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Dwight Ridgeway McGinnis Jr., 67, of 6106 Tipping Circle in Raleigh, NC, was charged with vulnerable adult neglect for allegedly leaving his elderly mother alone in a truck at Maryland Live Casino. Credit: Anne Arundel County Police
art doyle July 23, 2014 at 02:14 pm
Chrissy, do spiders cause you to become apoplectic? I imagine they woke her from her 81 degree oven.Read More What are you fretting over? The poor woman had no one to annoy with her racist rants for five hours?
Pam J July 23, 2014 at 02:37 pm
I think people are jumping to conclusions here. He apparently parked in a parking garage. Granted,Read More five hours is too long and he should just be considered a bad son, but he really didn't do anything illegal. Sure she was incoherent when the police first questioned her. She's 98 years old and was asleep when they started questioning her. How many of us make a lot of sense when we first wake up? My 83-year-old is just now complaining about being cold and I have the airconditioning turned up to 78. Older people can deal with heat a little better, apparently. I bet the mother was doing just fine until the "good" citizen decided she wasn't. But it's good that they called her son.
Bill Howard July 23, 2014 at 10:19 pm
Maybe he was trying to let her die so he could collect insurance for his gambling debts. When theseRead More folks are hooked, they will hurt anyone.
Jeremy Ng of Ellicott City (Credit: Howard County Police Department)
Steve July 21, 2014 at 07:43 pm
Sounds like this guy needs to attend Gropers anonymous
Kerrie Ater July 22, 2014 at 02:34 pm
Somebody needs to straighten this idiot out once and for all.
Joseph Walker, a detective in New Jersey, is on trial for an alleged case of road rage that killed a Halethorpe man. Credit: Screenshot from WBAL TV
mark July 22, 2014 at 06:49 am
Not defending the cop, but why did Harvey stop his vehicle and get out and approach, no contact wasRead More made with vehicles, he should of just kept going. You, me and every person has cut someone off at some point in our driving years, whether it was by accident or purpose, you and everyone has done it. I know that intersection, it's a weird left turn and sometimes you can accidentally cut someone off which enrages the other person, Harvey should of ignored it moved on. Approaching a vehicle after something like that happens means you are looking for trouble, the cop should of kept going also. 2 egos who wanted fight after a Stupid game of Cat and Mouse and ends with one Dying. Ridiculous
Eddie Baier July 22, 2014 at 07:54 pm
If I remember correctly, the Sunpaper article, just after the incident, said that Harvey Jr. exitedRead More his vehicle with a weapon.
Toni Adams Reese July 22, 2014 at 10:18 pm
Joe Harvey did not have a weapon Moron - Sunpaper did not say that. Killed in cold blood - afterRead More Walker's ten different stories about what happened - he still killed in cold blood. Too bad MD won't fry or inject killers anymore - this dude deserves it
Dr. Nikita Levy. (Credit: WBAL/YouTube)
Sara Bloom July 21, 2014 at 11:54 pm
Dr. Hans Roving. Dr. Tom Peeping. Dr. Unpro Feshinal. Dr. Uneth Ikal
Tom Paxton July 22, 2014 at 04:55 pm
The Lawyers are the ones that will get 40% of that settlement. The Hospitals premiums will go up andRead More that cost will be absorbed by everyone who has insurance.. There was no harm to anyone, and I understand no ones face was seen in any of the pictures. So if you are in the middle class and see your health insurance premiums go up once again thank the trial lawyers. Funny how they can get away with it in a country where the laws are written by lawyers.... Kind of like "Hershey's" writing the dietary requirements, really doesn't make sense. .
The Truth July 22, 2014 at 11:39 pm
There's a face you can trust...
Joseph Walker, a detective in New Jersey, goes on trial next week for an alleged case of road rage that killed a Halethorpe man. Credit: Screenshot from WBAL TV
Eddie Baier July 19, 2014 at 04:10 pm
The way the newspaper article went, Harvey exited his vehicle, with a gun in his hand.
Michele July 21, 2014 at 09:36 am
Definitely murder!
Chris W James July 23, 2014 at 01:25 pm
Two hot headed jackasses. This is what happens
A Rockville woman was arrested for allegedly leaving her 7-year-old son and his puppy alone in a car at Lakeforest Mall while she shopped. File|Patch
Igor July 23, 2014 at 04:17 pm
Okay you're right. But we aren't in the 70's and 80's now. So we have to deal with today's problemsRead More now. What would you have us do? Just ignore it? The drugs weren't so available then. Today you can walk down any city street and buy what you want. Sorry but I want my kids where I can keep an eye on them. You bring the children into the world then your are the one that should be held accountable for their safety.
