Crime

Ward 2 uses Neighborhood Watch to strengthen community policing

November 18, 2016

BY HELEN LYONS — In the living room of Bernadette McAuliffe, two police officers in full body armor with guns on their hips sat in antique rocking chairs, nibbling on mini grocery-store cupcakes and laughing at their hostess’s jokes. It was the third Thursday of the month, which meant that it [read more]

Police brief West Hyattsville residents on recent violent crimes

September 26, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Two recent violent crimes — a triple shooting and a homicide — have West Hyattsville residents concerned about crime in their neighborhood. The Hyattsville City Police Department (HCPD) held a “Community Crime Awareness Meeting” on Aug. 24 to discuss the two cases and [read more]

BREAKING NEWS: Suspect sought in bank robbery

September 16, 2016

On Sept. 10 at approximately 10 a.m., Hyattsville Police officers responded to the Capital One bank located at 6400 Belcrest Road, for a report of a bank robbery. The suspect entered the branch, produced a note and fled with bank funds. According to HCPD, the suspect was seen fleeing into the [read more]

Man found stabbed in West Hyattsville

September 13, 2016

On Sept. 12, at approximately 3:30 a.m., Hyattsville Police officers responded to the 5700 block of 30th Avenue after a resident called to report a person lying on the ground. Upon arrival, officers found a male victim lying in a driveway on 30th Avenue near Lancer Drive suffering from multiple [read more]

Police investigating string of auto vandalisms

August 30, 2016

Hyattsville City Police (HCPD) are investigating nine vandalisms to autos that occurred Aug. 27-29. Several tires were slashed. These crimes appeared to have occurred late at night. Police say they have no suspect information or motive. Lt. Chris Purvis said he hopes to “bring awareness to [read more]

BREAKING NEWS: Patricia Welch found guilty of perjury

August 16, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Hyattsville resident Patricia Welch has been found guilty of perjury in connection to the disappearance of the Lyon sisters. She appeared in Bedford (Va.) Circuit Court on Tuesday morning for a plea hearing. According to WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Patricia Welch entered an Alford [read more]
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