Prince George’s News

Governor Hogan Signs Important Crime and Public Safety Measures Into Law

Governor Hogan Signs Important Crime and Public Safety Measures Into Law

Governor Larry Hogan signed into law several important measures to improve public safety. These are among 195 bills the governor signed today alongside Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones. “We are very proud to enact these critical public safety measures to continue to make our state safer,” said...
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Suitland Man Arrested for Armed Robbery of Subway in Bryan’s Road

Suitland Man Arrested for Armed Robbery of Subway in Bryan’s Road

On April 9, 2019, at 9:30 p.m., a lone male suspect entered the Subway in Bryan’s Road, implied he had a gun and demanded money. The suspect stole money and fled on foot. An investigation revealed the suspect had previously committed two armed robberies at convenience stores in King George County, VA in March....
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Motorists and Farmers Urged to Share the Road During Planting Season

Motorists and Farmers Urged to Share the Road During Planting Season

Spring is here and the planting season is underway throughout much of Maryland. That means motorists traveling Maryland highways and rural roads may find themselves sharing the road with the large, slow-moving farm equipment from one of Maryland’s 12,300 farms. Planting season usually extends from early April through May. “Farmers are legally allowed to...
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Maryland Striped Bass Trophy Season Set to Open April 20

Maryland Striped Bass Trophy Season Set to Open April 20

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the state’s trophy striped bass season will begin April 20 and last through May 15. Anglers may catch one striped bass per day, with a minimum size of 35 inches, in the Chesapeake Bay from Brewerton Channel to the Virginia state line.   Maryland is part of a...
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ARREST VIDEO: Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputies Recover Loaded Hand Gun After DWI Arrest of Clinton Man

ARREST VIDEO: Calvert County Sheriff’s Deputies Recover Loaded Hand Gun After DWI Arrest of Clinton Man

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at approximately 6:20 p.m., the Calvert County Control Center broadcasted a lookout for a blue Ford work van with Virginia tags that was all over the roadway. The van was being followed by a citizen who was providing updates of the vehicle’s location to the control center. Deputies from...
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UPDATE: Waldorf Man Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Commit Murder

UPDATE: Waldorf Man Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Commit Murder

UPDATE: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, a Charles County jury, after an 8-day trial, found Miguel Angel Santana, 28, of Waldorf, guilty of Conspiracy to Commit the Murder of Lydell Wood and Possession of a Firearm with a Disqualifying Crime. Covington, commenting on the case,...
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PARK THE PHONE – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

PARK THE PHONE – April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Each year, distracted driving results in more than 28,000 injuries on Maryland roads. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office is working with State and local law enforcement to encourage motorists to Park the Phone before they drive. “Distracted driving is...
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2-Alarm Early Morning House Fire Under Investigation in Dunkirk

2-Alarm Early Morning House Fire Under Investigation in Dunkirk

On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at approximately 12:30 a.m., firefighters from Calvert, Prince Georges County, and Annapolis responded to Bob White Court in Dunkirk, for the reported house fire. Crews arrived on scene to find smoke and fire showing throughout the residence and sounded a second alarm. Anne Arundel County Fire Department reported 66...
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Pres Release: “Maryland’s Fight for $15 Coalition” Statement on Override of Hogan’s Veto: Maryland Minimum Wage Bill

Pres Release: “Maryland’s Fight for $15 Coalition” Statement on Override of Hogan’s Veto: Maryland Minimum Wage Bill

Ricarra Jones of Maryland’s Fight for $15 Coalition released the following statement on behalf of the Coalition after the Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of the minimum wage bill: “We are thrilled the Maryland General Assembly did what was needed in Maryland and overrode Governor Hogan’s veto today to...
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PRESS RELEASE: Governor Larry Hogan Uses Veto to Protect Maryland Jobs and Economy

PRESS RELEASE: Governor Larry Hogan Uses Veto to Protect Maryland Jobs and Economy

Governor Larry Hogan today vetoed Senate Bill 280 and House Bill 166 – Labor and Employment – Payment of Wages – Minimum Wage, saying it “could cost us jobs, negatively impact our economic competitiveness, and devastate our state’s economy.” Read the governor’s veto letter, which emphasizes three key points: This measure would cost Maryland more...
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Lexington Park Man Shot and Killed in District Heights After Domestic-Related Dispute

Lexington Park Man Shot and Killed in District Heights After Domestic-Related Dispute

The Prince George’s County Police Department, Homicide Unit is investigating the circumstances that led to a fatal shooting in District Heights on Monday, March 25, 2019. The decedent is 42-year-old Damon Proctor of Fox Ridge Road in Lexington Park. On March 25, 2019, at approximately 1:40 pm, patrol officers were called to the 5000...
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Three Dozen New Troopers Join The Ranks During Trooper Candidate Class 148 Graduation

Three Dozen New Troopers Join The Ranks During Trooper Candidate Class 148 Graduation

