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May 9, 1995
A man armed with a 4-inch screwdriver robbed a High's store in the 700 block of Church St., Brooklyn Park, of an undetermined amount of cash Friday, county police said yesterday.Police said the man walked into the store about 8:30 a.m. and picked up a can of cat food. When he pulled a dollar from his pocket to pay, he also pulled out the screwdriver from his jacket and demanded money from the cashier.The man took the cash and fled, leaving the cat food. The suspect is described as a white male, about 25, with thin, shoulder-length brown hair, a mole near his mouth, and a thin mustache.
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By Justin Fenton and Justin Fenton,justin.fenton@baltsun.com | October 16, 2009
A paramedic has been suspended without pay after an investigation into an incident in which a man shot by Baltimore police was mistakenly pronounced dead and left on a convenience store floor for 30 minutes. Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright said the paramedic, whose name he declined to release on the grounds that it is a personnel matter, was suspended for 29 days without pay and will have to undergo retraining as a result of the Aug. 1 incident. Cartwright declined to discuss details of the investigation and suspension.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,Sun Staff Writer | June 22, 1994
Police arrested a Westminster man Saturday and charged him with stabbing a woman with a 10-inch-long screwdriver.Larry Allen Williams of South Court Street was charged in Carroll County Circuit Court over the weekend with assault and battery, malicious destruction and assault with a deadly weapon, the screwdriver.Maryland State Police Lt. Dean Brewer said Mr. Williams was one of about 50 people involved in a fight near South Court Street at Center Alley about 11 p.m. Saturday.The woman, identified in Circuit Court documents as Cheryl Gibson, told police that when she tried to stop a confrontation between her cousin and Mr. Williams, she was stabbed in the shoulder.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber and Sarah Kickler Kelber,Sun Staff | December 15, 2002
It's getting colder outside, and maybe those snowman and icicle decorations aren't helping combat those chilly feelings. If that's the case, check out Tommy Bahama's tropical twist on the holidays. The company, which creates items in a "Tiki-Chic" style, offers holiday accessories including a limited-edition Christmas ornament patterned after its Pineapple Twist button-down shirt ($65), the holiday-themed retro-print tie ($55) and the Enchanted Evening beaded bag ($82), which features a palm tree against a blue, cream or rose background.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 28, 2000
A man threatened a clerk with a screwdriver while robbing a Union Bridge convenience store early Sunday and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money, state police said. No one was injured in the incident at the 7-Eleven store in the 100 block of S. Main St., police said. According to a store clerk, the robber walked into the store about 5: 30 a.m. and asked for a pack of cigarettes. He didn't have enough money to pay for the cigarettes and selected some candy instead. As the clerk opened the register, the suspect displayed thescrewdriver, reached over the counter, took money from the register and ran toward an alley behind the store.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | October 25, 1994
A lady I know arrived at her place of work yesterday morning carrying in her hands a large screwdriver, which is a thing not normally used in her profession of cleaning other people's houses."
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 22, 2002
A Crofton police officer who shot a man allegedly armed with a screwdriver will not face criminal charges, a spokeswoman for the Anne Arundel County state's attorney's office said yesterday. Officer John Woodall, a six-year veteran of the Crofton force, received a letter from the state's attorney's office this week saying he had been cleared of any potential charges, said the spokeswoman, Kristin Riggin. Riggin refused to discuss details of the county's investigation into the shooting Jan. 26. The man who was shot, James M. Timmons, 35, of Annapolis, is awaiting trial on charges that include assault.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 25, 1999
LOS ANGELES -- The FBI launched an investigation yesterday into last week's fatal shooting of a mentally ill homeless woman by a Los Angeles police officer.Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Gennaco said he asked for the investigation to determine whether the Los Angeles Police Department officer used excessive force or violated the 54-year-old woman's civil rights."The allegations that have been made in this case warrant a federal investigation," Gennaco said.Margaret Laverne Mitchell, a 5-foot-1-inch, 102-pound woman who had lived on the streets for the past several years, was shot once in the chest Friday after she allegedly lunged at an officer with a 13-inch screwdriver.
NEWS
July 13, 1995
POLICE LOG* Savage: 8500 block of Storchwoods Drive: The passenger-side door of a 1991 Honda Accord was pried open and a screwdriver was broken off in its ignition during a theft attempt early Monday, police said.
