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Hyattsville Man Arrested for Mail Theft

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 4, 2022

Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department – 3rd District Investigative Section have arrested and charged, 26-year-old Shaheem Jerry Denson of Hyattsville, for the November 3, 2022, mail theft that occurred in the 8100 block of Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring. 

At approximately 5 a.m., 3rd District officers observed Denson standing in front of two USPS mail collection boxes. Officers watched as Denson appeared to reach into the collection box. When officers approached, Denson began to walk away from the scene, discarding mail and a homemade device designed to steal mail from the collection boxes.  

Denson was arrested without incident and transported to the Central Processing Unit, where he was charged with mail theft and felony theft. 

On November 3, 2022, Denson was released on his own recognizance.  

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact the Silver Spring Investigative Section at 240-773-6870 or contact Crime Solvers of Montgomery County toll-free at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous. 





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Release ID: 22-528
Media Contact: CTDurham 
Categories: theft