Friday, December 30, 2011

PGPD Aviation Unit Finishes 3rd Place in the 2011 FLIR Vision Awards





The Prince George's County Police Department's Aviation Unit finished 3rd place in the 2011 FLIR Vision Awards.  The FLIR Vision Awards are presented annually to the airborne teams with the best video footage.

The video captured a suspect breaking into a home in the Hillcrest Heights area.  Utilizing the FLIR system, the Aviation Unit's assistance led to the suspect's arrest :


FLIR Systems thermal imagers are powerful tools in the fight against crime. Through state of the art thermal imaging technology, it allows law enforcement officers to see suspects in total darkness, through smoke, moderate fog, and light foliage. A FLIR thermal imager allows law enforcement officers to see the suspect, without revealing your location.




Photos courtesy of the Prince George's County Police Department

Enhanced Surveillance Video of BB&T Bank Robbery in Fort Washington Released

video

Anyone with information about this person is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905. 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.

Suspect Wanted in Wells Fargo Bank Robbery


     The Prince George’s County Police Department's Robbery Unit is working to identify the suspect shown in these surveillance photographs. On December 29 2011, at approximately 3:06 p.m., the suspect committed a bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank located in the 5800 block of Silver Hill Road in District Heights Maryland.




     Anyone with information about this person is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905. 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.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.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

PGPD Officer and K-9 Partner Graduate from K-9 Police Academy

The Prince George's County Police Department congratulates Corporal Richard Smith and his K-9 partner Bella on their completion and graduation from the Maryland State Police K-9 Training Academy on December 17th.

Corporal Richard Smith, an 11-year veteran currently assigned to the Special Operations Division, and his K-9 partner Bella recently completed ten rigorous weeks of training at the Maryland State Police K-9 Training Academy in Sykesville, Maryland.

K-9 Bella is a 14-month old Bloodhound whose responsibilities will focus on the search and rescue efforts for critical missing person incidents throughout Prince George's County and neighboring jurisdictions who request assistance.

LINK TO NEWS PRINT ARTICLE (Courtesy of the Carroll County Times): http://bit.ly/uWI7YG      

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Suspect Wanted for Attempt Robbery of BB&T Bank in Oxon Hill


The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify the suspect shown in the above surveillance photographs. On December 23, 2011, at approximately 4:55 p.m, the suspect committed an attempted robbery at the BB&T Bank located at 6168 Oxon Hill Road in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the CID-Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905 as soon as possible. Please refer to case number 11-357-1941. Whenever information is given to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers Line, you do not have to leave your name. A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.00 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects responsible for this robbery.

Police Seek Identity of Suspect in Armed Robbery of 7-Eleven in Oxon Hill

The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify the suspect shown in the above surveillance photograph. On December 23, 2011, at approximately 7:35 p.m, the suspect committed an armed robbery at the 7-11 located at 6800 Livingston Road in Oxon Hill, Maryland.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the CID-Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905 as soon as possible. Please refer to case number 11-357-2465. Whenever information is given to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers Line, you do not have to leave your name. A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.00 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects responsible for this robbery.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Police Make Multiple Arrests in Attempted Robbery of 7-Eleven



Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s District I Robbery Suppression Team and patrol officers made three arrests in connection with the attempted robbery of a 7-Eleven in Mount Rainier, Maryland.
On December 24, 2011 at approximately 2:08 a.m., detectives from the District I Robbery Suppression Team observed two masked suspects armed with handguns exit their vehicle and approach a 7-Eleven located in the 2300 block of Varnum Street while a third suspect remained in the vehicle.  The two armed suspects attempted to enter the store but were unsuccessful because the door was locked.  One of the armed suspects then fled the area on foot as the second armed suspect returned to the vehicle and fled the area along with the third suspect.  Patrol officers were able to quickly apprehend the armed suspect who had fled on foot.  After a brief vehicle pursuit, the two remaining suspects were apprehended in Washington, D.C.
Theodore McNeal Scott, 32, of the 800 block of Avanti Place in Hyattsville, Maryland, has been charged with armed robbery and remanded to the Department of Corrections.  Clarence Brandy-Omarr Weaver, 31, of the 1900 block of Amberstone Court in Silver Spring, Maryland, and Dexter Deleon, 29, of the 11700 block of Old Columbia Pike in Silver Spring, Maryland, are being held at the D.C. Jail pending extradition to Prince George’s County.  Both will be charged with armed robbery.
Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Robbery Unit at (301) 772-4905.  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 http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ to submit a tip online.



