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July 3, 2012
With thousands of people expected to converge on downtown Baltimore tomorrow to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, city police will be out in force to ensure the safety of residents and visitors to the area. Baltimore officials have made securing the Inner Harbor and its environs a top priority, and with any luck, by the time the crowds finally head home tomorrow night everyone will have had the opportunity to enjoy a safe and memorable Independence Day . The event is a crucial one for the city, as it comes after months of news reports about youth mobs in the area onSt.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2012
A Baltimore city homicide detective has been accused by prosecutors shooting himself in a downtown parking garage last year and then lying about it, according to court records unsealed this week - a charge that conflicts with the police investigation. Anthony N. Fata, a 14-year veteran, has been charged with perjury, misconduct in office, and making false claims, records show [ Click here to view the document ]. He was shot Jan. 18, 2011 in a city-owned parking garage near police headquarters.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | March 18, 2012
Baltimore police called in extra officers and arrested at least 10 juveniles Saturday night as a crowd that witnesses described as rowdy and numbering in the hundreds walked around Downtown. The arrests ranged from curfew violations to disorderly conduct and assault, said Detective Donny Moses, a police spokesman. The youth massed on downtown streets, from 1st Mariner Arena on the west side to "The Block" on East Baltimore Street, and south through Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Moses said.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2011
The Baltimore County Police Department has been recognized by an international police organization for its use of a statewide program designed to keep watch on the most violent offenders. The International Association of Chiefs of Police awarded the Webber Seavey Award to Chief James W. Johnson for using the Violence Prevention Initiative, a four-year-old program that fosters greater cooperation between police officers and state parole and probation agents. Police have used the program to jail people for probation violations who are suspects in criminal investigations, to seize weapons and to develop information used to make arrests.
NEWS
October 2, 2011
About 150 people gathered Sunday night to begin planning Occupy Baltimore, an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations that started in New York two weeks ago and have now spread to other cities. Meeting at the 2640 Space on St. Paul Street in Charles Village, people there talked about logistics for an event - visibility and social significance among them. When a Baltimore Sun reporter told organizers she was there, the group asked that she leave. The planning meeting came a day after 700 protesters in New York were arrested for marching in the car lanes of theBrooklyn Bridge.
EXPLORE
August 17, 2011
Two groups have joined together to host the Family to Family Community Thrift Store, which will offer gently used, donated items for sale this weekend, all priced at $10 or less. The thrift store will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prince George's County Police Headquarters, 7600 Barlowe Road, Landover, and is a joint effort of the Police Department's Community Services Division and local nonprofit Community Outreach and Development Inc., an organization that works to provide services that help individuals and families become self-sufficient.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2011
Howard County police are reviewing how they disseminate information on their community notification system after residents complained about early-morning calls they received July 23. An automated call went out about 5 a.m. after an autistic teen visiting from New Jersey left a Columbia house about 3:15 a.m. and couldn't be found despite a search that included the use of policedogs and a helicopter. "We typically don't have alerts go out until 6 a.m. but we were very concerned about waiting because of the high temperatures and the fact that he couldn't provide his name if anyone found him," said police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn.
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By Jessica Anderson and Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2011
Police made an arrest Saturday in the fatal stabbing that marred last weekend's Fourth of July celebration at the Inner Harbor, as officers began to investigate a separate overnight killing downtown. Marcus Sterlin Harris, 32, turned himself in and was charged with first-degree murder in connection with the fatal stabbing July 4 of 26-year-old Joseph Lorenzo Calo, who had been in town from Alabama visiting family. Both men were involved in a shoving match outside McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant on Pier 6, police said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2011
Six people were shot, one of them fatally, after a gunman opened fire Thursday afternoon on a group of people sitting on a porch in Southwest Baltimore. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called the shooting a "cowardly act with grave and tragic consequences for the community," and she said police were doing "everything in their power" to track down the shooter. "This disregard for human life will not be tolerated," Rawlings-Blake said at news conference at police headquarters. "Someone knows who did this.
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By Justin Fenton and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2011
As the desperate search for missing honors student Phylicia Barnes came to a heartbreaking end Thursday, police said the discovery of her body in the Susquehanna River could be "instrumental" in hunting down new leads in a 4-month-old case that has yielded painfully few clues. "We're at stage one of a new phase of the investigation," said Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III. "Finding her body is really going to be instrumental in giving us an opportunity to bring closure to the family.
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