Monday, June 27, 2016

Detectives Release Video of Triple Homicide Suspect Running from Scene

Neighborhood Canvass Planned for This Evening


Homicide Unit detectives today released video of the suspect wanted in Friday’s triple homicide in Forestville. On the video, the gunman is seen running from the crime scene moments after he shot five people, killing three. It’s believed the suspect acted alone. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime.


Approximately 30 minutes prior to the murders, the suspect stopped at a convenience store in the 7400 block of Marlboro Pike in Forestville.

On June 24th, at about 9:35 pm, patrol officers were called to a home in the 3100 block of Orleans Avenue for a shooting. When they arrived, they found five adults shot. Three of those victims were pronounced dead on the scene. The two others were critically hurt and remain hospitalized. The deceased victims are 50-year-old Carlina Renee Gray of Orleans Avenue in Forestville, 55-year-old Jan Marie Parks of Dunbar Avenue in Landover and 60-year-old Allen Rowlett of Marion Street in Forestville. 


Detectives are working to identify a motive. Homicide Unit detectives plan to canvass this evening seeking additional information in the case. That canvass is set to begin at 7:00 pm in the 3100 block of Orleans Avenue. An up to $25,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.


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), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

PGPD Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Upper Marlboro

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Upper Marlboro. The victim is 76-year-old Gregory Scott Pharr of Park Road in Upper Marlboro. 

On June 24th, at about 12:30 pm, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Watkins Park Drive at Chesterton Drive for a collision involving an SUV and a pedestrian.

The preliminary investigation reveals the SUV was making a left turn onto Watkins Park Drive when it struck Pharr as he was attempting to cross the roadway. Preliminarily, it appears Pharr was in a crosswalk. Pharr was taken to the hospital where he later died of his injuries. The driver of the SUV remained on the scene.

Anyone with information on 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) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Detectives Investigate Fatal Shootings in District Heights

Homicide Unit detectives are investigating a triple homicide in District Heights on Friday night. The victims are 50-year-old Carlina Renee Gray of Orleans Avenue in District Heights, 55-year-old Jan Marie Parks of Dunbar Avenue in Landover and 60-year-old Allen Rowlett of Marion Street in Forestville. 

On June 24th, at about 9:35 pm, patrol officers were called to a home in the 3100 block of Orleans Avenue for a shooting.  When they arrived, they found five adults shot. Three of those victims were pronounced dead on the scene. The two other victims were critically hurt and remain hospitalized.

Detectives are working to determine a motive and identify the suspect(s). Preliminarily, investigators do not believe this was a random crime.
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), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Detectives Arrest Teacher in Prostitution Sting

Martin Rye Brown

Detectives arrested 29-year-old Martin Rye Brown of the 8000 block of Walden Road in Silver Spring during a prostitution sting. Brown is a teacher at Langley Park-McCormick Elementary School in Hyattsville.


Brown was arrested during a sting operation in Lanham on Tuesday. He’s charged with two counts of prostitution and human trafficking. Our investigation reveals he solicited a prostitute and also rented a room that was used for prostitution. He's currently in the custody of the Department of Corrections. 

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