We're growing the Sheriff's Explorer Post 1696.. Looking for young men and women of 13-20 interested in learning about law enforcement and having exciting new experiences!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Sheriff High attends the “3rd Annual Bowie Golden Star Indoor Picnic”


Council Member Ingrid M. Turner invited Sheriff High to speak at the “3rd Annual Bowie Golden Star Indoor Picnic” in honor of the Senior Citizens of Bowie.  Sheriff High encouraged seniors to stay safe and thanked them for being the core of their communities. 





Arrest of Attempted Murder Suspect Closes Four Open Warrants

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest yesterday of Franklin Israel Chavarria on an Attempted First Degree Murder warrant obtained by the Laurel Police Department (LPD) on June 21, 2012. According to the warrant, Chavarria allegedly stabbed a male victim on April 2, 2012, in the 8200 block of Brock Bridge Rd, Laurel, MD.

Warrant deputies were contacted by the LPD to assist in their criminal investigation of Chavarria. Investigators subsequently received information that he was currently living and working in the Richmond, VA. With the assistance of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Secret Service, deputies located and apprehended Chavarria at a hotel in the 1500 block of Eastridge Rd, Richmond, VA.

Chavarria was transported to the Henrico County, VA, Detention Center where he is charged as a Fugitive for Prince George’s County, MD, and is awaiting extradition. He is charged with Attempted First and Second Degree Murder, Kidnapping, First and Second Degree Assault, Armed Robbery, Robbery, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to Injure and Theft Under 1,000.

His arrest also closes three additional Prince George’s County warrants for; Second Degree Assault, and two Failure to Appear warrants for Driving Without a License and Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.

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

###

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest First Degree Assault Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest yesterday of Jameka Antoinette Ivy on a First Degree Assault warrant obtained by District IV County Police detectives on February 25, 2012. According to the warrant, Ivy assaulted a female victim on May 28, 2012, in the 700 block of Cady Dr. in Oxon Hill, MD.

Deputies investigating Ivy’s whereabouts were led to the 8500 block of Rose Marie Dr., Fort Washington, MD, where they located and apprehended her without incident.

Ivy was transported to the Prince George’s County Detention Center where she is being held on a $40,000.00 Bond Status, and District IV detectives were notified of her arrest. Ivy is charged with First and Second Degree Assault and Reckless Endangerment.

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


###

Deputy Sheriff Recruits Graduate Training Academy


Upper Marlboro, MD…  Two new Deputy Sheriff recruits graduated from Session 120 of the Prince George’s County Police Training Academy on June 14.  The ceremony, held at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro, marked the end of eight months of basic training for the recruits. 

Family and friends of Deputy Sheriffs Eduardo F. Howell-Rose and Jeffery A. Mayberry, Jr., and others in the class watched proudly as they were administered the Oath of Office by Prince George’s County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Marilynn M. Bland.

“Slots for deputy recruits in the Police Training Academy are a big opportunity and an important element in our hiring strategy,” said Sheriff Melvin C. High. 

Sheriff High joined County Executive Rushern L. Baker, Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark A. Magaw, Chief Larry M. Brownlee, Sr. of the Maryland-National Capital Park Police and Chief John K. Nesky of the City of Bowie Police Department in congratulating the graduates for their accomplishments and successful completion of the academy.

The class graduated a total of 47 recruits from the Office of the Sheriff, the Prince George’s County Police Department, the Maryland-National Capital Park Police and the City of Bowie Police Department.

Deputies Howell-Rose and Mayberry stepped into the “real world” of law enforcement with their Field Training Officer (FTO) on Monday in the Domestic Violence Intervention Division.

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

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Warrant Deputies Arrest Attempted Rape Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest yesterday of Kevin Bradford Pinckney on an Attempted Second Degree Rape warrant issued June 13, 2012, by the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, MD, following a Grand Jury indictment for the February 2012 incident.

Deputies investigating Pinckney were led to an address in the 1500 Block of W Street, in S.E, Washington D.C, where Deputies assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Warrant Task Force located and apprehended Pinckney without incident.

