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Friday, March 29, 2013

Sheriff’s Community Partnerships Section Holds First Middle School Basketball Tournament

The Sheriff’s Positive Deputies Assisting Youth (D.A.Y.) program held the first “Back To Ballin” basketball tournament Saturday March 23, 2013, at Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Temple Hills, MD. The tournament, hosted by Angie Ange of WKYS radio, included 90 students from 6 middle schools from Prince George’s County.  Sponsors for the tournament included Downtown Locker Room, the More Than Basketball organization, Ledo Pizza and WKYS radio. Students from Thrugood Marshall, Walker Mill, Andrew Jackson, Benjamin Stoddert, William Wirt and, the eventual champions, Imagine Lincoln Middle School participated in the event. Middle Schools received refreshments courtesy of Ledo Pizza and T-shirts from Downtown Locke Room.
For information on the Positive D.A.Y. Program or the basketball tournament, contact the Office of the Sheriff at 301-780-2773





Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Burglary Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest Tuesday of Damien Wilkes, on an arrest warrant for First Degree Burglary obtained by County Police District IV detectives on January 4, 2013.
 
According to the warrant, Wilkes broke into a residence in the 500 block of Wilson Bridge Dr. in Oxon Hill, MD, on November 6, 2012.  Wilkes allegedly stole $6,950.00 worth of property and caused $650.00 worth of damage to the residence. Police detectives linked the victim’s stolen money order to Wilkes, and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Deputies investigating the whereabouts of Wilkes were led to a residence in the 8400 block of Indian Head Hwy. in Fort Washington, MD, where he was located and arrested without incident.

District IV Detectives were notified of the arrest and Wilkes was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections – charged with First and Third Degree Burglary, Felony Theft and Destruction of Property.

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

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sheriff High Joins Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and Top Law Enforcement Officials in Support of Gun Control Measures

Sheriff Melvin C. High joined Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, States Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, Police Chief Mark Mcgaw and other top law enforcement officials from around the state, outside of the State House in Annapolis this morning to urge the passage of gun legislation requiring the licensing of handguns, a ban on assault weapons and limiting magazine capacities to 10 rounds.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sheriff High Joins Vice President Joe Biden for Domestic Violence Initiative

Sheriff Melvin C. High joined Vice President Joe Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., Senator Ben Cardin, Governor Martin O’Malley, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, and other public safety executives last Wednesday for the unveiling of a domestic violence initiative aimed at reducing domestic violence related homicides.
Sheriff High was invited to the event, held at the Montgomery County Executive Office Building in Rockville, MD, which announced the awarding of 2.3 million dollars in grants to local governments across the country. Vice President Biden said, "We have to do everything in our power, everything in our power to keep these tragedies from occurring. We believe that this will save lives; it’s saved lives in the state of Maryland already.”
Sheriff High said, “The prevention of domestic violence has always been a top priority for our Office, and we hope that the grant dollars awarded will help serve the most vulnerable victims across America’s communities. We look forward to furthering our relationships with Local, State and Federal partners as we provide assistance to those who need it the most,” High continued.

Last month Congress voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, which provides 659 million dollars in grant funds over the next five years. The Federal grants under this program will be distributed to California, Vermont, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and South Carolina.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Deputies Arrest Attempted Murder Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest Wednesday of Terrell Hightower on an arrest warrant for First Degree Attempted Murder obtained by County Police District III detectives on March 7, 2013.
 
According to the warrant, Hightower shot at two victims as they were operating a vehicle at the intersection of Nova Ave. and Doppler St. in Capitol Heights, MD, on January 1, 2013. Hightower was subsequently identified as the shooter by a witness. The shooting caused approximately $1,500.00 dollars worth of damage to the vehicle that the victims were operating.

Deputies investigating Hightower’s whereabouts were led to a residence in the 1300 block of Coral Gardens Ct. in Capitol Heights, MD, where they located and apprehended him without incident.

District III detectives were notified of Hightower’s arrest and he was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections – charged with First Degree Attempted Murder, First Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Violent Crime and Illegal Possession of a Handgun.

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


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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Felony Burglary Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest Monday of Jose Rodriguez on an arrest warrant for First Degree Burglary obtained by City of New Carrolton Police Department (CNCPD) Detectives on January 17, 2013.

According to the warrant, Rodriguez broke into a residence in the 7900 block of Legation Rd, in New Carrolton, MD, on January 4, 2013. Rodriguez allegedly used a knife to break a window, entered the residence and stole a television and Xbox gaming system. The total amount of damage to the residence is $100.00 and the value of the stolen items is approximately $710.00.

Deputies investigating Rodriguez’ whereabouts were led to a residence in the 4200 block of Oxford Dr, in Suitland, MD, where he was located and arrested without incident.

CNCPD officers were notified of Rodriguez’ arrest and he was transported to the Prince George’s County Detention Center – charged with First Degree Burglary, Misdemeanor Theft and Malicious Destruction of Property.

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


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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Deputies Arrest First Degree Burglary Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest yesterday of Delonta Walker, on an arrest warrant for multiple counts of First Degree Burglary obtained by Prince George’s County Police Department on February 19, 2013

According to the warrant, on February 13, 2013, Walker and another male passenger were arrested in a stolen vehicle from Fairfax, VA., while the driver and the front seat passenger fled after being stopped in the 6900 block of Cherryfield Road in Ft. Washington, MD. The warrant goes on to say that a search of the vehicle indicated that it contained assorted stolen items identified as having been taken during Breaking and Entering incidents in Prince George’s County. 

Deputies investigating his whereabouts were led to the 6900 block of Cherryfield Rd. in Ft. Washington, MD, where he was apprehended without incident. Walker was arrested and turned over to the charging detective in Police District IV. 

Walker is charged with two counts of First Degree Burglary, two counts of Conspiracy to commit First Degree Burglary, two counts of Theft: over $1,000 to under $10,000, Theft-Scheme: over $1,000 to under $10,000, Two counts of Fourth Degree Burglary and Two Counts of Malicious Destruction of Property over $500.

   For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-8637.       

Deputies Arrest Felony Assault Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest yesterday of Anthony Posey, on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault obtained by Greenbelt City Police Department on March 5, 2013

According to the warrant, Posey was involved in a verbal dispute with his estranged wife on March 5, 2013, in the 7500 block of Mission Dr. Lanham, MD.  Following the verbal dispute, Posey attempted to ram his vehicle into his estranged wife’s car as she was driving west on Greenbelt Rd.  Once he realized she was headed to the Greenbelt Police Station, he fled the scene.

Deputies investigating his whereabouts were led to the 10800 block of Hanna St. in Beltsville, MD, where he was apprehended without incident.

 The Greenbelt City Police Detective was notified of Posey’s arrest, and he was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections – charged with First and Second Degree Assault.


   For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-2773.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Deputies Close Two Warrants with Arrest


Upper Marlboro, MD… The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Keith Francis on an arrest warrant for Failure to Appear in court for Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, issued by the District Court of Maryland on February 21, 2013. Francis was also wanted for Violation of Probation for Unauthorized Removal of Property on another District Court of Maryland warrant dated January 16, 2013.

According to court documents, Francis was arrested on February 12, 2012 by County Police District II officers for Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance Paraphernalia. Francis failed to appear for his scheduled court date for the charges and a subsequent Bench Warrant was issued for his arrest.

Deputies investigating Francis’ whereabouts were lead to an address in Queen Anne’s County, MD, where, with the assistance of the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office, deputies located and apprehended him without incident.

Francis was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections – charged with Failure to Appear for court and Violation of Probation.

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