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Arrests Made for 1st Degree Assault, Burglary; Other Offenses - News Release

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  • Cathy Plevy
    NEWS RELEASE City of Takoma Park Police Department ● 7500 Maple Avenue ● Takoma Park, Md 20912 For more information contact: Public Information Officer
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 13, 2013
    City of Takoma Park Police Department
    ● 7500 Maple Avenue ● Takoma Park, Md 20912

    For more information contact:
    Public Information Officer (PIO)
    Catherine Plevy, 301/891.7142 or 240/338.2901

    June 13, 2013 (11:35 am)

    Chief Alan M. Goldberg from the Takoma Park Police Department announces
    the arrest of Amirr Keniquez Smith, 17 (being charged as an adult), of
    Hyattsville, Maryland, for:

    1st degree assault on a law enforcement officer
    Failure to obey
    1st degree burglary
    Theft under $10,000
    Destruction of Property
    Disorderly Conduct
    Resisting Arrest
    Possession of burglary tools.

    In addition, a 17 year old juvenile male, of Hyattsville, Maryland, was
    arrested for:

    Theft under $10,000
    Destruction of Property

    On June 11, 2013, at approximately 10:00 am, Takoma Park Police
    responded to the 1100 block of Linden Avenue for reports of a burglary
    that had occurred earlier. The victims left their residence at 8:30 am
    and upon returning at 9:30 am noticed that property was missing,
    including a 55’ flat screen television. During a neighborhood
    canvass, witnesses indicated that they saw two black males, who they
    gave descriptions for, carrying a large flat screen television on Linden
    Avenue towards Sligo Creek Parkway. At approximately 12:00 pm, two
    other witnesses notified police that they also saw two black males, same
    description, carrying a flat screen television on Larch Avenue at
    Hopewell Avenue. The witnesses indicated the suspects noticed they were
    being watched and dropped the television near the wood line and fled in
    the bushes. The victim canvassed the area where the television was
    dropped and located property that was missing from his residence.
    Takoma Park Police requested K9 assistance from Montgomery County. They
    responded to the area and conducted a track with negative results.

    Shortly after, the witness saw one of the suspects walking towards East
    West Highway. A description of the suspect was broadcast over the air
    and Chief Goldberg located a subject matching the description in the
    6800 block of New Hampshire Avenue at 1:09 pm.

    Officers arrived on the scene and conducted a show up with the witness
    who identified the suspect, who had not been arrested at that time.
    That suspect was the 17 year old male juvenile who was arrested, charged
    accordingly and released to the custody of a guardian.

    At approximately 3:30 pm, Takoma Park Police’s Special Assignment
    Team (SAT) and the gang unit began investigating a lead as to the other
    suspect in this incident. During the investigation, SAT detectives were
    able to gather intelligence to a possible suspect and the location of
    that suspect.

    At approximately 7:00 pm, SAT detectives located the suspect, Smith, in
    the 1300 block of University Blvd. Detectives approached Smith and he
    immediately became hostile and combative, physically assaulting one of
    the detectives. Smith was taken into custody and items of evidentiary
    value were found on him that linked him to the burglary that had
    occurred earlier.

    Smith was arrested, charged accordingly and transported to the
    Montgomery County Central Processing Unit.

    Catherine E. Plevy
    Executive Assistant
    Public Information Officer (PIO)
    Office of the Chief of Police
    7500 Maple Avenue
    Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
    (301) 891-7142
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