Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Suspect Sought in Commercial Armed Robbery in Beltsville



The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with the armed robbery of an Exxon Gas Station in Beltsville.

On July 30th, at approximately 5:53 p.m., the suspect entered the Exxon gas station located in the 11400 block of Cherry Hill Road. The suspect displayed a silver handgun and demanded money. The victim complied with his demands and the suspect fled the scene on foot.

Anyone with information 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) 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.

Suspect Sought in Commercial Robbery on Central Avenue


http://youtu.be/M8H0m6EybsI


The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with the  robbery of a Shell Gas Station in the Seat Pleasant area.

On July 29th, at approximately 11:15 p.m., the suspect entered the gas station located in the 6300 block of Central Avenue requesting to exchange an item he purchased. When the victim was unable to make the exchange, the suspect became irate and kicked in the door to the cashier’s room. Once inside, the suspect assaulted the victim repeatedly while demanding a replacement for his item. He took the property and fled the scene.

Anyone with information is urged 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) 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, July 30, 2012

PGPD Participates in Joint Enforcement Effort


On Friday, July 27th, from 9:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m., the Prince George's County Police Department conducted a joint operation with the Montgomery County Police Department.  Although this is a Montgomery County Police Department operation, both agencies joined forces and focused on aggressive drivers, seatbelt violations, impaired drivers, state equipment repair order (SERO), etc. We conducted enforcement on both sides of the county’s lines on University Boulevard and saturation patrols throughout the area.

 As a result, our enforcement yielded the following preliminary stats: 


Citations                   246

Warnings                   19

DUI                          10

Critical Missing Person Located (Lester Hurst)


Lester Hurst (Located)
     The Prince George's County Police Department has located 81-year-old Lester Hurst of Beltsville in good health.  He was transported to a local hospital for further observation.

Critical Missing Person Located (Barbara Battle)

Barbara Battle (Located)



Critical missing person Barbara Battle was located this morning in the Washington, D.C. area in good health. The Metropolitan Police transported Battle to a local hospital for observation and was later released to her family.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

PGPD Homicide Unit Makes Two Arrests in Bladensburg Murder



   James Murray                                Andre Attaway
 
The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit arrested 16-year-old Andre Attaway and 17-year-old James Murray in connection with the murder of David Krupski in Bladensburg.
Homicide detectives identified Attaway and Murray, both of Hyattsville, as suspects in the investigation. The teens provided statements admitting their involvement. They are charged as adults with first degree murder and robbery. On July 28th, at approximately 11:00 p.m., Bladensburg Police officers responded to the 5200 block of Newton Street, Bladensburg, for disorderly individuals drinking and chasing each other with a shovel. Upon their arrival, officers discovered the lifeless body of Krupski, age 54, of the 5200 block of Newton Street, Bladensburg on the side of the road suffering from trauma to the upper body. The body was found a few hundred yards away from his home. The investigation revealed the suspects robbed, chased and beat Krupski. Krupski’s body has been transported to the medical examiner in Baltimore for an autopsy.
Anyone with information regarding this case should contact 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 to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ to submit a tip online.

Police Seek Assistance in Locating Critical Missing Person (Barbara Battle)

 
(Barbara Battle)
 
The Prince George's County Police Department's District III Investigative Section is seeking the public's assistance in locating a critical missing person identified as 69-year-old Barbara Battle. She was last seen on July 28th, at 12:00 p.m., leaving the unit block of West Mill Ave., Capitol Heights.


Battle is a black female, 5'3", 215 pounds, with gray and black hair. She was wearing a blue and white blouse with ¾ length sleeves, and khaki pants.  She has Alzheimer’s disease.


Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Barbara Battle is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's District III Investigative Section at (301)-772-4901.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Police Seek Assistance in Locating Critical Missing Person (Lester Hurst)


Lester Hurst



The Prince George's County Police Department's District VI Investigative Section is seeking the public's assistance in locating a critical missing person identified as 81-year-old Lester Hurst. He was last seen July 28th, at 1:00 p.m., leaving his residence located in the 3000 block of Craiglawn Road in Beltsville. Hurst is driving a 2005 gray, Toyota Corolla, with Maryland tags 5EVD57.


