Tuesday, September 19, 2017

POLICE SEEKING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM COMMUNITY IN 4TH DEGREE SEXUAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATION IN COLLEGE PARK

The Prince George’s County Police Department is notifying residents in College Park of an evolving investigation stemming from a reported 4th degree sexual assault over the weekend.

On September 16th, at about 3:30 am, a suspect entered an apartment through an unlocked window in the 4500 block of Guilford Road. Once inside, the man inappropriately touched the woman. The woman screamed prompting the suspect to flee the apartment.

Prince George’s County Police detectives are now looking at two additional reports in the same area over the last month as a result of the ongoing investigation into this incident. At this point, it’s unclear whether the same suspect is linked to these incidents. Detectives are working to develop suspect(s) information. None of the cases occurred at the same address:

September 16th – while investigating the above case, detectives spoke to a woman who says a man opened an unlocked window and peered inside of her apartment in the 4500 block of Guilford Road. She screamed and he fled. This occurred shortly after 1:00 am. The incident wasn’t initially reported to police.

September 9th – a man entered an apartment through an unlocked door around 1:00 am in the 4500 block of Guilford Road. A female resident saw a suspect standing in the doorway and screamed prompting him to flee.

We are increasing our patrols in the area and, as always, we remind all residents to keep your doors and windows locked.

The Prince George’s County Police Department would like to speak with anyone who may have additional information pertaining to this investigation.  


Three Suspects in Custody in Connection With Riverdale Homicide

Carlos Cardenas-Banegas

Wilfredo Cardenas-Banegas

Kevin Soriana-Hernand
Homicide Unit detectives identified and charged three suspects in connection with the homicide in Riverdale from Saturday morning. The suspects are 29-year-old Carlos Cardenas-Banegas and 24-year-old Wilfredo Cardenas-Banegas, both of the 7200 block of Riverdale Road in Riverdale, and 18-year-old Kevin Soriana-Hernand of the 7000 block of Annapolis Road in Landover Hills. They’re charged with the murder of 19-year-old Carlos Garita-Salazar of Coopers Lane in Landover Hills.

On September 16th, at about 1:30 am, patrol officers responded to the 6000 block of 67th Place for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim inside of a car suffering from trauma to his upper body. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The motive in this case is under investigation.

The three suspects are in custody of the Department of Corrections. All are charged with first and second degree murder and are being held 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.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Riverdale

Detectives are investigating a homicide in Riverdale on Saturday. The victim is 19-year-old Carlos Garita-Salazar of Coopers Lane in Riverdale. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime.

On September 16th, at about 1:30 am, patrol officers responded to the 6000 block of 67th Place for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim inside of a car suffering from trauma to his upper body. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

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.

PGPD Searches for Missing Man

The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in searching for a missing man. He is 76-year-old George Dyson.


Dyson was last seen near Hospital Drive in Cheverly on September 13th at 1:20 pm.

Chestnut is described as an African American male, 6’04” and about 160 pounds. He was wearing a black hat and black coat.

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.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

PGPD Searches for Missing Woman

Myjal Darby

The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing woman. She is identified as 19-year-old Myjal Darby. She was last seen in the 9000 block of Lottsford Road in Largo at about 10:00 am on September 12, 2017.

Darby is described as an African American female, 5’6”, and 265 pounds. She was last seen wearing an unknown colored shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division – Central Region at (301) 772-4911.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wanted Wednesday

Theft Suspects
We’re starting Wanted Wednesday this week with our investigation into a theft at a grocery store in District Heights. The two suspects in this photo are wanted for taking cash from the store in the 5800 block of Silver Hill Road on September 1st. The investigation reveals they took money from a register and then left the store. If you recognize either suspect, please call 301-390-2160 or 1-866-411-TIPS.

Convenience Store Theft
This suspect is wanted for stealing cigarettes from a convenience store in Marlow Heights. The store is in the 3000 block of Branch Avenue. The investigation reveals the suspect went behind the counter and stole cigarettes before leaving the store. This occurred on September 5th at about 10:10 pm.  If you have information on this case, please call 301-749-5064.

Convenience Store Robbery
Our Robbery Unit is investigating an armed robbery of a convenience store in Capitol Heights. The investigation reveals these two suspects targeted the store in the 7000 block of Central Avenue back on July 16th. We’re offering a cash reward for information in this case. Tipsters will not have to give their name. Please call 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.


Burglary Investigation
Our investigators would like to talk to this person of interest in a recent burglary case in University Park. The burglary took place on September 6th at a home on Sheridan Street. Anyone who recognizes this man is urged to call our detectives at 301-699-2601.


Theft Investigation
Detectives are also working to identify and arrest this suspect. He’s wanted for taking cash from a register at a convenience store in the 5400 block of Silver Hill Road in District Heights. The theft occurred on September 6th at about 3:15 am. Please call 301-390-2160 or 1-866-411-TIPS with any information on this case.


Drugstore Theft

We’re also working to identify these two suspects who are wanted in a theft at a drugstore in the 7000 block of Baltimore Avenue in College Park. The theft occurred on September 5th at about 2:30 pm. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 301-699-2601. 

