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July 4, 2013
Which residents can expect to see a "dramatic law enforcement increase this weekend?" ("Police bolster patrol forces," June 29). Those of us residing in the Western Police District currently are experiencing 21 percent of the city's homicides. Will we again see "the other Baltimore" - the downtown waterfront - reap all the extra police patrols over the holiday weekend, or will the additional officers actually be deployed where they are most needed? Marvin L. "Doc" Cheatham Sr., Baltimore
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By Liz Bowie and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
It was just a moment of poor teenage judgment: One student threw a marker across a classroom at Digital Harbor High, sparking an argument between a Latino student and a black student. Since they couldn't fight in class, they agreed to meet after school on Federal Hill. The fight was a nasty one, and the Latino boy was sent to the hospital with a concussion. Then word spread, and though school leaders believe the incident wasn't about race, it was impressions that mattered last week.
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NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2012
Anne Arundel County government officials on Wednesday vowed an increased police presence at public schools on Friday amid rumors about a possible school attack that officials say has been determined to be unfounded. At a news conference, Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold, school Superintendent Kevin Maxwell and Lt. J.D. Batten, commander of the Anne Arundel County Police School Safety Section, sought to quell concerns about rumors of school shootings planned Friday. They declined to say which schools would have an increased police presence.
NEWS
May 23, 2014
It is unacceptable that we have recently lost three teenagers within one week and that we continue to give such incidents the same treatment time and time again ( "Two more people shot in Baltimore amid rash of shootings," May 18). Violence is not remedied simply by having more police, gun control and curfews. Cities with fewer gun control laws and police presence actually end up having lower crime rates. This is not to say that lowering gun control and police presence will also lower crime rates, but people will kill either way with whatever they can find.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2012
Tigerfest, the annual spring concert, typically means hordes of Towson students and live music (this year's headliner is Cleveland rapper Kid Cudi). Last year, that combination resulted in 42 charges of "civil or criminal offenses during the neighborhood patrols," according to a new press release from the Baltimore County Police Department. In order to combat such problems, county police will partner with Towson University during this year's Tigerfest, taking place April 27-29.
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2012
There were at least as many police officers as protesters in front of City Hall on Tuesday evening after a group of about 40 people walked there from the site of a planned youth jail in downtown Baltimore. "It's screwed up," said community activist Kim Trueheart of the police presence. "It's a function of not wanting to understand that having a conversation is an important step in healing, solving problems and communicating. " The rally was organized to call attention to the death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old unarmed African-American who was shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer named George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., at the end of February.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2012
The mother of the Baltimore County teenager who died in a physical confrontation with an off-duty officer called the lack of police representation at a Randallstown community association meeting Tuesday "a cowardly move. " Christopher Brown's mother told a crowd of about 100 residents who attended the Stoneybrook Community Association meeting that she was disappointed that police didn't send a representative to the meeting, where residents met to discuss the teen's death. Western Patrol Division Commander Maj. Evan Cohen was scheduled to attend the event, but police spokeswoman Cathy Batton said Tuesday afternoon that Police Chief James W. Johnson spoke to Brown's mother, Chris Brown, earlier.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2012
Annapolis police are looking for Clarence Eugene Johnson III, after obtaining a warrant charging him with first-degree murder of a Brooklyn man and the shooting of a woman Wednesday night in Robinwood public housing community in the city. Joseph Louis Johnson III, 33, was killed and Jana Jackson, 31, was critically wounded in the shootings that occurred in the 1400 block of Tyler Ave. Jackson was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, which she is critical condition, police said.
NEWS
By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | April 8, 1997
As Baltimore County police Maj. Michael H. Stelmack takes on a new assignment this week, he leaves behind a more visible police presence in the greater Hillendale area.Bike and foot patrols by police began last week. The Community Action Team -- patrols that target troubled areas -- is expanding its coverage. And a police drop-in station is in the works.All are efforts to keep the Baltimore County neighborhood, which local officials say is at a turning point, from slipping backward."Crime levels are down," Stelmack, now area commander of the Cockeysville and Garrison precincts, told a community group this month.
