Crime, Police/Fire, Traffic

MDTA Police seize 16,200 packages of untaxed cigarettes on I-95 in Harford County

BALTIMORE, MD—On Thursday afternoon, MDTA Police arrested a Michigan man during a traffic stop on I-95 in Harford County. The MDTA Police contacted agents from the Maryland Comptroller’s Office Field Enforcement Division who charged the 20-year-old-man with transporting cigarettes within Maryland without the tobacco tax being paid and unlawfully possessing 16,200 unstamped tobacco products. The total tax loss for the …


Crime, Police/Fire, Traffic

Stabbing reported in Edgewood, roads closed

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Vander Madison, of Baltimore. He was reportedly stabbed multiple times in the upper body. His injuries are serious, but non-life threatening. Madison was walking along Edgewood Road at just after 12:30 p.m. when an unknown male approached him from behind, grabbed his bag, and stabbed him multiple times. The suspect is described …


Shots fired at vehicle near Rosedale, Nottingham home burglarized, Bowleys Quarters Royal Farms robbed

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported over the past week. At just before 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, two individuals approached the a man while he was seated in his vehicle in the 6100-block of Radecke Avenue (21206) and attempted to open the passenger door. One of the suspects shot the car as the victim …

TSA: Number of guns brought to airport checkpoints in 2019 up 5 percent

WASHINGTON, DC—Transportation Security Administration officers caught more firearms at checkpoints nationwide in 2019 than ever before in the agency’s 18-year history. In total, 4,432 firearms were discovered in carry-on bags or on passengers at checkpoints across the country last year, averaging about 12.1 firearms per day, approximately a 5% increase nationally in firearm discoveries from the total of 4,239 detected …

Police seeking to identify Edgewood fraud suspect

EDGEWOOD, MD—Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a fraud suspect. At around 6:15 p.m. on December 18, officers responded to the Shoe City located in the 1800-block of Pulaski Highway in Edgewood for a report of fraud. Upon arrival, deputies from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office were informed that the victim had lost a debit card earlier in …

Fullerton movie theater employee robbed; Rosedale apartment, Middle River storage locker burglarized

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported over the past week. At just before 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, January 9, a known individual stole a cell phone and assaulted someone in the 500-block of Stemmers Run Road in Essex (21221). The suspect fled on foot through adjacent neighborhoods, but was arrested without incident. At just after 11:45 …

Authorities investigating Edgewood vehicle fire

EDGEWOOD, MD—Authorities are investigating a vehicle fire that took place in Edgewood over the weekend. On Monday morning, officials from the Office of the State Fire Marshall said they were looking into a vehicle fire that occurred at around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday night behind the Home Depot, located at 2703 Pulaski Highway (21040). No one is believed to have …

Inspector General warns of new twist to Social Security phone scams

BALTIMORE, MD—The Inspector General of Social Security, Gail S. Ennis, is warning the public that telephone scammers may send faked documents by email to convince victims to comply with their demands. The Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has received reports of victims who received emails with attached letters and reports that appeared to be from Social …