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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.

Angry Bar Patron Convicted of Murder, Killed Woman With Stray Bullet, Wounding Target in Nightclub

Angry Bar Patron Convicted of Murder, Killed Woman With Stray Bullet, Wounding Target in Nightclub

Today, Prince George's County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks announced that a Prince George's County Jury found Adrian Francis Lewis,  31 of Suitland guilty of  the 2nd Degree Murder (30 Years) of Cynthia Aaron, 32, of Houston, Texas and the 2nd Degree Attempted Murder (30) of Walter Corey Britt, 34 of Bowie.  The Defendant was also found guilty of Use of Handgun (2 Counts 20 years each) in the commission of an act of violence.   Circuit Judge Melanie Shaw-Geter presided over the case since last Tuesday.  The jury re-convened at 10 AM today.

Landover Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robberies

Landover Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robberies

        Greenbelt, Maryland - Damon Keith Roberts, age 48, of Landover, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to three counts of bank robbery in connection with a series of bank robberies that occurred between March 12 and August 18, 2010.

        The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Richard A. McFeely of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Interim Chief Mark Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; and Anne Arundel County Police Chief James Teare, Sr.

Prince George's County Police Officer Nearly Shot by Robbery Suspect During Struggle for Gun

Prince George's County Police Officer Nearly Shot by Robbery Suspect During Struggle for Gun

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Investigative Response Team is investigating a police involved shooting in which a Prince George’s County police officer traded gunshots with a suspected robber while the two stood just feet away from each other.   

Thursday evening at approximately 8:07 p.m., patrol officers responded to a report of a citizen armed robbery near the 1700 block of Countrywood Court in Landover, Maryland.  An area canvass was conducted and a robbery detective located a suspect matching the description near Cedarwood Court and Sheriff Road.

Prince George's Police Chief's Cars Vandalized

Prince George's Police Chief's Cars Vandalized

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - A spokesman for the Prince George's County Police Department says two cars used by the police chief have been vandalized in recent weeks.

Maj. Andy Ellis says Police Chief Roberto Hylton's cars were shot with a pellet gun in October while parked in his marked spots at police headquarters in Palmer Park. He says a Crown Victoria was shot in the rear window and in a rear quarter panel, and an Impala was shot in a passenger door.

Hylton could be replaced as chief by Rushern Baker, who is being sworn in Monday as county executive.

Two people who represent organizations that support retaining Hylton say they suspect the vandalism is retaliation for what they say are the chief's efforts to hold officers accountable for misconduct.

Maryland Council Member Charged with Assault

Prince George's County (AP)- A Prince George's County Council member is facing an assault charge after allegedly attacking a county employee.

A charging document filed Sunday says Marilynn Bland grabbed the individual and started screaming and cursing at him on Nov. 17 when he started a meeting without her. The individual making the complaint, W. Randy Short, is the director of the Prince George's County Council's Youth Commission.

The charge carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison or a $2,500 fine.

A message left at the County Council's office early Tuesday was not immediately returned.

Wife of Liquor Store Owner had $400k in Her Closet

Prince George's County (AP)- Prosecutors say the wife of a liquor store owner arrested along with three police officers in a federal sting had $400,000 stashed in a closet.

Ravinder Mehli and her husband, Amrik Singh Melhi, are accused in an extortion conspiracy case alleging they paid county officers to ensure transport of untaxed cigarettes and alcohol in Maryland and Virginia.

Prosecutors revealed the hoard of cash at a hearing Tuesday in U.S. District Court in which Mehli and her husband were ordered held without bond. Federal prosecutors said the case is linked to the recent arrest of Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson, but did not elaborate.

Melhi's attorney, Gabriel Christian, said the allegations had yet to be proven.