Hurst is a white male, 5'8", 125 pounds, with gray hair. He was wearing a blue shirt, cream pants, and brown shoes. He has suffered two strokes that have caused him brain atrophy.


Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lester Hurst is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's District VI Investigative Section at (301)-937-0910.

(Update) Prince George's County Police Officer Shot


Kelly Gordon Gilliss


This morning at approximately 12:30 a.m., a Prince George's County police officer was shot while working part time at the Galaxy night club in Langley Park. An adult male and two females were ejected from the club for disorderly conduct. The three suspects got into a white Honda. The male suspect who was the driver of the Honda, reached through the passenger door window and began firing a handgun towards the entry of the club. One round struck Officer Rachael Jacob in the leg. Officers returned fire. The Honda fled the scene and was stopped by police a short distance away. All three suspects were apprehended and a handgun was recovered.

32-year-old Kelly Gilliss of the 11000 block of Cherry Hill Road in Beltsville was charged with:

  • 3 counts of attempt murder
  • 3 counts of first-degree assault
  • 3 counts of second-degree assault
  • 3 counts of discharge of firearm from vehicle
  • 1 count of concealed deadly weapon

Officer Jacob is a four-year veteran of the Prince George's County Police Department. Officer Jacob is recovering after having surgery this morning to remove the bullet from her leg.

Prince George's County Police "Running the Beat" in Kentland

     In support of the county-wide Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative, the Prince George’s County Police Department will be “Running the Beat” in Kentland. Officers will participate in runs in and around the focus areas. The focus areas are: Langley Park, East Riverdale/Bladensburg, Suitland/Coral Hills, Kentland/Palmer Park, Hillcrest Heights/Marlow Heights and Glassmanor/Oxon. The purpose of this effort is to engage the community and be a visible presence in these neighborhoods. Members of the community and media are encouraged to cover this event, as well as participate.

Who:          Rushern L. Baker, III, Prince George’s County Executive
                   Members of PGPD
                   PGPD Recruit Class


When:       July 30, 2012

Time:        7:30 a.m.

Where:     Kentland Volunteer Fire Department (parking lot)
                  7701 Landover Road
                  Kentland, Maryland

     For more information, call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Prince George's County Police Officer Indicted

    



     A Grand Jury returned an indictment against a Prince George’s County police officer on Thursday, July 26th, for the following offenses: first degree assault, second degree assault, and misconduct in office.

     It is alleged that on Thursday, August 4, 2011, at approximately 11:50 p.m., Corporal Rickie Adey responded to the 6900 block of Walker Mill Road in Capitol Heights, for the sound of gunshots. Upon arrival, he observed a large group of individuals running from the scene. Corporal Adey confronted a 13-year-old who admitted he was attempting to elude police by attempting to climb over a six-foot-high fence. Corporal Adey pulled the teen from the fence and assaulted him. The teenager sustained minor injuries as a result of the alleged assault.

     Corporal Adey is a ten-year veteran of the Department. He was suspended immediately after the State’s Attorney’s Office informed the Department of the Grand Jury’s findings. A suspension hearing is scheduled for next week during which the officer’s pay status will be determined.

(Update) Police Avert Terror Threat

 



Update: The subject has been admitted to Anne Arundel Medical Center, after doctor evaluation.
He could be there for one week. Charges are still pending.


On Wednesday, July 25th, at approximately 1 p.m., Prince George’s County Police officers responded to the 9100 block of East Hampton Boulevard in Capitol Heights, Maryland, for a report of a threat complaint in the workplace. Officers made contact with a supervisor who advised he had called his employee about a job-related matter. Both worked as federal subcontractors for Pitney Bowes Inc. At one point, the employee repeatedly stated “I am the Joker! I’m gonna load my guns and blow everybody up!” He threatened to shoot everyone in the building. The employee was in the process of being fired when he made these statements.

