Sunday, November 23, 2014

PGPD Searches for Driver Who Killed Bicyclist in Lanham

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.

The victim's name will be released once family has been notified.

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.

Friday, November 21, 2014

PGPD & USPS to Canvass Landover Community in Homicide of Postal Worker



Prince George’s County Police detectives and United States Postal Service inspectors will return to a Landover community Saturday morning to pass out Crime Solvers flyers in the investigation into the murder of Tyson Jerome Barnette. The 26-year-old postal carrier was shot and killed one year ago while on duty. There is a combined reward of up to $125,000 available for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. 

On November 23, 2013, at about 7:20 pm, patrol officers were called to the 1600 block of Reed Street for a shooting. When they arrived, they found Barnette suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

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

The canvass will begin at 9:00 am in the area of Reed Street. Members of the media should be advised this will be an opportunity for video only. No one from the PGPD will be available for sound at the canvass.

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) or text "PGPD plus your message" to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgpolice.organd 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 Clinton

The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal crash in Clinton. The victim is 84-year-old Frank Joseph Vaughn of Arbutus Lane in Clinton.

On November 4, 2014, at about 1:40 pm, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Piscataway Road and Pine View Lane for a crash involving two vehicles. When they arrived, they found Vaughn suffering critical injuries. He was taken to a hospital where he died on November 19, 2014. A passenger in Vaughn’s car and the second driver were not seriously hurt.

The preliminary investigation reveals Vaughn was heading southbound on Piscataway Road when he tried to make a left turn onto Pine View Lane. While making that turn, his car was struck by an SUV heading northbound on Piscataway Road.

Anyone with information on this collision 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.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

PGPD Releases Video of Armed Robbery Suspects



The Prince George’s County Police Department is asking for our community’s help in identifying the suspects seen in the above video. They are wanted for robbing a man in New Carrollton.

On November 19, 2014, at about 6:30 am, patrol officers were called to the 8400 block of Annapolis Road for an armed robbery.  The preliminary investigation reveals the two armed men approached the victim and demanded money.

Anyone with information on the identity of these suspects is asked to call the Regional Investigation Division-Northern Region at (301) 699-2601. Callers can remain anonymous by calling Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You may also text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com and submit a tip online. Crime Solvers is offering a CASH REWARD up to $1000 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.

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