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Former Police Chief Arrested for Arson and Attempted Murder, Suspected in Arson Fires Across Maryland Including Charles and Prince George’s County

Former Police Chief Arrested for Arson and Attempted Murder, Suspected in Arson Fires Across Maryland Including Charles and Prince George’s County

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, members of two Arson Task Forces, along with investigators and detectives from multiple Maryland fire and police agencies, arrested 69-year-old David M. Crawford of Ellicott City. Crawford is facing numerous arson and attempted murder charges in connection with a series of incendiary fires of homes, vehicles, and residential garages...
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March – National Craft Month, First Responders Urge Preparedness for Fire Safety and Escape Plans for Families and Children

March – National Craft Month, First Responders Urge Preparedness for Fire Safety and Escape Plans for Families and Children

March is National Craft month. Share the Fire Truck Fold Up Activity Sheet with your community. Parents and caregivers can help children learn about fire safety and create a home fire escape plan. Once they complete the plan, the activity sheet folds into a fire truck with important safety messages on the ladder rungs....
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Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Three More Mass Vaccination Sites in March

Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Three More Mass Vaccination Sites in March

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the state will open three additional mass vaccination sites in March, giving Maryland at least one in each region of the state. The state’s vaccination rate hit a record high 35,730 shots per day. “The pace of daily vaccination is hitting a new high every day, a third safe and...
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Governor Hogan Announces Milestone of 40% of Marylanders 65+ and Older Vaccinated

Governor Hogan Announces Milestone of 40% of Marylanders 65+ and Older Vaccinated

Governor Larry Hogan announced that more than 40% of Marylanders ages 65 and older have now received COVID-19 vaccines. “We continue to follow the science and make vaccinating older Marylanders one of our highest priorities as we work to ensure equitable access to vaccines,” said Governor Hogan. “This will continue to be a long...
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State of Maryland to Deploy Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Beginning This Week

State of Maryland to Deploy Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Beginning This Week

Governor Larry Hogan announced that, following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Maryland will begin to deploy the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine this week. Maryland has been initially allocated 49,600 doses of the J&J vaccine, 100% of...
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AUDIO: Alleged Stolen Vehicle, Hughesville Fire Apparatus, and Maryland State Police Cruiser Involved in Three Seperate Collisions on Sunday Night

AUDIO: Alleged Stolen Vehicle, Hughesville Fire Apparatus, and Maryland State Police Cruiser Involved in Three Seperate Collisions on Sunday Night

On February 28, 2021 at 9:58 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Leonardtown Road and Homeland Drive for the motor vehicle collision possibly involving a stolen vehicle. Dispatchers advised the 911 caller reported they were driving past the accident and thought it looked bad, they stopped on the scene...
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Bowie Man Pleads Guilty to Copyright Infringement for Selling More Than $300,000 Worth of Counterfeit DVDs Containing Copyrighted Works, Including Popular Movies, TV Shows, and Fitness Programs

Bowie Man Pleads Guilty to Copyright Infringement for Selling More Than $300,000 Worth of Counterfeit DVDs Containing Copyrighted Works, Including Popular Movies, TV Shows, and Fitness Programs

Olayinka Wahab, a/k/a Sulaimon Olayinka Wahab, age 45, of Bowie, Maryland, pleaded guilty on Friday, February 26, 2021, to copyright infringement in connection with his sale of counterfeit DVDs containing copyrighted works, including popular movies, television shows, and fitness programs. The guilty plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of...
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Prince George’s County Felon Facing Federal Charge After Firing a Weapon at Security Guards at a U.S. Secret Service Facility in Beltsville

Prince George’s County Felon Facing Federal Charge After Firing a Weapon at Security Guards at a U.S. Secret Service Facility in Beltsville

A federal criminal complaint was filed late this afternoon charging Jeremiah Peter Watson, age 22, of Hyattsville, Maryland, with being a felon in possession of a firearm. The criminal complaint was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner and Acting Chief of Police Gregory T. Monahan of...
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Eleven Heritage Organizations Named as Grant Recipients of the Newly Renamed “Miller History Fund”

Eleven Heritage Organizations Named as Grant Recipients of the Newly Renamed “Miller History Fund”

The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) is pleased to announce the renaming of its popular Pathways Grant Program, as well as the 2021 new class of 11 award winners. The program will be named the “Thomas V. ‘Mike’ Miller, Jr. History Fund,” in honor of the late Senate President Emeritus who sponsored...
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UPDATE: Detectives Arrest and Charge 24-Year-Old Rockville Man with Shooting and Killing Security Guard During Carjacking

UPDATE: Detectives Arrest and Charge 24-Year-Old Rockville Man with Shooting and Killing Security Guard During Carjacking

UPDATE – 2/25/2021: The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified and arrested the suspect wanted for the fatal shooting of a security guard in the town of Riverdale Park. The suspect is 24-year-old Desmond Mbah of the 11000 block of Blanding Court in Bowie. He’s charged with fatally shooting 23-year-old Riyadh Al...
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Launch of New DEA Community Strategy Targeting Overdose Issue Across D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Launch of New DEA Community Strategy Targeting Overdose Issue Across D.C., Maryland and Virginia

The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has launched a new comprehensive law enforcement and prevention initiative through the DEA Washington Division, aimed at reducing drug use, abuse, and overdose deaths. “Operation Engage” allows participating field divisions to focus on the biggest drug threat and resulting violence in their respective geographic areas. The initiative...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Virginia Man Killed in Prince George’s County Motor Vehicle Collision

Maryland State Police Investigating Virginia Man Killed in Prince George’s County Motor Vehicle Collision

