Tuesday, November 24, 2015

PGPD Searches for Missing Elderly Siblings

The Prince George’s County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in searching for a missing sister and brother. They are 71-year-old Rosa Lee Thomas and 76-year-old James Everrette Ward.

Thomas and Ward were last seen in the 7200 block of Sheriff Road in Landover on November 23, 2015, at about 2:00 pm.

Thomas is described as an African American woman, 5’8” and 185 pounds. She was last seen wearing a gray jacket, blue sweat pants, and a gray and black fleece hat. Thomas may be in need of medication. It is unclear what Ward was wearing. 

They were last seen riding in a burgundy 2005 Jeep Liberty with Maryland registration 638M085.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to please call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division – Central Region at 301-772-4911.

Toys for Tots Toy Drive Underway at PGPD

The gym at Prince George’s County Police headquarters is filling up fast with toys – including 100s of new bikes. The PGPD is once again proudly partnering with the United States Marine Corps Reserves to host the Toys for Tots program in Prince George’s County. Each Christmas season, the program collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes them to families in need.  
Donations are now being accepted for this year’s toy drive. Please visit www.toysfortots.org to find drop-off locations and to register to receive toys. The toys collected by the PGPD and our partners will be distributed in December to those who have pre-registered.
In 2014, our generous community and sponsors donated more than 50,000 toys which were distributed to approximately 10,000 families. We hope to surpass that number this year!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Man Dies While Being Transported for Emergency Evaluation

Family to 911 Call Taker:  Obese Man Likely on PCP

At 10:25 pm on November 18, 2015, Prince George's County Police officers were called to a home in the 10000 block of Westwood Drive in Cheltenham for the report of a person possibly suffering from a PCP overdose.  The man's mother and uncle separately called 911 asking for help. The man could be heard on the mother's 911 call screaming and pounding on walls in another room.  As officers headed to the home, the 911 call taker advised the mother to stay away from her son for her own safety. The man's uncle called 911 from outside the home.

When officers arrived, they found the man upstairs, naked and incoherent. Officers needed two sets of handcuffs for the nearly 500-pound man.  Six patrol officers then placed the man on a comforter and carried him downstairs. He was then placed on a stretcher waiting outside of the home. At the request of emergency medical personnel on scene, the handcuffs were removed in order for the paramedics to attend to the man. Several minutes after getting into the ambulance, paramedics could not find a pulse and efforts were made to revive the man. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

An autopsy revealed no signs of any injuries to the man's body and the family told investigators they saw no use of force by the officers. The toxicology test results could take several weeks.

PGPD Investigates Homicide in Langley Park

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating a homicide in Langley Park from this past weekend. He is identified as 37-year-old Jose Victor Lazaro of Tahona Drive in Langley Park. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On November 15, 2015, at about 6:15 am, patrol officers were called to the 7900 block of 14th Avenue for a welfare check. When they arrived, they found a man outside suffering from trauma to the upper body. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives are working to identify a motive and suspect(s) in this case.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimes Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

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