Wednesday, June 26, 2019

WANTED WEDNESDAY


Sub Shop Robbery


We’re starting Wanted Wednesday with our search for two robbery suspects. The suspects targeted a sandwich shop in the 2000 block of Chillum Road at approximately 9:50 pm on June 19th. The preliminary investigation reveals the suspects pointed guns at the employees and demanded cash. The suspects stole money from the register and fled the store. If anyone recognizes these suspects, please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered. Please refer to case 19-0036143.


Convenience Store Robbery


We are also investigating an armed robbery at a convenience store. The suspect walked behind the counter, displayed a knife and demanded cigarettes and money from a store employee. The incident occurred in the 6000 block of Suitland Road in the early morning of June 22nd. If you have information that could help detectives, please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. Refer to case 19-0036613. A cash reward is available.



Beauty Supply Store Robbery


This next suspect is wanted for an armed robbery of a beauty supply store in the 3000 block of Donnell Drive shortly before noon on June 24th.  The suspect entered the store, pointed a gun at an employee and demanded cash. The employee was not hurt during the robbery. If you know this suspect, please call our robbery unit at (301) 772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. Please refer to case 19-0037075.


Theft Suspect


Detectives with our Regional Investigation Division - Northern Division are attempting to identify this suspect who is responsible for a theft at convenience store. The suspect walked in, went behind the counter and stole cigarettes. He then left the store. The theft occurred at approximately 8:15 am on June 18th at a store in the 1000 block Chillum Road.  Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 301-699-2601. Refer to case 19-0035819. 



Auto Parts Store Robbery


And finally, detectives are seeking the public’s assistance as they investigate a robbery at an auto parts store the evening of June 23rd.  The robbery occurred in the 3000 block of Queens Chapel Road. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money from an employee. Please call us if you have information that could help detectives. Detectives can be reached at 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. We are offering a cash reward. Please refer to case 19-0036983. 




Tuesday, June 25, 2019

PGPD Announces the Graduation of Session 139



The Prince George’s County Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of 10 recruits from the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Training Academy on Wednesday.

Of the 10 graduates of Session 139, five will join us here at the PGPD. Two of the student officers will be joining the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff, two are headed to the Maryland-National Capital Park Police Department, and one will now serve as a fire investigator with the Prince George’s County Fire Department.

We’re looking forward to celebrating their accomplishment with family and friends and officially welcoming the newest members of the PGPD family!

When:   Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Time:    11:00 am

Where:  Riverdale Baptist Church

              1177 Largo Road

              Upper Marlboro, MD

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


Monday, June 24, 2019

PGPD Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Fort Washington


The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision and Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred this weekend. The victim is 43-year-old Lawrence Sedgwick of Constellation Court in Fort Washington.

On June 23rd, shortly after midnight, patrol officers were called to a service road that parallels the 11000 block of Indian Head Highway for a collision involving a car and a pedestrian.

The preliminary investigation suggests the involved car was travelling northbound on the service road when it struck the pedestrian who was walking in one of the lanes of the service road. The driver remained on the scene. He was not hurt.  

Anyone with information that could help investigators 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 (8477); online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com or the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app to your mobile device).


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Missing Teen Found




UPDATE: June 20, 2019: Elise has returned home safely.

Elise Gray


The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing teen. She is identified as 15-year-old Elise Gray. She was last seen in the 1300 block of Ring Bell Loop in Upper Marlboro at approximately 7:00 pm on June 18, 2019.  Elise is described as a black female, 5’1” and 150 pounds.

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) 390 - 2180.









PGPD & PGFD Chiefs Call on First Responders to Take Part in Blood Drive



Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski and Prince George’s County Fire Chief Ben Barksdale today issued an important call to all who wear the badge in our county. In just a few weeks, both agencies will again partner with the American Red Cross for the second Battle of the Badges Blood Drive. 
  



The first Battle of the Badges was held in August of 2018 and it was a great success. Members of the PGPD, PGFD and citizens donated enough blood to help as many as 138 people! The PGPD took home the trophy that day, but the real winners are the many citizens who received those life-saving donations.

 



One of those who was helped by the August blood drive is a young woman named Kaitlyn. The 20-year-old grew up in Waldorf and now attends college in Baltimore. She was born with sickle cell anemia and despite the health challenges she has faced, she has excelled in school and embraces life. Kaitlyn received transfusions from two donors at the first Battle of the Badges.  She now undergoes a blood exchange transfusion every three weeks which requires 9 pints of blood to complete.




We hope the upcoming blood drive is an even bigger success than the first! Please consider donating that day.

