Friday, February 24, 2017

Detectives Arrest Suspect in Domestic-Related Homicide

Angelique Chase

The Homicide Unit arrested a woman in connection with the fatal shooting of her son. The suspect is 48-year-old Angelique Chase of the 6200 block of Buckler Road in Clinton. The victim is 17-year-old Christopher Perry, also of Buckler Road. 

On February 23rd, at about 9:00 pm, patrol officers responded to the 6200 block of Buckler Road for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect and victim were involved in an argument prior to the fatal shooting. 

Chase was arrested on the scene by the responding officers. She has admitted her involvement in the homicide. She is charged with first and second degree murder. She is in custody of the Department of Corrections 


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.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WANTED WEDNESDAY

Burglary Suspect
 
We’re starting Wanted Wednesday this week with a good look at a burglary suspect. He’s wanted for breaking into a business in the 10000 block of Greenbelt Road. The preliminary investigation shows he took several pieces of electronics from the business.
If you know his identity, please call 301-390-2160 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. We are offering a cash reward and tipsters never have to give their names.



Robbery Suspects

Robbery Unit detectives are working to find and arrest these two suspects. They’re wanted for robbing a restaurant in the 4800 block of Silver Hill Road on February 19th at about 8:00 pm. One employee suffered minor injuries during the robbery. If you recognize either of these suspects, please call our detectives at 301-772-4905. You can also always call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is available.



Cell Phone Store Robbery
                              (Suspect 1)       (Suspect 2)
If you know the identities of these two suspects, please give us a call. They’re wanted for the armed robbery of a cell phone store in the 5000 block of Indian Head Highway back on February 15th. Detectives can be reached at 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS.


Robbery Investigation
The suspect in this picture is wanted for robbing a dollar store in the 3200 block of Brinkley Road. He robbed the business on February 17th at about 5:10 pm. A cash reward is available to anyone who helps us arrest and prosecute the suspect.
Call 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.



Sandwich Shop Robbery
This suspect is wanted for robbing a sandwich shop in Temple Hills. He targeted the business in the 7000 block of Allentown Road on February 16th at 10:30 pm.  No one was hurt during the robbery. Please call detectives at 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS with any information.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Detectives Arrest Suspect in Seat Pleasant Homicide, Seek Community’s Help to Identify Second Suspect

Marlon Marshall

The Homicide Unit arrested one suspect in connection with a recent fatal stabbing in Seat Pleasant. The suspect is 46-year-old Marlon Marshall of the 400 block of North Van Dorn Street in Alexandria, Virginia. Detectives need your help to identify the second suspect wanted in this homicide. The two suspects are seen on this surveillance video moments before the stabbing.  



On February 7th, at about 12:00 pm, officers with the Seat Pleasant Police Department responded to the 6400 block of Central Avenue for the report of a stabbing. When they arrived, they discovered 34-year-old Jamal Barnes suffering from trauma to his upper body. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Preliminarily, detectives believe the stabbing stemmed from a dispute between the suspects and victim. Marshall is charged with first and second degree murder and related charges. 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. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

PGPD K9 “Tron” Passes Away


The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Operations Division regrets to inform you of the untimely passing of active duty K9 Tron. Tron was the faithful partner of Sergeant Nick Cicale.



Tron served as a patrol and drug detection dog from September 2010 until his death on Friday, February 17th. Throughout his career, Tron successfully located several dangerous suspects along with locating many pieces of evidence. Tron also received four gold medals during the 2015 World Police and Fire Games.


 Tron became ill on Thursday evening and was rushed to the veterinary hospital. It was discovered that he was suffering from an aggressive form of blood cancer that spread to several organs. At the time of his death, Tron was 7 years old.


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

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Detectives Arrest Woman in Domestic-Related Homicide in District Heights

Melba Williams

The Homicide Unit arrested a woman in connection with the murder of her boyfriend. The suspect is 41-year-old Melba Williams of the 1900 block of Rochell Avenue in District Heights. The victim is 45-year-old Roger Allen of no fixed address. 

On February 17th, at about 11:00 pm, patrol officers responded to the 1900 block of Rochell Avenue for the report of a stabbing. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim suffering from a stab wound. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The preliminary investigation reveals the couple was involved in an argument, which led to the suspect fatally stabbing the victim. The suspect and the victim were involved in a romantic relationship.

Williams was arrested on the scene by the responding officers. She has admitted her involvement in the homicide. She is charged with first and second degree murder along with assault charges. She is 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.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.

Friday, February 17, 2017

PGPD Searches for Missing Man

UPDATE February 20, 2017: Mr. Best has been safely located.


The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing man. He is identified as 48-year-old Marvin Best. He was last seen in the 11200 block of Evans Trail in Beltsville, MD at about 8:00 am on February 13th.

Best is described as an African-American male, 5’5” tall and 200 pounds. He may be in need of medication.


Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division – Northern Region at (301) 937-0910.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

PGPD Investigates Fatal Collision in Springdale

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Springdale. The victim is 58-year-old Caroline Ayorinde of Heidi Lane in Springdale.

On January 11th, around 8:00 am, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Ardwick Ardmore Road and Heidi Lane for a crash involving two cars. Ayorinde, who was driving one of the vehicles, was found suffering from critical injuries. She was taken to the hospital where she died of her injuries on February 5th. The driver of the second car was also injured with what preliminarily appear to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation reveals Ayorinde was traveling eastbound on Ardwick Ardmore Road, making a left hand turn onto Heidi Lane. The second car was traveling westbound on Ardwick Ardmore, at which point the driver maneuvered around a car stopped in the roadway, striking Ayorinde’s car as it was turning onto Heidi Lane.

Anyone with information on this collision 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.


Two Suspended Officers Indicted by Grand Jury

Two Prince George’s County Police officers were indicted by a grand jury today. The officers are charged in separate incidents.

Corporal George Merkel faces charges of misconduct in office and second degree assault. The allegation involves conduct in September of 2016 while the officer was on duty. The Internal Affairs Division launched an investigation after learning of the incident where he’s accused of striking a citizen. His police powers were suspended in October of 2016.

Corporal William Diaz faces charges including misconduct in office and obstructing and hindering a police investigation. The allegation involves conduct in February and March of 2016 while the officer was on duty. His police powers were suspended in April of 2016.

The Prince George’s County Police Department brought both of these cases to the State’s Attorney’s Office for consideration of criminal charges.

Chief Hank Stawinski issued this statement following today’s indictments:
“I am proud of the culture of accountability within the Department. I respect the courage of the officers who took responsibility for bringing these issues to the attention of the Department. Timely reporting allowed our investigators to gather and examine evidence. Delay in reporting prevents proper accountability because evidence is lost, recollections fade, and ultimately justice may be denied,” said Chief Stawinski.

Merkel joined the department in 2003 and was assigned to the Bureau of Patrol. Diaz joined in 2008 and was assigned to the Bureau of Investigation.

Detectives Arrest Two Suspects in the Homicide of Timothy Sherod


Donvain Hodges
          Cessna Blow                     

The Homicide Unit arrested two suspects in connection with the homicide in Accokeek on Monday. The suspects are 24-year-old Donvain Hodges of the 13500 block of Piscataway Drive in Fort Washington and 19-year-old Cessna Blow of the 2300 block of Anvil Lane in Temple Hills. They are charged with fatally shooting 28-year-old Timothy Sherod of Lavall Court of Glenarden.

On February 13th, at about 8:00 am, an off-duty Prince Georges County Police Officer was alerted to an unresponsive man in a car in the 3300 block of St Marys View Road. Sherod was found suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals a dispute over money led to the fatal shooting.

Hodges and Blow are charged with first and second degree murder and related charges. They are 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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wanted Wednesday


Bank Robbery Suspect
The hardhat-wearing suspect we introduced you to last Wanted Wednesday has struck another bank. On February 10th, he targeted a branch in the 6200 block of Annapolis Road.
On February 6th, detectives believe the same suspect robbed a bank in the 6000 block of Oxon Hill Road. This is surveillance video of that crime. He’s also linked to two additional robberies.

·    Cricket Wireless: January 20th, around 7:00 pm, in the 5700 block of Silver Hill Road
·    RadioShack: January 31st, around 2:00 pm, in the 7700 block of Frederick Road


Please call detectives at 301-772-4905 with any information on his identity. Tipsters can also call 1-866-411-TIPS.

Homicide Suspects


Homicide Unit detectives are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying the two suspects seen in this surveillance video. They’re wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of 34-year-old Jamal Barnes. In the video, the two suspects are seen walking moments before the homicide. The video also shows the suspects’ silver car. On February 7th, at about 12:00 pm, officers with the Seat Pleasant Police Department responded to the 6400 block of Central Avenue for the report of a stabbing. When they arrived, they discovered Barnes suffering from a stab wound to his upper body. He died a short time later. Detectives are working to identify the motive. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925 or 1-866-411-TIPS.

Theft Investigation

Detectives are working to identify this suspect in connection with an investigation into a theft from a vehicle. That theft took place on February 6th, close to midnight, in the 1000 block of Chillum Road. Please call 301-699-2601 or 1-866-411-TIPS with information.

Robbery Investigation
This suspect is wanted for the armed robbery of a game store in the 5700 block of Silver Hill Road. This robbery took place Sunday at about 5:45 pm. In additional to stealing cash, the suspect also stole several items. Detectives can be reached at 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Detectives Conducting Death Investigation in Upper Marlboro

Detectives are investigating the circumstances of a man’s death in the parking lot of an Upper Marlboro shopping center. The decedent is 21-year-old Nathaniel McKinnon of Hillary Court in Upper Marlboro.

