Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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 Wilfredo Galvez of Oxon Hill, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder obtained by County Police on August 4, 2016.

According to the warrant, on August 4th 2016, Galvez and another man known to him were in a Home Depot parking lot in the 6000 block of Oxon Hill Road in Oxon Hill, MD. When Galvez is alleged to pulled an edged weapon and struck the victim in the head and face. The victim was bleeding as Galvez fled the scene. The warrant further states that the victim positively identified Galvez as his cousin, and said the two had a financial disagreement.

On August 22nd, Sheriff Deputies located Galvez at a residence in the 1000 block of White Oak Drive, Oxon Hill, MD, where he was taken into custody without incident and transported him to the Department of Corrections in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

Galvez is also charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment and Dangerous Weapon with Intent to Injure.

First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Briana Jennings of Upper Marlboro, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault obtained by County Police Department on August 2, 2016.

The warrant states that on July 22nd, Jennings allegedly assaulted a female victim outside her home in the 10000 block of Ashford in Upper Marlboro, MD. She is alleged to have grabbed a metal object and hit the female in the head, after which the victim went to the hospital for treatment of her injuries. According to the warrant the dispute was over a mutual acquaintance.

On August 22nd deputies arrived at Jennings residence where she was placed into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

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

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

Friday, August 26, 2016

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO

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

Attempted First and Second Degree Murder Suspects Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Warren Johnson of Lanham, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder obtained by County Police Department on July 21, 2016.

According to the warrant, on July 17, 2016, Warren Johnson and Corey Johnson attended a party in the 3700 block of Ashboro Court, Fort Washington, MD. The Johnsons’ approached a male victim, who was the host of the party in an aggressive matter which turned physical. After the altercation, they quickly fled the scene and returned with a handgun, fired multiple rounds and struck the victim who was in his vehicle. The warrant further states that the suspects are cousins.

Sheriff’s deputies later arrested Corey Johnson of Clinton, MD who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Attempted Second Degree Murder obtained by the County Police Department on August 11, 2016.

On August 17, after further investigation Sheriff Deputies along with Metropolitan Police Department located Warren Johnson in the 5900 block of Georgia Ave., Washington, DC. Johnson was taken into custody without incident and transported to Metropolitan Police Department 4th District Station.

Upon receiving the warrant, on August 18, Corey Johnson was located in the 11000 block of South Laurel Drive where he was taken into custody and transported to the Department of Corrections in Hyattsville for processing.

Both Warren Johnson and Corey Johnson are charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, Use of Handgun in the commission of a felony, Reckless Engagement, Handgun in vehicle, and Handgun on person.

Speak Now Community Forum at the Seat Pleasant Recreation Center


Joe Claire from WPGC fm Radio and the Seat Pleasant Police Department hosted the Speak Now Community Forum at the Seat Pleasant Recreational Center. Our own Lt. Davenport was invited to speak on the panel with the goal of bridging the gap between public officials and the community. The panel also included Seat Pleasant Deputy Chief of Police Ivey, Prince George's County Deputy Chief of Police Nichols, Prince George's County NAACP President Bob Ross, and a host of other guest.
 

Friday, August 19, 2016

#PGSO w/ Principal Dr. Blake at Stephen Decatur Community Day

PGSO, Sheriff High, Judge Dawson, Park Police, PGPD, Metro PD, and WKYS celebrate going Back to School and another year of learning.
 

Theft Suspect and Sex Abuse of a Minor Suspect Arrested #PGSO

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

Theft Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Spanky Frank, of Bowie, MD on an arrest warrant for Theft of $1000 to under $10,000 obtained by the City of Bowie Police on August 12, 2016.

According to the warrant, on August 2, Frank was in the 2800 block of Stony Brook Drive in Bowie, MD where he introduced himself as a contractor and offered to seal and resurface a resident’s driveway for $40 dollars. After supposedly coating the driveway Frank told the resident that the price was $1,000 dollars. According to the warrant the resident indicated that Frank’s demeanor caused her to be fearful. The warrant further states that after the resident paid the $1,000 dollars Frank told her that she needed to give him another $1,450 dollars, which she did with two personal checks. In addition the victim’s inspection of the work showed that the driveway was not sealed but rather spray painted black. A check through the Maryland Home Improvement Commission and the Maryland Department of Taxation revealed that Frank was not licensed to do home improvement work in the state of Maryland.

On August 12th a warrant for Frank was received by deputies and their investigation determined he could be located in Jessup MD. When deputies went to the location a man opened the door and deputies asked to speak with Frank who was inside the room. Frank was advised of the warrant, was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Frank is also charged with Acting as a Contractor without a License, Failure to Perform Contract, and Selling Home Improvement without a License.

Sex Abuse of a Minor Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Josue Castillo-Diaz, of Hyattsville, MD on an arrest warrant for Sex Abuse of a Minor that was obtained by the County Police on August 13, 2016.

