Thursday, May 17, 2018

Detectives Investigate Homicide in Forestville

Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in Forestville. The victim is 19-year-old TyJuan Lawrence of Hil-Mar Drive in District Heights. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Preliminarily, detectives do not believe this was a random crime.

On May 16th, at approximately 11:00 am, patrol officers responded to the 3200 block of Walters Lane for a shooting. Once on scene, they discovered Lawrence in a parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives are working to identify a suspect(s) and motive 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 (8477), or go online at www.pgcrimesolvers.com, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wanted Wednesday


Armed Robbery Investigation


We’re starting Wanted Wednesday with a brazen robbery at a market in Brentwood. These two suspects, both carrying weapons, demanded cash from employees at the market on 37th Street on May 10th. The victims complied. No one was hurt. We are urging our community to call us with any information so we can make quick arrests in this case. Please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is available.

Jewelry Store Theft



Detectives are also working to arrest this theft suspect. He’s wanted for stealing several pieces of jewelry at a store in the 7900 block of New Hampshire Avenue Monday afternoon. The suspect wore a distinctive shirt which could help identify him. Anyone with information that could help detectives is asked to please call 301-699-2601.  

Convenience Store Robbery



Detectives are also actively working to find and arrest this smiling suspect. He’s wanted for robbing a convenience store in Oxon Hill on Monday. This robbery took place at approximately 9:30 pm at the store in the 5000 block of Livingston Road. We are offering a cash reward for info that leads to an arrest and indictment. Anyone with information is urged to contact detectives at 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS.

Package Theft Suspect


This suspect is wanted for stealing packages off of a front porch in Fort Washington. This took place on May 10th at approximately 4:45 pm. The preliminary investigation reveals the suspect was driving in this pictured white Kia with Maryland tags – 1CF4226. Detectives are working to determine if she’s linked to similar crimes in the area. Anyone with information on this suspect is asked to call 301-749-5064. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

PGPD Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Clinton on Monday May 14th, 2018


On May 14th, at approximately 3:40 am, Prince George’s County Police officers responded to a commercial burglar alarm at a Checkers fast food restaurant in the 8000 block of Woodyard Road.

The preliminary investigation reveals that, once on scene, officers observed a suspect inside of the business with a crowbar trying to break into a safe. A perimeter was immediately established. Officers yelled to the suspect to come out of the business with his hands up and surrender. An officer observed that the suspect was holding a possible weapon and alerted other officers on scene. The suspect exited a side door with the weapon in his hand and pointed it at least two officers. Officers ordered the suspect to drop the weapon. One of the officers who was just yards away, discharged his duty weapon, striking the suspect one time in his leg. Officers administered first aid on the suspect using their department-issued trauma kits. The suspect later died of his injury at the hospital. No officers were hurt.




This photographed weapon was recovered next to the suspect. Evidence technicians also recovered a spent shell casing from that gun at the scene. A screwdriver was also recovered. It is believed the suspect broke into a neighboring business by using a gun to shoot out a window to gain entry just prior to breaking into the Checkers.

The PGPD officer who discharged his weapon and struck the suspect is Corporal Scott Weisbrod. He has been with the department for 7 years and 9 months and is currently assigned to the Bureau of Patrol. 

The deceased suspect is 24-year-old Anthony Trice Jr., of the 10000 block of Piscataway Road in Clinton

Corporal Weisbrod is on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.   

Friday, May 11, 2018

WITH BIKES...AND RUNNING SHOES…PGPD REMEMBERS THE FALLEN


The National Police Unity tour is set to pass by Prince George’s County Police Headquarters Saturday while the National Law Enforcement Memorial Run is set to pass through County next Monday.   

We need your faces and your cheers of support this Saturday and this coming Monday.  Our own PGPD Unity Tour Team has been rolling for 3 days now.  Here they are at the beginning.




And here they are Thursday at the gravesite of our own Detective Corporal Jacai Colson where they stopped while making their way back home.  Ultimately, the Unity Tour will end on Saturday at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in DC.   


This Saturday, the men and women of the PGPD Unity Tour Team will be pedaling past our headquarters on their way to the National Memorial in DC.  *We believe they will begin to arrive at PGPD HQ around 11:30AM.*  Time is subject to change, but that is still our best educated guess at this point.    

Last year, the PGPD Unity Tour team was very proud to announce their first female rider on the team.  This year, there are two women on the cycling team and one of them is a district commander making her the very first commander to ever join the team.   

Our Prince George’s County team will be joined by HUNDREDS upon HUNDREDS of other riders from law enforcement agencies across the country, as well.  
Our media partners are welcome to join us at Headquarters, 7600 Barlowe Road, Palmer Park.   Your contacts are PGPD Media Relations staff members:  Corporal Harry Bond (cell 240-695-4790) and Lt. Manny Rivera (cell 240-695-4505.)
The PGPD Media Relations Division will keep you posted as to the riders’ progress and potential arrival times in the County.  Please STAY TUNED to our Twitter page @PGPDNews.   
AND RUNNERS take your mark!  

Our own PGPD runners are making their way to Philadelphia Friday as they prepare for this weekend’s National Law Enforcement Memorial Run from Philly to Washington DC. 




Please mark your calendars for a pivotal stop along the run route Monday 10:15 AM at our DISTRICT I station, 5000 Rhode Island Avenue, Hyattsville, Maryland, 20782.  PGPD will be holding a ceremony at District 1 and cheering folks on from there.  Sgt.  Mujahid Ramzziddin’s wife, Tammi, will join us.   

Please stay tuned!

We wish our teams great success and we sincerely thank them for representing the Men and Women of the Prince George’s County Police Department and our residents!

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