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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 11, 1998
Howard County police reported late last night that they were investigating a homicide in North Laurel, the sixth in the county this year.Police provided few details of the incident, but Officer Mark Taylor of the Southern District station in Laurel, confirmed that the victim, whose name was not released, had died apparently from a gunshot wound.The shooting occurred after 9 p.m. in an apartment in the 9500 block of Sylvan Still Road near the Whiskey Bottom shopping center, according to police radio reports.
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By Yvonne Wenger and Mark Puente and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
A Middle River man who accused a Baltimore police officer of assault and battery will receive nearly $50,000 in a settlement approved Wednesday by the city's spending panel. Charles Faulkner accused Officer Daniel Hersl of battering his face with a police radio and his fists during an arrest Sept. 1, 2010, in the 1900 block of Wolfe St., according to court records and a settlement memo. The Board of Estimates approved the settlement without discussion, although City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young voted to reject the agreement.
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March 21, 1996
Police arrested a Baltimore County man Tuesday and charged him with burglary and trespassing in an early-morning incident at an Annapolis home.Scott Matthew Laurie, 27, of the 4600 block of Wilkens Ave. was charged with fourth-degree burglary and trespassing. He was released on his own recognizance Tuesday.Dimitri Sfakiyanudis, 53, of the 500 block of Wayward Drive called police about 4 a.m. and told them he saw a man open his rear fence gate and walk up on the deck.Mr. Sfakiyanudis said the man was walking toward his back door when he yelled and scared the man away, police said.
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By Jessica Anderson and Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2014
A Baltimore police officer remained in critical but stable condition Saturday morning after authorities said somebody approached his personal vehicle and opened fire Friday night, hitting him several times in the upper body and sending him to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for emergency surgery. Police offered few details about how the East Baltimore shooting played out. Officials said they believed he was off-duty, and Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said he was "by all indications a bystander.
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April 9, 1996
Police arrested two Brooklyn Park men Saturday and charged them with shooting out windows on eight cars with a BB gun, county police said.Stephen T. Kilgore, 20, and Glenn F. Acton, 18, both of the 5100 block of Patrick Henry Lane, were charged with eight counts of destruction to auto. No bail information was available.A Church Street resident called police shortly before 4 a.m. to report the vandalism. Witnesses described the offenders, and an officer broadcast the description over police radio.
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By Ed Heard | December 18, 1994
Two Baltimore men have been charged with armed robbery after a Sykesville woman's purse was stolen in Ellicott City.According to police, a 52-year-old woman was getting out of her car when a man with a handgun approached her and took her purse. The woman was not injured.The gunman fled to a nearby car driven by a second man, and the two headed east on Route 40, police said.Baltimore County police stopped the vehicle on Route 40 in Catonsville based on a description broadcast on police radio.
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By Roger Twigg B | July 16, 1991
After about two hours of frustration yesterday afternoon, the Baltimore police dispatcher could contain his anger no longer."To the gutless wonder: Come up . . . and confront me, you spineless SOB," he said angrily over the citywide police radio.The remark was prompted by the antics of someone -- believed to be a police officer -- who secretly used the Baltimore police communications system to broadcast music in bursts of as long as 45 seconds at a time.The effect was to tie up the channel over which the prankster was playing the music, making it impossible for an officer in the field to contact police communications over that channel.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer | June 5, 1993
A man posing as a balloon deliverer held up an Ellicott City woman in her home Thursday afternoon, but was arrested after being followed by a motorist who had heard a description over a police radio, police said.The woman was not injured, police said.James Wesley Henson, 36, whose last known address was the 1600 block of Vincent Court, Baltimore, was charged with robbery with a deadly weapon, a handgun violation, theft and assault, police said. He was being held in lieu of $50,000 bond at the county Detention Center, a correctional officer said.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2003
A 42-year-old man who apparently was seeking medical attention for a possible drug overdose died Monday night shortly after an altercation with Anne Arundel County police that might have been sparked by miscommunication. Michael Cofiell stumbled into a 7-Eleven store on Furnace Branch Road in Glen Burnie about 8:30 p.m. Monday, complaining of chest pains and asking for medical help, police said. When paramedics arrived, the man gave indications that he had been using drugs, police said, but then he ran away.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,Evening Sun Staff | April 15, 1991
Three Anne Arundel County men were arrested and charged with smashing the windows of at least a dozen vehicles in the communities of Edgewater and Riva, police said.Police allege that the suspects selected cars at random and shattered windows with a large flashlight before being caught early yesterday morning.According to police, officers were investigating a complaint in Edgewater about a shattered car window when a second complaint was broadcast over the police radio.In both incidents, witnesses told police that a small red vehicle was involved.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2013
