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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Deputies Arrest Assault Suspect


Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Amani Barard of Accokeek, MD last week on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault which was obtained by the Prince George's County Police on July 18, 2014.
                                                                                               
According to the warrant, on June 17, 2014 Barard was allegedly riding in a vehicle in the area of Allentown Road and Payne Drive in Fort Washington, MD, when she saw a female with whom she had an ongoing feud walking. Barard exited the vehicle and enticed the victim to fight. The warrant further states that when the victim refused to fight, Barard allegedly brandished a black handgun which she pointed at the victim before driving away.  

After an investigation, Deputies located Barard at a residence in the 14000 block of April St. in Accokeek, MD. She was taken into custody and transported to the Prince George's County Department of Corrections in Upper Marlboro, MD.
Barard is also charged with Assault First Degree, Assault Second Degree, Firearm Use/ Felony Violent Crime, and Handgun in Vehicle.

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

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Deputies Arrest Motor Vehicle Homicide Suspect

 
Upper Marlboro, MD… The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Liam Benjamin Adepo of Hyattsville, MD on an indictment issued by the Circuit Court of Prince George's County on July 23, 2014 for failing to stop after an accident resulting in bodily injury or death.
 
Warrant/Fugitive Deputies located Adepo at a residence in the 2700 block of Crest Ave in Cheverly, MD. He was taken into custody without incident and was transported to Hyattsville Jail where he is being held on a $100,000.00 bond.

Adepo is also charged with Hit and Run/ Return, Fail to Stop/ Bodily Injury, Homicide- MV/ Vessel Under the Influence, Driving While Suspended, Reckless Driving, and Negligent Driving.

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

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Deputies Arrest First Degree Assault Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division has arrested Bernard Matthews of Lanham, MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault. The warrant was obtained by the Prince George’s County Police Department on July 15, 2014.

According to the warrant, on July 8, 2014, Matthews approached a gas station located in the 10000 block of Greenbelt Road in Greenbelt, MD and observed a General Motors Company (GMC) Envoy engine being stored behind the gas station.  Matthews walked across the street and shortly returned to the gas station driving a Sports Utility Vehicle in which he parked behind the store and took the Envoy engine before driving away. The warrant further states, that Matthews returned to the gas station later that afternoon and approached employees with a box cutter while demanding access to the store’s Closed Circuit Surveillance Video. The employees advised Matthews that they didn’t have access to the video and he fled prior to the police’s arrival.

On July 15, 2014, Warrant/ Fugitive deputies received the arrest warrant for Matthews and began an investigation into his whereabouts. On the same day, deputies located Matthews in the Emergency Room of a local hospital where he was treated and released for an unrelated medical concern.  Matthews was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.
Matthews is also charged with an additional count of First Degree Assault and Theft: $1,000 to under $10,000.


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

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Media Advisory: Active Assailant Training Drill


Upper Marlboro, MD The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff will be conducting a training exercise on the grounds of the Courthouse located on Main Street in Upper Marlboro.  This will be a multi-agency event with more than 150 Public Safety personnel along with civilian participants.  The goal for this drill is to test law enforcement’s response to an active assailant/active shooting incident at the Courthouse complex.   

Due to safety concerns for all citizens and participants in the training exercise, streets leading into the Town proper will be controlled by law enforcement personnel from 7:00 am through 5: 00 pm on this date.  All vehicular traffic will be rerouted during the exercise; however pedestrian traffic will be allowed to local businesses and residences.  Main Street/State Route 725 will be closed at Governor Oden Bowie Drive on the East end and at Water Street on the West end.  Judges Drive will be closed at Pratt Street on the East end and Water Street on the West end.


WHO:             The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff

                       
WHAT:          Active Assailant Training Drill

 
WHEN:          Saturday, July 26, 2014

                        7:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm

 
WHERE:        Courthouse building and grounds located at 14735 Main Street, Upper Marlboro Maryland 20772

 
Members of the media are invited to attend, please RSVP no later than July 25, 2014; for more information contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office, Press Information Office at 301-780-7354.

 

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Deputies Arrest First Degree Assault Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division has arrested Norman Tate of District Heights, MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault. The warrant was obtained by the Prince George’s County Police Department on July 11, 2014.

According to the warrant, on July 10, 2014, Tate and a male victim were engaged in a telephone argument. During the conversation, both males agreed to meet in the 8300 block of Old Marlboro Pike in Upper Marlboro, MD. When the victim arrived to the location, Tate approached and began striking the victim’s vehicle with a crowbar while holding a knife in the other hand. The warrant further states, the victim exited his vehicle in an attempt to stop Tate and a physical altercation ensued. When the victim attempted to retrieve the crowbar, Tate cut the victims arm and hand. Tate fled the scene prior to the police’s arrival.

On July 11, 2014, Warrant/ Fugitive deputies received the arrest warrant for Tate and began an investigation into his whereabouts. On July 22, deputies observed Tate driving a vehicle on Pennsylvania Avenue in District Heights, MD. Deputies initiated a traffic stop and positively identified Tate. He was arrested without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.
Tate 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, July 18, 2014

Public Notice: PGSO's Active Assailant Training Drill (7/26/14) at the Upper Marlboro Courthouse


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

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sheriff’s Deputies Arrest Fugitive Attempted Murder Suspect (Assisted by Stamford and Weston, CT Police Departments)

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Surveillance Team (FAST) reported the arrest of Jairo Gutierrez-Lopez of Beltsville, MD on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder that was obtained by County Police on July 5, 2014.
                        

