Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WANTED WEDNESDAY

Shooting Investigation



Do you know the woman in these photos? Our detectives are working to identify her. She’s wanted for questioning in connection with a non-fatal shooting on October 17, 2014, in the 5000 block of Sheriff Road in Fairmount Heights. The preliminiary investigation reveals the woman could help identify the shooter in this case. The victim’s injuries were serious, but his condition has improved, thanks in part to the quick work of a responding PGPD patrol officer who was able to seal the victim’s chest wound. Detectives believe the suspect is a man with a medium build. The suspect may have been wearing a blue Helly Hanson jacket, dark pants and black boots at the time of the shooting. The suspect fled in a dark colored four-door car. A cash reward is being offered in this case. If you have information, please call 301-772-4480 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. You will not have to give your name.



Armed Robbery Suspect


Robbery detectives are investigating an armed robbery at a food market in the 7400 block of Marlboro Pike in District Heights. The suspect targeted the store on October 19, 2014, at about 10:00 pm. He walked into the business, pulled out a gun and demanded cash. The frightened employee complied. The suspect then ran from the store toward Maygreen Avenue. The suspect is described as a black male between the ages of 50 and 55. He’s about 5’8” – 5’10” and had no upper teeth. If you have any information on his identity, please call 301-772-4905.



Armed Robbery Caught on Camera

Please take a moment and watch this surveillance video. It shows a recent armed robbery at a convenience store on Kettering Drive in Upper Marlboro.  One of the suspects is seen at the counter when the second suspect walks into the shot behind the counter. He begins snatching money from the register. Both suspects then begin to walk out, but before they get out of the door, they spot someone outside prompting them to drop some of the stolen items. The suspects then ran away. If you recognize either of the suspects, please call 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.



Burglary Suspect 


Detectives with our Regional Investigation Division – Southern Region want to identify this man and find this car. He is wanted for a burglary on October 8, 2014, in the 1900 block of Orchard Hill Drive in Fort Washington. At the time, the car had “for sale” information written in the back right window.
The investigation reveals the suspect broke into a home and stole a television. If you have seen this car or know this suspect, please call 301-749-5064.



Armed Robbery Suspect


Detectives are also working to solve a robbery at a sub shop in the 6700 block of Annapolis Road in Landover Hills. The suspects in the surveillance photos robbed the business on October 19, 2014, at about 7:15 pm. If you recognize either suspect or have information on this robbery, please call 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.



Armed Robbery Suspect

Detectives are still searching for this suspect, who robbed a gas station on May 2, 2014, in the 4900 block of Annapolis Road in Lanham.  We brought you the first part of this video last week.  Investigators have also obtained a second surveillance video. Both videos show the suspect at nearby businesses, a short time after the robbery.  If you recognize him, please call 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. You will not have to give your name and could be eligible for a cash reward.

PGPD Honors Patrol Officers of the Month

Right now, PGPD patrol officers are fanned out across the county, serving and protecting the residents of Prince George’s County. Too often, their good work goes unnoticed. Here are the Patrol Officers of the Month for September.


District I Patrol Officers of the Month
Police Officer Ryan Macklin

Police Officer Stewart Winston

On September 24, 2014, Police Officers Ryan Macklin and Stewart Winston were on patrol in the Kenilworth Avenue corridor in Riverdale when they conducted a traffic stop. While talking to the driver, the patrol officers smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the car. A search of the car recovered 30 grams of methamphetamine, thousands of dollars in cash and marijuana. The driver was arrested.



District II Patrol Officer of the Month
Police Officer First Class Ricardo Watson

On September 16, 2014, Police Officer First Class Ricardo Watson spotted two parked and occupied cars on Saint Michaels Drive in Mitchellville. As he approached the cars to talk to the occupants, one of the men tried to run away. He was quickly caught.  During the follow up investigation, POFC Watson spotted a black handgun in plain view by the gear shifter. The driver was arrested.



District III Patrol Officer of the Month
Police Officer Brandon Farley

On September 16, 2014, Police Officer Brandon Farley began monitoring a pursuit initiated by a neighboring jurisdiction heading into Prince George’s County. Communications advised the car was wanted for several armed robberies. Officer Farley recognized the car was likely heading for his patrol sector, so he positioned himself in the Bladensburg area. A short time later, the car entered the Bladensburg Waterfront park, struck several parked cars and the driver jumped out. Officers believed the suspect had also thrown a gun into a river. Officer Farley monitored the foot pursuit and again positioned himself where he believed the suspect would come. He spotted the suspect running on Annapolis Road and was able to catch him. The suspect violently resisted arrest and began repeatedly hitting Officer Farley. Despite this assault, Officer Farley was able to subdue the suspect and take him into custody. Officer Farley then also waded into the river to search for the tossed handgun. The suspect is now charged with robbery.



