Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wanted Wednesday

Surveillance Video of Armed Robbery


This week we’re starting Wanted Wednesday with surveillance video that captures a brazen robbery at a business in Capitol Heights. This happened back on June 13th. On the video, two suspects in a blue car stop at the business. A victim approaches the car and the suspects immediately begin to rob him. One of the suspects is armed with a gun. A second victim at the business is also robbed before the suspects flee the area. The victims were not badly hurt. Detectives did identify and arrest the driver in this video and are now asking the community to help track down the passenger. A cash reward is being offered for information in this case that leads to an indictment. Please call 301-772-4425 or 1-866-411-TIPS.

Theft Investigation



These three suspects are wanted in connection with a theft at a tool store on Baltimore Avenue in Beltsville. The theft occurred on August 8th. If you know any of these suspects, please call 301-937-0910 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.


Convenience Store Robbery



The Robbery Unit is working to find and arrest this suspect who committed an armed robbery at a convenience store. The suspect targeted the store in the 9000 block of Oxon Hill Road on August 14th. The shirt he’s wearing appears to say “Express” . If you have any information on this case, please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered.

Robbery Investigation



These two pictured suspects robbed a drugstore in the 11000 block of Beltsville Drive in Beltsville. The robbery happened on August 15th around 12:30 am. The suspects demanded cash from an employee and then fled the store. We’re offering a cash reward for information in this case. Please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS.

Robbery Suspect



We’re also working to identify this suspect who robbed a convenience store on Auth Road in Camp Springs on August 15th. This robbery took place shortly before 3:00 am. The suspect jumped the counter and forced an employee to hand over cash. Call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS with info.

  

PGPD Investigates Domestic-Related Murder/Suicide in Upper Marlboro

The Homicide Unit is investigating a domestic-related murder/suicide in Upper Marlboro. The victim is 54-year-old Bernard Williams of Miller Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. The suspect is 53-year-old Kiwa Toomer of the 14000 block of New Arcadia Lane. The victim and suspect were in a relationship.

On August 15th, at about 7:45 pm, officers were called to the suspect’s apartment for a welfare check. When the officers arrived, they found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Toomer was discovered with what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Both Williams and Toomer were pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives are working to establish a motive in this case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s 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 to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online. 

Important cancellation message regarding Seat Pleasant Kevin Durant Day

In support of the City of Seat Pleasant, the Prince George's County Police Department is sharing the following message: 

The festival scheduled for Kevin Durant Day in the City of Seat Pleasant this Thursday, August 17th, 2017 is CANCELLED.   

The parade only will go on as scheduled from 10 am to 11 am

All media inquiries are being handled by the City of Seat Pleasant.  

Thank you for sharing this message.  

Monday, August 14, 2017

Detectives Arrest Suspect in Capitol Heights Homicide

Martinez Ferrell 

Detectives with our Homicide Unit identified and arrested a suspect wanted for a recent homicide in Capitol Heights. The suspect is 38-year-old Martinez Ferrell of the 1000 block of Atlee Drive in Landover. He’s charged with the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Kevin Hawkins of Harrods Way in Landover.

On July 29th, at about 11:30 am, patrol officers were called to the 1400 block of Pine Grove Road for a welfare check. The officers found the victim lying on the side of the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. He died of his injuries on August 3rd.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives identified Ferrell as a suspect in this fatal shooting. He and the victim were acquaintances.  Detectives are working to identify the motive in this case.

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 to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.

Detectives Investigate Fatal Shooting in Lanham

Detectives with our Homicide Unit are conducting an investigation into a fatal shooting in Lanham last Friday. The victim is
24-year-old Troy Foster of Valley Terrace in Southeast DC. 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 August 11th, at about 9:15 am, patrol officers were called to the 7000 block of Palamar Turn in Lanham for a welfare check.  When they arrived, officers discovered the victim lying on a footpath with gunshot wounds to the body. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives are looking to identify a suspect(s) and a motive in this case.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s 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 to www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Two Teens Arrested for July Homicide in Adelphi

Elias Portillo


Homicide Unit detectives arrested two teenage suspects in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 47-year-old man. One suspect is 14-year-old Elias Portillo of the 7900 block of 18th Avenue in Adelphi. He is charged as an adult. The second suspect is a 13-year-old male. He is charged as a juvenile. The suspects are charged with the murder of Francisco Sagastizado of no fixed address.


