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Monday, April 30, 2012

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Suspect for Sex Abuse of a Minor

Upper Marlboro, MD... The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff's Warrant Squad reported the arrest Friday of Glenn Chapman, on a Sex Abuse of a Minor warrant obtained on April 19, 2012 by the County Police (PGPD) Criminal Investigations Division (CID).

According to the warrant, Chapman is alleged to have sexually abused a minor child over a period of three years while the child was in his care. The incidents occurred in the 6000 block of N. Hill Mar Circle, Forestville, MD.

Warrant Deputies investigating Chapman’s whereabouts were led to the 4200 block of Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD where Chapman was located and taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections and at the time of this release was being held on a “No Bond Status”. CID was notified of the arrest.

In addition to Sex abuse of a Minor, Chapman was also charged with Second Degree Child Abuse, Second Degree Assault, and  Third and Fourth Degree Sex Offense.

For more information in this case contact the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office Press Information Office at 301-780-8637.
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Sheriff's Office Supports 24th Annual Christmas in April

Upper Marlboro, MD… Sixteen sheriff’s deputies from the Sheriff’s Office participated in the 24th Annual Christmas in April program on Saturday at the home of an elderly couple in Lanham, Maryland.  The rest of the team – for a total of 26 volunteers – was comprised of members of the Maryland Christian Fellowship.

Volunteers painted the shutters, the wrought iron fence, porch railing and window grates; put mulch down in the flower beds; and made repairs to the deck and fence around the property.  A team of volunteers went to the home the previous weekend to power wash the exterior of the home and the second story deck to facilitate the repair work scheduled to take place this past Saturday.

The homeowners, an elderly couple, expressed their gratitude for being selected by Christmas in April. “Since receiving a pacemaker I am simply not able to do this type of work to my home anymore.  The Christmas in April program is a blessing, and it is exciting to see such a large gathering of workers from the Sheriff’s Office and Christian Fellowship,” said the homeowner.  “Without their assistance we would never have been able to prepare our home for the upcoming summer; we simply cannot afford to hire a contractor.”

“The Christmas in April program, like so many volunteer programs in the County, provides an opportunity to help others in the true spirit of giving and sharing,” said Sheriff Melvin C. High, who stopped by to meet the homeowners.
                                                   












For more information contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Information Office at 301-780-7354.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest First Degree Assault and Burglary Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD...The Prince George's County Warrant Squad arrested Jospeh Stephens Monday on a First Degree Assault warrant obtained by County Police District III detectives on April 17, 2012
According to the warrant, on April 15th, Stephens is alleged to have forced his way into a man’s residence in the 3400 block of Forestville Place, Forestville, MD. Stephens struck the man multiple times in the face and head before threatening to kill him.
Sheriff’s deputies investigating Stephens’ whereabouts were led to the 4100 block of Maple Dr. in Suitland, MD where Stephens was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections. District III detectives were notified of his arrest.

In addition to First Degree Assault, Stephens is charged with Second Degree Assault, and First Degree Burglary.

For more information in this case contact the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office Press Information Office at 301-780-8637.
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

2012 AWARDS CEREMONY & RETIREMENT CELEBRATION

The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff held its 2012 Awards Ceremony and Retirement Celebration the evening of Friday, April 20th, 2012 to honor retiring civilian and sworn members, some with as many as 36 years of service.  Awards for Outstanding Service, Commendation and Merit were presented to members of each section of the agency, and the Bronze Medal of Valor was awarded to twelve sheriff’s deputies.  The 2011 Office of the Sheriff Civilian of the Year Award was presented to Mr. Ricky Barrow.  The 2011 Deputy of the Year Award was presented to Acting Sergeant Elizabeth Crumb.  The event was sponsored by the Deputy Sheriff’s Association FOP Lodge 112.

 The County’s Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Public Safety, Barry Stanton was the keynote speaker.  In his remarks he likened the progress in the Sheriff’s Office with a number of examples of “extraordinary moments in time.”

Warrant Squad/ U.S. Marshalls Arrest Attempted 1st Degree Murder Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD... The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Warrant Squad reported the arrest Tuesday of Hakim Johnson on an Attempted First Degree Murder warrant obtained by County Police District IV detectives on April 5, 2012.

