This roundup of crime briefs from around the area isn't meant to be a comprehensive compilation of Maryland crime news, but a snapshot of some of the newsworthy incidents from across our region.

Here's a look at some of the crime that's happened recently in our coverage area:


The second of two men who pleaded guilty to killing a taxi driver was sentenced Wednesday to 55 years in prison.

An Anne Arundel County judge on Tuesday sentenced a man to 20 years in prison for a carjacking and attempted carjacking last summer.
Annapolis police said a person used a ladder to attempt to break in to an apartment early Monday morning.

Police said a son stole and pawned several power tools, an Apple MacBook and a laptop from his father's home.

A Baltimore police officer and a retired officer have been charged in an alleged fight between rival motorcycle clubs last year in Essex, authorities said.

A man injured in a videotaped encounter with Baltimore police near Gilmor Homes this week had surgery and remained in a coma Wednesday, while the Police Department still declined to comment on why he was arrested or how he was hurt.

A Parkville man killed his wife and teenage daughter before killing himself last week, Baltimore County police said Wednesday.

A Baltimore County police officer agreed Tuesday to resign after pleading guilty to two misdemeanors related to an attempted break-in in Dundalk last year.

A woman was arrested at the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino Saturday after her three-year-old son was found in an unattended vehicle in the casino's parking garage, police said.

A Taneytown man appeared to be acting in self defense when he shot and killed his sister after she entered his home and started shooting Sunday night.
Carroll County Circuit Court may have its first hearing conducted via Skype next month if attorneys can work out the logistics in time.

A Laurel man could be facing theft charges after a family dispute in Sykesville that resulted in a police search involving dogs and a helicopter.

Find daily arrest reports for Carroll County.

A 40-year-old Belcamp man has been charged with shooting a man on Carsins Run Road in Aberdeen Friday night during an argument.


A 33-year-old man was accidentally shot and killed Saturday afternoon in Darlington, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said.

Police are asking for the public's help to find 22-year-old Osman Geovany Martinez-Gonzales, who is wanted in connection with a groping incident that occurred on March 24 in Columbia.

A man already doing time for three local murders has been indicted by a Howard County grand jury in a case that had remained unsolved for more than 30 years.