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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | October 29, 2004
Terrance Patrick Cahill, an animal trainer who assisted in the growth of Baltimore and Washington's police dog programs, died in his sleep Saturday at his Towson home. He was 95. Born in London, England, and orphaned as a child, he joined the Metropolitan Police Force in the early 1930s and became a constable, or bobby. He worked through the German bombing of London during World War II. During the wartime blackout, he rode a bicycle on his post. "He told me, `I was never sure whether I'd come home or come home to a home,'" said a friend, James Matarese, who is member of the U.S. Park Police in Washington.
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By Gwendolyn Glenn | July 10, 2013
The number of auto thefts in Prince George's County has dropped by more than 54 percent over the last five years, according to state figures. Laurel Police Department officials said the city has also seen a decreased number of auto thefts in recent years. In 2004, auto thefts were at epidemic levels in Prince George's with nearly 50 vehicles stolen daily. That year, more than 18,000 auto thefts were reported in the county, the highest number of stolen vehicles in Maryland. "In 2011, the last complete year for auto theft numbers, there were less than that many statewide (a total of 15,376)
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By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff Writer | April 18, 1992
An off-duty Prince George's County police officer, who was in civilian clothes at the time, was critically wounded Thursday night in a shootout with a teen-ager who attempted to rob him in Capitol Heights, the department said yesterday.Officer Ryan Christopher Johnson, 25, was in critical but stable condition last night at Prince Georges County Hospital with five gunshot wounds in the lower torso and side.Metropolitan police in Washington arrested two 17-year-old suspects -- one them apparently wounded in the shooting -- when they went to Washington General Hospital seeking treatment for the youth.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2011
A 21-year-old man has been charged with robbing a student at knifepoint last week on the University of Maryland College Park campus, but a second suspect remains at large, campus police said Sunday. Isaiah Graham of Riverdale in Prince George's County was being held by Washington, D.C., police on unrelated robbery charges when University of Maryland police found evidence linking him to the attack Thursday evening on the College Park campus, according to a university police news release.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2011
A 21-year-old man has been charged with robbing a student at knifepoint last week on the University of Maryland College Park campus, but a second suspect remains at large, campus police said Sunday. Isaiah Graham of Riverdale in Prince George's County was being held by Washington, D.C., police on unrelated robbery charges when University of Maryland police found evidence linking him to the attack Thursday evening on the College Park campus, according to a university police news release.
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By FEDERAL NEWS SERVICE | June 14, 2001
The Justice Department and the District of Columbia Police Department released an agreement yesterday to prevent the use of excessive force by district police. Here is a partial transcript of the news conference: U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT: Good afternoon. It's a privilege for me to join Mayor Williams and Metropolitan Police Chief Ramsey to announce an agreement between the Department of Justice, the District of Columbia and the Metropolitan Police Department. It's an agreement to enhance law enforcement, it's an agreement to prevent the excessive use of force by those that we trust to enforce the law. We are gathered here today at a time of great grief for the District law enforcement community and for all residents of Washington, D.C. And as a person who maintains a home on 3rd Street, I put myself in that population.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Sun Staff Writer | March 28, 1995
Former Washington, D.C., police officer James P. Koons used to clean crime off the streets. Now he's cleaning grime from houses.Mr. Koons' 6-week-old business is called Sgt. Cleanhouse. It's a slow-growing venture that he hopes will catch customers with his promise of safe, quality cleaning without the risk of theft.The resident of Columbia's Owen Brown village says he never anticipated being a police officer-turned-cleaner, but he's found the two careers mesh well."It's a whole new line of work," Mr. Koons said.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Gus G. Sentementes and Laura Barnhardt and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2005
As part of what is described as the largest security effort ever in the nation's capital, officers from local police departments from Seattle to Baltimore are set to go to Washington for the first inauguration since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Baltimore County is sending 52 members of its special-response team. Baltimore City is lending 50 officers, and Howard County is sending 40 from its civil-disturbance unit. Maryland state troopers, along with officers from five other Maryland counties, also are expected to help out in Washington next week.
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By CARL T. ROWAN | October 5, 1993
Washington. -- I don't recall this society ever being deluged with so many reasons to fear for personal safety. Nor have I ever seen so much willingness to suspend constitutional rights in order to combat crime.In this city alone we see every week that it is hazardous to operate a liquor store, or even a jewelry or mom-and-pop grocery store, in high-crime neighborhoods. The news out of Florida and elsewhere tells us that it is dangerous to drive a car. Some hoodlums make an art of bumping vehicles and then robbing -- or killing -- motorists who get out to investigate.