Theodore Scott                                  
Clarence Weaver
                                        Dexter Deleon

Police Investigate Fatal Shooting in Oxon Hill

     Prince George’s County Maryland… The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating a shooting which left a man dead yesterday morning in Oxon Hill, Maryland.


     On December 25, 2011, at approximately 11:00 a.m., patrol officers responded to Southview Drive and Southview Court for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, patrol officers found the victim lying on the ground suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as Quintin Tyrone Perry, 23, of the 3500 block of 6th Street S.E. in Washington, D.C., was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Homicide detectives are currently working to identify the suspect(s) and establish a motive.

      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), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone, or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ to submit a tip online.

PGPD Release Enhanced Video of Burger King Robbery in Bladensburg





On December 5, 2011, at approximately 10:50 a.m., three suspects entered the Burger King located in the 3900 block of Bladensburg Road in Colmar Manor posing as customers.

Suspect # 1 then walked out of the establishment and acted as a lookout. The two remaining suspects remained at the front counter. Suspect # 2 then approached the cashier, pointed a black handgun, and demanded money. Suspect # 2 and Suspect # 3 jumped over the counter and took and undermined amount of money. All three suspects fled the scene.

PGPD Releases Enhanced Video of 7-11 Robbery on Sheriff Road

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Person of Interest Sought in Home Invasion of 70 Year-Old Woman

The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify a person of interest in a Home Invasion that left a 70 year-old woman assaulted in her home on Drum Avenue in Capitol Heights.  The surveillance photos are of an individual observed walking near the scene at approximately 6:12 a.m. at the intersection of Drum Avenue and Larchmont Avenue. 


On December 23, 2011, between the hours of 2:00 a.m. - 6:30 a.m., the suspect broke into the 70 year-old woman’s home and viciously beat her leaving her in critical condition.  The 70 year-old woman sustained bleeding on her brain, a broken eye socket and a broken nose due to this incident.


Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIME  SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the District III Investigative Unit at 301-772-4911 as soon as possible. Please refer to case number 11-357-0482. Whenever information is given to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers Line, you do not have to leave your name. A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.00 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects responsible for this incident. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

PGPD District IV Station Celebrate Christmas with Area Children


The Prince George's County Police Department's District IV Community Policing Services Unit (COPS) held their Annual Children's Christmas Party this week at the police station located in the Eastover Shopping Center. 

The party took place on December 22, 2011, as children from the community celebrated the day by taking pictures with Santa and Mrs. Clause and by also receiving gifts.  They also feasted on pizza provided by police officers.

"It was great to see the smiles on the faces of all the children who came.  I'm so happy that we can be a part of an event that makes such an impact on the children of our communities," said Major James Harper.

Community & Business partners that assisted in the event were Alliance of Southern Prince George's County, Vocilli's Pizza, Iverson Mall and The District IV Citizen's Advisory Council.

The Prince George's County Police Department's District IV Station will like to wish everyone a safe holiday season.

Suspect Sought in Central Avenue 7-Eleven Armed Robbery


The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify the suspect who commtted the armed robbery of the 7-Eleven located in the 7400 block of Central Avenue in Capitol Heights.  The robbery occurred on December 22, 2011, at approximately 5:22 p.m.  

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the CID-Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905 as soon as possible. Please refer to case number 11-356-2022. Whenever information is given to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers Line, you do not have to leave your name. A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.00 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects responsible for this robbery.

