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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | December 11, 2003
One hundred police officers and one bathroom. Fifty-eight square miles to cover and just 5,000 square feet of work space. More often than not, the numbers at Anne Arundel County's Southern District police station just didn't add up. That has all changed with the opening of its new $5 million, 15,000-square-foot building in Edgewater. Yesterday, County Executive Janet S. Owens and Police Chief P. Thomas Shanahan toured the station, which took more than 18 months to complete and features a "green roof."
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2014
A man was shot in the Union Square neighborhood in South Baltimore Sunday night, police said. Police said the shooting occurred just before 10:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Hollins St. They did not release any details on the victim's condition, a suspect or a motive. Anyone with information may call Southern District Detectives at 410-396-2499. cmcampbell@baltsun.com twitter.com/cmcampbell6
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | May 1, 2001
County police are trying to figure out how a loaded gun ended up in a Southern District jail cell. The .25-caliber handgun was found Friday afternoon, concealed by the holding cell's combination toilet, sink and water fountain - posing the most immediate danger to unarmed booking officers and inmates held there. Police commanders said yesterday that they are trying to determine whether an inmate had hidden the gun and to identify which of the officers might have failed to search someone properly and thoroughly check the cell for contraband.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
Baltimore police say a high-priority suspect wanted in connection with an attack on his child's mother was captured Thursday morning in Virginia Beach, Va. Christopher Troy Goode faces charges of attempted murder for a Sept. 12 attack on a woman in South Baltimore's Westport neighborhood. Police called attention to the case last week, calling him the agency's "Public Enemy No. 1" — part of a recent campaign to help catch fugitives. Police said the U.S. Marshals Service took Goode into custody after he was tracked by the city Police Department's Warrant Apprehension Task Force.
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By Julie Bykowicz | October 17, 2001
Starting today, Howard County's northern police district will be a little larger. The district is being expanded to embrace Long Reach village of Columbia. The Police Department is making the switch to try to balance the workloads of officers in the southern and northern police districts. Southern District officers have been handling the majority of the county's calls for service in recent years. In 1999, the Southern District responded to about 66,000 - 61 percent - of the county's 108,000 calls for service.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2010
Days after the Baltimore Police Department announced that he would oversee reforms in the beleaguered sex offense unit, a popular district commander has opted to retire. Maj. Scott Bloodsworth had been in charge of the Southern District since 2008. His new appointment last week came amid questions about police handling of sex crimes and after city officials vowed to change the way the department investigates them. The new post included the citywide robbery, check and fraud, missing persons and child abuse units.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2010
Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III told a group of South Baltimore residents Wednesday night that he considers them "family" and has their best interests at heart as he looks to select a new district commander. Bealefeld spoke to about 50 residents at the Southern District police station, a meeting that came one week after popular commander Scott Bloodsworth opted to retire rather than accept a new assignment overseeing reforms in the department's sex offense unit, which Bealefeld said was in "crisis.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2012
Amid the deluge of be-on-the-lookouts and other information dumped on Southern District officers during afternoon roll call Friday, there are three names that stick out to Officer Andre Smith Jr. They are the light rail robbery suspect, the suspected Westport drug dealer, and the Juvie. At only 25 years of age, Smith, a product of Baltimore's east side, already has seven years on, after joining the force as a cadet upon graduation. He's young, talks fast, cares about the people on his post, and is eager to impress.
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By Police Blotter is a representative, not comprehensive, list of crimes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County, reported by Richard Irwin | September 21, 1993
BALTIMORE CITY* SHOOTING: Northeastern District -- Officer Charles Smoot was in the 1600 block of Montpelier St. Saturday night when he saw several males, at least one with a shotgun, run down an alley. Moments later, at least one shot was heard. The officer was about to investigate when he saw a youth armed with a shotgun approach a car. When the officer ordered the youth to drop the shotgun, the youth pointed the weapon at the officer, who fired five shots. One bullet hit the youth in the leg. After treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Leon Lewis, 15, whose address was not immediately available, was charged as an adult with assaulting a police officer and possession of a deadly weapon and is being held at the Baltimore Detention Center in lieu of $45,000.
