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Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day

Maryland State Police To Participate In National Drug Take Back Day

The Maryland State Police, in partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, are asking citizens to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, set for Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at state police barracks. State police barracks throughout Maryland will be participating in National Drug...
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Deer Muzzleloader Season Set to Open Thursday, October 21, 2021

Deer Muzzleloader Season Set to Open Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced that the first segment of Maryland’s muzzleloader deer season runs from Oct. 21-23 statewide. Hunters in Region B — the state’s central, southern, and eastern regions — can also use muzzleloaders from Oct. 25-30 for antlerless deer only. The popular season typically coincides with pleasant fall weather and...
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Two Prince George’s County Men Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for 2017 Killing of Man During Robbery in Southeast Washington

Two Prince George’s County Men Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for 2017 Killing of Man During Robbery in Southeast Washington

Two Maryland men were sentenced today to decades in prison for first-degree felony murder while armed and other charges in the 2017 killing of a man in Southeast Washington, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips and Robert J. Contee III, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Nyekemia Everett, 36, of Greenbelt, was...
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Governor Hogan Announces $4 Million Available For Tropical Depression Ida Relief

Governor Hogan Announces $4 Million Available For Tropical Depression Ida Relief

Governor Larry Hogan announced that the State of Maryland is making $4 million in funding available to assist residents and businesses affected by Tropical Depression Ida. In addition, the governor has requested a disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in order to make low-interest loans available. The governor’s announcement follows FEMA’s...
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Re-Fund The Police: Governor Hogan Announces $150 Million Initiative to Increase Support for Law Enforcement, Crime Control, and Victim Protection Efforts

Re-Fund The Police: Governor Hogan Announces $150 Million Initiative to Increase Support for Law Enforcement, Crime Control, and Victim Protection Efforts

“We Cannot Defund The Police, We Need To Re-Fund The Police” $120 Million to Dramatically Increase Local Police Aid, Fund Salary Increases and Hiring Bonuses $20 Million for Safer Neighborhoods, Witness Incentives $10 Million for Victim Protection, Reversing Dangerous Cuts By Congress and General Assembly to Support Vulnerable Marylanders Governor Larry Hogan today announced...
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VIDEO: Police Continue to Investigate Drive-by Shooting That Critically Injured 12-Year-Old Girl

VIDEO: Police Continue to Investigate Drive-by Shooting That Critically Injured 12-Year-Old Girl

UPDATE 10/14/2021: Detectives are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying the car and the suspect(s) seen in a surveillance video shooting into a business, critically injuring a 12-year-old child Friday evening in Capitol Heights. She remains hospitalized in critical condition. A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered in this case. The...
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St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identify of Theft and Fraud Suspect

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Identify of Theft and Fraud Suspect

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the identity of the person pictured in a theft and fraud investigation. On Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 at noon, the suspect took the victim’s wallet from a shopping cart at the Harris Teeter store in California. The suspect then used the victim’s credit cards to make...
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Prince George’s County Police Chief Announces New Assistant Chief

Prince George’s County Police Chief Announces New Assistant Chief

Prince George’s County Police Chief Malik Aziz announced that Chief Vernon Hale III of Galveston, Texas will be the new Assistant Chief of Police for the Prince George’s County Police Department. “After working with Chief Hale for 26 years in Dallas before his departure to the City of Galveston, I am looking forward to...
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27-Year-Old Upper Marlboro Man Killed in Automobile Crash in Bowie

27-Year-Old Upper Marlboro Man Killed in Automobile Crash in Bowie

Maryland State Police are investigating an early morning single vehicle crash in Prince George’s County that claimed the life of a 27-year-old man. The deceased victim is identified as Devonte Quasie-Woode, 27, of Upper Marlboro. Quasie-Woode was operating a black Lincoln LS at the time of the incident. He was the sole occupant in...
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Driver in June 2021 Motor Vehicle Collision in Accokeek Dies of Injuries, Police Investigating

Driver in June 2021 Motor Vehicle Collision in Accokeek Dies of Injuries, Police Investigating

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is now investigating a crash that occurred in late June in Accokeek. A driver involved in the crash, 65-year-old Thomas Ridley of Fort Washington, has died of his injuries. On June 24, 2021, at approximately 3:40 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of Berry Road and Bealle Hill...
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Four Men Charged in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy, Including Two Charged with Possession of Machine Gun and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery

Four Men Charged in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy, Including Two Charged with Possession of Machine Gun and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery

An indictment was unsealed on Thursday, October 7, 2021, charging four men with taking part in a drug trafficking conspiracy, including two who were charged with conspiring to rob pharmacies and unlawful possession of a machine gun. The indictment was announced by Acting U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips, Charlie J. Patterson, Special Agent in...
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Natural Resources Police Awards Officers for Exceptional Service

Natural Resources Police Awards Officers for Exceptional Service

The Maryland Natural Resources Police held its annual award ceremony at Sandy Point State Park Oct. 2 to recognize contributions to conservation law enforcement made by officers in the year 2020. During a year that presented many challenges and difficulties, NRP officers remained steadfast and more committed than ever to protect their community, wildlife, and natural resources.  The ceremony began...
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Police Arrest and Charge Suspect After Double Murder at Senior Living Community in the Town of Capitol Heights

Police Arrest and Charge Suspect After Double Murder at Senior Living Community in the Town of Capitol Heights

