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By Ben Piven and Ben Piven,SUN STAFF | August 12, 2002
The family of Woodlawn homicide victim David Baskin Jr. is offering a $5,000 reward in conjunction with Metro Crime Stoppers for information in the slaying. Baskin was fatally shot in the back July 3 in the 2500 block of Elesmere Drive in Woodlawn. Police have no leads in the case. "I'm coming out with a reward for my son who was violently gunned down. ... I ask that the community support us to get an arrest and conviction," said Brenda Baskin, the victim's mother. The shooting, one day after the victim's 18th birthday, occurred a few blocks from the Baskin family's townhouse in the 2400 block of Barnesley Place in Woodlawn.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | September 5, 2013
Howard County police are searching for three suspects accused in the armed robbery of a Columbia Goodwill store this week in which two employees were left bound in a back room, according to a news release. Police were called to the store in the 9000 block of Snowden River Parkway at approximately 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3 for a report of a robbery. The two employees told police three armed men, two with handguns and one with a small knife, ordered the employees to open the store safe.  Police said the men took cash from the safe and ordered the victims into a back room, where their hands were bound.
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By DAN RODRICKS | November 4, 1998
JOSEPH VOWELS, the talented Baltimore interior designer and upholsterer who was beaten in his Mount Vernon shop during an apparent robbery two weeks ago today, died before dawn Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 75 and had lived in Baltimore for half a century. Friends have put up $10,000 as a reward for information that will lead police to his killer."I'm angry, very, very angry," said Trudy Kotrosa, one of the many people who appreciated Vowels' many talents and enjoyed his friendship and his generous way of entertaining.
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By Tricia Bishop | June 19, 2012
A Delaware jewelry store owner is offering $10,000 for information about a November robbery in which an 8,000-carat ruby - shaped like the Liberty Bell and worth $2 million - was stolen, the FBI announced Tuesday. Armed with hammers and a handgun, four suspects took over the Stuart Kingston Galleries in Wilmington on Nov. 1, the FBI said. They tied up employees and “smashed display cases, making off with a large volume of high-end jewelry and diamonds.” They quartet left the scene in a U-Haul can and were last spotted on Interstate 95, heading north toward Pennsylvania.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 24, 1998
The FBI has released an updated photograph of a man being sought in the stabbing death of a 91-year-old woman who was slain June 30 inside her Baltimore home in the Brooklyn neighborhood.Christopher Mills, 25, who lived a block from the woman in the 3500 block of Sixth St., is shown with close-cropped hair and a goatee.Police are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction."It's an egregious crime," said Special Agent Peter A. Gulotta Jr., a spokesman for Baltimore's FBI office.
NEWS
July 2, 2000
State police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for vandalizing several signs and buildings in Mount Airy last week. According to police, vandals spray-painted several signs and buildings, including the entrance sign to Warfield Homes at Challedon, Mount Airy Middle School, the firemen's activities building and Twin Ridge Elementary School. Another vandalism incident occurred Thursday night at Snell's Nursery and Greenhouses on Runkles Road.
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June 29, 2000
The Severna Park Chamber of Commerce has offered a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of vandals who have spray-painted graffiti on the walls of several buildings in the area in recent weeks. Among the sites hit have been the Severna Park Veterinary Hospital and, most recently, the Community Center at Woods, the chamber said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Eastern District police station at 410-222-6145. To make a contribution to the reward fund, call 410-647-3900.
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By Paul Shread and Paul Shread,Staff writer | January 6, 1991
Annapolis officials are looking for someone named Grim, and they believe he may be riding a skateboard.The Annapolis graffiti artist has penned his name all over the downtown Historic District, and officials have put the word out on the street that they want him stopped.They may even offer a reward for information leading to Grim's arrest.The culprit's diamond-shaped logo has appeared at least a dozen times around Duke of Gloucester and Main streets in recent weeks, on everything from city planters to the foundations of historic buildings.
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April 8, 1994
Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information about an armed robbery at an Elkridge gas station Wednesday night.A lone gunman entered the Amoco station in the 5800 block of Washington Boulevard at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday and demanded money from a clerk, Howard County police said.The clerk complied. The suspect snatched an undetermined amount of cash and ran. No one was injured, police said.Anyone with information should call Howard police at 313-2236.To qualify for the reward, callers should also use the Metro Crime Stoppers hot line, 276-8888.
