Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Homicide Detectives Release Surveillance Video of Person of Interest



Homicide Unit detectives today released surveillance video of a man they’d like to talk to in connection with a recent homicide.

On May 9, 2018, at approximately 6:10 pm, patrol officers responded to Annapolis Road at the Baltimore-Washington Parkway for the report of a shooting. Officers found the victim, 29-year-old James Edwards of New Carrollton, in the roadway suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

On the video, the person of interest is seen walking into a convenience store on South Dakota Avenue in the District. This video was recorded approximately 15 minutes after the fatal shooting.

A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random act.

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 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.)


Teacher Charged With Sexually Abusing Student


Simeon Smith


 Detectives charged a Waldorf man with sexually abusing a student at a school in Morningside. The suspect is 31-year-old Simeon Smith of the 3000 block of Midlothian Place in Waldorf. Smith is a teacher at Imagine Foundations at Morningside Public Charter School.

The preliminary investigation reveals Smith inappropriately touched and sexually assaulted the 14-year-old girl several times between February and April of 2018. This occurred on school grounds. Smith has admitted to sexually abusing the victim.

Smith is charged with sexual abuse of a minor, 3rd degree sex offense and related charges.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Child and Vulnerable Adult Unit at (301) 772-4930. 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 Arrest Suspect in Forestville Homicide


Kenjuan Wilson

Homicide Unit detectives identified and charged a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting in Forestville last week. The suspect is 19-year-old Kenjuan Wilson of the 3300 block of Walters Lane in Forestville.  

On May 16th, at approximately 11:00 am, patrol officers responded to the 3200 block of Walters Lane for a shooting. Once on scene, they discovered the victim, Tyjuan Lawrence, in a parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The preliminary investigation reveals the fatal shooting stemmed from a dispute between the suspect and victim. They were acquaintances. Wilson is charged with first and second degree murder and related charges. He’s in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.

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 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, May 21, 2018

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Oxon Hill

Homicide Unit detectives are actively working to arrest the suspect(s) who fatally shot a man and wounded another man in Oxon Hill. The victim of the fatal shooting is 28-year-old Rodney Snowden of Goodluck Road in Greenbelt.

On May 20th, at approximately 7:25 pm, patrol officers responded to the 5600 block of Saint Barnabas Road for the report of a shooting. Snowden was discovered outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He died later at a hospital. The second victim was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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

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), 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.)

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Forestville

Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in Forestville. The victim is 19-year-old TyJuan Lawrence of Hil-Mar Drive in District Heights. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime.

On May 16th, at approximately 11:00 am, patrol officers responded to the 3200 block of Walters Lane for a shooting. Once on scene, they discovered Lawrence in a parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wanted Wednesday


Armed Robbery Investigation


We’re starting Wanted Wednesday with a brazen robbery at a market in Brentwood. These two suspects, both carrying weapons, demanded cash from employees at the market on 37th Street on May 10th. The victims complied. No one was hurt. We are urging our community to call us with any information so we can make quick arrests in this case. Please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is available.

Jewelry Store Theft



Detectives are also working to arrest this theft suspect. He’s wanted for stealing several pieces of jewelry at a store in the 7900 block of New Hampshire Avenue Monday afternoon. The suspect wore a distinctive shirt which could help identify him. Anyone with information that could help detectives is asked to please call 301-699-2601.  

Convenience Store Robbery



Detectives are also actively working to find and arrest this smiling suspect. He’s wanted for robbing a convenience store in Oxon Hill on Monday. This robbery took place at approximately 9:30 pm at the store in the 5000 block of Livingston Road. We are offering a cash reward for info that leads to an arrest and indictment. Anyone with information is urged to contact detectives at 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS.

Package Theft Suspect


This suspect is wanted for stealing packages off of a front porch in Fort Washington. This took place on May 10th at approximately 4:45 pm. The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect was driving in this pictured white Kia with Maryland tags – 1CF4226. Detectives are working to determine if she’s linked to similar crimes in the area. Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to call 301-749-5064. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

PGPD Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Clinton on Monday May 14th, 2018


On May 14th, at approximately 3:40 am, Prince George’s County Police officers responded to a commercial burglar alarm at a Checkers fast food restaurant in the 8000 block of Woodyard Road.