Here are the details:

When: July 12, 2019 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Kentland Community Center
             2413 Pinebrook Avenue
             Landover, MD 20785

If you do think you’ll be able to stop by that day, please make an appointment by downloading the free Blood Donor App at 3cu.be/blood, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

WANTED WEDNESDAY


Theft Investigation




We’re starting Wanted Wednesday with details of a theft investigation. Detectives are working to identify the suspect in these photos. The preliminary investigation reveals he stole a wallet at a fast food restaurant in the 6000 block of New Hampshire Avenue in the Chillum area. This theft occurred on April 27th. Please call us with info at 301-699-2601. Please refer to case 19-0024694.


Theft Suspect


We’re also working a theft investigation at a convenience store in the 6000 block of Annapolis Road in Landover Hills. The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect in this photo stole a wallet at the business on June 10th. Please call detectives at 301-699-2601. Please refer to case 19-0034116.


Burglary Investigation


Investigators are working to close a burglary in the West Lanham Hills area. The suspect in these photos is wanted for stealing lawn equipment from a home on Hendricks Drive back on June 7th. Please call us if you recognize him at 301-699-2601. Refer to case 19-0033624.


Robbery and Shooting Suspect


A cash reward is available in this next case. The Prince George’s County Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for this suspect. He’s 20-year-old Gary Mauzey, whose last known address was on Butte Place in Waldorf. He’s linked to the robbery of man in the 4000 block of 28th Avenue in Temple Hills back on February 16th. During the robbery, the victim was shot in the leg. If you know where we can find Mauzey, please call 301-749-5064 or 1-866-411-TIPS. You won’t have to give your name


Monday, June 17, 2019

PGPD Arrests Suspect in Weekend Homicide in Riverdale

James Young

The Homicide Unit charged a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting in Riverdale on Saturday evening. The victim is 40-year-old Curtis Mosley of Dean Drive in Hyattsville. The suspect, 39-year-old James Jacob Young of the 4000 block of 23rd Parkway in Temple Hills, was taken into custody in Washington, DC, today.  

On June 15th, at approximately 7:45 pm, patrol officers responded to the 6000 block of Patterson Street for a shooting. The officers located the victim outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He died several hours later at a hospital.

In the moments after the shooting, the victim told witnesses the name of the person who had just shot him. Mosley and Young were acquaintances. The motive remains under investigation.

Young is charged with first and second degree murder and related charges. He’s in custody in Washington, DC, awaiting extradition to Prince George’s County.


If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call our detectives at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.) Please refer to case 19-0035271.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

PGPD Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Bowie


The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in the unincorporated section of Bowie. The victim is 14-year-old Kamal Nashid of Goodloes Promise Drive in Bowie.

On June 15th, at approximately 1:30 pm, patrol officers were called to Church Road and Fairview Vista Drive for a collision involving a pedestrian. They located the pedestrian, Nashid, suffering from critical injuries. He was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital.

The preliminary investigation reveals Nashid was jogging when, based on witness statements, he ran into the crosswalk before southbound vehicular traffic on Church Road had stopped. He crossed one lane of traffic in front of an unidentified red pickup truck and was then struck by a car in the second lane. The driver of the striking car remained on the scene. The driver of the red pickup truck did not remain on the scene. Investigators would like to speak to the truck's driver to assist in the investigation. 

Anyone with information on this case 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 (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.

Friday, June 14, 2019

PGPD Investigating Homicide in the Town of Fairmount Heights


Prince George’s County Police Homicide Unit detectives are investigating a homicide in the town of Fairmount Heights. The victim is 23-year-old Zoe Spears of Eastern Avenue in Northeast Washington, DC.
On June 13th, at approximately 11:55 pm, officers with the Fairmount Heights Police Department responded to the 600 block of 59th Avenue for the report of an unresponsive female on a sidewalk. She was suffering from a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Detectives are actively working to establish a motive and identify suspect(s).
The Prince George’s County Police Department investigates all homicides in the town of Fairmount Heights.
If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call our detectives at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.) Please refer to case 19-0034889.


Thursday, June 13, 2019

PGPD Arrests Suspect for Sexual Assault in Suitland

Michael Haskins


Detectives charged a Suitland man for sexually assaulting a woman in Suitland on Tuesday. The suspect is 39-year-old Michael Haskins of the 4000 block of Skyline Drive.

On June 11th, at approximately 7:30 pm, patrol officers were called to the 4000 block of Silver Hill Road for the report of a sexual assault. When they arrived, they discovered a witness subduing Haskins at the scene. The witness had stepped in when he heard the victim screaming for help. Officers arrested Haskins on the scene.  

The preliminary investigation reveals Haskins grabbed the adult female victim as she was walking. He then sexually assaulted her not far from Silver Hill Road near a footpath. The victim and suspect do not know each other.

