Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wanted Wednesday

Armed Robbery Suspect

Up first this week – our detectives are working to identify the suspect shown in these photos. He’s wanted for committing an armed robbery at a store in 6000 block of Annapolis Road on February 15th. The preliminary investigation reveals he entered the store and demanded cash from an employee. Anyone with information that could help us identify and arrest this suspect is asked to call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered.

Tobacco Store Burglary

Our investigators are also working to identify this suspect. He is wanted for breaking into a tobacco store in the 10000 block of Greenbelt Road on February 14th. The burglar helped himself to cartons of cigarettes and then the tip jar. If you have information that could assist us in apprehending this thief, please call 301-390-2160.

Theft Investigation

Do you recognize him? This is the suspect wanted in connection with the theft of cell phones. The suspect went into a store in the 4000 block of Suitland Road on February 8th and smashed a display case. He then snatched several cell phones. If you have any clues that could close this case, please call us at 301-390-2160.

Cell Phone Store Robbery

Our Robbery Unit detectives are actively working to identify and arrest the three suspects who targeted an Oxon Hill cell phone store. They targeted the store in the 5000 block of Indian Head Highway on February 18th at approximately 7:15 pm. The three suspects walked in, at least two had handguns, and demanded cash. The employees complied. Please call us with info on this case. Detectives can be reached at 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered.

Convenience Store Robbery

And finally, this suspect is wanted for robbing a convenience store in Cheverly. The business is in the 6000 block of Arbor Street. The suspect targeted the store on February 15th at approximately 9:45 pm. He threatened an employee with a large knife and demanded cash. If you have information, please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

PGPD Investigates Fatal Collision in Accokeek

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Accokeek late Monday night. The victim is 59-year-old Juan Menedez Castillo of Altenburg Court in Waldorf.

 On February 18th, at approximately 9:55 pm, patrol officers were called to the area of Indian Head Highway and Berry Road for a collision involving three vehicles. The officers located Menedez Castillo unresponsive in one of the involved cars. He was taken to the hospital where he died a short time later.

 The preliminary investigation reveals the victim was a passenger in a Ford Escape that was stopped at a red light on southbound Indian Head Highway and Berry Road. For reasons that remain under investigation, a Nissan Altima collided with the back of the stopped Ford, causing the Ford to collide with a third vehicle. The driver of the striking car suffered serious but preliminarily non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Ford also suffered serious injuries. The driver of the third vehicle suffered minor injuries. 

 We have continued aggressive enforcement along Indian Head Headway.  Since the beginning of the year, our officers have issued more than 3700 citations including 18 DUI arrests along Route 210.  We need the public’s partnership in these efforts to keep our roadways safe.   We are urging drivers to obey all driving laws and to keep your eyes on the road at all times.  
Any charges in this case will depend upon the outcome of the investigation and reconstruction analysis.  Final determination on charges will be made in consultation with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office.  

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.

PGPD Investigating Fatal Collision in Oxon Hill

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash in Oxon Hill on Sunday. The decedent is 47-year-old Jason Haftl of Iron Bark Court in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.

On February 17th, at approximately 11:15 pm, patrol officers responded to the 6100 block of Oxon Hill Road for a crash involving two vehicles.

The preliminary investigation reveals Haftl was heading westbound on Oxon Hill Road when he made a left turn into the path of an oncoming SUV that was traveling eastbound. The SUV’s driver attempted to swerve to avoid the car, but the vehicles collided. The driver of the SUV was an off-duty police officer with an outside agency. He was driving a marked cruiser. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Haftl was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Anyone with information about this collision 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, text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) or go to

PGPD Searches for Missing Teen

Otto Campbell
The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing teen. He is identified as 13-year-old Otto Campbell. He was last seen in the 1100 block of Ivy Club Lane in Landover in the early morning of February 15, 2019.

Campbell is described as a black male, 5’1” tall and 93 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, with black and orange shoes.  He was last seen driving a blue 2007 Ford Focus bearing North Carolina registration DLM-9941 with damage to the rear bumper.

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.

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