- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 29, 2005

Two teenagers who fled yesterday to avoid a police traffic stop and then barricaded themselves inside a D.C. home were arrested by police.

The series of incidents began at about 12:10 p.m. in the 5800 block of Annapolis Road in Bladensburg when Prince George’s County Police Department officers investigating robberies attempted to stop the suspects’ Ford Crown Victoria, said Cpl. Debbie Carlson, an agency spokeswoman.

The teens sped across the D.C. line to a home in the 1100 block of Owen Place Northeast, near Gallaudet University.

Police said that the car hit a curb and blew a tire and that one teen was arrested while trying to escape on foot. The other two ran into the home and were arrested at about 3:15 p.m., after talking with investigators.

Capt. Melvin Scott of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Fifth District said officers recovered a handgun from the first teen arrested and that the Crown Victoria had been stolen in the District.

Capt. Scott said officers also arrested a fourth juvenile during a search of the Owen Place house who was wanted on a D.C. custody order.

He also said that because of department policy, city police did not join in the pursuit when the vehicle crossed the D.C. line.

Police did not release the suspects’ names because they are juveniles, but Capt. Scott said the three involved in the pursuit were teenagers.

The suspects were taken into D.C. police custody and likely will face at least weapons charges, Capt. Scott said.

Cpl. Carlson said the teens also could face traffic-related charges in Prince George’s County.

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