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Person accused of spray painting cars at Laurel senior center

LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Howard County police have released surveillance video of a person accused of spray painting more than 30 cars in Laurel and Columbia, including some at a Laurel senior living center.

Police say that during the early morning of June 8, 28 cars were spray painted at a senior living center on the 9800 block of Palace Hall Drive in Laurel. Not long after, four cars and two buildings were spray painted on the 9100 block of Guilford Road in Columbia.

The suspect is believed to be responsible for both cases and possibly many others. The surveillance video was captured at approximately 2 a.m.

The person in the video was seen wearing dark clothing, dark gloves and a black and white pom knit hat. Their gender and race are unknown.

The spray paint used in the incidents was white, and in some cases included the words "Jack Boys".

DUI driver hits disability transport bus in Laurel

LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 36-year-old driver, believed to be driving under the influence hit a disability transport bus in Laurel Tuesday morning, authorities said.

The crash happened in in front of Laurel Elementary School located in the 500 block of Montgomery Street around 9 a.m., Laurel police said.

Police learned that the driver of the Cadillac, 36-year-old Sherry Turner of D.C. may have been intoxicated.


Three arrested after fatal shooting in Laurel

LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Three people have been arrested in connection to a Tuesday night shooting in Laurel, Md. that left a 22-year-old man dead.

According to Anne Arundel County police, Zelina Smith, 45, Daniel Stephens, 23, and Tyrik Smith, 25, were all arrested and charged in connection to the murder of Donnell Minick, 22, of Laurel.

Police say Zelina Smith drove Stephens, her brother, and Tyrik Smith, her son, to the 3400 block of Sudlersville South so Tyrik could visit his child. When they arrived, Tyrik Smith and Minick got into a physical altercation. During the altercation, witnesses said Stephens pulled out a handgun a shot Minick. The three then fled the scene in a vehicle driven by Zelina Smith.

About an hour after the incident, detectives found Zelina's Smith vehicle, which was occupied by Smith and a juvenile. The two were transported to Anne Arundel County police headquarters.

Person fatally shot in Laurel

LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- A person was shot and killed in Laurel Tuesday evening.

According to police, the shooting happened on the 3400 block of Sudlersville S at around 8:30 p.m.

Police are searching for a suspect in the shooting.

Two men detained after 5 hour standoff in Laurel

LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Two men were detained Sunday morning after a five hour standoff at a Laurel apartment, according to Laurel police.

At approximately 8:15 p.m., police say officers were called to the 900 block of 8th Street for reports of shots being fired. A fight involving at least 10 people broke out at an apartment party and police say witnesses called and reported that shots were fired.

Officers made contact with two men in the apartment, but police say the men refused to come out. Police say a 28-year-old man and another man inside the apartment surrendered early Sunday without incident.

Both men were detained and questioned. Police say no charges have been filed at this time.

Police say some residents were evacuated to Partnership Hall on 5th Street as a precaution. Montrose Avenue between 7th Street and Harrison was shut down by this incident, police said.

MISSING: 34-year-old from Laurel

LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's police have located the missing woman from Laurel.

Police say Christine Marie Camardese, 34, was last seen in the 15100 block of Baltimore Avenue Wednesday at 12:00 a.m.

Camardese is described by police as a 5'3" Caucasian female and 130 pounds. Police say she was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue pants.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Regional Investigation Division – North Region at (301) 937-0910.


Patrol car hit by driver suspected to be under the influence

LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Howard County Police officer was injured after his patrol car was struck on Route 29 early Sunday morning, police said.

Pfc. Mike Marino was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center with non-life threatening injuries and is in stable condition.

At approximately 4:15 a.m., police say Pfc. Marino responded to Route 29 northbound near Old Columbia Road for a Takoma Park police officer that struck a deer. After he located the collision, Marino was struck by a 2005 Nissan Murano while he was sitting in his patrol car waiting for other officers to arrive, police said.

The patrol car had its emergency lights activated at the time of the collusion, police said.