SAVE THE DATE-October 3,2016-Purple Light Nights Lighting Ceremony-Our Community United Against Domestic Violence

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Domestic Violence Awareness Calendar of Events #PGSO

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016
Office of the Sheriff Presents:
Purple Light Nights® Lighting Ceremony
Family Justice Center 14757 Main Street Upper Marlboro MD
Lighting Ceremony begins at 7:00 pm
Pick up a FREE Purple Light Bulb
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016
 
Sisters4Sisters, Inc Presents:
Domestic Violence Sunday Stoll and Sprint to End Violence
Bladensburg Water Park- 2:00pm-5pm
 
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15, 2016
 
Prince George’s County Department of Family Services Presents:
Prince George’s Community College Largo Student Center
8:30am – 1:00pm

SUNDAY OCTOBER 16, 2016

Sisters4Sisters, Inc Presents:
Safe Sunday- Visiting area churches to discuss Domestic Violence Awareness Safety and Prevention.
7:00am-10:00am
 
SATURDAY OCTOBER 22, 2016
The Maryland – National Capital Park Police and Company Presents:
Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro
Race starts at 9:00am
 
 SATURDAY OCTOBER 29, 2016
 Sisters4Sisters, Inc Presents:
Martins Crosswinds, Greenbelt Maryland
9:00am -12:00 pm
 

Purple Light Nights® Lighting Ceremony Media Advisory

Sheriff Hosts “Purple Light Nights®” Lighting Ceremony
 
County Partners United Against Domestic Violence in Awareness Campaign

Upper Marlboro, MD… For the third year, the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff will host the “Purple Light Nights ®” (PLN) lighting ceremony on October 3, 2016 to begin Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Sheriff High said the “Purple Light Nights®” lighting ceremony begins a month of events conducted by many of the partners who serve families impacted by domestic violence to raise awareness and alert people to all the resources available for families who need assistance. “Purple Light Nights® is a community event that brings all our partners together with the community to promote the ideal that our community stands united in the fight against domestic violence,” said Sheriff High.

Sheriff High said it was exciting last year to have so many community partners bathe their police, fire stations or headquarters in purple light – the County Administration Building, County Police, Bowie Police, Riverdale Park Police, and other municipal agencies, Prince George’s Hospital, Prince George’s Community College and the M-NCPPC Headquarters.

Free purple light bulbs will be available at the ceremony due to the generosity of Presenting Sponsor Pepco. The lightbulbs will be given out at the lighting ceremony and at partner events during the month. Sheriff High said the goal is a simple one: “We want citizens and residents, and businesses and partners to shine a purple light on their porch or in their window during all the nights of October signaling our county’s unity in the fight against domestic violence.”

WHAT: “Purple Light Nights®” Lighting Ceremony
 
WHERE: Family Justice Center, 14757 Main Street, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
WHEN: October 3, 2016 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
WHO: Sheriff Melvin C. High, the Domestic Violence Intervention Division and:
DCAO – Betty Hager Francis
County Council Chair – Derrick Leon Davis
Police Chief Henry “Hank” Stawinski
Judge Lisa Hall Johnson – Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee
Ms. Denise McCain, Director – The Family Justice Center - Guest/Partner

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Office Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the following felony arrests:

Sheriff’s “Most Wanted” - 2007 First Degree Murder Suspect Extradited

Sheriff’s Deputies extradited Elias Reyes back to Prince George’s County on September 12, 2016. Reyes who is from Hyattsville MD was wanted on an arrest warrant for First Degree Murder obtained by the County Police on December 6, 2007 and had been among the Office of the Sheriff Most Wanted Suspects.

The warrant states that on December 2, 2007 Reyes and a male roommate were in an apartment in the 8000 block of 15th Ave in Hyattsville, MD when they got into a fight. Reyes is alleged to have produced an edged weapon with which he struck the male victim in the body and face. The warrant further states that when the victim appeared lifeless, Reyes gathered his belongings and left the residence; the victim was pronounced dead on scene.

While in Durham, NC, Reyes was arrested on a trespassing charge and officers’ investigation revealed that he had an outstanding warrant for

First Degree Murder in Prince George’s County, MD. Deputies picked Reyes up from the Durham County Detention Center to transport him to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Reyes is also charged on an addition arrest warrant for Second Degree Assault on October 4, 2007.

First Degree Murder Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Anthony Dickens of Washington D.C, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for First Degree Murder that was obtained by County Police on September 15, 2016.

According to the warrant, on September 13, 2015, Dickens and another man became involved in a
physical altercation in the 800 block of Southern Avenue in Oxon Hill, MD after which Dickens left the scene. After the altercation, Dickens is alleged to have returned to the location, exited his vehicle, produced a handgun and fired at the victim with whom he’d had the altercation, after which he again fled the scene. The warrant further states that the male victim was pronounced dead and that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the manner of death a homicide by gunshot wound.

On September 14th, Deputies investigation revealed that Dickens had been transported by the U.S Marshal to the Federal Courthouse in Baltimore MD, where deputies exchanged custody for the outstanding Prince George’s County warrants and he was transported to the Upper Marlboro Department of Corrections.

Dickens is also charged with Second Degree Murder and Firearm use in a Felonious Violent Crime.

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

Monday, September 19, 2016

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Office Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the following felony arrests:

Attempted First Degree Murder Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Robert Mallette of Upper Marlboro, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder obtained by Bowie City Police Department on September 2, 2016.

According to the warrant, on the day the warrant was obtained, a man was driving down the street when he was flagged by a female in need of attendance who was fearful of her former spouse. The man took the woman to safety, but while they were stopped at a stop sign Mallette is alleged to have driven his vehicle into the rear of the other man’s car at an intersection. The warrant states that Mallette exited the vehicle, struck the male victim repeatedly that resulted in a fractured jaw and fled the scene.

On September 7th, Sheriff Deputies located Mallette at a residence in the 30 block of Joyceton Way in Upper Marlboro, MD. After a short foot chase, he was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Bowie Police Station to be interviewed.

Mallette is also charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, and Reckless Endangerment.

First Degree Child Abuse Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Darlene Rorie of Riverdale, MD who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Child Abuse First Degree that was obtained by Prince George’s County Police on September 2, 2016.


According to the warrant, Rorie is alleged to have abused the children on August 15, 2016 at a location in the 6000 block of 67th Place in Riverdale, MD.On September 8th, Deputies located Rorie at the residence where she was placed into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections (DOC) in Hyattsville for processing.

Rorie is also charged with Child Abuse Second Degree and Second Degree Assault.

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

#PGSO Sheriff Melvin High and Capt. Bowers enjoys the community at the Hispanic Festival #PGSO is Everywhere