Friday, November 28, 2014

PGPD Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Hyattsville

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision. The victim is 40-year-old Oscar Amaya of Columbia Road in Northwest Washington.

On November 14, 2014, at about 8:45 pm, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Ager Road and East West Highway for a collision involving a pedestrian. When they arrived, they found Amaya suffering from critical injuries. He was taken to a hospital where he died on November 27, 2014. The driver was not hurt. 

The preliminary investigation reveals Amaya was trying to cross Ager Road when he was hit by a van. Amaya was not in a crosswalk at the time. The driver stayed on the scene.

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 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.

PGPD Suspends Probationary Officer After Assault Charge

A probationary Prince George's County Police Officer has had his police powers suspended after the Atlantic City (NJ) Police Department charged him with simple assault and disorderly conduct on November 26, 2014. Police Officer Steven Varga was off duty at the time of his arrest.

Our Special Investigation Response Team (SIRT) immediately launched an administrative investigation after learning of the arrest. 

Varga has been employed by the PGPD for one year and is assigned to the Bureau of Patrol.

For more information, please contact the Atlantic City Police Department.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

PGPD Command Staff to Help Distribute Holiday Meals to Community

On Thanksgiving Day, members of the PGPD Command Staff and officers will help distribute holiday meals to members of our community. The event is taking place at our Community Oriented Policing building in Langley Park. The event is sponsored by Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and El Zol Radio, 107.9 FM.

When:  Thursday, November 27, 2014

Time:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where:   Langley Park COPS Building
               8100 New Hampshire Avenue
               Langley Park, MD

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

Wanted Wednesday

Package Theft

We’re looking for this thief who casually walked up to a home and stole a package right off the front porch. The theft was caught on the victim’s home surveillance system. This happened on Crathie Lane in Upper Marlboro last week. After snatching the package, the suspect got into a gray four-door car. If you recognize this suspect, please call (301) 772- 4911 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

Robbery Caught on Camera

Surveillance video also captured an armed robbery in Seat Pleasant. The suspect walked into a grocery store on Martin Luther King Jr. Highway at about 6:40 am on November 22, 2014. Once inside, he forced an employee into a back room where the suspect stole cash from a safe. Anyone with information on this robbery is encouraged to call 301-772-4905.

Thefts from Cars at Cemetery

 The suspects were driving the car in this photo.

If you’ve seen this car or know either of these suspects, please call our detectives at 301-699-2601 or call 1-866-411-TIPS. You will not have to give your name and could be eligible for reward money.

Breaking & Entering Suspects

Our detectives also want to identify the suspects in this photo. They’re wanted in connection with a breaking and entering in Riverdale on November 15, 2014. The investigation reveals the suspects broke into a home on Beacon Light Drive and snatched jewelry. If you know these suspects, please call us at 301-699-2601.

Convenience Store Robbery

The suspect in these photos robbed a convenience store on Branch Avenue in Temple Hills on Tuesday at about 2:50 am. He pulled out a gun and  demanded cash from the register. Once he got the money, he ran from the store. Have info on this robbery? Please call 301-772-4905.

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