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By Scott Dance, Justin Fenton and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2013
Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita A. Levy wrote an apology letter to his wife before wrapping a plastic bag around his head Monday and pumping it with helium, killing himself in the basement of his Towson-area home, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the investigation. Along with the letter, he left behind multiple hard drives, computers and servers that police have seized and are scrutinizing, police said. More than 300 of Levy's current and former patients have contacted officers, fearing that they are pictured in images he is accused of secretly capturing, Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Wednesday.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
The sharp reduction in violent crime that occurred on Martin O'Malley's watch as mayor of Baltimore is a central theme of the speech he gives as he travels the country and lays the groundwork for a presidential campaign. But ongoing criticism from the city's current mayor could focus attention on an aspect of O'Malley's crime-fighting record he never mentions in New Hampshire or Iowa: A soaring arrest rate during his tenure in Baltimore that angered civil rights groups and locked the city into a yearslong legal dispute.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | August 11, 2001
It's just before 2 a.m., and young men and women are gyrating to pounding music inside the Tunnel nightclub on North Eutaw Street. Within minutes, they begin leaving the club, filling the sidewalks as cars circle the block. The scene usually ends peacefully. But since mid-December, one person has been killed and six people have been shot in incidents that police think were sparked by arguments, fights or dirty looks. Across the region, nightclubs have been a magnet for rowdy teen-agers and young adults who get into fights and sometimes settle disputes with guns or knives.
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Staff Reports and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
Maryland State Police say they and federal authorities are investigating a 12-year-old boy who allegedly shined a laser light at a state police helicopter on Sunday night near the Carroll and Howard county line. Police said the helicopter, based in Frederick, was returning from a medevac mission when, in the vicinity of MD Route 27 and MD Route 144 near Mount Airy, a green flash illuminated the cockpit of the aircraft. Police said three more flashes, consistent with that of a laser pointer, were detected.
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August 28, 2014
Police departments in Maryland and across the country are weighing the costs and benefits of using unmanned aerial vehicles as aids in the fight against crime. There are still many unanswered questions regarding the new technology's potential impact on citizens' privacy rights as well as safety concerns related to their sharing airspace with civilian and military aircraft. Those issues will all require careful study before drones can be deployed as a widely available law-enforcement tool.
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October 19, 1990
POSSESSION CHARGED TO MAN IN FREETOWNAn Annapolis man was charged with possession of cocaine Wednesday after police said he sold the drug to two undercover detectives in Freetown Village.Roger Harry Scott, 29, of the 1400 block Log Inn Road, was charged with distribution of cocaine and possession of paraphernalia after the 11 p.m.incident.The police said undercover detectives Wayne Vernon and Mike Chandler were riding through Freetown Village when they were flagged down by a man.They parked their car on Wenlow Road, and the man asked what they were looking for.The detectives told the man they wanted a $30 rock of crack cocaine.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | January 27, 2010
An unidentified man was shot by a city police officer about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night, a few hundred feet away from Union Memorial Hospital, according to a police department spokesman. Police say the man attempted to attack the officer with a knife. The man's condition is unknown, according to spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. The shooting, the first-police involved of the year, happened in the 200 block of E. University Parkway, police said. Police have blocked off the area at Calvert Street and University Parkway.
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By Brent Jones and Richard Irwin and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 27, 2010
An unidentified man was shot by a city police officer about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night, a few hundred feet away from Union Memorial Hospital, according to a police department spokesman. Police say the man attempted to attack the officer with a knife. The man's condition is unknown, according to spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. The shooting, the first-police involved of the year, happened in the 200 block of E. University Parkway, police said. Police have blocked off the area at Calvert Street and University Parkway.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
Baltmore police released the names of two men killed during the weekend. Enoch Richardson, 36, was shot in the head at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday at 4230 Berger Ave. in the Frankford neighborhood of Northeast Baltimore, police said. Another man was shot in the hand. Michael Kirksey Jr., 30, was shot in the head shortly after 3:30 p.m. Friday at 100 N. Gilmor St. in the Franklin Square neighborhood of West Baltimore, police said. Police had no suspects in either shooting. matthew.brown@baltsun.com twitter.com/matthewhaybrown
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By Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Police have identified the a victim shot to death early Tuesday in Southeast Baltimore. David Ferguson, 29, was killed in the 3700 block of E. Pratt Street, police say. Officers had found him shot in the back. He died at an area hospital. Police also found a second man shot with non-life-threatening injuries. Homicide detectives have no suspects. Ferguson's last known address was in the 1500 block of Abbotston St. Investigators asked anyone with information to call 410-396-2100.
