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By Peter Hermann and Joel Obermayer and Peter Hermann and Joel Obermayer,Sun Staff Writers | November 17, 1994
An East Baltimore man was charged this morning with decapitating a fortune teller who was the matriarch of a powerful Gypsy family in Baltimore and whose advice he had sought in the past.Douglas Thomas Clark, 28, of the 2200 block of E. Lombard St., was charged with first-degree murder in connection with yesterday's slaying of Deborah Stevens, which jolted a clan that traces its Baltimore heritage to the turn of the century.Officer Robert W. Weinhold Jr., a police spokesman, said investigators had not recovered a weapon and knew of no motive.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 1, 2014
Baltimore Police were investigating the discovery of a man's body in the Inner Harbor, near the Harborview marina.  Det. Jeremy Silbert, a police spokesman, said police found the body at around 2 p.m. in the 500 block of Harborview Drive. The man was in his 50s, and police were investigating the circumstances of his death.  #sigshell { float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; } #sigheadshot{ float: left; margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; } #sigtwitter { margin-right: 5px; }
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff writer | April 10, 1992
Officer V. Richard Molloy, the county police spokesman who for the past decade has fielded questions from the press all hours of the day and night about homicides, car accidents and other mayhem, said yesterday he may retire in August.The 24-year veteran said his decision hinges on County Council approval of an early-retirement incentive package proposed by County Executive Robert R. Neall that would allowcounty employees to retire early without penalty and also increase their pension.The proposal is expected to be introduced to the council April 20. If the plan passes, Molloy said he will retire two years earlier than he had planned.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2013
The Baltimore Police Department's new top spokesman and director of public affairs starts work today.  Jack Papp, who has 27 years experience in public relations work, takes the place of Anthony Guglielmi, who was reassigned amid a spike in violence over the summer and quietly left the agency this month. Guglielmi held been the department's chief spokesman since 2008. Papp's online resume lists more than 20 years with the U.S. Navy as a public affairs officer and surface warfare officer, two years as the director of public affairs for the San Diego County Water Authority, a stint with the American Red Cross in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and almost five years with Lockheed Martin.  Most recently, Papp worked for Altegrity, a global security consulting company, where his tenure overlapped with Judy Pal, the police department's chief of staff who was recruited by Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, and William Bratton, the former New York and Los Angeles police chief who has been doing consulting work for the Baltimore force.  The department's acting spokesman, Eric Kowalczyk, was recently promoted to lieutenant, which typically brings a reassignment.  #sigshell { float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
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By Justin Fenton | July 11, 2009
A Baltimore police spokesman has been suspended as the department looks into an allegation that he inadvertently sent a nude photo of a woman to a television station. Officer Troy Harris, a nine-year veteran who has served as one of the department's spokesmen since 2002, was suspended Friday by the director of the public affairs section and the police commissioner, the agency confirmed. Officials declined to comment further, saying that the issue is a personnel matter. Sources said Harris was trying to send a mug shot of a criminal suspect to a newsroom e-mail account at WBAL-TV on Thursday night and attached a cell phone photo of a woman that had been saved to the hard drive of his city-issued computer.
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By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2013
A tractor-trailer that flipped on the Bay Bridge last week was carrying a load too light for the gusty conditions, a situation made worse when the trailer's soft canvas wall caught the wind like a sail, transportation authorities said Friday. "The vehicle shouldn't have been there," said Sgt. Jonathan Green, a spokesman for the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. The truck's driver, James T. Savage Jr., 53 of Owings Mills, received a $90 citation for failing to obey highway signs warning of wind restrictions on the bridge, Green said.
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By Michael James and Roger Twigg and Michael James and Roger Twigg,Staff Writers Richard Irwin, Frank D. Roylance and Bruce Reid contributed to this article | February 28, 1992
A Baltimore businessman and friend of the governor who said two abductors repeatedly stabbed him and tried to drown him in a Sykesville creek Tuesday has become "part of a puzzle with a dozen missing pieces," a state police spokesman said.The victim, Frank Allen Storch, 34, of Northwest Baltimore, was found walking along Arrington Road in Carroll County about 14 hours after a man and a woman abducted him from a Jessup hotel where the group was to meet to discuss business, state police said.
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By Nancy A. Youssef and Dan Thanh Dang and Nancy A. Youssef and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | February 8, 2000
A regional manhunt continued last night for three men wanted in the fatal shooting of an off-duty Baltimore County police officer during a morning robbery at a Pikesville jewelry store. Sgt. Bruce A. Prothero, 35, who was working as a security guard at the store, was pronounced dead at Sinai Hospital about noon, 45 minutes after the shooting. The decorated 12-year veteran was married with five young children, including triplets. County police say he is the fifth officer to die in the line of duty in the department's 126-year history.
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By Nancy A. Youssef and Nancy A. Youssef,SUN STAFF | February 12, 2000
Police continued to search yesterday for the two remaining suspects in the death of a Baltimore County police sergeant, including the alleged triggerman, who was being sought by police at the time of the shooting for escaping from home detention. Richard Antonio Moore, 29, of the 2000 block of E. Fayette St., escaped from home detention Jan. 11. He had been released from prison Jan. 5 after serving 2 1/2 years for a drug conviction. His brother, Wesley John Moore, 24, of the 2700 block of The Alameda, also was at large yesterday.
