| Jan 18, 2013
| 5:23 PM
A federal grand jury indicted a Baltimore police officer Friday on charges that he was involved in a conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana.
In an indictment unsealed Friday, federal prosecutors allege that Kendell L....
| Jan 24, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Daren Ruffin had been home from jail for only about a week before he found himself in custody again.
The charge was the same: second-degree assault, after his wife told Baltimore police that Ruffin beat her. But instead of spending a month in jail in...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Editor’s note: As we usher out 2012 and welcome 2013, The Herald-Mail has prepared a package of year-end stories that provide short recaps of some of the top stories of the year past.
These stories will be published each day through New Year’s...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Firearms, particularly handguns, drive violent crime in Baltimore, yet nowhere does the word handgun appear in your recent editorial on this year's uptick in Baltimore homicides ("Troubling homicide rise," Dec. 28).
Obviously, whatever the Baltimore...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 7:28 AM
A Baltimore Police Department's helicopter made an emergency landing in Reedbird Park Friday night after facing technical difficulties, police said.
No one was injured in the landing, which was made as a precautionary measure, according to police...
| Dec 27, 2012
Baltimore police have enlisted state troopers to help with patrols as the city confronts a spike in crime, a move that puts to an end years of disagreement between the two agencies over the state force's role in local law enforcement.
With the Maryland...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 8:02 AM
Defense attorneys for the man accused of murdering Phylicia Barnes have filed motions claiming to have a witness who saw the teen alive in Cecil County and attacking the credibility of the lead police detective who investigated the case.
In a motion...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 12:07 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced that 12 new surveillance cameras will be installed along Charles Street in Midtown.
"The CitiWatch program is a vital part of Baltimore's effort to reduce violent crime in our neighborhoods. The cameras serve...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
After 31 years in local law enforcement, I'd often tell myself that I had seen and experienced every act of cruelty man can inflict.
In light of the despicable act of violence this month in Newtown, Conn., I was clearly wrong. We are learning more,...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:49 PM
Two of the Baltimore Police Department's top commanders have notified the department that they intend to retire, moves that come as Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts prepares to reshape the agency in coming weeks.
The commanders are Col. Jesse Oden,...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 1:55 PM
With the violent attack on a Connecticut elementary school weighing on many minds, hundreds of people turned in 461 guns to Baltimore police at a buyback Saturday.
Sonia White, a 65-year-old Baltimore County grandmother, was turning in her husband's old...