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July 14, 1991
Crimes that county police agencies said they investigated last week include:Aberdeen1100 block Pulaski Highway: $1,330 was stolen from King's servicestation June 27, the county Sheriff's Department said.Unit blockChestnut Street: Jewelry and video games, worth $7,800, were stolen from a house June 28, the Sheriff's Department said.Abingdon3200 block Trellis Lane: A heat pump worth $1,640 was stolen from a house July 1, the Sheriff's Department said. A second heat pump, also worth $1,640, was stolen from another house June 31.3700 block Pulaski Highway: A cash register and cash, worth $1,860, were stolen from Jackie's Bar Harbor Inn on June 28, the Sheriff's Department said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | November 26, 2008
Michael James Cortezi, a World War II veteran and retired member of the Baltimore sheriff's department who had been assigned to the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse, died Thursday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Lifespring Hampton Meadows, a Towson assisted-living facility. He was 86. Mr. Cortezi was born in Baltimore and raised on West 23rd Street. He attended Polytechnic Institute and later earned his General Educational Development certificate. Mr. Cortezi enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942 and served with an anti-aircraft battery in the Pacific.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | July 27, 1994
In an unofficial start to the fall campaign, both candidates for Carroll sheriff introduced their platforms in general terms yesterday to a group of county business people.Incumbent Republican Sheriff John H. Brown, who is seeking his second term, told the 100 or so people gathered for the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce's monthly breakfast that he would continue to operate the 90-member department as he has since 1990."I'm extremely proud of what we've done in there these last four years," he said.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | August 17, 2008
Miguel Martinez knows what to look for in dangerous situations. At age 17, he knows how to perform a building search, clear a room and handle a weapon. On a recent afternoon, he rattled off the warning signs that someone may be using drugs. "When you think a person is on drugs, you look for eye dilation and heavy breathing," Martinez said. "They also tense up their muscles to try to make them look bigger." Martinez's knowledge comes from experience gained through a program that gets students interested in careers in law enforcement.
NEWS
March 31, 1991
An armed bandit robbed an employee at the Gunpowder Cove Mobil gas station in Joppa last Sunday evening, the county Sheriff's Department said.Police gave this account of the robbery: A man entered the service station in the 500 block of Joppa Farm Road about 7:30 p.m., walked behind the station's attendant and placed a weapon against the employee's back. The employee did not know what kind of weapon the man used.The suspect grabbed cash from the employee's shirt pocket and then fled. The suspect was described as a black male, 26 to 30 years old, wearing a bright green jacket.
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By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | February 18, 2003
Former Anne Arundel County Sheriff Robert G. Pepersack Sr. died of a heart attack at his Glen Burnie home Saturday morning. He was 61. Mr. Pepersack, who served as sheriff from 1990 to 1994 after defeating one of the county's longest serving incumbents, had been shoveling snow in front of his house before he collapsed indoors, said Julie Pepersack, his wife of 23 years. Mr. Pepersack was taken by ambulance to North Arundel Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Doctors who examined him said he died of a massive heart attack.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | March 7, 2003
In an unlikely reunion, the two Baltimore sheriff's deputies fired for an incident in Lexington Market in which a Hispanic man was mistaken for a bank robber and brutalized, met with the victim over sandwiches and sodas yesterday. The first thing they did was hug. All three felt like victims. "I put myself in your shoes, and I feel your actual pain," said Anthony Spence, who believes he was unfairly fired from the Sheriff's Department. Through an interpreter, Spence and Clyde Boatwright apologized to Rolando Sanchez, who speaks little English, for the incident in September.
NEWS
October 28, 1990
The following is a compilation of some of the crimes reported to the county's police agencies this week:Aberdeen1203 S. Philadelphia Blvd.: Tools valued at $3,550 were stolen from Dieters Body Shop on Oct. 22, the county Sheriff's Department said.1700 block Perryman Road: Tools valued at $3,140 were taken from a warehouse on Oct. 9, the Sheriff's Department said.317 S. Philadelphia Blvd.: Stereo systems from four vehicles were stolen at Hinder Lincoln Mercury on Oct. 16, town police said.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff writer | November 11, 1990
Democrat Robert E. Comes coasted to victory in Tuesday's race for county sheriff, trouncing incumbent Dominick J. Mele's write-in campaign to allow him to keep his job.In the general election, Comes received 34,381 votes, or 74 percent.There were 4,689 write-in votes, but how many of those Mele got will not be determined until this week.Comes, 58, of Churchville, will assume the $52,000-a-year sheriff's job at the 260-member department on Dec. 3.Following his victory, Comes reflected on the campaign and outlined some of his plans for the Sheriff's Department during an interview.
