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33-year-old from Hyattsville arrested for Two First Degree Burglaries and First Degree Sexual Abuse while Armed Offenses

by Prince Of Petworth October 3, 2016 at 9:30 am 23 Comments

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From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division Sexual Assault Unit announced an arrest has been made in two First Degree Burglaries and First Degree Sexual Abuse while Armed offenses.

The first offense occurred in the 1200 block of Massachusetts Avenue, Southeast, on Sunday, August 28, 2016, at approximately 6:00 am. The second offense occurred in the 1300 block of Independence Avenue, Southeast, on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at approximately 12:30 am.

In both cases, the suspect entered a residence, produced a gun, and sexually assaulted an adult male.

On Saturday, October 1, 2016, 33-year-old Brian Craig Webster of Hyattsville, Maryland, was arrested for two counts of First Degree Burglary, two counts of First Degree Sexual Abuse while Armed, two counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Gun), and Carrying a Pistol without a License.”

  • dlg

    It seems like all the crime in Hill East is caused by males from Maryland.

    • Anon

      If only there was a logical explanation …

      • Anon

        Maybe we should build a wall on the Maryland border (and make Maryland pay for it, naturally)

        In all seriousness though, what a terrifying series of crimes. Glad they finally caught him, and I hope he goes away for a long time.

        • They’re all coming from Maryland, they’re criminals, rapists, I’m sure some are good people.

  • Hill East Residence

    Found him: http://atlaspublicrecords.com/name/brian-c-webster/hyattsville-md/7ffa422803

    Address: 1509 Ray Rd
    City: Hyattsville
    State: MD
    Zip Code: 20785

    • textdoc

      All that page says is that Fairfax County charged the guy with driving with a revoked or suspended license in November 2015.
      Given that you went to the trouble of linking the page, I was expecting there to be a list of numerous burglaries and/or sexual assaults.

  • XAX

    This address is not in the City of Hyattsville.

  • E in Rosedale

    +1 XAX. I was going to make the same point. I grew up in Hyattsville proper, and it drives me up the wall when a crime is either reported as happening in Hyattsville, or being perpetrated by someone from Hyattsville that’s clearly from one of the unincorporated areas somewhere in North Prince Georges.

    The actual Hyattsville is a great place to live with great residents overall.

    • HaileUnlikely

      I don’t follow. You and XAX are mounting an unusually vigorous defense against an attack that nobody is making.

      • Anon

        Slow day at the BID perhaps?

      • textdoc

        The argument isn’t being made here on PoPville, but I get the impression that E in Rosedale and others feel that Hyattsville is getting a bad rap because of incidents happening in — or people from — unincorporated portions of PG County in zip codes like 20785 or 20783 that the Post Office considers (or sometimes considers)* to be Hyattsville.
        I kinda see their point, actually.
        *When I lived in Adelphi during part of the time I was in grad school, some of my mail said Adelphi and some of it said Hyattsville.

        • HaileUnlikely

          Having read the petition above, I now see the position that they are reflexively defending, and I can’t even imagine the frustration associated with citizens who have Hyattsville addresses who to the best of their knowledge live in Hyattsville being told that they are not eligible for city services that are only for people who live in Hyattsville.
          However, in the present context, this strikes me as silly in the same sense as arguing over whether a crime happened on 16th Street happened in Mount Pleasant or in Columbia Heights.

  • stacksp

    Ray Rd has ALWAYS been considered Hyattsville. In fact the West Hyattsville Station is like 2 minutes off of Ray Rd and Ray RD is in the direction of PG Plaza which is in Hyattsville.

    The statement could be best attributed to Landover and Palmer Park which now have the Hyattsville designation.

  • ymous

    If these sexual assaults had been committed against women, would all of the comments on the posting be jokes about Marylanders and arguments about the nuanced borders of the jurisdiction of Hyattsville?

    These are horrific crimes. My heart goes out to the victims and I hope they get the help they need to recover.

    I hope DC manages to keep this guy off the street for a long, long time.

    • HaileUnlikely

      I suspect that few if any of the commenters above read far enough to realize that the victims in these cases were men. I will admit that I did not, and that I made incorrect assumptions to the contrary. In any event, I am glad that the perpetrator has been caught and arrested.

      • textdoc

        Ymous, I don’t think most readers had read through the original post carefully enough to note that the victims in this case were men.
        Which maybe is just as well, because in the thread linked above under “first offense,” there was lots of speculation over the meaning of “targeted” (in the police statement “After a preliminary investigation, it is believed that the victim was intentionally targeted by the suspect”), followed by speculation that the incident was an “online hookup gone wrong.”

        • Ymous

          You both may well be right. I’m not sure if that makes me feel better or worse about the tenor of the comments.

          • textdoc

            Personally, I found the comments on the other thread pretty dispiriting.

  • JNR

    Were these Hate Crimes?

  • Ally

    Props to the 2nd victim who managed to get himself free and catch the guy! (from WP: “The suspect … was arrested Saturday after police said a victim was able to break free of duct-tape restraints, grab his attacker’s gun and fight back. The victim and his roommate then held the man until police arrived.”). Thoughts are with both victims. Glad this idiot is off the street.


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