First Degree Burglary Suspect Arrested
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Fernando Ventura of Silver Spring, MD who was wanted on an arrest warrant for First Degree Burglary obtained by County Police on December 22, 2016.
According to the warrant, on November 28th, at a residence in the 4200 block of Oglethorge Street in Hyattsville, MD, Ventura is alleged to have forced his way through the front door. The victim stated that a flat screen television was stolen that was valued at approximately $400.00. The warrant further states that Ventura was spotted on camera in a nearby pawn store with a flat television with the same serial number as the missing property.
On January 24, 2017, Sheriff Deputies discovered that Ventura was scheduled for a court hearing at Prince George’s County District Court in Hyattsville. After court deputies took him into custody without incident and he was transported to the Department of Corrections Regional Processing Unit in Hyattsville, Md.
Ventura is also charged with Theft 1,000 to under 10,000.
First Degree Assault Suspect Arrested
Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Maurice Mercer of Capitol Heights, MD, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for First Degree Assault that was obtained by County Police on December 16, 2016.
According to the warrant, on the same day the warrant was obtained, in a parking lot in the 1900 block of Brooks Drive in Capitol Heights, MD, Mercer and a female were engaged in heated argument about an altercation with her brother earlier that day. Sitting in his vehicle, Mercer is alleged to have pulled a handgun, pointed it towards the female and told her not to call police. The warrant further states that Maurice put the weapon away and fled the scene.
On January 9, Deputies determined that Mercer could be located in the 4200 block of 28th Ave in Temple Hills, MD. The deputies went to the residence, arrested Mercer without incident and transported him to the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections (DOC) for processing. Mercer is also charged with Second Assault Degree, Firearm use in a Felonious Violent Crime, Handgun on Person and Handgun in Vehicle.
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