Around Maryland, Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore gang leader sentenced to more than 37 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore-area gang leader has been sentenced to more than 37 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett on Thursday sentenced Trayvon Hall, a/k/a “Tru,” and “G Tru,” 31, of Baltimore, yesterday to 454 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for racketeering and drug conspiracy charges, related to his activities as the …


Around Maryland, Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore-area MS-13 gang members indicted for racketeering conspiracy, murders, attempted murders

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury in Maryland has returned an indictment charging four members of La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang with racketeering conspiracy involving murder, attempted murder, and drug trafficking. Three of the defendants are scheduled to have initial appearances this week in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The following defendants, all from Baltimore, are charged with racketeering conspiracy: Wilson …


Eleven Maryland defendants facing federal charges relating to unemployment fraud scheme with more than $1.6 million in losses

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury has returned a superseding indictment adding two new defendants to the nine defendants previously charged in relation to a Maryland and California unemployment insurance fraud scheme. The superseding indictment charges the defendants with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and stealing a post office key. The superseding indictment was returned on …

Governor Hogan announces major actions to expand federal, state crime fighting efforts [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Thursday announced a series of major new actions to expand on federal-state efforts to fight violent crime and hold violent criminals accountable. The governor made the announcement at Maryland State Police (MSP) Barrack P in Glen Burnie, where he was joined by U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek Barron, MSP Superintendent Colonel Woodrow …

Olszewski announces new partnership pilot with Roca to expand youth violence prevention efforts into Baltimore County

ESSEX, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday joined local partners and leaders at Roca Baltimore to announce a new pilot partnership to expand the organization’s youth violence intervention efforts into Baltimore County. The County’s partnership with Roca will be a pilot funded with a combination of state and federal funding. Earlier this year, a state supplemental budget included a …

Baltimore County Police Department announces schedule of activities for 2022 Faith and Blue Weekend

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department will participate in several events and activities planned for the third annual National Faith and Blue Weekend scheduled for October 7 -10. Faith and Blue Weekend is endorsed by every major law enforcement group and police department, and has been embraced by religious communities nationwide. “The National Faith and Blue Weekend initiative is based …

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 …

California man facing federal charges in Maryland for attempted murder of Supreme Court Justice

GREENBELT, MD—A criminal complaint was filed on Wednesday charging Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, for federal charges of attempted murder of a Supreme Court Justice. Roske is expected to have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt at 3 p.m. on Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Sullivan. The criminal complaint was announced by …