Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Attempted 1st Degree Murder Suspect Arrested

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Surveillance Team (FAST) reported the arrest of Thomas Sanders of Hyattsville, MD on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder that was obtained by County Police on September 4th, 2014.

According to the warrant, on September 3rd, in the 6500 block of Columbia Terrace, Hyattsville, MD, Sanders is alleged to have approached a vehicle into which he fired a handgun repeatedly, striking a victim multiple times in the chest and arm.  The warrant further states that Sanders was seen holding  the gun  as he ran through backyards in the same block and that he later came out of the house and confessed to a witness that he had shot the victim. 
            
Deputies determined that Sanders could be located at an address near the shooting.  On September 9th, they went to the location where they took Sanders into custody without incident and transported him to District III Police Detectives.

Sanders is also charged with Firearm use in a Felony Violent Crime, First Degree Assault and five additional charges.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Sexual Battery Suspect Arrested


Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Van Gorelangton of Bowie, MD on an arrest warrant for Sexual Battery that was obtained by the Solano County Sheriff’s Office of Fairfield, CA on December 27, 2013.
According to the warrant, earlier on October 18, Gorelangton is alleged to have entered the residence of an elderly couple, located in the 5400 block of LaSalle Way in Vallejo, CA, after gaining entry through an unlocked sliding back door. The warrant goes on to say that Gorelangton attempted to rape the 84 year old female victim. 

On August 27th, 2014 the warrant Deputies received an “Attempt to Locate” notice from the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, indicating that they believed that Gorelangton was in this area. Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Deputies’ investigation led to an address in the 900 block of Lake Front Drive in Bowie, MD. The deputies’ August 28th attempt to serve the warrant was unsuccessful, but on a second attempt on September 8th, Gorelangton answered the door and was taken into custody without incident.
Gorelangton was transported to the Department of Corrections (DOC) in Upper Marlboro where he is awaiting extradition back to Fairfield, CA.  

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Armed Robbery Suspects Arrested



 Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Surveillance Team (FAST) reported the arrest of Lester Rawlinson of Lanham MD on a warrant for Armed Robbery that was obtained by County Police on August 27, 2014.
According to the warrant, on August 25th, in the 9800 block of Good Luck Road in Greenbelt, MD, Rawlinson, along with three other men drove up in a Dodge Charger. One of the men who got out of the car is alleged to have approached a group of people, displaying and pointing a Taser at them and demanding their property.  The warrant states that a cell phone was taken from one of the victims, after which Rawlinson and his accomplices returned to the vehicle and fled the area.
On September 3rd, FAST deputies executed the warrant after their investigation led them to Rawlinson and another suspect, Anthony Brown, at a location in the 9700 block of Woodland Avenue in Lanham, MD.  Rawlinson met deputies at the front door; both men were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Department of Corrections in Hyattsville, MD.  Later that day, FAST deputies also arrested Michael Ferebee on a warrant for the Woodland Ave. robbery and he was transported to the Department of Corrections in Upper Marlboro.
Rawlinson, Brown, and Ferebee are charged with five additional counts of Robbery and for Theft less than $1000 dollars.  Rawlinson was issued a $5000 bond.
For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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Possession with the Intent to Distribute


 Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Rashon Parham of Bladensburg, MD on an arrest warrant for CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute that was obtained by the Bladensburg Police Department on June 25, 2014.
According to the warrant, on June 16th   , in the 5000 block of 57th Avenue in Bladensburg, MD - an area that was under surveillance for drug trafficking - Parham is alleged to have approached the passenger side of a vehicle where he appeared to make a hand-to-hand exchange of an unknown amount of US currency for a small item consistent with the size and shape of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) packaging.   The warrant indicates that the vehicle was stopped, and CDS was recovered that field tested positive for Marijuana. 
The warrant further indicates that Parham was previously observed on June 10th in the 5700 block of Emerson Street where he completed a similar  transaction  less than 1000 feet away from Elizabeth Seton High School. When approached by officers, Parham fled on foot. 
On September 8th warrant deputies received information that Parham was in the Hyattsville area. Canvassing the area, they spotted Parham in the 3800 block of Hamilton Street in Hyattsville. Deputies apprehended Parham and placed him into custody without incident.  He was transported to Hyattsville Regional Unit for processing. 
Parham is also being charged with CDS possession with intent to distribute, Possession of marijuana, Possession of CDS Paraphernalia, and CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute on School Property.
For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354

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Friday, September 5, 2014

1st Degree Assault Suspect Arrested

 
Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Surveillance Team (FAST) reported the arrest on August 21, 2014 of Leonard Smith of Temple Hills, MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault that was obtained by County Police on August 15th.

According to the warrant, on August 14th, Smith is alleged to have been involved in an argument with the victim; he spit in her face, wrestled her to the ground and held a knife to her throat, threatening to kill her.  The warrant further states that children witnessed the attack and ran to a neighbor who called the police.

Upon receipt of the warrant, Deputies’ investigation of Smith’s whereabouts led them to an address in the 1800 block of Edwin Street in Northeast Washington D.C. On August 21st, FAST deputies, in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Departments (MPD) Fifth District Warrant Squad and the US Secret Service, found Smith at the location.

Smith was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Fifth District Police Station, from which he was extradited back to Prince George’s County, where he is currently being held at the County Department of Corrections on a $25,000 bond. Smith is also charged with Second Degree Assault.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

PGSO Commanders accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

                                                                                      


For more information on Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) visit ALSA.org.

1st Degree Assault Suspect Arrested

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Surveillance Team (FAST) reported the arrest of Imran Edward of Mount Rainier, MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault that was obtained by County Police on August 16, 2014.

According to the warrant, on May 27, 2014, at an apartment building in the 6800 block of Red Top Road in Hyattsville, MD Edward is alleged to have approached the victim, a person with whom he was acquainted and they became engaged in an argument. The warrant indicates that Edward retrieved a rifle from a nearby laundry room which he pointed at the victim. The warrant further states that Edward struck the victim from behind, injuring his head and back.  The victim was transported to MedStar Washington Hospital Center where he was treated.

Deputies’ investigations led them to believe that Edward was at an address in the 4200 block of Eastern Avenue in Mount Rainier, MD. The FAST Deputies went to the location where they found Edward. He was taken into custody and transported to Prince George’s County Department of Corrections in Hyattsville, MD without incident.

Edward is also being charged with Firearm use during a Felonious Violent Crime and Assault 2nd Degree.
For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
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