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Maryland State Police Investigating Armed Robbery and Assault in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Armed Robbery and Assault in Prince George’s County

February 28, 2024: Maryland State Police are investigating an armed robbery and assault that occurred early this morning in Prince George’s County. At approximately 2:30 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to a report of a robbery and assault on the outer loop of Interstate 495. According to a...
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Police in Charles County Recover Drugs and Handgun After Arrest of Washington D.C. Man

Police in Charles County Recover Drugs and Handgun After Arrest of Washington D.C. Man

On February 23, 2024, at approximately 10:50 a.m., a deputy from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to Angelos Liquors on St Patrick’s Drive, in Waldorf, for the report of indecent exposure and the possible sale of drugs. Upon arrival police made contact with a witness who informed them of a black male in...
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UPDATE: Police Make Fifth Arrest in Connection to Fatal Shooting of 2-Year-Old Boy

UPDATE: Police Make Fifth Arrest in Connection to Fatal Shooting of 2-Year-Old Boy

UPDATE 2/26/2024: The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified and arrested a fifth suspect in connection with the murder of a toddler in Langley Park. The arrested suspect is 25-year-old Nilson Granados-Trejo of no fixed address. On February 8, 2024, a detective working in the area of the 1400 block of Kanawha...
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Police Investigating 17-Year-Old Teen Killed in Single Vehicle Crash in PG County

Police Investigating 17-Year-Old Teen Killed in Single Vehicle Crash in PG County

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Friday in the city of Greenbelt. The deceased driver is 17-year-old Erson Cruz of Riverdale. On February 23, 2024, at approximately 08:40 am, officers responded to the 7900 block of Kenilworth Avenue for a single-vehicle collision....
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VIDEO: Police Seeking Identity of Suspect Linked to 8 Armed Robberies

VIDEO: Police Seeking Identity of Suspect Linked to 8 Armed Robberies

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Robbery Unit today released surveillance video and photos of the suspect now linked to multiple armed robberies in recent months. Investigators are seeking the community’s assistance in identifying him. A cash reward is available for information leading to an arrest and indictment. The suspect is currently wanted for...
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Off-Duty Police Officer Arrested in St. Mary’s County After Shooting at Victim in Charles County

Off-Duty Police Officer Arrested in St. Mary’s County After Shooting at Victim in Charles County

CHARLES COUNTY PRESS RELEASE: On Friday, February 23, 2024, at 1:30 a.m., officers responded to the area of Crain Highway in Newburg for the report of shots fired. The caller advised he was following a car in which the driver, who is known to him, shot at him minutes earlier. The driver, David Arthur...
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Detectives Recover 30 Kilos of Cocaine and Make One Arrest

Detectives Recover 30 Kilos of Cocaine and Make One Arrest

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Gang Unit and Narcotics Enforcement Division recovered approximately 30 kilos of cocaine at a home in the Lewisdale area. The net worth of the seized drugs is more than three million dollars. The suspect is 37-year-old Willians Quintanilla Beltran of Lewisdale. During the course of the investigation, detectives...
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Former Bank Employee Convicted After Four-Day Trial for Using His Position to Facilitate a Bank Fraud Scheme

Former Bank Employee Convicted After Four-Day Trial for Using His Position to Facilitate a Bank Fraud Scheme

After deliberating less than 90 minutes, a federal jury convicted Jalen Craig McMillan, age 30, of Jessup, Maryland, for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.  The jury returned its verdict late on February 16, 2024. The guilty verdict was announced by Erek L. Barron, United States Attorney for the...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Number of Wildfires, Acreage Burned Increased in 2023

Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Number of Wildfires, Acreage Burned Increased in 2023

The number of wildfires and the acreage of land burned by wildfires in Maryland last year significantly outpaced the 10-year average, according to the Maryland Forest Service’s Annual Wildland Fire Report. The report, which is being released this month, covers data related to wildfires on 3.2 million acres of land overseen by the Maryland Forest...
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Two Transported to Hospital, Two Transported to Trauma Center After Serious Collision in Waldorf

Two Transported to Hospital, Two Transported to Trauma Center After Serious Collision in Waldorf

On Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at approximately 4:40 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the intersection of Crain Highway and Sub Station Road in Waldorf, for a motor vehicle collision reported serious with multiple trapped. Crews arrived on the scene to find two vehicles involved with one patient trapped. Firefighters removed the...
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Police in Calvert County Arrest District Heights Man on Gun Charges After High Speed Motorcycle Chase

Police in Calvert County Arrest District Heights Man on Gun Charges After High Speed Motorcycle Chase

On February 17, 2024, at approximately 3:45 p.m., deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office were advised there was a blue street bike traveling at a high rate of speed heading Northbound from Cox Road in Huntingtown. A deputy was sitting in his marked K-9 Chevrolet Tahoe at the intersection of Route 4 and...
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Police in Calvert County Investigating the Rape of a Elderly Resident at Assisted Living Center

Police in Calvert County Investigating the Rape of a Elderly Resident at Assisted Living Center

On February 18, 2024, a deputy from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Caribbean Breeze Assisted Living Center, on Hall Creek Lane in Owings for the report of a sexual assault. After speaking with staff, it was determined that Michael Allen Hasker, 79, of Upper Marlboro, had sexually assaulted an 84-year-old female...
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A Special Adoption Story – Rescue Dogs Can Rescue Too!

A Special Adoption Story – Rescue Dogs Can Rescue Too!

