Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WANTED WEDNESDAY

Robbery Suspects Caught on Camera

We’re looking for two suspects wanted for robbing a woman of her purse in Forestville on July 22, 2014. Surveillance cameras at a nearby business captured the suspects immediately after the robbery. The male suspect got out of the red minivan and tossed the stolen purse in the trash. The victim had been walking near Ritchie Road and Vineyard Drive when the minivan pulled up next to her. The male suspect got out and grabbed her purse. After a brief struggle, the suspect got a hold of it and the suspects sped away. The victim wasn’t hurt.


Here is a close up picture of the female suspect wanted in connection with this robbery. If you have any information about her identity or this case, please call our Regional Investigation Division – Central Region at 301-772-4425. If you’d like to stay anonymous on this or any case we’re investigating, please call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.



Assault Suspect
Denzel Evan Lewis

The Regional Investigation Division – Southern Region would like to find 21-year-old Denzel Evan Lewis of the 4400 block of 23rd Place in Temple Hills. He’s wanted for an assault on July 27, 2014. The investigation reveals he stabbed the victim during an argument. The victim’s injuries are not life threatening. Lewis fled in a silver Dodge Stratus. If you know where we can find him, please call 301-749-5064.



Convenience Store Robbery

Our Robbery Unit detectives would like to identify this suspect. He and a second suspect robbed a convenience store in the 5500 block of Livingston Road in Oxon Hill on July 27, 2014. The suspect in these photos jumped the counter and took the cash drawer. If you know where we can find him, please call 301-772-4905.



Car Wanted in Armed Robbery
(Not the actual vehicle)

Our Regional Investigation Division – Northern Region is looking for a 2002 burgundy-colored Lexus like the one in the above photograph. It’s wanted in connection with an armed robbery on Adelphi Road in Adelphi on July 26, 2014. The two suspects fled in the car after the robbery.  If you’ve spotted a similar car or have information on this case, please call 301-699-2601. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

PGPD Arrests Man for Carjacking and Crash in Landover Hills

Dominique Tyrone Harrison

The Prince George's County Police Department arrested a man early this morning after he carjacked an SUV and then crashed it into several cars and a fast food restaurant in Landover Hills. The suspect is 21-year-old Dominique Tyrone Harrison of no fixed address.
On July 29, 2014, just after 5:00 am, patrol officers were called to the 7100 block of Annapolis Road for a report of an armed carjacking. The preliminary investigation reveals Harrison had approached the victim who was stopped at a traffic light. Initially, Harrison asked the driver for a ride. When the driver refused, Harrison implied he had a weapon and demanded the SUV.  The victim jumped from the vehicle. Harrison then got in and drove away. He only made it a short distance before striking two other cars. One of those drivers decided to follow Harrison as he tried to speed away. That's when Harrison apparently lost control of the carjacked SUV and drove it into a fast food restaurant. 
Thankfully, none of the employees inside the business was hurt, although the building suffered extensive damage.  The occupants of the struck vehicles were also not injured. PGPD officers arrested Harrison on the scene. He suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.  
Harrison faces charges related to the armed carjacking and the subsequent crashes. He has admitted his involvement in this incident. Detectives now believe Harrison may suffer from mental illness. He remains in the custody of the Department of Corrections.
Anyone with information about this case and/or this suspect is urged to call the Regional Investigation Division - North at 301-699-2601. 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 cellphone, 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.

Monday, July 28, 2014

PGPD Investigates Fatal Collision in Brandywine

The Prince George's County Police Department's Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Brandywine. The victim is identified as 31-year-old Knadejah Francis of Brassie Way in Gaithersburg.

On July 18, 2014, at about 5:45 pm, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Branch Avenue and Accokeek Road for a report of a crash involving five cars. Francis, a passenger in one of the cars, was taken to a hospital with critical injuries. She died of her injuries on July 23, 2014.

