Friday, January 30, 2015

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO



Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Office Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the following felony arrests.
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Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Selvin Salazar of Wheaton, MD who was wanted on a warrant for First Degree Murder that was obtained by the Prince Georges County Police on January 25, 2015. According to the warrant, County Police obtained information that tied Salazar directly to the February of 2013 murder of Meyder Bladmir Yuman.  On January 27, 2015 County Police learned that Salazar was being released by US Marshals from the US Federal Courthouse in Greenbelt, MD. They notified Sheriff’s deputies who took custody of Salazar and transported him to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections (DOC) for processing.

Salazar is also charged with Murder Second Degree, Assault First                                             Degree, Assault Second Degree, and Handgun on Person.  
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                                                    Attempted First Degree Murder
Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Markeith Garris of Hyattsville, MD, who was wanted on an arrested warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder that was obtained by County Police on January 19, 2015. According to the warrant, Garris got into an argument with a relative over a television set; when a second relative tried to intervene Garris threw a cup of gasoline on the person he was arguing with, setting him on fire. The victim suffered burns over several parts of his body.  Deputies attempted multiple times to locate Garris and left their contact information.  Garris called the Sheriff’s Office and after speaking with deputies, turned himself in to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections (DOC) for processing.

Garris is also being charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, Assault First Degree, Assault Second Degree, and Reckless Endanger.  

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Suspect Arrested for 1st Degree Assault

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Duane Lucas of Hyattsville, MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault that was obtained by Prince Georges County Police on January 3, 2015.

According to the warrant, on January 3rd, Lucas got into an argument at a residence in the 3200 block of Powder Mill Road in Hyattsville, MD, when Lucas retrieved an aluminum baseball bat and struck the victim in the back of the head as he tried to walk away. The warrant further states that Lucas broke all of the windows in the victim’s vehicle with the bat before he fled.

Upon receiving the warrant, the deputies’ investigation led them to the residence of a friend of the suspect who opened the door and allowed the deputies to enter.  Lucas was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County, MD Department of Corrections for processing.

Lucas was also charged with Assault Second Degree, Reckless Endangerment, and Malicious Destruction of Property over $1,000.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

PGSO Supports Special Olympics MD by Participating in the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge


Members of PGSO participated in the 19th Annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge in support of Special Olymipics MD today at Sandy Point State Park.



For more information on Special Olympics MD, visit http://www.somd.org/.



Friday, January 16, 2015

Sheriff Deputies Extradite Second Degree Murder Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the extradition of Vinnie Taylor who had been arrested by the St. Louis Police Department on an arrest warrant for Second Degree Murder that was obtained by the Prince George’s County Police on December 10th, 2014.

According to the warrant, on March 20th Taylor was at a hotel located in Capitol Heights, MD, where he gave the victim injections into her buttocks for the purpose of increasing their size. The victim became ill and checked herself into a local hospital where she later died. Detectives were unable to locate any evidence to support that Taylor had any medical training. The warrant also states that the doctor ruled the manner of the victim’s death a homicide.

Deputies traveled to Saint Louis, MO to transport Taylor back so he could appear in the District Court of Maryland for Prince Georges County to face the charge of Murder in the Second Degree. Taylor is also charged with Assault First Degree and Reckless Endangerment.


For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Deputies Arrest Attempted First Degree Murder Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Airmus Dillard of Capitol Heights, MD on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder obtained by the Prince George’s County Police Department on January 8, 2014.

According to the warrant, in January 2014, Dillard and another male victim were engaged in an argument that turned physical at a residence located in the 6400 block of Valley Park Road in Capitol Heights, MD.  Dillard retrieved an edged weapon from his room and struck the victim, penetrating his chest cavity. An investigation developed Dillard as the suspect, and a warrant was subsequently issued for his arrest. 

 On January 12, 2015, Deputies responded to the address of the incident in search of Dillard. An occupant of the home allowed the deputies to enter the residence where they located Dillard hiding in a bedroom closet. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections. 

Dillard is also charged with First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault and Dangerous Weapon with the Intent to Cause Injury 

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Suspect Arrested for 1st Degree Arson #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Juanel Huff of Lanham, MD on an arrest warrant for Arson First Degree that was obtained by the Office of the Fire Marshall on 12/29/14.

According to the warrant, in the early morning of November 5th, in the 8500 block of Fulton Avenue in Glenarden, MD, Huff set fire to her mattress inside a home that was occupied by three other individuals and left. The occupants were alerted to the fire by the alarm of the smoke detector; the fire caused damage to the residence of approximately $8,000.00. The warrant also states that on December 10th, Huff went to the Prince George’s County Police District IV station and told the clerk that she had caused the fire. Fire Marshall Investigators responded and interviewed her.

Upon receipt of the warrant, Deputies went to the residence and noticed Huff walking toward the home. They took her into custody without incident. Huff was transported to the Prince George’s County, MD Department of Corrections.

Huff is also charged with Arson in the Second Degree, Malicious Burning First Degree, and Malicious Destruction of Property. 

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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Warrant Backlog Under 40,000 (Levels Not Seen Since 2007)

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Office Warrant/Fugitive Division reported that the warrant backlog that was over 53,000 four years ago is below 40,000 - a level not seen since 2007.
The news from the Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division comes on the heels of the Crime Reduction Press Conference held yesterday at the Community of Hope AME Church in Temple Hills, MD, where Sheriff  Melvin C. High joined Governor O’Malley and various county leaders including Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, County Police Department Chief Mark A. Magaw, County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, Council Chairman Mel Franklin, Council Member Karen Toles and members of the community to report 2014 Crime Reduction in Prince George’s County.

Referring to remarks he made at the press conference, Sheriff High said, “Four years ago, we set priorities to be successful in our work and to reach goals like this one. That priority was to apprehend violent crime offenders.  In addition, we committed to staying ahead of new warrants coming in and to stopping the growth trend of the backlog,” said Sheriff High.

“Under the Warrant/Fugitive Division, we’ve developed a multi-pronged strategy to manage our warrant process for all types of warrants, even as we stay focused on violent offenders. We’ve serve warrants through arrests, extradition, the enormous success of the team we put on cold cases and warrant operations we undertake throughout the year with assistance from other law enforcement partners. We have a productive interface with the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), the warrant invalidation process we improved with assistance from the legislature has proven successful and we send a letter to individuals with outstanding misdemeanors because sometimes people forget. And, our warrant processing staff manages a huge volume of administrative warrant closures,” said Sheriff High.   
“It’s energizing heading into a new year because our success is based on the commitment of our people to the work we do.”

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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