Crime, Police/Fire

Carney Carroll Mart robbed, man robbed during Essex drug deal

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several robberies and burglaries that were reported in recent days. Sometime between September 20 and September 21, an individual tampered with hinges to gain entry to a shed located in the backyard of a residence in the 300-block of Bowleys Quarters Road (21220). The suspect stole a leaf blower and then left the location. At 7 …


Health

Opioid, heroin, and fentanyl-related deaths continued to decline in 2nd quarter

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Maryland Department of Health and Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) has released its 2019 second quarter report, which shows that Maryland has experienced its first six-month decline in the total number of opioid-related fatalities in at least a decade. Release of the report comes during National Recovery Month, a time to raise awareness of substance use disorders and …


Health and Human Services receives $2.6 million grant to combat opioid epidemic

TOWSON, MD – The Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) received a $2.6 million federal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to address the opioid epidemic in Baltimore County, with the possibility to receive subsequent funding. Initial grant funds will support the development of a “Just In Time” database to be used by …

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 …

Maryland Department of Health launches electronic toolkit to help prevent overdose deaths

BALTIMORE, MD – In conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day on Saturday, Aug. 31, the Maryland Department of Health will launch a new tool to help prevent overdose deaths — the Naloxone Electronic Toolkit. Naloxone is a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose and can help save lives when administered quickly and correctly. Created by MDH’s Behavioral Health Administration …

Volunteers raise awareness in Nottingham to mark Overdose Awareness Day

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Volunteers took to the streets of Nottingham on Friday to raise awareness for those suffering from drug addiction. Volunteers from Hope’s Horizon and the Daniel Carl Torsch Foundation gathered and held signs that faced traffic at the intersection of Belair Road and Joppa Road (21236). International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 …

Baltimore County announces overdose awareness signs [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has announced the placement of overdose awareness signs around the county in an effort to shine light on the opioid epidemic and reduce the stigma often associated with addiction. Strategically placed in five, high-visibility locations around Baltimore County, the signs will display the total number of overdoses and fatal overdoses in the …

Councilman Marks to support crime-fighting agreement with U.S. Department of Justice

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Wednesday that he would vote to support an agreement with the federal government that gives the county a broader role in combating illegal drugs and other criminal activity. The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Program was established in 1982 to reduce the supply of illegal drugs in the …