Crime, Police/Fire

White Marsh bank robber pleads guilty to robbing 9 banks over 4 months

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A 52-year-old man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to robbing nine banks over four months, including financial institutions located on Campbell Boulevard and Honeygo Boulevard in White Marsh. Fletcher M. Dorsett, Jr. has pleaded guilty to bank robbery charges in connection with nine bank robberies and attempted robberies committed while on escape status from a halfway house and after his …


Crime, Police/Fire

Missing Rosedale woman found dead in Prince George’s County

ROSEDALE, MD—Authorities say a woman who was reported missing from the Rosedale area last week has been found deceased. Betty Defazio, 70, suffered from a cognitive disability and was last seen at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, at the Regal Inn. On Thursday morning, police said Defazio’s body had been found in Prince George’s County. No additional details have …


Maryland State Police arrest two, again, for copper wire thefts from light poles in Baltimore County

ROSEDALE, MD—Maryland State Police arrested two men on Wednesday morning in connection with the theft of copper wire from light poles along highways in Baltimore County. The accused are identified as Joseph Wetzel, 45, and Mark Brunelle, 53, both of Brooklyn, MD. Each are charged with four counts of felony theft, five counts of malicious destruction of property, and one …

Gov. Hogan directs MDH to offer appointment-free COVID-19 testing, allow testing without symptoms

ANNAPOLIS, MD–Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced that the state has reached a critical milestone, surpassing 200,000 COVID-19 tests and completing testing of 3.5 percent of the state’s population. The state now has the capacity and supplies to offer testing to Marylanders who may have been exposed to the disease, even if they do not have symptoms. With this progress, …

Fourth Maryland coronavirus death reported

MARYLAND—Health officials have confirmed Maryland’s fourth death as a result of COVID-19. The Maryland Department of Health on Tuesday announced that the deceased was a Prince George’s County resident in his 60s who suffered from underlying medical conditions. Keep up with the latest NottinghamMD.com coronavirus coverage here. For official Maryland resources, visit: coronavirus.maryland.gov.

First Maryland coronavirus death reported

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Health officials have announced Maryland’s first death from COVID-19. Governor Larry Hogan confirmed the news on Wednesday night. “It is with profound sadness that I announce the first death in Maryland as a result of the coronavirus pandemic,” said Governor Hogan. “I ask all Marylanders to join me in praying for his family and loved ones during this difficult …

Gov. Hogan appoints Nicole Williams to Maryland House of Delegates

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that he had appointed Nicole Williams to the Maryland House of Delegates. The governor appointed Williams following the recommendation of the Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee. “I am confident that Nicole Williams will represent the citizens of Prince George’s County admirably in her new role as state delegate,” said Governor Hogan. “I …