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By David Simon | May 29, 1991
Walter Louis Ingram, 39, is either Baltimore's luckiest narcotics figure or the most persecuted resident of the city. It depends on whom you ask.To speak with Mr. Ingram and his attorneys is to learn of a man prosecuted time and again for crimes he simply didn't commit -- three drug-related murders, two major drug conspiracy cases, two armed robberies, two attempted murders, two assaults on police.To speak with police and prosecutors, however, is to learn of a man who is regarded as one of the most violent men in Baltimore's organizeddrug trade yet has served remarkably little time in prison.
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By Robert Benjamin and Robert Benjamin,Beijing Bureau of The Sun | July 29, 1991
BEIJING -- China has promised to step up cooperation with the United States in attempting to stem the increasing flow of heroin from Southeast Asia's "Golden Triangle" to America through southern China, according to an assistant U.S. secretary of state.Melvyn Levitsky, in charge of international narcotics matters for the state department, said that talks last week with Chinese anti-narcotics officials resulted in "strong pledges" from them to exchange more information with U.S. drug enforcement agents.
NEWS
April 21, 1994
A county administrative hearing officer has granted Nextel Communications' request for a zoning variance and special exception to build a 102.5-foot cellular communications tower south of Andover Road in Linthicum.Columbia-based Nextel plans to lease 1.33 acres from BWI Partnership to build the tower and a small, unstaffed equipment building. A variance is required because zoning laws prohibit accessory structures higher than 25 feet.In the past few weeks, residents have expressed their opposition to the tower at several neighborhood association meetings.
NEWS
December 18, 1992
The following men are on a list of the county's "10 Most Wanted" fugitives compiled by the county Sheriff's Department. If you have any information on them, please contact the Police Department at 222-8050.Name: Kenneth Israel NelsonAge: 18Charges: Manufacturing cocaine, escaping from police, resisting arrest and violation of probation.Last known address: 8554 Pioneer Drive in Severn.Description: 6 feet 3 inches tall, 175 pounds, brown eyes, black hair.On July 17, Mr. Nelson was arrested on a warrant for narcotics violations.
NEWS
June 15, 1994
A 24-year-old Annapolis man was being held in the county jail yesterday, charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder.Annapolis police arrested Leroy Junior Milton of the first block of Carver St. in connection with assaults on Daniel Lopez, 18, and Garrison Johnson 19, both of the 1800 block of Bowman Drive. Both men were cut and stabbed with a knife.The victims told police that they had approached Mr. Milton shortly after midnight yesterday to question him about a burglary at their home.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff writer | February 3, 1991
Howard County State's Attorney William R. Hymes has a sporty new car, and undercover narcotics detectives aren't too happy about it.The car, a maroon 1989 Nissan Maxima with a "blue book" value of $21,000, was seized by police from a drug dealer last June. Detectives typically use such cars for their undercover operations or auction them off to fund other investigations.But how and why the Maxima got into the hands of Hymes has gearedup a lot more than just car trouble."We're dying for cars, and he comes along and takes this one for his own personal use," said E. Lawrence Knutson, the head of the county narcotics unit.
NEWS
March 11, 1993
Some of the charges of corrupt or mismanaged narcotics enforcement in Baltimore rest on evidence that can be proved or disproved by a competent investigator armed with subpoena powers and access to the secret portion of the grand jury report that made the accusations. Were search warrants or evidence suppressed because they were directed against well-connected people? Was a federal grant to fight the crack cocaine epidemic misused for routine overtime pay? Were black officers transferred from the central drug squad when this largess became available?
NEWS
July 26, 1994
A Glen Burnie man was hit in the face and robbed yesterday morning at a gas station on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard near Eighth Avenue, police said.Marvin Siakler, 24, of Oakwood Road told police he went to the station around 1:30 a.m. As he tried to open the door to his gas tank, he felt a hand reach into his pocket and take his money. When he turned around, he was hit in the face.Mr. Siakler said he saw two men enter a dark-green Mustang driven by another man and they fled in the car, police said.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Staff Writer | November 18, 1993
A county police officer was acquited yesterday on charges of having sex with a confidential informant, but a police hearing board found him guilty of conduct unbecoming a member of the department.The three-member board also found Sgt. Bret K. Ballam, 35, guilty of having alcohol in a department car. Sergeant Ballam, who attended the hearing with his fiancee and several supporters, would not comment on the decision.The board is scheduled to recommend a punishment to Police Chief Robert Russell today.
NEWS
June 21, 1994
Two men, one armed with a handgun, robbed an Exxon station in the first block of Defense Highway of an undisclosed amount of cash Saturday morning, county police said.The men drove to the station in a maroon Dodge at 1:45 a.m., police said. They robbed the attendant and then fled in the vehicle, police said.The attendant gave police a description of one of the men. The man was described a black male, 6 feet tall and weighing about 210 pounds. He had braided hair, a silver tooth and a stocking on his head.
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