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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report



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

Sheriff Deputies arrested Abner Hernandez-Bonilla of Laurel MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault obtained by the County Police on April 11th, 2017.

The warrant states that on April 11th, Hernandez-Bonilla was in the 11400 block of Cherry Hill Road in Beltsville, MD. According to the warrant he went into a wooded area with a person known to him and produced a knife, pointed it at the man and demanded his property. The victim in fear of his life gave Hernandez-Bonilla his belongings that included some cash, a backpack and his iPhone. 
  
On May 12th, deputies received a call about Hernandez-Bonilla’s whereabouts. Deputies went to the location, where they informed Hernandez-Bonilla about the warrant and placed him into custody. He was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections without incident.

Hernandez-Bonilla is also charged with Armed Robbery, Robbery, Second Degree Assault, Dangerous Weapon with Intent to Injure, and Theft $1,000 to under $10,000.

Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Sheriff Deputies arrested Redin Torres-Valladares of Hyattsville, MD on an arrest warrant for Sexual Abuse of a Minor obtained by the County Police on May 5, 2017.

According to the warrant, a victim alleged that Torres-Valladares had sexually abused them on one occasion, the suspect voluntarily agreed to respond for an interview with detectives.

On May 15th Deputies arranged for Torres-Valladares to meet with them in Hyattsville, MD. After they made contact with him he was advised of the warrant, placed into custody, and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Torres-Valladares is also charged with Rape Second Degree, Second Degree Assault, and Sex- Offense Fourth Degree.


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



Thursday, May 18, 2017

8th Annual Veterans Muster at the Upper Marlboro Courthouse

Honoring all Who Served in the United Stated Armed Forces. Two black labrador retrievers also served over three years in the US Marine Corps with deployments including Afghanistan. K9's Ty and Brody currently work for the Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff  as part of the Explosives Ordinance Detection Unit where they continue to serve the community.

Marine Veteran Sheriff Melvin C. High salutes during the Marine Corps Anthem

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 CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Barry Giles of District Heights, MD on an arrest warrant for CDS possession with Intent to Distribute that was obtained by County Police on April 13, 2017.

The Warrant states that on April 10th in the 6700 block of Foster Street, County Police executed a search and seizure warrant for listed items to seize all drugs and documents. According to the warrant the items recovered at the residence were a clear indication of manufacturing controlled dangerous substances and of distribution.

On April 26, Giles agreed to turn himself in at the Office of the Sheriff Headquarters in Upper Marlboro, Md. Deputies arrested Giles without incident and transported him to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections (DOC) Upper Marlboro for processing.

Giles is also charged with CDS Possession Not Marijuana.

First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Musa Williams of Upper Marlboro, MD, on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault obtained by County Police Department on April 24, 2017.

According to the warrant, on the day the warrant was obtained, at the Prince George’s Hospital in the 3000 block of Hospital Drive in Hyattsville, MD. Williams, who was a patient was alleged to have struck two male security guards with an unknown object as they tried to calm him down. The warrant also states that Williams was later successfully restrained.

On April 24th, Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the location of the incident where they advised Williams that there was a warrant for his arrest. Williams was released and served at the hospital, placed into custody, and transported to the Department of Corrections for processing.

Williams is also charged with Second Degree Assault, Conceal with a Dangerous Weapon, Reckless Endangerment.

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

#PGSO smiles with Kids at "First Annual Breakfast with Badges" at the St. Joseph's Regional Catholic School


Coming together as we remember our fallen officers at the National LEO's Memorial in Washington D.C #PGSO






Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Deputy Sheriff's Association Awards College Scholarship to son of Fallen Deputy

Our Fallen Heroes Memorial Ceremony in Remembrance of Sergeant Arnaud and Deputy First Class Magruder was made even more special. Devon Magruder who graduates from high school this year was awarded a $5000 college scholarship by the Deputy Sheriff's Association. Devon is the son of Deputy First Class Elizabeth Magruder; he was three years old when she was killed in the line of duty.

 Derwin Magruder - Graduate Devon Magruder - DSA President William Milam

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 112 Fallen Heroes Memorial Service

The Deputy Sheriff's Association hosted a memorial service today at Sheriff headquarters remembering it's fallen Deputies' Sergeant James Arnaud and Deputy First Class Elizabeth Magruder. Both deputies were killed in the line of duty on August 29th, 2002.



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

First Degree Assault Suspects Arrested

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report


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

First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Ezhara Buie of Bowie, MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault obtained by the County Police on May 8th, 2017.

According to the warrant, on March 28th, a man reported to the police that he had agreed to meet Buie, a known acquaintance, to purchase a cell phone for $250 dollars. The victim stated that when he arrived he was confronted by Buie and another suspect who pointed a gun at him and demanded the money, his cell phone, and his car keys. The suspects instructed the victim to get inside the trunk of a vehicle but after a brief struggle the victim broke free and fled for help. The warrant further states that the victim saw both Buie and the other suspect drive away.

