Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Prince George's County Sheriff's Deputies Honored at 38th Annual Valor Awards #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD…Sheriff Melvin C. High and the heads of all of the county’s public safety agencies, joined County Executive Rushern L. Baker at Martin’s Crosswinds in Greenbelt MD, to celebrate the 38th Annual Public Safety Valor Awards. The Valor Awards Luncheon is a program that recognizes members from each agency for exceptional performance and bravery in service.

The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office had eight deputies awarded the Bronze Medal of Valor for their brave actions in the line of duty in two separate incidents.

Sergeant Lisa Smith, Corporal Dale Dreibelbis, Corporal Kenyatta Porter, Corporal Nadia Lockhart (Not pictured), Deputy First Class Adrian Curtis, and Private Terrence Mordecai, were at a residence in Hyattsville MD, to serve a court ordered Emergency Petition Service. The man’s mother stated that he had not been taking his medication and had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. The deputies went down into a dark basement where they were faced with a dangerous subject that was holding two large kitchen knives. The man refused to comply with the deputies’ verbal commands and began fighting them. The deputies were able to subdue the combative man after a brief struggle and placed him in custody. The man was transported to the hospital for the psychiatric evaluation that his family had requested.  

Lt. Monica Jackson and Corporal Terena McCreary were attempting to serve a court ordered eviction in Glen Dale MD. The deputies met the resident at the door and when they showed him the court order, the man locked the door and refused to let them in. The man stated “I have weapons in here! I’m not leaving this house alive; I have weapons!”  Shortly after that the deputies heard what sounded like several gunshots. As they ran for cover, they could see flames and smoke coming from the house. Deputies continued to negotiate with the resident who finally agreed to come out of the house; he was then taken into custody and transported to the hospital for an Emergency Psychiatric Evaluation.

Thanks to the heroic actions of these deputies who risked injury to themselves in order to prevent these men from harming themselves or others we proudly recognize our Deputies with the Bronze Medal of Valor.

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

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Deputies Arrest Two Suspects on Felony Indictments #PGSO



Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Office Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the following felony arrests:

 Felony Indictment Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Danalee Gibbons on an indictment alleging Robbery with a Deadly Weapon. The indictment was issued by the Circuit Court of Prince George's County on April 2, 2015.

Upon receiving the indictment, Warrant Division Fugitive Apprehension & Surveillance Team (FAST) Deputies began an investigation into Gibbons whereabouts. FAST Deputies located and arrested Gibbons on April 17, 2015, in the 7000 block of Burnside Road in Landover, MD.

Gibbons is also charged with Robbery, Second and Fourth Degree Burglary, Theft of property or services with a value more than $1,000 less than $10,000, and Second Degree Assault.

                                                    Felony Indictment Suspect Arrested

The Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division also reported the arrest of Toni Smith on an indictment alleging Robbery with a Deadly Weapon. The indictment was issued by the Circuit Court of Prince George's County on April 2, 2015.

Upon receiving the indictment, (FAST) Deputies began an investigation into Smith whereabouts. FAST Deputies located and arrested Smith on April 17, 2015, in the 6000 block of Flagstaff Street in Hyattsville, MD.

Smith is also charged with Robbery, Second Degree Assault, Theft of property or services with a value of less than $1,000, and Dangerous Weapon Openly with Intent to Injure.

Both Suspects were transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

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

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Office Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the following felony arrests:


First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Antonie Rouse of Bowie, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault obtained by the County Police on January 18, 2015.

According to the warrant, on January 17th, in the 4000 block of Bunker Hill Road, Cottage City, MD, Rouse and another male were engaged in an argument that turned physical. During the altercation, Rouse produced a knife and struck the victim, multiple times in the back and forehead, and then fled the scene.

On April 9th, Sheriff’s deputies made numerous attempts to locate Rouse at his residence in the 15000 block of Pointer Ridge Drive, Bowie, MD, and left their contact information. On April 13th, Rouse called the Sheriff’s Office and after speaking with deputies, turned himself in at the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Rouse is also charged with Second Degree Assault and Reckless Endangerment.

        Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Hector Chavez-Morales of Clinton, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Armed Robbery that was obtained by County Police on April 13, 2015.

According to the warrant, on November 29, 2014, Chavez-Morales and another male arranged a meeting on Facebook over a purchase of Nike shoes. During the transaction, Chavez-Morales and another suspect approached the victim and struck him in the back of the head. The warrant states that Chavez-Morales then snatched the shoes – valued at $250.00- from the victim and fled the scene.