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By GUS G. SENTEMENTES AND JULIE BYKOWICZ | March 21, 2006
The gas station owner who shot and killed one of three would-be robbers at the Village of Cross Keys last week told police that the men opened his car door, beat him and then grabbed paper bags filled with thousands of dollars, according to court papers made public yesterday. Mark A. Beckwith, 57, also told police that one of the men had a gun, charging documents show. Beckwith pulled out a 9 mm Glock semiautomatic pistol and fired at his assailants 16 times, the documents show. Keith D. Love, 22, was fatally wounded in the robbery, which occurred about 2 p.m. Friday in a parking lot near a Williams-Sonoma store.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2013
Dennis S. Hill, a former Baltimore City Police Department spokesman known for his mellow voice, authoritative presence and accessibility to the media, died Saturday of heart disease at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Forest Hill resident was 71. In his 22 years in the Police Department press room, Mr. Hill was his agency's day-to-day public face on television and voice on radio. He was quoted almost daily in three newspapers. He handled the press when James A. "Turk" Scott, a Maryland House of Delegates member, was murdered.
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By Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2013
A tractor-trailer that flipped on the Bay Bridge last week was carrying a load too light for the gusty conditions, a situation made worse when the trailer's soft canvas wall caught the wind like a sail, transportation authorities said Friday. "The vehicle shouldn't have been there," said Sgt. Jonathan Green, a spokesman for the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. The truck's driver, James T. Savage Jr., 53 of Owings Mills, received a $90 citation for failing to obey highway signs warning of wind restrictions on the bridge, Green said.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2012
Baltimore County police reported that they are investigating a fatal shooting by an officer Sunday morning in Dundalk. Police responded to a report of a suspicious person around 2:15 a.m. near Seaside Road and Dunmanway, said Lt. Robert McCullough, a police spokesman. Officers located the man and tried to question him, but he became combative and tried to take a gun from one of the officers, the spokesman said. Another officer, fearing for his colleague's safety, shot the man, McCullough said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2012
A 39-year-old man was wounded after a gunman opened fire in a Northeast Baltimore barbershop early Friday, police said. Officers responding to a report of a shooting in the 4300 block of Belair Rd. around 12:30 a.m. found the victim in a rear bathroom suffering from a gunshot wound to his left leg, a police spokesman said. Witnesses told police that a man in a grey hooded sweatshirt ran inside the Cutz 4 Kingz Barbershop and fired at least once. It was unclear if the victim was an employee or a customer — a man who answered the phone at the barbershop hung up on a reporter — but police said he was expected to survive his injuries.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | January 1, 2012
A man trying to throw an intoxicated reveler out of a New Year's party in Odenton was stabbed in the leg early Sunday, according to Anne Arundel County police. Michael A. Daniels, 26, of Washington, was arrested and charged with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. The victim, who was not identified, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, but police said his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. Police said the incident occurred about 3:30 a.m in a house in the 300 block of Cowman Court.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2011
A 29-year-old woman was raped Thursday morning in the 3700 block of Greenmount Ave. in North Baltimore, police said. The victim said she woke up in her bed just after 4:30 a.m. with a man standing over her, said police spokesman Detective Kevin Brown. The man sexually assaulted her and fled, Brown said. Two children were home, asleep, during the incident and were not harmed. Police ask anyone with any information about this crime to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
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May 29, 2008
Man arrested and charged in hit-and-run County police have arrested a 32-year-old Dundalk man who said someone else was driving his car when it struck and killed a motorcyclist this month. Shawn Lee Gray of the 2100 block of Jasmine Road was charged with three counts of giving false statements to officers and one count of hindering and obstructing, Cpl. Michael Hill, a police spokesman, said yesterday. Gray was also charged with eight traffic violations, Hill said. Gray told police investigating the May 4 crash on Lynch Road that a man he knew only as "Reds" was using his 1997 Dodge Stratus when it hit a motorcycle driven by James Bruce Sasser, 47, of the 2900 block of Sollers Point Road, Hill said.
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September 9, 2006
Police seek suspect in fatal stabbing Baltimore County police are looking for a man suspected in the stabbing death of a Randallstown man last month. On Aug. 13, officers responded to a call for a fight outside the Rush Hour Bar in the 9800 block of Liberty Road in the Randallstown area about 1:45 a.m. officials said. There, police found a large crowd and learned that Karim Cross, 27, of the 3800 block of Nemo Road had been stabbed and had been taken by friends to Northwest Hospital Center.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | October 23, 2011
Baltimore police are investigating a nonfatal shooting that occurred at about 9:25 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Abbott Court in East Baltimore, a police spokesman said. Detective Jeremy Silbert said officers were initially unable to locate a victim. But a short time later, a 19-year-old man arrived at an East Baltimore hospital suffering from gunshot wounds to the leg and arm, Silbert said. The victim told detectives that he had been walking in the street when he was shot from behind, Silbert said.
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By Steve Kilar, Justin Fenton and Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2011
The sound of gunshots in a residential neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore prompted an anonymous 911 call to police early Tuesday. Three city officers responded to a rowhouse on Nicholas Avenue, repeatedly knocked on the door and windows, and found nothing amiss. So they left. Less than 90 minutes later, someone set the house on fire, and firefighters found the bodies of two men and a woman who was critically injured. Each victim, police said, had been shot, at least one in the head, and the woman died later at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
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