Prince George’s News

Maryland State Police Arrest Brandywine Man for Sexual Solicitation of Minor, Child Pornography Possession

Maryland State Police Arrest Brandywine Man for Sexual Solicitation of Minor, Child Pornography Possession

Maryland State Police arrested a man Tuesday on various child sex charges in Prince George’s County Derrell L. Hooker Orange, 34, of Brandywine, Maryland, is charged with one count of sexual solicitation of a minor and six counts of possession of child pornography. He was taken to Prince George’s County Central Booking for processing....
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Maryland State Police, Allied Agencies Launch Initiative to Address Excessive Speeding in Prince George’s, Montgomery Counties

Maryland State Police, Allied Agencies Launch Initiative to Address Excessive Speeding in Prince George’s, Montgomery Counties

The Maryland State Police, along with allied law enforcement partners, launched today the first of six traffic enforcement initiatives aimed at targeting excessive speeding, aggressive and impaired driving, with a goal of reducing vehicle-related fatalities in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. The traffic enforcement detail will concentrate on I-495 (Capital Beltway) and I-270 and...
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March 20th Virtual 5K and Concert to Support Breast Cancer Survivors and Fund Research

March 20th Virtual 5K and Concert to Support Breast Cancer Survivors and Fund Research

Join the American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation for a family-friendly Virtual 5K Race for Every Breast Cancer Survivor on Saturday, March 20, 2021. You can participate at your own pace, as well as choose how you want to participate: either run, walk, or bike. Then all participants are invited to a fun live-streamed...
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Marylanders Urged to Take Precautions as Wildfire Danger Increases in Spring, Maryland Remains Under Fire Alerts from National Weather Services

Marylanders Urged to Take Precautions as Wildfire Danger Increases in Spring, Maryland Remains Under Fire Alerts from National Weather Services

Spring wildfire season has begun in Maryland, and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges residents across the state to prepare and help prevent wildfires. Wildfire occurrence is highest in the spring and fall when forest fuels are the driest and weather conditions — warm, dry, and windy — are most conducive for the...
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2-Alarm Fire in Prince George’s County Under Investigation, Two Adults and Two Children Transported, Sixteen Occupants Displaced

2-Alarm Fire in Prince George’s County Under Investigation, Two Adults and Two Children Transported, Sixteen Occupants Displaced

On Monday, March 15, 2021, at approximately 3:35 a.m., firefighters responded to the 5500 block of E. Boniwood Turn in Clinton, for a townhouse fire. Crews arrived on the scene to find a three-story middle of the row townhouse with fire showing from the first, second, and third floor. A working fire dispatch was...
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UPDATE: Maryland State Police Identity Body Discovered in Prince George’s County

UPDATE: Maryland State Police Identity Body Discovered in Prince George’s County

UPDATE 3/15/2021: The victim has been identified as Sandra Faye Bradford-Bennett, 68, of District Heights, Maryland. Shortly after 7:35 a.m. on Saturday, troopers from the Maryland State Police Forestville Barrack responded to the area of Route 4 at Dowerhouse Road for the discovery of a body. According to a preliminary investigation, an unknown vehicle...
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Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols As St. Patrick’s Day Approaches

Maryland State Police To Increase Patrols As St. Patrick’s Day Approaches

With COVID-19 restrictions being lifted across the state and with St. Patrick’s Day coming up on Wednesday, Maryland State Police are urging those who plan to celebrate with alcohol to be safe and smart and avoid impaired, distracted and aggressive driving. With an increase in impaired drivers expected throughout the state the next two...
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Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Creates Civil Rights Unit to Prosecute Hate Crimes and Violations of Federal Law and to Address Discrimination in Housing, Education, and Other Sectors

Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office Creates Civil Rights Unit to Prosecute Hate Crimes and Violations of Federal Law and to Address Discrimination in Housing, Education, and Other Sectors

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, Acting United States Attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner announced that the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland has established a Civil Rights Unit to enhance the Office’s focus on the enforcement and protection of the civil and constitutional rights of all Maryland residents, including the most vulnerable...
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Maryland Comptroller Franchot Extends State Income Tax Filing Deadline to Thursday, July 15, 2021

