| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Christian Rojas has a plan.
The Iraq War veteran wants to get his paralegal certificate. Then, he figures, he'll go into business for himself, helping people write their wills and file motions in court. He dreams of earning a law degree eventually and...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:23 AM
The pill peddlers were busy on Eutaw Street. Up and down the sidewalk they shuffled, hawking a variety of goods — methadone, the anxiety drug Xanax and other prescription medications — in a street code repeated over and over.
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:12 PM
The shooting death of 12-year-old Sean Johnson as he watched basketball on his porch in 2011 stemmed from the Black Guerrilla Family gang wanting to "send a message" in his East Baltimore neighborhood after the killing of a member, prosecutors said...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Harford County Sheriff's Office officials are investigating how an inmate was accidentally released from the Harford County Detention Center on Valentine's Day.
Rodney Wanzer, 48, of Havre de Grace, was released by accident last Friday, Edward Hopkins,...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:45 PM
State judiciary administrators have asked the state's top court to throw out a landmark ruling that poor defendants have a constitutional right to public defenders at their first bail hearings.
The request came this week as lawmakers attempt to respond...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:16 PM
The head of security at the Baltimore City Detention Center has resigned, officials said Tuesday, a move that again leaves an important leadership job at the troubled facility vacant.
Eric C. Brown started at the jail in September to help clean up...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 11:08 AM
Running a jail is at once among the most unrewarding of endeavors and important functions in society.
Regular readers of the police blotter published in this newspaper can attest that, while there are new names in the arrest columns, a disturbing number...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 8:27 PM
An undocumented immigrant arrested in Prince George's County will spend 48 extra hours in jail at the request of immigration agents — regardless of the charge or the person's past criminal record.
But the standard is different just across the line...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:28 PM
A tier of the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup remained on lockdown Friday, a day after three inmates were stabbed in an argument among several prisoners.
Two men suffered wounds that were not life-threatening. Another man, who was stabbed...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:48 PM
As many as three inmates were stabbed in a general population housing unit at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup Thursday night, according to the state Department of Corrections.
Two inmates were taken to an area hospital with non-life-...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 5:36 AM
Note: This article has been updated to clarify that Attorney General Douglas Gansler, a gubernatorial candidate, has yet to release a crime plan.
With talk of the minimum wage, taxes and health care, one issue getting far too little attention in the...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:57 PM
A Havre de Grace teenager has been charged as an adult with allegedly sexually abusing a young girl in an incident dating to last November.
Derek A. Shepard, 16, admitted to multiple acts with the victim, according to charging documents.
He has been...