Friday, October 19, 2018

Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Temple Hills

Detectives continue to investigate a fatal shooting in Temple Hills on Wednesday. The deceased man is 55-year-old David William Taylor, Sr. of 28th Avenue in Temple Hills.

On October 17th, at approximately 8:05 am, officers were called to the 4300 block of 23rd Place in Temple Hills for a welfare check of an unresponsive man in a backyard. When officers arrived, they discovered Taylor suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene. 

The preliminary investigation reveals a resident in another home in the same neighborhood shot Taylor after it’s believed he broke into the resident’s home. It appears that after being shot, Taylor fled and collapsed several houses away.

Detectives have identified and interviewed the resident. Detectives are in consultation with the State's Attorney's Office regarding any potential criminal charges 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), or go online at, 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.)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Armed Robbery at Drugstore
Up first this week, a robbery at a drugstore. Detectives are working to identify and arrest these two pictured suspects. They are wanted for robbing the drugstore on Livingston Road in Fort Washington on Monday night. The preliminary investigation reveals one of the suspects pulled out a gun while the second suspect jumped the counter. The suspects stole prescription medication. We are offering a cash reward for information on their identities. Please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. 

Burglary Suspects
Detectives are also working to identify these two suspects who recently broke into a rental car facility. They targeted the business in the 9000 block of Lanham Severn Road in Lanham on October 12th at approximately 1:30 am. The suspects made it into the business but weren’t able to steal money. If you recognize these suspects, please call us. We are offering a cash reward. Tipsters can call 301-390-2160 or 1-866-411-TIPS. 

Rental Car Business Burglary 
Detectives believe a suspect in the case out of Lanham may have targeted a second rental car business as well - this time in the 7900 block of Annapolis Road. In the early morning hours of October 12th, this suspect broke into the business but again wasn’t able to steal any money. We are encouraging anyone with information on this case or this suspect to please call 301-699-2601 or 1-866-411-TIPS.  

Convenience Store Attempted Robbery
And finally, this attempted robbery suspect targeted a convenience store in Suitland. On October 14th, he jumped the counter of the business in the 4900 block of Silver Hill Road. He ultimately ran away without any items or cash. We are asking our community to call with any information at either 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS.  A cash reward is being offered.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Suspended PGPD Officer Charged With Rape

A suspended Prince George’s County Police officer is now in custody and facing multiple charges including first degree rape, second degree rape and second degree assault. Police Officer First Class Ryan Macklin was taken into custody this evening. He is accused of sexually assaulting an adult female driver during a recent traffic stop.

The preliminary investigation reveals Macklin pulled over the driver early Thursday morning on University Boulevard in Langley Park. During that stop, Macklin is accused of forcing the victim to perform a sexual act while they were both seated in her car in a nearby parking lot. Macklin was on-duty, in uniform, and driving a marked police cruiser at the time. At this point in the investigation, there is no evidence as to why he targeted this victim. Investigators released this brief surveillance video where POFC Macklin can be seen activating his emergency equipment on his cruiser in order to initiate the traffic stop in question.

“The charges against this officer are highly troubling. Officers take an oath to protect others, not to abuse their authority in order to victimize someone. Those who live and work in Prince George’s County deserve the very best from the men and women of this department,” said Chief Hank Stawinski.

The PGPD’s Special Investigation Response Team is leading this investigation and is working closely with the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Macklin has been with the department for six years and is assigned to the Bureau of Patrol. He’s charged with a total of five charges – first degree rape, second degree rape, perverted practice, second degree assault and fourth degree sex offense.

Investigators would like to talk to anyone who has information on this officer or who may have had a similar experience with him. Please call investigators at 301-772-4795.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

PGPD Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Suitland

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Suitland. The victim is 71-year-old Blanche Jones of Bock Road in Oxon Hill. 

On October 9th, at approximately 1:00 pm, patrol officers were called to Silver Hill Road near Brooks Drive for a pedestrian collision.

The preliminary investigation reveals the involved car was heading northbound on Silver Hill Road when it struck the victim as she attempted to cross the roadway. Jones was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later. The driver of the car was not hurt and remained on scene. Preliminarily, it appears the victim was in the crosswalk at the time. Investigators are now working to determine who had the right of way.

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, 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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