Thursday, October 30, 2014

Suspect Arrested in a Theft Scheme for over $200,000


Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff’s Warrant/ Fugitive Division reported the arrest of Teresa Ross of Laurel, MD on an arrest warrant for Theft Scheme over $100,000 that was obtained by County Police on October 17th, 2014.

According to the warrant, during the time frame of July 21st thru September 17th, Ross, while working at the Sears in Annapolis MD made fraudulent credit card transactions in order to purchase televisions that were shipped to a location in the 400 block of Warfield Drive in Landover MD. The warrant further states that Ross and her co-defendant used their unique employee identification numbers to override declined transactions in order to earn commissions on fraudulent sales. Sears Loss prevention reported that the scheme resulted in theft valued at over $200,000 dollars.

Upon receipt of the warrant, Deputies’ investigation determined that Ross would likely be located at an address in the 14800 block of Bowie Road in Laurel, MD. In the morning on October 27th deputies went to the location and announced themselves, indicating that they had a warrant for Ross who was there but refused to open the door. Deputies used a key to gain entry to the apartment and Ross was taken into custody and transported to the Department of Corrections in Hyattsville MD for processing.

Ross is also being charged with Theft: $100,000 plus, Con-Theft Scheme $100,000 plus, and Conspire- Theft: $100,000 plus. 


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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Specialized Services Team (SST) Runs for PGSO in DV 5K Run

Specialized Services Team members flank State's Attorney Alsobrooks after representing PGSO in the Family Strong 5K Run to benefit victims of domestic violence.


100 Arrested in 12th Annual Domestic Violence Warrant Sweep


Upper Marlboro, MD… The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff (PGSO) joined Oregon’s Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office and various local law enforcement agencies in its annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail on October 21, 2014.

Twenty teams comprised of Sheriff’s Deputies and law enforcement personnel from the Maryland State Police (College Park and Forestville Barracks), United States Marshals Service,

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD), Capitol Heights Police Department, Cheverly Police Department, Glenarden Police Department, Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) attempted to serve warrants at 295 addresses.


PGSO Deputies made100 arrests to close 124 outstanding warrants, the majority of which were domestic violence related.  Among the charges of the arrestees, 50 were for domestic violence related Second Degree Assaults, one First Degree Burglary warrant, one First Degree Assault Warrant and attempted First Degree Murder.  Additionally, a domestic related incident occurred during the sweep that resulted in an arrest.

In addition three detainers were lodged for individuals found jailed in other jurisdictions, two defendants were identified as having been deported, and one defendant is reportedly deceased.

Close to 1150 law enforcement members throughout the nation participated in the warrant sweep, making over 3500 warrant services attempts and serving over 919 arrests warrants. The Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff reported the highest number of warrants served, nationally.

“This operation is always on our calendar during Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” said Lieutenant Colonel Regina Taylor, Bureau Chief Field Operations. “And, we are always pleased with the results that we achieve because of the enhanced capacity we gain when so many of our partners join us in this important effort.”
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For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

                                                                             

Three Deputy Sheriffs Graduate Police Academy Session 127

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff welcomes three new Deputies to our ranks who graduated from the Prince George’s County Police Academy on Tuesday October 21, 2014. Deputy Sheriffs Eric Bell II, Schuyler Green, and Armagan Patrick, all successfully completed eight rigorous months of police Academy basic training as members of Session 127.


Family and friends of the Deputies gathered at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Upper Marlboro, MD to see their loved ones sworn in and to witness their commitment to protect and serve the citizens of Prince George’s County.

“We are proud to welcome these new Deputies. New recruits, as a part of our overall hiring strategy, bring a fresh and contemporary perspective to our agency and the county’s public safety family,” said Sheriff High. “If their achievement in this very rigorous police academy is any indication of their desire to serve the citizens of this county, then law enforcement in the county will continue to have a positive future.”

Sheriff High joined County Executive Rushern L. Baker and other public safety agency heads in congratulating the graduates for their accomplishments and successful completion of the academy.

The remaining graduates in Session #127 will join the Prince George’s County Police Department the Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department, and the Maryland National Capital Park Police – Prince George’s County Division.
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For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

                                                                              

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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