Crime, Police/Fire

Carney man arrested, charged in connection with Nottingham shooting death

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police in Baltimore County have identified and charged a suspect in connection with the shooting death of a man on Stillmeadow Road in Nottingham on Monday evening. Sahmir Pasha Tahlib Smokes, 20, of the unit block of Bernadotte Court in the Seven Courts Community in Carney (21234), has been charged with first-degree murder and held on no bail status …


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Baltimore County seeking proposals for emergency food, shelter grants

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County has issued a call for grant applications from county, community-based organizations that provide services related to food or shelter. The grants will be distributed as part of the federally-funded Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). “We know so many residents are struggling to address their families’ basic needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said County …


FBI seeks tips on individuals inciting violence during peaceful protests

BALTIMORE, MD—The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for help in identifying individuals who may be inciting violence during otherwise peaceful protests around the country. “The FBI respects the rights of individuals to peacefully exercise their First Amendment rights,” officials said in a statement. “Our mission of protecting the American people and upholding the Constitution is dual and simultaneous, not …

Essex police officer promoted to Sergeant

ESSEX, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department promoted three police officers on Tuesday. The promotions were held outside of the Public Safety Building located at 700 East Joppa Road in Towson. Due to COVID-19, the attendance at the promotion ceremony was limited. These officers will be honored at the next formal promotion ceremony in front of their family, friends, and colleagues …

Home invasion reported in Parkville, carjacking reported in northeast Baltimore

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating a pair of local crimes that were reported over the past week. At just after 7:45 p.m. on Friday, May 29, two armed individuals forced their way into an apartment in the 8700-block of Raven Drive (21234) and demanded a package that was supposedly delivered to the location. The suspects began going through the apartment but …

Councilman Marks: arrest made in Nottingham shooting death

UPDATE: A Carney man has been identified and charged. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Councilman David Marks confirmed to NottinghamMD.com on Tuesday after that police have arrested the suspect connected to Monday evening’s fatal shooting in Nottingham. At around 6:30 p.m., police responded to Stillmeadow Road near Dunfield Road (21236) for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found …

Attorney General Frosh urges Walmart to strengthen worker protections during COVID-19 pandemic

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday joined a coalition of 12 attorneys general in calling on Walmart to strengthen measures to protect the health and safety of their workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter sent to Walmart CEO Douglas McMillon, the coalition expresses concern over media reports and complaints by employees alleging inadequate safety measures …

Maryland Department of Health kicks off campaign to educate residents about importance of contact tracing

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday will begin rolling out a new state-wide campaign to educate Marylanders about the importance of contact tracing and how it is a tool in the fight against the spread of coronavirus. The campaign will help support the newly developed “COVID Link,” a new data management platform that will facilitate MDH’s contact tracing …