Thursday, September 19, 2013

Victim’s Actions Thwart Second Degree Rape Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Warrant/Fugitive Division has arrested Demain Dacosta on an arrest warrant for Second Degree Rape obtained by County Police Criminal Investigative Division (CID) detectives on September 9, 2013.

According to the warrant, in late August, Dacosta raped a female acquaintance in her home. The victim reported the rape to authorities which ultimately resulted in the warrant being obtained by County Police. The victim also applied for and was granted a peace order.

Deputies apprehended Dacosta in the Upper Marlboro Courthouse following a court appearance in response to the peace order last Thursday. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections. CID detectives were notified of the arrest.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Assault Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest Friday of Anisha Wilson on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault obtained by County Police District II detectives on September 10, 2013.

According to the warrant, the male victim was walking home from school in the area of Arena Dr. and Largo Rd. in Upper Marlboro, MD, when he was approached by Wilson, who was driving a dark green vehicle, and asked for directions to Bowie State University. The victim attempted to show Wilson directions to the University via his IPHONE, when Wilson forcibly grabbed the phone and attempted to flee the scene. The victim sustained injuries to his elbows and hands as a result of being dragged along the roadway during the struggle.

Deputies investigating Wilson’s whereabouts were led to the Bowie State University Campus where they, along with the assistance of Bowie State Campus Police, located and apprehended her without incident.

District II detectives were notified Wilson’s arrest and she was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections – charged with First and Second Degree Assault, Robbery, and Misdemeanor Theft.

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



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Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Rape Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest Wednesday of Keith Parker on an arrest warrant for Second Degree Rape obtained by County Police detectives on September 3, 2013.

According to the warrant, Parker raped the female victim during a party at a residence in the 3800 block of 26th Avenue in Temple Hills, MD, on August 24, 2013.

Deputies investigating the whereabouts of Parker located and apprehended him at his residence in Temple Hills, MD, last Wednesday.

County Police detectives were notified of the arrest and Parker was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections – charged with Second Degree Rape and Second Degree Assault.

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



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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Deputies Arrest Attempted 2nd Degree Murder Suspect in Rockville

Upper Marlboro, MD…On Monday, September 9, 2013 Deputies from the Warrant Fugitive Division arrested Nicole Gray on an arrest warrant for Attempted Second Degree Murder obtained by County Police Detectives.

According to the warrant, on September 4, 2013 Gray side-swiped a parked vehicle in the 5400 block of Livingston Road in Oxon Hill, MD. When she was approached by a witness and the owner of the other vehicle a verbal exchange ensued. The witness and victim stood in front of Gray’s vehicle essentially blocking her as she attempted to leave the scene. According to the warrant, Gray struck both women, dragging one approximately 60 feet before fleeing the scene. Several witnesses followed Gray and were able to flag down Police Officers, who apprehended her after a chase which resulted in her crashing her vehicle.  Police Officers reported admitting Gray to Prince George’s County Hospital Center due to her erratic behavior.
 
Deputies investigating Gray’s whereabouts related to the warrant were led to an address in the 1300 block of Piccard Dr. in Rockville, MD. With the assistance of the Montgomery County Police Department Gray was located and apprehended without incident.
 
She was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections where she is being held on a $750,000.00 bond. Gray is also charged with two counts each of First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault and an additional count of Attempted Second Degree Murder.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Warrant Deputies Arrest 1st Degree Assault Suspect in Oxon Hill

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Eddie Ramirez  last Friday on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault obtained by County Police District IV Robbery Suppression Team (RST) on August 30, 2013.

According to the warrant, Ramirez and two other unknown men robbed another male in a parking lot in the 900 block of Marcy Avenue in Oxon Hill, MD.  Additionally, the warrant states Ramirez approached the victim asking for cigarettes, then subsequently demanded the victim’s money and property at knifepoint before fleeing.

Deputies investigating Ramirez’s whereabouts located him at an address in the 900 block of Marcy Avenue in Oxon Hill, MD.  He was taken into custody and transported to the District 4 station for questioning by the RST

Ramirez was also charged with Armed Robbery, Second Degree Assault and an additional count of First Degree Assault.


 For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
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Today As We Remember…


Today, as we remember those who died in the 9/11 tragedy, our hearts are with their families, loved ones and friends who keep their memories alive. This day lives on in infamy, in the annals of American History. Whether as citizens or those engaged directly in public safety, we must remain alert and aware of the potential harm and hurt that some in our world would do. Today, I also thank the many public safety agencies who stand guard to ensure our safety, particularly the men and women of the Office of the Prince George’s County Sheriff.

                                                                                                ~Sheriff Melvin C. High~

Monday, September 9, 2013

Deputies Seize Gun/Body Armor during VOWS Operation

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the seizures last Monday of one firearm and 3 ballistic resistant vests during the Violent Offender Warrant Sweep (V.O.W.S.).

On Thursday, August 29, 2013, deputies, with the assistance of officers from the Capitol Heights and Prince George’s County Police Departments, attempted a warrant service for Violation of Probation for First Degree Burglary in the 3500 block of Silver Park Dr. in Suitland, MD. After obtaining permission to enter the residence, deputies observed and recovered a black handgun and three ballistic resistant vests, but were unable to locate the suspect.

Deputies subsequently turned the firearm over to County Police detectives and are still investigating the whereabouts of the suspect.  Including this weapon, 6 firearms have been recovered since the V.O.W.S. operation began.

Lt. Colonel Regina Taylor, Bureau Chief of Field Operations said, “Our Violent Offender Sweep has been very successful in removing not just violent offenders, but the instruments of those violent crimes from our community.  The assistance of our partners, the County Police and Capitol Heights Police, enhances the safety and success of our operations.”

Captain Brent Mints, Assistant Bureau Chief of Field Operations, said, “This is the 8th week of the operation and we've made 330 arrests to close 651 warrants. Those results can only be attributed to the hard work of our deputies. This continues to be the most successful operation I’ve been a part of during my 23 years of service.” 

The V.O.W.S. operation will continue through the end of September.

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