Friday, July 25, 2014

Media Advisory: Active Assailant Training Drill


Upper Marlboro, MD The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff will be conducting a training exercise on the grounds of the Courthouse located on Main Street in Upper Marlboro.  This will be a multi-agency event with more than 150 Public Safety personnel along with civilian participants.  The goal for this drill is to test law enforcement’s response to an active assailant/active shooting incident at the Courthouse complex.   

Due to safety concerns for all citizens and participants in the training exercise, streets leading into the Town proper will be controlled by law enforcement personnel from 7:00 am through 5: 00 pm on this date.  All vehicular traffic will be rerouted during the exercise; however pedestrian traffic will be allowed to local businesses and residences.  Main Street/State Route 725 will be closed at Governor Oden Bowie Drive on the East end and at Water Street on the West end.  Judges Drive will be closed at Pratt Street on the East end and Water Street on the West end.


WHO:             The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff

                       
WHAT:          Active Assailant Training Drill

 
WHEN:          Saturday, July 26, 2014

                        7:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm

 
WHERE:        Courthouse building and grounds located at 14735 Main Street, Upper Marlboro Maryland 20772

 
Members of the media are invited to attend, please RSVP no later than July 25, 2014; for more information contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office, Press Information Office at 301-780-7354.

 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Deputies Arrest First Degree Assault Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division has arrested Norman Tate of District Heights, MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault. The warrant was obtained by the Prince George’s County Police Department on July 11, 2014.

According to the warrant, on July 10, 2014, Tate and a male victim were engaged in a telephone argument. During the conversation, both males agreed to meet in the 8300 block of Old Marlboro Pike in Upper Marlboro, MD. When the victim arrived to the location, Tate approached and began striking the victim’s vehicle with a crowbar while holding a knife in the other hand. The warrant further states, the victim exited his vehicle in an attempt to stop Tate and a physical altercation ensued. When the victim attempted to retrieve the crowbar, Tate cut the victims arm and hand. Tate fled the scene prior to the police’s arrival.

On July 11, 2014, Warrant/ Fugitive deputies received the arrest warrant for Tate and began an investigation into his whereabouts. On July 22, deputies observed Tate driving a vehicle on Pennsylvania Avenue in District Heights, MD. Deputies initiated a traffic stop and positively identified Tate. He was arrested without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.
Tate 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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Deputies Arrest Armed Carjacking Suspect in Suitland

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Surveillance Team (FAST) has arrested Donta Valentine of Clinton, MD on an arrest warrant for Armed Carjacking. The warrant was obtained by the Prince George’s County Police Department on July 14, 2014.
According to the warrant, on May 31, 2014 in the 700 block of Faraway Court in Bowie MD, Valentine along with several unidentified suspects exited a vehicle armed with handguns and approached a male victim as he exited his vehicle. The suspects ordered the victim to the ground at gunpoint before forcibly taking his wallet, car keys and cellular phone.  The warrant further states that the suspects demanded the victim’s Personal Identification Number to his bank card before fleeing in both vehicles. Shortly after the incident, the victim’s bank card was used at a Capitol Heights, MD gas station.

On July 17, 2014, FAST deputies received the arrest warrant for Valentine and began an investigation into his whereabouts. After exhausting several leads, the FAST unit uncovered information that Valentine may be in the Suitland area. On July 23, 2014, the FAST unit along with deputies of the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office Child Support Division located Valentine at a residence in the 3500 block of Terrace Drive in Suitland, MD. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Valentine is also charged with First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Robbery, Armed Robbery, Carjacking, Reckless Endangerment, Handgun on Person, Firearm use during a Felonious Violent Crime, Theft: $10,000 to $100,000 and Theft: Less than $1,000.

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

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Public Notice: PGSO's Active Assailant Training Drill (7/26/14) at the Upper Marlboro Courthouse


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

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Fugitive Attempted Murder Suspect (Assisted by Stamford and Weston, CT Police Departments)

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Surveillance Team (FAST) reported the arrest of Jairo Gutierrez-Lopez of Beltsville, MD on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder that was obtained by County Police on July 5, 2014.
                        

According to the warrant, Gutierrez- Lopez is alleged to have assaulted a female victim at a residence in the 11000 block of Cherry Hill Rd in Beltsville, MD. The suspect allegedly stab her several times in the upper and lower body as she attempted to break up a physical altercation between him and another female victim, before he fled the residence.   

On July 6, 2014, after receiving the warrant, the FAST deputies began their investigation, exhausting all leads after 11 days of searching for the suspect. Ultimately, a confidential informant came forward with information that the suspect was in Stamford, CT.


With assistance from the Weston Police Department and the Stamford Police Department, FAST deputies located Gutierrez- Lopez at a home in Weston, CT., where he was found painting in an upstairs bedroom. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to a Weston Police Station for processing. He is awaiting extradition back to Prince George's County, MD. The suspect is also charged with Attempted Murder Second Degree, Assault First Degree, two (2) counts of Assault Second Degree, and Dangerous Weapon with the Intent to Injure.   

Friday, July 11, 2014

1st Degree Murder Suspects Arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Anthony Carel Wood of Ft. Washington, Md., on two arrest warrants for Attempted First Degree Murder and Assault Second Degree that were both obtained by County Police on June 28 and July 8, 2014.

According to the Attempted Murder warrant, Wood is alleged to have assaulted a female victim at a residence in the 8000 block of Stonesboro Lane in Ft. Washington, Md., by punching, kicking, and biting her while holding a knife to her throat. The warrant further states that during the altercation, Wood cut off all of her clothes and strangled her with her bra, until she passed out. Wood is also alleged to have stood over the victim, dousing her with gasoline as she regained consciousness, and lighting matches that he threw at her but  which went out before they reached the victim, who was able to escape.

Deputies investigating Wood’s whereabouts located him at a residence in the 1700 block of Brightseat Rd. in Landover, Md., where he was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the Prince George’s County Police Criminal Investigation Division for processing.  

Wood is also charged with Unauthorized Removal of Property, and Malicious Destruction of Property.
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For more information, contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354

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