Maryland Businesses Receiving Fake “2023 Certificate of Good Standing Request Form” Letter

The Maryland Office of the Attorney General has received information that businesses in Maryland have been receiving a letter entitled “2023 Certificate of Good Standing Request Form” that requests a fee in exchange for a letter of good standing with an “official seal of the Secretary of State.” This letter is a SCAM. This same scam letter was circulated in 2019 and 2020.

State Trooper Shot While Conducting A Traffic Stop In Wicomico County

VIENNA, MD News (3/7/2023) – An investigation is underway after a trooper was shot while conducting a traffic stop in Wicomico County.

The trooper is not being identified at this time. He was transported to TidalHealth Peninsula Regional in Salisbury for medical treatment of injuries sustained in the shooting. He is an 18-and-a-half-year veteran of the Maryland State Police.

Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council Urges Hyundai, Kia Owners To Get Free Updates Following TikTok Challenge Thefts

The Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council is urging motorists who own certain makes and models of Hyundai and Kia cars to reach out to the automakers for a free security software update following a nationwide surge in thefts that led to at least 14 crashes and eight fatalities.

Nine Baltimore Men Indicted for Participating in a Criminal Gang and Operating Open-Air Drug Market

BALTIMORE, MD News (2/6/2023) – Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown today announced the indictments of nine Baltimore men for their participation in a criminal gang that operated throughout Baltimore City distributing drugs and carrying out violent acts. One of those men is responsible for the November 2022 homicide of Marquis Carter of Baltimore. The defendants are Keontae Moore, 23; Dayvonta Mackey, 27; Daquan Battle, 27; Jawaan Jordan, 28; DaMarvin Singletary, 28; Brandon Ledbetter, 29; Carlos Jordan, 32; Darrell White, 33; and Theodore Easton, 44. The indictments include counts for participating in a criminal gang, the distribution of narcotics, illegal possession of firearms and firearm drug trafficking, and acts of violence, including murder.

Drug Kingpin Sentenced for Role in Criminal Organization that Distributed Large Amounts of Fentanyl

BALTIMORE, MD News (1/26/2023) – Maryland Attorney General Anthony G. Brown today announced the plea and sentencing of Darvin Kevin McCoy, 36, of Odenton, Maryland, on charges including drug kingpin and supervision of a criminal organization, which relate to a long-term investigation into a fentanyl distribution ring that was operating in Howard County, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County.

From Local Production to National Release: “Brazen Impact” Takes the Indie Film Scene by Storm

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (1/26/2023) – A new movie produced locally in the four-state area, Brazen Impact, has been released, offering a gripping look at the world of crime and the government’s efforts to stop it. The film centers around a the leader of a criminal organization (Clark Fox), a ruthless crime boss who is suddenly knocked off, leaving multiple second-tier bosses to vie for power.

Hagerstown Police Continue to Tackle Off-Road Vehicle Issue

HAGERSTOWN, MD – So far in 2022 the Hagerstown Police Department have confiscated 11 Off Road Vehicles, and issued 12 citations. Within the last 12 months, this brings the total off-road vehicles seized to 50 vehicles. Off-road vehicles, including dirt bikes and four-wheelers, increasingly become an issue during warmer weather for Hagerstown residents. Recently residentsContinue reading “Hagerstown Police Continue to Tackle Off-Road Vehicle Issue”