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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 Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
The Southeastern District was clobbered with robberies for the week ending Aug. 23, Police Department statistics show - part of a wave that saw 83 robberies across the city. That was a 17 percent increase over the previous week. Canton alone saw seven robberies, comprising four incidents. Three people were robbed in Fells Point, while two robberies each were reported in Greektown, Highlandtown, Butcher's Hill, and the Patterson Park Neighborhood. Downtown also saw six robberies, while the Northeastern District experienced 13. The Southwestern District saw the fewest, with three robberies.
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By Justin Fenton and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
Two men were killed and two others wounded in separate incidents in Baltimore late Thursday and Friday. One of the victims died after being beaten and set on fire. About 2 a.m. Friday, Fire department spokesman Ian Brennan said someone called 911 to report an alley fire in the rear of the 4200 block of Shamrock Ave. in the Belair-Edison neighborhood. Firefighters discovered a body on fire when they arrived, he said. The victim was identified by police as Nathaniel Quarterman, 54, whose last known address was in the 4200 block Shamrock Ave. Police said an investigation determined that the man had been involved in a fight inside of a home before his body was found on fire.
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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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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,sun reporter | October 14, 2006
It happened on the night of March 1, 1976, in the gray-shingled split-level on Lilly Stone Drive in Carderock Springs, an upper-class Bethesda neighborhood, where police say William Bradford Bishop Jr., a cultured, high-ranking State Department official, beat his wife, Annette, 37, to death with a sledgehammer. Authorities allege he then waited for his mother, Lobelia Bishop, 68, who lived with the family, to return from walking the dog, and then killed her with the same weapon. Police say Bishop then moving onto the bedrooms of his three sleeping sons, William Bradford III, 14, Brenton Germaine, 10, and Geoffrey Cordon, 5, and in one final burst of fury, wielded the sledgehammer three more times, until they lay still in their blood-soaked beds.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2014
For the second time in her life, Grace Leto will have to bury a child. In 1983, she said, her 18-year-old daughter was killed in a car accident in Baltimore. On Friday, another daughter, Kimberly Leto, 51, was stabbed to death after she happened upon two teenagers attempting to burglarize her home, Baltimore police said. "She was a very vibrant, wonderful woman," Grace Leto, 78, said by phone. "I can't really talk about it. " Baltimore District Judge Rachel E. Cogen on Monday called Leto's murder "a tragedy … on all accounts" as she ordered suspects Alonzo Gorham-Ramos, 14, and Allen Pinkney, 16, held pending further developments in the case.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
Investigators have ruled out foul play in the death of a 38-year-old New Jersey man found dead in an Ocean City hotel early Saturday morning, police said. Jorge Troca, of Lyndhurst, N.J., was found unconscious and unresponsive in a hotel in the 4700 block of Coastal Highway at about 3 a.m., police said. Ocean City police and fire personnel treated him on the scene and took him to Atlantic General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead around 45 minutes later. Officials have not released a cause of death, pending the results of an autopsy performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maryland on Sunday.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
Baltimore County police say they are investigating a weekend confrontation between an officer and a man filming an arrest in downtown Towson, footage of which was posted online and spread Tuesday. The 2 minute, 24-second video shows Baltimore County officers and Maryland State Police making an arrest as a crowd around them shouts profanities. Officers approach the person filming, telling him that he is distracting them. When the person filming asks what law he is violating, an officer gets up close and tells him to "shut your [expletive mouth]
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2014
A woman was stabbed to death in South Baltimore late Saturday, one of two homicides in the city that night, Baltimore police said. Officers were called to the 1500 block of Marshall Street, just south of Fort Avenue near Riverside Park, at 11:42 p.m. for a report of a stabbing. They found a woman inside a home there, suffering from multiple stab wounds. She was transported to a local hospital, where she died, police said. No other information was immediately available. Homicide detectives are investigating the case.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Baltimore police charged a 57-year-old man in a South Baltimore fatal stabbing of a woman they say was his fiancee. Investigators say William Thornsberry killed Sara Harris, a woman they said he was in a relationship with on Saturday inside a house in the 1500 block of Marshall St. They charged him with murder and weapons charges and he remains in jail without bail, police said. An attorney for Thornsberry was not listed in online court records, and a relative could not be located.
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August 28, 2014
Nothing can justify the looting and violence by those who used the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer as an opportunity to destroy the businesses and property of residents who had no hand in what happened and we should condemn the actions that have overshadowed the rights of citizens to peacefully protest. Yet the presence of military-style equipment in response to such demonstrations of civil disobedience should also be scrutinized. I spent more than 30 years in law enforcement, first as a Maryland state trooper, then as the public safety director in Prince George's County.
