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 1, 2011 (2:42 p.m.)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chief Ronald A. Ricucci of the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrest of Michael Douglas Jenkins, 54, of Washington, D.C., for first degree burglary, related charges and being a fugitive from justice.
In August 2011, the Takoma Park Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Tactical Enforcement Unit began a burglary suppression operation. For investigative reasons, Jenkins quickly became a person of interest in the burglary operation. It was revealed, through investigation, that Jenkins was responsible for at least three residential burglaries in Calvert County, Maryland, to include a home invasion-type event; and additional burglaries in Northern Virginia. In addition, Hyattsville City Police Department had warrants awaiting indictment by the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office. There were also multiple warrants for Jenkins out of Fairfax County, Virginia in the Mt. Vernon District.
On October 20, 2011, Jenkins was indicted on sixteen counts of burglary and related charges in the Prince George's County Circuit Court.
On October 28, 2011, Jenkins was apprehended in Calvert County, Maryland, by Takoma Park Police Department's Tactical Enforcement Unit Officers and Calvert County Deputies. Jenkins was transported to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. Jenkins’ vehicle was secured by the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office pending the issuance and execution of a search and seizure warrant.
Jenkins is a person of interest in numerous City of Takoma Park burglaries.
The arrest of Jenkins and successful closure of numerous burglaries throughout the National Capital Region is a classic example of a multi-state/multi-jurisdictional collaborative investigation. Many thanks to Takoma Park Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Tactical Enforcement Unit, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Hyattsville City Police, Fairfax County Police, Maryland-National Capital Park Police – Montgomery County Division and Montgomery County Police Repeat Offender Section and 3rd District Special Assignment Team, and a myriad of other personnel in various jurisdictions.
Investigation is on-going.