Olszewski nominates Robert McCullough to serve as Baltimore County Police Chief

UPDATE: Robert McCullough has been sworn in as Chief of Police. Original story below… TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday nominated Robert O. McCullough, to serve as Chief of the Baltimore County Police Department. A 35-year veteran of the department, McCullough would be the first African-American to lead the nation’s 21st largest police agency. “Keeping our communities safe […]

Baltimore County police officer pleads guilty to accepting bribes in exchange for firearms training certifications

BALTIMORE, MD—An officer with the Baltimore County Police Department has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes. William R. Johnson Jr., 33, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty this week to a federal charge of honest services wire fraud, for seeking and accepting bribes and kickbacks, totaling at least $16,804, to falsely certify that applicants for Maryland handgun qualifying licenses (HQL) and wear and […]

Previously convicted Baltimore County sex offender sentenced to 15 years in prison for possession of child pornography

BALTIMORE, MD—A previously convicted Baltimore County man has been sentenced to prison on child pornography charges. U.S. District Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher has sentenced August Candeloro III, a/k/a “Nick,” 35, of Catonsville, to 15 years in federal prison, followed by lifetime supervised release, for a federal charge of possession of child pornography. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney […]

Baltimore County Police Department announces several promotions

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department on Tuesday announced several promotions. Police Chief Dennis Delp has announced the following promotions. The ceremony, which can be viewed online here, took place on Monday, February 27, 2023. PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF CAPTAIN Lieutenant I. Bing is promoted to the rank of Captain and is assigned to Precinct 11, Essex. *Lieutenant K. […]

Baltimore County Police Department launches public safety campaign for Hyundai, Kia owners

TOWSON, MD—In response to increasing thefts targeting its vehicles without push-button ignitions and immobilizing anti-theft devices in the United States, Hyundai and Kia have introduced a free anti-theft software upgrade to restrict the unauthorized operation of vehicle ignition systems on specific models. Hyundai Software Upgrade: Hyundai, which launched its service campaign this week, is first offering a software upgrade to […]

Baltimore County Police Department, federal authorities dismantle multi-state drug trafficking ring

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown on Wednesday announced the indictments of six defendants for their participation in an interstate cocaine trafficking conspiracy that resulted in the seizure of 15 kilograms of cocaine, 400 grams of crack cocaine, 10 firearms including two assault-style rifles and a fully automatic Glock 30 handgun, and over $493,000 of narcotics proceeds. The investigation, […]

Baltimore man sentenced to 25 years in prison for carjacking, armed robbery conspiracy in which 2 people were killed

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore man will spend more than two decades in prison for his part in a carjacking and armed robbery conspiracy. U.S. District Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher this week sentenced David Banks, 29, of Baltimore, to 25 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for a carjacking and armed robbery conspiracy, including six armed robberies […]

Director of Towson pain management clinic sentenced for conspiracy to distribute, dispense oxycodone

BALTIMORE, MD—The director of a Towson pain management clinic has been sentenced for conspiracy to distribute and dispense oxycodone. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III on Tuesday sentenced Norman Rosen, 84, of Towson, to four months of home detention as part of 18 months of probation, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and dispense […]