Enrique Jose Borja Perez Jr., who was arrested by the Westminster Police Department, was held without bond upon arrest, and has a bail review hearing scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to electronic court records.
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An Edgewood man was sentenced Thursday to 64 years in jail for kidnapping a woman he knew and holding her captive for five days in a car trunk while he was on probation, the Harford County State's Attorney's Office said.
While he was in the Harford County Circuit Courthouse on a case, Harford County lawyer received a phone call Wednesday morning that his wife had been kidnapped and the caller was demanding money for her return. It turned out to be a scam, Bel Air Police said. The wife was found safe at her work.
For her new memoir, "The Home That Was Our Country," Alia Malek, a Baltimore native, retraced her family's roots to the Ottoman Empire, telling their story in the context of Syria's tumultuous history. She'll be speaking about the book Wednesday at Bird in Hand.
The Sheriff's Office handled calls Monday where the caller told the person on the receiving end someone they know, usually a family member, was kidnapped and would only be returned when money was sent to the caller.
A 35-year-old Bel Air woman told police her boyfriend allegedly kidnapped and kept her in the trunk of her car for five days, before she was able to escape and seek help Friday at a Cracker Barrel restaurant off Route 543 in Belcamp, Maryland State Police reported.
It was night, and Mahmood Khan's family was asleep when the Maryland man opened the Senate torture report. As he read through the pages, he learned what the CIA had done to his little brother Majid during the three years his family had thought he was dead.
Last August, a 25-minute police chase touched off across three jurisdictions when patrol officers saw a distressed woman inside a car whose driver fled when they attempted to pull it over. The pursuit was carried live by broadcast networks, and ended dramatically when the vehicle crashed into a Southwest Baltimore home and a detective, clad in an all-white suit, placed the driver under arrest. But the court case for the two men in the vehicle, Robert Bethea and Mark Jackson, concluded a whimper.
Former Black Guerrilla Family leader Tavon White, who oversaw a racket at the Baltimore jail and flipped to become the federal government's key witness, returned to a Baltimore courtroom Wednesday to take the stand in a murder trial.
Authorities say Nicole Lovell, the 13-year-old Virginia girl believed to have been abducted and killed by an 18-year-old college student from Maryland, was stabbed to death on Jan. 27 — the day her family discovered her missing from her Blacksburg home.
One of two Virginia Tech students from Maryland who have been charged in the abduction and killing of a 13-year-old girl told authorities that "the truth can set me free," according to charging documents released Monday.
It wasn't until three months after a drone blasted a suspected al-Qaida compound in Pakistan that America's spies figured out that a captured Rockville contractor was among the dead, the White House acknowledged this week, renewing calls for a change in the government's policy toward hostages.
The high-profile disappearance last year of an 11-year-old Dundalk girl has inspired a new Facebook feature. The most widely used social networking site on Tuesday announced the launch of an Amber Alert system to distribute information about abducted children.
A Havre de Grace woman who found a stretched-out key chain ring, candy wrappers and a Herr's potato chip bag in her driveway this week helped investigators track down the suspect in a high-profile Philadelphia abduction case, according to documents filed Thursday in federal court.
Inside an empty brick house in East Baltimore this month, city police located a man who had been reported kidnapped. He was zip-tied, bleeding and suffering from numerous injuries from being beaten with a bat, police say.
A 69-year-old incarcerated, convicted kidnapper and rapist was indicted Tuesday on charges related to the 1982 death of Laurel resident Stephanie Watson, a legal step that brings the malevolent cold case closer to conclusion.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Monday with the teenager who allegedly was beaten by Israeli police last week, and Jewish leaders in Baltimore condemned the alleged abduction and killing of his cousin by several Israelis.