Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A 19-year-old Edgewood man ran from the courthouse in Bel Air, according to the sheriff.
The Harford County Sheriff's Office said it has a man in custody after he ran away from a hearing at the unit block of Courtland Street Wednesday morning. Alton Cumbo Jr., 19, of Edgewood, was ordered to be incarcerated during a violation of probation hearing, according to a statement from the Harford County Sheriff's Office. Around 11:50 a.m., while in custody, Cumbo "abruptly ran from the courthouse," the statement said. Cumbo was reportedly apprehended "a short distance away" and is being charged with escape, according to the sheriff's office.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The former radio personality was arrested in July after a crash on Interstate 95 that injured five people.
Former Baltimore radio DJ "Stash" has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in an Abingdon accident that injured five people. He was sentenced to six months in the Harford County Detention Center on Monday, Explore Harford reports. Stephen G. Smith, 48, of the 1600 block of Junius Court in Bel Air, was arrested on July 22. The 98 Rock radio personallity was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, negligent driving, and other traffic-related charges. Around 9 p.m. on July 22, Smith was driving a 2006 Nissan Quest northbound on MD Route 24 at a high speed when he crashed into the back of a 2011 Hyundai that was stopped at a red light, according to state police. The Hyundai was driven by 34-year-old Heather Manto of Bel …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Police say the World's Most Dangerous, or WMD, gang in Edgewood has been almost completely dismantled in the wake of these arrests.
Police say an Edgewood street gang is virtually out of commission in the wake of a large-scale wiretap investigation that led to 21 arrests and the confiscation of more than $680,000 in illegal drugs. Investigators with the Harford County Task Force believe the gang dubbed "World's Most Dangerous," or WMD, may also be connected to other violent crimes such as street robberies, shootings and the murder of a fellow gang member that remains under investigation. The task force investigation began in late 2011 after patrol officers noticed a pickup in the gang's activity, Lt. Lee Dunbar of the Harford County Sheriff's Office and task force watch commander, said at a press conference Thursday. After getting enough probable cause for a wiretap, …
Friday, August 10, 2012
There have been significantly more burglaries within the past month when compared to the same period in 2011.
Police say there have been an increasing number of burglaries throughout Harford County this summer. "We are seeing a trend in increases in burglaries, but we are not seeing a commonality," said Monica Worrell, a Harford County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. The burglaries have taken place at different times and places throughout the county, not centering on any single area, Worrell said. In some cases the culprit is someone the resident knows, such as a family member or acquaintance. In many cases, the burglaries take place at homes with unlocked windows or doors. "It's more than likely a symptom of difficult financial times," Worrell said. She added that often this type of crime is attached to those with drug problems who are looking for …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Around 11:29 a.m. an employee at the Harford County Health Department received a bomb threat.
UPDATE (1:45 p.m.)—The Harford County Health Department was evacuated Wednesday after a health department employee received a bomb threat. Employees were allowed to return to the building shortly after 1 p.m. "Right now it's under investigation," Bel Air Deputy Police Chief Rick Peschek said as employees returned to the building. Around 11:29 a.m. an employee of the health department, located at 120 S. Hays Street, received a bomb threat, according to Bel Air Police Chief Leo Matrangola. "They elected to evacuate the building," Matrangola said. Police blocked off a two block radius surrounding the building, blocking off traffic on Hays Street, Thomas Street and Churchville Road Extended, Matrangola said. Around 12:20 p.m., Matrangola said …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Alexander Kinyua had been in jail just two days before Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie was reported missing from the residence the two men shared.
UPDATE (2:30 p.m., May 31)—A 21-year-old Joppatowne man was arrested Wednesday and charged with first degree murder after an alleged case of cannibalism and decapitation of a man who had been missing since Friday. Alexander Kinyua, 21, of 535 Terrapin Terrace in Joppatowne, has been charged with first-degree murder, first-degree assault and second-degree assault, according to a press release from the Harford County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday night. According to charging documents, Kinyua—a Morgan State University student—allegedly told detectives that he killed Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie, cut him up with a knife then ate part of the dead man's heart and brain before hiding body parts in his basement. Kinyua was being held without bail at…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The commander of the Harford County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit and Harford County Taskforce visited the Citizen's Police Academy last week.
Surrounded by high drug concentration areas, Harford County is no exception when it comes to the growing problem of illegal use and sale of drugs: it's everywhere. With illegal drugs come other problems. "The vast majority of crimes are driven by drugs," Captain Duane Williams, head of the Harford County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Division and the Harford County Taskforce, told members of the Citizen's Police Academy last week. The academy is a 15-week program designed to provide residents with a better understanding of the sheriff's office and its operations and to foster a partnership between the office and the communities it serves, according to the sheriff's office website. From stealing items out of cars to pawn in …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Bel Air's James RIchardson admitted to murdering his father.
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Thursday, February 9, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
A Darlington man is facing charges of indecent exposure in Bel Air.
A Darlington man was arrested after allegedly exposing himself to Bel Air residents more than once Tuesday afternoon. Dean Cecil Carden, 28, of the 3900 block of Conowingo Road in Darlington, was charged Tuesday with two counts each of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct. "Homestead village has had two episodes of a man exposing himself to teenage girls. [Bel Air] police [were] very active and supportive," one concerned citizen wrote in an unsolicited email to Patch. Bel Air Police arrested and charged Carden in connection with indecent exposure incidents in and around the Homestead Village area Tuesday afternoon, Deputy Chief Rick Peschek confirmed Wednesday. “I know that they did make an arrest yesterday," Peschek said Wednesday. …