This past month local media outlets have been reporting on criminal charges brought against a local political candidate. Michael Hethmon, a 60-year-old Republican from Upper Marlboro, had his career put in jeopardy when he was charged with child molestation. His criminal defense team immediately denied the charges, but the implications were damning.
When authorities stop a vehicle, the driver could be subject to a search and seizure. While officers conduct the search, they might uncover items that could lead to their arrest. Furthermore, they could face criminal charges that carry harsh fines and penalties.
A Maryland pair has been arrested in the wake of yet another mail box theft in the local area. The couple, a 27-year-old man from Upper Marlboro, and a 25-year-old woman from District Heights, were picked up last week by the Howard County Police.
The mental status of a 21-year-old Gaithersburg man accused of murder is being evaluated at a hospital in Jessup. The man, a son of a former George W. Bush advisor, is accused of killing a 25-year-old with a hatchet. According to reports, the man called police to tell them he had just killed a man. He told police the man tried to break into his house.