Baltimore leaders are touting a slowing crime rate. But long term, the story is more complicated.
Baltimore leaders were going around town this week hinting at a trend not seen in any sustained way in Baltimore in a while: Crime, they’ve repeatedly said, is going down. Is it?
Baltimore County Police detectives investigating double shooting in Parkville
This is a brief on a shooting in the Parkville area that sent two men to local hospitals with gunshot wounds.
In Baltimore’s drug war, request to use Urban League site for police surveillance is rebuffed amid tensions
Allegations of drug dealing in a Baltimore neighborhood and a request for police to set up covert drug surveillance in the headquarters of a nonprofit highlight the tensions inherent in the war on drugs.
Indictment in basketball court killing alleges violence, camaraderie in Southwest Baltimore drug crew
Prosecutors told a federal judge that Justin Antoine murdered a 16-year-old boy last year, shooting him twice in the head on a basketball court.
Bel Air teen found guilty of killing his mother with a hammer sentenced to 15 years
Andrew Zaragoza, of Bel Air, was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison, with half that sentenced suspended, for the 2017 murder of his mother.
Police: Accused Edgewood shooter, teen who was killed were rival gang members
Police have charged an 18-year-old with first-degree murder in the shooting death of an Edgewood teen that occurred on July 4.
Ex-UMBC baseball players, part of national trend, turning tables on sexual assault accuser in court
Reflecting national trend, former UMBC baseball players file defamation claims against woman who accused them of sexual assault
John Kass: Retired judge has fought to shed daylight on Jussie Smollett case
John Kass: Investigate the Jussie Smollet hate crime hoax and the prosecutor who tried to cover it up.
Fighting MS-13 on two fronts, federal prosecutors from Maryland and El Salvador team up on investigations
With the operational ties between gang members in both countries so strong, it made sense to develop a relationship between prosecutors to fight back.
Police: Teen suspect hurls lit firework at Maryland officer's cruiser
Prince George's county police say an on-duty officer observed a figure in a wooded area hurling a firework at his marked car early Thursday.
Police: 15-year-old shot, killed in Edgewood was targeted
A 15-year-old was shot and killed early Thursday morning in Edgewood, the sheriff’s office said.
Will Baltimore have to pay for rogue Gun Trace Task Force officers' misdeeds? One lawsuit is a bellwether.
Attorneys and city leaders are closely watching a lawsuit that may prove a bellwether for the raft of police corruption lawsuit
FBI: West Baltimore gang member arrested in Dominican Republic, will be charged with racketeering
The FBI announced that Roger Taylor, aka "Milk" of the Baltimore gang "Trained to Go," was arrested in the Dominican Republic on racketeering charges.
Judge: Woman charged with setting fatal Edgewood house fire 'an incredible danger to the community'
Bobbie Sue Hodge, 60, charged with setting fatal fire to the townhouse where she lived with eight other people continues to be held without bail.
Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott vows to avoid trouble after meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell
Ezekiel Elliott is vowing to avoid incidents similar to a recent one in Las Vegas that forced the star running back of the Dallas Cowboys to meet with
Columbia welfare society board members arrested, charged with 50 counts of animal cruelty
Two board members at the Animal Welfare Society in Columbia have each been arrested and charged with 50 counts of animal cruelty.
Woman arrested, charged with murder in Edgewood fatal fire on May 9
An Edgewood woman was arrested Monday and charged with three counts of murder in connection with a fire May 9 in Edgewood that killed three people.
Police: Convicted killer found dead in Maryland prison cell
Nathaniel McKnight was serving a life sentence that began in January 2015.
Two charged with assault after soccer fight results in injuries, man's ear allegedly bitten off
Two men face assault charges after fighting allegedly broke out among players and spectators at a Hampstead soccer tournament Sunday.
Baltimore County police arrest man, 22, in Tiki Lee's attacks
Davvaughn William Howard of West Baltimore is the first person arrested over the fighting outside the bar.
Hampstead man robbed Eldersburg store after Googling robbery advice, police say
Joshua Matthew Johnson, of Hampstead, was charged with the 2017 armed robbery of an Eldersburg 7-Eleven.
Bel Air Police make arrest in basketball court stabbing
Police have arrested a Baltimore man for allegedly stabbing a Bel Air resident after a verbal confrontation on a middle school basketball court Sunday.
Baltimore man charged with cutting Westminster Walmart fence, stealing dozens of car batteries
Richard Lee Turner was charged with stealing more than $8,000 worth of car batteries from Walmart, an incident police say was part of a theft string.
'They were stopping people for no reason': ICE agents deploy for 'criminal enforcement' in Columbia
One witness described seeing eight or nine men arrested by ICE agents. Howard County Executive Calvin Ball insisted the action was not a "raid."
