Monday, April 29, 2013
The officer reportedly flipped his marked SUV and struck a lamppost Monday morning.
The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating a crash involving one of its own officers early Monday morning in South Laurel. According to police, officers responded to the scene of an accident on Baltimore Avenue and Contee Road around 2 a.m. A county police officer driving a marked SUV reportedly hit a curb while trying to turn onto Contee Road. The SUV flipped over and crashed into a lamppost, police said, which in turn landed on several parked cars. Speed and weather may have been factors in the accident, according to the department's initial investigation. The officer, a two-year veteran, has been treated and released from the hospital.
Baltimore Ave. was partially shut down following the accident.
Update, 12:56 p.m.: U.S. Route 1 has been reopened in both directions, according to University of Maryland police. Original article: Police and fire officials are urging motorists to avoid the area of U.S. Route 1 and Campus Drive following a "serious" police-involved crash Monday morning. According to Prince George's County fire spokesman Mark Brady, the accident occurred in the 8100 block of Route 1 just north of the gates to the University of Maryland. Brady tweeted that two law enforcement officers on motorcycles suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash and were transported to a trauma center. Neither officer was from a Prince George's County police force, Brady said. UMD police report that the southbound lanes of Route 1 …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The victims have been identified as Lanham residents Leo Castro and Jose Rodrigeuez.
Update, 11:55 p.m.: Police have identified the victims in Monday morning's fatal crash in Glenn Dale as Leo Castro, 46, and Jose Rodrigeuez, 30, both of Lanham. Orignial article: Two people are reported dead after a fatal crash Monday morning in Glenn Dale. According to Prince George's Fire/EMS Spokesman Mark Brady, the crash occurred around 8 a.m. in the 10800 block of Lanham-Severn Road. When rescuers reported to the scene, they found four people injured and transported them to local hospitals. By 9 a.m, Prince George's County Police reported that one of the injured was pronounced dead, one remained in critical condition and two were in serious condition. Police continued to investigate the crash scene throughout the day, and just after…
Friday, November 9, 2012
The trooper's injuries were said to be non-life threatening.
Authorities say a Maryland State Police trooper was struck by a vehicle in Beltsville around midday Friday. According to Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady, the incident occurred in the 10100 block of Baltimore Ave. The trooper's injuries were said to to be non-life-threatening. Baltimore Avenue is closed to traffic in the area of the incident, Brady reported. Correction: An initial report stated that the accident may have been connected with a shooting, but it was later established that the trooper was struck during a high-speed pursuit. This article has been updated accordingly.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The District 4 officer died while he was off-duty.
A Prince George's County police officer died Thursday after succumbing to injuries from an accident in Clinton. Ofc. Kevin Bowden, 28, was killed after his cruiser crashed into a utility pole shortly after 3 p.m. Bowden was off-duty at the time. Photos from the crash show the cruiser severely damaged. Police and EMS responded to the scene of the accident at the intersection of Surratts Road and Branch Avenue, where they noted two vehicles—Bowden's cruiser and a SUV—were involved in the crash. A preliminary investigation revealed that Bowden was driving northbound on Branch Avenue in his marked vehicle when he collided with the SUV. The collision forced his vehicle into a utility pole. He was transported to Southern Medical Hospital where …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Police hope outreach will help solve honor student's murder; an off-duty policeman pulls a woman away from a burning truck; and Bed, Bath & Beyond officially closes in Bowie town Center.
A high school junior is gunned down, the NAACP files a complaint against Laurel police; county police hope outreach will help solve student's murder; off-duty policeman works to rescue woman from flaming truck; and Bed, Bath & Beyond officially closes in Bowie Town Center—in Prince George's County headlines this week. Central High Junior Gunned Down While Walking to School Police are investigating the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Marckel Ross, a junior at Central High School in Capitol Heights. NAACP Files Complaint About Laurel Police With Feds After a video of a Laurel Police officer striking a handcuffed man in August surfaced, the Prince George's County Chapter of the NAACP is asking the Department of Justice to intervene and …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Engine 111 shielded emergency personnel from the potentially fatal impact of a fast-moving car, authorities said.
Prince George's County officials say the careful placement of a fire engine at the scene of a recent crash in College Park may have made the difference between life and death. On Aug. 18 at around 4:15 a.m., fire, EMS, and Maryland State Police units responded to an accident on the outer loop of the Capital Beltway between Route 1 and the I-95 split. As emergency personnel tended to motorists and surveyed the damage from the collision, another car reportedly slammed into a Branchville Volunteer Fire Company engine (no. 111) stationed at the scene. Fire officials said the engine had been positioned by the company's driver to shield those at the crash site from oncoming traffic. "This decision and correct placement saved lives and prevented …
Friday, August 17, 2012
A UMD police car was involved in an accident at East-West Highway and Baltimore Avenue in Riverdale Park.
Baltimore Avenue was shut down on its northbound side through Riverdale Park about 3:30 p.m. Friday after two cars, including a University of Maryland police vehicle, were involved in an accident at the intersection with East-West Highway. UMD Police Major Chris Jagoe said two officers were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Jagoe said Riverdale Park police were investigating the cause of the accident. East-West Highway was partially shut down, with traffic getting by in one lane on each side. Northbound Route 1 was reopening as of 4 p.m. Police were detouring motorists through Riverdale Park and University Park's streets.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Men argue, one is killed; Bowie man charged in multiple child sex abuse cases; pit bull bill passes in committee; rubbernecking is likely culprit in double Beltway accident, and more.
Video of a policeman repeatedly striking a handcuffed man emerges; a man dressed like a woman robs Bowie Bank; Riverdale man is fatally shot; Bowie man faces multiple child sex abuse charges; Senate committee passes pit bull bill; rubbernecking is likely culprit in double Beltway accident; search is on for new superintendent of public schools; and small businesses strive to survive in College Park—in Prince George's County headlines this week. Report: Video Depicts Laurel Police Hitting Handcuffed Man All eyes are on the Laurel Police Department after a video surfaced this week of a officer hitting a handcuffed man in the face. LPD say they are investigating the incident, which happened at a bar in Laurel over the weekend. Robbery …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Traffic slowed on MD Route 193 westbound.
One person was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and one car is totalled after a five-car accident on MD Route 193 westbound, police said. According to a Prince George County Police officer on the scene, just after noon Friday, a van was making a U-turn just west of the University of Maryland. The car behind it stopped. The next car in line did not stop in time, was totalled, and caused a chain reaction. Four cars had minor damange. Traffic was moving slowly westbound on MD Route 193 at about 12:30 p.m.