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Increase in Pr. George's non-fatal shootings

There was more than a little consternation within the Prince George's County Police Department when 16 people were killed in the county in the first month of the year. Enforcement efforts were stepped up in communities inside the Beltway. Federal...

By Matt Zapotosky  | March 11, 2011; 10:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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U-Md. hall evacuated after small fire

The University of Maryland's Denton Hall had to be evacuated early Thursday morning after some type of charger ignited a fire in a fifth-floor room, authorities said. A student pulled the fire alarm at about 4:20 a.m., alerting residents to...

By Matt Zapotosky  | March 10, 2011; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Nesky appointed as Bowie police chief

The City of Bowie has appointed Acting Police Chief John Nesky to lead the department of 48 officers in a permanent capacity, officials announced Thursday. Nesky, who had been serving as the acting chief since Katherine Perez left for another...

By Matt Zapotosky  | March 10, 2011; 1:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Dead man, officers ID'd after shooting

Authorities have identified the man shot and killed by Prince George's County police officers Monday after he was reportedly threatening residents with a handgun in a Landover neighborhood. Trayvon Dodson, 19, of the 6500 block of Hansford Street in District...

By Matt Zapotosky  | March 8, 2011; 5:49 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Arrest in violent Suitland robbery

Prince George's County police on Monday arrested the man suspected of violently snatching a purse from a 71-year-old woman, causing her to fall and break her kneecap at a Suitland cigarette shop, authorities said. A District III community police officer...

By Matt Zapotosky  | March 8, 2011; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Man killed by fire he set in Md. ID'd

Prince George's County police have identified the man killed after he set his own home on fire during a standoff with officers as 39-year-old Edward Carl Martin. A woman who said she was trying to end her relationship with Martin...

