Saturday, April 19, 2014

PGPD Searches for Critical Missing Woman



Toni Philanda Wilkerson

The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s help in searching for a critical missing woman.  She is identified as 46-year-old Toni Philanda Wilkerson. Wilkerson was last seen in the 900 block of Lakeshore Drive in Mitchellville at about 6:00 am on April 19, 2014.  Wilkerson suffers from Schizophrenia and depression.

Wilkerson is described as an African-American female, 5’7”, 200 lbs with a light complexion.  She was last seen wearing dark rimmed glasses, a navy blue t-shirt, dark colored jeans and an unknown colored bandana. 

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division-Central at (301) 390-2160.

For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.

Friday, April 18, 2014

PGPD Honors Officers of the Month

Our patrol officers suit up each day to serve and protect the people of Prince George’s County. Their good work too often goes unnoticed. Here are the Patrol Officers of the Month for March.

District I Police Officer of the Month
Police Officer Ryan Macklin
            
On March 28, 2014, while on routine patrol, Police Officer Ryan Macklin conducted a traffic stop in the area of Annapolis Road and Cooper Lane in Landover Hills.  During the stop, the occupants behaved in a suspicious manner. During a search of their SUV, Police Officer Macklin recovered a handgun.  The three occupants were arrested.

District II Police Officers of the Month
Police Officer First Class Steven Jones

Police Officer Cory Mayo

On March 31, 2014, Police Officer First Class Steven Jones and Police Officer Cory Mayo were called to the 9700 block of Martin Luther King Junior Highway in Lanham for a report of illegal drug activity. When they arrived, they learned that the suspect was in a restroom. While speaking to the suspect, the suspect agreed to a search. The patrol officers recovered a small amount of cocaine. They also recovered a larger bag of cocaine and assorted prescription pills from the restroom. The suspect was taken into custody.


District III Police Officers of the Month
Corporal Noel Harrison

Police Officer First Class Darren Dalton

Police Officer Bryan Melius

On March 14, 2014, Corporal Noel Harrison, Police Officer First Class Darren Dalton and Police Officer Bryan Melius responded to the 6400 block of Country Club Court in Landover for a residential burglary.  The patrol officers arrived on scene quickly and spotted two suspects running out of a home. The suspects were caught and taken into custody.


District IV Police Officer of the Month
Police Officer John Paddy
   
On March 14, 2014, Police Officer John Paddy conducted a traffic stop in the 4700 block of Raleigh Road in Temple Hills.  During the stop, Police Officer Paddy detected a suspicious odor coming from the car.  A search of the car revealed a loaded handgun, 66 grams of marijuana and nearly $1,300 in cash.  The suspect was arrested.


District V Police Officer of the Month
Police Officer Ariel Acosta

On March 10, 2014, patrol officers were called to the area of James Ryder Randall Elementary School for the report of an attempted abduction. The suspect had approached a young girl as she walked to school.  The suspect tried to grab her backpack, hit her and had chased her as she ran towards school.  Police Officer Ariel Acosta recalled a field observation several months earlier in the same general area of a person matching the suspect’s description. Police Officer Acosta began searching for the suspect and found him at his home. The suspect was soon positively identified as the person wanted for the attempted abduction.



District VI Police Officers of the Month
Corporal Maurice Rich  

Police Officer Poileak Le
         
On March 15, 2014, Corporals Maurice Rich and Police Officer Poileak Le responded to Montague Court in Laurel for a report of a domestic dispute. When they arrived, the victim told the officers she and her husband got into an argument that turned physical. She was able to break from her husband’s grasp and call for help. The suspect had left the home before the officers arrived. The patrol officers later spotted the suspect’s car.  They conducted a traffic stop and took the man into custody.




Wednesday, April 16, 2014

PGPD Searches for Critical Missing Girl


The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s help finding a critical missing girl.  She is identified as 13-year-old Princess Monae Small. Small was last seen in the 8200 block of Sheriff Road on April 1, 2014, at about 7:30 am.  

Small is described as an African-American female, 5’6”, 140 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.  Small was last seen wearing green army fatigue pants.

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

For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.

Monday, April 14, 2014

PGPD Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Collision in College Park

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in College Park.  The victim is identified as 23-year-old Carlos Pacanins of the 6400 block of Ruffin Road in Chevy Chase.

On April 11, 2014, at about 10:20 pm, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Baltimore Avenue and Knox Road for a pedestrian collision.  When they arrived, they found Pacanins in the roadway suffering from critical injuries. He died of his injuries on Sunday April 13, 2014. 

The preliminary investigation reveals Pacanins was trying to cross Baltimore Avenue when he was struck by a car heading northbound. Pacanins was walking in or near a crosswalk, however, a "Don't Walk" signal was flashing at the time. The driver remained on the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Investigators believe alcohol may be a factor on the part of Pacanins.

Anyone with information on this collision is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at (301) 306-5640. 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 www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.

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