According to the warrant, Johnson is alleged to have fired a handgun at another male after a failed robbery attempt in the 2300 block of Southern Avenue, Temple Hills, MD on February 14, 2012.

Several attempts were made by Sheriff’s Deputies to locate Johnson in the Washington D.C. and the Maryland area. Sheriff’s Deputies located Johnson in the 9600 block of Muirkirk Rd, Laurel, MD. Johnson attempted to jump off of a balcony before being apprehended by Deputies and members of the United States Marshals Service.

Johnson was arrested and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections where is being held on a “No Bond” Status. District IV detectives were notified of the arrest.

In addition to Attempted First Degree Murder, Johnson is charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, Firearm Use/Fel-Violent Crime, Armed Robbery, Robbery, First Degree Assault, Handgun in Vehicle, and Handgun on Person.

For more information in this case contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Information Office at 301-780-8637

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Sheriff’s Warrant Deputies Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Warrant Deputies reported the arrest today of Kristian Evans-Armstrong, on an Armed Robbery arrest warrant obtained by County Police (PGPD) District IV detectives.

According to the warrant, Evans-Armstrong robbed a woman at gunpoint on March 22, 2012 at the intersection of 24th Avenue and Iverson Street, Temple Hills, MD.

Early this morning, Sheriff’s Deputies located Evans-Armstrong in the 4500 block of 23rd Parkway in Temple Hills. He was taken into custody without incident and turned over to District IV detectives.

In addition to Armed Robbery, Evans-Armstrong is also charged with First Degree Assault, Firearm Use during a Violent Crime, Conspiracy of Armed Robbery, Handgun on Person, and Theft: Less than $1,000 value.

For more information in this case contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Information Office at 301-780-8637.
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Hagerstown PD Assists Warrant Squad in Arrest of Robbery Suspect



Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Warrant Squad reported the arrest Friday of Alton Carter III for a Robbery warrant obtained by Detectives from the Bladensburg Police Department (BPD).

According to the warrant Carter is alleged to have robbed a man on March 27, 2012 in the 5700 block of Emerson Street Bladensburg, MD.

Several attempts to locate Carter in the Bladensburg area and in the District were not successful. Friday, members of the Warrant Squad received information that Carter might be in Hagerstown, MD. With the assistance from the Hagerstown Police Department (HPD) Carter was arrested without incident in the 700 block of Maryland Ave, Hagerstown, MD. BPD detectives were notified of the arrest.

Carter was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections where he is being held on a $ 75,000 bond. In addition to Robbery, Carter is also charged with Second Degree Assault, and Theft: Less than $1,000.

For more information in this case contact the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office Press Information Office at 301-780-8637.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sheriff’s Warrant Squad Arrests Suspect for Sex Abuse of a Minor

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Warrant Squad reported the arrest yesterday of Curtis Graddy for Sex Abuse of a Minor on a warrant obtained on April 9, 2012.

According to the warrant filed by County Police (PGPD) District III detectives Graddy is alleged to have sexually abused a minor child who resided in the same household. 

Investigative efforts led the Warrant Squad to Graddy’s place of employment where, after brief surveillance he was taken into custody without incident. Graddy was arrested and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections on a $30,000 bond. District III detectives were notified of the arrest.

In addition to Sex Abuse of a Minor, Graddy was also charged with Third and Fourth Degree Sex Offenses.

For more information in this case contact the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office Press Information Office at 301-780-8637.

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Warrant Squad/ MPD Partner to Arrest 1st Degree Burglary Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Warrant Squad reported the arrest yesterday of Antwon Hicks on a warrant for First Degree Burglary. The warrant was obtained by County Police (PGPD) District IV detectives on March 22, 2012 and forward to the Sheriff’s Office.

According to the warrant, on January 17, 2012 Hicks is alleged to have used pry tools to forcibly enter a residence in the 800 block of Marcy Avenue, Oxon Hill, MD before taking property valued at nearly $5,000.

Deputies from the Warrant Squad investigating Hicks’ whereabouts were led to the 4300 block of 3rd street in South East Washington, D.C. where combined efforts with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) resulted in Hicks’ arrest.

