Monday, April 1, 2013
The robbery occurred at 4:13 a.m.
Greenbelt police are investigating a strong-armed robbery in the 6100 block of Cherrywood Lane. According to the March 23 report, the victim told police three men approached and assaulted the victim, taking money around 4:13 a.m. Other crimes reported were DUIs, DWIs amd several drugs arrests. A full report is attached to this post.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Greenbelt police are investigating an early morning armed carjacking off Cherrywood Lane and several other crimes reported between Feb. 1 and Feb. 7.
Greenbelt police are investigating an armed carjacking that occurred in the early morning hours of Friday. According to police, around 12:44 a.m. the carjacking victim saw two suspects attempting to steal his dark green 2002 Ford Crown Victoria with Maryland tags in the 5900 block of Cherrywood Lane. When the victim confronted the suspects, police said, they scuffled and a suspect brandished a handgun. Police said the suspects fled the scene in the victim's vehicle. ------- According to the police report attached to this post, a strong armed robbery was also reported in the 6100 block of Breezewood Court. The victim was approached by two suspects and they demanded the victim's wallet, police reported. The suspects are described as black …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A look at crime for the weeks of Jan. 20 and Jan. 27, 2013 in Greenbelt, MD.
The Greenbelt Police Department reported a number of burglaries in Center City from Jan. 21-25 almost daily off Crescent Road. (Details can be found in the two police reports attached to this post.) Also several attempted strong armed robberies were reported near the metro and in Franklin Park. The details are below: Jan. 18, 6 p.m. in the 9100 block Springhill Lane: According to police, "the victim was walking with the two suspects, whom the victim had just met, when one of the suspects took the victim’s cellphone from his jacket pocket and fled on foot with the second suspect. The two suspects are described as black males, approximately 17 years old—suspect 1: 6’0”, thin build, wearing a brown North Face jacket; and suspect 2: 5’11”, …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The suspects struck on Cherrywood Lane.
Two men on bicycles displayed a handgun and demanded property from a victim on Cherrywood Lane at Breezewood Drive, according to the Greenbelt Police Department. The incident occurred around 2 a.m. on Oct. 12. The suspects are described as men who are around 20 years old, with one wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and the other all black clothing. Anyone with information on the incident may contact the Greenbelt Police Department's (link) Criminal Investigations Unit at (240) 542-2133.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
One former suspect considered suicide, fearing he would be in jail for the rest of his life.
Though two former suspects were cleared of first-degree rape and related charges in the December gang rape of a woman near the Greenbelt Metro Station, both say they suffered as a result of being charged and imprisoned. Following four months in jail and another on house arrest, DNA evidence exonerated Sheldon Snead, of Laurel, and K'Vaughn Brandon Hines, of Mount Rainer, ABC7 reported. After a second bond review with no bail given, Hines said, "I was trying to get used to being in jail for rest of my life. I wanted to commit suicide," the Gazette reports. All along the two 19-year-olds said they were innocent. Later, authorities said the two teens were implicated by a former friend holding a grudge, according to ABC7. Hines said he lost …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Developers shouldn't be required to make roadway improvements that were based on a mistake, according to Greenbelt City Council.
Greenbelt Station developers should not be forced to make road improvements based on a traffic evaluation error, according Greenbelt City Council in a 6-1 vote. The matter is up for a vote before Prince George’s County authorities on Thursday afternoon. Council supported changes that would remove the need for Greenbelt Station project developers to make road improvements at Md. 193 at 62nd Street in Greenbelt and to Md. 193 at Rhode Island Avenue in College Park. In addition, developers would no longer be responsible for making lane additions at MD 193 at Cherrywood Lane on the Greenbelt side or at MD 193 at 60th Street on the Berwyn Heights side. The widening of MD 201 at Sunnyside Avenue would no longer be required in Phase I of …
Friday, June 29, 2012
State prosecutors drop charges against 19-year-olds Sheldon Snead and K 'Vaughn Brandon Hines.
Update: The Greenbelt Police Department issued a statement on Friday confirming that state prosecutors dropped current charges against Sheldon Snead and K’Vaughn Brandon Hines who had been arrested in connection with the December 17, 2011 sexual assault of a 24-year-old female in the 6000 block of Cherrywood Lane in Greenbelt. The investigation remains active. Stay tuned to Greenbelt Patch for further updates. Original Article (June 29): Following four months in jail and another on house arrest for allegedly raping and beating a woman near the Greenbelt Metro Center in December, Sheldon Snead, of Laurel, and K'Vaughn Brandon Hines, of Mount Rainer, were freed Friday—after DNA tests exonerated them, according to an ABC 7 News report. All …
Monday, June 4, 2012
BARC, Greenbelt Metro's North Core, and Metro's South Core have all been recommended as locations for a new FBI headquarters—and its thousands of jobs.
Councilmember Rodney Roberts told Greenbelt City Council last Tuesday that Prince George's County was trying to lure the F.B.I. into building its headquarters on the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) grounds. Now that the idea is out in the open, what do you think about it? Is it a good idea or is there another Greenbelt or county location that you think would be more fitting? Roberts made it clear to council that he isn't keen on BARC's property being whittled down. But in an interview after the meeting, Roberts said he would love to see the FBI— along with its some 10,000 jobs— take up shop in the South Core of the Greenbelt Metro Station. But he thinks developers want townhomes on the South Core instead. The FBI moving is …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The two teens initially charged with seven counts in a Greenbelt rape case from December 2011 are free, after DNA tests proved their innocence.
Update, June 29, 5:25 p.m.: Charges against two Prince George's teens have been dropped because DNA tests indicate they weren't involved in a sexual assault near the Greenbelt metro in December 2011. Sheldon Snead, 19, of Laurel and K 'Vaughn Brandon Hines, 19, of Mt. Rainier, were freed today from jail after a four-month stay, according to ABC7. Full update available here on Greenbelt Patch. Update, Jan. 12, 6:45 p.m.: Greenbelt police have identified two other suspects and are still determining whether they played a role in the rape of the College Park woman that occurred near Greenbelt Metro on Dec. 17, 2011. "All four have been identified. Two have been charged at this point — and the investigation is still ongoing," Lawson said on …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The College Park woman who was raped also received serious face injuries, according to police.
Update, Dec. 22, 3:12 p.m.: The College Park woman who was attacked near the Greenbelt Metro early Saturday morning was also raped by her attackers, Greenbelt Police Capt. Thomas Kemp said Thursday. Police said the College Park woman had gotten off the Metro when she proceeded to walk down Cherrywood Lane. She was allegedly pulled into a nearby wooded area by the suspects, where she was raped and received serious face injuries, according to Capt. Kemp. Original Post, Dec. 21, 5:14 p.m.: Greenbelt Police are searching for the suspects responsible for what Capt. Thomas Kemp called a "particularly disturbing" sexual assault near Greenbelt Metro Drive. On Saturday, a 24-year old female College Park resident was walking along the 6000 block of …