Thursday, December 14, 2017

Detectives Search for Robbery Suspects Targeting Cell Phone Stores




Robbery Unit detectives are actively working to identify and arrest the suspects who have robbed two cell phone stores in the county this month. These same suspects are linked to multiple robberies in the District of Columbia.

The above surveillance photos were taken on Tuesday, December 12th, at a store in the 6200 block of Central Avenue in Seat Pleasant. The suspects also targeted another cell phone store in the 5400 block of Silver Hill Road in District Heights on December 3rd.

In both of these cases, two suspects robbed the stores while a third suspect waited outside in a getaway vehicle.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905. 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, December 13, 2017

Suspect Charged for Making Bomb Threat at Power Plant

Raekwon Dixon
The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homeland Security Division charged a man for making a bomb threat against the Keys Energy Plant in Brandywine. The suspect is 22-year-old Raekwon Dixon of the 2900 block of Brinkley Road in Temple Hills. Dixon is an employee of a construction company currently building the power plant.

On December 8th, at approximately 7:30 pm, a bomb threat was reported at the facility on North Keys Road. Plant management ordered an evacuation. A search of the facility recovered no explosives. Investigators with the PGPD’s Homeland Security Division and members of the Arson/Bomb Task Force opened an investigation into the origin of the threat. The task force is comprised of PGPD officers and members of the Prince George’s County Fire Department.

The preliminary investigation reveals a plant supervisor received a text that indicated six bombs were placed throughout the power plant facility and were set to detonate later that evening. Through various investigative techniques, Dixon was identified as the suspect. He was taken into custody on December 12th.

“We want our community to know that we take seriously any and all threats of violence in the county. Even if the originator of a threat has no intention to cause harm to anyone, he or she could still face extensive criminal charges,” said Acting Major Zachary O'lare of the Homeland Security Division.

A search warrant executed at Dixon’s home revealed no materials necessary to make explosives.

Dixon is charged with making a false statement regarding a destructive device, making a threat of mass violence and making a bomb threat.

WANTED WEDNESDAY


Theft at Nail Salon  














We have clear photos of the three suspects linked to a theft at a nail salon in Brandywine. The theft took place on November 30th at approximately 8:00 pm. Our preliminary investigation reveals one of these suspects stole a purse at the salon in the 15000 block of Crain Highway. The victim’s credit card was then used to make fraudulent purchases worth thousands of dollars. If you recognize any of these suspects, please call 301-868-8773.


 
Robbery Suspects 



We’re also working to identify these three suspects. They’re seen on surveillance video at a convenience store – but we want to talk to them about a robbery in Landover. Our preliminary investigation reveals the three suspects approached a victim as he walked along 75th Avenue on November 8th. The suspects assaulted the victim and stole his property before running off. The victim suffered what appear to be minor injuries. If you know the identity of any of these suspects, please call 301-772-4425 or 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered in his case.
 
 Citizen Robbery at Gas Station
 

Our detectives are actively searching for this suspect. The preliminary investigation reveals he stole an elderly victim’s wallet inside of a gas station in the 5000 block of Indian Head Highway in Oxon Hill. This occurred on December 11th at about 6:10 pm. If you recognize this suspect, please call our detectives at 301-749-5064 or 1-866-411-TIPS.
 
Suspects Linked to Three Robberies
 

Robbery Unit detectives are working to track down these two suspects who are now linked to three robberies in recent weeks. The most recent robbery took place at a game store on December 8th. The store is in the 8000 block of Branch Avenue in Clinton. They’re also linked to a robbery on November 30th at a fast food restaurant on Sargent Road and another robbery at a fast food restaurant on Livingston Road on November 27th.  Please call our detectives at 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS with any information. A cash reward is being offered.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Town of Seat Pleasant

Prince George’s County Police Department Homicide Unit detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred in the town of Seat Pleasant Friday. The victim is 30-year-old Jerry Merritt of Clovis Avenue in Seat Pleasant. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.


On December 8th, at about 12:45 pm, Seat Pleasant Police officers and Prince George’s County patrol officers responded to the 400 block of 69th Place for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Responding officers also located an additional victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was also taken to the hospital for treatment of what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.


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, December 6, 2017

PGPD Investigating Shooting of 11-Year-Old Boy in Suitland



Prince George’s County Police Department detectives continue to actively investigate the shooting of an 11-year-old boy inside of a home in Suitland Tuesday evening. As of noon on Wednesday, the victim remains in critical condition.


