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'Military' diagram found on fugitive
Washington Times ^ | 7/17/02 | Washington Times

Posted on 07/17/2002 6:39:24 AM PDT by DoctorMichael

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:55:41 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

ELKTON, Md. (AP) A man carrying a diagram of a military installation and several "suspicious" letters written in a Middle Eastern language is being held at the Cecil County Detention Center, the sheriff's department said yesterday.

The man, identified as Shakur Khabir of Elkton, was wanted in Connecticut as a fugitive after failing to appear in court on a robbery charge, said Maj. Ed Koluch, director of law enforcement for the sheriff's department.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: crosby; khabir; militarybases; terrorism; terrorist
..........and yet another cockaroach is caught.

A little bit more information on the story published yesterday by CFW here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/717187/posts

1 posted on 07/17/2002 6:39:24 AM PDT by DoctorMichael
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To: DoctorMichael
Another win for the good guys.
2 posted on 07/17/2002 6:40:21 AM PDT by rintense
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To: DoctorMichael
I still have not figured out why they have downgraded the military alert, we are on Alpha here, even though we had threats here in San Antonio just last week. They have, however, been doing random searches and 100% ID checks. This guy must not have had access to a computer, you can get maps of nearly every base in the U.S. on the internet. I keep copies of local base maps on file for visitors and new employees.
3 posted on 07/17/2002 6:50:37 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: DoctorMichael
When I saw this story last night I was curious as to how far Elkton, Maryland is from Pasadena, Maryland where the sewer explosion occurred near the power plant. There is also a Coast Guard facility near that plant in Pasadena.
4 posted on 07/17/2002 6:52:54 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: DoctorMichael
Isn't this racial profiling? I mean, just because he has an Arabic name doesn't mean he's up to no good, right?

</sarcasm>
5 posted on 07/17/2002 7:00:15 AM PDT by itzmygun
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To: freeperfromnj
When I saw this story last night I was curious as to how far Elkton, Maryland is from Pasadena, Maryland where the sewer explosion occurred near the power plant.

Missed that... gotta link?



6 posted on 07/17/2002 7:01:26 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: itzmygun
"Some neighbors had seen a lot of people come and go from his residence, and they felt he might be switching tags on his vehicle," he said................Isn't this racial profiling? {/sarcasm}

To my knowledge, NOT if its a call BY citizens TO the authorities.

7 posted on 07/17/2002 7:06:17 AM PDT by DoctorMichael
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To: DoctorMichael
If we just keep harrassing these SOB's, maybe they'll all just leave.
8 posted on 07/17/2002 7:31:47 AM PDT by blam
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To: DoctorMichael
....suspicious letters that appeared to be written in a Middle Eastern dialect....

Never identified, and since nothing about their content is hinted at, presumably nobody translated them ... nor even identified their language. Arabic? Persian? Armenian? Hebrew??

9 posted on 07/17/2002 7:37:08 AM PDT by DonQ
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To: DoctorMichael
$30,000 bond?. Why bond at all?
10 posted on 07/17/2002 7:41:23 AM PDT by putupon
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To: putupon
Those two would appear to be about 50 miles apart. No place in Maryland, is too AWfully far from anywhere else in Md.
11 posted on 07/17/2002 7:44:27 AM PDT by crystalk
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To: freeperfromnj
Elkton is in the far Northeast corner of Maryland, near the border with Delaware and Pennsylvania. Pasadena is much further south, between Annapolis and Baltimore. Not exactly around the corner, but Maryland isn't that big a state. You could drive from Elkton to Pasadena without going over the speed limit in an hour or so.

For what it is worth, all of the local news in the Baltimore, Washington, Annapolis area has played the manhole explosion as an accident, probably caused by a buildup of gas fumes.
12 posted on 07/17/2002 7:45:54 AM PDT by blau993
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To: putupon
why extradite him?, if he cant explain what he's up to, send him to Gitmo til he does.
13 posted on 07/17/2002 7:51:02 AM PDT by tm61
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To: blau993
For what it is worth, all of the local news in the Baltimore, Washington, Annapolis area has played the manhole explosion as an accident

Thanks. I read the latest update this morning and for whatever its worth, there were several manholes that blew and the regional manager for the county public works department who has worked there since 1977 said he's never seen anything like this occur.

