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
Crime Scene - Vi Ripken abduction

Crime Scene - Vi Ripken abduction

Welcome to "Crime Scene," a series of weekly videos about unsolved cases in the Baltimore area.  The series is hosted and produced by former television crime reporter, Matt Jablow.  We'll bring you a new video each Monday on the Baltimore...

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Three men wounded by weekend gunfire in Baltimore

Three men wounded by weekend gunfire in Baltimore

Three men were shot in Baltimore in separate incidents this weekend, police said.

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One man killed, three others shot in Baltimore since late Friday

One man killed, three others shot in Baltimore since late Friday

One man was killed and three others shot in Baltimore between Friday night and Saturday afternoon, police said.

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Charges possible next week in Modell grave urination incident

Charges possible next week in Modell grave urination incident 

Baltimore County police believe they have identified the man who videotaped himself urinating on former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell's grave, and prosecutors are reviewing the case with charges possible early next week.

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Man stabbed on Loch Raven Blvd.

Man stabbed on Loch Raven Blvd.

A man was stabbed Friday night in the 8400 block of Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore County police said, and taken for treatment to an area hospital.

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Man arrested in Whole Foods robbery

Man arrested in Whole Foods robbery

A man was arrested for robbing the Whole Foods in Harbor East on Sunday, getting $346 and closing the store for several hours, Baltimore Police said Friday.

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Seton Keough teacher accused of sexual abuse

Seton Keough teacher accused of sexual abuse 

A religion teacher at Seton Keough High School has been fired after a former student alleged that she had been sexually abused by the teacher in the mid-1980s, the Archdiocese of Baltimore said Friday.

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Baltimore man gets life sentence, but not forgiveness

Baltimore man gets life sentence, but not forgiveness 

When Marie Seale remembers seeing her husband, Terrance, being shot and killed in her Northeast Baltimore apartment in November 2012, forgiveness is the last thing on her mind.

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N.J. officer in road-rage case says victim kept coming at him

N.J. officer in road-rage case says victim kept coming at him 

As two men headed toward him on the side of a highway after a road-rage incident, Joseph Lamont Walker said, he drew his gun in hopes they would back off.

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N.C. man gets life sentence in shooting death of ex-girlfriend in Columbia

N.C. man gets life sentence in shooting death of ex-girlfriend in Columbia

A North Carolina man convicted on murder charges for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend outside her Columbia apartment complex last year was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years in Howard County court Friday.

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Woman runs over property employee with her car during eviction, police say

Woman runs over property employee with her car during eviction, police say

A Glen Burnie woman was arrested Thursday after Anne Arundel County police said she repeatedly ran over a property employee as she was being evicted from her home.

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Boy, 8, charged with setting Aberdeen playground fire

Boy, 8, charged with setting Aberdeen playground fire

An eight-year-old boy has been charged with setting a fire in North Deen Park in Aberdeen, according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's office.

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Bethesda woman charged with fighting police in Target parking lot

Bethesda woman charged with fighting police in Target parking lot

Arundel County police officers arrested Bethesda woman who they said spit on them Thursday during a drug investigation in Glen Burnie.

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Two wounded in Southwest Baltimore shooting

Two wounded in Southwest Baltimore shooting

A man and woman were shot in Southwest Baltimore early Friday morning, Baltimore police said. Both are expected to survive.

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Two Washington men charged in rape of Laurel teen

Two Washington men charged in rape of Laurel teen

Two Washington men have been arrested on sexual assault charges in connection with the rape of a Laurel 14-year-old inside a Washington residence, Laurel police announced this week.

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Columbia man guilty of assault, not guilty of attempted murder in beating

Columbia man guilty of assault, not guilty of attempted murder in beating

A Columbia man accused of brutally beating another man resulting in long-term injuries was convicted of assault charges, but found not guilty of an attempted murder charge, by a Howard County jury Thursday.

