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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2013
An off-duty Baltimore police detective from Bel Air was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Glen Arm early Wednesday, according to Baltimore County police. Shane Volk, 32, who served in the U.S. Marines for eight years before joining the city police force in 2008, was northbound in a 2007 Jeep Wrangler on Glen Arm Road just north of Long Green Pike about 1:50 a.m. when his vehicle "left the roadway, struck an embankment, and then struck two mailboxes," county police said. Volk was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, county police said.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2014
When a rabbi in Northwest Baltimore reported a home break-in, a Baltimore police detective called him back to investigate. But it was Sabbath and by religious custom he was not allowed to answer the phone. He let it go to voice mail. The next day he called the detective. And called. And called. Then he called his city councilwoman, Rochelle "Rikki" Spector, wondering why the detective didn't have voice mail. Spector soon discovered: No detectives had voice mail in her district.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2010
After a six-day trial, a federal jury awarded $225,000 on Wednesday to a Baltimore County police detective who suffered a seizure on the job in 1996. William Blake, 40, who remains in the department, contended in his suit against the county's government that it had violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by ordering him to submit to neurological and fitness-for-duty tests 10 years after he had the seizure. Blake, a member of the department since 1987, was pronounced ready to work three weeks after becoming ill, returned to his duties and suffered no further epileptic episodes.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | January 2, 2014
Five months after being suspended from the University of Maryland following a confrontation with police, Terps running back Wes Brown has met the necessary requirements for readmission to the school and is expected to re-enroll for the spring semester, his attorney said Thursday night. "The same people that suspended him have basically cleared him to come back," Jason Shapiro, his attorney, said. "He's in, for all intents and purposes. He needs to dot some I's and cross some T's, for administrative reasons.
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May 29, 2006
Wilbert Leon Sisco Sr., a retired Baltimore police detective, died of heart failure Tuesday at Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown. He was 79 and lived in Chestertown. Mr. Sisco grew up in Rock Hall and graduated from Garnett School. He served two years in the Army and was a sergeant stationed in Germany and Japan. He married Evelyn C. Johnson in the late 1940s. The marriage ended in divorce. In 1954, he joined the Baltimore Police Department and started out patrolling Gay Street, Broadway and Fayette Street.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | May 28, 2003
John J. Heidenberg, an Anne Arundel County police detective, was killed Saturday when his 1949 Ford pickup truck ran off a road near his Mechanicsville home. He was 35. Detective Heidenberg, a narcotics officer assigned to work with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, was showing the antique vehicle to a prospective buyer, who was slightly injured, said Deputy 1st Class Mark Clark of the St. Mary's County sheriff's office. Last year, Detective Heidenberg was awarded a citation for his work with a narcotics team.
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July 8, 2002
Charles A. Glass, a former Baltimore police detective and an avid pool player, died June 28 at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lebanon, Pa., after a long illness. He was 58. Mr. Glass was born in Baltimore and grew up in the Govans area. After graduating from City College, he joined the Navy at age 17 and served aboard the destroyer-submarine USS Hunter during the Cuban missile crisis. He later served aboard the USS Camp and the USS Enterprise. Mr. Glass attended the police academy shortly after his tour of duty.
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By BRADLEY OLSON and BRADLEY OLSON,SUN REPORTER | March 5, 2006
Garnett "Gus" Dobbin Johnson, a Vietnam veteran and retired Baltimore County police detective, died Feb. 26 of lung cancer. He was 59. Fellow officers said he was an aggressive investigator who spent most of his career working armed robbery cases -- from bank robberies to street holdups -- solving about a third of all the department's cases. "He was a hell of a cop," said Gus Vaselaros, who worked with him for 20 years. "He led the show, he knew his job, and he was a damn good detective."
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By Mark Ribbing and Mark Ribbing,SUN STAFF | February 1, 2001
A Howard County police detective was charged with trespassing yesterday, accused of peeping into an apartment window, police said. Detective 1st Class Francis Mort, 33, of Elkridge was served with a summons after reports of a peeping tom at an apartment complex in the 6300 block of Orchard Club Drive in Elkridge. Two residents of the complex called police about 3:30 a.m. Jan. 26 to report a man peering into another resident's window. When police arrived, they found Mort in the building.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2010
The 32-year-old woman was walking through a midtown alley last January when a man pressed a gun to her shoulder and told her, "Don't scream. " At the hospital, where she was treated for vaginal bleeding, the woman recounted being raped at gunpoint, in a vehicle with black leather seats. When it was over, her attacker told her to walk away slowly and not look back. The police detective's report reflects the tone of his questioning in the hospital room: Why had she waited two hours to call police?