Kelly July 23, 2014 at 04:51 pm
Well, for one, we don't criminalize the parent. The energy and expense put in to locking up thisRead More mother could have been better spent locking up the druggie or the pedofile we are trying to protect these children from. Give the mother a warning. Maybe require her to take a parenting class on child safety. Admittedly, if the circumstances were different, like an infant or toddler left in a hot car, I would be singing a different tune. In those cases, I support much, much harsher penalties. That said, at what age do we say it's okay for a parent to leave their child in a car alone? Is it 7 or 12 or 17? We are responsible for their safety until they are 18, right?
Igor July 23, 2014 at 05:11 pm
Some of these kids I would say 30-35. LOL. I agree with everything that you say. I would say a lotRead More depends on the child. One of mine would have been okay at 8 the other 18. I think around 10 would be good. But I would start out slow. Maybe for 10 minutes and progress if they show signs that they could handle it.
Women on separate flights Thursday were charged after packing stun guns like this in their carry-on bag. Credit: Screenshot from WJZ TV
John McGill July 18, 2014 at 11:56 am
honest mistake? everyone knows to check what is acceptable before getting on a flight. It isRead More posted when you book on the net, through travel agents, even at the airport before security. they just thought they could get away with it.
Skye Anderson July 18, 2014 at 03:43 pm
Way to go BWi TSA! Thanks for doing a boring, frustrating job so well.
Harford County Native July 19, 2014 at 02:52 pm
I guess they got a stunning surprise at the check-in.
Former U.S. Army Reserve building on Malcolm Drive in Westminster (Credit: WBAL/YouTube)
Katherine Glaser July 23, 2014 at 03:08 am
Children r NOT Mexican.They r from several countries and ! city that is the murder capital of theRead More world.The drug cartels would not exist if Americans didn't love illegal drugs. I am involved in 20 animal right organizations. I work a lot and Iam not set-up for children.Some of these orphans were going to Westminster and I had planned to see if I could volunteer an hour or so, as needed. Many r babies in diapers. Because of death threats, I do not believe Westminster is getting any orphans (or Balt). May I ad, I never desired to have children, but I wish no human nor animal had to. I realize this idealistic, but we could be kinder people as my religion dictates.I believe as Christians ,we should walk-the-walk and not just talk.If u feel,u have given ,I am not judging u and others. I merely am requesting, a calm attitude while authorities do their work. Recently, the Pope has requesting Catholics, to produce more children.This greatly upsets me. I am in favor of reducing the world population,except for people who really want children, With 97 % o f pregnancies unplanned (or unwanted),we can work on this problem. These r not children brought here by illegal parents They have no parents.Bad people told their relatives, that for a fee ,they would deliver them to the US ,who will accept them. They were scammed AND THEIR COUTRIES R TRYING to spread the word,there is no open acceptance for them here.
Katherine Glaser July 23, 2014 at 03:09 am
above (had to suffer...)
Katherine Glaser July 23, 2014 at 03:10 am
above (had to suffer...)
Melvin Nathaniel Pate after being shot. (Photo from Office of the State's Attorney.)
Crime Solver July 17, 2014 at 10:40 am
This situation is very sad! While I completely side with the victim and his family that the blink isRead More a strong indicator he identified correct suspect, I find it very difficult to interfere with someone's rights. Fingers crossed that additional evidence in the case can support guilt so that the defendant gets his sentence fairly.
Crime Solver July 17, 2014 at 10:40 am
This situation is very sad! While I completely side with the victim and his family that the blink isRead More a strong indicator he identified correct suspect, I find it very difficult to interfere with someone's rights. Fingers crossed that additional evidence in the case can support guilt so that the defendant gets his sentence fairly.
Derailment scene after midnight on Aug. 21, 2012. (Credit: Brandie Jefferson)
Bill Powers July 17, 2014 at 02:17 pm
Michael asks a very good question. Tragic to see the good die young. I know of no one happy thatRead More two young girls died that night. But we need to regain the concept, as a society, of holding people responsible for their own actions. A train derailed in a place where it belonged that should have been unoccupied. The girls where occupying a place they didn't belong. As fate would have it, sadly, on that night it was the same place at the same time. I can't place fault with CSX.
BP July 17, 2014 at 09:40 pm
Trespassing would be climbing the eight foot railroad fence---bagging the railroad security cameras,Read More hiding from the railroad lookout towers, and outrunning the two railroad cops in the state. There has to be deterrants not some sheriff going yap-yap-yap when the railroads pull his strings. Negligient homicide would be letting the track conditions to be DEADLY while paying company brass millions a year.
