Friday, December 6, 2019

Prince George’s County’s Public Safety Family Mourns Passing of William Milligan




The Prince George’s County Police Department and the county’s public safety agencies are mourning the loss of a true public servant, William “Bill” Milligan. For decades, Bill was a fixture in the county’s public safety community. He was the driving force behind the county’s annual Public Safety Food Basket Program. Now in its 35th year, the program provides food to families in our community who are in need during the holidays. He knew many families rely on this assistance and despite his failing health, Bill was still actively involved in this year’s program.



As the Executive Director of the Prince George’s County Public Safety Assistance Program, Bill was also an unwavering supporter of the men and women in public safety. Every year, he oversaw the tremendous effort of organizing the County’s Public Safety Valor Award ceremony which honors the police officers, sheriff’s deputies, fire and EMS personnel as well as Department of Corrections personnel who serve with distinction. We are all grateful for his devotion and friendship.

“Bill dedicated his life in service to not only the county’s public safety agencies but the citizens of Prince George’s County. He didn’t seek praise for his tireless efforts. He didn’t want that attention. His dedication came from a true passion of helping others. The lives of thousands of our neighbors were enriched every year by his efforts. We will feel this loss not just this holiday season or at the next Valor Awards ceremony but for years to come,” Chief Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski.

To all who knew and loved Bill, the Prince George’s County Police family offers our deepest condolences. He was 77 years old.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Suspect in Custody for Tuesday’s Fatal Shooting in the City of Seat Pleasant

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Nevonia Evans


The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit identified and charged a suspect wanted for a murder that occurred in the City of Seat Pleasant on Tuesday. He is identified as 22-year-old Nevonia Evans of the 1300 block of Saratoga Avenue NE in Washington D.C.  He was arrested this morning in the District of Columbia. Evans is charged with the murder of 28-year-old Curtis Mark Jones, Jr. of Suitland.

On December 3rd, at approximately 4:45 pm, officers responded to a liquor store in the 6400 block of Central Avenue. The victim was found suffering from a gunshot wound inside of the business. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals Evans and the victim were involved in a confrontation inside of the liquor store prior to the fatal shooting. The reason for the confrontation is unknown at this time and remains under investigation.  

Evans is charged with first and second degree murder and related charges. He is currently in custody in the District awaiting extradition to Prince George’s County. 

The Prince George’s County Police Department investigates all Homicides in the City of Seat Pleasant.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-516-2512. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.) Please refer to case 19-0069954.

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Sospechoso Bajo Custodia por Mortal Tiroteo del Martes en la Ciudad de Seat Pleasant

La Unidad de Homicidios del Departamento de la Policía del Condado de Prince George’s identificó y sometió cargos contra el sospechoso de un asesinato ocurrido el martes en la Ciudad de Seat Pleasant. Éste fue identificado como Nevonia Evans, de 22 años de edad y vecino de la cuadra 1300 de Saratoga Avenue NE en Washington DC. A Evans se le acusa por el asesinato de Curtis Mark Jones Jr., de 28 años de edad y vecino de Suitland.

El 3 de diciembre, a eso de las 4:45 pm, nuestros oficiales acudieron a una tienda de licores en la cuadra 6400 de Central Avenue. La víctima fue hallada con una herida de bala, dentro de la tienda. Le declararon muerto en la escena.

La investigación preliminar reveló que Evans y la víctima tuvieron una confrontación dentro de la tienda, previo al asesinato a tiros. En estos momentos se desconoce la razón de la confrontación y la misma permanece bajo investigación.

Evans enfrenta cargos por asesinato en primer y segundo grado, entre otros. Al momento se encuentra bajo custodia en DC mientras aguarda ser extraditado al Condado de Prince George’s.

El Departamento de la Policía del Condado de Prince George’s investiga todo homicidio que ocurra en la Ciudad de Seat Pleasant.

Cualquier persona que tenga información sobre este caso, pedimos que por favor llame al 301-772-4925. Quienes deseen permanecer anónimos pueden llamar a Crime Solvers al 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), o ir en línea a www.pgcrimesolvers.com, o utilizar la aplicación móvil “P3 Tips” (busque “P3 Tips en el Apple Store o en Google Play para bajar la aplicación a su móvil). Refiérase al caso 19-0069954

WANTED WEDNESDAY

Gas Station Robbery


Up first this Wanted Wednesday, our investigation into an armed robbery at a gas station in Berwyn Heights on Tuesday. On December 3rd, at approximately 7:40 pm, the suspect in these photos displayed a gun and demanded money from an employee at the business in the 6000 block of Greenbelt Road. If you know his identity, please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. We are offering a cash reward. Please refer to case 19-0070001.


