Monday, February 29, 2016

PGPD Searches for Missing Man

Updated March 1, 2016: Mr. Lozano has been found in good health.

Javier Danilo Lozano

The Prince George’s County Police Department is asking for the public’s help in searching for a missing man. He is 32-year-old Javier Lozano of Brentwood. He may be in need of medication.
Lozano was last seen at his home in the 3700 block of Shepherd Street on February 27th at about 11:00 pm.
Lozano is a Hispanic male, 5’5”, 170 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, gray sweater, black jacket and blue jeans.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division – Northern Region at 301-699-2601.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

PGPD Suspends Officer Following Off-Duty, Domestic-Related Arrest

Prince George's County Police Officer Bashua Olaseha has been suspended after he was charged Friday with two counts of second degree assault. PGPD officers arrested Olaseha on February 26th after a domestic disturbance on Rose View Court in Upper Marlboro. Olaseha was off-duty. The victim was treated at a hospital and released.

Olaseha has been with the department for three years. He is assigned to the Bureau of Patrol, District III. His police powers have been suspended. The Special Investigation Response Team is leading the investigation. 

Friday, February 26, 2016

PGPD Investigating Fatal Crash in Upper Marlboro

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash in Upper Marlboro. The victim is 21-year-old Da’mon Antoine Lee of Jorrick Court in Bowie.
 
On February 25, 2016, at about 3:00 pm, patrol officers were called to the 700 block of Church Road in Upper Marlboro for a collision involving one car. When they arrived on scene, the officers found Lee suffering from critical injuries. He died a short time later at a hospital.
 
The preliminary investigation reveals Lee was traveling southbound on Church Road, when for reasons that remain under investigation, his car left the roadway, clipped a telephone pole and ultimately struck a tree.  A passenger in Lee’s car suffered what appear to be minor injuries.
 
Anyone with information about this crash 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, text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone.
 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

WANTED WEDNESDAY

Beauty Supply Store Theft 

Our first case this week involves a theft at a beauty supply store in Clinton. We are looking for these two suspects. Our investigation reveals they stole several hair products worth hundreds of dollars. They targeted the store in the 8800 block of Branch Avenue on Feb 15th. If you recognize either of these suspects, please call 301-868-8773 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.


Bank Robbery Suspect

Our Robbery Unit is working to find and arrest this bank robbery suspect. He walked into a bank on Apollo Drive in Largo on Monday around noon and demanded cash from a teller. He then ran away. Please call 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS with information on his identity. A cash reward is available. 


Theft Suspect 
We are working to arrest this theft suspect who made off with hundreds of dollars’ worth of tools from a business in Beltsville. The business is in the 12000 block of Conway Road. The theft occurred on February 8th. Please call 301-937-0910 with any information on this case.



Armed Robbery Suspects
Our detectives are looking for these two women in connection with an armed robbery on Belcrest Road in Hyattsville. The investigation revealed they robbed a man, but not before hitting him with a hammer several times. The victim was not seriously hurt and is out of the hospital. This robbery occurred inside the victim’s home on February 1st. Preliminarily, this does not appear to be a random crime. If you recognize either of these suspects, please call 301-699-2601 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.


Suspects Targeted Drugstore 
Our Robbery Unit is looking for these suspects wanted for robbing two drugstores the morning of February 18th.  A total of four suspects targeted the stores, one in College Park and the other in Clinton. At 5:00 am, they committed an armed robbery of a drugstore in the 7300 block of Baltimore Avenue. About 45 minutes later, they robbed a drugstore in the 8800 block of Branch Avenue. A cash reward is available for anyone who provides information leading to an arrest and indictment in these cases. Call 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.



Burglary Suspect 
This suspect committed a burglary at a grocery store in the 9900 block of Rhode Island Avenue. This crime occurred on February 19th at about 3:00 am. The suspect was last seen walking up Niagara Road toward 51st Avenue. During the burglary, the suspect wore an orange reflective vest. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 301-699-2601


Convenience Store Robberies 
Detectives are investigating two convenience store robberies committed by the same suspect an hour apart. The suspect targeted a store in the 7400 block of Annapolis Road at 3:35 am and then a second store in the 8900 block of Edmonston Road at 4:40 am. Call 301-772-5905 with information on either case. A reward of up to $2,500 is available.


