Baltimore Maryland Police Officers Runs Down And Kills Pedestrian With Patrol Car

October 15, 2012

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — Baltimore police are investigating a fatal accident involving a police cruiser.

According to officials, officers received a call of a shooting in the 900-block of Jack Street. While they were driving to the area with lights and sirens, the vehicle hit a pedestrian in the 900-block of East Patapsco.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi identified the man as Leondionas Dias Perez. Guglielmi says Perez, 41, was from South America.

Perez died as a result of his injuries at the hospital.

The Baltimore Police Accident Investigation Unit says it is currently conducting a thorough investigation into this case. Authorities will be doing scene reconstruction and conducting witness interviews, prior to completing a preliminary accident report.

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Savage Black Beast Punched Woman And Pinned Her Between Two Cars For Taking Parking Spot – Also Attacked A Witness To Her Inital Attack

September 20, 2012

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – An Edgewood woman who police said punched another woman in the face before pinning her between two cars in a parking lot at The Avenue at White Marsh was arrested Monday.

Brandy Tennille Ames, 35, is charged with first-degree assault after police said she and another woman were involved in a “screaming match” Friday night over a parking space that resulted in the physical altercation, police said.

Police said Ames was upset because she thought the driver of a Volkswagen took her parking space when she got into an argument with 24-year-old passenger of the Volkswagen. Police said Ames punched the woman, got back into her Oldsmobile and drove at the passenger, striking her and pinning her against a parked Nissan Sentra.

Ames also struck a witness to the assault before fleeing in her car, police said.

The victim was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The witness was not taken to a hospital.

Ames, of the 600 block of Harr Park Court, is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $1,000,000 bail.

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Savage Black Beast Arrested After Attacking Random Train Passenger In Silver Spring Maryland

September 18, 2012

SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND – A Metro passenger has been sent to the hospital after being slashed in the face by a woman on a Red Line train Monday night.

According to Metro, the male victim was on his cell phone when the woman sitting behind him confronted the victim and started attacking him.

The victim and alleged attacker did not know each other.

Police were alerted about the incident by the train operator while the train was still moving.

Police took the woman into custody after waiting at the Silver Spring station platform for the train to arrive. Authorities say the suspect will undergo a psychological evaluation.

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Prince George’s County Maryland Police Adding Security Cameras To Watch Security Cameras – Pissed Off Residents Taking Out Their Revenue Generating Speed And Red Light Cameras

September 13, 2012

PALMER PARK, MARYLAND – Many people find speed cameras frustrating, and some in the region are taking their rage out on the cameras themselves.

But now there’s a new solution: cameras to watch the cameras.

One is already in place, and Prince George’s County Police Maj. Robert V. Liberati hopes to have up to a dozen more before the end of the year.

“It’s not worth going to jail over a $40 ticket or an arson or destruction of property charge,” says Liberati.

Liberati is the Commander of the Automated Enforcement Section, which covers speed and red-light cameras.

Since April, six people have damaged speed cameras.

On April 6, someone pulled a gun out and shot a camera on the 11400 block of Duley Station Road near U.S. 301 in Upper Marlboro, Md.

Two weeks later, a speed camera was flipped over at 500 Harry S. Truman Drive, near Prince George’s Community College. Police believe several people were involved because of the weight of the camera itself.

Then in May, someone walked up to a camera on Brightseat Road near FedEx Field, cut off one of the four legs, and left.

“I guess that makes a statement, but we were able to just attach another leg,” says Liberati.

But when someone burned down a speed camera on Race Track Road near Bowie State College on July 3, Liberati and his colleagues began to rethink their strategy.

“It costs us $30,000 to $100,000 to replace a camera. That’s a significant loss in the program. Plus it also takes a camera off the street that operates and slows people down. So there’s a loss of safety for the community,” says Liberati

The Prince George’s County Police Department decided it needed to catch the vandals, or at least deter them.

“The roads are choked, there are lots of drivers on them. I think traffic itself is the cause of frustration (towards speed cameras). But, we have a duty to make the roads safe, even if takes a couple extra minutes to get to your destination. Unfortunately, that’s the Washington area, the place we live in,” says Liberati.

