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DNA Matches Suspect to 1984 Rape

DNA Matches Suspect to 1984 Rape

(AP)-Montgomery County Police have arrested a man in a 1984 rape after a DNA profile matched a man to the crime.

Police charged 53-year-old Hubert Allan Marlin, whose last known address was in Michigan, with rape and assault with intent to maim. He was arrested on Sunday and is being held without bond.

Police say on Oct. 13, 1984, a woman was walking home from her job at Montgomery Mall when she was approached by a man who beat and raped her.

In April of this year, the case was reopened and evidence from the crime scene underwent a forensic examination. A DNA profile was obtained and the suspect was identified.

Chase Leads to Gunfire Between Man and Officer

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) ? Montgomery County police say a 27-year-old Oxon Hill man has been charged after exchanging gunfire with a Takoma Park police officer and using a hostage as a shield.

Police say Cpl. Douglas Malarkey tried to pull over a speeding Camaro that was endangering pedestrians near Sligo Creek Parkway and Houston Avenue on Thursday, but the driver, Trevlyn Terrell Hinton, refused to stop.

Hinton fled to an elementary school, where he hit a pole and took off on foot.

Malarkey and Hinton exchanged shots at a nearby apartment building, where police say Hinton used a resident as a shield. Authorities say Hinton eventually released the man and was arrested.

Hinton is charged with attempted murder, attempted assault and a weapons offense. The officer is on routine administrative leave.

Takoma Park Police Officer-Involved Shooting

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Major Crimes Division – Homicide/Sex Section are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred today in Silver Spring.

Takoma Park Police on the Hunt for Gas Station Car Thieves

2010 Infiniti stolen while owner paid for gas

The Gazette.net reports that in the latest in a string of gas station crimes in Takoma Park, two men stole a woman's car while she was paying for fuel at a Sunoco station last week.

The theft occurred at about 7:45 a.m. Nov. 18 at the Sunoco station at 6360 New Hampshire Ave. when the woman, standing near the island closest to New Hampshire Avenue, went to pay for gas, turning her back on her silver 2010 Infiniti MX 35. In a flash, a man got out of the silver Mazda 6 parked next to the woman's car, entered her vehicle and sped away, with a second man behind the wheel of the Mazda following shortly, said Takoma Park police Chief Ronald Ricucci.

8 Takoma Park Auto Thefts in Less than 24 Hours

From approximately 2:00 p.m. on November 2, 2010, to 8:00 a.m. on November 3, 2010, there were eight reports of theft from autos and three reports for vandalism to autos in Takoma Park at Manor Circle, Boyd Avenue and the 7400 block of Carroll Avenue.  Method of entry for the vehicles broken into was by breaking the windows.

At this time, there is no suspect information.  There does not seem to be any specific pattern to the type of vehicle vandalized, or whether the vehicles were targeted for any common purpose.

Police continue to investigate these theft from and vandalism to autos.  The neighborhoods have been canvassed and many interviews conducted, however, at this time, no new information has been developed.

The Takoma Park Police Want to Remind You:

Because self-service gas pumps are used by most people today, carjackers have identified service stations as excellent locations to find plenty of victims.  Carjackers simply wait for the moment when they can most easily move into a vehicle and drive away.  Many drivers leave their keys in the ignition and their cars unlocked when they get out of their cars to use self-service gas pumps.  While the driver is putting gas in the tank, the carjacker can simply open the car door, get in the car and drive away.  This is especially dangerous if your children and/or pets are in the vehicle.

Sometimes, the carjacker will wait until the driver goes to the gas station’s cashier to pay for the gas.  While the driver is busy paying the cashier, the carjacker will drive off with the car.

Double Armed Robbery-Community Advisory

On Monday, November 1st at approximately 12:30 p.m. officers responded for two armed robberies at the intersection of Holly Avenue/Tulip Avenue and Maple Avenue/Carroll Avenue.

The suspect(s) approached the victims, implied that they had a gun and took property from the victims. At this time the suspects are described as follows: Suspect #1 B/M, 5'7"-5'9", Thin, Dreadlocks, Wearing all black. Suspect #2 B/M, 5'10". The suspects were last seen fleeing on Maple Avenue toward the D.C. line in a silver newer model vehicle, possibly a Honda. More details to follow as investigation is underway.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to please call us at 301.270.1100.

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