Monday, November 20, 2017

PGPD Suspends Probationary Officer After Assault Charge in DC

A probationary Prince George's County Police Officer is now suspended after the Metropolitan Police Department charged him with assault with a dangerous weapon.  Probationary Police Officer Zaid Abed was off duty at the time of his arrest early Sunday morning

Officer Abed is currently a probationary officer assigned to the Bureau of Patrol.  After graduating from the academy, officers are placed in a probationary status for their first year.  Abed’s been employed by the PGPD for 11 months.

Our Special Investigation Response Team (SIRT) of our Internal Affairs Division launched an administrative investigation after learning of the arrest. 

For more information regarding the criminal investigation, please contact the Metropolitan Police Department.


PGPD Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in District Heights that occurred on Sunday evening.

 The pedestrian killed is 57 year old Lorraine Lawrence of District Heights. 

 At 6:22pm on November 19th, patrol officers were called to the 6000 block of Druid Place in District Heights for a collision between a car and a pedestrian.   Lawrence was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

 The circumstances of this case and the events leading up the fatal collision are under investigation.  Preliminarily, we know that there was an earlier collision between a car and a SUV at County Road and Marlboro Pike.  For reasons which remain under investigation, the two vehicles stopped at the location on Druid Place.  Lawrence who was a passenger in the SUV got out of the vehicle and was standing behind the other car when the driver of that car backed up and hit Lawrence.  The driver of the striking vehicle remained on scene and called 911.    
Detectives are in the very early stages of the investigation, but anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS, or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Critical Missing Man Located Deceased at Hospital

53 year old Eddie Goodman Jr. of Northeast DC was reported missing to our agency by a family member on October 18th.  Our investigation has now revealed that Mr. Goodman was already deceased and had been listed as a John Doe on October 9th at Prince George's County Hospital Center.   In the days and weeks that followed the missing persons report on October 18th, we contacted area hospitals in our search for Mr.  Goodman.  On Friday, November 17th, our homicide detectives were called to the hospital for assistance in making identification on a John Doe in the morgue at which time a fingerprint scan identified the male as Mr. Goodman.  Our preliminary investigation indicates no foul play is suspected in Mr. Goodman's death.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

PGPD Working to Identify Man Who Exposed Himself to Children

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating after two middle school students reported a man exposed himself to them as they walked to and from school. The students attend Benjamin Stoddert Middle School in Temple Hills.

The first reported incident occurred on November 9th at approximately 3:30 pm. The victim says she was on Keith Street walking home from school when a man in a gray car exposed himself to her.  

The second reported incident occurred on November 16th at approximately 7:30 am as the student was walking along 23rd Parkway on his way to the school. In that case, the victim says a man in a gray car also exposed himself.  The suspect did not touch either victim.

We are moving additional police resources to the area around the school as detectives continue to investigate.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives 301-749-5064.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

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