Prince George’s News

Firefighters Awarded by Knights of Columbus in Bowie for Life-Saving Actions

Firefighters Awarded by Knights of Columbus in Bowie for Life-Saving Actions

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is pleased to announce that Retired Deputy Fire Chief Tyrone Wells and Assistant Fire Chief Darren O. Ware were recognized as The Knights of Columbus “Career Fire Fighter of the Year.” The award presentation was made on Saturday, January 28th, at the Knights of Columbus...
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Spring Trout Stocking Begins in Maryland Lakes and Streams

Spring Trout Stocking Begins in Maryland Lakes and Streams

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has begun stocking about 338,000 brown, golden and rainbow trout throughout the state ahead of the 2017 fishing season. “The trout stocking program raises several hundred thousand trout at our hatcheries, which are stocked for anglers of all ages and skill levels,” said Maryland Fishing and Boating Services Director David...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces State Retirement Choice Act for the 21st Century Workforce

Governor Larry Hogan Announces State Retirement Choice Act for the 21st Century Workforce

Governor Larry Hogan today announced the State Retirement Choice Act for the 21st Century Workforce, legislation that will restructure and protect Maryland’s current underperforming employee pension system. The proposed legislation will allow the state to begin paying down the unfunded liability in the current pension system while creating a sustainable retirement system that will...
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Former Aide at a PG County School Pleads Guilty to 15 Counts of Production of Child Pornography

Former Aide at a PG County School Pleads Guilty to 15 Counts of Production of Child Pornography

Deonte Carraway, age 22, of Glenarden, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to 15 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor to produce child pornography, involving 12 minor victims ranging in age from nine to 13 years old. The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special...
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Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Continue Fatal Collision Investigation In Prince George’s County

Shortly after 6:30 a.m., on January 29, 2017, the Maryland State Police, College Park Barrack responded to a fatal collision at southbound I-95 at Route 212 (Powder Mill Road) in Beltsville, Maryland. There were two vehicles involved in this collision and one driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed the driver...
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NDW Participate in Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield Annual Exercise

NDW Participate in Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield Annual Exercise

Naval installations in the National Capital Region will participate in the United States Fleet Forces Command annual anti-terrorism/force protection exercise, Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield (SC-CS), Jan. 30-Feb. 10. These Naval installations include Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Naval Support Activity Washington, Naval Support Activity Annapolis, Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSF Indian Head...
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Suspect in Bowie Double Homicide Injured by Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wounds

Suspect in Bowie Double Homicide Injured by Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wounds

The suspect in a double homicide on Sunday, January 29, 2017, in the city of Bowie is hospitalized with two apparent self-inflicted gunshot wounds. He is identified as 40-year-old Karlief Moye. His last known address is in the 1100 block of La Grande Place in Silver Spring. This morning, at around 2:15 am, officers...
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Detectives Arrest Two Suspects in Waldorf Homicide

Detectives Arrest Two Suspects in Waldorf Homicide

Homicide Unit detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department arrested and charged two suspects in the murder of Juan Gonzalez-Mejia last Saturday. The suspects are 25-year-old Byron Leon-Ramos of the 2200 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf and 24-year-old Selvin Romero-Leon of the 3600 block of Old Washington Road in Waldorf. On...
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Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Accokeek

Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Accokeek

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Accokeek. The victim’s name will be released once his family has been notified. On January 25, 2017, at approximately 7:40 p.m., patrol officers were called to Berry Road and Indian Head Highway for a collision involving a...
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Prince Georges County Felon Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Prison for Armed Robbery and Gun Offenses

Prince Georges County Felon Sentenced to 12 Years in Federal Prison for Armed Robbery and Gun Offenses

U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang sentenced Oswaldo Jariel Bonilla, age 29, of Adelphi, on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, to 12 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to commit an armed commercial robbery, attempted armed robbery, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Judge Chuang also...
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Wednesday’s Pet is WHITEY

Wednesday’s Pet is WHITEY

Wednesday’s Pet for 1-25-17 WHITEY Featured Pet: Whitey Rescue Group: Second Hope Rescue Breed: American Bully Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Whitey and two females were surrendered to a local shelter. While in rescue, we have learned Whitey walks great on a leash and is...
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Governor Hogan Announces Heroin and Opioid Prevention, Treatment, and Enforcement Initiative

Governor Hogan Announces Heroin and Opioid Prevention, Treatment, and Enforcement Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford today joined with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Dennis Schrader, Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention Executive Director Glenn Fueston, Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh, Anne Arundel State’s Attorney Wes Adams, and Anne Arundel Medical Center President Victoria Bayless at the...
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Hoyer Remarks on Executive Order Targeting Federal Employees

