Monday, April 20, 2015

Friends and Neighbors Come Together to Take Back The Community #PGSO

  "Domestic Violence Has No Place in Our Community"
                                          

Friday, April 17, 2015

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO


First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Garrett Bailey of Bowie, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault that was obtained by the Bowie City Police Department on March 26, 2015.

According to the warrant, on March 23, in the 15000 block of Collington Road in Bowie, MD, Bailey approached a male acquaintance while in his vehicle, allegedly waved a handgun, cocked it and pointed it at him, then drove off. According to the warrant, Bailey had pervious issues with the victim involving a female associate.

Upon receipt of the warrant, on April 8th, Warrant Division Fugitive Apprehension & Surveillance Team (FAST) deputies’ investigation determined that Bailey could be located at an address in the 4000 block of Wakefield Lane in Bowie, MD. They were granted access to the residence where they spotted the suspect in the backyard club house.  Bailey was taken into custody and transported to Bowie City Police Station.

                                                         First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Nehemias Hernandez of Hyattsville, MD, on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault that was obtained by County Police on April 7, 2015.

According to the warrant, on April 7, 2015, Hernandez and his pregnant girlfriend were engaged in an argument that turned physical at a residence located in the 500 block of Chillum Road in Hyattsville, MD. During the altercation, Hernandez allegedly pushed her to the ground, struck her in the face, kneed her in the stomach and strangled her. The warrant states that Hernandez threw cologne on the victim and threatened to kill her if she called the police. Hernandez fled the scene.

Upon receiving the warrant, on April 9th, Deputies canvassed the area of the incident; Hernandez was found in a nearby apartment building. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the District I Police Station.

Hernandez 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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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO

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

Attempted Second Degree Murder Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Arthur Johnson of Washington, D.C, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Attempted Second Degree Murder obtained by the Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Intervention Division on April 03, 2015.

According to the warrant, on the same day the warrant was obtained, in the 7000 block of Martin Luther King Highway, Landover, MD. Johnson is alleged to have approached a vehicle occupied by his ex-girlfriend and a male companion. Johnson began to harass and threaten them. During the altercation, Johnson is alleged to have produced a handgun, which he fired at the vehicle as the woman drove away, flattening both front tires. Johnson fled the scene.

On April 3rd, Sheriff’s deputies attempted to locate Johnson multiple times in an attempt to serve the warrant and left their contact information. When those attempts were unsuccessful, the warrant was reassigned to the Warrant Division Fugitive Apprehension & Surveillance Team (FAST). On April 10, FAST Deputies located Johnson at a residence in the 5000 block of Walker Mill Road, Capitol Heights, Md.  When they arrived at the location, deputies noticed someone on the back porch whom they believed to be Johnson. The individual was positively identified as Johnson, who was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Johnson is also charged with First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Firearm use in a Felonious Violent Crime and Handgun on Person.

                                      First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested William Adams of Upper Marlboro, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault that was obtained by County Police on April 02, 2015.

According to the warrant, on March 28, 2015, Adams and his son were engaged in an argument that turned physical at a residence located in the 13000 block of Amberfield Court in Upper Marlboro, MD. Adams retrieved a handgun which he pointed in the air. The warrant states that Adams slammed him against the wall, grabbed him by the throat, put the gun to his head and said “I should have killed you.” Adams then allegedly pointed the handgun into the victim’s chest. The warrant further states that when the victim tried to leave the residence, Adams hit him in the back of the head, which caused multiple scratch marks to his neck.

On March 10, 2015, FAST Deputies located Adams at the address of the incident. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Adams is also charged with Second Degree Assault, Firearm use in a Felonious Violent Crime and Handgun on person.

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

                                                                                                                                                    

Monday, April 13, 2015

‘Operation Broken Heart’ Results in 89 Arrests to Close 109 Warrants #PGSO


Upper Marlboro, MD… The Sheriff’s
Warrant/Fugitive Division conducted a warrant operation dubbed “Operation Broken Heart” last week, which began in the late hours of Wednesday night into the early morning hours Thursday. The operation was a collaboration with Maryland State Police, County Police, Capitol Heights Police, Glenarden Police, District Heights Police, Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland National Capital Park Police Department, that comprised of eight warrant arrest teams.  

Approximately 200 currently investigated warrants were identified as the best opportunity for success during the operation. The teams attempted service at all 200 addresses that resulted in 89 arrests to close 109 outstanding warrants. The top arrests included three First Degree Assault arrests, twenty-two Second Degree Assault arrests, two Second Degree Burglary arrests, a Sexual Solicitation of a Minor arrest and four Thefts  (over $10/under $100K). Lt. John Carr, Commander of the Warrant/Fugitive Division said, “A significant number of the Second Degree Assaults were domestic violence-related and that was an area we focused on for this operation.” 

Acting Captain Randall Cooper, Assistant Bureau Chief of Field Operations said of the combined effort, “This was a successful operation from every angle.  We started out with newly investigated warrants and our collaboration with partner law enforcement agencies gives us enormous capacity to knock on a lot of doors. To close more than half the warrants we started with is a terrific return on our investment of time and manpower.          

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

Friday, April 10, 2015

FAST Deputies Capture 2007 First Degree Assault Suspect #PGSO


Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Jose Filiberto Diaz of Lanham MD by the Fugitive Apprehension Surveillance Team (FAST) on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault that was obtained by County Police back on October 3, 2007.

According to the warrant, on July 26th, 2007 Diaz was involved in an argument with another man that escalated to the point of Diaz pulling out a knife and attacking the man. The warrant indicates that the victim was cut on the arm trying to block the knife from striking his face and body. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he was admitted in serious condition.

Multiple attempts were made to serve the warrant before it was reassigned to the FAST’s unit on March 20, 2015. The FAST’s investigation discovered that Diaz had been using aliases and that he also had another outstanding warrant under one of them.  Further investigation revealed that Diaz had been deported on more than one occasion and had been denied re-entry into the United States several times. Records indicate that Diaz had obtained multiple Maryland driver’s licenses under different names and dates of birth over the years. After a thorough investigation, following the trail of multiple identities and driver’s licenses, warrant deputies were able to locate Diaz in Hyattsville, MD where they took him into custody on March 26th without incident.  He was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections (DOC) in Hyattsville, MD for processing.

Diaz is also charged with Assault Second Degree and Failure to Appear (FTA) for Failing to Stop after an Accident.

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