Crime, Police/Fire

Police investigating Essex homicide

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Andrew S. Miller. Original story below… —— ESSEX, MD—Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a homicide that occurred on Thursday morning in Essex. At just before 5:45 a.m. on September 22, an officer was on routine patrol in the 1000-block of Old Eastern Avenue (21221) when they located an adult male who …


Crime, Entertainment, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

‘Serial’ case: Baltimore judge vacates Adnan Syed’s murder conviction

BALTIMORE, MD—A man whose story was documented in the popular “Serial” podcast has had his murder conviction vacated by a Baltimore judge. This week, Baltimore City Judge Melissa Phinn granted a motion filed by State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and Sentencing Review Unit Chief Becky Feldman to vacate the conviction and request a new trial for Adnan Syed, who was found …


COLD CASE CRACKED: Florida man charged in connection with 2006 murder of woman found on I-70

PIKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police investigators have charged a Florida man in connection with the 2006 murder of a young woman found on Interstate 70 in Frederick County. The suspect has been identified as Garry Artman, 64 of White Springs, Florida. Artman is charged with first- and second-degree murder and first- and second-degree assault. Artman is being held at the Kent …

Reward offered for information on fatal shooting in northeast Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD—Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland is offering a reward for information after a man was killed in northeast Baltimore earlier this month. At just before 8:45 p.m. on September 10, Mohammed Seid was shot and killed in the 4800-block of Moravia Road (21206). Anyone with information on this crime as asked to submit a tip by calling Metro Crime …

20-year-old convicted of murdering Essex man in 2020

ESSEX, MD—A 20-year-old Laurel man has been convicted of murder. On Thursday, a jury in the Baltimore County Circuit Court convicted Keonta Adrian Skipwith of first-degree murder, attempted armed robbery, and weapons charges. At around 10 p.m. on October 9, 2020, officers with the Baltimore County Police Department responded to the 500-block of Welbrook Road (21221).  There, they found Zeshaan …

Edgewood man arrested following mass stabbing that left 2 dead in York County, Pa.

EDGEWOOD, MD—An Edgewood man is in police custody following a Monday evening mass stabbing in York County, Pennsylvania. At just after 7:15 p.m. on August 22, Pennsylvania State Police responded to a reported stabbing that occurred at a residence on Firebox Court in Hopewell Township. Emergency responders entered the residence to find a total of four victims. Christine Fousek, 34, …

Dead body found by side of road in Essex

ESSEX, MD—Police in Baltimore County say a dead body was found in Essex on Sunday. At around 11:00 a.m. on July 31, homicide detectives responded to the 1400-block of Diffendall Road (21221) for a report of a dead body on the side of the road. The decomposing body was taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner where an …

Fatal Essex shooting leaves 1 dead, police seeking tips

ESSEX, MD—Detectives are seeking tips after a fatal shooting in Essex left one man dead on Thursday. At around 2 p.m. on July 21, officers responded to the 1400-block of Hadwick Drive (21221) for a report of a shooting. At the scene, police discovered 21-year-old Kenyon Joyner suffering from at least one gunshot wound.  Joyner was pronounced dead at an …