Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Armed Carjacking Suspect Killed in Fatal Crash

The Prince George's County Police Department is investigating a fatal crash in Suitland early this morning. The decedent is 48-year-old Derrick Foster of Lake Arbor Way in Bowie. 

This morning, at 1:15 am, patrol officers responded to 1000 block of Largo Center Drive for the report of an armed carjacking and robbery. A male and female victim told officers a man armed with a gun demanded their property and demanded the female victim’s car. In fear for her life, she turned over the car keys. A description of the suspect and the car were broadcast across the county. A patrol officer about 10 miles away in Suitland spotted the carjacked vehicle, activated his emergency equipment, and began to pursue the car.


During the 30-second pursuit, in an attempt to evade the pursuing officer, the speeding suspect turned off the lights of the carjacked vehicle causing the pursuing officer to lose sight of the car. The suspect ultimately crashed into two utility poles in the 4200 block of Silver Hill Road and the car caught fire. Responding officers tried to save the suspect by extinguishing the flames and pulling the suspect from the car. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Officers did recover a gun from the decedent.

PGPD Investigates Vandalism at Cemetery in Upper Marlboro


Detectives are actively working to find and arrest the person or persons who vandalized a cemetery in Upper Marlboro. It’s believed the vandal(s) targeted the cemetery belonging to the St. Thomas Episcopal Church sometime on Friday night.



Prince George’s County Police patrol officers were called to the cemetery in the 14000 block of St. Thomas Church Road on Saturday evening. The vandal(s) knocked over 24 headstones with some of them dating back to the 1800s. The St. Thomas Church is a Prince George’s County Historic Site and is also on The National Register of Historic Places.

Detectives are asking for our community to please call us at 301-868-8773 with any information on who committed this crime. A cash reward is being offered. 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. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

PGPD to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint


The Special Operations Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Friday, June 30, 2017 from 9:00 pm to 3:00 am. Officers will focus on the southern portion of the county. This is one of the many checkpoints that will be conducted throughout the year. 

Never drink and drive. The consequences are not worth the risk.

Detectives Arrest Suspect in Laurel Homicide

Patrick Andre Stran
The Homicide Unit arrested a suspect in connection with the March homicide of 33-year-old Marvin Bryan in Laurel. The suspect is 30-year-old Patrick Andre Stran of no fixed address.

On March 25th, around 5:20 am, patrol officers were called to the 13000 block of Edinburgh Lane for the report of a shooting. The victim was found inside of a car suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identify Stran as the suspect. He was arrested in California on May 22nd. He has been extradited back to Prince George’s County. The preliminary investigation reveals Stran and Bryan had known each other for several years and were involved in an on-going dispute.

Stran is charged with first and second degree murder. He is in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 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 towww.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

PGPD Citizens’ Police Academy Graduation


This evening, we will congratulate the 61 graduates of Citizens’ Police Academy Session #40 at a ceremony at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden.

This program has offered citizens an opportunity to learn extensively about the Prince George’s County Police Department. Representatives from nearly every division interacted with the class, giving details about their division and taking questions.

We thank the graduates for their dedication to this academy and taking an interest in learning more about the PGPD.  

When:  June 26, 2017
Time:   6:00 pm
Where:  First Baptist Church of Glenarden
              3600 Brightseat Road
              Landover, MD

Saturday, June 24, 2017

PGPD Investigates Murder/Suicide

The Homicide Unit is investigating a murder/suicide in Hyattsville and Riverdale Park. The victim is 29-year-old Delonta Surratt of 45th Avenue in Hyattsville. The decedent is 20-year-old Jabari Ball also of the 45th Avenue in Hyattsville. 

On June 23rd, at approximately 10:00 am, officers with the Hyattsville City Police Department were called to the 5500 block of 45th Avenue for the report of a shooting. The victim was found in an apartment building hallway suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

A short time later, around 10:30 am, officers with the Riverdale Park Police Department responded to the 5700 block of 48th Avenue in Riverdale Park for the report of a shooting. The decedent was found suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals the victim and decedent were involved in an argument, at which time Ball shot and killed Surratt. The decedent then fled the scene and was discovered a short time later with what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The victim was involved in a relationship with the decedent’s mother.

