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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??!!
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.
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.
A man who tried to cross a road without using the crosswalk was fatally struck and killed by two cars Saturday. File|Patch
Richard Rice April 15, 2014 at 09:25 am
This is a major tragedy in two ways. First tragedy was that he did not crossed whileRead More not in a cross walk and the second tragedy was the loss to his family!! May God grant strength to those left who are grieving!
Steven Spiegel April 20, 2014 at 09:34 pm
Its not a Major tragedy that he did not cross in the cross walk !!!! The major tragedy is he got hitRead More while crossing the street . I also express my deepest sympathy to the family and I pray that they will have the strength to deal with there loss !!!!
Pam Hamburg April 16, 2014 at 11:23 am
LOL, and I would never skydive *shudders*.
Marcus Aurelius April 17, 2014 at 07:57 am
But we can get stoned now, makes perfect sense !! You could always just drive like responsibleRead More people and keep your speed safe, there are thousands of people missing limbs or worse wishing they never were involved in a crash by either there own fault or the result of some balloon knot, Thanks for keeping us safe officers
Alicia Murphy April 17, 2014 at 05:26 pm
I just use Waze now can't go wrong this tells you were the cops are and if they are not just say soRead More and it is removed and so many use it especially truck drivers so here to Florida I had no issues great app
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.
Lester Lee Fletcher, Jr. (Photo courtesy Prince George's Police Department.)
ladypoet April 10, 2014 at 02:10 pm
So sad for both families.
Steven Spiegel April 20, 2014 at 09:40 pm
I can never figure out what drives people to do these things . I have had MANY problems in my lifeRead More with relationships and drug addition but no matter how low I felt at any given time I knew that Jesus will help get us through our problems as long as we believe. My heart goes out to the families with a prayer for there loss .
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
A police officer was hit by a getaway car Saturday and two suspects were shot by police. File|Patch
Robert Curry April 6, 2014 at 04:10 pm
All too frequently, police deliberately place themselves in front of occupied motor vehicles,Read More deliberately making themselves targets, so as to "Justify" using deadly force in otherwise minor incidents! I tend to believe that should I, a homeowner, find someone stealing from my garage and deliberately place myself in their escape path, to attempt justification of MY use of deadly force when they come towards ME as they try to escape, the police/court would probably say I should have "Stepped Aside" amd permitted the escape! WHY the double standard? Those that escape, usually go on to continue their crime spree against other victims! Citizens should be entitled to defend themselves and their property the same as police!
Mr. Mxyzptlk April 8, 2014 at 08:59 am
Robert, you have no idea what occurred yet you spent 11 lines of text to criticize the police, yetRead More not even a single word criticizing the criminal behavior in this case. Not a single word of well wishes to the inured police officer. Not a single word of thanks for the officers doing a dangerous job with no support from those in the community such as you. "Otherwise minor"? The police had no idea if the person fleeing had just injured or killed someone in that home. Just say, "Thank You."
Marcus Aurelius April 9, 2014 at 07:16 am
Thanks to all of you that protect us all everyday 24/7, and we are letting the politicians get a 16%Read More raise come on people force them to vote for it first and to "pay it forward" to those that protect us, not rule over us.
A Prince George's County Police officer shot and killed a suspect authorities said was reaching for a handgun. File|Patch
Marcus Aurelius April 7, 2014 at 07:12 am
Nice grouping!!! Thanks for keeping us safe officers!!!and the law makers are getting a 16% raiseRead More but cops have to fight for 2-3% ah the elite class we live in today.