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Baker Holds Private Meeting To Explain Police Station Foul Up

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker met privately late Monday afternoon with community leaders from Fort Washington to explain his side of an embarrassing budget situation that has produced a new $14 million dollar county police station with no funding for the officers to occupy it upon completion.

The meeting was held at the county administration building in Upper Marlboro, according to Baker spokesman Scott Peterson.

Early in 2015, Baker proposed a budget that called for countywide furloughs of county workers and layoffs for some, while leaving enough money to staff the new District VII police station now near completion on Fort Washington Road.

1 dog missing after Upper Marlboro house fire

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A dog is missing after a single family house fire in Upper Marlboro on Sunday.

The fire happened in the 9800 block of Healy Ct. in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County Fire and Rescue said. Officials responded to the report of the kitchen fire with extension into attic and roof area. All of the occupants of the house were out.

One dog was taken out of the home, according to officials. Another dog is still being sought.

A firefighter was transported for dehydration after battling the house fire, according to Mark Brady with Prince George's County Fire and Rescue.

Vigil honors man killed at Accokeek house party

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Hundreds of people came together Wednesday night to remember the Waldorf man killed during a house party.

The vigil-goers gathered on Ravenglass Lane around a series of candles in the shape of a heart, with the letters "RIP DJ" in the middle.

The DJ stood for Daryl King Jr., who was shot and killed early Sunday morning at a house part in Accokeek, Md.


Police believe more than 200 people attended the house party, but they're still searching for a suspect in King's death.

Video of suspect from Tucker's restaurant arson released

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- Surveillance video showing the person police believe started a damaging fire at a popular Prince George's County restaurant was made public Tuesday.

The video shows the suspect outside Tucker's restaurant in Upper Marlboro at 1:50 a.m. on June 17, about an hour-and-half before the three-alarm fire at the restaurant was reported.


Prince George's County fire officials said Monday they are investigating the fire as arson.

Tucker's Restaurant fire declared suspicious

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A fire at a popular restaurant in Upper Marlboro has been declared suspicious, according to Prince George's County Fire Department Spokesperson Mark Brady.

The at Tucker's Bar and Lounge on Marlboro Pike took place at about 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, according to officials. It was reported by someone who called 911 to say they seen smoke coming from the roof.

The majority of the flames were found coming from the roof and attic area and grew quickly, according to officials. Crews had the fire control by about 5:10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Officials are asking anyone with information to contact: Call 301-77-ARSON (27766). Tips can be made anonymously.

Second person charged in Md. officer involved shooting

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A second person has been charged in connection to an officer involved shooting outside a shopping center in Upper Marlboro.

Derrick Simmons, 42, of the 8900 block of Town Center Circle in Upper Marlboro was charged with felony theft and handgun related charges, Prince George's County police said.

Simmons and fellow suspect Clyde Peterson, 44, were shot by a Prince George's County police officer outside the Marlboro Crossroads Shopping Center on the 5700 block of Crain Highway. The two men were in a car that had been reported stolen by Baltimore police.

Man arrested in officer-involved shooting in Upper Marlboro

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 44-year-old man has been charged in connection with an officer-involved shooting that happened in Upper Marlboro on Tuesday morning, Prince Geoge's County police said.

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The suspect has been identified as 44-year-old Clyde Peterson of Upper Marlboro. A second suspect is still in the hospital in police custody, police said.

Police responded to the Marlboro Crossroads shopping center located in the 5700 block of Crain Highway around 10:45 a.m. for the report of a officer-involved shooting.