Monday, April 29, 2013
The officer reportedly flipped his marked SUV and struck a lamppost Monday morning.
The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating a crash involving one of its own officers early Monday morning in South Laurel. According to police, officers responded to the scene of an accident on Baltimore Avenue and Contee Road around 2 a.m. A county police officer driving a marked SUV reportedly hit a curb while trying to turn onto Contee Road. The SUV flipped over and crashed into a lamppost, police said, which in turn landed on several parked cars. Speed and weather may have been factors in the accident, according to the department's initial investigation. The officer, a two-year veteran, has been treated and released from the hospital.
Monday, March 25, 2013
The victims have been identified as Lanham residents Leo Castro and Jose Rodrigeuez.
Update, 11:55 p.m.: Police have identified the victims in Monday morning's fatal crash in Glenn Dale as Leo Castro, 46, and Jose Rodrigeuez, 30, both of Lanham. Orignial article: Two people are reported dead after a fatal crash Monday morning in Glenn Dale. According to Prince George's Fire/EMS Spokesman Mark Brady, the crash occurred around 8 a.m. in the 10800 block of Lanham-Severn Road. When rescuers reported to the scene, they found four people injured and transported them to local hospitals. By 9 a.m, Prince George's County Police reported that one of the injured was pronounced dead, one remained in critical condition and two were in serious condition. Police continued to investigate the crash scene throughout the day, and just after…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The District 4 officer died while he was off-duty.
A Prince George's County police officer died Thursday after succumbing to injuries from an accident in Clinton. Ofc. Kevin Bowden, 28, was killed after his cruiser crashed into a utility pole shortly after 3 p.m. Bowden was off-duty at the time. Photos from the crash show the cruiser severely damaged. Police and EMS responded to the scene of the accident at the intersection of Surratts Road and Branch Avenue, where they noted two vehicles—Bowden's cruiser and a SUV—were involved in the crash. A preliminary investigation revealed that Bowden was driving northbound on Branch Avenue in his marked vehicle when he collided with the SUV. The collision forced his vehicle into a utility pole. He was transported to Southern Medical Hospital where …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Police hope outreach will help solve honor student's murder; an off-duty policeman pulls a woman away from a burning truck; and Bed, Bath & Beyond officially closes in Bowie town Center.
A high school junior is gunned down, the NAACP files a complaint against Laurel police; county police hope outreach will help solve student's murder; off-duty policeman works to rescue woman from flaming truck; and Bed, Bath & Beyond officially closes in Bowie Town Center—in Prince George's County headlines this week. Central High Junior Gunned Down While Walking to School Police are investigating the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Marckel Ross, a junior at Central High School in Capitol Heights. NAACP Files Complaint About Laurel Police With Feds After a video of a Laurel Police officer striking a handcuffed man in August surfaced, the Prince George's County Chapter of the NAACP is asking the Department of Justice to intervene and …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Men argue, one is killed; Bowie man charged in multiple child sex abuse cases; pit bull bill passes in committee; rubbernecking is likely culprit in double Beltway accident, and more.
Video of a policeman repeatedly striking a handcuffed man emerges; a man dressed like a woman robs Bowie Bank; Riverdale man is fatally shot; Bowie man faces multiple child sex abuse charges; Senate committee passes pit bull bill; rubbernecking is likely culprit in double Beltway accident; search is on for new superintendent of public schools; and small businesses strive to survive in College Park—in Prince George's County headlines this week. Report: Video Depicts Laurel Police Hitting Handcuffed Man All eyes are on the Laurel Police Department after a video surfaced this week of a officer hitting a handcuffed man in the face. LPD say they are investigating the incident, which happened at a bar in Laurel over the weekend. Robbery …
Friday, May 18, 2012
One woman is dead and two others are injured, following a three-vehicle crash in Bowie Friday morning.
Prince George's County Police are investigating a three-car accident in Bowie, MD, Friday morning that lead to a woman's death, according to The Gazette. Anastacia Rose Smith, 21, was sitting inside of a car stopped at an intersection on MD 197 at about 2:35 a.m., when it was struck from behind by another vehicle speeding in the northbound lane approaching U.S. 50, The Gazette reported. Both cars struck a third car before ending up in the southbound lanes, according to the report. Police stated that Smith, of the 13700 block of Gulliver's Trail in Bowie, was pronounced dead around 5:21 a.m. at a local hospital, according to The Gazette. She was the passenger in a car driven by a 22-year-old woman, who was injured, according to the report. …