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Thursday, April 28, 2016

#PGSO 2016 Valor Award Winners




Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO

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

Second Degree Arson Suspect Arrested
 


Sheriff’s deputies arrested Bryan McKie of Silver Spring, MD, on an arrest warrant for Arson Second Degree obtained by the Office of the Fire Marshall on March 10, 2016.

According to the warrant, on November 15th, 2015, McKie was in the 5300 block of Cumberland Street in Capitol Heights, MD where he is alleged to have set fire to the vehicle of a person with whom he was involved in an ongoing family dispute.  

Deputies’ received the warrant on March 11th, and after an investigation discovered that McKie resided at an address in Silver Spring, MD. Deputies went to the address where McKie opened the door. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.  
 
Burglary First Degree Suspect Arrested
 
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Anthony Thomas of Northeast Washington D.C., on an arrest warrant for Burglary First Degree that was obtained by University of Maryland Police on November 9, 2015.
 
According to the warrant, on November 9, 2015, Thomas was on the University of Maryland campus inside La Plata Hall when he is alleged to have entered a dorm room where he stole a laptop before fleeing the scene. The warrant states that Thomas had been previously banned from the campus. The warrant also indicated that Thomas was seen exiting the dorm room and was identified.
 
On April 14, 2016, deputies responded to an address in the 4900 block of North Capitol Street NE, Washington D.C. Deputies knocked and a resident granted them peaceful entry and advised that Thomas was in a bedroom where he was found asleep. He was placed into custody of the Metropolitan Police Department which transported him to the D.C. Jail for processing where he awaits extradition to MD.

Thomas is also charged with Burglary Third Degree, Theft $1000 to $10,000, and School Trespass.

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

#PGSO Participates in the 39th Annual Prince George's County Public Safety Valor Awards Luncheon

Congratulations to Deputy Harris and Deputy Wade on receiving the Commander's Commendation Award #PGSO


Friday, April 22, 2016

#PGSO is Having a Birthday!!!

 
Serving Proudly for 320 Years (1696-2016) "Trust, Respect, Integrity, Professionalism, Public Service!" ‪#‎PGSO

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

#PGSO Career Day!!! DFC. Proctor informs Surrattsville High School Students about opportunites with the Sheriff Department



Honoring Fallen Firefighter John "Skillet" Ulmschneider #PGSO


Postponed “Operation Broken Heart” Warrant Sweep Results in 107 Arrests

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff (PGSO) conducted its “Operation Broken Heart” Warrant Sweep usually conducted in February over the weekend of April 15th through Sunday April 17th.  The operation resulted in 107 arrests, with warrant attempts in both Prince George’s County.    

The warrant sweep was comprised of a law enforcement partnership comprised of fifteen teams, including officers from the Maryland State Police, Prince George’s County Police, Capitol Heights PD, Maryland National Capital Park Police, the US Marshall Service, Prince George’s County Department of Corrections, Prince George’s County Public Safety Communications, and the Charles County Sheriff’s Office. The teams of approximately 6 officers attempted warrant service at over 400 addresses in Prince George’s County.

“The realization of a warrant operation of this size has the greatest chance of success because of a great deal of pre-investigative work by our Warrant Investigations Team that gives us the best opportunity for successful service and because of the collaboration of law enforcement partner resources,” said Captain Randall Cooper, Assistant Bureau Chief of Criminal Operations. “These have been a winning combination.”

The 107 arrests resulted in the closure of 127 outstanding warrants, including the following arrests: First Degree Assault, First Degree Rape, Second Degree Child Abuse, Felony Theft, and First Degree Burglary.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

#PGSO Chief Assistant Sheriff Col. Darrin C. Palmer attends the Prince George's County Child Care Safety Awareness Campaign Kick Off

 

This campaign’s focus was to inform as well as educate parents and guardians of what to look for when allowing someone to care for their children, and to provide resource information on licensed child care providers.
 

Tuesday, April 12, 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 Travis McDade of District Heights, MD, on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder obtained by the County Police on March 8, 2016.

According to the warrant, on December 21st, 2015, police responded to the 1200 block of Balboa Ave in Capitol Heights, MD where they saw a victim who appeared to be suffering from several gunshot wounds. The victim said that he heard a knock at the door and when he opened it an unknown man started shooting at him. Emergency personnel transported the victim to the hospital to receive treatment for his injuries and a witness was able to positively identify McDade as the person with the gun.

Deputies’ received the warrant, on March 8th, and during their investigation discovered that McDade was scheduled to appear in court on April 1st for an unrelated matter. Deputies went to the court room and, McDade’s case was completed they took him into custody and transported him to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

McDade is also charged with First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault and Handgun on Person.
 
First Degree Arson Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Stacee Reed of Beltsville, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for First Degree Arson that was obtained by Office of the Fire Marshal on November 10, 2015.

According to the warrant, on November 9, 2015, Fire Department and County Police Officers responded to 11000 block of Twinlakes Drive in Beltsville, MD, for a domestic dispute involving a fire inside an apartment. The warrant states that Reed used tape and a plastic bag to cover up the smoke detector prior to setting the carpet on fire, after which he fled the scene.

On April 8, 2016, Domestic Violence Intervention Division (DVID) deputies responded to another domestic dispute involving Reed in the 5000 block of Suitland Road in Suitland, MD. Deputies from the warrant squad responded to the scene when they recognized Reed’s name on the radio. Reed was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Department of Corrections for processing.

Reed is also charged with First Degree Malicious Burning, First and Second Degree Assault, and Reckless Endangerment.

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

Thursday, April 7, 2016

2016 Melvin C. High Scholarship Application Period Opens #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff is proud to announce the opening of the application period for the Fifth Annual Melvin C. High Scholarship program. Each year, Sheriff High awards three scholarships, in the amount of $1,000, to commendable Prince George’s County High School graduating seniors.  The scholarships can be used toward the cost of college tuition, fees or books.  

The Melvin C. High Scholarship was founded by Sheriff High in 2011, with the first seniors receiving awards from the 2011 graduating class.

Applications for the Melvin C. High Scholarship award will be available in the offices of all Prince George’s County high school guidance counselors, starting April 8th.  The applications are also available through the link on the front page of the Sheriff’s website at 2016 Sheriff Melvin C.High Scholarship

The application submission period will run from April 8, 2016 through May 9, 2016.  Applications will be collected from high school guidance counselors the week after the closing date and application packages mailed to the Office of the Sheriff must be postmarked no later than May 9, 2016.

To be considered, students must be a Prince George’s County resident, submit the required documentation and meet the following criteria:

            Accepted for admission to an accredited college or university

            Be involved in community service or extracurricular school activities

            Have his/her G.P.A. documented by the guidance counselor

            Provide a letter of recommendation from a member of the faculty

            Complete a one-page essay answering the question: “How will a college education change your life and your future?”

Submitted applications are reviewed by an Academic Committee and the Scholarship Selection Committee, who will select the 2016 recipients.  Once the awardees are announced, the Office of the Sheriff will make the award available to the college/university at the time of registration. 

For additional information about the Melvin C. High Scholarship Program, please contact CaptainNancy Ridgely at 301-780-7348.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Congressman Hoyer Convenes Panel With Law Enforcement and Community Leaders #PGSO



Congressman Hoyer meets with Sheriff High and other leaders to promote transparency and accountability against a backdrop of law enforcement reform and community relations. 

PGSO's Domestic Violence Intervention Division (DVID) Celebrates 10th Anniversary Milestone


10th Anniversary Celebration of Special Victim's Assistants and DVID as First Responders to 9-1-1 DV Calls in Police District III