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Ezra Porter Jr., 51, of Upper Marlboro is accused of stopping a MetroAccess paratransit vehicle last year and sexually assaulting a passenger on board. Credit: Screenshot from WJLA TV
Justin case April 23, 2014 at 10:54 am
This guy is sick and needs to be taken out of society forever. Only a coward takes advantage of aRead More disabled person who cannot defend herself. Lock him up and throw the key in the Chesapeake. There is no rehabilitation for a sexual predator. He will continue to be a cowardly sexual predator if left on the streets. If he tries that stuff in prison, he will be signing his death certificate. The inmates are gonna punish him just for being the twisted pervert he is, regardless if he tries it on them. Say hello to protective custody you sicko. He deserves a good throat slashing and feces rubbed into the wounds for maximum infection!!!
Diane in Odenton April 23, 2014 at 12:20 pm
"After the complaints, drivers underwent more training on how to deal with the public."Read More This sounds absolutely absurd to me. You have to TRAIN the drivers to not sexually assault their disabled passengers??!!
sonia stewart April 23, 2014 at 07:54 pm
So sorry for this woman and her family. I'm glad she had a family to help her report this. It'sRead More terrible that this person was entrusted to assist a disabled person who's trying to enjoy a bit of independence to get around and do things that we take for granted everyday. Hopefully she can recover. Very sad.
Lauren Bush of Mechanicsville has been charged as an adult with physically abusing an autistic classmate. Credit: St. Mary's County Sheriff's Department
Carol April 24, 2014 at 11:35 am
These girls are abusers and sex offenders of a boy that is not capable of making any decisons forRead More himself. They belong in prision for many years for what they did. How do people become so depraved and indifferent to others?
Carol April 24, 2014 at 11:39 am
Mrs. G, you make a good point about kids being with others more like them, however as a step parentRead More to a schizophrenic/bipolar child, they never have insight into their own mental illness or illness and do not want to mingle with those who are like them. It's a very hard thing to manage. The girls who committed these crimes against this boy should spend years in prision and they need a good mental evaluation. They are depraved and lack any kind of empathy at all.
Mark Burdman April 24, 2014 at 03:49 pm
These mean spirited girls are looking at some serious jail time if they are tried as adults. No oneRead More likes to see people mistreat other people, when the victim is helpless and can either can not defend themselves because they are physically, or mentally incapable of standing up for themselves. Not sure I would want to see these girls get an 80 year sentence, but at this point after being arrested for there crimes they are no longer in control of this.
Stephen McDaniel of Georgia has pleaded guilty to killing and dismembering a Laurel woman attending law school in Georgia. File|Patch
Bonnie Oskvarek April 22, 2014 at 07:49 am
http://archive.13wmaz.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=1091784565001
J Leland April 22, 2014 at 11:36 am
Because everyone should click an unlabeled link posted on a DB...
Bonnie Oskvarek April 22, 2014 at 12:38 pm
This was a link to a video interview of the murderer before it was known that he was, in fact, theRead More murderer. I had contributed a much longer comment, but evidently that didn't get posted.
A federal judge sentenced Mohammad Hassan Khalid of Ellicott City to five years in prison for aiding a group of people who were planning terror attacks in Europe. File|Patch
Bryan Harz April 19, 2014 at 09:06 am
Hopefully he gets deported back to Pakistan after he gets out of jail.
L.B. April 21, 2014 at 09:29 am
If the government does not deport him all AMERICANS should stand together and ask WHY?
Justin case April 21, 2014 at 10:33 am
He will be bitter at our government no matter how much time he spends in prison. Afterwards he getsRead More a free trip home to Pakistan so he can connect with more terrorist and perfect his art as a real terrorist that can and will inflict harm to all Americans.
Howard County Chief of Police William McMahon
MG42 April 18, 2014 at 07:41 am
The Halloween shooting back in 2009, a seemingly slam dunk case, remains unsolved. Also, severalRead More botched SWAT raids leaving 3 family dogs dead were on his watch. Good riddance, loser.
