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Montgomery County's 'teen court' program

Montgomery County was the first county in Maryland to begin a teen court program concerning teenagers accused of a variety of juvenile crimes such as theft or other property crimes, drug possession and underage drinking. It has now been 15 years since this program was implemented, and it involves having other teenagers serve on a jury when one of their peers is charged with an offense.

Suspected Maryland carjacker may have been mentally ill

Many individuals that find themselves on the wrong side of the law also suffer from mental illness. A Maryland man suspected of carjacking and theft may have taken the vehicle under the illusory premise that he was being pursued by assailants. The man's attorney asserts that his client "was in the throes of his psychotic attack."

Maryland man facing criminal counts for statute theft

We've previously written about the number of copper and metal thefts occurring across the Maryland area. Recently, a suspect that is alleged to have been involved in other copper thefts was accused of attempting to steal a bronze statue of a boy holding onto a kite.

Copper theft crimes increase in Maryland

Many people wouldn't think of someone steeling electrical cords or rain gutters when they think of theft. Authorities are saying these types of theft crimes are increasing in Maryland because the items often contain copper. The price of copper has been increasing, making any item with that metal in it a valuable asset.

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