By Matt Zapotosky  | March 8, 2011; 1:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Police: Man shot outside Md. club has died, Matt Zapotosky , March 8, 2011
Man shot by police charged with assault, Matt Zapotosky , March 7, 2011
Arrests in two College Park robberies, Matt Zapotosky , March 1, 2011
Van crashes into garage in Glenn Dale, Matt Zapotosky , February 28, 2011
College Park robbery suspect sought, Matt Zapotosky , February 24, 2011
Police ID man shot in Laurel, Matt Zapotosky , February 23, 2011
Body found in Prince George's, Matt Zapotosky , February 17, 2011
Abduction suspect in country illegally: Authorities, Matt Zapotosky , February 15, 2011
Man charged in lover's stabbing death, Matt Zapotosky , February 15, 2011
Police ID Oxon Hill shooting victim, Matt Zapotosky , February 15, 2011
Abduction suspect arrested in Md., Matt Zapotosky , February 14, 2011
Help sought ID'ing man found in woods, Matt Zapotosky , February 14, 2011
Victim ID'd in fatal crash with FBI agent, Matt Zapotosky , February 9, 2011
Woman critically injured in Ft. Washington crash, Matt Zapotosky , February 9, 2011
Body found Sunday not a homicide victim, Matt Zapotosky , February 9, 2011
Dozens arrested in Super Bowl DUI enforcement, Matt Zapotosky , February 7, 2011
Sketch released in Md. hit-and-run, Matt Zapotosky , January 31, 2011
Teen arrested in Langley Park stabbing, Matt Zapotosky , January 28, 2011
Bank robbery suspect shot dead in Md. , Dan Morse and Matt Zapotosky , January 28, 2011
Md. couple sickened by CO, Matt Zapotosky , January 27, 2011
D.C. police shoot, wound suspect, Matt Zapotosky , January 27, 2011
Arrest in Langley Park stabbing, Matt Zapotosky , January 27, 2011
Police: Pr. George's cops shot BBs at evidence, Matt Zapotosky and Mary Pat Flaherty , January 27, 2011
Possible arson probed in Mount Rainier, Matt Zapotosky , January 26, 2011
Police ID man shot in car, Matt Zapotosky , January 25, 2011
Second sister dies from fire injuries, Matt Zapotosky , January 25, 2011
Man fatally shot in Pr. George's , Washington Post Editors , January 24, 2011
Man killed in Oxon Hill house fire, Matt Zapotosky , January 24, 2011
Mother of slain student camps out, Matt Zapotosky , January 21, 2011
911 tapes released in fatal fire, Matt Zapotosky , January 21, 2011
Man fatally shot in Severn home, Matt Zapotosky , January 21, 2011
Person dies after all from building, Matt Zapotosky , January 21, 2011
Teenager struck by vehicle identified, Matt Zapotosky , January 19, 2011
Arrest made in Md. acid attack, Matt Zapotosky , January 19, 2011
Arrest made in Pr. George's homicide, Matt Zapotosky , January 18, 2011
Pr. George's homicide victim named, Matt Zapotosky , January 13, 2011
Hazmat at Pr. George's mail facility, Washington Post Editors , January 13, 2011
Feds embed with Pr. George's squads, Matt Zapotosky , January 13, 2011
Friday death ruled 13th Pr. George's homicide, Matt Zapotosky , January 12, 2011
11th 2011 homicide in Pr. George's, Matt Zapotosky , January 11, 2011
2 stabbed, 1 fatally, in Pr. George's, Erica Johnston , January 10, 2011
Man arrested in Christmas Day killing, Matt Zapotosky , January 10, 2011
FD focuses on smoke alarms, Matt Zapotosky , January 7, 2011
Man charged in Seat Pleasant shooting, Matt Zapotosky , January 7, 2011
Alleged police impersonator arrested, Matt Zapotosky , January 6, 2011
Driver located in hit-and-run crash, Matt Zapotosky , January 5, 2011
Arrest made in Laurel slaying, Matt Zapotosky , January 3, 2011
Hit-and-run victim found on Pr. George's roadside, Washington Post Editors , January 3, 2011
Man fatally stabbed in Chillum home, Matt Zapotosky , January 3, 2011
Baby stolen along with car, Matt Zapotosky , December 22, 2010
14-year-old killed in pedestrian crash, Matt Zapotosky , December 22, 2010
Teen charged with pointing gun at officer, Matt Zapotosky , December 17, 2010
Police: 1 killed, 2 injured in possible DUI crash, Matt Zapotosky , December 16, 2010
Police exchange fire near Suitland Metro, Matt Zapotosky , December 15, 2010
Student stabbed at Northwestern High, Matt Zapotosky , December 14, 2010
Upset over burglary, group assaults man, shoots dog, Matt Zapotosky , December 13, 2010
Police ID shooting victims, Matt Zapotosky , December 13, 2010
Man shot by police has died, Matt Zapotosky , December 13, 2010
Suspect shot in gun battle with police, Matt Zapotosky , December 10, 2010
7 suspended Pr. Geo.'s cops back, Matt Zapotosky , December 9, 2010
Pedestrian killed in Md. crash IDd, Matt Zapotosky , December 9, 2010
3 pedestrians struck in Pr. George's, Matt Zapotosky , December 8, 2010
