Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Prince George's firefighters were extinguishing the flames Wednesday evening.
Firefighters extinguished an attic fire in a two-story home in the 4700 block of Hollywood Lane in College Park, after it broke out around 5 p.m. According to Prince George's fire spokeman Mark Brady, no injuries were reported.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A summary of incidents from May 12-18.
Below is a rundown of notable police responses from May 12-18, 2013 in College Park (via Crime Reports). The list includes an assault on Farm Drive and an indecent exposure incident on Campus Drive.
The 23-year-old woman was charged with making a false statement to an officer.
Authorities say a University of Maryland student was lying when she told police she'd been the victim of an armed robbery Sunday on Lakeland Road. According to UMD police, officers responded to the vicinity of the College Park Volunteer Fire Department around 11:45 a.m. on a report of a stabbing. When they arrived, 23-year-old Kaila Brown-Davis reportedly told officers that she'd been traveling to the university's commencement ceremonies when a man brandishing a knife robbed her. Brown-Davis said she had suffered a small cut to her right bicep during the scuffle, according to police. She also provided a description of the alleged assailant. But during an interview with Prince George's County detectives, she confessed to fabricating the …
Monday, May 20, 2013
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 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 …
The city is focusing on preventing pedestrian accidents on Rhode Island Avenue and Route 1.
Residents of College Park may soon feel safer crossing the street, as new measures are in the works to improve pedestrian safety on two of the city’s busiest roads. The City of College Park and the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation are currently aiming to increase safety on Rhode Island Avenue in North College Park, where traffic does not always yield to pedestrians wishing to cross the street. The county will install rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs) at various points along Rhode Island Avenue this summer. City councilman Patrick L. Wojahn says RRFBs have proven to be effective in causing drivers to yield to pedestrians. Councilman Fazlul Kabir believes crosswalks and walk signals are …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Using red light and speed cameras, targeted stings and other methods, police departments and municipalities hope to prevent pedestrian-related accidents, after a number of fatalities.
Pedestrian-related accidents have seen an unfortunate increase recently, particularly in Montgomery County. There have been 14 pedestrian accidents just this year, five of which resulted in fatalities. There was even one incident in Bethesda where a car struck an infant in a stroller being pushed across a crosswalk. “We, the parents of students attending Bethesda Elementary School, are horrified by the number of traffic accidents and near-accidents in and around downtown Bethesda,” said an online petition launched by Bethesda elementary school parents. “The safety of this walkable haven is at risk.” While there haven’t been as many pedestrian-related deaths in Prince George’s County this year, College Park officials recognize that …
Here is a map of the speed camera locations found throughout Prince George's County.