CRIME & SAFETY
Discover the 5 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Baltimore County, Maryland
Baltimore County spans more than 600 square miles and is home to over 800,000 residents, showcasing a broad diversity. Although the county boasts numerous secure and thriving communities, there are also neighborhoods grappling with elevated levels of crime and violence. How Does This County Compare to Other Counties in Maryland?
Police Investigation Launched At Baltimore County HS After Lockdown (DEVELOPING)
Kenwood High School in Essex was placed on a "brief lockdown" on Friday morning while police investigated inside the building.At around 11 a.m. there was a police presence at the school following a brief lockdown, according to Baltimore County Police, which confirmed the investigation was being con…
Two teenagers, one man, arrested in Northeast Baltimore drug bust
BALTIMORE -- A 16-year-old and a 17-year-old were arrested following the execution of a search and seizure warrant in Northeast Baltimore, according to authorities.A 36-year-old adult was arrested, too, police said. All three individuals were charged with handgun and drug violations.Detectives from the Baltimore Police Department's Crime Gun Intelligence Center executed the warrant at a residence in the 3700 block of Springwood Avenue, according to authorities.The detectives found at the residence a gun, multiple gun magazines, suspected cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl, police said.
Juvenile Arrested Following Auto Theft and Shooting Incident in Laurel
LAUREL, MD – In a coordinated effort by the Western District and the Criminal Investigation Auto Theft Task Force, a 15-year-old male from District Heights, Maryland, was apprehended on Wednesday,…
U-Haul truck crashes into water below Baltimore-Washington Parkway
HANOVER, Md. - A U-Haul truck drove off the road and crashed into the water below the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Hanover Thursday morning. The crash happened along the northbound lanes of the Parkway near I-195. Images from SKYFOX show the truck overturned on its side. It appears the vehicle drove...
Residents Advised To Avoid Area Of Barricade Situation In Essex (Developing)
Officers were called to the 900 block of Barron Avenue in Essex at around 10 a.m. on Thursday to investigate a barricade situation, though few details have been released. "As members of the Baltimore County Police Department work to resolve this incident peacefully we ask that residents avoid the area," the agency posted on social media.
Employees carjacked in hospital parking lot in two separate incidents
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital is increasing security after two employees were carjacked within hours of each other outside the building. Hospital officials confirmed Thursday that the incidents took place in the parking lot. One happened Thursday morning, the other Wednesday evening. Baltimore police released a photo of the suspect wanted...
Search Underway for Missing 13-Year-Old in Baltimore
BALTIMORE, MD – The Baltimore Police Department is seeking public assistance in locating Ranaysia Jones, a 13-year-old reported missing since November 29, 2023. Last seen in the 800 block of…
32 years cold, police seek information in decades old case
On this day, 32 years ago, Angela Wanita Bowens was found murdered in the 7500 block of Dogwood Road. Police are still seeking information for the case.
Reward offered for information in murder investigation of 81-year-old Baltimore County man
BALTIMORE -- The investigation of an 81-year-old man found dead in his Baltimore County home nearly three weeks ago remains unsolved.A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the murder.Jaward Hannah died after police found him unresponsive on November 10 in the 3400 block of Kelox Road in the Powhatan Farms community.Police said Hannah suffered trauma to the upper body.His neighbors say they are still on edge because his killer has not been arrested.Hannah's old Pontiac remains outside of his home."He was a great person," a neighbor said. "Type of...
Car Crashes Into Laurel Tavern Donuts During Morning Commute
One person suffered minor injuries shortly after 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30 after crashing a Honda into the side of Laurel Tavern Donuts in the 100 block of Washington Boulevard in Laurel. It is unclear what caused the driver to crash the Honda into the building. Officials say that...
GF Fetching Phone From Stolen Car Leads Officers In Hanover Straight To Wanted BF: AA PD
Police say that officers investigating a reported stolen Hyundai in Anne Arundel County got a tip from an unlikely source when an 18-year-old man's girlfriend accidentally led them right to him in a Hanover restaurant. At around 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, an officer from the Anne Arundel County Police...
Carjacker Not Quick Enough To Escape From Would-Be Victim In Baltimore, Police Say
A would-be carjacking victim took matters into his own hands and didn't let a burgeoning teen criminal get away after a pair attempted to flee the scene of the crime, but was't quick enough this time. At around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, police say that a 27-year-old man was...
Local Resident Arrested in Major BPD Operation: Stolen Dirt Bikes and Firearms Seized
On November 21, 2023, the Eastern District Neighborhood Coordinating Unit of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) conducted an operation. This led to the seizure of stolen dirt bikes, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and multiple firearms from a residence on N. Luzerne Avenue.
Son of family which left war-torn nation dead of gun violence in Essex
"We came from a place with war," Abdallah said, "and when we came here expecting some safety, some security and all these things - we lose one of our [children], it's very painful."
2 injured after overturned U-Haul veers off road on northbound 295
GLEN BURNIE, Md. — An early Thursday morning crash left two people hospitalized and closed a lane of traffic on Interstate 295 northbound at Interstate 195. According to Maryland State Police, shortly before 7 a.m., a U-Haul truck traveling northbound on I-295 veered off the roadway for “unknown reasons.” The vehicle went into the embankment, then overturned in the creek.
Man sentenced to life plus 35 years in 2022 homicide of Kevin Moody
A jury deliberated for just over an hour before finding Barron guilty of first degree murder and other crimes.
Elderly Woman Carjacked in Driveway Brings Safety Concerns to Baltimore County Leaders
• Donna Tallent, a 72-year-old woman from Baltimore County, was carjacked at gunpoint by two boys aged 15 and 16 in her driveway, leaving her with a black eye and a concussion.