County Crime Watch: Councilwoman Cited For Speeding, Police Investigate Teen Murder
The following information was supplied by the Prince George's County Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Toles Cited for Reckless Driving after PGPD Executive Review Panel
Prince George's County Police Department (PGPD) Chief Mark Magaw announced Tuesday that county council member Karen Toles was issued a reckless driving citation on the recommendation of the PGPD executive review panels. The citation carried a $510 fine and a six-point driving record penalty, according to Magaw. Toles was traveling close to 105 mph—50 mph above the speed limit along the Capital Beltway, according to WUSA9 and other news reports.
Police said the officer who pulled Toles over did not have the proper equipment to cite her for reckless driving during the initial traffic stop.
For more on this release, the PGPD News Blog posted a video of the announcement, which is posted with this article.
Police Investigate Murder of 18-Year-Old on Keating Street
Delonte Michael McCray, 18, was pronounced dead on March 3 after a reported March 2 shooting, according to the PGPD. Patrol officers responded to the 2600 block of Keating Street in Temple Hills for the report of a shooting at approximately 11:13 p.m., March 2, police said. Upon arrival, officers found McCray of Regency Parkway in Suitland, lying on the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound, according to police. He was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said.
Detectives are currently working to identify a suspect(s) and motive in this case. Anyone with information about this case is urged to call the PGPD Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or text — “PGPD" plus their message — to CRIMES (274637) on their cell phones or go to the Prince George's County Police's website and submit a tip online.
Two Persons of Interest in Connection to Check and Fraud Case
According to PGPD reports, the PGPD's Financial Crimes Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals who are considered persons of interest in connection to a check and fraud case that occurred in January.
The photos of the persons of interest are posted with this article.
If anyone has any information as to the identities of these people, please contact Det. Chaffee of the Financial Crimes Unit at #301-772-4422 and refer to case number 12-037-2522 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.
Green Eggs and Ham with Oxon Hill Students
According to the PGPD News Blog, on Friday, members of the PGPD District IV COPS program read to local students as part of the Dr. Seuss' Read Across America Day. Sgt. Tori Smith along with officers Sharita Phillip and Keisha Scott shared their time and read popular selections from Dr. Seuss to local students at Glassmanor Elementary School in Oxon Hill. Photos of the event are posted with this article.
The PGPD News Blog contains information on these and other county crime stories.