Robbery Suspect 

The suspect in these photos also robbed two stores in Oxon Hill on the same day. On February 21st at about 1:55 pm, the suspect robbed a cell phone store in the 5200 block of Indian Head Highway. About an hour later, the suspect targeted a tobacco store in the 6200 block of Livingston Road. Please call 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers with information.



Tuesday, February 23, 2016

PGPD Arrests Four Suspects in Camp Springs Homicide

Brandon Carroll

Deaunzae Hamlin

Carlos Williams

Douglas Redfear

The Prince George’s County Police Department has now arrested four suspects in connection with a fatal shooting in Camp Springs in January. The suspects are 28-year-old Brandon Dominique Carroll of the 500 block of Wilson Bridge Drive in Oxon Hill, 20-year-old Deaunzae Hamlin of the 6100 block of Surrey Square Lane in District Heights, 26-year-old Douglas Redfear of the 1100 block of Kennebec Street in Oxon Hill and 26-year-old Carlos Maurice Williams of the 3500 block of Silver Park Drive in Suitland.

On January 19, 2016, around 9:30 pm, patrol officers were called to the 4300 block of West Village Avenue for a shooting. When they arrived. they found the victim, Franklin Young Jr., inside of his apartment suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Preliminarily, the motive appears to be a drug-related robbery. All four of the suspects are charged with first and second degree murder, home invasion and assault charges. They are in custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.

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 www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

Media Advisory: Chief Stawinski To Join State's Attorney, U.S. Attorney, FBI to Update Deonte Carraway Investigation

Chief Hank Stawinski will join Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod Rosenstein and FBI Special Agent in Charge Kevin Perkins today to announce an update in the Deonte Carraway child sex abuse/child pornography investigation. Carraway is charged with multiple counts of sex offenses and child pornography after several alleged incidents involving students at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School, the Glenarden Municipal Center, Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatic Center, the Zion Praise Tabernacle Lutheran Church and several private homes.  

WHEN:   TODAY: 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: U.S. Attorney’s Office
                  6406 Ivy Lane, Suite 800
       Greenbelt, MD


Monday, February 22, 2016

Armed Suspects Targeting Victims on Offer Up App Arrested in Sting Operation

Tyrone Strickland Jr.
Andre Speller

The Prince George's County Police Department recently conducted a sting operation that led to the arrest of two suspects who targeted their victims through the Offer Up app. The suspects are 22-year-old Tyrone Strickland Jr. of the 7700 block of Starboard Drive in Capitol Heights and 36-year-old Andre Speller of the 5300 block of Doppler Street in Capitol Heights.

On February 16th, several divisions within the PGPD, assisted by two outside agencies, conducted an operation to arrest the two men wanted for an armed robbery of a victim on February 6th in Capitol Heights. In that case, two teenage victims were robbed of cash after connecting with a seller on Offer Up. The victims from Anne Arundel County drove to Abel Avenue after seeing a post for a dirt bike. When they arrived, the two suspects pulled out guns and robbed the victims.

 

During the sting operation, detectives with our Regional Investigation Division - Central Region - arranged to buy another dirt bike posted by the suspects. When the suspects arrived to the meeting location, again on Abel Avenue, they were arrested. One of the suspects was carrying a handgun with an extended magazine.


Criminals are misusing the popular classified ad app, using it to lure victims into potentially dangerous situations. We are investigating at least seven such cases in our county in recent months. The Prince George's County Police Department urges anyone who uses any type of classified ad to follow these safety tips:

*Never go alone to the transaction location. Always try to bring a second person with you. 

*It's best to talk to potential seller or buyer on the phone. Do not communicate only through an app or online.

