Baltimore Sun crime: Police and court news from Baltimore, the suburbs and beyond
Baltimore Sun crime: Police and court news from Baltimore, the suburbs and beyond

Police blotter: Robberies for the week of Aug. 16

There were 71 robberies reported across Baltimore by police for the week ending Aug. 16, a 20 percent increase over the previous week.

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Teen killed in Northeast Baltimore, second in as many days

Teen killed in Northeast Baltimore, second in as many days 

Baltimore Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old — the second in as many days.

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Driver strikes pedestrian, two vehicles and light pole in West Baltimore

Driver strikes pedestrian, two vehicles and light pole in West Baltimore

A man was arrested late Wednesday after he struck a pedestrian, then an unmarked police car, before doubling back and crashing his vehicle at the scene of the pedestrian accident, police said.

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Man killed in apparent murder-suicide attempt in Laurel

Man killed in apparent murder-suicide attempt in Laurel

A man allegedly shot and killed another man who was dating his estranged wife before attempting to take his own life in Laurel Wednesday night, Anne Arundel County police said.

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Residents air concerns about Taser use during Gilmor arrests

Residents air concerns about Taser use during Gilmor arrests 

Moving quickly to quell resident concerns about police actions during the arrest of four at Gilmor Homes on Wednesday, a top Baltimore police commander walked the housing project and assigned investigators to look into the case.

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Man who threatened judge picked up after 14 days on the lam

Federal authorities say they have located and arrested a man who while incarcerated had vowed to kill a judge, then disappeared from a Baltimore re-entry program this month.

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Two fatally shot in Baltimore

Two fatally shot in Baltimore

Baltimore homicide detectives on Wednesday were investigating two fatal shootings that occurred the previous night.

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No charges filed in disorderly complaint against state police trooper at Jarrettsville restaurant

No charges filed in disorderly complaint against state police trooper at Jarrettsville restaurant

An off-duty Maryland State Police Trooper has been suspended with pay after he was driven from a Jarrettsville restaurant late Saturday night to the Bel Air Barrack by the barrack commander, following allegations the trooper was disorderly and walking around in his underwear.

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Body found in water was missing man, 21

Body found in water was missing man, 21

Police confirmed a body recovered from waters near M&T Bank Stadium was that of a 21-year-old man reported missing from southern Baltimore last week.

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Neighbors question lack of information after stabbing in Federal Hill

Neighbors question lack of information after stabbing in Federal Hill 

Word of an attack in Federal Hill appeared Monday on a neighborhood Facebook page, warning that a man had been stabbed early Sunday after being chased for his wallet. As news spread, different accounts emerged.

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Baltimore County police investigate Windsor Mill shooting

Baltimore County police investigate Windsor Mill shooting

Baltimore County Police said they are investigating a shooting that occurred early Tuesday morning in Windsor Mill.

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Man charged with attempted murder in double shooting in Baltimore

Man charged with attempted murder in double shooting in Baltimore

A 19-year-old man has been charged in a Northwest Baltimore double shooting that injured two men in late July, Baltimore police say.

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'Hands up' graffiti pops up in Baltimore

'Hands up' graffiti pops up in Baltimore

"Hands up, don't shoot" has become one of the primary rallying cries for those in Ferguson, Mo., protesting the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown last week.

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Two injured in double shooting outside Carrollton Ridge apartments

Two injured in double shooting outside Carrollton Ridge apartments

Two men were shot outside a Southwest Baltimore apartment where residents said six children were playing on Monday.

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Hit-and-run crash kills one in West Baltimore

Hit-and-run crash kills one in West Baltimore 

A 42-year-old man was killed and two pedestrians were injured Monday morning in a hit-and-run crash in West Baltimore, and police are searching for the driver.

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Body found in water near Ravens stadium

Body found in water near Ravens stadium

A man was found dead in the water near the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter in the city's Carroll-Camden Industrial Area Monday afternoon, police said.

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Morgan State settles lawsuit with man beaten by cannibal

Morgan State settles lawsuit with man beaten by cannibal 

Morgan State University has settled a lawsuit contending that it did not do enough to protect a student who was beaten by Alexander Kinyua just days before Kinyua committed a cannibalistic murder.

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Baltimore Police crime lab director leaves post

Baltimore Police crime lab director leaves post 

The crime laboratory director for the Baltimore Police Department has left the agency, taking the same position with the Montgomery County Police Department, police there confirmed.

