City of Takoma Park Police Department
● 7500 Maple Avenue ● Takoma Park, Md 20912
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Public Information Officer (PIO)
Catherine Plevy, 301/891.7142 or 240/338.2901
October 4, 2010 (12:18 p.m.)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chief Ronald A. Ricucci from the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrests of Avery Fuller, 16; Elijah Allen, 16; and Avery Freeman, 17; all of Washington, D.C., for Armed Robbery, Assault First Degree, Assault Second Degree, Theft $1,000 to under $10,000, Use of a handgun in the commission of a felony, Unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, Unauthorized removal of property and Theft less than $1,000. Fuller and Allen are being held at the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit and Freeman is at Suburban Hospital for observation from injuries suffered in the accident. All three are being charged as adults.
On October 3, 2010, at approximately 3:56 p.m., there was an armed robbery and 1st degree assault in the 6900 block of New Hampshire Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland (Eastern Carry-out). The three subjects entered the business and robbed one customer and two employees of the business. The subjects were each armed with semi-automatic handguns. The subjects obtained property and fled in a Burgundy Dodge Intrepid. A Takoma Park officer spotted the subject vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Lincoln Avenue at Elm Avenue. The vehicle continued traveling at a high rate of speed west on Lincoln Avenue when it lost control at Lincoln at Boyd Avenue and flipped over and struck multiple vehicles before coming to rest on its roof in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue. All three subjects in the vehicle exited and fled on foot. With the assistance of K-9 and officers, a perimeter was established which aided in the capture of two of the three subjects. An active search continued for the third subject. A U.S. Park Police and Maryland State Police helicopter were utilized in the search.
At approximately 6:40 p.m., the third subject was apprehended. Chief Ricucci thanks his Takoma Park Police officers, Takoma Park K-9, Montgomery County Police, Montgomery County K-9, U.S. Park Police and Maryland State Police for the use of their helicopters. This w an excellent multi-jurisdictional apprehension with a successful conclusion and no one injured.