Crime, Police/Fire, Politics

Reward increased to $21,000 for information on killing of 13-year-old Maliyah Turner in Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD—The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Maliyah Turner’s killer has been increased to $21,000. At just after 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, officers responded to the 1300-block of N. Stricker Street for a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found 13-year-old Maliyah Turner suffering from gunshot wounds. She was transported to Shock Trauma where she …


Crime

U.S. Navy intelligence software engineer pleads guilty to conspiracy to distribute, possess illegal steroids

GREENBELT, MD—Justin Ryan Best, age 46, of Laurel, Maryland, this week pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge James R. Mancuso of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore; and Special Agent in …


11 suspects indicted, Baltimore County man wanted in connection with ’39 Babies’ gang

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday announced the indictment of 11 defendants for multiple charges including participation in a criminal gang, first-degree murder, assault, and firearm-related counts. The investigation was led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), and the Maryland Attorney General’s Office. The investigation into the criminal …

Man who dealt drugs in Parkville sentenced to 7 years in prison

PARKVILLE, MD—A U.S. District Judge on Friday sent a Baltimore man to prison after dealing drugs in the Parkville area. Delonte Wheeler, 28, of Baltimore, has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. The sentence …

Baltimore man sentenced to over six years in prison after robbing Parkville video game store

BALTIMORE, MD—Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar on Monday sentenced Stewart Williams, 37, of Baltimore, to 77 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a federal robbery charge in connection with a series of four robberies of video game stores committed over a 12-day period. Judge Bredar previously sentenced co-defendant Kelvin McFadden, 27, also …

Police in Baltimore offering $19,000 for info on suspect who shot officer

UPDATE: Janifer was arrested on Monday evening, June 1st. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—The Baltimore Police Department on Friday announced a combined reward of up to $19,000 for information leading to the arrest of Antonio Oliver Janifer, who is wanted on multiple charges related to the shooting of a police officer earlier this week. The reward is a collaborative …

U.S Marshals shot in northeast Baltimore

UPDATE 7: The Baltimore County Police Officer who was injured in this incident is expected to be released from the hospital. UPDATE 6: The Baltimore County Police Officer who was injured in this incident remains hospitalized. UPDATE 5: The suspect who was shot and killed has been identified as 33-year-old Michael Marullo, a former Maryland corrections officer who worked in …

Attorney General William Barr announces launch of Operation Relentless Pursuit

Baltimore, MD—On Wednesday, Attorney General William P. Barr announced the launch of Operation Relentless Pursuit, an initiative aimed at combating violent crime in seven of America’s most violent cities—including Baltimore—through a surge in federal resources. Joined at a press conference in Detroit, Michigan, by ATF Acting Director Regina Lombardo, DEA Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and United …