Sheriff's Office Arrests Felony Burglary Suspect

Deputies find suspect in Lanham with a Nintendo Wii, one of the items he allegedly stole, according to the Prince George's sheriff's office.


A felony burglary suspect was arrested Wednesday in Lanham, according to the Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff. He was found with a Nintendo Wii, one of the items he allegedly stole, the sheriff's office said.

Mark Atuonah, 20, of Lanham, was charged with first-degree burglary, misdemeanor theft and malicious destruction of property, according to the sheriff's office. 

Atuonah allegedly broke into a Lanham residence in the 6600 block of 97th Avenue on Oct. 18 and stole a Wii video gaming system, two laptop computers, sports memorabilia items, a computer hard drive and $600, according to the sheriff's office.

Sheriff's deputies apprehended him at his residence in the 6500 block of 97th Avenue and transported him to the Prince George's County Department of Corrections, according to the sheriff's office.

Marc Hinch January 11, 2013 at 12:31 AM
It's getting bad. Make sure you photograph and note the serial numbers of your valuables.
joy green January 11, 2013 at 04:41 AM
I agree it has been bad. The crazy thing is htese guys have been doing theis for along time. let it happen in a white community it is all ove the news. There are not jobs out here whenever you need some help it hard to ge tit. the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor the taxes are raised on everything in the black community while you can get better everything in while community. We as black people need to wake up. we worry about how to make Jordan rich and all htese high ned lables when we are going broke not help ,no education,and nobody cares.These guys need a job it is really hard out here so they figure take it its easy. That is not right but that is the way they think. The law is legalizing drugs what do we expect going to happen. Weed is like cigarettes and they are selling it like candy. it is a mess but what do you expect. this world is messed up and we have ourselves to that for it. Drugs no jobs,no education what do you expect.
Shaka Zulu January 11, 2013 at 03:02 PM
Well Joy it is not just the black community that is hurting for sure, the crazy thing is the black community keeps voting for the same party (the democrats) and nothing is getting better for the black community and never will, the party needs to keep as many people dependent on them in order to stay in power, they are the ones that keep telling you, "you need us, and we will protect you" instead of saying, "rely on yourself, get a education, etc..."
Shaka Zulu January 11, 2013 at 03:03 PM
oh and by the way, Great job Prince Georges county police, sheriffs departments, now if we could only get the judicial system to keep these criminals in jail long enough to make them change we might see some results.
Tiffany January 11, 2013 at 04:48 PM
Oh Wow! I'm still trying to fathom this statement," Black communities keeps voting for the same party...." As if there are trillions of black americans throught-out the U.S. If you were so educated you would have a knowledge of statistics.SMH ... I will agree it is imperative to education ourselves and to share knowledge which some of us don't. Joy- it can be a challenge to get a job. However, networking along with education is extremely important in the corporate world. In my opinion, you never know what drives people to commit crimes.But I do feel people complain rather than attempting to determine a solution. Its a complete disgrace that our youth result into what they assume "the easy way out", not knowing there is no such thing. I wish I could say that things will get better, but apparently jails are becoming overcrowded with criminals. This is why they're releasing criminals early in some cases.
Bailey Henneberg January 11, 2013 at 05:59 PM
Joy, Shaka, Tiffany and Marc -- thank you for your comments. Some of them really got me. I know you aren't all saying the same thing, but I think you have the same concern. I'm hearing you.
Bailey Henneberg January 11, 2013 at 06:12 PM
I shared quotes from some of your comments with Upper Marlboro Patch's Facebook friends—because your discussion is really making me think.
sonia stewart January 11, 2013 at 06:50 PM
What do I expect. I expect people to start teaching values and consequences again to their children. Whether I like it or not I do expect to get a ticket if I speed. I still have an old 20 inch TV because there are other things I need before I get a 50 inch flat screen. I didn't get cable until I was forced to. I didn't get a cellphone until maybe about eight years ago and it's not the fanciest. I realize that if I had gone to Officer's Candidate School I might be earning more but since I don't, I find no reason to take from others. I'm not the most frugal person but I don't take money from others to indulge myself or my children for stuff I know I haven't earned or can't afford. When my ex and I had three children, I had expectations that we would be able to reasonably support them and raise to be responsible adults, they might not be working on a cure for cancer but one is a Marine vet, and all three are working and I don't really worry about them going to jail for robbing someone as they find their way in the world. Sadly too many people unleash unmannered, unneeded, offspring the way people would let out an unneutered dog and hope it won't find its way home. Many people receive assistance for food, buy some snack food, sell the rest "for stuff" and have no food for the kids until the next month. I know if I overspend, I don't borrow or rob people.


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