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  • Baltimore police suspend another officer in dog killing

    Baltimore police suspend another officer in dog killing
    A second officer has been suspended as the Baltimore Police Department investigates a case in which a dog's throat was slit. Officer Thomas Schmidt, a 24-year veteran assigned to the Emergency Services unit, was placed on paid administrative leave after...
  • Officer charged with animal cruelty should lose his job [Letter]

    Officer charged with animal cruelty should lose his job [Letter]
    Where does the police department get people like Officer Jeffrey Bolger ("Officer charged with killing dog set out to 'gut' it, witnesses said," June 19)? Getting out a his car, Mr. Bolger was boasting that he was going to "gut this thing," according to...
  • Glen Burnie man acquitted in shooting death of visitor to his home

    A Glen Burnie man was acquitted Friday of charges that he murdered a man who barged into his home last fall. Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge William C. Mulford II ruled that prosecutors had not proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Matthew...
  • Baltimore police consider using nonlethal tranquilizers in animal cases

    Baltimore police consider using nonlethal tranquilizers in animal cases
    Baltimore police are considering switching to nonlethal tranquilizer darts to control dangerous animals as they face scrutiny for the killing of two animals this month. In a reassessment that began several months ago, police have been considering more...
  • Arbutus man killed, body dumped at vacant home in Baltimore

    Arbutus man killed, body dumped at vacant home in Baltimore
    An Arbutus man was killed in his home this week by three people who later dumped his body in the stairwell of a vacant home in Baltimore, Baltimore County police said Saturday. Three men were charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death...
  • Fiora for Carroll County sheriff [Letter]

    Voters in the Republican primary for Carroll County sheriff have a choice this year and the clear choice for this important office is Chris Fiora. Mr. Fiora has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience at the local, state and national levels...
  • Laurel man cited for firing gun to kill snake

    Laurel man cited for firing gun to kill snake
    Laurel officials say a 62-year-old resident was arrested for violating a city ordinance Sunday when he shot a snake in the woods behind his house. Police were called to the 15000 block of Laurel Oaks Lane in Laurel around 12:25 p.m. after callers...
  • Man accused of shooting Baltimore officer faces federal charges

    Man accused of shooting Baltimore officer faces federal charges
    The 34-year-old man charged with shooting and critically wounding an off-duty Baltimore police officer this year has been indicted in federal court on drug and weapons charges, according to court records unsealed this week. Gregg Thomas was arrested in...
  • Arrest made in stabbing of Essex pizza delivery driver

    Arrest made in stabbing of Essex pizza delivery driver
    Four teenagers are charged as adults with robbing and stabbing a pizza delivery driver in Essex Monday night, Baltimore County police said. Police said the teens, between 16 and 19, attacked a Pizza Boli's driver as he attempted to make a delivery in...
  • Baltimore's police commissioner forges a hands-on image

    Baltimore's police commissioner forges a hands-on image
    When Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts appeared at a recent town hall, a woman stood to ask about police brutality, a touchy topic for both residents and officers. She said she worried for her young nephew, who was frequently stopped by police....
  • Hyattsville man indicted on first-degree murder charge

    Hyattsville man indicted on first-degree murder charge
    A Hyattsville man charged with murder in the fatal shooting of another Hyattsville man in Dayton in May was indicted by a Howard County grand jury last week, the State's Attorney's office announced this week. Ismael Guerra Vasquez, 36, of the 1400 block...
  • In first six months, Baltimore homicides at a low

    In first six months, Baltimore homicides at a low
    Baltimore saw 97 homicides in the first six months of 2014, one of the lowest totals at the halfway point in the past 30 years.  Killings are down more than 15 percent from the same time last year, when the city was dealing with a spate of more than...