Crime Scene: Maryland


Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 08/11/2012

Gun seizures up in Ocean City

Ocean City police say they’ve seized more guns this year than in each of the last two.

By The Associated Press  |  12:51 PM ET, 08/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Supreme Court stays DNA ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court has put on hold a ruling by Maryland’s highest court that prohibits DNA collection from suspects charged but not yet convicted in violent crimes.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  06:27 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Maryland

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Police: Teen who grabbed U-Md. student charged with fourth-degree sex offense

Police charged a teenager with grabbing the buttocks of a student who had stripped down to her underwear for a late-night swim in the McKeldin Mall fountain, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  02:59 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Pr. George's, Matt Zapotosky, Maryland

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 02/09/2012

Great Mills apartment fire leaves one man dead

Officials continue to investigate the cause of the fire and the man’s identity.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  02:16 PM ET, 02/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Crime Scene, Fires & Fire Safety, Maryland

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Prosecutors in murder of Md. woman want death penalty

By the Associated Press  |  02:40 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Guilty plea for Md. officer in hit-and-run

Pfc. David Walter Vogel II entered the plea Wednesday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Court date scheduled in Md. woman’s Georgia killing

Lawyers are expected to discuss rules governing capital punishment cases.

By the Associated Press  |  08:26 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 01/13/2012

Prison for Bethesda man in $1.4M fraud scheme

Douglas Skibicki also was ordered to pay restitution.

By the Associated Press  |  08:12 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Assault charge for two in Md. after alleged toy gun incident

Troopers allegedly found an Airsoft gun that closely resembled an assault rifle.

By the Associated Press  |  08:27 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 01/12/2012

No bail for teen charged in father’s shooting death

Robert C. Richardson III is charged as an adult with first-and-second degree murder.

By the Associated Press  |  08:15 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, From the Courthouse

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/10/2012

Bel Air teen held in father’s shooting death

The teen is expected to be charged as an adult.

By the Associated Press  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 01/10/2012

Prison for escaped inmate who roamed Hagerstown with gun

He carried a loaded AK-47 on the eve of the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

By the Associated Press  |  08:11 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 01/09/2012

21 years for driver in I-81 tractor-trailer chase

Thomas McNeel of Pontotoc, Miss., apologized to his victims.

By the Associated Press  |  05:11 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

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 08:01 AM ET, 01/09/2012

Md. man charged with DUI, car theft after crash

Authorities say they found the man walking along U.S. Route 40.

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

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 12/21/2011

Conviction for man who led I-81 police chase

A Washington County, Md., judge announced the verdict Tuesday for 43-year-old Thomas L. McNeel

By the Associated Press  |  08:21 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Judge: Md. man can stand trial in wife’s killing

James Claude Winters is charged with first-degree murder.

By the Associated Press  |  08:15 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Judge: No restitution for family in Md. slaying case

John Wayne Davis pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of John R. Fleming.

By the Associated Press  |  08:13 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Md. inmate’s death ruled homicide

Fifty-seven-year-old Lewis J. Thompson Jr. was found in his cell at the North Branch Correctional Institution on Dec. 8.

By the Associated Press  |  08:17 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Maryland, Prison Beat

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Lockdown for Md. prison after live bullets found

The .22-caliber bullets were found Nov. 21

By the Associated Press  |  08:39 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 11/29/2011

First-degree murder charge in Frostburg State killing

The indictment of 23-year-old Shanee Liggins of Waldorf was announced Monday.

By the Associated Press  |  08:27 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Schools

Posted at 08:10 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Md. summit to tackle witness intimidation

The summit will bring together federal and state officials from around the region.

By the Associated Press  |  08:10 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 11/27/2011

Boy, 6, dies in Chillum house fire, two other family members injured

A six-year-old boy has died and two women remain in critical condition after an early morning house fire Sunday in Prince George’s County, authorities said.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  12:08 PM ET, 11/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Theola Labbé-DeBose, Maryland, Maryland, Pr. George's, Pr. George's

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 11/24/2011

$10K reward offered after Maryland bank robbery

The robbery occurred Nov. 10 at the National Bank of Rising Sun in Street.

By the Associated Press  |  01:30 PM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 11/24/2011

Russian man suspected in mother’s Md. death: Police

But Dmitry Pronin, 26, has not been charged in the death of Yulia Pogrebenko, 54, of Irkutsk.

By the Associated Press  |  09:34 AM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 11/24/2011

Man dies after Md. home break-in, authorities say

No charges have been filed in the case.

By the Associated Press  |  09:31 AM ET, 11/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 11/15/2011

Murder indictment for man in Md. woman’s killing

Stephen McDaniel has been in jail since July 1.

By the Associated Press  |  05:22 PM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Updates

Posted at 07:39 AM ET, 11/03/2011

22 prison gang members face racketeering indictment

The indictment was unsealed Wednesday after the arrests of seven defendants.

By the Associated Press  |  07:39 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Prison Beat

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Md. judge reprimanded for setting bogus trial date

Circuit judge John McDowell received a written reprimand from the state Commission on Judicial Disabilities.

By the Associated Press  |  07:36 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Police: Sneezing attack before fatal Md. crash

Maryland State Police say a passenger in a van died after the driver suffered a sneezing attack, lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree.

By the Associated Press  |  07:32 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 10/31/2011

Md. man held for court in death of fellow psychiatric patient

The killing of a patient Thursday was the second fatal attack in a week and the third in 13 months at state mental hospital

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  05:58 PM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Mary Pat Flaherty, Maryland

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Police investigate patient’s death at Md. mental hospital

Maryland State Police are investigating the death of a patient at a state mental hospital where two other patients allegedly died at the hands of other residents in just over a year.

By the Associated Press  |  08:39 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Death penalty possible for convicted Md. killer

A man convicted of killing a Towson gas station owner in a murder-for-hire plot could face the death penalty.

By the Associated Press  |  08:34 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Death Penalty

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Civil trial in Md. inmate’s bus ride killing

Philip Parker Jr.’s relatives are seeking $21 million plus punitive damages.

By the Associated Press  |  07:51 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Prison Beat

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Guilty plea in 1980 Md. kidnapping, sex assault

A Maryland man has pleaded guilty in a 31-year-old kidnapping and sex assault case in Pennsylvania.

By the Associated Press  |  07:38 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 10/20/2011

15 years for Md. man in child pornography case

A Clear Spring man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexually exploiting a minor to produce child pornography.

By the Associated Press  |  07:43 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Assault charges for 2 Md. correctional officers

Maryland’s prison agency says two correctional officers face possible termination after they were charged with assaulting an inmate.

