Prince George’s News

Suspect Charged with Assault, Firearms Offenses Following Officer-Involved Shooting

Suspect Charged with Assault, Firearms Offenses Following Officer-Involved Shooting

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested and charged a Lanham man in connection with a non-contact officer-involved shooting on Monday. The suspect is 20-year-old Tyler Clendenen. He’s charged with assaulting two PGPD officers as well as multiple firearms offenses. On January 23, 2023, at approximately 8:40 am, a resident called 911 about a...
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Maryland Governor Moore’s New Budget Includes Several Chesapeake Bay Restoration Priorities

Maryland Governor Moore’s New Budget Includes Several Chesapeake Bay Restoration Priorities

January 20, 2023: A.J. Metcalf, Maryland Media & Communications Coordinator, Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) Maryland Gov. Wes Moore’s newly released state budget includes funding for several high priority initiatives to improve Chesapeake Bay. The Fiscal Year 2024 budget provides 43 new positions and $3.7 million in funding for the Maryland Department of the Environment...
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Hoyer Secures Over $16 Million in Funding for Charles, St. Mary’s, Calvert, Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties in the FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations

Hoyer Secures Over $16 Million in Funding for Charles, St. Mary’s, Calvert, Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties in the FY2023 Omnibus Appropriations

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement following House passage of the 2023 Fiscal Year Omnibus legislation, announcing over $16,125,150 in Community Project Funding for Fifth District priorities. This total is in addition to the more than $13,000,000 that Congressman Hoyer secured for projects in the Fifth District in the FY22 Omnibus....
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Governor Moore Releases $69 Million in Previously-Withheld Funding

Governor Moore Releases $69 Million in Previously-Withheld Funding

Governor Wes Moore announced the release of $69 million in previously-withheld funding in the Fiscal Year 2023 budget. These funds were authorized by the legislature last year, and Governor Moore is proudly standing with the legislature by directing these investments toward critical programs and services throughout the state. “The investments impact every community in...
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Police Arrest 14-Year-Old and 15-Year-Old After Committing Armed Carjacking and Leading Police on High Speed Pursuit

Police Arrest 14-Year-Old and 15-Year-Old After Committing Armed Carjacking and Leading Police on High Speed Pursuit

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Carjacking Interdiction Unit charged two juveniles, a 14-year-old male and a 15-year-old male, with an armed carjacking that occurred Wednesday night. The 14-year-old suspect is from District Heights. The 15-year-old suspect is from Suitland. They are currently in custody in Washington, DC. On January 17, 2023, at approximately...
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Maryland’s 2023 Primitive Deer Hunt Runs February 1st to 3rd

Maryland’s 2023 Primitive Deer Hunt Runs February 1st to 3rd

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the state’s Primitive Deer Hunt will be open Feb. 1-3 statewide. Hunters with a valid hunting license, or those exempt from the hunting license requirement, may use primitive bows or muzzleloaders to hunt sika and white-tailed deer during these days. Primitive hunting devices are defined as long...
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Maryland State Police, FBI and Partners Seeks to Educate Public About Warning Signs Of Human Trafficking and Sextortion Schemes

Maryland State Police, FBI and Partners Seeks to Educate Public About Warning Signs Of Human Trafficking and Sextortion Schemes

With January being Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Maryland State Police are urging the public to recognize potential warning signs to reduce the chances of others becoming victims in the future. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, a child is trafficked for the purpose of sexual exploitation every two minutes in the United States....
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Wes Moore Sworn in As Maryland’s First Black Governor

Wes Moore Sworn in As Maryland’s First Black Governor

Wes Moore made history on January 18, 2023. Moore becomes Maryland’s first black Governor and only the 3rd ever elected in U.S. history. Moore was sworn in, taking the oath of office using Bibles once owned by his grandfather and Frederick Douglass. Moore’s speech can be viewed below. Former Governor Larry Hogan released a...
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Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter for Shooting 17-Year-Old Multiple Times During Drug Deal

Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter for Shooting 17-Year-Old Multiple Times During Drug Deal

Brandon Nguyen, 24, of Laurel, Maryland pleaded guilty to one count of Voluntary Manslaughter in the September 29, 2020 killing of 17-year old Brian Ward, announced U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Robert J. Contee III, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department. The plea was entered before the Honorable Rainey R. Brandt in the...
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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Reports Nearly 5,000 People Hit the Trails for Maryland’s First Day Hikes

Maryland Department of Natural Resources Reports Nearly 5,000 People Hit the Trails for Maryland’s First Day Hikes

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reports that 4,896 people hiked 9,780 miles during First Day Hikes in 41 state parks on New Year’s weekend. Between Dec. 31, 2022 and Jan. 2, 2023, there were 37 scheduled ranger-led programs with an additional 23 self-guided opportunities available on state public lands across Maryland. Despite...
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Detectives Arrest Two Adelphi Men and a 15-Year-Old for Robbing Taxi Drivers

Detectives Arrest Two Adelphi Men and a 15-Year-Old for Robbing Taxi Drivers

Hyattsville Division I investigators recently arrested three suspects in connection with multiple armed robberies of independent taxi service drivers in the Langley Park area. The suspects are 20-year-old Omar Hernandez and 20-year-old Jose Linares-Hernandez. Both are from the Adelphi area. These two suspects are linked to five armed robberies of victims who were operating...
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CSM Celebrates 2023 Winter and 2022 Summer Commencement Candidates for Graduation

CSM Celebrates 2023 Winter and 2022 Summer Commencement Candidates for Graduation

The following students were recognized as candidates for associate degrees, certificates or letters of recognition at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 24th Winter Commencement ceremony held Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at the La Plata Campus. A video of each commencement will also be available for viewing on the college’s YouTube channel — https://www.youtube.com/@CSMDTube/playlists — following the...
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Governor Larry Hogan Farewell Address – Thank You, Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan Farewell Address – Thank You, Maryland

My fellow Marylanders: As my time as governor comes to an end, I am grateful to all of you⁠—the people of Maryland⁠—for your heartfelt support and, in times of personal challenges, for your countless prayers. The honor of serving as your governor is second only to the honor of being your fellow Marylander. I...
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Delivery Driver Found Shot to Death in Prince George’s County, Police Offering Reward for Information Leading to Arrest

Delivery Driver Found Shot to Death in Prince George’s County, Police Offering Reward for Information Leading to Arrest

The Homicide Unit is actively working to identify and arrest the suspect(s) who fatally shot a man Friday night in Temple Hills. The victim is 34-year-old Stephen Lee Green of Sykesville, MD. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. On Friday,...
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Washington, D.C. Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Federal Prison for Series of Maryland Carjacking’s While Wearing Ankle Monitor

Washington, D.C. Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Federal Prison for Series of Maryland Carjacking’s While Wearing Ankle Monitor

UPDATE 1/16/2023: U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang  sentenced James Albert Borum, age 20, of Washington, D.C., to 11 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release for carjacking and for brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, in connection with a series of carjackings he...
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Winter Turkey Season Opens Across Maryland on Thursday, January 19

Winter Turkey Season Opens Across Maryland on Thursday, January 19

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces the opening of the winter turkey season, which runs statewide from Jan. 19-21 for hunters who did not harvest a turkey during the 2022 fall season. Hunting hours are from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. The bag limit is one turkey of either...
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Maryland State Police Arrest 21-Year-Old Man On Sextortion, Child Pornography Charges In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Arrest 21-Year-Old Man On Sextortion, Child Pornography Charges In Prince George’s County

Troopers arrested a Prince George’s County man on Thursday after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence of sextortion and possession and distribution of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Isaiah S. Poole, 21, of Suitland, Maryland. Poole is charged with seven counts of possession of child...
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Prince George’s County Police Arrest 17-Year-Old for Murder at Largo Gas Station During Carjacking

Prince George’s County Police Arrest 17-Year-Old for Murder at Largo Gas Station During Carjacking

