Friday, October 24, 2014

Deputies Identified in 911 Domestic Violence Call Shooting

Upper Marlboro, MD... The Prince George's County Sheriff's Office is releasing the names of the deputies who responded to a 911 call for a domestic disturbance with a gun that resulted in one of the deputies discharging his agency issued firearm. The incident occurred on Thursday, October 23, 2014 in the 2300 block of Houston Street, in Suitland, MD.

The deputies are Deputy First Class Kendal Wade, who discharged his weapon, a four year veteran and Deputy Sheriff Private Tiffany Pullam a two year veteran. Both deputies are assigned to the Domestic Violence Intervention Division and are currently on routine Administrative Leave pending further investigation.
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For more information contact the Communication and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sheriff’s Deputy Involved in Shooting after Responding to 911 Call

Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office confirmed a deputy-involved shooting early this morning, at a residence in the 2300 block of Houston Street, in Suitland, MD. The shooting occurred at approximately 1:00 am, after Deputies arrived at the residence in response to a 911 call for a domestic disturbance with a gun.

The Deputies were in the residence speaking with the female victim when the male suspect appeared at the front door and confronted them. Information developed at this time indicates one of the Deputies discharged his agency issued firearm, striking the deceased. He was transported to The Prince George’s Hospital Center, where he was pronounced deceased around 6:00 a.m.

Consistent with standard procedure, the Prince George’s County Police Department is conducting an investigation into the shooting; the Sheriff’s Policy Compliance Division is conducting a concurrent administrative investigation. The involved deputy is a four year veteran assigned to the Domestic Violence Intervention Division. The Deputy involved has been placed on routine Administrative Leave pending further investigation.

Information regarding the involved deputy will be released on October 24, 2014. Information regarding the deceased will be released pending next of kin notification.

For more information contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Press Information Office at 301-780-7354
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

DVID Deputy Rescues Two Individuals from Overturned SUV

Deputy First Class (DFC) Mayberry of the Domestic Violence Intervention Division (DVID) aided two individuals on Saturday who were trapped inside an overturned SUV at the intersection of Ritchie Road and Walker Mill Road in Capitol Heights, MD.

First to arrive on the scene, DFC Mayberry requested that the dispatcher send Fire and Emergency Services along with additional deputies to his location. DFC Mayberry realized that the people inside the SUV were unable to get out since the vehicle was overturned and resting on its roof. Mayberry used his baton to break the window and with the help of a citizen was able to rescue both victims. 

DVID Squad 50 members: Sergeant Connley, Corporal Porter, Corporal Dedier, Deputy Macklin, Deputy B. Williams, and (off duty) Deputy Corporal Kennedy-Nichols along with county police all responded to the scene and assisted the individuals involved and provided traffic control. 

“Thanks to fast thinking and quick action on the part of DFC Mayberry and the citizen, two lives were saved today,” said Sgt. Connley.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.
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Bowie’s St. Matthew’s UMC Joins “Purple Light Nights” Campaign

Upper Marlboro, MD…Youth Pastor, Jen McClurg of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church of Bowie attended the lighting ceremony hosted by Sheriff Melvin C. High and the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Domestic Violence Intervention Division (DVID) on October 9th to launch the “Purple Light Nights” Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign in Maryland.

Purple Light Nights is a national campaign to raise awareness against domestic violence that’s now in 23 states, Canada and Quam. “I am delighted that St. Matthew’s UMC has joined us in this important fight,” said Sheriff High. “Their bell tower bathed in purple light is a beautiful sign that in our community we can be a unified voice against domestic violence.”     
                   
Sheriff High said he is confident that in the years to come hundreds of households will join us during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October by placing a purple light on their porch or in their window and adding their voice to the campaigns message: Domestic Violence Has No Place In Our Community.

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

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Warrant Deputies / U.S. Marshal’s Arrest Armed Robbery Suspects in D.C.

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Anthony McComb and Daryl Thompson, both of Washington D.C. on arrest warrants for Armed Robbery obtained by the Prince George’s County Police Department on August 16, 2014.

According to the warrant, on August 15, 2014, McComb and Thompson forced a male associate into an apartment in the 4000 block of 28th Avenue in Temple Hills, MD at gunpoint. The warrant further states that both McComb and Thompson, struck the victim with a handgun several times around his head and body before stealing $600.00, and taking the keys to his apartment. Both fled in the victim’s vehicle.

Upon receiving the warrant, Deputies began an investigation into the whereabouts of McComb and Thompson. On October 16, 2014 with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Task Force, Warrant Deputies located both McComb and Thompson at a residence in the 200 block of N Street in South West, Washington D.C.  Task Force Officers forced entry into the apartment taking Thompson into custody immediately without incident. McComb was found hiding in a bedroom where he was taken into custody without further incident. Both were transported to the Metropolitan Police Department’s First District Station where they will await extradition back to Prince George’s County.


A search warrant was conducted on the residence at which time a loaded Kel-Tec .9mm PF Semi-Auto Pistol, was located in the same bedroom.  A backpack was also found containing 31.1 grams of suspected Crack Cocaine, with a street value of $6200.00. Packaging materials, typically used for sale of controlled dangerous substances, were also located inside of the backpack.

Both McComb and Thompson are charged with Armed Robbery, First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Handgun on Person, Firearm Use during a Felonious Violent Crime, Theft:$1,000 to under $10,000 and Rogue and Vagabond.

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

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Warrant/Fugitive Division Deputies Arrest First Degree Assault Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Winford Thorne of Hyattsville, MD for First Degree Assault on an arrest warrant obtained by the Prince George’s County Police Department on September 10, 2014.

According to the warrant, on September 7, 2014, Thorne assaulted a female acquaintance at a residence in the 2400 block of Arundel Rd in Mount Rainer, MD following an argument.  Thorne allegedly threw the victim on the bed and strangled her until she lost consciousness.  The victim called 911 for assistance before Throne fled from the residence.

Upon receiving the warrant, Deputies began an investigation into Thorne’s whereabouts. On September 24, 2014, he was located walking in the 6600 block of 23rd Avenue in Hyattsville, MD.  Thorne was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections, Hyattsville Regional Processing Facility.

Thorne is also charged with Second Degree Assault.
  
For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Domestic Violence Intervention Deputies Arrest First Degree Assault Suspect

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Domestic Violence Intervention Division (DVID) reported the arrest of Ashley Miller of Hyattsville, MD for First Degree Assault at an address  in the 7600 block of Allendale Circle, Landover MD on September 26, 2014.

According to the arrest report, Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Allendale Circle on September 26th, for a Domestic Abuse 911 call for service. When Deputies arrived they discovered a male victim suffering from stab wounds to his arm.  The arrest report further states, that Miller and the victim had engaged in a verbal argument that that had begun the previous night and which resulted in Miller retrieving two kitchen knives, with which she taunted and chased the victim before “poking” him in the arm.  The victim escaped and called 911. He was treated for his injuries on scene.

Miller was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Prince George's County Department of Corrections.

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

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