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June 23, 2014
Instead of more tax dollars going to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ( "VA's acting chief tours Baltimore medical center," June 17), the new secretary should fire all the leadership at the VA that allowed the people who got bonuses based on wait time to cook the books and then prosecute all those who took bonuses they did not earn, which amounts to stealing tax dollars from us. J. Heming, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send...
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
The couple walked into Kent Island Jewelry first. She wore dark sunglasses, scrubs and a stethoscope draped around her neck. He was well-dressed and meticulously groomed. Trailing them was another man, in work clothes. He was looking for something special for his mother's wedding gift. "He ran me all over the store," shop owner Patricia Clowd recalled. Clowd and police now say the hunt for the perfect gift was a distraction, providing the dapper Robert Weathers an opportunity to grab a tray of diamonds from an unlocked case.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2013
After a recent spree of thefts targeting $300,000 worth of copper wire and equipment from its facilities throughout the state, Verizon is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the thieves. Thieves have taken copper wire and laptops from Verizon work centers in Bel Air; Brooklyn; Churchville; Edgewood; Fork; Hampstead; Jarrettsville; North East; Owings Mills; Parkton; Randallstown; Sparks; and Taneytown from May through August, Verizon officials said Thursday.
SPORTS
June 23, 2014
Instead of more tax dollars going to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ( "VA's acting chief tours Baltimore medical center," June 17), the new secretary should fire all the leadership at the VA that allowed the people who got bonuses based on wait time to cook the books and then prosecute all those who took bonuses they did not earn, which amounts to stealing tax dollars from us. J. Heming, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send...
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By Andrea F. Siegel | andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | December 11, 2009
Large amounts of copper wire and pipe were stolen this week from apartments under construction by the Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis, police said Friday. The metals are valuable for resale or home construction, according to police. Either Monday night or Tuesday morning, someone entered the property, in the 100 block of Clay St., police said. A locked fence around the building showed no sign of forced entry. The apartments were open because they were under construction, according to police.
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February 5, 2014
Were there really almost 2,000 thefts of handicapped placards from vehicles in Baltimore in 2012? Who are all these people stealing placards from the disabled ( "City to reserve hundreds of parking spaces for disabled," Feb. 1)? If there's a Hell, I hope there's an especially warm and toasty section reserved for these deeply disturbed folks. By the way, to those who shudder at the thought of forthcoming parking challenges created by the change in parking policy, I'd trade my placard in any day and park a mile away from everywhere I need to go for the rest of my life if I could lose the MS-related disability.
EXPLORE
November 8, 2011
An article in the Nov. 11, 1911, edition of The Argus reported an alert resident didn't hesitate to take aim at intruders threatening his chickens. Chicken thieves have been operating in the neighborhood of Catonsville this week. They visited the poultry houses of Mrs. Ellen Hill , at Shlyn, on the Frederick road, opposite Frederick Terrace, and those of Mr. Howard Mann , on Edmondson avenue, near North Bend land, Tuesday night. At the former place, they succeeded in carrying off eighteen fine fowls.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2013
It's dyeable. It's bleachable. And it's highly sought after by thieves targeting shops in the Baltimore area and around the country. Unprocessed human hair - prized for providing women with long, flowing, natural-looking locks - has been swiped from half a dozen area beauty supply stores. The high-end hair, often sewn or glued in place to add length or volume, costs nearly $200 a bundle. Such steep prices have made the fashionable locks desirable among thieves , much like Nike Air Jordan Concords and Helly Hansen jackets.
NEWS
By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,andrea.siegel@baltsun.com | July 13, 2009
In Annapolis, it's the season for scooters to disappear. One man thought a friend was playing a trick on him when his motor scooter vanished two weeks ago from the stairwell in his apartment building. It wasn't a joke. And Kenneth West said he came out of his Eastport home one recent morning and saw that the gray scooter he'd chained to his fence was gone. "I'd locked it up," he said. But the lock was gone, too. West had had the scooter for only several months. "I just use it to go to the store, close by," he said.
NEWS
January 14, 1997
Thieves walked into an unlocked Lothian home Friday and took $300, a watch, several keys and the victim's car, county police said.David Dennehy, 23, of the 700 block of Mount Zion Marlboro Road called police about 4: 30 p.m. to report the theft. He told police that when he returned to his house after 12 hours away, he found several keys missing from a peg board in the kitchen.A watch and cash had been taken from one of the bedrooms, and a blue 1987 Nissan Sentra was missing.Dennehy found the car about two miles away on Sands Road, police said.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2014
Three people allegedly in the midst of stealing copper wiring in Hanover were thwarted when their getaway car became stuck in the mud, according to Anne Arundel County police. Police said the three suspects cut their way through a fence to get to a secluded business in a wooded area in the 7200 block of Park Circle Drive late Wednesday night. They then broke into a fenced storage area and took copper cables from generators. As they were trying to leave, their pickup truck became stuck in the mud and they called a tow truck company.