There are no other sexual assaults reported in the area, but detectives would like to speak to anyone with information on Haskins to include whether he has committed a similar crime before. Haskins is charged with first degree rape and assault. He’s in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.

Anyone with information on Haskins or this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Sexual Assault Unit at 301-772-4908. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.) Please refer to case 19-0034367.

 


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wanted Wednesday


Burglary Suspect


We’d like to know what has caught his attention – so if you know him, have him give us a call. Detectives would like to talk to him about a burglary at a liquor store. The burglary occurred on June 10th at the store in the 7000 block of University Boulevard. Anyone with information that could help identify this suspect is asked to please call 301-699-2601. Please refer to case 19-0034055.

Theft Suspect


Detectives are also working to identify this suspect. He’s wanted in connection with a theft at a tobacco store on June 5th at approximately 2:40 pm. The store is in the 3000 block of Branch Avenue. If you recognize this suspect, please call 301-749-5064. Please refer to case 19-0033008.

Theft Investigation


Detectives are also investigating a theft at a drugstore on May 25th. They would like to talk to the two people in these photos. The store is in the 7000 block of Marlboro Pike. If you have information that could help detectives, please call 301-772-4911. Please refer to case 19-0030629.


Burglary Investigation



And finally, we are working to identify the suspects linked to multiple thefts from autos at a facility on West Hampton Place on June 7th. The suspects also stole a TV from the closed facility. If you have information that could help us close this case, please call 301-772-4911. Please refer to case 19-0033411.

Monday, June 10, 2019

PGPD Investigates Fatal Collision


The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit (CARU) is conducting the investigation into a fatal collision on Friday. The decedent is 24-year-old Deshawn Williams of Butler Street in Southeast Washington, D.C.

The preliminary investigation reveals, on June 7th, at approximately 8:05 am, a patrol officer was conducting stationary radar on East Capitol Street in the area of Maryland Park Drive when his radar detected Williams driving 58 mph in a 30 mph zone.  The officer left his post in an effort to conduct a traffic stop on Williams. Williams turned right off of East Capitol Street where he immediately encountered a vehicle that was stopped at a stop sign at Old Central Avenue.  Williams is seen traveling into the oncoming lane of traffic around the stopped vehicle. As he headed westbound on Old Central Avenue, he crossed the double yellow line into the oncoming single lane of traffic in order to pass at least 4 other vehicles. Williams then re-entered the westbound lanes near Maryland Park Drive where he lost control and ultimately struck the gate of a closed business and a fire hydrant. He was ejected from his vehicle. He died of his injuries a short time later at a hospital. 

Anyone with information on this case 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 (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.



Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Forestville


Detectives with our Homicide Unit are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred late Friday night. The victim is 25-year-old Reggie Horne of Jordan Park Boulevard in Forestville. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Tipsters will never have to give their name. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime.

On June 7
th, at approximately 10:45 pm, patrol officers were called to the 8100 block of Jordan Park Boulevard for a report of a shooting. The officers discovered Horne in the roadway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

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

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives 301-772-4925.  Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.) Please refer to case 19-0033567.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Man Charged in Connection With Patuxent Elementary School Incident

On Friday, June 7th at 4:16pm, we received a 911 call of an active shooter at Patuxent Elementary School in the 4400 block of Bishopmill Drive in the unincorporated area of Upper Marlboro.  Officers arrived within minutes of the call, set up a perimeter and entered the facility.  There was an aftercare program in session at the school, so there were approximately six school age children and several adult employees inside the facility. Our officers quickly and safely escorted those individuals out of the building while other officers began searching the facility room by room to ensure that there was no threat.  Officers determined that no one was injured, there was no evidence of shots fired, and there were no weapons found.  

Our officers quickly identified a suspect and with the help of the community, our investigators and search teams located 35-year-old Ricard Campbell of the 16700 block of Wardlow Road in the unincorporated area of Upper Marlboro.   Preliminarily, detectives determined, he had entered the school and made threatening statements to a staff member.  It was later determined that Campbell had a grill lighter in his possession that a staff member perceived, at the time, to be a possible weapon.

Here is a link to the final briefing Friday with Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski and Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO, Dr. Monica Goldson:


https://tinyurl.com/yydt2sam



Campbell is now charged with robbery and is currently in the custody of the Department of Corrections.  Preliminarily, detectives determined that while inside the school, he robbed a staff member of a piece of jewelry.  

We sincerely thank Prince George’s County Public Schools, our partner law enforcement and area public safety agencies for their assistance and quick response.   And we sincerely thank our community for your patience and assistance as well.  

As a reminder, in the event of a major critical incident, please be sure to monitor our social media platforms for the latest updates as information becomes available.  You can follow us on Twitter: @PGPDNews and on the Prince George’s County Police Facebook page.

