CRIME & SAFETY
Woman found dead inside tractor-trailer outside Costco Distribution Center in Frederick County, suspect detained
UPDATE 9/24, 5:15 p.m. — The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said the suspect from the homicide is Matthew Sidney Watley, 46, from Sicklerville, N.J. He is being charged with first- and second-degree murder and remains at the Frederick Health Hospital under security as he undergoes medical treatment. FREDERICK COUNTY, Md (DC News Now) — The […]
Woman Killed Rear-Ending Tractor-Trailer On I-70 In Myersville: State Police
Frederick resident Emily Arnoult was rushed by paramedics to Frederick Health shortly after 10 a.m., where she later died from her injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash on I-70. Maryland State Police investigators were called to a stretch of I-70 in the area of Hollow Road when Arnoult seemingly crashed...
Man Accused Of Setting Own Van On Fire, Driving On Railroad Tracks In Hagerstown: Officials
Hagerstown resident Merridth Richard Boyd was charged with arson following an investigation into a strange scene that played out in Washington County earlier this week, the State Fire Marshal announced on Saturday afternoon. On Monday, Sept. 18, the Washington County Sheriff's Office was tipped off about a vehicle that was...
Weekly Safety Report: Tragic Crash, Murder Conviction, and Staffing Shortages Impact Hagerstown
This week in Hagerstown, Maryland, several incidents occurred that impacted the safety of the community. These incidents include a tragic crash resulting in the death of a young couple, a conviction for a double murder, and the ongoing issue of staffing shortages in local law enforcement agencies.
‘Pre-school aged’ child hit, taken to hospital
BETHESDA, Md. (DC News Now) — Officials said that a child was hit while crossing the road near Huntington Parkway and Greenwich Park on Friday. The incident occurred at 8400 Old Georgetown Road. Pete Piringer, chief spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, said that the child was possibly “pre-school aged.” The child was […]
Cop Detains Trespasser at Maryland Middle School
PRINCE FREDERICK, MD – School Resource Officer Cpl. D. Naughton responded to Northern Middle School… The post Cop Detains Trespasser at Maryland Middle School appeared first on Shore News Network.
Franklin County Most Wanted man possibly tied to Hagerstown homicide
FRANKLIN COUNTY Pa. (WHP) — A man on Franklin County's Top 10 Most Wanted list is also being viewed as a suspect for a 2022 homicide in Maryland. In a post sent out by the county's sheriff's office on Thursday, 21-year-old Taejon Gill appeared on the department's Top 10 Most Wanted page.
Updated: One arrested, another taken to hospital following Ijamsville stabbing
The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office said it arrested a man in connection with a stabbing at an Ijamsville business on Thursday morning. Thavron Jae Hart, 47, of Frederick was arrested by the sheriff’s office, with assistance from the Frederick Police Department. Charges against Hart had not immediately been filed, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.
Frederick Police Honor 15-Year Police Veteran
FREDERICK, MD – The Frederick Police Department honored Officer Dawn Phillips today for her 15… The post Frederick Police Honor 15-Year Police Veteran appeared first on Shore News Network.
Boonsboro volunteer firefighters contain kitchen fire in Forest
FOREST, Va. (WSET) — The Boonsboro Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company helped a homeowner contain a kitchen fire on Thursday. Around 7:30 Thursday evening, fire crews responded to the 5000 block of Thomas Jefferson Road in Forest for a fire in a kitchen. The fire was contained to the...
Retired Naval Officer Faces Long Recovery After Breaking Bones During Frederick Bike Race
Community support is swelling for 34-year-old Matthew Pierson who had to be airlifted to the UMMC Shock Trauma in Baltimore with severe injuries that included a host of broken bones that he will be recovering from for months after being hit during the Gran Fondo event early on Sunday, Sept. 17.
Baltimore driver arrested in reported stolen vehicle
Sep. 21—CUMBERLAND — A Baltimore woman was arrested during a traffic stop Wednesday evening on Park Street when Cumberland Police determined she was wanted in Washington County and that the vehicle she was driving was reported as stolen in Baltimore, according to Cumberland Police. Shawna Lee Hamlette, 31,...
Cost increase for Frederick police HQ prompts discussion on how to pay for it
A new headquarters for the Frederick Police Department is expected to cost more to build than originally anticipated. The city’s alderman and staff are exploring the best way to secure extra money.
Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Providing Security For The Great Frederick Fair
Deputies will be inside the Fairgrounds and on the outside. (From The Great Frederick Fair website) Frederick, Md (KM) Thousands of people are expected to come to Frederick this week for the 2023 Great Frederick Fair, and security measures are in place, according to Captain Brian Woodward with the Sheriff’s Office. “The Fair is an extremely safe place,” he says. “The Great Frederick Fair takes numerous steps with private security, and also the Sheriff’s Office supports the event with providing law enforcement presence inside the Fairgrounds.”
‘These are the cases that keep you up at night’: Dad who witnesses said was ‘rough’ with newborn convicted of beating baby to death
Jesse Cook was found guilty of beating his newborn son to death three years ago after witnesses told prosecutors they observed him being "rough" with the baby. The post ‘These are the cases that keep you up at night’: Dad who witnesses said was ‘rough’ with newborn convicted of beating baby to death first appeared on Law & Crime.
Local authorities continue to struggle to recruit more candidates
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — Post-pandemic labor shortages and public perception are causing recruitment and retention issues for law enforcement agencies nationwide. And, according to Hagerstown Police Chief Paul Kiefer, his department has also been dealing with officer shortages. “Had that triple whammy with COVID, the Justice Reinvestment Act and all the protests […]
2 bicyclists injured after being hit by car during cycling event in Frederick Co.
FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. - Two cyclists had to be airlifted to the hospital after they were hit by a car in Frederick County while participating in an event over the weekend. Maryland State Police responded to the crash on Sunday at Foxville Road and Stottlemeyer Road in Frederick County on Sunday, Sept. 17. Upon arrival, they found a Honda Civic, whose driver remained at the scene, and the two injured cyclists, who were participating in a cycling event.
Sugarloaf Mountain Remains Closed to The Public
Sugarloaf Mountain, a Stronghold property, has been closed since an attempted break-in at the Strong Mansion on August 19th. Stronghold Inc., the non-profit that owns and operates the property for the public’s “enjoyment and education in an appreciation of natural beauty”, has posted the following message:. The...
Frederick Co. sheriff under indictment explains why he is returning to work
After facing a federal case over acquiring machine guns for a local business, Frederick County, Maryland, Sheriff Chuck Jenkins is discussing about why he is returning to duty after a self-imposed leave of absence. “It didn’t shock anybody, more than to shock me,” Jenkins told the Frederick Report podcast about...
Disabled vehicle driver arrested on I-68
Sep. 18—CUMBERLAND — The driver of a vehicle that became disabled late Saturday on Interstate 68 in the area of Beall Street was arrested when crack cocaine and fentanyl were found in his vehicle and after he resisted arrest, according to Cumberland Police. Michael Sean Hafer, 28, of...