Crime, Emergency Response

Essex man arrested, charged in connection with 14 burglaries

Police in Howard County have charged an Essex man with 14 burglary cases over the past two years. David Warren Chilcote, 66, of Wiltshire Road, has been charged with committing commercial burglaries, all but one in Ellicott City, between September 2016 and April 2018. The last case was in Fulton. Chilcote has been captured on video at numerous businesses over the …


Emergency Response, Government, Science

Sgt. Eddison Hermond killed in Ellicott City flooding, Maryland flags to fly at half-staff

On Tuesday evening, Governor Larry Hogan ordered Maryland flags to fly at half-staff to commemorate a local National Guardsman. Sergeant Eddison Hermond disappeared on Sunday trying to rescue someone from the catastrophic flooding that wiped out historic Ellicott City for the second time in three years. Sgt. Eddison’s body was found in the Patapsco River on Tuesday, according to authorities. …


Governor Larry Hogan declares State of Emergency

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan on Sunday signed an executive order declaring a State of Emergency in response to heavy rain and severe flooding in Ellicott City and areas across the state of Maryland. The executive order will allow the state to efficiently coordinate support and provide additional assistance to local jurisdictions experiencing flooding conditions. “Less than two years …

Red Brick Station holding fundraiser for Ellicott City

Red Brick Station will hold a fundraiser on Wednesday to aid in the Ellicott City flood relief effort. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on September 7th as they introduce a special Ryelief Ale. Brewed for Bond Distributing Co. in collaboration with Key Brewing Co., Monument City Brewing Co., The Brewers Art, and White Marsh Brewing Co., Ryelief …