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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun and By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2013
An Ellicott City man who ran unsuccessfully for the Howard County Board of Education three times was sentenced Monday in federal court for impersonating a Secret Service agent in what lawyers on both sides agreed was a "sad" case. Robert D. Ballinger II, 47, who pleaded guilty to one criminal offense in September, was ordered to serve two years of probation and 200 hours of community service after making an emotional appeal to U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett. "I've made a big mistake in my life," said Ballinger, a former spokesman for the Maryland Department of the Environment who ran for school board in 2004, 2010 and 2012, advancing to the general election on his last two runs.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2011
A former Anne Arundel County police rookie who was stripped of his badge four years ago after he admitted he had photographed himself fondling a teenager's breasts during a traffic stop pleaded guilty Friday to assaulting another woman. Joseph Francis Mosmiller, 27, was sentenced to 30 days in jail by Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Paul A. Hackner, who told him to consider the incarceration for second-degree assault a "kick in the pants" incentive to change his ways. The rest of a three-year sentence was suspended in favor of three years on probation.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | November 16, 2002
The badge of a Baltimore police officer deflected a bullet fired by an assailant last night during a struggle in a dark alley, leaving the officer slightly injured and sending police on an intense search for the attacker, authorities said. Officer James Howard was treated last night at Maryland Shock Trauma Center for bruises and minor injuries and released, officials said. The outcome could have been far worse. "He's very lucky," Police Commissioner Edward T. Norris said. "The badge is going in the police museum."
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August 29, 2010
Pity the local police chief trying to stay neutral in an election season. His actions can be construed as an endorsement of a candidate — but then, so can a perceived failure to act. Take the case of Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson. He recently wrote a letter to a council candidate to stop using an image of an official county police badge in his ads, and quickly got blasted by the candidate and his lawyer. Chief Johnson has warned his own officers about not reproducing the badge.
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | November 16, 2001
A baggage screener at Baltimore-Washington International Airport has been arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer after security officials discovered him wearing his wife's Baltimore County police badge. William Darnell Jackson Jr., 36, of the 500 block of Molly Court in Edgewood, was also charged with making false statements during questioning by officials about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday in the airport's international terminal, Pier E. Airport officials are trying to determine Jackson's motives.
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March 19, 2003
Harford County School Superintendent Jacqueline C. Haas has notified students and parents that all field trips to Washington, Philadelphia and New York City have been canceled until further notice because of the risk of war. In a letter to parents, Haas said that other field trips outside the county would be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Schools have been reminded that anyone entering buildings must display a photo identification badge, employee identification or visitors badge. Vendors going into school buildings or offices must show company identification.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | November 19, 1993
A 19-year-old Westminster man was charged yesterday after he allegedly approached a group of children waiting for a school bus, flashed a badge and "arrested" them and ordered a 14-year-old girl to get into his car.Christopher Earl McDermott, of the 300 block of Fair Ave., was arrested within minutes of the 7:15 a.m. incident. A court commissioner ordered that he be held on $2,500 bond on charges of impersonating a police officer, possession of a deadly weapon, impersonating a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission officer and theft of the badge.
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By Jay Apperson | May 19, 1991
Beer cans were flying and an officer's badge was temporarily missing yesterday when a melee broke out in the front of a rock band's stage in the infield at Pimlico Race Course.Most of the 19 arrests and 38 ejections at yesterday's Preakness were linked to the altercation that broke out about 4:30 p.m. in front of the 98 Rock stage, said Dennis S. Hill, a city police spokesman.Officers could be heard on the police radio calling for reinforcements as people fought and threw beer cans.One officer reported that his badge had been pulled from his shirt.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | March 13, 1997
A burglary suspect found sleeping in an Arnold neighborhood had an unusual assortment of items in his car, according to county police -- a police badge, a rubber mask, a rifle and some marijuana.Officer James McDermott found the man slumped over in the passenger seat of his Volkswagen shortly before 2 a.m. Monday on Harmony Avenue.The man had no identification, but he gave McDermott his name -- Peter Joseph Lally -- and the officer found that he was wanted by Baltimore County police on charges in a burglary Feb. 23 of Lally's uncle's Towson law office, police said.
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