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Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office receives state grant aimed at dismantling criminal networks

With Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees, left, Interim Carroll County State's Attorney Allan Culver speaks during a news conference in Hampstead Thursday updating the public about the charges against Michael Vincent Bonczewski, 38, of Parkville, who was arrested Wednesday and faces nine counts that include second-degree rape, sexual abuse of a minor and child porn solicitation that allegedly occurred between the years of 2010 and 2012.
With Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees, left, Interim Carroll County State's Attorney Allan Culver speaks during a news conference in Hampstead Thursday updating the public about the charges against Michael Vincent Bonczewski, 38, of Parkville, who was arrested Wednesday and faces nine counts that include second-degree rape, sexual abuse of a minor and child porn solicitation that allegedly occurred between the years of 2010 and 2012. (Dylan Slagle)

The Office of the State’s Attorney for Carroll County has been awarded a $386,459 grant by the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services to continue the efforts of the office to gather data and information for the successful prosecution and dismantling of criminal networks as part of the Maryland Criminal Intelligence Network.

Money received from the grant will be allocated to the State’s Attorney’s Office to fund both a full-time prosecuting attorney and crime analyst. These positions will work closely with law enforcement agencies and collaborate with other prosecutors’ office within Maryland on both investigations and prosecutions, according to a news release.

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The grant also will fund training opportunities, software and equipment, and allied law enforcement overtime to support the MCIN objectives.

“This grant will enable our office and law enforcement to concentrate on identifying, disrupting, and dismantling criminal networks operating in and wreaking havoc on Carroll County,” State’s Attorney Allan Culver stated. “We are incredibly appreciative of this partnership with the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services, and of Gov. Larry Hogan’s proactive approach to addressing violent crime through the state.”

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The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services provides grant funding and strategic support to MCIN member sites to identify, disrupt, and dismantle criminal organizations through interagency collaboration and data sharing to make Maryland safer.

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