Skipjacks are boats that leap in and out of the water, very much like fishes in the sea. The owner of one of the few remaining Chesapeake Bay skipjack has posted an ad on Craigslist to sell the boat for $10,000.
This new trend in "rape by proxy" is as horrific as it is simple. Thanks to the anonymity and wide reach of the Internet, any jealous ex, jilted lover, or jaded stalker can easily recruit an army of proxy rapists to assault their target. Unlike most conspirators, the recruiters and recruits never meet, never exchange anything of value and may never even communicate directly at all.
Here's the scenario: a dog, cat, or other pet is let outside in a fenced-in yard while the owner goes in. When the owner returns, the pet is gone. Some days or weeks later, the animal turns up on Craigslist or another site for sale.
A teenage boy from Ferndale has been charged in a series of robberies in which he lured people to an elementary school under the guise that he was selling them an iPhone 5, Anne Arundel County Police said.
The 17-year-old, who has not been identified, was charged with three counts of theft, robbery, second-degree assault and operating a theft scheme. He is being detained at The Charles Hickey, Jr. School in Baltimore County, Howard County Police said.
A University of Maryland, College Park freshman was arrested this week on charges of distributing child pornography and crossing state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, according to a criminal complaint.
The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City Police Department's Northern District at 410-396-2455.