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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.
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...
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
Sarah Miller July 24, 2014 at 04:03 pm
Actually I think Kelly raised some valid points. I tend to want to give the mother the harshestRead More punishment just for being stupid but I think it's important to try to help her be a better parent..Maybe she just needs someone to supervise her as she doesn't seem to know how to properly parent...
Michele July 24, 2014 at 04:51 pm
A republican would never do something so idiotic!
R.S July 24, 2014 at 05:11 pm
Ummm sorry but there were as many perverts in the 70's and 80's. And no, you cant leave them alone.Read More Yes, I walked alone to school but it was just up the street. I cant count on one hand how many molesters and perverts that lived in my neighborhood. And the tricks they used to get you in their grasp. I was molested by an old man who pretended he was an indian chief; he dressed as one and had his yard set up as sacred land.He said he'd make us little girls princesses but we have to be pure; and he had to check to see if we were, one by one. Trapped in his basement, scared, but still young enough to believe his story; plus he said all the girls had to do it or did it or leave. We were 8. Yes, once he made his move, some instincts kicked in; fear but not enough to stop him. We were taught to obey and trust. Never told my parents. I wonder how many of us were invaded. We never asked each other. I always wondered what the "Queen of Princess" had to do..He deemed her special of all of us. Just after, 1 of the girls told her mom that this man lets his penis show and that mom put a stop to all of us going. But even then, none of us told how far he went. We figured out we were stupid to fall for the story..it was so elaborate.He took on a new group of girls and I blocked out the incident until one day, a trigger opened the memory. Went back to see if he was still there several times. His wife knew. She saw all of us and all the other groups of girls. She knew. Another time walking to school, a man living around the corner asked me to look in the basement window at the puppy. I did, and it wasnt a puppy. I ran away and always afraid to walk past his house. Oddly, the next person to move in there did the same thing. Only he just came out and flashed. Another time as a young 14 teen. A man offered me a ride. I had walked like 4 miles already and had several more to go. He seemed nice enough and though my mind said no; my pain and 2nd guessing my instincts, I accepted. Got in. Minutes later the door locked on its own and I knew I was in trouble. I was so scared I was trembling. He asked for my hand but I didnt give and pretended not to hear. I saw he had his member out. I didnt let him know I saw it. He tried to get my attention but I knew I had to stay calm to escape and not alert him. When he stopped at a light, I jumped out and ran. I hid in the bushes of a post office. He came back looking for me. I hid for a long time til I was sure I was safe. I realized as an adult now, he didnt look hard there cause I was o fed property . There were so many occurrences. Most from being to young to understand how evil people can be. The incident of me accepting a ride against better judgement became the example I preached my kids. The Indian though made me a very protective parent, scared for my kids; even now. Children cant conceive of bad. Theres always a more clever pervert than the warnings you tell.. No child is safe, smart or strong enough...Our wisdom is all they have. I never trusted; and always will be a dramatic mom looking to prevent the worst case scenario. Never realized why I was so dramatic/afraid til that memory came back as well as another horrible one..
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.
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!
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.
(Credit: River Valley Ranch via YouTube)
Missy July 10, 2014 at 07:13 am
They ran through the woods in the storm?
Brooke Collins July 10, 2014 at 07:37 am
This was no FREAK storm. It was warned against in weather reports.
Natalie Gabler July 10, 2014 at 11:30 am
And the weather reports are always right!!! running thru open fields would of been better???? thisRead More was a sad accident.
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.
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.....
Keep fireworks out of reach of children, the Maryland fire marshal advises. (Credit: Josh Wickerham)
TheOldBray July 6, 2014 at 02:19 pm
So the lesson is...don't let your 9 year old use a lighter. I mean, really?
TheOldBray July 6, 2014 at 02:20 pm
Sparklers aren't exactly "fireworks"...we've all been playing with sparklers from the timeRead More we could walk. Accidents happen. Supervision is ESSENTIAL.
