Thursday, January 31, 2013
Federal prosecutors say Xavier Eccleston, 35, distributed crack and powder cocaine he bought in Prince George's County.
A Bethesda man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for dealing powder and crack cocaine that he bought in Prince George's County, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland. Federal prosecutors said Xavier Eccleston, 35, re-distributed between 500 grams and five kilograms of powder cocaine and 28 grams of crack cocaine per month between June 2010 and September 2011. Eccleston bought the drugs from suppliers in Prince George’s County, including from a Landover crack house, according to the release. Eccleston sometimes arranged the drug deals over the phone, prosecutors said. A federal judge found that Eccleston obstructed justice, according to the release, after a witness …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Tide has a street value of $3, according to a police official, but dealers can trade it for marijuana or crack cocaine.
Criminals in Prince George's County are stealing Tide laundry detergent from stores and trading it for marijuana and crack, according to Sgt. Aubrey Thompson, head of the Prince George's County Police crime unit that investigates retail crimes. Thompson went live on KPCC's Take Two radio show in Southern California Wednesday and talked about why hardened criminals are turning to Tide. They aren't using it to make the drugs. But its popularity as a laundry detergent gives it bartering power, he explained. "Why Tide though?" asked Take Two Co-Host A Martinez, who wondered why another brand of liquid laundry detergent wouldn't do. "The product has proven to be effective; it works. Everybody wants Tide," Thompson answered. "That's the product …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Dean Roy Thomas is being held without bond after Hyattsville police found about 58 pounds of marijuana on Nov. 2 at his business.
Hyattsville Police last week arrested and charged a Lanham man after they recovered about $527,000 worth of marijuana and three loaded handguns at the Melrose Industrial Park on Rhode Island Avenue. Dean Roy Thomas is being held without bond after police found about 58 pound of marijuana on Nov. 2 at his business. Patch was on scene and previously reported that city police and a Metro Transit Police K9 unit were at Crittenden Street and Rhode Island Avenue and broke down a door at one of the buildings there. A press release issued Nov. 8 states that at 7:17 p.m. officers responded to the 4800 block of Rhode Island Avenue for a report of assault. The victim allegedly told police that her attacker was the owner of a local business, and that …
Saturday, October 1, 2011
A roundup of the most recent crimes reported to the Hyattsville Police Department.
Sept. 18 At the Mall at Prince George’s, about 4:30 p.m., a suspect was arrested for shoplifting. At the Mall at Prince George’s, about 11:30 p.m., a suspect was arrested for shoplifting. Sept. 19 At the 3500 block of Jefferson Street, sometime since Sept. 11, someone stole a lawn mower from the garage of a home. At the 5700 block of 45th Avenue, sometime since Sept. 17, someone stole property from a construction site. At the 5700 block of 43rd Avenue, sometime between 6 and 6:45 p.m., someone broke into an apartment in this area and removed property. At the 2600 block of Nicholson Street, sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m., someone broke into an apartment and removed property. At Northwestern High School, about 11:45 a.m., a student…
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
A couple hundred people gathered at Magruder Park in Hyattsville to celebrate the 28th annual National Night Out Against Crime event.
Started in 1984, the National Night Out Against Crime campaign encourages citizens, law enforcement and local officials to stand up against crime in their neighborhoods.