Criminal organization indicted for carjacking spree, violent crimes in Maryland

Six people, including two teens, have been charged in connection with dozens of violent crimes, Baltimore and Maryland officials announced Tuesday. An indictment details a spree of carjackings, robberies, and burglaries – some that led to shootings, and even a murder. Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown rattled off dozens of charges during a press conference.…

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Maryland teenager arrested for bomb threat

An 18-year-old Crisfield boy has been arrested after calling bomb threats to Mardela Middle and High School in order to get his friend out of school. According to the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, following a comprehensive inquiry, which involved tracking VOIP/IP numbers and tracing locations, the suspect behind the bomb threats was positively identified as…

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Pennsylvania Man Facing Federal Felony Charges for Illegally Operating a Drone During the National Football League’s AFC Championship Game

A federal criminal complaint has been filed charging Matthew Hebert, age 44, of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, on federal felony charges related to his flying a drone over M&T Bank stadium during the National Football League’s AFC Championship game in Baltimore on January 28, 2024. The federal charges were announced by United States Attorney for the…

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U.K. Citizen Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison For Attempt to Procure High-Powered Microwave System for Iran

Saber Fakih, 48, of the United Kingdom, was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations that posed a significant risk to U.S. national security. The announcement was issued by U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves; Assistant Attorney General Matthew G.…

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Man awaits sentencing on hate crimes conviction; co-defendants’ cases pending

A Thurmont man is scheduled to be sentenced in April after being convicted last week of hate crimes, trespassing and harassment for threatening a same-sex couple who lived near him. After a three-day jury trial, Michael David Burns, 53, was convicted Friday of 10 counts, including three counts of trespassing, two counts of disorderly conduct,…

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Justice Dept indicts 3 in international murder-for-hire plot targeting Iranian dissident living in Maryland

Three men stand accused of devising a murder-for-hire plot in the U.S. against an Iranian dissident and a woman with whom the dissident fled, according to a recently unsealed federal indictment. Justice Department prosecutors alleged Naji Sharifi Zindashti, working from Iran, orchestrated the international scheme over two years, from 2020 to 2021. They said in…

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Carroll County firefighter arrested, charged with setting fires

Authorities arrested a volunteer Carroll County firefighter in connection with a string of fires over the last year in Eldersburg and Liberty Reservoir areas. Allison Nicole Creutzer, 20, of Eldersburg, was charged with intentionally setting fire to grass, brush and woodland, three counts of second-degree malicious burning and one misdemeanor count of calling in a…

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