Sunday, July 31, 2011

Police Make Quick Arrest in Homicide on Oxman Road

Prince George’s County Maryland… The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has arrested 60 year old Jonathan Kelly, of the 7600 block of Oxman Road, in connection to the murder of David Smith early this morning.    
On July 31, 2011, at approximately 2:40 a.m., patrol officers responded to the 7600 block of Oxman Road for a report of a cutting.  Upon arrival, patrol officers found 46 year old David Smith, of the 7600 block of Oxman Road, suffering from trauma to his body.  He was pronounced dead on the scene. 
Investigation has revealed that Smith and Kelly, both tenants of the residence on Oxman Road, had become engaged in a physical altercation when Kelly stabbed and fatally wounded Smith.  Kelly has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder and his custody has been remanded to the Department of Corrections.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.


Police Investigate Homicide on Oxman Road

Prince George's County Maryland... The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating a homicide in Landover, Maryland.    
On July 31, 2011, at approximately 2:40 a.m., patrol officers responded to the 7600 block of Oxman Road for a report of a cutting.  Upon arrival, patrol officers found 46 year old David Smith, of the 7600 block of Oxman Road, suffering from trauma to his body.  He was pronounced dead on the scene. 
Detectives are working to identify the suspect(s) and establish a motive in this case.   The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Retired Police K-9 Passes Away

The Prince George’s County Police Department is sad to announce the passing of retired police K-9 Winters. This decorated K-9, who was the partner of Cpl. Raymond Redden, served under the Narcotic Enforcement Division’s Drug Interdiction Unit from 2002 until her retirement in 2009.

K-9 Winter worked for multiple regional tasks forces to include the DEA, FBI, U.S. Postal Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. K-9 Winter was certified by both the Prince George’s County Police K-9 Department and the United States Police Canine Association. She was recognized by the United States Police Canine Association as a quarterly award winner for her drug seizures in 2005.

Throughout her lifetime, K-9 Winter conducted thousands of drug searches resulting in drug seizures exceeding $30 million dollars and hundreds of thousands of dollars in assets. She played a huge role in the removal of many drug traffickers from the streets of Prince George’s County. K-9 Winter was 12 years-old at the time of her death. She will surely be missed.

PGPD Hosts Chinese Delegation Tour of Police Headquarters

Prince George’s County, Maryland… On Thursday, July 28th 2011, Chief of Police for Prince George’s County, Mark A. Magaw and members of the department hosted a visit of the Ministry of Justice Delegation for China.

The Delegation Members, who are all respective Directors or Chiefs of Staff for the Ministry of Justice, were provided a tour of the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Headquarters and operations. A translator accompanied the Delegation as members were provided a tour of many of the Police Department’s support services to include the Firearms Examination Unit, briefings by members of the department’s Homicide Unit and the County State’s Attorney’s Office, as well a meeting with the Chief of Police.

Police Make Quick Arrest in Homicide Investigation on Dallas Place

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has arrested Donald Dixon, 50, of the 4600 block of Dallas Place in Temple Hills, Maryland, in connection with the murder of Vicki Lee Griffin, 62, yesterday in Temple Hills, Maryland.

Donald Dixon and Vicki Lee Griffin were domestic partners and resided together in the apartment. Dixon has been charged with first degree murder and remanded to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections on a no bond status. He was located late yesterday afternoon in the Temple Hills area, transported to the Criminal Investigations Division, and charged accordingly.

On July 28, 2011 at approximately 10:25 a.m., Prince George’s County Fire/EMS personnel responded to a report of a gas odor inside an apartment building in the 4600 block of Dallas Place in Temple Hills, Maryland. While investigating the odor, Fire/EMS personnel located the victim, Vicki Lee Griffin, of this location, on the balcony of the apartment with trauma to her body. She was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy to determine an exact cause of death. The motive has not been determined in this case.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Police Make Arrest in Homicide Investigation in Hyattsville

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has arrested Derrell Emmanuel Mason, 17, of the 3600 block of 13th Street NW in Washington, DC in connection with the homicide of Leonard R. Smith-Matthews, 21, last month in Hyattsville, Maryland.

Through their investigation, detectives identified Derrell Mason as a suspect in this case and obtained a warrant for his arrest. Mason was arrested on Monday, July 25th at his residence in Washington, DC on a warrant charging first degree murder. He is currently being held in Washington, DC and is awaiting extradition back to Prince George’s County.

