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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | September 21, 1999
A member of the Baltimore liquor board who also is the son of a city councilwoman has been charged with attempted murder after one of his mother's campaign workers was shot at in a dispute over $40.William A. Welch, 46, is free on $25,000 bail pending his next scheduled court appearance next month. He is one of three liquor commissioners who can levy fines or close bars for violating laws governing the sale and consumption of alcohol.Police arrested Welch, the son of Councilwoman Agnes B. Welch, on Wednesday, the day after the primary election, at her campaign office on Edmondson Avenue.
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By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,Staff Writer | October 14, 1993
A former gang member will testify in federal court today in the trial of five men linked to Baltimore's "Jamaican Black Mafia," a group that prosectors say built a $40,000-a-day heroin business along with a reputation for ruthless acts of violence.The group's alleged leader, Adewale "Jay" Aladekoba, has been accused of ordering the death of a man he mistakenly thought was a federal agent and the deaths of two members of his own gang.Another member allegedly firebombed an unoccupied Baltimore Housing Authority police cruiser in retaliation for a drug raid.
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By Richard Irwin | September 5, 2001
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Baltimore City Eastern District Escaper caught: A handcuffed inmate being returned to Central Booking and Intake Center after questioning by homicide detectives escaped from a city housing authority police car about 6:15 p.m. yesterday at Monument and Constitution streets. Andre Adams, 21, was caught minutes later - hiding under a car - two blocks away and was charged with escape. Western District Robberies/arrest: One man was arrested and at least one other was being sought in the robberies of three people early Sunday and Monday in Northwest Baltimore by men flashing badges and wearing T-shirts emblazoned with Bounty Hunter and Special Police.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | February 25, 2004
With a 9-year-old girl sitting in the back seat and her mother at the steering wheel, a male passenger in an automobile was shot to death through a window yesterday - the apparent result of a dispute over double-parking in West Baltimore, city police said. Investigators were still unraveling details last night, but homicide Detective Vernon Parker said the violence occurred after heated words were exchanged about 3:30 p.m. between the driver of a silver Honda Accord and the passenger of a Toyota Avalon about the latter car being double-parked.
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | March 26, 1996
Baltimore officials have paid $150,000 to settle a reverse discrimination suit filed by a former city Housing Authority police captain who claimed black supervisors harassed him and suspended him because he is white.Edward J. Fallon III, who served on the city housing police force for more than six years, had alleged that he was unfairly investigated, reprimanded and stripped of his gun and badge by higher-level black officers.He filed three complaints with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as a federal lawsuit claiming racial discrimination and other civil rights violations.
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July 14, 1998
THE DECISION by the city police to give housing authority officers wider arrest powers is a welcome step to bolster law enforcement in some of the toughest areas of Baltimore.Until now, the housing authority's more than 100 officers have been confined to patrolling the compounds of the widely scattered public housing projects. If crime happened next door, city police had to be called.This, of course, is nonsense. Citizens do not care what kind of badge or uniform officers are wearing. They want action.
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By Melody Simmons and Peter Hermann and Melody Simmons and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writers | September 15, 1994
In a continuing drive to rid Baltimore's public housing of crime and grime, about 300 police officers, social workers and maintenance workers swept into the Hollander Ridge high-rise yesterday.As dozens of police officers secured the hallways, a corps of city and state social workers met with the elderly and disabled residents. City Housing Authority employees scrubbed the hallways and began to repaint the 19-story building, while landscapers planted new gardens. And workers erected a guard booth at the development's entrance, so the identities of visitors can be checked.
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By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff Writer | October 30, 1992
Teams of police from the Baltimore Housing Authority searched 59 vacant apartments at the Murphy Homes public housing complex yesterday looking for squatters and drug traffickers.There were no arrests.But Bill Toohey, a spokesman for the Housing Authority, said the searches at three high-rise buildings on Argyle Avenue and George Street put drug traffickers on notice that the city was "reclaiming" the vacant apartments.About two dozen officers took part in the Murphy homes sweep. They were assisted by a locksmith who removed locks some trespassers had placed on the doors of vacant apartments that they had illegally occupied, Mr. Toohey said.
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By Tim Craig and Peter Hermann and Tim Craig and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | December 2, 1999
A funeral for a teen-ager killed by a police officer last week resembled a political rally, drawing 200 mourners and politicians who grieved over the young man's death and condemned officers who patrol city streets."
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By RICHARD IRWIN | November 19, 2003
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Baltimore City Southeastern District Arrest: A Baltimore County man was arrested early Monday in the stabbing Sunday night of Housing Authority Police Officer Kareem Walker and another man outside a Knights of Columbus Hall in the 600 block of S. Highland Ave. Walker, who was off duty, was escorting an uninvited person from a party when he was stabbed in...
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