Business, Police/Fire

Baltimore County Police Department announces promotions, command level movements

TOWSON, MD—Police Chief Melissa Hyatt has announced several promotions and command level movements within the Baltimore County Police Department. The promotion ceremony was held on Tuesday evening. The following promotions and assignments were effective August 16, 2022: Promoted to the rank of Major Captain D. Chemelli is promoted to the rank of Major and is assigned to the Operations Bureau …


Crime, Police/Fire

Nottingham hospital employee sentenced to 18 years in prison for producing exploitative images of unconscious minor patient

BALTIMORE, MD—A Nottingham man has been sentenced to prison for production of child pornography involving an underage female patient who was unconscious at the time. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Donald Benson, 42, of Nottingham, to 18 years in federal prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for production of child pornography. Judge Blake also ordered that, …


Rosedale drug dealer sentenced to more than 11 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A Rosedale drug dealer will spend more than a decade behind bars. U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on Friday sentenced Rajeim Ali Bradshaw, 49, to 136 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute large quantities of fentanyl and heroin. As part of the sentence, the court took into …

Serial robber sentenced to 12 years in prison for committing at least 10 armed robberies in Baltimore area

BALTIMORE, MD—A serial robber has been sentenced to prison after committing multiple robberies throughout Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Anne Arundel County. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Marquis Moore, 35, of Baltimore, to 12 years in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for committing a series of armed commercial robberies and for brandishing a firearm …

Maryland Court of Appeals upholds murder conviction in death of Officer Amy Caprio

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Court of Appeals has upheld the murder conviction of Dawnta Harris in the killing of Baltimore County Police Department Officer Amy Caprio. Officer Caprio was run down in the line of duty in May 2018 while investigating a suspicious vehicle connected to a burglary on Linwen Way in Nottingham. “Justice prevailed again today in the case against …

Baltimore County Police Chief Hyatt responds to FOP Lodge 4 letter seeking her removal

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Police Department Chief Melissa Hyatt on Monday night issued a response to a letter from the Fraternal Order of Police seeking her removal. After their meeting on Monday night, members of FOP Lodge 4 sent a letter to Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski stating that they had lost confidence in Chief Hyatt and requesting that she be …

Citing ‘loss of confidence,’ Baltimore County police union seeks removal of Chief Hyatt

UPDATE: Chief Hyatt has issued a response to FOP Lodge 4’s letter. Original story below… ——— TOWSON, MD—A local police union is seeking to oust the chief of police. On Monday evening, the Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police met in Timonium and voted to seek the removal of Chief Melissa Hyatt. In a letter to Baltimore County Executive Johnny …

Baltimore County police hold memorial service for fallen officers [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department held a memorial service on Friday morning to honor officers who died while performing their duties. The service was held  at 10 a.m. inside the County Council Chambers in the Old Courthouse in Towson. County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa R. Hyatt, government dignitaries, and family members of the fallen heroes …