On Thursday night, Prince George’s County detectives applied for and obtained an emergency psychological evaluation for the employee. Officers also obtained a search warrant for the man’s residence in the 1600 block of Parkridge Circle in Crofton, Maryland. Today, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Prince George’s County detectives, ATF special agents, and members of the Anne Arundel County Special Operations Division responded to the address to execute the search warrant. Anne Arundel County authorities escorted the man to a local hospital where, as of 5 p.m. Friday, he remains under a doctor's care. The ATF recovered 25 firearms from his home including semi-automatic rifles and pistols and several thousand rounds of ammunition.

At this time, state and possibly federal charges are under review.

The Prince George's County Police Department has nearly 1700 sworn officers, and total staffing of nearly 2100. The County's population is approximately one million people.  The Department patrols 500 square miles and borders the District of Columbia. We are the 28th largest department in the U.S.



News Conference 1PM: Thwarted Terror Threat





The Prince George’s County Police Department, Anne Arundel County Police Department and ATF will hold a joint news conference regarding an ongoing investigation involving an Anne Arundel County resident.




WHO:                     Chief Mark Magaw, Prince George’s County Police
                               Deputy Chief Hank Stawinski, Prince George’s County Police
                               Major Ed Bergen, Anne Arundel County Police
                               Ashan Benedict,  ATF

WHEN:                    Today, 1pm

WHERE:                  Prince George’s County Police Dept. Headquarters
                                7600 Barlowe Road
                                Palmer Park, Maryland 20785

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Police Investigate Purse Snatchings at Gas Stations



The Prince George’s County Police Department’s District III Investigative Section is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects wanted in a purse snatching that occurred in Landover. 
 On July 25th, at approximately 6:00 p.m., officers responded to the 5300 block of Sheriff Road for a call of a theft from auto.  Upon arrival, officers learned the victim just finished pumping gas and was entering her vehicle when the suspects pulled alongside of her in a black Mercedes SUV.  As the driver sat in the Mercedes, the passenger exited the vehicle, reached inside the victim’s vehicle from the passenger side, and stole her purse.  The suspect entered back into the Mercedes and fled the scene.
Police are investigating similar incidents that have occurred throughout the area. The locations are listed below:

Sunoco
Sheriff Road/Addison Road
Landover
Date/Time of occurrence: July 26th at 9:46 a.m.

Sunoco
6300 block of Oxon Hill Road
Oxon Hill
Date/Time of occurrence: July 26th at 9:48 a.m.

WAWA Food
1400 block of Hampton Park Boulevard
Capitol Heights 
Date/Time of occurrence: July 26th at 10:33 a.m.

Shell Gas Station
5600 block of St. Barnabas Road
Oxon Hill
Date/Time of occurrence: July 26th at 12:36 p.m.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s District III Investigative Section at (301) 772-4911.  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.




Wednesday, July 25, 2012

PGPD Officers Describe Rescuing Residents from Burning Building (Video)





 

Lt. Scott Finn and Cpl. Rickie Adey describe how they rescued residents from a burning building during today's news conference. 

PGPD Officers Rescue Tenants from Fire in District Heights

                                    
                  



     On July 24th, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Lt. Scott Finn was on routine patrol in District Heights when he saw heavy, black smoke. Lt. Finn called the police dispatcher and asked if a call for a fire had gone out. It hadn’t. He requested the fire department respond to the 1900 block of Rochell Avenue for a possible fire.


     Lt. Finn arrived at the building, and saw it was on fired and told a woman who didn’t realize the building was burning to get out. The woman said there were a lot of people inside. Lt. Finn ran in as the fire started moving to the front of the building. When asked if he hesitated before going in, Lt. Finn said, “You don't think about it, you just do it." The officer is a 17-year veteran and recipient of 25 department awards, including Officer of the Year.

     Lt. Finn ran inside banging on doors, and kicked in one where a woman had been asleep. He got her out and she asked if he’d gotten the people out across the hall. It was chain locked, but he kicked that in too and got out a woman and a young girl. On the fourth floor, there were dogs on a balcony but the railing was melting and Lt. Finn couldn’t get to them. There were no smoke alarms going off. Lt. Finn and now Cpl. Rickie Adey, who had just arrived to help, then came upon an apartment with three men. The officers rescued them as well. At that point, debris was raining down from the building. Some of it shattered Lt. Finn’s windshield. The Prince George’s County Fire Department arrived and took it from there.

