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By Roger Twigg HHTC and Roger Twigg HHTC,Staff Writer | January 8, 1993
A story in The Sun yesterday reported incorrectly the sex of Muriel Campbell, a man who died Sunday while in the custody of Baltimore City police. In a story in Thursday editions, it was reported incorrectly that a woman's pregnancy was terminated after she was wounded by a shotgun. In fact, the woman's pregnancy was not terminated. In both articles, erroneous information was supplied by city police.Two women apparently died of natural causes while in the custody of Northwestern District officers after separate incidents that occurred Sunday, a city police spokesman reported.
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By New York Times News Service | October 18, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Federal agents are investigating whether several large food companies charged the government excessively high prices for supplies to U.S. troops in Iraq and Kuwait, administration officials said yesterday. Widening their previously disclosed inquiries into contract fraud and corruption in Kuwait and Iraq, investigators from the Justice and Defense departments are examining deals that the Sara Lee Corp., ConAgra Foods and other U.S. companies made to supply the military, officials said.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,Staff Writer | March 9, 1993
A drug suspect was shot and killed by a veteran police officer in South Baltimore yesterday when the man allegedly was about to assault another officer with a shovel, a police spokesman said.James Harrington Lewis, 23, of the 1000 block of St. Paul St. was pronounced dead about 3:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center of a gunshot wound in the abdomen, said spokesman Agent Doug Price.Officer Joseph F. Stephens, a 19-year veteran and plainclothes member of the Southern District Drug Enforcement Unit, was placed on administrative duty pending the outcomes of investigations by the state's attorney's office and the department's Internal Affairs Division.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Sun Staff Writer | May 5, 1994
A Baltimore police officer shot a motorist in the face -- critically wounding him -- after the man charged toward him with an iron mallet in Southeast Baltimore, a police spokesman said.The injured man, Michael A. McCormick, 39, of the 1900 block of Ramblewood Road in Northeast Baltimore was in critical condition last night at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Police said they initially tried to stop Mr. McCormick's charge by spraying him with chemical Mace, but he was unaffected.Police spokesman Doug Price said Mr. McCormick had been involved in a minor two-car accident on O'Donnell Street near the Interstate 95 exit when Officers Darryle Blake, 21, and Reginald McNeill, 23, arrived to investigate about 5:40 p.m.Mr.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | August 18, 1992
A 40-year-old woman walking in West Baltimore was attacked by three men and raped late last night, Baltimore police said.The woman told investigators she was approached by three men at 11:50 p.m. in the 1300 block of N. Carey St., said Agent Doug Price, a police spokesman. The men offered to buy her a drink, and when she refused, they grabbed her and pulled her into a vacant house.The woman said one of the men raped her there, Agent Price said. After the attack, the woman ran out of the house and called police.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | October 23, 1993
Two Baltimore police officers -- one convicted of murder and the other charged with the second-degree rape of another city officer -- were fired yesterday by police Commissioner Edward V. Woods.James A. Kulbicki, 37, a sergeant, will be notified by a certified letter being sent to his attorney that his employment has been terminated. Kulbicki, a nine-year veteran of the force, was convicted Wednesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court of first-degree murder in the death of his former girlfriend.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | January 14, 1993
A suspect in a burglary who was injured in a fight with Baltimore police officers was shot to death last evening by an officer who fired at him as he tried to flee from the hospital where he was being treated, police said.The man, in his 30s but still unidentified last night, had bolted about 4:45 p.m. from the emergency room of Bon Secours Hospital after his handcuffs were removed during an examination, said Agent Doug Price, a city police spokesman.Darlene Early, 22, an officer for two years, chased the man outside the building and shot him once with her service pistol, causing him to collapse in front of the emergency room entrance, Agent Price said.
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By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff Writer | April 6, 1993
A 43-year-old man wearing a woman's nightgown was fatally shot early yesterday after he pointed a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun at officers who were trying to question him about a shooting.Ronald Veronica Spinnicchio of the 1000 block of Dartmouth Road in North Baltimore, was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m. at Sinai Hospital, police said. He had been hit in the face, neck and left shoulder by one blast from a 12-gauge shotgun.Northern District Officer Paul D. Coursey, 33, an 11-year veteran who shot Mr. Spinnicchio, has been assigned to administrative duties while the incident is investigated, a routine action, police said.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Sun Staff Writer | April 16, 1994
Two officers who shot and killed a 61-year-old city man late Thursday apparently fired in self-defense as the man "was blazing away at them with a shotgun," a police spokesman said yesterday.Killed in the 8:55 p.m. incident was Seward Hammett of the 2200 block of Garrison Blvd., who suffered a gunshot wound to the neck in the exchange of gunfire with the officers outside Mr. Hammett's house, said Agent Doug Price, the spokesman."The officers were diving for cover . . . and he was firing at them," Agent Price said.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | January 7, 1993
A West Baltimore drug dealer shot a pregnant woman in the stomach yesterday after the victim allegedly complained about a drug deal she had just completed with him, police said.Theresa Woods, 29, of the 1000 block of Castle St. was listed in critical condition at St. Agnes Hospital last night.Ms. Woods' wound resulted in the termination of her pregnancy by doctors, police said.Ms. Woods was shot about 7 a.m. at the corner of Westwood Avenue and North Pulaski Street, in an area referred to as "Crack Alley" due to heavy drug activity.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Sun Staff Writer | April 16, 1994
