Crime, Police/Fire

Perry Hall murder suspect convicted, could face life sentence without parole

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A Nottingham man has been convicted in connection with the 2019 shooting death of a woman in Perry Hall. On Monday, a Baltimore County jury convicted Christopher James Engles, 21, of Bellhurst Way (21236), of first-degree premeditated murder, robbery with a dangerous or deadly weapon, and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence. At …


Police/Fire

Pedestrian struck, killed on Pulaski Highway

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—A driver struck and killed a pedestrian along Pulaski Highway over the weekend. The crash occurred at just before 9 p.m. on Saturday night. Investigators determined that the driver had just made a U-turn at the intersection of Pulaski Highway and Campbell Boulevard when the 68-year-old pedestrian was hit. Stanley Vingsen Jr., who was attempting to cross Route …


Maryland State Police mourn death of State Trooper

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland State Police are mourning the loss one of their own, Trooper First Class Alec Elijah Cohen. Trooper First Class Cohen, 29, of Baltimore County, graduated from Northeastern University with a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He then joined the ranks of the Maryland State Police after graduating with the 146th Academy Class. TFC Cohen was a member of …

Essex motorcycle crash leaves one dead

ESSEX, MD—Police in Essex are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash. At just after 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to the area of Route 702 at Mace Avenue (21221). Authorities say a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling on Route 702 towards Mace Avenue when the driver lost control and struck a guardrail. The motorcyclist, 66-year-old, William Schmittinger of Katherine …

Youth charged as adult in connection with Essex homicide

ESSEX, MD—Police on Tuesday announced that a juvenile has been arrested in connection with a weekend homicide in Essex. At just after 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 5, officers with the Baltimore County Police Department responded to the 200-block of Oberle Avenue (21221). When officers arrived, they found 59-year-old Dante Doles Sr. suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds.  He was taken …

Essex shooting leaves one dead

UPDATE: Police have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with this case. Original story below… —— ESSEX, MD—Police are investigating a deadly shooting that was reported in Essex on Sunday. Authorities say 59-year-old Dante Doles was killed on September 5 in the 200-block of Oberle Avenue (21221). At just after 9 a.m., officers responded for a shooting and found …