Crime

Thanksgiving Day tragedy at Home Depot

December 11, 2011

BY PAULA MINAERT — A Thanksgiving Day tragedy unfolded in the Hyattsville Home Depot parking lot. A 79-year-old driver had what police are calling a “medical emergency” and lost control of his car, hitting six pedestrians and sending five to the hospital. Two of them have since died: Fredys [read more]

Newest city officer won police academy award

November 11, 2011

David Chanthavong, who recently joined Hyattsville’s police department, addressed the city council on October 24, soon after receiving the Outstanding Student Officer Award from the Prince George’s Community College Municipal Police Academy. I am 25 years old. I was born in Thailand but my [read more]

One dead in University Town Center stabbing

July 2, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — On June 30, an early-evening brawl at University Town Center left one man dead and four others injured. Leonard Raynod Smith-Matthews, 21, died after being stabbed during a fight at University Town Center on June 30, 2011. Responding to reports of a fight, Hyattsville City [read more]

Police address gang problem

April 10, 2011

BY KRYSTYN SCHMERBECK – “In the first hour of the day, teens [today] process more information than we processed in a whole day,” Cpl. Mike Rudinski said at a March 22 gang information meeting for Hyattsville residents. Recognizing this massive cultural shift is critical to understanding [read more]
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