Tuesday, June 27, 2017

PGPD Investigates Vandalism at Cemetery in Upper Marlboro

Detectives are actively working to find and arrest the person or persons who vandalized a cemetery in Upper Marlboro. It’s believed the vandal(s) targeted the cemetery belonging to the St. Thomas Episcopal Church sometime on Friday night.

Prince George’s County Police patrol officers were called to the cemetery in the 14000 block of St. Thomas Church Road on Saturday evening. The vandal(s) knocked over 24 headstones with some of them dating back to the 1800s. The St. Thomas Church is a Prince George’s County Historic Site and is also on The National Register of Historic Places.

Detectives are asking for our community to please call us at 301-868-8773 with any information on who committed this crime. A cash reward is being offered. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

PGPD to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint

The Special Operations Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this Friday, June 30, 2017 from 9:00 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. 

Never drink and drive. The consequences are not worth the risk.

Detectives Arrest Suspect in Laurel Homicide

Patrick Andre Stran
The Homicide Unit arrested a suspect in connection with the March homicide of 33-year-old Marvin Bryan in Laurel. The suspect is 30-year-old Patrick Andre Stran of no fixed address.

On March 25th, around 5:20 am, patrol officers were called to the 13000 block of Edinburgh Lane for the report of a shooting. The victim was found inside of a car suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identify Stran as the suspect. He was arrested in California on May 22nd. He has been extradited back to Prince George’s County. The preliminary investigation reveals Stran and Bryan had known each other for several years and were involved in an on-going dispute.

Stran is charged with first and second degree murder. He is in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status. 

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), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go towww.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

PGPD Citizens’ Police Academy Graduation

This evening, we will congratulate the 61 graduates of Citizens’ Police Academy Session #40 at a ceremony at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden.

This program has offered citizens an opportunity to learn extensively about the Prince George’s County Police Department. Representatives from nearly every division interacted with the class, giving details about their division and taking questions.

We thank the graduates for their dedication to this academy and taking an interest in learning more about the PGPD.  

When:  June 26, 2017
Time:   6:00 pm
Where:  First Baptist Church of Glenarden
              3600 Brightseat Road
              Landover, MD

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