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Monday, January 14, 2013

Suspect Under Arrest in New Carrollton Double Homicide

Monday, January 14, 2013

Prince George's County Police Update

from the County Police news blog

Suspect Under Arrest in New Carrollton Double Homicide


The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a double homicide in New Carrollton.  A suspect is in custody.  He’s identified as 44 year-old Anthony Andre Allain of the 7600 block of Fontainbleau Drive in New Carrollton.   He will be charged with two counts of felony murder and first degree arson.

Anthony Andre Allain

On January 13, 2013, at approximately 7:45 pm, police officers were called to 7600 Fontainbleau Drive after a witness called 911 stating the suspect barricaded himself and others inside the apartment and started a fire.  Once on scene, police officers found a female victim with serious injuries on the ground outside the building. It’s believed she jumped to escape the flames.  She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.  The medical examiner today ruled she died of internal injuries from the fall.  Firefighters discovered the body of a male victim inside the apartment.  The medical examiner ruled he died from injuries sustained in the fire.

The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect climbed down from the third story balcony of the burning apartment and fled.  Police officers found Allain hiding in the basement of a nearby apartment building with non-life threatening burns.

Allain is in a local hospital.  The murder and arson charges are pending his extradition to Prince George’s County from Washington, DC.

Homicide detectives are working to confirm the victims’ identification.

The Prince George’s County Fire Department is conducting its own investigation into the fire.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's Homicide Unit as 301-772-4925.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police and submit a tip online.

Fire/EMS Supports Efforts Against the Flu

The men and women of your Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department care about you, your safety and your welfare.  We don't like to see anyone get sick and we will do our part to stay healthy ourselves to continue to provide you the very best in fire and EMS protection.  You can help us by staying healthy and avoid a trip to the hospital emergency room that, at times, are overwhelmed with people suffering from the flu and other illnesses.

We are providing a Press Release issued this morning from the County Health Department.  Please review it carefully and feel free to share this valuable information with family, friends and co-workers.

Mark E. Brady, Fire/EMS Department Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930


For Immediate Release:
January 14, 2013

For More Information Contact:
Dellia Williams, Press Information
Prince George's County Health Department
301-883-7835 / 240-417-8443

Flu is on the Rise, Prince George’s County Health Department Will Host a Special Walk-In Clinic On Monday, January 14, 2013

LARGO, MD—Prince George’s County has entered the peak season for the spread of the seasonal flu virus.   In Prince George’s County, January and February have been traditionally known for increase activity of the influenza virus that’s why we are hosting a special influenza clinic on Monday January 14, 2013.

“The height of the flu season is here and the Health Department is encouraging all Prince George’s County Residents to protect their health, the health of their family, friends, and co-workers by taking a flu shot to take advantage of our free flu vaccine clinic and community vaccination opportunities if they have not yet been vaccinated,” said Health Officer Pamela Creekmur. “Free flu shots are available from the Health Department and many pharmacies and supermarkets are still providing flu shots for a fee.”

On Monday, January 14, 2013, the following locations will offer special free flu vaccination: Cheverly Health Center Immunization Clinic, Room 2083 and Communicable Disease Clinic, Rm1066 located at 3003 Hospital Drive, Cheverly, MD 20785 and D. Leonard Dyer Regional Health Center HIV Program, Rm 175 located at 9314 Piscataway Road, Clinton, MD 20735.

 Residents can also receive free vaccinations at the following Health Department clinics:

D. Leonard Dyer
Regional Health Center 
Family Planning Program
9314 Piscataway Road, Rm. 150 
Clinton MD 20735
Cheverly Health Center Immunization Clinic           3003 Hospital Drive,  Rm. 2083                              Cheverly, MD 20785       

Cheverly Health Center
Communicable Disease Control Program
3003 Hospital Drive, Rm. 1066
Cheverly MD 20785
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesdays only:
January 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26
9:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday only:           January 15, 22, 29                February 6, 13, 20, 27       March 6, 13, 20, 27
9:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Thursdays only:
January 16, 23, 30
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone above the age of 6 months get vaccinated.

According to the CDC, people at a higher risk of serious health consequences from the flu virus are:

·        Children less than 5 years old 
·        Persons aged 65 years or older 
·        Pregnant women 
·        Residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities 
·        Adults and children who have asthma, chronic pulmonary, cardiovascular, hepatic, hematological, neurologic, neuromuscular, or metabolic disorders 
·        Adults and children who have immunosuppressant (including immunosuppressant caused by medications or by HIV/AIDS, cancer or those on chronic steroids)
·        Children and adolescents (less than 19 years) who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy and who might be at risk for experiencing Reye syndrome after influenza virus infection
·         People who are morbidly obese (Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or greater

The best protection against the flu virus is vaccination and practicing good personal hygiene:

·        Wash your hands often, especially after coughing, sneezing, and wiping or blowing your nose
·        If you have flu symptoms, stay home and avoid contact with other people to protect them from catching your illness.
·        Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing 
·        Use paper tissues when wiping or blowing your nose; throw tissues away after use 
·        Stay away from crowded living and sleeping spaces, if possible 

If you develop symptoms of the flu (fever, body ache, fatigue, and dry cough) seek medical care quickly.  The medications available to healthcare providers to treat the flu must usually begin within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms

To find out more about seasonal flu visit:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

For more information regarding seasonal flu walk-in clinic, please call 888-561-4049.


Sunday Night Clinton Fire Ruled Accidental -Zareh Drive

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

Just before 11:00 pm, Sunday, January 13, firefighters were alerted to a fire on the second floor of a Clinton home.  Firefighters arrived at the 2-story single family home in the 11600 block of Zareh Drive with fire showing from the top floor and heavy smoke coming from the roof.

Firefighters were able to quickly contain and extinguish the fire.  The cause of the fire is accidental and attributed to a electrical malfunction.  The family of four is displaced as a result of fire damage and will be making their own temporary living arrangements.

Fire loss is estimated at $50,000.  No civilian injuries reported, however, one firefighter sustained injuries from a trip and fall.  Injuries are not considered serious.

Sunday Night Fire at Chapel Oaks Home is Accidental

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

Just after 9:00 pm, Sunday, January 13, firefighters responded to a report of a fire in the basement of a Chapel Oaks home.  Upon arrival in the 4700 block of Leroy Gorham Drive firefighters found a 2-story, split-foyer, home with fire showing from a lower level window and smoke coming from the upper floor.

Firefighters advanced hose lines into the home and found a fire in the laundry room with some extension to other areas on the lower level.  The fire was extinguished without incident.  Smoke and heat were ventilated from the structure.

The cause of the fire is accidental and attributed to a clothes dryer.  Fire loss is estimated at $25,000.  No civilian or firefighter injuries were reported.

One family consisting of 2 adults and 2 children are displaced as a result of the fire damage.  The family  will be making their own temporary living arrangements.

Investigation On-Going into New Carrollton Incident

The New Carrollton investigation concerning the fire at 7602 Fontainebleau Drive that occurred on Sunday, January 2013, is a joint investigation with the New Carrollton Police Department, County Police Department and Fire Investigations.  Two civilian fatalities occurred.

The Fire/EMS Department Office of the Fire Marshall will be conducting the investigation into the cause and origin of the fire.  Fire Investigators have provided a preliminary fire loss estimate of $200,000 to the structure and contents.

The preliminary cause of the fire is suspicious.

The County Police Department is taking the lead into the investigation and therefore the release of any information is the responsibility of the County Police Department Public Information Office.

Any information or updates requests will be directed to the County Police PIO.