Wednesday, November 22, 2017

WANTED WEDNESDAY

Theft at Liquor Store

We’re starting Wanted Wednesday with a theft case in College Park. Our investigation reveals the pictured suspect stole several bottles of liquor from a store in the 8000 block of Baltimore Avenue. This theft occurred on November 12th. Please call 301-699-2601 with any information on this case.


Robbery Investigation
We’re also asking for our community’s assistance in identifying three suspects wanted in a robbery in Landover on November 8th. In this case, the suspects approached the victim on 75th Avenue and assaulted him causing minor injuries.  They then took the victim’s property before fleeing the area. Anyone who recognizes the suspects in these photos is urged to call 301-772-4425 or 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is available.


Restaurant Theft
 
We’re also searching for this suspect who snatched a purse at a restaurant in Langley Park. This occurred on November 11th at the business in the 7000 block of Riggs Road. Please call 301-699-2601 with any information on this theft.

Detectives Investigate Homicide in City of District Heights

Detectives are investigating a homicide in the city of District Heights Tuesday night. The victim is 23-year-old Rondell Foo of District Heights Parkway in District Heights.

On November 21st, at about 9:20 pm, patrol officers with the District Heights Police Department responded to the 6300 block of Sunvalley Terrace for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim outside suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

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.)


Toys for Tots Toy Drive Underway at PGPD


The gym at Prince George’s County Police headquarters is filling up fast with boxes of toys – including hundreds of new bikes. The PGPD is once again proudly partnering with the United States Marine Corps Reserves in hosting the Toys for Tots program in Prince George’s County. Every Christmas season the program collects new and unwrapped toys and distributes them to families in need.  

Donations are now being accepted for this year’s toy drive. Please visit https://edgewater-md.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx to find drop-off locations and to register to receive toys. The toys collected by the PGPD and our partners will be distributed in December to those who have pre-registered. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

PGPD Suspends Probationary Officer After Assault Charge in DC

 
A probationary Prince George's County Police Officer is now suspended after the Metropolitan Police Department charged him with assault with a dangerous weapon.  Probationary Police Officer Zaid Abed was off duty at the time of his arrest early Sunday morning

Officer Abed is currently a probationary officer assigned to the Bureau of Patrol.  After graduating from the academy, officers are placed in a probationary status for their first year.  Abed’s been employed by the PGPD for 11 months.

Our Special Investigation Response Team (SIRT) of our Internal Affairs Division launched an administrative investigation after learning of the arrest. 

For more information regarding the criminal investigation, please contact the Metropolitan Police Department.

 

PGPD Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision


The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in District Heights that occurred on Sunday evening.

 The pedestrian killed is 57 year old Lorraine Lawrence of District Heights. 

 At 6:22pm on November 19th, patrol officers were called to the 6000 block of Druid Place in District Heights for a collision between a car and a pedestrian.   Lawrence was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

 The circumstances of this case and the events leading up the fatal collision are under investigation.  Preliminarily, we know that there was an earlier collision between a car and a SUV at County Road and Marlboro Pike.  For reasons which remain under investigation, the two vehicles stopped at the location on Druid Place.  Lawrence who was a passenger in the SUV got out of the vehicle and was standing behind the other car when the driver of that car backed up and hit Lawrence.  The driver of the striking vehicle remained on scene and called 911.    
  
Detectives are in the very early stages of the investigation, but anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS, 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.)

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Critical Missing Man Located Deceased at Hospital

53 year old Eddie Goodman Jr. of Northeast DC was reported missing to our agency by a family member on October 18th.  Our investigation has now revealed that Mr. Goodman was already deceased and had been listed as a John Doe on October 9th at Prince George's County Hospital Center.   In the days and weeks that followed the missing persons report on October 18th, we contacted area hospitals in our search for Mr.  Goodman.  On Friday, November 17th, our homicide detectives were called to the hospital for assistance in making identification on a John Doe in the morgue at which time a fingerprint scan identified the male as Mr. Goodman.  Our preliminary investigation indicates no foul play is suspected in Mr. Goodman's death.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

PGPD Working to Identify Man Who Exposed Himself to Children

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating after two middle school students reported a man exposed himself to them as they walked to and from school. The students attend Benjamin Stoddert Middle School in Temple Hills.

