Business, Crime

Maryland Department of Labor uncovers massive criminal fraud scheme

BALTIMORE, MD—The State of Maryland has uncovered a massive and sophisticated criminal enterprise involving more than 47,500 fraudulent unemployment insurance claims in Maryland and totaling over $501 million. The Maryland Department of Labor (Labor) is coordinating with the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General (DOL-OIG) to investigate and prosecute individuals. “Since the beginning …


Crime, Police/Fire

Arrest warrant issued for Parkville man who robbed youths outside of Towson Town Center

PARKVILLE, MD—Detectives in Baltimore County have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect who is wanted in connection with robbing four juveniles as they walked out of Towson Town Center. The four youths were robbed at around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 9th. Seneca Rice, 34, of the 1800-block of Wycliffe Road (21234), is charged with four counts of robbery, …


Pair of burglaries reported in Parkville

PARKVILLE, MD—Police are investigating a pair of burglaries that were reported in the Parkville area over the past week. At just after 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, a known individual entered the rear of a residence in the 2200-block of Ellen Avenue (21234). The suspect was still on scene when officers arrived and he was subsequently taken into custody. …

Suspect in Perry Hall Chick-Fil-A robbery arrested, identified

PERRY HALL, MD—Police made a quick arrest, moments after a robbery at the Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Perry Hall on Thursday afternoon, thanks to the detailed information provided by witnesses. At just after 1 p.m., officers responded to the Chick-Fil-A in the 8800-block of Belair Road (21236) for a report of a robbery. The suspect entered the business and announced an …

Pair of burglaries reported in Parkville

PARKVILLE, MD—Police are investigating a pair of burglaries that were reported in the Parkville area. Sometime between 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, and 12:30 a.m. on Monday, July 6, an individual entered a residence in the 7900-block of Oakdale Avenue (21234) via an unlocked door. Once inside, the suspect stole the doorbell from the front door and the security …

Chick-Fil-A robbed in Perry Hall

UPDATE 2: Police have identified the suspect who was arrested in connection with this incident. UPDATE: The suspect has been captured in the area of E. Joppa Road at Avondale Road in Carney. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are on the scene of a Thursday afternoon robbery in Perry Hall. Reports indicate that the Chick-Fil-A restaurant in the 8800-block …

National Night Out 2020 events moved to October due to COVID-19

NOTTINGHAM, MD—National Night Out events will take place in a different month this year, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Baltimore County Police Department on Tuesday announced that 2020 National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, October 6, this year.  Normally held in August, the event is being pushed back to October this year due to the pandemic. This …

Councilman Marks: Seven Courts Citizens on Patrol to receive grant from police department

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Wednesday announced that the Seven Courts Area Citizens on Patrol program will receive $1,835 in grant funding to erect signs, purchase equipment and vests, and hold a National Night Out. The funding comes from the Community Crime Prevention and Youth Activity grant program. “We will use this grant funding to erect signage …