Crime, Police/Fire

Five indicted following seizure of drugs that were to be distributed throughout Baltimore County

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Wednesday the indictments of five defendants for multiple charges including participation in a criminal organization, conspiracy to distribute drugs, possession with intent to distribute, and firearm-related counts. He also announced the seizure of a large quantity of fentanyl and other controlled dangerous substances that would have been distributed in Baltimore County, Baltimore …


Crime, Police/Fire, Sci-Tech

Baltimore County Police Department receives over $222K to reduce backlog of DNA testing

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron on Friday announced $1,835,897 in Department of Justice grants to six Maryland law enforcement agencies to be used to reduce the backlog in DNA testing at their laboratories. The grants will be used to hire additional staff, improve and maintain laboratory capabilities, purchase specialized equipment to improve laboratory operations, and fund technical training and …


Gang leader, associate plead guilty to drug distribution, sex trafficking throughout Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday announced that gang leader David Tico Brown, 45, and his close associate Michael Anthony Copeland, 42, pleaded guilty to multiple offenses for their role in the “Brown Drug Trafficking Organization.” The gang engaged in the distribution of numerous controlled dangerous substances, including cocaine, fentanyl, methamphetamine and marijuana in Anne Arundel County, …

Parkville restaurant robber sentenced to more than nine years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore man has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for robbing a Parkville restaurant and for committing two other robberies. Javaughn Berry, 26, has been sentenced to 115 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for three armed commercial robberies. The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the …

Baltimore man pleads guilty to robbing Parkville restaurant, two other robberies

UPDATE: Javaughn Berry has been sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to robbing a Parkville restaurant and two other robberies. Javaughn Berry, 26, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to interference with commerce by robbery (Hobbs Act Robbery). The guilty plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney …

Silver Alert issued for missing 81-year-old woman

MARYLAND—A Silver Alert has been activated for a missing woman. The Anne Arundel County Police Department says 81-year-old Rosalie Josephine Howley suffers from a cognitive impairment. She is 5’6″ tall, weighs 150 pounds, and has silver/gray hair. She was last seen at about 4 p.m. on February 9 on Roe Lane in Arnold.  She is believed to be traveling in …

White Marsh bank robber pleads guilty to robbing 9 banks over 4 months

UPDATE: Fletcher Dorsett has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—A 52-year-old man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to robbing nine banks over four months, including financial institutions located on Campbell Boulevard and Honeygo Boulevard in White Marsh. Fletcher M. Dorsett, Jr. has pleaded guilty to bank robbery charges in connection with …

AMBER ALERT: Police searching for missing Maryland 7-year-old

GLEN BURNIE, MD—Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for a missing Maryland boy. Prophet Marquis Matthew Johnson, 7, is believed to be in the company of 30-year-old black female, Tiffany Sharquita Johnson and two other unknown individuals. The four were last seen in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County, Maryland in a dark-color Chrysler 300 with large rims. Prophet is 4’0” …