Prince George’s News

Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation in Prince George’s County After Two Pedestrians Are Struck

Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation in Prince George’s County After Two Pedestrians Are Struck

On December 7, 2019, shortly after midnight, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack received a 911 call reference a collision involving two pedestrians struck on northbound US-1 (Baltimore Ave.) just north of Mulberry St, Laurel, Prince George’s County, MD. The two pedestrians struck were identified as Daniel Benzinger, 26 of Laurel, MD and...
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Identities Needed for Theft Suspects in St. Mary’s County

Identities Needed for Theft Suspects in St. Mary’s County

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identities of the persons pictured in a theft case. On Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at 10 am, the suspects entered the Ulta Beauty store in California together. One suspect loaded a large purse with various boxed men’s cologne and women’s perfume. The other suspect also...
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D.C. Felon Sentenced to 33 Years in Federal Prison for Committing Two Armed Robberies in Prince George’s County

D.C. Felon Sentenced to 33 Years in Federal Prison for Committing Two Armed Robberies in Prince George’s County

U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel today sentenced Ronnell Francis Lewis, a/k/a Punkin, age 46, of Washington, D.C., to 33 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release on federal charged related to Lewis’s participation in two armed robberies. On July 3, 2019, after a seven-day trial, a federal jury convicted...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Arrests High School Teacher for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Prince George’s County Police Department Arrests High School Teacher for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

A teacher at Bowie High School in Bowie is facing charges in connection with the sexual abuse of a female student at the school. The teacher is 29-year-old K Sean Donovan Jr. of the 3200 block of Winterbourne Drive in Upper Marlboro. On December 1st, the Prince George’s County Police Department launched an investigation...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Locate Suspect and Vehicle from Prince George’s County Hit and Run in North Carolina

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Locate Suspect and Vehicle from Prince George’s County Hit and Run in North Carolina

UPDATE 11/28/19 : Maryland State Police CRASH Team investigators have located the vehicle and the driver involved in the Prince George’s County hit and run fatal which occurred last week. The suspected driver, driving a white and green 2017 Freightliner Cascadia at the time of the crash, is not being identified at this time....
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Firefighters in Charles County Extinguish House Fire After Reported Explosion

Firefighters in Charles County Extinguish House Fire After Reported Explosion

On November 24, 2019, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., firefighters from Waldorf and surrounding departments responded to 2561 Mattawoman Beantown Road in Waldorf, for the reported structure fire. The 911 caller reported they heard an explosion and then saw fire coming out of the bedroom. A very short time later, Deputies from the Charles...
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Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols For Thanksgiving Holiday

Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols For Thanksgiving Holiday

Maryland State Police will have extra troopers on patrol all across the state as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. A variety of initiatives will be employed to keep traffic moving safely, to respond quickly to highway incidents, and to take appropriate enforcement action when violations occur, to keep travelers safe on Maryland roads. Beginning Wednesday,...
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Maryland Reports Early Season Deer, Turkey Hunt Results

Maryland Reports Early Season Deer, Turkey Hunt Results

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that hunters harvested 21,073 deer during the early portion of the archery and muzzleloader seasons. The harvest was a 12% increase from last year’s official harvest of 18,839 deer for the same period. More favorable hunting conditions this year contributed to the increased harvest. The two-month...
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Prince George’s County Police Investigating Fatal Stabbing in Oxon Hill

Prince George’s County Police Investigating Fatal Stabbing in Oxon Hill

The Homicide Unit detectives are actively investigating a fatal stabbing in Oxon Hill. The victim is 19-year-old Erick Ruiz Reyes of Oxon Hill. On November 18th, at approximately 2:05 pm, Maryland-National Capital Park Police and Prince George’s County Police Officers responded to a community center property in the 1100 block of Marcy Avenue for...
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Laurel Man Sentenced to More Than 22 Years In Federal Prison for Committing Five Armed Robberies of Pharmacies in Howard, Anne Arundel, and Prince George’s Counties

Laurel Man Sentenced to More Than 22 Years In Federal Prison for Committing Five Armed Robberies of Pharmacies in Howard, Anne Arundel, and Prince George’s Counties

Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Jawanza Kevin Carter, age 22, of Laurel, Maryland, to 272 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for robbery involving controlled substances, and for carrying and brandishing of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, in connection with...
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Police Need Assistance Locating Three Suspects in Connection with Thirteen Porch Package Thefts in Prince George’s County

Police Need Assistance Locating Three Suspects in Connection with Thirteen Porch Package Thefts in Prince George’s County

The Regional Investigation Division is asking for the community’s assistance in locating three suspects who are linked to 13 package thefts in Prince George’s county. They are 24-year-old Evelyn Eastman of no fixed address, 19-year-old Terron Kearney of 52nd Street in Northeast, Washington DC, and 31-year-old Brian Lindsay of Mississippi Avenue in Southeast, Washington...
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Police Officers Discharge Duty Weapons To Stop Dog Attack in Fort Washington

Police Officers Discharge Duty Weapons To Stop Dog Attack in Fort Washington

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Investigative Response Team is investigating after two PGPD patrol officers responded to a dog attack and discharged their weapons on Wednesday, leaving one dog dead. On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at approximately 8:00 pm, patrol officers were called to the 11000 block of McKay Road in Fort...
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Governors of Maryland and Virginia Announce Historic ‘Capital Beltway Accord’ Interstate Regional Partnership to Rebuild American Legion Bridge, Create Unified Capital Beltway

