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May 3, 1991
Police are investigating two armed robberies of cab drivers yesterday morning in Pioneer City, believed to be committed by the same man.The first holdup occurred at 1:12 a.m. at the intersection of Deerfield Drive and Flintlock Court. Police say the cab driver, Charles Robert Dorsey, 24, from Associated Cab Co., picked up a man in front of the Super Fresh in Glen Burnie and drove him to Pioneer City.The passenger then put Dorsey in a choke hold and demanded all his money, claiming to have a knife, police said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
A 43-year-old cab driver was found shot in the head early Tuesday in Northeast Baltimore, police said. Officials said that police responding to a call of a shooting on the 4400 block of Asbury Ave., in the Belair-Edison neighborhood, around 1:41 a.m. found a Checker Cab vehicle that had been involved in a collision. Inside the car, police said, was a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The man was transported to an area hospital and is listed in critical but stable condition, police said.
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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | April 16, 1991
The Annapolis City Council's Rules Committee last night approved a plan to test cab drivers and owners for drug use but rejected a bill that would give city department heads job security.The drug testing bill will be submitted for a council vote next week. The job security bill will be considered next month.Alderman Wayne C. Turner, R-Ward 6, and Transportation Director James Chase proposed testing cab drivers and owners for drug use last year after several people applying for city taxicab licenses were found to have drug records.
NEWS
August 4, 2014
Harried commuters will be gratified by the Maryland Public Service Commission's decision last week to require taxicabs operating in Baltimore City to install credit card-reading devices in the back seat where passengers sit. The new rule, which goes into effect at the end of the year, will allow customers to just swipe a Mastercard or Visa to pay the fare rather than having to carry cash. It's a convenience riders in other cities have long enjoyed, and it has probably taken a lot of the anxiety out of hailing a cab. It's about time Baltimore caught up with the trend.
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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | October 28, 1990
Annapolis cab drivers are paying a lot more for gasoline, and they want to pass along the extra costs to their customers.And taxi operators aren't the only ones left scrambling by soaring gasoline and fuel oil prices. Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins already has ordered conservation measures for all departments, attempting to respond to an anticipated 30 percent increase in fuel costs.In exchange for a fare increase, the cab drivers say they are willing to pay for annual drug tests the city has asked them to take.
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By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Evening Sun Staff | November 7, 1990
The state Public Service Commission today granted Baltimore taxi cab drivers an emergency 9 percent increase because of rising gasoline prices.The rate increase, which was opposed by two cab owners and the Office of the People's Counsel, will boost the price of an average cab ride from $4.40 to $4.80 effective immediately. An average ride, according to the commission, is 3.8 miles long with two minutes of waiting time.Under the terms of the emergency increase, the cab companies will not increase the rent that drivers must pay for cabs; the full amount of the increase will go to the cab driver, who must pay for the gasoline.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | December 20, 1993
NEW YORK -- He's No. 38. That's all. A man who was doing his job and was killed in his cab on some street corner in the South Bronx on a cold November night.Whoever shot Sundulfo Perez didn't take the $200 from his wallet or the gold chain from his neck. All the assailant took from him was his life.And now, the only people in New York who remember Mr. Perez are his fellow workers at the Dyckman car service in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan.They gently place in a folder Mr. Perez's faded passport and a photocopy of a picture of his two children who live in his native Dominican Republic.
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By Boston Globe | May 17, 1991
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Driving a cab is one of this city's few growth industries. But it has recently become one of the most dangerous as well.Gunmen have slain seven cab drivers in the past 16 months. Several others have been shot or have drawn fire. So far this year, gunmen have slain as many cabbies as policemen, the favorite target of the provisional Irish Republican Army.While the IRA has killed some drivers, contending that they were members of pro-British paramilitary groups, officials say loyalist gunmen have carried out most of the shootings.
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By Sandra Crockett | January 12, 1992
Two Harford County cab drivers have been arrested and charged in separate incidents in which undercover officers were driven to county locations for illegal drug purchases, the county sheriff's office said yesterday.James Otha Solomon, 53, of the 400 block of Dembytown Road in Joppa was charged with conspiracy to distribute counterfeit crack cocaine and Christopher Cole Edmondson, 27, of the 1600 block of LaSalle Road in Forest Hill was charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance, described as powder cocaine.
