| 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...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 3:15 AM
Nearly a year after the incident, the trial of an Edgewood man accused of a 2013 double shooting that left a 17-year-old boy dead and a now-19-year-old man seriously wounded began Friday in the Harford County Courthouse in downtown Bel Air.
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:52 PM
The state corrections department has ousted the warden of a Western Maryland prison who imposed months of restrictions on inmates following a series of attacks on corrections officers.
Warden Bobby Shearin said he was placed on administrative leave...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:26 PM
A former corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center has been sentenced to 32 months in prison and three years of supervised release for her role in the Black Guerrilla Family gang racketeering conspiracy uncovered at the jail last year....
| 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 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
State officials say they have blocked service at the Baltimore City Detention Center for the contraband cellphones that have long fueled gang activity there.
Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to announce Friday the recent activation of a "managed...
| 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...