Capitol Heights Police Department

Capitol Heights Police Department The Capitol Heights Police Department serves in excess of 4500 citizens in Prince George's County, Maryland. We are committed to providing professional policing services.

The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the Police Department The Capitol Heights Police Department is the primary Law Enforcement Agency for the Incorporated Town of Capitol Heights. Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 to 5:00
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

Operating as usual

The Capitol Heighs Police Department supports all of our LGBTQ citizens.  We are watching this weeks Supreme Court rulin...
03/26/2013

The Capitol Heighs Police Department supports all of our LGBTQ citizens. We are watching this weeks Supreme Court rulings closely!

NEW LAW ALERT ISSUED FOR MOTOR SCOOTER AND MOPED RIDERS(Capitol Heights, MD) – Capitol Heights Police and other local la...
08/22/2012
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NEW LAW ALERT ISSUED FOR MOTOR SCOOTER AND MOPED RIDERS

(Capitol Heights, MD) – Capitol Heights Police and other local law enforcement are reminding the owners and riders of motor scooters and mopeds that a new law taking effect in less than two months will make significant changes in the use of their chosen form of transportation.

On October 1, 2012, new Maryland vehicle laws will take effect that require all motor scooters and mopeds to be titled and insured, while all operators and passengers must wear a helmet and eye protection. These new requirements are in addition to the existing law that requires all motor scooter and moped operators to possess a valid driver’s license or a moped operator’s permit.

All drivers and passengers of motor scooters and mopeds will be required to wear motorcycle helmets that meet safety standards set by the United States Department of Transportation. Drivers and passengers must also wear eye protection, unless the vehicle is equipped with a windscreen.

Motor scooter and moped owners will be required to insure their vehicles. They must obtain at least the minimum vehicle liability insurance and must carry proof of the insurance with them whenever they are operating the scooter or moped.

Motor scooters and mopeds will be required to be titled by the Motor Vehicle Administration. Owners will be able to obtain titling information through the MVA website at www.mva.maryland.gov beginning October 1st. When the title is obtained, the vehicle owner will be provided with a decal that must be displayed on the rear of the vehicle.

Maryland law defines a motor scooter as a non-pedal vehicle that has a seat for the operator; has two wheels, of which one is ten or more inches in diameter; has a step through chassis; has a motor with a rating of 2.7 brake horsepower or less, or a 50 cc engine or less; and is equipped with an automatic transmission.



A moped is defined as a bicycle that is designed to be operated by human power with the assistance of a motor; is equipped with pedals that can drive the rear wheel(s); has two or three wheels, one of which is more than 14 inches in diameter; has a motor with a rating of 1.5 brake horsepower or less and a 50 cc engine or less.

The drivers of motor scooters and mopeds are required to follow the same rules of the road as bicycles. Those rules include:

--Drivers must ride as near to the right side of the roadway as practical
and safe as possible, except when:
--Making a left turn;
--Operating on a one-way street;
--Passing a stopped or slower moving vehicle;
--Avoiding pedestrians and road hazards;
--The right lane is a right turn only lane;
--Operating in a lane too narrow for a bicycle or motor scooter and
another vehicle to travel safely side by side.

--Drivers may ride side by side only if flow of traffic is unimpeded;
--Drivers must exercise due care when passing;
--Headsets covering both ears, or earplugs in both ears are not permitted;
--Scooters or mopeds may not be operated on roadways with speed limits
greater than 50 mph;
--Scooters or mopeds may not be operated at more than 30 mph;
--Drivers may not operate on a roadway where there is a smooth paved
bike lane or paved shoulder available, meaning they must use the bike l lane or
paved shoulder instead of the roadway;
--Drivers must obey the rules of the road applicable to all vehicles.

Law enforcement across Maryland have received training regarding the new laws. Scooter and moped drivers who violate the new law can expect to be stopped and issued traffic citations or warnings, beginning October 1.

New Motor Scooter LawThe new law requires motor scooters to be insured and display a title sticker, and riders to wear a helmet and eye protection. Click here to learn more...

08/04/2012

Capitol Heights Police Officer arrests 2 for prostitution.

A Capitol Heights Police Officer who was conducting routine patrol in the area of Bayou Avenue, between Central Avenue and Capitol Heights Boulevard observed Terry Scott (48) and Shirletta Denise Lewis (53) both of Washington DC partaking in oral s*x inside of Scott's vehicle.

