Category Archives:

Possible Release Date for Injured Fire Fighter O’Toole

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Kevin O’Toole has been through unimaginable pain and suffering over the past three months.  On the evening of February 24, 2012, Kevin was caught in a “fireball” that caused injury to him and six other firefighters.  Kevin got the worst of it.  He sustained 2nd and 3rd […]

Serial Arsonist Pleads Guilty to 3 Counts of 1st Degree Arson

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930                   A ‘serial arsonist’ arrested in the District of Columbia in July has reached a plea agreement for his crimes committed in Prince George’s County.  Maurice T. Dews plead guilty and received 25 years in prison for his crimes of […]

UPDATE – Volunteer Fire Fighter Kevin O’Toole

Kevin O’Toole continues his stay in the Burn Unit at Medstar Washington Hospital Center.  This week he has endured 2 additional skin graphing procedures, scrubbing of his injuries and work with physical therapists.  He was undergoing surgery on his left hand Wednesday morning.  His left hand appears to have suffered the most serious injuries.  Kevin […]

Riverdale Arson Fire

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 We are asking for the community‘s involvement and assistance in helping to identify the person(s) responsible for setting these fires. If you have information about either of these incidents, call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You may also send your tips, SECURELY and ANONYMOUSLY, via TEXT MESSAGE […]

Arson is Cause of Riverdale Fire that Injured Seven Firefighters

Entry Img

 MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930, mebrady@co.pg.md.us Fire Chief Marc Bashoor led the press conference and was joined by the States Attorney, the County Police Department, Agents from the ATF, PGFD Command Staff and Fire Investigators. (BRADY) Officials Seek Community Help in Identifying Suspects A fire occurred on Friday, February 24, 2012, at […]

Felony Arrest for Arson in Riverdale Fire

Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 A Bladensburg man, a former Riverdale volunteer firefighter, was arrested today and is being charged with First Degree Arson to a dwelling in Riverdale. Gerard McBurnie Dixon Jr. is charged with maliciously setting a fire to a dwelling at 4504 Kennedy Street in Riverdale on June 29, 2008. On […]

Beltsville Fire Determined to be Arson

Entry Img

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County Fire Investigators have determined a Beltsville commercial building was intentionally set on fire this morning. Just after 4:00 am, Monday, August 1, 2011, firefighters from Beltsville and surrounding communities were alerted to a building fire. Fire/EMS units arrived at the “Showcase Theatre” in the […]

Arson Suspect Arrested by Fire Investigators

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Prince George’s County *Fire Investigators have made an arrest in connection with two set fires to occupied homes.  The fires occurred yesterday at about 4:15 am in the 1400 block Early Oaks Lane and the 1200 block of Farmingdale Avenue in Capitol Heights.   The fire on Early […]

Highly Decorated Arson K-9 “Misty” Passes Away

Entry Img

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930 Highly Decorated Arson K-9 “Misty” Passes Away Arson K-9 “Misty” served with distinction from 1999 through 2006. On Monday May 16, 2011, retired Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department Arson Canine “Misty” was laid to rest. Misty served the Department from 1999 through 2006 after completing an intensive […]

Bowie High School Student Charged with Arson

A Bowie High School student has been arrested and charged for a setting a fire inside the school.  On Monday, March 7, 2011, firefighters dealt with a fire in a second floor bathroom at Bowie High School on Annapolis Road.  Students were evacuated as crews ensured the fire was out, checked for possible extension and […]

Page 1 of 212