A cash reward of up to $1000.00 is being offered.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

PGPD's Holiday Crime Prevention Tips

Holiday Crime Prevention Tips While Shopping:

Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you.
Shop with a friend, there is safety in numbers.
Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
Pay for purchases with a check, credit or debit card.
If possible, carry only your driver’s license, personal checks, or necessary credit or debit cards.
If you must carry a purse, do not wrap the straps around your arms or shoulders. Carry a clutch purse tightly under your arm or wear a fanny pack.
Do not carry a wallet in a back pocket. It should be placed in a front pocket of your pants for safety.
Be alert that crooks look for the “high dollar” shopping bags with your purchases. When possible, slip bags/purchases in a plain nondescript bag.
Watch purchases while eating in mall food courts; bags can easily be switched or taken.
Educate your children about what to do if they are lost as well as “Stranger Danger”.
Don’t overburden yourself with too many packages. Use store’s package pick-up.
Have your car keys ready in hand before leaving the store.
If you do return to your vehicle to unload purchases, place them in the trunk of the vehicle.
Try not to shop until the store closes. Remember, fewer people are present at this time.

Holiday Crime Prevention Tips For Parking Lots:

Shop early and leave early to avoid evening darkness.
Park in a high visibility area and check for lighting in case you leave during hours of darkness.
If at all possible, try not park next to a vehicle with dark tinted windows.
Prior to arriving at the shopping center, lock all your valuables in the trunk of your vehicle.
Leave the store with others, not alone.
Ask security to escort you to your vehicle if you feel uncomfortable.
Walk briskly, confidently, and directly through the parking lot. Be cautious of people handing out fliers or asking questions in the parking area.
Watch for people who may be following you. This can occur inside as well as outside. If you suspect someone following you, report it to security immediately.

Holiday Crime Prevention Tips At Home:

Keep the outside of your home well lit with doors locked and window curtains closed.
Don’t display gifts beneath the Christmas tree which can be seen from windows or doors.
After the holidays, don’t advertise gifts received by the boxes left for the garbage collection. Destroy boxes and place in a sealed, non-clear garbage bag.

Police Seek Assistance Identifying Glenarden 7-11 Robbery Suspects




The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify the suspects shown in the above surveillance photographs. On December 22nd, 2011, at approximately 0237 hrs, the suspects committed an armed robbery at the 7-11 Store located at 8200 Martin Luther King Highway, Glenarden, Maryland.
Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIMESOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the CID-Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905 as soon as possible. Please refer to case number 11-356-0262. Whenever information is given to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers Line, you do not have to leave your name. A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.00 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects responsible for this robbery.


                                A cash reward of up to $1000.00 is being offered.               

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

PGPD's District IV Station to Host Annual Children's Christmas Party

Prince George's County Maryland... The Prince George's County Police Department's District IV station is hosting it's annual Children's Christmas Party this Thursday at the District IV station located at Eastover Shopping Center in Oxon Hill.  The party is open to children of all ages who will be treated to fun and games while enjoying pizza and gifts.  Children will have the opportunity to view a special Christmas movie while Santa makes a special appearance at the event.

When: Thursday, December 22, 2011

Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Where: Prince George's County Police Department
District IV Station (Eastover Shopping Center)
5135 Indian Head Highway
Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745

Police Seek Assistance Identifying Silver Hill 7-Eleven Armed Robbery Suspects


The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify two suspects who committed an armed robbery at the 7-Eleven located in the 5400 block of Silver Hill Road in District Heights. The robbery occurred on December 20, 2011, at approximately 10:30 p.m.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIMESOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the CID-Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905 as soon as possible. Please refer to case number 11-354-2619. Whenever information is given to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers Line, you do not have to leave your name. A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.00 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects responsible for this robbery.

A cash reward of up to $1000.00 is being offered.









Police Seek Assistance Identifying 7 Eleven Robbery Suspects


The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify the suspects who committed the robbery of the 7-Eleven which occurred on December 21, 2011, at approximately 5 a.m. at the 2300 block of Varnum Street in Mount Rainier, MD.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the CID-Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905 as soon as possible. Please refer to case number 11-355-0499. Whenever information is given to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers Line, you do not have to leave your name. A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.00 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects responsible for this robbery.

A cash reward of up to $1000.00 is being offered.

