Friday, November 9, 2012
William Justin Campbell, 25, Kenyon Travis Waller, 22, are "two extremely dangerous people," said Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson.
Two men facing charges for the rape of two women abducted from Catonsville bus stops have been linked to six other violent crimes—and may be responsible for additional crimes, according to Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson. William Justin Campbell, 25, and Kenyon Travis Waller, 22, "are responsible for a crime spree that dates back to at least August 11th of this year" and ended when they were apprehended on Oct. 1 and charged with robbery, kidnapping, rape and sexual assault, Johnson said at a press briefing at Baltimore City Police headquarters. Campbell and Waller are "two extremely dangerous people" who committed violent crimes against eleven victims—mostly young women and students at local colleges, according to Johnson. "…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Baltimore County Police have charged Justin Earl Gorham with kidnapping, first-degree assault and use of a firearm during a felony/violent crime in a Wednesday night incident.
Baltimore County Police have charged a Reisterstown man with kidnapping his roommate after an argument over money. Justin Earl Gorham, 29, of the 11800 block of Maren Court in Reisterstown, was charged with kidnapping, first-degree assault and use of a firearm during a felony/violent crime. He is currently being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $250,000 bail, police said. Police said the victim, 23, and Gorham work together at a scrap metal company in Carroll County and are also roommates in Reisterstown. At 9:33 p.m., officers said they were called to the Exxon station in the 11900 block of Reisterstown Road in Reisterstown for a kidnapping report. A man had called 911 and told police a relative was kidnapped by an …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
At least two Baltimore-area billboards featured the composite sketch of Violet Ripken's alleged abductor. Police released the sketch Tuesday.
A day after release by Aberdeen police, a composite sketch of the man who allegedly abducted Vi Ripken appeared on billboards in the Baltimore area. The advertisements—jointly funded by Aberdeen Police Department, Harford County Sheriff's Office, Metro Crime Stoppers and the FBI—appeared on revolving billboards along Interstate 95 and Interstate 83. The billboard, with the black-and-white sketch, read: "WANTED For the Abduction of Violet Ripken Call: (410)-836-5432" The phone number is a 24-7 hotline dedicated to the case. Ripken, 74, is the mother of National Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken. Violet Ripken was allegedly taken from her home by a man hiding in her garage between 7 and 8 a.m. on July 24, and returned unharmed to her …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Aberdeen police released a composite sketch Tuesday afternoon.
Aberdeen police released a sketch of the suspect in the alleged abduction of Vi Ripken. Ripken, 74, was taken from her home last week and found unharmed in her car about 20 hours later. See more: Stay with Patch for updates.
The matriarch of the Ripken family was abducted last week and the investigation is ongoing.
Police have today released video and plan to release a composite sketch of the man suspected of abducting Vi Ripken last week. The video, released by investigators, shows the suspect at a retail establishment in Anne Arundel County. Later in the day police are expected to release a composite sketch of the suspected abductor based on eyewitness accounts. (UPDATE: Find the sketch here.) Lt. Fred Budnick with the Aberdeen Police Department wrote in an email Tuesday that no specific motive has been indentified in the alleged abduction. "This is still considered to be a forced abduction not related to any medical or health conditions," Budnick wrote. Aberdeen police said a man armed with a handgun—described as in his late 30s or early 40s …