The preliminary investigation reveals that, once on scene, officers observed a suspect inside of the business with a crowbar trying to break into a safe. A perimeter was immediately established. Officers yelled to the suspect to come out of the business with his hands up and surrender. An officer observed that the suspect was holding a possible weapon and alerted other officers on scene. The suspect exited a side door with the weapon in his hand and pointed it at least two officers. Officers ordered the suspect to drop the weapon. One of the officers who was just yards away, discharged his duty weapon, striking the suspect one time in his leg. Officers administered first aid on the suspect using their department-issued trauma kits. The suspect later died of his injury at the hospital. No officers were hurt.




This photographed weapon was recovered next to the suspect. Evidence technicians also recovered a spent shell casing from that gun at the scene. A screwdriver was also recovered. It is believed the suspect broke into a neighboring business by using a gun to shoot out a window to gain entry just prior to breaking into the Checkers.

The PGPD officer who discharged his weapon and struck the suspect is Corporal Scott Weisbrod. He has been with the department for 7 years and 9 months and is currently assigned to the Bureau of Patrol. 

The deceased suspect is 24-year-old Anthony Trice Jr., of the 10000 block of Piscataway Road in Clinton

Corporal Weisbrod is on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.   

Friday, May 11, 2018

WITH BIKES...AND RUNNING SHOES…PGPD REMEMBERS THE FALLEN


The National Police Unity tour is set to pass by Prince George’s County Police Headquarters Saturday while the National Law Enforcement Memorial Run is set to pass through County next Monday.   

We need your faces and your cheers of support this Saturday and this coming Monday.  Our own PGPD Unity Tour Team has been rolling for 3 days now.  Here they are at the beginning.




And here they are Thursday at the gravesite of our own Detective Corporal Jacai Colson where they stopped while making their way back home.  Ultimately, the Unity Tour will end on Saturday at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in DC.   


This Saturday, the men and women of the PGPD Unity Tour Team will be pedaling past our headquarters on their way to the National Memorial in DC.  *We believe they will begin to arrive at PGPD HQ around 11:30AM.*  Time is subject to change, but that is still our best educated guess at this point.    

Last year, the PGPD Unity Tour team was very proud to announce their first female rider on the team.  This year, there are two women on the cycling team and one of them is a district commander making her the very first commander to ever join the team.   

Our Prince George’s County team will be joined by HUNDREDS upon HUNDREDS of other riders from law enforcement agencies across the country, as well.  
Our media partners are welcome to join us at Headquarters, 7600 Barlowe Road, Palmer Park.   Your contacts are PGPD Media Relations staff members:  Corporal Harry Bond (cell 240-695-4790) and Lt. Manny Rivera (cell 240-695-4505.)
The PGPD Media Relations Division will keep you posted as to the riders’ progress and potential arrival times in the County.  Please STAY TUNED to our Twitter page @PGPDNews.   
AND RUNNERS take your mark!  

Our own PGPD runners are making their way to Philadelphia Friday as they prepare for this weekend’s National Law Enforcement Memorial Run from Philly to Washington DC. 




Please mark your calendars for a pivotal stop along the run route Monday 10:15 AM at our DISTRICT I station, 5000 Rhode Island Avenue, Hyattsville, Maryland, 20782.  PGPD will be holding a ceremony at District 1 and cheering folks on from there.  Sgt.  Mujahid Ramzziddin’s wife, Tammi, will join us.   

Please stay tuned!

We wish our teams great success and we sincerely thank them for representing the Men and Women of the Prince George’s County Police Department and our residents!

Death Investigation in Lanham Now a Homicide; Teenage Suspect in Custody

Taahir Butler
Homicide Unit detectives charged a teenager in connection with a fatal stabbing inside of a home in Lanham on Thursday. The victim is 53-year-old Herman Jackson of Woodstream Terrace in Lanham. The suspect is 16-year-old Taahir Butler. The victim was in a relationship with the suspect's mother. They all lived in the same house. 