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2013
A Baltimore police detective was convicted by a jury on all counts in a case in which city prosecutors said he had lied about shooting himself in a downtown parking garage and improperly obtained worker's compensation benefits.  Mark Cheshire, a spokesman for the Baltimore State's Attorney's Office, said Det. Anthony Fata was convicted on charges of perjury, misconduct in office and worker's compensation benefits fraud over $10,000.  ...
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2013
One month after a confrontation with police, Maryland running back Wes Brown - the team's second-leading rusher last year - has agreed to a suspension barring him from campus for the entire 2013 season. Brown, who had anticipated competing for the starting tailback job, hopes to enroll at a community college to keep up with his studies before returning to Maryland. He accepted the suspension rather than face a university hearing into his conduct, said Jason Shapiro, his attorney.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2013
The Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office is dismissing three criminal charges against Maryland running back Wes Brown stemming from a July 3 encounter with police that his attorney labeled an "unconstitutional confrontation. " Maryland, which must now decide whether to lift Brown's suspension, said his status remained unchanged as of Monday evening. The Terps open training camp next week. Brown had been charged with second-degree assault, wiretapping and stealing a cell phone after Baltimore police detectives arrived in College Park to question the rising sophomore about a nonfatal shooting in Baltimore.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2013
An off-duty Baltimore police detective from Bel Air was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Glen Arm early Wednesday, according to Baltimore County police. Shane Volk, 32, who served in the U.S. Marines for eight years before joining the city police force in 2008, was northbound in a 2007 Jeep Wrangler on Glen Arm Road just north of Long Green Pike about 1:50 a.m. when his vehicle "left the roadway, struck an embankment, and then struck two mailboxes," county police said. Volk was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene, county police said.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2013
Maryland football player Wes Brown's car has been linked to a shooting in Baltimore, a city police detective says in a document that provides new details about the running back's arrest last week. The probable cause statement, filed in District Court here, says that Baltimore police detective Bradley Hood “stated that [Brown's vehicle] was the vehicle that was involved in the shooting.” Brown, one of the team's top running backs as a freshman, was charged last week with second-degree assault on a Baltimore police detective who hoped to question him as a “person of interest” in the non-fatal shooting investigation from last month.
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By Jeff Barker and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2013
Wes Brown, one of the University of Maryland's top running backs, has been charged with second-degree assault on a Baltimore police detective who hoped to question him as a “person of interest” in a non-fatal shooting investigation from last month, police said Friday. Brown was approached by campus police and Baltimore detectives  on the 4300 block of Knox Road in College Park on Wednesday night and allegedly assaulted a Baltimore officer, then took off on foot, according to University of Maryland police spokesman Aaron Davis.
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By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | May 16, 1996
A headline on an article in yesterday's editions of The Sun incorrectly stated the guilty plea of Nicholas J. Tomlin, a former Baltimore police detective. Tomlin pleaded guilty to striking one teen-ager and pistol-whipping another.The Sun regrets the errors.A former Baltimore police detective pleaded guilty yesterday to assaulting two teen-agers he believed had shot a fellow officer, pistol-whipping one and striking the other with his flashlight, prosecutors said.Nicholas J. Tomlin, 28, who resigned from the city force and is employed by the DeForest, Wis., Police Department, entered an Alford plea in Baltimore Circuit Court and received a six-month suspended sentence from Judge Mabel H. Hubbard.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 28, 1997
J. Gordon Holmes, who as a young detective helped to solve the famous 1950s Grammer murder case and later retired as a Baltimore County Police Department inspector, died of cancer Thursday at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 80.The Kingsville resident began his police career in 1946 as a patrolman assigned to the Towson station. He was promoted to detective in 1951.Anselm Sodaro, who retired 17 years ago as chief judge of the Baltimore Circuit Court, prosecuted the Grammer case for the state.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | April 12, 2013
Baltimore Police asked for the public's help Friday in identifying victims of a Dundalk man they say collected and traded child pornography. David Ralph Fisher, 42, of the 6500 block of St. Helena Street in Dundalk, was arrested Thursday after a sting operation by officers posing as a 14-year-old girl, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. He faces charges of possession and distribution of child pornography and sexual solicitation of a minor. Detectives began investigating Fisher in November after an associate reported that she had found photographs and videos on his computer that showed adults having sex with children as young as two years old, police said.
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