Baltimore County woman pleads guilty to conspiring to destroy local power grid, Perry Hall substation

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County woman has pleaded guilty to conspiring to destroy the local power grid. Sarah Beth Clendaniel,  of Catonsville, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to conspiring to damage or destroy electrical facilities in Maryland and to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Maryland U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron and Special Agent in Charge William J. DelBagno of […]

Maryland man, two others charged in federal court for alleged bomb threat swatting scheme

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury has indicted three people, accusing them of placing a series of bomb threats against schools, hospitals, airports, and other institutions. Owen Jarboe, 18, of Hagerstown, Maryland; Evan Strauss, 26, of Moneta, Virginia; and Brayden Grace, 18, of Columbus, Ohio; were charged in a six-count indictment with conspiracy, cyberstalking, interstate threatening communications and threats to damage […]

Authorities identify sixth victim recovered following Key Bridge collapse

BALTIMORE, MD—Salvage teams at the site of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse located the sixth and final victim and promptly notified the Maryland Department of State Police. Maryland State Police investigators along with officers from the Maryland Transportation Authority Police and the FBI responded to the scene and recovered the body of a sixth construction worker. The victim is […]

Harford County financial advisor sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for stealing elderly client’s life savings

BALTIMORE, MD—A Harford County financial advisor who also had a home in Perry Hall has been sentenced to prison for stealing an elderly client’s life savings. On April 30, a judge sentenced Eddy Ray Blizzard, 45, of Havre de Grace, to 42 months’ imprisonment followed by two years of supervised release. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for […]

Body of fifth victim recovered following Key Bridge collapse

BALTIMORE, MD—Crews recovered the body of another missing victim at the Key Bridge incident site on May 1, 2024. The victim has been identified as Miguel Angel Luna Gonzalez, 49, of Glen Burnie. On Wednesday, salvage teams located one of the missing construction vehicles and promptly notified Maryland State Police. MSP investigators along with officers from the Maryland Transportation Authority […]

E-ZPass warns customers of text messaging scam

BALTIMORE, MD—The E-ZPass Group is issuing an alert to all E-ZPass customers about a text messaging scam targeted at customers of tolling agencies across the U.S. The scam aims to deceive customers into entering their personal data and financial information to a fake website. Customers receiving text messages claiming to be sent by “E-ZPass Toll Services” that directs them to […]

BCPS athletic director charged after using AI to fake high school principal’s voice in racist rant [VIDEO]

PIKESVILLE, MD—An athletic director with Baltimore County Public Schools has been charged after using officials say he used artificial intelligence to fake a high school principal’s voice in a retaliatory recording. On Thursday, April 25, 31-year-old Dazhon Darien was arrested on charges of stalking, theft, disruption of school operations, and retaliation against a witness. The charges stem from an investigation […]

Massive regional drug bust leads to 7 arrests; authorities seize fentanyl, guns, body armor, $35K in cash

BALTIMORE, MD—Police say they have taken down a large, regional drug trafficking organization following an extensive, months-long investigation. At approximately 4 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2024, Baltimore Police Department detectives with the Group Violence Unit executed a total of eight warrants in partnership with SWAT teams, Anne Arundel County members, Baltimore County members, the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, […]