Crime, Events, Politics

Maryland U.S. Attorney appoints District Election Officer to receive complaints, allegations of election fraud as part of DOJ’s Election Day Program

BALTIMORE, MD—United States Attorney Robert K. Hur on Friday announced that Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) Leo J. Wise will lead the efforts of his Office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming November 3, 2020, general election. AUSA Wise has been appointed to serve as the District Election Officer (DEO) for the District …


Crime, Police/Fire

AMBER ALERT: Police searching for missing Maryland 7-year-old

GLEN BURNIE, MD—Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a missing Maryland boy. Prophet Marquis Matthew Johnson, 7, is believed to be in the company of 30-year-old black female, Tiffany Sharquita Johnson and two other unknown individuals. The four were last seen in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County, Maryland in a dark-color Chrysler 300 with large rims. Story continues below …


Home invasion reported in Carney, man robbed in Nottingham, woman assaulted with plastic bag in White Marsh

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported this month. At around 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, a woman reported being assaulted in the 8600-block of Honeygo Boulevard in White Marsh (21236) after a co-worked reportedly placed a plastic bag over her head. The known suspect has been identified as a 60-year-old woman. At around 4:30 a.m. …

Police in Baltimore County warn of ‘spoofed’ phone call scam [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—Police in Baltimore County are warning residents of a telephone scam that has been circulating this week. The Baltimore County Police Department has learned that one of their phone numbers is being “spoofed” to call area residents.  The caller claims to be from a utility company. Authorities say anyone who receives one of these calls should hang up immediately …

Baltimore County to receive over $1.3 million in federal forensic research grants

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Wednesday announced $2,505,686 in Department of Justice grants to seven entities in Maryland to fund crime laboratories, decrease DNA backlogs, support basic and applied forensic research, and help law enforcement identify missing persons, as part of $192 million in funding to advance forensic science nationwide. In addition, U.S. Attorney Hur announced that Baltimore …

Maryland Department of Labor provides update on unemployment fraud investigation

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Labor on Wednesday provided an update about the department’s ongoing unemployment insurance fraud prevention, detection, and investigation efforts. “With bad actors continuing to target the important unemployment insurance funds intended to help those in need, our department has maintained heightened security measures to prevent and detect fraudulent activity,” said Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson. “We have …

Body found in White Marsh identified by police

WHITE MARSH, MD—Authorities have identified a body that was found in White Marsh earlier this month. The body was found on October 7 in the parking lot of the former Rustic Inn in the 11400-block of Philadelphia Road (21162). Police say the body has been identified as that of Da Laine Eldean Johnson, 31, of no fixed address. Earlier this …

U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur announces over $9 million in DOJ grants to protect children in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur on Friday announced awards of $9,380,000 in Department of Justice grants to support mentoring services for youth and to protect children from abuse, exploitation, and threats such as sex trafficking. The awards were made by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Office for Victims of Crime, part of the Justice …