The preliminary investigation reveals the driver of a Ford Mustang tried to make an illegal left turn onto Accokeek Road from southbound Branch Avenue. A car heading northbound on Branch Avenue struck the Ford, pushing it into two cars, which were stopped at the light on westbound Accokeek Road. One of the stopped cars was pushed into a fifth car, also stopped at the light.

The driver of the Ford was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. None of the other drivers or passengers was hurt.

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 Relation's Division at 301-772-4710.

PGPD Honors Patrol Officers of the Month

Rain or shine, day and night, PGPD patrol officers are out in our community serving and protecting the citizens of Prince George’s County. Too often, their good work goes unnoticed. Here are the Patrol Officers of the Month for June.

District I Police Officer of the Month
Police Officer Jason Norman
  
On June 24, 2014, Police Officer Jason Norman was conducting an assignment in the area of Bladensburg Road and Eastern Avenue. He saw two men approach a driver who was stopped at a red light. This appeared to startle the driver, who immediately sped away. Officer Norman then watched the men move to a concealed area near the roadway. Officer Norman and additional patrol officers tried to approach the two men to investigate their suspicious behavior, but as they got closer, the men began to run away. Officers quickly caught them. One of the men had a gun.
He was arrested.



District II Police Officer of the Month
Police Officer Jarrod Salvestrini
  
On June 27, 2014, Police Officer Jarrod Salvestrini stopped a car near Woodstream Turn and Palamar Drive in Lanham. The three occupants jumped out and began running away. Officer Salvestrini caught and arrested the driver. Officers found a substantial amount of drugs in the car, to include 240 grams of suspected marijuana and 260 milliliters of liquid codeine.



District III Police Officer of the Month
Police Officer Thomas Wilson
                                                                       
On June 12, 2014, patrol officers responded to Suiter Way in Landover for a domestic-related call. Officers spoke with the victim who advised that he and his brother had fought several times throughout the day. Before the brother left the home, he threatened the victim with a loaded pistol. Police Officer Thomas Wilson responded to the area and was able to find the suspect’s car. The officer conducted a traffic stop. During the stop, the suspect consented to a search of his car. Officer Wilson found the loaded pistol with an extended magazine in the trunk.  The suspect was arrested.



District IV Police Officer of the Month
Police Officer Matthew Leedy
    
On June 6, 2014, Police Officer Matthew Leedy responded to Sayan Court in Temple Hills for the report of six men using illegal drugs. As the patrol officer approached the area, he saw a car with six men leaving the address.  Officer Leedy conducted a traffic stop during which he spotted the backseat passengers acting in a suspicious manner. Officer Leedy also smelled a strong odor of suspected marijuana coming from the car. During a search, the patrol officer found marijuana and a loaded handgun. One of the passengers admitted that the gun and drugs belonged to him. That passenger and the driver were arrested.



District V Police Officer of the Month
Police Officer John Diggs

On June 4, 2014, a citizen flagged down Police Officer John Diggs as he was on patrol on Allentown Road in Temple Hills. The citizen said he had just been threatened by a man with a knife who was standing at a nearby bus stop. Before Officer Diggs could talk to the suspect, the suspect began to run down Allentown Road. The patrol officer followed him in his cruiser and ordered the suspect to stop running. The suspect complied. During a pat down, Officer Diggs recovered two knives. He was arrested.



District VI Police Officer of the Month
Police Officer Matthew Vollono

On June 17, 2014, Police Officer Matthew Vollono responded to Golden Oak Drive in Laurel after a 911 caller reported seeing two men suspiciously looking inside of cars. Once on scene, Officer Vollono conducted an area canvass and was able to locate one of the men and began a field interview. The patrol officer learned that the man did not live in the area and could not provide an explanation as to why he was there. Once additional patrol officers arrived on scene, Officer Vollono retraced the path where he had seen the man walking and discovered a car with an open door. Further investigation revealed that the car had been ransacked and a GPS and cash had been stolen. While investigating that theft, a neighbor told Officer Vollono that a man had been crawling in front of his house. The patrol officer relayed this information to other members of his squad. Those officers were able to quickly locate the second suspect. Both suspects were arrested and the stolen property was returned to the owner. 

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