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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2010
A man walked into Good Samaritan Hospital early Friday morning with gunshot wounds, according to Baltimore Police. The man, 24, had been shot in the right hand and the buttock, police said. He came in at 2:49 a.m., according to police, who had no further information, including where the shooting took place. Text BUSINESS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun Business text alerts
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2014
During a June meeting of leaders from Baltimore's law enforcement and judicial circles, city police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts gave a report on crime that included a surprising statistic. Half of all cars stolen in Baltimore had their keys left in the ignition, he said. The comments were made as he informed officials that car thefts had increased 4 percent compared with the same period last year. This month, he repeated the same "50 percent" estimate to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, which includes local judges, prison officials, federal and state prosecutors.
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February 19, 2011
A well-groomed police officer commands respect for himself, his position and the city he serves ( "Baltimore police to bring back inspections unit," Feb. 16). And, how can he enforce the law when he does not obey it by neglecting to wear seat belts? Welcome back Maj. Marty Davenport. Margaret Pagan, Baltimore
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
Police investigating an alleged domestic dispute at the Bel Air home of a retired Baltimore police officer last month found a gun that had been seized by city police and stored as evidence, authorities said Wednesday. Officers were called to the Dunsinnan Trail home of retired Baltimore Police Lt. Col. Dan Lioi on June 15, according to a spokeswoman for the Harford County sheriff's office. Following standard practice in cases involving allegations of domestic violence, spokeswoman Cristie Kahler said, police took five guns from Lioi's home.
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June 2, 2012
Sometimes the simplest solution to a problem is the most elusive. I'm no expert on police deployment, but it seems to make sense that reassigning patrolling officers to higher-crime areas would be a good first step in protecting the city and its citizens. One example of this plan should be an immediate cutback of traffic enforcement after dark when the need is far less, and redeploying these traffic officers into high-risk crime areas and undermanned tourist areas as foot patrolmen.
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July 2, 2014
Increasingly concerned about incidents involving the Baltimore police, I read the article concerning the review board and its lack of authority ( "Civilian police review board floundering," June 30). I would not want the police to think nobody cares or is watching or think that its business as usual when officers go looking for trouble and get no real discipline. Two men in Northwood say they have been stopped and beaten by the same two cops and now have joined in a civil suit.
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August 18, 2011
WESTMINSTER - The Westminster Police Department this week asked the public's assistance with its investigation of a series of gasoline thefts in the Westminster area. Police said it had received reports of four storage shed burglaries and one theft in the western portion of the city in the Royer Road and Uniontown Road area since mid-July. In each case, only plastic fuel containers of gasoline have been stolen. Investigators said the crimes had all occurred during the "hours of darkness," and in several cases locks were forcibly removed to gain access.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
Baltimore Police have identified three recent homicide victims, and are asking for the public's help in solving the cases.  Recent days have seen a burst of violence with 11 people shot between Tuesday and Wednesday night. The fatal victims were identified as: -Montel Gresham, 19, was fatally shot in the 3100 block of Cliftmont Ave on Monday night.  -Robert Tucker, 25, was fatally shot in the 1600 Cliftview Dr. early Wednesday morning. -Xaiver Lewis, 25, was fatally shot in the 2800 Ashland Ave. on Wednesday night.  Police were asking anyone with information to call detectives at 410-396-2100.  #sigshell { float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2012
City police have arrested and charged a 32-year-old man with first-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred in the summer of 2007 in East Baltimore, in the same block in which the suspect lived. Phillip Herrell, of the 900 block of E. Preston St., was ordered held without bail on Thursday. In addition to the murder count, he was charged with two counts of assault and using a handgun in a violent crime, according to court records. The arrest stems from a shooting that occurred June 9, 2007 on East Preston Street that claimed the life of Melvin Jordan, 32, who lived in the 600 block of N. Lakewood Ave. Police said Jordan was shot in the head about 1:30 a.m. and found on the sidewalk.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2012
A 25-year-old man city police believe fatally stabbed his girlfriend Thursday died hours later after hanging himself in Catonsville. Brandon Jerome Nowlin, whose last known address was in Halethorpe, killed Rebecca Ann Coughenour, 23, of Baltimore, inside her home Thursday, police said. Police categorized the killing as an act of domestic violence. Nowlin and Coughenour had been in a relationship for several years, officers said. Police said the couple had a "prior history of domestic violence.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
The city police investigation into the alleged rape of a Morgan State University student earlier this year remains open, contrary to a report by the university last week. The U.S. Department of Education opened an investigation into Morgan's handling of the reported sexual assault late last month amid heightened scrutiny of the way universities nationwide respond when students say they are raped. The federal investigations are nearly always the result of a formal complaint. In the Morgan case, a female student told university officials on March 20 that she had been raped in off-campus student housing three weeks prior by a fellow student.
