Crime, Police/Fire

Drug dealer sentenced to 10 years in prison in connection with fatal Joppa overdose

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore drug dealer has been sentenced to prison in connection with a fatal overdose in Joppa. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Aaron Arthur Fields (A.K.A. “Handz”), 33, of Baltimore, to 10 years in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for distribution of controlled substances, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and possession with intent …


Crime, Police/Fire

Second arrest made in connection with December homicide in Joppa

JOPPA, MD—A woman is in custody in connection with a December 2021 shooting that left a Joppa man dead. At around 6:45 p.m. on December 10, deputies with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 500-block of Dembytown Road in Joppa for a report of a single vehicle collision. When police arrived at the scene, medics were performing CPR …


Harford County Sheriff’s Office responds to Attorney General Frosh’s legal challenge

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—The Harford County Sheriff’s Office has issued a response to Attorney General Brian Frosh’s legal challenge that was filed this week. On Monday, Attorney General Frosh alleged that the HCSO was interfering with its investigation of a police-involved shooting that took place in Forest Hill on Saturday (details available here). The response from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office …

Rosedale man, three others facing federal indictment for three kidnappings, attempted robberies

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury returned an indictment late Thursday charging four Baltimore area men with federal charges for: kidnapping and robbery conspiracies; kidnapping; carjacking; using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence; and attempted robberies of businesses. The following individuals are charged in the indictment: Dennis Allen Hairston, 32, of Windsor Mill, …

Edgewood man pleads guilty to child pornography, weapons charges

EDGEWOOD, MD—A Harford County man has pleaded to guilty to child pornography and weapons charges. Travis Joseph Crawford, 34, of Edgewood, on Friday pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child to produce child pornography and to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of …

Drug dealer admits to distributing fentanyl, cocaine to fatal overdose victim in Joppa

UPDATE: Fields has been sentenced to ten years in prison. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore drug dealer has admitted to dealing fentanyl and cocaine to a fatal overdose victim in Harford County. Aaron Arthur Fields, a/k/a “Handz”, 33, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty on March 30, 2022, to distribution of controlled substances, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and possession …

Baltimore drug dealer sentenced to over 8 years in prison following fatal overdose of Harford County victim

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore drug dealer has been sentenced following the fatal overdose of a Harford County victim. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Khalil Shaheed, 28, of Baltimore, on Friday to 106 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for intent to distribute controlled substances, possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, and possession …

Two Harford County cocaine dealers convicted

BALTIMORE, MD—Two Harford County cocaine dealers have been convicted following a federal trial for their participation in a drug distribution ring. A federal jury convicted Che Jaron Durbin, 43, of Aberdeen, and Terrell Darnell Walton, 36, of Delaware, on federal charges related to their participation in a drug trafficking organization distributing cocaine and crack cocaine throughout Harford County. The jury …