On June 30, 2011 at approximately 6:24 p.m., Hyattsville City officers responded to the 6400 block of America Boulevard for a report of a large fight. Upon arrival officers found Leonard Smith-Matthews, of the 5100 block of Kenilworth Avenue in Bladensburg, Maryland inside the parking garage suffering from a stab wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later. Four other males sustained injuries during the fight and were treated and released.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

PGPD to Participate in 28th Annual National Night Out


Prince George’s County, Maryland…On Tuesday, August 2, 2011, Prince George's County Police, county officials, and neighborhood civic groups will come together in observance of the 28th Annual “National Night Out” against crime from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Residents in Prince George's County are asked to turn on their outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors.

This annual event, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, is a partnership created to:

• Heighten public awareness of crime and drug prevention programs

• Generate support for, and participate in, local anti-crime efforts

• Strengthen neighborhood spirits and police-community partnerships

• Display unity in the fight against criminal activity.

“National Night Out is our opportunity to show police and community solidarity in the fight against crime for the stability and vitality of our communities. As National Night Out events continue to grow in Prince George’s County, they exemplify the strength of our partnership and the commitment within our neighborhoods and communities,” said Chief of Police for Prince George's County, Mark A. Magaw.

Representatives from the Prince George's County Police Department will attend scheduled events throughout the county. A list of locations and times for areas participating in the “National Night Out” event can be found by clicking on the link below.

For further information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Press Information Office at (301) 772-4710.

28th Annual National Night Out Schedule of Events
(Click Here) http://cms.princegeorgescountymd.gov/PoliceNews/default.aspx?itemid=3174

Monday, July 25, 2011

Identity of Suspect Sought in College Park 7-Eleven Robbery

The Prince George’s County Police Department's Robbery Unit is working to identify the suspect who robbed a 7-Eleven convenience store in College Park, Maryland.

On July 25, 2011, at approximately 4:23 a.m., the suspect entered the 7-Eleven located on the 4900 block of Edgewood Road. Once inside, the suspect brandished a handgun and demanded money. The store employee complied with the suspect's demands and the suspect fled the scene with the store's money.

The suspect is described as a black male approximately 5' tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black mask, all dark clothing and armed with a handgun.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the CID-Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905 as soon as possible. Please refer to case number 11-206-0289. Whenever information is given to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers Line, you do not have to leave your name. A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.00 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects responsible for this robbery.



































Friday, July 22, 2011

Police Arrest Two in Copper Theft and Sale Operation


Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Enforcement Divison has arrested James Anthony Price, 44 of the 40700 block of Kings Drive in Mechanicsville, Maryland and Anthony Joseph Tate, 37, of the 4700 block of Brookfield Drive in Suitland, Maryland in connection with theft and sale of over $70,000 worth of copper stolen from Pepco on various dates.

James Price and Anthony Tate were arrested on July 19, 2011 and charged with theft and theft scheme. Price and Tate have been remanded to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections on a $25,000 and $10,000 bond.

After realizing that thousands of dollars worth of copper wiring had been stolen, Pepco notified authorities who began an investigation. Through their investigation, detectives learned that Price and Tate were employees of the Rockingham Construction Company which are contracted by Pepco to complete underground wiring at multiple sites. Investigations revealed that after a working day had been completed, Price and Tate would transfer stolen copper wiring from a contract vehicle to a personal vehicle and in turn sell the stolen copper wires to a recycling company.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Enforcement Division at (301) 985-3508. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Identity of Suspect Sought in Attempt Bank Robbery of Educational System Federal Credit Union (Surveillance Pictures Released)

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an individual wanted in connection with an attempt robbery of the Educational System Federal Credit Union (ESFCU) in Bowie, Maryland yesterday afternoon.

On July 20, 2011 at approximately 4:54 p.m., a suspect walked into the ESFCU located in the 4800 block of Glenn Dale Road and displayed a gun while demanding money. The suspect fled the bank towards a nearby wood line without obtaining funds from the bank. Patrols officers and a K-9 unit immediately responded to the scene and began a canvass of the area, locating the weapon used in the attempt robbery.

The suspect is described as a black male with a thin build. He was last seen wearing a white shirt around his face, a black long sleeve shirt, dark colored pants and shoes, as well as black gloves.

Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online. Surveillance camera photos of the suspect are attached.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

PGPD to Host its Third Annual Leadership & Life Camp

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Community Services Division, in conjunction with community partners and faith-based organizations will be hosting its Third Annual Leadership & Life Camp.


The goal of the summer camp is to provide a supportive environment for teens and enhance their leadership skills by participating in workshops and group activities about team building, college preparation and law enforcement.

The first Leadership & Life Camp session was held the week of July 11th at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden. There will be (2) additional one week sessions for the duration of this month. The second session, which covers District IV and V, began Monday, July 18th at the Oxon Hill Lutheran Church. The third session will be held on the Northern end of the county at the Elks Lodge covering Districts I & VI on July 25 – 29, 2011.