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By Elise Armacost and Elise Armacost,Staff writer | April 8, 1992
The County Council has talked tough about Sheriff Robert Pepersack'sbudget problems in recent weeks, but last night's showdown wasn't much of a fight.The council gave Pepersack -- who is running over budget for the second straight year -- everything he wanted, voting unanimously in favor of a last-minute transfer of $184,700 to see the sheriff's office through the fiscal year ending June 30.The sheriff originally asked for $204,700, with the additional $20,000 to be used for improvements to the Circuit Court lockup.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Reporter | February 3, 2008
Harford County is renting more office space than it owns and paying more in leases every year, county officials said. Rather than operating under one roof, agencies have spread into several buildings throughout downtown Bel Air and beyond. The county office building on South Main Street has reached maximum occupancy and cannot add another employee, even though the positions have been budgeted and filled, officials said. In a county seat with little land left to develop and office space renting at a premium, county government needs workplaces that are accessible to the public, energy efficient, operationally effective and economically feasible, said Harford County administration director Lorraine T. Costello.
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By ASSSOCIATED PRESS | January 13, 2007
BEAUFORT, Mo. -- A 13-year-old boy who vanished near his home five days ago was found alive about 60 miles away in a suburban St. Louis home, along with a 15-year-old boy who had been missing since 2002, authorities said yesterday. The boys were found in a Kirkwood home belonging to Michael Devlin, 41, who has been charged with kidnapping, Sheriff Gary Toelke said. The sheriff said both boys appeared unharmed. William Ownby, who goes by Ben, appeared dazed as he walked into the sheriff's department, where he was reunited with his family last night.
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By Sheridan Lyons | September 11, 2005
Police Blotter is a sampling of crimes from state and local police and sheriff's reports in Carroll County. Eldersburg Assault and robbery: A resident walking a dog in the 1200 block of Liberty Road at 12:15 a.m. Sept. 6 told the Carroll County sheriff's department that a man approached and asked the whereabouts of a man named Jimmy, then produced a stun gun and shocked him twice, taking about $600. The assailant reportedly was driving a dark blue Buick Regal with Maryland registration.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | February 11, 2005
The Carroll County Sheriff's Department asked the county commissioners yesterday to fund its effort to become a nationally accredited law enforcement agency within a year. The department won recognition 15 months ago from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, the first step in the process that traditionally leads to stronger crime prevention and control as well as improvements in management practices, confidence among residents and interagency cooperation, according to the commission.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | February 11, 2005
The Carroll County Sheriff's Department asked the county commissioners yesterday to fund its effort to become a nationally accredited law enforcement agency within a year. The department won recognition 15 months ago from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, the first step in the process that traditionally leads to stronger crime prevention and control as well as improvements in management practices, confidence among residents and interagency cooperation, according to the commission.
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By Sarah Schaffer and Sarah Schaffer,SUN STAFF | October 29, 2004
A former Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Office clerk pleaded guilty yesterday to stealing more than $10,000 from the department over several years and received a suspended jail sentence. Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Joseph P. Manck sentenced Debra Ellen Johnson, 37, of Glen Burnie to six months in jail but suspended that sentence in favor of three years of supervised probation. Johnson must also complete 50 hours of community service and repay the money to the county, the judge said. A married mother of two school-age children, Johnson faced up to 15 years in jail and a $25,000 fine, the maximum penalty for a felony theft conviction.
NEWS
February 16, 1995
Thank goodness Anne Arundel County voters had the good sense last autumn to send former Sheriff Robert G. Pepersack packing. Mr. Pepersack overspent his budget three years in 44TC row and now his successor, George Johnson, has inherited a fiscal fiasco.When Mr. Johnson entered office on Dec. 5, the sheriff's department had a projected budget shortfall of $569,000. Mr. Johnson whittled the deficit to $300,000 by reducing overtime pay, cutting the number of part-time deputies, and ending a $50,000-a-year program that paid deputies two hours of overtime once every two weeks to wash their squad cars and clean their guns.
NEWS
June 22, 2003
Physicians honor Aberdeen doctor Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. was the keynote speaker at last week's Maryland Academy of Family Physicians conference in Annapolis. Besides its four-day scientific program and trade show, the group honored its departing president, Dr. Ben E. Oteyza of Bel Air, and presented the organization's Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Rose Mary Hatem Bonsack of Aberdeen. With headquarters in Baltimore County, the group is the largest medical specialty society in Maryland.
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN STAFF | March 7, 2003
In an unlikely reunion, the two Baltimore sheriff's deputies fired for an incident in Lexington Market in which a Hispanic man was mistaken for a bank robber and brutalized, met with the victim over sandwiches and sodas yesterday. The first thing they did was hug. All three felt like victims. "I put myself in your shoes, and I feel your actual pain," said Anthony Spence, who believes he was unfairly fired from the Sheriff's Department. Through an interpreter, Spence and Clyde Boatwright apologized to Rolando Sanchez, who speaks little English, for the incident in September.
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