Tag Archives: Prince George’s County Police

Vigil held in Largo for 18-year-old PGCPS Student fatally shot

A crowd of about a hundred people gathered in Riverdale Friday night to remember a teenager killed at a house party exactly a week earlier.

18-year-old Joseph Abariko’s godmother said he would have been a senior at Parkdale High School in Prince George’s County this coming school year. Instead his family is struggling to find the money for his burial.

Prince George’s County Police said Abariko was at a house party in the 11500 block of Bennington Drive in the Kettering area on the night of Friday, August 7. They said there was a fight, and when they arrived they found Abariko bleeding outside from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

As of the vigil no one had been arrested.

“The hardest part is not knowing who did this, the hardest part is that nobody’s even saying anything,” said Marcia Jordan, Abariko’s sister, who talked to ABC 7 News at Friday night’s vigil.

Although Abariko was killed in Kettering, he lived in Riverdale. The vigil was held at the Auburn Manor apartment complex in Riverdale, Md.

via WJLA


Police: Mom tackles man suspected of sexually assaulting her 12-year-old daughter


A man suspected of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Forestville has the word “blessed” tattooed on his neck, according to new details that authorities released Monday.

The additional description of the suspect that police are looking for in connection with the alleged May 13 assault emerged after the girl’s mother reportedly saw the man and tackled him to the ground Friday, Prince George’s County police said.

The man broke free from the tackle, and the mother was not injured, police said.

Along with the neck tattoo, the man suspected in the attack had a tattoo of stars on each of his shoulders and a birthmark or scar on his face, police said.

Police said a man sexually assaulted the 12-year-old about 7 a.m. Wednesday after following her into an elevator of an apartment building in the 2100 block of Brooks Drive. Police have released video of a suspect they’ve been looking for in the case.

There’s a $25,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

Police are asking anyone with information to call (301) 772-4908 or, to remain anonymous, 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).



All Clear After Unloaded Gun Found at Prince George’s County School.


A Prince George’s County high school was briefly locked down Friday after a student found an unloaded gun.

A student at Friendly High School in Fort Washington, Maryland saw the weapon and reported it Friday morning, a Prince George’s County Schools spokesperson said.

The school was locked down for 30 minutes starting at 9:30 a.m., while security and Prince George’s County police searched for the gun.

The weapon was found and nobody was injured, the spokesperson said.

Police are conducting an investigation.

via NBC4


Prince George’s County Police Investigate Riverdale Homicide.

Some PGCPS Students probably involved in a gang arrested on Sunday.


Police arrested three suspects in connection with a Riverdale homicide. (L) Jeyson Arturo Lazo -Argueta, 18, (M) Jovani Rene Cruz, 23, and (R)Kevin Ronaldo Pena – Lopez, 16 (Photo: Prince George’s County Police Department)

A fatally wounded man was found at a Prince George’s County gas station late Wednesday.

Prince George’s County Police received two emergency calls in a short time that night.

First, officers were called to the 5100 block of Edmonston Road in Hyattsville just after 11 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a shooting. Around the same time, a second call came in from a gas station at the intersection of Carters Lane and Kenilworth Avenue in the Riverdale area.

When officers arrived at the gas station, they found 18-year-old Rashad Jamal Clarke suffering from some sort of trauma to the body. However, investigators say there’s no evidence that Clarke was shot.

He was transported to an area hospital, where he died a short time later.

The preliminary investigation found Clarke was with a group of friends that got into a fight with another group when he suffered his fatal injuries.

According to WUSA 9 News , three suspects shown above have been arrested.   They are each being charged with first and second degree murder, according to authorities. Pena-Lopez is being charged as an adult.

Officials believe more people may have been involved in the attack on Clarke. They are asking anybody with information to come forward.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to donate for funeral costs for Rashad Jamal Clarke.


18-year-old Rashad Jamal Clarke was suffering from some sort of trauma to the body when found.


Fund Established for Prince George’s Officer Killed in Crash.


Police Officer Brennan Rabain #3912 killed in the line of duty.

A Prince George’s County police officer was killed in a crash crashed early Saturday morning.

Chief Mark Magaw said Officer Brennan Rabain, 26, was killed in the line of duty during an accident occurred at 3:20 a.m. in the 9400 block of Copernicus Drive in Lanham, Maryland.

Rabain had been with the department for less than two years.

Magaw said a preliminary investigation showed Rabain was attempting a traffic stop in the area when he crashed into a fence.

