Crime, Politics

Governor Hogan announces new work group to address hate crimes against Asian Americans [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced the formation of a statewide work group charged with developing strategies, recommendations, and actions to address the rise in violence and discrimination targeting the Asian American community. He has named former U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur to chair the workgroup and spearhead this effort. “This workgroup, one of …


Crime, Events, Police/Fire

Parkville police precinct to plant tree to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

PARKVILLE, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department’s Parkville Precinct, in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 18–24, 2021, will be planting and dedicating a tree at the station. The ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday April 21 to raise awareness about crime victims’ issues and rights and to introduce the community to the important resources and …


Governor Hogan vetoes bill that would eliminate life sentences without parole for juveniles

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan has announced actions on legislation passed by the General Assembly during the 2021 legislative session. The governor has vetoed SB494 – Juveniles Convicted as Adults – Sentencing – Limitations and Reductions. Governor Hogan issued the following statement on the matter: “Our administration has consistently demonstrated a historic commitment to criminal justice reform. In 2016, we passed …

Carjacking reported in Rosedale, vehicle stolen during Hillendale burglary

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating two local crimes that were reported over the past week. At just before 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 1, a known individual forced his way into a home in the unit block of Dowling Circle in Hillendale (21234) and a physical altercation ensued. The suspect stole the victim’s vehicle and then fled the scene. At 12:30 …

Suspect arrested in connection with attempted kidnapping in Overlea

OVERLEA, MD—Police in Baltimore County have arrested a suspect in connection with an attempted abduction that occurred in Overlea over the weekend. Jawuan Williams, 24, has been charged with kidnapping, second-degree assault, and other related charges. At around 4:30 p.m. on April 3, a 12-year-old female was walking in the 4400-block of Fullerton Avenue when she was approached by Williams, …

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office seizes 3 additional domain names associated with fraudulent COVID-19 treatments

BALTIMORE, MD—The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has seized three additional domain names associated with fraudulent COVID-19 treatments. Authorities have seized “healthbridgescience.com,” “global-pandemic-vaccines.com,” and “genobioscience.com,” all of which purported to be the websites of actual biotechnology companies developing treatments for the COVID-19 virus but instead were allegedly used to collect the personal information of individuals visiting the …

Attempted kidnapping reported in Overlea

UPDATE: Police have arrested a suspect in connection with this incident. Original story below… ——— OVERLEA, MD—Detectives are investigating an attempted kidnapping and assault that occurred on Saturday in Overlea. At approximately 4:30 p.m., a 12-year-old female was walking in the 4400-block of Fullerton Avenue when she was approached by an unknown man who assaulted her and then pulled her …

Suspect arrested, charged in connection with murder of MTA van driver on Moravia Road

BALTIMORE, MD—Police have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with the shooting death of an MTA van driver in January. Frankye Duckett, 49, was shot and killed in the 4400-block of Moravia Road (21206) at around 5:30 p.m. on January 29, 2021.  Police determined that the MTA Mobility van driver was seated inside of his vehicle when he was …