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By Gregory P. Kane and Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer | October 11, 1994
For the second time this year, Anne Arundel County authorities used a state law to demolish a suspected crack house at the owner's expense.The one-story, one-bedroom home in the 1000 block of Friendship Road also included a shed where people lived without running water, a toilet or electricity.Wilbur Morgan, who owned the home, said he had let "the wrong people" hang around his house. When reporters asked him how he felt about losing the home his grandmother left him five years ago, he replied, "How would you feel if your house were being torn down?"
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By Kurt Streeter and Kurt Streeter,SUN STAFF | December 6, 1999
A bail hearing was set for today for a man who is accused of shooting two people during a robbery at a suspected crack house Saturday in Westminster, state police said.A 17-year-old male was pistol-whipped by the robber, and a man suffered cuts when he jumped from a window to escape, said Maj. Greg Shipley, state police spokesman.According to Shipley, about 7: 30 p.m. Saturday, a man armed with a handgun stormed into a house in the 3900 block of Salem Bottom Road, ordered the occupants to lie on the floor and robbed them.
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By James Bock and James Bock,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 28, 1990
CENTREVILLE -- Last year it thrilled you. Then it chilled you. Now it's back, and it's bigger and badder than ever. It's . . ."Haunted Crack House II: The Horror of Using Drugs Continues."In Queen Anne's County, as in Hollywood, every entertainment success deserves a sequel.Last Halloween hundreds of people stood in line for hours to visit the first Haunted Crack House, a scary look at the dangers of drug abuse held at Centreville's creepy former jail.The brainchild of John L. Lechliter, then the town's police chief, -- the Haunted Crack House was apparently a first.
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By Robert Wilson | July 12, 1999
YOU LIVE in a battered neighborhood in an aging city -- Buffalo or Baltimore, Hartford, Conn., or Detroit. Next door or down the street is an abandoned house where crack is being sold or squatters congregate or fires are set. If you complain, the chances are pretty good that your local government will respond by tearing down the house, using federal grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, state demolition money or even city revenue.Obviously...
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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff writer | April 14, 1991
For two hours' of effort, Todd Dickensheets not only earned an A on his speech, but also won first place in a statewide literacy writing contest.For his speech, the Westminster High School sophomore wrote an essay about how a "Crack House," modeled after Halloween haunted houses, would scare youngsters away from drug use.Instead of "ghosts, vampires and maniacs with chain saws," the display would have actors portraying drug pushers and users. The last room of the house would have a coffin with a corpse in it."
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By Kurt Streeter and Kurt Streeter,SUN STAFF | December 6, 1999
A bail hearing was set for today for a man who is accused of shooting two people during a robbery at a suspected crack house Saturday in Westminster, state police said.A 17-year-old male was pistol-whipped by the robber, and a man suffered cuts when he jumped from a window to escape, said Maj. Greg Shipley, state police spokesman.According to Shipley, about 7: 30 p.m. Saturday, a man armed with a handgun stormed into a house in the 3900 block of Salem Bottom Road, ordered the occupants to lie on the floor and robbed them.
NEWS
September 24, 1993
2 arrested, crack seized in raid at Deale houseTwo people were arrested Wednesday night on drug charges after county police raided a home in Deale they called "a well known crack house."Police, who had been investigating the house in the 400 block of Deale Road for some time, raided it about 9 p.m. Authorities said they seized 66 rocks of crack cocaine, $117 and a small amount of drug paraphernalia.Earl Claudell Robinson, 49, of Van Brady Road in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, was charged with possession crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute crack ,, cocaine.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Sun Staff Writer | November 10, 1994
A kidnapping suspect who disappeared two months ago while helping county police gather information about the slaying of a Pasadena nightclub owner is back in jail, authorities said yesterday.County detectives spotted Clarence D. Pittman, 49, walking along East Eager Street in Baltimore Nov. 2, said Capt. Michael Fitzgibbons, head of the county police Criminal Investigations Division."We had three two-man teams of detectives cruising the streets and his last known hangouts," he said. "One of them recognized him."
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Sun Staff Writer | October 12, 1994
A kidnapping suspect who was released from jail last month to help Anne Arundel County police investigate the murder of a Pasadena nightclub owner has disappeared, according to court records and law enforcement sources.Circuit Judge Martin A. Wolff issued an arrest warrant Sept. 16 for Clarence D. Pittman, 49, after he failed to return to county police homicide investigators, court records say.Capt. Michael Fitzgibbons, head of the county police Criminal Investigations Division that includes the homicide unit, would not comment.
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By Kris Antonelli and Gregory P. Kane and Kris Antonelli and Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writers | December 20, 1994
The Anne Arundel County grand jury indicted two Baltimore men yesterday in the September 1993 slaying of nightclub owner who was gunned down in the driveway of her home in the 500 block of Broadwater Road in Arnold.Edward W. McLeod, 44, and Gilbert Eric Griffin, 42, were both indicted on charges of first-degree murder, attempted robbery, assault with intent to commit robbery, conspiracy and handgun violations.It was the second time that Mr. McLeod had been charged in connection with the death of JoAnne S. Valentine, 47.He was arrested Oct. 1, 1993, after police searched his car and reported finding a .38-caliber Taurus handgun they say was used to kill Mrs. Valentine.
