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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2014
An overnight single-vehicle accident in Joppa, which left three people hospitalized, has shut down a portion of Route 7 (Philadelphia Road). As of 7:15 a.m., the road is closed between Bulls Lane and Joppa Farm Road as Maryland State Police continue their investigation of the crash, according to a Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company report. One of two southbound shoulders of MD 295 South at Fort Meade Road in Laurel is also closed after an early morning collision between two vehicles, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration.
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September 29, 2014
Last week, Gannett Co. Inc., owner of The Daily Times in Salisbury, filed a lawsuit in Worcester County Circuit Court to force Ocean City to release the name of a 17-year-old drowning victim from Parkville. A number of the newspaper's readers have already expressed outrage at the litigation, with one letter writer describing it as "wrong, just plain wrong" and others questioning what possible public interest is served by knowing the name, particularly given that the victim's family has specifically asked that it not be released.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2013
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman will announce on Monday afternoon the findings of a task force that's been investigating the county's troubled police department. Neuman formed the task force in early May to review the police department, which was involved in the scandal that ultimately led to Neuman's predecessor, John R. Leopold, resigning from office. Leopold was convicted of two counts of misconduct in office in January. The allegations revealed in court included that he had police officers from his protection detail perform personal and political tasks for him, including picking up campaign checks, emptying his catheter bag and arranging sexual liaisons with his girlfriend.
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By Alexa Fraser | September 28, 2014
One of the things that delights me in the people I love is their differences.  Each of my beloved family members behaved differently in life, so naturally each of them chose to die in their own way.  My dad, Alex Fraser, wanted control over the time and place of his death.  As his Parkinson's worsened, sometime after his 90 t h birthday, he decided to take action.  His health had been declining for some time, his tremor made it hard...
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2013
A man raised the suspicions of several people at Villa Cresta Elementary School in Parkville on Monday after reportedly walking the perimeter of the school's property at the time of dismissal with what one witness said appeared to be a shotgun, according to Baltimore County Police. Police later identified the man and determined that he was carrying an unloaded, antique rifle, said Elise Armacost, a police spokeswoman, in a news release Tuesday. Police are unsure whether the rifle was operable, and the investigation continues, she said.
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By Quinn Kelley, The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
A deaf puppy taken in a burglary last month has been returned to its owners, police said. Baltimore County police Corp. John Wachter confirmed that Thor, a deaf white pit bull whose ears fold above his head, had been returned to couple Mike Lenhart and Anna Hiken on Tuesday. Thor was taken from his crate and stolen from their home in the 2400 block of Chetwood Circle on March 13, along with a 55-inch flat screen television, a PlayStation 3, a MacBook Pro and other electronics, police said.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | November 1, 1996
Allegations that county police Lt. Thomas Suit ordered a subordinate to change the results of a polygraph test are "completely unfounded," Anne Arundel police said in a statement released yesterday.Police said an investigation by Sgt. Keith Williams of the intelligence section found no criminal misconduct on the part of the lieutenant. The statement said the Maryland attorney general's office conducted a separate investigation and affirmed that the "allegations of misconduct were unfounded."
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By Childs Walker and John Rivera and Childs Walker and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | August 3, 2002
Two Baltimore ministers have been charged with obstructing a police investigation into suspected child abuse at a church-run camp in Carroll County. The Revs. Raphael Gamalial Warnock, 33, and Mark Andre Wainwright, 30, of Douglas Memorial Community Church are accused in court documents of trying to prevent a state trooper from interviewing counselors at the church's Camp Farthest Out in Eldersburg. A state trooper assigned to the case said neither of the clergymen is a suspect in the child abuse investigation, but the officer would not describe the nature of the suspected abuse.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | July 6, 2002
A Baltimore priest accused of sexually abusing a minor has told his superiors that he will cooperate with the police investigation and is available for questioning. The Rev. Alfred Dean, 42, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in East Baltimore, was relieved of duty after the Archdiocese of Baltimore was informed Wednesday night by police of the allegations against him. Dean, who belongs to the Josephite religious order, was instructed to move out of the rectory to the Josephite headquarters on Calvert Street in Mount Vernon.
