Crime, Police/Fire

U.S., Maryland flags lowered to honor police officer slain in Maryland on Sunday

ANAAPOLIS, MD—Effective immediately, both the U.S. and Maryland state flags will be flown  at half-staff in honor of a Maryland police officer who was shot and killed over the weekend. Deputy First Class Glenn Hilliard of the Wicomico Police Department died in the line of duty on Sunday night. Hilliard was shot while attempting to arrest a suspect who had …


Crime, Police/Fire

Police officer shot, injured in Towson

TOWSON, MD—An officer with the Baltimore County Police Department is recovering after being shot while responding to a call in Towson on Saturday night. At just before 8:45 p.m., officers responded to 500 Virginia Avenue for a “trouble call,” according to police. When officers arrived, they reported hearing gunfire. As officers investigated the origin of the gunshots, they encountered an …


Decedent, officers in fatal Essex police-involved identified

BALTIMORE, MD—The Independent Investigations Division of the Office of the Attorney General has identified the decedent and involved officers in the fatal police-involved shooting that occurred on May 4 in Essex. The incident occurred at around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the 900-block of Boundbrook Way (21221). The decedent has been identified as 39-year-old Ralph Picarello, III, of Essex. The …

Off-duty police officer involved in Hillendale shooting

UPDATE 2: Two suspects have been arrested and charged in connection with this case. UPDATE: A grand jury has declined to file charges against the off-duty officer who was robbed during this incident. Original story below… —— HILLENDALE, MD—Authorities say an off-duty police officer was involved in Thursday night’s double-shooting in Hillendale. At just after 6:15 p.m. on May 5, …

Fatal, Essex police-involved shooting under investigation

BALTIMORE, MD—The Independent Investigations Division of the Office of the Attorney General is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred on Wednesday. The incident took place in the 900-block of Boundbrook Way (212210) in Essex on Wednesday evening. At around 4 p.m. on May 4, officers with the Baltimore County Police Department responded to a home on Boundbrook Way for …

Police-involved shooting reported in Essex

UPDARE: Additional details have been released on this fatal shooting. Original story below… —— ESSEX, MD—Authorities are responding to a police-involved shooting in Essex. The incident occurred at around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the 900-block of Boundbrook Way (21221). Initial reports indicate that a suspect at the scene was shot by police. No additional information is available at this …

Harford County Sheriff’s Office responds to Attorney General Frosh’s legal challenge

HARFORD COUNTY, MD—The Harford County Sheriff’s Office has issued a response to Attorney General Brian Frosh’s legal challenge that was filed this week. On Monday, Attorney General Frosh alleged that the HCSO was interfering with its investigation of a police-involved shooting that took place in Forest Hill on Saturday (details available here). The response from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office …

Attorney General Frosh accuses Harford County Sheriff’s Office of interfering with fatal shooting investigation

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Monday filed a complaint requesting that a temporary restraining order be issued to “stop the Harford County Sheriff’s Office from interfering with the investigation” of the Office of the Attorney General’s Independent Investigations Division into a fatal police-involved shooting. The shooting in question took place in Forest Hill on Saturday, April 23rd. …