Maryland Police Beat
Not happy at getting dumped by his ex-girlfriend, man chooses to go nuts
FREDERICK, MD. Frederick Police report that being dumped set off a criminal tantrum on the part of Isaiah Harper.
According to police on Dec. 21, 2014 at about 1:04 AM, officers responded to the 1500 block of Laurelwood Way for a report of an assault involving a knife. There, officers contacted a female, who said a male identified as Isaiah Jerome William Harper (01/13/1994) stabbed holes in the driver’s door glass of her vehicle while she was sitting in the driver’s seat. Officers learned this incident was an outcome of a failed relationship.
Officers recovered a knife nearby and interviewed additional witnesses to the incident. They also contacted and interviewed Harper inside a nearby residence. Harper was arrested and taken to Central Booking on charges as listed below.
Arrestee: Isaiah Jerome William Harper, 01/13/1994, 1500 block Laurelwood Way, Frederick
Charges: Assault 1st and 2nd degrees, Malicious Destruction of Property, and Disorderly Conduct.
DUI checkpoint nails one boozing cruiser, another without a driver’s permit and a third with pot
COLUMBIA, MD. — The Howard County Police Department conducted a DUI checkpoint on Saturday, December 20, into the early morning hours of Sunday, December 21. The checkpoint was established on southbound US Route 1 between Howard Street and Gorman Road in Savage.
One driver was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. An additional driver was arrested and charged with driving without a license.
A third driver was issued a civil citation for possession of marijuana under the new state law pertaining to possession under 10 grams.
A total of 1,023 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, which was staffed by Howard County police officers and the Maryland State Police. Drivers that passed through the checkpoint were given an informational handout containing DUI facts and statistics.
The Howard County Police Department continues to use sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols as a means of combating drinking and drugged drivers. Checkpoints conducted by Howard County police are part of the Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign and are funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Highway Safety Office.
Police remind citizens to always designate a sober driver or refrain from drinking alcohol if they will be driving. If you see a suspected drunken driver on the road, call 911.
The Angel with a Badge Saved Life of Teacher
COLUMBIA, MD. – Howard Count Police report that an officer delivered a life-saving performance in saving the life of a high school teacher.
Police say that this time of year is often called the season of miracles, which seems especially fitting for one local family, thanks to the quick actions of a Howard County police officer.
Earlier this week, police received a call to 911 that a man had collapsed in a classroom at Reservoir High School. Cpl. Terrence Benn was at a traffic stop nearby and was the first officer to respond to the scene, as the school resource officer was out sick. As school officials ushered students from the classroom, Cpl. Benn ran in and immediately began using the school’s automated external defibrillator (AED) to revive the man several times until paramedics arrived. The man, a substitute teacher, was taken to a local hospital where he is currently receiving medical treatment.
Paramedics and school officials credited Cpl. Benn with saving the man’s life.
“I was not surprised at all to learn of Cpl. Benn’s decisive actions and could not be more proud of him,” said Chief Gary L. Gardner, noting Cpl. Benn earlier this year earned the department’s Outstanding Community Service Award for 2014. “He is a true example of our outstanding members, who are trained to act quickly in any situation.”
When successful thieves keep shopping at the same stores
NORTHEAST, MD. – The Maryland State Police Northeast Barrack reports that the public assisted in finding members of Maryland’s criminal class.
“Once again, thanks to tips received through Facebook, we were able to positively identify 4 suspects involved in two prior thefts at Walmart. In fact, the suspects returned for a 3rd attempt on Friday but this time were caught by police,” reported the State Police in a statement.
North East Troopers, with the assistance of members from the MSP Gang Enforcement Unit, JFK Highway Barrack and Cecil County Sheriff’s Office, arrested two suspects at the store and another suspect a short time later after a brief vehicle pursuit.
According to police the suspects arrested are identified as James Junior Dickens, 31; Bobby Lee Franze, 26; and Patricia Ann Aswinkle, 21; all three reside in Baltimore County. Charges are pending against the 4th suspect. Charges include felony theft, theft scheme and possession of a controlled dangerous substance and various traffic charges related to the vehicle pursuit.