Jason Keyes April 18, 2014 at 06:12 pm
After he lied about their having DUI quotas, I've had no trust in McMahon. Even after their quotasRead More were outed in a public court, he was denying it.
Police are looking for the man in the left side of the photo and/or the van on the right side in connection with a robbery and shooting at the Walmart in Laurel in November 2012. Credit: Screenshot from WBAL TV
Dudeindacorner April 17, 2014 at 06:44 pm
Attempted Kidnapping will bring the F.B.I. every time.
Dudeindacorner April 17, 2014 at 06:46 pm
And FYI... forcing the manager into an office then making him tote the cash out to the robbers van?Read More = Kidnapping
Clayton King April 18, 2014 at 11:01 am
And don't attempted murder bring in the FBI? I dunno but if the guy who shot the manager as he wasRead More driving off seems that's attempted murder js
Where Baltimore ranked on a list of Maryland's cities may surprise you. File|Patch
Bob Higginbotham April 21, 2014 at 10:32 am
I still have far less trepidation going to OC than downtown Baltimore City. In fact I won't even goRead More into the city for a ball game anymore. I'm not sure what the website means by "property crime" means but I suspect it is not as bad as violent crime upon my person.
Marcus Aurelius April 17, 2014 at 07:02 am
it is good thing we can all just get stoned now, or take prescription drugs and drive, ever noticeRead More none of these are ever outside FOP lodges ????
Paul Hahn April 17, 2014 at 07:08 am
What does "alcohol related" mean? If I've been drinking over the limit and I'm legallyRead More stopped at a red light and a sober driver smashes into my car, is that "alcohol related"?
Paul Hahn April 17, 2014 at 07:13 am
Duh, I just did a search and found my answer. If either driver has had anything to drink at all, itRead More is "alcohol-related." Also, if a sober driver hits a drunk pedestrian walking on the sidewalk, it is "alcohol-related." So "alcohol-related" doesn't necessarily mean an accident that was caused by drinking. It is basically a useless statistic.
A man walking his bike on a Laurel street swung it at an armed robber to prevent a theft. File|Patch
Kim Cooke April 16, 2014 at 05:04 pm
Well done!
Marcus Aurelius April 17, 2014 at 07:06 am
Must be one of those tea party members again, right democrats? Someone tell me again why I can'tRead More carry in Maryland like they can in 37 other states. Now remember we have passed 25,000 gun laws in this country already and for some odd reason criminals will just not obey the law, strange huh? I am sure he had a licensed handgun and it only had 7 bullets or less in it.
August London Lane April 18, 2014 at 10:39 am
OMG..I am famous.. This was me. I swung the bike and wanted to get him in a hold and then get hisRead More gun... For the most part pretty accurate details, all but..... He was the one swinging(like a fool that cant fight and by the way he didn't try and fight the other guy that was NOT carrying a bunch of crap) I was swatting his hands cuz i had like 3 bags on me. When i dropped them to start his career ending beating he took off . LIL punk is lucky my back is all jacked up or he would have a mongoose tattoo on his forehead then the handle bars shoved up his ...well you know. Hope he reads this. cuz next time Ill be prepared..GO laurel. just when i thought getting outta PG county was a good idea. Side note. IF You gotta gun ..USE it.... And yes i chased him yelling dumb shit like,sounding like a douche. He brought a gun to a LIFE fight. Btw i am broke as a joke. So i don't know if i was courageous or stupid. ADRENALINE is hella thing. Peace love and get a job.
userbronco April 24, 2014 at 07:49 am
Oh and wHen the revenue collection officer asks to search your. Vehicle , " I don't consent toRead More searches " is what you need to practice saying . If you have something obviously illegal in plain sight they can seach. Otherwise you have to give Them permission. Which they need or they wouldn't be ASKING. They'd be telling you they're gonna search . When you refuse them permission they will huff and puff and threaten to call in the drug dog. Blah blah.blah Bring it on steroid head . Then you say "am I under arrest or am I free to go?".
