Thursday, October 30, 2014

Suspect Arrested in a Theft Scheme for over $200,000


Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Teresa Ross of Laurel, MD on an arrest warrant for Theft Scheme over $100,000 that was obtained by County Police on October 17th, 2014.

According to the warrant, during the time frame of July 21st thru September 17th, Ross, while working at the Sears in Annapolis MD made fraudulent credit card transactions in order to purchase televisions that were shipped to a location in the 400 block of Warfield Drive in Landover MD. The warrant further states that Ross and her co-defendant used their unique employee identification numbers to override declined transactions in order to earn commissions on fraudulent sales. Sears Loss prevention reported that the scheme resulted in theft valued at over $200,000 dollars.

Upon receipt of the warrant, Deputies’ investigation determined that Ross would likely be located at an address in the 14800 block of Bowie Road in Laurel, MD. In the morning on October 27th deputies went to the location and announced themselves, indicating that they had a warrant for Ross who was there but refused to open the door. Deputies used a key to gain entry to the apartment and Ross was taken into custody and transported to the Department of Corrections in Hyattsville MD for processing.

Ross is also being charged with Theft: $100,000 plus, Con-Theft Scheme $100,000 plus, and Conspire- Theft: $100,000 plus. 


For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Specialized Services Team (SST) Runs for PGSO in DV 5K Run

Specialized Services Team members flank State's Attorney Alsobrooks after representing PGSO in the Family Strong 5K Run to benefit victims of domestic violence.


100 Arrested in 12th Annual Domestic Violence Warrant Sweep


Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff (PGSO) joined Oregon’s Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and various local law enforcement agencies in its annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail on October 21, 2014.

Twenty teams comprised of Sheriff’s Deputies and law enforcement personnel from the Maryland State Police (College Park and Forestville Barracks), United States Marshals Service,

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD), Capitol Heights Police Department, Cheverly Police Department, Glenarden Police Department, Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) attempted to serve warrants at 295 addresses.


PGSO Deputies made100 arrests to close 124 outstanding warrants, the majority of which were domestic violence related.  Among the charges of the arrestees, 50 were for domestic violence related Second Degree Assaults, one First Degree Burglary warrant, one First Degree Assault Warrant and attempted First Degree Murder.  Additionally, a domestic related incident occurred during the sweep that resulted in an arrest.

In addition three detainers were lodged for individuals found jailed in other jurisdictions, two defendants were identified as having been deported, and one defendant is reportedly deceased.

Close to 1150 law enforcement members throughout the nation participated in the warrant sweep, making over 3500 warrant services attempts and serving over 919 arrests warrants. The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff reported the highest number of warrants served, nationally.

“This operation is always on our calendar during Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” said Lieutenant Colonel Regina Taylor, Bureau Chief Field Operations. “And, we are always pleased with the results that we achieve because of the enhanced capacity we gain when so many of our partners join us in this important effort.”
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For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

                                                                             

Three Deputy Sheriffs Graduate Police Academy Session 127

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff welcomes three new Deputies to our ranks who graduated from the Prince George’s County Police Academy on Tuesday October 21, 2014. Deputy Sheriffs Eric Bell II, Schuyler Green, and Armagan Patrick, all successfully completed eight rigorous months of police Academy basic training as members of Session 127.


Family and friends of the Deputies gathered at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro, MD to see their loved ones sworn in and to witness their commitment to protect and serve the citizens of Prince George’s County.

“We are proud to welcome these new Deputies. New recruits, as a part of our overall hiring strategy, bring a fresh and contemporary perspective to our agency and the county’s public safety family,” said Sheriff High. “If their achievement in this very rigorous police academy is any indication of their desire to serve the citizens of this county, then law enforcement in the county will continue to have a positive future.”

Sheriff High joined County Executive Rushern L. Baker and other public safety agency heads in congratulating the graduates for their accomplishments and successful completion of the academy.

