Friday, January 23, 2015

PGSO Supports Special Olympics MD by Participating in the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge


Members of PGSO participated in the 19th Annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge in support of Special Olymipics MD today at Sandy Point State Park.



For more information on Special Olympics MD, visit http://www.somd.org/.



Friday, January 16, 2015

Sheriff Deputies Extradite Second Degree Murder Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the extradition of Vinnie Taylor who had been arrested by the St. Louis Police Department on an arrest warrant for Second Degree Murder that was obtained by the Prince George’s County Police on December 10th, 2014.

According to the warrant, on March 20th Taylor was at a hotel located in Capitol Heights, MD, where he gave the victim injections into her buttocks for the purpose of increasing their size. The victim became ill and checked herself into a local hospital where she later died. Detectives were unable to locate any evidence to support that Taylor had any medical training. The warrant also states that the doctor ruled the manner of the victim’s death a homicide.

Deputies traveled to Saint Louis, MO to transport Taylor back so he could appear in the District Court of Maryland for Prince Georges County to face the charge of Murder in the Second Degree. Taylor is also charged with Assault First Degree and Reckless Endangerment.


For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Deputies Arrest Attempted First Degree Murder Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Airmus Dillard of Capitol Heights, MD on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder obtained by the Prince George’s County Police Department on January 8, 2014.

According to the warrant, in January 2014, Dillard and another male victim were engaged in an argument that turned physical at a residence located in the 6400 block of Valley Park Road in Capitol Heights, MD.  Dillard retrieved an edged weapon from his room and struck the victim, penetrating his chest cavity. An investigation developed Dillard as the suspect, and a warrant was subsequently issued for his arrest. 

 On January 12, 2015, Deputies responded to the address of the incident in search of Dillard. An occupant of the home allowed the deputies to enter the residence where they located Dillard hiding in a bedroom closet. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections. 

Dillard is also charged with First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault and Dangerous Weapon with the Intent to Cause Injury 

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Suspect Arrested for 1st Degree Arson #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Juanel Huff of Lanham, MD on an arrest warrant for Arson First Degree that was obtained by the Office of the Fire Marshall on 12/29/14.

According to the warrant, in the early morning of November 5th, in the 8500 block of Fulton Avenue in Glenarden, MD, Huff set fire to her mattress inside a home that was occupied by three other individuals and left. The occupants were alerted to the fire by the alarm of the smoke detector; the fire caused damage to the residence of approximately $8,000.00. The warrant also states that on December 10th, Huff went to the Prince George’s County Police District IV station and told the clerk that she had caused the fire. Fire Marshall Investigators responded and interviewed her.

Upon receipt of the warrant, Deputies went to the residence and noticed Huff walking toward the home. They took her into custody without incident. Huff was transported to the Prince George’s County, MD Department of Corrections.

Huff is also charged with Arson in the Second Degree, Malicious Burning First Degree, and Malicious Destruction of Property. 

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

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Warrant Backlog Under 40,000 (Levels Not Seen Since 2007)

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Office Warrant/Fugitive Division reported that the warrant backlog that was over 53,000 four years ago is below 40,000 - a level not seen since 2007.
The news from the Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division comes on the heels of the Crime Reduction Press Conference held yesterday at the Community of Hope AME Church in Temple Hills, MD, where Sheriff  Melvin C. High joined Governor O’Malley and various county leaders including Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, County Police Department Chief Mark A. Magaw, County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, Council Chairman Mel Franklin, Council Member Karen Toles and members of the community to report 2014 Crime Reduction in Prince George’s County.

Referring to remarks he made at the press conference, Sheriff High said, “Four years ago, we set priorities to be successful in our work and to reach goals like this one. That priority was to apprehend violent crime offenders.  In addition, we committed to staying ahead of new warrants coming in and to stopping the growth trend of the backlog,” said Sheriff High.

“Under the Warrant/Fugitive Division, we’ve developed a multi-pronged strategy to manage our warrant process for all types of warrants, even as we stay focused on violent offenders. We’ve serve warrants through arrests, extradition, the enormous success of the team we put on cold cases and warrant operations we undertake throughout the year with assistance from other law enforcement partners. We have a productive interface with the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), the warrant invalidation process we improved with assistance from the legislature has proven successful and we send a letter to individuals with outstanding misdemeanors because sometimes people forget. And, our warrant processing staff manages a huge volume of administrative warrant closures,” said Sheriff High.   
“It’s energizing heading into a new year because our success is based on the commitment of our people to the work we do.”

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

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Suspect Arrested for Gun and Drug Possession #PGSO




Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Gael Die-Gueye of Hyattsville, MD on an arrest warrant for CDS (Marijuana) Possession with Intent to distribute that was obtained by Riverdale Park Police on January 6, 2015.

According to the warrant, on December 17th, Die-Gueye was driving on East West Highway where he was stopped by the police for driving with a missing headlight. The officer approached the car and smelled the strong odor of marijuana. Die-Gueye was asked to exit the vehicle; when he did so the officer saw a small amount of marijuana on the floor.  The officer searched the vehicle where he located a digital scale and a significant amount of marijuana. The warrant further states that after being read his rights, Die-Gueye gave verbal and written consent to go to his residence for his identification and told the officers where he had more marijuana and a gun. The marijuana that was confiscated had an estimated street value of over $3400.00 dollars.

Upon receiving the warrant, the deputies’ investigation determined that Die-Gueye could be located in the 3500 block of Toledo Terrace, in Hyattsville, MD.  When deputies responded to the address they spotted the suspect looking out of the back window. A female opened the door and Die-Gueye was taken into custody and transported to the Prince George’s County, MD Department of Corrections for processing.

 Die-Gueye was also charged with Firearm Drug Traffic Crime, CDS Distribution with a Firearm, CDS Possession of Marijuana, and CDS Possession of Paraphernalia.


For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
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Friday, January 9, 2015

1st Degree Assault Suspect Arrested #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Jenyuei-Asagaya, Luthur of New Carrolton, MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault that was obtained by New Carrolton Police on December 24, 2014.

According to the warrant, on December 23, in the 7700 block of Riverdale Road in New Carrolton, Jenyuei-Asagaya got into a verbal altercation with his twin brother over a missing cell phone that became physical. The warrant indicates that Jenyuei-Asagaya went into the kitchen where he grabbed a knife and attacked his brother causing several cuts and a laceration that required several stitches. The warrant further states that a family member intervened and took the knife from Jenyuei-Asagaya while attempting to calm him down. The police were called and Jenyuei-Asagaya fled the apartment by jumping off the balcony.  

Upon receipt of the warrant, Deputies attempted to locate Jenyuei-Asagaya at several addresses and were able to locate him at a motel in the 3500 block of Old Annapolis Road in Laurel, MD. Deputies went Jenyuei-Asagaya’s room where he was taken into custody without incident. Deputies also apprehended another individual in the room with Jenyuei-Asagaya who was wanted on a warrant for Failure to Appear (FTA) for Driving on a Suspended out of state license. Both were taken to the Prince George’s County, MD Department of Corrections for processing.

Jenyuei-Asagaya is also charged with Assault Second Degree, Reckless Endangerment, and carrying a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to Injure.

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