Crime, Police/Fire

Nottingham man robbed by men in ski masks, five burglaries reported

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating a robbery and five burglaries that were reported this month. At just before 6 a.m. on Friday, September 9, three individuals broke into a location in the 7000-block of Darlington Drive in Parkville (21234) and stole an undisclosed amount of money and property. The suspects then fled the scene in a vehicle. At just after 1:15 …


Crime, Police/Fire

Juvenile charged in connection with Baltimore County stabbing

COCKEYSVILLE, MD—Baltimore County detectives have charged a juvenile in connection with a stabbing that occurred on Sunday evening. At just before 7:30 p.m. on September 25, police responded to the 300-block of Lord Byron Lane (21030) for a reported stabbing. Officers arrived and located at least two victims who were suffering from multiple puncture wounds. Both victims were taken to …


Two Parkville men arrested, charged with rape

PARKVILLE, MD—Police in Baltimore County have arrested two Parkville men and charged them with rape. Detectives from the Baltimore County Crimes Against Children’s Unit arrested and charged 31-year-old Christopher Prunty and 34-year-old Francis Conda with second-degree rap and several other sexual offense charges. Court records show that both men share a Parkville address. They are both being held without bail …

Williams, Henn issue statement on Pine Grove Middle School bomb scare

TOWSON, MD—BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams and Board of Education of Baltimore County member Julie Henn have issued a statement on Wednesday’s bomb scare at Pine Grove Middle School. The school was evacuated at just after noon on September 21 after an an improvised explosive device was found inside of a vehicle across the street from the school.  Two individuals …

Attorney General Frosh announces settlement with Westminster Management LLC, 25 property owners resolving charges related to rental practices

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday announced that his Consumer Protection Division has reached a settlement with Westminster Management, LLC, a New Jersey-based corporation, and the 25 companies that own or owned 17 residential communities managed by Westminster Management in Maryland. The settlement addresses charges that Westminster and the property owners violated the Consumer Protection Act by …

Police investigating Essex homicide

UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Andrew S. Miller. Original story below… —— ESSEX, MD—Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a homicide that occurred on Thursday morning in Essex. At just before 5:45 a.m. on September 22, an officer was on routine patrol in the 1000-block of Old Eastern Avenue (21221) when they located an adult male who …

Maryland man faces federal charges for distribution of fentanyl resulting in death of a minor

GREENBELT, MD—A Maryland man is now facing federal charges for distributing fentanyl that resulted in the death of a minor victim. A criminal complaint has been filed charging Mikiyas Maryie Kefyalew, a/k/a “Mick”, 24, of Silver Spring, with distribution of fentanyl resulting in the death of a minor victim. The criminal complaint was unsealed upon his arrest on September 16, …

Mount Airy man charged after ‘improvised destructive device’ found in vehicle near Carney school

CARNEY, MD—A Mount Airy man has been charged after an “improvised destructive device” was found outside of a Carney school on Tuesday afternoon. Joseph Richard Vickery, 43, of Mount Airy, is facing several charges, including felony possession of explosive material with intent to create destructive device, manufacture of possession of destructive device, and possession of explosive material without a license. …