Crime, Police/Fire

Violent motorcycle gang members arrested following month-long investigation

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department on Friday announced that detectives had recently concluded a month-long investigation into members of a violent motorcycle gang  operating in the Baltimore area. Police arrested eight members of the organization for violent crimes and other felony charges. Officers seized twelve firearms including three “ghost guns” related to the case. The Harford County Sheriff’s Office …


Crime, Police/Fire

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 …


Two MS-13 gang members receive life sentences in connection with Parkville-area murder

PARKVILLE, MD—Two reported members of the MS-13 gang on Thursday were sentenced to life without the possibility of parole in Baltimore County Circuit Court for their part in the murder of a 21-year-old man in the Parkville area of Baltimore County in July of 2019. Hugo Portillo Chavez, 33, and Jonathan Escobar Hernandez, 21, had been convicted by a jury …

Rosedale man, 18 others indicted on gang-related drug charges

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Maryland State Police Colonel Woodrow W. “Jerry” Jones, III on Thursday announced the indictments of 19 defendants for multiple charges, including participation in a criminal gang and conspiracy to distribute narcotics, as well as multiple drug kingpin, possession of a large volume of narcotics, and firearms-related counts. The investigation was led by …

Five MS-13 gang members arrested in connection with murder of 16-year-old found near Loch Raven Reservoir

TOWSON, MD—Police in Baltimore County have arrested five suspects in connection with the May 29 murder of 16-year-old Gabriela Alejandra Gonzalez-Ardon. The suspects are believed to be affiliated with the MS-13 gang and were already in custody at the Baltimore County Detention Center for other crimes. The following suspects were charged with first-degree murder and numerous related charges: Jonathan J. …

Body found near Loch Raven Reservoir identified as missing 16-year-old girl from New York

UPDATE: Five MS-13 gang members have been arrested in connection with this murder. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—The body of a female discovered dead along a walking trail near Loch Raven Reservoir on Friday, May 29, has been identified. The Baltimore County Police Department says that the body, at first believed to be that of an adult female, is …

Deceased woman found on shoreline at Loch Raven Reservoir

UPDATE 5: Five MS-13 gang members have been arrested in connection with this murder. UPDATE 4: The body has been identified as that of a missing 16-year-old girl from New York. UPDATE 3: Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the victim. UPDATE 2: The location for this incident has been updated to Cockeysville (which is technically not …

Maryland announces new nationwide FBI tipline to gather info about MS-13 gang crimes

Greenbelt, MD—Maryland is the first District to announce a new nationwide FBI tipline, 1-866-STP-MS13 (1-866-787-6713), to gather information about the criminal activities of the MS-13 gang. To help publicize the tipline and encourage people who may have information about the gang to call, a Spanish-language public service announcement was also debuted on Tuesday. “This new tipline adds to our tool …