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By Florence K.W. Monaghan | July 22, 1992
I WAS one of the 626 armed robbery victims in the Central District during the first third of 1992.By my calculations, I must have been No. 447. But I wasn't alone that day. Mine was one of the 5.26 robberies that occur on average in the Central District daily. The district includes the downtown area where thousands of people go to work every day. It encompasses the Inner Harbor, where thousands of tourists visit to view the renaissance of Baltimore. And it covers the famous Lexington Market, where wonderful produce, seafood, meats and other Baltimore specialties are available.
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December 14, 2013
Rumors of downtown Baltimore's demise, it seems, have been greatly exaggerated. The decision this week by money manager and downtown anchor T. Rowe Price to stay in its Pratt Street headquarters through at least 2027 should alleviate fears that the city's traditional central business district will empty out in favor of fancier and newer quarters in Harbor East. T. Rowe executives heard the siren song of developer Michael Beatty's presentation about the mini-city he plans to build at Harbor Point, and decided to stay, no lashing to the mast required.
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By Jamie Smith and Jamie Smith,SUN STAFF | January 10, 1998
The number of bank robberies last year plummeted almost 70 percent in the center of Baltimore -- where many banks are concentrated -- and city police are attributing the drop to improved communication between businesses and officers, increased security and news of high arrest rates.Bank robberies in the city as a whole also fell last year, but less dramatically -- 13 1/2 percent, from 133 in 1996 to 115. Such robberies were up in four police districts. The biggest increase was in the Northern District, from six bank robberies in 1996 to 32 last year.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2013
City police announced another shake-up of senior staff Monday, replacing both the recently appointed head of the high-profile downtown district and the longer-tenured leader in troubled West Baltimore. Maj. William Marcus will take over from Maj. Martin Bartness in the Central District, police said, just months after Bartness took over in a broader reshuffling. Maj. Osborne Robinson will replace Maj. Robert Smith in the Western District, where homicides and shootings are up substantially over last year.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,peter.hermann@baltsun.com | June 10, 2009
The police patrol area is called the Central District, implying center of the city, or downtown. But its borders stretch far beyond, north of North Avenue into Reservoir Hill, west of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard past the trendy enclave of Bolton Hill and up the Pennsylvania Avenue drug corridor. City cops list 19 neighborhoods within this urban footprint, but that doesn't begin to explain the diversity of the area's night life, club scene, red-light strip, restaurants, shopping areas, waterfront attractions, upscale hotels, hospitals, universities, corporate headquarters, the convention center and City Hall.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2010
Baltimore authorities were searching for a man who was arrested for attempted murder but escaped from a downtown police building after wriggling free of his plastic handcuffs. Police said Paul Bryan Palmer, 32, was taken into custody on a warrant charging him with attacking a man last month near City Hall. About 1 p.m. Friday, Palmer was to be transported to Central Booking and Intake Center when he complained of a hand injury and was taken back into the lobby of the department's Central District building on Baltimore Street, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
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By Police Blotter is a representative, not comprehensive, list of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, reported by Richard Irwin | September 21, 1993
BALTIMORE CITY* SHOOTING: Northeastern District -- Officer Charles Smoot was in the 1600 block of Montpelier St. Saturday night when he saw several males, at least one with a shotgun, run down an alley. Moments later, at least one shot was heard. The officer was about to investigate when he saw a youth armed with a shotgun approach a car. When the officer ordered the youth to drop the shotgun, the youth pointed the weapon at the officer, who fired five shots. One bullet hit the youth in the leg. After treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Leon Lewis, 15, whose address was not immediately available, was charged as an adult with assaulting a police officer and possession of a deadly weapon and is being held at the Baltimore Detention Center in lieu of $45,000.
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June 8, 2005
Baltimore City Central District Robbery: A 62-year-old man was accosted by a gunman in the 2000 block of Mount Royal Terrace about 10 p.m. Monday and robbed him of his walletand $12. [
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By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today | September 21, 1990
Baltimore CityARREST: Western District -- Police arrested a 24-year-old man last night and charged him with assault by pointing a handgun at Officer Jerry Tarud during an incident in the 600 block of Brice St. Police said Tarud was on patrol when the man spotted the officer walking toward him and fled. Tarud caught up with the man, who pulled out a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun and pointed it at the officer. No shots were fired by either Tarud or the gunman, who was arrested. Police said Ernest W. Taylor, of the 800 block of Bethune Road, was charged with pointing the gun at Tarud, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and conspiracy.