Pr. Geo.'s chief to review suspensions, Matt Zapotosky , December 7, 2010
Riverdale homicide victim identified, Matt Zapotosky , December 6, 2010
Feds interview cops about beating, Matt Zapotosky , December 2, 2010
Hylton supporters take aim at Baker, Matt Zapotosky , December 2, 2010
Ivey: Hylton will be replaced, Matt Zapotosky , December 1, 2010
Officer suspended for explicit texts, Matt Zapotosky , November 30, 2010
Police identify slain man, Matt Zapotosky , November 30, 2010
Man killed in Pr. George's crash, Matt Zapotosky , November 30, 2010
Woman killed, two hurt in Suitland crash, Matt Zapotosky , November 29, 2010
Deadly stabbing in Md. home: Police, Matt Zapotosky and Allison Klein , November 24, 2010
Man killed Sunday in New Carrollton, Matt Zapotosky , November 24, 2010
Squad in Pr. George's seizes 100th gun, Matt Zapotosky , November 24, 2010
Trooper charged over time sheets, Matt Zapotosky , November 23, 2010
Review of Pr. George's police employment, Matt Zapotosky , November 19, 2010
2nd arrest for cop accused in gun case, Matt Zapotosky , November 18, 2010
Pr. George's exec.-elect urged to keep Hylton, Matt Zapotosky , November 18, 2010
Murder charge in domestic case, Matt Zapotosky , November 16, 2010
Serious charges dropped in cutting, Matt Zapotosky , November 10, 2010
Pr. George's police: Death a homicide, Matt Zapotosky , November 10, 2010
Possible pipe bomb cleared in Lanham, Matt Zapotosky , November 8, 2010
Two killed in Pr. George's crashes, Matt Zapotosky , November 3, 2010
Former Army Sgt. Maj. hits man with car, Matt Zapotosky , November 1, 2010
Doll hanging from noose found at church, Matt Zapotosky , November 1, 2010
Complaint over dog shooting filed, Matt Zapotosky , October 28, 2010
Man shot dead in Capitol Heights, Matt Zapotosky , October 28, 2010
Pr. George's officer indicted in gun case, Washington Post Editors , October 26, 2010
Crash after Md. home invasion, Washington Post Editors , October 19, 2010
Police identify man killed in Bowie, Matt Zapotosky , October 14, 2010
Arrest in UMd. bar fight and stabbing, Washington Post editors , October 13, 2010
Dad charged in death of infant, Matt Zapotosky , October 12, 2010
Four cut after altercation at bar, Matt Zapotosky , October 12, 2010
Help sought in 2007 Oxon Hill killing, Matt Zapotosky , October 7, 2010
Officer maced at Ballou High School, Washington Post Editors , October 7, 2010
Deadly hit-and-run in D.C. , Washington Post Editors , October 7, 2010
Woman shot dead in Landover: Police, Washington Post Editors , October 6, 2010
Struggle to restrain suspect: Police, Matt Zapotosky , October 5, 2010
1 dead in Laurel house fire, Washington Post Editors , October 4, 2010
Woman, 77, killed after Md. crash , Matt Zapotosky , October 4, 2010
Customer returns to rob store: Police, Matt Zapotosky , October 4, 2010
Robbery suspects caught after chase, Matt Zapotosky , October 4, 2010
Shots fired at D.C. officer, Matt Zapotosky , October 4, 2010
Murder conviction in 2009 Md. slayings, Washington Post Editors , September 29, 2010
67 years for Md. home invasions, Washington Post Editors , September 29, 2010
Five hurt in Brandywine crash, Washington Post Editors , September 27, 2010
Man, 22, shot dead in Landover, Matt Zapotosky , September 27, 2010
Forestville shooting victim identified, Washington Post Editors , September 27, 2010
Woman hurt in Md. hit-and-run, Washington Post Editors , September 27, 2010
Slain woman in Landover identified, Matt Zapotosky , September 24, 2010
Woman slain in Greenbelt identified, Matt Zapotosky , September 22, 2010
Woman slain in Greenbelt, Washington Post Editors , September 21, 2010
Man shot in Pr. George's identified, Matt Zapotosky , September 20, 2010
Md. candidate struck while on bike, Matt Zapotosky , September 20, 2010
Three die in Forestville crash, Washington Post Editors , September 16, 2010
Officer hits pedestrian in morning crash, Washington Post Editors , September 14, 2010
Should police have shot Parrot?, Matt Zapotosky , September 13, 2010
Pr. George's sheriff's official charged anew, Matt Zapotosky , September 13, 2010
'Standoff' turns out to be false alarm, Matt Zapotosky , September 10, 2010
Capitol Heights teenager shot, killed, Matt Zapotosky , September 9, 2010
'Suspicious death' of infant in Greenbelt, Matt Zapotosky , September 8, 2010
Pr. George's barricade ends peacefully, Matt Zapotosky , September 8, 2010
Teen hurt in dirt bike crash dies, Matt Zapotosky , September 3, 2010
Police aim to mend relations in College Park, Matt Zapotosky , September 3, 2010
4 D.C. cops hurt in crash, Matt Zapotosky , September 3, 2010
