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Posted at 10:55 PM ET, 06/17/2010

D.C. officer injured in pursuit

By Erica Johnston

A D.C. police officer suffered a dislocated ankle Thursday evening in Oxon Hill while apprehending four teenagers after officers followed an SUV into Prince George's County, officials said.

Vice officers were patrolling near Southern Avenue and Wheeler Road in the District about 6:30 p.m., when they spotted a Dodge Durango speeding and driving erratically, said Capt. Byron Hope, of the 7th police district.

The officers were in an unmarked cruiser and could not stop the vehicle. But they followed the car into Prince George’s County to get a license-plate number, Hope said.

The SUV lost control in the 4600 block of Wheeler Road in Oxon Hill and went down a ravine, Hope said. Four teenage boys bailed out of the vehicle, but the D.C. officers apprehended them. In the process, a D.C. officer slipped and dislocated an ankle.

Upon further investigation, D.C. police learned the Dodge had been stolen, Hope said. The teens were placed in the custody of Prince George’s County police.

--Clarence Williams

By Erica Johnston  | June 17, 2010; 10:55 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC, Maryland  
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The teens were placed in the custody of Prince George’s County police.


And by now have probably been released and are riding in another stolen vehicle.

Posted by: gpl2411 | June 18, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Four teenagers in SE and PG County with a stolen vehicle. Big surprise.

Posted by: checkered1 | June 18, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Could work by the "jumpouts", but this is kiddie car thieves season, so this type of stuff will happen a lot especially during the summer.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | June 18, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

Good work by the DC Cops. I hate car thieves.

Posted by: PepperDr | June 18, 2010 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Good work by the DC Cops. I hate car thieves.

Posted by: PepperDr | June 18, 2010 10:10 AM
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I'm glad that my car key needs to be inside of the car for it to start. I HATE CAR THIEVES TOO!

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | June 18, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

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