Friday, January 18, 2013
A former officer shot his mistress in the head and drove their baby daughter to an apartment complex where he left her in a hot car to die, according to prosecutors.
A former Washington DC police officer was found guilty of two counts of first degree murder on Thursday in the 2011 deaths of the mother of his child and of their 11-month old daughter in Prince George's County, prosecutors said in a news release. Richmond Diallo Phillips, 40, killed Wynetta Wright, 20, and their daughter Jaylin to avoid paying child support argued Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, The Washinton Times reported. It took a jury less than two hours of deliberation to convict Phillips. He is scheduled to be sentenced March 22 and faces double life without parole plus 20 years, prosecutors stated. Phillips lured Wright—described as his mistress by prosectors—to the Hillcrest Heights Community Center …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Top stories this week in Prince George's County.
Among stories that received attention this week in Prince George's County were: Criminals trading Tide laundry detergent for drugs, a man sentenced for taking cell phones and cash from people attending a party, and a local yarn store closing in the face of increasingly difficult retail environment. Here are those articles and others. Racehorse Escapes From Laurel Park, Heads Down U.S. Route 1 Drivers along U.S. Route 1 in North Laurel were given quite a start Friday morning when they encountered a riderless racehorse heading south along the highway. Police: Criminals Trade Tide Detergent for Drugs Criminals in Prince George's County are stealing Tide laundry detergent from stores and trading it for marijuana and crack, according to Sgt. …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Two men were shot, one killed, early Friday morning on Landsdale Boulevard in Bowie.
Two men were shot, one fatally, early Friday morning in the parking lot of the T.G.I. Fridays on Landsdale Boulevard in Bowie, according to the Prince George’s County Police Department(PGPD). Police responded to the Bowie Health Center at 1:47 a.m. Friday to find the two victims being treated, said police spokeswoman Cpl. Maria McKinney. One man died from his injuries. Another man suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. It was not clear whether he is still in the hospital or has been released. McKinney said there have been no arrests and officers are still investigating the cause of the shooting and possible suspects. No additional injuries were reported.
A man charged with sexual assault allegedly lures girls out of Value Village stores; police say a common suspect is involved in a string of robberies; and police ID a murder victim, according to recent county police reports.
Police are investigating multiple child sexual assaults, a string of robberies, and an alleged murder, among a number of crimes in the county, according to recent police reports from Prince George's County. Police Charge Bowie Man In Alleged Sexual Abuse of Children Michael David Brochu, 62, of Bowie, has been charged with sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy, a family friend who was visiting him in his home from April 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012, according to a Prince George's County Police Department (PGPD) investigation. In addition Brochu is charged in two other sexual assaults of young boys in Bowie, one involved a family member and the other a boy who he had temporary supervison of, police reported. Anyone with information is asked to …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Highlights from police incidents in Prince George's County. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Capitol Heights Man’s Trail of Violence All in one morning, a male suspect trespassed at a daycare, beat a guard with the guard’s own bat, smashed several windows, stole an employee’s keys, fled in the aforementioned employee’s car, assaulted three officers who tried to control him, and then kicked a hole in the wall while at the police station, according to Prince George's County Police. According to police reports, on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at approximately 10:30 a.m., 26-year old Mickel Tyrone Young entered the “It’s a Family Affair” daycare center, located in the 300 block of Garrett Morgan Boulevard in Landover, where he asked to use the telephone. When the staff refused, Young became violent, according to police. Young, of the …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
This week's top Prince George's County news.
Hearing Postponed for Student Charged in Shooting Rampage Threat A district court hearing for Alexander Song, a University of Maryland student who police say threatened to go a campus shooting rampage, has been postponed until next week. Over the weekend of March 10 and 11, Alexander Song allegedly posted comments on reddit.com and Omegle.com, that he planned to conduct a campus shooting. Sierra Leoneans Take Action After Greenbelt Man Murdered In the wake of the murder of Aiah Nyanga Tongu, people from Sierra Leone are organizing a local town hall meeting to stop violence in their community. With Casino in Doubt, Prince George’s Deals with Budget Woes County Executive Rushern L. Baker said this week he was preparing for a "doomsday" …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Highlights of police reports for Prince George's County. The following information was supplied by the Prince George's County Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Ben Luong
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
This past weekend in Prince George's County resulted in four murders and one incident, which has been classified as a justifiable homicide, said Prince George's Police Department (PGPD) Chief Mark Magaw in a news conference on Tuesday. Investigators have concluded that none of the incidents involved random victims and none of the incidents are connected, Magaw added. The following is a timeline of murders, homicide and the non-fatal shootings that occurred over the weekend of March 30 - April 1. A police video where Magaw and PGPD Assistant Chief Kevin Davis address these incidents is attached. Capitol Heights Teenager Killed During Gun Battle Time: Friday, March 30 at 9:46 p.m. Location: 1600 block of Brightseat Road in Landover, MD …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Prince George's County Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Ben Luong
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Car Stolen With Baby Inside, PGPD Recovers Both Having a stolen vehicle recovered was a relief to one area mother, because she was reunited with her unharmed baby, who was left inside when she was carjacked. According to the Prince George's County Police Department (PGPD) news blog, a vehicle was reported stolen from the 3800 block of Suitland Road in southeast D.C. around 7:35 a.m. on March 13th. Police said that PGPD located the baby unharmed in a reported stolen vehicle later that morning at Rail Street and Arcadia Avenue. According to police reports, the investigation will be handled by the Metropolitan Police Department. Wig & Beauty Shop Targetted For Armed Robbery According to PGPD news blog reports, on March 10th, 2012, at …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Frederick L. Scott was mistakenly given a $75,000 bond and released from jail while awaiting a murder trial.
Prince George's County Police seeking help locating a fugitive who was mistakenly released from jail while awaiting trial. Through the course of their investigation, detectives identified Scott, 24, of the 1900 block of Oliver Street in Chillum, as a suspect in this case, and obtained a first-degree murder warrant for him. Police arrested him on May 5 in Las Vegas and he was extradited to Prince George’s County. Initially, Scott was remanded to county jail on a no bond status. Due to what appears to be a clerical error, Scott was later given a $75,000 bond and released from jail after the bond was posted. Upon realizing its error, the court issued a bench warrant for Scott on Nov. 18. More information, including comments from friends, is…
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker says public support is crucial in deterring homicides.
Joined by a coalition of law and public safety leaders, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker said today that community support is needed to help end violence in the county that has left 13 people dead since Jan. 1. Speaking during a press conference at Prince George’s County police headquarters in Landover, Baker joined acting Police Chief Mark Magaw, Sheriff Melvin High and State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks in giving an update of what the departments were doing to prevent more crimes from happening. Baker called on the community, public safety offices and the state’s attorney to help fight back against homicides. “We are not going to make a good county great without all three coming together,” he said. “I will do everything…