Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WANTED WEDNESDAY


Surveillance Video of Brazen Armed Robbery 


We’re starting Wanted Wednesday this week with the surveillance video of a brazen armed robbery at a drugstore in District Heights. The store is in the 7000 block of Marlboro Pike. On the video you see the suspect walk into the store. He then took money out of the store’s safe. This happened on May 21st at about 10:40 pm. During the robbery, the shirt or scarf covering the suspect’s face slips, giving us a look at his face. Please call us with any information on his identity by calling 301-772-4905 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is available. Tipsters will not have to give their name.

Burglary Investigation



This suspect helped himself to several items from a tobacco store in the 6000 block of Livingston Road in Oxon Hill. He broke in around 12:30 am on May 18th.  If you recognize him, please call 301-749-5064 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS.

Convenience Store Robbery 


Robbery Unit detectives are actively working to identify and arrest these two suspects. They targeted a convenience store on Ritchie Road on May 18th shortly after midnight.  One of the suspects was armed with two guns. The second suspect had on distinct sneakers which could help identify him.  Please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS with any information. We are offering a cash reward in this case. 

Auto Parts Store Robbery


We’re also searching for these suspects. They’re wanted for robbing an auto parts store on Martin Luther King Junior Highway in Seat Pleasant. The robbery took place on May 22nd shortly before noon. We are offering a cash reward to the tipsters who helps us arrest these two suspects. Please call 301-772-4905 or 1-866-411-TIPS.




PGPD Investigating Fatal Collision in Clinton

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is working to determine the cause of a fatal crash in Clinton. The victim is 17-year-old Norman White of Livingston Road in Clinton.

On May 23rd, at about 10:15 pm, patrol officers were called to Temple Hill Road at Woodelves Way in Clinton.

The preliminary investigation reveals White was traveling southbound on Temple Hill Road when for reasons which remain under investigation, he lost control of his car and ultimately struck a tree. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Anyone with information is asked 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, text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgcrimesolvers.com.

Victim in 1984 Cold Case Homicide Now Identified

Bennett Louis
His mostly skeletal remains were found in a wooded area in Beltsville back in October of 1984. A man and his son found them while out walking. Our detectives worked to learn about this victim and solve his murder, but were never able to identify him. Thanks to advanced fingerprint technology at the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, we now know his name. He’s Bennett Louis. He was 27 years old and his last known address was in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He was originally from New Roads, Louisiana.   


Louis had been shot multiple times. It’s estimated his remains had been in the wooded area in the 12000 block of Baltimore Avenue for up to three months. Cold Case Unit detectives and the victim’s family do not know why he was in our area in 1984. The last time he had been seen alive was in 1983 by family in Berkley, California.


Despite the more than three decades since his death, detectives are determined to provide answers to his family. Anyone with information on this case, no matter how small the detail, is urged to call 301-772-4925 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered in this case.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Man Who Stole Ambulance and Led Authorities on Long Pursuit in Custody

William Duron Person

The man who stole an ambulance and then led multiple agencies on a regional pursuit this morning is in custody facing several charges. He’s 43-year-old William Person of the 8600 block of Temple Hills Road in Temple Hills. No members of the community or any first responders were injured during this incident.

This morning, around 6:00 am, crew members with the Prince George’s Fire Department reported their ambulance had been stolen from the Prince George’s Hospital Center. Thanks to a GPS device on the ambulance, officers were able to locate the stolen vehicle as it headed southbound on I-495. At that time, our officers began to pursue the ambulance. The suspect did not stop for our officers and continued driving into Charles County. Deputies and Maryland State Police troopers became involved in the pursuit.

Deputies and troopers continued to pursue the ambulance, which eventually returned to Prince George’s County. The suspect was stopped in the 6300 block of Allentown Road, where deputies, officers and troopers were able to arrest the suspect. He was transported to a hospital with what appear to be non-life-threatening injuries. He has since been released from the hospital.

“The story here is a tremendously good one, cooperation between Prince George’s County, Charles County and the Maryland State Police, how all of those acting in concert with one another brought this to a safe resolution with no injuries to the public,” said Chief Hank Stawinski.


The suspect is charged with auto theft and malicious destruction of property. Charles County Sheriff deputies will also be charging the suspect for numerous traffic offenses within their jurisdiction.

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