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Baltimore native ran cross-country drug ring that brought heroin to city, authorities say

Baltimore native ran cross-country drug ring that brought heroin to city, authorities say

From a home base in Houston, federal authorities say, a Remington native has been directing a cross-country drug operation that shipped large quantities of heroin to Baltimore, New York, New Orleans and elsewhere.

Adult in custody following suspicious deaths in Germantown

Montgomery County Police are continuing to investigate the deaths of two children at a Germantown residence Friday — and said officers had been at the residence the night before responding to a call about a child left alone in a car.

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City rape investigations questioned

City rape investigations questioned

The Baltimore Police Department has for the past four years recorded the highest percentage of rape cases that officers conclude are false or baseless of any city in the country, according to The Baltimore Sun's review of FBI data.

The Palczynski standoff: 10 years later

The Palczynski standoff: 10 years later

Four dead. Three held hostage. An interstate manhunt and one of the longest police standoffs in U.S. history. Joseph Palczynski's story, 10 years later.

Sun coverage: 4 found dead in Towson

Sun coverage: 4 found dead in Towson

A family of four from Long Island was found dead in a room at the Sheraton Baltimore North in Towson on April 20. Police were investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide.

Sun special report: A trail of deception

Sun special report: A trail of deception

Cindy McKay, a 52-year-old career thief and mother of six, was convicted in April 2008 of secretly stealing thousands of dollars from her boyfriend and stabbing him to death before his body was found burning along an Anne Arundel County road.

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Columbia Crime Log

The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible.

Pasadena man pleads guilty in fatal drive-by shooting

An Anne Arundel County man was sentenced to 14 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to being the driver of a vehicle in a fatal drive-by shooting in Pasadena last fall, and to an unrelated shooting last summer.

Child among victims in E. Baltimore triple shooting

A child was shot along with two men Saturday night in the Johnston Square neighborhood of East Baltimore, police said.

Juveniles charged in Clarksville vandalism [Crime Log]

The following is compiled from police reports. The Howard County Times includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible.

Security spots man exposing himself at Columbia pool [Crime Log]

The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible.

Eldersburg Bank of America robbed Thursday

The Eldersburg Bank of America on Ridge Road was robbed at gunpoint Thursday morning, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office.

Laurel man charged in commercial robbery [Crime Log]

The following is compiled from police reports. The Howard County Times includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible.

Dobbin Road shopper conned, robbed [Crime Log]

The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible.

Typical summer uptick in burglaries seen in Harford

Harford County has been seeing a fairly typical uptick in burglaries as the summer hits its peak, according to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

Home invasion in Taneytown reported early Tuesday

Suspects from a reported home invasion in Taneytown early Tuesday morning are still at large, according to Taneytown Police Chief Bill Tyler.

Baltimore County woman charged with attempted murder in Harford released on bail

A Middle River woman was released on bail after being charged with attempted murder for allegedly hitting her husband with their car in Edgewood on July 24, according to charging documents.

Edgewood auto shop pleads guilty to false reporting

An Edgewood auto shop pleaded guilty to falsifying an inspection report two years ago on an underground gasoline storage tank, Maryland's attorney general announced Thursday.

Inmate from Belcamp charged with smuggling drugs into Harford jail

A Harford County inmate from Belcamp was ordered held without bail after he allegedly smuggled prescription drugs to try to sell in the Detention Center, according to charging documents.

Howard police offer reward in Columbia armed robbery

Two men suspected in the armed robbery of a Columbia store located in the Long Reach Village Center remain at large, leading Howard County Police to issue a $500 reward for information.

Huffington granted $500,000 bond; murder victim's family outraged

FREDERICK – Relatives of a Harford County woman brutally murdered in 1981 were outraged Thursday as they heard a Frederick County judge set a $500,000 bail and schedule a hearing to open a new trial for a man twice convicted of killing her and her boyfriend.

Man robbed at gunpoint Monday near Mystic Mart in Edgewood, police say

A 22-year-old Edgewood man was robbed at gunpoint Monday afternoon near a gas station convenience store in Edgewood that has been the scene of past armed robberies, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said.

DNA match leads to charges in Laurel cold case killing

After nearly 31 years of mystery, rumors and speculation regarding the disappearance and killing of Laurel resident Stefanie Watson; Prince George's County Police finally have a suspect.

Police reviewing handling of pit bull attack in S. Baltimore

A "breakdown" in how Baltimore Police officers handled an alleged pit bull attack in South Baltimore that sent a 7-year-old boy to the hospital last week is now the subject of an internal police review, after animal control was left in the dark about the attack for several days, according to...

Man to serve 25 years for attempted murder of father

A 28-year-old College Park man was sentenced in Howard County Circuit Court Thursday to 25 years in prison for stabbing his father inside his Ellicott City home, according to State's attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan.

Baltimore residents trade guns for computers

In the past few months, as Renee Wright prepared to open a bakery in Highlandtown, she fretted that she didn't have a computer for her business — a necessity in today's modern world, she thought.

More incidents plague Edgewood's Grempler Way, site of shooting last week

Grempler Way in Edgewood just had a rough week as far as police activity.

Cecil man, 29, charged in murder of Kami Ring

Investigators from the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit have charged an acquaintance of a 10-year-old Cecil County girl in connection with her death earlier this week.

Investigation continues in Cecil Co. girl's death

As the investigation continues into the death of Kami Ring, the 10-year-old girl whose body was found near Port Deposit on Monday, friends, relatives and neighbors remembered her as a quiet, nice little girl who was devoted to her two siblings.

West Laurel man indicted in murder of wife, step-daughter

A West Laurel man who reportedly admitted to killing his wife and step-daughter and attempting to shoot his 15-year-old son inside their home has been indicted by a Prince George's County Grand Jury.

Aberdeen man accused of selling cocaine near Hall's Cross Roads Elementary

An Aberdeen man has been arrested and ordered to be held without bail for allegedly trying to sell cocaine near Hall's Cross Roads Elementary School in Aberdeen.

Ellicott City woman found not guilty in death of husband

The Ellicott City woman accused of causing her quadriplegic husband to overdose on oxycodone was found not guilty by a jury in Howard County Circuit Court Thursday, according to State's attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan.

Trial of woman accused in death of quadriplegic husband begins

The prosecution in the murder trial of an Ellicott City woman will attempt to prove she is responsible in the 2011 death of her quadriplegic husband, stating the man's life "was ended at the hands of his wife," according to spokesman Wayne Kirwan.

Harford Sheriff's deputy pleads guilty to bribery, resigns

A Harford County Sheriff's deputy accused of taking payments from a Baltimore repossession company pleaded guilty to bribery charges and resigned from his post on Monday, the Harford County State's Attorney's Office said.

Carroll Sheriff Tregoning will not seek reelection in 2014

Longtime Carroll County Sheriff Ken Tregoning announced Thursday that he will not seek reelection in 2014 after completing his 16th year in office.