Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Warrant/Fugitive Division Felony Arrest Report

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Sheriff’s Office Warrant/Fugitive Division reported the following felony arrests:

 First Degree Burgulary Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Joshua Gaskins, of Upper Marlboro, MD on an arrest warrant for First Degree Burglary obtained by the County Police Department on September 14th, 2016.

According to the warrant, on August 25, Gaskins was in the 15400 block of Emerald Way in Bowie, MD at the Game Store where he sold a play Station 4 Gaming system along with 2 games and hand controllers. The warrant further states that police had spoken with a victim earlier in the same day who reported that her Play Station 4 gaming system with two games and hand controllers were missing from her apartment. The victim produced a receipt with the system’s serial numbers which matched the gaming system sold by Gaskins, and identified the two games and controllers. Gaskins was identified by his Maryland driver’s license which he used as ID at the time of the sale.  

Upon receipt of the warrant, Sheriff’s Deputies convinced Gaskins to meet with them and turn himself in. Deputies met Gaskins in Upper Marlboro, MD where he was informed of the warrant, taken into custody without incident and escorted into the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections.

Gaskins is also charged with Theft Less than $1000.

 Attempted First Degree Murder Suspect Arrested

Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Kevin Alvarez-Argueta of Hyattsville, MD on an arrest warrant for Attempted First Degree Murder that was obtained by the Hyattsville Police on November 21, 2016.

The Warrant states that on November 19th, four people walking in the 6700 block of Belcrest Road passed a group of Hispanic males wearing all black sitting on a bench. As they passed the males shouted “MS-13 La Mara” and “I am 13”. One of the males in the group punched one of the people walking and another struck him in the back of the head with a piece of wood.  According to the warrant the victim tackled one of the males attacking him and was stabbed twice; a second victim was also struck in the head with a piece of wood before the suspects fled the scene. The first victim was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries; the second received treatment for a head injury.

On November 29th, Deputies’ investigation led them to an address in the 5600 block of Hamilton Manor Drive in Hyattsville, MD. When deputies knocked on the door a Hispanic male matching the description of Alvarez-Argueta answered; when asked his name he stated “Kevin Alvarez”. Deputies advised him that he had an open warrant, took him into custody and transported him to the Hyattsville Police Department without incident where custody was transferred to the police detective handling the case.

Alvarez-Argueta is also charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder, First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Dangerous Weapon with Intent to Injure.

 For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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