Friday, March 24, 2017

Detectives Searching for Armed Robbery Suspect Wearing Mickey Mouse T-Shirt

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Robbery Unit detectives are working to identify and arrest the man who has robbed several businesses and citizens in our county and region in recent weeks. One distinguishing characteristic – the Mickey Mouse t-shirt he’s wearing in two of the robberies.

So far, detectives have linked him to five robberies and one attempted robbery – four in Prince George’s County and two in the District. In five of these cases, he has used a gun to commit the crime.

March 21st
A cash reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and indictment. If you have information on his identify, please call the Robbery Unit at 301-772-4905. 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 and submit a tip online.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Suspended Officer Indicted by Grand Jury

A suspended Prince George’s County Police Officer was indicted by a grand jury today.

Corporal Levi Vaughn faces charges of second degree assault and misconduct in office. The allegation involves conduct which occurred while the officer was on duty on July 15, 2016. His police powers were suspended in November.

The Internal Affairs Division launched an investigation after learning of the incident which involved striking a suspect who was in custody. The Prince George’s County Police Department brought this case to the State’s Attorney’s Office for consideration of criminal charges following the internal investigation.

Vaughn joined the department in 2007. He was assigned to the Bureau of Patrol.  

PGPD Arrests & Suspends Officer for Driving Under the Influence

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested and suspended an officer earlier today after the officer was involved in a crash in his cruiser. It was suspected the off-duty officer was driving under the influence of alcohol prior to the crash. Police Officer First Class Christopher Brown is charged with multiple counts of driving under the influence and speeding.

The crash took place around 2:30 am near Pennsylvania Avenue and I-495. It was determined Brown clipped the back of a tractor trailer, lost control of his cruiser and hit a guardrail. The tractor trailer driver was not hurt. The preliminary investigation reveals, Brown left the scene following the crash but returned a short time later. Responding officers suspected PFC Brown was under the influence of alcohol and he was arrested. He was not hurt in the crash. He was driving a marked cruiser.

In 2012, the same officer was involved in another crash in his cruiser while under the influence in Oxon Hill. Prince George’s County Police arrested the officer following that crash. He pleaded guilty to those charges. He was also disciplined administratively.  

“I find the circumstances surrounding this incident gravely troubling and I apologize to the community for the appearance of impropriety.  Know that, as always, when I have the facts I will take appropriate action to remedy this and I will make the facts known to the public,” said Chief Hank Stawinski.

Brown joined the department in 2009 and is assigned to the Bureau of Patrol.

Detectives Release Composite Sketch of Suspect in the Fatal Shooting of Allyssa Banks

Homicide Unit detectives today released a composite sketch of the suspect wanted in connection with the October homicide of 18-year-old Allyssa Banks. Detectives are asking for the community’s help in identifying this suspect so we can provide answers to her loved ones. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Tipsters will never have to give their names.

On October 19th, 2016, at about 1:45 am, officers were called to the 10200 block of Prince Place in Upper Marlboro for a shooting. When they arrived, they found Banks suffering from gunshot wounds. She died at the hospital. A second victim was also shot. He survived his injuries.

The suspect is described as an African American male in his early 20s, with a light complexion, a slim build, brown eyes and was wearing a black-hooded jacket the night of the murder.

Preliminarily, our detectives believe the suspect attempted to rob the victims prior to the shootings.

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 and submit a tip online. 

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