Upon receipt of the warrant, Sheriff’s Deputies investigation determined that Buie could be located at an address in Bowie MD. Deputies went to the location and informed Buie that there was a warrant for her arrest; she was taken into custody without incident and transported to Prince George’s County Police District III.

Buie is also charged with First Degree Assault, Armed Robbery, and Firearm use in a Felony Violent Crime, Robbery, Assault Second Degree, and Handgun in Vehicle.

First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested

Sheriff Deputies arrested Angel Paz-Cabrera of Laurel MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault obtained by the County Police on April 23rd.

The warrant states that on March 26th, Paz-Cabrera was involved in a physical altercation with another man outside an apartment complex. Paz-Cabrera is alleged to have cut the man’s face with a piece of glass; the victim was transported to the hospital for medical attention.
The deputies investigation led them to an address in the 8700 block of Contee Road in Laurel, MD. Deputies arrived at the location and were allowed to enter the residence where they found Paz-Cabrera. They informed him of the warrant and he was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections without incident.

Paz-Cabrera is also charged with Second Degree Assault.


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

Convicted Drunk Driver Kenneth Kelley Captured #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the capture yesterday of convicted drunk driver Kenneth Kelley. The Sheriff’s Officer served a Forthwith Warrant issued Friday by the Circuit Court of Prince George’s County after Kelley failed to show up for a sentencing hearing in the drunk driving death of five people in a 2014 drunk driving crash.

According to Captain Randall Cooper, Commander of Warrants/Criminal Operations, Sheriff’s Deputies picked up the warrant on Friday and began the search for Kelley in partnership with the US Marshal’s Task Force. Throughout the weekend, the squad canvassed areas known by Kelley in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia, leaving photos of Kelley and the squad’s contact information.

“This was an incredible effort on the part of our deputies, working with our partners on the US Marshals Task Force, and our partnership with CrimeSolvers, “said Cooper. “Still, it’s the work our Warrant Division does every day, capturing people who don’t want to be captured. It was a great job well done.”

Continuing the investigation on Monday the 15th, after issuing a CrimeSolvers Wanted poster for Kelley, the warrant squad received an anonymous tip that Kelley had been spotted in the area of a hotel on Allentown Road in Suitland, MD. The warrant squad performed surveillance in the area where they positively identified Kelley. After observing him at the location, the team executed the warrant in the room where Kelley was located without incident.

On the teamwork involved, Chief Assistant Sheriff Darrin Palmer said, “The US Marshals Task Force is an incredibly valuable and productive partnership for us. And the tip that came from the community is a reminder of how Community Policing works. We want the community to feel comfortable providing information about criminals in the community, or helping a loved one turn themselves in to avoid even more legal difficulty.”

Kenneth Kelley was transported to the Department of Corrections.


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

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report



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

 Robbery Suspect Arrested 


Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Ramon Abass of Bowie, MD on an arrest warrant for Robbery obtained by the City of Bowie Police Department on April 19, 2017.

According to the warrant, on March 6th, a man reported to the police that he had been robbed by two individuals. The victim stated that one of the men placed him in a choke hold and told him to empty his pockets and “give me your money”. The other man began taking the man’s belongings out of his jacket that included a $50 in his wallet and a cell phone. The warrant further states that the victim saw them run to a silver vehicle and drive away.  The victim was able to identify Abass.

Upon receipt of the warrant, Sheriff’s Deputies investigation determined that Abass was residing in the 15000 block of Nivelle Court located in Bowie MD. Deputies went to the location and a resident allowed them peaceful entry. Abass was informed that there was a warrant for his arrest; he was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Department of Corrections.

Abass is also charged with Second Degree Assault and Theft less than $1000 dollars.

First Degree Arson Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Calvin Owens of Lanham, MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Arson that was obtained by county police on February 15th, 2017.

The warrant states that on February 4th the Fire Department responded to an apartment fire in the 1500 block of Ray Road in Hyattsville MD. Once on scene, fire personnel extinguished a small fire in the middle of the carpet as Owens sat fully clothed in a bathtub filled with water. He failed to respond when fire personnel spoke to him. He was transported to the hospital for evaluation by Police. According to the warrant, a Certified Fire Investigator determined that the cause of the fire was arson.

On May 11, deputies received an anonymous tip that Owens was currently in the hospital receiving care, deputies responded to the location after verifying his warrant status. Owens was placed into custody once he was treated and discharged, after which he was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections without incident.

Owens is also charged with Reckless Endangerment and Malicious Burning


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

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO

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

Robbery Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested William Butler and Koran Anthony of Capitol Heights, MD on an arrest warrant for Robbery that was obtained by the Greenbelt Police Department on April 19, 2017. 