The Warrant states that on August 13th, Officers responded to a residence in Hyattsville, MD and spoke with the victim’s parent who stated that she had learned that their 14 year old daughter was sleeping with the man living in the basement. The warrant also states that during the interview the daughter confirmed having sexual intercourse with the defendant more than once.

On August 17, a warrant for Castillo-Diaz was received and deputies’ investigation led them to the location of the incident. Upon deputies’ arrival at the location Castillo-Diaz was leaving for work and identified himself when asked by a deputy. Castillo-Diaz w, was advised of the warrant and taken into custody. He was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Correction without incident.

Castillo-Diaz is also charged with Child Abuse Second Degree and Sex Offense Third Degree.

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

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Degarded Cellular Service From Sprint Impacting 9-1-1 Calls #PGSO

For Immediate Release: August 16, 2016

For More Information Contact:
Rhonda D. Jackson
Public Information Officer, Office of Homeland Security
Office: 301-324-4333

DEGRADED CELLULAR SERVICE FROM SPRINT IMPACTING 9-1-1 CALLS

Bowie, MD – Citizens in the Metropolitan Washington area utilizing cell phone service on the Sprint network are reporting problems contacting their local 9-1-1 centers. Prince George’s County Public Safety Communications (9-1-1 Center) has confirmed that the Sprint outage is affecting service in the County. Sprint is aware of the issue and is working diligently to restore 9-1-1 network services. This is a Sprint cellular provider problem NOT a problem at Prince Georges County 9-1-1.

Until Sprint 9-1-1 services are completely restored, please help us to minimize the impact of the outage:
• Do not contact 9-1-1 to test your cell phone or for any reason other than to report an emergency.
• Contact 9-1-1 immediately if you have an emergency.

• If you are unable to reach 9-1-1 via a Sprint cell phone you should:

• Use a cell phone with a different service provider to call 9-1-1 if available.
• Use a wired phone to call 9-1-1 if available.
• Call or go to your local police or fire station to report an emergency if it is close by.
• Flag down a police officer or firefighter to report an emergency.

Prince George’s County Public Safety Communications staff will continue to work closely with Sprint representatives as they work to repair their network services as soon as possible. We appreciate the cooperation of our citizens as we work through this critical time and we will ensure that timely notification is provided when the problem is resolved. Citizens are encouraged to direct any questions or concerns to their Sprint provider.
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

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 Alton Jordan of Silver Spring, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder obtained by County Police on August 6, 2016.

According to the warrant, on August 6, in the 8000 block of Navahoe Drive, Silver Spring, MD, Jordan attended a party with friends. During the party, Jordan was alleged to have sexually assaulted a female victim. When the victim resisted Jordan became upset and later grabbed a piece of wood and attempted to hit the victim. Bystanders intervened and stopped Jordan from assaulting the victim. Witnesses indicated Jordan left the party, returned with a loaded weapon and fired at two victims but missed. Witnesses also said that Jordan said he wanted to kill the victim because she disrespected him after which he fled the scene.

On August 8th, after further investigation, Sheriff Deputies located Jordan at the Takoma Park Police Department where he came to turn himself in. Deputies responded to the station where he was placed into custody and transported to Prince George’s County Department of Corrections in Upper Marlboro for processing.

Jordan is also charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Handgun in Person, and Firearm Use/Felony Violent Crime.

First Degree Arson Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Emanuel Purdie of Suitland, MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Arson obtained by County Police Department on August 2, 2016.

According to the warrant, on August 1, 2016, in the 3900 block of Suitland Road in Suitland, MD, Purdie set fire to multiple sections inside a home, causing approximately $1000,00 of property damage to the residence. The warrant also states that the Fire Department’s investigaton determined that Purdie was seen going in and out of the bedroom window of the building.

Upon receipt of the warrant on August 5th, Deputies’ investigation determined that Purdie could be located at the Prince George’s County Hospital where he was taken into custody and transported to the Prince George’s County Correctional facility in Hyattsville for processing.

Purdie is are also charged with Second Degree Arson, Malicious Burning First Degree and Malicious Destruction of property of at least 1,000.00 dollars.

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

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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 Christian Meza of Riverdale, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder obtained by County Police on July 28, 2016.

  According to the warrant, on July 25, 2016, Meza was in a parking lot in the 9000 block of Muirkirk Road, MD. He is alleged to have pulled out a loaded weapon, firing it several times and striking a male victim who was known to him in the neck, back and stomach after which he fled the scene.

On July 28th, Sheriff Deputies located Meza at a residence in the 6000 block of Greenvale Parkway in Riverdale, MD where they took him into custody without incident and transported him to Police District I for further investigation.

Meza is also charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, Handgun in Person, Handgun in Vehicle, and Firearm Use/Felony Violent Crime
 
First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested William Urquilla-Aragon of Hyattsville, MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault obtained by County Police Department on July 18, 2016.

