Each and every day, our patrol officers are fanned out across the county to protect the people of Prince George’s County. Too often their good work goes unnoticed. Here are the Patrol Officers of the Month for June 2015.
District I Patrol Officers of the Month
Police Officer First Class Michael Meta
Police Officer Jason Ahalt
On June 7th, Police Officer First Class Michael Meta and Police Officer Jason Ahalt spotted two males near a gas station on Annapolis Road. One of them was wearing a partially rolled ski mask and appeared to be armed with a handgun. The patrol officers approached the two males, who took off running. One of the suspects was quickly caught. He had a loaded revolver. The investigation reveals both suspects had committed a robbery earlier in the evening in a neighboring jurisdiction.
District II Patrol Officer of the Month
Corporal Brian Kane
On June 11th, Corporal Brian Kane responded to Woodbridge Court in Bowie for the report of a shooting and residential robbery. Two suspects with guns had broken in and demanded cash from a victim. As other residents arrived home, the suspect fired toward them and then ran into nearby woods. As Corporal Kane arrived on scene, he saw two men matching the suspects’ descriptions exiting woods on Woodmore Road. The corporal was able to arrest both suspects. It was later learned the suspects were involved in three additional residential robberies in the county.
District III Patrol Officer of the Month
Police Officer Joshua Hitchens
On June 2nd, Police Officer Joshua Hitchens responded to Torque Street in Capitol Heights for an armed robbery. A lookout was broadcast for the stolen car the suspects were driving. While canvassing the area, Officer Hitchens spotted the car. He tried to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver sped away. The driver soon lost control of the car and bailed out. Officer Hitchens ran after the suspects and was able to catch them both.
District IV Patrol Officers of the Month
Police Officer First Class Andrew Nacin
Police Officer Candace Tyler
On June 18th, Police Officer First Class Andrew Nacin and Police Officer Candace Tyler were dispatched to Telfair Boulevard for a burglary in progress. A victim reported two masked suspects, armed with guns, tried to break into his apartment. Police Officer First Class Nacin and Officer Tyler quickly spotted the suspect car and initiated a traffic stop. Inside the car were seven magazines from different caliber weapons and ammunition. A search of the area also turned up two loaded handguns and other evidence.
District V Patrol Officer of the Month
Police Officer Marques Carter
On June 5th, Police Officer Marques Carter launched an investigation into possible prostitution. During the course of the investigation, Officer Carter collected evidence that led to the arrest of a suspect.
District VI Patrol Officers of the Month
Police Officer Oved Canas
Police Officer Poileak Le
On June 20th, Police Officers Oved Canas and Poileak Le conducted a traffic stop on a car for an equipment violation in the area of Laurel Bowie Road and Contee Road. While approaching the car, the officers saw an open container of liquor in the passenger area. While conducting warrants checks on the driver and passenger, one of the officers saw the driver reach under his seat. Both occupants were removed from the car. Inside, the officers recovered a replica handgun and illegal drugs. Both suspects were arrested.