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 investigating excessive force claims in Sunday arrest

Police investigating excessive force claims in Sunday arrest 

Baltimore police are investigating whether officers used excessive force in the arrest of a pair of West Baltimore brothers Sunday, the department said.

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Suspects charged in August killing in East Baltimore

Suspects charged in August killing in East Baltimore

Police have charged two suspects in the killing of a man in East Baltimore last month.

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Man wanted in Lansdowne stabbing turns himself into police

Man wanted in Lansdowne stabbing turns himself into police

A man wanted in a Lansdowne stabbing last week turned himself into Baltimore County police headquarters on Sunday, the department said.

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Sexual assault charges dropped against Allegany doctor

Sexual assault charges dropped against Allegany doctor 

Former Catonsville doctor William Dando will not face trial for sexual assault allegations after agreeing never to practice medicine in Maryland again.

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Imprisoned Maryland killer wants to publish children's book

Imprisoned Maryland killer wants to publish children's book 

A California company that helps aspiring authors was moving when an editor noticed a bulky envelope from a Maryland prison in a box of unsolicited manuscripts.

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Anne Arundel police make arrest in killing at Popeye's

Anne Arundel police make arrest in killing at Popeye's

Police have charged a 26-year-old Baltimore man in the stabbing death of a coworker at the Popeye's fast-food restaurant in Brooklyn Park.

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Baltimore man charged in fatal stabbing of pregnant girlfriend

Baltimore man charged in fatal stabbing of pregnant girlfriend

A 32-year-old Baltimore man is charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend when she was nine months pregnant with his daughter, Baltimore County police and prosecutors said.

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Crime Scene - Stabbing of UMES student Edmond St. Clair

Crime Scene - Stabbing of UMES student Edmond St. Clair

This week in Crime Scene, Matt Jablow looks at the unsolved murder of a popular University of Maryland Eastern Shore student.

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Man shot Monday night dies

Man shot Monday night dies

Baltimore City police have released the name of a Baltimore man shot and killed on Monday night.

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Video shows fight on Horseshoe Casino's first weekend

Video shows fight on Horseshoe Casino's first weekend

A fight broke out inside Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino on the first weekend after its grand opening.

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Police: Arrest made in case of Popeye's worker killed in Anne Arundel

Police: Arrest made in case of Popeye's worker killed in Anne Arundel

Anne Arundel police said they have made an arrest in the case of a Popeye's employee who was found dead at the restaurant early Sunday morning.

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One killed, five others wounded in Baltimore Sunday

One killed, five others wounded in Baltimore Sunday

A man was killed and five others were wounded by gunfire early Sunday, Baltimore police said.

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Owings Mills man faces attempted murder charge for stabbing man over a cigarette

Owings Mills man faces attempted murder charge for stabbing man over a cigarette

A 52-year-old Owings Mills man was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder and first-degree assault for stabbing another man Friday night at a train station, Baltimore County Police said.

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Residents put gates on alleys to shut out criminals

Residents put gates on alleys to shut out criminals 

The rear alleys in the communities surrounding Broadway in Southeast Baltimore typically conjure up images of rats, litter or worse — not of a playground for children.

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Doctor had trail of troubles before assault accusations exposed past rape conviction

Doctor had trail of troubles before assault accusations exposed past rape conviction 

Amber English was looking for a new job when her mother said their neighbor, the silver-haired doctor, was hiring.

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Judge warns privacy of DNA at stake after ruling

Judge warns privacy of DNA at stake after ruling 

As the state's highest court upheld this week a Harford County rape conviction based on DNA collected from the arm of a police station chair, a veteran judge issued a stark warning about the consequences of the ruling.

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Court upholds shooter's conviction in murder-for-hire plot

Court upholds shooter's conviction in murder-for-hire plot

A man convicted in a 2010 fatal shooting at a Hess gas station in exchange for $9,000 argued unsuccessfully that he should get a new trial because the judge in his case had once been the target in a similar scheme.

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Police investigating fatal shooting in Franklin Square Friday

Police investigating fatal shooting in Franklin Square Friday

A 29-year-old man died after he was shot in the Franklin Square neighborhood Friday afternoon, Baltimore police said.

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FBI joins search for man wanted in Lansdowne stabbing

FBI joins search for man wanted in Lansdowne stabbing

The FBI has joined Baltimore County police in the hunt for a man wanted in a Lansdowne stabbing earlier this week, and his girlfriend, who also remains missing.

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Whistleblower detective quitting Baltimore Police amid investigation

A Baltimore Police officer who became a prosecution witness against other officers convicted of misconduct is leaving the department amid an investigation of his own conduct, his attorney confirmed.

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Man who claimed intervention in rape charged in the attack

Man who claimed intervention in rape charged in the attack

As detectives were investigating a rape that had occurred in West Baltimore, the phone rang in the sex offense unit. On the line was a "concerned citizen" who said that a man named Corey Braxton had tried to help save a woman from being raped on North Avenue.

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Glen Burnie man charged with stabbing his neighbor

Glen Burnie man charged with stabbing his neighbor

Anne Arundel County police have charged a Glen Burnie man they say stabbed his neighbor after the two men got into an argument Thursday.

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Man, 20, shot in neck in Patterson Park

Man, 20, shot in neck in Patterson Park

A 20-year-old man was shot in the neck in Patterson Park Thursday night, police said.

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Corrections officers plead guilty, another inmate sentenced in BGF jail scandal

Corrections officers plead guilty, another inmate sentenced in BGF jail scandal

Two more Baltimore City Detention Center correctional officers pleaded guilty and another inmate has been sentenced in connection with last year's jail racketeering conspiracy, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

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Man charged in shooting, string of robberies in Southeast Baltimore

Man charged in shooting, string of robberies in Southeast Baltimore 

Baltimore Police charged a man in connection with a recent string of robberies in the Southeastern District, one of which resulted in a man's being shot.

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Feds say drug-sniffing dog with faked credentials may have been trained

Feds say drug-sniffing dog with faked credentials may have been trained 

Federal prosecutors pursuing a drug money case based in part on a police dog whose certification has been questioned said in court filings this week that the dog might actually have been properly trained.

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Police blotter: Robberies for the week of Aug. 23

The Southeastern District was clobbered with robberies for the week ending Aug. 23, Police Department statistics show - part of a wave that saw 83 robberies across the city. That was a 17 percent increase over the previous week.

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Batts sails through re-confirmation hearing

Batts sails through re-confirmation hearing 

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts sailed through a confirmation hearing on Wednesday, with City Council members and residents praising his accessibility and moves toward reform.

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Federal agents spotted at One South Street

Federal agents spotted at One South Street

Federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the criminal investigation division of the IRS were seen inside the former Alex Brown Building at One South Street on Wednesday afternoon. 

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Man, 62, charged with stabbing stepson in Catonsville

Man, 62, charged with stabbing stepson in Catonsville

A man has been charged with stabbing his adult stepson in Catonsville Tuesday, Baltimore County police said.

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Ex-Baltimore Police sergeant granted new trial in murder of mistress

Ex-Baltimore Police sergeant granted new trial in murder of mistress 

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Man sentenced to life without parole in Rodgers Forge murder

Man sentenced to life without parole in Rodgers Forge murder 

Calling the shooting a "simply cold-blooded execution," a Baltimore County judge sentenced Dante Antonio Woods to life without parole on Wednesday for a fatal shooting in Rodgers Forge last summer.

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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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