Around Maryland, Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore man nabbed in series of arrests targeting drug-trafficking organizations nationwide

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore man is one of nearly 200 people who have been charged as part of a series of arrests targeting large-scale drug-trafficking organizations operating throughout the United States. “Over just three days and across 10 states, the Justice Department has charged nearly 200 individuals for their alleged roles in major drug trafficking operations,” said Attorney General Merrick B. …


Crime, Family, Police/Fire

FBI: Scammers targeting timeshare owners across the U.S.

BALTIMORE, MD—The Federal Bureau of Investigation says timeshare owners across the country are being scammed out of millions of dollars by companies promising to sell or rent the unsuspecting victims’ timeshares. In 2022, the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received over 600 complaints with losses of approximately $39.6 million from victims contacted by scammers regarding timeshares owned in Mexico. …


Police: telephone kidnapping-ransom scam hitting Baltimore County

Over the past few months, police say Baltimore County has experienced a new type of telephone scam – one that is terrorizing it’s victims. Since September, police have been notified of at least six incidents where a stranger has called and claimed that he had kidnapped a family member and demanded a ransom be wired. The frightening aspect of this …