Pam Hamburg April 24, 2014 at 09:28 am
userbronco, you are 110% right. They have NO right to search your vehicle. Of course, they areRead More allowed to peer through the glass to see what they can see, but without a suspicion or proof, they have no right searching your glove compartment, trunk, etc. Yes, say 'am I being detained or am I free to go'? Also, don't roll your window down all the way...you don't have to. About 4 or 5 inches suffices. Stand firm with that one. Be polite, but be firm. Be quiet except when asked a question, then use good judgment in answering. Keep saying 'am I being detained or am I free to go'? Holding court on the side of the road is not a good idea. If they persist in asking you if they can search your vehicle, politely tell them they will have to get a warrant. At all times, be courteous, but FIRM. Know your rights!
userbronco April 24, 2014 at 10:47 am
It's a touchy situation. You want to be as unrememberable as possible to the cop. So when orRead More if you go to court all he wilremember is what he reads in his notebook. That you can request to see by by the way You want to be unrememberable , don't say anything, unless they ask you a question , then use short answers , yes or no will usually suffice, be polite but don't say "sir" a thousand times. I don't say it at all. Make it look like your kissing up . I personally treat cops like I would treat a rattlesnake 96% of the people who are bitten by a rattlesnake are harassing the snake at the time Keep an eye out for them. And don't harass them. You WILL lose any contest with a cop. Even if it's a ego contest on the side of the road . Extra cops are only seconds away and they will beat you up or kill you in a flash if you tick em off Plenty if dash cam and cell phone video to prove it They are kinda like dogs, some are really smart, some are really dumb, but all of em are dangerous in groups or if they feel threatened or if they sense fear in you. Or if they think their getting an easy meal
An author who has reportedly worked with police on the Bradford Bishop murder case tells WTOP that the Bethesda fugitive is likely living in Italy. Credit: FBI website
runymede April 13, 2014 at 08:03 am
This is a terrible tragedy but I don't consider Bethesda as a Baltimore suburb but a WashingtonRead More suburb. Why should this story get a mention on this site ?
ladypoet April 14, 2014 at 01:14 pm
Catch him and do the same as he did to his family. This was such a heinous crime. Who could killRead More your own mother, children and the mother of your children? A no good demon!
Patrick Carter April 14, 2014 at 02:29 pm
Find him and fry him. He should die regardless of his age. Italy probably won't help because of theRead More Amanda Knox case. I say govt should put a hit on him.
A Prince George's County teen was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the shooting death of a rival gang member following a January 2013 birthday party. File|Patch
Marcus Aurelius April 17, 2014 at 07:13 am
So according to national records, Martin Owemalley says the death penalty does not work, but 50Read More years times $40,000.00 a year comes to the tune of $2,000,000.00. That is two million for the low information people, so this criminals life is worth 2 million, yet his victim is pushing up daises, execute this thing now, cremate his carcass and put him in a port a potty where he belongs.
Four-month-old Micah Powers, son of Cpl. Michael Powers of the Prince George's County Police Department. Credit: MCPD Facebook page
Gretchen Ward Waller April 11, 2014 at 09:01 am
He is just too cute! Fighting crime to protect our children! # GoPGPD!
Justin case April 11, 2014 at 11:59 am
Police uniform as a baby, orange jumpsuit as an adult. Wait till we see those pictures, theyRead More won't be so cute then
sonia stewart April 11, 2014 at 02:37 pm
Love that smile!
William Bradford Bishop Jr. is wanted for the brutal murders of his wife, mother, and three sons in Bethesda in March 1976. Credit: FBI website
Eric S April 11, 2014 at 09:59 am
Will someone please help Robert find his medications?
