| Sep 5, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Six weeks after the mother of one of Baltimore's most famous baseball players was kidnapped and left bound on the side of the road in her Lincoln Town Car, the case remains a mystery to police.
Aberdeen police say the abduction of Violet R. Ripken in the...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Detectives in Aberdeen received a tip they hoped would be their big break: A prisoner seeking leniency said he knew the man who abducted the mother of Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr.
But nearly nine months after the bizarre kidnapping, no suspect has been...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 4:30 PM
One year after she was abducted at gunpoint and taken on a daylong trek in the back seat of her Lincoln Town Car, Vi Ripken still can't help worrying when she pulls into a parking spot and another car pulls up behind her.
Ripken, the 75-year-old...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:54 PM
One year after Violet Ripken was kidnapped at gunpoint from her Harford County home and driven around the state for nearly 24 hours before being returned unharmed, police in her hometown of Aberdeen are still searching for the man responsible.
| Oct 1, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Piled on Sheriff L. Jesse Bane's desk are stacks of unopened mail, and among the envelopes stuffed with condolences, is a black leather-bound Bible inscribed with gold lettering.
Harford County's top lawman has been wrestling with leading an agency of...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Police have received more than 50 tips about the identity of the man who kidnapped Vi Ripken last week and are hoping to generate more with the release of a video of the suspect as well as a composite sketch.
"It's come from information from several...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 7:34 AM
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| Aug 2, 2012
| 3:02 PM
Tuesday's release of a composite sketch and a video of the man who kidnapped Vi Ripken last week generated some new tips for police to investigate, as they had hoped.
The Ripken family also is hoping to keep the case at the forefront of people's minds...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Thanks for your continuing coverage of the abduction of former Orioles Cal Ripken's mother, Vi. ("As Vi Ripken abduction case continues, police silent on details," Aug. 2).
It's been 10 days since this unfortunate incident and still very few facts have...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 8:04 PM
Ten years ago, it was something of a curiosity around these parts, but now it's something that's become a tradition for Aberdeen and the rest of Harford County.
The Cal Ripken World Series, the season finale for the Babe Ruth youth baseball organization,...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:50 AM
If clothes make the man (or woman), consider the Aberdeen Police Department extremely well-made.
The department's men and women recently won an award not for their crime-fighting or patrolling skills, but for the professional tailoring of their...