Auto Parts Store Theft


Next, a theft at an auto parts store. The business is in the 900 block of Largo Center Drive on November 21st at approximately 12:30 pm. The pictured suspect entered the store, stole merchandise and left. A cash reward is being offered to anyone who can help us close this case. Give us a call at 301-390-2160 or 1-866-411-(TIPS). Please refer to case number 19-0067745.


Robbery Suspects


These two suspects are wanted for stealing a purse from a victim in Forestville. This crime occurred on November 24th at approximately 5:00 pm on Donnell Drive. The preliminary investigation reveals these two suspects later attempted to use the victim’s stolen credit card to purchase items.  If you can help us locate these suspects, call us at 301-772-4425. Please refer to case number 19-0068374.


Assault Suspect


Detectives are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying this suspect. He’s wanted for assaulting an employee at a business on Marlboro Pike in District Heights on November 14th. The victim suffered minor injuries. If you can help identify him, please call 301-772-4911 and refer to case 19-0066311. 


Cell Phone Theft Suspects


Investigators are also looking into the theft of a cell phone at a store in District Heights. The preliminary investigation reveals these two suspects stole a phone from the business on Donnell Drive on November 20th. Please call 301-772-4911 with any info and refer to case 19-0067549.


Shoe Store Theft

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Suspect 2

   We are also working to identify these two suspects linked to a theft at a shoe store in Capitol Heights. The preliminary investigation reveals they targeted the shoe store in the 1700 block of Ritchie Station Court on November 5th at approximately 2:00 pm. The suspects entered the store and stole several pairs of shoes before fleeing. If you recognize them, please let us know at 301-772-4911 and refer to case number 19-0064521.
                                                                         






Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Grand Jury Indicts Suspended Officer

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A Prince George’s County grand jury today indicted a suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer. Police Officer First Class Sharrod Wiggins is charged with indecent exposure, second degree assault and additional charges. The allegations against Wiggins occurred while he was off-duty in the City of Hyattsville in April of 2019. 

At that time, the City of Hyattsville Police Department began a criminal investigation against Wiggins and our agency suspended his police powers as the investigation continued.  Questions about the case should be directed to the City of Hyattsville Police Department.

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Investigation Response Team within the Internal Affairs Division launched an administrative investigation which is ongoing.

Wiggins is assigned to the Bureau of Investigation.  He joined the PGPD in 2012.

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Gran Jurado Acusa a Oficial Suspendido

Un gran jurado del Condado de Prince George’s acusó ayer a un suspendido oficial del Departamento de la Policía. El oficial Sharrod Wiggins fue acusado de exposiciones deshonestas, agresión en segundo grado y otros cargos relacionados. Las alegaciones contra Wiggins sugieren que el incidente ocurrió mientras éste se encontraba fuera de horas laborables en la Ciudad de Hyattsville, durante el mes de abril de 2019.

Para esa fecha, el Departamento de la Policía de la Ciudad de Hyattsville abrió una investigación criminal centrada en Wiggins y nuestra agencia le suspendió mientras la misma seguía su curso. Cualquier pregunta sobre éste caso deberá ser dirigida al Departamento de la Policía de la Ciudad de Hyattsville.

El Equipo de Respuesta Investigativa Especial de la División de Asuntos Internos del Departamento de la Policía del Condado de Prince George’s también abrió una pesquisa administrativa que está en curso.

Wiggins estaba adscrito al Buró de Investigaciones. Éste ingresó a PGPD en el 2012.

Suspended PGPD Patrol Officer Charged with Two Misdemeanors in Washington D.C.

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A Prince George’s County Police patrol officer is suspended following his arrest in Washington D.C. Officer Robert Grimes was off-duty at the time.

Grimes was charged with two misdemeanors - second degree burglary and destruction of property this morning in DC Superior Court.  He is accused of breaking into and causing property damage to an office building in the District. This occurred shortly before 3:00 am on Sunday, November 24th. No one was injured.  

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division has launched an administrative investigation into this matter. Any questions about the criminal investigation should be directed to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Grimes joined the PGPD three years ago. He is assigned to the Bureau of Patrol.

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Suspendido Oficial de Patrulla de PGPD Acusado de Dos Delitos Menos Grave en Washington D.C.

