At about 10 am officers working the "all hands on deck" operation observed a vehicle run a stop sign and stopped that vehicle at 32nd and Varnum Streets. The vehicle was driven by an individual MRPD officers have arrested several times in the past on various drug charges. Further investigation lead to a consent search of the vehicle. During the search the officers discovered over a quarter pound of marijuana (street value of approximately $2,300) in the trunk. The driver was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute a CDS.
At about 2:15 pm officers working the "all hands on deck" operation attempted to stop and interview two suspicious individuals in a vehicle near the intersection of 30th Street and Arundel Road. As the officers walked up to the vehicle, the driver put the car gear and fled at a high rate of speed. The officers pursued the vehicle a short distance in an attempt to stop it. The vehicle finally stopped in the 3800 block of Allison Street in Brentwood when it collided with a brick wall and came to rest in a driveway. The driver bailed out of the car and tried to flee on foot, but the officers were able to catch him before he got away. During the brief foot chase the driver discarded a 9mm handgun which the officers recovered. The driver was arrested and will be charged with the illegal wear/carry of a firearm and other charges. At this time the passenger seems to have been an unwilling party to the events, but we are interviewing him to be certain before he is released.