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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sheriff Hosts “Purple Light Nights®” Lighting Ceremony Raising Awareness and a Unified Voice Against Domestic Violence

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff is hosting the “Purple Light Nights ®” lighting ceremony on October 1, 2015 to begin Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Sheriff High said the “Purple Light Nights®” lighting ceremony symbolizes a continuing need to raise awareness and a unified voice against domestic violence.  “Purple Light Nights®” is a community event that brings us all together against a crime that we can face as a community,” said Sheriff High. 

Purple light bulbs will be provided to guests at the lighting ceremony and at Domestic Violence Intervention Division (DVID) events during the month. “Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Pepco, we have light bulbs to support our municipalities, college and university, and church partners who joined our effort this year to bathe the county in Purple,” said Sheriff High. “We’re simply asking our friends and neighbors to shine a purple light on their porch or in their window during all the nights of October.”

“My vision keeps growing. I see more municipalities lighting their city halls and police stations, and I see more communities bathed in light, not only in Prince George’s County, but all over Maryland,” said Sheriff High.
Look for an updated list of domestic violence- related events every week during the month of October given by the Sheriff’s Domestic Violence Intervention Division and other partners.
WHAT:                 “Purple Light Nights®” Lighting Ceremony
WHERE: County Administration Building, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
WHEN:                 October 1, 2015                 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

WHO:                   Sheriff Melvin C. High, the Domestic Violence Intervention Division and:

                              Guest/Partner Karalyn Mulligan – Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center at  Dimensions Healthcare System

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Health, Human Services and Education – Betty Hager Francis
                              Judge Lisa Hall Johnson – Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee

                              Judge Cathy H. Serrette – Family Justice Center
 
 
 
Pick Up Your Purple Light Bulb
&
Shine a Light on your Porch or in Your Window
 
 

 
 

 
 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Join Us for our 2nd Annual "Purple Light Nights" Lighting Ceremony #PGSO

 

"Back to School" Child Support Sweep Results in 24 Arrests #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Office of the Sheriff Child Support Enforcement Unit (CSEU) conducted a warrant operation focused primarily on apprehending suspects wanted for Child Support related warrants. The two day operation took place during the late evening and early morning hours of September 10th through September 11th and resulted in 24 arrests, representing child support arrears of over $287,000.


Sheriff’s deputies attempted to serve 72 warrants during the sweep with three teams of 4 deputies on the street with an additional team available to handle paperwork. The Child Support Sweep was comprised of CSEU deputies, as well as deputies from The Warrant/ Fugitive Division, Planning, Research & Development Division, and the District Court Division with support from clerical staff.

“With deputy support from other divisions to augment our teams, our two-day Back to School Warrant Sweep was a success. We were especially pleased to arrest a defendant with arrearages of over $40,200.00 and another who has avoided this process since 2003, said Captain Sharon Saunders, Civil Divisions Assistant Chief, Bureau of Field Operations." This is the core of our partnership with the State Office of Child Support Enforcement, to bring these individuals before the court and to facilitate the collection of dollars that provide for the care of children in the care of custodial parents, she said. Captain Saunders went on to say that the success of the operation was possible because of the careful planning and execution by the teams and those who supported them.  

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

Wednesday, September 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 Burglary Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested David Downing of Largo, MD who was wanted on an arrest warrant for First Degree Burglary obtained by County Police on August 27, 2015. The warrant states that on January 26, 2015 Downing was in the 10000 block of Prince Place in Largo, MD, where he is alleged to have stolen two televisions and a bullet proof vest valued at 4,000. On September 3rd, Sheriff’s deputies located Downing and transported him to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.
Downing is also charged with Third Degree Burglary, Theft 1,000 to under 10,000 and Malicious Destruction of Property value less than 1,000.

Robbery with a Deadly Weapon Suspect Extradited

The Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive reported the extradition of Justin Lewis from the Evans Correctional Institution in Bennettsville S.C on an arrest warrant for Robbery with a Deadly Weapon that was issued by the Circuit Court of Prince George's County MD on January 23, 2015. Once custody was assumed, Deputies’ transported Lewis back to Prince George's County, MD, where he was processed at Upper Marlboro Department of Corrections.

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

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO

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


           Child Abuse Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Marvin Bryant of Temple Hills, MD, on an arrest warrant for Second Degree Child Abuse obtained by the County Police on August 20th, 2015.
According to the warrant, on July 26th, in the 6000 block of Greig Street in Seat Pleasant, MD, Bryant is alleged to have struck a victim multiple times with a belt buckle causing lacerations to the skin. Attempting to escape the abuse, the victim slipped and sustained a head injury that required medical attention.
Upon receipt of the warrant on August 21, deputies were able to contact a family member who persuaded Bryant to turn himself in. Deputies arranged a meeting with Bryant where he was placed into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.
Bryant is also charged with Second Degree Assault.

 Suspected Drug Dealer Arrested


Sheriff’s deputies arrested Roderick Patterson of Glen Dale MD, on a warrant for CDS Possession with the Intent to Distribute that was obtained by the county police on August 17th, 2015.
The warrant states that on August 11th in the 4800 block of Silver Hill Road, Patterson was observed in a fast food parking lot, sitting in black truck with an unknown female. When the officer approached the vehicle Patterson attempted to conceal something behind his back, causing the officer to believe he had interrupted a drug transaction in progress. A drug K9 unit called to the scene positively alerted to the presence of drugs. Patterson retrieved a clear plastic bag containing a white rock-like substance that field tested positive for crack cocaine, with an approximate street value of $3200.00.
Deputies began their investigation of the warrant on August 19th, and determined Patterson’s location in the 3900 block of Regency Parkway in Suitland MD. Deputies were allowed entry into the apartment by the resident where they located Patterson. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.
Patterson is charged with CDS Possession with the Intent to Distribute Narcotics. 
 
For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354