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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO

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 Darius Jackson of Capitol Heights, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder obtained by County Police on April 22, 2015.
According to the warrant, on April 11, 2015, at a nightclub in the 5000 block of Sheriff Road in Capitol Heights, MD, Jackson and an unknown female were engaged in an argument that continued outside in the parking lot. During the altercation, Jackson produced a handgun and fired multiple shots which injured two bystanders and fled the scene.
Deputies attempted to locate Jackson multiple times, however when their attempts were unsuccessful, the warrant was reassigned to the Warrant Division Fugitive Apprehension & Surveillance Team (FAST). On May 11, FAST Deputies located Jackson at a residence in the 8000 block of Edgeworth Drive, District Heights, MD, where they were granted access to the residence where they found Jackson. He was taken into custody without incident and transported District III Police Station.
Jackson is also charged with First Degree Assault (2x), Firearm Use/Felony Violent Crime, Reckless Endangerment (2x).
                                                             Felony Indictment Suspect Arrested

 
The Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division also reported the arrest of Beverly Mitchell-Chew on an indictment alleging Exploitation of Vulnerable Adult. The indictment was issued by the Circuit Court of Prince George's County on May 14, 2015.
Upon receiving the indictment, (FAST) Deputies began an investigation into Smith whereabouts. FAST Deputies located and arrested Smith on May 22, 2015, in the 7000 block of Circle Dr. East in Oxon Hill, MD.

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



Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sheriff’s Office Conducts Mother’s Day Child Support Sweep (Arrests Represent $500,000 in Child Support Arrears)

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff made 45 arrests to close 49  warrants in a Mother’s Day’s Child Support Enforcement Division warrant sweep conducted on May 20th and 21st.  Sheriff’s deputies attempted to serve 130 warrants during the sweep with four teams of 4-6 deputies. The sweep arrests represent child support arrears of over $564,000, and also included closure of 7 traffic and 3 criminal warrants.


According to Captain Sharon Saunders, Civil Divisions Assistant Chief, Bureau of Field Operations “the Mother’s Day Child Support Sweep success is made possible because of the careful planning and execution by the teams and those who supported them. This was an outstanding effort to capture 45 individuals who owe more than a half million dollars in back child support. Custodial parents and their children depend on us to help bring delinquent parents to court to collect child support payments granted by the court to provide for their children.”  

The Child Support Division received assistance from deputies in the Domestic Violence Intervention Division, Civil/ Landlord & Tenant Division, Internal Affairs Division, Planning and Research Division, and the Warrants and Fugitive Division.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

#PGSO participates in the Upper Marlboro Courthouse 6th Annual Veterans Appreciation and Muster Ceremony

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Sheriff High congratulates Melwood on receiving the "2015 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award" #PGSO



Prince George's County Sheriff Melvin High congratulates Melwood on receiving the "2015 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award" from Comptroller Peter Franchot. Melwood is a nonprofit serving the greater Washington DC area with their headquarters located in Upper Marlboro, MD. Melwood creates jobs and opportunities to improve the lives of people with disabilities.  Through its advocacy, clients are empowered to transform their own lives through unique opportunities within the community.


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO




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

 Suspect Arrested for Drug Possession with the Intent to Distribute

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Cedric Brown of Temple Hills, MD who was wanted on an arrest warrant for CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute obtained by County Police on January 23rd, 2015.

According to the warrant, on May 13th, 2014 Brown was in the 4600 block of Deer Park Drive in Temple hills, MD, where he was approached by police officers while sitting in the passenger seat of an illegally parked vehicle. The owner and driver of the vehicle gave the police consent to search her car. The officers discovered 5.2 grams of suspected crack cocaine packaged in 25 baggies having a street value of over $1000.00. The warrant states that the suspected crack cocaine field tested positive and that the incident occurred within 1,000 feet of a school zone. Hillcrest Heights Elementary School and Benjamin Stoddert Middle School are both nearby.

Deputies along with members of the United States Marshals located Brown at his residence in Temple Hills, MD. On May 7th Brown was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections (DOC) for processing.

Brown is also charged with CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute near a School and CDS Possession-Not Marijuana.

First Degree Burglary Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Trevon Marshall of Hyattsville, MD on a warrant for First Degree Burglary that was issued by the County Police on April 14th, 2015.  

The warrant states that on December 4th, 2014 Marshall was in the 5400 block of 16th Avenue in Hyattsville, MD, where he is alleged to have destroyed property when he burglarized a residence. The warrant states items valued at over $2,000.00 were stolen and they included several electronics, a backpack, and a wallet containing the victim’s driver’s license and credit cards. Marshall was identified from images captured on surveillance video when the stolen credit cards were used at The Mall of Prince George’s in Hyattsville, MD.

 The deputies’ investigation determined that Marshall could be located in the 800 block of Somerset Place in Hyattsville, MD. On May 4th deputies went to the location and were allowed entry by a female resident, Marshall was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections (DOC) for processing.

Marshall is also charged with Theft $1,000 to under $10,000, Burglary Fourth Degree Dwelling, Credit Card: Steal Another’s, Attempted Credit Card Fraud, Malicious Destruction of Property.



