City of Takoma Park Police Department
* 7500 Maple Avenue * Takoma Park, Md 20912
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Catherine Plevy, 301/891.7142 or 240/338.2901
June 30, 2011 (11:25 a.m.)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chief Ronald A. Ricucci of the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrests of Vyron Alexander Cox, 25, of Washington, D.C. and a male 16-year old juvenile, also of Washington, D.C., for motor vehicle theft, unauthorized removal, theft over $1,000, malicious destruction of property and conspiracy to commit all offenses.
On June 29, 2011, at 8:00 p.m., Takoma Park Police responded to the 6700 block of Westmoreland Avenue for recovered property that was found that appeared to be consistent with a theft. At 10:38 p.m., the officer responded to another address for report of a theft of a motor scooter that had occurred earlier from their driveway. After taking the report and leaving, the officer was near the intersection of Sligo Mill Road and Sheridan Street when he observed two males riding on a red scooter heading his way on Sligo Mill Road from Orchard Avenue. The scooter matched the description of the report he had just taken. The two males continued on to Sheridan Street towards New Hampshire Avenue. As they entered the intersection, the police officer attempted a stop of both males. The two males continued on the scooter crossing over into the 600 block of Sheridan Street and then they quickly brought the scooter to a stop and distanced themselves from it. After issuing several warning for them to stop, they did not comply until they heard the same warnings from the officer’s K-9 partner.
The two males were detained and the scooter was examined. The scooter showed signs of damage consistent with property that was previously found at the scene on Westmoreland Avenue. A registration check of the VIN verified that it was the scooter that had been reported as stolen.
Cox and the juvenile were both arrested and transported to the Takoma Park Police Department. The juvenile was released to the custody of his parents after notification to the Department of Juvenile Services.