Pinckney was transported to the District of Columbia Department of Corrections and charged as a Fugitive for Prince George’s County, MD, and is awaiting extradition. He is charged with Attempted Second Degree Rape, Attempted Fourth Degree Sex Offense, Fourth Degree Sex Offense, Second Degree Assault and False Imprisonment.

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


###

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Deputy Charged With Second Degree Rape Suspended


Statement from Sheriff High

Upper Marlboro, MD… Sheriff Melvin C. High said he was informed late this afternoon that the County Police have charged Sheriff Deputy Lamar McIntyre, with Second Degree Rape of a female inmate. As a result of the felony charge, McIntyre will be suspended without pay. McIntyre was hired by the Sheriff’s Office on September 14, 2009.

Sheriff High issued the following statement:  

“My office was notified of the allegations against Deputy McIntyre last night. Upon that notification we cooperated fully and arranged to have the deputy picked up by County Police when he arrived for work this morning at the court house.

We have an obligation to take any allegation of misconduct seriously. What has been alleged is that a deputy unlawfully took advantage of a person in our custody. 

We are continuing to cooperate with the ongoing criminal investigation and are conducting our own internal investigation.  

I am outraged and saddened by this betrayal of the public’s trust. Such behavior goes against the oath we take to uphold the highest standards and values.”

For more information contact the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff Communications and Public Affairs Division at 240-354-6853. 
###

Warrant Deputies Arrest First Degree Murder Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Warrant/Fugitive division reported the arrest yesterday of Kimberly Yvette Taylor on a First Degree Murder warrant issued June 6, 2012, by the Circuit Court For Prince George’s County, MD, after a Grand Jury indicted Taylor for First Degree Murder for the  April 2012 homicide of Raquel Israel in Forestville, MD.

Deputies investigating Taylor’s whereabouts yesterday morning were led to an address on 47th St. in Washington D.C. Sheriff’s Deputies serving with the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Warrant Task Force, located Taylor in the attic of the residence.

Taylor was transported to the District of Columbia Department of Corrections where she is charged as a Fugitive for Prince George’s County, MD, and awaiting extradition. In addition to First Degree Murder, Taylor is charged with Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, Use of a Handgun in the Commission of a Crime of Violence, Armed Robbery, and Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder.

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


###

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

51 Apprehended in 3-Day “Father’s Day” Warrant Initiative

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Sheriff’s Child Support Enforcement Division conducted its yearly “Father’s Day Warrant Sweep,” in a three-day operation - June 12 -14 – with a priority focus on apprehending fathers with active child support warrants. The operation, a partnership between the Calvert and Charles County Sheriff’s Offices, Maryland State Police and the Child Support Enforcement Division netted 51 arrests to close 100 child support related warrants and writs.

During the sweep, deputies investigated 286 warrants and made attempts to locate suspects at 136 addresses.  Those arrested for back child support owed more than $343,000.00.

“The collection of child support dollars is important to the well-being of families and children,” said Lt. Colonel Regina Taylor, Commander, Bureau of Field Operations. “This was a very successful operation.”

The initiative was funded by grant money provided by the Federal and County Governments. While the Child Support Enforcement Division has existed since 1983; it began the “Father’s Day Warrant Sweep,” three years ago.

“This is the highest total of arrests we’ve seen since we began the sweep in 2009,” said Lt. Joyce Bowers, Commander of the Division. “We look forward to furthering our partnerships in the future with state and local Law Enforcement agencies for initiatives like this one.”

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


###

Monday, June 18, 2012

Career Day!

We wanted to share a few of the "Thank You" notes we recieved from the students at Ardmore Elementary School. We were thrilled to participate in their career day several weeks ago, and we look forward to returning next year.