Upon receipt of the warrant, on April 16, 2015, deputies’ investigation determined that Chavez-Morales could be located in the 6800 block of Killarney Street in Clinton, MD. The deputies went to the residence where Chavez-Morales was located and taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the District IV Police Station.    

Chavez-Morales is also charged with Robbery, First and Second Degree Assault and Theft less than $1,000.

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


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Office Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the following felony arrests:
 
 
 First Degree Burglary Suspect Arrested
    

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested John Quarles of Temple Hills, MD who was wanted on an arrest warrant for First Degree Burglary obtained by County Police on March 11th, 2015.

According to the warrant, on February 25th, Quarles was in the 6300 block of Den Lee Drive in Clinton, MD, where he was observed running from a house and stealing a 2005 Cadillac Escalade SUV. The owner of the SUV stated that he had an iPad along with several tools inside the vehicle valued at over $4,000. The warrant states that Quarles used the stolen iPad to take pictures and Quarles was identified by photos that uploaded to the victim’s cloud storage.

Prince George’s County deputies located Quarles through a personal contact through who arranged for Quarles to turn himself in. He was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections (DOC) for processing.

Quarles is also charged with Malicious Destruction of Property, Theft 10,000 to under 100,000 and Unlawful taking of a Motor Vehicle.

First Degree Burglary Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Kenneth Reese of Landover, MD on a warrant for First Degree Burglary that was issued by the City of Bowie Police Department on April 4th, 2015.  

The warrant states that on April 3rd Reese was in the 15000 block of Nivelle Court in Bowie, MD, where he kicked open a door, burglarized a residence, then ran out and left in his vehicle. The home owner who was known to Reese and inside the residence at the time Reese entered was not harmed.

Deputies had begun their investigation when they received a call from Reese, after which he agreed to turn himself in. He was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections (DOC) for processing.

Reese is also charged with Burglary Fourth Degree and Theft 1,000 to 10,000.

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

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Friends and Neighbors Come Together to Take Back The Community #PGSO

  "Domestic Violence Has No Place in Our Community"
                                          

Friday, April 17, 2015

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO


First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Garrett Bailey of Bowie, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault that was obtained by the Bowie City Police Department on March 26, 2015.

According to the warrant, on March 23, in the 15000 block of Collington Road in Bowie, MD, Bailey approached a male acquaintance while in his vehicle, allegedly waved a handgun, cocked it and pointed it at him, then drove off. According to the warrant, Bailey had pervious issues with the victim involving a female associate.

Upon receipt of the warrant, on April 8th, Warrant Division Fugitive Apprehension & Surveillance Team (FAST) deputies’ investigation determined that Bailey could be located at an address in the 4000 block of Wakefield Lane in Bowie, MD. They were granted access to the residence where they spotted the suspect in the backyard club house.  Bailey was taken into custody and transported to Bowie City Police Station.

                                                         First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Nehemias Hernandez of Hyattsville, MD, on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault that was obtained by County Police on April 7, 2015.

According to the warrant, on April 7, 2015, Hernandez and his pregnant girlfriend were engaged in an argument that turned physical at a residence located in the 500 block of Chillum Road in Hyattsville, MD. During the altercation, Hernandez allegedly pushed her to the ground, struck her in the face, kneed her in the stomach and strangled her. The warrant states that Hernandez threw cologne on the victim and threatened to kill her if she called the police. Hernandez fled the scene.

Upon receiving the warrant, on April 9th, Deputies canvassed the area of the incident; Hernandez was found in a nearby apartment building. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the District I Police Station.

Hernandez 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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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Office Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the following felony arrests:

Attempted Second Degree Murder Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Arthur Johnson of Washington, D.C, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Attempted Second Degree Murder obtained by the Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Intervention Division on April 03, 2015.

According to the warrant, on the same day the warrant was obtained, in the 7000 block of Martin Luther King Highway, Landover, MD. Johnson is alleged to have approached a vehicle occupied by his ex-girlfriend and a male companion. Johnson began to harass and threaten them. During the altercation, Johnson is alleged to have produced a handgun, which he fired at the vehicle as the woman drove away, flattening both front tires. Johnson fled the scene.

