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Southern Maryland Cocaine Conspirator Sentenced to 14 Years In Prison

 

The following information was sent to us by Marcia Murphy:

 

Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Jonathan Latif Chase, age 37, of California, Maryland, today to 14 years in prison followed by five  years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack cocaine.”

PGPD Corrects Automated Speed Enforcement Program Error

PGPD Corrects Automated Speed Enforcement Program Error

According to the Prince George's County Police Department:

There was a minor error in the new Automated Speed Enforcement Program in which motorists were cited for speeding violations along the 6800 to 7800 block of High Bridge Road in Bowie. A total of eighteen citations were mistakenly issued on Sunday, September 25, 2011. 

The Automated Speed Enforcement Program operates Monday – Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Those who received erroneous citations will either have them waived or be reimbursed. This error is not a system-wide problem and has since been rectified. This was an isolated issue with one camera improperly programmed by the vendor to operate on a Sunday.

Tragedy Strikes Bowie State: Students React

 

BOWIE, Md. (WUSA9/AP) — A 19-year-old Bowie State University student was charged with murder Friday in the stabbing of her roommate, a crime that shocked the campus of the small, historically black school in the Washington suburbs.

Police Make Arrest in Attempt Murder/Arson Investigation in Lanham

Police Make Arrest in Attempt Murder/Arson Investigation in Lanham

Prince George’s County, Maryland: The Prince George’s County Police Department’s District II Investigative Section has arrested Deanthony Nathan Bagley, 23, of the 600 block of 64th Avenue in Seat Pleasant, Maryland, in connection with the arson and attempted murder of a family yesterday morning in Lanham, Maryland.

Bagley has been charged with five counts of attempted 1st degree murder, one count of 1st degree assault, five counts of 1st degree arson, and one count of 2nd degree arson.  He is currently remanded to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections and is being held on a no-bond status.

Police Investigate Double Homicide in Fort Washington

Prince George’s County Maryland… The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating the murders of Patricia Mercer Harris, 56, and Frank Lamar Harris, 20, both of the 11800 block of Hickory Drive in Fort Washington, Maryland.

On August 4, 2011, at approximately 4:37 a.m., patrol officers responded to the 11800 block of Hickory Drive for the report of shooting after receiving a call from a male resident of the home. Upon arrival, officers discovered the bodies of Patricia Harris and Frank Harris inside the residence. Both victims were found shot and pronounced deceased on the scene. The male who notified authorities is cooperating with detectives in this case as they work to identify the suspect(s) and establish a motive in this case.

Police Make Two Arrests in Fatal Stabbing in Riverdale

On July 14, 2011, at approximately 12:30 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 6200 block of 64th Avenue for a report of a cutting.  Upon arrival, the victim told officers that he was assaulted and stabbed in the parking lot while walking his dog.  Adkisson was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and eventually lapsed into a coma.  Adkisson died on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, from injuries sustained from the assault.

Ferguson is charged with first degree murder and is being held on a no bond status.  Gails is charged with second degree murder and is being held on a $750,000 bond.  Robbery appears to be the motive.

Investigators will canvass the area along the 6300 block of 64th Avenue in Riverdale on Thursday, August 4, 2011, from 11 a.m. to noon, to try and find additional witnesses to the incident.  The lead detective in the case will be there and available for comment.