Driving through my old neighborhood of Deer Park Heights was sad. I used to live in the duplexes off of Raleigh Road, which included Akron, Beaumont, and Culver streets, Dallas, and Deer Park drives. As soon as I turned onto Raleigh Road, there were four PG County police cruisers sitting there, lights flashing. I turned onto Beaumont and then to Akron, on up to my old house. Looked pretty dismal. Some houses had been kept up, but a good many were in poor condition. The entire neighborhood looked like this. I drove up Dallas Drive and saw more PG County police cruisers parked on the side of the road. Going up Dallas Drive to the old 7-11, I saw one cruiser parked in front of 7-11 and one in the parking lot of the Marlow Fairlanes bowling alley. I later went to Iverson Mall and saw a PG County police officer, who knew my stepfather, the Chief of Police of the special Marlow Heights Shopping Center police department. When I asked him about all the PG County police at my old neighborhood, he said, “Oh, that’s a hot area around here now.” Very sad. Well, for a view of what Marlow Heights looks like now, click below to look at a photo gallery I created.