Events, Police/Fire, Politics

Governor Hogan proclaims May 11-17 as National Police Week in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday proclaimed May 11-17 as National Police Week in Maryland to recognize the work that police officers do to keep communities safe and to honor the memory of those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. “Serving in law enforcement is one of the most dangerous jobs in our nation and we …


Events, Police/Fire, Traffic

2022 Police Unity Tour rolls through Harford County [PHOTOS]

EDGEWOOD, MD—The 2022 Police Unity Tour rolled through Harford County on Wednesday morning. The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. The secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum. In May 1997, the Police Unity Tour …


Governor Hogan proclaims May to be Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month; Maryland State Police announce free motorcycle training

GLEN BURNIE, MD—To raise awareness and encourage all travelers to share the road with motorcycle riders, Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed the month of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Maryland. In support of the proclamation and general motorcyclists’ safety, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office and Maryland State Police have announced …

Reward offered for information on January homicide in Baltimore County

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County detectives are asking for the community’s help in solving a homicide that occurred earlier this 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 were numerous patrons in the parking …

Carjacking, robbery reported in Hillendale

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating three local crimes that were reported over the past week. At just before 1 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, an individual who was running their vehicle, double-parked in the 1200-block of Halstead Road in Hillendale (21234) was carjacked by armed subject. At just after noon on May 3, armed individuals provided counterfeit money while a purchasing …

Shots fired during Hillendale brawl, armed robbery reported on Ebenezer Road

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police are investigating several local crimes that were reported in recent days. Sometime between 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 and 4:45 p.m. on Friday, April 29, an individual broke into a home in the 7900-block of Westmoreland Avenue in Parkville (21234) via a window and stole jewelry. At around noon on Monday, May 2, an individual broke into …

Decedent, officers in fatal Essex police-involved identified

BALTIMORE, MD—The Independent Investigations Division of the Office of the Attorney General has identified the decedent and involved officers in the fatal police-involved shooting that occurred on May 4 in Essex. The incident occurred at around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the 900-block of Boundbrook Way (21221). The decedent has been identified as 39-year-old Ralph Picarello, III, of Essex. The …

Shot fired at vehicle on I-695 in Towson

TOWSON, MD—Police are investigating after a shot was fired at a vehicle on I-695. At just after 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, a woman was driving on the beltway between the York Road and Dulaney Valley Road exits. Someone then opened fire and shot the woman’s vehicle. No injuries were reported in the incident.  Police have not released a description …