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Friday, June 28, 2013

PGSO to host 2013 "Deputies Assisting Youth (D.A.Y.) Corps Summer Program"


 Members of the  Community Partnerships Section are gearing up to host the 2nd annual Deputies Assisting Youth Corps Summer Program for middle school aged students within Prince George's County. 

The D.A.Y. Corps program is designed to enrich the lives of our youth by educating them on topics such as etiquette, bullying, gangs, substance abuse and many more. 

Deputies and community partners will provide life enrichment skills through small interactive groups, encourage students to gain the confidence needed for vital transitional periods in life, stay active and healthy while making new friends with similar interests    

Applicants must have completed the 6th grade but not yet entered the 9th grade.

Session I                           Session II
July 1- 12, 2013              July 22-Aug. 2, 2013
9:00am -3:00pm               9:00am -3:00pm
Oxon Hill Middle School     Drew-Freeman Middle School
                       


For more information, contact Corporal Alaina Gay at asgay@co.pg.md.us
 or  the Community Partnerships Section at (301) 780-8600.

Friday, June 21, 2013

32 Warrants Closed During “Father’s Day” Warrant Operation

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Sheriff’s Child Support Enforcement Division concluded its annual “Father’s Day” Warrant operation yesterday, which focused primarily on apprehending suspects with child support related warrants.

During the two-day operation, deputies attempted to serve warrants at 93 residences throughout Prince George’s County; apprehending 28 suspects and closing 32 warrants (30 Child Support warrants and 2 Criminal warrants). The combined total amount of arrears owed by the suspects arrested during the operation is $446, 221.96.

Captain Bauer, Assistant Bureau Chief of Field Operations, said, “The success of this year’s operation can be attributed, in large part, to the hard work and dedication of our deputy sheriffs. There is a tremendous amount of investigation and strategic planning involved in an initiative like this, and our women and men should be commended for their efforts.”

Sheriff Melvin C. High said, “The partnership we have developed with the State’s Office of Child Support Enforcement has helped to facilitate the collection of 77.8 million dollars in back child support this year. Our agency is proud to be a partner in any efforts aimed at assisting families affected by the non-payment of child support, or reducing the amount of open Prince George’s County warrants.”

The initiative was conducted between June 18 and 19, and included deputies from the Child Support Enforcement, Domestic Violence Intervention, and Prisoner Transport Divisions.

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


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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sheriff High on Gun Violence Prevention Panel

Sheriff Melvin C. High participated in a panel discussion on Gun Violence Prevention today at the Georgetown University Law School. The Lawyers Committee For Civil Rights hosted today's event.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Deputies Apprehend 1st Degree Murder Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest yesterday of Luis Carlos Guzman-Ventura on an arrest warrant for First Degree Murder obtained by County Police CID Detectives on December 8, 2012.

According to the warrant, Guzman-Ventura was the gunman in a drive-by shooting, where he shot and killed Eliezer Reyes on December 5, 2012, near the intersection of 23rd Ave. and Sheridan St. in Lewisdale, MD. The warrant also indicates that Guzman-Ventura shot and wounded another male victim during the incident.

Deputies investigating Guzman-Ventura’s whereabouts were led to a residence in the 19000 block of White Fawn Dr. in Petersburg, VA, where they located, and with the assistance of  the Chesterfield County, VA, Police, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Prince George’s County Police, apprehended him as he attempted to escape through a rear door.

Guzman-Ventura was transported to the Chesterfield County Police Department – charged as a Fugitive from Prince George’s County, MD. Guzman-Ventura is also charged with First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment and Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony.

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

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Warrant Deputies Arrest Attempted 1st Degree Murder Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest Thursday of Larry Hill on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder, obtained by County Police District III detectives on May 16, 2013.

According to the warrant, Hill allegedly approached and assaulted two males with a large, kitchen-styled, knife following a verbal dispute in the 5200 block of Marlboro Pike in District Heights, MD.

Deputies investigating the whereabouts of Hill were led to a residence in the 5200 block of Marlboro Pike, where they observed Hill exiting an apartment building. He was identified and taken into custody without incident.

District III detectives were notified of the arrest and Hill was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections – charged with Attempted First and Second Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault and Reckless Endangerment.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-2773.        .                                                                                                 
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Friday, June 7, 2013

PGSO Member graduates from Emergency Services Team Basic Training School


Congratulations to Cpl. A. Mewshaw, the newest member of the agency to graduate from Emergency Services Team (EST) Basic Training School.




Thursday, June 6, 2013

Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run Kicks-off Summer Games (Begins First Leg in Hyattsville)

Upper Marlboro, MD… Sheriff Melvin C. High and Chief Assistant Sheriff Darrin Palmer joined Hyattsville City Chief of Police Douglas Holland and other law enforcement officers from agencies in the region today at the opening ceremony for the first leg of the Maryland Law Enforcement Torch Run. Chief Holland, Sheriff High and Deputy Chief Hector Velez from the County Police Department saluted Special Olympics athletes and recalled the tradition of law enforcement’s support of the Torch Run and Special Olympics in Maryland.
Chief Holland, who chairs the Law Enforcement Torch Run, urged new officers to get involved. He said, “To all the new police officers and recruits here today, I challenge you to get involved with as many Special Olympics activities as you can during your careers. The Maryland Special Olympics program is a standard bearer for others like it around the world, and we raise more money than many other programs because of the support of individuals like you who keep it strong.”
Sheriff High said he had been involved with Special Olympics for over 30 years and also urged new officers to support the program, saying, “It’s been a pleasure to see the program grow over the years and a source of pride knowing that the law enforcement community helped to fuel that growth.”
About 100 athletes and law enforcement officers participated in the first leg of the Run, which went from the Hyattsville Courthouse ceremony to the American Legion Post in College Park, where lunch was provided for the runners. From College Park, runners go on to Laurel, then finally to Towson – the final leg in the State Torch Run that ends with the opening ceremony of the 2013 Special Olympics Summer Games.

“Every year we are reminded of the strength and commitment of support we get from our colleagues, fellow officers and friends for this great event. As a parent of a Special Olympics athlete and a member of law enforcement, I’m proud and thankful for the friends our program has. They are what makes it all work,” said Chief Holland.
The Sheriff’s Office Motors Unit escorted the runners and provided a bus for runners who might need a break along the route and to transport them back to the Courthouse at the end of the Run.
The Torch Run was the idea of Police Chief Richard LaMunyon of Witchita, Kansas, who hoped to involve law enforcement in the idea 1981, to raise money to support Special Olympics.
The idea took off when the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) embraced the project just three year later. With the support of IACP, law enforcement community involvement grew to include organizations at every level of government.
For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-2773.       
                                                                                                
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Felony Assault Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest Friday of Cherri Jones on an arrest warrant for Felony Assault obtained by County Police District III detectives on May 9, 2013.

According to the warrant, Jones was involved in a verbal altercation with her stepfather at a residence in the 3300 block of Walters Ln. in Suitland, MD. The warrant further states that following the dispute, Jones threatened to return to the residence with a gun. Jones later returned to the residence with a silver handgun and fired at several victims before fleeing the scene.

Deputies investigating the whereabouts of Jones were led to the Annapolis Mall where they located and apprehended her without incident.

District III detectives were notified of Jones’ arrest and she was transported to the Prince George’s Department of Corrections – charged with First and Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Malicious Destruction of Property and Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony.

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


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