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 …

Perry Hall, Nottingham men arrested in reverse prostitution sting

Police in Howard County recently conducted a reverse prostitution operation, resulting in the arrests of 10 men for solicitation of prostitution and related charges. Two of those men were from the Nottingham area. Officers arrested the men for soliciting prostitution at a hotel in the 8100 block of Washington Boulevard in Jessup. As part of the operation, detectives placed a fake …