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April 20, 2001
Police commissioner disputes editorial on Baltimore crime The Sun's April 16 editorial, "Probing police weaknesses," badly misinformed its readers. There are several basic flaws with the editorial's argument. First, the editorial premises statements such as "crackdown on homicides has dangerously depleted routine patrols in many districts" on the theory that the districts have, in fact, been depleted. This assumption is false. Improved recruitment, reduced attrition and reassigning detectives from downtown to neighborhoods has increased, not decreased, the number of officers working to prevent crime in the nine districts.
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By Richard Irwin | April 3, 2001
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from police reports in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Baltimore City Southwestern District Carjacking/shooting: Lavain G. Scruggs, 31, was stopped at a traffic light at Bloomingdale Road and West North Avenue near Walbrook about 1:15 a.m. yesterday when two men, one with a handgun, forced their way into his 1992 Lexus and ordered him to drive. Several miles away in the 5800 block of Dale Road in the Mount Washington section of Northwest Baltimore, Scruggs stopped the car and was trying to flee when he was shot in the lower back.
NEWS
April 2, 2001
Southeastern District Stolen vehicle: A 1997 Honda Accord with tags HYR 719 was stolen Saturday in the 6400 block of Eastbourne Ave. Theft from vehicle: Property valued at more than $400 was stolen Saturday from a 2000 Toyota 4-Runner parked in the 700 block of S. Castle St. Theft from vehicle: A radar detector valued at nearly $100 was stolen Saturday from a 1995 Mazda parked in the 400 block of S. East Ave. Northwestern District Stolen vehicle: A...
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By Gregory Kane | March 14, 2001
LINDA HAWKES is a juror, in the purest, most judicial meaning of the word. She went to court and heard evidence in a case. She took copious, detailed notes. She evaluated and weighed the evidence. She then came to the conclusion - as she had been charged to do by the judge - that the state hadn't proven its case. Hawkes is one of the 12 jurors who voted in January to acquit Eric Stennett of murdering Baltimore police Officer Kevon Gavin. Stennett was charged with firing shots at some fellas before taking off in a Bronco and leading police on a high-speed chase.
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By From staff reports | December 5, 2000
In Baltimore City Man, 26, sentenced to life in prison for killing infant A 26-year-old East Baltimore man was sentenced yesterday to life in prison for killing his girlfriend's 6-month-old grandson, city prosecutors said. Walter Pinkney of the 3100 block of E. Lombard St. was sentenced in Circuit Court for the murder of Ta'mar Hamilton. According to prosecutors, on Nov. 27, 1999, the infant and his 15-month-old brother were spending the weekend with their paternal grandmother and Pinkney.
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By Tim Craig and Mark Ribbing and Tim Craig and Mark Ribbing,SUN STAFF | April 19, 2000
The bodies of a man and woman who had been fatally shot were found early yesterday in an apartment in a quiet Northwest Baltimore neighborhood that has recently seen an unusual spate of homicides. Robin Denise Brockington, 39, and Kevin Eldridge, 49, who lived in separate units in the building in the 3300 block of Dorithan Road, were identified through fingerprints, police said. Detective Donald Kramer said they were found in Brockington's living room and may have been dead for at least two days.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | March 15, 2000
Baltimore's police commissioner continued to build his department yesterday through a series of shake-ups that include promotions, transfers and the appointments of two outsiders to run key areas of the force. The promotions announced by Commissioner Ronald L. Daniel were his first since taking over the 3,200-member department in January. They help fill out the force's middle management in the wake of recent retirements. Daniel also shuffled some of his district commanders. "We need to have a management team in place that can move our mission forward, and our mission is to reduce crime," Daniel told a packed gathering of officers and their families.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 30, 1999
The Baltimore Police Department will present two Halloween haunted houses this weekend -- one at the Northern District station in Hampden and the other at the Northwestern District.The Northern District event will take place from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. today and from 4: 30 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m. tomorrow at the historic police station at 3355 Keswick Road.The free show features creepy creatures, trick-or-treating and a short anti-drug skit by Maryland Institute, College of Art students.The Northwestern District, in conjunction with the Northwestern District Community Relations Council, will present its haunted house in the garage of the district station at 5271 Reisterstown Road from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. today.
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