Five charged in string of Baltimore County robberies

TOWSON, MD—A string of armed robberies targeting delivery drivers, commercial enterprises, and more has resulted in the indictment of five people in Baltimore County. The Maryland Attorney General’s Office has announced the indictment of 19-year-old Corey Sabb Jr., 20-year-old Dewayne Sanders, 18-year-old Allen Hill, a 17-year-old , and another 17-year-old, charged with a total of 155, 245, 76, 251, and […]

Three indicted for identity theft scheme at Maryland MVA

BALTIMORE, MD—Attorney General Anthony G. Brown on Tuesday announced the indictments of three individuals for their roles in an identity theft scheme at the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. Erica Danielle Watson, 29, of Brooklyn; Larry Antonio Marshall, 54, of Baltimore; and Shanice Tiera Smith, 34, of Baltimore, were indicted for their alleged involvement in an identity fraud scheme at a […]

Attorney General: No charges to be filed in fatal police-involved shooting in Parkville

BALTIMORE, MD—Attorney General Anthony G. Brown on Monday announced that no charges would be filed in connection with the November 2023, fatal officer-involved shooting in Parkville. At around 11:30 p.m. on November 24, 2023, officers responded to a home in the 2700-block of Maple Avenue for a reported domestic disturbance. When the first officer arrived at the front door of […]

Former state employee from Essex indicted for theft, insurance fraud

BALTIMORE, MD—Attorney General Anthony G. Brown on Wednesday announced the indictment of Shanell Angelia West, 45, of Essex, in two separate cases involving theft and insurance fraud. In the first case, West was allegedly involved in a theft scheme related to her former employment at the Maryland Department of Labor. She is charged with theft scheme with a value between […]

State officials announce launch of Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit tracking program

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Wes Moore and Attorney General Anthony Brown, in partnership with the Maryland Sexual Assault Evidence Kit (SAEK) Policy and Funding Committee and the Governors’ Office of Crime Prevention and Policy (GOCPP), have announced the launch of a statewide tracking system for Sexual Assault Evidence Kits (SAEKs). “When survivors can count on accountability in our justice system, we have […]

Attorney General Brown announces $700 million multistate settlement against Johnson and Johnson

BALTIMORE, MD—A coalition of 42 attorneys general has announced a $700 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson over its marketing of the Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products. The attorneys general allege (PDF) that Johnson & Johnson misled consumers about the safety of the talc-based products, which have been linked to ovarian cancer. The company has agreed to […]

Baltimore woman indicted for operating sex trafficking ring throughout Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore woman has been indicted on charges of running a sex trafficking ring throughout the state of Maryland. Attorney General Anthony G. Brown on Monday announced that Kenika Danielle Leach, 33, of Baltimore, has been indicted by a Washington County grand jury in a 135-count indictment. The charges stem from a two-year multi-agency investigation led by the Attorney […]

Scammers targeting E-ZPass users in fake text messages

BALTIMORE, MD—Attorney General Anthony G. Brown is warning consumers about scam texts falsely claiming to represent a road toll collection service asserting that recipients owe money for unpaid tolls. The scam text looks similar to the example displayed below: Maryland Toll Services: We’ve noticed an outstanding toll amount of $12.51 on your record. To avoid a late fee of $50.00, visit […]