Traffic diversions and a shelter-in-place alert in Hampstead ended late Sunday afternoon after Carroll County authorities say they took a person into custody following a barricade situation in the Small Crossings neighborhood that lasted over nine hours.
Manchester police warn that water gun game played by Carroll County high school seniors could be dangerous
Manchester and Hampstead Police Departments address dangers of Manchester Valley High School students using realistic looking water guns in senior game tradition.
Trial for Westminster man charged in father’s death moved to November
Ravi Pansuriya of Westminster, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his father, waived his right to a speedy trial Thursday morning in Carroll County Circuit Court. His jury trial, originally set to begin May 1, is now scheduled for a Nov. 13 start.
15-year-old suffers multiple gunshot wounds early Thursday morning in Columbia
A 15-year-old boy was injured by gunfire early Thursday morning in the 10400 block of Hickory Ridge Road in Columbia, Howard County police said.
Hearing set Thursday for Carroll County man accused of murdering his father
Ravi Pansuriya, 30, of Westminster, who was charged with first-degree murder in the October death and dismemberment of his father, is scheduled to appear in Carroll County Circuit Court Thursday for a motions hearing.
Former Carroll school bus driver charged with driving while impaired 6 months after she crashed near Liberty High
A former Carroll County school bus driver who crashed a school bus near Liberty High School on Sept. 15 has been charged with multiple violations, the Maryland State Police said Tuesday.
Driver involved in Baltimore police chase, fatal crash previously fled Carroll County Police
The driver of the car Baltimore police pursued Saturday night, a chase that ended in a crash that killed his wife, fled from officers in Carroll County twice last fall.
Attorney general’s office investigating Baltimore Police pursuit, crash that killed 74-year-old woman
The Maryland Attorney General’s Office is investigating a pursuit that ended Saturday night when a vehicle crashed in North Baltimore, killing a 74-year-old woman riding in the passenger seat.
Carroll State’s Attorney Haven Shoemaker joins fight against bill he says would take away local prosecutorial powers
House Bill 857 would give Attorney General Anthony Brown’s office the power to prosecute police officers who kill civilians. Elected state's attorneys said the "absurd" bill would usurp their authority.
Frederick officers fatally shoot man they say was wielding knife; attorney general’s office investigating
Frederick Police Department officers fatally shot a wanted man who brandished a knife, according to investigators from the state Attorney General’s office, which is probing the shooting.
Man found dead in Elkridge residence, Howard County Police say
Howard County Police responded to an Elkridge residence around 10:30 a.m. on Friday for a possible home invasion.
Grand jury indicts teen suspect believed to be involved in three stabbings in Mount Airy
A Carroll County grand jury has indicted a 17-year-old boy who is suspected of stabbing three teens on Feb. 20, in Mount Airy.
Sykesville driver pleads guilty to negligent manslaughter, DWI after striking and killing Glen Burnie pastor
In May, Kevin James Pickett of Sykesville crashed into Tramellia Nicole Wright-Fox, a Glen Burnie resident and pastor in Baltimore, after taking methadone and driving.
17-year-old arrested in connection with Carroll County stabbings
A 17-year-old faces felony assault charges after police say he injured three people in Mount Airy early Monday morning, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Two men shot Friday in Taneytown
Two men were shot Friday afternoon in Taneytown and were airlifted to a hospital for treatment.
Westminster man sentenced to 35 years for sexual exploitation of a child and distributing child pornography
Justin M. Peterson, 28, of Westminster, was sentenced to 35 years in prison followed by 30 years of supervised release on Friday after pleading guilty in August to one count of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of distribution of child pornography.
Westminster man gets 55-year maximum sentence for sexually abusing a minor; attorney says defense is ‘reviewing all options’
In November 2022, a Carroll County jury found Jose Rosales guilty of repeated sexual abuse of an 11-year-old.
Carroll County judge schedules May jury trial for Westminster man accused of killing and dismembering his father in October
Ravi Pansuriya, the Westminster man charged with first-degree murder in October in the stabbing death of his father, a Carroll County doctor, appeared in court in person for the first time Wednesday.
Hampstead man sentenced to life in prison for December 2020 murder of his wife
Caples entered an Alford Plea to the first-degree murder count on Sept. 12, and his plea was followed by a four-day trial before Carroll County Circuit Court Judge Richard Titus.
A Catholic priest told a church official he was attracted to teens. They told him not to ‘worry about it.’
Catholic officials failed to act on abuse allegations or report them, according to a report prepared by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh’s office.
Family of Westminster homicide victim now offering $100,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in man’s 2003 death
Atkins, 30, was found dead in his Westminster apartment by family members at about 12:30 p.m., Dec. 29, 2003, according to a police report.
Ohio man pleads guilty to driving a bomb to Carroll County to target romantic rival
An Ohio man told investigators he made a bomb and drove it to the Carroll County home of the boyfriend of a woman he wanted to date.
Police report details of investigation on Westminster doctor found dismembered; son is held without bail, charged with murder
Carroll County sheriff’s deputies found suspected blood, human tissue and hair on tools and on a truck bumper Sunday night at the home of Maganbhai Madhubhai Pansuriya, after discovering the dismembered body of the 58-year-old Westminster doctor on the shoulder of a road earlier that night, according to court documents.
Carroll County officials make arrest following discovery of dismembered body
Police found the body of the victim, whose body was lying on the shoulder of the road and appeared to have been stabbed numerous times and dismembered, on Sunday.
Five county residents chosen to serve on Carroll’s new police accountability board
The county’s first police accountability board will receive complaints of police misconduct, review policy disciplinary trends and work with local law enforcement to improve policing.
Police say charges still pending in school bus crash near Liberty High; driver’s blood test results expected in a few weeks
Maryland State Police said Wednesday that results from blood tests performed on a driver who crashed a school bus near Liberty High School Sept. 15 would take between 30 and 60 days to be returned to Westminster from a state lab.
Pedestrian killed in Taneytown hit-and-run; suspect arrested
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car Saturday morning in Taneytown. The driver of the vehicle drove away, and a suspect was later arrested.
Carroll County school bus crashes near Liberty High; driver arrested after police say they observed signs of intoxication
A Carroll County Public Schools bus driver was arrested Thursday for driving under the influence after she crashed bus 71 into several telephone poles in Eldersburg near Liberty High School, according to the Maryland State Police.
Mount Airy woman indicted on capital charge in Alabama killing
Diana Lynne Rogers, 40, of Mount Airy has been indicted on a capital murder charge in the killing of an Alabama woman who was found dead in a blood-splattered home earlier this year, court records show.
Police search for motorcycle rider accused of assaulting a man in Finksburg
Maryland State Police are looking for a motorcyclist after they say he punched a man at a Finksburg intersection last month, injuring him so severely that he was hospitalized.
Carroll County middle school students learn about law enforcement as Camp C.O.P.S. returns
After a two-year absence due to COVID-19, Camp C.O.P.S. returned this week to the Carroll County Farm Museum. Launched in 1998, the camp is a collaboration of local law enforcement agencies aimed to encourage teamwork and fun while promoting a better understanding of the law enforcement professions.