Anyone with information 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, June 21, 2017

Wanted Wednesday

Burglary Investigation


We’re starting Wanted Wednesday this week with our search for a suspect who used a large piece of concrete or rock to smash in a window at a business. The suspect then stole cash and cigarettes from the convenience store in the 800 block of Southern Avenue in Oxon Hill. This happened on June 11th at about 6:00 am. Please call 301-749-5064 with any information on this suspect’s identity.

Burglary Suspect 


This suspect is wanted for a burglary at a pizza shop on Indian Head Highway in Oxon Hill on June 15th.  The suspect stole cash from registers inside the business. Anyone who can help identify him is asked to call 301-749-5064. 

Suspects Linked to Three Robberies


Robbery Unit detectives are working to find and arrest two suspects now linked to three commercial robberies. The suspect in these pictures robbed two convenience stores - one in Upper Marlboro and the second in Oxon Hill. The businesses were targeted in the early morning hours of June 10th. An accomplice is believed to be waiting in the car outside of the stores.


 The same two suspects are also linked to a robbery on June 19th at about 4:20 am in Clinton. This store is in the 9800 block of Piscataway Road. Anyone with information on these cases is asked to call 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered.

Pharmacy Robbery


Investigators are working to make arrests in a robbery at a pharmacy in Laurel. The pictured suspects committed an armed robbery at the pharmacy in the 13000 block of Baltimore Avenue on June 19th at about 5:15 pm. We are offering a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest and indictment in this case. Please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS with any info.

Robbery Investigation


Our Robbery Unit is asking our community to take another look at this suspect. He’s wanted in connection with two armed robberies in the past week. The suspect is seen walking into a business in the 7900 block of Annapolis Road in Lanham on June 8th at 8:15 pm. Once inside, he approached an employee at a cash register, pulled out a gun and demanded money. The suspect then grabbed cash from the register and left the store.


Detectives believe this same suspect also targeted a business on June 10th around 4:15 pm. This time, he robbed a drugstore in the 6400 block of Landover Hills in Cheverly. If you know who he is, please call us at 301-772-4905 or call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. There is a cash reward available and you won’t have to give your name.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Suspects Linked to 10 Robberies Facing Charges


Four suspects are charged in connection with armed robberies in Prince George’s County and are believed to be linked to several other such crimes in the region. Over the span of just four weeks, detectives believe these same suspects targeted 10 separate 7-Elevens in three counties. The convenience stores are in Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County and Montgomery County. The FBI’s Baltimore Field Office is also involved in this joint investigation.


Tyrone Murphy

Leighton Williams

Khiry Banks

Kione Banks
Prince George’s County patrol officers spotted and arrested the four suspects just minutes after they committed their final robbery on June 16th in the 6200 block of Suitland Road. Two handguns were recovered during the arrest.  



The four suspects are 26-year-old Tyrone Murphy of the 100 block of Danbury Street in Southwest DC, 31-year-old Leighton Williams of the 1200 block of Howison Place in Southwest DC, 19-year-old Kione Banks of the unit block of N Street in Southwest DC and his 27-year-old brother, Khiry Banks, of the 2400 block of Hartford Street in Southeast DC. Kione Banks is charged with the robbery on Suitland Road only. The additional three suspects are charged in connection with all three cases in Prince Georges County.  

Here is a breakdown of the robberies believed linked to these suspects:




During the course of the investigation, detectives identified a car possibly linked to one of the suspects. Investigators shared the car description with area law enforcement and broadcast it out to patrol officers which ultimately led to the arrests early Friday morning.

Murphy, Williams and Khiry Banks remain in custody of the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections. Kione Banks has posted bond and is no longer in custody.  

