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DNA Matches Suspect to 1984 Rape

DNA Matches Suspect to 1984 Rape

(AP)-Montgomery County Police have arrested a man in a 1984 rape after a DNA profile matched a man to the crime.

Police charged 53-year-old Hubert Allan Marlin, whose last known address was in Michigan, with rape and assault with intent to maim. He was arrested on Sunday and is being held without bond.

Police say on Oct. 13, 1984, a woman was walking home from her job at Montgomery Mall when she was approached by a man who beat and raped her.

In April of this year, the case was reopened and evidence from the crime scene underwent a forensic examination. A DNA profile was obtained and the suspect was identified.

Chase Leads to Gunfire Between Man and Officer

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) ? Montgomery County police say a 27-year-old Oxon Hill man has been charged after exchanging gunfire with a Takoma Park police officer and using a hostage as a shield.

Police say Cpl. Douglas Malarkey tried to pull over a speeding Camaro that was endangering pedestrians near Sligo Creek Parkway and Houston Avenue on Thursday, but the driver, Trevlyn Terrell Hinton, refused to stop.

Hinton fled to an elementary school, where he hit a pole and took off on foot.

Malarkey and Hinton exchanged shots at a nearby apartment building, where police say Hinton used a resident as a shield. Authorities say Hinton eventually released the man and was arrested.

Hinton is charged with attempted murder, attempted assault and a weapons offense. The officer is on routine administrative leave.

Takoma Park Police Officer-Involved Shooting

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred today in Silver Spring.

“Shop with a Cop” Initiative Returns for Second Holiday Season

For the second year, Montgomery County Police are able to offer the holiday safety initiative, “Shop with a Cop.”  It begins the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 26, and runs through Thursday, December 23.  It was developed to help increase the safety of shoppers, pedestrians, and drivers in the county during this active holiday season.

            Officers in all six of the Montgomery County police districts will be detailed to shopping areas in their districts to provide high visibility, extra security, and to provide reminders about driving and pedestrian safety--especially in parking lots.  Officers will be distributing approximately 5000 bright green reflective and recyclable shopping bags with a driver and pedestrian safety message printed on them.  In some locations these bags will also be distributed by shop owners.

Silver Spring Man Indicted in $1.7 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

Greenbelt, Maryland - A federal grand jury has indicted Wayne James Carter, 47, of Silver Spring, Maryland, on wire and mail fraud charges in connection with a $1.7 million mortgage fraud scheme. Carter had his initial appearance at the U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Maryland.

According to the 13 count indictment, Carter allegedly made false statements on loan documents as to his monthly income, outstanding judgments against him and lawsuits to which he was a party.  Carter is also believed to have represented that he was not responsible to pay child support, when in fact he was obligated to pay child support.  The indictment alleges that based on Carter’s false statements, lenders approved loans on five properties, totaling $1,794,675.80, which is the amount the government seeks to forfeit as the proceeds of the scheme.

What Is The Point of the MD Cell Phone Law?

When behind the wheel, the primary focus should always be on the road.  Besides, you’re operating a vehicle that’s so heavy it can only be weighed in tons; so, why would you allow yourself to be distracted?  Unfortunately, people allow the distractions every day while operating their vehicle.  Due to this gross negligence, there have been far too many injuries and unfortunately deaths.

In 2009 alone, there were 342,000 auto accident injuries due to the use of cellular devices while behind the wheel.  That is unfathomable! So on October 1st of this year when Maryland’s cell phone law took effect, you would have thought the state was moving in the right direction to protect drivers and pedestrians.  But when I read the specific details of the law, I was a little disgusted (to say the least) and wondered what the point of having this law, was.

Discovery Communications - 1 Month Later

About a month ago, downtown Silver Spring was thrown into chaos when James Lee walked into the Discovery Communications building and started taking hostages.  With my office being in close proximity (extremely close) our entire block was surrounded by Montgomery County Police.  Our building went on lock down mode and all I could do was watch the news as this continued to play out.  Seeing how this situation occurred during lunchtime, if people weren’t in their offices, they were stranded in the neighboring restaurants and retail shops.  Local media were interviewing people on the street and while that was happening, there was this great sense of fear that loomed over downtown Silver Spring.  Fortunately, the hostages were able to escape unharmed and eventually police had to take the life of James Lee.

Well a month has passed and there has been a noticeable heightened level of security at Discovery Communications as well as downtown Silver Spring.&nbs