The shooting took place at approximately 6:30 pm at a home in the 3000 block of Bellamy Way. The preliminary investigation reveals the young boy was in the care of an adult neighbor at the neighbor’s home at the time he was shot. The victim was shot one time in the upper body. The involved adult, a 33-year-old man, told detectives he was putting the gun away and was holding the handgun when it fired one time, striking the victim. The neighbor is the legal owner of the handgun.


Following the shooting, we have now learned the involved adult grabbed the child and ran to the boy's residence next door and alerted the boy's mother who was at home.  The man then drove the victim and his mother to nearby Joint Base Andrews in search of urgent  medical care. The involved adult is retired from the military and has been cooperating with our detectives. After receiving emergency medical care at Joint Base Andrews, the victim was taken to Children’s National Medical Center.


When detectives complete their investigation into this shooting, the findings will be presented to the State’s Attorney’s Office to determine whether any criminal charges will be filed. 

WANTED WEDNESDAY


Package Theft Caught on Surveillance Camera


We’re starting Wanted Wednesday with video of a supect wanted for stealing a package off the front porch of a home in Beltsville. Please watch as the suspect walks up to the door, looks around and then grabs the package. We’re asking our community to assist us in identifying this suspected thief. The theft occurred on November 17th at a home on Cherry Hill Court. Please call 301-937-0910 with any information on his identity. 


Package Theft Investigation

 
Detectives are also working to identify this suspect wanted for snatching a package from a home in Capitol Heights. This time the theft occurred on November 29thon Southern Avenue. The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect walked up to the victim’s door and after no one answered the door, the suspect picked up the package and fled the area in the pictured car. Please call 301-390-2169 with any information on this investigation.  

Here are some suggestions to help stop these types of thieves:

*If possible, pick up the ordered item at the store

*Ship the item to your workplace

*Have a neighbor keep an eye out for the item if you know you won’t be home during the delivery window

*Have the item sent to a friend or family member who is home during normal delivery hours

*If possible, ship the item to an Amazon Locker, UPS Office, FedEx Office or Post Office

*Require a signature at the time of delivery


Search for Suspect

We’re searching for this suspect who tried to rob a business in Forestville on December 1st shortly before noon. The preliminary investigation reveals he demanded money from an employee at the business in the 6600 block of Marlboro Pike. He ultimately ran from the store without any cash. Please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS with information on his identity.





Detectives believe the same suspect also targeted a supermarket in Forestville on December 2nd. The armed suspect demanded cash from an employee. The employee complied. Anyone who may have information on this robbery that occurred at 8:15 am, please call detectives at 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS.


Armed Robbery Investigation
Detectives are asking for the community’s assistance to identify this robbery suspect who targeted a convenience store in Temple Hills. The suspect walked in to the store on Branch Avenue on November 29th and demanded cash. Once the suspect got the money, he ran from the store. Please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS with any information that could help detectives with this investigation.



Fast Food Restaurant Robbery
Suspect 1

Suspect 2

These two suspects are wanted for robbing a fast food restaurant on Sargent Road back on November 30th. The preliminary investigation reveals the armed suspects jumped the counter and demanded money. Once they got cash, they ran from the business. Please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered.


Convenience Store Robbery

Suspect 1

Suspect 2

Robbery unit detectives are working to identify and arrest these two suspects wanted for robbing a convenience store in Landover Hills. This robbery took place on December 4th at about 3:00 am. If you have any information on their identities, please call 301-772-4905 or call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. You will not have to give your name and could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,500.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Surveillance Video of Robbery Suspects Targeting Convenience Stores


Prince George’s County Police Department Robbery Unit detectives are actively working to identify and arrest two suspects now linked to three armed robberies in the county in the last week. The suspects are targeting convenience stores. In each case, it’s believed one suspect acts as a lookout while the second suspect commits the robbery. Detectives believe these same suspects are robbing stores in neighboring jurisdictions as well.



This is surveillance video of one of the suspects making a purchase at one of the targeted convenience stores just minutes before that same store was robbed. This video was taken at approximately 6:35 am at the store in the 6300 block of Allentown Road in Temple Hills. The suspect is seen making a purchase and then leaving the store. A few minutes later, a second suspect robs the store. The unmasked suspect seen in this video is wearing clothing that appears to be the same clothing as the suspect who robbed another convenience store a few days earlier in Oxon Hill.  