Justin case April 11, 2014 at 11:15 am
He probably retired from the state department under an alias. They didn't even notice he was missingRead More for an entire week so I'm sure they wouldn't notice if he came back to work as Juan Rodriguez or some other alias. Bunch of idiots. The FBI must finally be sick of this guy embarrassing them for 38 years
Pam Hamburg April 11, 2014 at 04:40 pm
Your government agencies at work....HA! But cops can get away with beating an unarmed or mentallyRead More challenged or mentally ill person to DEATH. What a world.
Antoine Petty, 30, is wanted by Prince George's County Police for theft. Credit: PGCPD blog
Patrick Carter April 10, 2014 at 11:48 am
He should be locked up for being FUGLY!
Justin case April 10, 2014 at 01:04 pm
Big momma must be really proud of this idiot.
Marcus Aurelius April 17, 2014 at 07:17 am
Wow, this is man should be easy to catch, chances are good, he is already on parole, has a criminalRead More record and should never have been released early from whatever sentence he is supposed to be doing.
Steven Spiegel April 11, 2014 at 05:39 am
Yeah they will do 5 and be right back to the same ole same ole.
My Opinion April 11, 2014 at 09:31 am
"Surveillance video in the area took footage of the possible suspects using the victim’sRead More credit cards." Not really the main part of the story, but can the place that the possible suspect used the cards at, get in trouble for not checking ID with the credit card?
Marcus Aurelius April 17, 2014 at 07:21 am
Ah yes District Heights and Landover Hills, two of the largest toilets in the state, nothing butRead More Obamavoters living off the backs of everyone else, all educated by democrats. You democrats really do a fine job raising your criminals to be productive members of society.
Arturo Roberto Harris, 61, of Clinton has been charged with reckless endangerment for leaving students unattended on a school bus. Credit: Prince George's County Police
Marcus Aurelius April 9, 2014 at 07:59 am
Lets all just be happy this did not turn out worse, and lets get to the facts before jumping toRead More conclusions, yes leaving the bus unattended we know is wrong, but did a child put the bus in gear? etc... Man seams to have done his job very well for years and years.
This man is a suspect in Tuesday morning's robbery of Bank of America on Church Street in Upper Marlboro. Credit: Prince George's County Police
Marcus Aurelius April 9, 2014 at 07:18 am
Wow this man has some serious guts to pull this one off, hope they get him soon, offer a largeRead More reward and his own family will turn him in!!
erikb.prestbury April 9, 2014 at 12:10 pm
He is not a bank robber. He is probably desperate to pay back the drug money he owes to his dealer.Read More The dealer(s) are likely the cause of the eye patch, from an earlier confrontation, and have threatened to kill him if he doesn't get their money asap. This looks like a move of pure desperation, not a well thought out and cased plan.
Otis, a 2-year-old Chihuahua, was revived after a Bowie house fire last year. But he died days later because his owners couldn't afford followup veterinary treatment. Credit: Mark E. Brady, PGFD PIO
Anastasia April 14, 2014 at 11:24 am
This was sad to hear, and compelled me to donate to the fund.
Tag-Along April 14, 2014 at 12:56 pm
There's a group of wonderful volunteers in Philly that run a emergency relief team for animalsRead More involved in house fires. They do fantastic work, and ask the public for help with transport and donations to help offset the medical costs. I honestly believe this is something that should be offered in all counties in every state. That is something Red Paw would LOVE to see! http://redpawemergencyreliefteam.com/
Tag-Along April 14, 2014 at 01:01 pm
And for those who can't afford to care for their pets there are programs and organization out thereRead More that try to do what they can and help supplement food and find discounted care. Luna's House has a food pantry and NoKillHarford is just starting to get going but are looking to offer subsidies. (Both are located in Harford County) And I know most low income families can't get credit cards or don't want to use them, Care Credit is not a regular credit card. It's for use for medical care INCLUDING our pets. You have to make sure your vet accepts the card and the payment plans they accept. Some only accept the 6 month plan. I have been fortunate to not need any of those services but I'm glad to know they are indeed out there. People just don't know and it's a shame