Saturday, October 27, 2012
County planners may back off plans to widen several roadways and more.
Here are some of the most recent top stories from Prince George's County. Former UMD Student Sentenced for Online Threats A former University of Maryland student who made an online threat to go on a campus shooting rampage was sentenced to three years of supervised probation in Prince George's County Circuit Court on Thursday, according to a news release from the county State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks. Suspect Sought in London Lane Armed Robbery Identified Bowie police have identified a suspect in last week's armed robbery at the 14000 block of London Lane, where a woman was robbed at gunpoint while walking from a parking lot to her house. Explaining Question 6 to a 7-Year-Old A young boy asks his mother about a yard sign on Question 6…
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Police are seeking a 16-18-year-old male in the armed robbery of a woman in a parking lot.
Bowie police have identified a suspect in last week's armed robbery at the 14000 block of London Lane, where a woman was robbed at gunpoint while walking from a parking lot to her house. Police Tuesday afternoon released the attached wanted poster, including a photograph of the suspect who is described as between the ages of 16 and 18. Police say residents should not approach the suspect and should consider him armed and dangerous. If anyone sees the suspect, they are asked to contact Det. Wood with the Bowie Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at 301-575-1822. Two bowie teens were also robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of Allen Pond Park on Oct. 20, but police do not believe the two incidents are related.
No injuries were reported and the suspect made off with $14.
Two Bowie teens were robbed at gunpoint by a man wearing a ski mask on Saturday evening, according to Bowie police. The assailant got away with $14. The robbery occurred at around 7 p.m. in the parking lot of Allen Pond Park and was reported to Bowie police by the teens, two boys ages 14 and 15, about an hour later. The victims told police that they were approached in the parking lot by an unknown man wearing a ski mask and glasses, who brandished a handgun at them and demanded their money. The boys handed over $14 and the suspect fled on foot, said police. No injuries were reported and the incident is under investigation. This is the second armed robbery reported in Bowie in a week. Patch reported last week that a woman was robbed of her …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The victim's purse was stolen but she was unharmed by the incident, according to police.
Bowie police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at the 14000 block of London Lane on Tuesday just after midnight. The suspect told police that after getting out of her car in the parking lot of her townhouse complex, she was making her way to her home when she noticed the suspect walking towards her. According to the report, the suspect pointed an unknown weapon at the victim and demanded her purse, and then forcibly removed the purse from her shoulder and fled the scene. Police, including a K9 unit, responded and canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The victim was not injured, but the suspect made off with her black Coach purse containing an Apple iPhone 3 and a Liz Claiborne brown leather wallet, …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Bowie Racetrack may become green space, international film festival opens, and more.
Police say two armed robberies are related; Beltsville research center prepares to dig up radioactive waste buried since the 1940s; local Walmart employees join the national strike, and more—in Prince George’s headlines this week. College Park Gunpoint Robberies Linked Prince George's County Police are looking into two armed robberies and an attempted armed robbery in College Park Wednesday. The incidents were related, police said. BARC to Remove Radioactive Waste From Beltsville Grounds The Beltsville Agriculture Research Center is preparing to dig up radioactive waste buried on its grounds since the late 1940s, according to Kim Kaplan, spokesperson for the Agricultural Research Service, of which the Beltsville center is a part. The …
Friday, October 5, 2012
A suspect wanted for a July 10 armed robbery was arrested Monday.
The Prince George's County Sheriff's Office reported the arrest of Terrance Stevenson—a suspect on the "Sheriff's Most Wanted" list. Stevenson is suspected in an alleged armed robbery in Glenarden in July. He was arrested Monday, the sheriff's office reported. According to the sheriff's warrant, Stevenson allegedly robbed a man in the 8600 block of Leslie Avenue on July 10 by sticking a gun in his face and forcing him to fall over. Two other suspects then stole property from the victim, the warrant stated. Deputies learned of Stevenson's wherabouts in the 6300 block of Hillmar Drive in District Heights Monday. He was arrested there without incident. Prince George's County Police charged Stevenson with armed robbery, robbery, first and …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Police believe the same pair has held up stores in East Riverdale, Suitland, and Landover in the past month.
Prince George's County police have released a video from last week's stickup at East Pines Liquor Store in East Riverdale—one in an apparent string of local robberies. The incident occurred on Sept. 25 at around 7:20 a.m. As seen in the video, two suspects allegedly entered the store and pulled a gun on the employees. After restraining them, police said the pair stole cash from the register and fled the scene. Similar robberies occurred on Sept. 22 at Base Liquors in Suitland and on Sept. 4 at David's Liquors in Landover. In one instance, a suspected getaway vehicle was spotted. Police described it as a white SUV that might be bearing temporary Maryland license plates. The driver was identified as a black woman wearing a white shower cap …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Woman run over by her own car, flag less 35 stars flies over town hall, and man digs deep to recreate 1937 Broadway and Hollywood.
Men demand carryout food at gunpoint; City Council contention stirred by student driver's fence smashing; a woman is run over by her own car; and more—in Prince George's County headlines this week. Men Demand Carryout Food at Gunpoint in Greenbelt Victim surrenders bag. Student Driver Fence Damage Roils Hyattsville Council Contention normally reserved for controversial budget matters centers on drivers education schools' use of parking lot near Magruder Park. Bowie Woman Run Over by Own Car Marie Surowicz, 86, suffered fatal injuries after her own vehicle backed over her in the St. Edwards Catholic Church parking lot Sunday. Witnesses told police that Surowicz's car rolled over her after she exited the vehicle and was knocked off …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
A woman is sentenced after a hit and run that killed a U.S. Senate candidate, Hyattsville seeks to have a police sexual harassment suit dismissed, Laurel's mayor is among the state's highest paid, and more this week.
Officers posed as prostitutes on the phone as part of a sting operation that lead to 30 arrests; a Burger King is robbed at gunpoint; a woman is sentenced after a hit and run that killed a Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate; and Laurel's mayor is listed among the state's highest paid workers due to his transportation job—headlines tell of a busy week in Prince George's County. More Than 30 Arrests in Prostitution Sting More than 30 people were arrested this week in a prostitution sting conducted at College Park hotels, according to Prince George's County police. As part of the operation, female officers posing as prostitutes engaged would-be johns on the phone after placing phony ads on solicitation websites. Man Robs Greenbelt Road …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
County police are trying to identify a suspect in the recent Bowie 7-Eleven armed robbery.
Prince George’s County Police are attempting to identify a man in the June 25 armed robbery of the 7-Eleven at 3570 Crain Highway in Bowie, according to the PGPD blog. They are working to identify the suspect pictured in the attached surveillance photographs, who committed the robbery at about 1:05 a.m. Monday. Police are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for tips leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect. Police request that anyone with information call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the CID-Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905, and refer to case number 12-177-0126. Tips can be left anonymously.