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
November 10, 2011 (11:03 a.m.)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chief Ronald A. Ricucci of the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrest of Michael A. Young, 20, of Hyattsville, Maryland, for disorderly conduct, disobeying a lawful order and resisting arrest.
On November 9, 2011, at approximately 5:02 p.m., Takoma Park Police responded to the area of Maple Avenue and Grant Avenue for a report of a fight in progress. The complainant indicated that there were three to four subjects, all dressed in dark clothing, beating up on one individual. Takoma Park Police arrived and found the three described suspects trying to hide themselves behind a tree. As he approached them in his cruiser, the suspects began to walk in the opposite direction and picked up their walking pace to avoid the officer. The officer turned his cruiser around and made contact with the suspects in the 100 block of Lee Avenue. The officer was able to detain two of the three suspects. The third suspect was given verbal commands by the officer to stop and return, however, he continued to quickly walk away from the officer, stopping intermittently to yell obscenities at the officer. This suspect’s actions caused a back-up of vehicles in the area. A second officer arrived and approached the third suspect, who was still attempting to flee. Verbal commands were again given to the suspect who continued to ignore them. A foot chase ensued, followed by a short struggle, and then the suspect was brought under control and taken into custody.
Young also had two outstanding warrants for his arrest; one through Takoma Park for trespassing and the other through Montgomery County.
Young was arrested and charged accordingly. He was transported to the Montgomery County Central Processing Unit.