For more information about the fire, visit the Fire/EMS Department News blog: http://goo.gl/0KYPE







Police Investigate Drowning Death in Laurel

Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide unit is investigating a drowning death that occurred July 24th in the 13000 block of Old Stagecoach Rd in Laurel. The victim was 21-year-old Kalif Omar Richardson from District Heights. Witnesses called fire and rescue personnel at 8:30 p.m. and advised they saw the victim in the pond. Rescuers indicated that the victim was located in five feet of water. An autopsy is being done this morning. Toxicology results will take about six weeks.

PGPD Officers Rescue Tenants From Fire In District Heights




The Prince George's County Police Department will discuss their role in last night's apartment building fire in District Heights. Officers rescued seven people and several dogs from the building before firefighters arrived.  Officers had to kick several doors in to get people out.



Who:        Julie Parker, Media Relations Division, Prince George’s County Police
                Lt. Scott Finn, Prince George's County Police
                Cpl. Ricky Adey, Prince George's County Police

When:       July 26, 2012

Time:         2:00 p.m.

Where:       1971 Rochelle Avenue
                  District Heights, Maryland





For more information, contact the Prince George's County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at (301) 772-4710.






Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Critical Missing Person Located (Leander Cooper)

                                                                Leander Cooper (Located)

Leander Cooper has been located this evening. He was found in Vero Beach, Florida. He was found in good health.

Suspect Wanted For Commercial Armed Robbery In Capitol Heights


The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify the suspect shown in the above surveillance photographs. On July 5th, at approximately 10:00am, the suspect committed an armed robbery at the Check Cash located in the 5200 block of Marlboro Pike, Capitol Heights. 

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 number 12-187-1004. 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.

Prince George's County Police "Running the Beat" in Lewisdale



In support of the county-wide Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative, the Prince George’s County Police Department will be “Running the Beat” in Lewisdale. Officers will participate in runs in and around the focus areas. The focus areas are: Langley Park, East Riverdale/Bladensburg, Suitland/Coral Hills, Kentland/Palmer Park, Hillcrest Heights/Marlow Heights and Glassmanor/Oxon. The purpose of this effort is to engage the community and be a visible presence in these neighborhoods. Members of the community and media are encouraged to cover this event, as well as participate.


Who:         Rushern L. Baker, III, Prince George’s County Executive
                 Members of PGPD
                 PGPD Recruit Class

 When:       July 25, 2012

Time:         7:30 a.m.

Where:      Lewisdale Elementary School (parking lot)
                 2400 Banning Place
                 Lewisdale, Maryland

For more information, call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.


PGPD Battles Radio Stars


The Prince George’s County Police Department’s District IV Oxon Hill Station will take on WPGC 95.5 Radio in a softball game. This event is held annually in partnership with Working Out Wonders Foundation (WOW), Erikka A. Hayes Foundation, and WPGC Radio. The goal is to build stronger communities while engaging in a fun-filled atmosphere.

Who:       Major James Harper, Prince George’s County Police
               Members of PGPD District IV
               Members of WPGC 95.5 Radio

When:      July 25, 2012

Time:        6:30 p.m.

Where:     Hillcrest Heights Community Center
                2300 Oxon Run Drive
                Temple Hills, Maryland


For more information, contact the Prince George's County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at (301) 772-4710.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Critical Missing Person Located (Kevin Lyles)


                                                          Kevin Lyles (Located)

Kevin Lyles returned home this evening at 8:00 p.m. He was admitted for observation at a local hospital.

Police Make Quick Arrest in Murder in Berwyn Heights

Andrew Heinz Kugler
     The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit arrested 36-year-old Andrew Heinz Kugler in connection with the murder of Amber Danielle Schinault in Berwyn Heights.

