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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff Writer | April 9, 1992
A lawyer convicted of breaking into a home and zapping a kitten in a microwave oven said he shouldn't be suspended from the practice of law because his actions were the result of alcoholism and depression triggered by his wife's leaving him and a close friend's death.Stanley E. Protokowicz Jr., a partner in the Bel Air law firm of Miller, Fry, Protokowicz and Birch, told the state Court of Appeals yesterday that the kitten's death was accidental.At least one of the seven judges on Maryland's highest court found that hard to believe.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Reporter | August 12, 2008
A Harford County judge denied bail yesterday to a 36-year-old Pylesville man charged with first-degree murder. Kevin J. Sorrick is accused in the fatal shooting Sunday of Christopher Lee Fritsche, 34, of Havre de Grace. Fritsche died of a single gunshot wound to the head while attending a birthday party for his young daughter at Sorrick's home, authorities said. According to charging documents, the two men argued throughout the evening at the Harkins Road home that Sorrick shares with Fritsche's ex-wife, Yvonne Fritsche, 28. The arguing grew more intense as the party began to wind down with Fritsche, who was unarmed, yelling threats at Sorrick, police said.
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April 4, 1994
Two brothers who broke into a Taneytown restaurant and stole more than $200 designated for a children's charity were convicted on felony charges last week.Robert Steven Baker, 42, of Virginia and Brian Keith Baker, 27, of Taneytown pleaded guilty Thursday to felony charges of breaking and entering in the Nov. 2 theft from the Havilah Inn.Carroll Circuit Judge Raymond E. Beck Sr. sentenced Robert Baker to five years in prison, but suspended all but three years of the sentence. Brian Baker -- who also pleaded guilty to forgery, theft and misdemeanor breaking and entering charges in two unrelated cases -- will be sentenced June 20.Taneytown police and a Havilah employee found the Bakers in the restaurant after hearing an alarm.
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By Nicole Fuller | March 6, 2007
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore and Baltimore County. Baltimore Northern Armed Robbery -- A gunman robbed the McDonald's restaurant in the 5100 block of York Road on Sunday about 9:55 p.m., fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money. Western Breaking and entering -- A 34-year-old Northwest Baltimore man was arrested Sunday evening at a house in the 2100 block of Bryan Ave. and charged with attempted breaking and entering. Larceny -- A pair of eyeglasses valued at $50, about $150 worth of compact discs and an undisclosed amount of currency were reported stolen Sunday afternoon from a home in the 2100 block of W. Lexington St. Baltimore County Franklin Burglary -- Between 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, someone broke through a bedroom window of an apartment in the first block of Deer Lodge Court and stole $3,000.
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October 4, 1994
A Westminster man, who used to live in the first block of W. George St., was held on $40,000 bond on 10 charges of twice breaking into the J&B Plumbing Co., in the same block, in August, according to police.Dennis Rhoten, 32, who gave police no permanent address, was arrested yesterday and charged with breaking into the plumbing company between Aug. 5 and 8 and Aug. 29 and 30, police said.Mr. Rhoten is charged with two counts each of breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony, breaking and entering to steal, breaking and entering a storehouse, malicious destruction of property and theft, police said.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | October 8, 1993
A 17-year-old Westminster youth was charged with breaking and entering, assault and carrying a deadly weapon with intent to injure Monday after he allegedly pointed a pellet pistol at another youth.The youth, whose name was not released because of his age, was seen running on South Center Street at 4:39 p.m. Monday by a state trooper who ordered the youth to drop the weapon and apprehended him.City police, who were called because the incident occurred within city limits, said the youth's mother had left a cigarette case containing cash at a home nearby.
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By Maria Archangelo and Maria Archangelo,Staff writer | September 18, 1991
City police and investigators from the State Fire Marshal's Office arrested a 29-year-old East Main Street man yesterday and charged him with setting several small fires at the Winchester Exchange Sept. 6.Police also charged James Henry Cassidy with theft and breaking and entering in connection with the January burglary of Tige's, a baseball card store formerly located in the Winchester Exchange, said Detective Lt. Dean Brewer.Cassidy faces eight counts of arson, four counts of breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony, and five counts of maliciousdestruction.
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April 25, 1994
Police arrested two Millersville men Thursday morning and charged them with breaking and entering after recovering several items that linked the men to at least seven robberies, officials said.Mark A. Anderson, 26, of the 8300 block of Norwood Drive, has been charged with two counts of theft and two counts of felony daytime breaking and entering.Christopher Michael Rush 19, of the 600 block of Cog Court, has been charged with three counts of felony daytime breaking and entering, police said.
