Tuesday, April 22, 2014

“Celebrating 318 Years of Service in the Office of the Sheriff” Statement from Sheriff Melvin C. High

Upper Marlboro, MD… Sheriff Melvin C. High issued the following statement today to mark the 318th anniversary of the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff:

“April 22, 2014 is the 318th Anniversary of the date the Office of the Sheriff was established. As an integral part of the county and state’s public safety structure, ours is a record of endurance, and of performance and results that have made the county and state safer because of our existence.

Enduring organizations share certain characteristics - they often serve an important purpose in society, are built on a solid foundation, and they operate with high standards grounded in ethical values and fueled by clarity of purpose.

The Office of the Sheriff is alive and well after 318 years, and we celebrate the legacy we inherited. Today, we are stronger and better, and enormously proud of our history of providing unquestionable value to this community. We are engaged in our work pursuant to “best practices” and our people are well-trained and focused on our mission while honoring our values.

Today, please join me in celebrating our rich history and in looking forward with hope to a bright future in which we continue to serve and give citizens our best.” 

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sheriff Deputies Arrest Assault Suspect


Upper Marlboro, MD… The Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Timothy Robinson of Hyattsville, MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault. The warrant was obtained by Prince George's Sheriff’s Office Deputies on April 7, 2014.

According to the warrant, on April 6, 2014 Robinson allegedly assaulted a female victim, with whom he was romantically involved, by punching her in the head after breaking into her apartment in the 7400 block of Village Green Terrace in Hyattsville, MD. The warrant further states that Robinson became upset with the victim after she told him to leave her apartment. Robinson is also alleged to have punched a minor child when the child attempted to render aid to his mother.

Robinson was located and apprehended at Prince George’s Hospital in Cheverly, MD where he was being treated for self-inflected wounds he sustained while breaking into the victims residence. He was also charged with Assault Second Degree, Child Abuse Second Degree, Theft: Less $1,000.00, and two counts of Malicious Destruction of Property.

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

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Deputies Arrest Attempted Murder Suspect


Upper Marlboro, MD… The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Stanley Allen of Hyattsville, MD on an arrest warrant for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, which was obtained by County Police on April 2, 2014.

According to the warrant, on March 31, 2014 in the 3500 block of Landing Way, Hyattsville, MD, Allen allegedly attempted to drown a female victim, with whom he has a child.  The warrant states that in the altercation that began with an argument, Allen held the victim’s arm behind her back, causing the victim’s arm to break.  

The Warrant/ Fugitive Division’s investigation located Allen in the 6500 block of Landing Way in Hyattsville, MD. He was taken in to custody without incident. He was also charged with Assault First Degree and Assault Second Degree. 

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

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Monday, April 7, 2014

2014 Melvin C. High Scholarship Application Period Opens

Upper Marlboro, MD The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff is proud to announce the opening of the application period for the Fourth Annual Melvin C. High Scholarship program. Each year, Sheriff High awards three scholarships, in the amount of $1,000, to commendable Prince George’s County High School graduating seniors.  The scholarships can be used toward the cost of college tuition, fees or books.  


The Melvin C. High Scholarship was founded by Sheriff High in 2011, with the first seniors receiving awards from the 2011 graduating class.

 Applications for the Melvin C. High Scholarship award will be available in the offices of all Prince George’s County high school guidance counselors, starting April 9th.  The applications are also available through the link on the front page of the Sheriff’s website at http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/sites/Sheriff/Resources/Scholarship/Pages/default.aspx

The application submission period will run from April 9, 2014 through May 9, 2014.  Applications will be collected from high school guidance counselors the week after the closing date and application packages mailed to the Office of the Sheriff must be postmarked no later than May 9, 2014.

To be considered, students must be a Prince George’s County resident, submit the required documentation and meet the following criteria:
•         Accepted for admission to an accredited college or university
•         Be involved in community service or extracurricular school activities
•         Have his/her G.P.A documented by the guidance counselor
•         Provide a letter of recommendation from a member of the faculty
•        Complete a one-page essay answering the question: “How will a college education change your life      and your future?”

Submitted applications are reviewed by an Academic Committee and the Scholarship Selection Committee, who will select the 2014 recipients.  Once the awardees are announced, the Office of the Sheriff will make the award available to the college/university at the time of registration. 

For additional information about the Melvin C. High Scholarship Program, please contact Lt. Col. Regina Taylor at 301-780-7495.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Deputies Arrest Attempted Murder Suspect

 Upper Marlboro, MD… The Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Nelson Rutillo Cruz of Suitland, MD on an arrest warrant for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder, which was obtained by County Police on April 1, 2014.
 
According to the warrant, on March 31, 2014 in the 4600 block of Lacey Ave, Suitland, MD, Cruz allegedly attacked a male victim with a knife and took his wallet. The warrant states that positive identification of Cruz as the suspect was made because Cruz and the victim lived in the same residence.

The Warrant/ Fugitive Division’s investigation determined that Cruz was in Huntington, MD.  With assistance of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Cruz was located in the 1600 block of Solomons Island Rd. in Huntington, MD.  Cruz was taken into custody without incident and transported to the District III Police Station. He was also charged with Assault First Degree, Armed Robbery and Assault Second Degree. 

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

                                                                     
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