Monday, April 29, 2013
The officer reportedly flipped his marked SUV and struck a lamppost Monday morning.
The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating a crash involving one of its own officers early Monday morning in South Laurel. According to police, officers responded to the scene of an accident on Baltimore Avenue and Contee Road around 2 a.m. A county police officer driving a marked SUV reportedly hit a curb while trying to turn onto Contee Road. The SUV flipped over and crashed into a lamppost, police said, which in turn landed on several parked cars. Speed and weather may have been factors in the accident, according to the department's initial investigation. The officer, a two-year veteran, has been treated and released from the hospital.
Baltimore Ave. was partially shut down following the accident.
Update, 12:56 p.m.: U.S. Route 1 has been reopened in both directions, according to University of Maryland police. Original article: Police and fire officials are urging motorists to avoid the area of U.S. Route 1 and Campus Drive following a "serious" police-involved crash Monday morning. According to Prince George's County fire spokesman Mark Brady, the accident occurred in the 8100 block of Route 1 just north of the gates to the University of Maryland. Brady tweeted that two law enforcement officers on motorcycles suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash and were transported to a trauma center. Neither officer was from a Prince George's County police force, Brady said. UMD police report that the southbound lanes of Route 1 …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The victims have been identified as Lanham residents Leo Castro and Jose Rodrigeuez.
Update, 11:55 p.m.: Police have identified the victims in Monday morning's fatal crash in Glenn Dale as Leo Castro, 46, and Jose Rodrigeuez, 30, both of Lanham. Orignial article: Two people are reported dead after a fatal crash Monday morning in Glenn Dale. According to Prince George's Fire/EMS Spokesman Mark Brady, the crash occurred around 8 a.m. in the 10800 block of Lanham-Severn Road. When rescuers reported to the scene, they found four people injured and transported them to local hospitals. By 9 a.m, Prince George's County Police reported that one of the injured was pronounced dead, one remained in critical condition and two were in serious condition. Police continued to investigate the crash scene throughout the day, and just after…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Greenbelt police are asking for the public's help to identify the driver involved.
A man was seriously injured Wednesday evening when he was struck by a vehicle near Hanover Parkway and Ora Glen Drive in Greenbelt, MD. The Greenbelt Police Department reported that the accident took place around 6:27 p.m. Want to receive breaking news alerts as soon as it happens? Sign up for our Greenbelt Patch newsletter today! According to the police report, the initial investigation revealed that the man was crossing the southbound lanes of Hanover Parkway on foot—toward the CVS and US Post Office—when a vehicle struck him. The vehicle was travelling southbound on Hanover Parkway toward Good Luck Road. After striking the man, the driver fled the scene, Police Spokeswoman Kelly Lawson stated in a press release. The vehicle involved in …
Friday, November 9, 2012
The trooper's injuries were said to be non-life threatening.
Authorities say a Maryland State Police trooper was struck by a vehicle in Beltsville around midday Friday. According to Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady, the incident occurred in the 10100 block of Baltimore Ave. The trooper's injuries were said to to be non-life-threatening. Baltimore Avenue is closed to traffic in the area of the incident, Brady reported. Correction: An initial report stated that the accident may have been connected with a shooting, but it was later established that the trooper was struck during a high-speed pursuit. This article has been updated accordingly.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The District 4 officer died while he was off-duty.
A Prince George's County police officer died Thursday after succumbing to injuries from an accident in Clinton. Ofc. Kevin Bowden, 28, was killed after his cruiser crashed into a utility pole shortly after 3 p.m. Bowden was off-duty at the time. Photos from the crash show the cruiser severely damaged. Police and EMS responded to the scene of the accident at the intersection of Surratts Road and Branch Avenue, where they noted two vehicles—Bowden's cruiser and a SUV—were involved in the crash. A preliminary investigation revealed that Bowden was driving northbound on Branch Avenue in his marked vehicle when he collided with the SUV. The collision forced his vehicle into a utility pole. He was transported to Southern Medical Hospital where …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Police charge Marcus Russell with DUI and other violations.
Greenbelt Police arrested Marcus Rayshun Russell, 27, and charged him with driving while impaired by alcohol following an accident with injuries in Greenbelt, MD, according to Greenbelt Police spokesperson Officer Kelly Lawson. The accident took place in the area of Greenbelt Road at Southway at 3:01 a.m. Sunday. Police also charged Russell with driving under the influence of alcohol, among other charges. Police can make no further information available until its report completes the approval process, according to Lawson Stay tuned to Patch for updates. Readers can also sign up for Greenbelt Patch's daily newsletter to get the highlights version of stories, then select articles they want to read in more detail.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The trailer full of chickens overturned leaving fuel from its gas tank on the roadway, according to fire officials.
Two drivers were transported to a local hospital in the aftermath of an outer loop accident on the Capital Beltway involving a sedan and an overturned tractor-trailer with chickens, according to the Maryland State Police. The incident occurred around 3 p.m. near the exit for the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Three northbound lanes were blocked, but have been cleared, according to police, who say the ramp leading to the outer loop is still closed. Although Maryland State Police initially reported that there was no fuel spill, Prince George's County Fire Department spokesman Mark Brady said that 150 gallons of diesel fuel from the truck's gas tanks did spill on the roadway, but it was cleared by HazMat. Editor's Note: This story has been …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Police hope outreach will help solve honor student's murder; an off-duty policeman pulls a woman away from a burning truck; and Bed, Bath & Beyond officially closes in Bowie town Center.
A high school junior is gunned down, the NAACP files a complaint against Laurel police; county police hope outreach will help solve student's murder; off-duty policeman works to rescue woman from flaming truck; and Bed, Bath & Beyond officially closes in Bowie Town Center—in Prince George's County headlines this week. Central High Junior Gunned Down While Walking to School Police are investigating the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Marckel Ross, a junior at Central High School in Capitol Heights. NAACP Files Complaint About Laurel Police With Feds After a video of a Laurel Police officer striking a handcuffed man in August surfaced, the Prince George's County Chapter of the NAACP is asking the Department of Justice to intervene and …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
A Greenbelt police officer stops to help when a truck flips and catches fire in Annapolis, according to Greenbelt Police.
Despite the rescue efforts of an off-duty Greenbelt Police officer, an Annapolis man died in the fiery crash of his pickup earlier this week, but a female companion was pulled away from the wreckage with serious injuries. The man and woman were thrown out of the truck that struck a guardrail, overturned and caught fire, according to Anne Arundel County fire officials, Annapolis Patch reported. Off-duty Greenbelt Officer Michael Apgar was driving by and stopped to help, according to Capt. Thomas Kemp, spokesman for the Greenbelt Police Department. Contacted by Patch, Apgar, who is also president of Greenbelt Fraternal Order of Police, said he and another citizen pulled the woman away from the flaming vehicle. Once they moved her, Apgar …