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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
A man with a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun in his carry-on bag was arrested at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Monday - marking the seventh time this year officers have seized a firearm at the airport's checkpoint. The Transportation Security Administration said in a news release Tuesday that officers staffing the checkpoint X-ray machines detected the handgun, which was loaded with eight rounds of ammunition, inside a Hidden Valley, Pa. resident's carry-on bag. Officers contacted the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, who confiscated the firearm and arrested the man, TSA officials said.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
A man with a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun in his carry-on bag was arrested at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport on Monday - marking the seventh time this year officers have seized a firearm at the airport's checkpoint. The Transportation Security Administration said in a news release Tuesday that officers staffing the checkpoint X-ray machines detected the handgun, which was loaded with eight rounds of ammunition, inside a Hidden Valley, Pa. resident's carry-on bag. Officers contacted the Maryland Transportation Authority Police, who confiscated the firearm and arrested the man, TSA officials said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2013
A 15-year-old student at Glen Burnie High who police say went to the school Tuesday with a loaded .22-caliber handgun was arrested and charged as a juvenile with a weapons violation. Officials credited three staff members at the school with detaining the student and discovering the gun in a book bag. "I don't think it's possible to overstate the importance that an alert school secretary and two assistant principals — who didn't take simple answers that weren't adding up at face value — played in preventing what could have been a disastrous situation," said Bob Mosier, a spokesman for Anne Arundel public schools.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2014
A man was arrested at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport on Sunday after a loaded hand gun was located inside his carry-on bag at a security checkpoint, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The gun with seven rounds in it, one of them in the chamber, was spotted by a TSA agent in the man's carry-on luggage as it passed through a security X-ray machine, the TSA said. The agent called Maryland Transportation Authority police, who responded about 4:30 p.m., confiscated the gun and arrested the man - identified as Ryan Watson, 36, of Stafford, Va. - on a state weapons charge, according to 1st Sgt. Jonathan Green, a MdTA Police spokesman.
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By Justin Fenton and Quinn Kelley, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
Police seized a loaded handgun, a bag of ammunition and drug paraphernalia, including packaging material and a scale, during a search of University of Maryland football player Wes Brown's campus apartment last summer, newly released documents show. Brown was suspended last year, and university officials tied the move to an incident in which he allegedly shoved a Baltimore police officer who visited the College Park campus as part of a shooting investigation. But Brown's connection to crimes under investigation turned out to be more extensive.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | May 1, 2001
County police are trying to figure out how a loaded gun ended up in a Southern District jail cell. The .25-caliber handgun was found Friday afternoon, concealed by the holding cell's combination toilet, sink and water fountain - posing the most immediate danger to unarmed booking officers and inmates held there. Police commanders said yesterday that they are trying to determine whether an inmate had hidden the gun and to identify which of the officers might have failed to search someone properly and thoroughly check the cell for contraband.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,Staff Writer | August 2, 1993
MIAMI, Fla. -- The state of Florida believes Ignacio Perea Jr. tried to kill three young boys. The alleged weapon? The AIDS virus that has infected his body.The 31-year-old son of Cuban immigrants, Mr. Perea sits in a Dade County jail today, charged with attempted first-degree murder in the alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of the boys in separate attacks. When police arrested him in late 1991, they found a receipt in his wallet indicating that he was being treated for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
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By Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan,SUN STAFF | March 12, 1998
The 18-year-old Edgemere man whose body county police found in Odenton woods Monday night was shot to death after he and two friends had been drinking and began playing with a loaded gun, police said witnesses have told them.Police spokeswoman Carol Frye said Billy Joe Ace of the 2500 block of Wagner Ave. was shot once in the head early Monday in a townhouse in the 500 block of Realm Court. She said Ace and his friends might have been smoking marijuana."Somehow the gun was brought out, some horseplay started and the gun went off," Frye said.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 4, 1999
If you're around anything long enough, you'll see it all. Saturday was horse racing's day for the amazing and bizarre.On the final day of MATCH (Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships), the 35-race series that began in April, two horses with chances to clinch the title (and $150,000 in bonuses for their owner and trainer) encountered trouble in the starting gate.At Delaware Park in the afternoon, Crab Grass, trained by Barclay Tagg at Laurel Park, needed to finish third or better in the $100,000 Sweet and Sassy Stakes to win the championship.
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By New York Times News Service | July 30, 1995
NEW YORK -- Behind the 30 percent drop in murders and shootings reported in New York City this year is a startling development: Drug dealers and gang members have apparently begun to leave their guns at home.Police department and federal law enforcement officials say that gunplay has decreased from the South Bronx to the Rockaways, partly as a result of the tightening of local and federal gun-control regulations and crackdowns on youth gangs.But more than anything else, federal and local officials say, it is the increase in police friskings for such minor violations as loud radio playing and public beer drinking that has discouraged people from carrying unregistered guns.
