Prince George’s News

New telephone scam has surfaced, Maryland Judiciary warns

New telephone scam has surfaced, Maryland Judiciary warns

The Maryland Judiciary is warning the public about a new telephone scam that uses the threat of wage garnishment in order extort money from potential victims. The new scam has been reported in Prince George’s County. The scam involves a caller threatening to garnish wages for “evading service.” In at least one case the...
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Prince George’s County Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

Prince George’s County Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

A Prince George’s County man was arrested and charged this morning after a Maryland State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation developed evidence supporting charges of distribution and possession of child pornography. The suspect is identified as Arturo Rodriquez-Salazar, 30, of Hyattsville. He is charged with two counts of distribution of child...
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Wednesday’s Pet is ELLA

Wednesday’s Pet is ELLA

Wednesday’s Pet for 03/28/18 is ELLA Featured Pet: Ella Rescue Group: Humane Society of Calvert County Breed: Doberman Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: Contact group for donation fee Ella is such a loving girl.  She has the most beautiful golden eyes.  We are still getting...
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Retired Prince George’s County Man Wins $100,000 Scratch-off Prize

Retired Prince George’s County Man Wins $100,000 Scratch-off Prize

A 71-year-old Mitchellville man ended the winter of 2018 with a bang. He played a few of his favorite Maryland Lottery games this past Friday, including scratch-offs, and won a cool $100,000 top prize on the Winter Ice Multiplier. The retired U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employee made a stop at Meyers Liquors in...
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Southern Maryland Schools to Open Two Hours Late Thursday, 3/22/2018

Southern Maryland Schools to Open Two Hours Late Thursday, 3/22/2018

Charles County public schools will open two hours late tomorrow, Thursday, March 22, 2018. Staff will continue to monitor road conditions for any additional changes to tomorrow’s schedule. There is a code two, which is a two-hour delay, for staff that follow the code system. All morning prekindergarten classes are canceled tomorrow. The AlphaBest...
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Governor Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Response Efforts for Snowstorm

Governor Larry Hogan Announces Statewide Response Efforts for Snowstorm

With winter weather affecting many areas of Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan has directed state agencies to coordinate and work together to keep Marylanders safe and informed. Governor Hogan is urging Marylanders to avoid unnecessary travel while crews work to clear roads as snow intensifies throughout the afternoon and early evening statewide. “I continue to...
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Heavy Snow, Sleet, and Windy Weather to Continue to Affect Maryland Tuesday and Wednesday

Heavy Snow, Sleet, and Windy Weather to Continue to Affect Maryland Tuesday and Wednesday

The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is monitoring a late-season storm and coordinating state agencies in anticipation of heavy wet snow, wind gusts, and frozen precipitation which will continue to impact Maryland through Wednesday. The National Weather Service is forecasting snowfall to intensify tonight, affecting the morning commute and travel conditions tomorrow. Minor tidal...
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Attorney General Sessions Issues Statement on President Trump’s Plan to End the Devastating Opioid Epidemic

Attorney General Sessions Issues Statement on President Trump’s Plan to End the Devastating Opioid Epidemic

Today Attorney General Jeff Sessions released the following statement on President Trump’s plan to end the devastating opioid epidemic: “Drug dealers show no respect for human dignity and put their own greed ahead of the safety and even the lives of others. Drug trafficking is an inherently violent and deadly business: if you want...
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Suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer Indicted On Federal Mail Fraud Charges

Suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer Indicted On Federal Mail Fraud Charges

A federal grand jury has indicted Adrian Brown, 33, of Laurel, Maryland, today on mail fraud charges related to a scheme to defraud an automobile insurance company. The indictment was returned on March 14, 2018, and unsealed today upon the arrest of Brown. The indictment was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the...
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Judges to get $20,000 Pay Raise Over Next 4 years, Retired Judges Pensions go up Too

Judges to get $20,000 Pay Raise Over Next 4 years, Retired Judges Pensions go up Too

The Maryland Senate Monday night gave final approval to a $20,000 pay raise for 312 Maryland judges over the next four years, $15,000 less than was recommended by the Judicial Compensation Commission in January. The pay raise in House Joint Resolution 3 as passed by the Senate and House also will boost the pensions...
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Bryans Road Man Arrested for Multiple Armed Robberies

Bryans Road Man Arrested for Multiple Armed Robberies

Robbery Unit detectives identified and arrested a man wanted in a string of armed robberies at fast food restaurants throughout Prince George’s County. The suspect is 21-year-old Alan Michael Josey of the 2400 block of Kipp Court in Bryans Road, Maryland. Our investigation revealed the suspect was linked to four restaurant robberies in our...
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Maryland State Police Prepare For Increased Patrols For St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Maryland State Police Prepare For Increased Patrols For St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches on March 17, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and smart and avoid impaired and distracted driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state this weekend, state police will be conducting saturation patrols at each of the...
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Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating a Fatal Collision in Clinton

Prince George’s County Police Department Investigating a Fatal Collision in Clinton

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash involving a single vehicle in Clinton. The victim is 55-year-old Brenda Pryor of Regina Court in Clinton. On March 12, 2018, at approximately 6:20 am, patrol officers were called to the 11700 block of Piscataway Road for the report of a collision involving...
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Police Arrest Wanted Bryans Road Man for Possession of Heroin Laced with Fentanyl and Stolen Handgun

