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July 23, 1992
Young Antonio, 12 when his mother turned him in to the police, puts a human face on the dry statistics of the Baltimore Bar Association's 1991 juvenile justice report. It is a face of dire need in a subculture of hopelessness, and the lessons Antonio and his friends have drawn from the slothfulness of law enforcement is that almost nothing happens, no matter what crimes they commit. By the time something does happen, the youths involved have difficulty connecting the dots between the court action and the precipitating criminal incidents.
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By Ivan Leshinsky | October 1, 2014
The number of young people arrested and brought to the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) is down drastically over the past 10 years. Fewer juveniles are being placed in secure detention facilities, and plans for construction of a new juvenile jail in Baltimore City have been shelved, at least temporarily. Some contend that the reduction in the numbers of youth charged and detained is more about revised policing policies than anything else. We've seen the end of zero tolerance, and "youth connection centers" (YCCs)
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2011
Baltimore County police said a male juvenile was arrested for trespassing near Towson Town Center about 9 p.m. Saturday. The juvenile was taken to the Towson precinct and charged, according to police. In a separate incident, David Keating, a spokesman for General Growth Properties, the owner of the mall, said a group of 10 to 12 girls "apparently got into some kind of verbal confrontation. " "Our security approached them at that point and they left the mall," he said. Earlier versions of this article incorrectly reported that a person was arrested after a "disturbance" at Towson Town Center.
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Ian Duncan | August 16, 2014
Malik Smallwood lounged in front of Baltimore's Juvenile Justice Center, puffing on a cigarette and his recalling his teenage years spent in and out of the facility - he called it "kiddie camp. " Now 18, Smallwood said temptation loomed on the streets. Detention, in a way, was easier and saved him from that. Yet any attempts to rehabilitate him at the East Baltimore facility didn't do much good, he acknowledged. He had returned for a hearing on his latest juvenile charge. Baltimore law enforcement officials and child advocates have long questioned the efficacy and ethics of locking up juveniles accused of breaking the law, arguing it can doom them to a life of crime.
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March 5, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. East Columbia Fruitgift Place at Overheart Lane, 12:13 p.m. Feb. 26. Late reported incident. Victim threatened by juvenile with BB gun who demanded phone and shoes. Victim refused. Juvenile, of Lasting Light Way in Columbia, charged with attempted robbery. Robert Oliver Place,  5800 block, 11:15 p.m. March 3. Man pushed victim.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2014
Baltimore County police are investigating the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy that took place in Randallstown on Friday. Police said the victim was stabbed in the 8700 block of Meadow Heights Road in the afternoon and taken to an area hospital for a non life-threatening stab wound to the abdomen. Two suspects were identified and have been detained, police said. Police are investigating the motive but said they believe the victim was targeted. jkanderson@baltsun.com twitter.com/janders5
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February 4, 2011
Our home of over 40 years in Rosedale was burglarized January 12th, including the theft of two cars. The same group burglarized a home in the Hamiltowne section on January 13th, including the theft of a car. The culprits were apprehended, and all three cars were recovered on January 14th after diligent efforts by the White Marsh precinct. Even though articles that were obviously taken from each home were recovered in the cars, the juveniles were released to the custody of their parents that night.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2010
Two high school lacrosse players accused of throwing rocks from a moving vehicle at pedestrians in June apologized to the victims Monday, and Anne Arundel Circuit Court Judge Philip T. Caroom ordered the youths tried as juveniles. Charges against Wade Korvin of Odenton, who was on the Archbishop Spalding team, and Wesley Stryker of Millersville, who played for Severna Park, had bounced between adult and juvenile court for three months. Assistant State's Attorney Michael Bergeson said prosecutors will file juvenile petitions charging the 17-year-olds with assault and related counts stemming from throwing rocks at several people who were injured.