By the Associated Press  |  07:40 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 10/05/2011

Woman traps Md. robbery suspect in car: Police

Authorities say a Hagerstown woman charged with purse snatching was caught by another woman who locked the suspect in her car.

By the Associated Press  |  07:44 AM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Offbeat

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Md. high school to honor teacher killed by husband

A Wicomico County high school is planning to hold a tribute to an English teacher who was killed by her husband in early September.

By the Associated Press  |  08:40 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 10/03/2011

Md, Del. hope to crack down on stolen scrap metal trade

State police in Maryland and Delaware have teamed up with hopes of sharing data on scrap metal sales and cracking down on the trade in stolen metal on the peninsula.

By the Associated Press  |  07:28 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Delaware, Maryland

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 09/29/2011

State task serves more than 800 Pr. George’s warrants

Prince George’s sheriff’s deputies working with a state task force served more than 800 warrants in August as part of a special initiative aimed at reducing a massive backlog.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:59 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Pr. George's, Maryland

Posted at 09:47 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Capitol Heights fatal shooting victim identified

Death of Antwan Lamar Brooks 24, of Lanham investigated as homicide

By Clarence Williams  |  09:47 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Clarence Williams, Pr. George's, Homicide, Maryland

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 09/22/2011

Charges for twins in Md. pharmacy break-ins

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office says twin brothers have been charged with breaking into two pharmacies and stealing tens of thousands of dollars in medication.

By the Associated Press  |  08:22 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Md. court upholds death penalty standards

Maryland’s highest court has ruled that the standard jurors use in deciding whether to impose the death penalty is constitutional.

By the Associated Press  |  07:57 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Death Penalty

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Man wanted on sex assault charges arrested at Dulles

Customs agents at Dulles Airport have arrested a Maryland man wanted on charges of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.

By the Associated Press  |  06:19 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Fairfax

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Md. to sell apples grown at prison complex

The Maryland Division of Correction says it’s selling apples grown at a prison complex near Hagerstown to the Maryland Food Bank.

By the Associated Press  |  08:48 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat

Posted at 06:49 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Police investigate stabbing death in Columbia

A man who was fatally stabbed in a Howard County parking lot Tuesday afternoon managed to set off a car alarm — alerting a neighbor to his condition — before collapsing on the ground, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:49 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Howard, Maryland

Posted at 06:49 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Early morning shooting leaves one man dead in Beltsville

Police said there were people in the house at the time of the shooting, shortly after midnight Wednesday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:49 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Pr. George's, Maryland

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Jail for Md. man in string of bank robberies

A Maryland man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for robberies of banks in Maryland, Georgia, North Carolina and Delaware.

By the Associated Press  |  08:14 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Maryland, From the Courthouse

Posted at 08:12 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Inmates to give gift to young cancer patients

Maximum-security inmates at a state prison near Cumberland are making a gift to childhood cancer patients.

By the Associated Press  |  08:12 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat

Posted at 07:37 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Confederate artifacts worth $68,000 stolen

Authorities in Annapolis say burglars stole $68,000 worth of Confederate memorabilia from a man’s home last week.

By Associated Press  |  07:37 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Burglary

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 08/29/2011

Va. man charged in Prince George’s slaying

A Warrenton, Va. man turned himself in to Prince George’s County police Saturday in connection with a homicide earlier that day, authorities said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:20 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Pr. George's, Virginia, Maryland

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Md. fire may have been caused by birthday cake fireworks

Officials say a small explosion in a home in Maryland that injured three people may have been caused when fireworks were inadvertently mixed in with birthday candles.

By the Associated Press  |  07:54 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fires & Fire Safety, Maryland

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Verizon 911 service hearing delayed amid strike

Maryland utility regulators agreed to delay a hearing on problems with Verizon’s 911 service in Maryland because of an ongoing strike by two of the company’s unions.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  |  01:00 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Theola Labbé-DeBose, Maryland

Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 08/17/2011

Md. crime lab to be honored with accreditation

An international crime lab organization is awarding the Maryland State Police’s forensic division its highest level of accreditation.

By the Associated Press  |  08:05 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 08/10/2011

17 charged in major drug sting

The defendants from the District and suburban Maryland were charged last week with intent to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana, authorities said.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  07:41 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The District, Maryland, Narcotics

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 08/06/2011

Funeral for Lauren Giddings scheduled for Saturday

Funeral services are planned for a Maryland native and recent law school graduate who was found slain in Georgia.

By the Associated Press  |  09:35 AM ET, 08/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Maryland

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 08/04/2011

Md. man among 72 charged in international child porn network

A rural Baltimore County man is among the 72 people accused of participating in an international child pornography network.

By the Associated Press  |  07:52 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 07/28/2011

10 years for Md. man in 2008 murder-for-hire-plot

A 49-year-old Maryland man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday for participating in a murder-for-hire plot, authorities announced.

By Del Quentin Wilber  |  09:30 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Del Quentin Wilber, From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Convicted murderer charged with Md. jail escape attempt

A man awaiting sentencing on a first-degree murder conviction has been accused of trying to escape from a Maryland jail.

By The Daily Times of Salisbury  |  08:01 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Murder charge for Md. inmate in cellmate’s death

A Maryland state prison inmate faces a first-degree murder charge in the beating and asphyxiation of his cellmate at the Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland.

By the Associated Press  |  08:01 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Md. inmate charged with killing cellmate with television

A Maryland state prison inmate is charged with using a television set to murder his cellmate.

By the Associated Press  |  08:01 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Prison Beat

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Conviction for Md. man in attempted deputy shooting

A jury has convicted a Baltimore man of attempted murder for trying to shoot a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputy in Westminster last year.

By the Carroll County Times  |  07:54 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Md. trooper shoots and kills loose emu

Maryland State Police say a trooper shot and killed an emu that had been on the loose for two weeks, blocking traffic and disrupting a North East neighborhood.

By the Cecil Whig  |  07:53 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Animal Stories

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 07/06/2011

60 years for Md. man in infant’s death

A Sykesville man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend’s 8-month-old daughter.

By the Associated Press  |  07:35 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 07/05/2011

Plea sought by woman charged with killing newborn son

Court records indicate that a woman charged in Garrett County with murdering her newborn son is pursuing a plea deal

By the Associated Press  |  07:46 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 07:29 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Animal cruelty charges for Md. horse farm owner

The owner of a Centreville, Md., horse farm where 140 horses were found to be malnourished has been charged with animal cruelty.

