Wednesday, September 19, 2018

WANTED WEDNESDAY


Bank Robbery Investigation

We’re starting Wanted Wednesday with our search for a suspect who robbed the same bank within one month’s time. On September 14th, the suspect walked into a branch in the 9000 block of Livingston Road in Fort Washington. The investigation reveals he approached a teller and demanded money before fleeing. On August 17th, the suspect is believed to have robbed the same bank. Anyone with information on his identity is asked to call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered.


Theft Investigation
Please take a good look at these two suspects. They are wanted for a shoplifting that occurred on September 13th in the 6000 block of Marlboro Pike. The suspects stole several items from a grocery store. If you know how we can find them, please call 301-390-2168 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Tipsters do not have to give their name and could be eligible for a cash reward.


Breaking & Entering Investigation
Up next, an investigation into a breaking and entering in Brandywine. On September 11th, at approximately 3:55 am, at least two suspects broke into a building in the 13000 block of Cherry Tree Crossing Road. Once inside, the suspects stole several items. Anyone with information is urged to call 301-868-8773.


Gas Station Robbery  
We are also looking for this armed suspect who robbed a gas station. On September 16th, at approximately 8:45 pm, the suspect targeted the business in the 15000 block of Livingston Road in Accokeek. The suspect stole cash and fled on foot. Please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS with any information. A cash reward is being offered.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Shooting Victim Dies of Injuries; Case Ruled a Homicide

Detectives with our Homicide Unit are now leading the ongoing investigation into a shooting that occurred in early September in Suitland. The victim is 50-year-old Anthony Burress of Walters Lane in District Heights. He was shot on September 2nd and died on September 14th. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.  Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime. 

On September 2nd, at approximately 11:00 pm, patrol officers were called to the 3600 block of Silver Park Drive for a report of a shooting. Officers discovered Burress suffering from gunshot wounds. He was rushed to a hospital where he was treated and released on September 12th. Two days later, he was transported back to the hospital where he died a short time later.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy. The victim’s death was ruled a homicide due to complications from the shooting.

Detectives are actively working to identify a suspect(s) and a motive.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives at 301-772-4925.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, 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.)

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Greenbelt

Homicide Unit detectives are actively working to arrest the suspect(s) who fatally shot a man in Greenbelt early this morning. The victim is 26-year-old Lamont Woods of Hanover Parkway in Greenbelt. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random shooting.

On September 18th, at approximately 2:15 am, officers responded to the 7000 block of Hanover Parkway for a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found the victim in an apartment building stairwell suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Detectives are working to identify a suspect(s) and establish a motive.

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), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, 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, September 17, 2018

PGPD Investigating Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Temple Hills

Updated September 18, 2018: The involved officer is identified as Corporal Joseph Keifline. He is a 10-year veteran of the department and is assigned to the Bureau of Patrol.


The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Internal Affairs Division is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred in Temple Hills on Monday morning.   The deceased suspect is 23 year old Jose Alvarez of the 3700 block of Del Mar Drive in Woodbridge, Virginia.   

Jose Alvarez
The preliminary investigation reveals that on September 17th, at 7:21 am, a citizen called 911 asking for officers to be dispatched to the 3300 block of Huntley Square Drive after seeing a suspect stealing items from his car. As requested, officers responded and saw a man matching the description given by the caller. As one patrol officer attempted to speak to the suspect, the suspect ran across the street to Brinkley Road and was seen entering an apartment building. While he was running, the suspect tossed two license plates he had stolen earlier.  Officers found the suspect hiding in a laundry room and gave him repeated verbal commands to surrender but he did not comply. The officers and the suspect then began to struggle. One officer attempted to use a taser on the suspect, but it did not take effect. The suspect then produced a handgun from his waistband. One of the officers managed to get his hand on the suspect’s gun in an attempt to prevent him from pointing it at any of the officers. The suspect fired his gun.  Based on initial forensic analysis of the suspect’s gun, the involved officers’ guns, and additional video evidence, we have now learned that the suspect fired his weapon twice. One of the officers returned fire one time, striking the suspect.  Jose Alvarez was pronounced dead at the scene. The officer who grabbed the gun did suffer an injury to his hand when the suspect discharged his weapon. The suspect’s gun was recovered in the laundry room. It is pictured below.

A resident in the apartment complex recorded the police presence outside of her building moments before the shooting took place. The resident’s cell phone recording captures the sounds of the three gunshots.



Regarding the two prior shootings to which she refers in the video, one allegedly occurred two weeks ago when a witness says a male fired a gun towards a female.  That was not reported to police until today.   Detectives are working to verify the incident.  The second case happened yesterday and involved a group of males in a car shooting another car.   No one was injured.   Our officers were called, responded to the area, and recovered a shell casing at the scene.  The earlier reported non-contact shooting and the vandalism by gunfire cases are being handled by our Regional Investigation Detectives.   

The involved officer in this morning’s incident is now on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation which is standard procedure.   The Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office reviews all officer-involved shootings. 

If anyone has information in this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives at 301-856-2660. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solversat 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, 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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