On May 10th, at approximately 4:00 am, patrol officers responded to a home in the 7000 block of Woodstream Terrace. They discovered the victim suffering from stab wounds. He died a short time later at a hospital.

The preliminary investigation reveals the victim and suspect became involved in a dispute. During that altercation, the suspect shot the victim several times with a BB gun and then stabbed him.

Butler was in the home when officers arrived. He has confessed to stabbing the victim. He is charged as an adult with first and second degree murder. He's in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status. 

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 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.)

Missing Man Found

UPDATE: Monday, May 14, 2018, Mr. Taylor has been safely located.

Harvey Taylor
The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in searching for a missing person. He is identified as 82-year-old Harvey Taylor. He was last seen in the 11400 block of Brooklee Drive in Upper Marlboro on May 10, 2018, at 9:00 am.

Harvey is 6’1”, and 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt and black hat. 

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division – Central Region at (301) 772-4911.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting


Homicide Unit detectives are actively working to arrest the suspect(s) who fatally shot a man Wednesday evening.  The victim is 29-year-old James Edwards of Lamont Drive in New Carrollton. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random act.

On May 9, 2018, at approximately 6:10 pm, patrol officers responded to Annapolis Road at the Baltimore-Washington Parkway for the report of a shooting. Officers found the victim in the roadway suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

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 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.)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

An Open Letter of Gratitude from Police Chief Hank Stawinski


On Tuesday, May 8th, the Prince George’s County Police Department lost 44 year old Corporal Kevin Brooks to an apparent medical emergency while he was off-duty.  Brooks was a 12 year veteran of District IV who touched many lives and helped guide many careers at PGPD.  He was a beloved husband and father.  His PGPD brothers and sisters are heartbroken and are asking the community to please keep Corporal Brooks’ family in their thoughts and prayers.  


Meantime, we are sharing the following letter from our Chief with the community and fellow law enforcement in Northern Virginia: 


An open letter from Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski to members of Virginia State Police, Fairfax County Police, City of Fairfax Police, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Fairfax County Animal Protection Police, and beyond….


To all of the Men and Women of Public Safety, particularly in Northern Virginia, who treated us with dignity and respect and opened their arms to us in our time of need, I wish to extend my personal thanks and my thanks on behalf of the 1700 Men and Women of the Prince George’s County Police Department. We experienced the tragic and sudden loss of a young officer with a brilliant career in front of him.  All of this was exacerbated by the fact that it all unfolded outside of our home jurisdiction.  The processes of assisting family, bringing officers together, and informing community could have been challenging, but what we found was that we were welcomed, and we were, in every way that matters, at home.  For you to take the extraordinary step of lining the procession route from INOVA Fairfax Hospital all the way out I-66 in similar fashion to what we would do for our own was touching in a way that I can’t express.  You have my heartfelt thanks.  You have the thanks and the respect of the Men and Women of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

Chief Hank Stawinski
Prince George’s County Police   



And we know there were many others out there…we thank you!  


Wanted Wednesday


Burglary Suspect
Detectives are asking for our community to call with any information on this suspect. He’s wanted for breaking into a house on Longleaf Road in Capitol Heights on April 30th. This is a clear photo of the suspect, so please call us if you can help identify him. There is a cash reward. Detectives can be reached at 301-390-2116 or 1-866-411-TIPS. 

Burglary Investigation
This is the suspect we’re working to identify in connection with a burglary at a fast food restaurant in Clinton. On May 1st, at approximately 1:30 am, the investigation reveals he broke into the closed restaurant on Woodyard Road. He broke in through the drive-through window. He stole cash and another item from inside the business. Please call 301-868-8773 with any information on his identity. 

Convenience Store Robbery
Robbery Unit detectives are working to identify the four suspects who robbed a convenience store in Cheverly. This robbery took place on May 6th at approximately 11:00 pm at the store in the 6000 block of Arbor Street. The suspects had weapons and demanded cash from an employee. If you have any information, please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Prince George’s County Police Mourning the Loss of Corporal Kevin Brooks

With heavy hearts, we are sharing the following message that Chief Hank Stawinski and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 89 President John Teletchea sent to the Men and Women of the Prince George’s County Police Department earlier this evening.  

