On November 8, 2015 at approximately 2:50 p.m., officers responded to the 5600 block of Southern Maryland Blvd in Lothian for a CDS Violation. A few minutes later the complainant called 911 again and reported that he had two young children with him, they were now safe, but they had possibly been abducted by several teenagers.
Officers arrived and learned that an 8-year-old female and her 9-year-old brother had been forcefully taken from a playground in Boones Mobile Park to a barn on an adjacent property. The suspects were 12 and 14-year-old brothers.
During interviews with the victims, the adult complainant and several other juveniles, officers learned that the suspects carried, and forced, the two victims to the barn while displaying a knife toward them. Once in the barn, the suspects tied up the young female victim’s hands and feet with rope. The suspects were threatening to burn the victims and were waiving a knife at both of them. The suspects fled, leaving the victims tied up in the barn, when they heard several neighborhood juveniles looking for the victims. The victims were located in the barn by the neighborhood kids and an adult witness. The victims were freed from the rope and waited for police arrive. The fire department also responded to check both victims for injuries.
ECU recovered evidence from the crime scene.
The victims and witnesses identified the suspects. Officers quickly arrested both of them at their house.
DJS was contacted and both suspects were placed in a juvenile detention facility.