Carroll County's first "clubhouse" for drug and alcohol recovery will celebrate its one-year anniversary in September and awareness has been steadily increasing. The Triangle Recovery Club houses all manner of 12-step programs and is located in downtown Westminster.
Inmates at the Carroll County Detention Center have a variety of options for treatment and other services during their time there, including substance abuse treatment. Employees also help create transition plans for release.
Sheriff, prosecutors, judge discuss moving to treatment-orientented policing to combat Carroll's drug issues, from early intervention after a first conviction to responding to overdose scenes with resources.
The Carroll County Drug Treatment Court program allows non-violent drug offenders to seek treatment and counseling while supervised in the community. Since it began in 2007, drug court has graduated 125 and has seen 288 people enter, in total.
Beginning in August, hospital staff who meet with victims of possible domestic violence will screen them to determine if they are at a high risk of being injures or killed if they return to their situation.
A New York man is being held on burglary and malicious destruction charges from August 2014 when he allegedly broke a window in one apartment then broke into a second apartment over the course of two days.
A two-week trial for a man accused of first-degree murder will go forward in August after a judge denied a motion by defense attorneys claiming Maryland's post-death penalty abolition sentencing laws are unconstitutional.
A judge will determine whether a defense attorney has the right to view the personnel files of former Westminster Police Department officers involved in his client's case after a hearing held Wednesday morning.
Charles Barnhart began working as an emergency dispatcher in 1973, 10 years before 911 came to Carroll County, and saw the rise of cell phones to the point that mobile 911 calls exceeded landline calls. Barnhart retired from the county's 911 dispatch center on June 17.
Deputies have made two arrests in a string of armed robberies committed throughout the county over the last several months. David Beene and Ann Marie Knights are in custody and connected to at least six armed robberies since June 17.
A Mount Airy man accused of multiple false reports to police, including calling in threats to South Carroll High School last year, will have a mental health evaluation to determine if he will plead not criminally responsible.