Monday, April 22, 2013
The county police say their Special Operations Division is prepared for situations similar to the Boston bombings and school shootings.
As the nation continues to digest the news from the Boston area bombings and shooting last week that led to a all-day long manhunt for the remaining suspect in the case in Watertown, MA Friday, Prince George's County police say they have been training for similar situations. The police department's Special Operations Division informed the community Friday of its specialized training and its ability to be prepared for a situation should it happen in Maryland. “What we’re all watching on TV is likely opening the eyes of every law enforcement agency in the nation," Lt. Chris Price, Commander of SOD’s Special Services Section, stated in a police press release. Price said the units within SOD train weekly throughout the county, simulating …
Prince George's County police are investigating the case.
A man was found dead in Bladensburg Sunday evening in a wooded area on 57th Avenue, according to Bladensburg police. A Bladensburg police officer discovered the dead body of the man at around 4:30 p.m. The man’s identity and cause of death are unknown at this time. The Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) is conducting a death investigation in this case. Anyone with information about the man’s identity or cause of death is asked to call 301-772-4925. Anonymous calls can be placed to Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477), by texting text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637), or online http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ submit a tip online
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Automated cameras could snap pics of motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses.
Prince George's County police may soon have a new tool to catch motorists who overtake school buses as they take on and unload students at bus stops. Yesterday, the Prince George's County Council Health, Education and Human Services Committee unanimously approved a bill which would allow county school and law enforcement officials to install automated cameras which snap photos of motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses. "We're not looking to generate revenue from this," said Maj. Robert Liberati, of the Prince George's County Police Department. "There aren't enough violations. We look at this simply as a public safety matter." Called "stop arm cameras", the devices would only be active when the school bus driver has deployed …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
One Prince George's County police officer suffered burns to his hands and face trying to save the victim as flames shot skyward and black smoke poured across the highway.
A 70-year-old Glenarden man was killed when his SUV crashed into a guardrail on Martin Luther King Jr. Highway in Landover despite the efforts of three police officers who tried to free him from the wreckage, according to police. Prince George's County police arrived on the scene shortly after the midday crash Monday to find the vehicle engulfed in flames and the driver, Rodwell McNeill, Jr. of Glenarden, trapped inside. (See video here.) Three officers attempted to free McNeill from the wreckage. One officer, a 21-year veteran of the force, suffered burns to his face and hands trying to rescue McNeill, police said. Police said second officer attempted to break the windshield of the vehicle but was forced back by the flames. Officers …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Weapons can be exchanged for gift cards worth up to $125.
Have a gun lying around the house gathering dust and a need for some spending money? This article's for you. Prince George's County Council Member Mary Lehman, the Prince George's County Branch of the NAACP and the Prince George's County Police Department will be hosting a gift cards for guns exchange this weekend at the Eglise Baptiste du Calvaire, a Baptist church which ministers to a mostly Hatian Creole immigrant congregation at 10002 Riggs Road in Adelphi. The gun for gift card exchange will be held at the church on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. According to the Prince George's County Police Department, similar events in 2012 saw area residents surrender approximately 450 weapons. Guns and ammo may be exchanged for gift…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Not sure if your child's car seat is installed correctly? The Prince George's County Police can help.
The Prince George's County Police Department, partnering with the Prince George's Community Federal Credit Union, will be conducting a free car sear check on Wednesday in Mount Rainier. On hand at the event will be technicians who can make sure that your children's car seat and booster seat are installed correctly. The checks take about 30 minutes to complete. If you plan on going, make sure that the car seat is installed in the car before you arrive. The car seat check takes place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13 at the Bunker Hill Volunteer Fire Department at 3716 Rhode Island Avenue in Mount Rainier.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Anyone found to be driving under the influence will be arrested, said police.
If you need an extra incentive not to drink and drive on Saturday night, Riverdale Park police will be manning a sobriety checkpoint somewhere within city limits. The checkpoint is part of a multi-jurisdictional effort taking place throughout Prince George’s County to place a focus on sober driving, according to Riverdale Park police Lt. Andrew Powell. What should drivers expect when they pass through a sobriety checkpoint? According to Maryland law, drivers are required to stop at sobriety checkpoints, but they do not have to roll down their windows or engage with officers, said Powell. However not engaging is not insurance you won’t be subjected to a field sobriety test if officers think you may be under the influence. If alcohol or …
Police offering reward for info which leads to arrest, prosecution of suspect.
Prince George's County Police are investigating the murder of an 18-year-old man in Lewsidale and have offered an up-to-$25,000 reward for information which could lead to the arrest and prosecution of a suspect. Police first responded to the 7200 block of 24th Avenue yesterday, Feb. 28, at about 7 p.m. for a report of a shooting. Once on the scene, police found the victim, Meyder Bladimir Yuman, a resident of the 2200 block of Lewsidale Drive, outside suffering from a gunshot wound. Yuman was taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Detectives trying to identify suspects in the case are asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Anonymous tips can be submitted over the…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Henry Sanders faces 55 years in prison for three 2011 robberies in Prince George's County. He awaits trial for Montgomery County kidnappings.
A Landover man faces up to 55 years in prison after pleading guilty in Prince George's County Circuit Court this past Friday to a series of Hyattsville-area robberies which took place during an alleged robbery spree which spanned Prince George's and Montgomery counties in November 2011. Henry Sanders, 51, of the 3500 block of Brightseat Road in Landover, was arrested by Montgomery County Police in late November 2011 on charges related to three seperate carjackings which occurred near the Westfield Shopping Center in Wheaton. Relying on security camera images and victim identifications, Prince George's County and Hyattsville city police investigators were then able to link Sanders to a series of robberies in the Hyattsville and Mount …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Annual game, known as "The Tommy" commemorates DeMatha hockey alum, former PGPD officer Thomas Jensen.
Former Prince George's County Police officer Thomas Jensen, who died in 2010 as a result of injuries sustained on duty, will be honored at a DeMatha hockey game against Calvert Hall High School today in Laurel. Jensen, a graduate of DeMatha's class of 2000, played varsity hockey at DeMatha and on the Prince George's County Fraternal Order of Police 89ers hockey team after he began working for the department in 2004. In March 2010, Jensen died after sustaining severe injuries to his head and neck during an auto wreck in College Park as he responded to a burglary in progress. The game, known as "The Tommy", will be played at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel today at 4 p.m. Admission is free, though donations to the Thomas P. Jensen …