Around Maryland, Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore-area MS-13 gang members indicted for racketeering conspiracy, murders, attempted murders

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal grand jury in Maryland has returned an indictment charging four members of La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang with racketeering conspiracy involving murder, attempted murder, and drug trafficking. Three of the defendants are scheduled to have initial appearances this week in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The following defendants, all from Baltimore, are charged with racketeering conspiracy: Wilson …


Business, Police/Fire, Politics

Olszewski names interim Baltimore County Chief of Police, other key leadership positions

TOWSON, MD— Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday made the following personnel announcements: Sameer Sidh has been named Baltimore County Deputy Administrative Officer for Economic Development and Infrastructure Colonel Dennis J. Delp has been named Baltimore County’s Interim Chief of Police, effective December 6 Dori Henry has been named Chief of Staff Jennifer Aiosa has been named Director of …


Olszewski announces plans to retain key Baltimore County department heads for second term

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced plans to retain a significant number of current County officials as members of his second-term leadership team. Olszewski plans to re-nominate the following individuals to continue serving as County department and office heads, subject to confirmation by an affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the Baltimore County Council: …

Olszewski announces new partnership pilot with Roca to expand youth violence prevention efforts into Baltimore County

ESSEX, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday joined local partners and leaders at Roca Baltimore to announce a new pilot partnership to expand the organization’s youth violence intervention efforts into Baltimore County. The County’s partnership with Roca will be a pilot funded with a combination of state and federal funding. Earlier this year, a state supplemental budget included a …

Baltimore County Police Department announces schedule of activities for 2022 Faith and Blue Weekend

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department will participate in several events and activities planned for the third annual National Faith and Blue Weekend scheduled for October 7 -10. Faith and Blue Weekend is endorsed by every major law enforcement group and police department, and has been embraced by religious communities nationwide. “The National Faith and Blue Weekend initiative is based …

Baltimore County Police Department announces promotions, command level movements

TOWSON, MD—Police Chief Melissa Hyatt has announced several promotions and command level movements within the Baltimore County Police Department. The promotion ceremony was held on Tuesday evening. The following promotions and assignments were effective August 16, 2022: Promoted to the rank of Major Captain D. Chemelli is promoted to the rank of Major and is assigned to the Operations Bureau …

Nottingham hospital employee sentenced to 18 years in prison for producing exploitative images of unconscious minor patient

BALTIMORE, MD—A Nottingham man has been sentenced to prison for production of child pornography involving an underage female patient who was unconscious at the time. U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Donald Benson, 42, of Nottingham, to 18 years in federal prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, for production of child pornography. Judge Blake also ordered that, …

Rosedale drug dealer sentenced to more than 11 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A Rosedale drug dealer will spend more than a decade behind bars. U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow on Friday sentenced Rajeim Ali Bradshaw, 49, to 136 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute large quantities of fentanyl and heroin. As part of the sentence, the court took into …