The first reported incident occurred on November 9th at approximately 3:30 pm. The victim says she was on Keith Street walking home from school when a man in a gray car exposed himself to her.  

The second reported incident occurred on November 16th at approximately 7:30 am as the student was walking along 23rd Parkway on his way to the school. In that case, the victim says a man in a gray car also exposed himself.  The suspect did not touch either victim.

We are moving additional police resources to the area around the school as detectives continue to investigate.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives 301-749-5064.  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 for September Homicide in Temple Hills

Anthony Stewart


Detectives with our Homicide Unit identified and arrested the suspect wanted for a September homicide in Temple Hills. The suspect is 25-year-old Anthony Stewart of the 1700 block of Lyman Place in Northeast, DC. He’s charged with the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Ibrahim Kamara of Hannah Way in Upper Marlboro.


On September 27th, at about 12:40 am, patrol officers were called to the 4000 block of Rocky Mount Drive for a shooting. When they arrived, they found the victim outside with a gunshot wound to his body. He died at the scene.


Preliminarily, detectives believe the shooting stemmed from a dispute between the suspect and victim who were acquaintances. Stewart is charged with first and second degree murder and related charges. He is 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.)

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

WANTED WEDNESDAY

Theft Investigation


 Detectives would like to speak to the person in this photo in connection with a theft investigation. On November 3rd, the suspect broke into a car on Sullivan Court in Beltsville. Anyone who recognizes the person in the photo is asked to call 301-937-0910.


Burglary Investigation

These two suspects are wanted for a burglary at a business in Colmar Manor. The burglary occurred on November 12th at approximately 5:15 am. The investigation reveals the two suspects stole cash from the business in the 4000 block of Bladensburg Road. Please call 301-699-2601 with any information that could help detectives with this case.

Robbery Investigation

Robbery Unit detectives are working to identify and arrest the suspect who robbed a restaurant on November 10th. The suspect targeted the business on Rhode Island Avenue at approximately 10:30 pm. Once he stole cash, the suspect fled toward Utah Place and 40th Avenue. Anyone with information is asked to call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is available.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in City of New Carrollton

Detectives with our Homicide Unit are conducting an investigation into a fatal shooting in the city of New Carrollton on Monday. The victim is 24-year-old Desmond Burns of 85th Avenue in New Carrollton. 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.

On November 13th, at about 7:45 pm, patrol officers and officers with the New Carrollton Police Department were called to the 5300 block of 85th Avenue for a shooting. When they arrived, officers discovered the victim outside with a gunshot wound to the body. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead
a short time later.

Detectives are looking to identify a suspect(s) and a 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.)

Monday, November 13, 2017

PGPD Charges Suspect in Connection With Bladensburg Police Department Officer-Involved Shooting

At the request of the Bladensburg Police Department, PGPD detectives and the PGPD Crime Scene Investigations Division were called in to handle the initial criminal investigation in connection with a Bladensburg Police Department Officer-Involved shooting.   
On November 12th, at about 9:05 pm, officers with the Bladensburg Police Department responded to the 5200 block of Newton Street for the report of an armed man. After a foot pursuit and a Bladensburg officer-involved shooting, the circumstances of which are under investigation by their department, Bladensburg officers recovered the suspect's weapon and what is preliminarily believed to be the drug “PCP” at the scene.

Our detectives have charged the suspect, 29-year-old Davon Hight of the 1900 block of Mississippi Avenue in Southeast, DC with the following:  

1) Possession With Intent to Distribute a CDS (PCP)
2) Handgun on Person
3) CDS possession not marijuana 

The Bladensburg Police Department launched a routine, internal investigation into their officer-involved shooting. All questions about the status of the officer and the investigation into the officer-involved shooting should be directed to the Bladensburg Police Department.

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.)


PGPD Investigating Fatal Collision in Laurel

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Laurel on Friday evening. The victim is 39-year-old Sarah Elizabeth Hensley of Oxwell Lane in Laurel.


On November 10th, at about 5:45 pm, patrol officers were called to the 9300 block of Montpelier Drive for the report of a collision involving two SUVs. Hensley was found suffering from critical injuries. She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later. The driver of the second SUV was not injured. 