The remaining graduates in Session #127 will join the Prince George’s County Police Department the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department, and the Maryland National Capital Park Police – Prince George’s County Division.
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For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

                                                                              

Friday, October 24, 2014

Deputies Identified in 911 Domestic Violence Call Shooting

Upper Marlboro, MD... The Prince George's County Sheriff's Office is releasing the names of the deputies who responded to a 911 call for a domestic disturbance with a gun that resulted in one of the deputies discharging his agency issued firearm. The incident occurred on Thursday, October 23, 2014 in the 2300 block of Houston Street, in Suitland, MD.

The deputies are Deputy First Class Kendal Wade, who discharged his weapon, a four year veteran and Deputy Sheriff Private Tiffany Pullam a two year veteran. Both deputies are assigned to the Domestic Violence Intervention Division and are currently on routine Administrative Leave pending further investigation.
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For more information contact the Communication and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sheriff’s Deputy Involved in Shooting after Responding to 911 Call

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a deputy-involved shooting early this morning, at a residence in the 2300 block of Houston Street, in Suitland, MD. The shooting occurred at approximately 1:00 am, after Deputies arrived at the residence in response to a 911 call for a domestic disturbance with a gun.

The Deputies were in the residence speaking with the female victim when the male suspect appeared at the front door and confronted them. Information developed at this time indicates one of the Deputies discharged his agency issued firearm, striking the deceased. He was transported to The Prince George’s Hospital Center, where he was pronounced deceased around 6:00 a.m.

Consistent with standard procedure, the Prince George’s County Police Department is conducting an investigation into the shooting; the Sheriff’s Policy Compliance Division is conducting a concurrent administrative investigation. The involved deputy is a four year veteran assigned to the Domestic Violence Intervention Division. The Deputy involved has been placed on routine Administrative Leave pending further investigation.

Information regarding the involved deputy will be released on October 24, 2014. Information regarding the deceased will be released pending next of kin notification.

For more information contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Press Information Office at 301-780-7354
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DVID Deputy Rescues Two Individuals from Overturned SUV

Deputy First Class (DFC) Mayberry of the Domestic Violence Intervention Division (DVID) aided two individuals on Saturday who were trapped inside an overturned SUV at the intersection of Ritchie Road and Walker Mill Road in Capitol Heights, MD.

First to arrive on the scene, DFC Mayberry requested that the dispatcher send Fire and Emergency Services along with additional deputies to his location. DFC Mayberry realized that the people inside the SUV were unable to get out since the vehicle was overturned and resting on its roof. Mayberry used his baton to break the window and with the help of a citizen was able to rescue both victims. 

DVID Squad 50 members: Sergeant Connley, Corporal Porter, Corporal Dedier, Deputy Macklin, Deputy B. Williams, and (off duty) Deputy Corporal Kennedy-Nichols along with county police all responded to the scene and assisted the individuals involved and provided traffic control. 

“Thanks to fast thinking and quick action on the part of DFC Mayberry and the citizen, two lives were saved today,” said Sgt. Connley.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
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Bowie’s St. Matthew’s UMC Joins “Purple Light Nights” Campaign

Upper Marlboro, MD…Youth Pastor, Jen McClurg of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church of Bowie attended the lighting ceremony hosted by Sheriff Melvin C. High and the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Domestic Violence Intervention Division (DVID) on October 9th to launch the “Purple Light Nights” Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign in Maryland.

Purple Light Nights is a national campaign to raise awareness against domestic violence that’s now in 23 states, Canada and Quam. “I am delighted that St. Matthew’s UMC has joined us in this important fight,” said Sheriff High. “Their bell tower bathed in purple light is a beautiful sign that in our community we can be a unified voice against domestic violence.”     
                   
Sheriff High said he is confident that in the years to come hundreds of households will join us during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October by placing a purple light on their porch or in their window and adding their voice to the campaigns message: Domestic Violence Has No Place In Our Community.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Warrant Deputies / U.S. Marshal’s Arrest Armed Robbery Suspects in D.C.

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Anthony McComb and Daryl Thompson, both of Washington D.C. on arrest warrants for Armed Robbery obtained by the Prince George’s County Police Department on August 16, 2014.

