Saturday, December 29, 2012
This week's top headlines from your Prince George's County Patches.
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Saturday, December 29, 2012
Police: Two Arrested in Assault at Laurel-Area Knights Inn Gus T. Williams, 29, of Queenstown, and Melanie K. Camacho, 24, of Landover, were arrested Wednesday in the alleged assault of a woman in a Maryland City hotel room. The two were charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and weapons charges. Firefighter Declares Mayday, Man Rescued in Greenbelt Fire Wednesday The fire began around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 9100 block of Edmonston Terrace in Greenbelt. Police Searching for Missing UMD Student David Johnathan Scherr, 20, was last seen on campus in College Park at 2 p.m. in a Ravens shirts and white plaid shorts. He has been missing since Dec. 19. (Update: Prince George's County police say …
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 …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Top stories this week in Prince George's County.
Among stories that received attention this week in Prince George's County were: a Green Party candidate struck in a hit-and-run, an officer to serve 30 days in the UMD beating case, and a woman released from jail by mistake. Here are those articles and others. Lanham Man Dies in Targeted Shooting Prince George's County police are investigating the fatal shooting of a Lanham man in his rental home Wednesday afternoon. According to police, it was not a random crime, but detectives are working on identifying a motive and suspects. No Criminal Wrongdoing Found in Case of Officer Who Hit Handcuffed Man The State's Attorney for Prince George's County announced this week that it had found "no apparent criminal wrongdoing" from an August case …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Security guard shot inside a grocery, teens robbed at gunpoint while taking out trash, local charity brings policeman to tears and potential Powerball winner in Maryland.
Security Guard Shot Inside South Laurel Grocery Store A security guard at Bottom Dollar Food in South Laurel was shot Thursday night by two suspects who later fled the scene, according to police. The victim was transported to the hospital in serious condition but is expected to recover. Local Charity Drive Brings Policeman to Tears Even grown police officers can cry as evidenced by a local Christmas shopping program for underprivileged kids. Capt. Carl DeWalt with the Laurel Police Department couldn't keep the tears from falling when he shared his story about a boy who wanted to buy boots at Christmas. Teens Robbed at Gunpoint on Excalibur Court Two teens were allegedly robbed at gunpoint last Friday on the 3700 block of Excalibur Court …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The week's top news from around Prince George's County.
Thousands Donated for Funeral of Laurel Woman Killed in Crash More than a hundred donors this week rallied around the family of 18-year-old Crystal Benton, the Laurel woman who was killed in a Nov. 18 car crash in Glen Burnie. Friends, family, and acquaintances raised over $5,000 to cover Benton's funeral expenses in less than a day. Contributions are still being accepted. Man Fatally Shot in South Laurel Apartment Authorities are investigating an apparent homicide that took place late Tuesday in an apartment in Laurel. Officers who responded to the residence in 11600 block of South Laurel Drive found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene. Arcade Paused While Uses Pondered With roughly $1.6 …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Officials wonder if HOAs are liable in pit bull attacks, Bowie State student acquitted of murder charges, Pr. George's Democrats pick Ross' replacement, blog tries to out "racists" by posting shocking comments—many by young people slamming Obama.
A deputy killed armed resident, questions arose over homeowners associations liability in pit bull attacks, police charged four men with homicide upon the death of a 2010 shooting victim, Bowie State student acquitted in murder trial, Pr. George's Democrats pick Ross' replacement, blog tries to out "racists" by posting shocking comments, in Prince George's headlines. Pr. George's Police Arrest Four in 2010 Shooting, Now Homicide The county police are now charging four men in a homicide after a 2010 shooting victim died from complications from his injuries. Council Grapples with Pit Bull Liability Could HOAs, cooperatives, condominium associations, or even cities be held liable in pit bull attacks, under the latest Maryland Court of Appeals…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Voter turnout around 62 percent, and a 92-year-old candidate who stubbornly walks to the polls in Prince George's County headlines this week.
Police: $6K of Marijuana Found in Bowie Shed Police were responding to a breaking and entering call on Antler Court South when they made the discovery. Norman Patrick McClain, 22, is facing 12 separate charges stemming from the discovery. Maryland's 92-Year-Old Green Party Nominee Walks to Polls Defying 12 Knee Operations Maryland's 92-year-old Green Party nominee for Congress, Bob Auerbach, stood outside the Greenbelt Community Center polling station on Election Day passing out literature in temperatures barely above freezing. Despite 12 operations on his left knee, a right eye that is 95 percent blind, hearing aids in both ears and a metal plate in his left hip, he walked to the polling station, turning down an offer for a ride from a …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The top headlines from your Prince George's County Patches this week.
Suspects Wearing 'Jason' Masks Rob Man at Gunpoint in Greenbelt, Flee on Scooter Two suspects wearing "Jason" Halloween masks robbed a man at gunpoint in Greenbelt, according to the Greenbelt Police Department. The men then fled on a lime-green scooter. Photos: Hurricane Sandy's Destruction Along East Coast While residents and officials continue to clean up after a superstorm hit the East Coast, we take a look at the most dramatic images from the superstorm. Man Dies Changing Friend's Flat Tire in Capitol Heights A 35-year-old man lost his life early Tuesday morning changing a friend's tire. Three Bowie Teens Face Multiple Theft Charges The suspects are charged with burglary, theft from an auto and attempted theft from an auto. The …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
County planners may back off plans to widen several roadways and more.
Here are some of the most recent top stories from Prince George's County. Former UMD Student Sentenced for Online Threats A former University of Maryland student who made an online threat to go on a campus shooting rampage was sentenced to three years of supervised probation in Prince George's County Circuit Court on Thursday, according to a news release from the county State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks. Suspect Sought in London Lane Armed Robbery Identified Bowie police have identified a suspect in last week's armed robbery at the 14000 block of London Lane, where a woman was robbed at gunpoint while walking from a parking lot to her house. Explaining Question 6 to a 7-Year-Old A young boy asks his mother about a yard sign on Question 6…
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Bowie Racetrack may become green space, international film festival opens, and more.
Police say two armed robberies are related; Beltsville research center prepares to dig up radioactive waste buried since the 1940s; local Walmart employees join the national strike, and more—in Prince George’s headlines this week. College Park Gunpoint Robberies Linked Prince George's County Police are looking into two armed robberies and an attempted armed robbery in College Park Wednesday. The incidents were related, police said. BARC to Remove Radioactive Waste From Beltsville Grounds The Beltsville Agriculture Research Center is preparing to dig up radioactive waste buried on its grounds since the late 1940s, according to Kim Kaplan, spokesperson for the Agricultural Research Service, of which the Beltsville center is a part. The …