The preliminary investigation reveals the victim was driving westbound on Montpelier Drive. For reasons which remain under investigation, her SUV crossed the centerline of the roadway and struck the second SUV. Hensley’s vehicle ultimately struck a tree.  

Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at 301-731-4422. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS, text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com.

Friday, November 10, 2017

PGPD Searches for Missing Man



The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing man. He is identified as 53-year-old Eddie Goodman Jr. He was last seen in the 900 block of Clovis Avenue in Capitol Heights at about 11:00 am on October 9, 2017.

Goodman Jr. is described as an African American male, 6’00” tall, 250 pounds.

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, November 9, 2017

PGPD Searches for Missing Woman

Sheila Williams


The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing woman. She is identified as 73-year-old Sheila Williams. She was last seen in the 4900 block of  La Salle Road in Hyattsville at about 11:00 am on October 27, 2017.

Williams is described as an African American female, 5’6”, 170 pounds, unknown clothing, and wears a patch over her left eye.


Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division - Northern Region at (301) 699-2601

Detectives Arrest Suspect for Setting Fatal House Fire in Seat Pleasant


Thomas Gerald Deal

Prince George’s County Police Department Homicide Unit detectives arrested and charged a man in connection with setting a fatal fire in Seat Pleasant last week. The suspect is 53-year-old Thomas Gerald Deal of 61st Street in Northeast Washington. The victims killed in the fire are identified as 56-year-old Gary Alphonso Driver of Southern Avenue in Oxon Hill and 51-year-old Derrick McDowell of Etna Drive in Upper Marlboro. 

On November 2nd, at approximately 5:30 am, the Prince George’s County Fire Department responded to the 6200 block of Foote Street for the report of a house fire. While working to extinguish the fire, firefighters located the two victims inside of the vacant residence. They were both pronounced dead on the scene. Fire investigators later determined the fire was intentionally started.

 
During the course of the investigation, evidence was collected linking Deal to the fire. The motive in this case remains under investigation. Deal is charged with two counts of first degree murder and arson. He’s in the custody of the Department of Corrections. 
 
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.)

PGPD Announces “Gift Cards for Guns” Event



The Prince George’s County Police Department is once again partnering with the faith community in an upcoming “Gift Cards for Guns” event. Guns will be accepted from anyone who wants to anonymously trade them in. The guns may be in any condition. In return, citizens will receive a gift card valued at $75, $125 or $175, depending on the type of gun. Anyone wishing to participate is asked to respond to the collection site with the gun unloaded and in the trunk of their vehicle. A uniformed police officer will greet them at the entrance and provide further instructions. Unwanted ammunition, BB and pellet guns may be disposed of at this event but will not be eligible for a gift card.



Who:      Prince George’s County Police Department
               First Baptist Church of Glenarden
               Zion Church
               University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center
           
When:   Saturday, November 18, 2017

Time:    10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Where:  First Baptist Church of Glenarden
              (Parking Lot B)
              600 Watkins Park Drive

              Upper Marlboro, MD   

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wanted Wednesday


Bank Robbery Caught on Camera


We’re starting Wanted Wednesday this week with video of a brazen bank robbery in Bowie. This robbery occurred at a bank inside of a grocery store in the 3500 block of Crain Highway. In the video, the suspect is seen waiting outside of the bank as the teller speaks with another customer. When that customer leaves, the suspect who is wearing blue gloves, sits down the teller and passes a note demanding money. He stuffs the money into his jacket and then gets up and leaves. No one was hurt. If you recognize this suspect, please call our detectives at 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. We are offering a cash reward in this case.

Theft at Cell Phone Store


Detectives are working to identify these suspects who are wanted in connection with a theft at a cell phone in College Park. The theft occurred on October 20th at a store in the 8000 block of Baltimore Avenue. The suspects took several cell phones before fleeing the store. Please call 301-699-2601 with any information on their identity.

Burglary Investigation


This suspect has his hands full. He’s wanted for stealing a TV and other property from a home on Warner Avenue in Landover Hills. The theft took place on October 30th.  If you recognize this suspect or have information that could help our detectives, please call 301699-2601. 



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