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Baltimore police investigate fatal crash on East Franklin Street

BALTIMORE, MD – In the early hours of June 15, 2024, at approximately 1:54 a.m., Baltimore police officers responded to a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of East Franklin Street and St. Paul Place. At the scene, officers found a car that had collided with a utility pole.

The driver, a 38-year-old man, and the passenger, a 35-year-old man, were transported by medics to a local hospital. Despite life-saving efforts, the driver was pronounced deceased in hospital. The passenger remains in critical but stable condition.

Initial investigation revealed the vehicle was traveling westbound on Orleans Street when it lost control, climbed the median dividing the eastbound and westbound lanes, struck the westbound curb and became airborne before striking a BGE light pole.

Detectives from the Accident Investigation Unit (AIU) have taken over the investigation and are seeking any information that may assist in understanding the circumstances of the accident.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact investigators at 410-396-2606 or call 911. For those who wish to remain anonymous, tips can be submitted through the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-866-7LOCKUP or by texting a tip through the MCS of Maryland website.

  • Baltimore police investigate fatal crash on East Franklin Street

    BALTIMORE, MD – In the early hours of June 15, 2024, at approximately 1:54 a.m., Baltimore police officers responded to a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of East Franklin Street and St. Paul Place. At the scene, officers found a car that had collided with a utility pole.

    The driver, a 38-year-old man, and the passenger, a 35-year-old man, were transported by medics to a local hospital. Despite life-saving efforts, the driver was pronounced deceased in hospital. The passenger remains in critical but stable condition.

    Initial investigation revealed the vehicle was traveling westbound on Orleans Street when it lost control, climbed the median dividing the eastbound and westbound lanes, struck the westbound curb and became airborne before striking a BGE light pole.

    Detectives from the Accident Investigation Unit (AIU) have taken over the investigation and are seeking any information that may assist in understanding the circumstances of the accident.

    Anyone with information is encouraged to contact investigators at 410-396-2606 or call 911. For those who wish to remain anonymous, tips can be submitted through the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-866-7LOCKUP or by texting a tip through the MCS of Maryland website.

  • Baltimore police investigate early morning shooting on South Bentalou Street

    BALTIMORE, MD – In the early hours of June 15, 2024, at approximately 2:50 a.m., Baltimore police officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 500 block of South Bentalou Street. Upon arrival, officers located an unidentified man suffering from multiple non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

    The victim was immediately transported by medics to a local hospital where he is currently being treated for his injuries. Southwest Shooting detectives have taken over the investigation and are working to gather more information about the incident.

    Authorities urge anyone with information about the shooting to contact Southwest Shooting detectives at 410-396-2488. Individuals who wish to remain anonymous can call the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-866-7LOCKUP or submit an anonymous text tip through the MCS website. Community assistance is crucial to solving this case.

  • Linden Police investigate fatal motor vehicle crash on S. Park Ave

    LINDEN, NJ – A fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred on the 1400 block of S. Park Ave is currently under investigation by the Linden Police Department. Officers responded to the scene on the evening of June 14, 2024 at approximately 6:45 p.m.

    Preliminary reports indicate that a Porsche Boxer traveling south on S. Park Ave lost control and veered into the northbound lane. The vehicle struck a utility pole, then left the roadway and struck a parked freight trailer. The driver, a 41-year-old North Brunswick man and the sole occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    S. Park Ave remains closed between Bedle Place and the NJ Turnpike entrance as the investigation continues. The Linden Police Traffic Bureau is leading the investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Investigator Michael Rozycki at (908) 474-8505.

    Further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

  • Woman shot in Greenbelt parking lot

    GREENBELT, MD – According to Greenbelt Police, a shooting occurred in the parking lot of 7913 Mandan Road on the evening of June 14, 2024 at approximately 8:56 PM. An adult female victim was found suffering from a gunshot wound and was immediately transported to a local hospital where she was reported to be in stable condition.

    Greenbelt Police responded quickly to the scene. While the investigation is ongoing, officers have confirmed there is no active threat to the community at this time. Police continue their efforts to gather information and determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

    Residents are encouraged to stay informed and report any suspicious activity they witnessed around the time of the incident to Greenbelt Police. Further updates will be provided as more details become available.

  • Baltimore police arrest teen carjacker

    BALTIMORE, MD – A 17-year-old male has been arrested in connection with a recent carjacking in Baltimore’s Eastern District. The arrest occurred on June 14, 2024, following a pursuit by Baltimore Police Department MMU detectives.

    The incident occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m. when detectives observed the carjacked vehicle traveling southbound on Belair Road. The vehicle attempted to elude police and eventually fled into an adjacent alley where the occupants exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot.

    The driver, a 17-year-old man, was arrested by detectives. He was then transported to the Central Booking and Intake Facility for processing. The swift response from the Baltimore Police Department underscores ongoing efforts to address and curb vehicle crime in the city. Further details about the incident and subsequent legal proceedings are pending.

  • Democrat candidate created a fake Facebook profile to harass himself and claim the victim

    In an unusual twist to political campaigning, Taral Patel, a 30-year-old Democratic candidate for Fort Bend County Commission Precinct 3 in suburban Houston, has been charged with online impersonation and misrepresentation. These allegations have emerged following accusations that Patel created false online personas to launch racist and xenophobic attacks against himself.

    The charge stems from a Facebook post dated September 18, 2023, in which Patel included a collage of several inflammatory social media posts. These messages contain anti-Asian, anti-Pakistani, anti-Indian, anti-Hindu, anti-Chinese, anti-George Soros, anti-tax, anti-democratic, anti-curry and anti-communist content. The messages appeared to praise Christianity, America and the Republican Party, while also supporting the Republican incumbent running against Patel.

    Patel’s Facebook post not only highlighted his campaign, but also claimed that the racist attacks were linked to supporters of the incumbent party and reflected broader trends within Republican Party politics. This action has raised serious legal and ethical questions about the methods used in his campaign strategy.

    Patel now faces one count of online impersonation, a third-degree felony, and one count of misrepresentation, a class A misdemeanor. The case exposes the complex dynamics of political campaigns in an increasingly digital age and raises concerns about the authenticity and integrity of online discourse in political contexts. The investigation is ongoing and further details will be released as they become available.