Takoma Park Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison For Pair of Burglaries in Northwest Washington
Defendant Committed Crimes While on Probation From Earlier Conviction in Maryland
WASHINGTON – Ramone Laird, 21, of Takoma Park, Md., has been sentenced to a three-year prison term for a pair of burglaries, carried out while he was on probation for a prior conviction in Maryland, Acting U.S. Attorney Vincent H. Cohen, Jr. announced today
Laird pled guilty in January 2015, in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to two counts of second-degree burglary. He was sentenced on April 22, 2015, by the Honorable Anita Josey-Herring. Upon completion of his prison term, Laird will be placed on three years of supervised release and required to pay restitution to the victims in the amount of $7,284.
According to the government’s evidence, Laird committed two separate burglaries in Northwest Washington on Sept. 18, 2014. Laird, with two accomplices, broke into an apartment in the 2900 block of Adams Mill Road NW with a crowbar, stole electronics, cash, and clothing, and in the process ransacked the apartment and damaged the front door. After leaving the location, Laird, with his accomplices, broke into another apartment that same day in the 1800 block of Columbia Road NW, and again stole items from inside, ransacked the apartment, and damaged the front door. In response to a 911 call, officers from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) apprehended Laird running from the residence with the stolen property from the second burglary in his possession. The police recovered surveillance video showing Laird at both apartment complexes prior to the burglaries taking place.
At the time of his arrest, Laird was on probation following a 2013 theft conviction in Maryland.
In announcing the sentence, Acting U.S. Attorney Cohen commended the work of the Metropolitan Police Department’s Third District. He also acknowledged the efforts of those who worked on the case from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, including Paralegal Specialist Allison Daniels and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Christopher Macchiaroli and David Misler, of the Felony Major Crimes Trial Section, who prosecuted the matter.