NEWS
September 17, 1990
The Annapolis City Council's Rules Committee has scheduled a public hearing tonight on a bill that would require taxicab drivers to take drug tests.The plan, proposed by Alderman Wayne C. Turner, R-Ward 6, and Transportation Director James Chase, would require anyone applying for a taxicab driver's permit or getting one renewed to take a drug test. Cab drivers who fail the test would have their permits suspended.The proposal would also suspend permits for cab drivers and company owners charged or convicted of drug offenses.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2014
Anne Arundel County police say they've arrested a Naval Academy midshipman after he allegedly threatened a taxi driver with a butter knife. Police say a cab driver told them he drove two men from a bar in Annapolis to a home on Bay Head Road on the Broadneck Peninsula early Sunday morning. One of the men went into the home to get money for the fare, but returned without enough money, according to police. The two then ran into the house, and one of the men returned with a knife and ran toward the cab driver, who was in the driveway.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | February 10, 2014
The Columbia man alleged to have been the gunman in the armed robbery attempt of a Columbia Flyer taxi driver last March was sentenced to five years in prison last week, the State's Attorney's office announced Monday. Khalid Khahiem Woods, 20, of the 9500 block of Wandering Way, was sentenced in Howard County Circuit Court by Judge Richard S. Bernhardt on Friday after pleading guilty to armed robbery and conspiracy charges in connection with the incident.  Woods is one of four Columbia residents to plead guilty in the crime, which occurred when all four were teenagers.  According to the statement of facts in the case, Woods and the three other teens were picked up by the cab driver on the evening of March 1 at Sweet Fern and asked to go to Sewells Orchard.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | September 13, 2013
The fourth Columbia teen charged with the assault and attempted armed robbery of a Columbia cab driver in March pleaded guilty in Howard County Circuit Court this week. Woody Rousseau, 17,  of the 6500 block of Pennacock Court, plead guilty to a robbery charge in front of Judge Louis A. Becker III on Thursday, Sept. 12, according to State's attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan.  Rousseau is the last of the four teens charged in the March 1 incident and will be sentenced on Dec. 20. On Sept.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | September 9, 2013
  A 17-year-old Columbia youth has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery of a Columbia cab driver.  Chellby Ofosusafori pleaded guilty before Howard County Circuit Court Judge Richard S. Bernhardt this morning. At the hearing,  Assistant State's Attorney Joanna Miller told the court that the cab driver felt suspicious of the four youths he picked up the evening of March 1, 2013 and requested a $10 fare upfront.  They wanted to be taken to the Sewell's Orchard neighborhood but could not provide an address.  One he had pulled over in Sewell's Orchard, the driver felt a yellow karate belt around his neck, being pulled from behind to choke him.  A passenger in the front seat pulled out a handgun and threatened to kill the driver who sped off and crashed into a tree. The weapon was a BB/pellet gun.  Miller told the court that Ofosuafori was in the right rear passenger seat and that he attempted to open the rear passenger door as the robbery began to unfold.  Ofosusafori will be sentenced on October 11. He is the third youth to plead guilty in the armed robbery of Columbia Flyer taxi driver.  On August 20, Johnam Perez-Rivera pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery and one count of first-degree assault and was sentenced to 18 months in jail.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | August 20, 2013
One of the four Columbia teenagers charged in connection with the assault of a taxi driver in March was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty in Howard County Circuit Court Tuesday, according to state's attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan. Johnam Perez-Rivera, 16, of the 9400 block of Merry Rest Road, pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery and one count of first-degree assault in front of Howard County Circuit Court Judge Louis A. Becker III, according to Kirwan.  Perez-Rivera is one of four teens, all of whom were students at Oakland Mills High School at the time of the incident, charged in the crime.  Khalid Khaheim Woods, 19, of the 9200 block of Wandering Way, pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit assault on Aug. 8 and is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 15. Woody Rousseau, 17, of the 6500 block of Pennacock Court, and Chellby Ofosusafori, 17, of the 6500 block of Woven Moonbeam Street, each face one count of second-degree attempted murder, two armed robbery counts, two robbery counts and four counts of assault in connection with the incident.
NEWS
February 28, 2013
Aberdeen Deanna Frankhouse, 29, of the 700 block of Maxa Road, was arrested Tuesday on a bench warrant in a case in which she is charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Michael Lawrence Demarest, 33, of the 300 block of Irish Lane, was charged Tuesday wtih second-degree assault. Joseph Malizia, 21, of the first block of Hillman Court, was charged Tuesday with violating an ex parte order. Ashley Elizabeth Lee, 23, who has address in the first block of Taft Street and the 800 block of Coconut Court, was arrested Tuesday on a bench warrant in a case in which she is charged with second-degree assault.
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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | March 19, 1991
The Annapolis City Council's rules committee last night postponed a vote on a bill that would make city cab drivers and owners the first in the nation to take mandatory drug tests.The committee's decision came after a public hearing in City Hall attended by 20 people. Cab drivers and owners disagreed about who should pay for the drug tests and differed over a proposed fare increase.Rules committee members sent the bill back to a committee of cityofficials and cab company owners, insisting that cab drivers should have a say in drafting the legislation.
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By Staff report | April 15, 1991
The Annapolis City Council's Rules Committee will vote on bills tonight that would give city department heads job security and require cab drivers to take drug tests.The bill to protect department directors was proposed by Alderman Ellen O. Moyer, D-Ward 8. Most department heads can be dismissed by the mayor without cause; under Moyer's bill, department heads could be removed only for official misconduct, conviction of a crime or poor performance.Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins opposes Moyer's proposal.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2012
A man forced a cab driver to pull over, and claiming to be a police officer pounded on his car, Anne Arundel County police said Thursday. Police said that shortly before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, an employee of Cab Connection in Linthicum told officers that one of the company's drivers was followed into the Motor Vehicle Administration lot in Glen Burnie by a driver due to a disagreement over a possible traffic violation. Police said the man boxed in the company's driver, and wearing a jacket with the word "police" on the back, claimed to be a police officer, confronted the company's driver, and pounded on the hood of the driver's vehicle before fleeing.
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