Crime, Police/Fire

Two arrested on gun, drug charges on Pulaski Highway

BALTIMORE, MD—Two individuals prohibited from possessing firearms were arrested during recent enforcement by a task force working along Baltimore County/Baltimore City line. Phillip J. Desmarais, 23,  and David D. Genius, 23, both of Baltimore, are now facing numerous drug and weapon charges. On June 30, Maryland State Police Strike Force 7, a component of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task …


Crime, Police/Fire

Members of drug trafficking ring sentenced to over 9 years in prison for Baltimore County cocaine distribution conspiracy

BALTIMORE, MD—Several men who were members of a drug trafficking ring are being sent prison after distributing cocaine in Baltimore County. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III has sentenced Tony Lee Bauer, 39, of Baltimore, 110 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine as …


Man who dealt drugs in Parkville sentenced to 7 years in prison

PARKVILLE, MD—A U.S. District Judge on Friday sent a Baltimore man to prison after dealing drugs in the Parkville area. Delonte Wheeler, 28, of Baltimore, has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, for possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. The sentence …

AAA, NTSB: Fatal wrong-way crashes on the rise

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Fatal wrong-way driving crashes on our nation’s highways are a persistent and devastating threat that is only getting worse. According to the latest data analysis from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, there were 2,008 deaths from wrong-way driving crashes on divided highways between 2015 and 2018, an average of approximately 500 deaths a year.  That is up 34% …

Wanted suspect, two others arrested in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—A wanted suspect and two other individuals were arrested in Perry Hall on Friday night. The incident occurred at the High’s store located in the 9400-block of Scott Moore Way (21128) at just after 9 p.m. Police say officers stopped the suspect on the parking lot, identified and confirmed the suspect was wanted, identified two other individuals, and …

Former BPD Gun Trace Task Force member from Nottingham sentenced to 14 months in prison

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A former Baltimore Police Department officer who was part of the Gun Trace Task Force was sentenced to prison on Tuesday. A U.S. District Judge sentenced Victor Rivera, 48, of Nottingham, to 14 months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for making false statements to a federal law enforcement officer in connection with a scheme …

Frankford Family Pharmacy owner pleads guilty to federal charge of murder for hire

BALTIMORE, MD—A local pharmacy operator on Thursday pleaded guilty to a federal charge of murder for hire. David Robinson, age 51, of Baltimore, owned and operated the Frankford Family Pharmacy, located at 5244 Sinclair Lane (21206).  On October 10, 2018, Robinson pleaded guilty to a federal drug conspiracy involving the distribution of oxycodone and alprazolam outside the scope of professional …

MDTA Police arrest two men transporting suspected heroin on I-95 in Baltimore County

BALTIMORE, MD—On Friday morning, a police officer assigned to the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police HEAT (Homeland Enforcement and Traffic) Team was on patrol on southbound Interstate 95 in Baltimore County. The officer conducted a traffic stop on a white Honda Civic after allegedly observing that neither the driver of the vehicle nor a front seat passenger were restrained by …