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By Mary K. Tilghman, mtilghman@tribune.com | May 8, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. A juvenile was arrested and charged with first-degree assault after a road rage incident in Timonium a little after 7 p.m. on April 26, police reports state. According to police, the juvenile, driving a Ford F-150 truck with Pennsylvania tags, was tailgating a car carrying five people and then pointed a BB gun at one of the passengers in the other car. The passenger got out of the car at Ivy Church and Dulaney Valley roads and the juvenile then struck the passenger with his truck, reports state.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2013
Three people who were shot Saturday in Baltimore, including a 17-year-old boy, are expected to survive their injuries, police said Sunday. In the first incident, police arrived at the 5500 block of Bowleys Lane in the Frankford neighborhood about 4:15 p.m. and found the 17-year-old with a gunshot wound to his leg, police said. A man with him had a gunshot wound to his torso and a bullet graze wound to his head. In the second incident, which happened shortly before midnight, a man was found shot in the abdomen in the 400 block of Brunswick Street in Southwest Baltimore.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
DiJohn Thomas grew up bouncing between foster placements in Baltimore, never knowing how his peers, the next foster parents or staff at his next group home would respond to his being gay. Sometimes the adults responded negatively, he said, and his peers with their fists. "I've never been homeless to the point where I had to sleep outside, but there were times when I would leave group homes and wouldn't have anywhere to go but to a friend's house, sleeping on a couch," said Thomas, who is now 21 and first entered the foster system at age 6. "Most of the time, I would fight or people wouldn't like me just because they knew I was gay. " Advocates for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community say Thomas's experiences are all too common.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
A Howard County judge sent Morgan Lane Arnold back to jail from a juvenile facility Monday, ruling that the 16-year-old should be tried as an adult on charges she plotted with her boyfriend to kill her father. Circuit Judge William Tucker told a full courtroom that Arnold, accused of helping plan the May 2013 killing of her father, well-known businessman and blogger Dennis Lane, needs intensive mental health treatment. There's no guarantee she would get it in the five years she might spend in the juvenile system if found guilty, Tucker said.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
Kevin Simpson, already in custody for allegedly killing 12-year-old Shanizya Taft in a car crash, was also charged Friday with killing a teenager and another man in unrelated shootings. Baltimore Police charged Simpson, 20, with two counts of murder, attempted murder, assault and firearm offenses linked to the two cases. Police allege Simpson is responsible for the death of 27-year-old Martel Jackson, who they found on May 24 behind a Citgo gas station in the 2300 block of Frederick Avenue with multiple gunshot wounds.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2014
Baltimore County police are investigating the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy that took place in Randallstown on Friday. Police said the victim was stabbed in the 8700 block of Meadow Heights Road in the afternoon and taken to an area hospital for a non life-threatening stab wound to the abdomen. Two suspects were identified and have been detained, police said. Police are investigating the motive but said they believe the victim was targeted. jkanderson@baltsun.com twitter.com/janders5
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By Mary K. Tilghman, mtilghman@tribune.com | May 8, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. A juvenile was arrested and charged with first-degree assault after a road rage incident in Timonium a little after 7 p.m. on April 26, police reports state. According to police, the juvenile, driving a Ford F-150 truck with Pennsylvania tags, was tailgating a car carrying five people and then pointed a BB gun at one of the passengers in the other car. The passenger got out of the car at Ivy Church and Dulaney Valley roads and the juvenile then struck the passenger with his truck, reports state.
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Sports Digest | May 7, 2014
Preakness Juvenile Fillies winner Ria Antonia might run Ria Antonia, the 2013 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner, was added to the list of candidates Tuesday for the 139th running of the Preakness. If the daughter of Rockport Harbor is shipped to Pimlico Race Course to run in the middle jewel of the Triple Crown on May 17, she will be saddled for the first time by Tom Amoss . Ron Paolucci 's Loooch Racing Stable and Christopher T. Dunn have transferred their 3-year-old filly from Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert to Amoss after her distant sixth-place finish behind Untapable in the Kentucky Oaks on Friday.
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By Julie Bykowicz, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2010
State officials have agreed to review the planned capacity for a $100 million jail for juveniles in Baltimore — a concession to groups who say the project is too big. The detention center is designed to accommodate as many as 230 teens facing adult charges, more than double the number now behind bars. Such suspects are currently held in a wing at the Baltimore City Detention Center, an arrangement the Justice Department says lacks adequate separation from hardened adults. Advocacy groups that include Baltimore's Safe and Sound Campaign, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Public Justice Center say the state should spend on intervention programs instead of huge jails.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
It's rare for Baltimore Police to notify the public of crime when the reported incident doesn't involve someone being shot, but community groups often get more detailed information, and Johns Hopkins students and staff are certainly no exception. Two such recent alerts focused on crime involving groups of youth, with corporate security in one of the alerts warning of "recent reports of groups of juveniles converging on vehicles and vandalizing vehicles while stopped at traffic lights.
NEWS
April 8, 2014
The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. East Columbia Lambskin Lane, 8900 block, 5:49 p.m. April 6. Two victims playing basketball when four nearby people began beating one victim. Victims attempted to leave and dropped a cellphone, picked up by assailant. Second victim punched, phone stolen. Four unidentified juveniles arrested and charged with robbery, assault and theft.
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