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By Gwendolyn Glenn | July 10, 2013
The number of auto thefts in Prince George's County has dropped by more than 54 percent over the last five years, according to state figures. Laurel Police Department officials said the city has also seen a decreased number of auto thefts in recent years. In 2004, auto thefts were at epidemic levels in Prince George's with nearly 50 vehicles stolen daily. That year, more than 18,000 auto thefts were reported in the county, the highest number of stolen vehicles in Maryland. "In 2011, the last complete year for auto theft numbers, there were less than that many statewide (a total of 15,376)
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By Laura Barnhardt and Gus G. Sentementes and Laura Barnhardt and Gus G. Sentementes,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2005
As part of what is described as the largest security effort ever in the nation's capital, officers from local police departments from Seattle to Baltimore are set to go to Washington for the first inauguration since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Baltimore County is sending 52 members of its special-response team. Baltimore City is lending 50 officers, and Howard County is sending 40 from its civil-disturbance unit. Maryland state troopers, along with officers from five other Maryland counties, also are expected to help out in Washington next week.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | October 29, 2004
Terrance Patrick Cahill, an animal trainer who assisted in the growth of Baltimore and Washington's police dog programs, died in his sleep Saturday at his Towson home. He was 95. Born in London, England, and orphaned as a child, he joined the Metropolitan Police Force in the early 1930s and became a constable, or bobby. He worked through the German bombing of London during World War II. During the wartime blackout, he rode a bicycle on his post. "He told me, `I was never sure whether I'd come home or come home to a home,'" said a friend, James Matarese, who is member of the U.S. Park Police in Washington.
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By FEDERAL NEWS SERVICE | June 14, 2001
The Justice Department and the District of Columbia Police Department released an agreement yesterday to prevent the use of excessive force by district police. Here is a partial transcript of the news conference: U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN ASHCROFT: Good afternoon. It's a privilege for me to join Mayor Williams and Metropolitan Police Chief Ramsey to announce an agreement between the Department of Justice, the District of Columbia and the Metropolitan Police Department. It's an agreement to enhance law enforcement, it's an agreement to prevent the excessive use of force by those that we trust to enforce the law. We are gathered here today at a time of great grief for the District law enforcement community and for all residents of Washington, D.C. And as a person who maintains a home on 3rd Street, I put myself in that population.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Sun Staff Writer | March 28, 1995
Former Washington, D.C., police officer James P. Koons used to clean crime off the streets. Now he's cleaning grime from houses.Mr. Koons' 6-week-old business is called Sgt. Cleanhouse. It's a slow-growing venture that he hopes will catch customers with his promise of safe, quality cleaning without the risk of theft.The resident of Columbia's Owen Brown village says he never anticipated being a police officer-turned-cleaner, but he's found the two careers mesh well."It's a whole new line of work," Mr. Koons said.
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By CARL T. ROWAN | October 5, 1993
Washington. -- I don't recall this society ever being deluged with so many reasons to fear for personal safety. Nor have I ever seen so much willingness to suspend constitutional rights in order to combat crime.In this city alone we see every week that it is hazardous to operate a liquor store, or even a jewelry or mom-and-pop grocery store, in high-crime neighborhoods. The news out of Florida and elsewhere tells us that it is dangerous to drive a car. Some hoodlums make an art of bumping vehicles and then robbing -- or killing -- motorists who get out to investigate.
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By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff Writer | April 18, 1992
An off-duty Prince George's County police officer, who was in civilian clothes at the time, was critically wounded Thursday night in a shootout with a teen-ager who attempted to rob him in Capitol Heights, the department said yesterday.Officer Ryan Christopher Johnson, 25, was in critical but stable condition last night at Prince Georges County Hospital with five gunshot wounds in the lower torso and side.Metropolitan police in Washington arrested two 17-year-old suspects -- one them apparently wounded in the shooting -- when they went to Washington General Hospital seeking treatment for the youth.
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August 13, 2006
"We are confident that we have stopped an attempt to create mass murder on an unimaginable scale" Paul Stephenson Stephenson, London's deputy metropolitan police commissioner, was commenting on the arrest of 21 alleged terrorists accused of plotting to blow up as many as nine U.S.-flag airliners while flying from Great Britain to the United States.
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January 9, 2005
On December 12, 2004, H. EVAN DUQUETTE, age 82, of Adelphi, MD, by sudden causes. Husband of the late Inge Duquette. Evan is survived by his son, Charles Medard of Washington, D.C.; his daughter, Dr. Anne Marie Wallace and her husband Mark of San Diego, California; grandchildren, Zachary and Dominic Charles of San Diego, California; his brother, William D., of Ocean City, Maryland, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Inge (192601988)
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