Crime

Baltimore County Army veteran facing federal charges for falsely claiming to be a paraplegic, obtaining more than $1 million in government disability benefits

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County U.S. Army veteran has been charged with fraudulently obtaining more than $1 million in government disability benefits. A federal criminal complaint charges William Rich, 41, of Windsor Mill, for allegedly fraudulently obtaining a total of more than $1 million dollars in disability benefits and Social Security Administration disability benefits by falsely claiming that he was a …


Crime, Politics

Former Executive Director of Maryland Environmental Service facing federal, state charges for allegedly fraudulently obtaining over $276,731 from employer, and state felony violations of the Maryland Wiretap Statute

BALTIMORE, MD—As a result of a collaborative investigation, a federal grand jury on Tuesday returned an indictment, and a state criminal information has been filed, charging Roy C. McGrath, 52, of Naples, Florida, for allegedly fraudulently obtaining funds from Maryland Environmental Service corporation. The criminal information also alleges that McGrath illegally recorded private conversations with senior Maryland state officials. McGrath …


Road rage assault reported in Middle River, man robbed of dirt bike in Nottingham

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported over the past week. At 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 23, an individual backed a truck up to a used battery cage at a business located in the 6400-block of Petrie Way in Rosedale (21237). The suspect then broke the lock on the cage and stole multiple batteries before driving …

Stabbing reported in Middle River, Nottingham business burglarized

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported over the past few days. Sometime between 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15 and 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 18, an individual entered a residence in the unit block of Volz Avenue in Middle River (21220) via an open window.  The suspect stole a firearm, then fled the scene. At …

Baltimore correctional officers plead guilty to felony theft, misconduct charges in time card fraud scheme

BALTIMORE, MD—Two Baltimore correctional officers have pleaded guilty to charges of felony theft and misconduct in office in connection with a time card fraud scheme. Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard on Thursday announced that Sharonda Stokes and Dephany McKnight, former Correctional Officers assigned to the Metropolitan Transition Center in Baltimore, pleaded guilty this week in Baltimore County Circuit Court to …

Assault, robbery reported in Rosedale; burglaries, auto theft reported in Perry Hall

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported recently. At 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, officers responded to 9000-block of Franklin Square Drive (21237) after an individual displayed a weapon and threatened two victims with it. At just after 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, an individual walked into an undisclosed business in the 6400-block of Golden …

Man assaulted on Belair Road, assault reported at Rosedale ATM

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported over the past week. Sometime between 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23 and 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 24, an individual entered a residence in the 6600-block of English Oak Road in Hillendale (21234) via an unlocked door.  The suspect then stole several items from the home. Sometime between 11 …

Food delivery driver robbed, home burglarized in Rosedale

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating two local crimes that were reported over the past week. At just before 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, an individual broke into a home in the 6000-block of Kenwood Avenue in Rosedale (21237) via the side door. The suspect stole a purse, then fled the scene in a vehicle. At 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a …