Thursday, May 23, 2013
Corporal Kenny Cheung, Officer Michael Risher, and Officer Michael Stargel captured two armed robbery suspects.
Three members of the Prince George's County Department have been named "Patrol Officers of the Month" for their role in capturing a pair armed robbery suspects in South Laurel. On April 17, District VI Corporal Kenny Cheung, Officer Michael Risher, and Officer Michael Stargel responded to a report of an armed robbery at an apartment complex on Avebury Drive. When they arrived, they made contact with the victim and established a perimeter around the victim's building. Two suspects tried to escape but ran back inside when they saw the officers, police said. The suspects eventually surrendered to police. Two loaded handguns were also recovered from the scene, according to the PGPD.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The incident occurred early Tuesday morning at Maryland City Plaza.
Authorities say a man was able to wrestle away a gun from a would-be armed robber Tuesday morning at Maryland City Plaza. Around 1:47 a.m., Anne Arundel County police responded to the 3400 block of Laurel Fort Meade Road for a report of an attempted armed robbery. According to police, a 22-year-old male victim at the scene told officers that he and his friends had been sitting in the rear parking lot of the plaza when an unknown man approached them. The suspect allegedly pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded money. But when the assailant became distracted, the victim was able to grab the man's gun, police said. The suspect then fled the scene. Police canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspect. He is described as a …
Frank Alan Klukosky, 43, pled guilty in March to filming a 13-year-old girl in states of undress.
A Laurel man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday on charges of producing child pornography, prosecutors said. Frank Alan Klukosky, 43, received the sentence from Chief U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow in Greenbelt. Klukosky also faces lifetime supervised release and must register as a sex offender. According to Klukosky's plea agreement, in June 2012, a federal probation officer found pornographic images and videos depicting children on the cell phone of a registered sex offender who had been in contact with Klukosky. "Further investigation revealed that on June 24, 2012 Klukosky drove to the registered sex offender’s home in Laurel with an SD card that contained at least 120 images and six videos of child pornography," …
Monday, May 20, 2013
A rundown of recent arrests and police responses.
The following is a rundown of notable arrests and police responses in the City of Laurel from May 12-18, 2013. Incident details are provided by the Laurel Police Department and Crime Reports. Arrests do not necessarily indicate convictions. Sunday, May 12 Monday, May 13 Tuesday, May 14 Wednesday, May 15 Thursday, May 16 Friday, May 17 Saturday, May 18
The men targeted homes in Oxon Hill and Fort Washington.
Police say three men have been charged in a burglary spree that targeted more than 50 homes across Prince George's County. Anthony Nyrekie Edwards, 40, of the 2400 block of Owens Road in Oxon Hill was arrested along with David Benjamin Neal, 24, of the 2300 block of Owens Road and Jamal Cooke, 21, of the 2300 block of Owens Road. The suspects went to homes in Oxon Hill and Fort Washington taking weapons, computers, jewelry, televisions and other personal belongings, according to Prince George's County Police. At one point they reportedly stole a safe with valuables worth nearly $70,000. Police said a resident helped them identify the suspects by providing a license plate number for a suspect's vehicle. Edwards and Neal are in the custody …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
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Sunday, May 19
By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Three companies submitted their bids Friday.
The Prince George's County commission tasked to determine which location would be best for a new casino will have to weigh three options after three companies placed bids for three different locations. County Executive Rushern L. Baker III recently told a Washington Business Journal reporter that he preferred MGM's plan at The National Harbor located in Oxon Hill on the Potomac. However, two other bidders—Greenwood Racing, Inc. and Penn National—have also pitched two other locations. Penn National would want their casino as the Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, while Greenwood Racing, Inc. picked an abandoned lot in Fort Washington. So what do you think? Take our poll below and tell us in the comments why you prefer one location over …
Authorities are seeking to identify two masked men who held up All Saints Liquors at gunpoint May 4.
Howard County police are offering a reward for help in identifying two men who robbed a North Laurel liquor store. On May 4 just after 11 p.m., two employees were closing up shop at All Saints Liquors (9105 All Saints Rd.) when two masked men showed up with a handgun and demanded that the employees lay on the floor, according to police. One of the robbers hit an employee in the head with the gun, police said. The robbers then took all of the money from the store's registers and from a lock box. Police do not know how much money was stolen. The first suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall, skinny black man. He was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, gloves, a white ski mask, black pants, and Air Jordan sneakers. Police said he had a gun. The …
Authorities in Prince George's County confronted the Silver Spring man Wednesday in a Calverton parking lot.
Authorities say a man high on PCP shot another man in Calverton before stripping off his clothes and climbing onto a fire truck. Mohamed Sulaiman Bah, 24, of Silver Spring faces attempted murder, first degree assault, and other related charges in connection with the incident, according to Prince George's County police. Around 6 p.m. Wednesday, officers were called to the 11900 block of Beltsville Drive for a report of a car accident, PGPD officials said in a statement. When police arrived, they reportedly found a man in the back seat of a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital, where he remains in critical condition. Investigators said Bah fled from the scene of the shooting and made his way to the …
Laurel authorities have created multiple strategies to bring awareness and regulation to pedestrian safety.
There has been a decline in pedestrian accidents in the city of Laurel since 2007, which can be attributed to a combination of changes in enforcement and general traffic safety awareness, officials said. To address these incidents, the Laurel Police Department has utilized educational campaigns, stricter enforcement, improvements to pedestrian visibility and installments of speed and red light cameras, according to Richard McLaughlin, Laurel’s Chief of Police. “We’re treading into new territory,” McLaughlin said. “Obviously it’s an awareness that is practiced by the pedestrians and the vehicle operators also.” Much of the scenarios in pedestrian accidents involved people who didn’t wait for the traffic light to turn red or who didn’t use …