Crime, Education, Police/Fire

Fallston teacher charged with sex offenses in Baltimore County

FALLSTON, MD—A teacher with Harford County Public Schools has been arrested and charged in connection with sex offenses that allegedly occurred in Parkville years ago. John David Hobbs, 51, of Fallston, has been charged with a third-degree sex offense, child molestation, and second-degree rape. He is currently being held without bail following his arrest on Wednesday. The investigation began after …


Crime, Police/Fire

Carney man charged with rape, sex offenses

CARNEY, MD—Detectives are searching for additional victims after charging a Carney man with numerous sexual offenses, including second-degree rape. Albert Chang Peal, 52, of the 9000-block of Naygall Road (21234), was arrested on a warrant Tuesday after a lengthy investigation. The charges, including various degrees of rape, sex offense, and videoing without permission, stemmed from an incident reported on March …


Police investigating Middle River home invasion, Rosedale sexual assault

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating a home invasion and a sexual assault that were reported over the past week. Between 8:45 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, a woman got into a vehicle with a man  and went to a motel in the 7900-block of Pulaski Highway in Rosedale (21237). The victim advised that once they arrived at the …

Carney man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County correctional officer from Carney pleaded guilty to child pornography charges on Monday. Thomas Michael Mannion Jr., 46, of Carney, pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of production of child pornography and admitted to engaging in sexually explicit conduct with two minor victims. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District …

Baltimore County School Board to discuss student safety after convicted sex offender registered at Parkville High School

PARKVILLE, MD—The Baltimore County School Board will discuss making changes to ensure student safety after recent revelations surfaced indicating that a convicted sex offender had been enrolled at a local school. In recent weeks, parents at Parkville High School became outraged upon learning that Santino Sudano, who was arrested and charged with second-degree rape in an incident involving a 13-year-old …

Baltimore County Sheriff’s Office employee who lives in Fullerton charged with rape

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County Sheriff’s Office employee has been indicted by a grand jury on one count of second degree rape. Police initiated an investigation after being notified of the allegation of a sexual assault on November 30, 2018. The investigation was conducted in consultation with the Office of the State’s Attorney for Carroll County after the Office of the …

Essex police officer charged with rape

ESSEX, MD—Authorities in Baltimore County have charged an Essex police officer with rape. Officer Anthony Michael Westerman, 25, has been charged with two counts of second-degree rape and three counts of second-degree assault. Westerman has been employed by the Baltimore County Police Department since 2013. His most recent assignment was at the Essex Precinct. This case was initiated when police …

Police seek to identify Edgewood sexual assault suspect

EDGEWOOD, MD—Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a sexual assault suspect. At just after 11 p.m. on November 3, deputies with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 300-block of McCann Street in Edgewood for a report of an attempted sexual assault. Authorities later determined that a 4th-degree sexual assault occurred. Further investigation uncovered photos of …