By The Associated Press  |  07:29 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Animal Stories, Maryland

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Md. court votes to allow anonymous juries

Maryland’s highest court has voted to allow anonymous juries in criminal trials when a judge believes there are concerns about juror harassment, tampering or safety.

By The Baltimore Sun  |  08:35 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 08:58 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Body of missing Laurel swimmer found in Monocacy River

Authorities say they have found the body of swimmer from Laurel who went missing in the Monocacy River this week.

By The Associated Press  |  08:58 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 05/26/2011

Jail for man in Md. counterfeiting scheme

The U.S. Attorney’s Office says a Randallstown man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for dealing in counterfeit currency in a case that involved the fatal shooting of a co-conspirator by police in July 2010.

By the Associated Press  |  09:10 AM ET, 05/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 05/10/2011

Md. lacrosse player arrested after knife found in bag

A lacrosse player at Easton High School in Maryland is crying foul after he was arrested for having a pen knife in his bag, a tool he says is for repairing his lacrosse stick.

By The Baltimore Sun  |  07:42 AM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Schools

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Federal courthouse security hearing in Md.

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin is bringing a committee field hearing on safety and security at the nation’s federal courthouses to Baltimore.

By the Associated Press  |  07:46 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Md. man charged in wife’s killing

The Cecil County, Md., Sheriff’s Office has charged a man in the fatal stabbing of his wife in their Cherry Hill apartment.

By the Cecil Whig  |  08:13 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Homicide, Maryland

Posted at 07:24 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Murder conviction in Md. baby’s 2009 death

A judge has convicted a Sykesville man of second-degree murder in the 2009 death of his girlfriend’s 8-month-old daughter.

By  |  07:24 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Police ID man who found on U-Md. campus

University of Maryland police are seeking help identifying a man who was found unconscious on campus Tuesday night and was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  10:41 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Matt Zapotosky, Maryland

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 04/13/2011

9 arrested, charged with off-limits fishing in Md.

Nine fishermen from Texas and Delaware are facing charges for fishing in an off-limits area in Maryland’s Choptank River.

By The Associated Press  |  08:18 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Man stuck to toilet seat in Md. Wal-Mart

Elkton police say a man became stuck to a department store toilet seat after someone spread glue on it.

By the Cecil Whig  |  11:55 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Offbeat

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Murder charge for former Baltimore officer

Authorities say a former Baltimore city police officer has been charged with murder after the shooting death of his neighbor.

By The Star Democrat  |  08:09 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 03/31/2011

Guilty plea for Md. man in child pornography case

An Ocean City man who is a registered sex offender has pleaded guilty to possession child pornography.

By The Associated Press  |  07:54 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 08:17 AM ET, 03/30/2011

SUV wheels stolen from Md. dealership lot

The owner of a Chevrolet dealership in Eldersburg, Md., says 32 wheels have been stolen from vehicles on his lot.

By the Carroll County Times  |  08:17 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Md. man admits lying about military credentials

A Maryland man who lied about his military experience to land jobs as a teacher and speaker pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court, agreeing to pay $171,415 in restitution and serve at least 500 hours of community service at the state’s veterans cemeteries.

By Maria Glod  |  07:27 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maria Glod, Maryland, From the Courthouse

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Man extradited to Md. from Czech Republic in rape case

Prosecutors say a former Hagerstown man accused of raping a woman in Washington County, Md., in 2000 has been extradited to Maryland from the Czech Republic.

By The Herald-Mail  |  10:41 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Around the World, Maryland

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Md. town to declare mayor’s office vacant after felony conviction

Rising Sun town commissioners will hold a hearing on a resolution declaring the mayor’s office vacant.

By The Cecil Whig  |  10:23 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:03 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Jurors may need special decoders in upcoming case

Baltimore jurors in an upcoming case may need special decoders to decipher classified testimony if prosecutors get their way.

By Allison Klein  |  07:03 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Allison Klein, Maryland, From the Courthouse

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 03/23/2011

5 Md. men charged in bank fraud

Five Washington-area residents have been accused in federal court in Maryland in a bank fraud conspiracy prosecutors said netted them the cash to buy a 2004 Land Rover Range Rover, flat screen TVs and jewelry that included a Cartier watch.

By Maria Glod  |  04:44 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maria Glod, Maryland

Posted at 07:21 AM ET, 03/23/2011

Md. couple admit to making child pornography

A Middle River, Md., couple worked together to make pornographic videos of children, including a baby girl, according to federal prosecutors in Maryland.

By Maria Glod  |  07:21 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Maria Glod, Sex Crimes

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 03/22/2011

30 years for Md. man in attack on wife

A Westover, Md., man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for stabbing and beating his wife with a baseball bat.

By The Daily Times of Salisbury  |  07:43 AM ET, 03/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland

Posted at 07:52 AM ET, 03/17/2011

Md. trooper jumps barrier on I-95

A new Maryland state trooper is recounting a close call with a car while on a call on Interstate 95.

By  |  07:52 AM ET, 03/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 06:44 AM ET, 03/02/2011

Probation for woman's naked store dance

A Virginia woman has been sentenced to 18 months supervised probation for taking off her clothes in a Maryland convenience store and sexually harassing patrons and employees. Twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Riegler of Accomack County also agreed not to return to Maryland...

By The Daily Times of Salisbury  |  06:44 AM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  From the Courthouse, Maryland, Offbeat, Virginia

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Deadly bus crash in Md. on I-70

Maryland State Police say one person is dead and three others have been taken to a hospital after a pickup truck crossed the median and hit a disabled bus along Interstate 70 in Washington County. The westbound truck crossed the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:44 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 03/01/2011

Deadly head-on crash near Port Deposit

Maryland State Police say a man was killed and three men were injured in a head-on collision near Port Deposit. Thirty-two-year-old Terry Williams Jr. of Port Deposit was pronounced dead at the scene of Friday afternoon's accident....

By Cecil Whig  |  07:40 AM ET, 03/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Anne Arundel, Maryland, Traffic Accidents

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 02/28/2011

Charges for Md. man after N.Y. death

The death of a Staten Island man has been ruled a homicide, and a Maryland man has been charged in connection with the case. The New York City medical examiner's office says 68-year-old Robert Jenkins died of asphyxia due to...

By Staten Island Advance  |  07:32 AM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Around the Nation, Maryland

Posted at 06:51 AM ET, 01/28/2011

Bank robbery suspect tried to take fake money: Police

Princess Anne County, Md., police have arrested a man they say broke into a bank and tried to steal fake money. Police Chief Scott Keller says a motion detector alarm went off in the PNC Bank on Somerset Avenue Tuesday...