On July 27th, at about 8:10 am, patrol officers with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police Department responded to the 7800 block of West Park Drive for an unresponsive male. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim outside in the woods suffering from stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The preliminary investigation reveals the victim was stabbed when he refused the suspects’ demands for money.

Both suspects are charged with first and second degree murder. Portillo is in custody of the Department of Corrections. The 13-year-old suspect is in custody of the Cheltenham Youth Detention Facility.

Anyone with information about 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), text, “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

PGPD Investigating Fatal Collision in Adelphi

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash in Adelphi on Tuesday. The victim’s name will be released once his family is located and notified. 

On August 8th, at about 6:20 am, patrol officers were called to the 10000 block of Riggs Road for the report of a crash involving two cars.

The preliminary investigation reveals the victim was heading northbound on Riggs Road when for reasons which remain under investigation, his car crossed the center line and ultimately struck a second car in the southbound lanes. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the second car suffered what appear to be non-life threatening injuries.

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.

WANTED WEDNESDAY

Convenience Store Armed Robbery 
 
Robbery Unit detectives are working to find this suspect who robbed a convenience store in Lanham. The masked suspect robbed the store in the 9000 block of Annapolis Road on August 4th shortly after midnight. If you know anything about this crime, please call 301-772-4925 or 1-866-411-TIPS. We are offering a cash reward of up to $2,500.


Auto Parts Store Burglary
This suspect stole cash and other items from an auto parts store on Riggs Road. This break-in happened on June 25th around 3:30 am. Please take a close look at these images. If you recognize him, please call 301-699-2601.  




Liquor Store Robbery
 
Investigators hope the community has information on the identities of the two suspects in these photos. They’re wanted for the armed robbery of a liquor store in Forestville on August 2nd. They targeted the store on Forestville Road shortly before 1:00 pm. Please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS with any info. There is a cash reward.


Purse Theft
Detectives with our Regional Investigation Division - Northern Region - would like to talk to this suspect. He’s wanted in connection with the theft of a purse in late July. The theft occurred in the 6400 block of New Hampshire Avenue. If you know who he is, please call 301-699-2601. 


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Detectives to Canvass in Mount Rainier Homicide Investigation





This evening, Homicide Unit detectives will canvass a Mount Rainier neighborhood in their investigation into the fatal shooting of German Garcia-Paredes of Newark Road in Brentwood. The 25 year old was killed on Saturday. 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 names.

On August 5th, at about 6:15 am, patrol officers with the Mount Rainier Police Department responded to the 3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue to check on the welfare of a man found on the sidewalk. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives are working to identify a suspect(s) and motive in this case.

The canvass is scheduled for 5:30 pm today and will begin in the 3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue.

The Prince George’s County Police Department investigates all homicides within the City of Mount Rainier. 

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

PGPD Announces the Graduation of Session 132

The Prince George’s County Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of 15 recruits from the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Training Academy. 

Of the graduates of Session 132, two have family members who are active duty or retired Prince George’s County Police officers. We are also proud of the five graduates with military experience. All 15 members of Session 132 will join us here at the Prince George's County Police Department.

When:   Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Time:    11:00 am

Where:  Riverdale Baptist Church
              1177 Largo Road
              Upper Marlboro, MD

Members of the community and the media are welcome to attend. 


Detectives Ask For Community’s Assistance to Locate Homicide Suspect



Robert Suesbury


Robert Suesbury


Homicide Unit detectives are asking for the community’s assistance in our continued effort to locate and arrest a suspect wanted in a double homicide in Suitland in July. Investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for 27-year-old Robert Suesbury of the 1600 block of Euclid Street in Northwest Washington. Detectives believe Suesbury is still in our region.

