Crime, Police/Fire

Middle River bail bondsman who assisted former BPD sergeant with robberies, selling drugs sentenced to prison

A Middle River man will be spending half a decade in prison. A judge on Friday sentenced Donald Stepp, 51, of Middle River, to five years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, heroin, and other controlled dangerous substances. Stepp obtained the drugs from former Baltimore Police Department Sergeant Wayne …


Crime, Police/Fire

Former police sergeant from Middle River sentenced to 25 years for racketeering, robberies, overtime fraud, planting evidence

Baltimore, MD – On Thursday, U.S. District Judge sentenced Sergeant Wayne Earl Jenkins, 37, of Middle River, to 25 years in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for one count of racketeering conspiracy, one count of racketeering, two counts of robbery, one count of destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in a federal investigation, and four counts …


Middle River bail bondsman pleads guilty to selling drugs stolen by police officers

A bail bondsman from Middle River has pleaded guilty to selling drugs that were stolen from citizens by officers with the Baltimore Police Department. Donald Stepp, 51, pleaded guilty on Friday to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, heroin, and other controlled dangerous substances. According to his plea agreement, Stepp operated Double D Bail Bonds and was an associate …

Former BPD sergeant involved in Suiter case pleads guilty to racketeering, robberies, overtime fraud, planting evidence

Sergeant Wayne Earl Jenkins, 37, of Middle River, pleaded guilty this week to one count of racketeering conspiracy, one count of racketeering, two counts of robbery, one count of destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in a federal investigation, and four counts of deprivation of rights under color of law. Jenkins joined the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) on February 20, …

Indicted BPD officer from Middle River planted drugs for Det. Suiter to find in 2010

UPDATE: Jenkins has pleaded guilty to numerous charges in connection with this case. Original story below… —— A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted a former Baltimore Police Department sergeant from Middle River on charges related to a 2010 arrest in which evidence was allegedly planted inside of a suspect’s vehicle. Detective Sean Suiter, who was recently killed in the …

Indicted Baltimore City Police Officers from Joppa, Middle River charged with additional robberies

UPDATE: Hersl and Taylor have been found guilty – click here for details. Original story below… —— A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment charging three previously indicted Baltimore City Police Officers with additional robberies. The superseding indictment charges the defendants with racketeering conspiracy, robbery, extortion, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. …