Thursday, October 18, 2012
The juvenile was released into the custody of his mother.
A Hyattsville-area juvenile was arrested in connection with the cell phone robbery of a University of Maryland student on campus Wednesday, according to a UMD alert. Detectives began investigating the crime and identified an address in the Hyattsville-area as the possible location of the phone. The detectives recovered several items linking the juvenile to the crime. The juvenile was later released into the custody of his mother, the alert said.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The student was not injured.
A female University of Maryland student was robbed of her cell phone Wednesday, University of Maryland Department of Public Safety said. While she was walking through lot 1D, a young male approached her on a bicycle and asked to borrow her cell phone, police said. The student did not hand over the phone and boy grabbed the phone and rode off on his bicycle toward Presidential Drive, police said. The student tried to stop the boy by grabbing his shirt, but after a brief struggle, let him go. The male dropped his bicycle at the intersection of Campus Drive and Presidential Drive then ran toward Adelphi Road and Tulane Drive. The student was not injured. No weapons were used in the robbery. Individuals with any information regarding the …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Local jeweler faces heartache as store closes after 63 years; deputies arrest “Sheriff’s Most Wanted” suspect; police seek suspects in string of robberies; and more.
Judge denies dismissal of former police officer’s sexual harassment lawsuit against city; video captures violent Riverdale robbery; former county fire official sentenced in extortion scheme; second-generation local jeweler faces heartbreak as 63-year-old store closes; and more—in Prince George's headlines this week. Video: Camera Catches Violent Riverdale Robbery, Two Arrests Made Prince George's County Police have made two arrests but are searching for a third suspect involved in a violent robbery last week outside of an East Riverdale restaurant. The incident was caught by a nearby security camera. Former Prince George’s Fire Official Sentenced In Extortion Scheme Karl Granzow was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in jail. Granzow was …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
A security camera captured the incident, which took place in the 6000 block of Riverdale Road.
Update, Oct. 3 A second suspect, also a juvenile, was arrested Tuesday in connection with last week's robbery, according to Prince George's County Police. Update, 5:16 p.m.: Prince George's County Police say they made one arrest on Monday in connection with last week's robbery outside of a Riverdale restaurant. The suspect, described as a juvenile, was not immediately identified. Original article: Prince George's County Police are searching for three suspects accused of robbing a man Friday outside of a restaurant in East Riverdale. According to the PGPD, the victim had just left the restaurant the 6000 block of Riverdale Road around 5:30 p.m. when the assailants approached him and asked him for a smoke. As he began to offer a cigarette, …
Police believe the same pair has held up stores in East Riverdale, Suitland, and Landover in the past month.
Prince George's County police have released a video from last week's stickup at East Pines Liquor Store in East Riverdale—one in an apparent string of local robberies. The incident occurred on Sept. 25 at around 7:20 a.m. As seen in the video, two suspects allegedly entered the store and pulled a gun on the employees. After restraining them, police said the pair stole cash from the register and fled the scene. Similar robberies occurred on Sept. 22 at Base Liquors in Suitland and on Sept. 4 at David's Liquors in Landover. In one instance, a suspected getaway vehicle was spotted. Police described it as a white SUV that might be bearing temporary Maryland license plates. The driver was identified as a black woman wearing a white shower cap …
Monday, October 1, 2012
A summary of incidents from Sept. 23-29.
Below is a rundown of notable police responses from the past week in College Park (via Crime Reports). The log includes several thefts on Campus Drive and a robbery on 48th Avenue.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
New help for Prince George's job seekers; Fright Fest to open; Hyattsville once staging ground for massive women's motorized rally; two arrested on marijuana charges in T.G.I. Friday's parking lot; and scooter and moped owners prepare to shell out more.
Police catch man lugging five-pound water jug filled with coins and cash; robbers run off with hair; attempted stabbing in Riverdale; and more in Prince George's County headlines. Water Jug Packed With $750 in Cash Leads to Man's Arrest A man lugging a five-gallon water jug full of coins and bills dropped the jug as police approached but failed to elude officers and is now charged with housebreaking. Robbers Hit Females With Pepper Spray, Steal Hair Two males pull out pepper spray and make off with hair and money in Greenbelt, MD. Riverdale Man Charged in Attempted Stabbing A 48-year-old Riverdale man is accused of an attempted stabbing last week at a residence in Arlington, VA. When Suffragettes Rallied in Hyattsville Did you know …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
NAACP calls for removal of officer seen striking handcuffed man; principal of new TAG school shares vision; lawyers ask judge not to dismiss sexual harassment case against police, and more.
Upper Marlboro Man Gets 25 Years for Fast Food Robbery The assailant pistol whipped a fast food manager and then stuck him in the freezer. NAACP Calls For Removal of Laurel Police Officer Leaders of the Prince George’s County Branch of the NAACP and community members in Laurel are calling for the removal of a Laurel police officer who was filmed last week striking a handcuffed man at a local bar. Lawyers Ask Judge to Reject Motion to Dismiss Sex Harassment Case Lawyers for Marsha Lessard, the former city police officer who has brought a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against the Hyattsville City Police Department, have asked the judge to reject a motion filed by city attorneys to dismiss Lessard's lawsuit. Principal of …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
This week's top headlines in Prince George's County.
Shooting Near University of Maryland Campus, Suspect in Custody Prince George's County police are investigating a shooting that started in the 4700 block of Lakeland Road in College Park Thursday night and ended in a massive police convergence at the McDonald's at 8301 Baltimore Avenue. The suspect, 21-year-old Andre McKoy, was found to be high on PCP. PGPD Seek Suspect in Greenbelt Road Robbery of Xtra Mart The Prince George’s County Police department seeks information about a suspect in the Tuesday morning armed robbery of the Xtra Mart gas station at 5919 Greenbelt Road. Bowie Home Consumed in Generator Fire A single-family home in Bowie was consumed by flames on Saturday when a gas generator was placed too close to the home and ignited…
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Incident occurred on July 3 at 11:35 a.m.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Ben Gross
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) is seeking to identify a suspect that committed an armed robbery at the Xtra Mart gas station at 5919 Greenbelt Road on Tuesday, July 3, at approximately 11:35 a.m. PGPD is encouraging anyone with information regarding the case (#12-185-1188) to contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-8477 or the county’s CID-Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905. Citizens that use the Crime Solvers line may remain anonymous. There is a reward of up to $1,000 for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspect. According to the PGPD public information staff, there is no new information regarding the case at this time. Stay tuned to Patch for further details.