Monday, February 20, 2017

PGPD K9 “Tron” Passes Away


The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Special Operations Division regrets to inform you of the untimely passing of active duty K9 Tron. Tron was the faithful partner of Sergeant Nick Cicale.



Tron served as a patrol and drug detection dog from September 2010 until his death on Friday, February 17th. Throughout his career, Tron successfully located several dangerous suspects along with locating many pieces of evidence. Tron also received four gold medals during the 2015 World Police and Fire Games.


 Tron became ill on Thursday evening and was rushed to the veterinary hospital. It was discovered that he was suffering from an aggressive form of blood cancer that spread to several organs. At the time of his death, Tron was 7 years old.


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

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Detectives Arrest Woman in Domestic-Related Homicide in District Heights

Melba Williams

The Homicide Unit arrested a woman in connection with the murder of her boyfriend. The suspect is 41-year-old Melba Williams of the 1900 block of Rochell Avenue in District Heights. The victim is 45-year-old Roger Allen of no fixed address. 

On February 17th, at about 11:00 pm, patrol officers responded to the 1900 block of Rochell Avenue for the report of a stabbing. When they arrived, the officers discovered the victim suffering from a stab wound. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The preliminary investigation reveals the couple was involved in an argument, which led to the suspect fatally stabbing the victim. The suspect and the victim were involved in a romantic relationship.

Williams was arrested on the scene by the responding officers. She has admitted her involvement in the homicide. She is charged with first and second degree murder along with assault charges. She is in custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status.


Anyone with information about this case 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), text, “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone or go to www.pgpolice.org and submit a tip online.

Friday, February 17, 2017

PGPD Searches for Missing Man

UPDATE February 20, 2017: Mr. Best has been safely located.


The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a missing man. He is identified as 48-year-old Marvin Best. He was last seen in the 11200 block of Evans Trail in Beltsville, MD at about 8:00 am on February 13th.

Best is described as an African-American male, 5’5” tall and 200 pounds. He may be in need of medication.


Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division – Northern Region at (301) 937-0910.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

PGPD Investigates Fatal Collision in Springdale

The Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Unit is investigating a fatal collision in Springdale. The victim is 58-year-old Caroline Ayorinde of Heidi Lane in Springdale.

On January 11th, around 8:00 am, patrol officers were called to the intersection of Ardwick Ardmore Road and Heidi Lane for a crash involving two cars. Ayorinde, who was driving one of the vehicles, was found suffering from critical injuries. She was taken to the hospital where she died of her injuries on February 5th. The driver of the second car was also injured with what preliminarily appear to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation reveals Ayorinde was traveling eastbound on Ardwick Ardmore Road, making a left hand turn onto Heidi Lane. The second car was traveling westbound on Ardwick Ardmore, at which point the driver maneuvered around a car stopped in the roadway, striking Ayorinde’s car as it was turning onto Heidi Lane.

Anyone with information on this collision is asked to 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.


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