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December 29, 1996
IMAGINE A GLOOMY television drama series dwelling on human depravity that makes us proud of Baltimore. The brilliantly conceived and meticulously detailed "Homicide" has done just that for five seasons. As cop shows go, it's the best ever.This series does not splice-in location footage. "Homicide" stars the city and its ethos, traditions, shames and glories. It is entirely shot here, edited in New York. Fells Point's Recreation Pier serves as its sound stage and production office -- and police headquarters.
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By Kris Antonelli and Gregory P. Kane and Kris Antonelli and Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writers | December 20, 1994
The Anne Arundel County grand jury indicted two Baltimore men yesterday in the September 1993 slaying of nightclub owner who was gunned down in the driveway of her home in the 500 block of Broadwater Road in Arnold.Edward W. McLeod, 44, and Gilbert Eric Griffin, 42, were both indicted on charges of first-degree murder, attempted robbery, assault with intent to commit robbery, conspiracy and handgun violations.It was the second time that Mr. McLeod had been charged in connection with the death of JoAnne S. Valentine, 47.He was arrested Oct. 1, 1993, after police searched his car and reported finding a .38-caliber Taurus handgun they say was used to kill Mrs. Valentine.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Sun Staff Writer | November 10, 1994
A kidnapping suspect who disappeared two months ago while helping county police gather information about the slaying of a Pasadena nightclub owner is back in jail, authorities said yesterday.County detectives spotted Clarence D. Pittman, 49, walking along East Eager Street in Baltimore Nov. 2, said Capt. Michael Fitzgibbons, head of the county police Criminal Investigations Division."We had three two-man teams of detectives cruising the streets and his last known hangouts," he said. "One of them recognized him."
NEWS
October 28, 1994
County workers boarded up a house in Deale yesterday morning after a District Court judge ruled Tuesday that it was a crack house and a nuisance, authorities said.The house is the second boarded up since Friday, and the fifth that State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee has taken action against under the state's nuisance abatement law. Three of the houses were demolished.Paul Alan Warren, 39, the owner of the house in the 5800 block of Swamp Circle Road, has confessed to selling crack to support his drug habit and to letting his friends use crack in his house, officials said.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Sun Staff Writer | October 12, 1994
A kidnapping suspect who was released from jail last month to help Anne Arundel County police investigate the murder of a Pasadena nightclub owner has disappeared, according to court records and law enforcement sources.Circuit Judge Martin A. Wolff issued an arrest warrant Sept. 16 for Clarence D. Pittman, 49, after he failed to return to county police homicide investigators, court records say.Capt. Michael Fitzgibbons, head of the county police Criminal Investigations Division that includes the homicide unit, would not comment.
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By Gregory P. Kane and Gregory P. Kane,Sun Staff Writer | October 11, 1994
For the second time this year, Anne Arundel County authorities used a state law to demolish a suspected crack house at the owner's expense.The one-story, one-bedroom home in the 1000 block of Friendship Road also included a shed where people lived without running water, a toilet or electricity.Wilbur Morgan, who owned the home, said he had let "the wrong people" hang around his house. When reporters asked him how he felt about losing the home his grandmother left him five years ago, he replied, "How would you feel if your house were being torn down?"
FEATURES
By Stephen J. Stahley | January 13, 1994
The opportunity to step out of my everyday life and into the world of TV was too delicious to pass up. I had been offered a one-night job as an extra on the set of NBC's "Homicide," the drama series based on the homicide unit of the Baltimore City Police Department.In March, on a lark, I had sent a photo of myself to a casting company working on a John Waters movie in the city. Months passed. I heard nothing, and I forgot all about it. Then, in late August, I got a call. That photo had landed me a job on "Homicide."
NEWS
October 28, 1994
County workers boarded up a house in Deale yesterday morning after a District Court judge ruled Tuesday that it was a crack house and a nuisance, authorities said.The house is the second boarded up since Friday, and the fifth that State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee has taken action against under the state's nuisance abatement law. Three of the houses were demolished.Paul Alan Warren, 39, the owner of the house in the 5800 block of Swamp Circle Road, has confessed to selling crack to support his drug habit and to letting his friends use crack in his house, officials said.
FEATURES
By Stephen J. Stahley | January 13, 1994
The opportunity to step out of my everyday life and into the world of TV was too delicious to pass up. I had been offered a one-night job as an extra on the set of NBC's "Homicide," the drama series based on the homicide unit of the Baltimore City Police Department.In March, on a lark, I had sent a photo of myself to a casting company working on a John Waters movie in the city. Months passed. I heard nothing, and I forgot all about it. Then, in late August, I got a call. That photo had landed me a job on "Homicide."
NEWS
September 24, 1993
2 arrested, crack seized in raid at Deale houseTwo people were arrested Wednesday night on drug charges after county police raided a home in Deale they called "a well known crack house."Police, who had been investigating the house in the 400 block of Deale Road for some time, raided it about 9 p.m. Authorities said they seized 66 rocks of crack cocaine, $117 and a small amount of drug paraphernalia.Earl Claudell Robinson, 49, of Van Brady Road in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, was charged with possession crack cocaine and possession with intent to distribute crack ,, cocaine.
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