Police reports and 911 calls released by the Annapolis Police Department depict a dark, frightening scene on Copeland Street on Tuesday, as a man reportedly stabbed a woman to death and was, in turn, shot dead by police shortly after midnight. Police identified the man as William Ranaldo Brown Jr., 31, who had had a relationship with the woman, Ronnesha Simms, 29. "He will not get off of her. He won't get off of her. He will not get off of her," a calm but frightened woman told a police dispatcher at 12:22 a.m. When asked to keep an eye on the suspect in case he left, the caller replied: "I don't want to look out the window no more.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2013
A former Baltimore County police officer will serve no jail time after pleading guilty to allegations that he filmed himself engaging in sex acts and neglected calls while on duty. Aaron Z. Pross, 29, of Newark, Del., received an 18-month suspended sentence and three years probation Wednesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court. Pross was assigned to the Pikesville Precinct before he resigned last month. He pleaded guilty to one count of misconduct in office. According to the state's attorney's office, Pross took more than 120 images and 20 videos engaging in sexual acts with himself, including one in which he masturbated inside his patrol car while reports of "possible guns involved," were audible over a police radio.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2013
A Baltimore County police officer pleaded guilty to misconduct and agreed to resign after admitting to filming himself numerous times engaging in sex acts and neglecting to respond to calls while on duty. Aaron Z. Pross, 29, who had been assigned to the Pikesville Precinct, took more than 120 images and 20 videos engaging in sexual acts with himself, including one where he masturbated inside his patrol car while reports of "possible guns involved," can be heard over a police radio, prosecutors said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2012
The mother and the brother of a suspect in a triple shooting were gunned down in an ambush outside their Northeast Baltimore home, according to sources, prompting police to assign a special unit of top investigators to stop the "momentum of violence. " Police released few details Friday about the crimes - the triple shooting took place Wednesday in Southwest Baltimore and the ambush a day later - but condemned the violence. "From now on, when incidents like this happen, when there's this momentum of violence, we need to respond," said acting Police Commissioner Anthony Barksdale.
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By Peter Hermann | February 3, 2012
State police have begun talking like real people. Troopers were ordered this week to dispense with speaking in code. Gone is the familiar 10-4 and the unfamiliar (to civilians, anyway) 10-46. Instead, when speaking over the police radio, the trooper is to just say, "disabled vehicle. " It's effort by the cops to streamline communications and make it easier for police in one jurisdiction to talk with police in another jurisdiction. The codes were originally designed to enable cops to exchange information quickly, and to keep prying ears from understanding what was being said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2011
Walter Oliver joined the Police Explorers youth volunteer program presumably because he had an interest in becoming an officer one day. But along the way, authorities in two jurisdictions say, he began stealing equipment from officers who took him under their wing. According to charging documents, he broke into Officer Joseph Tracy's locker and took a police radio; he took an expandable baton and a wooden espantoon from Officer Charles Connolly; when Officer Karen Crisafulli wasn't looking, he took her badge; and while on a ride-along with Officer Robert Hankard, Oliver took his Taser.
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August 22, 2001
Power boat collides with Cadle Creek piling Two boaters survived a collision with a piling in Cadle Creek near Beverly Beach early yesterday, authorities said. Their 19-foot power boat sank after crashing into the marker just after 2 a.m., said Heather Lynch, a spokeswoman with the state Department of Natural Resources. The woman onboard, identified as Christy Givney, 32, of northern Virginia, was knocked unconscious. She was flown to the Prince George's Trauma Unit, where she was under observation last night, authorities said.
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,SUN STAFF | June 17, 1996
Three Baltimore residents have been charged in the robbery of a sports store in The Mall in Columbia after Howard County police stopped their car in Ellicott City.Randall Paul Gilliam, 40, of the 1800 block of Bolton St. and Lawrence Ray Talley, 51, of the 200 block of Robert St. each were being held at the Howard County Detention Center on $50,000 bond, a Howard County District Court commissioner said.Rhonda Lannal Gilliam, also of the Bolton Street address, was being held at the jail on $10,000 bond, the commissioner said.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2010
A 37-year-old man was stabbed in the back Monday afternoon during what Baltimore police say was an apparent robbery on Maryland Avenue near Penn Station and the Jones Falls Expressway. Officers arrested three juveniles within minutes of the attack. Police spokeswoman Nicole Monroe said the victim was rushed to an undisclosed hospital and is expected to survive. The suspects were being questioned Monday evening and could be charged as adults after the investigation is completed. Monroe said the victim was attacked about 3:35 p.m. as he walked in the 1500 block of Maryland Ave., at the northern edge of the Mid-Town Belvedere neighborhood.
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By Mark Hughes and Mark Hughes,The (UK) Independent | November 5, 2009
I got to see crime in Baltimore up close Tuesday night. A little too close. After the Police Department refused an official ride-along, Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton and I arranged to tour the streets with two union officials, Bob Cherry and Gene Ryan. Given the fact that homicides in the city occur almost daily (and shootings even more frequently), I should not have been surprised that our first call was to a report of a man shot in a car in West Baltimore. The victim, 28-year-old Joseph Leegreen Taylor, was not dead when we arrived.
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