28 Nov

Man charged with attempted murder in Annapolis shooting

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WBFF)– A suspect has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and a slew of other charges after a man was shot in Anne Arundel County Friday.

Kedrick Sylvester Tooles, 26, of Severn faces charges of first and second-degree assault, first and second-degree murder, reckless endangerment, wear to carry firearm, firearm use in a violent crime, CDS possession of marijuana, assault to an officer as well as possession of a firearm after being convicted of a disqualifying crime, according a statement released by the police.

Tooles is accused of shooting Corey Holland in the abdomen shortly before 3 p.m. on Friday near Tyler Avenue in Annapolis. After several calls were made with descriptions of the suspect police and the AFD Marshall were able to subdue Tooles without injury.

According to police, Tooles is also a suspect in the Copeland Street shooting. This shooting happened about 20 minutes prior. Police found Traymont Wiley suffering from a gunshot wound to the face. He was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma.

Tooles is currently being held without bail.

25 Nov

AACO Police identify suspect in armed robbery

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (WBFF)– Anne Arundel County Police were able to identify the suspect responsible for several robberies within the county.

After an extensive investigation, the Robbery Unit identified 33-year-old Michael Allen Edwards as the suspect connected to six armed robberies in Brooklyn and Glen Burnie.

The incidents occurred on:

October 28, 2015 – 7-Eleven at 5617 Ritchie Hwy

October 29, 2015 – Pizza Boli’s at 300 Crain Hwy North

November 10, 2015 – Pizza Boli’s at 300 Crain Hwy North

November 17, 2015 – Navy Federal Credit Union, 6651 Ritchie Hwy

November 21, 2015 – 7-Eleven at 4000 Ritchie Hwy

November 22, 2015 – 7-Eleven at 4000 Ritchie Hwy

Investigators say citizens should not attempt to make any direct contact with this individual because he may be armed, and should call 911 immediately if they have any information regarding the whereabouts of Edwards.

Anyone with information regarding additional details on this case should contact the CID Robbery detectives at 410-222-3465

23 Nov

Are you going vegan this Thanksgiving?

 

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BALTIMORE (WBFF)– PETA is crying foul this Thanksgiving and it’s in an unusual way.

On Monday PETA organizers stood on the corner of E. Pratt and S. Calvert Street asking Baltimore residents to skip turkey this Thanksgiving by asking them to put themselves in a turkey’s place.

“All animals have flesh, organs, and feelings and don’t want to die violently for someone else’s meal,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is calling on caring people to give turkeys a break this Thanksgiving and make their holiday table a place of compassion for all beings.”

Emily Lavender, a campaigner for PETA stood outside handing out flyers and holiday recipes to those who were interested in going cruelty free this year.

But the show stopper of the day was a nude volunteer on top of a large cutting board “trussed-up” and posing next to two giant turkey carcasses. All to protest the mass killing of turkeys for Thanksgiving dinners.

PETA is offering some holiday dinner alternatives on their website, such as a vegan roast that you can try at home .

23 Nov

Towson University diving coach indicted

TOWSON, Md. (WBFF)– A grand jury has indicted a Towson University diving coach believed to be connected to a recording device recovered from the women’s locker room at the university.

Maureen Mead, 43, of Lutherville is charged with altering physical evidence in a criminal investigation, peeping tom and interception of communication. Mead is married to head swimming coach Pat Mead, who was removed last week from his coaching duties.

According to a statement issued by the school’s president, “Since October 16th, Maureen Mead had been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.”

On October 16, the university reported that two swim team members found a smartphone inside the team’s Burdick Pool locker room. The students believed that the camera may have captured video images and audio recordings of the female athletes from inside of the locker room. Click¬†hereto see previous reports.

No additional information is available at this time.

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Towson removes 3 swimming coaches, withdraws from upcoming invite to ‘refocus’

10 Nov

Two arrested in human trafficking and prostitution operation

LAUREL, Md. (WBFF)– Two men are now facing charges related to a human trafficking and prostitution operation stemming all the way to Virginia.

Police have identified the men as James Michael Warhurst, 32, of Manassas, Va., and Ali Reza Rohanimanesh, 28, of Front Royal, Va.

Howard County police conducted a month long investigation with an undercover detective posing as a potential escort. Police say in October Warhurst used social media to contact an undercover detective to offer her a job as an “escort.” Warhurst informed the officer that she would be performing sexual acts for money and a percentage of her earnings would need to be paid to him. He further explained that theses “dates” would be conducted each night and that she would also have to perform sexual acts with him as well.

This dialogue continued over the course of several weeks, where he subsequently offered an additional job to the undercover detectives “friend.” Leading up to the initial “date” Warhurst arranged a time and and place for the first pickup.

When that day arrived Warhurst had Rohanimanesh with him as the driver. They were both taken into custody on Route 1 in Laurel after meeting with the undercover detective.

Both face human multiple charges including prostitution, human trafficking and are being held at the Howard County Detention Center. Warhurst’s bond is set at $25,000, Rohanimanesh’s at $10,000.