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified and charged a 17-year-old male from Upper Marlboro in connection with a fatal shooting at a gas station in Largo in December. The suspect is charged as an adult. He was taken into custody on Wednesday by the PGPD’s Fugitive Unit. On December 19, 2022,...
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Calmra Inc Sets Plans to Host Job Fair on January 17, 2023 in Laurel, Will Offer On-the-Spot Job Interviews

Calmra Inc Sets Plans to Host Job Fair on January 17, 2023 in Laurel, Will Offer On-the-Spot Job Interviews

Prince George’s County based non-profit Calmra announces plans to host a job fair on January 17, 2023 from 10:00 a.m., to 2:00 p.m. The hiring event will take place at Calmra’s main office, located at 14100 Laurel Park Drive, Laurel Maryland. On the spot job interviews will be offered for various full time and...
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Prince George’s County Police Investigating Extortion and Threats Made Through Instagram and Tik Tok Toward Middle Schoolers

Prince George’s County Police Investigating Extortion and Threats Made Through Instagram and Tik Tok Toward Middle Schoolers

PGPD is warning parents about online threats and extortion attempts being made via social media through Instagram and Tik Tok targeting at least 4 middle schoolers and urging parents to report similar threats against kids immediately for police investigation. The warning comes after 4 students at a county middle school received threatening demands via...
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Charles County Officers Recover Three Occupied Stolen Cars and Apprehend Four Suspects, with Youngest Driver Being 13-Years-Old

Charles County Officers Recover Three Occupied Stolen Cars and Apprehend Four Suspects, with Youngest Driver Being 13-Years-Old

On January 8 at 4:12 a.m., patrol officers responded to the area of Shirley Boulevard in Port Tobacco for the report of a motor vehicle theft which had just occurred. Sgt. T. Yates was near Shirley Boulevard at the time of the call and upon approaching the scene, he observed five cars that appeared...
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Maryland Casinos Generate $165.2 Million in Gaming Revenue During December and Contribute $69.7 Million to the State

Maryland Casinos Generate $165.2 Million in Gaming Revenue During December and Contribute $69.7 Million to the State

Maryland’s six casinos combined to generate $165,175,099 in revenue from slot machines and table games during December 2022. The total represents a decrease of $7,726,403 (-4.5%) compared to December 2021. Casino gaming contributions to the state in December 2022 totaled $69,686,506, a decrease of $1,411,802 (-2.0%) compared to December 2021. Contributions to the Education...
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Retired Firefighter on a Hot Streak of Lottery Wins After Claiming His Third $50,000 Prize in Just 3 Months!

Retired Firefighter on a Hot Streak of Lottery Wins After Claiming His Third $50,000 Prize in Just 3 Months!

A Prince George’s County retiree who spent his career extinguishing fires is enjoying a flaming hot Lottery winning streak. After claiming two $50,000 Pick 5 prizes in November, the lucky player returned to Lottery headquarters this week to claim a third $50,000 Pick 5 prize. The Accokeek resident found his latest lucky ticket at...
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MDOT MVA Announce Grant Applications Now Being Accepted to Help Reduce Injuries and Fatalities on Maryland Highways

MDOT MVA Announce Grant Applications Now Being Accepted to Help Reduce Injuries and Fatalities on Maryland Highways

GLEN BURNIE, MD (January 9, 2023) – The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office is accepting grant applications for traffic safety programs and projects that can help reduce crashes, deaths and injuries on Maryland roadways. Now through February 24, applicants are invited to submit grant requests for programs...
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Prince George’s County Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison For Child Sexual Abuse and Accessing Child Pornography

Prince George’s County Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison For Child Sexual Abuse and Accessing Child Pornography

A Maryland man was sentenced today to 14 years in prison for first-degree child sexual abuse of a minor, with aggravating circumstances, and accessing child pornography. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Special Agent in Charge Wayne A. Jacobs, of the FBI Washington Field Office’s Criminal and Cyber Division....
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