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Thursday, March 30, 2017

2017 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 Sixth 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 March 31st. The applications are also available through the link on the front page of the Sheriff’s website at http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/Sheriff

The application submission period will run from March 31, 2017 through May 5, 2017. Application packages mailed to the Office of the Sheriff must be postmarked no later than May 5, 2017. Completed application packets may also be submitted via email to: ncridgely@co.pg.md.us

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 2017 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 Captain Nancy Ridgely at 301-952-2925 or email at ncridgely@co.pg.md.us

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 Rodryquies Beckwith of Capitol Heights, MD on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder obtained by the County Police Department on January 17, 2017.

According to the warrant, on January 2nd officers responded to the intersection of Auth Road and Medford Avenue in Suitland MD for the report of a shooting. They made contact with the victim who stated that a vehicle pulled beside him in which he observed someone pointing a gun at him, heard three clicks and began to run for his life. The warrant also states that the victim heard the suspect get out of his vehicle and chase him through the neighborhood on foot. The victim escaped when he ran through a yard. Police broadcast a lookout for the suspect who was stopped and interviewed.

Upon receipt of the warrant, Sheriff’s Deputies convinced Beckwith to meet with them and turn himself in. Deputies met Beckwith in Upper Marlboro, MD where he was taken into custody without incident and escorted into the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Beckwith is also charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, and Firearm use in a Felonious Crime.

Sex Offense Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Juan Samuel of Landover, MD on a warrant for Third Sex Offense that was obtained by the County Police on February 22, 2017.

According to the warrant, during the month of December 2015, at a residence in Landover, MD, Samuel engaged in sexual contact with a minor. On March 14, 2017, Samuel agreed to meet with the Sheriff’s Warrant squad at a restaurant in Oxon Hill MD where Samuel was arrested and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Samuel is also charged with Fourth Degree Sex Offense, Sex Abuse of a Minor, and Second Degree Assault.
 
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:

Attempted First Degree Murder Suspect Extradited

Sheriff’s Deputies extradited Quadari McLendon back to Prince George’s County on March 14, 2017 from Dillon, SC. McLendon who is from Suitland, MD was wanted on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder obtained by the County Police on February 20, 2017.

On February 20, 2017, in the 1410 block of Waterford Drive in District Heights, MD, McLendon was alleged to have produced two handguns and fired from the back window of a vehicle he was in at two individuals who were washing their vehicles. McLendon and another suspect who was driving the vehicle fled the scene. The warrant further states that one of the victims was someone McLendon had known for over 10 years.

McLendon was pulled over in South Carolina for speeding; a handgun was recovered from his vehicles and officers discovered the open warrant for his arrest. Sheriff’s deputies picked McLendon up from the Dillon County Jail in Dillon, SC and transported him to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

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

Attempted Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Delvaughn Jackson of Landover, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Attempted Armed Robbery that was obtained by the County Police Department on March 02, 2017.

According to the warrant, on February 22, 2017, Jackson and another suspect approached a male as he walked down the street in the 6900 block of Old Landover Road in Hyattsville, MD. They produced a handgun, pointed it toward the man and demanded his property and money. While the robbery was in progress, the man refused to comply and yelled for help. In fear of being arrested, the suspects fled the scene by foot.

Upon receipt of the warrant, On March 16, deputies’ investigation determined that Jackson could be located in the 3100 block of 75th Ave in Landover, MD. Deputies went to the residence where Jackson was located and took him into custody without incident. He was transported County Police District 3 for questioning without incident.

Jackson is also charged with Attempted Robbery and First and Second Degree Assault.

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

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat donates K-9 Gear for #PGSO K-9 Team


Dogwood Acres outfitted our whole K-9 Team with 6 new vests and treats to go around!!!

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Women on the Move! #PGSO attends the 32rd Annual Women's History Month Luncheon


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 Kirk Lyles of Temple Hills, MD, on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault obtained by the County Police Department on February 1, 2017.

According to the warrant, on August 1, 2016, in the 2300 block of Iverson Street in Temple Hills, MD, Lyles allegedly chased and struck a male victim multiple times throughout his body with an edged object. The warrant further states that video footage later revealed Lyles chasing the man with a knife in his hand, after which Lyles fled scene.

On March 3, 2017, after thorough investigation, Sheriff’s deputies located Lyles exiting a convenience store in the 2800 block of Iverson Street in Temple Hills where he was identified, taken into custody without incident and transported to the Department of Corrections for processing.

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

Sex Offense Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kelman Mendez-Veliz of Beltsville, MD on a warrant for First Degree Sex Offense that was obtained by the County Police on February 15, 2017.

According to the warrant, On February 14, 2016, at an address in Upper Marlboro, MD, Mendez-Veliz engaged in sexual contact with a minor.

On February 6, 2017, Warrant/Fugitive Division Deputies located Mendez-Veliz in the 11600 block of Cedar Lane in Beltsville, MD, where he was arrested and taken into custody without incident. Mendez-Veliz was transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Mendez- Veliz is also charged with Second, Third and Fourth Degree Sex Offense, and Second Degree Assault.

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:
 
First Degree Rape Suspect Extradited

Sheriff’s deputies extradited Herve Doudjimbaye of Baton Rouge, LA on an arrest warrant for First Degree Rape obtained by the County Police on February 01, 2017. According to the warrant, in July 2015, Doudjimbaye allegedly produced a handgun, demanded money and forced a female victim into intercourse without permission on Swann Road in Suitland, MD. Potential evidence was collected.

Deputies received information that Doudjimbaye was being held at the Alexandria Probation Department in Alexandria, LA. They went to the facility, took custody of Doudjimbaye, and transported him without incident to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections. 

Doudjimbaye is also charged with Second Degree Rape, First and Second Degree Assault, First Degree Sex Offense and Home Invasion.

Sex Offense Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Lorenzo Contreras of Hyattsville, MD on a warrant for Second Degree Sex Offense that was obtained by the County Police on February 10, 2017.

According to the warrant, between the period of April 1 through 20th of 2013, at a residence in Hyattsville, MD, Contreras engaged in sexual contact with a minor.

On March 1, 2017, Warrant/Fugitive Division Deputies located Contreras at his place of employment where he was arrested and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Contreras is also charged with Third Degree Sex Offense, Sex Abuse of a Minor, Second Degree Rape and Second Degree Assault.


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

PGSO Positive D.A.Y Cadets participates in Reading Across America with the County Daycare. #PGSOiseverywhere


Thursday, March 2, 2017