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August 2, 2003
A Baltimore police officer was sentenced to a year of probation yesterday after pleading guilty to one count of malicious destruction. Officer Robert A. Jones, 34, is on leave from the Police Department, where he has been suspended without pay. Prosecutors say that on Feb. 10, Jones went to the home of Russia McClammzy in the 5200 block of Moravia Road and destroyed a chair that belonged to McClammzy. It is not clear how Jones and McClammzy know each other. The case was prosecuted by A. Thomas Krehely Jr., chief of the police misconduct division.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 19, 2013
Deputy state fire marshals have arrested a second person in connection with the intentional burning of a car in Aberdeen in November. Brenden Anthony Johnson, 20, turned himself in March 13 at the Harford County Detention Center, according to a news release from the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office, which said investigators had served Johnson with an arrest warrant for his involvement in the burning of the vehicle. According to Maryland electronic court records, Johnson, whose address is listed in the 4200 block of Cowan Place in Belcamp, is charged with second-degree arson, first-degree malicious burning and malicious destruction of property.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | May 2, 1996
A Westminster woman who pleaded guilty in February to forgery, theft and malicious destruction was sentenced to seven years in prison yesterday.Carroll County Circuit Court records showed that Mary Katherine Reardon, 25, of Main Street passed more than $2,750 in bad checks to local merchants and forged her mother's name to steal more than $3,800 from her mother's accounts at Taneytown Bank and Trust.Reardon also pleaded guilty to pouring charcoal lighter fluid over an acquaintance's car last summer.
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Staff Reports | December 7, 2012
The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said Friday it had arrested a man and charged him with arsonĀ  after he allegedly started a fire outside Cranberry Square Shopping Center in Westminster. According to a release, Edwin Lawrence Kaiss Jr., 49, was taken into custody without incident after deputies identified him as a suspect in a small fire that was set at about 3:20 p.m. behind the shopping center located at 405 N. Center St., off Route 140, in Westminster. According to the fire marshal's office, investigators believe a man removed combustibles from a trash receptacle and set fire to them near the building.
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By Jill Hudson and Jill Hudson,SUN STAFF | May 23, 1997
A Circuit Court jury yesterday found 23-year-old Christopher Falk guilty of being the graffiti writer whose "SPC" signature marred scores of buildings throughout Columbia before his arrest last year.The jury deliberated for two hours at the end of the two-day trial, handing down the guilty verdict for 14 counts of malicious destruction of property -- one a felony offense.Falk, a Wilde Lake High School graduate who lives with his parents in that Columbia village, is to be sentenced July 31, said Sang W. Oh, the county prosecutor who tried the Falk case in Ellicott City.
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October 1, 1998
PoliceWestminster: Stocksdale Service Center told police Tuesday about breaking and entering and malicious destruction of property at the business. Damage was estimated at $120.FireWestminster: Firefighters from Westminster and Reese responded at 11: 14 a.m. Tuesday to an odor of burning in the first block of Dorothy Ave. Units were out 30 minutes.Pub Date: 10/01/98
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October 8, 1993
Carroll Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. gave an 18-year-old Sykesville man probation before judgment and ordered him to pay $250 in restitution in connection with two fires at empty buildings in Eldersburg in February.The judge found Scott Kelly Gamber of the 6300 block of Barnett Ave. guilty of malicious destruction of property and breaking and entering.The state prosecutor dropped two arson charges and a second malicious destruction of property charge against Gamber.Court records show that Gamber and two juveniles broke into a house under construction in the 1000 block of Caren Drive and an empty building in the 1300 block of Liberty Road and started fires in the buildings.
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September 12, 2003
A third person has been charged with malicious destruction of property and violating Maryland's hate-crime law after racial slurs and vulgar phrases were spray-painted on four Mount Airy homes Monday night, state police said yesterday. Justin Eugene Wright, 20, of the 200 block of Watersville Road in Mount Airy was charged with nine counts of malicious destruction of property and one count of racial or religious harassment, authorities said. Wright was released on his own recognizance to await a court appearance, police said.
