore County police have arrested a man say they impersonated an officer and sexually assaulted a woman he pulled over. Thirty-seven-year-old Dennis McLaughlin Jr. was arrested Thursday. He is charged with fourth-degree sex offense, false imprisonment and impersonating a police...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:39 PM ET, 01/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 12/29/2009

Baltimore 2009 homicides top year-ago figures

Baltimore has topped last year's homicide total. Police say three slayings over the weekend pushed the homicide count to 235. Last year, the city recorded 234 homicides — the lowest total since 1988....

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:59 AM ET, 12/29/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/23/2009

Baltimore rape suspect confessed to others: Police

From the Associated Press: In 24 years as the police chief of tiny Kilmarnock, Va., Michael Bedell had never had to investigate a rape. So when two were reported within a span of four days recently, it sent shock waves...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/23/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 12/21/2009

Woman attacked, raped after hiring man to shovel snow: Police

From the Associated Press: Baltimore police have arrested a man they say forced his way into a home, raped a woman and slashed her throat after he said he would shovel snow at her property. Nineteen-year-old Donald "Doc" Vaughn of...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:25 PM ET, 12/21/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/04/2009

Prison sentence for man who stole from cops

Nicholas Baccala started a business to raise money for Fraternal Orders of Police in the Baltimore-Washington area. But he wound up raising money for Nicholas Baccala. Baccala, 51, formerly of Towson, was sentenced to four years in federal prison Thursday...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/04/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore, Baltimore