NEWS
February 5, 2014
Were there really almost 2,000 thefts of handicapped placards from vehicles in Baltimore in 2012? Who are all these people stealing placards from the disabled ( "City to reserve hundreds of parking spaces for disabled," Feb. 1)? If there's a Hell, I hope there's an especially warm and toasty section reserved for these deeply disturbed folks. By the way, to those who shudder at the thought of forthcoming parking challenges created by the change in parking policy, I'd trade my placard in any day and park a mile away from everywhere I need to go for the rest of my life if I could lose the MS-related disability.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2013
After a recent spree of thefts targeting $300,000 worth of copper wire and equipment from its facilities throughout the state, Verizon is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the thieves. Thieves have taken copper wire and laptops from Verizon work centers in Bel Air; Brooklyn; Churchville; Edgewood; Fork; Hampstead; Jarrettsville; North East; Owings Mills; Parkton; Randallstown; Sparks; and Taneytown from May through August, Verizon officials said Thursday.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2013
Baltimore police will work in the coming months with the manufacturer of kiosks that pay cash for broken or used electronics to avoid a possible citywide ban, driven by concerns that the devices entice thieves. The new regulations are expected to be considered by the City Council in September. The council's Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee agreed in a 3-0 vote to direct the Police Department to work with ecoATM to develop a system to would allow police to investigate whether certain electronics were stolen and then sold.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2013
It's dyeable. It's bleachable. And it's highly sought after by thieves targeting shops in the Baltimore area and around the country. Unprocessed human hair - prized for providing women with long, flowing, natural-looking locks - has been swiped from half a dozen area beauty supply stores. The high-end hair, often sewn or glued in place to add length or volume, costs nearly $200 a bundle. Such steep prices have made the fashionable locks desirable among thieves , much like Nike Air Jordan Concords and Helly Hansen jackets.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2012
Baltimore County police are searching for two woman who allegedly stole two bottles of vodka from a Glyndon liquor store last month. Police released images on Wednesday of two woman at The Wine Post on Railroad Avenue where one of them took two bottles of vodka off the shelf and placed them in a bag, according to a police statement. The women took off in a tan or silver Toyota Sienna van and headed toward Owings Mills Boulevard. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.
NEWS
September 2, 1997
Maryland State Police are looking for thieves who pried open a rear door at Captain Bob's Seafood in Manchester on Thursday and used the store's hand truck to steal a safe.Investigators said the burglary occurred between 9: 30 p.m. and 11 p.m., after closing and before an employee routinely arrived to check on perishable items.The loss from checks, cash and the safe was estimated at $2,860.Anyone with information may call the state police at 410- 848-3111.FireHampstead: Firefighters from Manchester assisted Hampstead at 5: 11 a.m. Thursday, responding to a house fire in the 4000 block of Black Rock Road.
NEWS
October 10, 1997
Thirteen residents in southeast Taneytown discovered early yesterday that their vehicles -- all unlocked -- had been rifled between midnight and 6 a.m.Not everyone had property stolen, said police Chief Melvin Diggs, who began responding to complaints at the breakfast hour.The thieves did get a pair of leather boots and a leather coat with $325 in a pocket from one victim on Pumpkin Drive, Diggs said. Vehicles on Morning Frost Street and Fairground Avenue also were entered, he said."Mostly, they got items like cellular phones, compact discs and disc players," he said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Janell Sutherland | November 5, 2012
Last week, the teams stayed in Bangladesh and got very hot. The Twins somehow failed to fall for Boyfriend Ryan's nerdy charm, and the Goat Farmers came in last but were spared from elimination by a benevolent Phil and a pretty woman at the Pit Stop. The next destination is Istanbul (not Constantinople). Did you know that Istanbul (not Constantinople) is the only metropolis in the world that stands on two continents? Europe and Asia. How cool is that? Any final thoughts about Bangladesh, teams?
NEWS
June 15, 2012
This week, Del. Tiffany Alston ofPrince George's Countywas convicted of stealing $800 from the General Assembly to pay an aide in her private law firm. The offense is a misdemeanor, but it is directly related to her duties in office - in fact, she was also convicted of official misconduct - and as such falls under a provision of the Maryland constitution that triggers automatic suspension from the General Assembly. Nonetheless, Ms. Alston stands to be a pivotal figure in the legislature next month if Gov.Martin O'Malleycalls a special session to consider the expansion of gambling.
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