Thursday, April 25, 2013
County police hope residents can help them identify the man pictured.
Prince George's County Police are hoping the public can help them identify the man pictured in this surveillance footage. According to PGPD detectives, this suspect may be responsible for two other recent bank robberies. On April 24, 2013 at 2:40 p.m., the suspect pictured walked into M&T Bank in the 3700 block of Donnell Drive in Forestville and demaded cash from a teller with a note. The suspect is described as a black male with a light complexion in his late 20s with braided dreadlocks. He wore a black-hooded sweater, a gray or black jacket and green shoes during the robbery. Detectives said they believe the same suspect robbed the Capital One Bank in Suitland on April 15 and also in Clinton on March 20. Anyone with information on this …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Top stories this week in Prince George's County.
Among stories that received attention this week in Prince George's County were a teen allegedly shot over his cellphone, a man who was arrested in a fatal shooting of a teen in Lewisdale, and two construction workers seriously injured in a fall. Here are those articles and others. Police Arrest Man in Fatal Shooting of 14-year-old in Lewisdale The suspect in police custody was formally charged a day after the double shooting. Teen Shot Resisting Cell Phone Robbery, Suspect Charged As Adult Derrick Anthony Wills, 17, of NE Washington, is charged as an adult for allegedly shooting Prince George's teen who resisted giving up his cellphone. Two Construction Workers Injured in Fall From Laurel-Area Building Two workers suffered serious injuries…
Friday, December 7, 2012
Derrick Anthony Wills, 17, of NE Washington, is charged as an adult for allegedly shooting teen who resisted giving up his cellphone.
Police arrested a 17-year-old suspect, who they are charging as an adult, in the shooting of a 16-year-old male from the Capitol Heights community who refused to hand over his cellphone in a robbery, according to the Prince George's County Police Department. Derrick Anthony Wills of the 1200 block of Eastern Avenue in Northeast Washington allegedly approached the victim on foot at the 1200 block of Nye Street in Chapel Oaks and demanded his cellphone, according to police. When the victim resisted, Wills allegedly shot him in the forearm, police said. Police detectives on Thursday found Wills with the victim's cellphone at 50th and Nash streets in Northeast Washington, and the gun used in the crime also was recovered, according to police…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Teenager refuses to give up cell phone and is shot in the arm, according to Prince George's County police.
A teen was shot around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday while trying to resist surrendering his cell phone to an alleged armed robber, according to Prince George's County police. The suspect, who had approached on foot at the 1200 block of Nye St. in Chapel Oaks, ran off with the victim's phone after shooting him in the forearm, police said. The 16-year-old boy was taken to a local hospital in stable condition, police said. He was to be released Wednesday evening. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s District III Investigative Unit at (301) 772-4911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD” plus their message to CRIMES (274637) on a…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The juvenile was released into the custody of his mother.
A Hyattsville-area juvenile was arrested in connection with the cell phone robbery of a University of Maryland student on campus Wednesday, according to a UMD alert. Detectives began investigating the crime and identified an address in the Hyattsville-area as the possible location of the phone. The detectives recovered several items linking the juvenile to the crime. The juvenile was later released into the custody of his mother, the alert said.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Local jeweler faces heartache as store closes after 63 years; deputies arrest “Sheriff’s Most Wanted” suspect; police seek suspects in string of robberies; and more.
Judge denies dismissal of former police officer’s sexual harassment lawsuit against city; video captures violent Riverdale robbery; former county fire official sentenced in extortion scheme; second-generation local jeweler faces heartbreak as 63-year-old store closes; and more—in Prince George's headlines this week. Video: Camera Catches Violent Riverdale Robbery, Two Arrests Made Prince George's County Police have made two arrests but are searching for a third suspect involved in a violent robbery last week outside of an East Riverdale restaurant. The incident was caught by a nearby security camera. Former Prince George’s Fire Official Sentenced In Extortion Scheme Karl Granzow was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in jail. Granzow was …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Police believe the same pair has held up stores in East Riverdale, Suitland, and Landover in the past month.
Prince George's County police have released a video from last week's stickup at East Pines Liquor Store in East Riverdale—one in an apparent string of local robberies. The incident occurred on Sept. 25 at around 7:20 a.m. As seen in the video, two suspects allegedly entered the store and pulled a gun on the employees. After restraining them, police said the pair stole cash from the register and fled the scene. Similar robberies occurred on Sept. 22 at Base Liquors in Suitland and on Sept. 4 at David's Liquors in Landover. In one instance, a suspected getaway vehicle was spotted. Police described it as a white SUV that might be bearing temporary Maryland license plates. The driver was identified as a black woman wearing a white shower cap …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
New help for Prince George's job seekers; Fright Fest to open; Hyattsville once staging ground for massive women's motorized rally; two arrested on marijuana charges in T.G.I. Friday's parking lot; and scooter and moped owners prepare to shell out more.
Police catch man lugging five-pound water jug filled with coins and cash; robbers run off with hair; attempted stabbing in Riverdale; and more in Prince George's County headlines. Water Jug Packed With $750 in Cash Leads to Man's Arrest A man lugging a five-gallon water jug full of coins and bills dropped the jug as police approached but failed to elude officers and is now charged with housebreaking. Robbers Hit Females With Pepper Spray, Steal Hair Two males pull out pepper spray and make off with hair and money in Greenbelt, MD. Riverdale Man Charged in Attempted Stabbing A 48-year-old Riverdale man is accused of an attempted stabbing last week at a residence in Arlington, VA. When Suffragettes Rallied in Hyattsville Did you know …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
NAACP calls for removal of officer seen striking handcuffed man; principal of new TAG school shares vision; lawyers ask judge not to dismiss sexual harassment case against police, and more.
Upper Marlboro Man Gets 25 Years for Fast Food Robbery The assailant pistol whipped a fast food manager and then stuck him in the freezer. NAACP Calls For Removal of Laurel Police Officer Leaders of the Prince George’s County Branch of the NAACP and community members in Laurel are calling for the removal of a Laurel police officer who was filmed last week striking a handcuffed man at a local bar. Lawyers Ask Judge to Reject Motion to Dismiss Sex Harassment Case Lawyers for Marsha Lessard, the former city police officer who has brought a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit against the Hyattsville City Police Department, have asked the judge to reject a motion filed by city attorneys to dismiss Lessard's lawsuit. Principal of …
Sunday, July 8, 2012
This week's top headlines in Prince George's County.
Shooting Near University of Maryland Campus, Suspect in Custody Prince George's County police are investigating a shooting that started in the 4700 block of Lakeland Road in College Park Thursday night and ended in a massive police convergence at the McDonald's at 8301 Baltimore Avenue. The suspect, 21-year-old Andre McKoy, was found to be high on PCP. PGPD Seek Suspect in Greenbelt Road Robbery of Xtra Mart The Prince George’s County Police department seeks information about a suspect in the Tuesday morning armed robbery of the Xtra Mart gas station at 5919 Greenbelt Road. Bowie Home Consumed in Generator Fire A single-family home in Bowie was consumed by flames on Saturday when a gas generator was placed too close to the home and ignited…