By The Daily Times of Salisbury  |  06:51 AM ET, 01/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 01/25/2011

Suspect sought after Md. robbery

Police are looking for help identifying a man who committed an armed robbery at a Maryland Exxon Gas Station on the evening of January 10.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:03 PM ET, 01/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 07:25 AM ET, 01/24/2011

Funeral for Md. firefighter Falkenhan

Funeral services are being held for a firefighter who died after a fire at a Maryland apartment complex. Funeral services for forty-three-year-old Mark Falkenhan are being held Monday at Baltimore's Cathedral of Mary Our Queen....

By The Associated Press  |  07:25 AM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 01/19/2011

Ex-Howard police chief Walters dies

Former Howard County Police Chief G. Russell Walters died Jan. 13 at the age of 92. Walters served as department chief from 1969 to 1975, after a 23-year career with the Maryland State Police.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:24 PM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 01/19/2011

Md. man charged with extortion

A Frederick man faces extortion, theft and burglary charges for allegedly stealing $2,200 from his former employer and then demanding $5,000 more.Police said Tuesday that 54-year-old Patrick Plunkard threatened to destroy the Cozy Inn in Thurmont unless owner Gerald Freeze paid up.

By Associated Press  |  11:48 AM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 01/19/2011

Md. offender monitoring lacking: Official

Maryland is not quite in full compliance with the federal Adam Walsh Act to better monitor sex offenders, a state official told a panel of lawmakers on Tuesday. Maryland lawmakers approved a variety of legislation last year aimed at cracking...

By The Associated Press  |  07:43 AM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 01/17/2011

Cabin John home invasion robbery

A 68-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint Monday afternoon by two intruders in his home in the Cabin John area, Montgomery County police said. The victim was not injured, and the crime is not believed to be random, said Capt....

By Ruben Castaneda  |  05:02 PM ET, 01/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 12/15/2010

Inmate assaults on staff down in Md.

The secretary of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says serious assaults by inmates on staff at state prisons are down. Gary Maynard, speaking to the Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday, said the assaults have declined 50...

By The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown  |  07:40 AM ET, 12/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 07:38 AM ET, 12/10/2010

Child porn indictment for Md. man

Federal prosecutors say a Cumberland man has been indicted on charges of advertising, transporting, receiving and possessing child pornography. A detention hearing was conducted Thursday for 69-year-old George Sell....

By The Associated Press  |  07:38 AM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 12/08/2010

Man arrested in Md. terror bomb plot

A Baltimore man who is a recent convert to Islam has been charged with plotting to blow up a military recruiting office in Catonsville, Md., authorities said Wednesday, but the bomb was a fake provided by the FBI. Antonio Martinez,...

By Maria Glod  |  03:04 PM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 12/08/2010

New Md. county sheriff sworn in

Worcester County, Md., got its first new sheriff in 12 years with the swearing in of Reggie Mason. Mason, who was elected in November when Charles Martin didn't run for re-election, was sworn in this week....

By The Daily Times of Salisbury  |  07:40 AM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 11/24/2010

Child sex abuse charges for Md. couple

A Hagerstown couple who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges have been charged with sexually abusing children. Forty-two-year-old Charles Selby III and 28-year-old Jessica Selby were charged Monday with multiple counts of sex abuse of a minor and other offenses....

By The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown  |  07:49 AM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 07:46 AM ET, 11/11/2010

BWI package had heroin in buttons

Federal authorities say drug dealers found a novel way to smuggle heroin through BWI Airport -- inside large buttons sewn onto dresses. Court documents show U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted a package containing the dresses when it...

By the Washington Examiner  |  07:46 AM ET, 11/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 11/05/2010

Hearing in Md. police profiling case

Maryland's highest court is scheduled to hold a hearing on whether to uphold a lower court's ruling to force police to turn over documents relating to racial profiling allegations. The Maryland Court of Appeals will hold the hearing in Annapolis...

By Associated Press  |  07:43 AM ET, 11/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 11/04/2010

Man arrested in diaper disputes account

A Florida man arrested in Ocean City for disorderly conduct while wearing a diaper on Halloween says he was pelted with candy by teenagers and wasn't drunk at the time. Maryland State Police say 47-year-old Joseph David DiVanna of Sarasota,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:43 AM ET, 11/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 11/03/2010

A chance to experience drunk driving

Howard County police are helping with a teen drivers training session, complete with a Volkswagen Beetle that replicates what it is like to drive under the influence of alcohol, officials said Wednesday. The next training, which includes a classroom session,...

By Dan Morse  |  11:19 AM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 11/03/2010

Drugs smuggled inside car batteries

A Guatemala-to-Maryland drug ring used car batteries like this to smuggle cocaine and heroin, federal authorities said this week....

By Dan Morse  |  10:45 AM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 11/01/2010

Man gets 20 years for trafficking

A Prince George's County man was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for transporting underage girls into the District for prostitution, including a 12-year-old foster child he was raising.

By Spencer S. Hsu  |  05:43 PM ET, 11/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland, Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 10/27/2010

Jail for Md. man after sword threat

A Hagerstown man who took a sword to a house in Sharpsburg and threatened a group of people has been sentenced to 18 months in jail. Twenty-five-year-old Russell Stover pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and was sentenced on Monday....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:44 AM ET, 10/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 10/27/2010

Grant to help addicted Md. inmates

The Washington County, Md., Health Department has been awarded $300,000 in federal funding to help drug- and alcohol-addicted inmates return to society. The money, to be used over two years, assist former inmates in finding jobs, housing and substance abuse...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:42 AM ET, 10/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 10/21/2010

Charges for woman after trooper struck

Maryland State Police charged a 64-year-old woman with traffic violations after a trooper was struck by a vehicle on the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County Wednesday evening. Barbara B. Ermler, of The Plains, was charged with reckless driving, negligent driving,...