Police Seek Identity of Suspects in Robbery of Allentown Liquor Store in Camp Spring




The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify the suspects shown in the above surveillance photographs. On December 20, 2011, at approximately 2144 hours, the suspects committed a robbery at the Allentown Liquor Store located at 6321 Allentown Road in Camp Springs, MD.
            Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIME  SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the CID-Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905 as soon as possible. Please refer to case number 11-354-2805. Whenever information is given to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers Line, you do not have to leave your name. A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.00 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects responsible for this robbery.      

A cash reward of up to $1000.00 is being offered.

Police Seek Identity of Suspects in Robbery of Howard Johnson Hotel in Cheverly




The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify the suspects shown in the above surveillance photographs. On December 20th, 2011, at approximately 2126 hours, the suspects committed an armed robbery at the Howard Johnson Hotel located at 5811 Annapolis Rd, Cheverly, MD 20784.
            Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIMESOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the CID-Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905 as soon as possible. Please refer to case number 11-354-2743. Whenever information is given to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers Line, you do not have to leave your name. A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.00 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects responsible for this robbery.


          A cash reward of up to $1000.00 is being offered.         

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

PGPD Commander Graduates from FBI Academy

The Prince George’s County Police Department congratulates Major Mark Edward Person who graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy for law enforcement leaders on Friday, December 16, 2011.

The FBI National Academy is an eleven week leadership program for national and international law enforcement officials that is designed for military and federal agency managers and is held at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia.

Major Person was part of Session 247 which began with 270 participants from 49 states and 25 countries. The training consisted of academic courses from constitutional law to media relations and included physical training four days a week.

As part of the physical training, Major Person participated in the Yellow Brick Road Challenge that consisted of a 2.9 mile obstacle course through wooded terrain and ended with a 5K (3.2 miles) run.

Major Person has since returned to his position as commander of the Training and Education Division for the Prince George’s County Police Department where he has been proudly serving the agency for over twenty-one years.


PGPD and Marine Corps "Toys for Tots" Distribution a "Tremendous Success!"

     Prince George's County, Maryland …The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Community Services Division teamed up with the United States Marine Corps and numerous community partners to distribute more than 37,000 toys in this year’s “Toys for Tots” drive. The two-day event saw thousands of parents arrive at the Prince George’s County Police Services Complex to receive toys.




     During the two-day event, Police Chief Mark Magaw participated in giving toys to families and putting smiles on many children’s faces. “It was sincerely my honor to join fellow members of our department handing out toys to families that might not otherwise have Christmas presents for their children,” Chief Magaw said. “This display of our officer’s devotion and commitment to local youth is a fine example of the outstanding service they provide our residents each and every day.”


     “Toys for Tots” is run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve and has been helping families in need by collecting and distributing new toys for Christmas since 1947. This is the 5th annual partnership between Prince George’s County Police and the United States Marine Corps in the “Toys for Tots” program.



     For more information, call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Community Services Division at (301) 909-7126 or the Press Information Office at (301) 772-4710.

Police enhance video of Dunbar Armored Car robbery



Prince George's County Police seeking information about suspects in Dunbar Armored Car robbery in Clinton, Maryland.  Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Robbery Unit at (301) 772-4905. 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 http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ to submit a tip online.   

Police Seek Assistance Identifying 7 Eleven Robbery Suspects


The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify two suspects who committed two armed robberies of 7 Eleven stores located on the 5500 block of Livingston Road in Forest Heights and the 3400 block of Dallas Drive in Temple Hills. The robberies occurred on December 18 and 19, 2011.
Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or CID-Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905 as soon as possible. Please refer to case numbers       11-352-2588 and 11-353-0012. Whenever information is given to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers Line, you do not have to leave your name. A CASH REWARD OF UP TO $1000.00 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects responsible for these robberies.

Monday, December 19, 2011

PGPD and HNLEA Christmas Food Basket Drive a Huge Success!

     Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department and the Maryland Chapter of the Hispanic National Law Enforcement Association (HNLEA) gave over 700 families a great holiday boost when they provided much needed food baskets during their Christmas Food Basket Drive. The event, which featured Spanish radio station Romantica 900, was held on December 16, 2011 at the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Community Policing Satellite Office in Langley Park.