The officer contacted both Scott and Lewis who admitted to partaking in the oral s*x for money but a price had not yet been agreed upon. Both Scott and Lewis were cited in lieu of arrested and advised to leave the area.

Capitol Heights Police have received numerous complaints of prostitution in this area but until now have never located an actualy perpatraitors. If you observe any suspicious activity in the area you reside you should always contact the police and report the activity. See something! Say something!

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05/29/2012
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05/29/2012

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05/29/2012

The Capitol Heights Police Department will be conducting the Click It OR TICKET campaign tomorrow from 8 pm to 2 am. Buckle Up, the life you save may be your own!

05/29/2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at approximately 8 pm. Capitol Heights Police Officers arrested 18 year old Tyrone Strickland of the Town of Capitol Heights for possession of a firearm on the grounds of the Capitol Heights Elementary School.

Capitol Heights Police Officers responded to a call of a male subject pulling a gun from his waistband and waiving it around in the air. The officers were advised the suspect was wearing a red shirt and had long dreadlocks. Officer arrived to find Strickland walking away from a playground on the school grounds. Strickland was also removing his red shirt as he walked away. Officers later found a Smith and Wesson 357 Magnum revolver next to a slide on the playground where Strickland was walking away from.

Strickland later admitted to possessing the handgun and was arrested and booked into the Upper Marlboro Department of Corrections on 3 fi****ms charges. The firearm recovered by the Capitol Heights Police is 1 of over 25 recovered in less than a 1 year time frame.

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05/26/2012

Capitol Heights Police Department's cover photo

05/10/2012

MHSO/MVA Click it or Ticket Campaign 2012
May marks the beginning of the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration’s Highway Safety Office 2012 Click it or Ticket Campaign. Throughout the month of May and into early June, Maryland law enforcement officers will be aggressively enforcing Maryland’s adult seat belt law and child passenger safety laws. We are seeking your agency’s help in spreading the word on Facebook and Twitter about the importance of using seat belts.
The following are a few posts that can be easily pasted into your agency’s pages and Twitter feeds. We would be most appreciative if you would post at least one of these on your agency accounts this week or in the coming weeks.
Police are out in force in Maryland issuing tickets to unbelted drivers day and night. In 2010, more than 100,000 citations were issued to unbuckled motorists. Keep your money in your pocket while staying safe. Buckle up day and night.

Air bags are designed to work with seat belts, not replace them. In fact, if you don’t wear your seat belt, you could be thrown into a rapidly opening frontal air bag; a movement of such force could injure or even kill you. Find out more at http://1.usa.gov/HyKl14.

Younger motorists are particularly at risk when not wearing seat belts. NHTSA data shows that among teen and young adult passenger vehicle occupants in 2010, ages 18-34, who were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes, 62 percent were not buckled up at the time of the crash – the highest percentage of any age group. Find out more at http://bit.ly/IL2aNW.

Statistics show nighttime drivers are less likely to buckle up compared to daytime drivers. Nationally, more than 10,000 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes at night (6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.) in 2010. Of those killed in nighttime crashes, 61 percent were not wearing seat belts. Find our more at http://bit.ly/JZxXJw.

Consistent safety belt use is the single most effective way to protect people from being ejected from a vehicle or being thrown around violently inside it during a crash. Find out more at http://bit.ly/JfoP1R.

Drivers and passengers who are hurt or killed in traffic crashes because they didn't buckle up create tremendous economic losses, such as medical expenses and lost worker productivity. The rest of society pays for nearly 75 percent of these economic losses through higher insurance premiums, taxes, and other public funding.

More than 80 percent of all crashes occur at speeds less than 40 mph. Deaths involving non-belted occupants of cars have been recorded at as low as 12 mph. That’s about the speed you’d be driving in a parking lot. Find out more at http://bit.ly/JsDLeB.

Three out of four crashes causing death occur within 25 miles of home. Belt up before driving to your local shopping center – just as you would for a long trip. Find out more at http://bit.ly/JsDLeB.

Your chances of being killed are almost 25 times greater if you’re thrown from the car. The forces in a collision can be enough to throw you as much as 150 feet – about 15 car lengths. Find out more at http://bit.ly/JsDLeB.

Safety belts keep you from crashing through the windshield, being thrown out the door and tossed through the air, scraping along the ground, or being crushed by your own car. In any collision, you’re better off being held inside the car by safety belts. Find out more at http://bit.ly/JsDLeB.

