Police blotter: Man points gun at driver during traffic altercation

A man escaped injury Tuesday evening after a traffic altercation on Sherwood Hall Lane that may have involved a gun being fired.

Police say the victim was driving in the 2600 block of Sherwood Hall Lane — which is a black away from the Mount Vernon district police station (see map) — around 8:40 p.m. when a black Hyundai cut him off. The driver was forced to swerve around the Hyundai and then came to a stop next to the vehicle. At that point the driver of the Hyundai pointed a gun at the victim, who in turn started to drive away.

As the the victim was getting away, he told police he heard a loud bang similar to a gun shot. Police searched the area but did not find a shell casing, but say they did find a possible graze mark on the victim’s car.

The other driver was only described as a hispanic male with short hair in his 30s. No model of the Hyundai was provided.

Woman wakes to find man in bedroom

Guevara mugshot


A Maryland man is facing burglary charges after police say a woman in the Woodlawn area woke up Tuesday morning to find a man shutting her bedroom door.

The incident happened in the 2600 block of Steadman Place (see map) around 4:45 a.m. The woman screamed for help after seeing the man, and her roommates were able to detain him until police arrived.

Jairo Mena Guevara, 27, was arrested at the scene.

Police say nobody was injured during the incident.

Other incidents in the Mount Vernon police district reported in Thursday’s blotter:

Larceny: 3600 block of Arlington Drive, bicycle from residence
Larceny: 2600 block of Arlington Drive, detergent from residence
Larceny: 2700 block of Arlington Drive, packages from residence
Larceny: 7800 block of Audubon Avenue, dog from residence
Larceny: 6800 block of Kenyon Drive, cell phone from business
Larceny: Richmond Highway/Arlington Drive, cash from vehicle