*Only meet a potential buyer or seller in a public place - like a shopping center.

*Trust your instincts. If the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

*Unless the item is too large to bring out of your home, never invite a buyer to your home. 

Anyone with information on any of these cases is urged to call the Regional Investigation Division (Central) at (301) 772-4911. Callers can remain anonymous by calling CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You may also text “PGPD plus your tips” to CRIMES (274537) on your cell phone or gowww.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online. Crime Solvers is offering a CASH REWARD of up to $25,000 for tips that lead to an arrest and indictment. 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

PGPD Arrests Suspect in Greenbelt Homicide

Jarel Dickerson


The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested a suspect in connection with a homicide in Greenbelt on Monday. The suspect is 21-year-old Jarel Dickerson of the 5800 block of Hil Mar Drive in District Heights.

On February 15, 2016, shortly after 11:00 pm, patrol officers were called to the 8600 block of Greenbelt Road for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found the victim, Robert Brandon Jr., outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Preliminarily, the motive appears to be a drug-related robbery. Dickerson is charged with first and second degree murder. He’s in custody of the Department of Corrections on a no bond status.


Anyone with information on this homicide 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 www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

Detectives Arrest Two Suspects in Targeted Robbery and Murder of Osama El-Atari

Updated March 29, 2016: A third suspect is in custody in connection with this fatal shooting. He's 48-year-old Donald Deon Clay of the 12000 block of Reserve Lane in Manassas. Clay conspired with two other suspects to rob the victim. Those two suspects were arrested in February. Clay is charged with first and second degree murder. He is in custody of the Department of Corrections on a no bond status.
Donald Deon Clay

 Eric Garris

Taqwa Muhammad

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested two suspects in connection with a fatal shooting in Upper Marlboro this past Saturday. The suspects are 29-year-old Eric Garris of the 12000 block of Derek Place in Waldorf and 26-year-old Taqwa Muhammad of the 8400 block of Stock Drive in Lusby.
On February 13, 2016, around 3:40 pm, patrol officers were called to the 9000 block of Armstrong Lane. The victim, Osama El-Atari of Leesburg, was found inside of his pickup truck suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Preliminarily, the motive appears to be a targeted robbery.  The suspects robbed El-Atari of several items.  They then shot him and fled.

The suspects are both charged with first degree murder and second degree murder. They are in custody of the Department of Corrections on a no bond status.

Anyone with information on this homicide 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 www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

WANTED WEDNESDAY

Laurel Pawn Shop Theft


The man in this photo is wanted for a brazen theft from a pawn shop in Laurel. This happened at a shop in the 13000 block of Baltimore Avenue on February 3rd at about 7:00 pm. The investigation revealed the suspect asked an employee to see a gold necklace. Once he had it in hand, he began to run from the store. An employee tried to remotely lock the suspect inside the shop. The suspect was able to shatter a glass door and run from the area. If you recognize this suspect or have information on this theft, please call 301-937-0910. You can also call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

Accounting Office Robbery


Our Robbery Unit is working to find the three suspects who robbed an accounting business in Capitol Heights. They targeted the business in the 5000 block of Rollins Lane around 7:30 pm on February 11th. All three suspects had guns. Once they had cash, they ran away. No one was hurt. Please call 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered in this case.

Burglary Investigation



Our detectives want to find and talk to this man. They’d like to speak to him about a burglary at a gas station in the 7500 block of Allentown Road in Fort Washington. This burglary happened back on January 24th around 10:00 pm. If you know where we can find him, please call 301-749-5064 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

Drive-Thru Burglary Bandit


This man went through the drive-thru, but not for food. He’s wanted for breaking out two drive-thru windows and then crawling inside two fast food restaurants in Colmar Manor. He hit both stores in less than 30 minutes. He targeted the first business in the 4000 block of Bladensburg Road at about 4:30 am on January 23rd. At about 5:00 am, he broke into the second business, this time in the 3900 block of Bladensburg Road. The suspect stole cash register drawers from both restaurants. If you have information on this suspect, please call 301-699-2601 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