These are the two other robberies in Prince George’s County linked to these same suspects:

*November 28th at 3:00 am – 6100 block of Oxon Hill Road in Oxon Hill
*November 27th at 11:05 pm – 9700 block of Brandywine Road in Clinton


  (November 28th)                         (November 27th)

A handgun was used in all three robberies. The getaway car in two of the robberies is pictured below. It’s a 2003 white Toyota Corolla with DC tags EB7779.


We are offering a cash reward for information that leads to an indictment in these cases. Anyone who has information that may be critical to this investigation is urged to call 301-772-4905. 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.) 

Citizens’ Police Academy & Young Adult Citizens’ Police Academy Graduate Today




Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski will congratulate the 47 graduates of our Citizens' Police Academy Session #41 and the 12 members of our Young Adult Citizens’ Police Academy Session #4 at a ceremony Tuesday evening.
These programs offer citizens and young adults an opportunity to learn extensively about the Prince George’s County Police Department. Representatives from nearly every division interact with the classes, giving details about their division and taking questions.

Who:    Prince George’s County Police Chief Henry P. Stawinski III

             Prince George’s County Police Command Staff

             Citizens' Police Academy Session #41

             Young Adult Citizens’ Police Academy Session #4



When:  Tuesday, December 5, 2017



Time:    6:00 pm



Where:  Police Services Complex

              7600 Barlowe Road

              Palmer Park, MD



Members of the media are welcome to attend. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Chief Stawinski Takes “Chief On The Go” To The Children for the Holidays



Every month, Chief Hank Stawinski takes his office out into communities across the county for a day.   The “Chief On The Go” events are spent meeting neighbors and answering your questions.  The events also serve as a great opportunity for residents to meet their district police station command staff.  This month, the Chief is going to do things a bit different in the spirit of the holidays.  The Chief will spend time with area children.  In December, we are hosting two major holiday events, the Cora Rice Christmas Party for Deserving Children and Toys for Tots where the Chief will rub elbows with our younger residents, answer their questions, and deliver too many hugs to count.  For grown ups who would like to participate as volunteers at either of these events, please reach out to Sgt. Dadzie at 301 -909-7127.

December 2016


Chief Stawinski will resume “Chief On The Go” in January 2018. 
Have a safe and happy holidays! 

Thursday, November 30, 2017

PGPD Arrests Police Impersonator Who Sexually Assaulted Victim


Prince George’s County Police detectives arrested and charged a suspect who sexually assaulted a victim while impersonating a police officer.
The suspect is 36-year-old Michael Leon Bell of the 4400 block of Dery Road in Upper Marlboro.

On November 26th at approximately 6:15 am, patrol officers responded to the 2100 block of Guilford Road in Langley Park. The officers spoke with the adult male victim who stated he had just been sexually assaulted by a man wearing a badge who had identified himself as a police officer.



The preliminary investigation reveals Bell, who was driving the pictured black 2007 Ford Crown Victoria, approached the victim in the 2300 block of University Boulevard. Bell had the badge hanging around his neck, identified himself as a police officer, asked for the victim’s ID, and then patted down the victim. Bell then told the victim the area they were in was dangerous and offered him a ride home. The victim accepted.


Bell then drove the victim to the 2100 block of Guilford Road where he climbed into the backseat with the victim. He then forced the victim to perform sexual acts. The victim was eventually able to escape the car. He took a picture of the car’s license plate as the suspect sped away.
The victim then called 911.

Based on the picture of the license plate, detectives identified the suspect. Evidence collected during the execution of a search warrant linked the suspect to the crime and also indicated there may be additional victims.  

Bell is charged with first degree rape, second degree assault, impersonating a police officer and additional charges.

Anyone who has information that may be critical to this case is urged to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit 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.)

Package Thief Caught on Home Surveillance Camera






The holiday season is here. Many of us are buying presents and having them delivered to our homes. Unfortunately, this can be a busy time for thieves who steal packages from porches – often in broad daylight. In this home surveillance video, a suspect drives up, walks to the front door of a home and then helps himself to the box that had been delivered there. This happened on November 15th at a home on Westridge Place in Camp Springs.