Hoyer Remarks on Executive Order Targeting Federal Employees

“Yesterday, President Trump issued an Executive Order. He imposed a hiring freeze on the federal workforce. It was not only a freeze, but an attack on those serving our country and a misguided action that will achieve the opposite of what is intended. “For those who are listening in the chamber, Mr. Speaker, let...
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Retired Nurse Still Numb Over $50,000 Scratch-off Win

Retired Nurse Still Numb Over $50,000 Scratch-off Win

After years of playing Maryland Lottery scratch-offs and other games, a retired nurse from Glen Burnie found an instant ticket that delivered a real treat – a $50,000 top prize! “It’s a miracle,” said the happy grandmother of five. “You don’t know how to feel. I still feel kind of numb, kind of otherworldly....
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Detectives Investigate Homicide in Waldorf

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Waldorf

Detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department are investigating a homicide in Waldorf Saturday evening. The victim is 34-year-old Juan Gonzalez-Mejia of Old Washington Road in Waldorf. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. On January 21st, at about 3:00...
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Cheltenham Man Arrested in St. Mary’s County on Drug Charges

Cheltenham Man Arrested in St. Mary’s County on Drug Charges

St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics detectives conducted an investigation into a drug distribution location in Lexington Park. The location was operated by suspect James Richard Nelson Jr. aka “Face, 35, of Cheltenham. Suspect Nelson Jr. would arrive at a location in the 48000 block of Hillside Drive and sell cocaine and heroin from that...
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Envelope Factory Supervisor Stuffs Pockets With Cash

Envelope Factory Supervisor Stuffs Pockets With Cash

When William Bailey walked into the package goods section of the Sunset Restaurant in Glen Burnie this week to check his Powerball tickets, he was hoping he could cash them for enough money to buy a few more tickets. Instead, he got the surprise of a lifetime: One of the 58-year-old’s tickets was worth...
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Stolen Handgun Recovered During Traffic Stop in Waldorf

Stolen Handgun Recovered During Traffic Stop in Waldorf

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Officer L. Hamilton of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office was on patrol in the area of Crain Highway and Mall Circle, in Waldorf. He conducted a vehicle registration check on a passenger car and learned that the tags were expired and did not belong to the...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Integrity in Government Initiative

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Integrity in Government Initiative

Standing on the steps of the historic Maryland State House, Governor Larry Hogan unveiled a series of sweeping ethics reform proposals to target conflicts of interest and corruption among state officials, increase transparency and public access to state government, and reform the county liquor board nominating process following a string of fraud and bribery...
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Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Breaking $133.5 Million in Revenue During December 2016

Maryland Casinos Generate Record-Breaking $133.5 Million in Revenue During December 2016

Highlighted by the opening of MGM National Harbor, Maryland’s six casinos combined for a record-setting month in December 2016, generating $133,477,706 million in statewide gaming revenue. December surpassed the previous revenue record set in May 2016, when five casinos totaled $104,351,219 million. MGM National Harbor in Prince George’s County, which held its grand opening...
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Wednesday’s Pet is Dexter

Wednesday’s Pet is Dexter

Wednesday’s Pet for 1/18/2017 Dexter Featured Pet: Dexter Rescue Group: St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL) Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $250.00 Dexter is a cute little Beagle. He has had obedience training from Think Like A Dog and graduated with excellence! Dexter is...
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$1.35 Million Jackpot-Winning Multi-Match Ticket Sold in Glen Burnie

$1.35 Million Jackpot-Winning Multi-Match Ticket Sold in Glen Burnie

A lucky Multi-Match player will be starting 2017 in style after purchasing a jackpot-winning ticket worth $1.35 million in Glen Burnie for the Jan. 16, 2017, drawing. The winning ticket with the numbers 19, 22, 25, 27, 28 and 33 was sold at the Atomoco gas station located at 7444 Furnace Branch Road in...
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Troopers Investigate Shooting At Vehicle on Route 301 In Prince George’s County

Troopers Investigate Shooting At Vehicle on Route 301 In Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police and area law enforcement are on the lookout for a suspect vehicle and suspect who is believed to have fired a shot at a truck tractor on Route 301 in Prince George’s County on January 16, 2017. A Baltimore County man was the victim of the assault. He was uninjured in...
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PGPD Seeks Community’s Help to Identify Homicide Victim

PGPD Seeks Community’s Help to Identify Homicide Victim

Homicide Unit detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department today released a composite sketch of the victim shot and killed Sunday night in Hillcrest Heights. Detectives are asking for the community’s help in identifying her so her family can be notified. On January 15, 2017, at about 10:10 pm, the victim was found...
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Capitol Heights Woman Arrested for Armed Robbery at Waldorf Restaurant

Capitol Heights Woman Arrested for Armed Robbery at Waldorf Restaurant

On September 7, 2015 at 10:55 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the parking lot of a restaurant in Waldorf for the report of an armed robbery. An investigation revealed the victim was confronted by an unknown female suspect who placed a gun to her head and demanded money. U.S....
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