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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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March 21, 2014
After reading your article about city police Sgt. Keith Mcneill's shooting, two things went through my mind ( "Police scour Baltimore for suspect in shooting of fellow officer," March 16). First, a prayer that Sergeant Mcneill makes a full and speedy recovery. I add him to the list of cops in my own family and pray for their safe return home every day after shift. The other thought was that I hope the next time I read about another senseless shooting involving a private, non-police citizen of Baltimore, I see in The Sun the exact same words about the intensity of the search from Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts: "We've been moving on this for the past 24 straight hours," Mr. Batts said.
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NEWS
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 Justin Fenton and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
Police say a man shot his wife in Randallstown on Friday morning before turning the gun on himself in Northwest Baltimore. Baltimore County police said the Randallstown shooting occurred just before 7 a.m. in the 9600 block of Axehead Court. Police said that the man, who was married to the woman but had been staying somewhere else for the past several weeks, shot her at least once in the upper body during an "interaction" in front of the home. The suspect fled the scene, and officers later found his vehicle in Baltimore City.
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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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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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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 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 Mary Gail Hare and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2011
City police have identified two men fatally shot in different parts of Baltimore on Sunday. Demetrius Sowers, 33, of Catonsville was standing in a parking lot in the 3400 block of Clifton Ave. at 9:30 p.m., when he was approached by an unknown person, police said. Sowers fled from the assailant and was shot while running across Clifton Avenue. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:22 p.m. Earlier Sunday, at about 3:12 a.m., police said they were called to the 2900 block of Edgecombe Circle South for a report of gunshots, and found 23-year-old Derrell Burrow, of the 5000 block of Palmer Ave., lying in a grassy area near an alley.
NEWS
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 Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
The Baltimore Police Department has instituted a new policy that prohibits officers from stopping people from taping or photographing police actions, the agency said Wednesday. The new rules were unveiled as the city agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man who says police seized his cellphone and deleted the video of an arrest at the Preakness Stakes in 2010. "Four years ago, if we had taken the complaint seriously and addressed it in a very rapid manner, we may not be sitting here today," Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said Wednesday.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2014
A man found not breathing Sunday at the intersection of Baltimore and President streets has died, city police said. Officers were called at 5:45 p.m. to the area of the Shot Tower, where fire department personnel pronounced the man dead. The unidentified man is believed to be 36-years old, police said. Officers found no visible signs of foul play or trauma to the body. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. jkanderson@baltsun.com twitter.com/janders5
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February 10, 2014
Of the ideas for reducing violence in Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's State of the City address, the one with the greatest potential for immediate impact on Baltimore's skyrocketing homicide rate is her commitment to fully pursuing a set of crime fighting strategies known as Operation Ceasefire. Developed in Boston in the 1990s, Ceasefire is based on what is by now a familiar premise in Baltimore, that a disproportionate amount of violence is committed by a small and inter-related set of people.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2014
Police were searching Saturday for two suspects in the shooting of a man in an attempted robbery in the city's northeast neighborhood of Waltherson, Baltimore police said. Officers were called at 10:18 p.m. Friday to the 5000 block of Belair Road, where they found a man with gunshot wounds to his leg and back. He was taken to an area hospital, treated for his injuries and is in stable condition. Police said he had been walking in the 5300 block of Belair Road when he was approached by two men. One pulled out a handgun and tried to rob him. The victim did not cooperate and was shot multiple times.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2014
Just three of Baltimore's 235 homicides in 2013 have a known drug motive, and police say 30 of the victims were verified gang members, year-end statistics show. As the year came to a close with an increase in homicides and shootings, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said in television interviews that up to 85 percent of the victims of the city's gun violence were black men involved in the drug trade. He was not available for further comment. Black males made up 84 percent of the city's homicide victims in 2013.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2013
With Baltimore police taking (and accepting) flak recently for failing to track and analyze its officers' use of the controversial stop-and-frisk tactic, another agency has the data and isn't doing much with it, either. State law requires police agencies to forward a copy of every stop-and-frisk report to the Maryland State Police, which receives them at irregular intervals and does not sort them or enter them into a database. The agency keeps the reports for one year before tossing them, said spokeswoman Elena Wendell-Russo.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2011
Baltimore police are expanding a program aimed at curbing domestic violence, thanks to a $750,000 federal grant, officials said Monday. The grant will allow a pilot program, called the Domestic Violence Reduction Initiative, in three police districts - Northeastern, Northern and Southern - to be expanded to include the entire city, said Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. "It's a problem that can't be solved by City Hall alone," she said. The grant would also provide overtime pay for the police department's Family Crimes Unit, which serves warrants and high priority protective orders and meets with victims at their homes.
NEWS
December 14, 2013
A fter days of furious searching for Marcus "Chip" Lesane, missing and presumed dead, Baltimore homicide detectives brought his childhood friend -- the last person to see him alive -- into an interrogation room. They spent eight hours questioning him, but Dawnta Baskerville wasn't talking. There was another option left. They opened the door to the chilly, brightly lit room and let in Lesane's older brother, then stepped back as he took a seat across from Baskerville. Robert Lesane was no cop, and the 29-year-old shuttle bus driver's law enforcement experience consisted of watching "The First 48," the reality series about detective work.
NEWS
December 5, 2013
Unfortunately, The Sun's recent article outlining a consultant's report on the police department that cost the citizens of Baltimore City close to $300,000 for a document that articulates the very initiatives many of its state legislators had already spearheaded came as no surprise. City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young had every right to be upset, if not livid ( "Council president unhappy with Baltimore police plan," Nov. 25). Though I'm sure most residents would point to Mr. Young's earlier vote on the Board of Estimates approving the expenditure, I am certain that he believed it would move us past what we already knew and give the Baltimore City Police Department a more detailed blueprint for success.
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