Sunday, April 15, 2012
This week's top Prince George's County news.
Hearing Postponed for Student Charged in Shooting Rampage Threat A district court hearing for Alexander Song, a University of Maryland student who police say threatened to go a campus shooting rampage, has been postponed until next week. Over the weekend of March 10 and 11, Alexander Song allegedly posted comments on reddit.com and Omegle.com, that he planned to conduct a campus shooting. Sierra Leoneans Take Action After Greenbelt Man Murdered In the wake of the murder of Aiah Nyanga Tongu, people from Sierra Leone are organizing a local town hall meeting to stop violence in their community. With Casino in Doubt, Prince George’s Deals with Budget Woes County Executive Rushern L. Baker said this week he was preparing for a "doomsday" …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Highlights of police reports for Prince George's County. The following information was supplied by the Prince George's County Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Ben Luong
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
This past weekend in Prince George's County resulted in four murders and one incident, which has been classified as a justifiable homicide, said Prince George's Police Department (PGPD) Chief Mark Magaw in a news conference on Tuesday. Investigators have concluded that none of the incidents involved random victims and none of the incidents are connected, Magaw added. The following is a timeline of murders, homicide and the non-fatal shootings that occurred over the weekend of March 30 - April 1. A police video where Magaw and PGPD Assistant Chief Kevin Davis address these incidents is attached. Capitol Heights Teenager Killed During Gun Battle Time: Friday, March 30 at 9:46 p.m. Location: 1600 block of Brightseat Road in Landover, MD …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Frederick L. Scott was mistakenly given a $75,000 bond and released from jail while awaiting a murder trial.
Prince George's County Police seeking help locating a fugitive who was mistakenly released from jail while awaiting trial. Through the course of their investigation, detectives identified Scott, 24, of the 1900 block of Oliver Street in Chillum, as a suspect in this case, and obtained a first-degree murder warrant for him. Police arrested him on May 5 in Las Vegas and he was extradited to Prince George’s County. Initially, Scott was remanded to county jail on a no bond status. Due to what appears to be a clerical error, Scott was later given a $75,000 bond and released from jail after the bond was posted. Upon realizing its error, the court issued a bench warrant for Scott on Nov. 18. More information, including comments from friends, is…
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Karen DeSha, mother of Justin DeSha-Overcash, joined with others to raise awareness about county's homicide count.
Karen DeSha, the mother of Justin DeSha-Overcash, the 22-year-old University of Maryland student who was shot to death in his home after an attempted robbery went awry, joined with others today outside the Prince George's County police headquarters to voice her concern about the 16 homicides in the county since Jan. 1, according to an Associated Press (AP) story on TBD and WTOP websites. DeSha, along with other picketers, held signs for each of the victims with their names, ages and the days they died, according to the story. Police spokesman Cpl. Clinton Copeland said Monday that DeSha is not a new face around the station. Shortly after her son was killed, DeSha arrived at PGPD headquarters to protest Deputy Chief Kevin Davis' assertion …