According to the warrant, on August 15, 2014, McComb and Thompson forced a male associate into an apartment in the 4000 block of 28th Avenue in Temple Hills, MD at gunpoint. The warrant further states that both McComb and Thompson, struck the victim with a handgun several times around his head and body before stealing $600.00, and taking the keys to his apartment. Both fled in the victim’s vehicle.

Upon receiving the warrant, Deputies began an investigation into the whereabouts of McComb and Thompson. On October 16, 2014 with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Task Force, Warrant Deputies located both McComb and Thompson at a residence in the 200 block of N Street in South West, Washington D.C.  Task Force Officers forced entry into the apartment taking Thompson into custody immediately without incident. McComb was found hiding in a bedroom where he was taken into custody without further incident. Both were transported to the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District Station where they will await extradition back to Prince George’s County.


A search warrant was conducted on the residence at which time a loaded Kel-Tec .9mm PF Semi-Auto Pistol, was located in the same bedroom.  A backpack was also found containing 31.1 grams of suspected Crack Cocaine, with a street value of $6200.00. Packaging materials, typically used for sale of controlled dangerous substances, were also located inside of the backpack.

Both McComb and Thompson are charged with Armed Robbery, First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Handgun on Person, Firearm Use during a Felonious Violent Crime, Theft:$1,000 to under $10,000 and Rogue and Vagabond.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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Warrant/Fugitive Division Deputies Arrest First Degree Assault Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Winford Thorne of Hyattsville, MD for First Degree Assault on an arrest warrant obtained by the Prince George’s County Police Department on September 10, 2014.

According to the warrant, on September 7, 2014, Thorne assaulted a female acquaintance at a residence in the 2400 block of Arundel Rd in Mount Rainer, MD following an argument.  Thorne allegedly threw the victim on the bed and strangled her until she lost consciousness.  The victim called 911 for assistance before Throne fled from the residence.

Upon receiving the warrant, Deputies began an investigation into Thorne’s whereabouts. On September 24, 2014, he was located walking in the 6600 block of 23rd Avenue in Hyattsville, MD.  Thorne was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections, Hyattsville Regional Processing Facility.

Thorne is also charged with Second Degree Assault.
  
For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Domestic Violence Intervention Deputies Arrest First Degree Assault Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Domestic Violence Intervention Division (DVID) reported the arrest of Ashley Miller of Hyattsville, MD for First Degree Assault at an address  in the 7600 block of Allendale Circle, Landover MD on September 26, 2014.

According to the arrest report, Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Allendale Circle on September 26th, for a Domestic Abuse 911 call for service. When Deputies arrived they discovered a male victim suffering from stab wounds to his arm.  The arrest report further states, that Miller and the victim had engaged in a verbal argument that that had begun the previous night and which resulted in Miller retrieving two kitchen knives, with which she taunted and chased the victim before “poking” him in the arm.  The victim escaped and called 911. He was treated for his injuries on scene.

Miller was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George's County Department of Corrections.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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PGSO Congratulates Deputy on MPCTC Non-Academy Instructor of the Year Award


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Warrant/Fugitive Deputies Arrest Robbery Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Erick Medrano-Posada of Riverdale, MD on an arrest warrant for Robbery that was obtained by the Prince George’s County Police Department on October 3, 2014.

According to the warrant, on October 1, 2014, a male victim was parked in the 5700 block of 64th Place in Riverdale, MD when a work style van drove up and blocked his vehicle. Medrano-Posada is alleged to have exited the van and demanded personal property taking the victim’s cell phone, wallet and $144.00. The warrant further states that a physical altercation ensued between Medrano-Posada and the victim that resulted in Medrano-Posada pressing the gas pedal which caused the van to accelerate and dragging the victim several feet.  

Upon receipt of the warrant, Deputies began an investigation into Medrano-Posada’s whereabouts. On October 8, 2014, Warrant and Fugitive Deputies arrested Medrano-Posada without incident at a residence in the 5100 block of Edmonston Road in Riverdale, MD.  He was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Medrano-Posada is also charged with Second Degree Assault and Theft: Less than $1,000.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
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Deputies Arrest Suspect Wanted for Possession with Intent to Distribute

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Clarence Reese of Hyattsville, MD on an arrest warrant for Controlled Dangerous Substance Possession with Intent to distribute that was obtained by the County Police on September 5, 2014.

