Posted On: January 27, 2011

Prince George's County Police Make 100 Arrests in Two Days

Due to a dramatic jump in homicides in Prince George’s County, more officers are now on the streets in areas that are designated as dangerous. Over a recent two night period, those officers made approximately 100 arrests, according to myfoxdc.com.

In the first 11 days of 2011, there were 13 homicides in Prince George’s County. Because of that shocking burst of crime, the county put 150 extra officers on the streets. The county has received help from the FBI, ATF, DEA, and the Maryland State Police. Also, the police chief moved officers into the Criminal Investigation Division, the narcotics division, and federal task forces.

As a result of the additional officers, not only have 100 arrests taken place in a short period of time, but also many guns and drugs have been recovered. The police are determined to stop the crime wave. In 2007, Prince George’s county also had a similar spike in crime in January, and the police were able to stop it from continuing.

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Posted On: January 18, 2011

Maryland Citizens May Be Able to Recall Officials Convicted of Crimes

A Maryland state delegate will soon introduce legislation that would allow Maryland citizens to recall elected officials if they are charged with a crime, according to BallotNews.org.

Under current law, only the governor can remove elected officials at the state level who have been convicted of a crime or have pleaded guilty to a crime. A council can remove elected officials at the county level only if a physical or mental disability prevents them from performing the duties of their office.

Details about the bill have not yet been released. The delegate proposing the legislation must decide how recall elections would be administered before drafting the legislation.

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Posted On: January 6, 2011

Maryland Teen Driving Accident Statistics – What Parents Need to Know

Getting a driver’s license is an exciting time for a teenager, but it also comes with serious responsibilities. According to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration, the main contributing factors noted by police officers for young driver auto accidents in Maryland include the following:

  • Inattention
  • Following other vehicles too closely
  • Failure to yield right of way
  • Driving too fast for road/weather conditions

When considering that 16 and 17 year old motorists account for only 1.6 percent of all licensed drivers in Maryland, it is astonishing that these motorists account for 11 percent of all driver fatalities. Parents can play a major role in helping to ensure that their teenager drives safely and follows all the rules of the road by setting an example and by enforcing rules of their own. It is recommended that parents consider the following points to help raise auto accident awareness with their teen:

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Posted On: January 4, 2011

Two Men Arrested for Woman's Murder in Salisbury

Two men from Salisbury have been arrested for the murder of a 63-year-old woman, according to WGMD.com.

The woman lived with her brother; however, she was home alone on the evening of December 17, when police allege two men broke into her home to burglarize the house. The victim purportedly came out of her bedroom, and was shot to death. The victim was found by her brother shortly after one a.m.

The suspects, both age 21, have been charged with first and second degree murder. One of the men was also charged with armed robbery and other crimes. Both suspects are being held at the Wicomico County Detention Center on no bond.

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