Arrests Made for Stolen Auto - News Release

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City of Takoma Park Police Department

● 7500 Maple Avenue ● Takoma Park, Md 20912

 

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January 28, 2014 (12:28 pm)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chief Alan M. Goldberg from the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrests of Ashlee Wright, 23, with a last known address of Waxahachie, Texas and Jeryl Montgomery II, 40, with a last known address of Flint, Michigan, for stolen motor vehicle, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) - not marijuana.

On January 27, 2014, the Takoma Park Police Special Assignment Team (SAT) were working a stolen auto detail in reference to the recent increase of auto-related crimes. During this detail, detectives located a stolen rental vehicle to the rear of 7411 New Hampshire Avenue. Surveillance was established with the assistance of Takoma Park Police Officers.

At approximately 11:14 pm, two female subjects entered the stolen vehicle, which traveled to the 7500 block of New Hampshire Avenue where a traffic stop was conducted. The occupants were identified, taken into custody and transported to the Takoma Park Police Department. Wright was arrested for driving the stolen vehicle, as well as for being in possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) - not marijuana. The passenger of the vehicle was released from the station with no charges.

The "renter" of the stolen vehicle was identified as Jeryl Montgomery II, who had an outstanding warrant for the theft of the rented vehicle. Montgomery turned himself in at the Takoma Park Police Department.

Both Wright and Montgomery were arrested, charged accordingly and transported to the Montgomery Country Central Processing Unit.

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