I posted this to the Yahoo Group last weekend, but thought it should be posted here as well.
On Friday January 5th at approximately 7:30 PM members of the Mount Rainier Police Department, Metropolitan Police Department, Bladensburg Police Department, United States Secret Service, and the Prince George's County Sheriff's Department's Swat team served a search and seizure warrant in the 3300 block of Chauncey Place in Brentwood.
The warrant was obtained as the result of a joint fraud/identity theft investigation between the Mount Rainier Police Department and MPD. During the search, information and evidence was recovered that will enable MPD to obtain arrest warrants and close a major identity theft case. In addition, the occupants of the apartment were found to be engaged in prostitution. The names of the individuals involved will turned over to PGPD and MPD Vice Units for further investigation and prosecution. In preparation for the search, MRPD made sure to have a representative from Edgewood Management present, and that representative issued barring notices to non residents and an eviction notice will be going out on Monday January 8th.
I was very pleased with the dedication and professionalism exhibited by all officers involved, and by how efficiently the diverse agencies worked together to ensure a safe and successful operation. This is also an excellent example of the cooperative benefit of our Liveable Communities Grant MOU with the Town ofBrentwood.