Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore County man sentenced to four years in prison for impersonating Secret Service agent, identity theft

BALTIMORE, MD—A judge has sentenced a Baltimore County man to over four years in prison in connection with an identity theft scheme. U.S. District Court Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Igor Cooper Rosensteel, 30, of Middle River, to 50 months in federal prison for device fraud and aggravated identity theft, related to a scheme in which he held himself out …


Crime, Police/Fire

Two arrested on gun, drug charges on Pulaski Highway

BALTIMORE, MD—Two individuals prohibited from possessing firearms were arrested during recent enforcement by a task force working along Baltimore County/Baltimore City line. Phillip J. Desmarais, 23,  and David D. Genius, 23, both of Baltimore, are now facing numerous drug and weapon charges. On June 30, Maryland State Police Strike Force 7, a component of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task …


MDTA provides best travel times for motorists hitting the beach this Fourth of July weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—With the Fourth of July falling on a Sunday this year and more people expected to travel with the lifting of Maryland’s COVID-19 State of Emergency on July 1, the Maryland Transportation Authority expects increased travel across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge from Friday, July 2, through Monday, July 5. The MDTA is encouraging motorists to plan ahead, leave plenty …

Sobriety checkpoints set for Baltimore this weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—Heading downtown this weekend?  As part of Maryland’s ongoing efforts to support public safety efforts in Baltimore, a combined task force is set to operate sobriety checkpoints in the city this weekend to identify and arrest impaired drivers. A team comprised of members of the Maryland State Police, Maryland Transportation Authority Police, and the Baltimore Police Department will conduct …

Governor Hogan declares Christmas Eve state holiday

ANNAPOLIS, MD​—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday declared Thursday, December 24, 2020 a state holiday in observance of Christmas Eve. Maryland state government agencies and offices will be closed. In addition, the governor announced that the state’s revised revenue projections, while still far below pre-pandemic levels, will allow Maryland to honor contracts previously negotiated with state employee unions. “In a year …

MDTA Police announce 31st annual Toys for Tots campaign

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Transportation Authority Police Chief Col. Kevin M. Anderson on Monday swore in MDTA Police Ofc. S. Claus, badge #1225, for immediate duty with the 2020 Toys for Tots collection. Ofc. Claus is excited to return and is coming out of retirement following his work with last year’s Toys for Tots drive at MDTA facilities. Ofc. S. Claus, his …