Monday, February 1, 2016

#PGSO support 20th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park

Last Friday, Members of PGSO participated in the 20th Annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge in support of Special Olympics MD at Sandy Point State Park, for which we raised over $5,000.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

#PGSO Offenders Warrant Operation Received Grant from GOCCP

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/Fugitive Division completed the second and final phase of a violent offender-focused warrant operation that resulted in 403 arrests to close 452 warrants. Both phases of the operation were funded with a grant from the Governor’s Office on Crime Control and Prevention (GOCCP), with the first phase covering the period July1 thru September 30th and resulted in 395 arrests to close 495 warrants.

This phase of the operation, covering the period October 1 thru December 31, also focused primarily on violent offenders. “GOCCP grant funding enables us to produce meaningful incremental results that impact not only the top priority of our overall warrant strategy – arresting violent offenders, but it enables us to continue to reduce warrants on hand,” said Captain Randall Cooper, Assistant Bureau Chief of Criminal Operations.

With the focus on violent offenders, the arrest results from the operation were significant. There were 90 violent offender arrests, including seven for attempted murder, 30 First Degree Assaults, 3 Carjackings, 21 Robberies, 8 Sex Offenses, 2 Rapes, and 19 Burglaries. Of all arrests, 28 were for gun-related charges and Sheriff’s Deputies lodged 16 detainers for violent offenders being held in another jurisdiction. The detainers enable the Sheriff’s Office to extradite the individual back to Prince George’s County.

“Recognizing the scarcity of resources, I am always pleased to report back to GOCCP the results we are able to achieve with the resources they provide; our deputies work hard to maximize those dollars and it shows,” said Sheriff High.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

High School Student Kalib Gresham collects 100 Teddy Bears for Sheriff's Domestic Violence Division #PGSO

Kalib Gresham invited first graders from Grace Brethren Christian School to meet Sheriff High and Chief Assistant Sheriff Palmer at the presentation. Mr. Gresham and Grace Brethren Christian School become part of the Teddy Bears Partnership. The teddy bears help the deputies reach out to children involved in domestic violence situations.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

# PGSO Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday with a "Stop the Violence March"

On a very chilly morning County and state leaders spent Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday together along with hundreds of citizens at the "Stop the Violence March" at FedEx Field. #PGSO 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Office Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the following felony arrests:
Firearm/Drug Trafficking Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Terry Phillips of Capitol Heights, MD who was wanted on an arrest warrant for Drug Trafficking obtained by County Police Special Investigation Division on December 17, 2015.

According to the warrant, County Police Detectives executed a court ordered search and seizure
warrant at a residence in the 2000 block of Virginia Avenue in Landover, MD where they found 16 grams of suspected marijuana, two digital scales, a handgun, legal lease documents and over $1,100 dollars. Following a search of the residence and further investigation, police detectives sought an arrest warrant for Phillips.

On January 8, 2015, Deputies along with members of the PGSO Specialized Services Team (SST) located Phillips at the address of the incident. As they arrived at the residence, they saw someone believed to be Phillips fleeing from a bush. After a short foot chase, Phillips was captured, custody was transferred over to County Police after which he was transported by County Police to the Prince George’s Hospital for injuries obtained from attempting to scale a fence.

Phillips is also charged with CDS Possession –Marijuana, CDS Possession-Paraphernalia, and CDS Possession with Intent to Distribute.
Armed Carjacking Suspect Extradited

Sheriff’s deputies extradited Kevin Neal to Prince George’s County, MD on January 11th from the Federal Correctional Institution located in Fairton, New Jersey. Neal, who is from the District of Colombia, was wanted on an arrest warrant for Armed Carjacking issued by the District Court of Prince George's County on May 2, 2015.

According to the warrant, on April 28, in the 1000 block of Elkwood Lane in Capitol Heights, Md., Neal and two other suspects approached a couple as they exited their vehicle. As they approached the couple, Neal is alleged to have pointed a handgun at them, demanded their property and ordered them to lie down on the ground, after which he and the others fled the scene in the vehicle. The warrant further states that several items of electronics were stolen.

Neal is also charged with Armed Robbery, Handgun on Person, First and Second Degree Assault, Theft $1,000 to under $10,000 and Firearm Use/Felony Violent Crime.