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Daily Archives: July 16, 2014

A Party of Three for Hotel St. Mary’s

An employee reported he was placing two vehicles inside the tow lot when a black male suspect, later identified as Sean Waddell Smith, 30, of Temple Hills, got into one of the vehicles (2008 Nissan Altima), started it, and drove toward the exit. The employee closed the gate to prevent the vehicle from leaving. Smith then exited the vehicle, pulled the gate open, and drove off the lot. Smith stopped and turned the vehicle over to who was later identified as Tyechia Juwan Shorter, 30, of Mechanicsville – the registered owner of the vehicle. The vehicle had not been towed as a result of police action

Virginia College Dean Michael G. Morris sentenced on child porn conviction

Michael G. Morris, who used the screen name “funshooter2006,” age 50, of Crozet, Virginia was indicted in 2013 and pleaded guilty on April 21, 2014 to two counts of distributing or receiving images of child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography. During the offenses charged, Morris was employed as an associate dean at the University of Virginia’s McIntyre School of Commerce. Morris was sentenced today before U.S. District Judge Norman K. Moon to 106 months in prison followed by 20 years of supervised release.

“Michael Morris was an associate dean at one of our country’s top universities, but instead of inspiring young minds academically, he was sharing and viewing pornographic images of young children,” said Assistant Attorney General Caldwell. “Today’s sentence demonstrates that those who trade and possess child pornography, no matter what positions of authority they may hold, will face the consequences for fueling an industry that causes immense damage to children.”

Jewish Community Center aquatics instructor held on sexual solicitation of a child charges

TOWSON, MD. According to Baltimore County Police a Carroll County teacher who currently works as an aquatics instructor for the Jewish Community Center has been charged with soliciting sex with a child.

Police say that on July 15, detectives from the Crimes Against Children Unit received information about a subject who wanted to purchase a child for a sexual act.

The investigation into this incident has indicated that the suspect wanted to purchase a 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old boy for sex. A detective assumed an undercover identity, posed as a pimp, and began online communication with the suspect. During an online conversation with the suspect, the detective also posed as a 15-year-old boy. The suspect indicated in that conversation that he wanted to engage in a sexual act with the boy.

Cops hunt dirtbags who ripped up BMX track in Chaptico with their ATV’s

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the dirtbags pictured in the images below.

On July 13, 2014, these suspects caused substantial damage to the BMX track located in Chaptico, Maryland. Anyone with information regarding the identity of these suspects or about this crime in general can contact CRIME SOLVERS at 301.475.3333, (callers can remain anonymous), or text a tip to “TIP239″ plus your message to ‘”CRIMES” (274637).

Omari Claude Samms charged with armed home invasion by Frederick Police

FREDERICK, MD. According to Frederick Police on 7/15/14, at approximately 2216 hours, Frederick Police officers and detectives responded to the 1000 block of Columbine Dr. for an armed home invasion. Officers located a male and female victim inside of their apartment.

The victims said they heard a knock at the door, and when the male victim answered, he was pulled out of his apartment at gunpoint by two black male suspects.

Pit bull attack on trooper ended when .40 caliber pistol was deployed; wounded dog fled scene

When the trooper arrived a non-responsive male was lying in the back door of the house. As the trooper entered the residence, a large pit bull began to charge. As the dog attempted to bite, the trooper struck the animal with her baton. The dog retreated outside of the residence. The trooper was unable to close the door because of the position of the unconscious subject.

Moments later, the pit bull attack a second time grabbing the baton, pulling it from the trooper’s hand. The dog dropped the baton and lunged at the trooper biting her on the right foot. In fear for her safety, the trooper fired her State Police issued .40 caliber pistol, wounding the dog and ending the threat. The dog fled the scene.

Beltway Beat: PGPD Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Beltsville

The preliminary investigation reveals Bello had just gotten off a bus at a bus stop and tried to cross Muirkirk Road in front of the bus. He was struck by a van heading westbound on Muirkirk Road. The driver remained on scene. He was not hurt. Bello was not in a crosswalk at the time of the collision.