Two officers who shot and killed a 61-year-old city man late Thursday apparently fired in self-defense as the man "was blazing away at them with a shotgun," a police spokesman said yesterday.Killed in the 8:55 p.m. incident was Seward Hammett of the 2200 block of Garrison Blvd., who suffered a gunshot wound to the neck in the exchange of gunfire with the officers outside Mr. Hammett's house, said Agent Doug Price, the spokesman."The officers were diving for cover . . . and he was firing at them," Agent Price said.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Sun Staff Writer | March 4, 1994
A Baltimore police officer who led a controversial, ill-fated drug raid on the home of a relative of the mayor's wife is under investigation for allegedly stealing equipment from the police property room.Officer Nicholas S. Constantine has been stripped of his police powers pending the outcome of an investigation into accusations that he stole a bulletproof vest, two replicas of police badges, a uniform jacket and a set of handcuffs, said Agent Doug Price, a police spokesman.The items were found Feb. 25 when officers from the department's Internal Affairs Division, acting on an anonymous tip that police property was being sold and bartered at collectibles shops in Baltimore and Howard counties, served search warrants at two such shops, Agent Price said.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Sun Staff Writer | February 17, 1994
A Baltimore police officer shot and critically wounded an enraged man who lunged at him with a military bayonet on a Brooklyn street last night, officers said.The wounded man, Roarke Kirsten Bolton, 31, of the 6400 block of Bellview Drive in Columbia was listed in critical condition early today at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was shot twice in the stomach.Officer Scott Harrold, 37, was in a patrol car driving west on Patapsco Avenue about 7:30 p.m. when several people in the area alerted him that a man had been seen slashing parked cars with a knife, police said.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | October 23, 1993
Two Baltimore police officers -- one convicted of murder and the other charged with the second-degree rape of another city officer -- were fired yesterday by police Commissioner Edward V. Woods.James A. Kulbicki, 37, a sergeant, will be notified by a certified letter being sent to his attorney that his employment has been terminated. Kulbicki, a nine-year veteran of the force, was convicted Wednesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court of first-degree murder in the death of his former girlfriend.
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By Peter Hermann and Melody Simmons and Peter Hermann and Melody Simmons,Staff Writers | July 26, 1993
The 48-year-old owner of a Northwest Baltimore 7-Eleven has been charged with shooting a customer to death after an argument in the convenience store Saturday afternoon, police said yesterday.John Howard Johnson of Cockeysville was charged with first-degree murder and a handgun violation, police said.The victim, whom police have not been able to identify, was shot once in the back inside the bay door of an auto repair shop three blocks from the convenience store on Reisterstown Road near the Baltimore County line.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | June 8, 1993
A man dressed as a woman and claiming to be armed with dynamite robbed a downtown Baltimore bank yesterday and was arrested as he attempted to make his get-away on a Metro train, where he hurriedly tried to wriggle out of his dress and into other clothing, police said.Police said they arrested a second man, an alleged accomplice, at a South Street parking lot, where he was carrying a Hecht's shopping bag containing an undisclosed amount of loot.The robbery occurred about 11:10 a.m. at the Maryland National Bank branch in the first block of Light St., when a man wearingTC heavy facial makeup, a yellow and gray full-length dress and a strawberry-blond wig gave a teller a note, police said.
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By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff Writer | March 16, 1993
An unidentified man was wounded last night when he was shot by an off-duty Baltimore police officer moonlighting as a security officer at a store in the Reisterstown Road Plaza, city police said.The shooting victim, believed to be about 18 years of age, suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg and was taken to Sinai Hospital for treatment, police said.Agent Doug Price, a police spokesman, said the shooting occurred at about 7:15 when the off-duty Eastern district officer, in plainclothes, heard gunshots coming from the south end of the mall in the 6500 block of Reisterstown Road.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | August 26, 1992
An 18-month-old girl found dead Monday on the front porch of her family's Reservoir Hill home had been beaten and strangled, according to an autopsy by the state medical examiner's office.A number of people have been questioned, including the toddler's parents and other relatives, but no charges have been filed, said Agent Doug Price, a spokesman for the city Police Department.The body of the toddler, Shelby Marie Smith, was found in a bag on the porch of her family's home in the 900 block of Brooks Lane by a relative Monday morning.
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By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff Writer | April 6, 1993
A 43-year-old man wearing a woman's nightgown was fatally shot early yesterday after he pointed a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun at officers who were trying to question him about a shooting.Ronald Veronica Spinnicchio of the 1000 block of Dartmouth Road in North Baltimore, was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m. at Sinai Hospital, police said. He had been hit in the face, neck and left shoulder by one blast from a 12-gauge shotgun.Northern District Officer Paul D. Coursey, 33, an 11-year veteran who shot Mr. Spinnicchio, has been assigned to administrative duties while the incident is investigated, a routine action, police said.
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By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Staff Writer | March 23, 1993
The driver of a stolen car was shot to death by a Baltimore police officer who had pursued the vehicle for several miles, until it hit several cars and ran onto a grassy embankment at Park Circle, authorities said.Two passengers had complied with the unidentified policeman's order to get out of the car with their hands in the air, but the driver remained in his seat, according to Agent Doug Price, a police spokesman.What happened in the next few seconds between the driver and the officer remained under investigation last night by homicide detectives, and Agent Price was unable to provide a detailed account of the shooting.
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