Robbery Investigation

  
The two suspects in these photos are wanted for breaking into a home in Glenn Dale on February 12th. The investigation revealed they targeted the home on Forestgate Place around 1:00pm. They stole several items before running back out. No one was hurt. If you have information on this robbery, please call 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

Wanted Wednesday Arrest


Two weeks ago, we introduced you to this suspect on our Wanted Wednesday blog—and the photo’s release led to his arrest! He was wanted in connection with a theft at a construction supply store in Beltsville. Shortly after our blog was released, we received several calls, including one from the suspect himself. We appreciate our community’s continued help in closing cases.




Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Greenbelt

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a homicide in Greenbelt. The victim is 28-year-old Robert Dewayne Brandon Jr. of Greenbelt Road in Greenbelt. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random act. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.
On February 15, 2016, shortly after 11:00 pm, patrol officers were called to the 8600 block of Greenbelt Road for the report of a shooting. The victim was found outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on scene
Detectives are working to identify a motive and suspect(s) in this case.
Anyone with information on 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 www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.


Detectives Investigate Homicide in District Heights

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a homicide in District Heights. The victim is 38-year-old Phillip Christopher Yorke of Rochelle Avenue in District Heights. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random act. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.
On February 15, 2016, at around 4:45 pm, patrol officers were called to the 1900 block of Rochelle Avenue for the report of a shooting. Officers found the victim inside of an apartment building suffering from a gunshot wound. He died a short time later at a hospital.
Detectives are working to identify a motive and suspect(s) in this case.
Anyone with information on this homicide 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 www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.


Interim Chief Hank Stawinski Confirmed as Chief of Police



The Prince George’s County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm Interim Chief Hank Stawinski as the Prince George’s County Police Department’s 17th Chief of Police. Chief Stawinski took the oath of office immediately following his confirmation.

“It will be my daily work to earn that trust every day that follows for as long as I may have tenure as the Chief of what I think is the most progressive and arguably the most effective police department in the country,” said Chief Stawinski during the confirmation hearing.

Chief Stawinski joined the Prince George’s County Police Department in 1992. Prior to being named Interim Chief of Police, he led the Bureau of Patrol, which includes the seven district stations and the Special Operations Division. Interim Chief Stawinski has also served as the Deputy Chief for the Bureau of Forensic Science & Intelligence, Chief of Staff to the Chief of Police and the Deputy Inspector General.

Chief Stawinski was born and raised in Prince George’s County. He’s also the proud son of retired Prince George’s County Police Sergeant Henry Stawinski II.

Final Confirmation Hearing Today for Interim Chief of Police Stawinski


This afternoon, Interim Chief of Police Hank Stawinski will appear before the Prince George’s County Council for the final hearing in his confirmation process.

Interim Chief Stawinski joined the Prince George’s County Police Department in 1992. Prior to being named Interim Chief of Police, he led the Bureau of Patrol, which includes the seven district stations and the Special Operations Division. Interim Chief Stawinski has also served as the Deputy Chief for the Bureau of Forensic Science & Intelligence, Chief of Staff to the Chief of Police and the Deputy Inspector General.

If confirmed, he’ll become the department’s 17th Chief of Police.
          

When:  Today

Time:    1:30 pm 

Where:  County Administration Building
              Council Hearing Room
              14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive        
              Upper Marlboro, MD

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Upper Marlboro

The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating a homicide in Upper Marlboro. The victim is 37-year-old Osama El-Atari of St. George's Court in Leesburg. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On February 13, 2016, around 3:39 pm, patrol officers were called to the 9000 block of Armstrong Lane. The victim was found inside of a pickup truck suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives are working to identify a motive and suspect(s) in this case.

On February 11, 2016, the victim was reported missing in Loudoun County.

Anyone with information on 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 www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online. 