     HNLEA is a non-profit organization of professionals involved in the administration of justice and dedicated to the advancement of Hispanic and minority interests within the law enforcement profession. HNLEA president, Lieutenant Joseph Perez of the Prince George’s County Police Department, said, “This goes to show that even during these tough economic times, people manage to pull together to support those who are less fortunate. Distributing over 700 food baskets far exceeded our expectations, but it’s a testament to the human spirit displayed by many of our County residents, business owners, and police officers.”

     Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw was in attendance to help prepare and distribute the food baskets. “I’m so happy that our police department can be part of something that brings some assistance and joy to many in need during the holiday season. I will continue to give my full support to anyone involved in events such as this as long as I’m leading this police agency,” said Chief Magaw.



     For more information, contact the Prince George’s County Police Langley Park Satellite Office at (301) 431-6518.

Officer Identified in Police-Involved Shooting in Landover

Prince George’s County, Maryland… The Prince George’s County Police Department has identified the officer involved in the departmental shooting on December 17, 2011.  The involved officer, two-year veteran Police Officer Michael Owen Jr, assigned to the Bureau of Patrol, District IV, remains on administrative leave in accordance with departmental policy.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Police Make Quick Arrest in Mount Rainier Homicide Investigation

Prince George’s County Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has made a quick arrest in Friday night’s homicide investigation in which a young male was found shot at an apartment complex in Mount Rainier, Maryland.

On December 16, 2011, at approximately 7:36 p.m., Mount Rainier patrol officers responded to the 4600 block of 25th Street for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found Dontae John Cook, 16, of the 3200 block of Upshur Street in Mount Rainier, lying in the hallway of an apartment building suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased.

Homicide detectives quickly developed Eric Jerome Brown, 24, of the 200 block of Webster Street, NE in Washington, D.C., as a suspect and obtained a warrant for his arrest charging him with 1st degree murder.

Brown was arrested on December 17, 2011 in the 1200 block of T Street, NW in Washington, D.C. with assistance from the Metropolitan Police Department and the United States Secret Service. He is currently being held at the D.C. Jail pending extradition to Prince George’s County.

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), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone, or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ to submit a tip online.

BROWN, Eric Jerome

PGPD Investigates Police-Involved Shooting in Landover

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Investigative Response Team (SIRT) is investigating a police-involved shooting that occurred in Landover, Maryland last night.

On December 17, 2011, at approximately 9:52 p.m., a uniformed Prince George’s County Police Officer was traveling in the 7500 block of Greenleaf Road after working the “Toys for Tots” event at Police Headquarters when he observed a male subject lying in the grass on the side of the roadway. The officer subsequently stopped to check on the subject's welfare, and as the officer was exiting the unmarked police vehicle that he was driving, the subject brandished a handgun and pointed it at the officer. Fearing for his safety, the officer discharged his service weapon, striking the subject. The subject, Rodney Deron Edwards, 35, of the 7700 block of Normandy Road in Landover, was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased a short time later.

The involved officer, a two-year veteran assigned to the Bureau of Patrol, District IV, has been placed on administrative leave in accordance with departmental policy.

For more information, contact the Press Information Office at (301) 772-4710.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

(UPDATE) Police Seek Public's Assistance in Locating Critical Missing Man: Robert Edward Lee Gregg

Robert Edward Lee Gregg

Prince George’s County, Maryland… The Prince George’s County Police Department’s District IV Investigative Section is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 78 year old Robert Edward Lee Gregg who is missing from Fort Washington, Maryland.

Earlier this afternoon, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Gregg’s family contacted police after Gregg failed to return home from a Christmas party in Washington D.C. late last night. Gregg was last seen leaving the 1800 block of 3rd Street, NW, Washington D.C., between 2:00 a.m. and 2:30 a.m., when he claimed to be headed home to Fort Washington.

