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
Convict escapes from home detention, believed to be in Northeast Baltimore

Convict escapes from home detention, believed to be in Northeast Baltimore

A search is underway for a man who escaped from home detention in Belair-Edison this past week, according to the state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.

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Three men shot, two fatally, overnight in Baltimore

Three men shot, two fatally, overnight in Baltimore

Two men were fatally shot and another wounded in two separate shootings in Baltimore late Thursday and early Friday morning, police said.

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Baltimore County officer charged in drug case

Baltimore County officer charged in drug case

A veteran Baltimore County police officer who told investigators he is addicted to Oxycodone was suspended and faces several criminal charges this week after the department said he broke into a Dundalk drug dealer's house.

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Man charged with attempted murder in Baltimore carjacking case

Man charged with attempted murder in Baltimore carjacking case

A 19-year-old man was charged with attempted first-degree murder this week after police say he attempted to shoot a man in a carjacking in Baltimore.

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Boyfriend allegedly wrapped body in tarp, then dropped it along road

Boyfriend allegedly wrapped body in tarp, then dropped it along road 

Dorothy Grubb said she feared her boyfriend would kill her. She wrote in court papers that he threatened to do that, then throw her in his truck and drive off down the road.

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Police blotter: Robberies for the week of July 26

Police blotter: Robberies for the week of July 26

Reported robberies in Baltimore for the week ending July 26 rose 11 percent compared with the previous week, according to statistics posted by the city.

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Missing woman's body found, boyfriend charged

Missing woman's body found, boyfriend charged

Baltimore County police on Wednesday charged a Dundalk man with killing his girlfriend, whose body was found on the side of a road after she was reported missing over the weekend, officials said.

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Appeals court upholds retention of volunteered DNA

Appeals court upholds retention of volunteered DNA 

An appeals court on Wednesday sanctioned the police's use of genetic material obtained in one investigation to solve other crimes, but agreed with attorneys for a burglar that questions surround the little known practice.

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Girl didn't show remorse in father's death, doctors say

Girl didn't show remorse in father's death, doctors say 

Morgan Lane Arnold said she was "glad" her father was dead and wished her boyfriend had also killed her father's girlfriend, a forensic psychiatrist testified in court Wednesday.

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9 shot in less than 12 hours in Baltimore

9 shot in less than 12 hours in Baltimore

Nine people were shot, one fatally, in less than 12 hours in separate incidents in Baltimore between Wednesday afternoon and early Thursday morning, police said.

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Man stabbed in downtown Baltimore, police make quick arrest

Baltimore Police officers on patrol downtown responded quickly to a stabbing two blocks from the Inner Harbor on Tuesday night and arrested a 52-year-old man. 

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N.J. officer not guilty of murder in Arundel road rage shooting

N.J. officer not guilty of murder in Arundel road rage shooting

A case focusing national attention on the use of deadly force by off-duty law enforcement ended Wednesday when a New Jersey detective was acquitted of murder in a fatal roadside shooting last year along Route 3 in Millersville.

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One killed, two injured in shootings along Reisterstown Road

One killed, two injured in shootings along Reisterstown Road

One man was killed and two others injured in separate shootings just a few blocks and hours apart on Reisterstown Road in Northwest Baltimore, police said.

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Glen Burnie man pleads guilty in theft of thousands of aluminum postal carts

Glen Burnie man pleads guilty in theft of thousands of aluminum postal carts

A 57-year-old Glen Burnie man pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft of thousands of aluminum carts from the U.S. Postal Service that will cost more than $2.8 million to replace, according to the U.S. State's Attorney's Office.

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Three shot, one stabbed in city

Three shot, one stabbed in city

Three men were wounded in two shootings and a stabbing in Baltimore Tuesday, police said.

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Neighbor heard arguing night before Dundalk woman went missing

Neighbor heard arguing night before Dundalk woman went missing 

The night Dorothy Grubb went missing, police say, a witness heard the 60-year-old woman and her boyfriend arguing in their Dundalk home and then a loud noise that "sounded like a firecracker."

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Attorney charges 'political show' as BGF suspect pleads guilty

Attorney charges 'political show' as BGF suspect pleads guilty 

The alleged "secretary" of the Black Guerrilla family gang —one of dozens of alleged members charged in a high-profile case — pleaded guilty this week to a sentence that allowed him to return home that night.

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Jury deliberating in Anne Arundel road-rage murder trial

Jury deliberating in Anne Arundel road-rage murder trial

Jurors are set to resume deliberations Wednesday in the case of a New Jersey police officer accused of shooting a man to death last summer on the side of a Millersville highway.

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Baltimore police officer charged with assault

Baltimore police officer charged with assault

A Baltimore police officer was charged with second-degree assault after prosecutors say he struck a 14-year-old boy who was already apprehended.

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Prosecutors will bring charges against suspected Modell grave urinator

Prosecutors will bring charges against suspected Modell grave urinator 

Baltimore County authorities will charge a man they believe urinated through a catheter onto former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell's grave.

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California man pleads guilty to aiding 2009 murder in Maryland

California man pleads guilty to aiding 2009 murder in Maryland

A California man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to his role in the 2009 killing of a friend's spouse on the Eastern Shore.

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One shot, one stabbed in city Monday

One shot, one stabbed in city Monday

A man was shot and another was stabbed Monday night, police said, after a weekend of violence in which eight people were shot — one of them fatally — across the city.

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State Police vehicle broken into in Bel Air area, tactical gear stolen

State Police vehicle broken into in Bel Air area, tactical gear stolen

Maryland State Police say a number of pieces of police tactical gear, including a bulletproof vest, were stolen late last week from a State Police vehicle parked in the driveway of a trooper's home in the Bel Air area.

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Truck driver jailed following discovery of $1 million heroin stash during Harford traffic stop

Truck driver jailed following discovery of $1 million heroin stash during Harford traffic stop

A California truck driver is being held without bail in Harford County after being charged in connection with the discovery of $1 million worth of suspected heroin and $100,000 worth of suspected methamphetamines during a police traffic stop on I-95 near Havre de Grace last week.

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Police say tip led to arrest, seizure of $22K worth of marijuana

Police say tip led to arrest, seizure of $22K worth of marijuana

Anne Arundel County Police say a tip from a family member led to the arrest of a Glen Burnie man on charges of possession and intent to distribute drugs — as well as seizure of 2.4 pounds of marijuana with a street value of about $22,246.

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California man indicted on allegations he solicited Arundel teen

California man indicted on allegations he solicited Arundel teen

A California man has been indicted for alleged sexual solicitation of an Anne Arundel County teenager he met online, according to Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Anne Colt Leitess.

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North Point woman remains missing after boyfriend's arrest

North Point woman remains missing after boyfriend's arrest

A North Point woman remains missing after police found her boyfriend Monday morning and arrested him on an open warrant for a prior weapons violations.

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Three men rob teen in Westfield Annapolis Mall garage

Three men rob teen in Westfield Annapolis Mall garage

Three men robbed a teenage boy of his Air Jordan tennis shoes at a Westfield Annapolis Mall parking garage Sunday, Anne Arundel County Police said.

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Eight people shot over the weekend in Baltimore

Eight people shot over the weekend in Baltimore

Robbery is believed to be the motive in at least two of the eight shootings that occurred over the weekend in Baltimore, police said.

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How safe is your car in Baltimore?

How safe is your car in Baltimore? 

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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 Crime Beat blog.

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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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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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