Thursday, November 8, 2007


Dose of law, order on the street

‘When 80-year-old Thomas Ward, a former city councilman and retired Baltimore Circuit Court judge, heard someone hollering “Police! Police!” while he took a walk the other day near his home in Bolton Hill, he didn’t flinch.

Glancing across the street, Ward said, he saw a man trying to get out of a fenced yard behind a house on West Lafayette Avenue.

“I know the people in that house,” the judge said. “It wasn’t his.”

As the man – about 6 feet tall and burly, and much younger than Ward – began clambering over the 8-foot fence, Ward recalls running up to him and saying, “Come on, baby, you’re all mine.”‘

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