The Humane Society of Calvert County visits several local shelters often to rescue dogs at risk and we take into consideration many things about the dog before bringing them into our rescue. Last week, their staff visited Prince George’s County Animal Shelter to assess and rescue dogs in need. While there, the shelter staff...
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NAS Patuxent River Announces Its Sailors of the Year for 2023

NAS Patuxent River Announces Its Sailors of the Year for 2023

NAS Patuxent River announces its Sailors of the Year, marking the command’s top Sailors for 2023. “I am regularly impressed by the commitment our Pax Sailors show to their command, their Navy, and each other,” said NAS Patuxent River Commanding Officer Capt. Douglas Burfield. “The Sailors chosen as this year’s Sailors of the Year...
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Maryland Department of Commerce Launches Applications for Cannabis and Telework Assistance Programs

Maryland Department of Commerce Launches Applications for Cannabis and Telework Assistance Programs

The Maryland Department of Commerce has opened applications for two programs aimed at providing financial assistance to small businesses. As part of the Cannabis Business Assistance Fund, the state has launched the Social Equity License Application Assistance Reimbursement Grant on February 19, 2024. The grant is available to qualified applicants seeking assistance with the...
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In-Custody Death of Man in Prince George’s County Under Investigation

In-Custody Death of Man in Prince George’s County Under Investigation

The Independent Investigations Division (IID) of the Maryland Office of the Attorney General is investigating the death of a man while he was in police custody in Prince George’s County on Friday night. On February 16, 2024, at approximately 7:45 p.m., officers with the Prince George’s County Police Department responded to a 911 call...
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UPDATE: First Suspect Charged for Murder of 17-Year-Old is Sentenced to 50 Years

UPDATE: First Suspect Charged for Murder of 17-Year-Old is Sentenced to 50 Years

Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Friday, February 16, 2024, Charles County Circuit Court Judge H. James West sentenced Anthony Edward Small, 24, to Life in prison with all but 50 years suspended for First-Degree Murder and the Use of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime of Violence....
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Georgia Man Turns Himself in After Murdering His Girlfriend in Accokeek

Georgia Man Turns Himself in After Murdering His Girlfriend in Accokeek

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit charged a suspect in connection with the murder of his girlfriend in Accokeek. The suspect is 43-year-old Carl Kearney, Jr. of Griffin, Georgia. The victim is 38-year-old Patrina Best of Accokeek. On February 17, 2024, at approximately 9:20 am, Kearney walked into the Division V Clinton...
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Charges Pending Following Theft and Police Chase of MDOT SHA Vehicle That Left 14 Vehicles Damaged, Two Officers and One Civilian Injured

Charges Pending Following Theft and Police Chase of MDOT SHA Vehicle That Left 14 Vehicles Damaged, Two Officers and One Civilian Injured

Maryland State Police arrested a man suspected of stealing a Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration vehicle and leading police on a pursuit through Prince George’s and Montgomery counties and striking more than a dozen vehicles Friday evening. Shortly before 5 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park responded to a...
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Maryland Park Service Graduates 21 New State Park Rangers

Maryland Park Service Graduates 21 New State Park Rangers

The Maryland Park Service today graduated 21 new State Park Rangers following four weeks of training. The rangers were honored in a ceremony at Elk Neck State Park and NorthBay Adventure Camp. “As I have visited our public lands across the state, I have been impressed by the preparedness and dedication of Maryland State...
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62-Year-Old Arrested After Shooting Man and Kidnapping Young Girl

62-Year-Old Arrested After Shooting Man and Kidnapping Young Girl

Prince George’s County Police Division IV – Oxon Hill investigators charged a man for a shooting Thursday night in Oxon Hill. He’s also charged with kidnapping a young female family member from the shooting scene. She has since been located unharmed. The suspect is 62-year-old Wayne Summers of Oxon Hill. On February 15, 2024,...
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Maryland State Police Remind Citizens To Verify Credentials When Using Automotive Dismantler and Recycler Services

Maryland State Police Remind Citizens To Verify Credentials When Using Automotive Dismantler and Recycler Services

The Maryland State Police remind citizens to use caution and verify credentials when using Automotive Dismantler and Recycler (ADR) and Scrap Processor services in Maryland. More commonly, Automotive Dismantler and Recycler (ADR) and Scrap Processor services post signs and advertisements, meant to entice citizens to purchase and/or sell automotive goods, ranging from used cars,...
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Up To $14,000 Offered For Information Relating To Infant Sex Abuse Case

Up To $14,000 Offered For Information Relating To Infant Sex Abuse Case

Reward money of up to $14,000 is being offered to anyone who can provide the identity of a woman with critical knowledge in a sexual child exploitation investigation. Police are asking for assistance in identifying the woman captured in video screenshots from 2020. The photos show an adult woman with distinctive tattoos including a...
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Two Studies by DNR Scientists Highlight Spawning Challenges for Striped Bass in Chesapeake Bay

Two Studies by DNR Scientists Highlight Spawning Challenges for Striped Bass in Chesapeake Bay

Two recent studies by Maryland Department of Natural Resources scientists highlight spawning challenges that striped bass, also known locally as rockfish, face in the Chesapeake Bay. The research was published in “Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science” in late 2023 for the journal’s striped bass themed issue. Jim Uphoff, a DNR fisheries...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Seeks Public Input for Upcoming Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Seeks Public Input for Upcoming Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting public comment on proposed changes to the 2024-2026 hunting and trapping seasons as well as the proposed 2024-2025 Migratory Game Bird Seasons and Bag Limits. “We have been working diligently to develop these proposals with our staff and our stakeholders, who represent a diverse group of citizens,” said Wildlife and Heritage...
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