“It is with great pleasure to partner with our community leaders and faith-based organizations to provide our youth with a safe environment in which to grow and develop into future leaders.” said Chief Mark Magaw.

For additional information contact the Prince George's County Police Department’s Community Services Division at (301) 909-7126 or email Cpl. Erika Ervin at ejervin@co.pg.md.us.

District III COPS host 3rd Annual Day of Peace

Come out and join the Prince George's County Police Department's 
District III COPS Officers to celebrate the

3rd Annual

DAY OF PEACE

Saturday, July 30, 2011
11:00 A.M - 3:00 P.M.

At The Centre at Forestville
3393 Donnell Drive, Forestville, MD
(In the parking lot in front of J.C. Penney's)

Come out for FREE food, fun, and entertainment!

Police Seek Identity of Suspect in Capitol One Bank Robbery in Lanham

The Prince George’s County Police Department's Robbery Unit is working to identify the suspect who robbed the Capitol One Bank located on the 10600 block of Greenbelt Road.

On July 16, 2011, the suspect entered the bank at approximately 9:49 a.m. posing as a customer. The suspect passed a note to a teller demanding money and implied that he was armed with a weapon. The teller complied with the suspects demands and the suspect fled the scene with the money.

The suspect is described as a black male, between 20-25 years of age, approximately 5’6” tall, weighing between 120-130 pounds. He was last seen wearing all black clothing, with a black kufi cap and sunglasses.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or CID-Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905 as soon as possible. Please refer to case number 11-197-0938. Whenever information is given to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers Line, you do not have to leave your name. A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.00 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspect responsible for this robbery.





















Police Seek Assistance in Identifying 7-Eleven Robbery Suspects

The Prince George’s County Police Department's Robbery Unit is seeking assistance in identifying two suspects who robbed the 7-11 convenience store located at 3411 Dallas Drive in Temple Hills.  The robbery took place early this morning at approximately 1:30 a.m.  One suspect was armed with a knife. The suspects fled the scene with store merchandise.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIMESOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the CID-Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905 as soon as possible. Please refer to case number 11-200-0149. Whenever information is given to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers Line, you do not have to leave your name. A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.00 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects responsible for this robbery.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Police Seek Assistance in CVS Armed Robbery

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Identity of Suspect Sought in Capitol One Bank Robbery

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Friday, July 15, 2011

PGPD District IV Hosts Community Walk on Marcy Avenue

Prince George’s County, Maryland… Prince George's County Police Chief Mark Magaw, District IV Commander, Major James A. Harper and the District IV COPS office joined community leaders and residents of the Glassmanor community for a “Community Walk” along Marcy Avenue in Oxon Hill.

The event was designed to maintain an open dialogue between the community and the police department. The “Community Walk” provided an opportunity for the District IV Command Staff to address residents’ concerns about crime and safety.

“We will continue to come out and walk with the communities that we serve. It is important that we engage the citizens face to face to find out what issues affect them. Collaboration between the police department and the community is vital if we are to create new strategies in combating crime,” said Major James Harper.

For more information, call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Press Information Office at (301) 772-4710.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

PGPD Announces Quick Arrests in Homicide on Livingstone Endeavour Drive

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has arrested John Fitzgerald Haston 46, of the 9700 block of Surratts Manor Drive, Clinton, Maryland and Craig Stevens Brooks, 49, of the 6500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, District Heights, Maryland in connection with the murder of David Wayne Williams, 44, yesterday afternoon in Bowie, Maryland.

John Haston and Craig Brooks have been charged with first degree murder and armed robbery. Haston has been remanded to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections on a no bond status. Brooks was arrested at 11:15 a.m. this morning at his residence in District Heights and transported to the Criminal Investigations Division.

On July 13, 2011 at approximately 12:46 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 13200 block of Livingstone Endeavour Drive in Bowie, Maryland for a report of a shooting. Officers quickly responded to the area and discovered David Wayne Williams, of this address, inside of his residence suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

A witness from the neighborhood observed the suspects fleeing the residence and provided officers with a description of the suspects. Patrol officers, K-9 units, and the Aviation unit began canvassing the neighborhood and quickly identified two persons of interest in the investigation. One of those suspects, John Haston, was identified as being directly involved with the homicide and charged accordingly. The second person of interest was arrested on a warrant unrelated to this case.

Homicide Detectives identified Craig Brooks as a suspect in this case and obtained a warrant for his arrest. Detectives were able to determine that both Haston and Brooks had targeted the victim and that the motive in this case was robbery.

Chief of Police for Prince George’s County, Mark A. Magaw stated, “This is a text book example of the diligent work that our patrol officers and detectives perform on an everyday basis, working together quickly to solve a murder. A patrol officer was on the scene within six minutes and quickly set up a perimeter, allowing us to capture the murderer within minutes of the killing.”

