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For a Stronger Community Policing Program

During the current environment, when the distrust between police and community is at an alarmingly high level, we cannot stress enough about the importance of having a strong community policing program.

In College Park, we should be thankful to live in a community, where our police officers work closely with the residents to make them feel safer and present them as friends first, and law enforcers as last. Personally, I’ve had the opportunity to attend many community meetings with our officers discussing how to bridge the relational gaps between the community members and police officers. Some of these meetings happened at neighbors’ yard, like the one in this picture, our community Liaison officer Corporal Errol Lobin are discussing public safety with the residents. In other cases, our officers walked with the residents on neighborhood streets, knocking doors as part of Walk-and-Talk programs.

Please join next Monday’s forum on Community relations to hear more about how we can improve police-community relations further. Officer Lobin and others will be on the panel to take your questions and comments. Please spread the word.

When: 7:30pm, Monday, June 15, 2020

Join via the web: Zoom link:

Join by phone: (301) 715-8592, Meeting ID: 835 5646 4312 Password: 393991

Listening Session on Community-Police Relation

After 2-month hiatus (due to COVID-19), our Community-Police meeting is back. Due to the tragic, and senseless death of George Floyd, we will use this meeting to take your input about ways to further improve relations between the members of our community and law enforcement. Please spread the word.

Join via the web: Zoom link:

Join by phone: (301) 715-8592, Meeting ID: 835 5646 4312 Password: 393991

New Location and Date of the Monthly Community-Police Meetings

Over a year ago, we started the monthly community police meeting at the MoM’s Café, with a goal to bring our hard-working police officers closer to the community members. Over the past months, more and more residents started to take part in these meetings. Unfortunately, the small space at the MoM’s Café proved to be insufficient to hold these meetings anymore. This led us to look for an alternate place. From this month, the monthly Community – Police meetings will take place at the Youth and Family Services (YFS) building, at 4912 Nantucket Road, in north College Park, at 7:30 PM, on the second Monday of every month. These meetings provide helpful tips about protecting you and your family from crimes in the future. You can bring your questions to the police officers who work hard to protect us every day in the neighborhood. Please join them and meet other neighbors at YFS on next Monday, March 9, 2020, at 7:30 PM.

Police Arrests 3 Suspects in North College Park

Recent reports to Police regarding several thefts from vehicles and residences, and reported suspicious behavior, helped Police focus resources in the North College Park area. As a result, PGPD Police working both for the City contract program and County patrols arrested three (3) suspects in the 5000 block of Huron Street shortly after 2:30 a.m. this morning, Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Police Detectives continue their investigation of recent reported incidents. PGPD Officers assigned to County patrols and the City contract program continue to focus additional resources in areas where residents have reported crimes and suspicious activity. The best way for residents to help Police solve these crimes and arrest suspects is to report all observed criminal and suspicious activity immediately to 9-1-1.

Residents are invited to attend the monthly police-community meeting at MOM’s at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month, and the Police-Community Coffee Club at Jason’s Deli most Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. , to learn about crime prevention and to discuss public safety concerns with Police Officers.
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Police Arrests Man who Broke into at Least 7 College Park Homes

Aaron Nysus

According to the Prince George’s County Police Department, the police have once again arrested the man who broke into at least seven residences in College Park since November 16th. In at least five of the cases, he’s facing peeping tom charges.

He’s 37-year-old Aaron Nysus of the 3400 block of Notre Dame Street in Hyattsville. Detectives took him into custody again this morning. He is facing a new charge of first-degree burglary. The PGPD had arrested him last Friday on five previous charges but he posted bail bonds through the help of a reliable bail bondsman and was released from the Department of Corrections the same day. A professional bondsman can help one by providing  immediate assistance getting a loved one, a friend, or a coworker out of jail.

Nysus is now charged in connection with a break-in on November 16th at a residence in the 4600 block of College Avenue. In that case, one victim awoke to Nysus in the home, which is a sorority house. Nysus fled moments after the victim woke up. Detectives have since spoken to a second victim in that home who advised a personal item was taken during the break-in.