Gregg is described as a black male, 5’10” tall, weighing approximately 165 pounds, with grey hair and glasses. He was last seen wearing a blue and white polo shirt, black jeans, a blue and black Knicks cap, black trench coat, and brown shoes. Gregg may be driving his 2008, blue, Ford Escape with Maryland license plate number 632308M. Gregg suffers from Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, and high blood pressure, and is in need of his medications.


(UPDATE) Gregg was located unharmed at approximately 7:20 p.m., in Manassas, Virginia, and returned safely to his family by the Manassas Police Department.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s District IV Investigative Section at (301) 749-4901. 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 http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ to submit a tip online.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Police Make Multiple Arrests in District Heights Homicide

Prince George’s County Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has arrested four suspects in connection with the murder of Marvin Tomlinson, 31, that occurred in District Heights, Maryland.
On November 15, 2011, at approximately 9:38 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 2100 block of County Road for the report of a shooting.  Upon arrival, patrol officers found Tomlinson near a playground of an apartment complex suffering from gunshot wounds.  He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Homicide detectives quickly developed Trevon Marquise Montgomery, 17, of the 3000 block of Brightseat Road in Landover; Dominic Carl Givens, 20, of the 2500 block Markham Lane in Landover; Ronald Jurohn Minor, 17, of the 6900 block of Walker Mill Road in Capitol Heights; and Dajaun Jamal Brooks, 18, of the 3000 block of Branch Avenue in Temple Hills, as suspects and obtained arrest warrants for each.
Montgomery was arrested on November 17, 2011; Minor turned himself in to authorities on November 25, 2011; and Brooks was arrested on December 14, 2011.  All three have been remanded to the Prince George's County Department of Corrections on a no bond status.  Givens was arrested in Raleigh, North Carolina on December 9, 2011 and is currently awaiting extradition.  All have been charged with 1st Degree Murder.
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), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone, or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ to submit a tip online.

PGPD Partners with the United States Marine Corps Reserves to Host “Toys for Tots”

Prince George's County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Community Services Division and members of the United States Marine Corps Reserves will partner together this weekend to host the “Toys for Tots” program in Prince George’s County. Each year, the “Toys for Tots” program collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes them as Christmas gifts to children in need during the holiday season. Over 30,000 toys will be distributed this weekend.

Participants must have pre-registered prior to December 6, 2011 to attend the event. Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Public Safety Barry L. Stanton and Chief of Police Mark A. Magaw will be on hand Saturday morning to help distribute toys to participating families.

Who: Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Public Safety Barry L. Stanton
Chief of Police Mark A. Magaw
United States Marine Corps Reserves
Local Community and Civic Leaders

When: Saturday, December 17, 2011, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 18, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Prince George’s County Police Department Headquarters
7600 Barlowe Road
Landover, MD 20785

Members of the media are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Community Services Division at (301)-909-7126.

Suspect Wanted for Armed Robbery of 7-Eleven in Fort Washington


The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify the suspect shown in the above surveillance photographs. On December 15, 2011, at approximately 5:57 p.m., the suspect committed a robbery at the 7-ELEVEN located at 7611 Allentown Road in Fort Washington, Maryland.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIMESOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or CID-Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905 as soon as possible. Please refer to case number 11-349-2278. Whenever information is given to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers Line, you do not have to leave your name. A CASH REWARD of up to $1000.00 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects responsible for this robbery.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

PGPD Investigates Police-Involved Shooting in Seat Pleasant

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Investigative Response Team (SIRT) is investigating a police-involved shooting that occurred yesterday afternoon in Seat Pleasant, Maryland.

On December 14, 2011, at approximately 12:01 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 6700 block of Valley Park Road for an armed individual who contacted police and was threatening to commit suicide. Upon their arrival, officers attempted to establish communication with the armed subject.

Several minutes later, the armed subject exited the residence, confronted the officers with a handgun in a threatening manner, and refused the officers’ commands to put the handgun down. Fearing for their safety and the safety of the citizens in the neighborhood, several Prince George’s County patrol officers discharged their County-issued weapons, striking the subject.

The subject, identified as James Henry Peoples, 43, of the 6700 block of Valley Park Road, was pronounced deceased on scene.