According to the warrant, on August 20th in the 10600 block of Lake Arbor Way in Mitchellville, MD Reese was operating a vehicle without his seatbelt on when he was stopped by a police officer.  The warrant states that when the vehicle stopped Reese quickly exited the vehicle, attempting to flee. The warrant further states that as a result of a personal search, a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle and a vehicle search revealed a zip lock bag with 18 bags of marijuana.  
  
Upon receipt of the warrant, deputies’ investigation led them to an address in the 8100 block of Sheriff Road in Landover, MD. Deputies went to the residence where they spotted the suspect looking through a window after they knocked.  Deputies took Reese into custody without incident. He was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Reese is also being charged with Possession of marijuana.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events

“Domestic Violence Has No Place in Our Community”

Sheriff Continues October Events After Launch of “Purple Light Nights” 

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff Domestic Violence Intervention Division (DVID) said it will continue its schedule of events in October to raise awareness about domestic violence by sharing information with citizens and residents at events around the county.


“The successful launch of “Purple Light Nights” in Maryland on October 9th and our Roundtable and Luncheon at the end of the month are the starting and closing event centerpieces of our activities for the month,” said Lt. Colonel Regina Taylor, Bureau Chief of Field Operations. “We hosted two information exchanges in the community before the launch and we have another one today. For the remainder of the month we are participating in events with some of our partners and hosting a roundtable discussion and luncheon on October 30th.  

The “Purple Light Nights” lighting ceremony was held on the walkway behind the County Administration building where the county building and light poles were adorned with purple lights. Those attending the ceremony were given a purple light bulb for their window or porch to symbolize a unified voice in the county against domestic violence.  “In the coming years, we hope thousands of households in Prince George’s County and all over the state will use the purple porch light in October as a unified voice,” said Sheriff High.


The DVID October Schedule of Events is as follows:


Tuesday, October 14th     - Kent Village Drive Apartments Information Exchange
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Saturday, October 18th   - Family Strong 5K Challenge, Paint Branch Park Trail,
                                             5211 Paint Branch Pkwy,
      College Park, MD 9:00 am, 8:00 am Registration

Tuesday, October 21st      - Addison Road Metro Information Exchange
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Thursday, October 30th - Domestic Violence Roundtable & Luncheon,
                                            Sheriff Headquarters 11:00 am – 3:00 pm


Members of the media are welcome to attend. For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

PGSO Launches "Purple Light Nights" Campaign in MD


Click HERE to view photos of PGSO's "Purple Light Nights Lighting Ceremony"


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Deputies Arrest 1st Degree Assault Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Shakera Tooks of Temple Hills, MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault that was obtained by the Prince George’s County Police Department on September 27, 2014.

According to the warrant, on September 27th, Tooks allegedly threw scalding water on a relative following an argument at a residence in the 2800 block of 31st Avenue in Temple Hills, MD. Tooks fled prior to police arrival.

After receiving the warrant on September 30th, Deputies began an investigation into Tooks’ whereabouts. On October 3rd, Tooks turned herself in to Warrant and Fugitive Deputies. She was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Tooks is also charged with Second Degree Assault.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

PGSO/ Calvert County Sheriff Close Ten Child Support Warrants in Annual Sweep

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Child Support Enforcement Division (CSED) reported 10 arrests that represented unpaid child support of over  $83K in its  annual joint warrant sweep with  the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) .

Twenty-seven (27) sheriff’s deputies, including six from Calvert County worked to locate individuals, thought to be living in Prince George’s County, for whom there were outstanding child support warrants.

As a result of the operation over $83K in child support arrearage will have to be addressed by the offending parent.  Lieutenant Ronald Blackwell, Commander of CSED said “This is the 12th year we’ve partnered with Calvert County and it continues to be successful for both agencies. We are proud that our collaboration assists the custodial parent to maintain a quality of life for children in both Prince George’s and Calvert Counties”  

For more information contact the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

                                                                           
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