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
Justice Department announces clemency guidelines for drug offenders

Justice Department announces clemency guidelines for drug offenders

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department announced a new initiative Wednesday to encourage nonviolent prisoners who have served at least 10 years to apply for what is expected to be a large-scale grant of clemency in President Obama’s waning...

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Cooperator in murder of 12-year-old sentenced to 15 years

Cooperator in murder of 12-year-old sentenced to 15 years

Six months after the seemingly random murder of a 12-year-old boy in East Baltimore, police had not been able to solve the case, and, a prosecutor said in court Tuesday, the investigation had "gone cold."

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Slain 14-year-old remembered as a good friend

Slain 14-year-old remembered as a good friend

The loud knock came about 2 a.m., and Dante Wooding roused himself. He saw police lights flashing through his window. Downstairs, a friend was at the front door.

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One sentenced, two plead guilty in BGF jail case

One sentenced, two plead guilty in BGF jail case

A corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center received a 30-month prison term Tuesday for her role in a wide-ranging drug smuggling plot hatched by members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang.

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Man charged with fatally shooting neighbor after Sunday cookout

Man charged with fatally shooting neighbor after Sunday cookout

A Woodlawn man was charged Tuesday with fatally shooting his neighbor, saying he felt "disrespected" when the victim left a Sunday cookout early, according to charging documents.

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Suspected bank robber caught through fingerprint on note

A Baltimore man charged in a string of area bank robberies was linked to the crimes through a fingerprint on a note he handed a teller in an Anne Arundel County robbery, the FBI says in court documents. 

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14-year-old boy shot and killed in south Baltimore

14-year-old boy shot and killed in south Baltimore

A 14-year-old boy was shot in the head and killed in south Baltimore's Cherry Hill neighborhood early Tuesday morning, the third teen killed in the city in a little more than a week.

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44-year-old man shot in chest in Mondawmin

44-year-old man shot in chest in Mondawmin

A 44-year-old man was shot in the chest on the city's west side Monday morning, police said.

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Police use stun gun on man and arrest two others at Inner Harbor

Police use stun gun on man and arrest two others at Inner Harbor

Police used a stun gun Saturday on a man and arrested two women they said had been warned to stay away from an Inner Harbor business they were accused of repeatedly disrupting.

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Police OT and staffing costs lead $2.2M crime-prevention proposal

Police OT and staffing costs lead $2.2M crime-prevention proposal

Baltimore police want to model a homicide prevention program after the city of Milwaukee, open a new center to hold youths who break curfew and use $1.2 million in city gambling revenue to pay for overtime and staffing in high-crime areas.

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Two men injured in Sunday city shooting

Two men injured in Sunday city shooting

Two men were wounded in a Sunday afternoon shooting in the southwest Carrollton Ridge neighborhood, Baltimore police said.

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Reward offered in killing of Edmondson-Westside student leader

Reward offered in killing of Edmondson-Westside student leader

Baltimore Police are offering a reward in return for information in last week's killing of a talented, 17-year-old, soon-to-be Edmondson-Westside High School graduate who was trying to improve the community for his peers while eyeing a career in the military.

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Two shot in leg, groin in S. Baltimore Sunday

Two shot in leg, groin in S. Baltimore Sunday

Two men were shot — one in the leg and the other in the groin — in South Baltimore Sunday afternoon, police said.

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Gunfire may be four times as common as reported, contractor says

Gunfire may be four times as common as reported, contractor says

For every gunshot report taken by Baltimore police, there could be four more they haven't heard about, according to the company behind a high-tech system that city officials hope will help curb the illegal use of firearms.

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Man arrested in Odenton groping incident

Man arrested in Odenton groping incident

Anne Arundel County police have arrested a man accused of forcing his way into a Odenton woman's apartment and groping her.

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Man shot in Baltimore County robbery attempt

Man shot in Baltimore County robbery attempt

A man was assaulted in an attempted robbery as he sat in his car in Windsor Mill Friday night, with two suspects shooting him as he tried to drive away, Baltimore County police said.

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Three men shot, one fatally, in Baltimore Friday and early Saturday

Three men shot, one fatally, in Baltimore Friday and early Saturday

Three men were shot, one fatally, in separate incidents in Baltimore Friday night and early Saturday morning, police said.

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Two teenagers killed in Baltimore this week

Two teenagers killed in Baltimore this week

Police fanned out Friday afternoon to search for clues in the killing of teenager Michael Mayfield in Northwest Baltimore, handing out fliers with the victim's image as they moved door to door along Lyndhurst Avenue.

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Baltimore police sergeant gets probation for misconduct

Baltimore police sergeant gets probation for misconduct

A veteran Baltimore police sergeant received probation Friday after being convicted for failing to act during an assault on a drug suspect.

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Police arrest one in Monday fatal stabbing

Police arrest one in Monday fatal stabbing

Baltimore police announced an arrest in connection with Monday's double-stabbing along York Road, but the identity of the victim remains unclear.

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Two shot, one fatally, in Baltimore Thursday night

Two shot, one fatally, in Baltimore Thursday night

Two men were shot — one of them fatally — in separate incidents in Baltimore Thursday evening, police said.

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Youth leader gunned down on Baltimore's west side

Youth leader gunned down on Baltimore's west side

Michael Mayfield did it all: The Baltimore teenager was a member of his school's Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, played baritone horn in the band, was a force on the mound for the baseball team, and was a youth ambassador and peer mediator.

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Man killed in shooting in NW Baltimore

Man killed in shooting in NW Baltimore

A man was shot and killed on the northern edge of Gwynns Falls Park Wednesday evening, police said.

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Police investigating death in Northeast Baltimore

Baltimore Police confirmed Wednesday that homicide detectives were investigating the death of a man found Tuesday in Northeast Baltimore. 

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Baltimore officer jailed for assaulting suspect in break-in of girlfriend's home

Baltimore officer jailed for assaulting suspect in break-in of girlfriend's home

A Baltimore judge sent a police officer to jail on Wednesday for 45 days after he was convicted of beating a drug suspect who had broken into his girlfriend's home, a rare punishment for a police misconduct case.

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Man found dead of gunshot wound in Johns Hopkins Hospital bathroom

A man entered Johns Hopkins Hospital with a gun early Tuesday morning and is believed to have fatally shot himself inside an emergency room bathroom, an incident that came days after the medical center held a national symposium on safety inside hospitals.

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Batts says 'culture change' needed to improve interactions with LGBT community

Batts says 'culture change' needed to improve interactions with LGBT community

Monica Yorkman has been harassed by police more times than she can count, she says -- and it's always been about her identity.

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Top Baltimore Police commander resigns, "personal reasons" cited

A top Baltimore Police commander abruptly resigned Monday, leaving Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts with several moves to make in order to replenish his top ranks. 

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One dead in York Road double stabbing

One dead in York Road double stabbing

One male victim was killed and another remains in critical condition after a fight led to them being stabbed near Loyola University of Maryland's campus Monday night, police said.

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Baltimore man, 25, charged in rape of 13-year-old girl

Baltimore man, 25, charged in rape of 13-year-old girl

A 25-year-old Baltimore man was arrested last week and charged in the rape of a 13-year-old girl that occurred earlier this month, police said.

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Bicyclist says he caught Guilford Avenue attack on video

Bicyclist says he caught Guilford Avenue attack on video

A cyclist heading to meet friends Saturday evening said he was attacked by a group of people north of downtown Baltimore, an incident he said he caught on video.

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Man fatally shot by FBI agents identified

Man fatally shot by FBI agents identified

Authorities have identified the man who was fatally shot Friday by FBI agents in Owings Mills.

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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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