Crime, Police/Fire

Nottingham man pleads guilty to possessing, trafficking over 500 grams of fentanyl

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A Nottingham man has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges.  John Cooley, 20, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Assistant Special Agent in Charge Orville O. Greene of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; Colonel Woodrow …


Crime, Sci-Tech

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office seizes domain name purporting to belong to U.S. Department of Labor

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has seized “US-dolbids.com” which purported to be the official website for the United States Department of Labor. The seizure of the domain was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Special Agent in Charge Christopher Cooper of the Division of Advanced Technology and Analytics, …


Officer Keona Holley removed from life support one week after ambush-style shooting

BALTIMORE, MD—Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison on Thursday announced that Officer Keona Holley has been removed from life-support one week after she was shot in an ambush-style attack. At just after 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 16, officers received a report of a vehicle crash in the 4400-block of Pennington Avenue. Upon arrival, police learned that a patrol vehicle had …

Two suspects arrested, charged in connection with shooting of Baltimore police officer

UPDATE: Officer Holley has been taken off of life support. Original story below… ——— BALTIMORE, MD—Two suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting of Baltimore Police Officer Keona Holley. The Baltimore Police Department announced the arrest of Elliot Knox, 31, and Travon Shaw, 32, for the ambush-style shooting that occurred on December 16, 2021, in the 4400-block of …

Baltimore police officer shot, suspect sought

UPDATE 4: Officer Holley has been removed from life support. UPDATE 3: Two suspects have been arrested and charged in this case. UPDATE 2: The officer has been identified as Keona Holley, a 2-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department (photo below). She is currently on life support. UPDATE: A $118,000 reward is being offered for information on this case. …

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. …

Governor Hogan: State of Maryland offering $100,000 reward for information on murder of 69-year-old woman in Baltimore church

UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested in connection with this case. He has been identified as 62-year-old Manzie Smith Jr. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday issued the following statement on the murder of a 69-year-old grandmother in Baltimore: “The murder of a 69-year-old grandmother inside a church in East Baltimore has shaken city residents and …

Parkville restaurant robber sentenced to more than nine years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore man has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for robbing a Parkville restaurant and for committing two other robberies. Javaughn Berry, 26, has been sentenced to 115 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for three armed commercial robberies. The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the …