Crime, Police/Fire

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 …


Crime, Police/Fire

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 …

Law enforcement leaders announce Project Guardian-DMV

BALTIMORE, MD—A new illegal firearms initiative announced on Friday, Project Guardian-DMV, is designed to reduce violent crime and further enforce federal firearms laws across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV). The new initiative builds upon the Justice Department’s national effort, Project Guardian, announced by Attorney General William P. Barr on Wednesday. The initiative was announced by United States …

ATF fugitive captured in Parkville after crashing

PARKVILLE, MD—Authorities say a fugitive was captured in Parkville earlier this week. At 4:15 p.m. on Monday, Demetres Moore fled from police in a vehicle. Moore was wanted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Police say that, after fleeing, Moore crashed into a fence and a yard in Parkville and was subsequently taken into custody without incident. …

Suspect charged in connection with Edgewood bomb threat

EDGEWOOD, MD—Police have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with a Tuesday bomb threat in Edgewood. Deputies with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office have charged Steve Michael Droter, 45 of Abingdon, in connection with the bomb threat at Prince of Peace Church. At just before 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, officers responded to the church, located in the …

Joint task force launched to combat Baltimore crime

BALTIMORE, MD – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, along with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, on Wednesday announced the Baltimore Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Strike Force, a new initiative designed to combat violent crime in Baltimore. The mission of the Baltimore OCDETF Strike Force is to disrupt and dismantle the most …

Essex, Middle River drug dealers indicted on federal drug trafficking charges

Baltimore, MD – A federal grand jury has indicted twelve men on charges related to a drug trafficking operation in east Baltimore. The indictment unsealed on Wednesday charges the defendants with distribution of heroin and crack cocaine. According to the thirteen-count indictment, in November of 2017, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) initiated an investigation into a …