As state officials and proud family members looked on, trooper candidates raised their right hands today and took an oath to serve and protect the people of Maryland as they officially became state troopers during the graduation ceremony for the Maryland State Police 148th Trooper Candidate Class. The 36 members of Trooper Candidate Class...
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Maryland State Police Investigating 16-Year-Old Male Shot on I-495 In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating 16-Year-Old Male Shot on I-495 In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday evening on Interstate 495 South in Prince George’s County. At approximately 6:45 p.m. on Monday, troopers from the Criminal Enforcement Division South Region responded to University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center on a report of a walk-in shooting victim. According to a preliminary...
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Routine Prisoner Transport for Charles County Corrections Officers Turns into Life-Saving Event

Routine Prisoner Transport for Charles County Corrections Officers Turns into Life-Saving Event

On March 13 at 3:35 p.m., Charles County Corrections officers CFC Eric Keys and Cpl. Phillip Norris were conducting a prisoner transport in the area of Route 301 and Trade Zone Avenue in Bowie, when they observed an SUV had run off the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire. The officers pulled over...
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Maryland State Police Arrest 89 For DUI Over St. Patrick’s Day Holiday

Maryland State Police Arrest 89 For DUI Over St. Patrick’s Day Holiday

UPDATE: Maryland State Police arrested close to 100 people for driving while impaired and issued close to 1,000 speeding citations over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. From March 16 to 18, 2019, troopers arrested 89 people for driving under the influence, issued 999 speeding citations, 3,039 additional citations and 3,933 warnings and conducted 5,843...
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Letter to the Editor – Maryland’s Move Over Law

Letter to the Editor – Maryland’s Move Over Law

Every day more than 16,000 Maryland law enforcement officers say goodbye to their families and head out to protect and serve their communities. As a police officer, both you and your family know the risks of the job when you’re sworn in to wear the badge – impaired drivers, weapons, domestic incidents gone wrong,...
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MVA Adds Hours, Appointments and Staff to Handle REAL ID Volume

MVA Adds Hours, Appointments and Staff to Handle REAL ID Volume

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration has added hours, staff and appointments at its offices to cope with the increased volume of drivers who must present four or more different documents to obtain a Real ID drivers license that complies with federal law. Drivers must get the compliant licenses by October 2020 in order to...
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Waldorf Man Facing Federal Charges for Falsifying Urinalysis Results to U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services

Waldorf Man Facing Federal Charges for Falsifying Urinalysis Results to U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services

Michael Andre Brown, age 47, of Waldorf, Maryland, was arrested on federal charges alleging that Brown accepted bribes and illegal gratuities, in connection with his employment with a federal contractor in which he administered urinalysis tests to individuals on federal probation, supervised release and pre-trial supervision.  The criminal complaint was filed on March 11,...
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Can’t Text? Verizon Outage Affecting Customers on East Coast

Can’t Text? Verizon Outage Affecting Customers on East Coast

Unable to text this morning? Turns out Verizon is experiencing an outage, concentrated along the east coast. As of 8:15 a.m., the company says it is working diligently to resolve the issue but says “the estimated resolution time is unknown at this time.” @verizon So….anyone else having problems with text messages this morning? —...
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Somber House Narrowly Pass Suicide Option for Terminally ill

Somber House Narrowly Pass Suicide Option for Terminally ill

Shuffling papers. Murmured conversations. The tap-tap-tap of people using laptops. There’s a certain amount of ambient sound on the floor of the Maryland House of Delegates when the legislature is in session. But on Thursday, a somber silence descended on the chamber as delegates listened to one after another of their colleagues stand and...
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Boating Safety Education Classes Offered in March

Boating Safety Education Classes Offered in March

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will host two free Boating Safety Education classes on March 16 and March 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops, 7000 Arundel Mills Circle in Hanover. Attendees need only attend one class to get their certification. Courses will be taught by Natural Resources Police and U.S. Coast...
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11-Year-Old Girl Charged in Connection with Baby’s Death in Prince George’s County

11-Year-Old Girl Charged in Connection with Baby’s Death in Prince George’s County

Prince George’s County Police Homicide Unit detectives charged an 11-year-old girl with first-degree child abuse of a baby who was left in her care. The victim is one-year-old Paxton Davis of 19th Street SE in Washington, DC. On Sunday, February 24, 2019, at approximately 3:25 pm, PGPD detectives responded to an area hospital for...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Crash In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police are continuing to investigate a multi-vehicle fatal crash that occurred early this morning in Prince George’s County. At approximately 3:50 a.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police College Park Barrack responded to the area of northbound I-95 at U.S. Route 1 regarding a serious motor vehicle collision. According to a preliminary...
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86 Tons of Boston Market Frozen Meals Recalled Because They may be Contaminated with Glass or Plastic

86 Tons of Boston Market Frozen Meals Recalled Because They may be Contaminated with Glass or Plastic

Bellisio Foods, a Jackson, Ohio establishment, is recalling approximately 173,376 pounds of frozen pork entrée products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of glass or hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced. The frozen, not ready-to-eat (NRTE) boneless pork rib patties were produced on...
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Maryland State Police in Waldorf Arrest Clinton Man for Stolen Pickup Truck

Maryland State Police in Waldorf Arrest Clinton Man for Stolen Pickup Truck

On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at approximately 10:50 p.m., Sergeant M. Galgan from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack observed a white pickup truck with its headlights on, on the property of Truck’n America located in Waldorf. Sergeant Galgan made contact with the driver who was later identified as Quentin Roger Fields, 28,...
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