Crime, Police/Fire

Drug dealer sentenced to 10 years in prison in connection with fatal Joppa overdose

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore drug dealer has been sentenced to prison in connection with a fatal overdose in Joppa. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Aaron Arthur Fields (A.K.A. “Handz”), 33, of Baltimore, to 10 years in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for distribution of controlled substances, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and possession with intent …


Crime, Police/Fire, Politics

California man facing federal charges in Maryland for attempted murder of Supreme Court Justice

GREENBELT, MD—A criminal complaint was filed on Wednesday charging Nicholas John Roske, 26, of Simi Valley, California, for federal charges of attempted murder of a Supreme Court Justice. Roske is expected to have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt at 3 p.m. on Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy J. Sullivan. The criminal complaint was announced by …


Nottingham hospital worker pleads guilty to sexually assaulting unconscious 15-year-old female patient

BALTIMORE, MD—A Nottingham man has pleaded guilty to production of child pornography and to assaulting an underage female patient while she was unconscious. The plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Acting Special Agent in Charge Selwyn Smith of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore; Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski of …

Rosedale man admits to possessing fentanyl, heroin with intent to distribute

BALTIMORE, MD—A Rosedale man has pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. The guilty plea by Rajeim Ali Bradshaw, 49, was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron; Acting Special Agent in Charge Selwyn Smith of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore; and Chief Melissa R. Hyatt of the Baltimore County Police …

Texas man sentenced to 18 months in prison for cyberstalking, swatting Baltimore County woman

BALTIMORE, MD—A Texas man has been sentenced to prison for cyberstalking and “swatting” a Baltimore County woman. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett has sentenced Desmond Babloo Singh, 20, of Temple, Texas, to 18 months in federal prison, followed by one year of home detention as part of three years of supervised release, for two counts of cyberstalking. The sentence …

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, …

Baltimore County drug trafficker sentenced to 13 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore County man will spend more than a decade behind bars for trafficking illegal narcotics. U.S. District Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher has sentenced Steven Bernard Norwood, 46, of Lutherville, to 13 years in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and posses with the intent to distribute five …

Edgewood man pleads guilty to child pornography, weapons charges

EDGEWOOD, MD—A Harford County man has pleaded to guilty to child pornography and weapons charges. Travis Joseph Crawford, 34, of Edgewood, on Friday pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child to produce child pornography and to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of …