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at approximately 12:40 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to the outer loop of Interstate-495 at Route 450 for a motor vehicle crash. According to a preliminary investigation, a male pedestrian was running from the right shoulder across the highway to the left shoulder...
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‘Scratchin’ Momma’ Reveals Sweet $50,000 Win in Prince George’s County

‘Scratchin’ Momma’ Reveals Sweet $50,000 Win in Prince George’s County

A 67-year-old Prince George’s County woman is celebrating today after claiming a $50,000 prize on her 50X The Cash scratch-off. The instant ticket fan, who has a heart of gold, almost missed out on her big win.“Scratchin’ Momma,” a name chosen for publicity purposes, recalls purchasing the $10 50X The Cash game in January. She often goes to...
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Eleven Patients Treated for CO Poisoning Following Residential Church Service in Adelphi

Eleven Patients Treated for CO Poisoning Following Residential Church Service in Adelphi

On Sunday, February 21, at approximately 12:09 a.m., units from Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service were dispatched to a house in the 2700 block of Hughes Road in a residential area of Adelphi for a report of multiple unconscious people. Upon arrival, crews located two buildings which...
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Drug Supplier in D.C. and Prince George’s County Drug Conspiracy Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

Drug Supplier in D.C. and Prince George’s County Drug Conspiracy Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

Thomas Parker III, a/k/a “June,” age 52, of Washington, D.C., pleaded guilty yesterday to federal charges related to his participation in a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, heroin, and powder and crack cocaine.  Eight co-defendants previously pleaded guilty to their roles in the drug conspiracy. The guilty plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney...
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Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Congratulates Rachel Jones on Appointment to the Maryland House of Delegates

Calvert County Board of County Commissioners Congratulates Rachel Jones on Appointment to the Maryland House of Delegates

The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners has issued the following statement following Governor Larry Hogan’s appointment of Rachel Jones to fill the vacancy for the Maryland House of Delegates District 27B: “The Board of County Commissioners extends its congratulations to Rachel Jones on her appointment to represent the citizens of District 27B. Rachel’s...
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Maryland Residents with a Social Security Number Already on File with the State are One Step Closer to REAL ID

Maryland Residents with a Social Security Number Already on File with the State are One Step Closer to REAL ID

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has modified critical requirements for obtaining a REAL ID as a result of the REAL ID Modernization Act passed by Congress last year. The Act provides updates to the original REAL ID requirements set more than 15 years ago, and will make it easier for some Marylanders...
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Police in Anne Arundel County Police Recover Drugs and Stolen Gun After Traffic Stop

Police in Anne Arundel County Police Recover Drugs and Stolen Gun After Traffic Stop

On February 19, 2021 at approximately 4:05 p.m. an officer from the Anne Arundel County Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a Green 2001 Lexus in the area of southbound Baltimore Washington Parkway and Arundel Mills Boulevard in Hanover. Upon approaching the vehicle the officer observed the vehicle was occupied by a driver...
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Prince George’s County Police Search for Driver & Vehicle Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Prince George’s County Police Search for Driver & Vehicle Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit would like to speak to anyone who witnessed or has information on a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in the City of Seat Pleasant early Saturday morning. The deceased pedestrian is 32-year-old Curtis Andrew Parker of District Heights. On February 20, 2021, at approximately 1:00...
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Detectives Investigating Triple Shooting in Capitol Heights That Leaves Two Dead

Detectives Investigating Triple Shooting in Capitol Heights That Leaves Two Dead

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is working to determine the circumstances of a double fatal shooting Friday night in Capitol Heights. The names of the two decedents, both adult males, will be released once they are identified and their families are notified. A third adult male was also shot. He remains...
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Two Woman Killed After Wrong Way Driver Causes Collision in Prince George’s County, Maryland State Police Investigating

Two Woman Killed After Wrong Way Driver Causes Collision in Prince George’s County, Maryland State Police Investigating

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal crash that left two people dead Sunday morning in Prince George’s County. On Sunday, February 21, 2021, at approximately 5:10 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to eastbound Route 50 and Route 202 on a report of a two-vehicle head-on crash. According...
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Governor Hogan Announces COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop Below 1,000 For First Time Since November 16

Governor Hogan Announces COVID-19 Hospitalizations Drop Below 1,000 For First Time Since November 16

Governor Larry Hogan announced that COVID-19 hospitalizations in the State of Maryland have dropped below 1,000 for the first time since November 16. COVID hospitalizations are down by more than half from their peak in January. In addition: The seven-day positivity rate (4.08%) is at the lowest level since November 2, and has dropped...
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Maryland State Police Seeking Assistance in Investigating Multiple Unsolved Fatal Hit-And-Run Crashes

Maryland State Police Seeking Assistance in Investigating Multiple Unsolved Fatal Hit-And-Run Crashes

Maryland State Police are seeking the public’s assistance in investigating several unsolved fatal hit-and-run crashes that have been reported over the past year. These crashes occurred between Feb. 29, 2020 and Sept. 27, 2020 in Howard, Baltimore and Prince George’s counties. None of these cases are believed to be connected. The most recent case...
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Maryland Comptroller Franchot Announces Processing of RELIEF Act Payments Has Begun

Maryland Comptroller Franchot Announces Processing of RELIEF Act Payments Has Begun

Comptroller Peter Franchot today joined with key agency personnel to outline how the Comptroller’s Office will process stimulus payments included in the RELIEF Act of 2021. Comptroller Franchot’s office will issue more than $200 million in payments over the next several weeks to help struggling Maryland taxpayers, unemployment insurance claimants, small businesses and nonprofit...
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MDOT SHA Gears up for Another Round of Winter Weather

MDOT SHA Gears up for Another Round of Winter Weather

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is gearing up for another bout of winter weather that is expected to impact most of the state today. The National Weather Service expects snow this afternoon, followed by periods of snow and freezing rain in southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore Thursday night...
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