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  • Two more Harford 7-Elevens robbed, in Fallston and Abingdon

    Two more Harford 7-Elevens robbed, in Fallston and Abingdon
    While a suspect in at least two of a string of recent Harford County convenience store robberies remains in jail without bail, two more armed robberies of 7-Eleven stores, in Fallston and Abingdon, were reported over the weekend. Around 4:20 a.m....
  • Who's in charge? [Commentary]

    Who's in charge? [Commentary]
    Back when Robert Ehrlich was governor of Maryland, I was interviewing men newly committed to state prison and suspected of gang affiliations. After years in denial, Maryland was just beginning to realize that gangs were very active behind the walls. Among...
  • Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates

    Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates
    A judicial panel voted Friday to slash prison time for thousands of inmates — hundreds of them from Maryland — a significant move toward softening the severe punishments for federal drug crimes. If the step by the U.S. Sentencing Commission...
  • DJ Stash, formerly of 98 Rock, receives jail sentence for probation violation

    DJ Stash, formerly of 98 Rock, receives jail sentence for probation violation
    A former 98 Rock disc jockey and Harford County resident must remain in jail until the end of the summer for violating his probation stemming from a 2012 drunk-driving accident, a District Court judge ruled Tuesday. Stephen G. "Stash" Smith, 50, of...
  • Handguns stolen in Abingdon; man punched in nose in Havre de Grace [Harford Police Blotter]

    Handguns stolen in Abingdon; man punched in nose in Havre de Grace [Harford Police Blotter]
    The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Cable was stolen Friday from in front of a home in the 500 block of Aldino-Stepney Road. Tires were slashed Saturday in the 3600 block of Churchville Road. Aberdeen...
  • Officer alleges jail leaders held town hall meetings with BGF

    Officer alleges jail leaders held town hall meetings with BGF
    Management at the Baltimore jail held "town hall meetings" with Black Guerrilla Family gang members to get tips on how to better operate the institution, a former corrections officer told the FBI as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation. The...
  • Harford youths jailed on weapons charges, suspected of gang association

    Four youths who were stopped by Harford County sheriff's deputies a short distance from where the front door of an Edgewood apartment was shot up last week are suspected of being associated with a gang, according to a Sheriff's Office spokeswoman....
  • Three break into Edgewood residence [Police Blotter]

    Three break into Edgewood residence [Police Blotter]
    The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Lakiea Williams, 25, of the 1500 block of Mitchell Lane, was arrested last Wednesday on a Baltimore City warrant charging him with first- and second-degree assault and...
  • Darlington man accused of drunk driving, fleeing accident after crash in Street

    Darlington man accused of drunk driving, fleeing accident after crash in Street
    A Darlington man was accused of driving drunk, fleeing an accident and driving without a license after he allegedly crashed his car in Street on Sunday evening, according to Maryland State Police reports. Jose Pedro Arratia-Romero, 31, of the 1300 block...
  • East Baltimore gang targeted in sweeping prosecution

    East Baltimore gang targeted in sweeping prosecution
    A surveillance camera near the East Baltimore murder scene spied a group from the Black Guerrilla Family gathered to congratulate a gang member on a job well done — a long-time rival was dead and a prior killing avenged. Henry Mills had been a BGF...
  • Kahler to become spokesperson for Harford sheriff's office

    Kahler to become spokesperson for Harford sheriff's office
    Cristie Kahler has been named the chief spokesperson of the Harford County Sheriff's Office effective July 1, when the current spokesman Edward Hopkins assumes his new role as chief deputy. Kahler, 36, has been working with Hopkins for 16 months and...
  • Candidates for Maryland governor seek votes by helping ex-convicts

    Candidates for Maryland governor seek votes by helping ex-convicts
    When Democrat Douglas F. Gansler stopped by a Baltimore sports bar recently, the ex-convict behind the bar struck up a conversation. It's a tough road, the worker told Gansler, to get any job. "I'm trying to turn my life around," he said. "I've got a...