Friday, August 17, 2018

PGPD Searches for Missing Man

Update August 17, 2018: Mr. Corley has been safely located.

Joel Corley

The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing man. He is identified as 63-year-old Joel Corley. He was last seen in the 8100 block of Good Luck Road in Lanham at about 8:50 pm on August 16, 2018.


Corley is described as a white male, 5’8” tall, 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt, gray shorts, and black shoes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division - Central Region at (301) 772-4911.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wanted Wednesday

Robbery Suspect


We’re starting Wanted Wednesday with our investigation into two recent armed robberies. Detectives are asking for the community’s assistance identifying this suspect. He’s wanted in connection with two robberies. The first crime took place on Eaglewing Lane in Fort Washington on August 11th.  During that robbery, the suspect produced a gun and demanded the victim’s property. The victim was not hurt. The next day on August 12th, our investigation reveals this same suspect and an accomplice robbed a victim of his belongings on Brinkley Road in Temples Hills. The victim was not hurt in this case either. Anyone with information on this suspect’s identity is asked to please call 301-749-5064 or 1-866-411-TIPS. We are offering a cash reward. 

Armed Robbery Suspect

Up next, our search for an armed robbery suspect. Robbery Unit detectives are working to identify and arrest this pictured suspect. He’s wanted for stealing several items from a home improvement store in College Park on August 11th.  The store is in the 4000 block of Cherry Hill Road. During the robbery, he displayed a weapon to an employee. No one was hurt. We are offering a cash reward in connection with this case. Anyone with information is asked to call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. 

Theft Investigation

Do you know him? If so, please give us a call. We’d like to talk to him about a theft from a vehicle on Riggs Road on July 17th. During that theft, a purse and laptop were stolen. A credit card inside of that purse was later used at a store. Please call 301-699-2601 with any information. 


Gas Station Robbery

Robbery Unit detectives are also investigating a robbery at a gas station in Laurel. On July 16th, at approximately 4:00 am, this suspect walked into the business on Sandy Spring Road. The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect pulled out a gun and demanded cash. Please call us with any information on this case at 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is available.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

PGPD Announces The Graduation of Session 136



The Prince George’s County Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of 25 recruits from the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Training Academy on Wednesday.

Of the 25 graduates, 17 will join us here at the PGPD. Five will be joining the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff, two will be joining the City of Bowie Police Department and one will be joining the Maryland-National Capital Park Police

We’re looking forward to celebrating their accomplishment with family and friends and officially welcoming the newest members of the PGPD family!

When:   Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Time:    11:00 am

Where:  Riverdale Baptist Church

              1177 Largo Road

              Upper Marlboro, MD

Members of the community and the media are welcome to attend. 

Monday, August 13, 2018

PGPD Investigates Domestic-Related Murder/Suicide in Upper Marlboro

The Homicide Unit is investigating a domestic-related murder/suicide in Upper Marlboro. The victim is 55-year-old Dannette Lawrence of Meadow Lark Avenue in Upper Marlboro. The deceased suspect is 59-year-old Derrick Lark of the 3900 block of Alta Vista Drive in Mitchellville. The suspect was the victim’s ex-boyfriend.

On August 12th, at about 2:15 pm, a family member called 911 to report a domestic dispute inside of a home in the 9600 block of Meadow Lark Avenue. When the officers arrived, they found the victim and the suspect each suffering from a gunshot wound. Both were pronounced dead on the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals Lark shot and killed Lawrence before taking his own life.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, 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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