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

PGPD District IV to Host “Community Walk” in Oxon Hill

Prince George's County, Maryland… The Prince George’s County Police Department’s District IV Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) will be hosting a “Community Walk” with residents of the Glassmanor community along Marcy Avenue Wednesday evening in Oxon Hill. The walk is designed to continue open communication between the police department and communities and to promote the neighborhood watch programs within the community.

Who: Prince George’s County Police District IV Command Staff
            Prince George’s County Police Department’s District IV C.O.P.S. Unit

When: Wednesday, July 13, 2011
              (Rain Date – Friday, July 15, 2011)

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: Glassmanor Elementary School
               1011 Marcy Avenue
               Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Members of the media are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Press Information Office at (301) 772-4710.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Police Investigate Homicide in Capitol Heights

Prince George’s County Maryland… The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating the homicide of 50 year-old Raymond Frederick Stewart, of the 5700 block of Marlboro Pike in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Stewart was pronounced dead yesterday afternoon at Prince George’s Hospital Center after being assaulted over the weekend in Capitol Heights, Maryland.

On July 10, 2011 at approximately 4:16 a.m., patrol officers responded to Prince George’s Hospital Center for a report of an assault. Upon arrival, officers were informed that Raymond Stewart and two other males, ages 19 and 29, were victims of an assault.

Preliminary investigation revealed that on July 9th at approximately 10:40 p.m., the victims were in the 4100 block of Southern Avenue when they were assaulted by several male suspects. All three victims were transported to Prince George’s Hospital Center suffering from trauma to their bodies. Raymond Stewart was admitted to the intensive care unit for his injuries; while the other two victims were treated and released. Detectives are working to identify the suspect(s) and establish a motive in this case.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (301) 772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.

Identity of Suspects Sought in Budget Inn Shooting - Surveillance Video Released

            Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s District IV Investigative Section is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying individuals wanted in connection with a shooting that occurred in Temple Hills, Maryland.
On July 9, 2011, at approximately 11:21 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 3100 block of Branch Avenue for a shooting at the Budget Inn Hotel.  Once the officers arrived, they found the male juvenile victim suffering from a gunshot wound.   The victim was transported to an area hospital. 
Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was involved in an altercation inside the hotel.  Two suspects appeared to have exchanged gunfire when the victim was shot.
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Anyone with information about these suspects is urged to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s District IV Investigative Section at 301-749-5064.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.  Surveillance camera footage of the suspects is attached.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Commercial Armed Robbery( Dollar Tree)

The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify the suspects shown in the above surveillance photographs. On July 8thth, 2011, at approximately 0805hrs hours, the suspects committed an 
armed robbery at the Dollar Tree located at 8827 Branch Avenue, Clinton, MD.

   Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIMESOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the CID-Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905 as soon as possible. Please refer to case number 11-189-0638. Whenever information is given to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers Line, you do not have to leave your name. A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.00 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects responsible for this robbery

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Commercial Armed Robbery( Landover Liquors)




The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify the suspect shown in the above surveillance photographs. On July 07, 2011 at approximately 1214 hours, the suspect committed an armed robbery at Landover Liquors located at 6504 Landover Road, Landover, Maryland.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or CID-Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905 as soon as possible. Please refer to case number       11-188-1313. Whenever information is given to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers Line, you do not have to leave your name. A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.00 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects responsible for this robbery.
A cash reward of up to $1000.00 is being offered.

Smooth Operator Program Roll Over Crash Demonstration

Prince George's County, Maryland… The Prince George’s County Police Department along with the Maryland State Highway Administration hosted a live demonstration of a single vehicle rollover crash. The event was held this morning at Parkdale High School as a part of the “Smooth Operator” program. The mock crash highlighted the dangers and aftermath of being distracted behind the wheel. It also provided a vivid example of the damages and results that could be caused by aggressive driving.

“The safety of our roadways and those who travel on them is of paramount concern. The Prince George’s County Police Department is committed to doing our part to combat aggressive driving and keep our roadways safe.” said Chief Mark Magaw.

The “Smooth Operator” Program was founded in 1997 with 18 law enforcement agencies, public safety officials, and other experts across the greater Washington, D.C., region to coordinate efforts to reduce aggressive driving. The program efforts have resulted in over 3.6 million citations being issued to aggressive drivers since its inception.

















Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mark Magaw sworn in as Prince George's County Police Chief

Mark Magaw, a 27-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Police, was sworn in as chief by Clerk of the Court Marilynn M. Bland.
Magaw has been running the department as acting chief since County Executive Rushern L. Baker III took office on December 6.




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