Prince George’s News

Bethesda Man Arrested After Taking “Magic Mushrooms” at Point Lookout State Park

Bethesda Man Arrested After Taking “Magic Mushrooms” at Point Lookout State Park

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Officer L Santerre of the Maryland Natural Resources Police responded to Point Lookout State Park, in Scotland for a check the welfare call. The officer made contact with Mitchell P. Goheen, 27, of Bethesda, who was walking around the public beach of the state park....
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Two Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges After Police Investigate Another Report of Shots Fired in Lexington Park

Two Arrested on Drug and Gun Charges After Police Investigate Another Report of Shots Fired in Lexington Park

On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of Rodine Way, in Lexington Park, for the report of a female screaming and gunshots fired. A gray passenger vehicle was reported to be leaving the area after the disturbance. Police responding to the shots fired saw...
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IBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

IBM Agrees to Pay $14.8 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Related to Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and Cúram Software have agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle alleged violations of the False Claims Act arising from material misrepresentations to the State of Maryland during the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) contract award process for the development of Maryland’s Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) website and IT...
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Maryland Testing Digital License Plates

Maryland Testing Digital License Plates

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) is launching a two-year pilot program to test new digital license plate technology. The state is one of the first on the East Coast to test the new digital plates, which are similar in size to traditional metal plates but have an electronic display....
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Bowie

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Bowie

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in the unincorporated section of Bowie. The victim is 14-year-old Kamal Nashid of Goodloes Promise Drive in Bowie. On June 15th, at approximately 1:30 pm, patrol officers were called to Church Road and Fairview Vista Drive for...
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‘Operation Broken Heart’ Yields 58 Arrests In Maryland

‘Operation Broken Heart’ Yields 58 Arrests In Maryland

Maryland’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force yields 58 arrests in Maryland, 16 of the cases were handled by Maryland State Police investigators, while participating in “Operation Broken Heart,” a nationwide, two-month initiative targeting offenders of child sexual exploitation. The Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) was one of 61 task forces...
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Fort Washington Man Sentenced to 66 Months in Federal Prison for Two Separate Drug Cases

Fort Washington Man Sentenced to 66 Months in Federal Prison for Two Separate Drug Cases

U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Daniel Mark Wilkerson, 45, of Fort Washington, Maryland to 66 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana, and in a separate case for conspiring to steal prescription drugs from federal military...
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Governor Hogan Urges Federal Treasury to Release Tubman $20 Bill in 2020

Governor Hogan Urges Federal Treasury to Release Tubman $20 Bill in 2020

Governor Larry Hogan today sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, urging the federal administration to reconsider its decision to delay the release of the Harriet Tubman twenty-dollar bill. The governor cited concerns that, while the release was originally slated for 2020, “citizens across Maryland and the country will instead have to wait nearly...
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Lottery Seeks Five Big Weekend Winners

Lottery Seeks Five Big Weekend Winners

What a winner of a weekend! Maryland players won two $50,000 top prizes in Bonus Match 5, one $50,000 prize in Powerball and two Mega Millions prizes of $10,000 and $30,000 in the Friday and Saturday night drawings. Congratulations to all of these winners! The three $50,000 winners have lucky tickets from weekend Bonus Match 5 and Powerball drawings. Two players bought their...
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UPDATE: Owners Of Clinton Auto Parts Company Convicted of Tax Fraud

UPDATE: Owners Of Clinton Auto Parts Company Convicted of Tax Fraud

UPDATE 6/9/2019: A married Clinton couple, Robert M. Underwood, and his wife Deborah J. Underwood, were convicted by a federal jury of one count of conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and four counts of filing false income tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice...
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AUDIO: Prince George’s Volunteer Firefighter Shot by Police Officer Dies

AUDIO: Prince George’s Volunteer Firefighter Shot by Police Officer Dies

UPDATE 6/5/2019: Martin Allen Goodier, 56, of Bowie, died early Tuesday at a hospital following a police-involved shooting on Friday. A medical examiner will conduct an autopsy on the former Prince George’s County volunteer firefighter. 6/3/2019: On May 31, 2019, at approximately 9:45 p.m., police fire, and rescue personnel responded to the area of U.S...
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Citizen Preparedness Urged for Atlantic Hurricane Season

Citizen Preparedness Urged for Atlantic Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1 and the Calvert County Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management Division, urges citizen awareness and preparedness. The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November, but most hurricane-like weather occurs between mid-August and late October. Calvert County is at risk for strong winds, heavy rain, inland...
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Department of Agriculture to Begin Routine Mosquito Control Activities

Department of Agriculture to Begin Routine Mosquito Control Activities

As mosquito season gets underway, the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s mosquito control program will be active in communities throughout the state conducting surveillance and control measures to manage mosquito populations. Seasonal mosquito control activities will begin on May 29 in participating counties and communities. “Mosquito-borne disease is a major public health concern, and we...
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Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Units Conduct 49 Search and Rescue Cases over Memorial Day Weekend

Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic Units Conduct 49 Search and Rescue Cases over Memorial Day Weekend

Boaters and swimmers took to the water this Memorial Day weekend, and as the summer boating season kicked into gear, Coast Guard units from New Jersey to North Carolina responded to many maritime emergencies. On May 25, 26 and 27, units across the Mid-Atlantic conducted 49 search and rescue cases, saved 64 lives and...
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Released Sex Offenders Were Three Times as Likely as Other Released Prisoners to be Re-Arrested for a Sex Offense

Released Sex Offenders Were Three Times as Likely as Other Released Prisoners to be Re-Arrested for a Sex Offense

State prisoners released after serving time for rape or sexual assault were more than three times as likely as other released prisoners to be re-arrested for rape or sexual assault during the 9 years following their release, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. Released sex offenders represented 5% of prisoners released in...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Mourns the Loss of Off-Duty Police Officer

Prince George’s County Police Department Mourns the Loss of Off-Duty Police Officer

The Prince George’s County Police Department is mourning the loss of an off-duty police officer killed late Tuesday night in a collision. Shortly before 11:00 pm, Officer Davon McKenzie was riding a motorcycle in the southbound lanes of I-495 at Route 202 when he was struck by another vehicle. He died of his injuries...
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Lusby Scratch-Off Player Among Seven $10,000 Winners in State

Lusby Scratch-Off Player Among Seven $10,000 Winners in State

Seven lucky winners of Maryland Lottery games have claimed prizes of $10,000 this month on a variety of scratch-offs. The winning scratchers were from Hyattsville, Gwynn Oak, Baltimore, Frederick, Lusby, Columbia and Martinsburg, W.Va.Two of the winning instant tickets were in The Price is Right® game, which shot to the number 1 spot on the Maryland...
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Troopers To Target Impaired, Aggressive, Distracted Drivers Over Memorial Day Weekend

Troopers To Target Impaired, Aggressive, Distracted Drivers Over Memorial Day Weekend

With extra traffic expected this Memorial Day weekend, additional Maryland state troopers will be on patrol and using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of travelers. Beginning Friday, troopers from each of the 23...
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Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Memorial Day: A Day to Remember the Fallen

Monday, May 27, 2019, is Memorial Day. This day is a national holiday, for remembering and honoring men and women, who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country. Waterloo, New York, was declared the official birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966. The holiday had many origins,...
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MISSING PERSON – 26-Year-Old Female – Charles County

MISSING PERSON – 26-Year-Old Female – Charles County

Charles County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help locating Kimberly Nicole Horbacz, 26, of Indian Head. She was reported missing last month by a family member who was concerned they hadn’t heard from her. It is believed she may be in the company of a male acquaintance. She has been known to...
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Let’s Go Camping at a State Park in Maryland!

Let’s Go Camping at a State Park in Maryland!

So you’ve heard about our beautiful state parks and now you’re ready to camp. That’s great and we can’t wait to see you. If you’re new to camping or maybe just new to camping in Maryland, we’ve created a frequently asked questions page just for you. We want to eliminate the guesswork and make...
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New Tag Readers and Good Old Fashioned Police Work Lead to Arrest of PNC Bank Robber

New Tag Readers and Good Old Fashioned Police Work Lead to Arrest of PNC Bank Robber

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, the Calvert County Control Center dispatched deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office to the PNC Bank on Jennifer Lane in Owings for a bank robbery in progress. Deputies arrived on scene and made contact with three female employees who told police that at approximately 10:05 am.., a white...
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Effective Mosquito Control Starts at Home

Effective Mosquito Control Starts at Home

As temperatures continue to rise, so will the number of mosquitoes throughout the state. The Maryland Department of Agriculture’s mosquito control program urges residents to take measures on their own property to help reduce mosquito populations. Aside from being a nuisance, mosquitoes can carry harmful diseases like West Nile virus. “The best way to...
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Annual Horseshoe Crab Migration Begins

Annual Horseshoe Crab Migration Begins

One of the world’s oldest wildlife migrations is set to begin on Maryland’s coastal bays and beaches. For 350 million years, the May and June full and new moons have fostered a giant migration of horseshoe crabs. Coming from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, millions of these prehistoric arthropods clumsily invade Maryland’s beaches...
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Waldorf Man Killed in Early Morning Pedestrian Accident on Crain Highway

Waldorf Man Killed in Early Morning Pedestrian Accident on Crain Highway

The Maryland State Police have identified a Waldorf man who was struck and killed in an early morning, pedestrian collision that occurred on Maryland Route 301 (Crain Highway) at Rosaryville Road in Prince George’s County on Sunday. On scene investigation with troopers from the Forestville Barrack, members of the Maryland State Police CRASH Team,...
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