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, …


Police/Fire

Maryland State Police release additional information on murder-suicide involving former Baltimore County police officer

SMITHSBURG, MD—Maryland State Police have identified the deceased individuals located inside a grey Ford Edge after an apparent murder-suicide in Washington County. Police identified the woman in the front seat of the vehicle as Tia Bynum, 35, of Baltimore. Bynum was pronounced dead at the scene. She had been wanted by the Baltimore County Police Department and was considered armed …


Tia Bynum, Robert Vicosa, both Vicosa daughters found dead

UPDATE 2: Maryland State Police have confirmed the victims’ identities and released additional information here. UPDATE: This story has been updated to clarify that Tia Bynum was not Robert Vicosa’s ex-wife. Original story below… ——— BALTIMORE, MD—A days-long manhunt has ended in tragedy. On Thursday afternoon, Robert Vicosa (a former Baltimore County police officer), Sgt. Tia Bynum, and both Vicosa …

Police searching for two young girls involved in Baltimore County kidnapping

UPDATE 2: Robert Vicosa, Tia Bynum, and their two young daughters have all been found dead. UPDATE: The manhunt has ended with a car crash in Ringgold, MD and Robert Vicosa has been found dead from an apparent gunshot wound.  No further information is available at this time. Original story below… —— COCKEYSVILLE, MD—Police are searching for two young girls …

Suspect arrested in connection with attempted kidnapping in Overlea

OVERLEA, MD—Police in Baltimore County have arrested a suspect in connection with an attempted abduction that occurred in Overlea over the weekend. Jawuan Williams, 24, has been charged with kidnapping, second-degree assault, and other related charges. At around 4:30 p.m. on April 3, a 12-year-old female was walking in the 4400-block of Fullerton Avenue when she was approached by Williams, …

Attempted kidnapping reported in Overlea

UPDATE: Police have arrested a suspect in connection with this incident. Original story below… ——— OVERLEA, MD—Detectives are investigating an attempted kidnapping and assault that occurred on Saturday in Overlea. At approximately 4:30 p.m., a 12-year-old female was walking in the 4400-block of Fullerton Avenue when she was approached by an unknown man who assaulted her and then pulled her …

Devon Scott, ‘armed & dangerous’ carjacking suspect, arrested in Virginia

EDGEWOOD, MD – Police say a dangerous suspect is off of the streets. Devon Scott was taken into police custody in Virginia on Wednesday morning. “The details of his arrest are still evolving and we will have more information to release Thursday,” said the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. “However, we wanted to let our community know this danger to public …

Police: Carjacking, kidnapping suspect considered ‘armed & dangerous’

UPDATE: Police say Devon Scott has been apprehended. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD – Police are searching for an “armed and dangerous” suspect who is wanted in connection with a carjacking and a kidnapping. Detectives with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office have obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect wanted in connection with an armed carjacking and kidnapping that …