     Homicide detectives identified Kugler, of the 4000 block of Hillwood Court in Beltsville, as the suspect in this case. A warrant for his arrest was obtained charging him with second degree murder. On July 23rd, at approximately 9:30 a.m., officers observed Kugler near Calvert Road and Bowdoin Street in College Park where he was apprehended. Prior to being placed into custody, Kugler attempted to take his own life by cutting his wrist. He was transported to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Kugler has been remanded to the Department of Corrections on a no bond status.

     On July 22, 2012, at 3:31 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 8600 block of 57th Avenue for the report to check on the welfare. Upon arrival, officers discovered Schinault, of the 8600 block of 57th Avenue, suffering from lacerations to her neck. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

     The victim and suspect knew each other.

     Anyone with information regarding this case should contact 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 to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ to submit a tip online.

Police Seek Assistance in Locating Critical Missing Person (Kevin Lyles)




                                                                  Kevin Lyles


The Prince George's County Police Department's District V Investigative Section is seeking the public's assistance in locating a critical missing person identified as 40-year-old Kevin Lyles. He was last seen by his wife on July 23rd, at 5:00 a.m., leaving his residence located in the 7200 block of Sheila Turn in Clinton.


Lyles is a black male with a medium complexion, 5'5" and 165 pounds. It is believed he may want to harm himself. Lyles was last seen driving a 2002 white Chevrolet Trailblazer with Maryland tags 436M886.


Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Kevin Lyles is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's District V Investigative Section at (301) 868-8773.







Sunday, July 22, 2012

Police Seek Assistance in Locating Critical Missing Person (Leander Cooper)

     
Leander Cooper

     The Prince George's County Police Department's District IV Investigative Section is seeking the public's assistance in locating a critical missing person identified as 73-year-old Leander Cooper.  He was last seen July 22nd, at 7:00 a.m., leaving his residence located in the 1400 block of Birchwood Drive in Oxon Hill.  Cooper drove his wife to the Washington Hospital Center, located in the 100 block of Irving Street, N.E. in Washington D.C., where they arrived at 8:00 a.m.  He dropped off his wife at the hospital but never returned.  

     Cooper is a black male with a dark complexion, 5'10", 220 pounds, black and gray hair, and may be wearing eyeglasses.  He suffers from dementia and high blood pressure.  Cooper was last seen driving a 2006 silver Chevrolet Trailblazer with Maryland tags 725M494. 

     Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Leander Cooper is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's District IV Investigative Section at (301) 749-5064.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wanted for First Degree Murder-Rudy Ismael Manchame-Guerra


WANTED:Rudy Ismael Manchame-Guerra

Warning!  This individual is considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS.
Do not attempt to apprehend this individual yourself.


The above listed suspect is wanted for a murder that occurred on July 14th, in the 1400 block
of Kanawha Street, Langley Park.
The 
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Please refer to case number 12-189-2234. 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. 

A CASH REWARD of up to $ 25,000.00 is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspect of this murder.

UPDATE-PGPD Holds School Shooting Drill














































The Prince George’s County Police Department, the Prince George’s County Fire Department, and the Prince George’s County Public Schools System are conducting a joint training exercise at Dr. Henry A. Wise High School in Upper Marlboro today to ensure public safety readiness for the upcoming school year.

This previously scheduled training scenario was set up weeks ago. It was not announced due to security concerns. However, in light of this morning's tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, the Prince George's County Police Department wanted to assure our community that we train for similar incidents and work diligently to be constantly prepared.

Realistic mock scenarios test our first responders’ capacities in the event of an emergency. Public safety and school officials regularly coordinate planned responses to potential critical incidents at schools.

Routinely scheduled exercises incorporate the nation’s best practices to provide our first responders with the necessary training in the event of a school emergency. “Our responsibility to protect our children begins with effective strategies, and is reinforced with joint training exercises with our public safety partners,” stated Chief Mark Magaw.


Who:       Assistant Chief Kevin Davis, Prince George's County Police
               Major Pete Eliadis, Special Operations Division, Prince George's County Police

When:     July 20th

Time:       1:30 p.m.