NEWS
By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | September 20, 1998
With an unprecedented police blockade this weekend, residents of the 2900 and 3000 blocks of Westwood Ave. in West Baltimore got a respite, however temporary, from the open-air drug trafficking that has become a part of their neighborhood's routine.Since Friday evening, uniformed officers in marked police cars stationed at three intersections have barred anyone who does not live in the neighborhood or is not visiting someone there.That left Joe Downing's front stoop void of the usual loiterers.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2014
City officials promised a doubling of security on the collapsed block of East 26th Street in Charles Village on Monday after two of its 19 evacuated homes were reported broken into. One homeowner reported $250 worth of damage to a window frame after he noticed his second-story air conditioning unit had been forced into the home, according to a police report. Residents of another home reported missing nearly $1,200 in cash and other personal items - including shoes, jewelry and a laptop computer - after it was determined there had been a break-in there as well.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2013
Anne Arundel County police and state police are cracking down on aggressive and impaired drivers on busy Route 3 this month. Since Nov. 8, county police officers and Maryland State Police troopers have stopped 626 drivers and arrested 12 drivers for drunk driving, said Justin Mulcahy, a county police spokesman. The "wave of enforcement" will continue at least through the end of November, Mulcahy said. Officers are looking for distracted, impaired and unsafe drivers, he said.
NEWS
By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2013
Baltimore police responded to a report of an armed person inside Under Armour's headquarters in Locust Point Sunday but later determined that the 911 call was a hoax, officials said. About a dozen Under Armour workers were evacuated after the call came in at 2:18 p.m. Sunday, police said. Police barricaded streets surrounding the company's campus for hours while a SWAT team swept each building room by room. Investigators said they believe the caller was not an Under Armour employee and had no association with the company.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2013
On a Civil War battlefield where tens of thousands of men clashed fifteen decades ago, eight Ku Klux Klan members unfurled their group's banner Saturday afternoon and called for a new uprising to oust President Barack Obama. The Klansmen — who jostled for numerical superiority with a herd of cows grazing nearby — were watched by officers from the United States Park Police and about 15 spectators, as one of them explained how he believes Obama's foreign, economic and immigration policies are threatening America.
NEWS
July 4, 2013
Which residents can expect to see a "dramatic law enforcement increase this weekend?" ("Police bolster patrol forces," June 29). Those of us residing in the Western Police District currently are experiencing 21 percent of the city's homicides. Will we again see "the other Baltimore" - the downtown waterfront - reap all the extra police patrols over the holiday weekend, or will the additional officers actually be deployed where they are most needed? Marvin L. "Doc" Cheatham Sr., Baltimore
NEWS
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2013
Baltimore police ordered every officer to work July 4 and will rely heavily on reinforcements from state law enforcement agencies, an effort intended to keep Inner Harbor visitors safe while maintaining a strong presence in areas besieged by recent violence. The city has traditionally packed downtown with officers for Independence Day celebrations like the one planned for Thursday. But this year police are also stepping up their presence in neighborhoods across the city that have been rocked by more than 40 shootings and 16 homicides since June 21. "The Inner Harbor is going to be safe on the Fourth of July," Lt. Col. Darryl DeSousa declared at a news conference DeSousa promised an "overflood" of officers downtown and said that all police districts would be at full strength, because the department has canceled leave for the holiday.
NEWS
By BRENT JONES and BRENT JONES,SUN REPORTER | June 4, 2006
More than three decades ago, when police Lt. John Bailey was just breaking into the force, his first assignment was to patrol Belair Road in Northeast Baltimore. He did it on foot. "That's how we got around then," Bailey said. "It was nice then because you knew everybody that worked around there." In an effort to crack down on drug dealing and other crime in some of the city's most violent neighborhoods, Baltimore police have returned to the good old-fashioned foot patrol, if just for a few hours Friday nights, typically the busiest time of the week for criminal activity.
NEWS
By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to The Sun | August 26, 2007
Organizers of Annapolis' first triathlon, who first struggled to win over some angry downtown merchants, have climbed over another obstacle: the possibility of the race being kept off county-owned roads. The Annapolis Triathlon Club last week agreed to pay Anne Arundel County an unspecified fee for a beefed-up police presence during the Sept. 9 event, which is expected to draw 1,500 athletes and thousands more spectators to the city. On Monday, the county rejected the organizers' request for a permit to use county roads, a key part of the triathlon's second leg - a 40-kilometer bicycle ride through the Historic District, up through Crownsville and back to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
NEWS
May 29, 2013
Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is a bright and dedicated public servant. Here's the rub: He could be the most competent police commissioner Baltimore has ever seen but that would not be enough to transform the city into a model metropolis. First, he needs the commitment of those who serve him. The battered Baltimore police force has been through the emotional wringer the past few years. It is of utmost importance that they believe in the changes Mr. Batts wants to implement.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2013
Baltimore police said an officer who was integral in arresting a suspect in the Cherry Hill shooting that killed a 1-year-old boy Friday night shot a suspect connected to a Saturday afternoon shooting near a downtown deli. The officer-involved shooting took place in the 300 block of S. Poppleton St. in Pigtown, according to Sgt. Eric Kowalczyk, who said the suspect was struck several times and is being treated at an area hospital. Kowalczyk said the man was armed but that it was not yet clear whether he shot at officers first.
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