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By Kristine Beckerle, Deborah Francois and Babur Khwaja | August 28, 2014
Police in Faisalabad, Pakistan's third largest city, tortured more than 1,400 people during a six-year period, according to a report researched and written by the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School, for Justice Project Pakistan (JPP), a non-governmental organization based in Lahore, Pakistan. The report, which we authored, documents how law enforcement uses its power to inflict pain largely with impunity. Police beat detainees, hang them by their arms or feet for hours on end, force them to witness the torture of others, and strip them naked and parade them in public.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Baltimore County police continue to look for the suspect in a Lansdowne stabbing, along with his missing girlfriend. Police said Rony Leonel Deleon, 28, is wanted in a stabbing at a home in the 3000 block of Bero Road in Lansdowne on Wednesday. Police are also searching for Deleon's girlfriend, Damaris Noemi Chavez-Calderon, 24. Police said they want to confirm that she is unharmed but it is unclear if the two are together. Chavez-Calderon is Hispanic, 5'5" and 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
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August 28, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's attempt to justify the police department's possession of military equipment to WBAL on the grounds that there might be a terrorist attack is ridiculous. The people to deal with such an attack are the National Guard, not the police. The function of the police is to deal with ordinary law enforcement, and they can do that best by remembering they are civilians and a part of the community they serve, not by making believe they are soldiers at war. Katharine W. Rylaarsdam - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
A man was fatally stabbed in North Baltimore late Tuesday night while a woman was shot in the leg in a robbery attempt on the edge of the Charles Village neighborhood early Wednesday morning, police said. Around 11:20 p.m. police found a man with several stab wounds near the intersection of Old York Road and Willow Avenue, police said. The man, identified Wednesday night as Robert Morris, 31, of the 4700 block of Alhambra Ave., was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police said the stabbing happened in the 500 block of East Cold Spring Lane.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
An 18-year-old motorcyclist was killed after leaving the road and striking a light pole in Nottingham Wednesday, police said. Police identified the motorcyclist as John Adam Corvin Jr., of the 2100 block of Taylor Ave., in Parkville. Corvin had been driving east on Rossville Boulevard approaching Rolling View Avenue just after 12:30 p.m., when he lost control of his 1999 Suzuki 650 and crashed into the pole, police said. He was declared dead at the scene. Baltimore County Police Crash Team is investigating.
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By Justin George and Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2012
UPDATE:   Baltimore police say they have charged a 20-year-old Washington man in the shooting Friday at   Morgan State University . Keith Robertson, of the 4900 block of G St. SE, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault and handgun charges, according to the department. Police said he provided a confession in the afternoon incident that wounded a student on the semester's last day of classes. The man injured in the incident is Tyrell Okoro, a 20-year-old member of the football team from Queens New York, said Morgan spokesman Clinton R. Coleman Jr. Okoro is a sophomore offensive lineman, according to the university's website.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
A woman lured an Owings Mills man into a robbery with the promise of sex, then, with an accomplice, stabbed him 60 times, her co-defendant allegedly told Baltimore police this week. The killing occurred just after midnight on July 4 in the Broadway East neighborhood. Officers who arrived at the 1300 block of N. Patterson Park Ave. saw the front window of a house broken and smeared with blood, and found 26-year-old Nelson Mandela Dakurah of Owings Mills lying in a front vestibule, police say in charging documents.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
The state's highest court ordered a new trial Wednesday for a former Baltimore police sergeant convicted nearly two decades ago of murdering his young mistress - a ruling that could affect cases that relied on bullet testing used for decades until being debunked. Gina Nueslein, a 22-year-old clerk at a Royal Farms, became entangled with Sgt. James Kulbicki, who was 14 years her senior, in a relationship that soured as she sued him for child support. Twenty years later, Kulbicki has a chance to demonstrate the innocence he has maintained, but Nueslein's family must experience the ordeal of her death again.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
A 74-year-old man has been charged in a hit and run crash in Stevenson that left two bicyclists severely injured, Baltimore County police said. Police said Rufet Israfilbekov was driving a Toyota Corolla east in the 2000 block of Old Valley Road Friday morning, when he struck two bicyclists. Police said Israfilbekov veered into the westbound lanes, hitting the two men head on, before fleeing the scene. Both bicyclists Richard Frychel, 35, of Rodgers Forge, and Anthony Van Lierop, 40, of Stoneleigh, suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
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