Here are some suggestions to help stop these types of thieves:


*If possible, pick up the ordered item at the store

*Ship the item to your workplace

*Have a neighbor keep an eye out for the item if you know you won’t be home during the delivery window

*Have the item sent to a friend or family member who is home during normal delivery hours

*If possible, ship the item to an Amazon Locker, UPS Office, FedEx Office or Post Office

*Require a signature at the time of delivery


Anyone with information in the theft highlighted in the video is urged to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division at 301-794-5064. 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.)

 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Detectives Arrest Suspect in District Heights Homicide in October


Homicide Unit detectives identified and arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting in the city of District Heights in October. The suspect is 37-year-old Davon Freeman of the 2300 block of Delano Lane in District Heights.

On October 1st, at approximately 10:50 am, District Heights Police officers responded to the 6500 block of Kipling Parkway for the report of an unconscious man. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim, 51-year-old Charles Wyche of Fort Washington, outside in an alleyway suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

During the course of the investigation, detectives developed Freeman as the suspect. The preliminary investigation reveals he shot the victim during a robbery. The suspect and victim were acquaintances. 

Freeman is charged with first 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.)

WANTED WEDNESDAY


Cell Phone Store Burglary 



This suspect is wanted for a burglary at a cell phone store. This photo was taken at the targeted store in the 7000 block of Annapolis Road. Cell phones and phone accessories were taken during the burglary. If you recognize this suspect, please call us at 301-699-2601.   


Convenience Store Robbery   


This armed suspect is wanted for robbing a convenience store in Brandywine. This robbery happened on Monday shortly after 11:00 pm at the store in the 9000 block of Brandywine Road. The suspect grabbed the register till and ran out. If you have any information on this case, please call 1-866-411-TIPS or 301-772-4905. We are offering a cash reward.   


Robbery Investigation 



These two suspects also targeted a convenience store. On Sunday morning around 5:30 am, the two suspects walked into a store in the 6200 block of Suitland Road in Suitland and demanded cash. They stole cash and cigarettes. 



They sped away in the pictured white van. Please call 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS with any information. A cash reward of up to $2500 is available and your identity will remain a secret.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Detectives Arrest Sports Trainer for Sexual Solicitation of High School Student

Detectives arrested a Baltimore man in connection with sending an inappropriate photo to a high school student. The suspect is 26-year-old Carl Joseph of the 600 block of Harwood Avenue in Baltimore. He worked with one of the girls basketball teams at Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine as a volunteer trainer. He is not a Prince George’s County Public Schools employee.

PGPD investigators learned of the incident from Prince George’s County School Security officials. The preliminary investigation reveals that earlier this month Joseph texted a photo of his full body including his genitals to the victim. A student who was aware of the photo notified a teacher. Joseph was arrested Monday and is charged with solicitation of a minor and displaying obscene nude pictures.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Children 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.)

Sunday, November 26, 2017

PGPD Investigates Domestic-Related Murder/Suicide in Landover

The Homicide Unit is investigating a domestic-related murder/suicide in Landover. The victim is 2-year-old Joseph Wang of Jumpers Court in Glen Burnie. The suspect is 34-year-old Yu Song of the 400 block of Jumpers Court in Glen Burnie. The suspect is the victim’s mother.

On November 25th, at about 10:00 pm, a family member called 911 asking officers to conduct a welfare check at a home in the 1700 block of Countrywood Court. When the officers arrived, they found the suspect and victim inside of a townhouse. Both were pronounced dead on the scene. The suspect and victim died of asphyxiation. 

The preliminary investigation reveals the mother killed her young son then took her own life. 

The motive is under investigation.

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.)

Friday, November 24, 2017

PGPD Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Adelphi


The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian in Adelphi Thursday night. The victim is 40-year-old Serge Deumeni of Gerrards Hope Drive in Bowie. The preliminary investigation reveals the victim was struck by two vehicles. The driver of the first car remained on the scene. The driver of the second car did not stay on the scene. Investigators are working to identify the second driver. 
 
On November 23rd, at about 7:30 pm, patrol officers were called to the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and Metzerott Road for the report of a pedestrian collision. The victim was found deceased in the roadway.  
 
The preliminary investigation reveals Deumeni attempted to cross New Hampshire Avenue when he was struck by the first car. The second car then struck the victim. 
 
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 (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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