Police Arrest Wanted Bryans Road Man for Possession of Heroin Laced with Fentanyl and Stolen Handgun

On Friday, March 9, 2018, at approximately 12:24 p.m., Trooper First Class J. Oleksak from the Maryland State Police La Plata Barrack was conducting stationary speed enforcement on northbound Maryland Route 210 at Downs Drive, in Bryans Road. TFC Oleksak observed a red Ford F-150 which appeared to be traveling above the posted 50mph...
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Wednesday’s Pet is BUTTERS

Wednesday’s Pet is BUTTERS

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/14/18 BUTTERS Featured Pet: Butters #9235 Rescue Group: Last Chance Animal Rescue Breed:  Hound/Shepherd Mix Sex: Female Size: Medium Vetted: Spayed and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $375.00 Butters is a 2-year-old beautiful girl.  She came into rescue with a litter of puppies that have since been weaned and adopted.  Butters...
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Three Prince George’s County Men Arrested After Found in Stolen Car in Huntingtown

Three Prince George’s County Men Arrested After Found in Stolen Car in Huntingtown

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, at approximately 11:55 pm, Trooper First Class Warrick from the Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack stopped a vehicle on Route 4 near Plum Point Rd. in Huntingtown for traffic violations. A  check on both the vehicle and the occupants revealed the vehicle was listed as stolen through the...
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Waldorf “Pill Mill” Distributor Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

Waldorf “Pill Mill” Distributor Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, United States Marvin J. Garbis sentenced Donald Russell, 53, of Waldorf, Maryland to five years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for his participation in a drug conspiracy in connection with the operation of purported pain management clinics that were actually “pill mills.” Eleven co-conspirators previously...
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Department of Agriculture Discourages Residents from Buying Chicks this Spring

Department of Agriculture Discourages Residents from Buying Chicks this Spring

The Maryland Department of Agriculture warns citizens that incorrectly handling live poultry, including chicks and ducklings, can cause serious illnesses, and the department strongly discourages citizens from buying chicks as presents for children this spring. This warning comes after a recent outbreak of H7N1 low-pathogenic avian influenza was detected in a commercial poultry flock...
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Data From Emergency Departments Show Rapid Increases in Opioid Overdoses

Data From Emergency Departments Show Rapid Increases in Opioid Overdoses

Data from emergency departments (EDs) show that the U.S. opioid overdose epidemic continues to worsen, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report examines the timeliest data available to CDC on ED visits for opioid overdoses across multiple states. Overall, ED visits (reported by 52 jurisdictions...
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Upper Marlboro Woman Caught Bringing Crack Into Calvert County Jail

Upper Marlboro Woman Caught Bringing Crack Into Calvert County Jail

On February 27, 2018 Deputy Ridgely, of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Calvert County Detention Center for a CDS violation. Deputy Ridgley made contact with the suspect identified as Chelsea Garrison, 27, of Upper Marlboro. It was discovered Garrison had concealed narcotics on her persons to try to bring into the...
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Homeowners Should Check Tree Contractors’ Credentials

Homeowners Should Check Tree Contractors’ Credentials

After the recent late winter storms and high winds, property owners across Maryland are learning the extent of damage to their property. In cases where the cleanup requires a professional to handle the work, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has a few important suggestions homeowners should follow before bringing in a contractor to clear tree...
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Wednesday’s Pet is HUCKLEBERRY    

Wednesday’s Pet is HUCKLEBERRY    

Wednesday’s Pet for 3/7/2018 HUCKLEBERRY     Featured Pet: Huckleberry Rescue Group: Beagle Rescue of Southern Maryland Breed: Beagle Sex: Male Size: Medium (55 lbs) Vetted: Neutered and Up-to-date with routine shots Adoption Fee: $300.00 Donation Huckleberry is an easy-going, happy, sweet fella.  He loves to go on walks and is good on a leash.  Huckleberry...
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Video Release: Dragons, and Cows, and Dogs… Oh My! A Case for Redistricting Reform

Video Release: Dragons, and Cows, and Dogs… Oh My! A Case for Redistricting Reform

Our team took to the streets to see what people thought of Maryland’s 3rd Congressional voting district. I don’t know about you, but I see rampant gerrymandering. Free and fair elections are the very foundation of American democracy and the most basic promise that those in power can pledge to citizens. Unfortunately in Maryland,...
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New Medicare Cards will be Issued Beginning in April

New Medicare Cards will be Issued Beginning in April

Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced it will be issuing new Medicare cards to help protect against fraud. The new cards will feature a unique, randomly-assigned number that replaces the current Social Security-based number. “We want our patients to know that we are aware of the upcoming change,” said Ann Hawkins, interim director of Patient...
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Arrest Made in Crossland High School Threat

Arrest Made in Crossland High School Threat

Chief Stawinski of the Prince George’s County Police Department wishes to update the community with the latest information regarding today’s threat at Crossland High School. Detectives with the Prince George’s County Police Homeland Security Division have identified and located the suspect who made the threat.  He is a 14 year old male. His identity...
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