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By Ginger Thompson | July 18, 1991
Whatever rage simmered in heart of Baltimore police Officer Calloway F. Hatcher Sr. was concealed from his neighbors and colleagues, who knew him only as a happy, reserved man without enemies."
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By Roger Twigg and Edward Gunts | January 31, 1992
The former Hecht Co. department store building at Howard and Lexington streets appears to be the Schmoke administration's first choice to become the city's next police headquarters.Without revealing the exact location of the property under consideration, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke this week did hint that it is in the central business district and said a space planner has been hired to study it and that a decision is near.Others close to the deliberations say it is, in fact, the eight-story Hecht building that is being studied and that the space planner will give the mayor a final report by the end of the week.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | December 23, 1995
The former boyfriend of one of two sisters stabbed to death Thursday night in the basement of a West Baltimore home turned himself in to police last night after being charged with two counts of first-degree murder.Rodney W. Pitts, 21, of no known address, walked alone into the Central District station house on Baltimore Street downtown about 9:45 p.m. and surrendered, homicide detectives said. He was awaiting a bail hearing last night before a District Court commissioner.Police said Mr. Pitts had recently ended a relationship with one of the victims, Trina Johnson, 28, and the motive for the killings appeared to be a domestic dispute.
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By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff Writer | April 18, 1992
Private security guards will soon have an unusual assignment -- guarding police officers and civilians at the city Police Department's headquarters at 601 E. Fayette St.And while the security guards are guarding police headquarters, some police officers will be earning overtime pay while moonlighting as guards at other municipal buildings.The security guards will take their posts at headquarters July 1. They will replace the building's security detail, which is now made up of regular police officers who are on limited duty because of illnesses or injuries.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | July 15, 1992
A new headquarters will be "a big morale booster" for the 30 men and women of the Westminster City police force, says Chief Sam R. Leppo.The City Council acquired a new police headquarters Monday night with a quick, unanimous decision to buy the former Westminster Auto Parts store on Locust Street for $250,000.Mayor W. Benjamin Brown, who handled negotiations with store owner William Small, said the price was lower than two appraisals.An appraiser retained by Mr. Small valued the store at $370,000; one retained by the city valued it at $300,000.
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By Annie Linskey, Jennifer McMenamin and Gus G. Sentementes and Annie Linskey, Jennifer McMenamin and Gus G. Sentementes,Sun reporters | April 5, 2008
The intense search for two brothers who police said were abducted earlier this week as part of a home invasion ended yesterday, when a relative brought the teens to Baltimore County police headquarters in Towson. The teenagers were quickly ushered into interviews with detectives seeking answers to the most basic questions surrounding the case: Who were the six masked men who burst into a home on a quiet suburban block? What happened during the eight-hour siege? And where were the teenagers the last few days, as authorities at all levels of government frantically searched for them?
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2013
A man who was shot about 6 p.m. Wednesday in the 4600 block of Laurel Avenue in Northwest Baltimore's Cylburn neighborhood later died at a hospital. The shooting took place blocks from where a man holding a gun was shot by police Tuesday night and also close to where another man was shot in the face and injured Monday night. This week, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said officials had pinpointed the area where the man was shot as a concern because of recent violence. In another incident Wednesday, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the foot about 8 p.m. near the corner of Gay and Fayette streets, very close to Baltimore police headquarters downtown.
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February 23, 2000
WHAT ON earth is going on with the renovation of police headquarters? The project, which was supposed to have been completed in November, 1998 now isn't expected to be ready until July, 2001. Meanwhile, the low bidder has now added $12.3 million to the original $27 million contract. Three causes of the enormous cost overrun were identified at the planning commission meeting last week: "poor mechanical and electrical engineering services during the design phase," asbestos discovered in places not originally anticipated and plumbing systems that needed more work than originally anticipated.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | March 21, 2000
The City Council approved last night $2 million to pay for cost overruns on the $27 million renovation of police headquarters. Before the council voted on the appropriation, Councilman Nicholas D'Adamo read from a Planning Department staff report that said the renovation project could cost another $10 million. Baltimore has hired a claims consultant to review the project's records and to determine if the city can reduce some of the projected $12 million in cost overruns, Deputy Mayor David Scott said.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | May 11, 1999
Baltimore police communications went dead yesterday morning, preventing citizens from getting through on the emergency 911 line and dispatchers from reaching officers over the airwaves.The potentially dangerous glitch was noticed about 9: 50 a.m. and was quickly fixed. But police commanders said they have no idea how long the system was down; they said it might have been only a couple minutes, or much longer."It's certainly not something I want to see occur again," said Police Col. Timothy Longo.
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