Metro Transit Police Charge Two Teenagers in Carjacking.
Post, 8 Dec 2007 (Sun).
Metro Transit Police have arrested two teenagers in the carjacking Tuesday of a 54-year-old woman at the Greenbelt Metrorail station.Break-Ins Increase At Metro's Car Parks; Prince George's, Montgomery Lots Hit.
The woman, a Columbia resident, was accosted in a station parking lot about 10 p.m. by a 16-year-old and 15-year-old, who punched and kicked her and then drove off in her 2005 Lexus SC 430, authorities said. The 15-year-old was dropped off at home in time to meet a curfew, and the 16-year-old picked up another friend, also 16, police said.
Post, 8 Dec 2007 (Sun).
The number of thefts from vehicles in Metro parking lots is increasing, and some of the hardest hit are along the Green Line in Prince George's County, Metro officials said yesterday.PGPD Weekly Roundup - Police Close Three Robberies/Sexual Assault/Recover Seven Handguns.
There were 47 such thefts in 16 Metro parking lots in November, a 45 percent increase from the same period last year. Most of the break-ins occurred in Prince George's and Montgomery counties, Metro police said. Stations where thefts in lots are on the increase include New Carrollton and Landover on the Orange Line; Largo Town Center on the Blue Line; and Shady Grove, Grosvenor and Glenmont on the Red Line.
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On Wednesday, Transit Police arrested two juveniles, ages 12 and 15, and Michael Evans, 18, of Capitol Heights who allegedly broke into several vehicles at the Landover station that day. They were charged with attempting to steal vehicles, destruction of property and other crimes. Police are investigating whether the three were involved in break-ins last month, Metro officials said.
Police, 6 Dec 2007
* * *Teen Arrested and Charged in July Homicide on Landover Road (Correction).
On November 28, 2007, the District IV Special Assignment Team and the Robbery Suppression Team were working an assignment in the 500 block of Wilson Bridge Drive when they observed a woman retrieve several guns from a drainage ditch. Officers apprehended the suspect and learned that she had committed a citizen robbery the day before. The suspect, a juvenile female from Oxon Hill, was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery. The investigation is continuing.
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Police, 3 Dec 2007
. . . The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit has arrested 14 year old Ivan Lorenzo Chester in connection with a homicide that occurred in July on Landover Road.District I Closes Over Twelve Property Crimes Involving Juveniles.
Chester, of the 6800 block of Flagstaff Street, was arrested on November 30, 2007, and charged with First Degree Murder. He was remanded to the Department of Corrections in Upper Marlboro with no bond. The details of the homicide are as follows:
On July 25, 2007, at approximately 2:00 a.m., the suspect approached the victim in the 7300 block of Landover Road, produced a handgun and demanded money. When the victim resisted, the suspect shot him. The victim, 27 year old Arnell Benjamin Carrington of the 600 block of Rittenhouse Street, died on the scene. The suspect fled on foot.
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Police, 21 Nov 2007
Prince George's County, Maryland…The Prince George's County Police Department's District I Investigative Section along with the Special Assignment Team and patrol officers arrested two juveniles in connection with over twelve property crimes that occurred in the College Park this past weekend.
On Friday November 16, 2007, members of the Special Assignment Team observed a male wanted in connection with a recent vandalism that occurred on Rhode Island Avenue. As officers approached, the suspect fled. The suspect, a 17 year-old male, was arrested a short time later. During the course of the investigation into the vandalism, Detectives linked the suspect to approximately twelve break-ins in College Park. Investigators served a search warrant on the suspects home the next day, recovering a handgun and other stolen property.
On Saturday November 17, 2007, officers responded to Narragansett Parkway for the report of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was equipped with LoJack and was immediately entered into a national database. Officers received an alert notification on the location of the vehicle and found the car in the College Park area. A 16-year-old male from College Park was located in the vehicle and arrested for auto theft.
District I Commander, Major Kevin Davis stated that, "This was a great collaboration between the Investigative Section, Patrol Officers and the College Park Community in bringing closure to numerous property crimes in the area."
For more information, contact the Press Information Office at (301) 772-4710. The investigation is continuing.