Crime, Education, Police/Fire

Death of woman whose body was found near Baltimore County school ruled homicide

LANSDOWNE, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department has identified the deceased adult female who body was found near a BCPS school earlier this week. The woman, whose body was found near Lansdowne Elementary School on Tuesday morning, has been identified as 37-year-old Audra Pineda. At just after 8 a.m. on January 31, police responded to the 2400-block of Lansdowne Road (21227) …


Crime, Police/Fire

Middle River woman arrested in connection with death of elderly patient at care facility

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Investigators have arrested a Middle River woman in connection with the death of an elderly patient at a senior care facility in 2022. Obiageriaku Jane Iheanacho, 35, was arrested on January 24 in the 4900-block of Hazelwood Avenue without incident. At around 3:45 p.m. on May 18, 2022, officers with the Baltimore Police Department responded to the 5000-block …


Report: Baltimore had 2nd-highest homicide rate in U.S. in Q4 2022

BALTIMORE, MD—With the homicide rate having decreased by an average of roughly 7 percent in 45 of the biggest U.S. cities between Q4 2021 and Q4 2022, WalletHub this week released its report on the Cities With the Biggest Homicide Rate Problems. Baltimore came in at No. 2 on the list, placing behind only Atlanta, GA. In order to determine …

15-year-old killed in Baltimore County shooting

MILFORD MILL, MD—Police in Baltimore County are investigating a fatal shooting that left a teenager dead on Saturday night. At just after 9 p.m. on January 21, officers responded to the unit block of Shadwell Court (21244) for reports of a shooting. When they arrived at the location, authorities found a 15-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The …

Suspicious death in Essex ruled a homicide

ESSEX, MD—Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department are investigating the circumstances surrounding a homicide in Essex. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 15, officers were called to the 900-block of Sun Circle Way (21221) regarding a body that had been located. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on Monday, January 16 and ruled the …

New suspect photos released in connection with Baltimore County homicide

TOWSON, MD—Detectives with the Baltimore County Police Department are releasing new images of the suspect(s) wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred last year. On Thursday, January 13, 2022, at approximately 1 p.m., 27-year-old Diamond Trueheart was shot and killed leaving the Salontra Select Suites in the 5400-block of Baltimore National Pike in Catonsville (21229). Police investigators know there …

Man who killed woman following Carney road rage dispute sentenced to life in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—The man who shot and killed a woman then spat on her following a road rage dispute in Carney has been sentenced to life in prison. Ricky Raheem Charles, 32, was sentenced on Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole in Baltimore County Circuit Court. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on September 19, 2019, officers responded to …

Maryland drug dealer sentenced to life in prison for murder of a woman, her child in connection with drug trafficking crimes

BALTIMORE, MD—A Maryland drug dealer has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a woman and her 7-year-old child in connection with federal drug trafficking crimes. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett this week sentenced Andre Ricardo Briscoe, a/k/a “Poo”, 39, of Baltimore and Cambridge, to life in federal prison for federal drug distribution charges, use of …