Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Theft From Car at Cemetery

Criminals will strike just about anywhere – even at what should be considered sacred ground. In our first case, we’re searching for the cold-hearted suspect who stole from someone visiting a gravesite. This happened around 1:00 pm on June 18th at the George Washington Cemetery on Riggs Road in Adelphi. A couple was at the cemetery visiting a gravesite and were away from their car for only about 15 minutes. During that time, someone opened up their car door and stole a purse from inside. Later that day, the suspect in these surveillance photos used one of the stolen credit cards at a store in the 3500 block of East West Highway in Hyattsville. If you recognize him or have any information on this crime, please call our detectives at 301-699-2601. Tipsters can also call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is available.

Search for Driver Who Killed Bicyclist

( Striking car possibly a Dodge Charger/ This is not the actual car)

Our Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit wants to speak with anyone who witnessed or has information on a fatal hit-and-run in Capitol Heights last Friday night. The victim was on her bicycle. She's 56-year-old Donna Holliday Clark of Ritchboro Road in Forestville. Preliminarily, it appears Clark was heading southbound on Ritchie Road when a car struck her from behind. That car is described as a black or dark-colored car, possibly a Dodge Charger. Investigators believe it will now have minor front end damage. They are looking into whether the striking car was possibly racing with a second car. Anyone with information on this hit-and-run is asked to call (301) 731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

Stolen Credit Card

Our Robbery Unit would like to identify these three suspects seen in these convenience store surveillance photos. The pictures were taken shortly after midnight on June 19th. Our investigation reveals they used a credit card stolen in a robbery about 30 minutes earlier. In that case, two women robbed a victim of his personal belongings in the 6100 block of Oxon Hill Road. One of the women had a gun. The victim wasn’t hurt. If you recognize either of these suspects, please call 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered.

Attempted Robbery at Cell Phone Store

Our Robbery Unit is also looking for these two masked suspects. They’re wanted for trying to rob a cell phone store. The two men targeted a store in the 11000 block of Baltimore Avenue on June 27th at about 5:50 pm. The suspects demanded cash from the employees but ran out empty handed. A third suspect was waiting in a car outside. Please call 301-772-4905 with any information on these suspects or this attempted armed robbery.

PGPD Searches for Missing Teen

Oludumare Ayodeji

The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in searching for a missing teen. He is identified as 16-year-old Oludumare Obasuie Ayodeji.

Ayodeji was last seen in the 1900 block of Altamonte Avenue in Forestville on June 30, 2015 at about 7:00 am.

Ayodeji is described as a black male, 16 years of age, 5’10” and 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Ayodeji was last seen wearing a black and blue shirt and tan pants.

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.

Monday, June 29, 2015

PGPD Remembers Fallen Officer Richard Findley

Let us pause to remember our fallen hero, Sergeant Richard S. Findley, lost this day in 2008.

Sergeant Findley was born on June 5, 1969. He was raised in Beltsville and graduated from High Point High School in 1987. Sergeant Findley joined the Prince George's County Police Department in July of 1998. Upon graduation in February of 1999, Sergeant Findley was assigned to the Beltsville District station. He initially served as a patrol officer and later became a member of the Special Assignment Team.

On the morning of June 27, 2008, Sergeant Findley was conducting surveillance at the Laurel Pines apartment complex on Bowie Road in Laurel. Sergeant Findley was watching an unoccupied vehicle that was displaying stolen registration plates in the parking lot. At approximately 11:45 am, two suspects approached and entered the vehicle. As Sergeant Findley exited his police vehicle to make contact, the suspects in the stolen vehicle accelerated and intentionally struck him. Sergeant Findley was dragged by the suspect vehicle and suffered severe injuries. He was rushed to Laurel Regional Hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

Sergeant Findley served the Prince George's County Police Department for 10 years and was the 25th member of this agency to make the ultimate sacrifice. He was the 47th law enforcement officer to give his life in service to this profession within Prince George's County.

At the time of his death, Sergeant Richard Findley was 39 years old and survived by his wife and two daughters.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

PGPD Investigates Homicide in Bowie

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a homicide in Bowie. The victim is 31-year-old Terrence Demond Zackery of Patriot Lane in Bowie. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On June 27, 2015, at about 4:25 am, patrol officers with the Bowie Police Department were called to the 1200 block of Patriot Lane. When they arrived, they found Zackery outside suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random act. Investigators are working to identify the suspect(s) and motive in this case.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to and submit a tip online.