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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2012
An Annapolis man who police said was fleeing with a stolen vehicle was involved in a three-car pile-up Sunday that landed him first in the hospital and then in jail. Police said Curtis Proctor Jr., 26, lost control and overturned the Hyundai Sonata on Spa Road near the Westgate Circle roundabout shortly after 7 p.m. The vehicle landed on the trunk of a Lincoln Town Car and pushed it into another vehicle. The injured Proctor was trapped inside and had to be extricated by fire crews.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2014
A Baltimore man charged in the killing of a 12-year-old girl was denied bail during a review hearing Monday morning. Bail had initially been set at $1 million following the arrest late Thursday of Kevin Simpson, 20. A judge decided Monday he should not be released before trial under any circumstances. Early May 26, Baltimore police said a white Ford Fusion was stolen during a robbery in which 15-year-old Oscar Torres was fatally shot and his friend, an unidentified 27-year-old man, was left in critical condition.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2013
Baltimore police suspended a patrol officer Tuesday after a television news helicopter's camera captured him allegedly striking a teenage car theft suspect who had been detained. Police are not releasing the identity of the officer or the 14-year-old suspect, who was on the ground at the time of the incident. Police said they can't provide many details of the pursuit that led to the arrest because it was carried out by the Regional Auto-theft Task Force, a team of city, Baltimore County and state police officers.
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By Justin George and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
Baltimore police said Friday they have arrested a man sought in connection with the deaths of two youths in as many days last week — a violent sequence that had investigators scrambling to identify a suspect based only on vague witness descriptions. The violence began with the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Oscar Torres during a robbery early May 26. That led police to look for a stolen white Ford Fusion — and a suspect. The next day, police say, 20-year-old Kevin Simpson was driving that car when he slammed into a minivan as he fled police, killing a 12-year-old girl.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Sun Staff Writer | October 9, 1994
Auto thefts in Howard County, particularly in Columbia, are soaring. But the county's police department has assigned only one officer full time to tracking down stolen cars, and there are no plans to assign anyone to help him."I'm one person. . . . I have to be everywhere," said Detective Dan Besseck, who is the auto-theft unit.Occasionally, good fortune is on the detective's side, such as when some thieves leave their driver's licenses inside recovered stolen cars.But such luck is small solace in the face of a record 886 car thefts in Howard County as of Friday, a total that has eclipsed the 773 thefts reported in all of last year and part of a statewide 23 percent increase over the last year.
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By From Staff Reports | January 3, 1995
A Brooklyn man has been arrested in connection with a car theft Dec. 28 in Baltimore in which a Cumberland man was shot, state police reported. State police arrested Andrew Lee Gardner Jr., 18, of the 3700 block of Margaret St. Friday after following the stolen vehicle, a gray Oldsmobile, into an apartment complex in Glen Burnie.The driver fled on foot after police trapped the car at a dead end on Glen Ridge Court. State police said the suspect was captured after a search and a foot chase through the complex.
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By Staff report | September 15, 1991
A Baltimore County man has been charged with stealing a Bel Air resident's car and demanding that the owner pay him $200 to divulge wherethe car had been moved, Bel Air police said.Douglas E. Coyner, 26, of Middle River, is accused of having the car, a 1980 Subaru, towed from the 100 block of Hickory Avenue to the Edgewood Crown station on Pulaski Highway on Sept. 8, Harford District Court records say.The car's owner reported the vehicle stolen at 9:55 a.m. Thursday, police said. The owner reported to police that a few hours later, the suspect called the owner's son, demanding money in exchange for the location of the car.Police said they provided the owner with $200 to make the transaction.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,Sun Staff Writer | January 18, 1995
Police have arrested a suspected ringleader of a brazen teen-age car theft gang and charged him with the attempted murder of two Baltimore County detectives last month.Odis Green, 16, of the 2400 block of W. Lombard St. was denied bail yesterday after Baltimore City police spotted him in a red car early Monday and arrested him near the scene of an unrelated shooting in the Walbrook section of the city.The Green youth, who had eluded police for months after escaping from guards employed by the Charles B. Hickey School, was charged with six counts of attempted murder.
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By William F. Zorzi Jr | February 1, 1992
One of seven women whose murder sentences were commuted last February by Gov. William Donald Schaefer after being persuaded that they were battered by their mates has been arrested and charged with auto theft.Patricia Ann Washington, 34, who stabbed her husband to death in their Hyattsville apartment in 1988, was arrested in the recent case Jan. 15 in the 600 block of Gorsuch Avenue, three blocks from Marian House, the Northeast Baltimore halfway house where she now lives, court documents show.