Where:   Wise High School (parking lot)
              12650 Brooke Lane
              Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Suspect Sought in String of Armed Robberies



     The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating a string of armed robberies along the Annapolis Road corridor.  The pictured individual was recorded on video surveillance using the victim's credit card at an ATM inside the Lowest Price/Valero gas station located in the 6700 block of Annapolis Road in Landover Hills.

     Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of this subject is asked to call CRIMESOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the District I Investigative Section at 301-699-2601 as soon as possible.  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.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

PGPD Initiative Nominated for Maryland Association of Counties Award

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s 2011 Summer Crime Initiative is one of nine programs nominated for the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) President’s Healthy Counties Best Practices Award.

The initiative used a dual approach to reducing crime by focusing on the offender and the environment. This approach resulted in a 12.2% reduction in violent crimes in 2011.

Suspect Wanted For Commercial Armed Robbery In Suitland




The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify the suspects shown in the above surveillance photographs. On July 17th, at approximately 4:00 a.m., the suspects committed an armed robbery at the 7-Eleven located in the 6200 block of Suitland Road.

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 12-199-0281. 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.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Suspects Wanted for Commercial Armed Robbery




The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify the suspects shown in the above surveillance photographs. On July 17, 2012, at approximately 2:45 a.m., the suspects committed an armed robbery at the McDonald’s store located at 10585 Greenbelt Rd, Lanham, MD

 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 12-199-0215. 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.

Critical Missing Person Located (Oscar Harry Washington)



Oscar Harry Washington (Located)


The Prince George's County Police Department has located Oscar Harry Washington, 75, of Bowie who was reported missing at 11 a.m. on July 15th. On July 17th, at approximately 9:53 a.m., District II's Investigative Section, with assistance from the Academy Class - Session 122, the Search and Rescue Dogs of Maryland, Inc., and Mid-Atlantic D.O.G.S., was able to locate Mr. Washington in a wood line 100 yards away from this home. This after two days of police searches of the area. He was found in fair condition and was transported to a local hospital for observation.



Oscar Washington  being treated by EMS

Checking coordinates for the search

Oscar Washington found in woodline

Kellee Milhiem of Search & Rescue Dogs of Md Inc
S/O M. Dunford, S/O C.Pierce & S/O T. Parrotte 
Training Academy Instructors
K-9 Handler Kellee Milheim with Ms. Washington

Academy Class-Session 122



























Monday, July 16, 2012

Police Investigate Robbery and Pedestrian Death Near Fairmont Heights



Prince George’s County Police are investigating a citizen robbery which resulted in the death of a man who was run over by a vehicle near Fairmont Heights.

On July 15th, at approximately 12:19 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 1200 block of Oates Street for the report that a man had been run over at a robbery scene. Upon arrival, the victims advised police that a man had been run over and was trapped under a vehicle.

The investigation revealed that Bradford Anson McCoy, 30, of the 2300 block of Vermont Avenue in Landover, saw an acquaintance and three other men at the corner of Oates Street. McCoy parked his Comcast contract vehicle nearby and began to talk with the men. Three armed masked suspects approached the men on foot and announced a robbery. The suspects ordered McCoy and the men to the ground.

One of the suspects then approached a white sedan that was parked nearby. The suspect ordered a woman who was behind the wheel to give him the keys to the car. The woman, fearing for her life, attempted to drive away, striking McCoy, who was still on the ground. McCoy was pronounced dead on the scene. The woman remained on scene until police arrived. The suspects fled in McCoy’s Comcast vehicle, which was later recovered by Metropolitan police. Detectives are working to identify the suspect(s). The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 301-772-4230. 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, go to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online, or tweet to @PGCrimeSolvers.

Prince George's County Police "Running the Beat" in Hillcrest Heights/Marlow Heights

In support of the county-wide Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative, the Prince George’s County Police Department will be “Running the Beat” in Hillcrest Heights/Marlow Heights. Officers have been running through focus areas since April. The focus areas are: Langley Park, East Riverdale/Bladensburg, Suitland/Coral Hills, Kentland/Palmer Park, Hillcrest Heights/Marlow Heights and Glassmanor/Oxon Hill. The purpose of this effort is to engage the community and be a visible presence in these neighborhoods. Members of the community and media are encouraged to cover this event, as well as participate.


