Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Posted by Prince George's County Sheriff at 5:09 AM
Friday, April 26, 2013
Upper Marlboro, MD… Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker III joined Sheriff Melvin C. High, Fire Chief Marc Bashoor, Police Chief Mark Magaw and Department of Corrections Director Mary Lou McDonough Wednesday at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt, MD, for the 36th Annual Public Safety Valor Awards.
Three Sheriff’s Deputies were honored with the Silver Medal of Valor for heroic efforts that helped save the lives of a Capitol Heights family. Corporal Daniel Hardester and Privates Ricardo Dennis and Dwayne Stevenson were on the scene of a domestic violence call when they heard screams for help coming from across the street.
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They noticed smoke coming from the rear of a single-family home and, without hesitation, entered the residence to search for occupants. The deputies safely evacuated three children and an adult from the residence, preventing a potentially tragic situation.
Corporal Mauricio Casanova was awarded the Gold Medal of Valor and Deputy Sheriff of the Year for his bravery and decisive actions during an April 2012, shooting. Casanova, along with members from the Sheriff’s Landlord and Tenant Division responded to a residence in Hyattsville to execute a court ordered eviction. As deputies attempted to enter the residence they were met with resistance from the homeowner, and the situation turned volatile.
Fearing for their safety, deputies discharged their firearms as they moved to positions of cover. As shots were fired, Casanova noticed the locksmith, who had been on the scene to assist deputies with entry into the home, scrambling to get out of the line of fire. Casanova, without regard for his own personal safety, left his position of cover, ran to the locksmith and covered him with his own body until the shooting stopped.
Sheriff High, the President of this year’s Public Safety Valor Awards, said, “The four Deputies honored today represent the very best of the law enforcement profession. I commend them for their brave and heroic efforts, and I salute all of today’s honorees who have dedicated themselves to serving others.”
Posted by Prince George's County Sheriff at 4:54 AM
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Sheriff High and Chief Assistant Sheriff Palmer joined Comptroller Peter Franchot as he presented the College Park Volunteer Fire Department with a Proclamation in recognition of their dedication and exemplary service to the local community.
Posted by Prince George's County Sheriff at 12:22 PM
Upper Marlboro, MD… The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest Monday of Antonio Jones on a warrant for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder obtained by County Police District IV officers on April 6th, 2013.
Posted by Prince George's County Sheriff at 6:34 AM
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Upper Marlboro, MD… The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest Thursday of Melsun Perry on multiple arrest warrants for Violation of Probation (VOP) and Failure to Appear (FTA), issued by the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, MD, on December 20, 2012.
The Circuit Court for Prince George’s County was notified of Perry’s arrest and he was transported to the Prince George’s County Detention Center – charged with Failure to Appear Destruction of Property and Violation of Probation for Illegal Transportation of a Handgun.
Posted by Prince George's County Sheriff at 4:52 AM
Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Upper Marlboro, MD… The Sheriff’s Office announced the opening of the application period for the 2013 Melvin C. High Scholarship award. Three scholarships, in the amount of $1,000 toward the cost of tuition and fees or books, are awarded to deserving Prince George’s County High School graduating seniors. This year’s award is the third annual award.
The application closing date is May 10, 2013. Applications will be collected from high school guidance counselors during the week after the closing date; application packages mailed to the Office of the Sheriff must be postmarked no later than May10, 2013.
· Be involved in community service or extracurricular school activities
Posted by Prince George's County Sheriff at 4:44 AM
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Upper Marlboro, MD… Sheriff Melvin C. High, Chief Assistant Darrin Palmer and members of the Sheriff’s Office joined other law enforcement partners last Thursday at the Bowie Baysox Stadium for the Special Olympics Torch Run, which took place before the team’s home opening game.
Posted by Prince George's County Sheriff at 10:31 AM
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Sheriff Melvin C. High, along with members of the Sheriff’s Office command staff, honored the outstanding performance of current and retired deputy sheriffs and civilian employees, at the 2013 Awards Ceremony and Retirement Celebration held Friday at the La Fontaine Bleue in Lanham, MD. William D. Missouri, Retired Chief Judge of the 7th Judicial Circuit, delivered the keynote address to the members in attendance. Corporal Mauricio Casanova was honored as the 2012 Deputy Sheriff of the Year, while Mrs. Angie Raffo earned Civilian of the Year honors.
Posted by Prince George's County Sheriff at 5:21 AM
Friday, April 12, 2013
District III detectives were notified of Blake’s arrest and she was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections – charged with First Degree Burglary and Felony Theft.
Posted by Prince George's County Sheriff at 9:41 AM
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Sheriff Joins Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. at White House Gun Violence Reduction Event
Sheriff Melvin C. High joined Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. yesterday in urging Congress to act on legislation aimed at reducing gun violence. Sheriff High, an invited guest of the Vice President, made opening remarks to an audience of mostly Law Enforcement executives from around the country before introducing the Attorney General. The Attorney General and the Vice President urged Congress to act on gun legislation aimed at the implementation of universal background checks for the purchase of guns. Following the press conference, Sheriff High was invited to Vice President Biden’s Office for more discussion on the legislation.
Posted by Prince George's County Sheriff at 10:41 AM
Monday, April 8, 2013
Posted by Prince George's County Sheriff at 10:46 AM
Upper Marlboro, MD… The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest Friday of Jabria Weaver on an arrest warrant for Armed Robbery obtained by County Police District I detectives on February 27, 2013.
District I detectives were notified of Weaver’s arrest and she was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections – charged with Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Robbery, Misdemeanor Theft and Conspiracy to Commit Misdemeanor Theft.
Posted by Prince George's County Sheriff at 10:42 AM
Upper Marlboro, MD… The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest Wednesday of Marcus Robinson on an arrest warrant for Felony Theft, obtained by County Police District II detectives on March 27, 2013.
According to the warrant, Robinson broke into a vehicle in the 7200 block of Donnell Pl. in District Heights, MD, on March 19, 2013, and stole a black Glock 29 handgun and its case, four Glock magazines, four 10 millimeter handgun rounds and a black duffle bag. The damage to the vehicle totaled $500.00 and the stolen items had a value of $1,005.00.
Deputies investigating Robinson’s whereabouts were led to the Forestville, MD, area where they conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle he was operating and took him into custody without incident.
District II detectives were notified of Robinson’s arrest and he was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections – charged with Felony Theft, Rogue and Vagabond and Malicious Destruction of Property. 5 additional warrants were closed with Robinson’s arrest
Posted by Prince George's County Sheriff at 10:39 AM
Posted by Prince George's County Sheriff at 10:38 AM