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October 31, 1998
A 19-year-old Baltimore man was stabbed to death yesterday at the Baltimore City Detention Center, where he was serving time for car theft charges.John Jackson was stabbed multiple times in the torso shortly before 11 a.m. while he was being transferred from one section of the detention center to another, state police said.He was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.State police investigators conducted more than 100 interviews at the detention center and said they had identified at least one suspect, but no arrests have been made.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
Three people in a stolen car were followed by police officers for 10 miles through Anne Arundel County before the car spun out and they tried to run away, police said. Annapolis police said officers saw the stolen car, a 2008 Acura TL, driving near MD Route 665 near Godspeed Way shortly before 8 p.m. and followed it to Interstate 97 just beyond MD Route 50, where they attempted to pull the car over. Instead, the driver fled along I-97 before losing control and spinning out near MD Route 3. The three people in the car tried to run away but were arrested and charged with car theft, police said.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2013
Baltimore police suspended a patrol officer Tuesday after a television news helicopter's camera captured him allegedly striking a teenage car theft suspect who had been detained. Police are not releasing the identity of the officer or the 14-year-old suspect, who was on the ground at the time of the incident. Police said they can't provide many details of the pursuit that led to the arrest because it was carried out by the Regional Auto-theft Task Force, a team of city, Baltimore County and state police officers.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2013
Four men from Florida were arrested on conspiracy theft charges this week in Anne Arundel County after a tip from a victim in Laurel led police to a hotel in Bowie - where evidence was uncovered that linked the men to thefts in multiple other states as well, Anne Arundel County Police said Thursday. Detectives in the county said the men appear to have been targeting vehicles parked at daycare centers and gyms. They are now reaching out to law enforcement agencies in other jurisdictions as they try to determine how widespread the operation was, said Justin Mulcahy, a department spokesman.
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By Gwendolyn Glenn | July 10, 2013
The number of auto thefts in Prince George's County has dropped by more than 54 percent over the last five years, according to state figures. Laurel Police Department officials said the city has also seen a decreased number of auto thefts in recent years. In 2004, auto thefts were at epidemic levels in Prince George's with nearly 50 vehicles stolen daily. That year, more than 18,000 auto thefts were reported in the county, the highest number of stolen vehicles in Maryland. "In 2011, the last complete year for auto theft numbers, there were less than that many statewide (a total of 15,376)
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June 10, 2013
Avon Avenue 3200 block, between 4:30 p.m. June 6 and 6:30 a.m. June 7. Registration sticker stolen from vehicle. North Calvert Street 3100 block, between 11 p.m. June 3 and 3:30 p.m. June 6. White, 2001 Hyundai with Maryland tags 7BA6560 stolen. Chestnut Avenue 3000 block, between 6:20 p.m. and 8:10 p.m. June 2. iPad stolen from vehicle. 3300 block, between 4 p.m. June 2 and 7 a.m. June 3. Safe. toolbox, cash stolen from residence. Entry gained by forcing open rear door.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2013
A 20-year-old Ocean City man awaiting trial on more than a dozen charges in connection to six house burglaries in the beach town this spring was arrested again this weekend for allegedly stealing a car and fleeing police, Ocean City Police said Monday. Alexander George Ellis, of the 100 block of Sandy Hill Drive in Ocean City , was eventually caught early Saturday morning after ditching the stolen vehicle and trying to escape police by jumping into the water, police said.
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January 23, 1996
A 29-year-old Finksburg man is in the Carroll County Detention Center on charges of burglary, conspiracy and car theft at the Encore restaurant Saturday morning.Daniel Scott Waddell of the 2800 block of Old Westminster Pike is also charged with malicious destruction of property worth more than $300 and theft of more than $300. His bail was reduced from $25,000 to $10,000 full bond yesterday.According to police, three people broke the glass-paned front door at the Old Westminster Pike restaurant about 6:15 a.m. Saturday.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2012
An Annapolis man who police said was fleeing with a stolen vehicle was involved in a three-car pile-up Sunday that landed him first in the hospital and then in jail. Police said Curtis Proctor Jr., 26, lost control and overturned the Hyundai Sonata on Spa Road near the Westgate Circle roundabout shortly after 7 p.m. The vehicle landed on the trunk of a Lincoln Town Car and pushed it into another vehicle. The injured Proctor was trapped inside and had to be extricated by fire crews.
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By Justin Fenton and Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | November 30, 2011
A Baltimore man has been arrested in the killing of a 26-year-old Northeast Baltimore woman, a development that parents of a runaway Virginia teen hope may yield new leads in their daughter's mysterious death. Police say Darnell Kinlaw, 21, confessed to fatally shooting Lakeisha Player inside her home on Nov. 11 and stealing her candy-apple red car, a purchase that friends say had been a point of pride for her. Kinlaw told police that Player was his girlfriend. Kinlaw has a long record, charged eight times with stealing cars and twice with burglary, one case that was filed by his mother who said he broke into the family home and took valuables after being kicked out for stealing.
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