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January 10, 1993
A Bel Air man's appeal backfiresA Bel Air man who put up an $80 appeal fee to challenge a $5 parking fine had his day in Circuit Court on Dec. 31 and began 1993 short $85 -- and $15 in court costs.Ameer G. Mikhail had appealed as "a matter of principle" after standing trial in District Court to challenge a $35 violation for parking in the parcel pick-up lane outside the Giant Food Store at the Edgewood Shopping Center in September.When Judge John L. Dunnigan reduced the fine to $5 and ordered court costs of $15, Mr. Mikhail, 47, appealed.
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April 13, 1993
POLICE LOG* Elkridge: 200 block of Keeton Way: An estranged husband was found hiding in a bedroom closet Saturday. Police arrested and charged Eric John Ferguson, 23, of the 200 block of Falston Road in Elkridge with breaking and entering.
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January 13, 2007
Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. granted clemency to 18 people yesterday, bringing to 249 the number of pardons and commutations he has issued in his term. Yesterday's clemency orders went to: Marie T. Alexis, 54, convicted of battery in 1990; Debra Y. Blowe, 50, convicted of welfare fraud in 1977; Timothy Breth, 55, convicted of breaking and entering and seven counts of larceny in 1970, and possession of controlled dangerous substance and paraphernalia in 1974; Tammy L. Carper, 41, convicted of distribution of phencyclidine in 1984; and Alverta L. Chapman, 47, convicted of shoplifting in 1978.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 31, 2003
Howard County police arrested three men and a teen-ager yesterday in connection with a string of break-ins at automotive businesses. After alarms went off at four businesses on Washington Boulevard and Berger Road between 11:45 p.m. Friday and 12:50 a.m. yesterday, police saturated the area looking for a white car seen on video at the site of one of the break-ins. About 12:30 a.m. yesterday, an officer saw the car outside an automotive shop in the 5800 block of Washington Blvd. One suspect was arrested fleeing the scene, a second was arrested 45 minutes later after a search using a state police helicopter, and two others were arrested at 3:45 a.m. boarding a taxi on Montgomery Road, police said.
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By Dan Thanh Dang | October 16, 2000
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Baltimore City Southeastern District Burglary: Sometime early yesterday, someone forced open a front door to a house in the 1500 block of E. Baltimore St. and stole two speakers and electronic equipment valued at $750. Assault: A man approached another man yesterday in the 3700 block of Fleet St. and struck him in the face with a blunt object for unknown reasons. The victim suffered a laceration to his right eye. Michael Murray of the 3400 block of Hudson St. was arrested and charged with assault.
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By Laura Vozzella | July 6, 2000
Baltimore City Central District Theft from vehicle: Someone broke the passenger window of a Toyota Camry parked in the 300 block of N. Howard St. about 4:25 p.m. yesterday and stole several compact discs. Breaking and entering: Police were called to First Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2209 Park Ave., at 3:44 a.m. Tuesday on a report that someone had broken in through a back window. Police chased a suspect on foot, but he escaped. Nothing was reported stolen. Eastern District Breaking and entering: Someone broke a window at the Baltimore City Board of Education building at 200 E. North Ave. Tuesday and entered the premises.
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October 24, 1999
A knife-wielding naked man broke into two Elkridge homes and carjacked a vehicle Friday evening before being apprehended, Howard County police said yesterday.Police say the incidents began at 6: 15 p.m. when the man accosted a neighbor in her home on Church Avenue.As police approached, he fled by commandeering a car at a nearby intersection, police said. He abandoned the car at Furnace Avenue and entered another home, police said.Police arrested Jimmy Nathaniel Brown, 38, of the 5800 block of Race Road on charges including carjacking, assault and indecent exposure.
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By Jamie Smith and Jamie Smith,SUN STAFF | June 3, 1998
Serious crime in Baltimore County decreased almost 9 percent during the first three months of 1998, according to figures released by police yesterday.Most remarkable were homicide statistics, which hit a 14-year low.The total number of county crimes dropped to 19,524 during the first three months of the year, compared to 21,060 a year ago -- a decrease of 7.3 percent. The only exception to the trend was White Marsh, which showed a 12.6 percent rise in crime over last year, an increase police attributed to the area's rapid growth.
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April 4, 1994
POLICE LOG* Wilde Lake: 5000 block of Blacksmith Drive: Two 15-year-old boys were arrested and charged with breaking and entering Tuesday after police chased them from a nearby woods where they were hiding. One of the youths had a BB gun, police said. The youths were released to their parents.
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By Howard Libit and Dan Thanh Dang | July 18, 1994
BALTIMORE CITY* STOLEN AUTO: Southeastern District -- A 1994 Ford with Maryland vanity tags ADDS UP was reported missing at 1:30 a.m. yesterday from the 3300 block of Noble St.* BREAKING AND ENTERING: Northern District -- Someone broke into a home in the 200 block of Homewood Terrace through the garage about 9:30 a.m. yesterday. Two mountain bikes were stolen.* STOLEN AUTO: Northern District -- A 1985 Toyota Camry with New Jersey tags AAJ 4825 was reported missing from the 200 block of E. 30th St. yesterday afternoon.
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