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Police Make Two Arrests in Fatal Stabbing in Riverdale

On July 14, 2011, at approximately 12:30 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 6200 block of 64th Avenue for a report of a cutting.  Upon arrival, the victim told officers that he was assaulted and stabbed in the parking lot while walking his dog.  Adkisson was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and eventually lapsed into a coma.  Adkisson died on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, from injuries sustained from the assault.

Ferguson is charged with first degree murder and is being held on a no bond status.  Gails is charged with second degree murder and is being held on a $750,000 bond.  Robbery appears to be the motive.

Investigators will canvass the area along the 6300 block of 64th Avenue in Riverdale on Thursday, August 4, 2011, from 11 a.m. to noon, to try and find additional witnesses to the incident.  The lead detective in the case will be there and available for comment.

Jason Scott Convicted of Federal Home Invasion, Firearms and Child Pornography Production Charges


Greenbelt, Maryland - A federal jury July,18th convicted Jason Thomas Scott, age 28, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, on 11 federal felony charges relating to a series of crimes committed during more than 50 burglaries and nine armed home invasion robberies.  The convictions include armed carjacking, production of child pornography, theft of firearms and related gun charges.  Scott has been held in custody since 2009.  The trial started on June 28 and lasted for three weeks.

The conviction was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Theresa R. Stoop of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Chief Mark Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department; and Colonel Terrence Sheridan, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police.

Greenbelt Police To Hold Neighborhood Watch Meeting

On Saturday, August 20, 2011, starting at 10 a.m., the Greenbelt Police Department is holding a City-wide meeting of all Greenbelt Neighborhood Watch groups. The meeting will be held at the Greenbriar Community Center, 7600 Hanover Parkway. All current and prospective Neighborhood Watch members in the City are invited to attend. The meeting will serve as a networking forum to discuss the future of Neighborhood Watch in Greenbelt and ways to expand the existing membership. Immediately following the meeting, at approximately 11am, there will be a free Neighborhood Watch training session for anyone who wants to attend. The training session will last approximately one hour. Registration is not needed to attend either event.


Three Men Indicted in Conspiracy to Kidnap a Bank Employee


This story comes to us from Marcia Murphy:

Greenbelt, Maryland - A federal grand jury has indicted Darrell Jose Carter, a/k/a “Shorty,” age 43, of Fort Washington, Maryland; Jeffery Edelen, age 42; and Kendall Taylor, a/k/a “Shamsideen Salaam,” age 40, both of Washington, D.C. for conspiracy to kidnap and use of a handgun during a crime of violence, in connection with the home invasion of a bank employee.

Identity of Suspects Sought in Armored Car Robbery in Clinton

This story comes to us from Cpl. Larry Johnson:

Prince George’s County, Maryland:  The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects wanted in connection with an armored car robbery in Clinton, Maryland.

On April 25, 2011 at approximately 1:55 p.m., two suspects approached the victim from behind as he was transporting money in the 7800 block of Old Branch Avenue. One of the suspects displayed an assault rifle, the other suspect brandished a silver handgun and demanded the money from the victim. The victim complied and the suspects took an undetermined amount of cash and fled the scene in a white van.

PGPD Announces Arrests in Homicide on Glenshire Drive

PGPD Announces Arrests in Homicide on Glenshire Drive

This press release came to us yesterday from Cpl. Larry Johnson:


 The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has arrested Alusine Kanu, 22, Ransford Caulker, 25,  and Tanseh John Nicholas, 25, in connection with the homicide of Oluseun A. Fashina, 23, in Glendale, Maryland.   

On April 17, 2011 at approximately 4:14 a.m., Patrol Units responded to the 10800 block of Glenshire Drive for a report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, Patrol Units found Fashina, of the 15000 block of Jennings Lane in Bowie, Maryland, suffering from trauma to his body.  He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

Boxer Convicted of 1st Degree Assault

This story comes to us from Ramón V. Korionoff:

UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks announced that Circuit Court Judge Maureen Lamasney found Ronald Dion Boyd, 31, of Suitland, Maryland, guilty of first degree assault after he strangled and repeatedly punched his wife because she hugged another man at a nightclub. 


The incident occurred last April and the defendant was a trained boxer.


Prosecutors successfully used testimony of the wife’s friend who witnessed the assault as well as her medical records that detailed the victim’s injuries.