He was transported to the Central Detention Facility in D.C. where he will be charged as a fugitive from Prince George’s County. District IV detectives were notified.


For more information in this case contact contact the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office Press Information Office at 301-780-8637.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sheriff Warrant Squad Arrests Attempted First Degree Murder Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Warrant Squad reported the arrest yesterday of Eddie Ivey on an Attempted First Degree Murder warrant obtained on April 11, 2012 by County Police (PGPD) District III detectives. 

According to the warrant, Ivey is alleged to have confronted another man before assaulting and striking him in the head with a machete in the 4700 block of Suitland Road, Suitland, Md on April 10, 2012.

Investigative Efforts led Sheriff’s Deputies to the 9300 block of D’arcy Road, Forestville, MD where Ivey was arrested. He was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections where he is currently being held on a no bond status. District III detectives were notified.
For more information in this case contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Information Office at 301-780-8637
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sheriff Deputies Awarded for Emergency Service by PGFD Fire Chief

Upper Marlboro, MD... Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor presented three members of the Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff with an "Emergency Service Award" and letter of commendation yesterday. The Deputies were awarded for aiding a Capitol Heights family in a February house fire.
Thanks to Chief Bashoor.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Deputy Sheriff Sgt. Yakeisha Hines Awarded American Legion 2011 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

Upper Marlboro, MD… Sergeant Yakeisha D. Hines of the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff was awarded the American Legion Prince George’s County 2011 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year in a ceremony held Monday night at the American Legion Post #217 in College Park, Maryland.  Sergeant Hines’ nomination was sponsored by American Legion Upper Marlboro Post #115.

Sergeant Hines is a ten year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, currently supervising the Community Partnership Division.  She began her career as a Security Officer, then became a Deputy Sheriff, graduating from the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy in 2002.  Sergeant Hines reestablished the agency’s Youth Explorers Program, and was named Youth Programs Manager in 2003. The following year, Sergeant Hines trained as a D.A.R.E. officer, and reestablished the D.A.R.E. program in the Office of the Sheriff.

In addition to the American Legion award, Sergeant Hines has earned other awards and commendations.  She currently serves as Secretary of the Potomac Boundaries Advisors Association and served for three years as President of the Maryland D.A.R.E. Officers Association.  “Sergeant Hines has demonstrated a commitment to young people and to the community. I am not surprised by her nomination by her peers and colleagues, nor by her having been chosen. We’re proud of her”, said Sheriff High.

For more information contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Information Office at 301-780-7354.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Sheriff's Deputies Report Firearms Discharge/Altercation at Court Ordered Eviction Site

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office reported an incident involving their deputies who were in the process of carrying out a court ordered eviction this afternoon.  While deputies were at the front door of the residence, located at 7753 Garrison Road in West Lanham Hills, an altercation ensued with an occupant inside the residence.  At least one deputy on the scene discharged their service weapon. 

The occupant in the residence, an adult male, sustained non-life threatening injuries, a graze wound to his head and a gunshot wound to his hand, and has been transported to a local hospital for treatment.  Four deputies on the scene are also being treated for minor injuries sustained during the altercation.  The deputies involved have been placed on routine administrative leave during the investigation.

For more information in this case contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Information Office at 301-780-8639.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Arson Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest last Friday of Francine Elaine Edwards on an arrest warrant for First Degree Arson. According to the warrant, members from the Prince George’s County Fire Department, along with investigators from the Fire Marshal’s Office, responded to the 1700 block of Allendale Place, Landover, MD, for the report of a residential fire.

Fire investigators were able to determine that Edwards and a male victim were involved in an argument during a phone conversation, which subsequently lead to Edwards setting the victim’s residence on fire.

On March 27, 2012, members from the Warrant/Fugitive Division, with assistance from the Arlington County Police Department, located and apprehended Edwards at a residence in Arlington, VA.

Edwards is currently awaiting extradition from Arlington, VA, to Prince George’s County, MD, and is charged with First and Second Degree Arson, First Degree Malicious Burning, and Arson Threat.

For additional information, contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Press Information Office at 301-780-2773
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