Among stories that received attention this week in Prince George's County were: a Green Party candidate struck in a hit-and-run, an officer to serve 30 days in the UMD beating case, and a woman released from jail by mistake. Here are those articles and others.
Prince George's County police are investigating the fatal shooting of a Lanham man in his rental home Wednesday afternoon. According to police, it was not a random crime, but detectives are working on identifying a motive and suspects.
No Criminal Wrongdoing Found in Case of Officer Who Hit Handcuffed Man
The State's Attorney for Prince George's County announced this week that it had found "no apparent criminal wrongdoing" from an August case in which a Laurel Police officer struck a handcuffed man.
Bob Auerbach, a Maryland Green Party candidate, was hit Wednesday evening and died later that night.
All but 30 days of James Harrison's sentence is suspended, and Harrison will serve most of his time in home detention.
Garnold Maurice King, 48, was a social studies teacher at Isaac Gourdine Middle School when the alleged abuse took place. His former 13-year-old student said that King sexually assaulted her on and off school grounds, according to Prince George's County police.
Greenbelt Police were investigating a hair raising crime which saw one local business lose $23,000 worth of hair weaves last week, according to NBC4. Police on Friday arrested three suspects in DC.
Warrant officers found an Upper Marlboro woman on Tuesday who had been released prematurely from jail because her records had not been updated, according to a Prince George's correctional services official.
Police Nab Suspected Burglars At Pawn Shop
Hyattsville Police Chief credits observant neighbor with helping police catch burglars as they tried to sell stolen TVs at local pawn shop.
Two students from Benjamin Tasker Middle School were charged with robbery and theft under $500 last Friday after stealing an iPhone 4S from one of their classmates, according to a police report.