To All of the Men and Women of the Prince George’s County Police Department,

It is with deep sadness that I inform all of you of the death of Corporal Kevin L. Brooks Sr. #3018. Corporal Brooks was off duty and had a medical emergency which led to a motor vehicle accident. Kevin was a 12 year veteran of the Prince George’s County Police Department assigned to District IV; where he spent his whole career. Please keep the Brooks family in your thoughts and prayers. 

To our media partners and the community, the incident occurred on interstate 395 in Virginia near the Beltway and is being investigated by Virginia State Police.    VSP is handing all media inquiries in reference to the investigation.  

Chief Stawinski wishes to thank the multiple law enforcement agencies who are assisting our agency this evening.   There are no words to describe our sincere appreciation and thanks at this most difficult time.  

We are asking for privacy for Corporal Brooks’ family as they grieve the loss of their beloved husband and father.  

Thank you very much, 

PGPD

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Missing Man Found

Update May 3, 2018: Mr. Henry was safely located.


The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in searching for a missing person. He is identified as 54-year-old Jerome Henry. He was last seen in the 2800 block of Millvale Avenue in Forestville on May 2, 2018, at 2:45 pm.

Henry is described as an African American male, 5’11”, and 240 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans. 

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division – Central Region at (301) 772-4911.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Detectives Investigate Double Homicide in Capitol Heights


Homicide Unit detectives are working to identify and arrest the suspect(s) who fatally shot a couple in their Capitol Heights home. The victims are 64-year-old Dan Leake and 62-year-old Wilhelmina Leake of Omaha Street. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime.

On May 2nd, at approximately 3:05 am, patrol officers responded to the 4700 block of Omaha Street for the report of a shooting. They discovered the victims inside suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. They were pronounced dead on the scene.

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

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 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.) 

Patrol Officer Rescues Baby Girl Left in Hot Car For Hours

“God, please let this child be alive,” that was the first thought that went through Corporal Darryl Wormuth’s mind on Tuesday. He was looking at a one-and-a-half year old girl strapped in a car seat, her head tilted forward and she wasn’t moving. She was alone in a hot car and it turns out she had been there for hours. The corporal moved closer to check on her – thankfully, she was breathing. 




Hours earlier, Corporal Wormuth had made another disturbing discovery – a man lying face down in a nearby grassy area in the 3600 block of Parkway Terrace Drive in Suitland. Wormuth called for backup and emergency medical help for the man. He also noticed the unresponsive man had a lanyard around his neck with keys and a car key fob. Corporal Wormuth hit the panic button on the key fob to determine whether the man had arrived to that location in a car, in an effort to locate any paperwork, identification cards, anything that might help Wormuth figure out who the man was. The key fob never activated any of the cars in three nearby lots.

Corporal Wormuth then escorted the conscious but verbally unresponsive man to the hospital. Roughly three hours later, the officer returned to the apartment complex on Parkway Terrace Drive to continue his shift. Wormuth says “something just kept nagging at my mind,” so he returned to patrol the same area when he began to hear music coming from a parked car. When he walked up to the car, he saw that the driver’s side window was down and that the engine was running. He looked into the open window and that’s when he saw the infant girl in the backseat and he said that prayer. He immediately called for backup. Once he was certain the little girl was breathing and alert, he summoned the property manager of the apartment complex. Responding officers and the complex manager gave the little girl chicken nuggets and water.
Corporal Wormuth also found a phone in the car and noticed dozens of missed calls. He swiped one of the missed calls and was able to reach the little girl’s grandmother. Soon, the little girl’s grandmother and mother arrived on scene and were able to take the child home.





The man who Corporal Wormuth found unresponsive hours earlier was a family member of the baby and had been caring for her. He has been charged with reckless endangerment and a related unattended child charge.

WANTED WEDNESDAY

Attempted Bank Robbery
We are starting Wanted Wednesday this week with our active search for a suspect wanted for trying to rob a bank.  On April 30th, at approximately 10:00 am, the suspect walked into a branch in the 3000 block of Branch Avenue in Temple Hills. He demanded money from a teller but ultimately left without any cash. If you recognize him, please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. We are offering a cash reward in this case. 

