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Prince George's County Police Officer Stabbed Suspect Arrested

Prince George’s County, Maryland… The Prince George’s County Police Department has arrested Milton Benitez Salvador, 34, for stabbing an off-duty Prince George’s County police officer early yesterday morning in Adelphi.

Salvador, of no fixed address has been charged with attempted first and second degree murder, attempted first and second degree assault and attempted second degree assault of a law enforcement officer.  He was remanded to the custody of the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections on a $150,000 bond.

Prince George's County Police Officer Denied Bail

GREENBELT, Md. (WUSA) -- Federal prosecutors denied bail to one of the three Prince George's County cops involved in a sting Monday, because of the weapons and drugs allegations against him. 

Officer Sinisa Simic, 25, of Woodbridge, Virginia, will remain behind bars because the feds say he illegally trafficked handguns to his accomplices on the streets.

Prosecutors also say they taped Simic buying a half-kilo of cocaine during their investigation.

The initial investigation connected Simic to an alcohol and cigarette smuggling operation, where Prince George's County Police officers used their power to ship untaxed cigarettes and booze across Md., Va. and even N.Y. state lines.

Federal Judge Charles Day said he couldn't give bail to a cop who was giving guns to the bad guys.

PGPD Announces Results of Operation “Fall Focus”

   Prince George’s County, Maryland…. Prince George’s County Police Chief Roberto Hylton is pleased to announce the results of Operation “Fall Focus”.  The operation, which ran for four consecutive weeks, was conducted on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings during a ten hour period.  The operation included police officers from the Bureau of Patrol, Narcotics Enforcement Division, Special Operations Division, Special Investigations Division, Traffic Enforcement Unit, and District III’s Special Assignment, Robbery Suppression, and Burglary Suppression Teams.  Each unit conducted proactive enforcement operations in communities within the District III serving area that have been identified as “hot spots” for criminal activity. 

    During the operation, officers made 70 arrests, 805 traffic stops, impounded 19 vehicles, documented 283 suspicious persons stops, recovered 9 handguns and seized a significant amount of drugs.

University of Maryland English Teacher Charged in Murder

A lecturer in the English Department was charged with second-degree murder on Sunday after police found her Saturday night in a St. Mary's County home with a man who had been shot.

Joanna Findlay, 40, teaches ENGL398C and two sections of ENGL393 in the Professional Writing Program, according to Testudo.

Findlay and the victim, Gary Alan Trogdon, 55, may have been involved in a domestic dispute, police said in media reports. Findlay's Whitepages.com listing says she lived with a Gary A. Trogdon on Little Cliffs Road in Hollywood, Md.

According to her online biography, Findlay moved from Scotland to study English creative writing at the University of Nebraska. She received her B.A. and M.A. and is working on a doctorate in Modern Scottish Literature and the Postcolonial Novels of Africa, India, and Britain at the same university, the biography said.

13 Year Prince George's County Police Veteran Indicted by Grand Jury on 13 Counts

Prince George's County State’s Attorney Glenn F. Ivey today announced that Juan Diego Carter, 36, of Bowie, Maryland was indicted by a Prince George’s County grand jury late yesterday, Tuesday, October 26, 2010, on 13 counts.

Carter is charged with:

  • Six counts of misconduct in office
  • Three counts of theft over $500.00
  • Three counts of theft under $500.00
  • One count of aggregate theft scheme

If convicted, Carter faces up to 10 years in prison.

“These are serious charges and we look forward to prosecuting this case,” said State’s Attorney Glenn F. Ivey.

Prince George's County Counterfeiter Pleads Guilty

Shango Taylor, age 33, of Forestville, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to counterfeiting U.S. currency.

Police Officer Arrested in Theft of Guns

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Investigative Response Team has arrested and charged Corporal Juan D. Carter with Misconduct in Office, Theft, and “Theft Scheme” stemming from an internal investigation into the theft of several confiscated guns.  Carter has been remanded to the custody of the Department of Corrections and a bond was set at $200,000.  Juan Carter is a 13-year veteran of the Prince George’s County Police Department, who had been assigned to the Maryland State Police led “Gun Interdiction Task Force” since September 2007.