| Jan 30, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Garnett Gilbert Smith lived well: he owned a fleet of luxury cars, stayed at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills and dropped hundreds of thousands of dollars at Gucci, Cartier and Louis Vuitton.
He also worked hard, federal authorities say, shipping a...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In today's Baltimore Sun, I wrote about well-known criminologist David M. Kennedy making a comeback to Baltimore. His approach to violence reduction, often referred to as Ceasefire, was tried here in the late 1990s, and never really got off the ground....
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Tiera Monique Harris, 27, of the 4700 block of Witchhazel Way, was charged Thursday with being a fugitive from Virginia.
Frank Earl Jackson III, 50, of the 600 block of South Stepney Road, was charged Sunday with second-degree assault and...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:00 PM
When federal authorities indicted an alleged Pikesville crime ring on charges of trafficking millions of dollars' worth of smuggled cigarettes, they also accused the group of moving an unusual piece of contraband: a medication sold over the counter in...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Tracy "Boo Boo" Love, convicted for his role in a violent drug organization and sentenced to eight years in federal prison in 2009, was due in U.S. District Court Thursday for a violation of his supervised release.
He was shot to death on Saturday....
| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Last week President Barack Obama issued a challenge to Congress to take care of some urgent unfinished business. The president used his executive powers to commute the sentences of eight people sentenced to long prison terms imposed under mandatory...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:03 AM
Anne Arundel police arrested and charged a Gambrills man and woman on Monday after discovering a drug operation at a St. Mary's Lane day care, according to a police news release.
Narcotics teams executed a search warrant around 9:30 p.m. at Gambrills Day...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:53 AM
America faces a plethora of social problems in its inner cities: Crime and gang violence. A growing disrespect for the law. A prison system bursting at the seams. Children growing up without their fathers. An entire class of unemployable able-bodied men....
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:35 AM
As he ends his first year on the job, Baltimore police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts is facing questions about whether he is taking too long to remake the agency and develop a crime-fighting strategy. But others say he is being candid about the city's...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:02 AM
A Millersville man is in critical but stable condition after being shot in an early Tuesday morning incident in Glen Burnie that police said is believed to be drug related.
Anne Arundel County Police said that at approximately 1:04 a.m. officers...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 2:59 PM
John W. White, 33, of the 1100 block of South Philadelphia Boulevard, was charged Friday with violating a protective order.
Gaylord Dennison II, 33, of the 600 block of Brenda Lane, was charged Friday with failing to appear in court for a...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Anthony "Stink" Joyner, who was fatally shot over the weekend in East Baltimore, had been released from federal prison last year after serving 10 years for his role in a drug gang tied to five murders including a 2001 Memorial Day block party shooting. ...