Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Cadets from the Sheriff's Office Positive D.A.Y. Youth Mentoring Program assisted with the Annual Seniors Thanksgiving Feast at the Accokeek Firehouse hosted by the Roscoe C. Cartwright Masonic Lodge #129.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
DVCC is partnering with the Maryland Healthcare Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Department of Health and Human Services to host a film screening of 'Private Violence' on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Posted by Prince George's County Sheriff at 9:49 AM
Friday, November 9, 2018
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
13th annual college fair will be held from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday, November 10, 2018, in conjunction with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Eta Zeta Chapter (Bowie State University), the Kappa Epsilon Lambda Educational Foundation (KELEF) and the Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex (Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission-Prince George's County, MD).
Posted by Prince George's County Sheriff at 7:18 AM
Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Office Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the following felony arrests:
First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested
Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Hortencia Velazquez of Hyattsville, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Assault First Degree obtained by County Police on October 16, 2018.
According the warrant, on October 9th, officers were dispatched to the 8200 block of New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring, MD for a reported cutting. At the scene police officers made contact with the victim who stated that she had been assaulted by Velazquez, saying that she had punched and cut her leaving lacerations on her cheek, arm and lip. The warrant further states that Velazquez left the scene before police arrived, that the victim was treated for her injuries, and that the victim and Velazquez knew each other.
Sheriff Deputies located the suspect at a residence in the 2400 block of Hannon Street in Hyattsville, MD. Deputies went to the residence and knocked at the door which was opened by a man who allowed deputies entry into the residence where they saw Velazquez. She was advised of the outstanding warrant, taken into custody, and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections in Hyattsville MD without incident.
Velazquez is also charged with Assault Second Degree.
Child Abuse Suspect Arrested
According to the warrant, Tucker-Diaz is alleged to have sexually abused a minor between 2013 and 2018.
An investigation by Sheriff Deputies determined that Tucker-Diaz could be located in the 2000 block of Connecticut Avenue in Hyattsville MD. When Deputies went to the location, Tucker-Diaz opened the door and was informed of the warrant. He was placed into custody and transported to the Prince George’s County, MD Department of Corrections without incident.
Tucker-Diaz is also charged with Assault Second Degree, Sex Offense Third Degree, Sex Offense Fourth Degree.
For more information, contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
Posted by Prince George's County Sheriff at 7:03 AM
Monday, November 5, 2018
Thursday, November 1, 2018
In their attempt to serve the ERPO, deputies knocked on the door of De Los Santos’ residence when they heard De Los Santos yell to them from across the parking lot that he was there as he emerged from a vehicle. Deputies notified De Los Santos that an ERPO had been filed against him and that they needed him to surrender any firearms in his possession since an ERPO prohibited him from possession of firearms. De Los Santo gave deputies permission to search, saying that he had no guns. In the process of the search, deputies found a custom metallic magazine containing the maximum capacity of ammunition, which De Los Santos said he found.
After receiving a written Consent to Search, deputies searched the vehicle and the residence and found a black/silver handgun on the vehicle floor board of the driver's seat. The handgun had an identically matching magazine to the one deputies found on De Los Santos’ person.
De Los Santos was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the Department of Corrections where he was also charged with carrying an unregistered handgun in his vehicle.
The Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) was created by HB1302 that passed the General Assembly in 2018 and which became effective on October 1, 2018. The law prohibits possession of firearms by a respondent named in an ERPO while the ERPO is open.
Since October 1st, the Office of the Sheriff has served 10 ERPO’s, collected 17 firearms and 3000 rounds of ammunition. “These numbers demonstrate what an enormously valuable tool this legislation is for law enforcement that enables us to temporarily take possession of firearms and potentially save lives,” said Sheriff High. An Extreme Risk Protective Order may be applied for against any individual who presents an “immediate and present” danger. The order of the court granting the ERPO requires the respondent to surrender all firearms in his or her possession and authorizes law enforcement to intervene to assure that surrender of weapons is achieved.
For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
Posted by Prince George's County Sheriff at 11:49 AM
Posted by Prince George's County Sheriff at 7:42 AM