Pete Grosso July 17, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Trespassing would be being on tracks at any location other than a crossing or station platform,Read More which Ellicott City is not. If they had been under the bridge walking on public sidewalks and the train derailed, killing them, then no that's negligence on the Railroad. But walking out onto a narrow bridge, where a person has no business being, is trespassing and is negligent on the violator.
This 7-year-old Scottie/terrier mix was left in a pickup truck Tuesday afternoon. Anne Arundel County Police broke out a window to rescue the dog when its owner couldn't be found. Credit: AACPD
R.S July 19, 2014 at 08:09 am
Returning the dog to the owner is as bad as releasing the mom on bail who left both a dog and a 7yoRead More child in a hot car while she went shopping. I called the police last year when I spotted a poor dog $tuck in a locked up window shut truck. The owner was in Target. I stayed and snapped pics, then posted it on facebook as documentation. So many people looked and did nothing. It took 15 min for cops to show but it felt like hours. I wonder if its legal for bystanders to bust out windows of vehicles if we see an animal in distress. I wanted to and would have if the doggie looked distressed..
Rochelle Drucker July 20, 2014 at 09:42 am
If we see children or pets in hot cars we need to report it.
Kimberley Schmidt July 23, 2014 at 12:13 pm
sadly though what is the alternative-a shelter-and for children-foster care? Neither are better andRead More frankly can be much much worse-the opportunity has warranted education, so hopefully next time this won't happen-
U.S. Army Reserve facility in Westminster. (Credit: WBAL screenshot)
Steven Spiegel July 18, 2014 at 05:09 pm
Did you know that if a 60 year old White Man would have gotten jumped right were they wrote that youRead More would have never even heard about it ??? But you let someone call them a beaner and you would hear about it on every news cast . I bet they heard about this all the way in Mexico !!!!!!!!
Bob Loblaw July 20, 2014 at 12:03 pm
Farther then that! This made the news worldwide. Carroll County used to be the laughingstock of theRead More state, then it became the laughingstock of the country when it hired the phony British Lord and held a Flat Earth Conference. Now it's become the laughingstock of the world!
El Capitan July 20, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Nothing is a bigger laughingstock than Boinker Bobbie Douchebag and his menagerie of alties. LMAO
Police pin teenage girl near the Inner Harbor on April 19, 2014. (Submitted Photo)
Kim Bruno July 15, 2014 at 01:14 pm
I have taught my kids since they were very young that cops are, for the most part.... bad! I haveRead More always warned them to be careful when near them and never talk to them unless it's a must. Cops are trained liars and manipulators. We are a normal upper middle class family with 2 parents 2 kids 2 dogs and a single family suburban home by the way(before I'm judged).
Kevin Aylward July 17, 2014 at 12:55 am
When will we all learn the basics? You have the right to remain silent. State so AND DO IT! If youRead More are detained, (ask if this is the case. If the answer is no, then ask if you are free to leave. If that answer to this question is no, then you are in fact being detained.), you have the right to an attorney, and to have that attorney present during ANY and ALL questioning. ASK FOR AN ATTORNEY!
Steve D July 21, 2014 at 11:50 am
It's why police have lost the public trust and do not get the benefit of the doubt anymore. AllRead More across the country.
Jimmy Smith (Credit: Baltimore County Police Department)
Peter Eiben July 15, 2014 at 09:38 am
of course he wanted to get the stuff out of her purse before the authorities did, that is all he didRead More , he might have been worried about her yoo
Sheriffchris July 15, 2014 at 09:46 am
This team has always been plagued by criminal behavior. Their team picture now features both frontRead More and side views ! Seriously, what a crappy organization to be in the NFL.
Teresa Linton July 15, 2014 at 07:18 pm
I doubt his salary will drop
erie July 12, 2014 at 09:21 pm
Kinda makes you wonder just how many people have knock off there kids and pets this way.
alan donahue July 13, 2014 at 10:15 am
This just proves that people are actually jealous of Justin Harris and that is why he is beingRead More attacked in the media. It is better jealously. The people of Georgia support you Justin Harris! Do not give up in the face of these lies!
Karen Snodgrass July 14, 2014 at 07:04 am
Wtf
Gwyneth Lewis July 12, 2014 at 09:36 am
I took my son to see the graduation ceremony & demo since they allowed the general public toRead More attend. It was very interesting and I'm glad they have put forth the time, money, effort to have this program. It's one more step in keeping us safe!
