Crime, Police/Fire

Ohio man admits to making bomb, driving to Maryland to kill romantic rival

BALTIMORE, MD—An Ohio man has admitted to making a bomb and driving it to Maryland with the intent to kill his romantic rival. Clayton Alexander McCoy, 32, of Chesterland, Ohio, pleaded guilty this week to transporting explosives with intent to injure and to possession of an unregistered firearm/explosive device, in connection with an explosion at a home in Carroll County. …


Crime, Police/Fire

Attorney General Frosh announces conviction of ringleader in several Baltimore County home invasions

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh on Monday announced the conviction of Jaylen Skinner, 20, of Baltimore on charges related to a home invasion and carjacking criminal enterprise that operated in Baltimore County and Baltimore City. Skinner was the ringleader of a crew charged with multiple carjackings and home invasions. On September 14, 2022, Jaylen Skinner pleaded guilty in Baltimore …


Harford County man sentenced to 15 years in prison for sexual exploitation of minor, illegal possession of firearm

BALTIMORE, MD—A Harford County man has been sentenced to prison on child pornography and weapons charges. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III this week sentenced Travis Joseph Crawford, 34, of Edgewood, to 15 years in federal prison, followed by 25 years of supervised release, for sexual exploitation of a child to produce child pornography and for being a felon …

Edgewood man pleads guilty to child pornography, weapons charges

UPDATE: Crawford has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Original story below… —— EDGEWOOD, MD—A Harford County man has pleaded to guilty to child pornography and weapons charges. Travis Joseph Crawford, 34, of Edgewood, on Friday pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child to produce child pornography and to being a felon in possession of a firearm and …

Parkvile men facing federal indictment for charges related to illegal trafficking of ‘ghost guns’

BALTIMORE, MD—Four Baltimore County residents are facing federal charges for illegally trafficking guns. A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment charging four men with conspiracy and with engaging in the business of dealing firearms without a license, including privately-made firearms. Charged in the superseding indictment are: Tyjae Bladen, 21, of Parkville; Brian Brownell, a/k/a “Cole,” 31, of Dundalk; …

Two Joppa men arrested, charged in connection with 2019 murder of delivery driver in Edgewood

UPDATE: Amir Stanley Turner, 20, of Edgewood, has also been sentenced to over 18 years in prison in connection with this case. Original story below… —— JOPPA, MD—Two Joppa men are in custody following an indictment by a Harford County Grand Jury for the February 10, 2019, murder of food delivery driver in Edgewood. On February 10, 2019, at approximately …

ATF releases video of person of interest who was near Baltimore blaze that killed three firefighters [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Office has released new video of a “person of interest” who was near the scene of S. Stricker Street fatal fire the evening before it occurred. The blaze left three firefighters dead.  A $100,000 reward is being offered for information on the case. At around 6 a.m. on …

OPERATION WASHOUT: Joint law enforcement effort leads to over 100 arrests in Baltimore area [VIDEO]

BALTIMORE, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday provided an update alongside the U.S. Marshals Service on a large-scale, multi-agency law enforcement operation focused on apprehending violent fugitives and wanted gang members during the first two weeks of February, leading to dozens of arrests throughout the Baltimore area. The governor also urged the Maryland General Assembly to pass his emergency crime bills, …