Daily Archives: March 8, 2015

Hong Young of Beltsville charged with being the Mad Shooter of Hanover

Consequently, the officers conducted an investigative traffic stop on the vehicle, a blue 1999 Lincoln Town Car, near Costco in the 7000 block of Arundel Mills Circle in Hanover. Inside of the vehicle, officers located .380 shell casings in plain view along with a .380 semi-automatic handgun, which is the same caliber handgun used in the shots fired incidents. Ballistics testing on the gun and casings preliminarily indicates a match. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle as identified as Hong Young, 35, of 4909 Daisy Creek Terrace in Beltsville, Maryland. Young was taken into custody and subsequent interviews along with the evidence recovered from the vehicle confirmed that he was responsible for all five shots fired incidents in the region.

PG Police Beat: James Diggs charged in rape; had fled to Waldorf where he would fit right in with other criminals

On March 4, 2015, at 8:15 pm, a woman was walking in the 3800 block of 38th Avenue in Cottage City when the suspect grabbed her from behind, put a knife to her throat and attacked her in a secluded area off the street. On Thursday, detectives were able to identify Diggs as the suspect and obtained an arrest warrant. Friday afternoon, the PGPD’s Fugitive Squad captured Diggs in Waldorf, where he was arrested without incident.

Officer Brennan Rabain Killed in Crash When Attempting Traffic Stop in Lanham

The preliminary investigation reveals Police Officer Brennan Rabain was attempting to make a traffic stop at about 3:30 am when, for reasons still unknown, his cruiser left the roadway and struck a wooden fence. The 26-year-old officer was pronounced dead on the scene.

Virginia Police Beat: Anthony Purter killed in wreck on I-64

A 1999 Mercury Mountaineer was traveling west on Interstate 64 when it ran off the road right and struck several trees.