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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Domestic Violence Awareness Calendar of Events #PGSO

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016
Office of the Sheriff Presents:
Purple Light Nights® Lighting Ceremony
Family Justice Center 14757 Main Street Upper Marlboro MD
Lighting Ceremony begins at 7:00 pm
Pick up a FREE Purple Light Bulb
 
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2016
 
Sisters4Sisters, Inc Presents:
Domestic Violence Sunday Stoll and Sprint to End Violence
Bladensburg Water Park- 2:00pm-5pm
 
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15, 2016
 
Prince George’s County Department of Family Services Presents:
Prince George’s Community College Largo Student Center
8:30am – 1:00pm

SUNDAY OCTOBER 16, 2016

Sisters4Sisters, Inc Presents:
Safe Sunday- Visiting area churches to discuss Domestic Violence Awareness Safety and Prevention.
7:00am-10:00am
 
SATURDAY OCTOBER 22, 2016
The Maryland – National Capital Park Police and Company Presents:
Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro
Race starts at 9:00am
 
 SATURDAY OCTOBER 29, 2016
 Sisters4Sisters, Inc Presents:
Martins Crosswinds, Greenbelt Maryland
9:00am -12:00 pm
 

Purple Light Nights® Lighting Ceremony Media Advisory

Sheriff Hosts “Purple Light Nights®” Lighting Ceremony
 
County Partners United Against Domestic Violence in Awareness Campaign

Upper Marlboro, MD… For the third year, the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff will host the “Purple Light Nights ®” (PLN) lighting ceremony on October 3, 2016 to begin Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Sheriff High said the “Purple Light Nights®” lighting ceremony begins a month of events conducted by many of the partners who serve families impacted by domestic violence to raise awareness and alert people to all the resources available for families who need assistance. “Purple Light Nights® is a community event that brings all our partners together with the community to promote the ideal that our community stands united in the fight against domestic violence,” said Sheriff High.

Sheriff High said it was exciting last year to have so many community partners bathe their police, fire stations or headquarters in purple light – the County Administration Building, County Police, Bowie Police, Riverdale Park Police, and other municipal agencies, Prince George’s Hospital, Prince George’s Community College and the M-NCPPC Headquarters.

Free purple light bulbs will be available at the ceremony due to the generosity of Presenting Sponsor Pepco. The lightbulbs will be given out at the lighting ceremony and at partner events during the month. Sheriff High said the goal is a simple one: “We want citizens and residents, and businesses and partners to shine a purple light on their porch or in their window during all the nights of October signaling our county’s unity in the fight against domestic violence.”

WHAT: “Purple Light Nights®” Lighting Ceremony
 
WHERE: Family Justice Center, 14757 Main Street, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
WHEN: October 3, 2016 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
WHO: Sheriff Melvin C. High, the Domestic Violence Intervention Division and:
DCAO – Betty Hager Francis
County Council Chair – Derrick Leon Davis
Police Chief Henry “Hank” Stawinski
Judge Lisa Hall Johnson – Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee
Ms. Denise McCain, Director – The Family Justice Center - Guest/Partner

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO

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

Sheriff’s “Most Wanted” - 2007 First Degree Murder Suspect Extradited

Sheriff’s Deputies extradited Elias Reyes back to Prince George’s County on September 12, 2016. Reyes who is from Hyattsville MD was wanted on an arrest warrant for First Degree Murder obtained by the County Police on December 6, 2007 and had been among the Office of the Sheriff Most Wanted Suspects.

The warrant states that on December 2, 2007 Reyes and a male roommate were in an apartment in the 8000 block of 15th Ave in Hyattsville, MD when they got into a fight. Reyes is alleged to have produced an edged weapon with which he struck the male victim in the body and face. The warrant further states that when the victim appeared lifeless, Reyes gathered his belongings and left the residence; the victim was pronounced dead on scene.

While in Durham, NC, Reyes was arrested on a trespassing charge and officers’ investigation revealed that he had an outstanding warrant for

First Degree Murder in Prince George’s County, MD. Deputies picked Reyes up from the Durham County Detention Center to transport him to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Reyes is also charged on an addition arrest warrant for Second Degree Assault on October 4, 2007.

