Saturday, October 14, 2017

PGPD Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Seat Pleasant

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Seat Pleasant Friday evening. The victim is 63-year-old Wayne Tonio Davis of Kendrick Road in Suitland. The driver of the vehicle that struck Davis remained on the scene. The driver of a second vehicle that collided with the back of the first vehicle did not remain on the scene. Investigators are working to identify and locate that second driver. Preliminarily, it does not appear that the fleeing vehicle also struck the victim or contributed to the collision involving the pedestrian.

On October 13th, at approximately 7:30 pm, patrol officers responded to East Capitol Street and Yost Place for a collision involving a pedestrian. The victim was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the vehicle that struck the victim was taken to a hospital for an evaluation.

The preliminary investigation reveals Davis was struck as he tried to cross East Capitol Street. Preliminarily, it does not appear he was in a crosswalk. 

Investigators are working to identify the driver who fled the scene. The fleeing car is described as a sedan, possibly a Buick. It may have front-end damage.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to please call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS, text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to

Thursday, October 12, 2017

PGPD Searches for Missing Teen

Update October 15, 2017: Cortney Freeman has been safely located. 

 Cortney Freeman

The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing teen. She is identified as 15-year-old Cortney Freeman. She was last seen in the 6100 block of Westchester Park Drive in College Park at about 3:30 am on October  10, 2017.

Freeman is described as an African American female, 5’7”, and 200 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, blue shorts and grey / orange shoes.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division – Northern Region at (301) 699-2601.

Officers Proudly Wearing Badges Marking Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s estimated that one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Almost all of us know someone who is either right now or has in the past bravely battled this disease. In a show of our unwavering support to those affected by breast cancer, Prince George’s County Police Officers are proudly wearing pink badges to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Our officers purchased more than 500 of the badges, helping raise more than $2,500 for Susan G. Komen Maryland.


One of our officers, Sergeant Sonya Lancaster, is a breast cancer survivor. Please take a moment to hear her thoughts on the PGPD badges and the effort to raise awareness and funding for those impacted by this disease. We thank Sergeant Lancaster for bravely sharing her story.

On Friday, Chief Hank Stawinski will present a check for the money raised by the sale of the pink badges to a representative of Susan G. Komen Maryland. The presentation will take place at 11:00 am at the “Chief on the Go” event at the National Harbor. We hope residents across the county join us on Friday. 

Detectives Release Surveillance Video of Thieves Targeting Cars at Gas Station

Please take a moment to watch this surveillance video from a gas station in Camp Springs. On the video, a thief sneaks up to a car as the unsuspecting driver is pumping gas. Within seconds, the suspect snatches an item from the front seat and then quietly gets back into the getaway car. Two cars were targeted at this gas station. 

Here are close-up photos of one of the suspects sneaking up to a car on October 10th at about 7:30 am in the 5800 block of Allentown Way.

(actual car)

The suspects are linked to four thefts from cars at three separate gas stations on Tuesday, one on Allentown Way, a second on Allentown Road and a third station on St Barnabas Road. In each case, the suspects were driving the car in the above photograph described as a silver BMW with a possible temporary tag. The same vehicle is now linked to two additional thefts at gas stations on Wednesday. If anyone has information on this investigation, please call 1-866-411-TIPS or 301-868-8773.

We are urging residents to always lock their car doors when pumping gas or walking into a store, even if for just a brief moment. This reminder is part of our department’s ongoing effort to stop all thefts from cars. Thieves are stealing items from cars and other vehicles across the county. Please make their crimes harder to commit by locking car doors, hiding valuables or if possible, take them with you when you get out of your vehicle.  And if you see anything suspicious, please always calls 911.

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