Police/Fire, Traffic

Sobriety checkpoints set for Baltimore this weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—Heading downtown this weekend?  As part of Maryland’s ongoing efforts to support public safety efforts in Baltimore, a combined task force is set to operate sobriety checkpoints in the city this weekend to identify and arrest impaired drivers. A team comprised of members of the Maryland State Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, and the Baltimore Police Department will conduct …


Crime, Police/Fire

Man who robbed Nottingham bank sentenced to more than 12 years in prison

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A man who robbed a Nottingham bank will spend more than 12 years behind bars. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell sentenced Fletcher Dorsett, 53, of Salisbury, to 150 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a series of nine bank robberies and attempted robberies. Dorsett continued to commit robberies while on escape status …


Parkville resident facing federal indictment for dating, business email compromise scams with alleged losses of more than $2.3 million

PARKVILLE, MD—A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging three defendants on federal charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and aggravated identity theft. Noel Chimezuru Agoha, 37, of Baltimore; Sessieu Ange Oulai, 34, of Parkville; and Kelechi Arthur Ntibunka, 32, of Essex, are all facing federal charges. The indictment was returned on March …

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 …

16-year-old killed in Moravia Road shooting

BALTIMORE, MD—Police are investigating after a teen was killed in a Monday morning shooting. At just before 9:30 a.m., officers responded to an apartment in the 4400-block of Moravia Road (21206) for a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 16 year-old male who had sustained a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital where …

U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur to leave Department of Justice

BALTIMORE, MD—United States Attorney Robert K. Hur on Wednesday announced that he would be resigning his position as the chief federal law enforcement officer for the District of Maryland. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland is one of the country’s largest and busiest, serving a population of more than six million. Hur will return to private law …

Former BPD Gun Trace Task Force member from Nottingham sentenced to 14 months in prison

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A former Baltimore Police Department officer who was part of the Gun Trace Task Force was sentenced to prison on Tuesday. A U.S. District Judge sentenced Victor Rivera, 48, of Nottingham, to 14 months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for making false statements to a federal law enforcement officer in connection with a scheme …

Baltimore County Police Department joins national ABLE Project

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department has been accepted into the Active Bystandership for Law Enforcement (ABLE) Project, Georgetown University Law Center’s national training and support initiative for U.S. law enforcement agencies committed to building a culture of peer intervention that prevents harm. By demonstrating agency commitment to transformational reform with support from local community groups and elected leaders, Baltimore …