Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The check will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ourisman car dealership on Crain Highway.
Child safety seats can save your child's life in an accident—if installed correctly. After technicians participating in an April 10 car seat check in Oxon Hill found 100 percent of child safety seats were installed incorrectly, the county's police department has decided to host another seat check Wednesday. Prince George’s County Police, in cooperation with the Prince George’s County Federal Credit Union, are hosting a car seat check at the Ourisman car dealership on Crain Highway in Bowie. The safety seat check, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., is free and open to the public. Seats should be installed prior to arrival. Certified car seat installation technicians will be on hand to check the seats. Each check will take about 30 minutes, and …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The kits are designed to help police in case a child goes missing.
Friday, November 2, 2012
PGPD hosting safety event at the Prince George’s Community Federal Credit Union.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Ben Gross
Friday, November 2, 2012
The Prince George's County Police Department is partnering with Maryland Kids in Safety Seats (KISS) to bring certified car seat technicians to the Prince George’s Community Federal Credit Union (PGCFCU) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3 for a free car seat safety check. Workers will check for recalled car seats and check that seats and boosters are properly installed. PGFCU will replace the first five car seats that are deemed undafe or have been recalled. To participate, your car seats must be already installed and it is helpful if you bring the manuals/paperwork for both the car seat and your vehicle. The Prince George's Community Federal Credit Union is located at 6985 Muirkirk Meadows Road, Beltsville, MD. For more…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
A Maryland law that takes effect Oct. 1 still requires kids younger than 8 to be in a safety seat, unless they are 4 feet 9 inches or taller.
A new child safety seat law will go into effect Oct. 1 that removes the weight exemption for children who are more than 65 pounds, according to a Maryland State Police. The state law still requires that children use car seats until they turn 8 years old, unless they are 4 feet 9 inches or taller. The law is a primary enforcement law, which means drivers can be detained and cited for violating the seat belt law. The fine is $50 for each child in the vehicle that is not properly restrained. The fine also applies to children ages 8 to 16, who are still required to wear a seat belt. "A child safety seat is a device—including a child booster seat—which the manufacturer has certified as being made in agreement with federal safety standards and …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Police are looking for the driver of a white truck who allegedly tried to coax a girl into his vehicle in Greenbelt West.
A 12-year-old girl has positively identified the truck in a police photo as the alleged suspect's vehicle in a possible abduction attempt, according to officer Kelly Lawson, Greenbelt police spokesperson. A man with dreadlocks in a white truck allegedly tried to coax the girl into his vehicle, according to Greenbelt police. Last Thursday, police released a photo of a truck that the suspect may have been driving. "The man a number of times repeatedly asked her to come over to the vehicle and she resisted," said Capt. Thomas Kemp, Greenbelt police spokesman. The girl was waiting for a ride to her middle school at about 8:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, in the area of Springhill Drive and Edmonston Road, said Kemp, who added that her school was …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Capt. Thomas Kemp advises children and teens that "if something doesn't seem right, they should pick up on that instinct and not dismiss it."
That well-worn phrase your mother always repeated to you growing up—never talk to strangers—is key advice, when it comes to avoiding abduction. Greenbelt Capt. Thomas Kemp said that young people are savvy and "they should go with their instincts on not trusting strangers." Police continue to investigate a possible child abduction attempt after a man allegedly tried to coax a 12-year old girl into his vehicle in the area of Springhill Drive and Edmonston Road Monday, Greenbelt Police Department said in a release. "The man, a number of times, repeatedly asked her to come over to the vehicle and she resisted," Kemp said on Thursday, when police released a photo of a white truck they say was in the area the time the incident occurred. …