Friday, April 20, 2018

Two Suspects in Custody for February Homicide in Capitol Heights

Tre Branch                                Pierre Queen 
Homicide Unit detectives identified and arrested two suspects in connection with a homicide in Capitol Heights in February. The suspects are 25-year-old Tre Branch of the 4700 block of Omaha Street in Capitol Heights and 26-year-old Pierre Queen of the 900 block of 48th Street in Northeast DC. They’re charged with the fatal stabbing of 32-year-old Joseph Whack of no fixed address.

On February 4th, at approximately 11:20 pm, patrol officers were called to the 1300 block of Glacier Avenue to check on the welfare of a man in the roadway. When they arrived, they located the victim suffering from stab wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

During the course of the investigation, detectives developed Branch and Queen as suspects. The preliminary investigation reveals the suspects stabbed the victim during a dispute. The suspects and victim were acquaintances.  The suspects are both charged with first and second degree murder and related charges. They are 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.)

PGPD Statement to Community About Ongoing Investigation Into Camera Investigation At a PGCPS Facility

On Monday April 16th, Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski and Dr. Kevin Maxwell, CEO of the Prince George’s County Public School System, jointly announced the launch of a PGPD investigation into the placement of an apparent hidden camera inside an administrative office at a Prince George’s County Public school. 

In keeping with his pledge to the community to keep residents informed, Chief Stawinski wishes to update his community on the continuing investigation.  

PGPD detectives are in the process of conducting interviews and securing warrants, so they can analyze a recording system that was attached to a hidden camera device inside an office at a local public school.  By way of new information, the Baltimore Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting PGPD in the forensic examination of the data.

At this point in the investigation, it appears the camera had been placed in a single administrative office for several months.  The location was an office and not a locker room or bathroom.   As stated earlier, it appears that the camera captured only video and no audio. 

Chief Stawinski explained, “The interviews and forensic examinations are processes that will take some time before I am able to bring definitive information to our community.   I am asking for patience and understanding as my detectives conduct their work.  Once we arrive at a point where we can confidently draw conclusions as to why the camera was placed in the office, who placed the camera there, who authorized the surveillance, and what was captured on recording, I will be able to provide our community with answers insofar the release of information does not compromise any ongoing investigation.”

In our ongoing efforts to protect the identity of the person whose office was apparently surveyed, PGPD cannot release any further information as to the camera’s location.


“I want our community to know that if, at any point in our investigation, we discover information that needs to be brought to the attention of parents whose children attend the affected school, I will do so immediately,” said Chief Stawinski.     

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

PGPD Searches for Missing Woman


The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in searching for a missing person. She is identified as 34-year-old Hye Han.

Han was last seen in the 12000 block of Fort Washingon Road in Fort Washington on April 17th, at 7:25 pm. Ms. Han could be driving a grey Toyota Sienna, with MD license plate 8CL2991.


Han is described as an Asian female, 5’6”, and 115 pounds. 


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

Detectives Arrest Three Suspects in Langley Park Homicide

Jesus Urquilla-Guevara      Luis Sical            Gilmer Sical-Dubon

The Homicide Unit arrested three suspects in connection with a homicide in Langley Park in March. The suspects are 43-year-old Jesus
Urquilla-Guevara of the 8400 block of 15th Avenue in Langley Park, 32-year-old Luis Sical of the 8000 block of 15th Avenue, and 23-year-old Gilmer Sical-Dubon of the 1000 block of Quebec Terrace. They are charged with the fatal stabbing of 29-year-old Enrique Jacinto Miguel of 14th Avenue in Langley Park.

On March 31st, shortly before 3:00 pm, patrol officers responded to the 1400 block of University Boulevard for a welfare check. When they arrived, officers found the victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

During the course of the investigation, detectives identified the three suspects. The preliminary investigation reveals the fatal stabbing stemmed from an earlier altercation between Sical and the victim. Urquilla-Guevara had admitted his involvement in the homicide. All three suspects are charged with first and second degree murder and related charges. They are 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), 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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