Police no longer seeking dad, Matt Zapotosky , August 31, 2010
Police: Homicide linked to fatal crash, Washington Post Editors , August 27, 2010
Man arrested in Craigslist robbery scheme, Terri Rupar , August 27, 2010
2 cars sought in deadly Md. crash, Matt Zapotosky , August 27, 2010
Man shot, killed in Riverdale area, Matt Zapotosky , August 27, 2010
Temple Hills teenager killed, Matt Zapotosky , August 24, 2010
Off-duty officer shoots man at club, Matt Zapotosky , August 23, 2010
Forestville stabbings unrelated: Police, Matt Zapotosky , August 23, 2010
Pedestrian killed in Adelphi hit-and-run, Matt Zapotosky , August 23, 2010
Bladensburg search after cop shot at, Washington Post Editors , August 19, 2010
Charges upgraded in liquor store shooting, Matt Zapotosky , August 19, 2010
Fort Washington man killed in crash, Matt Zapotosky , August 18, 2010
Two arrested in shooting of teen, Matt Zapotosky , August 10, 2010
Woman shot in Md. liquor store, Washington Post Editors , August 9, 2010
2 hurt as car hits building in Md. , Washington Post Editors , August 9, 2010
Four killed in Lanham home: Police, Washington Post Editors , August 6, 2010
Murder suspect returned to St. Mary's, Matt Zapotosky , August 6, 2010
Four injured after stolen car crashes, Matt Zapotosky , August 6, 2010
Conviction in 2006 D.C. kidnapping, rape, Matt Zapotosky , August 5, 2010
NPR intern stabbed, person in custody , Matt Zapotosky , August 4, 2010
Woman bound in home invasion, Matt Zapotosky , August 4, 2010
3 killed over weekend in Pr. George's, Matt Zapotosky , August 2, 2010
Police still unraveling catering hall fight, Washington Post Editors , August 2, 2010
Police ID Pr. George's homicide victim, Matt Zapotosky , August 2, 2010
Former fire official acquitted of rape charges, Matt Zapotosky , July 30, 2010
Red Bull gift gets U-Md. cops investigated, Matt Zapotosky , July 30, 2010
Pr. George's crime continues dropping , Washington Post editors , July 29, 2010
Man shot dead in Fort Washington area, Washington Post Editors , July 28, 2010
Officials: "Serial killer" indicted, Washington Post editors , July 27, 2010
Arrest in June Md. slaying, Washington Post editors , July 26, 2010
Suspect in mother-daughter slayings, Washington Post editors , July 19, 2010
District Heights man killed in crash, Matt Zapotosky , July 19, 2010
2 hurt in Md. fire truck crash, Washington Post Editors , July 13, 2010
Police, gunman in PG standoff, Washington Post editors , July 12, 2010
Police: Serial bank robber in Md. , Matt Zapotosky , July 8, 2010
Suspect named in Damascus shooting, Matt Zapotosky , July 7, 2010
Bank robbery suspect shot after chase, Washington Post Editors , July 6, 2010
Possible Md. drag race broken up, Matt Zapotosky , July 2, 2010
Gas leak after heater vandalized, Washington Post Editors , July 2, 2010
Md. teen dies after beating, Washington Post Editors , July 2, 2010
Intruder shot, killed in Forestville home, Matt Zapotosky , June 28, 2010
Man shot dead in Ft. Washington, Matt Zapotosky , June 24, 2010
Transit Police recapture prisoner, Washington Post Editors , June 24, 2010
Police station evacuation in Md. , Washington Post Editors , June 23, 2010
Persistent detective among Md. honored, Matt Zapotosky , June 23, 2010
Wake for slain trooper, Washington Post editors , June 18, 2010
Two charged in videotaped beating, Washington Post editors , June 16, 2010
Md. officer fined, DWI charge dropped, Matt Zapotosky , June 16, 2010
Police ID men shot near Langley Park, Matt Zapotosky , June 16, 2010
Teka's story: How to donate, Matt Zapotosky , June 16, 2010
Teka's story: second of two parts , Washington Post Editors , June 16, 2010
Two arrested in Md. officer's wounding, Matt Zapotosky , June 15, 2010
Woman's captor wanted her baby, Washington Post Editors , June 15, 2010
PG officer, suspect, shot and wounded, Washington Post editors , June 14, 2010
Seeking suspects in armored car heist, Matt Zapotosky , June 10, 2010
Police identify girl slain in Greenbelt, Washington Post Editors , June 7, 2010
Terminal mom kills disabled son and herself, Washington Post editors , June 7, 2010
Oxon Hill man gets 25-year sentence in murder, Washington Post editors , June 3, 2010
Man dies in Pr. William after stabbing, crash, Matt Zapotosky , June 3, 2010
99-year-old woman dies in D.C. car crash, Matt Zapotosky , June 3, 2010
Md. man killed trying to make U-turn, Washington Post Editors , June 3, 2010
Girl shot Monday dies, Washington Post Editors , June 2, 2010
Man killed in U-turn accident, Washington Post editors , June 2, 2010
Hyattsville man charged in killing in Riverdale, Washington Post Editors , June 2, 2010
