Thursday, December 20, 2012
Friends said the Baltimore County Circuit Court judge handled some of the toughest cases in the state but was also known for her sense of humor and office pranks.
A lover of the law. A tough prosecutor. An office prankster. Friends said Judge S. Ann Brobst, a Towson resident who died Monday after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 59, was a combination of those characteristics. Over the course of 30-years, Brobst earned a reputation as a tough, whip-smart prosecutor that was belied by her diminutive stature and long blond hair. "She looked like she went to college on a cheerleader scholarship," said District Court Judge Leo Ryan, who worked with Brobst in the county state's attorney's office. "There was this dichotomy because despite the way she looked, she was a tough prosecutor." State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger worked with Brobst from 1982 until Shellenberger left the …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Joppa man could get 15 years in jail and agrees to repay Baltimore County more than $49,000.
A Joppa man, who was caught on video trimming a tree after claiming he was too injured to continue working as a laborer for the county, pleaded entered an Alford plea Tuesday to felony theft charges. James Robinson faces 15 years in jail when he is sentenced on Aug. 9 in Baltimore County Circuit Court. As part of his plea agreement, Robinson agreed to repay more than $49,000 in pension, disability and medical payments he received between 2010 and 2011. In Alford plea, a defendant does not admit committing the act but acknowledges that prosecutors have enough evidence to obtain a conviction should the case go to trial. Part of the repayment also includes reimbursing the county for the cost of the private investigators hired to tail and …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Student artwork from around Baltimore County was compiled into a 2012 anti-drug calendar.
Check out these images of the winning artwork from the Baltimore County State's Attorney's anti-drug/alcohol poster contest. Winners were announced Thursday afternoon at a ceremony held at Towson's historic courthouse.
The Baltimore County State's Attorney announced the winners of his office's 2012 Anti-Drug Contest at a Thursday afternoon ceremony.
A Thursday afternoon ceremony at Towson's historic courthouse was all about turning a negative into a positive. The Baltimore County State's Attorney's office recognized area middle school students who participated in an anti-drug/alcohol art contest. Winners, including Pine Grove Middle School 6th grader Amado Laranang, received checks in varying amounts to be used for "educational purposes;" the best part? The entire contest was paid for with assets seized by police from drug dealers. "When you get your check today, you should remember: this is the only good thing a drug dealer will ever do for you," said Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger. "This is a great use of that money because it turns something bad into …