Robbery Suspects
These two suspects who are wanted for robbing a gas station in College Park wore unique disguises to mask their faces. One suspect wore  crocheted fabric and the other a Maryland flag scarf.  Despite the attempt to hide his identify, a surveillance camera recorded an image of one of the suspects without his face covered. These two suspects robbed a gas station in the 8400 block of Baltimore Avenue.  Please call detectives with any information in this case. They can be reached at 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS.

Robbery Investigation
Detectives are working to identify these two suspects linked to a robbery in District Heights. On April 26th, at approximately 1:45pm, the two suspects and an accomplice approached a victim on Parston Drive and demanded money. One of the suspects had a gun. The victim complied. Following the robbery, the suspects fled in a gold, four-door sedan with DC plates. Please call 301-772-4425 or 1-866-411-TIPS with any info. A cash reward is available. 



Package Theft Suspect
Please call us if you recognize this suspect who is wanted for a package theft in Bowie. The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect snatched a box outside of a home on Hall Station Drive on
April 23rd. We are offering a cash reward. Please call 301-390-2179 or 1-866-411-TIPS.

Missing Man Found

Updated May 4, 2018: Mr. Carrington has been located. 

Brian Carrington 

The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing man. He is identified as 25-year-old Brian Carrington. He was last seen in the 11400 block of Accolade Court in Clinton at about 8:00 pm on March 30, 2018.

Carrington is described as an African American male, 5’8” tall, 170 pounds. Carrington was last seen wearing a blue jacket and denim jeans.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division - Southern Region at (301) 292-5300.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Update in Case of a PGPD Officer-Involved Shooting on April 30th, 2018

The Prince George’s County Police Department is in the midst of an internal investigation into an officer-involved shooting of a suspect wanted for an armed robbery and a  shooting in the District.

On Monday, April 30th at approximately 11:00 am, our fugitive task force, acting on a request from the Metropolitan Police Department, was attempting to arrest the wanted suspect in the 5800 block of Cherrywood Lane in Greenbelt. Preliminary information indicates after being allowed into an apartment by the suspect’s family members, officers announced themselves and called out to the suspect by name several times requesting that he come out of a closed bedroom.   When he refused, one officer had to forcibly open the bedroom door.  In the moments that followed, there was a confrontation between the suspect and the officer during which time the officer perceived a threat and fired a single shot striking the suspect in the abdomen.   The officer was not injured.  Officers immediately rendered emergency medical aid to the suspect and he was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

By way of new information this morning, our investigators executed and completed a search warrant of the apartment and found no weapons.  

The officer involved in Monday’s shooting is Corporal James Dwyer.  He is a 19 year veteran of the agency who has been assigned to the PGPD fugitive task force for the past two years.  As a matter of standard procedure, Dwyer has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the internal investigation.

As for the wanted suspect who was shot, he remains in the hospital in stable condition.  For information on his arrest warrant and the charges he is facing in the District, please contact Metropolitan Police.  

To our community, we are sharing the following link of Chief Hank Stawinski’s press briefing Monday.  

https://www.facebook.com/PGPD1/videos/1906020339416422/

PGPD Announces the Graduation of Session 135


The Prince George’s County Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of 28 recruits from the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Training Academy on Wednesday.

Of the 28 graduates, 18 will join us here at the PGPD. The remaining officers will join the Prince George’s County Office of the Sheriff (2), Maryland National Capital Park Police-Prince George's County Division (6), and the City of Bowie (2).  Two of the graduates have military experience. And we’re pleased to announce that two graduates have immediate family members who serve on our department or with Maryland Park police.

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

When:  Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Time:  11:00 am  
Where:  Riverdale Baptist Church, 1177 Largo Road, Upper Marlboro Maryland 

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

Monday, April 30, 2018

Detectives Charge Suspect With a Sex Offense Involving a Minor

Nathan Clinkscale
Prince George’s County Police charged a man for engaging in a sexual act with a minor. The suspect is 25-year-old Nathan Clinkscale of the 9000 block of Summit Circle in Upper Marlboro.

