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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

First Degree Assault Suspects Arrested


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

 First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Dehrias Gross, of Upper Marlboro, MD on an arrest warrant for Assault First Degree obtained by the County Police on November 10, 2015.

According to the warrant, on September 24th, 2015, Gross was allegedly in the 4800 block of Saint Barnabas Road when he entered a retail establishment, pointed a gun at the employee and demanded money. The warrant also states that someone else entered the store and Gross pointed the gun at him and he ran back out of the location. The employee showed Gross where the money was and he fled the location with approximately $3000 dollars.

Upon receipt of the warrant, the Sheriff’s Deputies investigation discovered that Gross was incarcerated in Philadelphia, PA on an unrelated charge. Gross was extradited back to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Gross is also charged with Firearm use in a Felony, Second Degree Assault, and Theft $1,000 to less than $10,000.

First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Lavonda Dickson, of District Heights, MD on an arrest warrant for Assault First Degree obtained by the County Police on May 8th, 2017.

The warrant states that on May 7th, police responded to a call for an armed robbery in the 6700 block of Chavez Lane in District Heights, MD. Officers met with the victim who stated that Dickson, who was known to him, along with another suspect had an argument that turned physical. The victim fell to the ground and was struck in the head repeatedly with closed fist and a crow bar. Dickson then took the victim’s money without consent and left along with the suspect. The victim was transported to the hospital to receive treatment for his injuries.

The deputies’ investigation determined that Dickson could be located in the 6700 block of Darkwood Court in District Heights, MD. When deputies knocked a female answered the door and identified herself as Lavonda Dickson. Dickson was advised of the warrant and taken into custody and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections without incident.

Dickson is also charges with Armed Robbery, Robbery, Second Degree Assault, and Theft less than $1,000.
 
For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

7th Annual Melvin C. High Scholarship Winners #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff hosted the winners of the Seventh Annual Melvin C. High Scholarship Awards at a ceremony on Tuesday June 20th. This years’ recipients were County high school graduates Pharist O’Neal from Charles Herbert Flowers High School, Jessica Jenkins from Bishop McNamara High School, and Ewaoluwa Ogundana from Frederick Douglass High School .
 
The scholarship winners are selected from ten finalists who are first selected from nearly 100 applicants who applied for the award this year. The “Final Selection Committee” of three judges and an alternate reviews the application of the 10 finalists, looking at their academic achievements and their involvement in community and school activities.  

“I’m as excited to meet each year’s scholars as I was to meet our first scholars in 2012. These young people are driven toward personal excellence and making our world and society better,” said Sheriff High. In his remarks, Sheriff High focused on the importance of resiliency for when life throws the inevitable curve ball.

This year’s keynote speaker, Carlton Atkinson, State Director for U.S. Senator Ben Cardin. Mr. Atkinson urged the scholars to take advantage of every opportunity presented to them by campus life in order to assure their success and to thrive in university life.  

Each Melvin C. High Scholarship winner was awarded $1,000 payable to the student and the college they plan to attend. Ms. O’Neal will attend Georgia Tech with a major in Biomedical Engineering; Ms. Jenkins will attend Norfolk State University majoring in Biology/Pre-Med; and Ms. Ogundana will attend Trinity College as a major in Political Science.
 
For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report


Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Office Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the following felony arrests:
 CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute Suspect Arrested
Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Edward Wilder of Fairmount Heights, MD on an arrest warrant for CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute Narcotics obtained by the County Police Department on May 16th, 2017.

According to the warrant, on December 2nd, 2016, the County Police conducted a court ordered search warrant in the 5500 block of Addison Road in Fairmount Heights, MD. Inside the residence they discovered ammunition, a loaded handgun, digital scales, small plastic baggies, and plastic bags containing suspected crack-cocaine that field tested positive. A check of the handgun came back as reported stolen. All of the items were located in Wilder’s two bedrooms.

Upon receipt of the warrant, Sheriff’s Deputies investigation determined that Wilder was still residing in the 5500 block of Addison Road. Deputies went to the location and a resident allowed them peaceful entry. Wilder was informed that there was a warrant for his arrest; he was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Department of Corrections.

Wilder is also charged with Firearm Possession while Drug Trafficking, CDS Possession not Marijuana, Possession of Stolen Firearm, CDS Possession of a large amount Crack-Cocaine, CDS Possession of Paraphernalia.

Possession of a Rifle/Shotgun with a Felony Conviction Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Qianie Ward of Upper Marlboro, MD on an arrest warrant for Possession of a Rifle/Shotgun with a Felony Conviction that was obtained by the County Police on May 3rd, 2017.

