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
One dead in pair of east side shootings

One dead in pair of east side shootings

Two men were shot, one of them fatally, Thursday evening in East Baltimore, ending a stretch of a week without a murder in the city.

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Towson U. police investigating off-campus street robberies

Towson U. police investigating off-campus street robberies

Towson University police are investigating several off-campus, early morning robberies in the past two weeks.

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3 corrections officers charged in inmate assaults, prosecutors say

3 corrections officers charged in inmate assaults, prosecutors say

Three corrections officers are charged with beating several inmates in retaliation for attacking a fellow officer, the Baltimore City state's attorney's office said.

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Judge orders additional competency evaluations for man accused in stabbing

Judge orders additional competency evaluations for man accused in stabbing

Baltimore County prosecutors will attempt Friday to resume the murder trial of Jeffrey Shiflett, whose courtroom outbursts caused a judge to call for additional psychiatric evaluations.

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Baltimore County police department employee charged with marijuana possession

Baltimore County police department employee charged with marijuana possession

Baltimore County police have charged a civilian employee who worked in the department's Criminal Investigation Division after detectives found marijuana in her home Wednesday.

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Baltimore man pleads guilty after series of armed robberies

Baltimore man pleads guilty after series of armed robberies

A Baltimore man pleaded guilty this week after investigators tied him to a series of armed robberies earlier this year in Northeast Baltimore.

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Judge grants protective order to witnesses in BGF gang case

Judge grants protective order to witnesses in BGF gang case

A Baltimore judge this week ruled to allow city prosecutors to withhold identifying witness information from defendants in the sweeping case against alleged members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang.

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Teen charged after deadly Catonsville raid pleads guilty to handgun charge

Teen charged after deadly Catonsville raid pleads guilty to handgun charge

A teenager who fled from tactical officers during a Catonsville raid last year in which an officer and another man died, pleaded guilty to a handgun charge Wednesday.

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Lawyers for officer accused of killing dog ask Bernstein to reconsider case

Lawyers for officer accused of killing dog ask Bernstein to reconsider case 

Attorneys for a Baltimore police officer accused of slitting the throat of a shar-pei in June took the rare step Wednesday of writing an outside-the-court letter directly to Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein, asking him to drop the case.

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Lawyer training Maryland public defenders among MacArthur grant winners

Lawyer training Maryland public defenders among MacArthur grant winners 

A law professor who is teaching Maryland's public defenders to better serve their poor clients amid "crushing" caseloads is among the winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants.

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Baltimore County man accused of plotting to kill judge faces more charges

Baltimore County man accused of plotting to kill judge faces more charges 

The founder of a Baltimore County-based company that provided insurance to nightclubs and bars who was previously charged with misleading regulators now faces additional charges.

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Two arrested in Catonsville double shooting that left one dead

Two arrested in Catonsville double shooting that left one dead

Baltimore County police have arrested two Baltimore men in connection with a double shooting in Catonsville on Monday that left one man dead and another wounded.

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Woman injured in armed robbery at The Garden Inn

Woman injured in armed robbery at The Garden Inn

A 20-year-old woman was attacked and robbed inside her room at The Garden Inn on Route 198 Tuesday night, according to Anne Arundel County police.

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Man shot in the ankle Tuesday in Baltimore

Man shot in the ankle Tuesday in Baltimore

A man suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound on Tuesday evening, according to Baltimore Police.

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Baltimore County judge orders defendant to wear 'stun cuff' during trial

Baltimore County judge orders defendant to wear 'stun cuff' during trial

A man accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend in 2013 was unable to attend his own trial in Baltimore County Tuesday after he refused to wear a stun cuff.

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Annapolis police make arrest in rec center shooting

Annapolis police make arrest in rec center shooting

An Annapolis man has been charged with shooting another man outside an Annapolis recreation center Monday night.

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Police rule out report of suspicious device in Parkville

Police rule out report of suspicious device in Parkville 

Police shut down several streets in Parkville Tuesday afternoon to investigate a report of a hazardous device in a home that was unfounded.

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Baltimore officer is suspended after video of beating is released

Baltimore officer is suspended after video of beating is released 

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts on Tuesday suspended the officer caught on tape beating a suspect, while local leaders asked why it took the department more than two months to pull him off the streets.

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Police searching for suspect connected to Catonsville arson

Police searching for suspect connected to Catonsville arson

Police are searching for a suspect connected to a second-degree arson that occurred Sunday in the 5400 block of Old Frederick Road in Catonsville, said Baltimore County Police spokeswoman Julia Hardgrove.

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Owner of Owings Mills X-ray company indicted in $7.5 million health care fraud

Owner of Owings Mills X-ray company indicted in $7.5 million health care fraud

The owner of an Owings Mills medical firm is accused of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of more than $7.5 million in a federal indictment unsealed Monday.

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Man injured in shooting at Pip Moyer rec center in Annapolis

Man injured in shooting at Pip Moyer rec center in Annapolis

A man was injured in a shooting in the parking lot of Pip Moyer Community Recreation Center in Annapolis Monday night, police said.

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One dead in Baltimore County shooting

One dead in Baltimore County shooting

A person was killed and another was injured in a shooting Monday night along U.S. 40 in Baltimore County, a police spokesman said.

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Baltimore County police search for second suspect in 'extremely violent' attack

Baltimore County police search for second suspect in 'extremely violent' attack 

Baltimore County police continue to search for the second suspect in a double killing in Rosedale last month.

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Montgomery County police believe missing toddlers are dead

Montgomery County police believe missing toddlers are dead

Montgomery County police investigators suspect a Clarksburg mother killed two young children who have been missing for more than a week, police said on Monday.

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Violent arrest by Baltimore police officer caught on video

Violent arrest by Baltimore police officer caught on video 

A South Baltimore man filed a lawsuit Monday against a city police officer, accusing the officer of punching him repeatedly during a June arrest — an incident that was captured on video.

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Car windows shot out in West Baltimore

Car windows shot out in West Baltimore

A rusted old Chevy Impala fell victim. As did a new red Cadillac. And a block over, Thomas Saunders' gold Grand Caravan also was hit.

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Crime Scene - Murder of Devin Cook

Crime Scene - Murder of Devin Cook

This week on Crime Scene Matt Jablow looks at the murder of a young man who was a leader in the classroom and on the lacrosse field at the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville.

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When rap lyrics become evidence

When rap lyrics become evidence 

Like many artists of his genre, East Baltimore rapper Young Moose uses his lyrics and music videos to depict the harsh reality of his surroundings, with images of men flashing guns, drugs and cash.

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Man shot in Union Square

Man shot in Union Square

A man was shot in the Union Square neighborhood in South Baltimore Sunday night, police said.

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Police investigate after two are admitted to hospitals with gunshot wounds

Police investigate after two are admitted to hospitals with gunshot wounds

Two men suffering from gunshot wounds were admitted to local hospitals Saturday. Both are expected to survive their injuries and Baltimore police are investigating.

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Gun discharged in Federal Hill amid fight

A man fired a handgun on South Charles Street in Federal Hill amid a fight that happened after the bars closed early Saturday morning, according to police.

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Montgomery County police continue search for missing toddlers

Montgomery County police continue search for missing toddlers

Montgomery County police Sunday continue to search for two young children who went missing with their mother earlier this week.

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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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