On April 30th, at approximately 1:30 am, patrol officers were called to a home on Teakwood Drive in Upper Marlboro. The victim’s mother called police after finding Clinkscale in her teenage daughter’s bedroom. The suspect and victim recently met on a dating website.  

Clinkscale is charged with 3rd degree sex offense. He’s in custody of the Department of Corrections.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to please call our 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.)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Detectives Arrest Suspect for Homicide in Largo in March


Price Grier
Homicide Unit detectives arrested a man for a homicide in Largo in March. He's 50-year-old Price Grier of the 7900 block of Glenarden Parkway in Glenarden. He's charged with fatally shooting his daughter's ex-boyfriend, 39-year-old Omar Wright of Largo. 

On March 28th, at approximately 11:05 pm, patrol officers responded to the 600 block of Harry S. Truman Drive for the report of a shooting. When they arrived on the scene, officers found the victim in a parking garage suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect shot the victim during an argument. 

Grier is charged with first degree murder and related charges. He's in custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status. 


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 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.)

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Missing Man Found

UPDATE Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 5:30pm. Mr Wanamaker has been located in good condition.


Oliver Wanamaker

The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in searching for a missing person. He is identified as 76-year-old Oliver Wanamaker.He was last seen in the 10000 block of Quiet Brook Lane in Clinton on April 26, 2018, at 12:30 am.

Wanamaker is described as an African American male, 5’10”, and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing an unknown shirt/jacket, blue jeans and black slippers. 

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division – Southern Region at (301) 292-5300 or 301-749-5064.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

High School Coach Charged With Sexual Abuse of a Minor


Charles Wolford



Detectives today arrested and charged a high school coach for engaging in a sexual relationship with a student. The suspect is 23-year-old Charles Wolford of the 1600 block of Willowwood Court. He is a track coach at Fairmont Heights High School in Hyattsville.

The preliminary investigation reveals the sexual acts occurred between Wolford and the 16-year-old female student in the last week. None of the sexual acts took place on school grounds. Wolford is also a teacher’s aide at Gladys N. Spellman Elementary School in Cheverly. 

There are  currently no accusations of wrongdoing connected to that school.

Wolford is charged with sexual abuse of a minor, second degree assault and fourth degree sex offense/person in position of authority. He is in custody of the Department of Corrections.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to please call our 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.)








WANTED WEDNESDAY


Theft Investigation
Up first this Wanted Wednesday – surveillance video of a theft suspect. Please take a moment and look at this video. We’re asking our community to help us identify this theft suspect. The preliminary investigation into this theft reveals the suspect stole a wallet from a customer inside of a business in the 6800 block of Oxon Hill Road in Oxon Hill. Credit cards in that stolen wallet were then used to make purchases at several businesses around the county – totaling thousands of dollars. The theft occurred in January. If you recognize this suspect, please call 301-749-5064 or 1-866-411-TIPS.


Robbery Suspect
He tried to hide his face but we’ve still got a good look at this robbery suspect. Robbery Unit detectives are working to identify this suspect who targeted a game store on Silver Hill Road in District Heights. The robbery took place on April 22nd at about 2:30 pm. If you have information on this case, please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered. 


Burglary Investigation
Detectives are also investigating a burglary at a pizza shop in Capitol Heights. These two pictured suspects smashed through the front door of the business in the 1400 block of Addison Road on April 18th around 2:00 am. Once they were inside, the suspects stole cash. Please call 301-390-2160 or 1-866-411-TIPS. 
Detectives believe one of the suspects from the Capitol Heights pizza shop burglary is also linked to a similar crime in District Heights. On April 21st, at approximately 5:15 am, a suspect wearing a camo jacket broke into a pizza shop on Parston Drive. He grabbed cash and then fled the scene. If you have any information that could help detectives, please call 301-390-2109 or 1-866-411-TIPS.

Robbery Investigation
This suspect is wanted for robbing a restaurant in Temple Hills. The preliminary investigation reveals he walked into the business on St. Barnabas Road on April 23rd at about 9:45 am. The suspect displayed a gun, demanded cash and an employee complied. He then fled the area. Anyone with info on this case is urged to call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. Tipsters are eligible for a cash reward. 








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