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County Crime Watch: Police Involved Shooting, Murder-Suicide, Money Switch Scam

Highlights of police reports for Prince George's County. The following information was supplied by the Prince George's County Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Police Involved Shooting in Landover

Police Involved Shooting in Landover
On Tuesday at noon, Prince George’s County Police spokesperson Julie Parker released the details of a deadly confrontation on the 8100 block of Sheriff Road in Landover, between a PGPD officer and a man on the night of April 9.

The police report identifies the man shot and killed as 26-year-old Michael Anthony Bailey, Jr. of District Heights. Police announced Tuesday night that the officer involved was Terrence Garrett, a three-year veteran, assigned to the Bureau of Patrol, District III.  He has been placed on routine administrative leave in accordance with departmental policy.

According to the department’s site, internal affairs investigators were still probing the scene and delegated PGPD police academy recruits to assist in the search. During the search, some of the involved officer's equipment was found. The photos of the search are attached to this article.

Police used a Taser gun on Bailey to try to subdue him during the incident, however Bailey was able to rip out the Taser probes from his body. According to the report, Bailey then attempted to grab his handgun for use against the officer. That is when the officer shot off two rounds from his gun, according to the report, striking Bailey.

Police reports indicate that two other men were also with Bailey during the incident. They ran away from the officer but were later taken into custody. Charges in the case have not yet been filed.

Police Investigate Nyanga Avenue Murder/Suicide

According to the Prince George’s County Police Department, the Homicide Unit is investigating a murder-suicide that occurred in an unincorporated area of Seat Pleasant, MD.

On April 3, at approximately 1:16 a.m., patrol officers responded to the 1000 block of Nyanga Avenue for the report of a shooting, according to police.

Upon arrival, police reports say that the officers were informed by a relative that she found her aunt and uncle unresponsive when she arrived home. Patrol officers entered the residence and found Marilyn Yvette Mace, 52, and Dennis Bernard Mace, 53, suffering from gunshot wounds, and according to police. Both were pronounced dead on the scene. Detectives reported they believe that the suspect shot his wife and then himself.

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 http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/police/ and submit a tip online.

Wanted for Money Switch Scam and Armed Robbery

According to police reports, on April 6, at approximately 2 p.m., a victim duped into a money switch scam at the PNC Bank at 10450 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD.

A reported $9,000 was stolen. The suspects approached the victim as the victim exited the PNC Bank. They told the victim they wished to give him money to make a charitable donation, and produced a large amount of cash. They then combined their money with the victim’s, wrapped it up and placed it in the victim’s vehicle, according to police. The suspects and victim then parted ways and left the area.

According to the police report, when the victim checked the package a later, he found a package containing nothing but shredded paper. Police said the suspects had switched the package with the money for the package filled with paper. Police say that the identity of these suspects is also being sought in an armed robbery investigation that occurred on April 3 at 12701 Laurel Bowie Road, Laurel, MD.

Anyone with information that may assist in this investigation is asked to call CRIME SOLVERS at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477) or the District VI Investigative Section at 301-937-0910 as soon as possible. Please refer to case number 12-097-1479. Whenever information is given to the Prince George’s County Crime Solvers Line, you do not have to leave your name. A CASH REWARD is being offered for the tip that leads to the arrest and indictment of the suspects responsible for this theft.

Find out more on the PGPD News Blog.

Pachacutec April 13, 2012 at 05:53 PM
I hope the scammers are caught soon and I wish I could say I felt sorry for the scam victim, but really; who's going to give someone that much money, esp. when they come up to you on the street!? This is an old scam and it's too bad people are still falling for it.

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