Friday, June 16, 2017

Theft Suspects Target Victim at Medical Office Building



Detectives today released surveillance video of three suspects wanted in connection with a theft and the use of a stolen credit card. The preliminary investigation reveals the suspects targeted the victim while she was visiting a medical office building at 7350 Van Dusen Road in Laurel. The theft occurred on May 15th. Detectives believe additional victims could have been targeted at the medical office building that day as well.

On the surveillance video, the three accomplices, one woman and two men, are seen repeatedly walking through and mingling in the lobby of the building for nearly two hours. It’s believed the suspects were looking for potential victims to target. One victim, who had a medical appointment that day, contacted us when she noticed her wallet missing.


 That same afternoon, the female suspect is seen on surveillance camera attempting to use the victim’s stolen credit card. The same stolen credit card was also used at a second store on May 15th where more than a $1,000 dollars’ worth of items were purchased.

Detectives are actively working to identify these suspects and any potential victims. Please call 301-937-0910 with any information on this case or if you’d like to speak to a detective.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

WANTED WEDNESDAY

Surveillance Video of Suspect Committing Armed Robbery

Our Robbery Unit detectives are working to identify and arrest this man. He’s wanted in connection with two armed robberies in the past week. In this surveillance video, the suspect is seen walking into a business in the 7900 block of Annapolis Road in Lanham on June 8th at 8:15 pm. Once inside, he approached an employee at a cash register, pulled out a gun and demanded money. The suspect then grabbed cash from the register and left the store.

Detectives believe this same suspect also targeted a business on June 10th around 4:15 pm. This time, he robbed a drugstore in the 6400 block of Landover Hills in Cheverly. If you know who he is, please call us at 301-772-4905 or call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. There is a cash reward available and you won’t have to give your name.


Suspect Linked to Convenience Store Robberies

This suspect targeted two convenience stores within an hour last Saturday. At 12:20 am, he robbed a store in the 700 block of Harry S. Truman Drive in Upper Marlboro.

About 40 minutes later, detectives believe this same suspect tried to rob another convenience store this one in the 5600 block of St Barnabas Road. Please call detectives at 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS with any information. A reward is available.


Drugstore Theft

Our investigators are looking to identify these two women in connection with a theft at a drugstore. The theft occurred on June 7th in the 11000 block of Beltsville Drive. Our investigation reveals the women took items off the shelf and left the store. If you recognize them, please call 301-937-0910.


PGPD Searches For Missing Man

George Johnson Sr.


The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in searching for a missing man. He is 66-year-old George Johnson Sr.


Johnson was last seen in the 9300 block of Grandhaven Avenue in Upper Marlboro on February 26th at about 11:30 pm.

Johnson is described as an African American male, 6’00” and 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a gray hooded sweatshirt. 


Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division – Southern Region at (301) 749-5064.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Signs Are Up! Thieves Should Consider Themselves Warned

SmartWater Neighborhoods Are On Display  



This weekend, multiple communities throughout Prince George’s County  displayed warning signs to would-be-thieves. These signs clearly identify that SmartWater technology is in use throughout the community. The technology, created by SmartWater out of the United Kingdom,  allows residents to mark their personal belongings with a liquid containing a unique forensic code.



Once SmartWater is applied, the liquid can only be seen under a unique light. This marking allows stolen items to be identified more easily and will help our detectives investigate these crimes.  Residents can mark everything from their cellphones to televisions, computers, expensive tools, bicycles, lawn equipment, and beyond.  SmartWater is a silent and invisible witness.   Thieves won't know if the items they are stealing have the liquid on them or not, but we will when we locate the property.  This will help our detectives identify the stolen items, their rightful owners, and help link the crimes to the burglars and thieves so we can make arrests and put criminals behind bars.  



This is just one of the new tools that Chief Hank Stawinski has deployed in our 21st century fight against crime within Prince George’s County.


If you wish to become part of the SmartWater initiative, please visit http://smartwatercsi.com/ for more information. Additionally, you can contact your Community Oriented Policing Specialist at your respective district police station for additional information.

Friday, June 9, 2017

PGPD Searches For Missing Man

Update 06/12/17: Mr. Jones has been safely located and reunited with his family. 