On February 13th, at about 8:30 am, patrol officers responded to the 5000 block of Brown Station Road for the report of a pedestrian struck in a parking lot. McKinnon was pronounced dead at the scene. The preliminary investigation reveals the driver intentionally struck McKinnon. Detectives are investigating whether this was an act of self-defense. Officers did recover a weapon from the decedent.

Detectives are consulting with the State’s Attorney’s Office on any potential charges in this case.

Anyone with information about this incident 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. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Accokeek


Updated February 14, 2017: The victim is identified as 28-year-old Timothy Sherod of Lavall Court in Glenarden. Anyone with information on this investigation is urged to contact our Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. No names needed. A reward of up to $25,000 is available.

Homicide Unit detectives are working to identify the suspect(s) who shot and killed a man in Accokeek. The victim’s name will be released once his family is notified.

This morning, in the 3300 block of St Marys View Road, a neighbor informed an off-duty Prince George’s County Police Officer of an unresponsive man in a car. The victim was found suffering from gunshot wounds and pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives are working to identify the motive in this investigation.

Anyone with information on this investigation 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 Woman

Updated February 14, 2017: Ms. Johnson has been safely located.


The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing woman. She is identified as 63-year-old Annetta Johnson. She was last seen in the 3500 block of Silver Park Drive in Temple Hills, MD at about 1:00 pm on February 10, 2017.

Johnson is described as an African-American female, 5’6”, and 240 pounds.

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

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PGPD Searches for Missing Woman

Updated February 15, 2017: Ms. Bright has been safely located.


The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing woman. She is identified as 27-year-old Rachel Bright. She was last seen in the 800 block of Cedar Heights Drive in Seat Pleasant, MD at about 10:45 am on February 10, 2017.

Bright is described as an African American female, 5’9”, and 175 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt 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.

Friday, February 10, 2017

PGPD Releases Surveillance Video of Seat Pleasant Homicide Suspects


Homicide Unit detectives are asking for the community’s assistance in identifying the two suspects seen in this surveillance video. They’re wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of 34-year-old Jamal Barnes on Tuesday. In the video, the two suspects are seen walking moments before the homicide. The video also shows the suspects’ silver car.


On February 7th, at about 12:00 pm, officers with the Seat Pleasant Police Department responded to the 6400 block of Central Avenue for the report of a stabbing. When they arrived, they discovered Barnes suffering from a stab wound to his upper body. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
                          
Detectives are working to identify the motive in this case. This evening, detectives with our Homicide Unit will canvass in the area of the 6400 block of Central Avenue in Seat Pleasant. The canvass will begin at 5:00 pm.

A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.


Anyone with information on this investigation 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, February 9, 2017

Today's Full-Length Press Conference With Police Chief Hank Stawinski


Here is today's full-length press conference.

Bank Robbery Suspect Linked to Two Additional Robberies




  


Robbery Unit detectives have released surveillance video of a bank robbery in Oxon Hill on Monday. The suspect is also now linked to two additional recent robberies in the county. Please take a moment and review these surveillance images and video. A cash reward is being offered in each of these cases.

These robberies took place at the following dates/times:

·        Cricket Wireless: January 20th, around 7:00 pm, in the 5700 block of Silver Hill Road in District Heights
·        RadioShack: January 31st, around 2:00 pm, in the 7700 block of Frederick Road in Hyattsville
·        M & T Bank: February 6th, around 1:20 pm, in the 6000 block of Oxon Hill Road in Oxon Hill


Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to call the CID/Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905. Callers can remain anonymous by calling CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You may also 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 8, 2017

WANTED WEDNESDAY


Package Theft Investigation
Up first this Wanted Wednesday, our search for a package thief. Detectives are working to identify this suspect who is wanted for swiping packages off of the front porch of a home in Upper Marlboro in late January. This home in on Symonsbury Way. Our investigation revealed several other homes were also targeted in that neighborhood. If you have information on this investigation, please call 301-390-2106 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.




Bank Robbery Suspect

This robbery suspect wore a hard hat and reflective vest while robbing a bank in Oxon Hill. He was armed with a handgun when he robbed the branch in the 6000 block of Oxon Hill Road on Monday at 1:20 pm. Please call detectives at 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS with any information.



Theft Investigation
 
Detectives would like to talk to these two suspects in connection with an investigation into several thefts from cars. The vehicles were broken into on January 21st at about 4:20 in the morning. This happened in the 6700 block of New Hampshire Avenue. Detectives can be reached at 301-699-2601. Tipsters can also call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.



Convenience Store Robbery
This suspect is wanted for robbing a convenience store in Landover at Sunday. He walked in around 12:30 am and stole cash and several packs of cigarettes from the store in the 7500 block of Landover Road. The investigation reveals he may have been armed with a sword with a gold handle. Please call 301-772-4905 with information on his identity. You can also call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS and stay anonymous.



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