115 Thomas Johnson Middle School Students Graduate From D.A.R.E. Program

The Sheriff’s Community Partnership Services announced the graduation of 115 middle school students from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. The Graduation was held at, and included students from, Thomas Johnson Middle school in Lanham, MD. The students were awarded certificates of completion and given lunch courtesy of the Back 2 Back Motorcycle Club.
Corporal Yadira Rodriguez-Washington, from the Community Partnership Services (CPS), served as the D.A.R.E. coordinator for the students. The course, which lasts 9 weeks, is designed to guide students to possessing the skills that lead to good decision making in life, and to urge them away from drugs and violence.
“I’m so proud of all of the students that participated and graduated," said Rodriguez-Washington. “Whenever you can be a part of a child’s growth and development as a person, it’s very rewarding.”




Sheriff High Hosts “Middle School MVP’s”

Upper Marlboro, MD… With an event entitled “One Last Mentoring Session”, Sheriff Melvin C. High, Chief Assistant Sheriff Colonel Darrin Palmer, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Roccapriore and the Community Partnership Section (CPS) deputies joined in an end of the year mentoring session honoring sixteen students from four county middle schools where Sheriff’s Deputies conduct mentoring and training sessions during the school year.  

The students were nominated to be the Sheriff’s Most Valuable Players (MVP’s) by Deputies based on their growth, interaction with others, managing change and challenge or for overall progress made during the year and for active participation.

The program began with Lt. Colonel Roccapriore welcoming the honorees, parents and guests, followed by remarks from Sheriff High. Encouraging and motivating each student to incorporate the lessons learned from their mentors, Sheriff High urged each honoree to pledge to read a book a week over the summer break. “Keep your brains sharp and don’t lose what you’ve learned this year,’ said Sheriff High. “ I want you to pledge to read a book every week this summer.”

The honorees participated in an interactive ice-breaker session called “Getting to Know You”, where they interviewed a student from a different middle school and described that student by drawing characters on a balloon.

Corporal Richard Johnson, the Keynote Speaker, spoke to the honorees about his youth and the changes that occurred in his life with support and encouragement that ultimately led him to become a graduate of Temple University, and later a career as a deputy.

At the close of the session, there was a recounting of the school year and of first encounters with each other from deputies and students, and the process of getting to know each other on their journey to the end of the school year.

The honorees in attendance were:
·         Jannique Leach, Atiba McGill, Dejah Selders of Stephen Decatur Middle School;
·         Scarlet Mendez, Jessica Beckford, LaShae Perryman, Elizabeth Serrano, Mariama Sesay of Thomas Johnson Middle School;
·         Kennedy Lofton, Amanjanea Whitley of Drew-Freeman Middle School; and
·         George Allen and Deion Owens of G. James Gholson Middle Schools.

According to CPS Deputies Corporal William Harvey Sr, Corporal Alaina Gay, Corporal Yadira Rodriguez-Washington and Corporal Richard Johnson, young people look for and respond to encouragement and direction..

For more information, contact the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-8637.
###

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Roper Victim Assistance Academy Graduates Two from Sheriff’s Office


Upper Marlboro, MD… Upper Marlboro, MD… Two members of the Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Intervention Division (DVID) – Barbara Harvard and Mary Moore - graduated from the Roper Victim Assistance Academy of Maryland (RVAAM) on Friday, June 8, 2012.  


The Academy, in partnership with the University of Baltimore, the Governor’s Office on Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office for Victims of Crime, is a “…40-hour, academically-based education and training program that covers a broad array of topics in victimology, victims’ rights and services, and victim advocacy throughout the criminal and juvenile processes.”


“This week of training was an investment in me and the level of knowledge and professionalism I can bring as an advocate in the victim service field,” said Barbara Harvard, who has been with the Sheriff’s Office DVID since 2006 and was awarded the Governor’s Victim Assistance Award in May of 2011. “I have additional knowledge about national, state and local resources and new skills for networking across the state on behalf of victims. I benefited personally and professionally, and all that I’ve learned will benefit the Office of the Sheriff and the community at large.”


Mary Moore has also been with DVID since 2006; her current role is with the section that handles Peace and Protective Orders. Moore enters final Protective Orders and works with parties in a dispute to arrange “Stand-bys” which allows parties to arrange to retrieve property with the assistance of a Deputy. “Working with the public is an important role. The Roper Academy was a good learning opportunity but also a chance to network with others in my industry. What I learned at Roper I can use every day,” said Moore.


