| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Baltimore police used battering rams to smash their way into suspected drug dens in a series of pre-dawn raids Tuesday that netted a half-dozen arrests, continuing what authorities describe as aggressive campaign to "dismantle" the Black Guerrilla...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts' long-awaited consultant's report on how to reshape his department and drive down crime comes to what sounds like an obvious conclusion: The city's police should focus on gangs, guns and violent repeat...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Clifton Johnson wipes down his used Lexus once a day with a carefully folded white towel. A mango-scented air freshener hangs from the rearview mirror. The car's polished wood paneling gleams from the rays shining through the sun roof.
The car has...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Sheriff's deputies tipped off by an alert citizen seized 32 capsules of suspected heroin from a car in the parking lot at Home Depot in Bel Air, police said.
Around 1 p.m. Thursday, off-duty DFC Charles Sadokski was flagged down by a person at the...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Matthew Steven Allen, 33, of the 300 block of Stevens Circle, was arrested Thursday on a bench warrant in a case in which he was charged with theft less than $1,000.
Items were possibly stolen from a house Thursday in the 600 block of South...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:52 PM
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has suspended a junior faculty member after she was charged with helping her roommate sell prescription pain pills through the online drug market Silk Road.
Alexandra Gold was in the second year of a two-year...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:13 PM
A few years back, Nathan “Bodie” Barksdale had a public spat with “The Wire” creator David Simon over the extent to which he was an inspiration for drug boss Avon Barksdale in the series. All the while, he vowed that he was long...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:39 PM
The Harford Sheriff's Office announced the creation of an aviation unit with the acquisition of a Bell OH-58 helicopter named "Eagle 1."
Sheriff L. Jesse Bane said the part-time unit should be fully functional by the beginning of 2014.
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The reputation that Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale gained as one of Baltimore's most notorious heroin dealers also made him a good outreach worker for Safe Streets, an innovative program that enlists former offenders to help mediate disputes before they erupt...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Federal prosecutors twice offered suspected heroin trafficker Roy Clay a deal: plead guilty and serve 10 years.
Clay turned them down.
When a jury found him guilty, a reluctant judge had no choice but to send him to prison for life.
| Jul 19, 2013
| 10:08 AM
A 44-year-old man died while in police custody after a struggle with officers during a traffic stop Thursday night in Northeast Baltimore, officials said.
Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez said officers had pulled over a car for a traffic violation...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 4:10 PM
The man who died in police custody Thursday night during a traffic stop in Northeast Baltimore was identified as a 44-year-old who was on parole and was once sentenced to two years in prison for resisting arrest.
Police said Tyrone West suffered "medical...