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Sheriff High Discusses First Ninety Days in Office

Sheriff High Discusses First Ninety Days in Office

This story comes to us from Sharon Taylor:

Prince George’s County, Maryland-Sheriff Melvin C. High said at his first press conference as Sheriff, that he has achieved the goals he set out for the first ninety days of his administration as Sheriff and that the Agency is where he hoped it would be.  The Sheriff said warrants have been reduced by over 3,000 since he took office and that the approach he and his leadership team took from day one was to roll up their sleeves with specific plans for the Agency.

“Today, we are quite literally where I hoped to be in the first ninety days in office,” said High. 

ARMED BANK ROBBER PLEADS GUILTY

ARMED BANK ROBBER PLEADS GUILTY

Threatened a Bank Employee With a Long Knife and

Drove Away in the Employee’s Car With the Stolen $50,580

        Greenbelt, Maryland - Elijah Leroy Neal, age 35, of Washington, D.C., pleaded guilty today to armed bank robbery. 

Police fatally shoot man near FedEx Field

Police fatally shoot man near FedEx Field

Prince George's County Md. (AP)- Prince George's County police fatally shot a man who they say was threatening people with a handgun in a neighborhood near FedEx Field.

The man, who has not yet been identified, pointed a gun at a teenage boy Monday and other residents reported that he was acting strangely as he walked up and down a street, according to authorities.

Officers arrived and told the man to drop his weapon. Instead, the man brandished the gun toward them and four officers opened fire, police spokeswoman Capt. Misty Mints said.

Self-described "militant extremist" sentenced to 5 years in prison for visa fraud

Self-described "militant extremist" sentenced to 5 years in prison for visa fraud

Sentence Enhanced Based on Statements and Conduct Indicating a Desire to Attack the United States

GREENBELT, Md. - U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus, sentenced Brahim Lajqi, 51, an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, residing in Silver Spring, Md., today to five years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for visa fraud. Judge Titus granted the government's requested sentence enhancement based on Lajqi conducting activities to fulfill his pledge to retaliate against the United States for its involvement in the Kosovo conflict, which Lajqi believed had led to the deaths of several family members. The sentenced is the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the FBI.

Three Conspirators Convicted in $78 Million “Dream Home” Morgage Fraud Scheme

Three Conspirators Convicted in $78 Million “Dream Home” Morgage Fraud Scheme

Defendants Spent Millions of Dollars of Investor Funds to Employ Chauffeurs and Maintain a Fleet of Luxury Cars; Travel in Luxury to the Super Bowl and All-Star Game;

Pay Off Prior Investors as Part of a Ponzi Scheme; and Fund a Failed Investment Venture and Undisclosed Third Party Businesses

Latin Kings Leader Sentenced To 60 Years in Prison

This story comes to us from the Department of Justice: 

        U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams sentenced Erick Roman, a/k/a “Erick Javier Sierra,” “Malian-T” and “King Malian-T,” age 34, of Laurel, Maryland, late yesterday to 60 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, in connection with his gang activities as a member and leader of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (Latin Kings).

Man Dies In Fatal Stabbing In District Heights

Man Dies In Fatal Stabbing In District Heights

DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD (WUSA)--Prince George's County Police say that at approximately 4:02AM Sunday, officers responded to the 7500 block of Marion Street in District Heights, Maryland, for a report of a stabbing.

Police say that when officers arrived at the location they found 28 year old Ralph Benard Thomas Jr, unresponsive, suffering from stab wounds. During the investigation police determined the stabbing actually occured at Silver Hill Road and Suitland Road. Thomas was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police are looking for a light blue or possibly a silver blue late model Chevy occupied by a black male and a black female.

This is the 17th homicide of 2011 in Prince George's County.