14 posted on 07/17/2002 7:55:55 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: DoctorMichael
suspicious letters that appeared to be written in a Middle Eastern dialect

If they don’t even know what language they’re written in, what the hell is ‘suspicious’ about them?

15 posted on 07/17/2002 7:58:56 AM PDT by dead
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To: blam
I wish that were true. But it took the Spanish Inquisition and burning thousands of the blankety blankers at the stake to get them out of Spain. I doubt anything less will work here.
16 posted on 07/17/2002 8:01:44 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: DoctorMichael
After being served a fugitive warrant, Mr. Khabir was taken to the detention center, where he is being held on $30,000 bond pending extradition proceedings.

And if he makes bond and they let him go, what do you suppose are the chances they'll ever see him again.

DENY HIM BOND OR MAKE IT 1 MILLION!

Perhaps the authorities do not realize how easy it is to 'disappear' in this country.

17 posted on 07/17/2002 8:06:53 AM PDT by upchuck
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To: upchuck
............authorities do not realize how easy it is to 'disappear' in this country.

If THAT makes your blood boil, try this:

Saudi man leaves US after posting bond........

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/717576/posts

18 posted on 07/17/2002 8:14:14 AM PDT by DoctorMichael
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To: LibWhacker
Advocating an instant replay of the Spanish Inquisition is about what can be expected in this time of hysteria. Actually, it's the normal state of affairs for many here.
19 posted on 07/17/2002 8:17:21 AM PDT by Protagoras
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To: blam
If we just keep harrassing these SOB's, maybe they'll all just leave.

Deportation should consist of towing them 200 miles out to sea in a 6 ft rowboat and leaving them there with a bag lunch.

20 posted on 07/17/2002 8:38:18 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham
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To: freeperfromnj
Um, I live in Pasadena. There was no "explosion" to speak of.
21 posted on 07/17/2002 8:50:22 AM PDT by mdconvervative
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To: mdconvervative
Oh, you mean this....

http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/bal-pasadena16.story
22 posted on 07/17/2002 8:56:45 AM PDT by mdconvervative
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To: ravingnutter
Not to be the post police but...

I still have not figured out why they have downgraded the military alert, we are on Alpha here, even though we had threats here in San Antonio just last week. They have, however, been doing random searches and 100% ID checks. This guy must not have had access to a computer, you can get maps of nearly every base in the U.S. on the internet. I keep copies of local base maps on file for visitors and new employees.

Bro you are crossing the line on that one.

Too much info.

It might be info available in other places but regardless it wasnt neccesary.

Relax that.

Semper Fi

23 posted on 07/17/2002 8:56:49 AM PDT by VaBthang4
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To: maica; Freee-dame; Abundy
MD bump.
24 posted on 07/17/2002 8:57:28 AM PDT by Travis McGee
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To: Admin Moderator
See #3 & #23

Loose Lips Sink Ships

25 posted on 07/17/2002 8:59:28 AM PDT by VaBthang4
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To: freeperfromnj
Didn't that manhole thing happen in NYC too? Several blew straight up into the air. Scared the bejesus out of everybody. Does anyone recall that?
26 posted on 07/17/2002 9:08:26 AM PDT by Letitring
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To: Letitring
Didn't that manhole thing happen in NYC too?

It did indeed, about a month ago - they shut 34th Street down for a couple of hours. I didn't mean to shift the discussion to the manhole explosion that happened yesterday - I brought it up because one of the posts on that thread mentioned that there was a Coast Guard facility nearby so I thought there could be a connection with the military diagram this guy was carrying (I can't seem to get past the "Pasadena" name coincidence). When you research the issue of sewage systems and manhole covers it's just amazing how much damage one can do to the infrastructure through this venue. From the information I've just come across, Homeland Security seems to be on top possible underground scenarios.

27 posted on 07/17/2002 9:25:10 AM PDT by freeperfromnj
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To: Letitring
It happened here in Pittsburgh, too, a few weeks ago...in Oakland, the University section of town. It caused a major power outage and the most horrific noise -- I've never heard anything like it. It was played down, of course. Is this something that happens often? Is it significant?
28 posted on 07/17/2002 10:22:54 AM PDT by ellery
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To: freeperfromnj
Useless fact of the day.