By Maria Glod  |  11:12 AM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland, Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 10/21/2010

New police chief in Salisbury

Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton says the head of the Mount Vernon, N.Y. Police Department has been appointed chief of the Salisbury Department. Barbara Duncan, who has been Mount Vernon’s chief since 2008, will begin work Nov. 15....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:48 AM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 10/21/2010

Md. student murder trial wrapping up

Testimony is ending in the first-degree murder trial in Cumberland of a former Frostburg State University student. Tyrone Hall’s lawyer says he expects the defense to rest by noon Thursday. He isn’t saying whether Hall will testify....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:42 AM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland, Maryland, Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 07:29 AM ET, 10/18/2010

Rape charge after MySpace meeting

Washington County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Dundalk, Md., man they say had sex with a 14-year-old girl he met on MySpace. Twenty-two-year-old Juan Valerio has been charged with second-degree rape and third-degree sex offense....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:29 AM ET, 10/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 10/14/2010

Md. inmate stabbed, 2 suspected

Correction officials say an inmate was stabbed at the Western Correctional Institution in Cresaptown. It happened Monday about 8 p.m. in a recreation hall in one of the housing units....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:53 AM ET, 10/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 10/06/2010

Lanham woman dies in Ocean City waters

Ocean City police have identified a woman whose body was recovered from the ocean over the weekend. Police spokesman Pfc. Michael Levy identified the woman on Tuesday as 32-year-old Tara Chanise Taylor of Lanham, Md....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:50 AM ET, 10/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 09/10/2010

'Standoff' turns out to be false alarm

A nearly five-hour barricade situation at a Hyattsville auto shop ended without incident Friday after police entered the building and found no one inside, authorities said.

By Matt Zapotosky  |  01:54 PM ET, 09/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 07:49 AM ET, 09/10/2010

$900K grant for Hagerstown police

Hagerstown police have received a $900,000 federal technology grant to build a public safety network in the city. The grant, the largest the town has received in 10 years, comes from the U.S. Department of Justice's Community Oriented Policing Services...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:49 AM ET, 09/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 09/08/2010

Md. wants laser pointer crackdown

Maryland officials say law enforcement and commercial pilots are facing more danger from blinding lasers from the ground. Maryland State Police and Baltimore city and county police officials are gathering at Martin State Airport on Wednesday to discuss actions they'll...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:32 AM ET, 09/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:36 AM ET, 09/02/2010

Arson charges for 2 Md. inmates

The State Fire Marshal's Offices say deputies have charged two inmates at the Cecil County Detention Center with setting a fire in their cell. Twenty-eight-year-old John Boyce and 48-year-old Ricardo Castillo were arrested Wednesday and charged with arson and other...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:36 AM ET, 09/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 07:24 AM ET, 09/01/2010

Md. woman charged in child porn case

Court records indicate a Hagerstown woman has been charged with sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl and possessing child pornography. Nineteen-year-old Patricia Ann Tasker was charged with numerous sex offenses and possession of child pornography on a computer. She was arrested...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:24 AM ET, 09/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:34 AM ET, 08/31/2010

Guilty plea in Md. robbery case

Prosecutors say a Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit armed robbery of a Carroll County pharmacy last year. Twenty-five-year-old Joseph Wagner entered the plea Monday in U.S. District Court. He will be sentenced on Oct. 22....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:34 AM ET, 08/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 01:30 AM ET, 08/31/2010

Missing man was D.C. resident

A man reported missing in the water off Ocean City, Md., on Saturday was identified Monday as a 23-year-old District resident. Melkis B. DelGado is the missing person, said Donna Abbott, an Ocean City government spokeswoman. The Coast Guard said...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:30 AM ET, 08/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 08/26/2010

Md. State Police to get new barracks

Construction of a new Maryland State Police Barracks near Hagerstown is beginning. Thursday's groundbreaking ceremony includes scheduled speeches by Maryland State Police Superintendent Col. Terrence Sheridan and Department of General Services Secretary Alvin Collins....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:43 AM ET, 08/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 08/24/2010

Md. officer pointed gun at ex: Complaint

Maryland State Police say a sergeant from Hagerstown is suspended without pay amid allegations he pointed a gun at his former live-in girlfriend. A lawyer for 45-year-old Timothy McKendrick denies the accusation....

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:47 AM ET, 08/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 06:37 AM ET, 08/23/2010

Police: Man sets car afire with wife inside

Yolanda Clanton, 43, of Queen Anne's County suffered burns to her face and arms Friday when her estranged husband, Pernell Clanton Jr. of Grasonville, Md., poured gas inside her vehicle and ignited it while she was inside, Maryland State Police...

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:37 AM ET, 08/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 08/18/2010

Prison program unites inmates, children

They were unlikely dance partners in an unlikely dance hall: a 29-year-old murderer and a 10-year-old boy doing an impromptu tango as Luther Vandross' "Dance with My Father" sounded from a boom box in a prison gym. It was one...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:03 PM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 08/18/2010

Arrest in suspected Md. kidnapping

Maryland authorities have arrested a man accused of kidnapping, beating and choking a 6-year-old girl after he had been at large for more than a week. The Combined County Criminal Investigation unit arrested 44-year-old Stephen Westfall Tuesday about 5:45 p.m....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:53 AM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 08/17/2010

Md. man shot paintball gunner: Police

A Maryland man is charged with shooting a 15-year-old boy from Pennsylvania with a shotgun after the teen hit him with a paintball. Sgt. Michael Holmes of the Cecil County Sheriff's Office says 19-year-old Ronald Lee Mull Jr. of Calvert...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:35 PM ET, 08/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 08/12/2010

Suspect in Md. killing arrested in Pa.

Rodney Ralph Barnwell, 22, was arrested Wednesday night in Philadelphia on murder and robbery charges in the July 1 death of Adam Ray Bucklew in Brooklyn Park. Bucklew, 21, was found shot outside his residence in the 400 block of...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  11:23 AM ET, 08/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland, Maryland, Maryland, Maryland, Maryland

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

Youth facility most overcrowded: Group

The Cheltenham Youth Facility was the most overcrowded of Maryland's largest secure detention centers between April and July, the state's juvenile justice watchdog says in a new report. The Prince George's County facility has been under added scrutiny by some...

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

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 08/03/2010

Jail time for Md. horse neglect

A husband and wife will spend time in a Maryland jail for fatally neglecting one of their horses. A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge on Monday sentenced Hilton Silver to 60 days in jail and his wife, Donna Silver, to...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:16 AM ET, 08/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 08/02/2010

Laser pointers in Ocean City's spotlight

Officials in Ocean City are set to enact new, stricter regulations for laser pointers after an explosion in popularity. The Ocean City Council is looking to ban youths under 18 from buying or possessing the pointers and requiring vendors explain...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:34 AM ET, 08/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 07/30/2010

50 years for attempted Md. rape, attack

A Westminster man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for trying to rape a woman and hitting her in the head with a hammer. Fifty-two-year-old Paul Scott of Westminster was sentenced on Thursday. He was convicted in May...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:43 PM ET, 07/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 07/27/2010

90 days for Md. spider theft

A Maryland man has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for stealing a spider from a public library. Carroll County Circuit Judge J. Barry Hughes sentenced 27-year-old Randy Humple of Westminster Monday....