According to the warrant, in July 16, 2016, Urquilla-Aragon were engaged in an argument that turned physical in the 8000 block of 15th Avenue in Hyattsville, MD. During the altercation, Urquilla-Aragon is alleged to have grabbed a female victim, shoved her to the ground and choked her causing lacerations to the neck and face, after which he fled the scene.

On July 28, deputies’ investigation determined that Urquilla-Aragon could be located at a residence in the 8000 block of 15th Ave. in Hyattsville, MD. Deputies and County Police went to the residence Urquilla-Aragon was located, taken into custody without incident and transported to the Department of Corrections in Hyattsville for processing. Urquilla-Aragon are also charged with Second Degree Assault.

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

Monday, August 8, 2016

Child Support Summer Sweep Results in 16 Arrests (Arrests Represent $149,000 Child Support Arrears) #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Office of the Sheriff’s Child Support Enforcement Unit (CSEU) conducted a two day warrant operation from Thursday night August 4th through Friday Morning August 5th that was focused on individuals wanted for Child Support related warrants. The two day operation resulted in 16 arrests, representing child support arrears in excess of $149,000.

“With support from other divisions, our two-day Warrant Sweep was an accomplishment. This work is at the core of our partnership with the State Office of Child Support Enforcement, bringing individuals before the court to facilitate the collection of child support payments that provide for children in the care of custodial parents.” said Captain Sharon Saunders, Civil Divisions Assistant Chief, Bureau of Field Operations.

The Summer sweep included partners Charles County Sheriff, Calvert County Sheriff, and Anne Arundel County Sheriff Office. Sheriff’s deputies attempted service of 80 warrants during the sweep with five teams of deputies, with an additional team available to handle paperwork. The Sweep was comprised of the Sheriff’s CSEU deputies, along with deputies from the Warrant/ Fugitive Division, the Planning, Research & Development Division, and the District Court Division with support from clerical staff.

Captain Saunders went on to say that the operation’s success was made possible by the careful planning and execution of the teams and the staff who supported them.”

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

Saving the Day #PGSO Lieutenant Davenport stopped and helped a citizen with a flat tire on White House Road


Friday, August 5, 2016

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 Daniel Reyes of Glenndale, MD who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder obtained by County Police on July 10, 2016.

According to the warrant, on July 10th, Reyes was in the 2800 block of 31st Ave. in Temple Hills, MD, where he is alleged to have pulled out an edged weapon and stabbed a male victim causing major injury to his chest and hip. The warrant states that Reyes said to the victim “I told you not to come here”.

Upon receiving the warrant, on July 18th Sheriff’s deputies, along with Anne Arundel County Police knocked on the door of the 7000 block of Dorchester Woods Lane in Handover, MD, where they were allowed entry by a relative. Reyes, attempting to flee through the rear door, was spotted and apprehended. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Reyes is also charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment and Dangerous Weapon intent to injury.

First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Brandon Slade of Fort Washington. MD, on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault that was obtained by County Police on July 11, 2016.

According to the warrant, on July 9th in the 600 block of Hallwood Circle in Fort Washington MD, Slade allegedly physically assaulted a female victim. The warrant states that Slade attacked the victim with an unknown object and proceeded to punch her in the head, face, and upper body with a closed fist. While attempting to flee in the victim’s car, Slade struck the victim with the vehicle.

Upon receipt of the warrant on July 20, 2016, Sheriff Deputies located Hardin at the 7000 block of Surratts Road in Clinton, MD where he was placed in custody and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Slade was also charged with Second Degree Assault, Theft at 10,000 but less than 100,000, unauthorized removal of property.

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

Monday, August 1, 2016

Robbery and Theft Suspects Arrested #PGSO

Robbery Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jordan Dimopoulos, of Beltsville, MD on an arrest warrant for Robbery obtained by County Police on July 7, 2016.

According to the warrant, on May 31, Dimopoulos was at a local convenience store in the 4400 block of Powder Mill Road in Beltsville, MD when he allegedly snatched  money from a patron as she was paying the cashier. Dimopoulos then fled in a vehicle and a witness was able to obtain the tag information; the incident was also captured on video surveillance.

Upon receipt of the warrant,  deputies’ investigation led them to an address in in the 4800 block of Manheim Avenue in Beltsville, MD. When deputies arrived at the location they were granted peaceful entry into the residence.  Dimopoulos was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Theft Suspect Arrested 

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Christopher Wells, of Temple Hills, MD on an arrest warrant for Theft under $10,000 that was obtained by the County Police on June 21, 2016.

The warrant states that on June 13 Wells was caught on store surveillance leaving a Home Depot location with a loaded shopping cart of items without paying. According to the warrant the store loss prevention officer estimated the value of the stolen goods to be over $1,500. Wells was identified through prior contact with loss prevention at another Home Depot location.

On June 27, deputies’ investigation determined that Wells could be located at Prince George’s Hospital. Deputies waited until Wells was discharged an advised him that he had an open warrant. Wells was then taken into custody and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections without incident.

 Wells is also charged with Theft Scheme $1,000 to under $10,000.


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