Crime, Emergency Response

Firefighter from Perry Hall arrested after burglarizing fire stations

A firefighter from Perry Hall is in police custody after burglarizing local fire stations. At just after 3:15 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, police responded to the Baltimore City Fire Station located in the 2600-block of Washington Boulevard. Members of the firehouse reported seeing an unknown male wearing a firefighter’s uniform enter their firehouse without permission. A member confronted the …


Emergency Response, Lost and Found

Missing 86-year-old was last seen on Belair Road

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman. Betty Brannan, 86, was last seen driving her green Saturn View – with Maryland tag 16090HT – in the 7900-block of Belair Road. Advertisement Family and friends are concerned about Betty Brannan’s well-being. Betty Brannan is five-feet, six inches tall and weighs approximately 224 pounds. She was last …


Pulaski Highway police chase ends with crash in Baltimore City

A man who fled from police in a stolen vehicle on Friday afternoon is now under arrest. Early Friday afternoon, patrol officers called for backup stating that they were following a vehicle with verified stolen license plate tags. Air support took over when the officers attempted to make a traffic stop but the driver began to flee erratically down Pulaski Highway into Baltimore City. …

Middle River bail bondsman who assisted former BPD sergeant with robberies, selling drugs sentenced to prison

A Middle River man will be spending half a decade in prison. A judge on Friday sentenced Donald Stepp, 51, of Middle River, to five years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, heroin, and other controlled dangerous substances. Stepp obtained the drugs from former Baltimore Police Department Sergeant Wayne …

Former BPD detective from Joppa sentenced to 18 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD – A U.S. District Judge on Friday sentenced former Detective Daniel Thomas Hersl, 48, of Joppa, to 18 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for racketeering conspiracy and racketeering offenses, including overtime fraud, and robbery. A federal jury had previously convicted Hersl on February 12, 2018. According to evidence presented at the three-week trial, during 2015 …

Former BPD detective from Middle River sentenced to 7 years in prison

Baltimore, MD – A U.S. District Judge on Friday sentenced former Detective Evodio Calles Hendrix, 32, of Randallstown, and former Detective Maurice Kilpatrick Ward, 36, of Middle River, for racketeering conspiracy. Hendrix was sentenced to seven years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Ward was also sentenced to seven years in prison, followed by three years of …