Un oficial de patrulla de la Policía del Condado de Prince George’s fue suspendido tras ser arrestado en Washington DC. El Oficial Robert Grimes se encontraba fuera de turno al momento de los hechos.

Ayer en la Corte Superior de DC, a Grimes le acusaron por dos delitos menos grave – escalamiento en segundo grado y destrucción de propiedad. Se le imputa haberse metido y ocasionado daños en un edificio de oficinas en el Distrito. Esto ocurrió poco antes de las 3:00 am, el domingo 24 de noviembre. Nadie resultó herido.

La División de Asuntos Internos de la Policía del Condado de Prince George’s abrió una investigación administrativa con respecto al asunto. Cualquier pregunta sobre la investigación criminal deberá ser dirigida al Departamento de la Policía Metropolitana.

Grimes ingresó a la Policía hace tres años. Éste estaba asignado al Buró de Patrullas. 

Bicyclist Struck by Vehicle Dies of Injuries


The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision involving a car and a bicycle in Largo. The collision took place on September 9th.  The bicyclist died in late November. He is identified as 60-year-old Eddie Wellington of Suitland.

On September 9th, at approximately 10:20 pm, officers were called to the intersection of Harry S Truman Drive and Birdie Lane for a crash involving a vehicle and a bicyclist. The preliminary investigation reveals Wellington was on a bike attempting to cross the intersection when he was struck by a car traveling northbound on Harry S Truman Drive. Investigators are working to determine what exactly led to the collision.  Wellington suffered critical injuries. He died on November 21st. The involved driver was not hurt and remained on the scene.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.


PGPD Arrests Former Part-Time Fairmount Heights Police Officer for Rape

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   Martique Vanderpool




The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested and charged a former officer with the Fairmount Heights Police Department for raping a citizen after a traffic stop, prior to his resignation.  At the time of the incident in September, he was a part-time officer with that agency. He is 30-year-old Martique Vanderpool of the 5000 block of Duel Place in Capitol Heights. The Prince George’s County Police Department Special Investigations Response Team launched an investigation into Vanderpool’s actions at the request of the Fairmount Heights Police Chief.

The preliminary investigation reveals that on September 6th, 2019, at approximately 11:20 pm, Vanderpool and a second officer with Fairmount Heights Police conducted a traffic stop at Sheriff Road and Cabin Branch Drive in Capitol Heights. The victim, an adult female, was the driver of that car and only occupant. During the stop, Vanderpool asked the victim to step out of her car.  She was placed into handcuffs. Vanderpool then called for a tow truck to impound the victim’s car. The victim was ultimately taken back to the Fairmount Heights Police Department. While there, Vanderpool told the victim if she engaged in a sexual act with him, he would release her. The victim complied. After the sexual assault, Vanderpool issued the victim several citations, drove her to the impound lot and had her car released back to her.    

Anyone who may have had a similar interaction with Vanderpool is asked to call 301-856-2660.

Vanderpool is charged with first degree rape, second degree rape, second degree assault and related charges. He is in the custody of the Department of Corrections. A court commissioner ordered him held on a no-bond status.


At the request of the Fairmount Heights Police Chief, we are sharing the press release below on behalf of the Fairmount Heights Police Department:  

PRESS RELEASE

Former Police Officer Arrested

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 

On Monday evening, December 2, 2019, former Fairmount Heights Police Officer Martique C. Vanderpool, a 30-year-old male, was arrested by the Prince George’s County Police Internal Affairs Division for First Degree Rape for an incident that occurred on or about September 6, 2019. An exhaustive, nearly two-month investigation was launched based on a question we received concerning a traffic stop procedure and the arrest of a motorist that raised our suspicions of wrongdoing. This department then sought out the individual arrested in order to gather more facts surrounding the incident. Immediately upon ascertaining that a crime may have been committed against the arrested individual while detained at our police facility, I contacted Prince George’s County Police Chief Stawinski and requested an Internal Affairs investigation. That investigation led to the issuance of an arrest warrant and charge for Mr. Vanderpool.

Mr. Vanderpool was hired on December 20, 2017 as a full-time uniformed patrol officer and voluntarily changed his status to a part-time officer in late July 2019. He submitted his resignation dated November 18, 2019 to be effective November 23, 2019.