Friday, June 7, 2019

PGPD Investigating Fatal Collision Involving Motorcycle


The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Thursday night. The victim is 28-year-old Odir Rivas of 14th Avenue in Langley Park.

On June 6th, at approximately 9:30 pm, patrol officers were dispatched to the 9900 block of Croom Road in the unincorporated section of Upper Marlboro for a collision involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck. The motorcyclist, Rivas, was pronounced dead on the scene. The truck’s driver suffered what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation reveals Rivas was heading northbound on Croom Road, when for reasons that are under investigation, he crossed the double yellow line into the southbound lanes and collided head-on with the pickup truck.

Anyone with information that could help investigators 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 (8477); online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com or the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app to your mobile device).

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

PGPD Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Beltsville

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Beltsville. The collision took place on June 1, 2019. The victim died on June 3rd. The victim is 57-year-old Lisa Layton of Evans Trail in Beltsville.
 
On June 1st, at approximately 9:05 pm, patrol officers were called to the 3600 block of Powder Mill Road for a collision involving a pedestrian. The pedestrian, Layton, was rushed to a hospital for critical injuries. The involved driver was not hurt.
 
The preliminary investigation reveals the pedestrian was in the roadway, possibly crossing the street, when she was struck by a car heading northbound. The victim was not in a crosswalk at the time. The driver remained on the scene following the collision.
 
Anyone with information that could help investigators 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 (8477); online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com or the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app to your mobile device).

Wanted Wednesday

Robbery Suspects


We’re starting Wanted Wednesday with our search for four robbery suspects. The suspects targeted a shop in the 4000 block of Toledo Terrace on June 3rd.  The preliminary investigation reveals the suspects stole multiple items and also struck an employee. If anyone recognizes these suspects, please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered. Please refer to case 19-0032639.


Convenience Store Armed Robbery


We are also investigating a robbery at a convenience store. The suspect displayed what appears to be an assault rifle during the robbery at the store in the 2000 block of Varnum Street. This is the only reported robbery with a weapon of this kind. No one was hurt. This crime took place on June 1st at approximately 3:20 am. If you have information that could help detectives, please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. Refer to case 19-0032114. A cash reward is available.


Theft Investigation


Up next, our investigation into a theft from a vehicle. That theft took place on April 23rd on Elfin Avenue in Capitol Heights. The man in this photo attempted to use a debit card stolen during that theft. Please call us with info on his identity. Detectives can be reached at 301-772-4911. Refer to case 19-0023913.

Assault Suspect


Do you recognize this suspect? He’s wanted in connection with an assault at a store on County Road on May 31st. The preliminary investigation reveals he assaulted an employee who was not seriously hurt. If you have information that could help detectives, please call 301-772-4911. Please refer to case number 19-0031982.


Burglary Suspect


And finally, this suspect is wanted for breaking into a liquor store in Fort Washington. The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect broke in on May 19th shortly before 4:00 am. Once inside, he took cash from the registers. If you recognize him, please call 301-292-5399. Please refer to case 19-0029392.





Tuesday, June 4, 2019

PGPD Investigating Domestic-Related Murder/Suicide in Clinton


The Homicide Unit is investigating a domestic-related murder/suicide in Clinton. The victim is 46-year-old Anika Browne. The deceased suspect is her boyfriend, 49-year-old Gordon Johnson. They lived together in a home on E. Boniwood Turn in Clinton.

On June 3rd, at approximately 10:10 pm, patrol officers responded to the couple’s home in the 5800 block of E. Boniwood Turn for a welfare check. The officers discovered the victim in a bedroom suffering from gunshot wounds. The suspect was discovered in the same bedroom with what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. They were both pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives are working to establish a motive in this case.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call our detectives at 301-772-4925. Please refer to case 19-0032671. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

Monday, June 3, 2019

Second Victim in District Heights Shooting Dies

Updated June 10, 2019: The second shooting victim has died of his injuries. He is identified as 28-year-old Antonio Taitano-Walker of Silver Park Drive in Suitland. Detectives continue to investigate this shooting and ask anyone in the community with information to please call 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is available. 

Homicide Unit detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Saturday morning. The victim is 26-year-old Davion Brandon of Curtis Drive in Suitland. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime.


On June 1st, at approximately 1:30 am, officers on patrol discovered a car idling in a parking lot in the 1900 block of Rochelle Avenue. The officers discovered Brandon and a second person inside of the car suffering from gunshots wounds. The officers called for emergency medical personnel and then immediately began to render aid to both victims. Brandon was pronounced dead on the scene. The second victim suffered critical injuries and remains hospitalized.


Detectives are actively working to identify suspect(s) and determine a motive for this fatal shooting.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call our detectives at 301-772-4925. Please refer to case 19-0032094. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

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