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:32 AM ET, 07/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 07/15/2010

Accused identity thief caught at BWI

A British man accused of stealing the identity of a dead American is in federal custody. Authorities arrested 41-year-old John Skelton on Monday night at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport....

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:17 AM ET, 07/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 07/06/2010

New charges for Md. prison gangsters

Members of the notorious Black Guerrilla Family prison gang have now been charged under a federal organized crime law. Thirteen alleged members of the gang had already been charged with drug conspiracy. A new indictment unsealed Tuesday charges 15 people...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:48 PM ET, 07/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland, Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 07/01/2010

Md. inmates work on battlefield

The National Park Service is recognizing the efforts of Maryland state prison inmates in helping to restore parts of the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Park Superintendent John Howard said Thursday that inmates have planted nearly 3,900 trees since 2007....

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:35 PM ET, 07/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 06/28/2010

Md. man charged with having bear

A Frostburg man faces charges of possessing a live black bear after Maryland Natural Resources Police found a 20-pound cub in his home. Sgt. Art Windemuth says 34-year-old Dwayne Lee Ritchey has acknowledged taking home the animal after he and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:22 AM ET, 06/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 06/28/2010

Ocean City lifeguard chairs under attack

Lifeguard chairs in Ocean City are being buried, toppled and thrown out to sea. Officials say since lifeguards went on duty May 29, several of the white stands have been vandalized each week -- sometimes up to six or seven...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:31 AM ET, 06/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:29 AM ET, 06/28/2010

Booze arrests at Md. festival

Cecil County authorities say they made 14 alcohol-related arrests during the annual Canal Day festival. Lt. Bernard Chiominto of the Cecil County Sheriff's Office says some people became combative and officials used a Taser gun on three of them during...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:29 AM ET, 06/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 06/25/2010

Md. to broadcast info on cop attackers

Maryland officials will broadcast information about people suspected of killing or seriously harming police officers through a new "Blue Alert" system that leaders hope will help officials locate suspects. Gov. Martin O'Malley signed an executive order Friday establishing the new...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:26 PM ET, 06/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 06/21/2010

Missing man found, then charged

A man who became separated from his friends while floating down the Potomac River in an inner tube has been found. But the news wasn't all good for 37-year-old Bruce Carney, who was promptly charged with violating his probation. Authorities...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:18 PM ET, 06/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 06/21/2010

Anger after deadly Md. shooting

A man whose wife was shot to death by a state trooper inside their western Maryland home said Sunday that police acted rashly and used excessive force. Veronica L. Harding-Perkins, 46, was killed by a trooper who fired several shots...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:35 AM ET, 06/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 06/16/2010

Md. man gets 30 years for child porn

A federal judge has sentenced a Maryland man to 30 years in prison for creating and distributing child pornography, authorities said in a statement. Jaroy Emory Gilmer, 29, of Parkville, was arrested May 19, 2009 after investigators found explicit images...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:00 AM ET, 06/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 06/14/2010

PG officer, suspect, shot and wounded

An off-duty police officer was shot in the leg and a suspect was shot in the hand in a struggle for the officer's gun after an attempted robbery outside a bank in Prince George's County on Monday, authorities said. The...

By Washington Post editors  |  02:05 PM ET, 06/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland, Maryland, Maryland, Maryland

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 06/07/2010

Pair sought after Chesapeake Bay boating hit-and-run

A 55-year-old Northern Virginia man was injured Saturday in the Chesapeake Bay in what authorities described as a hit-and-run incident. Maryland Natural Resources Police said Mark Gentile, a resident of the Alexandria area, was hit by a boat while in...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:45 AM ET, 06/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:22 PM ET, 06/02/2010

Beltsville man pleads guilty in Pr. George's home robberies

In November and December, Leonard S. Riddle went on a crime spree, authorities said. With a partner, he invaded homes in College Park. The two men would beat and rob their victims, which included two older men who were disabled, authorities said.

By Ruben Castaneda  |  07:22 PM ET, 06/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 06/01/2010

New rules for public defender eligibility in Md. helping some

An expansion of the criteria that allows criminal defendants to be represented by public defenders in Maryland is already helping some defendants. The change is the result of two recent rulings by the Maryland Court of Appeals....

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:24 AM ET, 06/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 05/27/2010

Four men indicted in string of robberies across Maryland

A grand jury in Baltimore has indicted three Hagerstown men and a Pennsylvania man in a string of pharmacy and bank robberies stretching from western Maryland to Baltimore. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced the charges Thursday against 20-year-old Elvin...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:26 PM ET, 05/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 05/19/2010

Man charged in Md. killing may be linked to 1991 Frederick Co. death, three others

Maryland State Police say they are seeking links between two slayings in south-central Pennsylvania and three unsolved homicides in western Maryland. Investigator Rick Bachtell told the Hagerstown Herald-Mail Tuesday he has met with Pennsylvania State Police who charged Jeffrey Miles...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:27 AM ET, 05/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 05/14/2010

Venue change for trial of man accused of killing Sarah Haley Foxwell

A judge has granted an automatic change of venue to a man accused of kidnapping and killing an 11-year-old girl last year. Lawyers for 30-year-old Thomas J. Leggs Jr. of Salisbury made the request to move his trial in Wicomico...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:16 AM ET, 05/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 04/22/2010

Obama announces two picks for Md. federal judgeships

President Obama has nominated two people to serve as judges on the United States District Court in Maryland....

By Maria Glod  |  08:57 AM ET, 04/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 04/20/2010

Ill Md. inmate can't be forced to undergo dialysis, court rules

A terminally ill state prison inmate cannot be forced to undergo kidney dialysis, Maryland's highest court has ruled. The Court of Appeals ruled Monday in the case of Troy Reid, who is serving a 40-year sentence for first-degree rape at...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:33 PM ET, 04/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:08 AM ET, 04/20/2010

Visitation set for slain D.C. principal Brian Betts

Family members of slain principal Brian Betts will receive friends and well-wishers at a visitation on Wednesday The visitation will take place at Pierce Funeral Home at 9609 Center Street in Manassas from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The public...

By Dan Morse  |  09:08 AM ET, 04/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 04/19/2010

Md. court system to hold public hearing

The Maryland judiciary is holding the last in a yearlong series of listening events about how to improve access to courts. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the state Court of Appeals, 361 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis....

