Category: Law enorcements

City Offers Help in Faster Fingerprinting of Suspects

Changes to state law effective January 1, 2013 allow police officers to issue citations in lieu of arrest for certain offenses that previously required full arrest and processing at the station. However officers are still required to take offenders to District 1 or Upper Marlboro for fingerprinting and pictures. In meetings with both UMD Police […]

Sunday March 31st, 2013 in Law enorcements | No Comments »

Maryland’s New Scooter Law

Here is a video explaining Maryland’s new scooter and mopeds.

Saturday September 22nd, 2012 in Law enorcements, Transportation | 1 Comment »

Police to Outreach to Metro Riders Today

Dubbed Operation Blue Tide, the PGPD and Metro Police will jointly start a campaign to outreach the Metro riders to curb crime in Metro’s PG county stations today. Here is more.

Wednesday June 29th, 2011 in Law enorcements | No Comments »

Area Homicides Rise 28% in May

As a new summer season is upon us, it’s not only bringing warm weather, but also a rise in violent crimes in the area. According to this report, area’s homicide figure has risen to 28% in the past month, 46 in total. Last year, the figure was 36. College Park and the surrounding area had […]

Thursday June 2nd, 2011 in Law enorcements, Police | No Comments »

City to Spend More on Contract Police, Public Saftey Staff

The Council had its second and final work session on budget recently and made a few changes to the proposed FY 2012 draft budget. The most significant of largest of which was a substantial increase for additional City contract police, which we are using the speed camera revenue to pay for.  Most of these items […]

March 2011 NCP Crime Report

In March 2011, 58 crime incidents have been reported in north College Park. When compared with the February data, the figures have gone down slightly (from 62 to 58), yet the incident figures are way too high for a small neighborhood like ours, with an average of 2 incidents happening every day on average. The […]

Monday April 18th, 2011 in Crime Reports, Law enorcements | No Comments »

Police Alerts Citizens Following a Series of Thefts

The Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) is urging citizens to be aware following a series of thefts that have occurred at gas stations. In these cases, the suspect will wait for the victim to leave their vehicle unattended and use this opportunity to steal their valuables/purses. These occurrences have taken place during the morning […]

Saturday March 12th, 2011 in Law enorcements, Police | No Comments »

Neighborhood Watch Meeting This Thursday

Neighborhood Watch As our area is getting hit with an extraordinary amount of crime incidents lately, so arises the need for engaging of city residents into crime fighting activities. There will be an important training event for Neighborhood Watch participants from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10th, 2011 at City Hall. The training […]

Meet the New Police Chief – Hector Velez

After serving only 9 months as the District 1 Police Chief, Mr. Liberati is leaving his post. Capt. Hector Velez, a 16-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Police Department will assume the rolw of District 1 Commander role. Earlier, Mr. Velez was assigned to the District 1 substation, which includes Hyattsville, Langley Park and […]

Saturday March 5th, 2011 in Law enorcements, NCPCA, Public Safety | No Comments »

City Fails to Make Residents Feel Safer, Survey Says

About 1 in 4 residents don’t completely feel safe when they walk on neighborhood streets About 2 in 5 residents don’t completely feel safe in the neighborhood where they live About 2 in 3 residents don’t completely feel safe near the Greenbelt Metro station These are only a few numbers that the City disclosed recently on its bi-yearly […]

Friday March 4th, 2011 in Law enorcements, Public Safety | No Comments »

Police Nabs North College Park Robbery Suspects

After a string of armed commercial robberies in the city, here comes some relief. Yesterday afternoon, the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Robbery Unit has made two arrests in connection with multiple commercial armed robberies. According to PGPD, On February 25, 2011 at approximately 9:30 p.m., Derek Sean Waddy, 29, of the 9900 block of 51st […]

Wednesday March 2nd, 2011 in Law enorcements, Public Safety | No Comments »

Second Armed Robbery in Hollywood Shopping Plaza

Just three days after the tobacco shop Bamboo Eater was robbed, a second store in the Hollywood shopping plaza ‘El Cordoves’ was robbed at gunpoint.  El Cordoves is a Latino grocery store, located at 9933 Rhode Island Ave in Hollywood shopping Plaza. The store opened its door only about a year ago. According to the Prince […]

Wednesday February 16th, 2011 in Law enorcements, Police | No Comments »

Residents, Police to Discuss Gangs in Neighborhood

If you have seen group of young folks hanging around your street corners after dark, night after night, for no apparent reason, chances are that they are part of organised gangs. The presence of gangs in our county is real. According to a recent statistics, there are some 23 gangs in our part of the […]

Tuesday January 25th, 2011 in Law enorcements, Police | No Comments »

Hit by ‘Homicide a Day’, County Officials Turn to FBI, Pastors

Hit by 13 homicides in the first 13 days of the year, the Prince George’s officials are scrambling their heads on what to do to tackle this unusual spike of violent crime incidents. According to the Washington Examiner, the county’s 13 killings exceed the 12 U.S. military deaths that have occurred this year in Afghanistan as […]

Saturday January 15th, 2011 in Law enorcements, Police, Public Safety | No Comments »

January 2011 Crime Map

Today, I received the first batch of weekly crime reports from the PGPD community liaison officer Jaron Black; so I thought I should plug them in to our January crime map. I will add more crime data as I receive them from Ofc. Black and College Park contract police officer. Please check back this map in coming […]

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