NEWS
December 13, 1993
POLICE LOG* Jessup: 7800 block of Route 1: A man in a hooded sweat shirt was seen trying to pry open a front door of a business with a screwdriver Tuesday night, police said.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 22, 2002
A Crofton police officer who shot a man allegedly armed with a screwdriver will not face criminal charges, a spokeswoman for the Anne Arundel County state's attorney's office said yesterday. Officer John Woodall, a six-year veteran of the Crofton force, received a letter from the state's attorney's office this week saying he had been cleared of any potential charges, said the spokeswoman, Kristin Riggin. Riggin refused to discuss details of the county's investigation into the shooting Jan. 26. The man who was shot, James M. Timmons, 35, of Annapolis, is awaiting trial on charges that include assault.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | January 29, 2002
Anne Arundel County police were investigating yesterday whether a Crofton police officer was justified in shooting a man allegedly armed with a screwdriver Saturday night. John Woodall, a six-year veteran of the Crofton police force, shot the man once in the lower abdomen, county police officials said. The man, identified as James Timmons, ran toward the officer holding a screwdriver in a "threatening manner," Officer Charles Ravenell, a county police spokesman, said. Timmons, who told police he lives in Annapolis, was in serious but stable condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday, a hospital spokeswoman said.
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By Rob Kasper | June 24, 2000
Yesterday morning when moguls were in their office moguling and arbitrageurs were in cyberspace arbitraging, I was in the laundry room rooting for the washer's spin cycle to kick in. A few hours earlier, the washer had appeared to be dead in the water - the dirty water. Late Thursday night I discovered the washer's distress while engaging in a drastic domestic clean-up action, one spurred by the fact that my wife would soon be returning from an out-of-town trip. As some guys do, I had let housekeeping matters slide during my wife's absence.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 28, 2000
A man threatened a clerk with a screwdriver while robbing a Union Bridge convenience store early Sunday and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money, state police said. No one was injured in the incident at the 7-Eleven store in the 100 block of S. Main St., police said. According to a store clerk, the robber walked into the store about 5: 30 a.m. and asked for a pack of cigarettes. He didn't have enough money to pay for the cigarettes and selected some candy instead. As the clerk opened the register, the suspect displayed thescrewdriver, reached over the counter, took money from the register and ran toward an alley behind the store.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 25, 1999
LOS ANGELES -- The FBI launched an investigation yesterday into last week's fatal shooting of a mentally ill homeless woman by a Los Angeles police officer.Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Gennaco said he asked for the investigation to determine whether the Los Angeles Police Department officer used excessive force or violated the 54-year-old woman's civil rights."The allegations that have been made in this case warrant a federal investigation," Gennaco said.Margaret Laverne Mitchell, a 5-foot-1-inch, 102-pound woman who had lived on the streets for the past several years, was shot once in the chest Friday after she allegedly lunged at an officer with a 13-inch screwdriver.
ENTERTAINMENT
By MIKE HIMOWITZ | November 16, 1998
Setting up a computer can be hard work.Hooking up the wires and cabling, getting Windows 98 to run without crashing, installing a printer and establishing an Internet account can eat up lot of time and energy.But they're nothing compared to the hassle of assembling the (expletive) computer desk you bought so you'd have somewhere to put the PC. I lived through this waking nightmare last week when I went PC shopping with my mother. Before we looked at our first computer, we stopped at a couple of stores to find a desk or table that would fit into the 36-inch-wide space she'd set aside in her apartment.
NEWS
March 10, 1997
East ColumbiaOakland Mills: 5800 block of Thunder Hill Road: Someone reported Wednesday that several storage room doors had been pried with a screwdriver, but nothing was reported missing.Pub Date: 3/10/97
NEWS
April 28, 1994
POLICE LOG* Oakland Mills: 5800 block of Morningbird Lane: A would-be thief attempted to take a 1988 Honda late Sunday or early Monday. Police said a screwdriver was found in the ignition.5700 block of Stevens Forest Road: Someone tried to steal a 1992 Suzuki by tampering with its ignition on Monday, police said.
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By Geoffrey C. Upton and Geoffrey C. Upton,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 18, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Free speech was in full, unrestrained force yesterday in front of the White House. As President Clinton testified inside, a smattering of protesters weaved among the tourists gawking through the fence on Pennsylvania Avenue at the reporters and cameras set up under umbrellas on the White House grounds.Most of the tourists and other bystanders paused briefly. But those engaged in heated debate about the president and his future raged on.One man carried a sign over his head reading, "Starr's zealous indiscretion, like Joe McCarthy's tyranny, is political terror."
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 14, 1998
A man who was fatally shot Tuesday by a correctional officer who told authorities he was trying to thwart a car break-in was identified by police yesterday as a 25-year-old from West Baltimore.Anthony Gaylord Simpson of the 2100 block of Crimea Road was serving three years of probation after a conviction for cocaine possession in June 1996, a spokesman for the state prison system said yesterday.Simpson was shot once in the head by the correctional officer, Cpl. Jermaine Johnson, who said he confronted a man who was breaking into his 1998 Nissan Maxima outside his house in the 3200 block of W. Presstman St.The officer told city police that he fired one shot from his .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun after the man "suddenly turned" toward him. Police said Simpson was clutching a screwdriver in one hand and had a crowbar hidden under his coat.
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