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Daily Archives: October 27, 2014

Metro Police Beat: Crossing busy Indian Head Highway on foot in the dark was a fatal mistake for Lucia Miriam Amaya-Brown

On October 27, 2014, at about 5:20 am, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Route 210 and Berry Road for the report of a pedestrian collision. When they arrived, they found Amaya-Brown in the roadway with critical injuries. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

All that glitters isn’t gold — Internet scheme only got him rich; Rondell Scott Hedrick convicted of wire fraud

After Hedrick made these representations to the informant, he solicited a $500,000 investment. When FBI agents approached Hedrick after the meeting, Hedrick maintained his ability to close such large gold transactions in Dubai, and he continued to solicit investor funds. He also contacted legitimate refineries in Dubai, claiming to have gold from Mali and Ghana that he was capable of transporting if appropriate contracts could be consummated.

Chesapeake Beach: 17-year-old charged with torching townhouses – Photo courtesy of North Beach VFD

The juvenile was arrested at his residence in Anne Arundel County and transported to the Cheltenham Youth Facility. He was charged with 1st Degree Arson and will remain at the facility pending actions by the Department of Juvenile Services.

Southern Md. Police Beat: BIG HEAD THE METH HEAD and others rounded up on drug charges

PINEY POINT, MD. — If drugs are so much fun, why is only one of the above folks smiling? The smile of Abigail Adams could fairly be characterized as being from the embarrassment of being arrested and having her mug shot taken. The others appear in various states of emotion showing being zoned out on drugs to simply being stoic over their situation. In the end, their faces don’t present a view of those having a good day. Especially “Big Head” Morgan. He just might be out of business, at least for a while.

Rounding up another paddy-wagon full of drug suspects recently included “Big Head” Morgan of Piney Point, according to St. Mary’s Narco Unit Commander Capt. Daniel Alioto.

Natalie Whittaker was hell on wheels, snaring 2 DWI charges; Somerset Sheriff reports DWI arrests – what happened in court!

Natalie Whittaker of Princess Anne, arrested 5-31-14 for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving impaired by alcohol, driver giving false information to police, fleeing and eluding police, and multiple traffic infractions. Whittaker was released on signature pending court actions. The arrest was the result of an attempted traffic stop where Whittaker led deputies on a brief car chase, until she crashed her vehicle into a ditch in the area of Progress Lane, Princess Anne.

Only four days prior to the Somerset County DUI arrest, Whittaker was charged by Maryland State Trooper B. Pollmeier with DUI on Joseph Rd. at Brown Rd. in Wicomico County. In District Court on Aug. 27, 2014, Wicomico County States Attorney allowed her to pay a fine of $250 along with court costs and receive a probation before judgment.

On May 4, 2013, Whittaker was cited by Princess Anne Police Officer D. H. Adams with negligent driving and in a plea deal with the Somerset County States Attorney on March 13, 2014, she was fined $107. At the same time, a charge of DUI was dropped by Somerset States Attorney Daniel W. Powell. Whittaker was represented by the Public Defender (paid for by taxpayers).

Joshua Payne’s career as a champion gas station robber will be put on hold while he attends behavior mod classes in the Big House

According to his plea agreement, from November 27 to December 1, 2013, Payne pointed a handgun—which he stole from his brother—at the cashiers of the following gas stations in Maryland: Shell gas station, 649 Lakeview Drive, Mount Airy; High’s gas station, 6700 Sykesville Road, Eldersburg; and BP gas station, 15882 Frederick Road, Lisbon. He stole hundreds of dollars from the cash registers.

Prince Georges Police remember Fallen Officer Lieutenant Roger Fleming

Shortly after midnight on October 27, 1992, Lieutenant Fleming initiated a traffic stop on Kenilworth Avenue near Westchester Park Drive in College Park. Instead of stopping, the driver sped away and Lieutenant Fleming began a pursuit. As the pursuit continued to the Baltimore- Washington Parkway, the suspect headed for the exit ramp to New York Avenue. The suspect then suddenly crossed over the grass median back on the BW Parkway. When Lieutenant Fleming attempted the same maneuver, he hit a curb and lost control. His cruiser then hit a tree. Lieutenant Fleming died from his injuries.