Detectives Arrest Suspect in 2009 Cold Case Homicide

Larry Recio

Cold Case Unit detectives charged a suspect in connection with a homicide investigation in Landover from 2009. The suspect is 27-year-old Larry Recio. Recio is from Lanham but is currently in the custody of the Hazelton Federal Correctional Institution in West Virginia on unrelated charges.

On June 2, 2009, at about 11:45 pm, patrol officers were called to the 9000 block of Continental Place for the report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they discovered four victims outside suffering from gunshot wounds. Nineteen-year-old Shai Caldwell of Windflower Way in Bowie died of her injuries several hours later. The three additional victims survived their injuries.

Detectives developed Recio as the suspect and subsequently charged him in this case based on information from witnesses and evidence linking him to the shootings. The investigation reveals the victims were attending a graduation celebration the night of the shootings. Caldwell was not an intended victim. Detectives believe the suspect had been in an ongoing dispute with another group of males.

Recio is charged with first degree murder and several counts of attempted first degree murder.

Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to please call our 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, September 11, 2017

PGPD Investigating Fatal Crash in Landover

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a double fatal crash in Landover. The victims are 32-year-old Marcus Antonio Jackson and 19-year-old Terrell Cord, both of Meigs Place in Northeast Washington.

On September 9th, at about 3:05 am, patrol officers were called to the 6500 block of Columbia Park Road for a report of a crash involving one car.

The preliminary investigation reveals Jackson was driving eastbound on Columbia Park Road when for reasons that remain under investigation, his car crossed the centerline and ultimately struck a tree. Cord was the only passenger in the car. Both victims were pronounced dead on the scene.


Anyone with information 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.

PGPD Investigating Fatal Collision in Fort Washington

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash in Fort Washington this weekend. The victim is 24-year-old Ibriahim Jalloh of Hollywood Road in Falls Church, Virginia.

On September 9th, at about 11:15 pm, patrol officers were called to the 12400 block of Livingston Road for the report of a vehicle collision.

The preliminary investigation reveals the victim was driving eastbound on Livingston Road when for reasons that remain under investigation, his car exited the roadway and struck a utility pole. Jalloh was pronounced dead on the scene. Two passengers suffered what preliminarily appear to be minor injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call the 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.



Saturday, September 9, 2017

Detectives Charge Suspect With Attempted Murder in Connection With Domestic-Related Arson


Laquinn Phillips
Detectives charged a suspect for intentionally setting a pregnant woman on fire at her home in Capitol Heights on Friday. The suspect is 34-year-old Laquinn Phillips of the 2100 block of Ridgecrest Court in Southeast Washington. The victim is in critical condition. The suspect and victim had been in a romantic relationship. Doctors delivered her unborn baby at a hospital. The baby is also in critical condition. 

On September 8th, at approximately 11:45 am, first responders were called about an apartment fire in the 1400 block of Elkwood Lane. Once on scene, they discovered the adult female victim outside suffering from severe burns. She had fled the apartment seeking help. The victim was able to provide information about the fire and who was responsible. Based on that information and additional investigation, Prince George's County Police detectives identified Phillips as the suspect. Upon speaking with one of our detectives, Phillips agreed to turn himself in. With the assistance of the Metropolitan Police Department, Phillips was arrested in the District outside of his home a short time later.

Phillips is charged with attempted first and second degree murder, arson, assault and several additional related charges. He remains in custody in the District awaiting extradition to Prince George's County. The motive in this case is still under investigation.
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.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wanted Wednesday

Person of Interest in Robbery Investigation


Our Robbery Unit is actively working to identify this man. They’d like to talk to him in connection with four separate cases, two robberies and two attempted robberies. Three of these incidents occurred in a 12-hour period on August 28th through the morning of the 29th in District Heights and Forestville. The most recent crime occurred at a business in the 3000 block of Donnell Drive in District Heights on September 3rd. If you know the name of this person of interest, please call our Robbery Unit detectives at 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

Theft Suspects

These two suspects are wanted in connection with a theft at a fitness center. The center is on Annapolis Road in Lanham. The investigation reveals someone later tried to use a credit card stolen during that theft at a store in Bowie. Anyone with information on these suspects is asked to call 301-390-2160 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Tipsters will not have to release their name.


Burglary Investigation 


Detectives are also investigating a burglary at a beauty supply store in Forestville. The suspect was recorded on the store’s surveillance system on August 4th at about 3:30 am. If you have any information on this case, please call 301-772-4911 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.


Burglary Investigation 

Investigators are also working to arrest the three suspects connected to a burglary at a business on Webster Street in Brentwood. The suspects stole car parts and tools when they targeted the business on August 30th. Anyone who has information on this case is asked to call 301-699-2601 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

PGPD Officer Delivers Baby on Busy Roadway




Prince George’s County Police Sergeant Nick Cicale was flagged down by an expectant father on busy East West Highway in University Park last Thursday night. The father had been desperately trying to get his pregnant wife to the hospital in time to be under the supervision of doctors and nurses. But, the baby had other plans. When he arrived on the scene, Sergeant Cicale radioed in to dispatch at 9:40 pm “Female is having a baby, like right now”.