Stephen R. Watkins
Chief of Police
Fairmount Heights Police Department


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PGPD Arresta a Ex Oficial a Tiempo Parcial de Fairmont Heights por Agresión Sexual


El Departamento de la Policía del Condado de Prince George’s arrestó y sometió cargos contra un ex oficial del Departamento de la Policía de Fairmont Heights, luego de éste renunciar por haber violado a una residente luego de una parada de tránsito. Al momento del incidente en el mes de septiembre, éste fungía como oficial de la agencia a tiempo parcial. El individuo fue identificado como Martique Vanderpool, de 30 años de edad y vecino de la cuadra 5000 de Duel Place en el área de Capitol Heights. A petición del Jefe de la Policía de Fairmount Heights, el Equipo de Respuesta Investigativa Especial del Departamento de la Policía del Condado de Prince George’s abrió una investigación centrada en las acciones de Vanderpool.

La investigación preliminar reveló que el 6 de septiembre de 2019, a eso de las 11:20 pm, Vanderpool y un segundo oficial de Fairmount Heights llevaron a cabo una parada de tránsito éntrelas carreteras Sheriff Road y Cabin Drive, en el área de Capitol Heights. La víctima, una mujer adulta, era la conductora y única ocupante del vehículo. Durante la parada, Vanderpool le pidió a la víctima que se bajara de su vehículo y fue esposada. Luego de esto, Vanderpool llamó a una grúa de remolque y le incautaron el vehículo. Entonces, la víctima fue llevada al cuartel del Departamento de la Policía de Fairmount Heights. Una vez allí, Vanderpool le dijo a la víctima que si sostenía relaciones sexuales con él, éste la dejaría ir. La víctima accedió. Luego de la agresión sexual, Vanderpool le expidió a la víctima varios boletos, le condujo al lote de vehículos incautados e hizo que le entregaran el vehículo.

Pedimos que cualquier persona que haya tenido alguna interacción similar con Vanderpool llame al 301-856-2660.

Vanderpool enfrenta cargos por agresión sexual en primer y segundo grado, agresión en segundo grado y otros cargos relacionados. Se encuentra bajo la custodia del Departamento de Corrección luego de que un comisionado de la corte ordenara que se le retuviera sin derecho a fianza.

A petición del Jefe de la Policía de Fairmount Heights, compartimos el comunicado de prensa emitido por el Departamento de la Policía de Fairmount Heights:

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

Ex Oficial de la Policía es Arrestado

Martes, 3 de diciembre de 2019

El lunes en la tarde, 2 de diciembre de 2019, el ex oficial de la Policía de Fairmont Heights, Martique C. Vanderpool, de 30 años de edad, fue arrestado por la División de Asuntos Internos de la Policía del Condado de Prince George’s por Violación en Primer Grado, producto de un incidente ocurrido en o alrededor del 6 de septiembre de 2019. Una investigación exhaustiva de casi dos meses fue abierta a base de interrogantes que recibimos con respecto a un procedimiento de detención de tránsito y el arresto de una conductora, lo que a su vez nos levantó sospechas de que se había cometido un delito. El Departamento buscó a la persona arrestada para recolectar más información sobre el incidente. Inmediatamente tras corroborar que en efecto se pudo haber cometido un crimen contra la persona mientras estaba detenida en nuestras facilidades, contacté al Jefe de la Policía del Condado de Prince George’s County, Hank Stawinski, y le pedí una investigación por parte de la División de Asuntos Internos. Dicha investigación llevó a la expedición de una orden de arresto y cargos contra el Sr. Vanderpool.

El Sr. Vanderpool fue contratado el 20 de diciembre de 2017 como oficial uniformado a tiempo completo y voluntariamente cambió su estatus a oficial-a-tiempo-parcial a finales de julio de 2019. Sometió su renuncia con fecha de noviembre 18 de 2019, la cual entró en efecto el 23 de noviembre de 2019.

Stephen R. Watkins
Jefe de la Policía
Departamento de la Policía de Fairmount Heights

Monday, December 2, 2019

PGPD Investigates Fatal Collision in City of Seat Pleasant

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The PGPD's Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision that occurred in the city of Seat Pleasant. The victim is identified as 29-year-old Dominique Millard of District Heights.

On November 28th, at approximately 11:55 pm, officers were called to the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Highway and Glen Willow Drive for a collision involving two vehicles.

The preliminary investigation reveals Millard was a passenger in a vehicle traveling westbound on Martin Luther King, Jr. Highway approaching Glen Willow Drive. An SUV traveling southbound on Glen Willow Drive attempted to make a right turn onto westbound Martin Luther King, Jr Highway. The victim's vehicle collided with the SUV. That collision caused the victim's vehicle to overturn. Millard was critically injured and was pronounced dead at a hospital. The two drivers and another passenger in the victim's vehicle suffered what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries. 

