Saturday, June 29, 2013

PGPD Quickly Arrests Five Suspects in College Park Robbery & Thefts

The Prince George’s County Police Department arrested five suspects for a string of crimes in College Park just minutes after the crimes took place. The two adult suspects are identified as 20-year-old Uchain Bart Onyewudiala of the 11200 block of Oak Leaf Drive in Silver Spring and 20-year-old Aaron Jaybirch Officer of the 1300 block of Colgate Way in Silver Spring.  Three juvenile females were also arrested.  All five suspects are from Silver Spring.

Uchain Onyewudiala

Aaron Officer

On June 29, 2013 at approximately 2:00 am, District I patrol officers responded to the 4600 block of College Avenue for a theft.  The victim was having a party at his home and caught an uninvited man going room to room in his home stealing property. The victim confronted the suspect who ran out of the house and into a getaway car. The victim tried to stop the car and was dragged a short distance.  The victim was not hurt.

As patrol officers were investigating this initial theft, a second call went out for a theft from a car in the same neighborhood.  Patrol officers were able to quickly locate the suspect's vehicle, which was now wanted in both crimes.  Patrol officers stopped the car and detained all five suspects.

During the traffic stop, patrol officers learned of a third victim who had been robbed moments before the traffic stop.  This victim had been walking to his vehicle when he was confronted by several of the suspects.  The victim was physically assaulted while the suspects stole his property.  Additionally, one of the suspects sprayed the victim with what is believed to be pepper spray.  The victim was treated on the scene.

Patrol officers found all of the stolen property taken in the three crimes inside the suspects' vehicle.  All five suspects were arrested. During interviews with detectives assigned to the Regional Investigation Division/Northern Region, Onyewudiala and Officer both admitted their involvement and are currently in the custody of the Department of Corrections.  All of the suspects face charges related to the robbery, assault, and multiple thefts.

Anyone with information about this case should contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Regional Investigation Division - Northern Region at 301-699-2601. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866–411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone, or go to to submit a tip online.

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