Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The suspect is in Prince George's County Police custody after he turned himself in.
Update—7:54 p.m.: The 27-year-old man suspected of murdering his stepfather—a DC police detective—has turned himself into Prince George's County Police, a police spokeswoman tweeted. Police have been searching for Antwan Rayvon James, of the 6700 block of Green Moss Drive, after he reportedly shot Joseph Burrough Newell outside their Upper Marlboro home Monday just after 8 p.m. The county police will be releasing more information tonight, so stick with Patch for updates. Update—3:30 p.m.: Prince George's County Police say that suspected murderer Antway Rayvon James is still at large in the community, and it is likely someone knows where he is. In a press conference earlier today, police officials appealed to the public to keep an eye out…
Monday, April 1, 2013
The incident occurred Friday on Contee Road.
A South Laurel teen was arrested Friday after allegedly firing a BB gun at a police officer, according to Prince George's County Police. Andre Christopher Rivers, 16, of the 13500 block of Attleboro Court is being charged as an adult in the case. Police said the officer was driving on Contee Road in South Laurel around 6 p.m. when he heard a projectile strike the driver's side door of his marked cruiser. Believing he was being fired on, the officer requested backup to conduct a search of the area. Officers soon stopped Rivers near the intersection of Edinburgh Lane and Contee Road, according to the PGPD, where he was taken into custody without incident and held on a $75,000 bond. Police said preliminary investigation indicated that Rivers …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Prince George's County Police offered up gift cards for guns in a weekend-swap to encourage residents to turn in their old weapons and take some fire power off the streets.
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Wednesday, March 27
Prince George's County Council Member Mary Lehman, the Prince George's County Branch of the NAACP and the Prince George's County Police Department hosted a gift cards for guns exchange Saturday in Adelphi.
The theft was from an Oxon Hill restaurant.
Two suspects stole cooking grease from an Oxon Hill restaurant and now Prince George's County police are trying to identify the suspects. On March 13, around 10:19 a.m., two men drove up to the rear of a restaurant in the 5100 block of Indian Head Highway in a blue Chevy GMS delivery truck. The suspects broke the lock to a container holding cooking oil and siphoned the grease out into another container. The truck had a temporary registration plate from an unknown state attached to it. Police are investigating this as a theft along with other cooking oil-related thefts in Prince George’s County. "Cooking oil is typically used to produce a number of consumer products and is quite valuable on the secondary market," police wrote in their …
Friday, March 22, 2013
Authorities said William Claude Winfrey III may also have access to firearms.
Police are searching for a missing Laurel resident who family members believe may have reason to harm himself. William Claude Winfrey III, 40, was last seen on March 21 at his home in the 13700 block of Virginia Manor Road in Laurel, according to Prince George's County police. Authorities said Winfrey, who suffers from diabetes, may also have access to firearms. Winfrey is described as a 5-foot, 8-inch white male weighing 250 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information on Winfrey's whereabouts is asked to call Prince George’s County Police at 301-937-0910.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The manhunt was concentrated on Contee Road, an official said.
Authorities say Laurel High School and Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School were placed on precautionary lockdown Thursday afternoon as police searched for a possible armed suspect. Police activity in the area has since ended and normal operations have resumed, according to Prince George's County Public Schools officials. City of Laurel spokesman Pete Piringer said Prince George's County police first notified Laurel officials around 12:30 p.m. of the search, which was concentrated on Contee Road near the Central Parke at Victoria Falls retirement community (13601 Bell Chasse Blvd., South Laurel). A call to the PGPD's media line was not immediately returned. Patch will have more information as it becomes available.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The kits are designed to help police in case a child goes missing.
Prince George's County police will be distributing free Child ID kits this Saturday, March 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the West Laurel Community Building (16501 Supplee Ln., West Laurel). The kits—which can be filled out with emergency contact information, pictures, DNA samples, and fingerprints—are designed to help police in the event that a child goes missing. The packages also contain tips for children and parents on staying safe and avoiding a possible abduction. Parents can pick up the kits and take them home to complete them. Saturday's event is being run by the PGPD's District VI Community Oriented Police Section (COPS).
One Prince George's County police officer suffered burns to his hands and face trying to save the victim as flames shot skyward and black smoke poured across the highway.
A 70-year-old Glenarden man was killed when his SUV crashed into a guardrail on Martin Luther King Jr. Highway in Landover despite the efforts of three police officers who tried to free him from the wreckage, according to police. Prince George's County police arrived on the scene shortly after the midday crash Monday to find the vehicle engulfed in flames and the driver, Rodwell McNeill, Jr. of Glenarden, trapped inside. (See video here.) Three officers attempted to free McNeill from the wreckage. One officer, a 21-year veteran of the force, suffered burns to his face and hands trying to rescue McNeill, police said. Police said second officer attempted to break the windshield of the vehicle but was forced back by the flames. Officers …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The suspect has been reportedly been stealing appliances from recently constructed homes across the county.
Authorities have released the photograph of a vehicle connected to the burglaries of at least 25 home construction sites across Prince George's County. According to police, the suspect is stealing refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens, and other appliances from newly constructed homes between the hours of 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. The photos were taken at the most recent burglaries on March 11 in the 1700 block of Fernwood Drive in Capitol Heights. Based on the image, police believe the vehicle is a 1998 Chevy Tahoe or Suburban with Maryland tag number 7AY000. The thefts have resulted in an estimated $400,000 in damages and stolen goods, police said. Sites in Bowie and Upper Marlboro were also hit, among other locations. Anyone with information on …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Drop by the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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Thursday, February 28
From the Prince George's County Police Department: The Prince George’s County Police Department and the Prince George’s Community Federal Credit Union will conduct a car seat check on Saturday. The event is free and open to the public. Certified car seat technicians will ensure that car seats and boosters are properly installed. All cars seats must be installed upon arrival. Appointments are not necessary. Each car seat check takes about 30 minutes. If possible, please bring the manufacturer’s manuals for the vehicle and car seat. For more information, call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.