Friday, April 26, 2013
The men approached plain-clothes female officers in Howard County and offered to pay for sex.
Howard County Police charged 11 men with solicitation of prostitution and related charges after they were arrested in an undercover operation on Wednesday along Washington Boulevard in North Laurel. The men were arrested after they approached plain-clothes female officers and offered money for sex, according to police. This was the first undercover prostitution operation of 2013, said police. In 2012, police arrested 23 men in September, ten men in July, and eight in May in similar operations. Six of the men were from Laurel, two from Rockville, one from Elkridge, one from Lanham and one from Randallstown, according to police reports. Related Articles
Monday, November 26, 2012
Manoj Unni, a former crime lab technician for Baltimore City Police, allegedly cultivated marijuana plants worth over $500,000 in his basement.
A Howard County man arrested in May after police allegedly discovered half a million dollars worth of marijuana plants growing in his basement has pleaded guilty to manufacturing controlled substances, reports ExploreHoward.com. Manoj Unni, 30, of the 9300 block of Cross Timbers Court in North Laurel entered his plea in October, according to the site. He faces sentencing in January. On May 9, Howard County police acting on an anonymous tip searched Unni's home. Officials said they found “substantial marijuana grow operation in the basement, including sophisticated growing equipment." Detectives reported seizing 341 plants capable of yielding $510,000 of marijuana, as well as high-intensity lights, a dehumidifier, air filters, water pumping…
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
North Laurel man sentenced to 30 years on murder, assault charges.
A North Laurel man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after being found guilty in the burning death of his girlfriend in North Laurel. Richard Allen Rodola, 50, received the maximum sentence and will not be eligible for parole until he has served half of his sentence, according to The Laurel Leader. Police and prosecutors said Rodola poured gasoline over 37-year-old Pamela Myers before lighting her on fire in the woods by Route 1 in North Laurel in fall 2010. Rodola testified he and Myers, who lived together in the woods, were intoxicated and arguing, and the fire was an accident. A jury spent 22 hours deliberating before reaching the guilty verdict for second-degree murder and first-degree assault in the death of Myers, according …