Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Police Investigate Domestic Related Homicide on Brinkley Road

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating the death of 25 year-old Jeremy Cornelius McWilliams, which occurred yesterday evening in Temple Hills, Maryland.


On November 23, 2010 at approximately 11:40 p.m. patrol officers responded to the 3100 block of Brinkley Road for a report of a stabbing. When patrol officers arrived, they discovered McWilliams, of the 3400 block of Brinkley Road in Temple Hills, suffering from a stab wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives have determined that this incident occurred as a result of a personal dispute between acquaintances. The investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case 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 Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.

Monday, November 22, 2010

PGPD Offers Important Holiday Safety Tips

Prince George's County Maryland…With the holiday season in full swing, the Prince George’s County Police Department is offering some general crime prevention tips to help remind residents of things they can do to reduce their chance of being a crime victim during this time of the year and to help citizens remain safe during the holiday shopping season.
 
When Shopping:
•                     Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings.
•                     Walk in well-lit areas; populated areas; avoid cut-through paths.
•                     Try to park in busy, well-lit areas and avoid parking beside large vehicles.
•                     Lock your car doors, and place all valuables in the trunk or under the seats.
•                     Avoid carrying large sums of cash, pay with a check or credit cards.
•                     Keep your purse closed and close to your body and/or carry your wallet in an
                       inside coat or front pants pocket.
At Home:
•                     Don’t display presents under the tree where they can be seen from a window.
•                     Keep all windows and doors locked when you are away from home.
•                     If out of town, stop mail and newspaper deliveries and place a light on a timer,
                      this will give the appearance of someone being home.
•                     Have a trusted neighbor to keep an eye on your residence.

The Prince George’s County Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and happy upcoming holiday season.
  

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Prince George’s County Police Officer Stabbed Suspect Arrested

Prince George’s County, Maryland… The Prince George’s County Police Department has arrested Milton Benitez Salvador, 34, for stabbing an off-duty Prince George’s County police officer early yesterday morning in Adelphi.

Salvador, of no fixed address has been charged with attempted first and second degree murder, attempted first and second degree assault and attempted second degree assault of a law enforcement officer.  He was remanded to the custody of the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections on a $150,000 bond.

On November 20, 2010 at approximately 12:43 a.m., an off-duty, uniformed Prince George’s County police officer was working secondary employment at the Sabor Latino restaurant located in the 2200 block of University Boulevard, when he observed Milton Benitez Salvador push a security guard, who was working at the establishment.  The security guard was attempting to escort Salvador from the restaurant after an altercation with another patron.  After several attempts to get the suspect to comply, the off-duty officer attempted to make a full custody arrest.

As the officer attempted to handcuff the suspect, Salvador took out a large folding knife from his pocket and stabbed the officer in the lower abdomen.   The officer, with the assistance of the security guard, was able to place Salvador into custody.  The officer was then transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“This is just another reminder of the danger law enforcement officers experience while carrying out their duties as protectors of the community,” said Major Robert Liberati, Commander of the District I station in Hyattsville.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s District I Investigative Section at (301) 699-2601.

Monday, November 15, 2010

PG County Police Band Goes Hard on Go-Go!

This is a clip that someone recorded of the police band while playing at the Seniors Annual Thanksgiving Dinner held on Friday, November 12, 2010. It was held at the Clarion Hotel located in the 6400 block of Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD. 

This clip features P/O Jaron Black of Hyattsville COPS on congas. The event was well attended with 300 table seatings.  The Spirit of Faith Christian Center Co-Sponsored the event. 





Thursday, November 11, 2010

Off Duty Police Officer Fires at Assailant During Attempt Robbery

Prince George’s County, Maryland… The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Investigative Response Team is investigating a police involved shooting that occurred in Greenbelt, Maryland.


On November 11, 2010, at approximately 12:27 a.m., an off-duty Prince George’s County Police Officer had returned to his residence in the 8500 block of Greenbelt Road after his tour of duty working a desk assignment. As the plain clothed officer was removing items from his personal vehicle, he was approached by an armed suspect who brandished a handgun and demanded the officer’s wallet. The officer drew his departmentally issued firearm and there was an exchange of gunfire between the officer and suspect. The suspect fled on foot and the officer was uninjured. It is unknown if the suspect, who still remains at large, was struck.

The officer, a recent graduate of the police academy who is assigned to the District IV Station, has been placed on administrative leave as a result of this incident.

“This serves as a reminder of the dangers, on or off-duty, that law enforcement officers can experience throughout their careers,” said Prince George’s County Police Chief Roberto Hylton.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Investigative Response Team at (301) 856-2660 or the Press Information Office at (301) 772-4710.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Police Investigate Assault in College Park, Seeking Witnesses

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s District I Investigative Section is looking for anyone who witnessed an assault that occurred near the Cornerstone Bar on Baltimore Avenue in College Park, Maryland.

On October 31, 2010 at approximately 3:00 a.m., an adult male victim advised that when he left the Cornerstone Bar & Grill, he was assaulted by an unknown suspect.  The incident occurred near the intersection of Paint Branch Parkway and Baltimore Avenue.  The victim suffered trauma to his body and was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Detectives are working to identify a suspect(s) in this case.
 
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s District I Investigative Section at (301) 699-2601.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411 TIPS (8477) or text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Police Seek Information in Fatal Pedestrian Crash

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed or been in the area of a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred on Branch Avenue in Marlow Heights, Maryland.

 On November 4, 2010, at approximately 1:56 a.m., officers responded to Branch Avenue near Old Branch Avenue for the report of a pedestrian crash.  When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive adult male, lying in the roadway.  He was pronounced dead on the scene.   Police are seeking any information on the striking vehicle.

Anyone with information about this case 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 text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.  A cash reward is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspect(s).