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

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Deputy Sheriff's Association Fallen Heroes Memorial Service #PGSO

Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff remembers it's fallen Deputies' Sergeant. James Arnaud and Deputy First Class Elizabeth Magruder during National Police Week at Sheriff headquarters, along with their family members. Sergeant Arnaud and Deputy First Class Magruder were killed in the line of duty on August 29,2002.

National Police Week, Honoring Courage, Saluting Sacrifice




Monday, May 11, 2015

Sheriff High enjoying the Laurel Main Street Festival Parade



Sheriff’s Deputies Involved in Shooting after Domestic Violence Attack


Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office reported a deputy-involved shooting Sunday night that occurred in the 900 block of Nalley Road in Landover, MD. The shooting occurred at approximately 10:00 p.m., after deputies pursued the vehicle of a suspect identified in a Domestic Violence attack.

The suspect drove to the 900 block of Nalley Road where he rammed into a Deputy’s vehicle with his truck. Information at this time indicates that two Deputies discharged their agency issued firearms, striking the suspect. He was pronounced deceased on the scene.

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 deputies involved are five and six year veterans and have been placed on routine Administrative Leave pending further investigation.

Information on the Deputies involved will be released on May 12, 2015. Notifications to the next of kin for the deceased are being handled by the Prince George’s County Police Department.

For additional information contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Press Information Office at 301-780-7354.                                                                              

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Colonel Palmer spending Career Day at Skyline Elementary School


MEDIA ADVISORY ALERT!!! Variety of Scam Calls Impersonate Sheriff’s to Demand Payment from Citizens

DO NOT SEND MONEY TO ANYONE CALLING CLAIMING TO BE THE SHERIFF

Variety of Scam Calls Impersonate Sheriff’s to Demand Payment from Citizens

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George’s County Sheriff is notifying citizens again today, through all media sources and outlets about another series of scam telephone calls being made to citizens and residents, demanding money and claiming to represent the Office of the Sheriff.

The Sheriff’s Office was notified of the most recent set of calls on Thursday when citizens called to verify whether they had outstanding warrants. On the call, residents have been told that the caller represented the U.S. Marshall Service, that the Sheriff had an outstanding warrant for their arrest, and that they would be arrested unless they wired money to the caller.

In another scam call, the scammer claimed to be “Investigator Randy Mass” from the Greenbelt Courthouse who was calling to notify the citizen that they had failed to show up for jury duty and had to pay a fine of nearly $900.00 to avoid further action. The scammer had the citizen call to verify the information with a so-called “Captain Bryan Riggs” who verified what the original scammer had told the citizen. They were instructed to put money on a pre-paid card and put it in the mail to an address provided by the scammer.

In at least one case, the scammer had used a technology application to make the caller ID show up as the main number in the Sheriff’s Office.

“We want to notify our residents again that neither the Sheriff or any other law enforcement agency makes phone calls demanding payment, period, “ said Chief Assistant Sheriff Darrin Palmer. “There are absolutely no circumstances under which any of our residents should give, wire or mail funds to anyone who calls saying anything like this. These are predators, pure and simple, scams.”
Previous scams have included calls saying a citizen had failed to show up in court for a red light camera ticket, or they failed to appear in court, or they were calling from the IRS on Sheriff High’s behalf. None of these is true and would simply not occur.

“We urge citizens who get these calls to call our office immediately, if for nothing more than reassurance, “said Colonel Palmer.


For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354 
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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO

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


Arson Threat Suspect Arrested


Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Devon Smith of Glenarden, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Arson Threat obtained by County Police Regional Investigation Division (RID) on April 22, 2015.

According to the warrant, on February 25th, Smith arrived in the 4000 block of Fable Street in Capitol Heights, MD, in search of a package which was supposed to be delivered to the residence. Smith and a male victim engaged in an argument after Smith was told that no package had been delivered. The warrant states that Smith left the residence, made several calls to the victim and threatened to burn his house to the ground. The warrant further states that the package was recovered and contained 181.44 grams of suspected marijuana.

Deputies investigating the warrant determined that Smith could be located in the 7000 block of Dellwood Ave in Glenarden, MD. The deputies went to the residence where Smith was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.   

Smith is also charged with Misuse of Telephone Facilities and Equipment, CDS (Marijuana) Possession with Intent to distribute.

                                           Armed Carjacking Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kendrick Savoy of Laurel, MD, on an arrest warrant for Armed Carjacking that was obtained by County Police on April 24, 2015.

According to the warrant, on April 11th, in the 8000 block of Greenbelt Road in Greenbelt, MD, Savoy and another suspect approached two victims while in their vehicle, allegedly pointing a handgun at them and forcing them to exit the vehicle and lay down on the ground.  The warrant further states that when the victims were on the ground, the two suspects robbed them of two cellphones, and a wallet. Both suspects fled in the victims’ vehicle. 

Upon receipt of the warrant, deputies determined that Savoy could be located at a residence in the 6000 block of Lyle Street in Lanham, MD. They were granted entry into the home where they found Savoy in the upstairs bathroom hiding in the shower. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the District III Police station. 

Savoy is also charged with Carjacking, (2x) Armed Robbery, (2x) Robbery, (2x) First and Second  Assault, Firearm Use/ Felony Violent Crime, Handgun on Person, Handgun in Vehicle, Theft to 1,000 to 10,000, and Theft less than $1000.

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

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#TeamChristmasinApril #PGSO and county volunteers come together to help a family make repairs on thier home.