Business, Crime

Rosedale resident, former Executive Director of Maryland Center for Adult Training, sentenced to two years in prison on tax-related charges

ROSEDALE, MD—A Rosedale resident has been sentenced to prison on tax-related charges. U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on Thursday sentenced Roslyn Wedington, 50, to two years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, on the federal charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States and for five counts of filing false tax returns. Judge Chasanow also …


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Baltimore County launches 2021 comprehensive Public Safety Data Dashboard

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday released a new comprehensive 2021 Public Safety Data Dashboard, where residents can view detailed information about crime. “Data-driven policing is an important tool in keeping our communities safe, helping to identify emerging trends and preventing crime,” said Olszewski. “This new dashboard represents another important step forward in creating a culture of …


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 …

FBI offering $50,000 reward for info on DC pipe bomb suspect

WASHINGTON, DC—The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the location, arrest, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the placement of suspected pipe bombs in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. At approximately 1:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, multiple law enforcement agencies received reports of a suspected pipe bomb …

FBI seeks to identify violent agitators involved in Washington D.C. unrest, Governor Hogan to hold press conference

WASHINGTON, DC—The Federal Bureau of Investigation is actively investigating Wednesday’s civil unrest in Washington D.C. A group of protestors breached the U.S. Capitol building while Congress was in session to certify the 2020 presidential elections results. At least 4 people are dead and 52 individuals were arrested.  Fourteen police officers were also injured in the disturbance. The Maryland Emergency Management …

BCPS officials issue statement on ‘catastrophic’ ransomware attack

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials have issued a statement regarding this week’s ransomware attack that has decimated the school system’s technology infrastructure. The attack was reported on Wednesday morning as all classes, both in person and virtual, were cancelled. The following statement was issued on Friday: “Our technology and other central office teams have been working these past few …

FBI assisting Baltimore County Public Schools with ransomware investigation

UPDATE: BCPS officials have issued a statement on the ransomware attack. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Following a ransomware attack that has paralyzed Baltimore County Public Schools’ technology infrastructure, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering assistance. “The FBI takes all cyber-crime seriously and is aware of the cyber-attack at Baltimore County Schools today. Per our usual policy, the FBI …

White Marsh bank robber pleads guilty to robbing 9 banks over 4 months

NOTTINGHAM, MD—A 52-year-old man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to robbing nine banks over four months, including financial institutions located on Campbell Boulevard and Honeygo Boulevard in White Marsh. Fletcher M. Dorsett, Jr. has pleaded guilty to bank robbery charges in connection with nine bank robberies and attempted robberies committed while on escape status from a halfway house and after his …