02/27/2012

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH TRAINING

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Capitol Heights Elementary School
601 Suffolk Avenue
Capitol Heights, MD 20743

Learn how to identified suspicious and illegal activities
Learn how to call the Police
Learn how to give a good descriptions
Learn Safety and Crime Prevention Tips
Learn About Operation I.D.

For more information and to pre-register, please call or email us:

Email: [email protected]

Capitol Heights Police Department
301-420-2444
240-460-9335

02/08/2012
OPERATION IDENTIFICATION

Help us help you if your ever a victim of a burglary or theft. Put Operation ID to work in your home or business!

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02/08/2012
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02/08/2012

*** PUBLIC SAFETY/CRIME ALERT ***
There has been an extreme increase of suspects commiting armed robberies, purse snatchings and car jackings from gas stations surrounding the Incorporated Town of Capitol Heights. These incidents are happening while the victims are within mere feet of their vehicles, this is normally occurring while the victim is pumping gas. Even though you are at your vehicle you should still lock your doors and be very aware of your surroundings!!! WARNING TO PARENTS, the suspects are also entering vehicles in which small children are being left unattended!

The Incorporated Town of Capitol Heights does not have any gas stations within our borders. If you are a victim of a purse snatching, auto theft, car jacking or robbery at any gas station call 911 imediately and do not leave the crime scene! PLEASE LOCK YOUR VEHICLE DOORS AND SECURE VALUABLES WHERE THEY CAN NOT BE OBSERVED FROM THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR VEHICLE!

02/08/2012

Crime Stats are out. Crime within the Incorporated Town of Capitol Heights is down 51.9%!!! The Capitol Heights Police Department would like to the thank the residents of Capitol Heights for helping us with the reduction of criminal activity. Keep up the GREAT work Capitol Heights you deserve a safe, vivrant community to live, relax and play!!!

02/07/2012

JANUARY 2012 STATISTICS

CALLS FOR SERVICE: 152
ARRESTS CRIMINAL: 6
ARRESTS WARRANT: 6
TRAFFIC CITATIONS: 85
PARKING CITATIONS: 46
VEHICLE IMPOUNDS: 26

01/28/2012

DECEMBER 2011 STATISTICS

CALLS FOR SERVICE: 167
ARRESTS CRIMINAL: 5
ARRESTS WARRANT: 2
... TRAFFIC CITATIONS: 59
PARKING CITATIONS: 39
VEHICLE IMPOUNDS: 8

01/28/2012

If you have any information on a crime or incident occurring within the incorporated Town of Capitol Heights you can leave a tip on the new Capitol Heights Police Department TIP LINE: [email protected]

The Capitol Heights Police Department is currently seeking information about the suspect in the picture. The suspect for...
01/28/2012

The Capitol Heights Police Department is currently seeking information about the suspect in the picture. The suspect forced entrance into the Capitol Heights Public Works Annex and took several items. If you recognize or know this suspect please contact Officer Brian Frayer at (301)420-2444 ([email protected]) or send your tips to the Capitol Heights Police Department TIP LINE @ [email protected]

The Capitol Heights Police Department is currently seeking information about the suspect in the picture.  The suspect fo...
01/28/2012

The Capitol Heights Police Department is currently seeking information about the suspect in the picture. The suspect forced entrance into the Capitol Heights Public Works Annex and took several items. If you recognize or know this suspect please contact Officer Brian Frayer at (301)420-2444 ([email protected]) or send your tips to the Capitol Heights Police Department TIP LINE @ [email protected]

12/22/2011

With the increase of pedestrian fatalities while crossing the roadways it is important to remember as a pedestrian you should cross each roadway at the intersection, look both ways before crossing the street and remember to wear bright colors during hours of darkness to be visible to motorists. The Capitol Heights Police Department will be out enforcing pedestrian laws in the near future. Dates will be posted prior to enforcement taking place.

Address

401 Capitol Heights Blvd
Capitol Heights, MD
20743

Capitol Heights Metro Station

General information

The Capitol Heights Police Department is dispatched through the Prince George's County Police Dispatch center. If you need a Police Officer and it is an emergency call 9-1-1! If you need a Police Officer and it is not an emergency call Prince George's County Dispatch Center at (301)352-1200.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(301) 420-2444

Products

Finger Printing - $15.00 per card payment MUST BE in the form of money order or cash. We cannot accept credit or debit cards at this time.

Vehicle Release Fee for impounded vehicles - $125.00 payments in money order or cash only.

Town of Capitol Heights Parking Citations - All payments MUST BE made via money order or cash only.

All services are only offered during regular business hours.

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 - 5:00
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

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