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
Baltimore City Police said they arrested two men Saturday who allegedly attempted to rob teenagers at gunpoint and stole their dirt bikes. Police spokesman Det. Ruganzu Howard said the spouse of a police officer watched as the men held up the teens near the 2700 block Waterview Avenue. The teens ran away and swam across a drainage lake in the Westpoint neighborhood of south Baltimore to escape. Howard said police used a helicopter to help catch the men. Brandon Hall, 27, and Thomas Smothers, 24, were both arrested and charged with armed robbery.
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Mark Puente and The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2014
It wasn't long after Ashley Overbey won approval for a $63,000 settlement from Baltimore's government that anonymous critics began their assault against her on the Internet. Commenting on news accounts of the settlement - which ended her lawsuit alleging police brutality - they accused the 27-year-old of initiating her arrest to get a big payout. She responded, defending herself and recounting details of the incident - a move that led the city to withhold $31,500 from Overbey's payout this week.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
Baltimore County police continue to search for a 24-year-old man who they believe shot his girlfriend's ex-husband with a BB gun at Hereford High School in Parkton Wednesday night. Police on Thursday morning said they have an arrest warrant for the suspect, Ernesto Alexander Piche, of the 19900 block of Gunpowder Road in Manchester. The victim had gone to the school to see his son, where he and Piche got into an argument in the parking lot next to some athletic fields, police said.
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Sports Digest | October 9, 2014
Boxing Crews wins Police Athletic League middleweight title Franchon Crews of Baltimore captured the National Police Athletic League middleweight championship Saturday in Oxnard, Calif., winning by technical knockout in the second round against former Baltimorean Danielle Mitchell , now of North Hollywood, Calif. In the 165-pound semifinals, Crews won by TKO over Kira De Morales of San Pedro, Calif. Next, Crews will help her husband and training partner, Glenn Dezurn of Baltimore, prepare for his fifth professional fight, set for Oct. 24 in Somerset, N.J. Colleges Cirovski suspended for violating Big Ten sportsmanship policy Maryland men's soccer coach Sasho Cirovski was suspended one game Wednesday by the Big Ten Conference for violations of the conference's sportsmanship policy after the team's 3-2 overtime loss to Northwestern on Sunday.
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By Mark Puente and Luke Broadwater and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
Although Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to review allegations of brutality in the Police Department, some civic leaders called Thursday for a more far-reaching — and hard-hitting — federal investigation. Tessa Hill-Aston, president of the NAACP's Baltimore branch, said the police force needs more than the "collaborative review" that city and federal leaders have agreed upon. If city leaders care about improving the department's relationship with residents, the probe "should be a civil rights investigation," she said.
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October 8, 2014
The recent coverage of police brutality in Baltimore has been unnerving ( "Civil wrongs," Oct. 5). However, the recent column by Dan Rodricks reflects exactly how disgusted I've been with every other area of city governance. Mr. Rodricks points out how the police commissioner and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake turn a blind eye to paying fines and never delving into the problem ( "Mayor should have seen troubling brutality trend," Oct. 5). But to raise taxes to cover the consequences while raising their salaries and enjoying all the "perks" of office is not fixing the problem.
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January 17, 2010
Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III is to be applauded for his efforts to make officers more accessible to citizens by taking them out of their cars ("City putting police back on foot patrol," Jan. 7). However, foot patrol is not the only alternative. Police officers on bikes can patrol more territory and respond more quickly than officers on foot. They can also move easily through congested areas and access alleys, parks, trails and other areas off-limits to cars.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
A two-alarm fire in Baltimore City on Wednesday morning has sent a police officer to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center due to possible smoke inhalation, city fire department officials said. Capt. Roman Clark said that the blaze occurred at an apartment-style building with six units that were all vacant due to renovations. Officials said that the incident occurred at the 3400 block of Woodbrook Avenue near Mondawmin Mall. Clark added that a firefighter suffered minor injuries during the incident and was transported to a local hospital.
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Luke Broadwater, Mark Puente and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
A U.S. Department of Justice official promised Wednesday that his agency's months-long investigation of police brutality in Baltimore would be a "candid" assessment, and federal lawmakers threw their support behind the probe. Ronald L. Davis, director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, said he met with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts in Arkansas on Wednesday at a U.S. Conference of Mayors event focused on police misconduct.
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