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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 Tim Swift and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
Anne Arundel police are investigating a fatal car crash Saturday morning along westbound Route 100 near Route 10 in Pasadena. Anne Arundel Fire Department said they were dispatched about 7:30 a.m. after a passerby reported a Ford Focus had crashed into a ditch in the woods along the road. First responders found one victim dead who had been trapped inside the car, the fire department said. Police identified the victim was Edward McKeenzie Gray Jr., 35, of Pasadena. Investigators believe he crashed at around 5:30 a.m. or 6 a.m. but was not found until a passerby reported seeing the car in the woods.
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
Baltimore County police are investigating after officers found a man dead in the parking lot of a Gwynn Oak bar late Friday night as a homicide. The victim, identified as Donyue Fason, 22, of Catonsville was found suffering from trauma to his upper body in the parking lot of BJ Mallard's, in the 1100 block of Ingleside Avenue, about 11:45 p.m. He was pronounced dead on the scene and police did not elaborate on the nature of his injuries. Police did not release further information about a possible motive, suspects, or whether the death was connected to the bar. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.
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By Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2014
Baltimore County police are investigating a homicide in which a young male was found dead with severe trauma to his body early Saturday morning. The victim, whose age and identity were not immediately released, was found by police near Lantern Hill Drive and Sedgemoor Road in Lochearn around 2 a.m. Police did not elaborate on the nature of his injuries and said he was pronounced dead on the scene. Police later identified the victim as Jonathan Michael Watkins, 20, of Milford Mill.
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By Jessica Anderson and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Towson University police are investigating several off-campus, early morning robberies in the past two weeks. In three incidents since Sept. 7 police said victims were walking to or from apartment buildings when they were approached. In one on Sept. 11, in the 6300 block of York Road, north of Walker Avenue, the suspects were armed with handguns and knives. Two other cases, about a block away, in the 500 block of Castle Dr., on Sept. 7 and 16, police say suspects used physical force.
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By Tim Swift and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
Two men suffering from gunshot wounds were admitted to local hospitals Saturday. Both are expected to survive their injuries and Baltimore police are investigating. About 11 p.m., a 37-year-old man was admitted to a local hospital for a gunshot wound to his leg. The man told police that he was shot in the 600 block of N. Dukeland St. in the Mosher section of West Baltimore. Police did not provide information about motives or suspects in that case. About 3 p.m., a 21-year-old man was admitted to a local hospital for a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim told police that he was walking in the 3000 block of N. Hilton St. in the Forest Park section of Northwest Baltimore when a man tried to rob him. The victim said he was shot as he fled.
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By a Sun staff reporter | September 13, 2014
Baltimore County police are investigating the death of a person whose body was found Saturday afternoon in Middle River. At 2:45 p.m., police and fire workers responded to an area near the 9000 block of Pulaski Highway in Middle River after receiving a report of a cardiac arrest. Officers found a body in a wooded area. The person's identity is not known, police said. The body was taken to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy. Police have classified the investigation as a suspicious death and are trying to determine whether foul play was involved.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,sun reporter | January 11, 2007
A disc jockey accused of strangling his girlfriend was acquitted yesterday after a trial that stuck on the question of whether the woman committed suicide. Baltimore Circuit Judge Paul E. Alpert, who decided the case, complained from the bench that the city police investigation was not thorough enough for him to be certain what happened to Anuradha Ramasamy. Thomas Ryan Jr., 29, who worked in several popular city clubs, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Ramasamy, a 26-year-old graphic designer known to her friends as Anu. A couple for three years, Ryan and Ramasamy were staples of Baltimore nightlife and had a large network of friends on the online community MySpace.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
Baltimore County police are investigating a shooting Saturday afternoon in Randallstown that left a 17-year-old boy injured. Police said the teen and suspect were fighting inside of an apartment in the 3500 block of Carriage Hill Circle when the suspect shot the teen once in the lower body, and both fled the scene. Police were called to the area at 4:16 p.m. The teen was treated at Northwest Hospital for a non-life-threatening injuries. Police said the teen knew the shooter, but said no suspect information is available.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Baltimore police are investigating whether officers used excessive force in the arrest of a pair of West Baltimore brothers Sunday, the department said. Officers say that one man punched an officer as the two resisted arrest, while witnesses alleged that officers used unnecessary force in detaining the men following a dirt bike crash in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood. Charles Peters had just crashed his dirt bike into a tree on Laurens Street at about 1 p.m. when police arrived.
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