Friday, July 25, 2014

PGPD Arrests Man for Attempted Kidnapping

Michael Jess McLong

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested a man who had just tried to kidnap a young girl in Landover. The suspect is 25-year-old Michael Jesse McLong of no fixed address.

On July 25, 2014, at about 2:25 pm, patrol officers were called to the 7300 block of Landover Road for the report of an attempted kidnapping. When they arrived, they learned McLong had approached a 12-year-old girl and her eight-year-old brother as the siblings waited to cross Landover Road to meet their father.  The preliminary investigation reveals McLong identified himself as a police officer and grabbed the girl's arm. The girl resisted but McLong continued to pull her toward the back of a shopping center.

A good Samaritan who was driving by the location stopped and confronted McLong. That's when the children were able to break free and run away. An off-duty Cheverly Police officer and a nearby security guard were able to detain McLong and hold him until PGPD officers arrived. 

McLong now faces multiple charges related to the attempted kidnapping.  He admitted his involvement.

Detectives are investigating the possibility there are additional victims and would like to speak with anyone who may have had contact with McLong.

Anyone with information about this case and/or this suspect is urged to call the Regional Investigation Division - Central at 301-772-4911 or his cell at 240-695-4505. 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 cellphone, or go to and submit a tip online.

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

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