Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Graduate student Dayvon Maurice Green took his life after firing on his roommates, killing one.
Editor's note: Early Tuesday morning, two University of Maryland students were left dead and another injured in a shooting on 36th Ave. in College Park. Police say that the gunman, identified as 23-year-old graduate student Dayvon Maurice Green, set several fires around his house before shooting two of his roommates when they came outside. One—Stephen Alex Rane, 22, of Silver Spring—was later pronounced dead, while another suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Green then turned the gun on himself, according to police. News of the incident sent shockwaves around College Park and the UMD community. Find continuous coverage of this story below, or follow the latest from College Park Patch on Twitter and Facebook. Update, 8:21 p.m.: UMD …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The school district plans to continue its project on a student-built home that broke out in fire.
Prince George's County Public Schools are "saddened and disappointed" by what appears to be an intentional fire at one of its student-built homes in Clinton, MD, spokesman Briant Coleman said. Two fires occurred in the same neighborhood within a week and have been ruled "suspicious" by the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department. One of the homes was no longer owned by the school system. "We sold it," said Coleman. As for the other home, he said, the work will go on. "Our students have been working extremely hard on this project, and we will continue to work closely with the Foundation for Applied Construction Technology for Students (FACTS) Board of Directors to ensure the project moves forward in spite of this devastating setback," …
Monday, December 31, 2012
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
A Greenbelt woman died when a row house on Laurel Hill Court caught on fire, according to Prince George's County Fire Department. Betty M. Starry, 86, from Greenbelt died in the fire Dec. 28. The circumstances surrounding the cause and origin of the fire remain under investigation.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The Prince George's County Fire Department spent Sunday morning trying to extinguish three fires across the county.
It was a busy morning for Prince George's County firefighters after three unrelated fires broke out around the county in the early morning hours, according to fire spokesman Mark Brady. Two fires were overnight in College Park and Upper Marlboro, while the third broke out this morning in Brentwood, Brady said. The first fire occurred shortly before 1 a.m. in the 5200 block of Palco Place in the Sunnyside neighborhood of College Park, just north of the beltway, according to officials. The basement of a two-story home was on fire— so heavily it quickly spread through the upper floors of the home and eventually broke through the roof. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and no one was hurt, Brady said. The next fire began …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Firefighters responded to a call on Oglethorpe Street.
Prince George's County firefighters responded to a call around 10 p.m. in the 3900 block of Oglethorpe Street Saturday night. The fire was in the basement of the home, but three crews from the Hyattsville station knocked out the fire before it spread, according to the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department's facebook page. Prince George's County Fire Spokesman Mark Brady said the cause of the fire was an unattended candle, creating a loss of $10,000 for the structure and contents. No one was injured, Brady added. This post was on updated Sept. 30 to reflect the cause and damage of the fire.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
This week's top headlines in Prince George's County.
Shooting Near University of Maryland Campus, Suspect in Custody Prince George's County police are investigating a shooting that started in the 4700 block of Lakeland Road in College Park Thursday night and ended in a massive police convergence at the McDonald's at 8301 Baltimore Avenue. The suspect, 21-year-old Andre McKoy, was found to be high on PCP. PGPD Seek Suspect in Greenbelt Road Robbery of Xtra Mart The Prince George’s County Police department seeks information about a suspect in the Tuesday morning armed robbery of the Xtra Mart gas station at 5919 Greenbelt Road. Bowie Home Consumed in Generator Fire A single-family home in Bowie was consumed by flames on Saturday when a gas generator was placed too close to the home and ignited…
Sunday, June 24, 2012
The fire originated in a bedroom of a single-family, single-story home on Sheridan Street.
Prince George’s County firefighters quickly extinguished a fire Sunday afternoon in a single-family house in the 700 block of Sheridan Street in Chillum, Prince George’s County Fire Department Chief Spokesperson Mark Brady reported. Smoke was coming out of the home, when fire officials arrived at the scene. The fire originated in the bedroom of the one-story house, Brady reported on the county fire department's blog. No injuries have been reported, although the residents may be displaced, Brady added. The fire’s cause is currently undetermined.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
A Sunday evening fire caused $15,000 worth of damage, PGFD reports.
Six people are displaced following a Sunday evening fire inside a Chillum townhome, according to the Prince George's County Fire Department. Responders were called shortly after 5:30 p.m. to a mid-row townhome at 1830 Avondale Place, said Assistant Chief Ron Bridges, a PGFD spokesman. The blaze began as a kitchen fire, and the occupants of the home unsuccessfully attempted to put out the flame before calling for help, Bridges said. No one was injured, but the fire displaced six and caused $15,000 worth of damage, Bridges said.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Seven firefighters were injured as a result of the February attack.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in connection with the Riverdale Heights arson attack that injured seven firefighters in February. On the night of Feb. 24, units responded to a report of heavy flames at 6404 57th Ave. As firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze from inside, a gust of wind swept through the structure, creating "fireball-like conditions." Seven members of the Riverdale Fire Department and Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department were transported to Medstar Washington Hospital Center with burns, fractures, and other injuries. Two remained there for an extended period of time, the last of whom—Bladensburg Sgt. Kevin O'Toole—was finally…
Saturday, April 21, 2012
The Red Cross was on scene to help the family find shelter.
A family was displaced Apr. 21 after a fire from a shed spread through their house around 2 p.m., according to Prince George's Fire Department Spokesman Mark Brady. There were no injuries in the fire at 2000 Tuckerman Street, but the damages were extensive enough that the Red Cross was on the scene to help the family find temporary shelter, Brady said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and monetary damages have not yet been calculated.