First Degree Murder Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Anthony Dickens of Washington D.C, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for First Degree Murder that was obtained by County Police on September 15, 2016.

According to the warrant, on September 13, 2015, Dickens and another man became involved in a
physical altercation in the 800 block of Southern Avenue in Oxon Hill, MD after which Dickens left the scene. After the altercation, Dickens is alleged to have returned to the location, exited his vehicle, produced a handgun and fired at the victim with whom he’d had the altercation, after which he again fled the scene. The warrant further states that the male victim was pronounced dead and that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the manner of death a homicide by gunshot wound.

On September 14th, Deputies investigation revealed that Dickens had been transported by the U.S Marshal to the Federal Courthouse in Baltimore MD, where deputies exchanged custody for the outstanding Prince George’s County warrants and he was transported to the Upper Marlboro Department of Corrections.

Dickens is also charged with Second Degree Murder and Firearm use in a Felonious Violent Crime.

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

Monday, September 19, 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 Robert Mallette of Upper Marlboro, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder obtained by Bowie City Police Department on September 2, 2016.

According to the warrant, on the day the warrant was obtained, a man was driving down the street when he was flagged by a female in need of attendance who was fearful of her former spouse. The man took the woman to safety, but while they were stopped at a stop sign Mallette is alleged to have driven his vehicle into the rear of the other man’s car at an intersection. The warrant states that Mallette exited the vehicle, struck the male victim repeatedly that resulted in a fractured jaw and fled the scene.

On September 7th, Sheriff Deputies located Mallette at a residence in the 30 block of Joyceton Way in Upper Marlboro, MD. After a short foot chase, he was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Bowie Police Station to be interviewed.

Mallette is also charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, and Reckless Endangerment.

First Degree Child Abuse Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Darlene Rorie of Riverdale, MD who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Child Abuse First Degree that was obtained by Prince George’s County Police on September 2, 2016.


According to the warrant, Rorie is alleged to have abused the children on August 15, 2016 at a location in the 6000 block of 67th Place in Riverdale, MD.On September 8th, Deputies located Rorie at the residence where she was placed into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections (DOC) in Hyattsville for processing.

Rorie is also charged with Child Abuse Second Degree and Second Degree Assault.

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

#PGSO Sheriff Melvin High and Capt. Bowers enjoys the community at the Hispanic Festival #PGSO is Everywhere


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

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 Keith Ames Jr. of Capitol Heights, MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault that was obtained by the Baltimore County Police on August 3, 2016.

The Warrant states that on August 3rd police responded to the 3600 block of Reistertown Road for an assault call. Once on scene the police met with the victim, who stated that she was involved in a verbal argument with Ames, saying that during the argument Ames grabbed her and smashed her face into the floor. According to the warrant Ames then slammed her to the ground, climbed on top of her and began choking and threatening to kill her. Ames was not on scene when the officers arrived.

Upon receiving the warrant, Deputies were able to contact Ames who agreed to meet with them to turn himself in. He met Deputies at the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections where he was taken into custody without incident.

Ames is also charged with Second Degree Assault and Malicious Destruction of Property.
 
Attempted First Degree Murder Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Marquita Hammonds of Clinton, MD on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder that was obtained by the County Police on August 25th, 2016. According to the warrant, Hammond was in the 7900 block of Bellefonte Place in Clinton, MD when she became involved in an argument. The warrant states that Hammond produced a large kitchen knife and cut the victim, who then ran into a house. Hammond attempted to force her way into the house by pushing on the door. While the victim attempted to prevent Hammond from entering, Hammond stabbed the victim in the chest with the knife. The victim was transported by helicopter to the hospital for emergency surgery and was listed in critical condition.

Upon receipt of the warrant, sheriff deputies received information during their investigation that led them to a location in Suitland MD where they went with County Police. Hammond was at the location and was taken into custody and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Hammond is also charged with Attempted Second Murder, First Degree Assault, Home Invasion and Assault Second Degree.

