Monday, April 29, 2013
The officer reportedly flipped his marked SUV and struck a lamppost Monday morning.
The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating a crash involving one of its own officers early Monday morning in South Laurel. According to police, officers responded to the scene of an accident on Baltimore Avenue and Contee Road around 2 a.m. A county police officer driving a marked SUV reportedly hit a curb while trying to turn onto Contee Road. The SUV flipped over and crashed into a lamppost, police said, which in turn landed on several parked cars. Speed and weather may have been factors in the accident, according to the department's initial investigation. The officer, a two-year veteran, has been treated and released from the hospital.
Baltimore Ave. was partially shut down following the accident.
Update, 12:56 p.m.: U.S. Route 1 has been reopened in both directions, according to University of Maryland police. Original article: Police and fire officials are urging motorists to avoid the area of U.S. Route 1 and Campus Drive following a "serious" police-involved crash Monday morning. According to Prince George's County fire spokesman Mark Brady, the accident occurred in the 8100 block of Route 1 just north of the gates to the University of Maryland. Brady tweeted that two law enforcement officers on motorcycles suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash and were transported to a trauma center. Neither officer was from a Prince George's County police force, Brady said. UMD police report that the southbound lanes of Route 1 …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Police said it is too soon to tell whether a fire engine or tractor trailer is at fault for a beltway accident Monday that sent seven people to the hospital.
Prince George's County Police are reconstructing a major accident that occurred on the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway near Route 50 early Wednesday morning causing major delays and leaving seven people injured, police said. Four firefighters, a tractor trailer driver, and two people from an SUV were taken to area hospitals for non-life threatening injuries, but one of the firefighters suffered critical injury to his arm, according to Lt. William Alexander, Prince George's police spokesman. The firefighter is a 30-year-old lieutenant whose arm was severed, according to WJLA, and he underwent nine hours of surgery to have it reattached. The Prince George's Fire/EMS Department did not respond to inquiries into the firefighter's condition …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The District 4 officer died while he was off-duty.
A Prince George's County police officer died Thursday after succumbing to injuries from an accident in Clinton. Ofc. Kevin Bowden, 28, was killed after his cruiser crashed into a utility pole shortly after 3 p.m. Bowden was off-duty at the time. Photos from the crash show the cruiser severely damaged. Police and EMS responded to the scene of the accident at the intersection of Surratts Road and Branch Avenue, where they noted two vehicles—Bowden's cruiser and a SUV—were involved in the crash. A preliminary investigation revealed that Bowden was driving northbound on Branch Avenue in his marked vehicle when he collided with the SUV. The collision forced his vehicle into a utility pole. He was transported to Southern Medical Hospital where …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Police hope outreach will help solve honor student's murder; an off-duty policeman pulls a woman away from a burning truck; and Bed, Bath & Beyond officially closes in Bowie town Center.
A high school junior is gunned down, the NAACP files a complaint against Laurel police; county police hope outreach will help solve student's murder; off-duty policeman works to rescue woman from flaming truck; and Bed, Bath & Beyond officially closes in Bowie Town Center—in Prince George's County headlines this week. Central High Junior Gunned Down While Walking to School Police are investigating the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Marckel Ross, a junior at Central High School in Capitol Heights. NAACP Files Complaint About Laurel Police With Feds After a video of a Laurel Police officer striking a handcuffed man in August surfaced, the Prince George's County Chapter of the NAACP is asking the Department of Justice to intervene and …
Friday, August 17, 2012
A UMD police car was involved in an accident at East-West Highway and Baltimore Avenue in Riverdale Park.
Baltimore Avenue was shut down on its northbound side through Riverdale Park about 3:30 p.m. Friday after two cars, including a University of Maryland police vehicle, were involved in an accident at the intersection with East-West Highway. UMD Police Major Chris Jagoe said two officers were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Jagoe said Riverdale Park police were investigating the cause of the accident. East-West Highway was partially shut down, with traffic getting by in one lane on each side. Northbound Route 1 was reopening as of 4 p.m. Police were detouring motorists through Riverdale Park and University Park's streets.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Men argue, one is killed; Bowie man charged in multiple child sex abuse cases; pit bull bill passes in committee; rubbernecking is likely culprit in double Beltway accident, and more.
Video of a policeman repeatedly striking a handcuffed man emerges; a man dressed like a woman robs Bowie Bank; Riverdale man is fatally shot; Bowie man faces multiple child sex abuse charges; Senate committee passes pit bull bill; rubbernecking is likely culprit in double Beltway accident; search is on for new superintendent of public schools; and small businesses strive to survive in College Park—in Prince George's County headlines this week. Report: Video Depicts Laurel Police Hitting Handcuffed Man All eyes are on the Laurel Police Department after a video surfaced this week of a officer hitting a handcuffed man in the face. LPD say they are investigating the incident, which happened at a bar in Laurel over the weekend. Robbery …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Five children, including a toddler, were injured Thursday night in a driveway of a Lewisdale home.
Update, 2:30 p.m. An 8-year-old girl has died from injuries she sustained after her mother drove an SUV over her and four other children in Lewisdale Thursday night. For breaking news updates follow Hyattsville Patch on Facebook and Twitter. According to Prince George’s County Police, the accident in the 2200 block of Hannon Street occurred at 8:47 p.m., when 33-year-old Maria Anna Cruz Lopez accidentally struck the five children, ranging in age from two to 11. Two of the children were her own, including the toddler, who had minor injuries, and Natalie Hernandez Cruz, 8, who has died. PGPD Spokeswoman Julie Parker said Friday that two county police officers were on scene around 8 p.m. when Lopez called to report a landlord-tenant dispute. …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Claudia Chavez stopped her car to help a Hyattsville man she said was lying unconscious after an accident on Greenbelt Road.
Claudia Chavez was on her way to drop off her kids Monday and head to work, when an accident at Greenbelt Road and Kenilworth Avenue changed everything. According to Capt. Thomas Kemp of the Greenbelt Police Department, a preliminary investigation showed that the Hyattsville man driving a 1995 GMC Safari van ran a red light signal and was injured when his van was struck by a Honda and flipped. Chavez said she was in her car driving and saw the injured man. “Even though I had my kids in the car, I couldn’t just drive by,” she said, adding she didn’t think twice about helping him out. He was not conscious at all and was having a very hard time breathing, Chavez recounted. Master Police Officer Ryan Peck, a Navy corpsman, now with the …
Monday, June 20, 2011
An accident at Greenbelt Road and Kenilworth Avenue sent a Hyattsville man to the hospital, according to the Greenbelt Police Department.
A Hyattsville man is in critical but stable condition in Prince George’s Hospital after his van flipped over in an accident involving three vehicles at the intersection of Greenbelt Road (Route 193) and Kenilworth Avenue (MD 201), according to Captain Thomas Kemp, of the Greenbelt Police Department. Kemp said the call came in at 5:30 p.m., and police closed off all lanes to do a re-enactment in case it turns into a fatality. But he said, thankfully, the Hyattsville man is still alive. Notifications have gone out, Kemp said.