The Warrant states that on April 17, 2017, at a shopping mall in the 6000 block of Greenbelt Road in
Greenbelt, a male arranged to meet a female after they met on social media. As they walked out of the mall Butler and Anthony, with two women, approached the male victim, and are alleged to have pushed him down and kept him down while they kicked and punched him. They are also alleged to have taken his belongings, including approximately $1000.00. The warrant states that the male victim knew Anthony.

Upon receipt of a another warrant on April 28th, deputies’ investigation determined that Anthony could be located in the 4600 block of Sharon Road in Temple Hills, MD. Deputies went to the residence and left contact information for Anthony who was not home at the time. Deputies were later contacted by a family member who arranged for him to turn himself in to deputies at the Prince George’s County Detention Center, where he was arrested and transported to Prince George’s County Department of Corrections for processing.

Later that day, deputies determined that Butler who was also staying at the residence in the 4600 block of Sharon Road in Temple Hills, MD. Upon arrival, they noticed someone leaving the property and were granted entry by the resident. Once inside, deputies advised Butler that they had a warrant for his arrest. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Butler and Anthony is also charged with Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment and Theft $1000 to under $10,000.

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Keenan Richardson of New Carrollton, MD on an arrest warrant for Armed Robbery that was obtained by the County Police on April 5, 2017.

According to the warrant, on April 1, 2017, Richardson and another suspect approached a male victim in the 5420 block of 56th Ave in Riverdale MD as he sat in his vehicle. Richardson is alleged to have displayed a handgun, struck the victim and demanded his property, after which he fled the scene.

On April 27, Deputies determined that Richardson could be located in the 7600 block of Vicar Place in New Carrollton, MD. They went to the residence where they arrested Richardson without incident and transported him to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections (DOC) for processing.

Richardson is also charged with First Degree Assault, Firearm use and Felony Violent Crime and Theft less than $1000.

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

Chief Stanley Johnson Celebrates his members during National Police Week

Maryland National Capitol Park Police at their 
Awards Banquet hosted by NBC4's Chris Lawrence  

Public Safety Officials pay tribute to Officers during a candlelight vigil who lost their lives in the line of duty in Prince George's County Maryland


Friday, May 5, 2017

#PGSO Motors unit travels to Wilmington, Delaware to honor memory of Delaware State Trooper, Corporal Stephen Ballard.


Come Get Healthy at the Prince George's Health and Wellness Expo


All-Deputy Sheriff Public Safety Academy Class Graduates 15 (Sheriff High Urges Graduates to be “Guardians of the Community”)

Upper Marlboro, MD…Sheriff Melvin C. High was joined by Public Safety Director Mark Magaw, Albert Liebno, and Honorable Sydney J. Harrison, for the graduation ceremony of the largest number of deputy sheriff’s since 2006. The 15 new deputy sheriffs were members of Session #46 of the Prince George’s Municipal Police Academy at the Prince George’s Community College Public Safety and Security Institute. Friends and family filled the Rennie Forum at the College to share in the success of the graduates. The keynote speaker for the evening was Stephanye R. Maxwell, Esq., Director, Prince George’s County Government Office of Human Resource Management.

In his remarks, Sheriff High told graduates that the 21st Century was a more complex time than any other, requiring law enforcement to have the capacity and judgment to meet expectations of 21st Century citizens. Sheriff High, quoting Plato, urged the newly minted deputies to be guardians, saying, “In a Republic that honors the core of Democracy, the greatest amount of power is given to those called Guardians. Only those with the most impeccable character are chosen to bear the responsibility of protecting the Democracy.”

According to the Academy staff, Class #46 scholastic scores were among the highest in Academy history, with an average score of 96.6. Among the graduates, four members are bilingual – three fluent in Spanish, another in Arabic.

Deputy Sheriff Michael D. Kay was chosen to give remarks for the class, whose class motto was: One Heartbeat on Vision, Session 46 One Mission.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A Statement from Sheriff High #PGSO

Celebrating Teachers on Teacher Appreciation Day

Upper Marlboro, MD… “Today, on Teacher Appreciation Day and on behalf of the Office of Sheriff and all our members, I want to thank our county’s teachers, and teachers all across the country for the unique and special contribution they make to our children. What teachers do ultimately contributes to the growth and well-being of our county.

           I was a science teacher after college and I used those skills with my daughter to encourage her love of learning and coach her in ways that helped her be a good student. I developed a partnership with her teachers and schools, and it was a great way for us to spend time together once I became a police officer.

          The Office of the Sheriff has a history of supporting teachers, students and county schools – previously in our high schools and today in 11 county middle schools where our Positive D.A.Y (Deputies Assisting Youth) deputies mentor students through the most challenging years of their development. That partnership has been strengthened by the support of Prince George’s County Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell and by the continuing support of teachers, administrators and parents.”

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

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