The warrant states that on April 7th, the County Police Department conducted a court ordered search warrant in the 13000 block of Willoughby Road in Upper Marlboro, MD. A rifle was located inside of the residence.

On June 13th, deputies went to the address in the 13000 block of Willoughby Road and were granted entrance by a resident. Ward was informed of the warrant and placed into custody, he was then transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections without incident.


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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO

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

Armed Robbery Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested David Yates of Suitland, MD on an arrest warrant for Armed Robbery obtained by the County Police on May 11, 2017.

According to the warrant, on April 26th, in the 5420 block of Silver Hill Road in Suitland, MD, Yates and two other suspects approached an unknown male in an attempt to sell a cell phone which the man declined to purchase. The three suspects are alleged to have followed him to his vehicle, brandished handguns and demanded his belongings, after which the suspects fled the scene.

On Jun 1, Sheriff’s Deputies went to Yates‘s address during the Maryland Safe Streets Initiative Warrant sweep. When Yates’ family member opened the door and allowed entry where deputies informed Yates of the warrant. Yates was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Yates is also charged with Robbery, Handgun on Person, Firearm use/ Felony Violent Crime, First and Second Degree Assault and Theft 1,000 to under 10,000.

Robbery Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Oluwaseum Adeyefa-Olasupo, of Brentwood, MD on an arrest warrant for Robbery that was obtained by the Greenbelt City Police Department on May 11, 2017.

The Warrant states that on May 6th, in the 5800 block of Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt Md. Adeyefa-Olasupo arranged a location with a male to purchase a phone. During the transaction, Adeyefa-Olasupo allegedly pushed back the male victim and took the money. After which he fled the scene.

On June 1, deputies’ went to the address in the 4300 block of 41st Street in Brentwood, MD. When deputies knocked on the door they were granted entry by residents. Once inside deputies advised that they had a warrant for Adeyefa-Olasupo. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Adeyefa-Olasupo is also charged with Second Degree Assault and Theft less than $1000. For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run - Opening Ceremony Kicks-Off Prince George’s 1st Leg in Hyattsville-District 1

Upper Marlboro, MD… Sheriff Melvin C. High and Chief Assistant Sheriff Darrin Palmer joined Hyattsville City Chief of Police Douglas Holland, with County Police Chief Hank Stawinski and other law enforcement agencies on Wednesday, June 7th, at a ceremony to begin the Prince George’s County leg of the Maryland Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Maryland, including police training academies.

Chief Holland, who chairs the Law Enforcement Torch Run, said “Over 7,000 Special Olympics Maryland athletes and their coaches and families support us to raise money for this important event.” Thanking each of the agencies for their commitment and participation with Special Olympics, Chief Holland said the Torch Run ends with the final leg of the race at 5:30 p.m. today when the Flame of Hope opens the Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games at Towson University where it will burn throughout the weekend.

Sheriff High said he continues to be proud of the role that law enforcement has played in the growth of Special Olympics. “Special Olympics is a law enforcement tradition. I’ve been involved my whole career and every agency I’ve been a part of has supported Special Olympics. It’s important and it goes to the heart our people have to help others.”

The Special Olympics Torch Run, begun in 1981, has been a project of law enforcement since it was embraced by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in 1984.

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

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sheriff-Led “Maryland Safe Streets Initiative” Warrant Sweep (65 Arrested to Close 71 Warrants)


Upper Marlboro, MD…  The Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division led a countywide Maryland Safe Streets Initiative Warrant Sweep last Thursday night. Funding for the operation was provided by a Maryland Safe Streets Initiative Grant from the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP). The teams met for a briefing before embarking to various parts of the county. The operation began at 10 p.m. and ended at 6 a.m. Friday morning.

The operation was successful, making 65 arrests to close 71 warrants, a 31% service rate for the over 200 warrants they attempted to serve at 212 addresses. 

The collective effort between law enforcement partners formed nine teams that included members from the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD), Prince George's County Department of Corrections (PGDOC), Prince George's County Public Safety Communications, Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Capitol Heights Police Department, the United States Marshals Service and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

“The GOCCP grant is enormously helpful, enabling us to organize the manpower resources to place a focused effort on heroin trafficking, violent crime, and domestic violence. It’s a big effort but the return on time and investment is important to community safety,” said Captain Randall Cooper, Commander of Warrants/Criminal Operations. Arrests were made on warrants for First Degree Assault, Robbery, First Degree Burglary, Violation of a Protective Order, Child Abuse, Possession with Intent to Distribute (Heroin) and Domestic Violence Second Degree Assault.


For more information contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Press Information Office at 301-780-2773.

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