Friday, March 6, 2015

Media Advisory: PGPD Obtains Arrest Warrant for Cottage City Rape Suspect

The Prince George’s County Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant charging a Bladensburg man with first degree rape. On March 4, 2015, at 8:15 pm, a woman was walking in the 3800 block of 38th Avenue in Cottage City when the suspect grabbed her from behind, put a knife to her throat and attacked her in a secluded area off the street.  Our officers are actively searching for the suspect whose identity we’ll release shortly.
The suspect is considered a person of interest in three additional rapes that have occurred within a two-mile radius on the following dates at these locations:
  • September 8, 2014 at 6:45 pm in the 5100 block of Quincy Street, Bladensburg

  • October 20, 2014 at 8:45 pm in the 5800 block of Annapolis Road, Cheverly

  • February 25, 2015 at 7:20 pm in the 4100 block of 54th Street, Bladensburg
The Prince George’s County Police Department will hold a news conference this afternoon to share additional details with our community.

Who:    Deputy Chief Hector Velez, Bureau of Investigations
               Julie Parker, Media Relations Division Director
When:  Friday, March 6, 2015

Time:   3:30 p.m.

Where: Prince George’s County Police Department Headquarters
              Multipurpose room
              7600 Barlowe Road
              Palmer Park, MD 20785

Anyone with information on any of these cases is urged to call the CID Sexual Assault Unit at (301) 772-4908. Callers can remain anonymous by calling CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). You may also text “PGPD plus your tips” to CRIMES (274537) on your cell phone or go and submit a tip online. Crime Solvers is offering a CASH REWARD of up to $25,000 for tips that lead to an arrest and indictment. 

PGPD Searches for Missing Girl

Updated March 6, 2015: Ms. Shamseldin has been found in good health. 

Nibras Shamseldin

The Prince George’s County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in searching for a missing person. She is identified as 13-year-old Nibras Omer Shamseldin.

Shamseldin was last seen in the 2700 block of Alison Street in Mt. Rainer on March 5, 2015 at about 4:00 pm.

Shamseldin is described as an African-American female, 5’06”, 110 pounds, and curly black shoulder-length hair. She was last seen wearing black jacket, red skirt, and white shoes. 

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division – Northern Region at 301-699-2601.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ten Firearms, Hundreds of Rounds of Ammunition Recovered in Shooting Spree Search Warrant

Prince George’s County Police investigators this afternoon recovered ten firearms, including a .223 semi-automatic pistol, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition from the home of a suspect arrested in connection with multiple shootings around Maryland. Members of the PGPD confirmed through ballistics that four shootings since February 24, 2015, were connected:

Feb. 24, 2015: Arundel Mills Blvd., Anne Arundel Co.
March 2, 2015: Mall in Columbia, Howard Co.
March 3, 2015: Intercounty Connector, Prince George’s Co.
March 3, 2015: NSA, Anne Arundel Co.

Anne Arundel County Police arrested Hong Young, 35, of the 4900 block of Daisey Creek Terrace in Beltsville on March 3, 2015. The PGPD executed the search warrant at Young’s home today. All of the weapons recovered today were legally owned by Young. Investigators believe that a fifth shooting on March 2, 2015, at a store in Anne Arundel County is also connected, though it has not been definitively linked through ballistics.  Young remains in police custody in Anne Arundel County.


Truck Theft Suspect

Our first suspect is wanted for stealing a pickup truck in the 2300 block of University Boulevard on February 19, 2015. The victim had left the truck running unattended. If you know this suspect’s name or where we can find him, please call 240-997-6947. Tipsters can also call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS

Stolen Credit Card

Detectives are also working to identify this suspect. The suspect is wanted for using a stolen credit card at a grocery store in Falls Church, VA, on February 4, 2015. The credit card, a purse and other items were taken from a car on 22ndAvenue earlier that day. If you have information on this suspect’s identity, please call 301-699-2601.

Drive-Thru Robbery

Our next suspect walked up to the drive-thru window of a fast food restaurant and ordered food around 12:30 am on March 2, 2015.
Moments after placing his order, the suspect crawled through the window and demanded cash. He was armed with a gun. After grabbing cash, the suspect climbed back out of the window and ran from the area. The employees were not hurt. The business is in the 3000 block of Queens Chapel Road. If you have any information on this suspect, please call our Robbery Unit detectives at 301-772-4905. Tipsters can also call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A cash reward is being offered. 

Convenience Store Robbery

This next suspect was armed with a long gun when he robbed a convenience store in the 1300 block of Chillum Road. He demanded cash from the employee. This happened around 3:30 am on February 28, 2015. The suspect had on a Steelers sweatshirt. Anyone with information on this suspect or this case is urged to call 1-866-411-TIPS or our detectives at 301-772-4905

Drugstore Robbery Suspect

The suspect in this photo robbed a drugstore in the 5700 block of Silver Hill Road on February 27, 2015. He walked in around 9:15 pm and approached an employee. The suspect grabbed cash from a register and ran off. Please call 301-772-4905 with any information on this investigation. 

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