On April 3rd, Sheriff’s deputies attempted to locate Johnson multiple times in an attempt to serve the warrant and left their contact information. When those attempts were unsuccessful, the warrant was reassigned to the Warrant Division Fugitive Apprehension & Surveillance Team (FAST). On April 10, FAST Deputies located Johnson at a residence in the 5000 block of Walker Mill Road, Capitol Heights, Md.  When they arrived at the location, deputies noticed someone on the back porch whom they believed to be Johnson. The individual was positively identified as Johnson, who was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Johnson is also charged with First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Firearm use in a Felonious Violent Crime and Handgun on Person.

                                      First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested William Adams of Upper Marlboro, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault that was obtained by County Police on April 02, 2015.

According to the warrant, on March 28, 2015, Adams and his son were engaged in an argument that turned physical at a residence located in the 13000 block of Amberfield Court in Upper Marlboro, MD. Adams retrieved a handgun which he pointed in the air. The warrant states that Adams slammed him against the wall, grabbed him by the throat, put the gun to his head and said “I should have killed you.” Adams then allegedly pointed the handgun into the victim’s chest. The warrant further states that when the victim tried to leave the residence, Adams hit him in the back of the head, which caused multiple scratch marks to his neck.

On March 10, 2015, FAST Deputies located Adams at the address of the incident. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Adams is also charged with Second Degree Assault, Firearm use in a Felonious Violent Crime and Handgun on person.

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

                                                                                                                                                    

Monday, April 13, 2015

‘Operation Broken Heart’ Results in 89 Arrests to Close 109 Warrants #PGSO


Upper Marlboro, MD… The Sheriff’s
Warrant/Fugitive Division conducted a warrant operation dubbed “Operation Broken Heart” last week, which began in the late hours of Wednesday night into the early morning hours Thursday. The operation was a collaboration with Maryland State Police, County Police, Capitol Heights Police, Glenarden Police, District Heights Police, Charles County Sheriff’s Office and the Maryland National Capital Park Police Department, that comprised of eight warrant arrest teams.  

Approximately 200 currently investigated warrants were identified as the best opportunity for success during the operation. The teams attempted service at all 200 addresses that resulted in 89 arrests to close 109 outstanding warrants. The top arrests included three First Degree Assault arrests, twenty-two Second Degree Assault arrests, two Second Degree Burglary arrests, a Sexual Solicitation of a Minor arrest and four Thefts  (over $10/under $100K). Lt. John Carr, Commander of the Warrant/Fugitive Division said, “A significant number of the Second Degree Assaults were domestic violence-related and that was an area we focused on for this operation.” 

Acting Captain Randall Cooper, Assistant Bureau Chief of Field Operations said of the combined effort, “This was a successful operation from every angle.  We started out with newly investigated warrants and our collaboration with partner law enforcement agencies gives us enormous capacity to knock on a lot of doors. To close more than half the warrants we started with is a terrific return on our investment of time and manpower.          

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

Friday, April 10, 2015

FAST Deputies Capture 2007 First Degree Assault Suspect #PGSO


Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Jose Filiberto Diaz of Lanham MD by the Fugitive Apprehension Surveillance Team (FAST) on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault that was obtained by County Police back on October 3, 2007.

According to the warrant, on July 26th, 2007 Diaz was involved in an argument with another man that escalated to the point of Diaz pulling out a knife and attacking the man. The warrant indicates that the victim was cut on the arm trying to block the knife from striking his face and body. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he was admitted in serious condition.

Multiple attempts were made to serve the warrant before it was reassigned to the FAST’s unit on March 20, 2015. The FAST’s investigation discovered that Diaz had been using aliases and that he also had another outstanding warrant under one of them.  Further investigation revealed that Diaz had been deported on more than one occasion and had been denied re-entry into the United States several times. Records indicate that Diaz had obtained multiple Maryland driver’s licenses under different names and dates of birth over the years. After a thorough investigation, following the trail of multiple identities and driver’s licenses, warrant deputies were able to locate Diaz in Hyattsville, MD where they took him into custody on March 26th without incident.  He was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections (DOC) in Hyattsville, MD for processing.

Diaz is also charged with Assault Second Degree and Failure to Appear (FTA) for Failing to Stop after an Accident.

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

#PGSO Sheriff High was the keynote speaker at PG Hospital Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center's "Take Back the Night" Annual Program

"Tonight we come together to proclaim that each individual has the right to live free from violence and to give voice to the survivors who continue to suffer alone and in silence"
                                -Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Center

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO


Upper Marlboro, MD… The Sheriff’s Office Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the following felony arrests:
 
 
First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested


Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Patrick Hunnell of Riverdale, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault obtained by Riverdale Park Police Department (RPPD) on February 03, 2015.