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July 2, 2014
Increasingly concerned about incidents involving the Baltimore police, I read the article concerning the review board and its lack of authority ( "Civilian police review board floundering," June 30). I would not want the police to think nobody cares or is watching or think that its business as usual when officers go looking for trouble and get no real discipline. Two men in Northwood say they have been stopped and beaten by the same two cops and now have joined in a civil suit.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
A man was killed and three other people were injured in separate shootings in Baltimore over the weekend, city police said Sunday. The homicide happened in the 500 block of Richwood Avenue. Police, dispatched just after 4:15 a.m. Sunday, found a man shot in the head. He was pronounced dead just before 5 a.m. at an area hospital. Two hours earlier, police found a woman shot in the stomach in the unit block of North Abington Avenue. She was taken to a hospital, treated and released, police said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
Baltimore Police detectives have made arrests in two recent shootings that occurred on the city's west side - both along Edmondson Avenue. Tymel Harris, 21, has been charged with first-degree murder in the May 22 killing of 19-year-old Jerard Monroe, which occurred in the 2800 block of Edmondson Ave., near where the road connects with Route 40. Police said Monroe was standing in the block when a man shot him numerous times; 10 shell casings were...
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May 31, 2014
As a co-plaintiff in the lawsuit against Baltimore City Police Officers ("Police officers aren't above the law," May 29), I feel violated knowing that these officers intentionally intimidated and threatened me. After the police officers threatened me with arrest for handing out free recipe books, I was walking back to my car when they approached me again and detained me on the street. When I asked why they had stopped me and demanded to see my identification, they stated that they were conducting an investigation and led me to believe that if I didn't comply, I would be arrested.
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By Bruce Friedrich | May 28, 2014
Three years ago, I joined six of my friends in passing out vegetarian recipes and information at the Inner Harbor. Baltimore City Police officers ordered us to stop and demanded that we leave the property, under threat of arrest. So last week, we sued those officers for violating our constitutional rights. We had a First Amendment right to pass out literature at the Inner Harbor, and we had proof of our right to be there - the property management company's specific guidelines - which the officers refused to acknowledge.
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April 23, 2011
Baltimore City police are investigating a non-fatal stabbing Friday night in the Mid-Town Belvedere neighborhood. Officers were called just before 11:30 p.m. to the unit block of West Preston Street where they found a man suffering from at least two stab wounds, police said. He was taken to an area hospital and police said he expected to survive his injuries. — Jessica Anderson
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By Yvonne Wenger and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Wednesday that he'll eliminate 212 officer positions - all vacant - from the department, marking the first significant reduction in the ranks in decades. Shrinking the size of the police force will be offset by new staffing strategies that will put more officers on the streets overnight when crime spikes, Batts told City Council members during a nearly two-hour budget hearing. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake backs the approach.
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By Yvonne Wenger and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Baltimore police say they plan to crack down on the city's notorious dirt bike riders, pledging to infiltrate the groups using social media and undercover officers in an effort to disrupt the packs of riders. Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said the popularity of the documentary "12 O'clock Boys" - a reference to the high-flying wheelie pose that riders strive to achieve - has "glorified" dirt bike riding and drawn enthusiasts from other states. It is illegal to operate the motorized bikes anywhere in Baltimore.
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