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Ed Hale to pay for Dundalk park gates to be replaced

Ed Hale to pay for Dundalk park gates to be replaced 

A set of historic wrought-iron gates that were stolen and scrapped from Dundalk's Battle Acre Monument Park will be replaced, Baltimore County officials said Monday.

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Man shot and killed in Baltimore County

Man shot and killed in Baltimore County

A man was shot in a Parkville alley and died Sunday night, according to Baltimore County police.

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Crime Scene - The case of the 'Forest Phantom'

Crime Scene - The case of the 'Forest Phantom'

Matt Jablow's "Crime Scene" story this week involves the unsolved case that police referred to as the "Forest Phantom."

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Man shot in back in Belair-Edison

Man shot in back in Belair-Edison

A man was shot in the back in Northeast Baltimore Sunday night, police said.

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Arson suspected at homicide victim's home

Arson suspected at homicide victim's home 

The garage apartment where a Baltimore man was slain was burned down the next night, prompting police to investigate whether the killer is covering his tracks.

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Md. police receive millions in military gear

Md. police receive millions in military gear 

Local police departments in Maryland have received more than $12 million in excess equipment from the U.S. military — from a $400,000 "mine-resistant vehicle" to a set of a dozen spoons valued at $3.06 apiece — through a federal program that has come under bipartisan scrutiny.

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Number of jailed Baltimore juveniles on the decline

Number of jailed Baltimore juveniles on the decline 

Malik Smallwood lounged in front of Baltimore's Juvenile Justice Center, puffing on a cigarette and his recalling his teenage years spent in and out of the facility — he called it "kiddie camp."

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Baltimore Police arrest man for Aug. 8 shooting

Baltimore Police arrest man for Aug. 8 shooting

An East Baltimore man was arrested and charged with attempted first degree murder for an Aug. 8 shooting that injured a 17-year-old boy, police said Friday.

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Landlord who looked after troubled tenant discovers him dead

Landlord who looked after troubled tenant discovers him dead 

Charles Gorham heard loud music at 5 a.m. Friday from the tan stucco garage apartment he rented behind his Northwest Baltimore home.

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Baltimore police filming of protesters raises questions

Baltimore police filming of protesters raises questions 

As hundreds walked through Baltimore on Thursday to protest a police shooting in Missouri, uniformed officers were recording their every move.

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Man charged with stealing Battle Acre Monument Park gates

Man charged with stealing Battle Acre Monument Park gates

A Dundalk man has been charged with stealing and scrapping the historic wrought-iron gates at Battle Acre Monument Park that were reported missing in June, Baltimore County Police said.

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Man shot in face in Sandtown-Winchester

Man shot in face in Sandtown-Winchester

A man was shot in the face in West Baltimore's Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood Thursday evening, police said.

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Vacant home, part of East Baltimore 'Forever Together' mural, catches fire

Vacant home, part of East Baltimore 'Forever Together' mural, catches fire

A vacant home on an East Baltimore block used for a "pop-up" mural that was commissioned by the city caught fire Thursday morning.

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City protesters march to decry police actions in St. Louis and at home

City protesters march to decry police actions in St. Louis and at home 

Hundreds of demonstrators streamed into the Inner Harbor on Thursday evening to protest police misconduct and brutality and stand in solidarity with residents of Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal police shooting of an 18-year-old has sparked days of civil unrest.

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ABOUT THE BLOGGERS


Justin Fenton, who joined The Sun in 2005, has covered the Baltimore Police Department since 2008. His work includes an investigation into Cal Ripken Jr.'s minor league baseball stadium deal with his hometown of Aberdeen and a three-part series chronicling a ruthless con woman.

Justin George joined the Sun in 2012. He grew up in Littleton, Colo., and attended Columbine High School before graduating from the University of Colorado. Before The Sun, he worked at the Tampa Bay Times, where he covered Hurricane Katrina and a sex abuse investigation into a group home.

Ian Duncan covers the Baltimore courts and Federal courts in Maryland. He covered the federal indictment of Black Guerrilla Family gang members at the Baltimore jail, reported from the Supreme Court on Maryland's DNA laws and has examined prosecutors' changing attitudes toward marijuana. He previously covered Congress as a Los Angeles Times intern and he grew up in Birmingham, UK.

Jessica Anderson started at The Sun in March 2010, writing about a little bit of everything as the night rewrite reporter. She now covers Baltimore County police and courts and has led coverage of an officer's indictment in the death of a Randallstown teenager.

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