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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | November 7, 2010
A 52-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the robbery and assault of an 80-year-old woman in Northeast Baltimore over the weekend, police said Sunday. The victim dropped her wallet while walking in the 7600 block of Harford Road around midday Saturday, and a man tried to grab it from her as she picked it up, said Detective Jeremy Silbert, a spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department. After assaulting her during a brief struggle, the man overpowered her and ran with the wallet, Silbert said.
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By Cal Thomas | October 4, 2014
College freshmen are completing their first month on campus. According to the website  The Other Freshman 15 , "The first 15 weeks of college can be the riskiest for sexual assault. ... One out of five students experience rape or sexual assault while they are in college, and in the great majority of cases (75-80 percent), the victim knows the attacker. " The  Washington Post  recently carried a front-page story about campus sexual assaults. As the father of former college students, two of whom are daughters, I was stunned by the presumptions in the story.
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By Baltimore Sun staff | October 21, 2010
A 7-year-old girl who told police that she was sexually assaulted while walking home from a playground in Columbia has recanted her story. Howard County police said the girl told child-abuse investigators on Thursday that there had been no assault. The girl first told police that she was approached by four young men as she walked home from a playground Oct. 12 at about 7 p.m. She said the attack occurred in a large grassy area in the 9600 block of Basket Ring Road. She had described her attackers as four men with dreadlock hairstyles Three had motor scooters, she said, and the fourth rode a bicycle.
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Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Democrat Anthony G. Brown's latest attack ad takes aim at Republican Larry Hogan's opposition to Maryland's new ban on the sale of military-style assault rifles.  The 30-second spot juxtaposes an assault rifle beside footage of empty swings, children playing outside, a grocery store and an office. The images are set to ominous music and a bass line that resembles a heartbeat, which stops thumping at the sound of a bullet being loaded into a chamber.  "Assault weapons don't belong in Maryland," the narrator concludes.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2010
Anne Arundel County Police have made an arrest in an April 15 rape case Friday afternoon. Police arrested and charged Stephen Phillip Utendahl, 29, of 3500 block of Sharonwood Road in connection with first-degree rape and assault that occurred April 14 on Sharonwood Road in Laurel, according to a news release. Officers spoke with the female victim, who identified Utendahl on April 15, police said. Utendahl knew and targeted the victim, police said. Utendahl was arrested Friday at an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Corning Avenue in Fort Washington in Prince George's County, police said.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2013
A neighbor of Del. Don Dwyer Jr. was arrested Sunday after police said he assaulted the delegate and sent his dog to attack him. According to the police report, Dwyer said he was behind his home on Twickenham Road in Pasadena on Sunday afternoon, cleaning crab pots when a neighbor, Brian Andrew Lucabaugh, came over and asked if Dwyer would clean his crab pots, too. Dwyer agreed, and the neighbor left. When he returned, he did not have his crab pots, but offered a cigarette to Dwyer, according to the police report.
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April 8, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. East Columbia Lambskin Lane, 8900 block, 5:49 p.m. April 6. Two victims playing basketball when four nearby people began beating one victim. Victims attempted to leave and dropped a cellphone, picked up by assailant. Second victim punched, phone stolen. Four unidentified juveniles arrested and charged with robbery, assault and theft.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2012
Anne Arundel police are investigating the death of an 50-year-old man who died Friday night after an apparent assault in Brooklyn Park. At 9:02 p.m. officers responded to the 6000-block of Richie Highway in Brooklyn Park in response to a reported assault. There, officers found the body of Nick Gilbert Gartelman Sr. CPR and medical aid was performed by officers and by Fire Department personnel. Gartelman Jr. was transported to Harbor Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
A high-ranking Annapolis police officer has been suspended after he was charged with second-degree assault in an alleged domestic dispute, according to police. Capt. Christopher A. Amoia was charged April 4, according to court records and Lt. Gregory Wright, a spokesman for the Easton Police Department. Wright said police were called to Amoia's home in Easton at 10:30 that night. The victim told police that she and Amoia had been arguing and things turned physical. Police reported that the victim told them Amoia had her against a wall with his forearm, Wright said.
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November 6, 2013
The recent assault on a Towson University student by three men hit me especially hard ( "Towson University student stabbed near campus Sunday night," Nov. 4). As a native of Baltimore, I become very upset every time there is a murder or attempted murder in the area. Call me a dreamer, but I still have a vision of our communities being devoid of these pathetic occurrences. I walked that same street 35 years ago; I know those sidewalks intimately, having followed them hundreds of times in pursuit of my degree.
