Saturday, December 22, 2012
Top stories this week in Prince George's County.
Among stories that received attention this week in Prince George's County were: Police report of dramatic declines in county crime, a bomb squad disarms “hazardous device,” and a teen fencer wins national and international medals. Here are those articles and others. Dramatic Declines in Prince George's Crime At a standing-room only news conference, Prince George's County police and government officials announced a year of historically low crime statistics. The last time crime was this low, Ronald Reagan was president and Doug Williams was the Redskins' quarterback. Laurel Student Threatened to 'Shoot and Kill Others,' Police Say A Laurel High School student was hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation this week after threatening to …
Friday, December 21, 2012
John Frank Jenkins, 28, faces two counts of manufacturing or possessing a destructive device.
Authorities say a 28-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection with a pair of explosive devices reported in College Park over the past week. John Frank Jenkins of the 9000 block of Rhode Island Ave. was charged with two felony counts of manufacturing or possessing a destructive device, Prince George's County Fire Deparment spokesman Mark Brady said. The arrest follows the discovery on Friday of a "potential hazardous device" in the 5000 block of Edgewood Road. According to Brady, information developed after Tuesday's pipe bomb incident on 48th Ave. led investigators to a home there around 4 a.m. When officials found a suspicious package in a van associated with the residence, the Prince George's County Bomb Squad was called in to …
The incident comes three days after a small pipe bomb detonated outside a College Park home.
Police and explosives experts are investigating another "hazardous device" discovered in College Park, authorities said. According to Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady, the county's bomb squad responded to the 5000 block of Edgewood Road early Friday to dispose of a suspicious package. Though the device was safely neutralized, several homes in the area were evacuated as a precaution while emergency personnel completed their work. The Prince George's County Police Department; the City of Annapolis Bomb Squad; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are all assisting in an investigation of the incident, according to Brady. The Baltimore Sun reports that …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Investigators are still searching for a suspect and motive in the blast.
A small pipe bomb detonated on the porch of a College Park home early Tuesday, fire officials said. The device exploded around 2 a.m. outside a residence in the 8800 block of 48th Ave., according to Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady. The blast caused minimal damage and no injuries, Brady said. Officials don't yet have a suspect or a motive, Brady added, but an investigation by the Office of the Fire Marshal and the Prince George's County Bomb Squad is ongoing. Authorities are withholding details about the bomb and the occupants of the home pending further developments in the investigation.