Dana Eugene Jones


The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in searching for a missing man. He is 53-year-old Dana Eugene Jones.


Jones was last seen in the 5200 block of 85th Place in New Carrollton on June 4th at about noon.

Jones is described as an African American male, 6’00”, and 220 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and tan shorts. 

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.

Two Suspects in Custody for Homicide in Langley Park

Julio Murillo


Oscar Choc


The Homicide Unit arrested and charged two suspects for a recent fatal shooting in Langley Park. They are 27-year-old Oscar Choc of the 8100 block of New Hampshire Avenue and 34-year-old Julio Murillo of the 8400 block of New Hampshire Avenue. They’re charged with fatally shooting 22-year-old Carlos Sanchez-Cabrera of Merrimac Drive in Langley Park. 

 On June 2nd, at about 10:50 pm, patrol officers responded to the 8200 block of 14th Avenue for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, the officers found the victim outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The preliminary investigation reveals the motive appears to be an on-going dispute between the suspects and victim.

Both suspects are charged with first and second degree murder. They’re in custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 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 www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Suspect Arrested for Homicide in Adelphi

Rolando Juarez-Vasquez

Homicide Unit detectives arrested a suspect for a homicide in Adelphi one week ago. The suspect is 22-year-old Rolando Juarez-Vasquez of the 1300 block of Merrimac Drive in Langley Park. He’s charged with the fatal shooting of 19-year-old William Canales of Fox Street.

On June 1st, at about 6:40 pm, patrol officers were called to the 1800 block of Fox Street for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found the victim outside suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital where he later died.

The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect and victim got into a dispute over a woman prior to the shooting. The suspect is a member of a gang. The victim was not a gang member.


Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 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 www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wanted Wednesday

Suspect Makes Bold Attempt to Break Into ATM



First the backhoe was stolen. Then it was driven about five miles to a bank in the 7500 block of Marlboro Pike. That’s where this suspect
used it to boldly try to break into an ATM. This happened on June 1st around 4:30 am. Despite the suspect’s extreme attempt to get into the ATM, he wasn’t able to get any money. But he did cause about $10,000 worth of damage to the ATM.

March 2016

Detectives believe this same suspect is also behind an ATM theft in March of 2016. In that case, the investigation reveals he and two accomplices broke into a tobacco shop on Marlboro Pike. Once inside, they stole cash and also took the ATM. Anyone with information on either case linked to this suspect is urged to please call 301-390-2160. 

Theft Investigation



The suspect in this photo is wanted for a theft at a restaurant in Riverdale. The business is in the 6000 block of 66th Avenue. The suspect targeted the restaurant on June 4th. The investigation reveals he stole money from a back office. Please call 301-699-2601 with any information on his identity. 

Homicide in Oxon Hill Under Investigation

Detectives with our Homicide Unit are conducting an investigation into the fatal shooting of a man in Oxon Hill. He is 26-year-old Shahim Body of the 6400 block Livingston Road in Oxon Hill. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On June 6th, at about 8:40 pm, patrol officers responded to the 5200 block of Leverett Street for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they discovered the victim outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he died several hours later.

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


Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 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 www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Langley Park

Homicide Unit detectives are working to identify and arrest the suspect(s) who shot and killed a man Friday evening in Langley Park. The victim is 22-year-old Carlos Sanchez-Cabrera of Merrimac Drive in Langley Park. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On June 2nd, at about 10:50 pm, patrol officers responded to the 8200 block of 14th Avenue for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, the officers found the victim outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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


Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 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 www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

Friday, June 2, 2017

PGPD Investigating Homicide in Adelphi

Homicide Unit detectives are working to arrest the suspect who fatally shot a man in Adelphi. The victim is 19-year-old William Canales of Fox Street. A cash reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On June 1st, at about 6:40 pm, patrol officers were called to the 1800 block of Fox Street for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found the victim outside suffering from a gunshot wound to his body. He was transported to a hospital where he died this morning.


Anyone with information about this case is asked to call 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 www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.

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