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June 13, 2000
Carroll County officials are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who broke into and spray-painted a water storage tank at Liberty High School in Eldersburg last week. Wayne Lewns, chief of the Carroll County utilities bureau, said vandals did $3,000 to $4,000 in damage June 6, cutting a hole in a wire fence surrounding the tower, breaking in a metal door and spraying "Class of 2000" and other graffiti on the tower. Citizens are urged not to enter the tower area or try to apprehend suspects.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2012
The McAteer children grew up seeing a reminder of their father's British boxing championship on the mantel, the prized Lonsdale Belt — made of gold adorned with porcelain medallions. The late Pat McAteer won the belt and defended it twice, making it his to keep. But this week, the family heirloom was stolen. Somebody broke into the Annapolis-area home of his son, also named Pat McAteer, and stole items including the safe that held the belt. "This was his greatest achievement in sports.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | February 4, 2011
The Department of Natural Resources is closing the commercial gill net season immediately to ensure watermen don't exceed its monthly striped bass quota and is offering a reward of at least $6,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of poachers who netted 10 tons of rockfish in the waters off Kent Island this week. As patrol boats continue to drag the fish-rich waters of Eastern Bay, Love Point and the Choptank and Chester rivers in search of illegal fishing gear, DNR officials are looking for ways to increase pressure on legal watermen to turn in the renegades who stretch submerged nets across areas where tens of thousands of striped bass travel along the Eastern Shore in winter.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2011
Volunteers trekked through a patch of thick pine trees and along railroad tracks in Northwest Baltimore on Saturday as a light snow fell, searching for any clues in the disappearance of missing teenager Phylicia Simone Barnes. On Saturday morning — 11 days after she went missing — the family and friends of 16-year-old Barnes, along with concerned strangers, searched the grounds surrounding the apartment complex where the honor roll student from North Carolina was last seen. Police say they suspect foul play and the teen was likely abducted, but family members vowed Saturday to find her. Russell Barnes, her father, organized the search that drew about 30 volunteers, including the activist group Guardian Angels in their signature red berets and jackets.
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By Liz F. Kay | liz.kay@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 19, 2010
A reward has been offered in the fatal shooting of a teenager in Wicomico County, according to the Maryland State Police. Preston Morehouse, 19, was found dead Sunday morning in the 27000 block of Ocean Gateway in Hebron, police said. Based on an autopsy, his death has been ruled a homicide. Morehouse, who had lived in Florida and Virginia, had moved to Maryland within the last two weeks and was staying with residents of the home where he was shot, according to police. The Wicomico County Crime Solvers have offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of the perpetrators of this crime.
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By Jessica Anderson and Jessica Anderson,Sun Reporter | July 17, 2008
The Maryland attorney general's office and the Humane Society of the United States are to announce today an increase in rewards for people who provide law enforcement authorities with information on illegal dogfighting events in Maryland and across the country. Coming on the first anniversary of NFL quarterback Michael Vick's federal indictment on dogfighting charges, the move will double the money offered for information leading to arrests and convictions, from $2,500 to $5,000. "We're making a concerted effort to eliminate dogfighting," said John Goodwin, manager of animal fighting issues for the Humane Society of the United States.
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By Tyeesha Dixon | March 21, 2008
Howard County police are seeking a suspect in the robberies of two Subway restaurants last week. The first occurred about 9:15 p.m. on March 10 at the Subway in the 6700 block of Business Parkway in Elkridge, near the intersection of U.S. 1 and Montgomery Road, police said. The man showed a handgun and took cash. The second robbery happened about 6:15 p.m. on Saturday at the Subway in the 9200 block of Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City. The man implied he had a handgun and took cash, leaving toward the back parking lot, police said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 19, 1998
A late-summer wave of bicycle thefts is sweeping through Howard County."They are spread all over," county police Sgt. George Belleville, a property crimes supervisor, said.Belleville said the thefts come in two varieties: groups of thieves targeting expensive bicycles left in open garages and pawning or selling them on the street, and local juveniles stealing bicycles for joy rides.Though thefts have been reported throughout the county, police have noticed a concentration in Columbia around Little Patuxent Parkway south of Route 32.Belleville said police are compiling all bicycle theft cases and are considering offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of bicycle thieves.
NEWS
February 9, 2008
Police investigators have released a composite sketch of a suspect in the killing of an Annapolis man and woman Jan. 18. The victims, Cecelia Brown, 50, of 29 A Bens Drive, and Charles Cully Jr., 29, of the first block of Marcs Court, were discovered by a friend that morning in Brown's home. Both had been shot, Annapolis police said. The suspect is described as a black male, 18 to 21 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 130 to 140 pounds, with a thin build, clean shaven, last seen wearing a dark-colored knit hat and a blue winter jacket.
NEWS
By Larry Carson | September 7, 2007
A robbery at a bank inside an Ellicott City Wal-Mart store Wednesday has Howard County police searching for a quiet thief who showed no weapon. The robber, described as black, in his mid-30s, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing 180 pounds, with slight facial hair and wearing a beige baseball cap and a long-sleeved beige shirt, entered the store in the 3200 block of Ridge Road and approached a Provident Bank teller at 12:48 p.m. He demanded cash,...
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