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Harford Sheriff Police Beat: after shooting at cops Kevin Shawn Cox now relaxing in trauma unit

The shooting occurred after the suspect had discharged his weapon several times from his 2007 Dodge Charger, which had traveled off the driveway of the home and stopped in a yard. During the investigation, Detectives from the Forensic Services Unit recovered a loaded 38 revolver from the scene.

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.

Maryland Police Beat: dumped by his gal, guy goes nuts with knife in Frederick; Howard police officer saves life of teacher

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.”

Mortgage fraud: Rhonda Scott and Niesha Williams will be filing their phony deals on a prison computer for next two years

According to their plea agreements, beginning in 2008, Scott participated in several fraudulent real estate transactions that settled at M&R Title, Inc. located in Alexandria, Virginia, and at Sanford Title Services, located in Columbia, Maryland. The fraudulent transactions at each title company were part of different conspiracies. In both schemes, Scott facilitated deals between her co-conspirators, recruited individuals that could be parties to the real estate transactions, received proceeds of the fraudulent transactions through a shell company designed to hide her receipt of the funds, sent money to co-conspirators and identified mortgage transactions that the co-conspirators could use to enrich themselves.

As part of the M&R Title conspiracy, Scott, Demetrius Peete and others deceived buyers, sellers and lenders to make it appear to sellers that they were selling their property at a low price, and to buyers and lenders that the property was being sold at a higher price. The co-conspirators created paperwork for two different sales of the property at the same time. The first sale was fraudulent because it was backdated, the buyer planned to immediately flip the property in a subsequent sale and the settlement statement listed a fake loan. In the second sale, the sales price was significantly increased and the settlement statement showed a large sum being disbursed to the lender to payoff an existing lien. In fact, those funds were improperly disbursed to the co-conspirators.