Thursday, January 17, 2013
Readers expressed aggravation after a January crime story in Prince George's County.
Commenters vented their frustration on the heels of a January story about Mark Atuonah who is charged with stealing a Nintendo Wii along with other items, according to the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office. "These guys need a job it is really hard out here so they figure take it its easy," Joy Green stated at the end of the Upper Marlboro Patch report. "That is not right but that is the way they think." Marc Hinch commented, "It's getting bad. Make sure you photograph and note the serial numbers of your valuables." The charges against Atuonah, 20, of Lanham, have not yet been adjudicated. But many commenters expressed aggravation over a crime problem that reaches beyond Lanham's borders. "I'm not the most frugal person but I don't …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The man died in his rental home on Old Franklin Avenue Wednesday afternoon.
Prince George's County police are investigating the fatal shooting of a Lanham man in his rental home Wednesday afternoon. Police responded to a home in the 10100 block of Old Franklin Avenue around 3:10 p.m. Wednesday for a report of shooting. When they arrived, they found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to police, it was not a random crime, but detectives are working on identifying a motive and suspects. PGPD Cpl. Larry Johnson told The Gazette that the early investigation indicates the man was targeted. The Washington Post reported through an anonymous police source that two assailants entered the home from the back door where they shot the man. …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Derek Slocum will pay just $190,000 for a home valued at $250,000.
The winner of a housing lottery run by the Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development had a chance to tour his new home in Lanham on Tuesday, WJLA reports. Derek Slocum, currently a District resident, will pay just $190,000 for a rehabbed house valued at $250,000. The housing department purchased the foreclosed home with the help of federal funds after it had sat vacant for a year. Following renovations, the deed was entered as the prize for the county's first-ever housing lottery. "It is simply beautiful," Slocum told county officials and members of the press gathered for the event. Read the full story from WJLA.