Monday, February 11, 2013
The 18-year-old University of Maryland student owed a relative money, authorities said.
Prince George's County police say the purported victim of a robbery last week in College Park made up the incident because she owed a relative money. Teshauna Nicole Jones, 18, of the 8100 block of Baltimore Ave. in College Park was arrested Friday and charged with making a false statement to police. Early on the morning of Feb. 5, units responded to the 4500 block of Paint Branch Pkwy. after a report of an armed robbery. According to police, Jones told officers she had been walking westbound away from the College Park Metro station when a man approached her, brandished a gun, and demanded she empty her pockets. Police conducted a search of the area but were unable to locate a suspect. When investigators reviewed surveillence footage from …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The incident took place Thursday night near the Chemical/Nuclear Engineering Building.
Authorities say a woman was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night near the University of Maryland's Chemical/Nuclear Engineering Building. According to University of Maryland police, the victim was walking through parking lot around 10:40 p.m. when she was approached by an unknown male. The suspect reportedly pulled out a handgun and demanded the woman's valuables. She complied, handing over cash, gift cards, and other personal items. The man then fled the area on Paint Branch Drive, police said. He was described as wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, baggy jeans, and a covering on his face. Prince Geroge's County police attempted to locate the suspect using a K-9 unit but were unsuccessful. The incident comes less than three days after a …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The incident occurred off campus, according to University of Maryland Police.
Update, Feb. 11: Police now say that the victim of the alleged robbery made up the entire incident. Original article: A Univeristy of Maryland student was robbed at gunpoint early Tuesday morning off campus in the area of Paint Branch Parkway and Rhode Island Avenue, University of Maryland Police reported. UMPD learned of an incident after it was reported to the Prince George's County Police around midnight. According to a police report, the victim was walking westbound on Paint Branch Parkway from the Metro station with her headphones on and looking at her phone when a man approached her. He demanded she empty her pockets, police said, brandishing a black handgun. The victim complied and told police the man then reached into her pockets …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Security guard shot inside a grocery, teens robbed at gunpoint while taking out trash, local charity brings policeman to tears and potential Powerball winner in Maryland.
Security Guard Shot Inside South Laurel Grocery Store A security guard at Bottom Dollar Food in South Laurel was shot Thursday night by two suspects who later fled the scene, according to police. The victim was transported to the hospital in serious condition but is expected to recover. Local Charity Drive Brings Policeman to Tears Even grown police officers can cry as evidenced by a local Christmas shopping program for underprivileged kids. Capt. Carl DeWalt with the Laurel Police Department couldn't keep the tears from falling when he shared his story about a boy who wanted to buy boots at Christmas. Teens Robbed at Gunpoint on Excalibur Court Two teens were allegedly robbed at gunpoint last Friday on the 3700 block of Excalibur Court …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Father in the car with young daughter was approached by male suspects with a gun, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Prince George's Sheriff's Deputies arrested two male suspects who allegedly robbed and carjacked a man and his young daughter at gunpoint on Thanksgiving. The Sheriff's office alleges Francis Holmes and James Gross approached the man as he was parked in the 3200 block of Taylor Street in Mt. Rainer. One of the suspects pointed a silver handgun at the victim when he got out of the car and took his wallet, cell phone and vehicle keys, according to the Sheriff's Office. The victim was able to remove his daughter before the suspects fled the scene in his car. Detectives apprehended Holmes and Gross at the 2900 block of Bunker Hill Rd., according to the Sheriff's Office. Holmes and Gross were charged with armed carjacking, first- and second-…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Police arrested Alexander Jesus Gutierrez, 18, also known as Alexander Gutierrez-Abarca of Riverdale.
Detectives have arrested Alexander Jesus Gutierrez, 18, as a suspect in a Nov. 12 carjacking in the 7500 block of Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt Police said. The suspect is also known as Alexander Gutierrez-Abarca of Riverdale, according to police. Gutierrez allegedly assaulted and robbed a man in the vehicle before carjacking it, according to Ofc. Kelly Lawson, police spokesperson. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Guitierrez from the District Court for Prince George's County that charged him with carjacking, armed robbery and first-degree assault, among other charges, Greenbelt police say.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
County planners may back off plans to widen several roadways and more.
Here are some of the most recent top stories from Prince George's County. Former UMD Student Sentenced for Online Threats A former University of Maryland student who made an online threat to go on a campus shooting rampage was sentenced to three years of supervised probation in Prince George's County Circuit Court on Thursday, according to a news release from the county State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks. Suspect Sought in London Lane Armed Robbery Identified Bowie police have identified a suspect in last week's armed robbery at the 14000 block of London Lane, where a woman was robbed at gunpoint while walking from a parking lot to her house. Explaining Question 6 to a 7-Year-Old A young boy asks his mother about a yard sign on Question 6…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Police are focusing on robberies in College Park.
Though three robberies in College Park Oct. 10 were linked and arrest was made, police do not believe an armed robbery on Oct. 15 was related, according to Prince George's County Police Spokesman William Alexander. But police are keeping an eye out around the University of Maryland campus to make sure no more instances occur. Police are not adding more manpower, but they are focusing the collective manpower already present. "The robbery suppression team has been focusing on College Park in last two weeks," Alexander said. "Patrol officers and UMD are all focused and aware of crimes that have been going on." Police believe the most recent robbery on Oct. 15 may be related to two other robberies in Prince George's County.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The robbery occurred while the two college students jogged off-campus off Calvert Road Monday night.
Prince George's County Police are looking for two male suspects in the latest armed robbery in College Park Monday night. One of the suspects allegedly approached the two victims who were jogging, pulled out a handgun and demanded property. After one of the victims handed over money, another suspect emerged and the two ran away from the scene, police said. According to police, the second suspect was acting as a lookout. One of the suspects is described as a male having short hair and wearing a grey sweatshirt. The second suspect is described as a male with dreads, wearing dark pants and a sweater. The two victims were not injured during the robbery, police said. Anyone with additional information on this robbery is asked to call the Prince…
Monday, October 15, 2012
Nico Jaleel Robinson is being charged as an adult. "The gun is definitely an important factor," a police official said.
A Greenbelt teenager is being charged as an adult in connection with two armed robberies and an attempted robbery of three University of Maryland students in College Park, according to Prince George's County police. Police charged Nico Jaleel Robinson, 17, with armed robbery as an adult for several reasons, according to Lt. William Alexander, spokesman for the Prince George's County police. "The gun is definitely an important factor," Alexander said. Robinson's age was also a consideration since being 16 or older is a factor the courts historically take into consideration, according to Alexander. Police are charging Robinson with allegedly robbing a male University of Maryland student at gunpoint at around 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 10, near the …