Speed cameras themselves can’t be used for security because under Maryland law speed cameras can only take pictures of speeding, says Liberati.

“We’ve taken the additional step of marking our cameras to let people know that there is surveillance.”

Liberati says the cameras aren’t a case of Big Brother nor a cash grab, police are simply trying to keep the public safe from reckless drivers.

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Aberdeen Maryland Police Officer Charles N. Armetta Gets Out Of Limousine On The INTERSTATE, Falls Off Road And Dies

September 10, 2012

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – An Aberdeen police officer fell to his death from I-95 early Saturday morning.

According to officials, Officer First Class Charles N. Armetta, 29, was traveling in a limousine when he got out of the vehicle near Exit 52. He fell off the road and into a wooded area below.

Officials say that’s a fall of approximately 47 feet. Police say it can be hard to see the distance to the ground from the road.

Armetta was pronoucned dead at the scene.

This is the second Harford County police officer death this week.

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$10 Million Lawsuit After Surveillance Video Catches Prince George’s County Maryland Police Officer Donald Taylor’s Assault On Teen – Cop Has Been Lying About The Attack For 5 Months And Filed Bogus Charges Against Teen

September 5, 2012

BRENTWOOD, MARYLAND – Fox 5 has obtained surveillance video of a February 3rd incident involving a Prince George’s County police officer that seems to dispute his story about why his gun discharged.

A Cottage City 19-year-old spent nearly 4 months in jail after Corporal Donald Taylor claimed Ryan Dorm assaulted him and the gun went off as Taylor struggled with him. The surveillance video is from a business on Perry Street near Rhode Island Avenue in the Brentwood area. Attorney Jimmy Bell, who represents Dorm, says the video shows Taylor out-and-out “lied” when he wrote up a report supporting assault charges against his client.

The incident started when Dorm and a friend say they went to the “Lowest Price” gas station convenience store late that night to buy snacks. Dorm says his friend was wearing a ski mask because it was cold, but two police officers thought he looked suspicious and were going to rob the store. Ryan says he wanted to avoid any trouble, so he left.. But he says Taylor and a second officer followed him. The video shows Dorm being approached from behind, then smacked in the head with a gun. The video shows the flash from the gun as Dorm was being struck.

Taylor has been indicted and faces a trial in November. Bell has filed a $10 million dollar civil lawsuit in the case.

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Savage Black Beast Surrenders After Dragging Ex-Girlfriend’s Lover From Her Home And Killing Him In Parking Lot – Released From Federal Prison In 2008 After Kidnapping Conviction

August 28, 2012

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, MARYLAND – A man accused of dragging his ex-girlfriend’s new lover from her apartment and fatally shooting him in a parking lot turned himself in to police over the weekend and on Monday was ordered held without bond.

Prince George’s County police obtained an arrest warrant for 35-year-old James Howard Braddy after the Aug. 12 slaying of Trevor Alejandro Johnson, 37. Mr. Braddy turned himself in to police on Saturday, officials said.

On the afternoon of Aug. 12, police said, Mr. Braddy came into the home of his ex-girlfriend, located on the 1100 block of Kennebec Street in Oxon Hill, and confronted Johnson. During the confrontation, police said, Mr. Braddy shot Johnson. Officials said he dragged Johnson’s body down the steps of the apartment and into an adjacent parking lot, where he shot Johnson several more times.

Mr. Braddy faces charges of first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault and firearms-related crimes from the incident, according to Prince George’s County District Court records.

After a bail-review hearing Monday, Prince George’s County District Court Judge Patrice Lewis ordered that Mr. Braddy be held at the county’s Department of Corrections without bond. No family or friends appeared to be in attendance at Monday’s hearing. No one could be reached by phone at his home, which was listed as being in the 10000 block of Moreland Street in Fort Washington.

His defense attorney, Christopher Griffiths, made no arguments for or against his bond at the hearing.

According to court records, Mr. Braddy was previously convicted of carrying a pistol without a license in 1997 and, more recently, kidnapping in 2001. The Federal Bureau of Prisons indicates that he was released from prison in 2008.

A preliminary hearing in the first-degree murder case is scheduled on Sept. 24.

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