Two teenagers robbed at gunpoint in Dumfries

DUMFRIES, VA – Late Wednesday evening, police were called to the intersection of Cherry Hill Road. and Thoroughgood Dr. to investigate two armed robberies. According to authorities, two 18-year-old men were targeted by several masked individuals who got out of a dark-colored vehicle with tinted windows.

The first victim was forced to hand over his phone and camera after being confronted by the attackers. He managed to escape shortly after. The second victim, after refusing to comply, confronted the suspects who then brandished firearms and seized his jewelry, shoes, clothes and phone.

The suspects quickly fled in their vehicle. Fortunately, no injuries were reported. Police have not yet provided additional details regarding the description of the suspects.

  • Baltimore police investigate hospital shooting victim

    Baltimore, Maryland — Authorities are investigating a shooting in the Southeast District that left one victim walking into an area hospital.

    On June 10, around 1:40 a.m., Southeast District Patrol Officers responded to a report of a walk-in gunshot victim at a local hospital. When they arrived, they found a 40-year-old man with an apparent gunshot wound to the upper body. His injury is not believed to be life-threatening.

    Southeast District detectives are actively investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 410-396-2422 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.

  • Teen Pistol whipped at Friday night party in Woodbridge

    WOODBRIDGE, Virginia – Early Saturday morning, police were called to a residence on Woodway Pl. to investigate an assault with a firearm that occurred late Friday evening. The incident involved a 17-year-old man and an acquaintance who were attending a social gathering at the specified location.

    The altercation, initially verbal, intensified when the two men moved into a second room of the residence. Here, several unknown persons brandished firearms at the victim, with one individual hitting him with a firearm. The confrontation continued outside the residence, where an acquaintance tackled the victim to the ground.

    Another unknown person then approached and also brandished a firearm in the direction of the victim before the groups dispersed.

    The victim then received medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital and police were notified. Efforts to identify everyone involved in the incident continue.

  • Repeat DUI offender arrested in Stafford

    STAFFORD, Virginia— A man was arrested for driving under the influence for the second time in five years after he was found asleep behind the wheel of a moving vehicle outside a CVS on Chatham Heights Road. The incident occurred on June 7, 2024, around 10:17 p.m., as the store was preparing to close.

    First Sergeant MR Flick and Deputy MA Holub of the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene following a report of a suspicious person. When they arrived, they found the driver asleep in his car which was still running. When the driver woke up, officers noted several signs of intoxication, including very specific pupils, and discovered that his license had been revoked due to a previous drunk driving conviction.

    The man was charged with driving under the influence for the second time in five years and driving with a suspended license. He was then held without bail at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.

    This case highlights the ongoing challenges of combating repeat drink-driving offenses and the steps law enforcement takes to prevent potentially dangerous situations on the road.

  • ATM customer robbed at gunpoint after withdrawal

    LAUREL, MD— A Laurel citizen was robbed at gunpoint shortly after withdrawing money from an ATM, sparking a police investigation. The incident occurred in the 3500 block of Russett Green E. on June 9, 2024, at approximately 2:30 p.m.

    According to the victim, he received a text message asking him to withdraw money from his bank. Following instructions, he went to a local ATM and, after making the withdrawal, was approached by a suspect. The attacker, who brandished a handgun, demanded and took the money before fleeing in a gray sedan.

    Western District detectives are now handling the case and are seeking the public’s help. Anyone with information about this theft or the suspect involved is asked to contact authorities at 410-222-6155 or use the Tip Line at 410-222-4700.

    This case highlights concerns about ATM security and the potential for targeted criminal activity as a result of electronic communications. The investigation continues as law enforcement works to identify and apprehend the suspect involved.

  • Two injured in Baltimore shooting

    Baltimore, Maryland — Authorities are investigating a shooting in the Central District early Monday morning.

    At approximately 2:52 a.m. yesterday, Central District patrol officers responded to a report of a shooting in the Custom House unit block. When they arrived, they found a 31-year-old man and a 34-year-old man with apparent but non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Both men were transported to area hospitals for treatment.

    Central District detectives are actively investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 410-396-2411 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.

  • Traffic stop reveals weapons, drugs in Glen Burnie

    GLEN BURNIE, MD— A routine traffic stop escalated into significant legal charges early June 9, 2024, when Glen Burnie police officers stopped a gray 2015 Mazda on Crain Highway at Hidden Brook Drive. The stop, which took place around 1:45 a.m., led to the discovery of a loaded .32 caliber handgun and approximately 1.91 grams of suspected crack cocaine inside the vehicle.

    Both occupants of the Mazda, including the driver, Warren Marcellous Gross, 50, of Temple Hills, Maryland, were the subject of active arrest warrants. The presence of the gun and drugs resulted in additional charges beyond the arrest warrants.

    Gross and the passenger were taken into custody and faced charges related to weapons and controlled dangerous substances (CDS) violations. This incident highlights the importance of traffic stops as a tool for law enforcement to enforce road safety and intercept criminal activity.

    The recovery of the handgun and drugs highlights ongoing problems with drug and gun possession in the community, highlighting proactive steps taken by local police to address these issues.