Daily Archives: June 18, 2014

PG Police working to identify victim of fatal crash on Croom Road

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Upper Marlboro.

Investigators are currently working to identify the victim.

On June 17, 2014, at about 2:15 pm, patrol officers were called to the 11200 block of Croom Road for the report of a crash involving an SUV. The driver and only occupant died a short time later at a hospital.

Another good reason to wait until politicians died before naming buildings after them…S. C. Sheriff indicted in illegal aliens bribe scheme

United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that James R. Metts (68), of Lexington, South Carolina, was charged by a federal grand jury in a 10-count indictment. According to allegations in the indictment, Metts accepted bribes from friends in return for using his position, power, and influence as sheriff to interfere with the proper identification and processing of certain illegal aliens detained at the Lexington County Detention Center. Two others, Danny Frazier (46) and Greg Leon (47), both of Lexington, South Carolina, have been charged by the state grand jury with bribing Metts.

United States Attorney Bill Nettles was joined in making the announcement by South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, Special Agent in Charge David A. Thomas of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Kenneth R. Burkhart of Homeland Security Investigations, and Chief Mark Keel of the State Law Enforcement Division.

Janitor at synagogue charged with sharing kiddie porn

Further investigation indicated that this source was located in a home in the 6600 block of Edenvale Road 21209. Detectives served a search and seizure warrant on that home and recovered numerous computer storage media items. Some of these items were found to contain images of child pornography.

The investigation has indicated that 44-year-old Jonathan J Lewin of the home in the 6600 block of Edenvale Road 21209 was responsible for the images on the computer storage media and that he knowingly and willfully possessed and distributed child pornography. He was taken into custody by detectives at the home.

Utility worker John Scott Ford in critical condition after truck ran into directional arrow warning of road work

Anne Arundel Police report that a utility repair worker was run down by a truck driver who ran over the directional arrow warning of road work ahead. Police say that on June 16, 2014, at approximately 12:14 p.m., the Anne Arundel County Traffic Safety Section responded to a report of a pedestrian struck on southbound Ft. Smallwood Road near Kembo Road in Baltimore.

Montgomery School Board Member Rebecca Smondrowski regularly puts her Starbucks tab on the taxpayers as NBC 4 reveals massive abuse of credit cards

The News4 I-Team spent the past week reviewing 1,500 pages of credit card receipts, taxpayer-funded expenses from the past few years by top administrators and members of the Montgomery County Public Schools Board of Education – part-time board members who earn about $18,500 per year. The I-Team found thousands of dollars in meal expenses — more than 130 meals paid for by taxpayers. At least two school board members, Smondrowski and Barclay, also used their taxpayer credit cards for hotel stays at the Washington Hilton on Connecticut Avenue in northwest D.C. at about $239 per night during education conferences. Smondrowski used the hotel room this past winter and Barclay did so in 2013 and February 2014. The Hilton is just a 28-minute trip on Metro’s Red Line from the stop near county school board headquarters.

Ocean City Police welcome new officers as beach season gets rolling

OCEAN CITY, MD. (June 18, 2014) – On June 17, 2014, five new Ocean City Police Department officers graduated from the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy’s 72nd police academy class. The newest Ocean City officers are Officers James Bodine, Gary Cooper, Jr., Tonya Gower, Kyle Hayes, Jr., and Julianne O’Toole.