BELTSVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — Detectives assigned to the Washington Location Auto Enforcement Device arrested the operator of a Beltsville automotive mend store Wednesday soon after a prolonged investigation into motor vehicle thefts, according to officials.
Herman Guzman, 30, of the 9000 block of Dubarry Avenue in Lanham, was arrested soon after detectives recovered stolen motor vehicles, ammo and an unlawful rifle.
Investigators executed a research warrant at GR Motorworks on Hanna Avenue. Throughout that look for, detectives situated two stolen motorcycles and one stolen ATV, as well as other cars that preliminarily do not appear to have a suitable VIN selection.
Detectives also recovered a person AR-15 rifle. That weapon is selfmade and is usually referred to as a ghost gun. Guzman is a convicted felon so he is prohibited from possessing any firearm.
Detectives also recovered, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and far more than one particular dozen high-capacity publications. Guzman is also prohibited from possessing those people items. In addition, investigators situated a number of ghost gun frames.
“The arrest of Herman Guzman can make this community safer. He not only experienced a number of stolen cars inside of his small business but also just one weapon he’s prohibited from possessing and the ghost gun frames. This investigation is not in excess of and more prices are very likely,” reported Significant Felipe Ordono, Commander, Particular Investigations Division.
Guzman faces 29-counts to include weapons-similar expenses and motor vehicle theft fees.
If any individual has information on Guzman, they are urged to call W.A.V.E detectives at 301-516-3788. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may possibly phone Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-Suggestions (8477)