On July 9th, at about 7:20 pm, patrol officers responded to the 4600 block of Silver Hill Road for the report of a shooting. Twenty-two-year-old Courtney Simms of 23rd Parkway in Temple Hills and 23-year-old Anthony Douglas of 28th Avenue in Marlow Heights were fatally wounded. The shooting occurred in an alleyway between two businesses.

One suspect is already in custody in connection with this case. He’s 19-year-old Jharrod Armstrong of the 1400 block of Fairmont Street in Northwest Washington. Investigators are working to identify the third suspect seen in surveillance video captured at the shooting scene.


The three suspects are seen on the surveillance video getting out of a car and then walking out of the screen toward the victims. After the shooting, one of the suspects is seen running back to the car. Preliminarily, detectives believe the suspects intended to rob the victims.

Armstrong and Suesbury are both charged with first and second degree murder.

Anyone with information about where we can find this suspect is asked to please 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 to www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.



Monday, August 7, 2017

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Mount Rainier

Detectives are investigating a homicide in the City of Mount Rainier. The victim is 25-year-old German Garcia-Paredes of Newark Road in Brentwood. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On August 5th, at about 6:15 am, patrol officers with the Mount Rainier Police Department responded to the 3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue to check on the welfare of a man found on the sidewalk. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim suffering from trauma to his upper body. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Detectives are working to identify a suspect(s) and motive in this case.

The Prince George’s County Police Department investigates all homicides within the City of Mount Rainier.

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

Friday, August 4, 2017

Two Suspects in Custody in Connection With Riverdale Park Homicide

Updated August 8, 2017: Detectives arrested the third suspect in connection with this homicide investigation. The suspect is 21-year-old Stephen Strand of the 6000 block of Sargent Road in Chillum. He is in the custody of the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections on a no-bond status. He’s charged with first and second degree murder.

Stephen Strand


Marquise Dinkins
Charles Davis

 Prince George’s County Police Department Homicide Unit detectives identified and charged two suspects in connection with a homicide in Riverdale Park late last month. The suspects are 19-year-old Marquise Dinkins of the 1000 block of Holbrook Terrace in Washington and 30-year-old Charles Howard Davis of the 500 block of Emerson Street in Bladensburg. They’re charged in connection with the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Cesar Bazan of 69th Place in Landover Hills.

On July 26th, at about 8:30 pm, patrol officers with the Riverdale Park Police Department responded to the 5500 block of 54th Avenue for a shooting. When they arrived, the officers discovered Bazan outside suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he died a short time later.

The preliminary investigation reveals the suspects and victim got into an argument before the shooting.

Dinkins is in custody in the District of Columbia awaiting extradition to Prince George’s County. Davis is in custody of the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections on a no-bond status. Both are charged with first and second degree murder.

The Prince George’s County Police Department investigates all homicides in Riverdale Park.

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

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Capitol Heights

Homicide Unit detectives have taken over an investigation into a now fatal shooting in Capitol Heights. The victim was shot on Saturday, July 29th, and passed away on Thursday. He’s 29-year-old Kevin Hawkins of Harrods Way in Landover. 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 July 29th, at about 11:30 am, patrol officers were called to the 1400 block of Pine Grove Road for a welfare check. The officers found the victim lying on the side of the roadway suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. He died of his injuries on August 3rd.

Detectives are actively working to identify a suspect(s) and motive in this case.

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 to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Wanted Wednesday

Attempted Bank Robbery



We’re starting Wanted Wednesday this week with our search for the suspect who tried to rob a bank yesterday afternoon. The suspect posed as a customer before trying to get cash from the bank in the 7500 block of Marlboro Pike in District Heights. This occurred around 2:40 pm. The suspect ran from the bank without getting any money. Please take a moment and look at these photos and call us with any information at 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. We are offering a cash reward in this case.