Pasadena supposedly means "Between the moutain and the sea" reffering to a rare geological structure behind the Pasadena skating rink (for which the nearby Moutain Road was named) and the close proximity to water.
29 posted on 07/17/2002 10:37:55 AM PDT by mdconvervative
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To: VaBthang4
First of all...I am a female...secondly that info is common public knowledge, it was all over the news last week. Get a grip.
30 posted on 07/17/2002 10:57:30 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: DoctorMichael
OMG! These guys have a thing for military barracks. Another POS gets caught. Get a rope, save time and money.
31 posted on 07/17/2002 11:14:54 AM PDT by Teacup
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To: ravingnutter
A. I am happy to hear of your glorious feminization.
B. I made it plain that it didnt matter if any of the
information was public or not.
C. Are you currently in the Military? If so what unit?

You simply provided far too much information considering that the bulk of it wasnt relevant to the original story. Writing what the current security proceadures are and the state of Alert in a given area...on the internet...gives anyone access to that information.
In and of itself is it harmless...fairly so.
Taken together with other information that may be gathered about American security proceadures ina particular area [Which you also provided]and you are giving pieces to a puzzle. Whether or not it is public information is inconsequential...you are packaging it nicely for anyone who may be looking for it.

There is a reason we have the words "Loose Lips Sink Ships" listed on every posting box.

Semper Fi

32 posted on 07/17/2002 12:21:28 PM PDT by VaBthang4
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To: VaBthang4
Relax. Well, don't RELAX, but please lay off Ravingnutter. Maps of most military bases in the U.S. are NOT secret. They are SO readiliy available that I can't imagine a terrorist needing this thread to point him to them. Please.
33 posted on 07/17/2002 1:50:19 PM PDT by Burr5
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To: Burr5
Another brilliant retort.

Gee thanks for the enlightenment. My original response and subsequent posts remain.

In times past I wonder how many "out of the loop" types offered up excuses for their vain condescension in light of stated facts.

I'd rather be mistaken than right. I'd rather there not be any illicit organizations running programs developed specifically to troll the www for keywords and relevant information pertaining to American security and proceadures in order to pinpoint weakness'. However I know for a fact that it is performed. How about some of us growing up.

My subtle rebuke of whoever she is was competent and appropriate. If you dont agree, that is fine...but honestly...wasting the bandwidth to let me know...or probably more to the point...trying to impress her?

C'mon.

Semper Fi

34 posted on 07/17/2002 2:03:00 PM PDT by VaBthang4
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To: DoctorMichael
Ya know...I just moved from Laurel, MD thinking I would get away from these folks! Sheesh, now I drive by this guy's road every day! Perhaps they are following me?
35 posted on 07/17/2002 3:47:20 PM PDT by Woodstock
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To: upchuck
DENY HIM BOND OR MAKE IT 1 MILLION!

My thought too!

36 posted on 07/17/2002 3:48:57 PM PDT by Woodstock
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To: itzmygun
I never signed up for the curb on racial profiling. I just seems so natural.
37 posted on 07/17/2002 5:36:39 PM PDT by lwoodham
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To: blam
If we just keep harrassing these SOB's, maybe they'll all just leave.

To do that successfully, we would have to be able to harass them even more than the dictatorships they ocme from can harass them... since we aren't into stonings, beheadings, and administering lashes, I don't think we are going to have much luck harassing them into leaving the safety of this country and our always helpful lawyers.

38 posted on 07/18/2002 12:28:20 AM PDT by piasa
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To: freeperfromnj
Elkton is three towns up the road (US 40) from Aberdeen Proving Ground.