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October 2, 2014
I would like to take this moment to applaud Susan Patton and Jonathan David Farley for sticking their necks out to correct the numbers on sexual assault ( "Do the math: rape stats don't add up," Sept. 26). Being rather savvy with numbers myself, I searched for and failed to find a certain number amid the perpetrator apologies and victim blaming in their op-ed: zero. We as a society should never be happy with ourselves until not a single woman is a victim of sexual assault. Maybe the numbers are not one in four, although you would need better evidence to convince me than the authors were able to provide (Women didn't know whether it was rape!
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
An internal investigation found that the Johns Hopkins University failed to alert students, faculty and staff to what it called "a sexual assault" at a fraternity house in March 2013, the school's president said Wednesday in a letter to campus. In the letter, which accompanied the release of the university's 2013 annual security report, President Ronald J. Daniels called the failure to report the incident at Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity's house "unacceptable. " "I want to take this opportunity to reaffirm the University's commitment to the safety and well-being of all members of the Johns Hopkins community - a commitment that includes preventing sexual violence, offering support to victims, dealing firmly and fairly with alleged offenders, and keeping students, faculty and staff informed of crimes that represent a threat to our community," he said.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Midshipmen at the Naval Academy have filmed a video pledging to fight sexual assault at the academy and in the Navy and Marine Corps. "It's on us — USNA," a 90-second video, was posted Monday on YouTube. It features a succession of midshipmen, male and female, in uniform and Navy athletic gear, standing before different landmarks on the Annapolis campus, looking into the camera and reading lines. "If midshipmen are persons of integrity, and if we stand for that which is right, then we must stand for each other," the script reads, in part.
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By Ian Duncan and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
A city police officer was charged with felony assault after he stormed into a home in full uniform Monday and threatened to kill his wife with his service weapon, Baltimore police said. After the alleged attack, Officer Gualberto Diaz, 38, reported to work and asked to be excused from the rest of his shift. After police investigated the attack, Diaz was arrested Monday and taken to Central Booking. A judge ordered him held without bail Tuesday, according to court records. In a statement, the Police Department's top disciplinarian condemned Diaz.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Hampden residents are threatening to leave their famous 34th Street Christmas lights off in an effort to get the city's attention after a recent string of violent crimes in the neighborhood. A 67-year-old man was attacked and beaten unconscious Monday afternoon while picking up trash from the sidewalk at the corner of Falls Road and West 36th Street, police said. Three hours later, a man with a gun held up a Subway restaurant on Falls Road. Bob Hosier, who claims to have started the Northeast Baltimore holiday tradition more than 60 years ago, said he worries about the safety of the tourists who flock each year to see the hub cap Christmas tree and big red lighted crab.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
The Baltimore Sun won an Online Journalism Award Saturday for Matthew Hay Brown's 2013 article, " Breaking the Silence ," about American servicemen who were sexually assaulted while serving in the military. Women in uniform are more likely to be sexually assaulted than men. But because there are many more men than women in the military, there are more assaults against men than against women. And when the victim is a man, Brown's reporting showed, a perpetrator is far less likely to be punished.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2014
A Pennsylvania man died after he was assaulted early Sunday in Ocean City , police said. Responding to a report of an assault, Ocean City police found Justin Daniel Cancelliere, 37, of North Whitehall, Pa., unconscious and unresponsive about 3 a.m. outside the Plim Plaza Hotel in the 100 block of N. Atlantic Ave. First responders from the Ocean City Police and Fire departments treated Cancelliere at the scene and took to him to...
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February 6, 2012
The following is compiled from police reports from the Cockeysville Precinct. Our policy is to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. White Hall Ensor Road , 19600 block, at 8:42 a.m. Jan. 29. Woman accepted ride from man inWashington, D.C. He drove to Ensor Road, pulled a knife and attempted to sexually assault the woman but she fled, ran to a nearby house and called 911. Phoenix Sweet Air Road , 4400 block, between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Riding mower removed from garage but not taken.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | September 28, 2014
This is a tale of two countries. The first country was built on a radical new promise of human equality and a guarantee of the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That country made it possible for even those born in the humblest and most meager circumstances to climb to the pinnacle of prosperity and achievement. It helped save the world in a great global conflagration, fed and rebuilt the devastated nations of Europe, planted the first footprints on another world.
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By Susan Patton and Jonathan David Farley | September 26, 2014
You've heard the statistics: one in four women will be raped in college Or is it " sexually assaulted or almost sexually assaulted"? Or is it "nearly one in five"? Or "one in six"? According to the White House, a rape epidemic is sweeping college campuses , with the #YesAllWomen campaign calling all men weapons of mass destruction. Let's look at some facts. According to the FBI "[t]he rate of forcible rapes in 2012 was estimated at 52.9 per 100,000 female inhabitants.
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