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:18 AM ET, 04/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 04/15/2010

Md. brothers charged with stealing copper from church air conditioners

When Anne Arundel patrol officers noticed an unoccupied vehicle parked near a path leading to Our Lady of the Chesapeake Catholic Church in Pasadena at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, they took notice. It had license plates that belonged on another vehicle.But that's not all it had that belonged elsewhere, police said.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  02:04 PM ET, 04/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 04/14/2010

Sergeant suspended in College Park beating

In a widening investigation, Prince George's County Police have suspended a sergeant who was at the scene of a beating last month of an unarmed University of Maryland student as crowds took to the streets celebrating a basketball victory. The...

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  02:47 PM ET, 04/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 04/13/2010

Woman's death in Prince George's under investigation

Prince George's County police are investigating two suspicious deaths that occurred Monday.

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  12:10 PM ET, 04/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/08/2010

Man who coordinated Sarah Foxwell search among honored officers

The Maryland State Police are honoring two officers who played key roles in investigating the slaying of three children last year. Trooper First Class Gary Bachtell was named trooper of the year and Sgt. Eric Fogle was named noncommissioned officer...

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 04/07/2010

Trial of inmate charged with killing cellmate while serving Montgomery sentence moved

A judge in Cumberland has granted a defense motion to move the trial of a state prison inmate charged with murdering his cellmate at the maximum-security Western Correctional Institution. The inmate, Mario Bowling, is serving a 25-year sentence for a...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:06 PM ET, 04/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 04/02/2010

13 arrests, 250 lbs. of pot caught up in Md. smuggling bust

Authorities in Harford County say they have broken up a major marijuana-smuggling ring. The sheriff's office say 13 people have been charged, more than 250 pounds of marijuana and $400,000 have been seized....

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:22 AM ET, 04/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 03/31/2010

Pr. George's authorities answer questions on investigation of arrested deputy

Since we posted this story about a Prince George's County sheriff's deputy being let go without criminal charges after he was effectively arrested by county police for drunk driving, the question has come up: Why can't police just charge him...

By Matt Zapotosky  |  08:36 AM ET, 03/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 03/28/2010

Priest to be tried in fall on child abuse charges

The trial for a retired Catholic priest, Monsignor Thomas Bevan, 73, of Cascade, Md., on child abuse charges, has been set for the fall.

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:26 PM ET, 03/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 03/26/2010

School plans scholarship in memory of murdered Md. 11-year-old girl

Salisbury University plans to offer a scholarship in memory of an 11-year-old girl who was abducted and murdered near Christmas. The Sarah Foxwell Memorial Scholarship Foundation recently signed an agreement on the scholarship with the SU Foundation....

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:30 AM ET, 03/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 03/24/2010

N.Y. man gets life for 1991 Md. rape after DNA test

A convicted New York rapist has been sentenced to life for a 1991 Maryland rape that was solved in 2008 through DNA testing. Sixty-eight-year-old Leslie Maize was sentenced Tuesday in Worcester County Circuit Court....

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:20 AM ET, 03/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 03/23/2010

Survivors of man who hanged self in Md. jail agree to $50K settlement

Survivors of a man who hanged himself with his shoelaces in the Frederick County jail have reached a $50,000 settlement with the sheriff's office. A circuit judge will be asked on Thursday to approve the proposed deal stemming from the...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:01 AM ET, 03/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 03/22/2010

Frederick Co. 4-year-old dies in ATV accident

Frederick County detectives continue to investigate the death Sunday of a 4-year-old boy injured when he was pinned in creek water beneath an overturned ATV he had been riding on his family's property in the 6700 block of Burkittsville Road....

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:40 AM ET, 03/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 03/19/2010

International smuggling ring used Baltimore as entry to U.S., authorities say

An international counterfeiting ring smuggled tens of millions of dollars worth of fake Coach handbags, Nike sneakers, Gucci shoes and Cartier watches into the United States though the Port of Baltimore, federal authorities charged Friday in announcing the indictment of...

By Maria Glod  |  01:00 PM ET, 03/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 03/17/2010

Kayaker rescued from Potomac after paddle breaks

Maryland State Police say two helicopters participated in the nighttime rescue of a kayaker who got stranded in the Potomac River near Sandy Hook in Washington County after his paddle broke. Rescue crews hoisted 46-year-old Scott Butts of Bolivar, W.Va.,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:12 PM ET, 03/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 03/17/2010

Md. man whose dog died of heatstroke gets jail time

A Thurmont man whose Rottweiler died from heatstroke after being left chained to a stake in the hot July sun has been sentenced to 90 days in jail. On Tuesday, Frederick County District Judge Janice Ambrose also ordered 24-year-old Michael...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:11 AM ET, 03/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 03/16/2010

Md. counties fear drop in federal prison revenue

Some Maryland counties say the state's plan to house 600 federal inmates by 2012 at the former Supermax prison in Baltimore is hurting them. That's because the U.S. Marshal Service is sending fewer prisoners to county jails to be held...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:50 AM ET, 03/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 03/15/2010

Man found dead in Frederick-area lake was New Market 24-year-old

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a man found dead in a lake near New Market last week. The agency said Monday he was 24-year-old New Market resident Morgan Platt. Authorities say they are still investigating...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:26 PM ET, 03/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Maryland

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 03/11/2010

Md. bill would bar reading text messages while driving

A bill that would prohibit drivers from reading text messages is advancing through the Maryland legislature. The legislation, approved Thursday by a 135 to 2 vote in the House of Delegates, expands a law which bars drivers from writing...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:06 PM ET, 03/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 03/11/2010

Md. family faces charges after 83-year-old bedridden woman's death

Prosecutors in Wicomico County, Md., say members of a Fruitland family charged with abusing an 83-year-old bedridden woman could face additional charges after the elderly woman died. Officials say that the woman died at Peninsula Regional Medical Center on Tuesday...

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:16 AM ET, 03/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 03/11/2010

Body found in Frederick-area lake

Rescue workers in Frederick County are trying to recover a body found at Lake Linganore. Frederick County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cpl. Jennifer Bailey says two men fishing at the lake spotted the body in the water near the dam around...

By Washington Post Editors  |  07:53 AM ET, 03/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 03/10/2010

Small plane violates D.C. airspace, forced down in Frederick

The Federal Aviation Administration says it is investigating a restricted airspace violation by small plane that came within 30 miles of the nation's capital. Spokesman Jim Peters said Wednesday the single-engine Cessna 172 was flying from the New York area...

