Monday, May 20, 2013
Prince George's County police said Friday, the men targeted homes in Oxon Hill and Fort Washington.
Three men were arrested and charged in a burglary spree that targeted more than 50 homes across Prince George's County, according to the county police department. Anthony Nyrekie Edwards, 40, of the 2400 block of Owens Road in Oxon Hill was arrested along with David Benjamin Neal, 24, of the 2300 block of Owens Road and Jamal Cooke, 21, of the 2300 block of Owens Road. The suspects went to homes in Oxon Hill and Fort Washington taking weapons, computers, jewelry, televisions and other personal belongings, police reported. They even reportedly stole a safe with valuables worth nearly $70,000. Police said a resident helped them identify the suspects by providing a license plate number for a suspect's vehicle. Edwards and Neal are in the …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
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Sunday, May 19
By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
However, the family may not see any money now that the club where the stabbing occurred is closed and the previous owner is dead, The Daily Record reports.
Children of a man fatally stabbed inside of a Forestville club three years ago won $8.6 million in damages, but may never see a dime, according to The Daily Record. According to the Record, 25-year-old George Cooper's mother and children may have just won symbolically, since the CFE Event Center's owner has since died and the club is defunct. A Prince George's County jury found that the club did not provide ample security during the event when Cooper was stabbed.
Three companies submitted their bids Friday.
The Prince George's County commission tasked to determine which location would be best for a new casino will have to weigh three options after three companies placed bids for three different locations. County Executive Rushern L. Baker III recently told a Washington Business Journal reporter that he preferred MGM's plan at The National Harbor located in Oxon Hill on the Potomac. However, two other bidders—Greenwood Racing, Inc. and Penn National—have also pitched two other locations. Penn National would want their casino as the Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, while Greenwood Racing, Inc. picked an abandoned lot in Fort Washington. So what do you think? Take our poll below and tell us in the comments why you prefer one location over …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Ten people pleaded guilty in a drug conspiracy, including two others from Temple Hills and Fort Washington.
A 48-year-old Upper Marlboro man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday for dealing drugs. Donald Hunter known as "Pep" was sentenced to 188 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland. Hunter, who was arrested in February 2011 and pleaded guilty in June 2011 for conspiracy to distribute phencyclidine (PCP), cocaine base and heroin, and for felony gun possesion had been convicted four times previously on drug charges, according to federal prosecutors. Hunter and at least three other conspirators—including Wayne Glymph and Samuel Braxton— sold PCP, heroin and crack to customers in Prince George's County and Washington, DC, according …
Using red light and speed cameras, targeted stings and other methods, police departments and municipalities hope to prevent pedestrian-related accidents, after a number of fatalities.
Pedestrian-related accidents have seen an unfortunate increase recently, particularly in Montgomery County. There have been 14 pedestrian accidents just this year, five of which resulted in fatalities. There was even one incident in Bethesda where a car struck an infant in a stroller being pushed across a crosswalk. “We, the parents of students attending Bethesda Elementary School, are horrified by the number of traffic accidents and near-accidents in and around downtown Bethesda,” said an online petition launched by Bethesda elementary school parents. “The safety of this walkable haven is at risk.” While there haven’t been as many pedestrian-related deaths in Prince George’s County this year, College Park officials recognize that …
Since 2011, 25 people in the two counties have died in pedestrian accidents. Here is more information on when and where each of these accidents occurred.
Here is a map of the speed camera locations found throughout Prince George's County.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The residents thanked the Prince George's County firefighters for watching their dog during an emergency.
A call for a gas leak turned into an unlikely adventure in dogsitting for some Prince George's County firefighters, according to a fire spokesman. On May 9, county firefighters responded to a call for a natural gas leak in the 7000 block of Berkshire Drive in Camp Springs, spokesman Mark Brady reported, after a gas line was struck and broken by a WSSC contractor. Several homes were evacuated after a strong gas odor wafted through the air, Brady said, but when firefighters approached the home closest to the leak—there was no response at the door. The firefighters broke in triggering the homeowners' alarm and found a dog, Duffy. When one of the homeowners received a call about a "break-in" and then learned of the gas leak, he went home, …
The 30-year-old is the newest and youngest pilot-in-command for Prince George's County police.
Cpl. Ben Conner is Prince George's County police's newest Pilot-in-Command and he's only 30. According to the county's police department, Conner is the force's youngest pilot-in-command as of May 8, when he completed nine months of intensive training. He always had an interest in flying, the department reported, and he was given his first familiarization flight by the PGPD Cpl. Steve Grimes when he was only 16. Conner earned his fixed wing license in Bowie and was an instructor for years, before he joined the US Army Reserves in 2009. He is a 7-year veteran of the force and is currently assigned to the Special Operations Division’s Aviation Section.