In the other incidents, PGPD officers were called to an apartment building in the 4300 block of Hartwick Road on December 8th. They spoke to a victim who told officers that at 5:45 am, she awoke to the sound of her front door opening. She went to investigate the noise but didn’t find anyone in her apartment. Detectives reviewed surveillance video from the building and saw that Nysus was the suspect who broke into her apartment. He also was seen on surveillance video checking the doors of approximately 25 apartments that same morning. He walked into three other apartments while inside of the building. He stayed in each of those apartments for several minutes. In each of those cases, residents were inside and unaware of his presence.

Through various investigative techniques, detectives identified Nysus and obtained an arrest warrant which was executed on December 13th. During the search of his home, items of evidence were also recovered linking him to a break-in in an apartment on November 17th in the 4000 block of Knox Road. In that case, the victim woke up to Nysus standing by her bed. He then ran from her apartment.

Nysus is now charged with first-degree burglary and five counts of trespassing/peeping tom and fourth-degree burglary.

Please call detectives if you have information on Nysus or are concerned you’ve been victimized by Nysus. They can be reached at 301-699-2601.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.)

Community Police Meeting, TOMORROW, Thursday, @MoM’s, @7pm

Have questions about a crime that you or someone you know experienced recently? Want to learn some helpful tips about protecting you and your family from crimes in the future? Bring your questions to the police officers who work hard to protect us every day in the neighborhood. Please join them and meet other neighbors at 7 pm tomorrow, Thursday, at MoM’s Cafe.

Woman Shot Last Night in Park near UMD Campus

According to the University of Maryland Police, yesterday, October 3, 2019, at approximately 9 p.m., the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division, was notified of shots fired in the 4300 block of Metzerott Road (off-campus), near a park, adjacent to the UMD campus.

It was discovered that a female sought help from a nearby residence after suffering from trauma to her upper body. The female (no affiliation) was taken to a local area hospital for further evaluation.

According to a source, the incident appears to have happened at the Acredale Park.

It is believed that a light-colored sedan was involved. The direction of travel of the vehicle is not known. Officers from the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division and the University of Maryland Police Department remained in the area, patrolling. Helicopters were seen hovering over the site after the incident.

The Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Prince George’s County Division is conducting an investigation. Individuals with any information regarding this incident or the possible identity of the suspect are encouraged to contact the police (911 or 301-459-3232).

Additional information, when made available by the Maryland-National Capital Park Police may be found by accessing the “UMD Safety Notice” portion of our website at 

Please also check this WUSA9 article about this incident.

Police Community Meeting – September 5, 2019

Our Community-Police meetings give our residents an excellent opportunity to meet our police officers who work very hard to make our neighborhood a safer place to live for everyone. The meeting is open to all residents of College Park. Please bring your public safety/crime-related questions directly to these officers. Details below. Hope to see many of you this Thursday at 7 pm at the MoM’s Cafe. Thank you.

Police Conducts Canvass in Berwyn Neighborhood

According to the Prince George’s Police Department, the Homicide Unit detectives canvassed Berwyn neighborhood last Thursday evening as part of their investigation into a fatal shooting that occurred in May. The victim is 33-year-old Ronnie Jacobs, Jr. of no fixed address. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. (please see below the reward poster below)

The canvass started at 7:00 pm in the 8700 block of Rhode Island Avenue.

On May 22nd, at approximately 6:00 am, patrol officers responded to the 8700 block of Rhode Island Avenue in the City of College Park for the report of an unresponsive man. Officers discovered Jacobs outside suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

“At this point in the investigation, it does appear Mr. Jacobs was randomly targeted. He was located next to a park bench he often slept on. This murder has understandably caused a lot of concern among residents in that area. We want them to know we continue to actively investigate this crime. We also need any and all information that could help us to this solve this case. You never know what piece of information will be the clue that leads us to finding the person who is responsible for his death. Please don’t hesitate to call,” said Major Brian Reilly, Commander of the Criminal Investigation Division.

Police Asks Residents’s Help about this Morning’s Tragic Homicide Incident

This morning at approximately 6:00 a.m., Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) was notified of an unresponsive adult male suffering from head trauma at the 8700 block of Rhode Island Avenue. He was pronounced dead on scene. PGPD is actively investigating this as a homicide. City officials are in close communication with PGPD, who will provide information to the public as it becomes available.

PGPD is asking anyone with information to please call 1-866-411-TIPS.

Update (7:30 pm): Police have identified the deceased person (33-year-old Hector Diaz-Urritia of no fixed address):

[City of College Park and Prince George’s County Police Department]


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