Friday, December 19, 2014

PGPD Investigates Homicide in Marlow Heights

Updated December 20, 2014: The victim is identified as 49-year-old Shawn Parker of Sweden Court in Clinton.  Detectives are continuing to work to identify the suspect(s) and motive in this case.  A cash reward of up to $25,000 is available for information which leads to an arrest.  Please call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a homicide in Marlow Heights. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. 

On December 19, 2014, at about 12:20 pm, patrol officers were called to the 4800 block of Stamp Road for an assault. When they arrived, they found a man inside a warehouse suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The victim is an employee of the business. 

The preliminary investigation reveals coworkers discovered the victim and called 911. Detectives are working to identify the suspect(s) and motive in this case.

Anyone with information about this incident 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. 

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

PGPD Investigates Fatal Crash in Fairmount Heights

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash in Fairmount Heights.

On December 18, 2014, at about 9:50 pm, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Sheriff Road and 61st Avenue for a crash involving a car and a tow truck. When they arrived, they found the car’s driver suffering from critical injuries. She was taken to a hospital where she was later pronounced dead. The tow truck driver and his passenger were not hurt.

The preliminary investigation reveals the driver of the car was heading westbound on Sheriff Road when she hit the back of the tow truck that was stopped and trying to make a left turn onto 61st Avenue.

The victim’s name will be released once the family is notified.

Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call the Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit at (301) 306-5640. 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.

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

PGPD to Distribute Toys for Tots This Weekend


The gym at Prince George’s County Police headquarters is packed with toys. The PGPD is once again proudly partnering with the United States Marine Corps Reserves to host the Toys for Tots program in Prince George’s County. Each Christmas season, the program collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes them to families in need.  Last year, our community’s generosity helped us distribute more than 50,000 toys to more than 18,000 county children.

Donations are still being accepted for this year’s toy drive and can be dropped off at police headquarters. The thousands of toys already collected will be distributed this Sunday. Unfortunately, the deadline to sign up to receive toys this year has passed. If you are interested in signing up for next year, please visit www.toysfortots.org.

When:   Sunday, December 21, 2014

Time:     8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where:  Prince George’s County Police Department Headquarters
              7600 Barlowe Road
              Landover, MD

For more information, call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Community Services Division at (301) 909-7126 or the Media Relations Division at (301) 772-4710.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WANTED WEDNESDAY

Breaking & Entering Suspect 


Do you recognize him? We’re hoping you do and can help us find him. He’s wanted in connection with a burglary at a home on Pine Way in College Park on December 11, 2014. He broke into the home and made off with several pieces of electronics. The tipster who helps us make an arrest in this case could be eligible for a cash reward. Call 301-699-2601 or 1-866-411-TIPS with any information.



Cell Phone Theft



They are a popular holiday gift idea – maybe that’s why this suspect snatched cell phones from a store on December 4, 2014. The store is in the 3100 block of Queens Chapel Road in Hyattsville. Know where we can find him? Please call 301-699-2601.



Robbery Suspect

We are also working to identify this suspect. He’s wanted for a robbery in the 9900 block of Greenbelt Road in Lanham on December 12, 2014.  Detectives believe it’s possible the suspect has shortened his hair since this photo was taken. Please call 301-390-2160 with any information. Tipsters can also call 1-866-411-TIPS. You won’t have to give your name and could be eligible for a cash reward.



Convenience Store Robberies




Cash and sandwiches. That’s what two robbery suspects stole from a convenience store in the 6800 block of Livingston Road in Oxon Hill on December 12, 2014. The armed robbery was caught on surveillance video. One of the suspects forced an employee to open a register, while the second suspect helped himself to a few sandwiches.  The suspects then sped away in the silver or gold-colored SUV that’s seen in the below surveillance picture.


Robbery unit detectives are also working to solve an armed robbery at a convenience store on December 14, 2014, in the 3700 block of Branch Avenue in Temple Hills. The suspects walked into the store wearing masks. They order the employees to open the registers. The suspects also stole the car keys belonging to one of the victims. After the robbery, the suspects speed away in the victim’s car – a black, four-door, Pontiac Vibe. Please call 301-772-4905 with any information on this case. 





Attempted Murder Suspect

Our detectives are looking for 26-year-old Roderick Snowden. His last known address is in the 3000 block of Brinkley Road in Temple Hills. Our investigation reveals Snowden stabbed an acquaintance during an argument on December 15, 2014. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries. If you have any information on where we can find Snowden, please call 301-749-5064.

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