Monthly Archives: June 2014

Two really stupid criminals charged after returning to the scene of carjacking; number three of the Bozo Boys still at large

SILVER SPRING, MD. — If you know “Freak” as shown here, call the cops in Montgomery County and they will arrange a ride for him straight to the slammer so he can join “Dumb” and “Dumber”.

Police say that detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department-Major Crimes Division have arrested brothers, Antonio Knox, age 20, of the 700 block of Sligo Avenue in Silver Spring, and Anthony Knox, age 21, of the 11800 block of Old Columbia Pike in Silver Spring, with an armed carjacking that occurred on June 27 in Silver Spring.

State Police report bagging four running heroin ring on Eastern Shore

(DENTON, MD) – A cooperative cross-jurisdictional and multi-state drug investigation has led to at least four arrests with more expected as police dismantle a drug trafficking organization they believe was responsible for the distribution of heroin and a variety of other drugs throughout the Upper Shore region.

The first suspect is identified as Byron S. Drummond, 27, of Denton, Md. He is charged with being a drug kingpin, possession of a large amount of a controlled dangerous substance (heroin), possession with intent to distribute narcotics, and two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance not marijuana. Following his arrest, Drummond was ordered held without bail in the Queen Anne’s County Detention Center.

If your family and friends bring any of these fireworks to your 4th of July celebration, you could have a problem

Illegal explosive devices are often manufactured and used during the fireworks season. The explosive compositions in these devices are typically extremely sensitive to heat, shock, electrostatic discharge, and friction and may initiate unexpectedly causing serious injury or death. The risks associated with these devices are further compounded because the persons manufacturing, transporting and using these devices often do not have the knowledge, skills, and experience required for such activities.

Many law enforcement agencies consider these explosive devices, commonly referred to as M-80s, M-100s, quarter sticks, cherry bombs, and silver salutes, illegal because they exceed the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s explosive weight limits for consumer fireworks. Additionally, these devices may also be illegal under similar state laws and local ordinances.

Guns, heroin, door busting and stolen trucks keep Maryland Troopers on the go

LEXINGTON PARK, MD. – On Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 4:02 pm, Tpr. A. Oyler initiated a traffic stop on a gold truck on Route 246 and Kay Drive for a minor traffic infraction. Investigation revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen through Virginia, and the driver, Bradley Patrick Townshend, 20, of Heathsville, VA had an outstanding warrant. Mr. Townshend was placed under arrest and transported to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center. He was held pending an extradition hearing.

Are your sheds and outbuildings locked? Police report more thefts by drug-crazed heathens in St. Mary’s County

Your lawnmower, riding tractor, roto-tiller or boat motor might be just fine the way you have them arranged in your boathouses, sheds or carports but to druggies, they are a ticket to tonight’s paradise for a cheap dose of crack or heroin. Some thieves take your items to pawn shops or scrap metal dealers.

Here are a few more recent reports from police of those who have become victims of burglars and thieves and in many cases the items were left in unlocked structures.

Lighthouses of the Chesapeake region

Lighthouses – St. Clements Island, also known through the years as Blackistone Island, now is home to a rebuilt lighthouse. The original was abandoned as a lighthouse and then vandalized prior to being demolished by the Navy as target practice. The island is now a park and the lighthouse is open several times a year for visitors. A beach and pier greet visitors every day. THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY photo

Indian Acres child molesting suspect nabbed by Spotsylvania deputies

Sheriff Roger L. Harris announced the arrest of Edward Alsop, 49 of Spotsylvania for the June 15, 2014 sexual battery of a juvenile victim at the Indian Acres campground in Spotsylvania County.

On June 15, 2014 Spotsylvania County Deputies responded to a 911 call to the Indian Acres Campground, located in the 6400 block of Morris Road. The caller advised that his seven year old son had been sexually attacked by an unknown subject, brandishing a knife in the bathroom, near the spot where the victim’s family was camping for the weekend.

Indian Acres security personnel had already begun establishing a perimeter and checking all vehicles approaching the main entrance and exit of the facility. Deputies, along with security personnel, began a sweep of the area, looking for a vehicle that matched the description given by the victim and his brother, (who had witnessed the suspect jump into a pickup truck and leave the scene).

Narco squad and postal inspectors snare alleged pot & schroom importer Jason Andrew Junge

According to St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Capt. Daniel Alioto, Vice/Narcotics detectives, working with Inspectors from the United States Postal Inspection Service, identified a possible package arriving in St. Mary’s County from the State of California containing a large quantity of marijuana.

A Hollywood, Maryland residence was identified as the destination and Jason Andrew Junge, 25, was identified as the target to which the drugs were sent.

Catching Fish a Clear Cut Choice for Commissioner Larry Jarboe

Thank you to all Friends of Larry Jarboe for State Senate. Carlene and I are grateful for your support, not only in this campaign, but since I first won office as St. Mary’s County Commissioner in 1994,

No, I won’t be traveling to Annapolis. But, we are looking forward to moving to the Florida Keys in the winter and living in St. Mary’s County during the milder months. Also, we will be traveling on the ocean cruise circuit. I do maritime and destination lectures and Carlene organizes the power point presentations. If you would like spend six days at sea, there is an especially reasonable priced run from Baltimore to Bermuda that you might want to join us on in September.

Frederick County Md. 2014 primary election results; veteran Senator Brinkley sent packing by GOP voters

Sen. David Brinkley, the Senate minority leader, lost his primary race to Del. Michael Hough in a western Maryland district that includes much of Frederick County and some of Carroll County.

Hough is finishing his first term in the House of Delegates. Hough campaigned as the more conservative candidate. Brinkley made trips to Southern Maryland to campaign for Steve Waugh who is the GOP nominee running against Sen. Roy Dyson (D. Calvert, St. Mary’s). Brinkley’s time might have been better spent in his home district.