Wednesday, November 26, 2014

PGPD Command Staff to Help Distribute Holiday Meals to Community

On Thanksgiving Day, members of the PGPD Command Staff and officers will help distribute holiday meals to members of our community. The event is taking place at our Community Oriented Policing building in Langley Park. The event is sponsored by Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and El Zol Radio, 107.9 FM.

When:  Thursday, November 27, 2014

Time:  10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where:   Langley Park COPS Building
               8100 New Hampshire Avenue
               Langley Park, MD


For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at (301) 772-4710.

Wanted Wednesday

Package Theft



We’re looking for this thief who casually walked up to a home and stole a package right off the front porch. The theft was caught on the victim’s home surveillance system. This happened on Crathie Lane in Upper Marlboro last week. After snatching the package, the suspect got into a gray four-door car. If you recognize this suspect, please call (301) 772- 4911 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.


Robbery Caught on Camera





Surveillance video also captured an armed robbery in Seat Pleasant. The suspect walked into a grocery store on Martin Luther King Jr. Highway at about 6:40 am on November 22, 2014. Once inside, he forced an employee into a back room where the suspect stole cash from a safe. Anyone with information on this robbery is encouraged to call 301-772-4905.

Thefts from Cars at Cemetery



 The suspects were driving the car in this photo.

If you’ve seen this car or know either of these suspects, please call our detectives at 301-699-2601 or call 1-866-411-TIPS. You will not have to give your name and could be eligible for reward money.


Breaking & Entering Suspects


Our detectives also want to identify the suspects in this photo. They’re wanted in connection with a breaking and entering in Riverdale on November 15, 2014. The investigation reveals the suspects broke into a home on Beacon Light Drive and snatched jewelry. If you know these suspects, please call us at 301-699-2601.


Convenience Store Robbery



The suspect in these photos robbed a convenience store on Branch Avenue in Temple Hills on Tuesday at about 2:50 am. He pulled out a gun and  demanded cash from the register. Once he got the money, he ran from the store. Have info on this robbery? Please call 301-772-4905.






Tuesday, November 25, 2014

PGPD Thankful For Crime-Fighting Firefighters

It’s Thanksgiving week; the perfect time to say thank you to a group of Montgomery County firefighters who played a pivotal role in our arrest of a robbery suspect. The suspect is 34-year-old Hassan Jihad Marshall of the 15000 block of Beacon Ridge Drive in Landover.


On November 24, 2014, at about 5:00 pm, patrol officers were called to a grocery store parking lot in the 6800 block of New Hampshire Avenue in Chillum. When they arrived, they saw the group of firefighters detaining Marshall. The preliminary investigation reveals the firefighters from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, Engine Company 2 - Takoma Park, were picking up food for their Thanksgiving day shift when they heard screaming. They looked over and saw the suspect hit the victim, grab her purse and begin to run away. The firefighters ran after him and were able to hold him until our patrol officers arrived.

We thank them for their service to the citizens of both Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.

For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.

PGPD Searches for Driver Who Killed Bicyclist in Lanham



not actual vehicle


Updated November 25, 2014: The victim is identified as 34-year-old Dwight Calvin Johnson of Seltzer Road in Lanham. Investigators have determined the car that hit Johnson was a 2010-2012 black Nissan Altima. It will have front end damage on its right side, a broken headlamp and a piece of its bumper missing. If you have information on the driver or the car, please call (301) 731-4422. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

The Prince George's County Police Department's Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal hit-and-run collision involving a bicyclist early this morning in Lanham.

On November 23, 2014, at about 1:55 am, patrol officers were called to Martin Luther King Jr. Highway near Forbes Boulevard. When they arrived, they found the victim in the roadway suffering from critical injuries. He died a short time later at a hospital.

The preliminary investigation reveals the involved car and the bicyclist were both heading westbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Highway. The bicyclist was traveling along the curb when he was hit by the car. The driver did not stay on the scene. The car is described as a black sedan which will now have front end damage, a broken headlamp and a piece of its bumper missing.

Anyone with information about this hit-and-run is urged 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), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com.

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