Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The attack was reportedly unprovoked.
A man was struck in the head with a shotgun while walking on Greenmount Avenue. According to Baltimore police, between 3 and 3:20 a.m., on May 6, a man was walking in the 3900 block of Greenmount Avenue when he was struck on the side of the head with a shotgun. The assailant made no demands before he hit the man with the gun. The man was taken to Union Memorial Hospital where a cut on his head was treated and the crime lab took pictures of the injuries. Sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Contact editor Adam Bednar with any news tips. Want to write on your own? Skip the middle man. Join our Local Voices.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The unit will patrol the infield at Pimlico Race Course during Preakness on Saturday.
When members of the Baltimore Police Department’s mounted unit patrol the infield at Pimlico Race Course during Preakness Saturday, it will be one of the unit’s most high-visibility uses during the celebration of its 125th year in existence. The mounted unit, which was established in 1888, is the oldest continuously operated mounted unit in the country, and is primarily used for crowd control during events such as the Ravens Super Bowl Parade, Preakness and downtown on Friday nights. Lt. Milton Corbett, the unit’s commander, said a horse has the same effect as 10 to 15 officers in a crowd control situation. "It’s like the parting of the sea [when the horses are in a crowd]. The horses aren’t there to do harm but they can intimidate," …
Markell Jones, 18, shot and killed Freddie Jones Jr. in the Greenmount Avenue carryout.
Markell Jones pleaded guilty Monday to shooting and killing a man in a carryout on Greenmount Avenue on Halloween night 2011. Markell Jones, 18, faces a maximum of life in prison with all but 50 years suspended and five years probation, and is set to be sentenced July 2, according to a press release the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office. "Our willingness to go to trial, and our preparation for it, produced a just result: a first-degree murder conviction. As this case demonstrates once again, my top priority is to aggressively prosecute those who use guns to hurt and kill our citizens," Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein said in the release. Markell Jones shot and killed Freddie Jones Jr., no relation, when he tried …
The robber entered a Hampden home and demanded cash.
An armed robber broke into a Hampden home and stole a laptop and video games. According to Baltimore police, at 2:30 p.m., May 6 a robber entered a home in the 3500 block of Chestnut Avenue and then went to a bedroom where two men were located. The robber pointed a gun at the men and demanded money. When they told the robber they didn’t have money he took an HP Laptop valued at $600 and 15 Xbox video games valued at $900. The robber then ran out of the house through the back door.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Police: The woman was holding a handgun replica when she was shot.
A woman shot by a Baltimore County police officer early Saturday morning in Pikesville was holding a handgun replica and will be charged in the incident, police said. A Baltimore County police officer shot the woman several times in the upper body after she did not follow police orders to drop the weapon. The woman threatened the officer with a metallic replica of a large semi-automatic handgun, a police investigation revealed. The woman, who was in stable condition Sunday afternoon, will be charged with first-degree assault and obstruction of justice upon her release from the hospital, Baltimore County police Officer Shawn Vinson said. The woman's name cannot be released until she is officially charged, Vinson said. Detectives have …
Check out what's going on crime-wise around the county in this round up of crimes taking place from Arbutus to Dundalk, and everywhere in between.
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Sunday, May 12
Arbutus A juvenile was arrested Wednesday after being charged with fourth-degree burglary of an Arbutus home. Read more about crime in Arbutus Patch. Catonsville A juvenile was attempting to sell marijuana when an alleged adult client reportedly robbed the juvenile. Read more about crime in Catonsville Patch. Owings Mills-Reisterstown Shots were fired at a Reisterstown man after he and a friend met two men at a secluded location. Read more about crime in Owings Mills-Reisterstown Patch. Pikesville Two men, residents of Marriotts Lane found their Milford Mill home ransacked last week. Read more about crime in Pikesville Patch. North Baltimore Two juveniles allegedly threatened to set a schoolmate on fire "and turn [her] white." Read more …
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Sunday, May 12
By Patch Staff Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Kicks Off Gubernatorial Bid In a speech highlighting his military and government service, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced in his home county of Prince George's Friday night that he is running for governor of Maryland in the November 2014 election. Dan Bongino’s Home Burglarized Wednesday Night While Family Slept A spokeswoman says computers, purses and a wallet were taken from the Severna Park home of Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who ran for U.S. Senate in 2012. Report: Anne Arundel County Top in State for Generating Tourism Money The county saw a more than 7 percent increase in money from tourism between 2010 and 2011, according to a new report. Businesses Look to Marketplace Fairness…
Friday, May 10, 2013
Two juveniles were reportedly carrying a gas can and matches at the time.
Two juveniles allegedly threatened to set a schoolmate on fire. According to Baltimore police, at 5 p.m., April 28 a girl was playing at the playground at Hampden Elementary School when two schoolmates approached her carry a gas can and matches. "We are going to set you on fire and turn you white," one of the suspects allegedly told the girl. After making that statement the suspects then ran away from the playground. A police spokesman said Baltimore City School Police Department is handling a follow up investigation.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Frank MacArthur, aka Baltimore Spectator, was sentenced to three years with all but six-months suspended for possessing a sawed off shotgun.
Frank MacArthur, aka Baltimore Spectator, the blogger who live streamed his standoff with police from inside his Waverly home last December, pleaded guilty to possession of a sawed off shotgun in Baltimore City Circuit Court Wednesday. Mark Cheshire, a spokesman for the Baltimore City State's Attorney's office, said prosecutors were seeking a five year sentence, but MacArthur was sentenced to three years with all but six months suspended. MacArthur, who has been held without bail since his arrest, will receive credit for time served. The issues with MacArthur, 47, started last fall when a warrant was issued for allegedly violating his probation on a previous charge. But he maintained that he was finished probation and could not have …
Several organizations will push the City Council to increase funding for after school programs to $7.2 million.
(UPDATED 2:48 p.m.)—Education advocates, who just days ago gathered at Waverly Elementary School to celebrate $1.1 billion in new school construction funds, will begin pressing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to keep what they say was a campaign promise to double funding for after school programs. Advocates from various organizations, including the Charles Village based Greater Homewood Community Corporation, will push city council members to pressure the mayor to increase after school funding to $7.2 million at the City Council’s Taxpayer’s Night, 5 p.m., Thursday at City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St., according to a news release from Child First Authority. "Mayor Rawlings-Blake publicly committed in August of 2011 to double funding for after …