The Roper Academy is named for Stephanie Roper, a 1982 victim of rape and murder in Maryland. Roberta Roper – Stephanie’s mother and chairperson of the Academy is a well known advocate for victims and continues to work tirelessly to provide resources to victims through various foundations and through the RVAAM.

Sheriff High said, “The Roper Academy continues my commitment to professional development among all our staff, utilizing appropriate training resources inside and outside of our agency. Industry “best practices” are available through continuing educational opportunities like conferences and workshops, and the Roper Academy is a valuable complement to those and our in house training.  During a fearful and emotional time for victims, the knowledge and experience of our advocates is critical to helping victims navigate the various processes that will serve them and their families safely and best.”

Friday’s graduation is the 9th Annual Roper Academy Graduation.  The Academy immerses attendees in the coursework, requiring them to stay in a dorm-like setting throughout the course so that they can maximize interaction with victim-service providers from all areas of advocacy.


Domestic Violence Intervention in the Sheriff’s Office is a three pronged approach: Pre-intervention is the service of Protective and Peace Orders, On-sight intervention is Sheriff’s Deputies responding to emergency 911 Domestic Violence calls for service in Police District III, and Post-Intervention involves advocate outreach to victims within 24 hours of a Domestic Violence incident to help the victim access a variety of services and resources.  


For more information on the RVAAM visit www.rvaam.org/RVAAM/Welcome.html

For more information, contact the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-8637.
###

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Special Olympics 2012 Law Enforcement Torch Run


Various law enforcement agencies came together Wednesday, June 6, 2012 to participate in the 2012 Torch Run for the Special Olympics. Following a brief ceremony, three flames were unified into the Flame of Hope. The athletes and participating runners carried the torch from the Hyattsville Justice Center to the American Legion Post 217 in College Park.



Sheriff/CTV/Crime Solvers Launch “Sheriff’s Most Wanted” Program

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office announced the launch today of  the Sheriff’s “Most Wanted” Program, in partnership with Prince George’s County Community Television (CTV) and Prince George’s County Crime Solvers.

With a continuing focus on getting the most dangerous offenders off County streets, the first segment of the show is exclusively persons wanted for the commission of felony crimes. “I believe good partnerships increase our potential for success,” said Sheriff High. “Collaborating with Crime Solvers and CTV is symbolic of our collective concern for safety in our communities, and this kind of program expands our reach to locate and capture individuals who are wanted for crimes against our community.”

“There was never a moment’s hesitation among the partners to do this program,” said Sandra F. Peaches, Executive Director of CTV. “This kind of programming epitomizes the core values at the heart of public access television.”

Tim Murphy Jr., Board Chairman for the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers located in County Police Headquarters said, “The partnership with the Sheriff’s “Most Wanted” is a good one for Crime Solvers. This type of outreach helps us to make residents aware that they can help get criminals off the streets anonymously and safely.”

Beginning Friday June 8, at 8:30a.m, the CTV “Most Wanted” schedule is as follows:
Comcast Channel 70 and Verizon Fios Channel 41 – Mon, Wed, Fri - 8:30a.m and 12a.m
Comcast Channel 76 and Verizon Fios Channel 42 – Thus. - 10p.m, Fri - 3p.m and 8p.m, Sat. - 9a.m

Links to the CTV- produced show will also be available for viewing at the Sheriff’s Office website, Facebook page and Blog (www.facebook.com/pgsheriff   http://www.pgsheriff.blogspot.com/)  

For more information in this contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office, Press Information Office at 301-780-2773.
###

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Warrant Squad assisted by MPD to Arrest First Degree Burglary Suspect


Upper Marlboro, MD… The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Simone Harrison yesterday on a First Degree Burglary warrant obtained on January 4, 2012 by Prince George’s County Police (PGPD) District I detectives.

According to the warrant, on November 16, 2011 Harrison is alleged to have forcibly entered an ex- boyfriend’s residence in the 4000 block of Warner Avenue in Landover Hills where she destroyed and took property.



