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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Gory Prince George's: Homicide and other crime news

(Posted 16 Feb 2006)
  • Dead Robbery Suspect Identified.
  • Maryland State Police yesterday identified the robbery suspect they found shot to death in a wooded area near Interstate 95 in Prince George's County as a 20-year-old Laurel man.

    The body of Tayvonne Bell was found in a ravine near College Park, said 1st Sgt. Russell Newell, a state police spokesman.

    Police believe that Bell, who is suspected of being involved in a robbery Sunday, might have shot himself, Newell said.
  • Crime stats fight gets political; Duncan, others call for better reporting .
  • . . . Homicides by county

    Why would Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan highlight crime in his campaign? Because Montgomery County's homicide rate is minuscule compared to the jurisdictions of those competing against him in the Democratic gubernatorial nomination race. Baltimore's has barely fallen and Prince George's County has been on an almost-constant rise.


    County* ------12---19---32---21---18---19
    Prince George's
    County -------71--117--137--128--148--173

    City** ------262--259--253--271--276--269
    *In 2002, the highest homicide rate in a six-year span can be partly attributed to the high-profile sniper shootings that fall.

    **in 1999, when O'Malley took office, there were 308 homicides.
  • County files to reduce wrongful death award in Prince Jones case.
  • Pr. George's appeals civil court ruling.


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