Thursday, January 17, 2013
Freshman high schooler Ikechukwu "Ike" Ogwuegbu demonstrates lyrical skills with hip-hop book report.
Northwestern High School ninth grader Ikechukwu Ogwuegbu did something that a lot of high school kids have to do: he read To Kill a Mockingbird as part of his English class. Then, after that, Ogwuegbu did something that not a lot of high school kids do: he made a rap song about it. Scratch that, the 14-year-old made an excellent rap song about it. Don't believe me? Take a listen to the video above. Ogwuegbu, who performs under his nickname Ike, said in an interview that he has been experimenting with music for years, beginning in the fifth grade. "There was a new dance called jerking," said Ike. "I wanted to be the one who wrote music for people to dance to." This is not the first time Ike has mixed academics and hip-hop. When he was a …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Police seek help finding a 22-year-old Lewisdale man.
Prince George's County Police have named a second suspect in the murder of 14-year-old Eliezer Benjamin in Lewisdale earlier this week. But detectives need help finding the suspect. Police have issued an arrest warrant for 22-year-old John Junior Hernandez of the 2200 block of Guilford Road in Chillum's Lewisdale neighborhood. Police have charged Hernandez in the first degree murder of Benjamin. Benjamin was one of two victims struck by gunfire just after midnight on Dec. 5, 2012. The teen was hit in the upper body by gunfire from a passing car, while he and the other victim walked along the 2200 block of Sheridan Street. Benjamin was declared dead after being transported to a local hospital. The other victim was treated and released from …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The suspect in police custody was formally charged a day after the double shooting.
Update, 5 p.m.: Prince George's County Police have arrested and charged the driver of the vehicle allegedly involved in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old Lewsidale boy was killed. Jose Luis Rodriguez-Nunez, of the 5800 block of 30th Avenue in Hyattsville, was charged second degree murder and related charges. Rodriguez-Nunez, 24, was taken into custody shortly after the shooting in the 2200 block of Sheridan Street in Lewisdale around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, but not formally charged until Dec. 6. The other victim in the shooting, an adult man, was treated and released from a local hospital. Original Post: Prince George's County police said they have one man in custody in connection with the Lewsidale double shooting in which a 14-year-old …
Prince George's County Police are hoping some community outreach will help them identify the suspects.
Prince George's County Police officers spent Wednesday night in Lewisdale handing out flyers and talking to community members about a double shooting that lead to a 14-year-old boy's death. Police Officer First Class Edward Martin said police have yet to identify suspects in the alleged drive-by shooting in the 2200 block of Sheridan Street around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday morning. Officers arriving on the scene discovered two males suffering from gunshot wounds. One adult male was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition. The second victim, Eliezer Benjamin Reyes of Lewisdale was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Police said that the preliminary investigation indicates that the shots were fired …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Boy was one of two victims, police say.
A 14-year-old boy has died after being shot in what police believe was a gang-related shooting in Lewisdale early Wednesday. At 12:15 a.m. on Dec. 5, police were called to the 2200 block of Sheridan Street for a report of a shooting. Officers arriving on the scene discovered two males suffering from gunshot wounds. One adult male was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition. The second victim, 14-year-old Eliezer Benjamin Reyes of Lewisdale, was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. Police said that the preliminary investigation indicates that the shots were fired from a car as the victims and two other witnesses walked down the street together. Police said that two of the people in the group …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Local man fatally shot early Sunday morning.
County police are trying to figure out who shot and killed a 20-year-old Lewisdale man early Sunday morning two blocks from his home. According to the Prince George's County Police Department, at 1:25 a.m. on Nov. 11, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Charleston Place and Drexel Street in the Chillum neighborhood of Lewisdale to investigate a reported shooting. When they arrived on the scene, police discovered Edwin Alexander Lainez-Noyola suffering from a fatal gunshot wound. Lainez-Noyola, a resident of the 7300 block of 23rd Avenue, was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Police are asking anyone with information which could help identify a suspect in Lainez-Noyola's murder to contact the Prince George's County Police …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Young girl kidnapped, sexually assaulted in Lewisdale.
Prince George's County Police announced the arrest of a 25-year-old Chillum man on charges relating to a kidnapping and sexual assault of a six-year-old girl on Monday. Police believe the man, Charles Asuming Amofa of the 600 block of Sheridan Street in Chillum, took the young girl while she was shopping with her father in the Value Village Thrift Store. Officer Fredys Castro-Rivas, speaking in a press conference, said that the girls father approached him in the store at about 1:30 p.m. to report that his daughter went missing. Castro-Rivas, who was working his second job as a security officer at the thrift store, sprung into action. Equipped with a cell phone photograph provided by the father, Castro radioed police dispatchers to …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
County police to conduct sobriety checks near Lewisdale, Adelphi, Langley Park neighborhoods.
Friday, July 13, could be an unlucky day for local motorists driving under the influence. That evening, officers from the Prince George's County Police Department's Special Operations Division will be manning a DUI checkpoint from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., Saturday, along the 2400 block of University Boulevard, near the neighborhoods of Lewisdale, Adelphi and Langley Park. This is the second such DUI checkpoint in this area since the evening of Friday, June 21, 2012, when county police conducted a checkpoint between the 2300 and 2500 blocks of University Boulevard.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
County police will be looking for impaired drivers this Friday night on University Boulevard.
Motorists traveling through Lewisdale on University Boulevard this Friday night should expect delays as officers from the Prince George's County Police Department's Special Operations Division will be enforcing a sobriety checkpoint. The checkpoint will be located along the 2300 through 2500 blocks of University Boulevard and will run from 9 p.m., June 22, to 3 a.m., June 23.
Friday, June 1, 2012
State's attorney's office considering charges against driver who struck five children with her SUV, killing her daughter.
New details have emerged in last night's tragic incident in Lewisdale where a woman hit five children with her car as the kids were playing in the driveway. One of the children, the 8-year-old daughter of the driver, died from her injuries. According to Prince George’s County Police, the accident in the 2200 block of Hannon Street occurred at 8:47 p.m., when 33-year-old Marianable Cruz-Lopez accidentally struck the five children, ranging in age from two to 11. Two of the children were her own, including the toddler, who had minor injuries, and Natalie Hernandez Cruz, 8, who died. Three of the victims, the toddler and the 6-and-7-year-old boys, had their medical conditions upgraded from critical to stable, according to police. The 11-year-…