Wednesday, June 3, 2020

PGPD Investigates Double Fatal Collision in Suitland

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The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision late Sunday night in the 5800 block of Suitland Road. Two people inside of a Dodge Charger were killed. The deceased driver is identified as 33-year-old Henry Creel of Washington DC. The deceased passenger is 40-year-old Jamila Wooten of Forestville. They were pronounced dead on the scene. There were no other occupants in their car.

The preliminary investigation revealed the Dodge Charger sideswiped two vehicles on Suitland Road before ultimately striking a pole. PGPD investigators are working to determine exactly what led to Creel losing control of the car. The preliminary investigation revealed officers with the Morningside Police Department had attempted to stop Creel’s car a short time before the collision.

The drivers and passengers of the two sideswiped vehicles were not hurt. A fourth, unoccupied car, also sustained damage.

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.
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PGPD Investiga Choque Que Cobra Dos Vidas en Suitland

La Unidad de Análisis y Reconstrucción de Choques del Departamento de la Policía de Prince George’s investiga un mortal choque vehicular ocurrido en la cuadra 5800 de Suitland Road el domingo en la noche. Dos personas que viajaban dentro de un Dodge Charger perdieron sus vidas. El fenecido conductor fue identificado como Henry Creel, de 33 años de edad y vecino de Washington DC, mientras que la pasajera fue identificada como Jamila Wooten, de 40 años de edad y vecina de Forestville. Ambos fueron declarados muertos en la escena. No había más ocupantes en el vehículo.

La investigación preliminar reveló que el Dodge Charger impactó por el lado a dos vehículos en Suitland Road antes de estrellarse contra un poste. Investigadores de PGPD buscan determinar  qué exactamente llevó a que Creel perdiera control del vehículo. La investigación también reveló que oficiales del Departamento de la Policía de Morningside habían intentado detener el vehículo de Creel poco antes del choque.

Los conductores y pasajeros de los 2 vehículos chocados por el lado no resultaron heridos. Un cuarto vehículo que se encontraba desocupado también sostuvo daños.

Pedimos que quien tenga información sobre este caso por favor llame a la Unidad de Análisis y Reconstrucción de Choques al 301-731-4422. Quienes deseen permanecer anónimos pueden llamar a Crime Solvers al 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), o ir en línea a www.pgcrimesolvers.com, o utilizar la aplicación móvil “P3 Tips” (busque “P3 Tips en el Apple Store o en Google Play para bajar la aplicación a su móvil).

Wanted Wednesday


Armed Robbery Suspect


Up first this Wanted Wednesday, our active search for this robbery suspect who targeted two businesses in two hours. In both cases, he displayed a gun while committing the crime. The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect first robbed a convenience store in the 3300 block of Branch Avenue on June 1st around 10:10 pm. 



Shortly before midnight, this same suspect robbed a liquor store in the 4900 block of Marlboro Pike. If you recognize the suspect or have information that could help detectives identify and locate him, please call 301-516-2830 or 1-866-411-TIPS. We are offering a cash reward. Please refer to case 20-0026687. 

Vandalism Suspect

Detectives are also asking for our community’s assistance in identifying this suspect in connection with a vandalism. He wore a unique face covering while committing the crime. The preliminary investigation revealed the suspect caused damage to two ATMs at a bank in the 6900 block of Temple Hill Road. This took place on May 31st at approximately 2:30 pm. The suspect was seen fleeing in the above SUV. If you recognize this suspect, please call 301-749-5064 and reference case number 20-0026588.

Gas Station Armed Robbery

Our Robbery Unit detectives are also investigating a robbery at a gas station in the 6200 block of Allentown Road in Temple Hills. This suspect was armed with a knife when he demanded cigarettes from employees. The robbery took place on May 30st at approximately 1:10 am. Please take a close look at this suspect and call if you have any information. Detectives can be reached at 301-516-2830 or 1-866-411-TIPS. We are offering a cash reward. Please refer to case 20-0026243.

Residential Burglary Investigation 

Detectives want to talk to this person of interest in connection with a series of residential burglaries that took place in the District Heights area. If anyone has information that could help identify this person, please call 1-866-411-TIPS or detectives at 301-772-4911. Please refer to case number 20-0022093/20-0025323.

Burglary Suspect

Next, our investigation into a residential burglary in Clinton. We are asking for the community’s help to identify this suspect who is linked to the burglary at a home on Old Branch Avenue on May 21st. Please call 1-866-411-TIPS or 301-868-8773 and refer to case number 20-0024808.

Bike Theft Suspect

This next suspect is wanted for stealing a bicycle from a home on Cherry Hill Road in Beltsville. If you have information that could help identify him, please call 301-937-0910 and refer to case number 20-0019240.

