Daily Archives: November 25, 2014

Murder USA: Federalsburg yields another slaying – cops launch dragnet for killers of Travon L. Farrow as Thanksgiving holiday turns deadly

Further investigation indicates several suspects, described as African American males, may have been involved. A police K-9 search of the area tracked away from the residence to the east between Morris and Central avenues. The track was lost near a convenience store at the intersection of Central and South Main streets. During the track, police found a mask fitting the description of one worn by a suspect. A gun has not been recovered.

The victim’s body was transported to the medical examiner’s office in Wilmington, Delaware. An autopsy is expected to be conducted tomorrow.

Eastern Shore Police Beat: Farmer scared off Smith Brothers Burglars stealing copper; deputies track them to scrap yard

The Caroline County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division (CID) was involved in this case. Detectives learned the males drove to a scrap yard where they scrapped the stolen items. One of the main suspects was identified as Shaun David Smith through the investigation. Another male present with Shaun was his father, Dennis Andrew Smith. The third male was not able to be identified at that time. Arrest warrants were obtained for Shaun and Dennis Smith. On November 11, 2014, Shaun and Dennis Smith were taken into custody at Mid-Shore Scrap while trying to scrap more stolen items.

Who is the Pumpkin Bandit at WashingtonFirst Bank in Cedar Lake Plaza and why does the bank CEO Shaza Anderson have such lousy security cameras?

The CEO and President of WashingtonFirst Bank, Shaza Anderson, prominently displays her mugshot along with the complete Board of Directors, assuring their place in the consciousness of the community but fail to provide the same level of effort in protecting their employees and customers from bank robbers. But CEO Anderson did make sure a seasonal decoration was available – a pumpkin – on the counter. Too bad they didn’t hide a camera in the pumpkin.

Anne Arundel Police Beat: Cops followed trail of evidence to Baltimore City that pointed to suspect in attempted murder and sexual assault in flophouse

BROOKLYN PARK, MD. — Anne Arundel Police report that Northern District Detectives responded to the scene of the stabbing and assumed responsibility for the investigation, with the assistance from the Homicide Unit, have made an arrest, charging Christopher Meredith Hutchinson.

On November 23, 2014, at approximately 6:16 a.m., officers from the Northern District responded to the 100 block of W. Edgevale Road in Brooklyn Park for a report of a stabbing.

Who funds the campaigns of Maryland’s Representatives and Senators in Congress?

For Maryland Lawmakers, Campaign Funding Loosely Tied to Committee Membership

Many of Maryland’s representatives in the U.S. House and Senate get a significant portion of their campaign funding from industries affected by the committees on which they sit. For example, nearly a quarter of Sen. Ben Cardin’s contributions came from the financial sector, which is affected by legislation overseen by the Finance Committee on which Cardin sits.

Only the donations in 2013 and 2014 from the top five sectors for each U.S. House member are shown. Donations from 2009 to 2014 are shown for both senators. The percentages were calculated from all donations where the donor’s industry is known — about 90 percent of contributions for each lawmaker. The “other” category includes retirees, educators and government employees. Source: Open Secrets.

Wayne William Webb III’s pot dealing business sniffed out by hotel manager; search raid revealed stash and cash

During the course of the investigation, suspect, Wayne William Webb III was contacted and identified as the owner of the hotel room. A search and seizure warrant was executed on Webb’s room. During the search of the hotel room, investigators discovered Webb was renting a storage facility located in the Lexington Park area of St. Mary’s County, MD. Investigators from MSP-Central South Major Drug Trafficking Unit executed a search and seizure warrant on a storage facility being rented by Webb