Man gets 20-year sentence for robbing Reisterstown bank
A Baltimore bank robber was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised probation after he pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $9,000 from a Reisterstown bank, according to the Maryland U.S attorney's office. Tamar Baldwin, also known as James Baldwin, 27, received an enhanced sentence because of two prior assault and drug convictions. According to court documents, Baldwin and an accomplice entered a bank branch at 11704 Reisterstown Road. His accomplice carried a gun, pointed it at tellers and took money from them. The pair drove off together in a minivan where a dye pack amid the stolen cash exploded. Police recovered both the dye-stained money and the weapon used in the robbery. The accomplice, Chi Ray, 32, of Baltimore has also pleaded guilty and is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 22.
Liz F. Kay
Harford Bank is robbed by gunman in Abingdon
A gunman robbed the Harford Bank in Abingdon yesterday, escaping on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, a spokesman for the Harford County sheriff's office said. The bank, in the 2900 block of Emmorton Road, was held up about 12:40 p.m., police said. No one was injured.
Anne Arundel man is charged in distribution of child porn
An Anne Arundel County man has been charged with distributing hundreds of pornographic images of children to others online, state police said yesterday. Ronald D. Bynaker, 37, of the 1300 block of Gatwick Road in Glen Burnie has been charged with one count each of possession and distribution of child pornography, state police said. A state trooper assigned to the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was monitoring a peer-to-peer network on the Internet Oct. 31, when a user, later identified as Bynaker, was found offering hundreds of child pornographic movies for others to download, state police said. During a raid on his home Thursday, officers found several digital video discs containing movie clips of young female children involved in sexual activity, as well as dozens of other DVDs and compact discs and three computers, which will undergo a forensic analysis, state police said. Bynaker, who was home at the time of the raid, was being held yesterday at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center in lieu of $300,000 bond. Elena Russo, a spokeswoman for the state police, declined to say where Bynaker is employed, but she said, "If he was a teacher or coach, we would let the media know."
Stabbing investigated by Anne Arundel police
Anne Arundel County police are investigating a nonfatal stabbing late Thursday near Annapolis. Police were called to the 1000 block of Old Bay Ridge Road about 10:20 p.m. and spoke to a 19-year-old man who said an acquaintance came to his door with five other men, and a dispute over a woman arose. The victim was stabbed in the left forearm, and the attackers fled. Officers searched the area and questioned two people. Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP.
Two girls arrested after fight in school
Two girls were arrested for fighting yesterday morning at Randallstown High School in front of a crowd of students, authorities said. The girls, whose names and ages were not released, were expected to be charged, according to Bill Toohey, a Baltimore County police spokesman. Police officers used pepper spray to break up the fight, which occurred in a school lobby. There were no serious injuries reported as a result of the fight. One student with asthma was taken to a hospital after being exposed to the pepper spray, and another student was treated by a school nurse, Toohey said.
Gus G. Sentementes
Capitol Heights man, 27, admits counterfeiting
A 27-year-old Capitol Heights man pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt to counterfeiting more than $70,000, the Maryland U.S. attorney's office said. According to a statement of facts in his plea agreement, Carlvestri Clark made phony $50 bills using a de-greaser and microwave oven he bought with other counterfeit bills. He used the cash to make purchases at grocery, liquor and retail stores in Maryland and Virginia. He was arrested last year at a movie theater in Silver Spring.
Ex-NIH worker admits making false statement
A former National Institutes of Health employee, Jack W. Snyder, pleaded guilty yesterday to making a false statement on a financial disclosure form, hiding that he had received more than $165,000 from a consulting business with which he was supposed to have cut ties. NIH policy says employees must report and get approval for outside employment to avoid ethical conflicts of interest. Snyder, who is 57 and lives in Potomac, faces five years in federal prison, according to the Maryland U.S. attorney's office. He admitted maintaining a medical/legal business offering his services as an expert witness, while working as an associate director at the National Library of Medicine.