Anne Arundel County Police say a suspected shoplifter fled from Arundel Mills security, jumped into a drainage pond and likely drowned. File|Patch
Patrick Carter July 11, 2014 at 11:45 am
What an idiot, serves his dumb ass right.
Robert July 11, 2014 at 03:13 pm
At least he has saved the county and state from having to prosecute, again. As a taxpayer, I thankRead More him for putting his stupidity to good use.
Steve D July 13, 2014 at 02:25 pm
Yes, he was a criminal. But he was still a human. He still has family and friends who had noRead More control over his life of crime. Would Jesus, or yahweh, or allah spout your hateful comments. When the bottom falls out for you in your life, I hope people are kinder than you (posters here) are.
Maryland State Police officers show explosive training exercises in a video from 2011. (Credit: Travis Nelson/YouTube)
Gwyneth Lewis July 10, 2014 at 08:34 am
Where in Sykesville will they give their demonstration?
J Leland July 10, 2014 at 09:53 am
GRADUATION AND DEMONSTRATION OF NEW PERSON-BORNE EXPLOSIVE DETECTION DOGS WHEN: FRIDAY, JULYRead More 11, 2014 10:00 A.M. WHERE: MARYLAND STATE POLICE ACADEMY MPTC SYKESVILLE TRAINING FACILITY 6852 4TH St. SYKESVILLE, MD Directions @ https://www.dpscs.state.md.us/aboutdpscs/pct/directions.shtml
Steven Spiegel July 10, 2014 at 06:47 pm
I cant believe we are one of the first to do this . I would think that this would have been doneRead More years ago after 911 . I wonder if bus terminals and other public trans places . If not im glad I drive my truck to work.
Maryland State Police officers patrolled the roads with increased presence over July 4.
Sara July 9, 2014 at 06:51 am
Umm...Congratulations??? What are you boasting about?
Buck Harmon July 9, 2014 at 07:37 am
The police state evolves...
DeDe July 9, 2014 at 08:43 am
What about all the people talking and texting on their phones while driving. If I was a police man,Read More I could have written out so many tickets this weekend. Marylanders are just ignoring the law about using phones while driving.
A Baltimore City School Police Force officer pleaded guilty to being involved in a drug conspiracy.
DeDe July 9, 2014 at 08:38 am
Why is this man out of jail ? There is something wrong when a person like this is allowed to quitRead More his job (supposedly) watching over the safety of students, but continues to still run a senior citizens facility. There is something wrong with this whole thing. Isn't the welfare of elderly people just as important as the school children who he was watching ?
Sal Anthony July 9, 2014 at 02:42 pm
Aspiring rapper
Steven Spiegel July 9, 2014 at 07:55 pm
When they said he still continues to run his side business it threw me at first I thought they wereRead More going to say selling Crack to school aged children LOL !!!!
Tariq Abu Khdeir upon his release from jail in Israel July 6, 2014. (Credit: YouTube/ABC 2 News)
Matthew Riesner July 8, 2014 at 12:46 pm
Where is the state department in all of this? He is a US citizen that was hurt due to violenceRead More between 2 extremist groups. I'm sick of the attitude of the US State department that Israel does no wrong. Fact is no one is correct and if the US was smart, we would keep it's nose out of theocratic foreign politics.
Sal Anthony July 9, 2014 at 02:43 pm
He's a punk who cares
Matthew Silverglate July 9, 2014 at 05:22 pm
Either way, this went to far and is wrong. What I don't get is why, if the kid was knocked out inRead More the first couple seconds, why they had to hold him down and near the end you can see his legs in the air, if he was knocked out they would be on the ground. Also looking at his body language I don't think he threw any Molotov cocktails but when he says he didn't throw rocks he touched his arm, his right arm and since he is right handed this is as psychology would lend to the idea that he is lying, Not to mention the fact that the reported didn't ask him if he threw rocks he said it out of no where... even if he did throw rocks, the police should not be able to do that to him and they need to be punished. I would like to know the full story though, Like lets see the video from the beginning, not half way through.....
Sign near Bloede Dam (Credit: Maryland Department of Natural Resources)
Dave A. July 6, 2014 at 01:46 pm
Paul Massarelli is not with the PD but with the FD!
Elizabeth Janney July 6, 2014 at 01:57 pm
I just corrected it. Sorry for the error! Thanks for the correction.
Veronica Salisbury July 7, 2014 at 07:28 am
He shouldnt have been swimming so close to the dam, Iam in the river all of the time but I also knowRead More that you need to respect it too and some places you just shouldnt go near and Bloede dam is one of them. I hope the dam wont yet again get blamed for people not using their head. Iam sorry for the family and friends of this man for their loss.
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