The involved officers, seven-year veteran Corporal Dwayne Smith, seven-year veteran Police Officer First Class Wesley Hamilton, three-year veteran Police Officer Sean Miller, three-year veteran Police Officer Jennifer Pastorek, and two-year veteran Police Officer Timothy Hancock. All of the involved officers are assigned to the Bureau of Patrol, District III. Each has been placed on routine administrative leave in accordance with departmental policy.

For more information, contact the Press Information Office at (301) 772-4710.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

PGPD and MSP Join Forces Again During “Operation SOLO”

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department and the Maryland State Police are teaming up again this weekend to combat unsafe driving during “Operation SOLO.”

Officers and troopers working “Operation SOLO” will saturate specific corridors of Prince George’s County in an effort to identify aggressive and impaired drivers. This weekend’s operation will be conducted on Saturday, December 17, 2011, from 8:30 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. along the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor

For more information, contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Press Information Office at 301-772-4710.

DUI Task Force to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint in Marlow Heights

Prince George’s County, Maryland… Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Operations Division and the Maryland State Police will be conducting a joint sobriety checkpoint on Friday, December 16, 2011 from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. in the 3800-3900 blocks of Branch Avenue in Marlow Heights.

For more information, contact the Prince George's County Police Department’s Press Information Office at (301) 772-4710.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Police Seeking Good Samaritans for Takoma Park Police-Involved Shooting

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking two Good Samaritans who assisted with a traffic accident that led to a Takoma Park Police Department-involved shooting.  
Prince George’s County Detectives are attempting to locate a black female who stopped to assist motorists involved in a multi-vehicle accident without realizing that one of the motorists was wanted by Takoma Park Police. That wanted motorist then attempted to carjack the woman’s red BMW.  During the attempted carjacking, a Hispanic male came to her aid and engaged the suspect.
   A Takoma Park Police patrol officer arrived shortly thereafter and struggled with the suspect as she attempted to apprehend the man.   A second Takoma Park police officer, fearing for the safety of his partner, was forced to discharge his service weapon, striking the suspect.  The man, identified as Keston David Lewis, 19, of the 700 block of Linden Oak Place in Odenton was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Police would like to talk with the Good Samaritans to learn more about the incident.   
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), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone, or go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ to submit a tip online.     

Monday, December 12, 2011

Police Shut Down Tire and Rim Theft Operation with Four Arrests

Prince George’s County, Maryland…The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement (W.A.V.E.) Team has arrested four individuals in connection with an organized theft ring that was stealing tires, rims, and vehicles throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania earlier this year.
Gerald Jermaine Pearson, 26, of the 900 block of Marcy Avenue in Oxon Hill, Maryland; Devon Lamont Ratcliff, 20, of the 2400 block of Lake Drive in Waldorf, Maryland; and Antwan David McClam, 20, of the 3900 block of Clay Place, NE in Washington, DC, were arrested on August 5, 2011.  Delonta Deangelo Daniels, 23, of the 9500 block of Toucan Drive in Upper Marlboro, Maryland was arrested on November 3, 2011.  All have been charged with various counts of motor vehicle theft, theft, and theft scheme.
After receiving numerous complaints regarding the theft of tires and rims from local new car dealerships, the W.A.V.E. Team began an investigation.  Through the course of their investigation, detectives were able to develop Pearson, Ratcliff, McClam, and Daniels as suspects.  On August 4, 2011, detectives received information that the suspects were on their way to Prince George’s County with stolen tires and rims from a car dealership in Pennsylvania.  On August 5, 2011, detectives were able to apprehend Pearson, Ratcliff, and McClam after they unloaded the stolen tires and rims into a storage unit in the 7800 block of Old Alexander Ferry Road in Clinton.  Daniels was able to flee the area at that time, but was later identified and a warrant was obtained for his arrest.  He was subsequently arrested on November 3, 2011.
Detectives have recovered thousands of dollars worth of stolen tires and rims from the storage unit.  They also recovered four stolen vehicles.
Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Enforcement Division at (301) 699-2666.  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 http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ to submit a tip online.

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