Prince William County Crime Solvers will cease operations on Jan. 1 after more than 35 years, according to a letter released by the board this week.
Crime Solvers is a nonprofit partner helping local police draw attention to unsolved cases and wanted fugitives.
Tip lines by phone and online will not be accessible beginning Jan. 1 and the social media accounts will be turned off, according to the letter dated Tuesday, Dec. 5.
The letter cited financial struggles and concerns about sustainability as the reasons for ending the local program.
“Crime prevention and deterrence is everyone’s responsibility,” the board wrote. “We hope the residents and business owners of Prince William County will remain committed to a safe community and work with the police department to keep the lines of communication open.”
Prince George’s County Police detectives arrested and charged a suspect who sexually assaulted a victim while impersonating a police officer.
The suspect is 36-year-old Michael Leon Bell of the 4400 block of Dery Road in Upper Marlboro.
On November 26th at approximately 6:15 am, patrol officers responded to the 2100 block of Guilford Road in Langley Park. The officers spoke with the adult male victim who stated he had just been sexually assaulted by a man wearing a badge who had identified himself as a police officer.
The preliminary investigation reveals Bell, who was driving the pictured black 2007 Ford Crown Victoria, approached the victim in the 2300 block of University Boulevard. Bell had the badge hanging around his neck, identified himself as a police officer, asked for the victim’s ID, and then
WASHINGTON — A Prince George’s County man is facing charges after police say he possessed and distributed child pornography.
On Wednesday morning, Maryland State Police arrested 23-year-old Austin Whyte at his Accokeek home. He is charged with three counts of distribution of child pornography and six counts of possession of child pornography.
Maryland State Police began investigating Whythe after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children tipped them off to the distribution of child pornography from a specific internet address. The investigation led police to a Whythe’s residence.
Police got a search warrant and found that Whythe’s “electronic devices indicated it held multiple files of child pornography.”
He is awaiting an appearance before a court commissioner.
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One man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Accokeek, Maryland on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, according to Prince George’s County police.
ACCOKEEK, Md. – A man died after a car struck a tree in Prince George’s County early Friday morning, according to officials.
Prince George’s County Police said the single-vehicle crash happened a wooded area in the 15200 block of Derbyshire Way near Livingston Road in Accokeek at about 3:30 a.m.
Authorities said the vehicle hit a tree and rolled over, killing the driver, only identified by officials as an adult male. Officials said a passenger in the car fled the scene following the crash and investigators wanted to
DISPUTANTA, Va. — Virginia State Police are assisting local authorities after a person opened fire around 4 p.m. inside a Wendy’s at the Pilot Travel Center on Country Drive, killing one 19-year-old male.
Police said that a man walked into the side entrance of the Wendy’s that is connected to the Pilot Travel Center and opened fire.
Several rounds were fired while patrons were inside.
A med-flight was called, but then the call was canceled. Coron Bond, a Richmond resident, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
Police said that an altercation occurred between two female employees and that one person called someone. Police said that one person of interest, a Wendy’s employee named Norma Glover, was connected to the deceased victim.
The person who responded fired shots and an employee ran off with the shooter, police said. They are looking for three persons of interest, which includes the shooter. Glover, described as an
A former Prince George’s County substitute teacher and basketball coach accused of sharing child pornography through a Dropbox account has been indicted on additional related charges by a federal grand jury.
Christopher H. Speights, 34, has been charged with two counts of production and one count of the attempted production of child pornography after a jury returned an indictment against him in U.S. District Court in Maryland, according to federal court records.
He entered a plea of not guilty at his initial appearance before a judge on Aug. 22.
Speights is accused of victimizing four minors to produce and transmit child pornography, the indictment from July 27 says.
Police said they’re still investigating whether the images depicted children Speights worked with at the school or through his coaching.
“This investigation is active and ongoing,” said Greg Shipley, a spokesman for Maryland State Police. “We are working with federal officials and the county