Who:      Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III
              Prince George’s County Police Assistant Chief Kevin Davis
              Members of PGPD
              PGPD Recruit Class

When:    July 18, 2012

Time:      7:30 a.m.

Where:   3737 Branch Avenue
               Marlow Heights, MD
           
     For more information, call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.

Police Investigate Murder in Langley Park

     The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating the murder of an approximately 23-year-old man named Saul Felipe-Augustine in Langley Park.

     On July 14th, at approximately 6:41 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 1400 block of Kanawha Street for a shooting. Officers found Felipe-Augustine, of no fixed address, inside the hallway of an apartment building suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Family members could not confirm the victim’s exact age. Felipe-Augustine was pronounced dead on scene.

    Detectives are working to identify the suspect(s) and establish a motive in this case. The investigation is 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.

Police Seek Assistance Locating Critical Missing Person (Oscar Harry Washington)



Oscar Harry Washington


The Prince George's County Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a critical missing person identified as 75-year-old Oscar Harry Washington.  He was last seen on July 15th, at approximately 11:00 a.m., in the backyard of his daughter's home located in the 13600 block of Woodmore Road in Bowie.  

Washington is a black male with a medium complexion, no lower teeth and missing a right pinky finger nail.  He is approximately 6'0", 170 pounds with  black and gray hair.  He was last seen on foot wearing a green buttoned shirt, green Khaki pants, and black dress shoes. Washington suffers from high blood pressure and memory loss.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Oscar Harry Washington is asked to call the Prince George's County Police Department's District II Investigative Section at 301-390-2101.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Police Make Quick Arrest in Murder in Brandywine

Francis Washington, Jr., 57, charged with first degree murder

The Prince George’s County Police Department has arrested 57-year-old Francis Washington, Jr., for the murder of 69-year-old Thomas Francis Washington in Brandywine.

On July 12, at approximately 4:32 p.m., patrol officers responded to the 11100 block of Cross Road Trail for a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found the victim inside the home suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene. The suspect was on scene and taken into custody.

The investigation revealed the incident stemmed from a domestic-related dispute over a spare tire. Francis Washington, Jr. and Thomas Washington were cousins.

Francis Washington, Jr. was arrested and charged with first degree murder. He has been remanded to the Department of Corrections on a no bond status.

Anyone with information regarding this case should contact 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 to http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ to submit a tip online.







Suspect Wanted For Residential Armed Robbery


The Prince George’s County Police Department is working to identify the suspect shown in the above surveillance photograph. On July 7, at approximately 4:30pm, the suspect committed an armed robbery in the 6000 blk of Greig Street, Seat Pleasant, 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 12-189-2234. 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 suspect responsible for this robbery.

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

Thursday, July 12, 2012

PGPD, MSP, and AAPD to Conduct “Operation Road Runner”

     The Prince George’s County Police, in partnership with the Maryland State Police and Anne Arundel County Police, will be conducting “Operation Road Runner" this weekend. The traffic initiative will target speeding motorcyclists along a 14-mile stretch of Route 50.

     "I appreciate the partnership and support of the Maryland State Police and Anne Arundel County Police as we conduct cooperative traffic enforcement initiatives. These and other coordinated efforts will continue as we work together to make Maryland safer," said Chief Mark Magaw.

     “This is a traffic and public safety concern that crosses jurisdictional boundaries and we believe coordinating our efforts will lead to a more successful enforcement initiative,” said Captain Clifford Hughes, Commander of the Maryland State Police Washington Metro Troop. “Our goal is to provide effective enforcement that addresses the issue of speeding and reckless driving by motorcyclists, while increasing the level of safety for motorists on roads in Prince George’s County and the Washington Metro region.”


Who:       Mjr. Pete Eliadis, Prince George's County Police
                Maryland State Police
                Anne Arundel County Police

When:      July 14, 2012

Time:       2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Where:    Comfort Inn
                4500 Crain Highway
                Bowie, Maryland


    For more information, contact the Prince George's County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at (301) 772-4710.

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