Armed Robbery Investigation


Our Robbery Unit is also working to identify this suspect wanted for the armed robbery of a tobacco store in Greenbelt. The suspect who is wearing a distinct red jacket targeted the store in the 10000 block of Greenbelt Road on July 30th at about 12:20 pm. If you recognize this suspect, please call us at 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward of up to $2,500 is available. 

Theft Investigation


We are also actively working to identify this suspect. He’s wanted for a theft at a convenience store in the 10000 block of Baltimore Avenue in Beltsville on July 22nd. The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect jumped the counter and stole cash from the register. Please call 301-937-0910 or 1-866-411-TIPS with information on his identity.

PGPD Investigating Fatal Crash in Temple Hills

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash in Temple Hills Monday evening. The victim is 53-year-old Jeanette Bryan of Donnell Place in District Heights.

On July 31st, at about 8:00 pm, patrol officers responded to St. Barnabas Road near 28th Avenue for a crash. The preliminary investigation reveals for reasons which remain under investigation, Bryan’s car struck a curb while leaving a parking lot. The victim’s car crashed into a second vehicle on St. Barnabas Road. Bryan was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the second car suffered what appear to be non-life threatening injuries. A third car was also struck by the second vehicle. That driver wasn’t hurt.


Anyone with information about this crash 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.

PGPD Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Fort Washington

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal motorcycle crash in Fort Washington. The victim is 38-year-old Russell Lee Jr., of Billings Court in Montgomery Village.

On August 2nd, at about 12:30 am, patrol officers were called to Indian Head Highway at Palmer Road for the report of a collision.

The preliminary investigation reveals Lee was on a motorcycle travelling northbound on Indian Head Highway when he collided with the back of a car.  Lee was pronounced dead on the scene. Preliminarily, it appears Lee failed to stop at a red light at Palmer Road. The driver of the involved car wasn’t hurt.


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, July 28, 2017

Suspended Prince George's County Police Officer Sentenced for Second Degree Assault


Today, Prince George’s County Police Officer Juan Hernandez was sentenced for striking a 22-year-old man with his police cruiser during a call for a fight and armed suspect. 

"The conduct at issue today was immediately reported by Officer Hernandez's supervisor and he was immediately suspended on the day of this incident. The process that began with our internal investigation in 2016 today resulted in the sentencing. As the internal investigation proceeded, our department’s investigators were immediately concerned that the conduct was criminal in nature. At that point, the case was turned over to the States Attorney’s Office who subsequently charged Officer Hernandez. I expect the video of this incident to cause concern in the minds of the public just as it caused concern in my mind and those of our investigators. As always, the public can rely on me to provide the facts to them once I have them as a means to assure the public that their officers consistently conduct themselves in a manner that the community supports. Where individuals fall short of our collective expectations, I will act to protect the public and to preserve your trust in the department," said Chief Hank Stawinski.  

On June 13, 2016, we received a call for an armed person and fight in the 800 block of Fairview Avenue. Once on scene, an officer witnessed three men arguing. One man indicated the other two threatened to shoot him. As the officer was checking for weapons and patting down the individuals, one ran away. Our investigation revealed as Officer Hernandez pulled up to the scene, he saw the man running and was advised by a fellow officer to pursue the man. During the pursuit, Hernandez struck the man with his cruiser. The man ran a short distance further but was apprehended and taken into custody. At that time, he indicated he was not injured and refused medical treatment. 

Officer Hernandez has been employed by the PGPD for 11 years and was assigned to the Bureau of Patrol.  

The Department’s internal administrative process continues.


PGPD Investigating Homicide in Adelphi

Updated July 31, 2017:  The victim has been identified as 47-year-old Francisco Sagastizado of no fixed address. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

Prince George’s County Police Department Homicide Unit detectives are investigating a fatal stabbing that occurred Thursday morning in Adelphi. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

On July 27th, at about 8:10 am, patrol officers with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police Department responded to the 7800 block of West Park Drive for an unresponsive male. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim outside in the woods suffering from stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at 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), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online.



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