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By Kris Antonelli and Mike Farabaugh | February 27, 1995
Baltimore CityATTEMPTED ROBBERY: Central District -- A gunman was bitten by his intended victim and fled with no money in a robbery attempt Saturday night in the 2200 block of McCulloh St. The victim, instead of complying with a demand for money, grabbed the gunman's arm and bit his hand, police said.BURGLARY: Central District -- Burglars stole 120 feet of copper wire and a 20-foot copper pipe from a vacant home in the 1200 block of Druid Hill Ave. between 6 p.m. Friday and 7:15 a.m. Saturday.
NEWS
May 13, 2013
Harbor East is moving farther east with baker-cum-developer John Paterakis Sr.'s announcement Friday that he will break ground this summer on a new, mega-Whole Foods and later on a new residential/retail building across Central Avenue from the glittering mini-city he has almost single handedly built during the last 15 years. Things are bustling in that corner of the city, what with the planned construction of a new headquarters office tower for Exelon Corp. and a variety of other smaller scale residential, retail, office and hotel developments nearby.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2012
For a city whose last Fortune 500 company was about to be acquired by an out-of-town corporation, there was not just consolation but actual excitement over one of the deal sweeteners: Chicago-based Exelon Corp. promised to build a new downtown office building for the merged company, the first such construction in Baltimore's central business district since 2004. The competition was spirited among a handful of developers: They produced architectural renderings of shiny towers and lined up contractors and financing packages.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2011
A 32-year-old man was found fatally shot early Monday in the Central District's Upton neighborhood, police said. An officer on routine patrol saw a man lying in the middle of the 500 block of McMechen Street at about 12:25 a.m., police said. The man, later identified as Anton Ingram, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:18 a.m. Ingram had been shot in the back, and police said they had received 911 calls reporting a shooting in that area.
BUSINESS
By Edward Gunts, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2011
The law firm of Miles & Stockbridge said Thursday that it will move its Baltimore office to the Transamerica Tower by early 2013. The relocation will keep 275 employees in the city's central business district. Miles & Stockbridge is the latest of several large firms to lease space in the 35-story structure, originally constructed for USF&G Corp. and one of downtown's most prominent buildings. Its owner, a subsidiary of Lexington Realty Trust of New York, has spent approximately $45 million on upgrades for new tenants since Legg Mason moved from the building to Harbor East in 2009.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2011
A Baltimore City Police officer was shot in the leg about a block away from the Central District office Tuesday night. The officer was shot in a parking garage in the unit block of South Frederick Street, police spokesman Donny Moses said. The unidentified officer was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. His condition was not immediately available. The garage is open to the public but police officers in the Central District often use the garage, which is a block from the station, to park their off-duty vehicles.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2010
Baltimore authorities were searching for a man who was arrested for attempted murder but escaped from a downtown police building after wriggling free of his plastic handcuffs. Police said Paul Bryan Palmer, 32, was taken into custody on a warrant charging him with attacking a man last month near City Hall. About 1 p.m. Friday, Palmer was to be transported to Central Booking and Intake Center when he complained of a hand injury and was taken back into the lobby of the department's Central District building on Baltimore Street, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
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By The following accounts were compiled by reporter Richard Irwin from police records in the Baltimore area yesterday and today | August 27, 1991
Baltimore CityQUESTIONABLE DEATH: Northwestern District -- Police said an employee of a transportation company died last night at Sinai Hospital after a friend found him unconscious around 10 p.m. inside a dwelling on Pembridge Avenue. Homicide detective Chris Graul said the friend took Tillman Robinson Sr., 41, of the 3300 block of W. Garrison Ave., to the hospital emergency room. Robinson died in the emergency room, said Graul. The detective said Robinson had a history of intravenous drug use and that an autopsy was scheduled for today.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2010
Baltimore authorities were searching for a man who was arrested for attempted murder but escaped from a downtown police building after wriggling free of his plastic handcuffs. Police said Paul Bryan Palmer, 32, was taken into custody on a warrant charging him with attacking a man last month near City Hall. About 1 p.m. Friday, Palmer was to be transported to Central Booking and Intake Center when he complained of a hand injury and was taken back into the lobby of the department's Central District building on Baltimore Street, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | January 10, 2010
Joe L. Shaw, a retired Baltimore police officer, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his home in Red Lion, Pa. The former Northwood resident was 70. Mr. Shaw, the son of an electrician and a teacher, was born and raised in Kingstree, S.C. After graduating in 1957 from Tomlinson High School, he moved to Baltimore. He worked full-time while attending the University of Baltimore, where he earned his bachelor's degree, family said. In 1970, Mr. Shaw joined the Baltimore Police Department.
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