Friday, October 20, 2017

PGPD Investigates Fatal Pedestrian Collision in Riverdale Park

 
The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal pedestrian collision in Riverdale Park Thursday evening. The victim is 45-year-old Demetrio Lopez of Newberry Lane in Lanham. 

On October 19th, at approximately 7:00 pm, patrol officers responded to area of Kenilworth Avenue and Spring Lane for a collision involving a pedestrian. The pedestrian, Lopez, was taken to a hospital where he died a short time later. The driver of the car that struck Lopez was not hurt.

The preliminary investigation reveals Lopez was struck as he tried to cross Kenilworth Avenue. Investigators are working to determine if he was in a crosswalk at the time of the collision. 

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to please call the 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.






Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tips For Staying Safe This Halloween



It’s Trick-or-Treat time!  To help parents and children in our community have an enjoyable Halloween, we offer the following safety tips:

For Trick-or-Treaters and Parents: 
  • Wear a costume that makes it easy for you to walk in and to be seen in.
  • An adult should always accompany smaller children.
  • Older children should travel in groups.
  • Know the route your child intends to take, and set a time that they should return home.
  • Carry a flashlight and make sure that some sort of reflective material is incorporated into the costume.
  • Utilize sidewalks when available and try to stay in well-lit areas. Never dart out between parked cars. Always cross at corners and crosswalks.
  • An outside light on front of a house is usually a sign that trick-or-treaters are welcome. Avoid going to houses that are not lit.

For Drivers:
  • Drive slowly! Be aware that young trick-or-treaters may dart out from between parked cars.
  • Do not drive a vehicle while wearing a mask of any sort. Your visibility could be obscured.
  • Stop at all crosswalks.

We hope your Halloween is both enjoyable and safe.

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

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

WANTED WEDNESDAY

Three Suspects Robbed Convenience Store
                        (Suspect 1)                                  (Suspect 2)                                   (Suspect3)

We’re starting this edition of Wanted Wednesday with our active search for three suspects who robbed a convenience store. On October 10th, at approximately 3:35 am, the suspects targeted a store in the 7000 block of Crain Highway in Upper Marlboro. They stole cash and cigarettes. Please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS with any information. A cash reward is being offered.


Homicide Investigation
Jason Blake

Homicide Unit detectives would like to talk to this man about a recent homicide in the city of District Heights. He’s 38-year-old Jason Rashad Blake. His last known address is in the 6600 block of Kipling Parkway in District Heights. He’s an acquaintance of the victim, 51-year-old Charles Wyche of Sero Estates Drive in Fort Washington.

On October 1st, at about 10:50 am, District Heights Police officers responded to the 6500 block of Kipling Parkway for the report of an unconscious man. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim outside in an alleyway suffering from a gunshot wound.

Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment 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


Gas Station Robbery


These two masked suspects are wanted for an armed robbery at a gas station in Landover. The business in the 8000 block of Central Avenue was robbed on October 14th at approximately 4:15 am. The suspects were seen in this pictured car. If you have any information that could help our detectives make an arrest, please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Suspect in Custody in Connection With Saturday’s Non-Fatal Shooting in College Park

Jenare Marriott

Prince George’s County Police detectives arrested and charged a suspect in connection with a non-fatal shooting in College Park Saturday evening. The suspect is 26-year-old Jenare Marriott of no fixed address. Detectives are working to identify and arrest a second suspect.

On October 14th, at about 8:20 pm, patrol officers were called to the 7500 block of Rhode Island Avenue for the report of a shooting. When they arrived, they located one man suffering from a gunshot wound. Asecond man was also injured. Their injuries are not considered life-threatening.  

The preliminary investigation reveals the suspects and one of the victims got into an argument during a drug transaction which escalated into the shooting. The second victim was injured during the altercation. One of the victims was also robbed. The two suspects fled the area following the shooting.  

Marriott is being charged with attempted murder, robbery and assault. He is in custody of the Department of Corrections.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to call 301-699-2601. 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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