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By Sample compiled by Richard Irwin | April 27, 1993
Baltimore CitySTABBING: Northern District -- A resident of the 1700 block of St. Paul St. was stabbed in the hand Wednesday morning during an argument with his girlfriend at her home in the 1000 block of Woodson Road. The man was treated at St. Joseph Hospital in Baltimore County and released. Charges against the woman were pending.BURGLARY: Northern District -- Someone entered a house in the 600 block of Parkwyrth Ave. April 20 with a key and stole stereo equipment and a telephone, all valued at more than $2,500.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2012
Amid the deluge of be-on-the-lookouts and other information dumped on Southern District officers during afternoon roll call Friday, there are three names that stick out to Officer Andre Smith Jr. They are the light rail robbery suspect, the suspected Westport drug dealer, and the Juvie. At only 25 years of age, Smith, a product of Baltimore's east side, already has seven years on, after joining the force as a cadet upon graduation. He's young, talks fast, cares about the people on his post, and is eager to impress.
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By Peter Hermann | December 30, 2011
The major who heads the Baltimore Police Department's Southern District is being moved to headquarters to head up an effort by the agency to become nationally accredited, according to a spokesman. Maj. Margaret Barillaro took over the Southern District in July of last year after a popular major, Scott Bloodsworth, retired rather than accept a new assignment overseeing reforms in the sex offense unit. The new major in South Baltimore will David Reitz, who is being promoted from his rank of deputy major in the Southeast District.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2010
Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III told a group of South Baltimore residents Wednesday night that he considers them "family" and has their best interests at heart as he looks to select a new district commander. Bealefeld spoke to about 50 residents at the Southern District police station, a meeting that came one week after popular commander Scott Bloodsworth opted to retire rather than accept a new assignment overseeing reforms in the department's sex offense unit, which Bealefeld said was in "crisis.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 7, 2010
Days after the Baltimore Police Department announced that he would oversee reforms in the beleaguered sex offense unit, a popular district commander has opted to retire. Maj. Scott Bloodsworth had been in charge of the Southern District since 2008. His new appointment last week came amid questions about police handling of sex crimes and after city officials vowed to change the way the department investigates them. The new post included the citywide robbery, check and fraud, missing persons and child abuse units.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,peter.hermann@baltsun.com | July 24, 2009
A Baltimore police officer who had just ended his shift shot one of three men who tried to rob him at gunpoint at a bus stop one block from the Southern District police station early Thursday, a department spokesman said. The 33-year-old officer, who has been on the force since October 2004 and is assigned to the Southern District, was off duty and standing at the stop in the 200 block of Cherry Hill Road shortly after midnight when three men - one armed with a handgun - tried to rob him, spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
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By Gus S. Sentementes and Gus S. Sentementes,Sun reporter | May 21, 2008
Baltimore police said yesterday that they are seeking witnesses to a melee early Sunday in Federal Hill that left three people stabbed, including a man who authorities said tried to break up the fight and is still recovering at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Southern District Detective William Bailey said he is trying to piece together the details of the brawl, which apparently started with an argument about 2 a.m. at Light and West streets, just as hundreds of people were spilling out of neighborhood bars and restaurants.
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October 6, 1999
A blood drive to benefit Baltimore Police Department personnel and their families will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Southern District in the first block of Cherry Hill Road.The drive is sponsored by the Baltimore Chapter of the American Red Cross three days a year.
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By Richard Irwin | April 25, 2002
Baltimore City Southern District Theft: After stealing a debit card from a resident of Herndon Court on Tuesday, the thief removed more than $400 from the victim's bank account through an automated teller machine in the 3000 block of S. Hanover St.
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By DAN RODRICKS | April 3, 2008
Walter Abbott, the Parkville contractor accused of threatening Gov. Martin O'Malley, claims illegal aliens "ruined my life" because their presence in the Baltimore-area labor force over the last two decades kept him from getting drywall work. Abbott, on home detention awaiting trial, told me he's received phone calls of support from people who share his views -- of immigrants and/or O'Malley -- and hail him a hero. Abbott attributes to "illegals" most of his financial problems of the last two decades.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun reporter | March 28, 2008
When friends recalled Marshall Shure yesterday, they compared him to Matlock, a folksy, down-home attorney who could lull people into thinking he was their friend while he was tearing their testimony apart. He could equally play the part of father confessor and social worker. Mr. Shure, an assistant state's attorney who prosecuted vagrancy, car theft, spouse beating and drug possession cases in Baltimore's neighborhood courts - mostly in the Southern District - died of lung cancer Wednesday at the Levindale Hebrew Center and Hospital.
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