Tom Sharp July 7, 2014 at 02:02 pm
I don't think the sparkler is the main issue here. What kind of shirt can go up in flames likeRead More that?
Prettyboy Dam (Credit: YouTube video/rdbimaging)
Elizabeth Janney July 2, 2014 at 07:38 pm
Hi Chris, Police issued an official statement that they were trespassing.Read More http://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/PublicInformation/PressReleases/tabid/2382/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/5438/Two-Charged-After-Landing-at-Base-of-Prettyboy-Dam.aspx
Buck Harmon July 3, 2014 at 03:45 pm
The police issued official statements only tell a very small part of the story, so yes, if this isRead More the best that Patch has to offer it is in keeping with the rapid demise of reading Patch as a reliable news source. The "New Patch" is failing, I would have to agree with Chris.
Elizabeth Janney July 3, 2014 at 03:57 pm
Many times we get police statements when a story breaks, then others come forward with their sidesRead More and we can share that story to better represent the bigger picture. If you know the victims and they would like to speak with us to get their version out there, please message me at elizabeth.janney@patch.com.
A Maryland woman finds a bag of marijuana in her fast food take-out bag. Credit: Screenshot of Carla McFarland's Facebook Post
Lisa Anderson July 6, 2014 at 02:28 pm
Let get this right people who smoke pot are different then people that smoke dope they are not evenRead More in the same category learn your drugs before you comment before it makes you look like a ass
Lisa Anderson July 6, 2014 at 02:30 pm
@jay you should learn the class of drugs before you pass judgment, Dope and Marijuana are not evenRead More in the same class of drugs Singed Intake Rehab Nurse
Elle July 6, 2014 at 03:29 pm
Lisa. The definition of dope is...... A drug taken illegally for recreational purposes especiallyRead More marijuana or heroin. It is also a stupid person.
Human trafficking is referred to as "modern-day slavery," and many victims are fearful that they cannot get out or they will be harmed. (Credit: Fort Bragg Patch)
Jay June 27, 2014 at 12:05 pm
I think MG42 likes little boys?
Wm Thomas Capps June 27, 2014 at 02:20 pm
Just in the past few days there was a sting operation regarding sex trafficking. I have a simpleRead More solution. Pimps should spend 50 years in prison with no parole or probation and life in prison; if they are pimping a minor.
Sal Anthony June 30, 2014 at 09:57 pm
Pimps cannot spend that much time in jail for making minors have sex the libs would scream that isRead More to excessive.
Benjamin Chisolm of Davidsonville, a freshman at the University of Maryland, has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a 49-year-old woman. Credit: Screenshot from FOX DC
Patrick Carter June 27, 2014 at 02:06 pm
freaking perv! insult to lacrosse players everywhere, except maybe Duke.
Gabriela R June 27, 2014 at 02:10 pm
I'm going to say this in no uncertain terms: It is a serious offense. His rights end where hersRead More begin. All people have the right to be free from harassment, no matter what form it comes in. And no one is too old to rock...that's the whole point of rock. And getting old.
Mary Vecellio June 29, 2014 at 08:32 am
And, his being drunk is NO excuse for what he did to this woman, who was lying down because she wasRead More ill! He needs to serve time!
Last night's lightning storm has knocked out traffic lights at multiple locations around the state. File|Patch
Mike Brown June 20, 2014 at 03:11 pm
jag; I believe self driving cars will have some initial security concerns.
Paul F June 20, 2014 at 05:46 pm
I believe it states that under Maryland traffic laws you must act as if the intersection at aRead More non-working traffic light is a 4 way stop and as such like any other 4 way stop the vehicle on your right has the right-of-way. All pedestrians have the right-of-way at any crosswalk
HTHS Mom July 16, 2014 at 07:57 am
Law enacted in 2012? Seems to me that this was a law when I learned to drive in the 80's.
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