Friday, February 12, 2016

PGPD Charges Suspect in Seat Pleasant Fatal Shooting

Sammie Warren


The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting in Seat Pleasant on Thursday. The suspect is 19-year-old Sammie Warren of the 5400 block of Livingston Terrace in Oxon Hill. The victim is 19- year-old Marcus Fogg of Irvington Street in Oxon Hill.

On February 11, 2016, at about 1:35pm, patrol officers from the Seat Pleasant Police Department and the Prince George’s County Police Department responded to the 6700 block of James Farmer Way for a shooting. When they arrived, they found Fogg inside a home suffering from a gunshot wound. He died several hours later at a hospital.

Warren and the victim had been at a friend’s home on James Farmer Way. The preliminary investigation reveals Warren unintentionally shot his gun, striking the victim. He has admitted his involvement in the fatal shooting.

Warren is charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and gun charges. He’s in custody of the Department of Corrections on a $150,000 bond.

Anyone with information on this fatal shooting 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 www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

PGPD Announces the Graduation of Session 129

The Prince George’s County Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of 40 recruits from the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Training Academy. Of the 40 graduates, 37 will join us here at the PGPD. The remaining 3 will join the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff.

We’re looking forward to officially welcoming the graduates to the PGPD family.

When:   Today

Time:    6:00 pm

Where:  Riverdale Baptist Church

              1177 Largo Road

              Upper Marlboro, MD



Members of the community and the media are welcome to attend. 



Wednesday, February 10, 2016

WANTED WEDNESDAY

Search for Burglary Suspect 
We’re starting Wanted Wednesday this week asking for our community’s help to find this burglary suspect. He’s 42-year-old Robert Dean Burkett of the 4500 block of Old Branch Avenue in Temple Hills. Our investigation reveals he and two accomplices broke into a home on Old Branch Avenue back on February 6th. The two accomplices have already been arrested. If you know where we can find Burkett, please call 301-772-5064.


Four Suspects Target Cell Phone Stores 
Robbery Unit detectives want to find the four men connected to a series of robberies at cell phone stores. The investigation reveals these the four suspects have targeted four stores since February 5th. The stores are in Temple Hills, District Heights and Oxon Hill. Anyone with information on these cases is urged to call our detectives at 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.


Gas Station Theft 
Our detectives are investigating a theft at a gas station in Beltsville. They are working to find the suspect in the above photo. He’s wanted for the theft at the gas station in the 10000 block of Baltimore Avenue on February 3rd. Please call our detectives at 301-937-0910 if you know his name or where we can find him.


Robbery Investigation 
These two suspects are wanted for robbing a cell phone store in the 7000 block of Baltimore Avenue back on February 5th. Both of the suspects pulled out guns during the robbery. They stole cash and phones and stashed them in a pink book bag. One of the suspects wore a shirt with the words “Hey Handsome” on the back. Please call our detectives at 301-772-4905 with information on their identities. Tipsters can also always call 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is available.  


Bank Robbery Investigation 
Our Robbery Unit is working to find and arrest the man who robbed a bank in Clinton on February 9th. The suspect walked up to a teller and demanded money. Once he had cash, he fled the bank. If you have information on this robbery, please call 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is available.


Monday, February 8, 2016

Elementary School Volunteer/Community Choir Director Arrested for Producing Child Pornography & Child Sex Abuse


Detectives Urge Possible Additional Victims to Come Forward

Deonte Carraway


Update February 13, 2016:  Through the course of our investigation, we have learned Deonte Carraway victimized a child at Zion Praise Tabernacle Lutheran Church on Laurel Bowie Road in Bowie. Additionally, we have now determined there are 16 victims in this case. As our detectives continue working this case, we will update the community only when we learn of any additional locations where abuse took place, uncover substantial developments or place any additional charges in the case.

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested a Glenarden man for child sexual abuse and producing child pornography. The suspect is 22-year-old Deonte Carraway of the 7900 block of Glenarden Parkway. The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect targeted victims and videotaped sexual acts between minors during the school day at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School in Glenarden. Detectives believe sex abuse and/or child pornography was also produced at the Glenarden Municipal Center, Theresa Banks Memorial Aquatic Center as well as in private homes. 

