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Vandalism isn't legal in any state, including Maryland

Getting angry with someone might lead some people to do things that aren't appropriate. One of the actions that might be tempting is to destroy or damage that person's property. Defacing or destroying someone's property without his or her permission is considered vandalism. Acts of vandalism are punishable in the criminal justice system, so it is vital that anyone who is thinking of harming someone's property take a few minutes to think about the consequences.

Shoplifting: A theft charge with special considerations

Being charged with shoplifting is something that can be disheartening, especially when the charge is because of a misunderstanding. For people who have been charged with shoplifting, it is important to understand a few points about shoplifting charges. Our Maryland readers might find these points interesting.

Maryland police track cell phone to chase down stolen $150,000

An employee who was working at a casino in Maryland allegedly decided to take a chance to bring home some extra cash after spotting a pile of $100 bills at work. He grabbed the money before ending his shift, and the total value of the stack was $150,000.

Maryland men face theft charges, stolen merchandise recovered

The lure to get things can sometimes lead people to do so through methods that aren't normally used. Taking things in this method can sometimes lead to criminal charges. For two Maryland men, having things in their possession that were taken from other people has resulted in them facing theft charges.

Man faces charges for violating Maryland campaign finance laws

When you have anything to do with a political campaign, you have to make sure that you handle the funds appropriately. Any mishandling of campaign funds can potentially lead to criminal charges. Because of this risk, you should be well-versed in the Maryland campaign finance laws prior to doing anything with campaign funds. For one man, alleged mishandling of campaign funds in his grandmother's campaign has led to him facing criminal charges.

Man charged in Christmas Day Robbery

A 40-year-old Maryland man was charged for his alleged involvement a robbery that occurred on Dec. 25. According to the 23-year-old man who reported the robbery, the man and an accomplice approached him at approximately 5:05 p.m. on Glen Ridge Road with a handgun and told him to hand over his money. He stated that he complied with the demands and gave them an amount of cash that was not specified in the report. According to the witness, the two men then fled the scene.

Three men charged in relation to copper theft in Maryland

According to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office, three men were taken into custody on Dec. 16 in the early morning after allegedly robbing a local business of wire copper. Each man faces a second- and fourth-degree burglary charge along with two counts of theft between $1,000 and $10,000.

Wounded teen accused of robbery and assault

A teenager has been taken into custody in connection with a robbery that took place on a bike trail in Maryland. Reports indicate that the 17-year-old will be charged as an adult. The theft charge came after police were called to the area for a stabbing incident. Police found the youth on the trail suffering from a wound to the back of his left shoulder. He told police that he was the victim of a robbery.

Three Maryland teens accused of burglary

Police have accused three teenagers who are Baltimore residents of burglary after responding to an alleged burglary in Brooklyn Park. According to media sources, the three were taken into police custody after responding to an alarm at Cycle World on Richie Highway South. The 14-year-old, 16-year-old and 17-year-old face various burglary charges, and they also received juvenile citations for malicious destruction of property.

Two caught, two sought in Maryland resort burglary

Police have taken into custody two young men that were allegedly involved with the burglary of a business at the Wisp Resort on Marsh Hill Road in McHenry. The accused, ages 18 and 19, were charged with second and fourth degree burglary and theft. The 18-year-old has been released after posting a $10,000 bond, and the 19-year-old remains jailed on a $25,000 bond.

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