Monday, May 20, 2019

Patrol Officer Discharges Weapon During Dog Attack

A Prince George’s County Police patrol officer shot a dog on Sunday after the dog attacked and maimed a food delivery driver and then lunged at a Prince George’s County Animal Control officer. The dog, an American Bulldog, later died. 
Patrol officers were called to the 3600 block of Endsley Place in the unincorporated portion of Upper Marlboro at approximately 5:30 pm for the report of an animal bite. The dog had just attacked a man delivering food to a home on Endsley Place. The dog bit off a portion of the victim’s ear and also bit the man’s neck and face multiple times. When an Animal Control officer tried to secure the dog, it broke free and  prepared to lunge at that Animal Control officer. That’s when a Prince George’s County patrol officer discharged his duty weapon, striking the dog.
As is our standard operating procedure, our Special Investigative Response Team will handle the investigation into the discharge of the officer's duty weapon.  

Prince George’s County Animal Control is handling the investigation into the dog itself and the circumstances surrounding the incident.  

PGPD Investigates Fatal Collision in Brandywine

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Brandywine. The victim is 53-year-old Kenneth Washington of H Street in Northeast, Washington DC.

On Friday, May 17th, at approximately 6:25 pm, patrol officers were called to Brandywine Road near Lee Acres Drive for a collision involving two vehicles.

The preliminary investigation reveals the driver of a Nissan was heading northbound on Brandywine Road when he, for reasons which remain under investigation, crossed the double yellow line and traveled into the southbound lanes and struck a Volkswagen. Washington was a passenger in the Nissan and was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the Nissan sustained life-threatening injuries. There were three occupants in the Volkswagen. All three were transported by ambulance to the hospital. The driver of the Volkswagen suffered a non-life threatening injury. One of two passengers was seriously injured. The second passenger was uninjured. 

Anyone with information on this case is asked to 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 (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.

Friday, May 17, 2019

PGPD Searching for Missing Teen

Gabriela Robles

The Prince George’s County Police Department is searching for a missing teenage girl. She is 15-year-old Gabriela Robles. She was last seen on May 12th, 2019, at approximately 3:00 pm, in the 8000 block of Gavin Street in New Carrollton.

Ms. Robles is a Hispanic female, about 5’0”, 100 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

If anyone has information on her whereabout, they are asked to please call detectives at 301-699-2601.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

PGPD Arrests Three Suspects in Murder of Teenage Girl

     Fuentes- Ponce               Escobar              Hernandez-Nucamedi

The Homicide Unit identified and charged three suspects in connection with the murder of a teenage girl. The victim is 14-year-old Ariana Funes-Diaz of Adelphi. The suspects are 16-year-old Josue Fuentes-Ponce of Bladensburg, 17-year-old Joel Escobar of Northeast Washington, DC, and 14-year-old Cynthia Hernandez-Nucamendi of Lothian, MD. Detectives are working to identify a fourth suspect. All of the arrested suspects are charged as adults.

On May 15th, at approximately 10:00 am, officers discovered the victim’s body in a creek in the 6300 block of 64th Avenue in Riverdale. An autopsy conducted on May 16th determined Funes died from blunt force trauma and the manner of death was ruled a homicide.

The preliminary investigation reveals that on April 18th the three arrested suspects, the fourth unidentified suspect and the victim drove together to an apartment complex in the 6300 block of 64th Avenue in Riverdale. The group then walked into a wooded area behind the complex where the victim was killed. 

Fuentes-Ponce and Escobar are members of a gang.

The three arrested suspects are all charged with first degree murder and related charges. Escobar and Hernandez-Nucamendi are in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status. Ponce is in custody at the Cheltenham Youth Detention Center.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call our detectives at 301-772-4925.  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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