Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore County hit man sentenced to 12 years in prison on murder-for-hire, extortion charges

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County man will spend 12 years in prison on murder-for-hire and extortion charges. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander on Thursday sentenced Stepfen Gerard Gaither, 30, of Randallstown, to 12 years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for a murder-for-hire conspiracy and for interstate communications with intent to extort, in connection to the …


Crime, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Texas man pleads guilty to cyberstalking, swatting Baltimore County woman

BALTIMORE, MD— A Texas man faces up to ten years in prison after cyberstalking and “swatting” a Baltimore County woman. Desmond Babloo Singh, 20, of Temple, Texas, pleaded guilty on Monday to two counts of cyberstalking. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge James R. Mancuso …


Man who robbed more than 35 Maryland businesses sentenced to 14 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A judge this week sentenced a Baltimore man to more than ten years in prison for a string of commercial robberies throughout Maryland. Darnell Gerald Gaither Jr., 27, has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for committing 35 commercial robberies and for brandishing a firearm during some of those robberies. …

Police searching for two young girls involved in Baltimore County kidnapping

UPDATE 2: Robert Vicosa, Tia Bynum, and their two young daughters have all been found dead. UPDATE: The manhunt has ended with a car crash in Ringgold, MD and Robert Vicosa has been found dead from an apparent gunshot wound.  No further information is available at this time. Original story below… —— COCKEYSVILLE, MD—Police are searching for two young girls …

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 …

Parkville man pleads guilty to federal charges related to conspiracy to steal mail

PARKVILLE, MD—A Parkville man has pleaded guilty to charges related to a conspiracy to steal mail. Dominic Jerry Robinson, 27, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal charges of conspiracy to steal mail and mail theft in connection with various fraud schemes. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Postal Inspector …

Baltimore County police officer facing federal indictment for allegedly seeking, accepting bribes in exchange for falsely certifying completion of firearms training

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury on Tuesday returned an indictment charging a Baltimore County police officer with accepting bribes. William R. Johnson, Jr., age 32, of Baltimore, has been charged with honest services wire fraud, for allegedly seeking and accepting bribes and kickbacks to falsely certify that applicants for Maryland handgun qualifying licenses (HQL) and wear and carry permits (CCW) …

Baltimore County Police Department to hold promotion ceremony on Friday

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department will hold a promotion ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021. The ceremony will take place in the 6th floor conference room of the Public Safety Building, located at 700 East Joppa Road in Towson (21286). Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa R. Hyatt will address the promotees and present the certificates to …