CRIME & SAFETY
Search Intensifies for Missing Veteran in Charles County
The ongoing search for 25-year-old Jamell Leeheung II, a veteran and father of two, continues following the discovery of his submerged car in Mattawoman Creek, Maryland. Leeheung has been missing since the night of Saturday, November 25. He was last seen out with friends and did not return home. His vehicle was later found underwater by the Charles County Dive Team on Monday, but Leeheung remains unaccounted for.
Woman dead after 2-vehicle crash in Prince George’s Co.
Police said officers responded at around 1:10 a.m. for a crash involving a sedan and an SUV in the area of Landover Road and Kent Town Place. A woman was driving the SUV and was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening.
Woman shot in Prince George’s County mall parking lot
HILLCREST HEIGHTS, Md. (DC News Now) — Police said that a woman was shot in the parking lot near the Shops at Iverson on Thursday afternoon. The Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) said that the shooting took place around 3:40 p.m. The woman was taken to the hospital in stable condition, officials said. As […]
Police Investigating Fatal Shooting In Prince George’s County
TEMPLE HILLS, Md. – The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred in Oxon Hill. The victim is 47-year-old Neris Requeno Rodriguez of Temple Hills. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.
Three Arrested For Murder Of Norfolk State University Student From Prince George's County
Justice may be served for the family of a beloved 20-year-old Prince George's County man who was shot and killed earlier this year near his college in Virginia. Shortly after 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2, officers from the Norfolk Police Department were called to the 2700 block of Gate House Road near Colchester Crescent, where they found Accokeek resident Jahari George suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.
Alexandria is hoping to expand their license plate reader program
The Alexandria Police Department's successful license plate readers have helped recover 22 stolen vehicles, issue 37 arrests or warrants, locate two missing persons, and more than $350,000 of stolen property.
17-year-old shot in targeted attack near DC school, police say
A 17-year-old was hospitalized after a shooting Friday morning near KIPP DC College Preparatory School in Northeast, according to police. D.C. police said a car pulled up at around 10:28 a.m. on Brentwood Parkway near the school and opened fire, hitting the teenage boy and leaving him with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. A spokesperson for the school initially said the 17-year-old was not a KIPP student, but D.C. police later said the teen does attend the school.
APD looking to expand license plate reader program
Alexandria Police look to expand successful license plate readers that have helped recover 22 stolen vehicles, issued 37 arrests or warrants, located two missing persons, and more than $350,000 of stolen property.
Teen Shot In Prince Frederick, Flown To Trauma Center
PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – In a developing investigation, deputies from the Calvert County Patrol Bureau responded to a report of a shooting on Sark Court early Friday morning. At approximately 7:05 a.m., on December 1, 2023, police and rescue personnel arrived at the scene and discovered a 16-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his upper body.
Discover the 5 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Prince George’s County, Maryland
Prince George’s County in Maryland is a vibrant and populous region located adjacent to Washington, DC. It boasts numerous attractions, including the National Harbor, the University of Maryland, and Six Flags America. Nevertheless, the county also faces challenges in certain areas characterized by high crime rates and violence. Here...
Off-duty D.C. policeman arrested following collision in Alexandria
The Virginia State Police have charged Peter W. McCauley, an officer from the Metropolitan Police Department – the name of the District of Columbia’s police force – with a felony for eluding police following a high-speed chase on I-395. On the night of November 22, McCauley, who was off-duty at the time, was spotted by a State Trooper driving a Tesla at 95 mph in a 55-mph zone. The pursuit ended with a collision in Alexandria, resulting in multiple injuries.
Maryland jury to decide whether officer fatally shooting handcuffed man was justified
UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Maryland jury will decide in the coming weeks whether a Prince George's County police officer broke the law when he shot and killed a handcuffed man in 2020.A trial began Tuesday for Michael Owen Jr., who had served on the police force for 10 years when he became the first officer in the county's history to be charged with murder in an on-duty killing. He faces second-degree murder and other charges.In opening statements, prosecutors and the defense agreed on certain basic facts: that Owen fatally shot William Green, 43, while the handcuffed man was sitting in...
Man And Woman Arrested For Kidnapping And Robbing Man In Dc
Wagswoofs – The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) reported that a man and a woman were apprehended on October 12 in Northwest, D.C. for their involvement in a robbery and kidnapping incident. Around noon, a woman agreed to give someone a ride near the intersection of 12th St. and Constitution...
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting and Fire incidents in Calvert County, Maryland
Two incidents occurred in Calvert County, Maryland this week. The first incident involved a shooting on Sark Court in Prince Frederick, where a juvenile male was found with a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a trauma center and a masked male suspect was seen leaving the area in a black SUV. The second incident was an early morning fire at Jersey Mike's Subs in Dunkirk. The fire was detected by an automatic fire alarm and was contained to a small area thanks to the sprinkler system.
Woman found dead in vehicle at busy Alexandria gas station
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - On Monday morning, just before 8:15, the Alexandria Police Department received a call from someone who found a woman's lifeless body at a gas station on King Street. The woman was inside a vehicle when officers arrived, and the first responders who came to the scene to...
The Double-Edged Sword of License Plate Readers in Law Enforcement
The Alexandria Police Department has recently enhanced its law enforcement capabilities by implementing license plate readers (LPRs), which have already demonstrated significant benefits for public safety. With the deployment of six LPRs, the department boasts the recovery of 22 stolen vehicles, the retrieval of over $350,000 in stolen property, and contributions to 37 arrests or warrants, along with locating two missing individuals. The technology scans and cross-references license plates against criminal databases, delivering real-time alerts to officers. The city, recognizing the success, is planning to double down on this technology by adding twelve more readers.
Local musician and family lose home to fire
TEMPLE HILLS, Md. — A local Go-Go drummer and his family are facing a tough start to the holidays. Their apartment was destroyed in a fire Thanksgiving weekend, and now they're trying to start over. Chris Lee and fiance Latisha McClam's kids received a call Saturday night that would...
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Shooting and Lawsuit Alleging Civil Rights Violations in Landover Hills
Three men from Lanham, Maryland have been arrested for a fatal shooting that occurred in Landover Hills on Thanksgiving Day. Police responded to the shooting and found a man with gunshot wounds who later died in the hospital. In a separate incident, four residents of Landover Hills have filed a $16 million lawsuit against the Prince George's County Police Department, alleging civil rights violations. The lawsuit claims that police unlawfully entered their premises and shot a dog during a 2021 encounter.