Regional Recap, November 18, 2010

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Woman Sought In Anne Arundel Credit Card Thefts. Police in Anne Arundel County said they’re trying to identify a woman suspected of using credit cards that were stolen from several vehicles in the county. Detectives said several thefts have been reported from vehicles parked in county parks, by schools and in public lots in Pasadena and Crofton over the past three months. In many of the cases, credit cards were stolen.In September, three cars were hit in the Crofton Elementary School parking lot, and several more were broken into at the Big Vanilla Athletic Club in Pasadena, police said. A significant amount of money was also stolen, according to authorities.

5 Charged In Annapolis Prostitution Ring. Federal prosecutors say five men are facing charges they ran a multi-state prostitution ring.The U.S. Attorney’s office announced Tuesday that the five operated brothels in Annapolis, Easton and elsewhere in Maryland, transporting prostitutes from Virginia and Washington.The five were identified as 32-year-old German de Jesus Ventura of Capitol Heights; Kerlin Esau Esquivel-Feuntes, 23, of Annapolis; Luis Alberto Reyes, 28; and Isidro Jiminez-Sanchez and Wibert Alejandro Herrera-Aranda, both 32, of Easton.

MD E-ZPass Customers Frustrated Over Violations. By the time some E-ZPass customers learn of violations and fees, they owe thousands of dollars to the state of Maryland.Jason and Jennifer Markomanolakis are back on the road again after working out a deal to pay off an excessive E-ZPass bill. The WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team reported in July that Maryland suspended the tags on the couple’s two vehicles.”They threatened to garnish my paychecks,” Jason Markomanolakis said in July. The state claimed the couple racked up dozens of E-ZPass violations. The couple said they didn’t receive any notices, and by the time they found out, they owed more than $1,600 — only a fraction of it for the actual tolls.

Prosecutor: Tape Shows PG Police Officer In Drug Deal. Prosecutors said they have tapes of a Prince George’s County police officer charged in a corruption scandal agreeing to transport drugs.Prosecutors revealed the tapes Wednesday in Greenbelt during a bond hearing in U.S. District Court in which Officer Sinisa Simic was ordered held without bond.Simic and two other county police officers were arrested Monday, days after County Executive Jack Johnson was taken into custody on corruption charges.Prosecutors said the cases are related, but have not said how.

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