Theft Suspect

Finally, if you have information on the person in this picture, please call us. The preliminary investigation revealed he stole money from the victim on Laurel Bowie Road in Laurel on May 19th. Please call us at 301-937-0910 with any info. Please refer to case 20-0024548. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Chief Stawinski Suspends Three Officers; Internal Affairs Investigation Launched Over Use of Force

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Today at noon, Chief Stawinski and the Department’s Executive Command Staff became aware of a cell phone recording of two officers detaining a suspect at a Langley Park gas station. While attempting to handcuff the suspect, one of the officers kicked him twice. Upon reviewing the video, the two involved officers and their immediate supervisor were suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.  

“I am sorry and I am angry. I am sharing the video in the interest of transparency. During my tenure as Chief of Police, four officers have been criminally prosecuted for assault. This will be thoroughly investigated and in keeping with past practice, the findings will be referred to the Office of the State’s Attorney,” said Chief Hank Stawinski.

The preliminary investigation revealed the officer who used force observed an assault and attempted to detain the involved suspects. After a foot chase that ended at the gas station, he was able to handcuff one suspect. He is then seen on the video taking the second suspect to the ground. When a backup officer arrived, that second officer assisted the first officer in the apprehension. During that attempt to handcuff the suspect, the first officer kicked the suspect. The two suspects were ultimately released when the assault victim could not be located.

The video can be viewed at this link: https://youtu.be/tvUI6D-LWcE

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Jefe de la Policía Hank Stawinski Suspende a Tres Oficiales; Lanzan Investigación de Asuntos Internos En Respuesta a Uso de Fuerza

Hoy a mediodía, el Jefe de la Policía Hank Stawinski y el personal del Comité Ejecutivo se enteraron de una grabación de celular que mostraba a dos oficiales quienes detenían a un sospechoso en una gasolinera de Langley Park. Mientras intentaban esposar al sospechoso, uno de los oficiales le pateó dos veces. Tras revisar el vídeo, los dos oficiales involucrados junto a su supervisor inmediato fueron suspendidos mientras aguardan el resultado de la investigación.

“Lamento la situación y estoy furioso por ella. Estoy compartiendo el video con tal de ser transparentes. Durante mi tiempo como Jefe de la Policía, hemos acusado criminalmente a cuatro oficiales por agresión. Este incidente será investigado a cabalidad y, siguiendo lo que ha sido nuestra práctica, será referido a la Oficina del Fiscal Estatal,” declaró el Jefe de la Policía, Hank Stawinski.

La investigación preliminar reveló que el oficial que utilizó fuerza había observado una agresión e intentó detener a los sospechosos involucrados. Luego de una persecución que acabó en la gasolinera, éste pudo esposar a un sospechoso. Luego en el vídeo se puede ver a éste llevando al suelo al segundo sospechoso. Una vez llegó un oficial de refuerzo, ese segundo oficial asistió al primero con el arresto. Durante este intento por esposar al sospechoso, el primer oficial le pateó. Al final ambos sospechosos fueron puestos en libertad tras la Policía no haber podido localizar a la víctima de la agresión.

El video puede verse a través del siguiente enlace: https://youtu.be/tvUI6D-LWcE

Monday, June 1, 2020

Fatal Shooting in Riverdale Under Investigation

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Homicide Unit detectives are actively working to identify and arrest the suspect(s) who shot and killed a man in Riverdale. The victim is 49-year-old Keith Donnell Jenkins of Lanham. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime.
On May 31st, at approximately 10:45 am, patrol officers responded to the 6300 block of Carters Lane for the report of a shooting. The victim was located outside suffering from a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead on the scene.

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

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 301-516-2512. 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 number 20-0026421.

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Bajo Investigación Asesinato a Tiros en Riverdale

Detectives de la Unidad de Homicidios buscan identificar y arrestar al sospechoso(s) de matar a tiros a un individuo Riverdale. La víctima fue identificada como Keith Donnell Jenkins, de 49 años de edad y vecino de Lanham. Preliminarmente, los detectives entienden que no fue un crimen al azar.

El 31 de mayo, a eso de las 10:45 de la mañana, nuestros oficiales acudieron a la cuadra 6300 de Carters Lane tras recibir información sobre un tiroteo. Los oficiales hallaron a la víctima con una herida de bala en las afueras  y le declararon muerto en la escena.

Nuestros detectives investigan para establecer motivo e identificar posible(s) sospechoso(s) en este mortal tiroteo.

Pedimos que quien tenga información sobre este caso por favor llame a la Unidad de Homicidios al 301-516-2512. Quienes deseen permanecer anónimo pueden llamar a Crime Solvers al 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), o ir en línea a www.pgcrimesolvers.com, o utilizar la aplicación móvil “P3 Tips” (busque “P3 Tips en el Apple Store o en Google Play para bajar la aplicación a su móvil). Por favor refiérase al caso número 20-0026421.

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