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

Partnerships at Work!!! Col. Palmer assists with a fire in a 2-car accident near Waldorf until State Police and Fire Department arrive on the scene #PGSO


Warrant/ Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report

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

 Six Robbery Suspects Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Richard and Rickquan Ebron, and Gregory Borders of Hyattsville, MD, Mikye Speaks of Glenarden, MD, Terrell Smith of Lanham, MD, and Deangelo Walker of Capitol Heights, MD on arrest warrants for Armed Robbery obtained by the County Police on August 25, 2016.
According to the warrant, on June 25, 2016, in the 3000 block of Dodge Park Road in Hyattsville, MD, a male victim stated that a group of young men approached as he exited the Metro bus. The victim further states that they followed him, surrounded him, and demanded his property. The warrant states that the suspects indicated that they were armed and that if he moved they would shoot him. The suspects searched the victim’s pockets, took his cell phone and fled the scene.
On September 2, Sheriff Deputies located the remaining four suspects in the armed robbery incident - Borders in the 3400 block of Dodge Park Road in Hyattsville Md; Smith in the 4500 block of Kinmount Road in Lanham, Md; Speaks in the 7800 block of Johnson Avenue in Glenarden MD. Walker was located in the 6000 block of Seat Pleasant Drive in Seat Pleasant MD. All suspects were transported to the Department of Corrections in Upper Marlboro MD for processing. 
The six are also charged with Robbery, Second Degree Assault and Theft less than $1000.
For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Attempted First Degree Murder Suspects Arrested #PGSO

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 Daman Robinson, of Hyattsville, MD on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder that was obtained by the County Police on August 25, 2016.

The Warrant states that on August 21st Robinson was driving down Pennsylvania Avenue from Woodyard Road in Upper Marlboro, MD when he began to follow a male victim who’d accidently cut him off while changing lanes. According to the warrant, Robinson followed the victim until he reached a dead-end street. As the victim made a U-turn Robinson rolled down his window and fired two shots at the victim, after which he fled the scene. Robinson was later positively identified from a photograph. 

Upon Sheriff’s deputies’ investigation, on August 30th, Sheriff’s deputies observed a vehicle registered to Robinson at a residence known to be his address. Deputies saw Robinson get into his vehicle and drive away. When deputies attempted to make a traffic stop, Robinson maneuvered away and sped off. Deputies notified public safety communications as several agencies followed Robinson until he exited his vehicle, threw a handgun away and attempted to escape. After a short foot chase he was apprehended by County Police. 

Robinson is also charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, First and Second Degree Assault, Handgun on Person, Firearm use and Felony Violent Crime, Reckless Endangerment from Car and Handgun in Vehicle.

Attempted First Degree Murder Suspect Extradited
 
Sheriff’s deputies extradited Deshawn Martin of Brandywine, MD back to Prince George’s County, MD on August 25th from the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center in Winchester, VA. Martin was wanted on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder issued on July 14, 2016 by the District Court of Prince George's County.


According to the warrant, on July 13th while at a community center in the 13000 block of Baden-Westwood Road in Brandywine, MD Martin allegedly pointed a gun at a female victim and fired multiple times, striking her in the head, chest, and hand, then fled the scene. The warrant states that Martin and the victim were an estranged couple.

Martin is also charged with Attempted Second Murder and First Degree Assault. 

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

Beware of Scammers!!

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Sheriff’s Office today said it continues to receive notifications from citizens that have fallen victim to scammers.  

Earlier this month our deputies arrested a man for doing unlicensed contractor work, he had scammed a home owner by offering to seal her driveway and charging her over $2400 dollars and all he did was spray paint it. In other calls scammers tell citizens that they owe money to the I.R.S. or have failed to appear for jury duty and that they have to pay a fine via a prepaid card in order to avoid being arrested.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the community that there are absolutely no circumstances under which the Sheriff or any other law enforcement agency would ask citizens to wire or send money on a prepaid card. The Sheriff’s Office advises anyone who receives a call to hang up and then contact the Prince Georges County Police at 301-772-4420 and file an incident report.


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