Police/Fire, Politics

Governor Hogan welcomes international delegation For roundtable discussion on human trafficking, domestic violence

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday hosted an international delegation from North Africa and the Middle East at the State House in support of Maryland’s participation in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Together with Maryland Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith and representatives from Maryland State Police and the Annapolis YWCA, the Governor’s Office of Crime …


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Governor Hogan announces $45 million for violent crime measures, expanded state law enforcement initiatives; presses For passage of emergency crime bills [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced $45 million for violent crime measures, additional resources to expand warrant initiatives in Baltimore, and additional funding to protect victim services providers from federal cuts. The governor also announced expanded initiatives and coordination to address violent crime in Baltimore City, and again called on the Maryland General Assembly to pass his emergency crime …


Five indicted following seizure of drugs that were to be distributed throughout Baltimore County

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday the indictments of five defendants for multiple charges including participation in a criminal organization, conspiracy to distribute drugs, possession with intent to distribute, and firearm-related counts. He also announced the seizure of a large quantity of fentanyl and other controlled dangerous substances that would have been distributed in Baltimore County, Baltimore …

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 …

Gang leader, associate plead guilty to drug distribution, sex trafficking throughout Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday announced that gang leader David Tico Brown, 45, and his close associate Michael Anthony Copeland, 42, pleaded guilty to multiple offenses for their role in the “Brown Drug Trafficking Organization.” The gang engaged in the distribution of numerous controlled dangerous substances, including cocaine, fentanyl, methamphetamine and marijuana in Anne Arundel County, …

Baltimore County to receive $550K to address heroin, opioid crisis

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced $6 million in new awards to support the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network and heroin coordinators.  Of these funds, Baltimore County will receive approximately $550,000. “The work of our heroin coordinators and the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network are an integral part of our comprehensive strategy to collaborate across jurisdictions to dismantle criminal organizations, remain …

Two arrested on gun, drug charges on Pulaski Highway

BALTIMORE, MD—Two individuals prohibited from possessing firearms were arrested during recent enforcement by a task force working along Baltimore County/Baltimore City line. Phillip J. Desmarais, 23,  and David D. Genius, 23, both of Baltimore, are now facing numerous drug and weapon charges. On June 30, Maryland State Police Strike Force 7, a component of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task …

Baltimore County Police Department to receive $100,000 state grant

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced $3.4 million in Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (BJAG) awards for local projects that support efforts to reduce crime in Maryland. Half of the funding will be allocated to the Maryland Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, led by the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Baltimore, for the expansion of …