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Bowie Police Bust County-Wide Package Theft Scheme

Greenbelt residents Anisha Wilson, 21, and Gary Jenkins, 21, are being charged with multiple counts of theft for stealing packages from homes.


Bowie police arrested two Greenbelt residents last week in connection a series of package thefts in Bowie and throughout Prince George’s County.

Anisha Wilson, 21, and Gary Jenkins, 21, are facing multiple theft charges for allegedly stealing delivered packages from the homes of residents in Bowie and other areas of the county, according to police.

Bowie police give this account of the investigation and subsequent arrest:

During December 2012 and January 2013, Bowie police noted an increase in theft of packages delivered to residents. In response, the department conducted a coordinated effort to surveil and monitor the area where packages were being stolen.

On Feb. 6, officers noticed a suspicious vehicle driving around the Rockledge and Overbook sections of Bowie, looking at homes. Police stopped the vehicle and found several packages with multiple different Bowie addresses in the back seat.

Further investigation led police to a residence in Greenbelt where a second vehicle was searched. Police were able to recover several more packages with addresses through Prince George’s County.

Bowie police contacted the Prince George’s County Police Department and are continuing to work together to locate other victims.

Wilson and Jenkins have both been charged with numerous counts of theft.

Lynn February 15, 2013 at 11:48 AM
Thank you Bowie Police!
Tea L February 15, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Yes, thank you for being proactive. Another example of why it was better to have a Bowie police force. Would Prince George's Police Dept have paid this kind of attention? I think not.
JStrunk February 15, 2013 at 06:29 PM
Yay! Definitely a big thank you to the Bowie Police - I hope the packages can be given to their rightful owners now :)
Valerie February 17, 2013 at 08:01 PM
Hmm I wonder if they were the ones who took a pkg that I had stolen from my porch back in mid January.
sonia stewart February 18, 2013 at 03:05 AM
Thank you Bowie police. Hopefully Anisha and Gary will someday pursue more lawful careers in their future.
KEVIN DOVE February 18, 2013 at 04:05 AM
I LIVE IN THE "M" SECTION OF BOWIE AND I ALWAYS SEE THE POLICE PARKED IN THE AREA, AS IF TO BE "MILKING THE CLOCK" DURING THEIR SHIFTS . ITS A GOOD THING TO SEE THEYRE ACTUALLY BEING PRODUCTIVE!!
Pamela Toe February 20, 2013 at 08:17 PM
Bowie Police has a major presence. I can actually say that my city tax dollars are being used efficiently!
Aocmed February 22, 2013 at 05:24 PM
Gary Jenkins, 21, is the sole perp , Anisha Wilson is a innocent victim of being roomates and driving the additonal vehicle he owned due to her engine in her car going bad.... This Girl is a productive college student with no such background history... the is ashame !!! He Gary Jenkins will own up to his crimes!!!
Dudeindacorner March 31, 2013 at 12:31 PM
Too Bad for her. But. If you sleep with dogs? you get fleas..
Justyn Joseph April 22, 2013 at 06:26 PM
where can u go to see a map of the sections of bowie? where is the M section?
natasha June 12, 2013 at 01:33 PM
I think not!!!! This girl is a scam artiest and a theft! She was kicked out of her first college where she played on their basketball team - that would be for Rhode Island - look it up!!!! And now she should be released from Bowie if they have any common sense! And on another note this girl should give all hopes of the WNBA because she deserves to spend the rest of her life on New Haven Streets begging fora can of worms to eat!!!
john1419 September 18, 2013 at 01:44 PM
Aocmed: FYI Anisha has now been charged with 2 separate Strong Armed Robberies!

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