Governors of Maryland and Virginia Announce Historic ‘Capital Beltway Accord’ Interstate Regional Partnership to Rebuild American Legion Bridge, Create Unified Capital Beltway

Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland and Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia today announced a bi-state, bipartisan accord to create a new, unified Capital Beltway, replace the aging American Legion Bridge, and relieve congestion at one of the country’s worst traffic chokepoints. The two governors made the announcement at the annual Capital Region Transportation Forum...
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No Injuries Reported After Structure Fire at Gallant Green Bar in Waldorf

No Injuries Reported After Structure Fire at Gallant Green Bar in Waldorf

On Friday, November 8, 2019, at approximately 8:55 p.m., firefighters from Charles County, Prince George’s County, and St. Mary’s County responded to the Gallant Green Bar at 14901 Woodville Road in Waldorf, for the reported structure on fire with one person trapped on the second floor. Crews arrived on the scene to find fire...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Crash that Occurred in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Crash that Occurred in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal crash that occurred on the inner loop of I-495 in Prince George’s County. Shortly after midnight, troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded on a report of a pedestrian crash in the area I-495 and Allentown Road in Temple Hills, Maryland. According to a preliminary...
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Joint Statement from Department of Justice, DOD, DHS, DNI, FBI, NSA, and CISA on Ensuring Security of 2020 Elections

Joint Statement from Department of Justice, DOD, DHS, DNI, FBI, NSA, and CISA on Ensuring Security of 2020 Elections

Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan, Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, FBI Director Christopher Wray, U.S. Cyber Command Commander and NSA Director Gen. Paul Nakasone, and CISA Director Christopher Krebs released the following joint statement: “Today, dozens of states and local jurisdictions...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Locate Hit and Run Vehicle Involved in Crash That Killed 63-Year-Old Man in Prince George’s County

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Locate Hit and Run Vehicle Involved in Crash That Killed 63-Year-Old Man in Prince George’s County

UPDATE 11/11/19: Maryland State Police have located the vehicle involved in the fatal hit-and-run crash that claimed the life of a tow truck driver last week in Prince George’s County. Police believe the vehicle involved is a 2004 white Cadillac Escalade, which was located at Maryland Route 3 and Route 175 in Gambrills in...
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The Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Shooting in Bowie

The Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Shooting in Bowie

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting Monday night in the Lake Arbor community near Bowie. The decedent is 19-year-old Trey Scotland of Bowie. On November 4th, at approximately 10:45 pm, patrol officers responded to the 1300 block of Fairlakes Place. Officers found the decedent in a car suffering from...
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Police Release Photo of Suspect Wanted for Fatal Stabbing Outside of Popeye’s in Oxon Hill

Police Release Photo of Suspect Wanted for Fatal Stabbing Outside of Popeye’s in Oxon Hill

Prince George’s County Police Homicide Unit detectives are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying the man wanted for fatally stabbing 28-year-old Kevin Tyrell Davis of Oxon Hill outside of a Popeye’s. In addition to the suspect’s photo, they are also releasing the picture of the woman who he was with in the business....
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Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, November 3, 2019, Reminder to Check Alarms and Smoke Detectors

Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday, November 3, 2019, Reminder to Check Alarms and Smoke Detectors

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2:00 a.m., residents are reminded to turn clocks backward by one hour to 1 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Department of Emergency Services reminds everyone that the annual time change is the perfect opportunity to change batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. The...
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Detectives Identify Suspects in Multiple Pharmacy Robberies in Waldorf

Detectives Identify Suspects in Multiple Pharmacy Robberies in Waldorf

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have identified three men suspected in multiple robberies throughout the region. On March 5, 2019, two suspects robbed the High Street Discount Pharmacy in Waldorf and took prescription medications. Then, on March 21, 2019, two suspects robbed the Northgate Care Pharmacy in Waldorf of prescription medication and currency. Detectives assigned...
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Patient First Providing Halloween Safety Tips and Offering Free Candy X-Rays October, 26 to November 3, 2019

Patient First Providing Halloween Safety Tips and Offering Free Candy X-Rays October, 26 to November 3, 2019

Patient First wants everyone to enjoy the frightful fun this Halloween. Here are a few reminders to help insure your “Trick-or-Treaters” have a fun and safe Halloween: Know the route that your children will take if you do not go with them. Younger children should go with adults. There should be at least one...
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$5,000 Reward Offered by ATF for Information About Armed, Dangerous Fugitive with Ties to Charles County

$5,000 Reward Offered by ATF for Information About Armed, Dangerous Fugitive with Ties to Charles County

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Baltimore Field Division is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Deante Mandel Duckett, 34, of Brandywine. Duckett is a 34-year-old male with brown eyes, long brown dreadlocks, standing 5’11” tall and weighing approximately 170 lbs. He is the subject of...
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Maryland Auto FineFix Program Enrollment Open Until December 31, 2019

Maryland Auto FineFix Program Enrollment Open Until December 31, 2019

A new state program launched in September has helped over 9,000 eligible Marylanders reduce their outstanding uninsured auto fines, eliminating a significant hurdle to registering and insuring their vehicles. FineFix is a partnership between the Uninsured Division of Maryland Auto Insurance and the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA). This program...
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UPDATE: Former Prince George’s County Delegate Pleads Guilty To Federal Wire Fraud Charge

UPDATE: Former Prince George’s County Delegate Pleads Guilty To Federal Wire Fraud Charge

Former Maryland State Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, age 67, of Berwyn Heights, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to a federal wire fraud charge, admitting that she converted more than $22,000 in campaign funds to her personal use. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur and...
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