Crime, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Baltimore County grand jury indicts five correctional officers for theft of $380,000 via time card fraud scheme

TOWSON, MD—Maryland State Prosecutor Charlton Howard announced this week that a Baltimore County grand jury has indicted five correctional officers with felony theft scheme and misconduct in office. The indictments allege that, during their employment as correctional officers for the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, Kimberly Brown, Erica Byrd, Dephany McKnight, Syreeta Saunders, and Sharonda Stokes were …


Crime, Police/Fire

Two MS-13 gang members receive life sentences in connection with Parkville-area murder

PARKVILLE, MD—Two reported members of the MS-13 gang on Thursday were sentenced to life without the possibility of parole in Baltimore County Circuit Court for their part in the murder of a 21-year-old man in the Parkville area of Baltimore County in July of 2019. Hugo Portillo Chavez, 33, and Jonathan Escobar Hernandez, 21, had been convicted by a jury …


Assaults reported in Kingsville, Parkville; robbery reported in Nottingham

NOTTNINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating three local crimes that were reported in recent days. At 12:30 a.m. on May 23, an individual tried unsuccessfully to run down another individual with his vehicle in the 7100-block of Darlington Drive in Parkville (21234).  The suspect vehicle then fled the scene. At around 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday, June 8, a known individual attempted to …

Woman carjacked in Rosedale, man robbed while driving in Carney

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported in recent days. At 3:30 a.m. on May 24, an individual broke into a storage shed in the 12300-block of Belair Road in Kingsville (21087).  The suspect stole property from a business, then fled the scene. At around 11:15 a.m. on Monday, June 7, a man was driving his vehicle …

Police release additional information on raid at Perry Hall spa

PERRY HALL, MD—Police in Baltimore County have released additional information on a warrant that was executed at a Perry Hall spa earlier this month. At just after noon on June 3, officers executed a warrant at the Youni Wellness Spa located at 9309 Belair Road (21236).  Three females were arrested as part of the investigation. On Tuesday, police identified the …

Carjacking reported in Rosedale

ROSEDALE, MD—Police are investigating a carjacking that was reported in Rosedale last week. At just after 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, an individual was approached by two other individuals in a parking lot in the 9200-block of Oswald Way (21237). One of the suspects displayed a handgun and stole the victim’s keys. The suspect then entered the victim’s vehicle, …

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office warns that scammers are attempting to ‘spoof’ main office phone number in attempt to defraud victims

BALTIMORE, MD—Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner on Friday announced that scammers are attempting to “spoof” the U.S. Attorney’s Office main office telephone number so that calls appear to originate from the U.S. Attorney’s Office on the recipient’s caller ID in a criminal scheme to defraud individuals who owe federal debts such as criminal restitution …

Pizza delivery driver robbed in Carney, man robbed at gunpoint on Pulaski Highway

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating two robberies and a burglary that were reported over the past week. At just before 6 p.m. on Friday, May 28 a known individual entered a residence in the unit block of Turnbrook Court in Carney (21234) without permission. The suspect stole numerous items from the location. Some items were returned, but the victim noticed at …