Body found in SUV in Gaithersburg: Police , Matt Zapotosky , June 1, 2010
D.C. man arrested in Oxon Hill double shooting, Matt Zapotosky , May 27, 2010
Man killed in tractor-trailer crash, Matt Zapotosky , May 27, 2010
Two dogs poisoned in Centreville, Matt Zapotosky , May 27, 2010
Driver dies in crash with tractor-trailer on Route 50, Washington Post Editors , May 26, 2010
Man found dead in Bowie grocery store, Matt Zapotosky , May 25, 2010
Man hit by SUV on the sidewalk has died, Matt Zapotosky , May 11, 2010
2 identified in fatal New Hampshire Ave. crash, Washington Post Editors , May 10, 2010
U-Md. picks new police chief, Matt Zapotosky , May 6, 2010
Motorcyclist, 21, killed in Calvert crash, Matt Zapotosky , May 5, 2010
Man killed in Capitol Heights shooting identified, Washington Post Editors , April 28, 2010
More than 65 honored at Pr. George's valor awards, Matt Zapotosky , April 27, 2010
Body found in Landover, Matt Zapotosky , April 22, 2010
Bowie barricade ends with arrest, Matt Zapotosky , April 21, 2010
Stabbing victim dies a month later, Washington Post Editors , April 4, 2010
Man found dead after standoff in Alexandria, Washington Post Editors , April 2, 2010
Motorcyclist, 25, killed in Laurel crash, Matt Zapotosky , April 1, 2010
Waldorf man killed Saturday in Charles Co. motorcycle crash, Washington Post Editors , March 29, 2010
Woman charged with fatally beating mother, Washington Post Editors , March 26, 2010
Capitol Heights man, 29, shot dead Wednesday, Washington Post Editors , March 25, 2010
Two teens shot in Calvert gang fight, Matt Zapotosky , March 11, 2010
Pr. George's officer injured in Feb. crash dies, Washington Post Editors , March 10, 2010
If at first you don't succeed, try another bank, Matt Zapotosky , March 3, 2010
Prince George's drug dog dies, Matt Zapotosky , March 3, 2010
If at first you don't succeed, rob another bank, Matt Zapotosky , March 2, 2010
Man, 35, killed in troubled area of Langley Park, Matt Zapotosky , March 1, 2010
Clinton man, 39, found dead in truck, Matt Zapotosky , March 1, 2010
Police say bloody shirt is youth's, Washington Post Editors , February 23, 2010
Police: Shooting part of botched robbery, Washington Post Editors , February 18, 2010
Counselor dead at Pr. George's facility, Washington Post Editors , February 18, 2010
Man shot and killed in Pr. George's, Matt Zapotosky , February 17, 2010
Man shot, killed in Riverdale , Washington Post Editors , February 10, 2010
Pr. George's firefighters hurt battling blaze, Washington Post Editors , February 1, 2010
Bottle of vodka breaks open robbery investigation, Matt Zapotosky , January 21, 2010
Off-duty Md. sheriff runs down suspected shoplifter , Matt Zapotosky , January 13, 2010
Two shot, killed in Pr. George's: Police, Washington Post Editors , January 5, 2010
Woman sought by Pr. William police found dead, Matt Zapotosky , December 29, 2009
Man's body found in Arlington roadway, Washington Post Editors , December 29, 2009
District man shot dead in Capitol Heights, Washington Post Editors , December 28, 2009
Man fires flare gun in emergency room , Matt Zapotosky , December 28, 2009
Md. man charged with stabbing, killing cousin, Matt Zapotosky , December 21, 2009
Homicide charges in July St. Mary's crash, Matt Zapotosky , December 21, 2009
Shots fired during Pr. George's bank robbery, Matt Zapotosky , December 21, 2009
Beltway travelers rescue woman from burning Jeep, Matt Zapotosky , December 16, 2009
Appliance thieves hit apartments under construction, Matt Zapotosky , December 15, 2009
Md. inmate at large after fleeing pre-release unit, Matt Zapotosky , December 15, 2009
Police make arrest in stabbing of pregnant woman, Washington Post Editors , December 7, 2009
Police make arrests in Calvert home invasion, Matt Zapotosky , December 3, 2009
Watch the eggnog, hide the packages, Washington Post Editors , December 3, 2009
Few leads in case of slain construction worker, Matt Zapotosky , December 3, 2009
Hit-and-run driver got out of car, police say, Matt Zapotosky , December 2, 2009
Getaway driver flips on robbers, police say, Matt Zapotosky , December 2, 2009
Updated: Four-year-old injured in hit-and-run crash, Matt Zapotosky , December 1, 2009
Fire in the fryer, Matt Zapotosky , November 27, 2009
No closure in slaying of D.C. cop's son, Matt Zapotosky , November 24, 2009
Note to criminals: ATMs not as dumb as they look, Matt Zapotosky , November 24, 2009
Pr. George's police bring charges in triple murder, Matt Zapotosky , November 23, 2009
Chicken wings, fries and armed robbery, Matt Zapotosky , November 20, 2009
 
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