Maryland Comptroller Franchot Extends State Income Tax Filing Deadline to Thursday, July 15, 2021

Using statutory authority granted to him, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that he is extending the state income tax filing deadline by three months until July 15, 2021. No interest or penalties will be assessed if returns are filed and taxes owed are paid by the new deadline. The extension, which applies to individual, pass-through,...
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Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scams

Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scams

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office would like to warn it’s citizens that that if you receive a phone call in which someone claims to be a Detective/Deputy with our agency and asks for money, it is a scam. The scam goes like this: You get a phone call, and the caller claims to be...
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Maryland State Police Arrest 18-Year-Old Suspect After Assault and Attempted Carjacking in Prince George’s County

Maryland State Police Arrest 18-Year-Old Suspect After Assault and Attempted Carjacking in Prince George’s County

On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at about 4:30 a.m., an adult male rideshare driver was transporting a passenger, later identified as Carlson Lamont Mackall, from Arlington, Virginia to Cheverly, Maryland. According to a preliminary investigation, as the driver took the exit from westbound Route 50 to Route 202, when Mackall attempted to take the...
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Most of Maryland Under Red Flag Warning Until Thursday, March 11, 2021

Most of Maryland Under Red Flag Warning Until Thursday, March 11, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for low humidity and gusty winds, which is in effect from until 6:00 p.m., this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect. *WINDS…Southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. *RELATIVE HUMIDITY…20 to 30 percent. *IMPACTS…Critical fire weather...
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Governor Hogan Announces Lifting of Capacity Limits, Effective Friday, March 12, 2021, Masking and Distancing Protocols Maintained

Governor Hogan Announces Lifting of Capacity Limits, Effective Friday, March 12, 2021, Masking and Distancing Protocols Maintained

With sustained vaccine progress and significant improvements in all of the state’s key data metrics, Governor Larry Hogan today announced new actions to further ease the COVID-19 mitigation measures currently in place. “With the pace of vaccinations rapidly rising and our health metrics steadily improving, the lifting of these restrictions is a prudent, positive...
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Reminder! Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 2:00 a.m.

Reminder! Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 2:00 a.m.

St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services reminds citizens to mark their calendars; Daylight saving time officially begins at 2 a.m. this weekend on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Time will spring forward one hour. You lose an hour of sleep, but make sure to turn the clock ahead — spring forward — before heading...
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Md. National Guard Member/Police Officer Arrested at Six Flags Vaccine Site on Child Porn Charge

Md. National Guard Member/Police Officer Arrested at Six Flags Vaccine Site on Child Porn Charge

On Friday, March 5, at 9:15 a.m., the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) detectives successfully detained Daniel Joseph Morozewicz, currently of Frederick Maryland, on one count of child pornography. Morozewicz is a Rockville City police officer, currently on suspension for an unrelated matter, and a corporal assigned to the Maryland National Guard. As part...
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SMECO Electric Vehicle Charging Station Now Available in Leonardtown

SMECO Electric Vehicle Charging Station Now Available in Leonardtown

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) announced the opening of the first of its SMECO EV Recharge public charging stations for electric vehicles. The station is located at the St. Mary’s County Public Library and Garvey Activity Senior Center at 23630 Hayden Farm Lane in Leonardtown and has 24-hour access. A video of the virtual...
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Former Police Chief Arrested for Arson and Attempted Murder, Suspected in Arson Fires Across Maryland Including Charles and Prince George’s County

Former Police Chief Arrested for Arson and Attempted Murder, Suspected in Arson Fires Across Maryland Including Charles and Prince George’s County

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, members of two Arson Task Forces, along with investigators and detectives from multiple Maryland fire and police agencies, arrested 69-year-old David M. Crawford of Ellicott City. Crawford is facing numerous arson and attempted murder charges in connection with a series of incendiary fires of homes, vehicles, and residential garages...
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March – National Craft Month, First Responders Urge Preparedness for Fire Safety and Escape Plans for Families and Children

