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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.
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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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By John Rivera | September 19, 1991
An anonymous phone tip to a police drug hot line yesterday led city narcotics detectives to a Northeast Baltimore hotel, where they seized 2 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of $1 million and arrested three New York residents.The police received a call to the 685-DRUG number at 8:30 a.m. yesterday reporting that three people were selling drugs out of a hotel room, said Capt. Michael J. Andrew, commander of the Criminal Investigation Division narcotics unit.An hour later, narcotics detectives knocked at the hotel room door and were admitted, even though they did not have a search warrant.
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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 From Staff Reports | October 6, 1992
Because of erroneous information from police, an article in The Sun yesterday incorrectly reported that a drug raid took place at an auto repair shop at Malvern and Holabird avenues in Southeast Baltimore. In fact, the raid occurred at Anvil Auto, in the 6300 block of Holabird Ave.The Sun regrets the errors.A city firefighter was one of three men arrested yesterday after police seized $250,000 in cocaine as part of an investigation into a ring that shipped drugs into Baltimore from New York City.
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By Roy Gutman and Knut Royce and Roy Gutman and Knut Royce,Newsday | July 15, 1995
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government derailed the career of Thailand's prime minister-designate in 1992, publicly accusing him of heroin trafficking. His subsequent withdrawal set off a series of events, culminating in a military coup and popular uprising in which at least 40 people died.But, sources say, U.S. intelligence agencies now believe that the announcement was based on false information.Last year, the Central Intelligence Agency concluded that its agent -- a close relative of a top official of a rival political party -- had fabricated his information on Thai businessman-politician Narong Wongwan, designated prime minister after Thailand's 1992 elections.
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By John Rivera | September 9, 1991
Harlem Park resident R. Howard Hill was thirsty and decided to run into a corner market two blocks from his home to grab a soda. While he was in line, he heard the customer in front of him ask for a product that caught Mr. Hill by surprise: a package of very small plastic bags with resealable tops.Mr. Hill knew that the bags are commonly used by drug dealers, who call them "seal-a-meals," to package cocaine for street sale."And later, if you see him at a corner, he will sell it to you under that same name," Mr. Hill said.
NEWS
March 19, 1995
HARFORD COUNTY* Armed robbery: Aberdeen -- Police have obtained an arrest warrant for Wesley Anthony Bond, 28, of no fixed address in Aberdeen. Investigators believe he robbed a NationsBank branch at Beards Hill Plaza in the 900 block of Beards Hill Road about 2 p.m. Monday. He is also wanted in the robbery of the NationsBank branch at West Bel Air Avenue and Rogers Street on Wednesday.* Arrest: Aberdeen -- Narcotics detectives arrested Michael Sawyer, 23, of the 100 block of Hanover St. on drug distribution charges after raiding his apartment Wednesday.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | March 18, 1994
Two masked men, one armed with a small-caliber handgun, escaped with an undisclosed amount of narcotics and cash after robbing the Washington Heights Pharmacy about 10 a.m. yesterday.Westminster police said the men, both wearing ski masks, entered the pharmacy in the 100 block of Airport Drive, next to the Gateway Medical Center in the Westminster Air Business Park, and announced a holdup.There were no customers in the store at the time, police said.The robbers took the employees behind a counter and tied their ankles and wrists with duct tape, then went to a narcotics shelf and took drugs, and stole cash from the registers before they fled.
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December 30, 1991
County narcotics police seized $4,600 cash from a Linthicum hotel room Saturday morning and have targeted four suspects in a drug investigation.Officers from the narcotics unit and the special operations squad searched the hotel room at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday. They found the cash, and a dog detected the odor of illegal drugs on the money, police said.No arrests have been made, but police say they are continuing their investigation of four suspects. Police have not released the namesof the suspects or of the hotel.
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