 On January 5th, in the 6200 block of Kenilworth Avenue in Riverdale Park, MD, Hunnell and two other suspects were involved in an altercation with a male victim in a restaurant parking lot. The warrant indicates that during the altercation, one of the suspects “punched out” the victim’s vehicle window and fled the scene on foot.

According to the warrant, the victim cut off the three suspects with his vehicle and confronted them with what appeared to be a BB gun. The warrant states that the three suspects punched and kicked the victim in the face, head and torso, and left him beaten next to his vehicle.

Upon receiving the warrant on February 3th, Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension & Surveillance Team (FAST) Deputies’ investigation determined that Hunnell could be located at a residence in North Carolina.  On April 2th, FAST Deputies and with assistant from the New Hanover Sheriff’s Office (NHSO) located Hunnell in the 3800 block of New Holland Drive in Wilmington, NC. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the New Hanover detention center for processing while awaiting extradition back to Prince George’s County.

Hunnell is also charged with Assault Second Degree and Reckless Endangerment.


                                                       First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested
 
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Nikia Hill of Washington, DC on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault that was obtained by County Police on August 25, 2014.
 
According to the warrant, on August 13, 2014, Hill was at an animal shelter in the 3000 block of Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro, MD, when she attempted to leave with a dog in her purse without purchasing the animal. When a shelter employee asked her to stop, she refused and continued to the parking lot. The warrant further states that Hill allegedly put her vehicle in reverse, nearly striking the employee as she fled the scene.

Upon receiving the warrant, on March 26, 2015, Sheriff Deputies and members of the United States Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force located Hill at a residence in the 1000 block of East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD. She was taken into custody without incident and transported to the County Department of Corrections (DOC) for processing.

Hill was also charged with Theft less than $1,000.

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


Friday, April 3, 2015

Sheriff’s Landlord & Tenant Deputies Uncover Drugs and Firearms During Eviction Security Sweep #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD… Members of the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office Landlord and Tenant Division, on March 25, while securing the premises of a single-family residence prior to supervising an eviction in the 7200 block of Den Meade Avenue in Fort Washington, MD, discovered two guns, drug paraphernalia, and drugs packaged for distribution.


The resident of the home, Marcus Minor, who arrived on the scene after the drugs and weapons had been located, was detained by Sheriff’s Deputies who notified the County Police Narcotics Enforcement Division (NED). NED arrived and took custody of Minor and what appeared to be marijuana, crack cocaine, and powdered cocaine from the residence.

The defendant Minor was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections and was incarcerated without Bond. Minor was charged with CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute, CDS Possession Marijuana, CDS Possession not Marijuana, CDS Possession Paraphernalia, and CDS Possession of a firearm.

“This seizure of guns and drugs demonstrates the importance of the presence of Sheriff’s Deputies while supervising an eviction to maintain public safety which sometimes results in contraband or evidence of other crimes,” said Captain Sharon Saunders, Commander Civil and Landlord & Tenant Division.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report


Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Office Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the following felony arrests:

 Attempted First Degree Murder Suspect Arrested

 
Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Rakeem Solomon of Greenbelt, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder obtained by Bladensburg Police Department (BPD) on January 13, 2015. 

According to the warrant, on November 4, 2014, in the 5000 block of 57th Ave in Bladensburg, MD, Solomon, along with an unknown suspect approached a male victim (who was a disabled veteran), displayed a handgun and demanded the victims’ property. A struggle occurred and the victim was shot in the right hip. The warrant further states that Solomon and his accomplice stole the victim’s vehicle.

On March 26th,  Sheriff Deputies, members of the US Marshall Fugitive Task Force and Bladensburg Police located Solomon at a residence in the 6000 block of Allison Ave, Landover, MD. They were granted access to the residence where they located Solomon. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Bladensburg Police Department.

Solomon is also charged with First and Second Degree Assault, Firearm Use/Felony Violent Crime, Armed Robbery, and Armed Carjacking.

                                                First Degree Child Abuse Suspect Arrested
 
Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Dominique Bailey of District Heights, MD who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Child Abuse First Degree that was obtained by Prince George’s County Police on March 10, 2015.
According to the warrant, on January 28th, Bailey was in the 6000 block of Parkland Court in Forestville, MD where she is alleged to have abused the victim causing severe physical injury that necessitated hospitalization.

On March 16th, Deputies went to the residence; Bailey was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections (DOC) for processing.

Bailey is also charged with Child Abuse Second Degree.

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