According to the warrant, Gutierrez- Lopez is alleged to have assaulted a female victim at a residence in the 11000 block of Cherry Hill Rd in Beltsville, MD. The suspect allegedly stab her several times in the upper and lower body as she attempted to break up a physical altercation between him and another female victim, before he fled the residence.   

On July 6, 2014, after receiving the warrant, the FAST deputies began their investigation, exhausting all leads after 11 days of searching for the suspect. Ultimately, a confidential informant came forward with information that the suspect was in Stamford, CT.


With assistance from the Weston Police Department and the Stamford Police Department, FAST deputies located Gutierrez- Lopez at a home in Weston, CT., where he was found painting in an upstairs bedroom. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to a Weston Police Station for processing. He is awaiting extradition back to Prince George's County, MD. The suspect is also charged with Attempted Murder Second Degree, Assault First Degree, two (2) counts of Assault Second Degree, and Dangerous Weapon with the Intent to Injure.   

Friday, July 11, 2014

1st Degree Murder Suspects Arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Anthony Carel Wood of Ft. Washington, Md., on two arrest warrants for Attempted First Degree Murder and Assault Second Degree that were both obtained by County Police on June 28 and July 8, 2014.

According to the Attempted Murder warrant, Wood is alleged to have assaulted a female victim at a residence in the 8000 block of Stonesboro Lane in Ft. Washington, Md., by punching, kicking, and biting her while holding a knife to her throat. The warrant further states that during the altercation, Wood cut off all of her clothes and strangled her with her bra, until she passed out. Wood is also alleged to have stood over the victim, dousing her with gasoline as she regained consciousness, and lighting matches that he threw at her but  which went out before they reached the victim, who was able to escape.

Deputies investigating Wood’s whereabouts located him at a residence in the 1700 block of Brightseat Rd. in Landover, Md., where he was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the Prince George’s County Police Criminal Investigation Division for processing.  

Wood is also charged with Unauthorized Removal of Property, and Malicious Destruction of Property.
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For more information, contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Phone Scam Fraud Alert Citizens Targeted in Fraudulent Phone Calls


Upper Marlboro, MDSheriff Melvin C. High said the Sheriff’s Office is issuing a warning to the public and urging citizens associations and other community groups to notify their members about a telephone scam that is targeting Prince George’s County residents.

“We are aware of at least two such calls targeting senior citizens,” said Sheriff High. “Getting information out to club members, relatives, friends and neighbors is our best defense against such criminals.” Sheriff High said the most recent phone scam is the same as a scam in Arlington County, Virginia that was reported by the Virginia Sheriff’s Association earlier this year.

According to the Sheriff, the caller accuses the victim of failing to appear for jury duty, that judgments had been filed against them. The caller told the resident that they would be arrested unless the fines were paid immediately using moneypak to pay fines totaling $3,000.

The Sheriff’s Office posted an alert on June 27th warning citizens of a caller claiming to be from the IRS who said he was making the call for Melvin C. High. “We notified citizens that the Sheriff is not the law enforcement arm of the IRS and does not collect money on its behalf. We urge residents never to provide an address or personal information, and to call Public Safety Communications at 301-352-1200 to report any such activity.  

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

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sheriff High Tells Council - Interagency Cooperation Contributes to Success in Public Safety

Upper Marlboro, MD…Sheriff Melvin C. High, joined all of the other County Public Safety agencies last night in a Public Safety Town Hall meeting convened by the County Council. Each of the County’s public safety agencies, including Corrections, Homeland Security, Fire/EMS, the State’s Attorney’s Office, County Police and the Human Rights Commission, shared information about the successes and challenges facing their agencies.

In closing remarks, after his review of the Sheriff’s  Office successes and challenges facing the, Sheriff High told councilmembers that the focus of the Executive and Legislative Branches of County Government on interagency cooperation among its public safety agencies, “…has directly affected citizens because it has been enormously important to the success we have achieved in public safety.” Sheriff High said that is particularly true with the Sheriff’s Office, County Police and the State’s Attorney because they are partners in the criminal justice system, and Corrections with whom Sheriff’s Deputies work closely every day.

Sheriff High introduced and thanked the Sheriff’s Office command staff and the members of the Sheriff’s Office Citizen Advisory Council for attending.




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

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Sheriff’s 3rd Annual Summer Youth Academy Session I Begins


Upper Marlboro, MD…. Chief Assistant Sheriff Darrin Palmer, Lieutenant Colonel Roccapriore and Captain Nancy Ridgely greeted cadets Monday as the Community Partnership Section started the first of its two Summer Youth Academy (SYA) sessions at Thurgood Marshall Middle School. 

During the two week sessions, Sheriff’s Deputies and Sheriff’s Explorers will engage the cadets in fitness routines, group seminar styled sessions on topics such as etiquette, problem-solving, bullying, good decision making, gangs, substance abuse. In addition, the camp schedule includes  weekly educational and experiential field trips. 

“It is our goal to make sure they leave the D.A.Y. Corps with a better understanding of themselves, good citizenship and law enforcement, and, of course, have some fun while doing so” said Sergeant Paul Washington, SYA Director.

The second session of the Summer Youth Academy is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 21st. 

For more information contact the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Community Partnership Section at 301-780-7354.