Westminster man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography, is given 9 months in prison
Andrew Reuschlein, 19, of the unit block of Rich Mar St., pled guilty to possessing child pornography on two counts, according to electronic court records.
Baltimore man arrested after allegedly supplying illegal drugs to Carroll County
A Baltimore man suspected of supplying Carroll County with illegal drugs was arrested in Baltimore on Monday, according to a Wednesday afternoon news release.
One man dies, three others injured overnight after violent weekend
The incidents follow a violent weekend in Baltimore where on Saturday 11 people were shot, three fatally, throughout the city.
Baltimore Consent Decree monitoring team reviewing Cherry Hill arrest video showing use of pressure point
Baltimore Police spokesman Matt Jablow said the tactic the officer is using targets a pressure point located behind the ear.
Frederick man charged with intent to distribute cocaine
A Frederick man was charged with possessing a controlled substance and intent to distribute said substance.
Cockeysville man faces homicide, DUI charges over fatal Ocean City crash
Todd Pivec, 41, of Cockeysville is arrested for drunk driving after Ocean City crash that killed one.
Two men from Westminster and Sykesville charged with assault after wielding machete, baseball bat
A Westminster man and a Sykesville man have both been charged with assault after allegedly wielding weapons against each other.
Crime log for Wilkens Police Precinct: Three robberies and 18 burglaries reported from June 14 to 20
Crime logs for Catonsville and Arbutus between June 14-21.
Mistrial declared on murder charges against Baltimore teen accused of killing Sebastian Dvorak
The jury however was able to reach consensus on drug and gun related charges against Malik Mungo finding the Baltimore teen guilty.
Teen charged in thefts, burglaries in his Edgewood neighborhood
An 18-year-old from Edgewood is charged in a series of home burglaries and car thefts in his neighborhood over a span of several days earlier this month.
Edgewood man charged with attempted murder after stabbing in Harford County
An Edgewood man has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing that occurred last weekend during a fight.
Rodricks: Bill Dolan, blamed for his brother's overdose, dies of one
Dolan had been charged under a Pennsylvania law with "drug delivery resulting in death"
No delay: Impeach him now, says Bill Press
Why all the talk? Why all the angst? The case is clear: William Barr should be impeached, says Bill Press.
13 firearms seized from home of Finksburg man prohibited from possessing them, court records show
Authorities seized 13 firearms and ammunition on May 30 from a Finksburg man allegedly not permitted to possess them, court documents show.
In deadly Maryland gun store heist, burglars were warned cops were coming. Police say they persisted anyway.
Charging documents reveal the suspects were told by the gun shop owner that police were alerted. Then the suspects drove a car into the shop.
Towson-area crime: Armed robber threatened to shoot, rape woman if she didn't give up purse, police said
Crime logs for the Towson and Cockeysville precincts June 10-17.
Howard police charge two in Fox's Firearms burglary
Howard County police have charged a 21-year-old Annapolis man and a 15-year-old from Glen Burnie in connection to 18 guns being stolen from Fox's Firearms.
Baltimore judge dismisses 12 misconduct cases against officers after police department misses key deadlines
A dozen internal affairs charges against Baltimore Police officers were dismissed by a circuit court judge because the department filed them too late.
Maryland State Police charge man with impersonating officer on I-695 near Greenspring Avenue
Maryland authorities have arrested a Virginia man who they say was impersonating an officer on Baltimore's Interstate 695.
Maryland police make arrests in brazen gun shop burglaries that ended with one suspect fatally shot by officer
Police arrested three suspects — ages 21, 17 and 15 — in connection with gun shop burglaries in Montgomery and Howard counties.
16-year-old boy shot in leg aboard downtown Baltimore bus; police believe self-inflicted
A 16-year-old boy was wounded in the leg aboard a bus in downtown Baltimore on Friday night in what police believe was an accidental, self-inflicted shooting.
Trial of teen accused of murdering a young Canton bartender goes to the jury
The friends and family of Sebastian Dvorak — a beloved Canton bartender who was robbed and shot while walking home after celebrating his 27th birthday.
No bond for security guard charged with raping woman and impersonating a police officer
Richard S. Barnes appeared via video screen with a public defender for a bail review hearing. The judge denied a bond request.
Note to Baltimore's FOP: Some cops are bad
The Fraternal Order of Police needs to putting up obstacles to rooting out bad cops.
Shock Trauma guard charged with raping a woman in Baltimore has impersonated police officer before
When Baltimore County Police officers stopped Richard Barnes for traffic-related violations in 1995, he told them he too was a police officer.
Murder trial underway for Baltimore man accused of gunning down a bartender in Canton
The murder trial is underway for a Baltimore teen who allegedly robbed and shot to death a man celebrating his birthday in Canton two years ago.