Crime, Police/Fire, Politics

County Executive Olszewski, Police Chief Hyatt release public safety plan

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt on Wednesday released a multi-pronged plan focused on combating violent crime through a series of immediate and upstream interventions. “Keeping our communities safe is among the most important responsibilities of government. Any increase in violent crime is unacceptable. We refuse to normalize violence in our communities,” Olszewski …


Crime, Politics

Joint task force launched to combat Baltimore crime

BALTIMORE, MD – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, along with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, on Wednesday announced the Baltimore Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Strike Force, a new initiative designed to combat violent crime in Baltimore. The mission of the Baltimore OCDETF Strike Force is to disrupt and dismantle the most …


Councilman Marks to support crime-fighting agreement with U.S. Department of Justice

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Wednesday that he would vote to support an agreement with the federal government that gives the county a broader role in combating illegal drugs and other criminal activity. The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Program was established in 1982 to reduce the supply of illegal drugs in the …

Former BPD detective from Middle River sentenced to 7 years in prison

Baltimore, MD – A U.S. District Judge on Friday sentenced former Detective Evodio Calles Hendrix, 32, of Randallstown, and former Detective Maurice Kilpatrick Ward, 36, of Middle River, for racketeering conspiracy. Hendrix was sentenced to seven years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Ward was also sentenced to seven years in prison, followed by three years of …

Former police sergeant from Middle River sentenced to 25 years for racketeering, robberies, overtime fraud, planting evidence

Baltimore, MD – On Thursday, U.S. District Judge sentenced Sergeant Wayne Earl Jenkins, 37, of Middle River, to 25 years in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for one count of racketeering conspiracy, one count of racketeering, two counts of robbery, one count of destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in a federal investigation, and four counts …