Later Saturday, police confirmed that a woman was in the car at the time of the crash. She suffered minor injuries in the crash, including shock, News4’s Darcy Spencer said. The woman, who has not been identified, was hospitalized Saturday.

Rabain had been off duty, but when he initiated the traffic stop, he went back on duty, police said.

Rabain left behind a 3-year-old daughter, police said. His fellow officers have established a GoFundMe site to assist the family; click here for details. and VIDEO


Spokeswoman Nicole Hubbard said the accident occurred at 3:20 a.m. in the 9400 block of Copernicus Drive in Lanham, Maryland. (Published Saturday, Mar 7, 2015)

Woman Charged in Stabbing Death of Boyfriend.

Prince George’s County Police say the couple argued, and it escalated to a stabbing.


A Bladensburg woman has been charged in the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend, according to Prince George’s County Police.

The suspect in what police call a domestic-related homicide Sunday is Portia Nikkia Williams, 28, of the 6000 block of Logan Way in Bladensburg.

About 5 a.m. Sunday, patrol officers were called to the 3000 block of Branch Avenue in Hillcrest Heights for the report of a stabbing. When they arrived at the victim’s apartment, police found Richardo Donnell Johnson, 28, suffering from an apparent stab wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigators say Williams went to the victim’s home Sunday, where they argued, and that led to the fatal stabbing. The victim and suspect had been in a romantic relationship.

Williams was at the scene when officers arrived. She is charged with second-degree murder and first-degree assault.

»Murder suspect Portia Nikkia Williams of Bladensburg, courtesy of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

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PGCPS teen charged as adult in triple shooting.

Football player allegedly shot teammates, self after argument


A month after the Frederick Douglass High School football team won the state 2A championships and three days after it was honored by the Prince George’s County school board, a team member allegedly shot and wounded two other players and himself.

Delano Dunmore, 16, has been charged as an adult with attempted first-degree and second-degree murder, according to Prince George’s County police.

Investigators believe an argument erupted in Dunmore’s Clinton home Sunday afternoon and officers arrived at the scene around 4 p.m. to find the three teams members suffering from gunshot wounds, police said. The victims, whose names have not been released, are 16 and 17 years old and one of them is at a local hospital in critical condition, police said.

Sherrie Johnson, a spokeswoman for the county school system, said extra counselors will be available to any Frederick Douglass student who would like support processing through the incident.

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Police: Dump truck driver in custody after intentionally hitting 2 cruisers in Md.


A dump truck struck two police cruisers at the Woodmore Towne Center just off Interstate 95 and Landover Road. (Prince George’s County Police Department)

A dump truck driver was arrested Wednesday after police say he intentionally rammed two police cruisers at a Glenarden shopping center.

No one was hurt and no officers were in the cruisers at the time of the incident, which Prince George’s County police said occurred at the Woodmore Towne Center just off Interstate 95 and Landover Road.

The incident began a little before noon as two patrol officers were outside a Costco planning to refill fluids in the cruisers when there was a “brief exchange of words” with the driver of the dump truck, said Lt. William Alexander, a police spokesman.

It’s unclear what the man — who police said was unprovoked — said to officers through the window of his truck, Alexander said. But the officers believe it was a “negative conversation” and “they’re alert to the fact that this guy doesn’t seem happy to police,” Alexander said.

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PGCPS Employee arrested on sex abuse charges.

Jason JamarJason Jamar Howard, 30

Published: April 23, 2013

Riverdale resident and PGCPS Employee at Glenn Dale Elementary School  Jason Jamar Howard, 30, has been arrested by Prince George’s County police (PGPD) and charged with sexually abusing a student at the school.

Based on preliminary investigations—including notification from the victim’s parents—police believe that Howard sexually abused a child at Glenn Dale Elementary on April 17.

According to the charging documents, the confession stemmed from an  incident Wednesday in which a teacher saw Howard sit next to the child,  reach his hand  up the girl’s skirt and put his hand inside her underwear.

The teacher notified the principal of the incident. The child then told her parents, who contacted police.

Once arrested, Howard, an aide at the school, told police he had fondled the student about 10 to 15 times during the current and last school years, according to charging documents.~~> (Read more –Washingtonpost)  (NBC-News) ( Bowie-Patch) (WUSA9) (Gazzette) (PGPD)

Persons with information about Howard or this case are asked to call the PGPD Children and Vulnerable Adult unit at 301-772-4930. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to PG Police website  and submit a tip online.