Teen charged with steal­ing car, ab­duct­ing 11-month-old

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A 15-year-old has been charged as a ju­ve­nile with steal­ing an SUV with an 11month-old boy in­side, Bal­ti­more po­lice said. On Thurs­day, po­lice said tips from the com­mu­nity helped them track the stolen ve­hi­cle and its driver, and lo­cate the baby, who had been left on a side­walk. “This was a to­tal com­mu­nity and po­lice ef­fort,” said Bal­ti­more po­lice spokesman T.J. Smith. Po­lice said the child’s mother had been un­load­ing gro­ceries in the 400 block of Kane St. about1:30 p.m. She had left the keys in the ig­ni­tion and had left the car run­ning when the teen hopped in the SUV and sped off. Mary­land State Po­lice is­sued an Am­ber Alert about 3 p.m., ask­ing for help lo­cat­ing the white 2009 Suzuki XL7 SUV. Smith said de­tec­tives were flooded with calls about “a reck­less, speed­ing ve­hi­cle.” Po­lice also re­ceived in­for­ma­tion about a child who had been left in his car seat on the side­walk about 3:30 p.m. in the 3900 block of Shan­non Drive in Be­lair-Edi­son in East Bal­ti­more. The child was taken to a hos­pi­tal for a rou­tine eval­u­a­tion and was dis­charged. The car was lo­cated about 6 p.m. in the 2700 block of Pel­ham Ave. The teen was spray­paint­ing the ve­hi­cle, and was taken into cus­tody after a short foot chase, Smith said. charged with steal­ing reams of clas­si­fied doc­u­ments. Harold T. Martin III, who used to work for the NSA, was ar­rested in Au­gust, ac­cused of a two-decade theft spree and of stash­ing data that could amount to the equiv­a­lent of half a bil­lion pages of doc­u­ments at his Glen Burnie home. Craig Veith, a spokesman for Booz Allen Hamil­ton, said for­mer FBI di­rec­tor Robert Mueller started a re­view of the com­pany’s “se­cu­rity, per­son­nel, and man­age­ment pro­cesses and prac­tices” on Oct. 19. “We hold our­selves to the high­est eth­i­cal stan­dards, take the trust of our clients se­ri­ously and are proud to sup­port our coun­try’s im­por­tant na­tional se­cu­rity mis­sions,” Veith said in a state­ment. When Martin’s ar­rest be­came pub­lic in early Oc­to­ber, Booz Allen Hamil­ton said it had fired him and was co­op­er­at­ing with the FBI. Martin, who ac­cord­ing to his lawyers was af­flicted by a com­pul­sion to hoard the doc­u­ments, re­mains in jail. A judge ruled last week that he posed a flight risk and should not be set free while his case moves for­ward. Martin has ap­pealed the rul­ing is sched­uled back in court to­day. In a fed­eral court fil­ing on Thurs­day, pros­e­cu­tors said clas­si­fied in­for­ma­tion stolen by Martin in­cluded the names of covert in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cers. In ar­gu­ing that Martin should re­main locked up, fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors said in their fil­ing that a “sub­stan­tial por­tion” of the 50 ter­abytes of dig­i­tal in­for­ma­tion seized from Martin at his home was “highly clas­si­fied.”

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