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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Police Arrest Greenbelt Man in Landover Woman's Murder

Police Arrest Greenbelt Man in Landover Woman's Murder

Authorities say a relative found Shauntelle Lewis dead in her home Monday. Police say the homicide may stem from a domestic dispute.
Speed a Factor in Fatal Single-Car Crash: Police

Speed a Factor in Fatal Single-Car Crash: Police

Prince George's County Police are investigating whether high speeds caused a late-night crash that killed a Crofton man.
UPDATE: Police Say Woman Murdered in Her Landover Home

UPDATE: Police Say Woman Murdered in Her Landover Home

Authorities say a relative found Shauntelle Lewis dead in her home. Police are seeking a suspect and motive in the homicide.
2 Passengers Arrested at BWI Airport for Packing Loaded Guns

2 Passengers Arrested at BWI Airport for Packing Loaded Guns

Passengers from Baltimore and Upper Marlboro were arrested for reportedly packing loaded handguns in their carry-on bags.
3-Year-Old Killed By Father, Suspect Dies in Gun Battle: Police

3-Year-Old Killed By Father, Suspect Dies in Gun Battle: Police

Prince George's County Police say a Landover man reportedly shot and stabbed his toddler daughter, and wounded her caretakers.
Husband Shot Estranged Wife, Sister Before Killing Himself: Police

Husband Shot Estranged Wife, Sister Before Killing Himself: Police

An Oxon Hill woman and her sister, from Smyrna, GA, were fatally shot by the Maryland woman's husband, who then shot himself, police say.
2 Women Die in Upper Marlboro Crash

2 Women Die in Upper Marlboro Crash

Prince George's County Police say the driver who was killed likely turned in front of an oncoming vehicle.
Elderly Victim Scammed by Man Posing as Mechanic

Elderly Victim Scammed by Man Posing as Mechanic

Montgomery County Police say the suspect first approached the 89-year-old woman, offering to do car repairs for $100.
Police to Hold Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night

Police to Hold Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night

Prince George's County Police will set up a sobriety checkpoint this Friday evening, Aug. 15.
Lacrosse Player Not Guilty in Concert Assault

Lacrosse Player Not Guilty in Concert Assault

Benjamin Chisolm of Davidsonville, a University of Maryland student, faced charges at a concert at Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater in June.
Family of Teen Who Died in Chase Sues Police for $20M

Family of Teen Who Died in Chase Sues Police for $20M

Amir Brooks died after crashing a dirt bike while fleeing a Prince George's County police officer. His family is seeking $20M in his death.
Laurel Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Laurel Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Police say a Laurel man swerved his motorcycle to avoid striking a stopped car, but lost control and crashed.
Accomplice Arrested as Police Search for Suspect in Toddler's Death

Accomplice Arrested as Police Search for Suspect in Toddler's Death

Police are searching for Davon Antwan Wallace of Landover, who faces murder charges in the shooting death of a 3-year-old Washington girl.
Jury Convicts Man in Robbery, Murder of Teen on Way to School

Jury Convicts Man in Robbery, Murder of Teen on Way to School

The Prince George's County prosecutor who won the case is running for Anne Arundel State's Attorney in November.
DC Man Charged with Killing Girlfriend in Suitland

DC Man Charged with Killing Girlfriend in Suitland

The couple apparently argued and Devin Wooten then shot and killed his girlfriend, Tamu Bynum, say Prince George's Police.
24 Passengers Stuck on Six Flags Roller Coaster for 5 Hours

24 Passengers Stuck on Six Flags Roller Coaster for 5 Hours

Seventeen adults and seven children were rescued from 75 feet in the air by Prince George’s County firefighters.
'Senseless Violence' Kills Toddler in Home; Suspect Sought

'Senseless Violence' Kills Toddler in Home; Suspect Sought

Police are searching for Davon Antwan Wallace of Landover, who faces murder charges in the shooting death of a 3-year-old Washington girl.
Family Raising Money for Son's Funeral Costs

Family Raising Money for Son's Funeral Costs

Amir Brooks died last week after crashing his dirt bike on a street while fleeing a Prince George's County police officer.
PGFD Picks Official Name for Pink Medic Unit

PGFD Picks Official Name for Pink Medic Unit

Which name stood out among 230 suggestions for a pink paramedic unit that will raise cancer awareness?
Jogger Fights Off Attacker Who Hit Her With Stick

Jogger Fights Off Attacker Who Hit Her With Stick

The woman was jogging Thursday morning in Mitchellville when a man reportedly struck her several times with a stick.