Wednesday, June 20, 2018

PGPD Marine Unit Performed Water Rescue

The Special Operations Division’s Marine Unit helped rescue construction workers whose crane was struck during a fatal collision on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

On Wednesday, June 20th, at approximately 11:00 am, while patrolling the waters of the Potomac River, our Marine Unit heard a boom and saw an explosion on the nearby Wilson Bridge. The officers raced into help while notifying area public safety agencies  of the unfolding emergency.   As the crew arrived at the bridge, they positioned their boat directly underneath three workers who were dangling off the bridge in a construction bucket and were trapped. 

The conditions were dangerous with thick smoke and fire consuming an accident scene just above the trapped men.  Diesel fuel was spilling down, but our marine boat had to stay locked in position in case any of the workers fell.  Fairfax Fire Department personnel on the bridge helped to lower each of the construction workers down to our officers on the boat below and our crew got the men to safety one-by-one.  

PGPD Sergeant Charles Perry said, “These officers did an outstanding job!  They saw danger and rushed right to it. At one point the diesel fuel was on fire as it was falling down on the officers.   We have taken the marine unit boat out of service because it is now covered in fuel.  We couldn’t be more proud of their quick actions this morning.” 

Wanted Wednesday

Theft Investigation

Detectives are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying this suspect. He’s linked to a theft at a store in the 6400 block of Riggs Road. This theft occurred on June 10th at approximately 1:25 pm. Please call us with any information on this identity at 301-699-2601.

Theft Suspects

We’ve got a good look at the three suspects who are linked to a theft at an optometrist’s office in Clinton. The preliminary investigation reveals the three suspects stole posed as customers and then stole more than $3,000 dollars’ worth of glasses. This occurred on June 14th at the office in the 7000 block of Old Branch Avenue. Please call us if you have any information on their identities. 

Robbery Suspects 

These two suspects are wanted for committing an armed robbery at a cell phone store in Greenbelt. The preliminary investigation reveals they walked in and demanded cash from employees at the store on Greenbelt Road on June 15th. The suspects stole cash and cell phones. Please call us with information that could help detectives. A cash reward is being offered.

Burglary Investigation

Detectives are actively working to make arrests in a burglary in Laurel. These two suspects broke into a repair shop on Baltimore Avenue on June 17th. Once inside, he stole an item. If you have information, please call 301-937-0910.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Bladensburg

Homicide Unit detectives are actively working to arrest the suspect(s) who fatally shot a teen in Bladensburg. The victim is 17-year-old Bryan Alvarado-Esquivel of Georgia Avenue in Northwest Washington. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. 
On June 18th, at approximately 1:55 pm, Maryland-National Capital Park Police as well as PGPD officers responded to a park in the 5300 block of Varnum Street for the report of a shooting. The victim was discovered outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Detectives are working to identify a suspect(s) and motive in this case.

Anyone with information 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), 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.)

Monday, June 18, 2018

PGPD Investigating Fatal Collision in Suitland

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Suitland. The victim is 23-year-old Joseph Simmons of Traders Xing in Laurel.

On June 17th, at approximately 12:25 pm, patrol officers were called to Allentown Road at Maxwell Drive for a collision. 

The preliminary investigation reveals a car travelling on Maxwell Drive was attempting to make a left turn onto Allentown Road when it collided with Simmons who was riding a motorcycle on Allentown Road. Simmons was taken to the hospital where he died of his injuries. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s 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.)

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