39 posted on 07/26/2002 7:35:41 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper
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To: Lil'freeper
bump
40 posted on 07/26/2002 7:36:31 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper
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To: itzmygun
These are nice peaceful people and good citizens and Islam is a pure religion of love and charity ...at the point of a sword and shrouded in a chadra! I'm waiting for the dolts in the FBI to look at the Interstate Motels. I'll bet all my WorldCom stock, that is a major method for Al Quaeda to house, hide and move both individuals and groups of their cockroaches. The tactic fits; hiding out, surrounded by the "civilians".
41 posted on 07/26/2002 7:41:54 AM PDT by chemainus
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To: piasa
"If we just keep harrassing these SOB's, maybe they'll all just leave" This will never happen as long as the libs buy their votes by making the United States the trough for all the illegals to take their swill. It amuses me that the crime figures go way up when these illegals ,Mexicans and Muslims, move in to town. We have a typical "project" here and the black residents who are more than ever integrating into every phase of the community are angry that the Mexican illegals get more welfare and aid than they do as citizens , for whom the aid was created, and the Mexicans bring in more violent crime than the blacks can stand, forcing many to move out of the "Project" .
42 posted on 07/26/2002 7:47:08 AM PDT by chemainus
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To: sauropod
Don't know if you saw this thread yet. Not exactly a warm fuzzy thought.
43 posted on 07/26/2002 7:59:02 AM PDT by Lil'freeper
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To: Lil'freeper
No, its not. Even for Threatcon Charlie.
44 posted on 07/26/2002 1:05:40 PM PDT by sauropod
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To: DoctorMichael
Google cache of ctnow.com : http://216.239.51.100/search?q=cache:keTnOfvAOjcC:www.ctnow.com/news/local/nc/hc-enfkhabir0730.artjul30.story%3Fcoll%3Dhc-headlines-nc+%22Shakur+Khabir%22&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Robbery Suspect Held On $90,000
Judge Calls Former Resident Flight Risk

July 30, 2002
By LARRY SMITH, Courant Staff Writer

ENFIELD -- A former Enfield man facing charges of robbery and harassment was held Monday following his extradition from Maryland.

Shakur Khabir, 34, formerly known as Darren Matthew Crosby, was arrested July 13 by Cecil County sheriff's deputies in Elkton, Md., on a traffic charge. Khabir appeared in Enfield Superior Court Monday, where Judge Jonathan J. Kaplan set his bail at $90,000.

Kaplan said Khabir's failure to appear in court and his flight to Maryland made it likely that he would again not show up for court dates. Khabir's next scheduled appearance is Aug. 15.

Cecil County sheriff's deputies arrested Khabir after a search turned up letters written in an unspecified Middle Eastern language and a drawing of a military barracks, authorities said.

Because of the circumstances surrounding the arrest, the sheriff's department notified the FBI's regional office in Baltimore, authorities said. FBI officials questioned Khabir for more than three hours but did not charge him, a published report said. The FBI would not comment on whether they have opened an investigation in the case.

Enfield police have charged Khabir with first-degree robbery, conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, interfering with police, first-degree failure to appear and four counts of second-degree harassment.

Police said he was in a car last December when Antonio Spicer of Enfield threatened a young man and robbed him of his cellphone, police said. The victim grabbed the window of the car, which dragged him for a short time before breaking. The man's hands were cut. Police charged Spicer, Khabir and another occupant with robbery.

Assistant Public Defender Sandra Davis said Khabir was released on $1,000 bail following his arrest in that case and that the police report was not clear about his involvement in the crime.

"The charge is not as severe as it would indicate," Davis said.

Earlier this year, Khabir violated a protective order by harassing his former girlfriend over the phone, police said. When a police officer went to question Khabir about the phone call, he fled, and police had not seen him since, police said.

Khabir has an extensive criminal record in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Maryland, bail commissioner Robert Vancour said. He had been arrested on charges that included possession of narcotics, violation of probation, first-degree assault, larceny, possession of cocaine, making a false statement and assault and battery with a knife, Vancour said.

Davis, the assistant public defender, said Khabir could not make the $115,000 bail that Vancour had recommended. Khabir also has admitted to a substance abuse problem, Davis said.

45 posted on 09/14/2002 4:38:33 PM PDT by piasa
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To: itzmygun
His original name was Darren Matthew Crosby... Saudi? LOL
46 posted on 09/14/2002 4:42:46 PM PDT by piasa
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To: piasa
.............Shakur Khabir, 34, formerly known as Darren Matthew Crosby..............

Thanks for the cross-reference and update! Another convert (in prison?) to the wonderful religion of Islam.

47 posted on 09/15/2002 6:04:44 AM PDT by DoctorMichael
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