Crime, Police/Fire

Aunt of deceased children found in Essex charged in connection with their deaths

UPDATE: Baltimore County Police Department Chief Melissa Hyatt on Friday issued the following statement: “This truly was a devastating incident – one that not only shocked our community to its core, but significantly affected our patrol officers, forensic technicians, and detectives. I am grateful that the harrowing details of this case were thoroughly and quickly uncovered, resulting in an expeditious …


Crime, Police/Fire

Essex man convicted in connection with death of two-year-old

ESSEX, MD—An Essex man has been convicted in connection with the 2019 death of a two-year-old toddler. David Marvin Haas, 31, was convicted on Wednesday of child abuse resulting in death by a jury in Baltimore County Circuit Court. ​On June 29, 2019, emergency personnel were called to an apartment on Garden Drive in Essex for a report of an …


Nottingham man identified, charged after stabbing son with screwdriver

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police have arrested and charged the man who allegedly stabbed his son on Tuesday. Reginald Eugene Cooper, 40, of the 4200-block of Maple Path Circle (21236), allegedly stabbed his 11-year-old son in the head with a screwdriver on Tuesday morning. Authorities say Cooper was behaving bizarrely when he stopped a neighbor outside and told her to go into his …

Nottingham man arrested, charged with sexual abuse of a minor

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police in Baltimore County have arrested a former hospital employee, charged with a number of sex offenses, following a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Detectives arrested Donald Joseph Benson Jr., 40, of the 3400-block of Parkfalls Drive (21236) in the Seven Courts community on Thursday, and have charged him with a number of sex …

Edgewood man charged in connection with death of 2-year-old girl

EDGEWOOD, MD—Police in Harford County have formally charged an Edgewood man in connection with the death of a 2-year-old girl earlier this year. On Monday, January 7, 2019, Havre de Grace Police responded to a cardiac arrest involving a two-year-old female in the 600-block of Green Street (21078). The child was flown to Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital. Responding officers noticed …

Essex sex offender sentenced to more than 12 years in prison

A U.S. District Judge on Thursday sentenced Raymond Kilchenstein, 53, formerly of Essex, to 150 months in prison, followed by 20 years of supervised release, for transportation of child pornography. The judge further ordered that, upon his release from prison, Kilchenstein must continue to register as a sex offender in the places where he resides, where he is an employee, and where he is …