Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Armed Carjacking Suspect Killed in Fatal Crash

The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating a fatal crash in Suitland early this morning. The decedent is 48-year-old Derrick Foster of Lake Arbor Way in Bowie. 

This morning, at 1:15 am, patrol officers responded to 1000 block of Largo Center Drive for the report of an armed carjacking and robbery. A male and female victim told officers a man armed with a gun demanded their property and demanded the female victim’s car. In fear for her life, she turned over the car keys. A description of the suspect and the car were broadcast across the county. A patrol officer about 10 miles away in Suitland spotted the carjacked vehicle, activated his emergency equipment, and began to pursue the car.

During the 30-second pursuit, in an attempt to evade the pursuing officer, the speeding suspect turned off the lights of the carjacked vehicle causing the pursuing officer to lose sight of the car. The suspect ultimately crashed into two utility poles in the 4200 block of Silver Hill Road and the car caught fire. Responding officers tried to save the suspect by extinguishing the flames and pulling the suspect from the car. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Officers did recover a gun from the decedent.

PGPD Investigates Vandalism at Cemetery in Upper Marlboro

Detectives are actively working to find and arrest the person or persons who vandalized a cemetery in Upper Marlboro. It’s believed the vandal(s) targeted the cemetery belonging to the St. Thomas Episcopal Church sometime on Friday night.

Prince George’s County Police patrol officers were called to the cemetery in the 14000 block of St. Thomas Church Road on Saturday evening. The vandal(s) knocked over 24 headstones with some of them dating back to the 1800s. The St. Thomas Church is a Prince George’s County Historic Site and is also on The National Register of Historic Places.

Detectives are asking for our community to please call us at 301-868-8773 with any information on who committed this crime. A cash reward is being offered. 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. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

PGPD to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

The Special Operations Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Friday, June 30, 2017 from 9:00 pm to 3:00 am. Officers will focus on the southern portion of the county. This is one of the many checkpoints that will be conducted throughout the year. 

Never drink and drive. The consequences are not worth the risk.

Detectives Arrest Suspect in Laurel Homicide

Patrick Andre Stran
The Homicide Unit arrested a suspect in connection with the March homicide of 33-year-old Marvin Bryan in Laurel. The suspect is 30-year-old Patrick Andre Stran of no fixed address.

On March 25th, around 5:20 am, patrol officers were called to the 13000 block of Edinburgh Lane for the report of a shooting. The victim was found inside of a car suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identify Stran as the suspect. He was arrested in California on May 22nd. He has been extradited back to Prince George’s County. The preliminary investigation reveals Stran and Bryan had known each other for several years and were involved in an on-going dispute.

Stran is charged with first and second degree murder. He is in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status. 

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

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