Crime, Police/Fire

Joppa homicide suspect arrested in Towson

JOPPA, MD—A man has been arrested in connection with the weekend murder of William Doran in Joppa. At 6:45 p.m. on December 10, 2021, officers responded to the 500-block of Dembytown Road in Joppa for a report of a single vehicle collision. Upon the arrival of deputies, medics were performing CPR on an adult male, identified as William James Doran, …


Police/Fire

Police in Harford County dive into freezing waters to rescue woman whose vehicle plunged into Bush River [VIDEO]

JOPPA, MD—Friday was hardly “just another day at the office” for a few brave police officers in Harford County. On December 10, in 40-degree temperatures, deputies with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Southern Precinct dove into the chilly waters of the Bush River to save a 25-year-old woman whose vehicle had plunged into the river. There has been no word …


Police: Joppa homicide victim identified, crashed after being shot

UPDATE: Police have arrested a suspect in connection with this case. Original story below… —— JOPPA, MD—Police have released additional details on Friday’s fatal shooting in Joppa. At around 6:45 p.m. on Friday evening, deputies with the Harford County Sheriff’s office responded to the 500-block of Dembytown Road for a report of a crash. Upon police arrival, medics were performing …

Fatal shooting reported in Joppa

UPDATE: Police have identified the victim in this case, who crashed after being shot. Original story below… —— JOPPA, MD—Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting in Joppa. At 6:45 p.m. on Friday evening, deputies with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 500-block of Dembytown Road. At the scene, authorities found a victim who had been shot inside of …

Barricaded man arrested in vehicle after firing shots in Middle River, Essex

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Members of the Baltimore County Police Department arrested an armed suspect who had barricaded himself inside his vehicle on Sunday morning after he fired shots in several locations overnight. Several roads in the area were closed in the area of Dulaney Valley Road and Jarrettsville Pike (21131) as the barricade situation played out. Police say the suspect, who appeared …

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 …

Essex man sentenced to six years in federal prison for crack cocaine distribution conspiracy in Harford County

ESSEX, MD—An Essex man has been sentenced to prison on drug distribution charges. On Thursday, Joel William Hammond, 35, Essex, was sentenced to six years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine. According to his guilty plea, the Harford County Narcotics Task Force undertook an …

Tractor-trailer driver flees from police on I-95, travels in wrong direction for nearly 8 miles

EDGEWOOD, MD—A tractor-trailer driver has been arrested after fleeing from police on Interstate 95 and traveling in the wrong direction for nearly eight miles. The driver has been identified as Maurice Cooper, 37, of Haverhill, Florida. Cooper was taken into police custody on Monday afternoon without incident. Cooper faces the following charges: attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, assault …