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:55 PM ET, 03/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 03/09/2010

Md. man gets prison for taking $279,000 from elderly man

A Hagerstown man has been given 7 1/2 years in prison for bilking an elderly Boonsboro man out of more than a quarter-million dollars. Forty-year-old Daniel Meldron was sentenced Monday for obtaining the property of a vulnerable adult with dementia....

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:57 AM ET, 03/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 03/03/2010

Blood trail, going back 7 years, leads to burglary charges

Three times, Montgomery County police say, John T. Dennie broke into businesses, leaving behind his own blood after smashing out a window. At one point -- in order to explain why he needed treatment at a hospital -- he said...

By Dan Morse  |  02:05 PM ET, 03/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 03/02/2010

Man catches, holds alleged thief until police arrive: Frederick police

The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says a man who surprised an alleged thief inside his truck managed to detain the intruder until police arrived about seven minutes later. Authorities haven't released the name of the man who spotted the intruder...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:47 AM ET, 03/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 03/01/2010

Frederick man gets 25 years for role in death of witness

Federal prosecutors say a Frederick man has been sentenced to more than 24 years in prison for his role in the murder of a witness. Twenty-five-year-old Steven Leroy Stone was sentenced Monday. ....

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:34 PM ET, 03/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 03/01/2010

Two arrested in Md. woman's killing

Cecil County Sheriff's deputies have arrested two people and are looking for two more in the shooting death of a Delaware woman at her parent's farmhouse during a home invasion robbery. Authorities arrested 17-year-old Anthony Melchor and 21-year-old Karl Gladden-Postles...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:20 PM ET, 03/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 03/01/2010

Md. woman charged with snow shovel attack

Allegany County Police say they are looking for a woman charged with hitting another woman in the head with a snow shovel. Lt. Rodney Bell said Monday that an arrest warrant charges 21-year-old Ashley Baldwin with first- and second-degree assault,...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:26 PM ET, 03/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 02/24/2010

Police say girl, 11, raped in Silver Spring

This post contains updated information: Two Silver Spring men were arrested Tuesday night inside an apartment where police say they had just raped an 11-year-old girl. The suspects, 31 and 20, are being held on $1 million bond each and...

By Washington Post editors  |  12:20 PM ET, 02/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 02/16/2010

Prison cellphone jamming test scheduled in Md.

The first federally sanctioned test of cellphone jamming equipment in prison will take place in Maryland this week, a spokesman for Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) said. The system is meant to help states stop inmates from running criminal enterprises with...

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:55 PM ET, 02/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/16/2010

Rural Md. Valentine's Day dance turns violent, police say

Authorities say three people were stabbed and two others were injured during a melee at a teen Valentine's Day dance at a social hall in rural Washington County. State police say five men between the ages of 19 and 23...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 02/12/2010

Police use helicopter to rescue snowbound Frederick Co. man

Maryland State police and the Frederick County fire departments conducted an aerial rescue of a sick man from his snowbound home. The fire department was summoned about 6:30 p.m. Thursday to a remote farm near Thurmont. Snow plows and loaders...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:19 PM ET, 02/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 02/12/2010

Md. police helicopter damaged after hitting snowbank

Maryland state police say a helicopter was damaged when it hit a snow bank as it prepared to leave a helipad at Prince George's Hospital Center. Police say neither crew member was injured and the helicopter was not airborne when...

By Washington Post Editors  |  09:55 AM ET, 02/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 02/11/2010

Md. fire station burns after snow collapses roof

A fire station in Sykesville has been largely destroyed by a three-alarm fire that started after the roof collapsed under the weight of snow. Carroll County spokeswoman Vivian Laxton says the roof of the station's banquet hall caved in around...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:50 PM ET, 02/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 02/09/2010

Md. state police rescue man trapped by snow with helicopter

Maryland State Police say a helicopter crew has rescued a man who apparently got stranded trying to leave his snowbound home in rural western Maryland. First Sgt. Joe George says the crew hoisted the man out of the mountainous area...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:42 AM ET, 02/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 02/09/2010

Three charged with theft of Thoreau statue from Md. college campus

Salisbury University police say three men have been charged with the theft of a life-sized, 400-pound bronze statue of Henry David Thoreau from campus. Fifty-six-year-old Raymond Louis Bunting of Fruitland, was arrested Thursday and charged with felony theft. Police say...

By Washington Post Editors  |  08:27 AM ET, 02/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 02/08/2010

Md. inmates shovel snow in Baltimore

Maryland corrections officials say about 50 pre-release inmates have been working snow removal details throughout Baltimore. The inmates from the Baltimore City Correctional Center have been clearing bus stops downtown and along Northern Parkway and North Avenue....

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:25 PM ET, 02/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 02/05/2010

Child abuse charges filed against retired Frederick priest

Frederick County authorities have filed child abuse charges against a retired Catholic priest for alleged offenses against an altar boy in 1976. Seventy-three-year-old Monsignor Thomas Bevan, of Cascade, was released on $25,000 bail Thursday. He was indicted on two counts...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:13 AM ET, 02/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 02/04/2010

Grand jury slims down motorcycle club indictment

A federal grand jury in Charleston, W. Va., has issued a slimmed down racketeering indictment against the Pagans Motorcycle Club. The document unsealed Thursday adds some charges, including arson, and a new defendant from New Jersey. Overall the case has...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:55 PM ET, 02/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 02/04/2010

Woman accused of slashing open pregnant woman indicted on attempted murder charge

A Suitland woman, who in December allegedly slashed open the abdomen of a pregnant homeless woman in an attempt to steal her baby, has been indicted by a Prince George’s County grand jury on charges of attempted murder and...

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:17 PM ET, 02/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 02/04/2010

Trial of man accused of neglecting disabled men in Frederick postponed

A trial for a former caregiver charged with leaving three blind, deaf and developmentally disabled men locked in a car has been postponed. Forty-seven-year-old Brian Fleming, of Fairfield, Pa., was scheduled to go to trial Thursday in Frederick County District...

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:11 AM ET, 02/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 02/03/2010

Two men sought in armed robbery

About 9 p.m., officers responded to Flower Hill Way and Blue Violet Lane for a reported armed robbery. Police said a man approached a woman as she was walking home from a bus stop, displayed a handgun and took her...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:26 PM ET, 02/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 01/27/2010

Md. group recommends downsizing juvenile jail

An independent state watchdog agency is recommending that a juvenile jail near Sabillasville be temporary downsized while the Department of Juvenile Services rethinks its approach. The Juvenile Justice Monitoring Unit of the attorney general's office said in a report Tuesday...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:21 PM ET, 01/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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