Crime

Four Maryland residents facing federal indictment for CARES Act COVID-19 unemployment fraud scheme with over $3 million in losses

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging four Maryland residents with federal conspiracy and wire fraud charges related to a CARES Act unemployment insurance fraud scheme with more than $3 million in losses. The indictment was returned on July 13, 2022, and unsealed this week upon the arrests of the defendants. Charged in the indictment are: Tyshawna …


Crime, Police/Fire

Rosedale man, three others facing federal indictment for three kidnappings, attempted robberies

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury returned an indictment late Thursday charging four Baltimore area men with federal charges for: kidnapping and robbery conspiracies; kidnapping; carjacking; using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence; and attempted robberies of businesses. The following individuals are charged in the indictment: Dennis Allen Hairston, 32, of Windsor Mill, …


7-year-old boy dies following Christmas Day, three-alarm fire in Baltimore County

GWYNN OAK, MD—A 7-year-old boy has died following a Christmas Day apartment fire in Baltimore County. At just before 12:30 a.m. on December 25, crews responded to an apartment fire with rescue in the 6700-block of Townbrook Drive (21207). First-arriving police and fire units found an apartment building fully involved with heavy fire. Firefighters rescued a young boy, identified as …

Silver Alert issued for missing Baltimore County man

UPDATE: Mr. Sarmiento has been found safe and unharmed. Original story below… ——— BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Police in Baltimore County have issued a Silver Alert for a critical missing 76-year-old man. Agripino Sarmiento is 5’7” tall and weighs 168 pounds. He was last seen at 6:00 a.m. on Friday in the 6800-block of Fox Meadow Road (21207) driving a gray 2005 …

Nottingham man pleads guilty to food stamp fraud

A Nottingham man has pleaded guilty to food stamp fraud charges. On Thursday, December 15, 2016, Mohammad Shafiq, age 50, of Gwynn Oak, Maryland, and Muhammad Sarmad, age 40, of Nottingham, Maryland each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud and wire fraud in connection with separate schemes to illegally redeem food stamp benefits in exchange for cash. …