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Friday, August 26, 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 and Second Degree Murder Suspects Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Warren Johnson of Lanham, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder obtained by County Police Department on July 21, 2016.

According to the warrant, on July 17, 2016, Warren Johnson and Corey Johnson attended a party in the 3700 block of Ashboro Court, Fort Washington, MD. The Johnsons’ approached a male victim, who was the host of the party in an aggressive matter which turned physical. After the altercation, they quickly fled the scene and returned with a handgun, fired multiple rounds and struck the victim who was in his vehicle. The warrant further states that the suspects are cousins.

Sheriff’s deputies later arrested Corey Johnson of Clinton, MD who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Attempted Second Degree Murder obtained by the County Police Department on August 11, 2016.

On August 17, after further investigation Sheriff Deputies along with Metropolitan Police Department located Warren Johnson in the 5900 block of Georgia Ave., Washington, DC. Johnson was taken into custody without incident and transported to Metropolitan Police Department 4th District Station.

Upon receiving the warrant, on August 18, Corey Johnson was located in the 11000 block of South Laurel Drive where he was taken into custody and transported to the Department of Corrections in Hyattsville for processing.

Both Warren Johnson and Corey Johnson are charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, Use of Handgun in the commission of a felony, Reckless Engagement, Handgun in vehicle, and Handgun on person.

Speak Now Community Forum at the Seat Pleasant Recreation Center


Joe Claire from WPGC fm Radio and the Seat Pleasant Police Department hosted the Speak Now Community Forum at the Seat Pleasant Recreational Center. Our own Lt. Davenport was invited to speak on the panel with the goal of bridging the gap between public officials and the community. The panel also included Seat Pleasant Deputy Chief of Police Ivey, Prince George's County Deputy Chief of Police Nichols, Prince George's County NAACP President Bob Ross, and a host of other guest.
 

Friday, August 19, 2016

#PGSO w/ Principal Dr. Blake at Stephen Decatur Community Day

PGSO, Sheriff High, Judge Dawson, Park Police, PGPD, Metro PD, and WKYS celebrate going Back to School and another year of learning.
 

Theft Suspect and Sex Abuse of a Minor Suspect Arrested #PGSO

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

Theft Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Spanky Frank, of Bowie, MD on an arrest warrant for Theft of $1000 to under $10,000 obtained by the City of Bowie Police on August 12, 2016.

According to the warrant, on August 2, Frank was in the 2800 block of Stony Brook Drive in Bowie, MD where he introduced himself as a contractor and offered to seal and resurface a resident’s driveway for $40 dollars. After supposedly coating the driveway Frank told the resident that the price was $1,000 dollars. According to the warrant the resident indicated that Frank’s demeanor caused her to be fearful. The warrant further states that after the resident paid the $1,000 dollars Frank told her that she needed to give him another $1,450 dollars, which she did with two personal checks. In addition the victim’s inspection of the work showed that the driveway was not sealed but rather spray painted black. A check through the Maryland Home Improvement Commission and the Maryland Department of Taxation revealed that Frank was not licensed to do home improvement work in the state of Maryland.

On August 12th a warrant for Frank was received by deputies and their investigation determined he could be located in Jessup MD. When deputies went to the location a man opened the door and deputies asked to speak with Frank who was inside the room. Frank was advised of the warrant, was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Frank is also charged with Acting as a Contractor without a License, Failure to Perform Contract, and Selling Home Improvement without a License.

Sex Abuse of a Minor Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Josue Castillo-Diaz, of Hyattsville, MD on an arrest warrant for Sex Abuse of a Minor that was obtained by the County Police on August 13, 2016.

The Warrant states that on August 13th, Officers responded to a residence in Hyattsville, MD and spoke with the victim’s parent who stated that she had learned that their 14 year old daughter was sleeping with the man living in the basement. The warrant also states that during the interview the daughter confirmed having sexual intercourse with the defendant more than once.

On August 17, a warrant for Castillo-Diaz was received and deputies’ investigation led them to the location of the incident. Upon deputies’ arrival at the location Castillo-Diaz was leaving for work and identified himself when asked by a deputy. Castillo-Diaz w, was advised of the warrant and taken into custody. He was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Correction without incident.

Castillo-Diaz is also charged with Child Abuse Second Degree and Sex Offense Third Degree.

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

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Degarded Cellular Service From Sprint Impacting 9-1-1 Calls #PGSO

For Immediate Release: August 16, 2016

For More Information Contact:
Rhonda D. Jackson
Public Information Officer, Office of Homeland Security
Office: 301-324-4333

DEGRADED CELLULAR SERVICE FROM SPRINT IMPACTING 9-1-1 CALLS

Bowie, MD – Citizens in the Metropolitan Washington area utilizing cell phone service on the Sprint network are reporting problems contacting their local 9-1-1 centers. Prince George’s County Public Safety Communications (9-1-1 Center) has confirmed that the Sprint outage is affecting service in the County. Sprint is aware of the issue and is working diligently to restore 9-1-1 network services. This is a Sprint cellular provider problem NOT a problem at Prince Georges County 9-1-1.

Until Sprint 9-1-1 services are completely restored, please help us to minimize the impact of the outage:
• Do not contact 9-1-1 to test your cell phone or for any reason other than to report an emergency.
• Contact 9-1-1 immediately if you have an emergency.

• If you are unable to reach 9-1-1 via a Sprint cell phone you should:

• Use a cell phone with a different service provider to call 9-1-1 if available.
• Use a wired phone to call 9-1-1 if available.
• Call or go to your local police or fire station to report an emergency if it is close by.
• Flag down a police officer or firefighter to report an emergency.

Prince George’s County Public Safety Communications staff will continue to work closely with Sprint representatives as they work to repair their network services as soon as possible. We appreciate the cooperation of our citizens as we work through this critical time and we will ensure that timely notification is provided when the problem is resolved. Citizens are encouraged to direct any questions or concerns to their Sprint provider.
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