Crime, Police/Fire, Politics

California man facing federal charges in Maryland for attempted murder of Supreme Court Justice

GREENBELT, MD—A criminal complaint was filed on Wednesday charging Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, for federal charges of attempted murder of a Supreme Court Justice. Roske is expected to have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt at 3 p.m. on Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Sullivan. The criminal complaint was announced by …


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Baltimore County Police Department receives over $222K to reduce backlog of DNA testing

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron on Friday announced $1,835,897 in Department of Justice grants to six Maryland law enforcement agencies to be used to reduce the backlog in DNA testing at their laboratories. The grants will be used to hire additional staff, improve and maintain laboratory capabilities, purchase specialized equipment to improve laboratory operations, and fund technical training and …


Governor Hogan honors victims of impaired driving at 18th annual Maryland Remembers ceremony [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday joined state officials, transportation leaders, safety advocates, law enforcement, and families for the 18th annual Maryland Remembers ceremony, which honors Marylanders who lost their lives to impaired driving. During the ceremony, the governor announced that Maryland is one of five states to receive a grant from the Governors Highway Safety Association to encourage safe …

Drug trafficker sentenced to nearly five years in prison for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, other drugs to Maryland

GREENBELT, MD—A judge has sentenced a California woman to nearly five years in prison for trafficking illegal drugs to Maryland and other east coast states. U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis has sentenced Ana Christina Avalos, A.K.A. “Christina Cazares-Quintero.” 35, of California, to 57 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possession …

Edgewood man arrested in scrap metal theft scheme

EDGEWOOD, MD—Maryland State Police have arrested three men connected with the theft of more than $400,000 in scrap metal over several months in Montgomery County. The suspects, Anthony Coles, 51, of Edgewood, Larry Beasley, 69, Baltimore, and Raymond Mason Jr., 31, of Baltimore, are charged with theft over $100,000, theft scheme over $100,000, conspiracy to commit a theft scheme, and …