District IV Patrol Officers of the Month
Police Officer First Class Kevin Stevenson

Police Officer Alexis Eason

Police Officer Jerald Greenwood

On September 30, 2014, Police Officer First Class Kevin Stevenson and Police Officers Alexis Eason and Jerald Greenwood were flagged down by a victim who had just been carjacked by an armed suspect in a parking lot. The patrol officers were able to spot the carjacked car and tried to make a traffic stop. Instead of stopping, the suspect began to flee. The officers began a pursuit while providing constant communication about the suspect and direction of travel. The pursuit ended after the suspect crashed the car. The suspect still tried to run away but was quickly caught. A loaded gun was recovered in the car.



District V Patrol Officer of the Month
Police Officer Ariel Acosta

On September 16, 2014, Police Officer Ariel Acosta was on patrol in the area of Surratts Road and Fox Run Drive when he saw a car behind a convenience store with two men inside. The car’s engine was running but its lights were off. As Officer Acosta approached to investigate, he saw that the driver was wearing a black ski mask. At that point, the driver sped away. Officer Acosta followed the car, suspecting that the occupants might have been involved in a commercial robbery. A short time later, the two men ran from the car into some nearby woods. Officers set up a perimeter, after which the two suspects walked out of the woods and were taken into custody. A K9 team searched the woods and found a loaded gun with an extended magazine and two black ski masks.



District VI Patrol Officers of the Month
Corporal Arvester Horner

Police Officer Taylor Johnson


On September 17, 2014, Corporal Arvester Horner and Police Officer Taylor Johnson responded to Arden Way in Laurel for the report of a suicidal person. The man told a dispatcher he no longer wanted to live.  He also said that he had two knives. As the patrol officers approached, they saw that the man had a large knife. While talking to the man, the man began walking towards the officers while reaching for the knife. One of the officers was able to deploy a Taser, allowing the officers to safely take the man into custody. He was taken to a hospital for a mental evaluation.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

PGPD to Canvass Cheverly Community in Sexual Assault Investigation

Prince George’s County Police detectives will canvass a Cheverly community this evening to pass out Crime Solvers flyers with information about a sexual assault that occurred last night. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered in this case.

On October 20, 2014, at about 8:45 pm, a man assaulted a female victim in the 5800 block of Annapolis Road. The suspect is described as a black male, about 35 – 45 years old. He had a beard and wore a dark jacket.

Detectives will begin the canvass this evening at 6:00 pm. They’ll focus their efforts near the 5800 block of Annapolis Road.

Anyone with information is urged to call the CID Sexual Assault Unit at (301) 772-4908. Callers can remain anonymous by calling CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You may also text “PGPD plus your tips” to CRIMES (274537) on your cell phone or go www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online. Crime Solvers is offering a CASH REWARD for tips that lead to an arrest and indictment in this case.

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

Monday, October 20, 2014

PGPD Investigates Shooting by Security Guard in College Park

The Prince George’s County Police Department is investigating a shooting by a security guard that occurred over the weekend in College Park.  Three men involved in the encounter have been charged.  They are identified as 22-year-old Clarence Kirksey-Walcott, of the 7000 block of Woodside Drive in Lanham, 21-year-old Thair Walker, of the 5500 block of Lake Ridge Terrace in Bowie, and 22-year-old Dion Conley, of the 11100 block of Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.

On October 19, 2014, at about 2:50 am, patrol officers were called to the McDonald’s in the 8300 block of Baltimore Avenue for a shooting.  When officers arrived, they found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound to her wrist.

The preliminary investigation reveals a security guard working at the fast food restaurant asked three men and a woman to leave due to their disruptive behavior.  The group refused to leave, and one of the men began fighting with the security guard.  During the struggle, the security guard fired his duty weapon, striking the woman.  She was transported to a hospital where she remains in good condition.

Kirksey-Walcott was arrested, and faces charges of second-degree assault and disorderly conduct.  Walker and Conley were both charged with disorderly conduct.  Additional charges may be filed in this ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Regional Investigation Division – Northern Region at (301) 937-0910. 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.

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