March – National Craft Month, First Responders Urge Preparedness for Fire Safety and Escape Plans for Families and Children

March is National Craft month. Share the Fire Truck Fold Up Activity Sheet with your community. Parents and caregivers can help children learn about fire safety and create a home fire escape plan. Once they complete the plan, the activity sheet folds into a fire truck with important safety messages on the ladder rungs....
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Maryland to Commemorate One-Year Anniversary of First COVID-19 Cases, March 5 Proclaimed as COVID-19 Day of Remembrance

Maryland to Commemorate One-Year Anniversary of First COVID-19 Cases, March 5 Proclaimed as COVID-19 Day of Remembrance

Governor Larry Hogan announced today, Friday, March 5, Maryland will commemorate the one-year anniversary of the state’s first confirmed cases of COVID-19. The governor will declare Friday a day of remembrance in honor of the more than 7,700 Marylanders who have lost their lives during the pandemic. A twilight ceremony will be held at...
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Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Three More Mass Vaccination Sites in March

Governor Hogan Announces Opening of Three More Mass Vaccination Sites in March

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the state will open three additional mass vaccination sites in March, giving Maryland at least one in each region of the state. The state’s vaccination rate hit a record high 35,730 shots per day. “The pace of daily vaccination is hitting a new high every day, a third safe and...
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Governor Hogan Announces Milestone of 40% of Marylanders 65+ and Older Vaccinated

Governor Hogan Announces Milestone of 40% of Marylanders 65+ and Older Vaccinated

Governor Larry Hogan announced that more than 40% of Marylanders ages 65 and older have now received COVID-19 vaccines. “We continue to follow the science and make vaccinating older Marylanders one of our highest priorities as we work to ensure equitable access to vaccines,” said Governor Hogan. “This will continue to be a long...
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State of Maryland to Deploy Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Beginning This Week

State of Maryland to Deploy Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Beginning This Week

Governor Larry Hogan announced that, following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Maryland will begin to deploy the single-dose Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine this week. Maryland has been initially allocated 49,600 doses of the J&J vaccine, 100% of...
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AUDIO: Alleged Stolen Vehicle, Hughesville Fire Apparatus, and Maryland State Police Cruiser Involved in Three Seperate Collisions on Sunday Night

AUDIO: Alleged Stolen Vehicle, Hughesville Fire Apparatus, and Maryland State Police Cruiser Involved in Three Seperate Collisions on Sunday Night

On February 28, 2021 at 9:58 p.m., police, fire and rescue personnel responded to the area of Leonardtown Road and Homeland Drive for the motor vehicle collision possibly involving a stolen vehicle. Dispatchers advised the 911 caller reported they were driving past the accident and thought it looked bad, they stopped on the scene...
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Bowie Man Pleads Guilty to Copyright Infringement for Selling More Than $300,000 Worth of Counterfeit DVDs Containing Copyrighted Works, Including Popular Movies, TV Shows, and Fitness Programs

Bowie Man Pleads Guilty to Copyright Infringement for Selling More Than $300,000 Worth of Counterfeit DVDs Containing Copyrighted Works, Including Popular Movies, TV Shows, and Fitness Programs

Olayinka Wahab, a/k/a Sulaimon Olayinka Wahab, age 45, of Bowie, Maryland, pleaded guilty on Friday, February 26, 2021, to copyright infringement in connection with his sale of counterfeit DVDs containing copyrighted works, including popular movies, television shows, and fitness programs. The guilty plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of...
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Prince George’s County Felon Facing Federal Charge After Firing a Weapon at Security Guards at a U.S. Secret Service Facility in Beltsville

Prince George’s County Felon Facing Federal Charge After Firing a Weapon at Security Guards at a U.S. Secret Service Facility in Beltsville

A federal criminal complaint was filed late this afternoon charging Jeremiah Peter Watson, age 22, of Hyattsville, Maryland, with being a felon in possession of a firearm. The criminal complaint was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner and Acting Chief of Police Gregory T. Monahan of...
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