Crime, Police/Fire

Baltimore gang member who brandished stolen firearm during robbery sentenced to over 15 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—Earlier this week, U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Ridgley Shipley, a/k/a “Crazy”, 32, of Baltimore, to 184 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for a racketeering conspiracy and for using, carrying, and brandishing a firearm during a robbery. Shipley was a member of the Eight Tray Gangster (“ETG”) Crips gang in Baltimore. …


Crime, Police/Fire

Maryland U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron announces DOJ grant of more than $325,000 to support Project Safe Neighborhoods

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron this week announced that the Department of Justice has awarded Maryland $326,401 to support the Project Safe Neighborhoods program. The Maryland grant, which is part of $17.5 million awarded nationally, will support efforts to address violent crime, including gun violence. The Bureau of Justice Assistance, part of the department’s …


Parkville restaurant robber sentenced to more than nine years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore man has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for robbing a Parkville restaurant and for committing two other robberies. Javaughn Berry, 26, has been sentenced to 115 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for three armed commercial robberies. The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the …

Baltimore man sentenced to over six years in prison after robbing Parkville video game store

BALTIMORE, MD—Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar on Monday sentenced Stewart Williams, 37, of Baltimore, to 77 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a federal robbery charge in connection with a series of four robberies of video game stores committed over a 12-day period. Judge Bredar previously sentenced co-defendant Kelvin McFadden, 27, also …

Middle River man pleads guilty to cocaine distribution charges

UPDATE: Rondell Ronald Hackett has been sentenced to prison. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—A Middle River man has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges. Rondell Ronald Hackett, Jr., 34, of Middle River, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the federal charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine. At the time of his arrest, Hackett was …

Baltimore man pleads guilty to White Marsh bank robbery, Middle River liquor store robbery

UPDATE: Wiggins has been sentenced to 21 years in prison. Original story below… —— Baltimore, MD—A Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to charges related to a bank robbery in White Marsh and a liquor store robbery in Middle River. Anthony Eugene Wiggins, 40, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty this week in federal court to a string of robberies, including five bank …

Law enforcement leaders announce Project Guardian-DMV

BALTIMORE, MD—A new illegal firearms initiative announced on Friday, Project Guardian-DMV, is designed to reduce violent crime and further enforce federal firearms laws across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV). The new initiative builds upon the Justice Department’s national effort, Project Guardian, announced by Attorney General William P. Barr on Wednesday. The initiative was announced by United States …