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By Justin Fenton and Quinn Kelley, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
Police seized a loaded handgun, a bag of ammunition and drug paraphernalia, including packaging material and a scale, during a search of University of Maryland football player Wes Brown's campus apartment last summer, newly released documents show. Brown was suspended last year, and university officials tied the move to an incident in which he allegedly shoved a Baltimore police officer who visited the College Park campus as part of a shooting investigation. But Brown's connection to crimes under investigation turned out to be more extensive.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Police identified the officer who fired his weapon at an armed robbery suspect in East Baltimore Monday as Officer Shawn Baker. Baker, 39, who has been on the force since Aug. 1, 2007, shot the man as he drove at officers after being cornered in a dead end in the 2800 block of E. Chase St. The man, who is suspected in four armed robberies and attempted robberies in the area, led police on a chase for several blocks to the intersection of...
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2013
A 15-year-old student at Glen Burnie High who police say went to the school Tuesday with a loaded .22-caliber handgun was arrested and charged as a juvenile with a weapons violation. Officials credited three staff members at the school with detaining the student and discovering the gun in a book bag. "I don't think it's possible to overstate the importance that an alert school secretary and two assistant principals — who didn't take simple answers that weren't adding up at face value — played in preventing what could have been a disastrous situation," said Bob Mosier, a spokesman for Anne Arundel public schools.
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By Steven S. Sharfstein | March 17, 2013
Some years ago, I was called by one of my patients who had just suffered severe rejection in a love relationship. She told me that she was on her way to buy a gun but thought she might call me first. I suggested that she come see me before she purchased a gun so we could talk it over. In the intense debate on gun violence and mental illness, with a focus on the extremely rare event of mass murders such as in Newtown, Conn., or Aurora, Colo., what is lost in the conversation and debate is the serious suicide epidemic we experience in the United States every year due to gun violence.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2012
Annapolis police seized what they called a "significant" amount of drugs in two simultaneous drug raids Wednesday that also netted loaded handguns and led to the arrests of two men. Seized from one home in the 100 block of W. Washington St. were about 144 grams of heroin, two handguns, two boxes of ammunition and 151 grams of marijuana. The value of the drugs was estimated at nearly $32,000, according to police. Cortez Marshall, 19, of Annapolis was arrested on the scene. And in a home in the first block of Pleasant St., police seized more than 8 grams of heroin and less than a gram of cocaine.
TRAVEL
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2012
Maryland Transportation Authority Police arrested a Florida man Sunday morning after security agents found a loaded handgun in his carry-on luggage at BWI Marshall Airport. Michael Menlo Smith, 58, was found with a 9 mm Glock 17, loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition, and two magazines with another 10 rounds each, according to police and the Transportation Security Administration. Police confiscated the firearm and ammunition and arrested the man. There was no impact on airport operations, according to TSA. Smith told police he forgot the firearm was in his luggage, spokesman Sgt. Kirk Perez said.
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By Annapolis Bureau of The Sun | March 10, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- Without a vote to spare, the House o Delegates approved and sent to the Senate yesterday legislation to make it a misdemeanor to leave a loaded, unlocked firearm where a child can gain access to it.It was the second gun control bill passed by the House in two days.But a Senate committee killed a nearly identical bill Friday, and chances for approval of the House version there appear slim."I think it has a very uphill battle," conceded David S. Weaver, lobbyist for the Washington-based Handgun Control Inc.Mr.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Police identified the officer who fired his weapon at an armed robbery suspect in East Baltimore Monday as Officer Shawn Baker. Baker, 39, who has been on the force since Aug. 1, 2007, shot the man as he drove at officers after being cornered in a dead end in the 2800 block of E. Chase St. The man, who is suspected in four armed robberies and attempted robberies in the area, led police on a chase for several blocks to the intersection of...
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2012
A loaded handgun was found in a holding cell in a Baltimore police station this week, officials confirmed after receiving inquiries from The Baltimore Sun.  The weapon, a .22 caliber handgun with six rounds in the chamber, was found by an officer as he was placing a suspect into a cell in the Southeastern District station on March 12, according to a report provided by police. The officer had entered the detainee's information in a station log book, then walked into the cell to hand back a driver's license when he noticed a black knit glove lying on a shelf.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2012
The first person shot in Baltimore in 2012 was a 13-year-old boy who was wounded Sunday night in the Wilson Park neighborhood in the north part of the city, according to a police spokesman. A second person was shot with a pellet gun hours later in an unrelated in Southeast Baltimore. Police said the young teenager was shot multiple times in the body and hand. Few details were available, but authorities said it occurred about 7 p.m. in the 800 block of Oakland Ave., near York Road.
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