Carraway was a paid assistant at the elementary school during the 2014-2015 school year. He was a volunteer teacher’s assistant during the current school year. Carraway was also the director for the Glenarden Voices of Youth Choir.

On February 4, 2016, at 7:00 pm, a victim’s relative called police after discovering a nude photo on the child’s cell phone. That photo had been electronically sent to Carraway through the “Kik” messenger app. On February 5th, Prince George’s County Police detectives interviewed and arrested Carraway. Throughout the weekend, detectives began unravelling what is turning into a wide-ranging investigation. Preliminarily, detectives have identified at least 10 known victims ranging in age from 9-13. Detectives so far have uncovered approximately 40 videos showing the young victims performing sexual acts on each other or alone at the direction of Carraway.  They also believe Carraway sexually abused some of the victims. 

Carraway is charged with 10 counts of felony child pornography, sexual abuse of a minor and second degree sexual offense. Additional charges are likely. Carraway has admitted his involvement in the manufacturing and production of child pornography. He’s in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a one-million-dollar bond. The Prince George’s County Police Department is working closely with Dr. Kevin Maxwell, the Superintendent of the Prince George’s County Public Schools System, regarding this ongoing investigation.

If you’re concerned a child has been a victim, please call our Child and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Unit at 301-772-4930. We anticipate this investigation will last several months. As significant updates occur, we will inform our community.


Media Advisory: PGPD to Announce Wide-Ranging Child Pornography Investigation

Deonte Carraway 

This afternoon, Prince George's County Police Interim Chief Hank Stawinski will announce details of a wide-ranging child pornography investigation.  A suspect is in custody. He is 22-year-old Deonte Carraway of the 7900 block of Glenarden Parkway in Glenarden. He is an elementary school volunteer and is also associated with a community choir in Glenarden.

When: Today

Time: 4:30 pm

Where: Police Services Complex
           7600 Barlowe Road
           Palmer Park, MD


Friday, February 5, 2016

Detectives Make Quick Arrest in Drug-Related Homicide

Tyon Darnell Garner

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit made a quick arrest in this morning’s homicide in Temple Hills. The suspect is 27-year-old Tyon Darnell Garner of the 6400 block of Hilmar Drive in Forestville. He is charged with fatally shooting 18-year-old Randy Edward Franklin, Jr. of Southern Avenue in Temple Hills.
On February 5, 2016, at about 12:30 am, patrol officers were called to the 2600 block of Southern Avenue for a shooting. When they arrived, they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead.
Detectives quickly established Garner as the suspect. The preliminary investigation reveals this fatal shooting stemmed from a drug deal. Officers arrested Garner this morning in the 3400 block of Walters Lane. He’s charged with first degree and second degree murder and other related charges.
Anyone with information on this fatal shooting 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 www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

PGPD Searches for Missing Man

Steven Burek Glenn

The Prince George’s County Police Department is asking for our community’s help to find a missing man. He’s 42-year-old Steven Burek Glenn.  Mr. Glenn may be in need of medication.
 
Mr. Glenn was last seen on January 17, 2016, in the 6800 block of Nashville Road in Lanham.  He was last seen wearing a black coat, blue pants, and black shoes.
 
Anyone with information on where we can find him, please call our Regional Investigation Division- Northern Region at (301) 699-2601.
 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

PGPD Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Clinton

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Clinton. The victim is 71-year-old Abulhasan Ansari of Barnwood Lane in Potomac.

On February 3, 2016, at about 8:45 pm, patrol officers were called to the 9100 block of Piscataway Road for a collision involving a pedestrian. When they arrived, the officers found the victim suffering from critical injuries. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals the striking minivan was heading westbound on Piscataway Road when it struck Ansari as he was crossing the street. He was not in a crosswalk at the time. The driver of the minivan remained on scene. He was not hurt.

Anyone with information about this collision 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, text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com<http://www.pgcrimesolvers.com>.

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