Sergeant Cicale immediately began tending to the mother– much of the special delivery was captured on the sergeant’s cruiser dash cam. Within minutes, the baby boy entered the world into the awaiting arms of Sergeant Cicale. At 9:44 pm, the sergeant told dispatch simply, “Baby is out”.
“I am so happy I was able to help this family on this incredible night and to be the first to hold little Carlos. I am glad he is healthy. I will never forget that night,” said Sergeant Cicale of the K9 Section, who later visited the baby and parents in the hospital. 

The Prince George's County Police Department takes the community fight against thefts from autos to Hollywood.

Well ... not really Hollywood.   It IS a short movie, however it was filmed right here in Prince George's County.  And since Steven Spielberg wasn't available, our Media Relations Division took care of producing, directing, shooting, and editing the video.  And.....while we thought about asking a mega star like Denzel Washington or Harrison Ford to appear in this very special production, we said to ourselves that there really wasn't anyone who could deliver this message as well as very our own Chief, Hank Stawinski.

Quite seriously, though, this video is another tool in our community's fight to prevent thefts from autos.  We are asking for your help in spreading this valuable message.  Can you please help us by sharing the full video on your media platforms?   Also, make sure you watch all the way to the end for a special update about one the short movie's key and very cute characters.

We sincerely thank you for your help and, in the meantime, we will wait for that call from Hollywood.   The phone should be ringing at any moment ... any moment now ...


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Theft from Auto Prevention
It's worth repeating...and it's worth sharing! Please help us spread this message!
Posted by Prince George's County Police Department on Tuesday, September 5, 2017
A special thank you to the beautiful community of Marlboro Ridge, Prince George's County Department of Public Works, Prince George’s County Animal Management Division, Prince George's County Police Department's Office of the Chief, Major Jacqueline Rafterry, Acting Lieutenant Terrence Nelson, and an extra special thank you to the Prince George's County Police Department's Media Relations Division and photographers/editors Matthew Fisher and Anthony Dieguez.   

PGPD Searches for Missing Man

UPDATED September 6, 2017: Mr. Chestnut has been safely located.

Edward Chestnut

The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in searching for a missing man. He is 21-year-old Edward Chestnut.


Chestnut was last seen near Lazy Day Lane in Bowie on September 4th at 2:00 pm.

Chestnut is described as an African American male, 5’05” and about 150 pounds. He was wearing a gray shirt, black shorts, one black and one red sock with red shoes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division – Central Region at (301) 772-4911.

Friday, September 1, 2017

PGPD Seeks Information in Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run

The Prince George's County Police Department's Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit would like to talk to anyone who witnessed or has information in a pedestrian hit-and-run in Suitland last night. The victim is 29-year-old Perrier Clayton of Ewing Avenue in Suitland. The truck that hit the victim is described as a gold-colored, pickup truck.

On August 31, 2017, at about 8:15 pm, patrol officers were called to the 4500 block of Suitland Road for a pedestrian collision. When they arrived, they found a man in the roadway with critical injuries. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The preliminary investigation reveals the striking truck was heading westbound on Suitland Road when it struck the victim. The victim was standing in the roadway. The driver did not remain at the scene.


Anyone with information about this hit-and-run is urged to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or text, “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) from your cell phone. You may also submit a tip online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com.

PGPD & MSP to Target Illegal ATV/Dirt Bike Riding During Labor Day Enforcement Operation

Beginning Saturday morning and running through Labor Day, the Prince George’s County Police Department will team up with Maryland State Police to enforce laws regarding illegal ATV and dirt bike use in our county. Riding ATVs and unlicensed dirt bikes on county roadways and highways is illegal.

The PGPD will provide more than 50 officers for this weekend’s operation and the Maryland State Police will dedicate 25 troopers to the effort. Aircraft will also be used during the operation. 

Officers and troopers will take photographs and videos of any illegal riding and then work to identify the operator. Riders will also be cited and, when applicable, the ATV and dirt bikes will be confiscated. 

Also, the Prince George’s County Police Department has acquired a new tool in our efforts to keep our county roads and motorists safe.  You may be familiar with tire deflating devices.   Law enforcement agencies across the country commonly deploy the devices when attempting to safely deflate the tires of a fleeing suspect’s car when the suspect’s driving behavior and failure to stop poses serious danger to others.   Our department now has in its possession new technology which is specifically designed to safely deflate the tires of fleeing off-road vehicles being illegally driven on roadways. 


As you see in the video, the deployment device pokes holes in the tires and, as the air releases, the tires deflate over a period of time which first slows the driver down and then, ultimately, forces the driver to stop.  

Finally, in our ongoing partnership with the community, we are asking that any resident who witnesses the illegal operation of ATVs or dirt bikes on roadways to please call 911.  

Thank you and have a safe holiday weekend! 

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