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, 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.)


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. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Prince George’s County Police Officer Suspended

Prince George’s Police Officer Steven Pascal has been extradited from Florida to Maryland.  Today, the department suspended Pascal without pay.

Pascal was taken into custody in Florida earlier this month in connection with a domestic-related assault charge in Anne Arundel County.

Pascal has been with the department for three years and is assigned to the Bureau of Patrol.

Any questions regarding the arrest should be directed to the Anne Arundel County Police Department.

Our Internal Affairs Division has already launched an investigation into the matter.

PGPD to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

The Special Operations Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am. Officers will focus on the southern portion of the county. This is one of the many checkpoints that will be conducted throughout the year.

Please never drive under the influence. The consequences are not worth the risk.

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