Monday, May 20, 2013
Prince George's County police said Friday, the men targeted homes in Oxon Hill and Fort Washington.
Three men were arrested and charged in a burglary spree that targeted more than 50 homes across Prince George's County, according to the county police department. Anthony Nyrekie Edwards, 40, of the 2400 block of Owens Road in Oxon Hill was arrested along with David Benjamin Neal, 24, of the 2300 block of Owens Road and Jamal Cooke, 21, of the 2300 block of Owens Road. The suspects went to homes in Oxon Hill and Fort Washington taking weapons, computers, jewelry, televisions and other personal belongings, police reported. They even reportedly stole a safe with valuables worth nearly $70,000. Police said a resident helped them identify the suspects by providing a license plate number for a suspect's vehicle. Edwards and Neal are in the …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
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Sunday, May 19
By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
Friday, May 17, 2013
Chief Michael Wynnyk said he was grateful for the hard work from the Prince George's County Police Department.
An arrest was made in Tuesday's break-in in University Park, according to Police Chief Michael Wynnyk. The suspect—who took a tv and several credit cards from a home in the 6500 block of 43rd Avenue— used the credit card at area retail stores, including Target, Wynnyk said. Prince George's County police picked up surveillance video from the store, releasing an image of the suspect to the public. Three men from Lewisdale and DC were arrested in connection with the case, Wynnyk reported. "I take this opportunity to thank the Prince George’s County Police Department District I investigators for a job extremely well done," he said, "and to all of the residents that contacted the UPPD with information regarding this incident, and to Target and …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Three companies submitted their bids Friday.
The Prince George's County commission tasked to determine which location would be best for a new casino will have to weigh three options after three companies placed bids for three different locations. County Executive Rushern L. Baker III recently told a Washington Business Journal reporter that he preferred MGM's plan at The National Harbor located in Oxon Hill on the Potomac. However, two other bidders—Greenwood Racing, Inc. and Penn National—have also pitched two other locations. Penn National would want their casino as the Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, while Greenwood Racing, Inc. picked an abandoned lot in Fort Washington. So what do you think? Take our poll below and tell us in the comments why you prefer one location over …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a man caught by a surveillance camera.
Prince George’s County police have released a photograph of a suspect in Tuesday’s burglary in University Park. Officers responded to the 6500 block of 43rd Avenue on Tuesday after a report of a break-in. The victim told police several credit cards were stolen during the burlgary. Detectives found that the cards had been used at several area retailers, including the Target in Greenbelt. Police were able to retrieve surveillance footage of the suspect, who is described as “a young African American male with a slim build and shoulder length dreadlocks.” A photo of the suspect is attached to this story. Anyone with information about the suspect or the crime is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department at 301-699-2601. …
Two break-ins occurred in the week.
University Park police are investigating two break-ins in town and in one case arrests have been made. Police Chief Michael Wynnyk reported a break-in Tuesday, which occurred during the day when the residents were not home. According to Wynnyk, a suspect broke into a home in the 6500 block of 43rd Avenue. The homeowner reported the crime after realizing the basement window was broken and a flat screen tv and several credit cards were stolen. The suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall man with a dark complexion, medium build with short dread lock style hair. He was wearing dark pants and a dark jacket at the time of the incident. Police are also investigating another break-in at a home in the 6900 block of Forest Hill Drive. According to …
Using red light and speed cameras, targeted stings and other methods, police departments and municipalities hope to prevent pedestrian-related accidents, after a number of fatalities.
Pedestrian-related accidents have seen an unfortunate increase recently, particularly in Montgomery County. There have been 14 pedestrian accidents just this year, five of which resulted in fatalities. There was even one incident in Bethesda where a car struck an infant in a stroller being pushed across a crosswalk. “We, the parents of students attending Bethesda Elementary School, are horrified by the number of traffic accidents and near-accidents in and around downtown Bethesda,” said an online petition launched by Bethesda elementary school parents. “The safety of this walkable haven is at risk.” While there haven’t been as many pedestrian-related deaths in Prince George’s County this year, College Park officials recognize that …
Since 2011, 25 people in the two counties have died in pedestrian accidents. Here is more information on when and where each of these accidents occurred.
Here is a map of the speed camera locations found throughout Prince George's County.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The residents thanked the Prince George's County firefighters for watching their dog during an emergency.
A call for a gas leak turned into an unlikely adventure in dogsitting for some Prince George's County firefighters, according to a fire spokesman. On May 9, county firefighters responded to a call for a natural gas leak in the 7000 block of Berkshire Drive in Camp Springs, spokesman Mark Brady reported, after a gas line was struck and broken by a WSSC contractor. Several homes were evacuated after a strong gas odor wafted through the air, Brady said, but when firefighters approached the home closest to the leak—there was no response at the door. The firefighters broke in triggering the homeowners' alarm and found a dog, Duffy. When one of the homeowners received a call about a "break-in" and then learned of the gas leak, he went home, …