Efforts to locate Harrison led Deputies to the 5400 block of Connecticut Avenue NW in Washington, D.C.  With assistance of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), MPD and Sheriff’s Deputies went to the location and arrested Harrison without incident. She was transported to the D.C. Central Detention Facility where she was charged as a Fugitive from Prince George’s County. District I detectives were notified of the arrest.


In addition to First Degree Burglary, Harrison is also charged with, third and fourth degree burglary, theft less than $1,000 and malicious destruction of property valued in excess of $500.00.


For more information, contact the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-8637.
###

Warrant Squad Arrests Arson/Threat Suspect



Upper Marlboro, MD... The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest yesterday of Cameo Whitley on an Arson/Threat warrant obtained by the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department, Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) on May 10, 2012.


According to the warrant, on April 12, 2012, Whitley threatened to set fire to a home in the 6900 block of Adel Street in Capitol Heights after a verbal dispute with another man. In addition, the warrant indicates that Whitley was observed pouring a liquid with an ignitable odor onto the front exterior of the home before fleeing the area.


Whitley was arrested at Sheriff’s headquarters while inquiring about another case. A query made by an on duty deputy identified Whitley’s open warrant and he was taken into custody and transported to the County Detention Center where he is being held on a $5,000.00 bond. The Fire Department Detective was notified of the arrest.


Whitley is also charged with Reckless Endangerment and Attempted First Degree Arson.


For more information, contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office Press Information Office at 301-780-8637.
                                              ###

Two Warrants Closed in Arrest of Armed Robbery Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest yesterday of Shatia Poge for an arrest warrant obtained by Prince George’s County Police District I Detectives on March 22, 2012, for Armed Robbery.

Deputies investigating Poge’s whereabouts were led to the 6900 Block of Kent Town Dr. in Landover, MD, where she was located and apprehended. Following Poge’s arrest, her mother and other individuals on the scene of the arrest attempted to interfere as deputies completed arrest proceedings. Poge’s mother was arrested after she was found to have an open arrest warrant for second degree assault.  

Shatia and Susanne Poge were transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections where Shatia is charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery, First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, and Theft under $1000.00.

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


###

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Warrant Squad Arrests Attempted Second Degree Murder Suspect


Upper Marlboro, MD...The Office of the Sheriff's Warrant Squad arrested Adrian Wilkerson this morning on an Attempted Second Degree Murder warrant obtained on June 1, 2012 by County Police (PGPD) District IV detectives .

According to the warrant, on May 31, 2012, in the 1400 block of Potomac Heights Drive in Fort Washington Wilkerson and another male engaged in a verbal dispute. At some point, Wilkerson is alleged to have pulled a handgun, and firing several shots before and while fleeing the location.

Additional investigative efforts to locate Wilkerson led Deputies to the 900 block of Little Stone Drive in Fort Washington. Wilkerson was found hiding inside the residence; he was taken into custody without incident and transported to District IV detectives.

In addition to Attempted Second Degree Murder, Wilkerson is charged with First and Second Degree Assault, Handgun on Person and Firearm Use in the Commission of a Crime of Violence.
For more information, contact the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-8637.
###

Warrant Squad/County Police Collaborate to Arrest First Degree Murder Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Warrant/Fugitive Division, in collaboration with detectives in the County Police Cold Case Unit, reported the arrest Friday of Ronald D. Austin of Bowie, MD, for a First Degree Murder warrant dated May 30, 2012. The Prince George’s County Police Homicide Division obtained the warrant for Austin as a result of their investigation of the 2007 Homicide of Eric Girard Jones.

The detective on the case notified warrant deputies investigating Austin’s whereabouts that he was scheduled to appear at the Prince George’s County Courthouse in Upper Marlboro, MD, on Friday, June 1, for a Violation of Probation (V.O.P) hearing. Deputies located and apprehended Austin at the courthouse without incident, where he was interviewed by a County Police detective.

Austin was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections where he is being held on a No Bond status, charged with First Degree Murder.

For additional information on the 2007 homicide contact the County Police Press Information Office at 301-772-4710.

For more information in this contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office, Press Information Office at 301-780-2773.
###