Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore County man sentenced to 27 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County man has been sentenced to almost three decades in prison for sex trafficking of a minor. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander this week sentenced Feliciano de Jesus Diaz-Martinez, a/k/a Alex, 43, of Owings Mills, to 27 years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for sex trafficking of a child, enticement of …


Crime, Police/Fire

Perry Hall man sentenced to life in prison for 2019 murder of ex-girlfriend

PERRY HALL, MD—Christopher Engles, 22, of Nottingham/Perry Hall, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for the 2019 murder of his former girlfriend. On the night of February 26, 2019, twenty-year-old Taylor Webb was found shot to death in her car at the corner of Hickory Falls Way and Hickoryhurst Drive in Perry Hall. She had sustained two fatal …


Baltimore County husband and wife sentenced federal prison for crack cocaine distribution

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County husband and wife have been sentenced to prison for dealing illegal drugs. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III has sentenced Nathaniel Donnell Carter, 37, to eight years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine and for possession of a firearm …

Elected officials, volunteers clean up trash in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Local elected officials and volunteers cleaned trash in portions of Perry Hall over the weekend. On Saturday morning, volunteers with the Maryland Waterways Foundation and Rock City Church joined Boy Scouts, Councilman David Marks, Delegate Carl Jackson, and State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger in cleaning up debris throughout western Perry Hall. The crew cleaned up tires, plastic bags, bottles, …

Man who raped woman in Loch Raven High School parking lot sentenced to 40 years in prison

TOWSON, MD—A 30-year-old man has been sentenced to forty years in prison after raping a woman in a parking lot at Loch Raven High School. Brandon Saunders was convicted back in November on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree assault, and kidnapping. At around 3:00 a.m. on July 28, 2019, a woman accepted a ride from what is commonly referred to …

Councilman Marks to hold town hall meeting on crime, public safety

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Friday announced that his office will hold an online town hall meeting to discuss crime control and public safety. He will be joined by the three police captains from the Fifth District and State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger. The town hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m. Zoom information …

30-year-old man convicted in connection with 2019 rape in Loch Raven High School parking lot

UPDATE: Saunders has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—A 30-year-old man has been convicted in connection with a 2019 rape that occurred in Baltimore County. Brandon Saunders, 30, was convicted by a jury this week on charges of first-degree rape, first-degree assault, and kidnapping. At around 3:00 a.m. on July 28, 2019, a …

Essex man sentenced to life in prison in connection with death of two-year-old

ESSEX, MD—An Essex man has been sentenced to life in prison in connection with the 2019 death of a toddler. David Marvin Haas, 31, was sentenced on Monday for abuse resulting in the death of a child in Baltimore County Circuit Court. On June 29, 2019, emergency personnel were called to an apartment on Garden Drive in Essex for a …