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit charged the suspect who shot and killed two employees at the Gateway Village senior living community in the town of Capitol Heights on Friday. The suspect is 63-year-old Roy Garnell Batson of Capitol Heights. Batson lived at the complex. He is accused of fatally shooting 46-year-old...
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Narcotics Dealing Couple Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking Charges and Assault on of a Federal Officer

Narcotics Dealing Couple Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking Charges and Assault on of a Federal Officer

Alicia Marie Walls, age 28, of Bowie, Maryland; and Andrew Joseph Trimmer, age 32, of Bowie, Maryland pleaded guilty on October 4, 2021 to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and, possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. Trimmer also pled guilty to assault on a federal officer. The...
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Prince George’s County Woman Pleads Guilty to Paying Bribes in Return for Non-Public Information About Traffic Crash Victims

Prince George’s County Woman Pleads Guilty to Paying Bribes in Return for Non-Public Information About Traffic Crash Victims

A Maryland businesswoman pleaded guilty to paying cash bribes to an officer with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in return for information contained in non-public police paperwork identifying individuals involved in traffic accidents. Raquel DePaula, 43, of Beltsville, Md., pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, to one count...
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Governor Hogan Announces Plan to Devote Record Surplus To Major Tax Relief, Rainy Day Fund

Governor Hogan Announces Plan to Devote Record Surplus To Major Tax Relief, Rainy Day Fund

Governor Larry Hogan announced a five-point framework for how the State of Maryland will utilize the $2.5 billion surplus—the largest in state history—reported last week by the Bureau of Revenue Estimates. The framework builds on the governor’s record of fiscal discipline while prioritizing relief that advances the state’s recovery. “The entire mission of my...
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Erek L. Barron Sworn-In as the 49th United States Attorney for the District of Maryland

Erek L. Barron Sworn-In as the 49th United States Attorney for the District of Maryland

Chief United States District Judge James K. Bredar today swore in Erek L. Barron as the 49th United States Attorney for the District of Maryland. As the United States Attorney, Mr. Barron is the chief federal law enforcement officer in the District of Maryland. Mr. Barron will oversee the investigation and litigation of all...
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MDOT MVA’s Highway Safety Office Partners with NHTSA for Operation Crash Reduction

MDOT MVA’s Highway Safety Office Partners with NHTSA for Operation Crash Reduction

Many Marylanders will take to the roads during the upcoming long weekend in search of fall adventures. Nationwide from 2015 to 2019, October was the most dangerous month on America’s roads, accounting for more fatal crashes than any other month. To help drivers and passengers remember the importance following the rules of the road,...
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Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police is investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run crash that occurred Sunday evening in Prince George’s County. On Sunday, October 3, 2021, shortly after 7:20 p.m., troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck at eastbound Central Avenue west of Campus Way in Upper...
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Prince George’s County Firefighter Shot and Killed in Washington D.C., Police Offering Reward for Information Leading to Arrest

Prince George’s County Firefighter Shot and Killed in Washington D.C., Police Offering Reward for Information Leading to Arrest

On Saturday, October 2, 2021, at approximately 11:08 p.m., police responded to the 1300 block of Half Street SW in Washington D.C., for the sounds of gunshots. At approximately 11:08 pm, members of the First District responded to the listed location for the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival, members located two adult males and...
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Prince George’s County Narcotics Trafficker Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Five Kilograms of Cocaine

Prince George’s County Narcotics Trafficker Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to Eight Years in Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Five Kilograms of Cocaine

U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Dwayne Douglas, age 39, of Bowie, Maryland, to eight years in federal prison followed by four years of supervised release for being a member of a conspiracy to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute five kilograms of cocaine. The guilty plea and sentence were announced...
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Intentional Balloon Releases Banned in Maryland

Intentional Balloon Releases Banned in Maryland

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) and Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) remind Marylanders that a new state law that prohibits intentional balloon releases is now in effect. The new Maryland law bans the releasing of balloons that, upon landing, create litter and threaten the health and safety of animals on the...
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UPDATE: Waldorf Man Sentenced to 75 Years in Prison for Assault, Home Invasion and Kidnapping

UPDATE: Waldorf Man Sentenced to 75 Years in Prison for Assault, Home Invasion and Kidnapping

UPDATE: 10/1/2021: Tony Covington, State’s Attorney for Charles County, announced that on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, Charles County Circuit Court Judge Amy J. Bragunier sentenced Marc Christopher Brown, Jr., 28, to 75 years in prison for Home Invasion, First-Degree Burglary, Kidnapping, and related charges. On June 3, 2021, a Charles County jury convicted Marc...
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2-Alarm Townhouse Fire in Waldorf Under Investigation, One Firefighter Transported with Minor Injuries

2-Alarm Townhouse Fire in Waldorf Under Investigation, One Firefighter Transported with Minor Injuries

On Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 1:43 p.m., firefighters responded to 10265 Wimbledon Place in Waldorf, for the reported structure on fire. Dispatchers reported they received multiple 911 callers reporting a townhouse was on fire and possibly involving multiple townhouses. Crews arrived on the scene to find an end of the row 2-story townhouse...
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Police Investigating Stabbing at Bladensburg High School, One Victim Transported with Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

Police Investigating Stabbing at Bladensburg High School, One Victim Transported with Non-Life-Threatening Injuries

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at approximately 1:35 p.m., police and emergency medical personnel responded to the Bladensburg High School for the reported assault victim. Police have released the following information. A student was found suffering from injuries to his upper body by Student Resource Officers at approximately 1:30 p.m. The teenaged male victim...
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