Crime, Police/Fire

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 …


Police/Fire, Politics

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 …

Nottingham hospital worker pleads guilty to sexually assaulting unconscious 15-year-old female patient

BALTIMORE, MD—A Nottingham man has pleaded guilty to production of child pornography and to assaulting an underage female patient while she was unconscious. The plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Acting Special Agent in Charge Selwyn Smith of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore; Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski of …

Highway Safety Office presents 18 members of Baltimore County Police Department with top honors

TOWSON, MD—This week, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office honored 18 members of the Baltimore County Police Department as Traffic Safety Specialists (TSS). This designation requires members to obtain additional training and skills proficiency. To earn the designation of TSS III, a member of law enforcement must also submit a traffic safety project to members …

Baltimore County Police Department announces promotions, command level movements [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department promoted several of its members this week. Police Chief Melissa Hyatt has announced several promotions and command level movements the department. The promotion ceremony was held on Wednesday, April 27 in the 4-H Building at the Timonium Fairgrounds. The following promotions and assignments were effective April 27, 2022: PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF COLONEL …

Rosedale man admits to possessing fentanyl, heroin with intent to distribute

BALTIMORE, MD—A Rosedale man has pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. The guilty plea by Rajeim Ali Bradshaw, 49, was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Acting Special Agent in Charge Selwyn Smith of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore; and Chief Melissa R. Hyatt of the Baltimore County Police …