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December 16, 1994
Two Taneytown-area men were arrested and charged with malicious destruction of property in connection with several incidents in the the Taneytown area. Police said the vandalism took place over a period of about two months and caused about $6,000 in damage.Jesse Bauerlein, 19, of Mayberry Road was charged with 20 counts of malicious destruction of property, and Leon Adler, 20, of Bert Koontz Road was charged with five counts of the same offense, officers said. Each of the misdemeanors carries a maximum sentence of three years imprisonment, a $2,500 fine or both, officials said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 11, 2003
Two teen-agers were charged with malicious destruction of property and with violating Maryland's hate-crime law after racial slurs and vulgar phrases were spray-painted on four Mount Airy homes, police said yesterday. Residents in the Friendly Acres neighborhood woke up Tuesday morning to find that the homes, a car, a sidewalk and two signs had been vandalized, said Sgt. David Warner of the state police Westminster barracks. Police did not identify the boys who were charged.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2012
Five teenagers have been arrested in a weeks-long Carroll County "vandalism spree" that caused $20,000 worth of damage to 129 cars and saw more than $5,000 worth of portable electronics, jewelry and other valuables stolen, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. "The only explanation given for this is a case of youthful mischief," said Major Phil Kasten, a sheriff's office spokesman. Police said the teens, all North Carroll High School students between the ages of 14 and 17, began their crime spree on Aug. 4, spending the night shattering car windshields, bending antennas and removing nearly $1,500 worth of valuables and prescription drugs from vehicles parked in residential driveways.
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November 22, 2011
Harford County Sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Derick Lamichael Adams, 33, of the 300 block of Stevens Circle, was arrested on a bench warrant Thursday in a case he was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol per se. Kenneth Carelle Gunthrop Sr., 31, of the first block of Post Road, was charged Thursday with theft less than $100 and marijuana possession. Diana Alicia Hicks, 37, who has a post office box in Aberdeen, was charged Friday with second-degree assault.
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October 17, 2007
The federal government will give $364,000 to the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Site to upgrade the entrance and parking facilities, Maryland's two U.S. senators announced yesterday. The money - to come from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration - will help relieve safety concerns about schoolchildren, pedestrians and tour groups walking amid rows of buses to enter the Fort McHenry visitor center, according to the senators' offices. The parking lot will be improved, and a study will begin to look at building a circular route for transit vehicles to enter the lot from Fort Avenue.
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June 13, 2007
A Pylesville man has been charged with first-degree arson in connection with a fire at a Darlington house. Jonathan McKinney, 26, is being held on $75,000 bond, authorities said. About 1:45 a.m. Sunday, the two residents of a home in the 2600 block of Dublin Road saw a man fleeing from their burning house. The male tenant pursued the man and the female tenant suffered minor burns to her left arm while attempting to extinguish the flames, authorities said. State fire officials said the fire was ignited in the house, but they declined to comment on a method.
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By Winyan Soo Hoo and Winyan Soo Hoo,Special to baltimoresun.com | August 9, 2005
Howard County police today announced the arrests of two teenage boys in a series of apparent racially motivated arson and destruction cases that targeted Asian business owners. The 15-year-olds, one from Columbia and the other from Elkridge, face 25 counts, including arson, destruction of property and a hate crime, according to police. Authorities did not release their names. The investigation began in early July after the owner of the Great Wall restaurant in the 6300 block of Washington Blvd.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | February 21, 2005
Anne Arundel County police officers responding to a report of a residential burglary in progress in Churchton yesterday had no trouble cracking the case: They found a suspect asleep on a couch inside the house. Police said Benjamin D. Leitch's green pickup truck was in a ditch on the lawn outside the house in the 1100 block of Deep Cove Road when they arrived about 2:20 a.m., and Leitch was inside dozing. Leitch, a Galesville resident whose age was not available, was not an invited guest, police said.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | July 10, 1998
A Carroll County grand jury returned indictments yesterday against a 20-year-old Westminster man, accusing him of burning two automobiles, two houses under construction and a barn during 17 days in April.Kevin William Wayson III of the 1200 block of Campus Court is charged in four indictments with multiple crimes, including arson, malicious burning, theft, and malicious destruction of property.The charges "were a spinoff of an undercover investigation at Westminster High School for three or four months," said Carroll County State's Attorney Jerry F. Barnes.
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October 16, 1995
A Hampstead man was held on $100,000 bond after he was charged with burglary and theft of jewelry and cash valued at more than $7,500 and a .38-caliber revolver, according to District Court documents.David Scott Utz, 24, of the 2400 block of Fairmount Road was arrested Friday morning and charged in the burglary at the home in the 100 block of Portland Drive on March 25.Officers said a bedroom door was broken and drawers were ransacked while the family was away. Mr. Utz also was charged with malicious destruction of property.
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September 12, 2003
Third male charged with hate crime in spray-paintings A third person has been charged with malicious destruction of property and violating Maryland's hate-crime law after racial slurs and vulgar phrases were spray-painted on four Mount Airy homes Monday night, state police said yesterday. Justin Eugene Wright, 20, of the 200 block of Watersville Road, Mount Airy, was charged with nine counts of malicious destruction of property and one count of racial or religious harassment, authorities said.
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