The Prince George's County Police Department investigates all fatal collisions in the city of Seat Pleasant.  

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.

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PGPD Investiga Mortal choque en Ciudad de Seat Pleasant

La Unidad de Análisis y Reconstrucción de Choques de PGPD investiga un mortal choque ocurrido en la ciudad de Seat Pleasant. La víctima fue identificada como Dominique Millard, de 29 años de edad y vecina de District Heights.

El 28 de noviembre, a eso de las 11:55 pm, nuestros oficiales acudieron a la intersección de Martin Luther King Jr. Highway y Glen Willow Drive tras recibir información sobre un choque entre dos vehículos.

La investigación preliminar demostró que Millard era pasajera en un vehículo que viajaba en dirección oeste en la Martin Luther King Jr. Highway, acercándose a Glen Willow Drive. Una SUV que viajaba en dirección sur de la Glen Willow Drive intentó hacer un viraje a la derecha para entrar en Martin Luther King Highway. Fue entonces que el vehículo de la víctima chocó con la SUV. El choque provocó que el vehículo de la víctima se volcara. Millard sostuvo heridas críticas y le declararon muerta en el hospital. Los dos conductores y otro pasajero del vehículo de la víctima sufrieron lo que parecían ser heridas menos severas.

El Departamento de la Policía del Condado de Prince George’s investiga todo choque mortal que ocurra dentro de la ciudad de Seat Pleasant.

Quien tenga información relevante a este caso, pedimos que por favor llame a la Unidad de Análisis y Reconstrucción de Choques al 301-731-4422. Quienes deseen permanecer anónimos pueden llamar a Crime Solvers al 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), o ir en línea a www.pgcrimesolvers.com, o utilizar la aplicación móvil “P3 Tips” (busque “P3 Tips en el Apple Store o en Google Play para bajar la aplicación a su móvil).

PGPD Arrests High School Teacher for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

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K Sean Donovan



A teacher at Bowie High School in Bowie is facing charges in connection with the sexual abuse of a female student at the school. The teacher is 29-year-old K Sean Donovan Jr. of the 3200 block of Winterbourne Drive in Upper Marlboro.

On December 1st, the Prince George’s County Police Department launched an investigation after the student reported to a family member that she and Donovan were having a relationship. The investigation revealed that Donovan and the student were engaged in sexual contact on school grounds multiple times since May of 2019. The most recent incident took place in late November.

Donovan is charged with sexual abuse of a minor, third degree sex offense and related charges.

At this time, this is the only reported case involving Donovan.

Any questions about his employment status should be directed to the Prince George's County Public Schools. 

Anyone with information relevant to this investigation is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Child and Vulnerable Adult Unit at  (301) 772-4930. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at  1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at  www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

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PGPD Arresta a Maestro de Escuela Superior por Abuso Sexual Contra una Menor

Un maestro de Bowie High School enfrenta cargos en conexión a un caso de abuso sexual contra una estudiante en la escuela. El maestro fue identificado como K Sean Donovan Jr., de 29 años de edad y vecino de la cuadra 3200 de Winterbourne Drive en el área de Upper Marlboro.

El 1 de diciembre, el Departamento de la Policía del Condado de Prince George’s abrió una investigación luego de que la estudiante reportara a un familiar que ella y Donovan estaban en una relación. La investigación reveló que a partir de mayo de 2019 Donovan y la estudiante llevaron a cabo actos sexuales en los predios escolares en múltiples ocasiones. El incidente más reciente tuvo lugar a finales de noviembre.

A Donovan se le acusa de abuso sexual contra una menor, ofensa sexual en tercer grado y otros cargos relacionados.

Al momento, este es el único caso reportado que involucra a Donovan.

Cualquier pregunta sobre el estatus de su empleo deberá ser dirigida al Sistema de Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Prince George’s.

Quien tenga información relevante a esta investigación pedimos que por favor llame a la Unidad de Abuso Contra Menores y Adultos Vulnerables del Departamento de la Policía del Condado de Prince George’s al 301-772-4930. Quienes deseen permanecer anónimos pueden llamar a Crime Solvers al 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), o ir en línea a www.pgcrimesolvers.com, o utilizar la aplicación móvil “P3 Tips” (busque “P3 Tips en el Apple Store o en Google Play para bajar la aplicación a su móvil).

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