Friday, February 3, 2023

Detectives Arrest Suspect in Connection with Armed Carjacking

Larry Hagans                                                


The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement team arrested a man who was in possession of a car that had recently been carjacked in the Riverdale area. The suspect is 27-year-old Larry Hagans of District Heights.

On February 2, 2023, at approximately 4:00 pm, WAVE observed the carjacked car in the 5000 block of Silver Hill Court in District Heights and conducted a stop. The vehicle had been carjacked at gunpoint on January 17, 2023, in the 800 block of Rittenhouse Street. Detectives took Hagans into custody. They recovered a loaded handgun in his coat.

The Carjacking Interdiction Unit charged Hagans with auto theft and firearms offenses. He’s in the custody of the Department of Corrections.

If anyone has information on regarding this case, they are urged to contact WAVE detectives at 301-516-3788. Please refer to case 23-0003415.

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PGPD Arrests Two Juveniles for Armed Carjacking; Suspects Used Stolen Kia to Commit Crime

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement team arrested two 16-year-old males for armed carjacking. Both suspects live in Washington, DC. They are charged as adults.

On February 2, 2023, at approximately 1:40 am, officers responded to the 7700 block of Landover Road in Landover for the report of an armed carjacking. The victims advised officers they had been carjacked at gunpoint by multiple suspects while at the location to use an ATM. The suspects also stole property from the victims. The suspects fled the crime scene in the victims’ car as well as the white Kia they had arrived in.  

Later that morning, at approximately 11:45 am, members of the WAVE team observed the white Kia used in the carjacking. The detectives stopped the Kia Optima in the 4700 block of Marlboro Pike in Capitol Heights. The Kia had been reported stolen on January 31, 2023, in a neighboring jurisdiction. The two juvenile suspects were taken into custody. Some of the victims’ property taken during the carjacking was also recovered.

Carjacking Interdiction Unit detectives conducting the investigation charged both juveniles with armed carjacking. They are in the custody of the Department of Corrections.

If anyone has information on regarding this case, they are urged to contact WAVE detectives at 301-516-3788. Please refer to case 23-0006548.

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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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Gun Recovered at William Wirt Middle School

The Prince George’s County Police Department is actively investigating a 13-year-old student at William Wirt Middle School in the unincorporated section of Hyattsville for bringing a loaded gun onto school property. 

At approximately 11:40 am, a student alerted School Security that the 13-year-old was in possession of the gun while on school property. School Security located the student who admitted to bringing the gun to school but advised that he placed the handgun inside of a classroom.  The loaded gun was recovered from a classroom drawer. 

We are in consultation with the Department of Juvenile Services regarding the investigation.

Bladensburg Fatal Collision Under Investigation

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash that occurred Wednesday evening in the town of Bladensburg. The deceased driver is 22-year-old Michelle Hernandez of Bladensburg.

On February 1, 2023, at approximately 8:15 pm, officers responded to the 5400 block of Annapolis Road for a single-vehicle collision.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Hernandez was traveling westbound on Annapolis Road. For reasons now under investigation, her car veered to the right side of the roadway, struck a raised concrete curb, and left the roadway, striking a security chain and pole. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422.

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