Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore man convicted in connection with carjacking ring that operated in Baltimore County

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday announced the conviction of a Baltimore man on charges connected to a violent carjacking ring. Justin Scroggings, 25, of Baltimore, was part of a ring that operated in multiple counties in Maryland. Following a bench trial, Scroggings was found guilty of common law conspiracy, participating in a theft scheme of over …


Crime, Police/Fire

Essex stabbing victim dies, suspect to face additional charges

ESSEX, MD—The man injured in a stabbing on Bennett Road in Essex on February 14 has died. Margarito Miron, 42, of the 7400-block of Berkshire Road (21222) died on Wednesday. The suspect, identified as Vidal Trinidad-Hernandez, 61, of the 100-block of Bennett Road (21221), was charged with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault after being released from the hospital on …


Governor Hogan re-designates violent crime bills as emergency legislation

ANNAPOLIS, MD—At a Thursday press conference marking the halfway point of the legislative session, Governor Larry Hogan announced that he is re-designating his bills to combat the violent crime crisis in Baltimore City as emergency legislation so that they can be signed into law and take effect immediately. To date, the General Assembly has not taken action on the governor’s …

Annie’s Playground vandalized with graffiti

FALLSTON, MD—A popular Fallston playground has been vandalized. This week, residents posted photos online of graffiti that had been spotted at Annie’s Playground. Several murals were defaced at the playground with graffiti that reads “XXGR2” and “SUPERVIRAL.” Annie’s Playground was built in 2005 in memory of Annie Cumpston and many other children who died too soon due to accident or …

Teen charged in Stoneleigh robbery linked to carjacking on Kolb Avenue

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police have charged a teen in connection with a robbery that occurred on Stoneleigh Road and have linked him to an additional carjacking on Kolb Avenue in northeast Baltimore. Detectives have charged a 14-year-old with the robbery of two women in the 800-block of Stoneleigh Road on January 24th. The women parked on the street around at 6:15 p.m. …

Stabbing reported in Essex

ESSEX, MD—Authorities are on the scene of a Wednesday morning stabbing in Essex. The incident was reported at around 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday in the unit block of Luff Court (21221). Police say an adult male was stabbed during a domestic dispute and has been transported to an area hospital. The victim is reportedly in stable condition. The suspect is …

Governor Hogan discusses violent crime crisis in Baltimore: ‘I’m mad as hell’ [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—On Wednesday morning, Governor Larry Hogan appeared live on WBAL’s “The C4 Show” to discuss the need to pass his legislation to address the violent crime crisis in Baltimore City. Here are excerpts from the interview: “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to let up…I’m as frustrated as anyone else because I have been trying to do …

Subway robbed in Hillendale, homes burglarized in Parkville, Rosedale

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported this month. Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, February 7, an individual broke into a residence in the 2700-block of Glendale Road in Parkville (21234).  Once inside, the suspect stole various items from the home then fled the scene. Sometime between 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, …