Monday, April 29, 2013
Baltimore Ave. was partially shut down following the accident.
Update, 12:56 p.m.: U.S. Route 1 has been reopened in both directions, according to University of Maryland police. Original article: Police and fire officials are urging motorists to avoid the area of U.S. Route 1 and Campus Drive following a "serious" police-involved crash Monday morning. According to Prince George's County fire spokesman Mark Brady, the accident occurred in the 8100 block of Route 1 just north of the gates to the University of Maryland. Brady tweeted that two law enforcement officers on motorcycles suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash and were transported to a trauma center. Neither officer was from a Prince George's County police force, Brady said. UMD police report that the southbound lanes of Route 1 …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Police say three people assaulted a trio of UMD students before taking their valuables and fleeing.
Authorities say six people were taken into custody Saturday after an early morning robbery in College Park. According to University of Maryland police, three UMD students were walking in the area of Pontiac Street and Baltimore Avenue around 12:40 a.m. when they were approached from behind by three suspects. The suspects reportedly asked if the students had any money. When they did not respond, the suspects assaulted the students before taking their valuables and fleeing on foot, police said. After responding to the scene, Prince George's County and University of Maryland police conducted a search of the area. UMPD units eventually located one of the students' stolen cell phones and the three original suspects, police said. The suspects …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Graduate student Dayvon Maurice Green took his life after firing on his roommates, killing one.
Editor's note: Early Tuesday morning, two University of Maryland students were left dead and another injured in a shooting on 36th Ave. in College Park. Police say that the gunman, identified as 23-year-old graduate student Dayvon Maurice Green, set several fires around his house before shooting two of his roommates when they came outside. One—Stephen Alex Rane, 22, of Silver Spring—was later pronounced dead, while another suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Green then turned the gun on himself, according to police. News of the incident sent shockwaves around College Park and the UMD community. Find continuous coverage of this story below, or follow the latest from College Park Patch on Twitter and Facebook. Update, 8:21 p.m.: UMD …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Five-year-old Nathan Norman, who is fighting terminal cancer, is asking for cards from emergency responders.
Update, Dec. 11, 2:40 p.m.: Five-year-old Nathan Norman is battling terminal cancer. While he's fighting the fight, he asked for Christmas cards from police officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel. Prince George's County responders got together to send him their greetings. Fire and rescue and emergency personnel have been sending Nathan cards and gifts from all across the country, the Nathan Charles Norman blog reports. See the blog for updated information on his health and the response he is receiving for his request for cards. Editor's Note: An early report had incorrect information about Nathan Norman's age. We regret this error.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Next Friday members of the University of Maryland and Prince George's police departments will play local teens in the first Police-Community Basketball Game at the College Park Community Center.
Local police will face off against local teenagers in a friendly game of basketball next Friday in an effort to build better relationships with the community. On December 7 at 7:30 p.m., Chief of Police David Mitchell and other officers of both the University of Maryland Police Department and Prince George’s County Police Department will play at the College Park Community Center in the first of a series of games planned for the near future. “The whole purpose of this game is just to make sure we can start building trust and relationships,” Director of Community Engagement at the University of Maryland Gloria Aparicio Blackwell said. The game is the first in a monthly series of games designed to bring police officers and local teenagers …