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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Promotions Announced

Prince George's County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor takes great pride in announcing the promotions of ten members of the Fire/EMS Department.  Chief Bashoor personally notified and congratulated each person on their career milestone.  These promotions are effective August 14, 2011.

Fire Fighter/Medic Captain Dana N. Brooks
Fire Fighter/Medic Captain Ava C. Hagood
Fire Fighter Captain Shajahan K. Jagtiani

Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant Akpenamawu J. Habib
Fire Fighter/Medic Lieutenant Akintunde A. Ola

Fire Fighter/Medic Technician Christopher B. Blackistone
Fire Fighter/Medic Technician Donald V. Fletcher, Jr.
Fire Fighter/Medic Technician Christopher J. Hammond
Fire Fighter/Medic Technician Michael M. Hayter
Fire Fighter/Medic Technician Jamieson Scarlata

Arrest in Attempt Murder/Arson Investigation in Lanham

Prince George's County Police Department
Press Information Office
7600 Barlowe Road, Palmer Park, Maryland 20785
Phone 301-772-4710/Fax 301-772-4948

August 10, 2011

Cpl. Henry Tippett

Press Release

Police Make Arrest in Attempt Murder/Arson Investigation in Lanham

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s District II Investigative Section has arrested Deanthony Nathan Bagley, 23, of the 600 block of 64th Avenue in Seat Pleasant, Maryland, in connection with the arson and attempted murder of a family yesterday morning in Lanham, Maryland.

Bagley has been charged with five counts of attempted 1st degree murder, one count of 1st degree assault, five counts of 1st degree arson, and one count of 2nd degree arson. He is currently remanded to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections and is being held on a no-bond status.

On August 9, 2011, at approximately 5:55 a.m., patrol officers along with Prince George’s County Fire/EMS personnel responded to the 5500 block of Lanham Station Road for a report of a house fire involving a cutting. Upon arrival, Fire/EMS personnel extinguished the fire located in the second story of the home. A 32 year old male resident of the home was located on scene suffering from minor injuries as the result of an assault and five additional family members were able to escape the home uninjured. The 32 year old victim was treated on the scene for minor injuries and released.

Investigators learned that Deanthony Bagley, the half brother of one of the family members, had broken into the residence and poured a flammable liquid throughout the house while the family was sleeping. The 32 year old victim awoke to what appeared to be a “Molotov Cocktail” being thrown to the second level of the home, igniting in flames. The victim encountered Bagley in the home and a struggled ensued during which time Bagley produced a knife and cut the victim. During the struggle, a female resident of the home struck Bagley with an object causing him to flee the residence. Bagley was located a short time later at Prince George’s Hospital where he was arrested and charged accordingly after being treated for a minor injury.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s District II Investigative Section at (301) 390-2101. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.


9-11 Memorial Stair Climb and Walk/Run in Prince George's County

MEDIA CONTACT: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

As we approach the 10th anniversary of the events that occurred on September 11, 2001, firefighters are preparing to honor the 343 firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice. As a tribute to their fallen brothers, fire service members will convene in a Greenbelt high-rise building where they will climb 110 stories. Some will use air packs or carry hoses; many will be in full turn-out gear; and others will be accompanied by rescue dogs. Each climber will carry the photograph and biographical sketch of a firefighter who was lost.

The Prince George’s County 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb will be held on the morning of Sunday, September 11, 2011, at the Maryland Trade Center located at 7500 Greenway Center Drive in Greenbelt, Maryland.

While the 9-11 Memorial Stair climb is limited to firefighters, an additional event has been added so that everyone will have an opportunity to pay tribute. Firefighters and members of the community will come together for a day of fitness and reflection. Together, we will honor those who sacrificed their lives, as well as support those they left behind by participating in a 3-mile run/walk. This untimed walk is aimed at using physical activity to remember the people and events of September 11th. The route is designed to equate to 110 stories, the height of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers.

The 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb and Run/Walk will be held on September 11th. On-site registration opens at 7:00 am, a ceremony of remembrance will be held at 8:00 am and both events will start at 9:05 am at the Maryland Trade Center.

It is anticipated that Prince George’s County Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor, along with career, civilian, and volunteer members of the Fire/EMS Department will participate in these events.

There is a $25 registration fee, and all proceeds will be donated to the National Fallen Firefighter’s Foundation. Firefighters and members of the community are encouraged to pre-register for these events by using the following links.

Members of the Fire Service can register for the Stair Climb by clicking here.

Members of the Community and Fire Service can register for the walk/run by clicking here.

For additional information about the 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb; click here.

Following the events, participants are invited to a reception at the Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad located at 125 Crescent Road in Greenbelt.

Contact Information for Event Organizers

Gloria A. Lowe

Kellie L. Bornman
firekellie17@aol.com Email Organizer