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'Y'all will never catch me': Wanted man arrested after posting on police Facebook

'Y'all will never catch me': Wanted man arrested after posting on police Facebook

A man wanted by Anne Arundel County police bragged, "Y'all will never catch me," in a comment under his own mugshot on their Facebook page Wednesday.

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11, 14 year olds charged in killing of stepfather

11, 14 year olds charged in killing of stepfather

Maryland state police say a 47-year-old Port Deposit man fatally shot earlier this year was killed by three of his five stepchildren, one of whom is 11 years old.

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Man shot in hand in Penn North

Man shot in hand in Penn North

A 28-year-old man was shot in the hand in the Penn North neighborhood of West Baltimore Thursday afternoon, police said.

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Officer identified in White Marsh fatal shooting

Officer identified in White Marsh fatal shooting

Baltimore County police on Thursday identified the officer who fatally shot a man in a White Marsh neighborhood early Tuesday morning.

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Man, 22, fatally shot in Northwest Baltimore

Man, 22, fatally shot in Northwest Baltimore

A 22-year-old man was shot in the head and killed in Northwest Baltimore Wednesday night, police said.

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BGF leader sentenced to 10 years for role in Baltimore jail scandal

BGF leader sentenced to 10 years for role in Baltimore jail scandal 

A Black Guerrilla Family gang leader was sentenced Wednesday to more than 10 years in prison on racketeering charges related to a drugs- and contraband-smuggling scandal that rocked the Baltimore City Detention Center last year, federal prosecutors said.

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Four, including teen, shot in Baltimore overnight

Four, including teen, shot in Baltimore overnight

Four people, including a teenager, were shot and injured early Wednesday morning in Baltimore in two separate incidents, police said.

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Woman, 98, left in truck for hours as son gambled at Maryland Live, police say

Woman, 98, left in truck for hours as son gambled at Maryland Live, police say 

A 98-year-old North Carolina woman was left alone inside a truck for nearly five hours while her son patronized Maryland Live casino in Hanover on Monday, Anne Arundel County Police said.

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Lawyers spar over Maryland assault weapon ban in federal court

Lawyers spar over Maryland assault weapon ban in federal court 

Lawyers for the state and gun rights advocates debated in federal court Tuesday about the government's power to hem in the Second Amendment to ward off mass shootings.

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Police shoot and kill auto theft suspect in White Marsh after chase

Police shoot and kill auto theft suspect in White Marsh after chase

Baltimore County police chased a stolen car to a suburban cul-de-sac in White Marsh early Tuesday and shot a suspect to death in the woods nearby, police said.

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Corrections officer sentenced in inmate assault

Corrections officer sentenced in inmate assault

A former corrections officer was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for assaulting an inmate in 2008 in retaliation for a prior incident involving another officer, authorities said.

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Man shot in leg in West Baltimore

Man shot in leg in West Baltimore

A man was shot in the leg in West Baltimore Monday night, police said.

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Anne Arundel Police file murder charges in Dec. 10 Odenton shooting

Anne Arundel Police file murder charges in Dec. 10 Odenton shooting

Anne Arundel County police filed first-degree murder charges Monday against a Gambrills man they say fatally shot an Odenton man on Dec. 10, two months after the men had been involved in an altercation.

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Curtis Bay man charged in West Baltimore shooting

Curtis Bay man charged in West Baltimore shooting

A 21-year-old Curtis Bay man has been charged with shooting a man in the elbow in West Baltimore in last week, police said.

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Convicted groper charged in another incident in Columbia

Convicted groper charged in another incident in Columbia

An Ellicott City man who pleaded guilty last week in a series of groping incidents in Howard County was charged by police in another groping incident in Columbia, Howard County police said Monday.

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Man guilty of attempted murder in shootout with Howard Co. police officers

Man guilty of attempted murder in shootout with Howard Co. police officers

After just four hours of deliberation Monday, a Howard County jury convicted a homeless man on multiple counts of attempted murder, assault and gun crimes for his role in a Route 1, daytime shootout with police last year that wounded one county police officer. 

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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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