23-year-old Jaleel Fletcher was seen committing suspicious activity at Needmore Road on November 27th. The Montgomery County E911 Center received a call from one of the residents of the Needmore Apartment building stating that her neighbor, who lived a floor above her apartment, banged on her front door, went to the parking lot, and broke into her black Hyundai EGM. The caller described the individual as a black male wearing a black hoodie with red sweatpants, and another caller stated that there was a black male outside with the same description but was holding a “crowbar or a hammer.” When law enforcement arrived, they found a tall, black, skinny male matching the descriptions given over the phone standing next to the Hyundai EGM while the car alarm was going off. The male was later identified as Fletcher. When he saw officers arrive, Fletcher attempted to walk off but stopped shortly after being given orders to return. Fletcher suddenly began to sprint away from the officers, but after a short pursuit, he was tackled to the ground, where he continued to disobey orders given by officers.
The black Hyundai EGM was observed to have the driver’s side window smashed out. Officers, after searching the immediate area, found a hatchet that fell out of Fletcher’s pocket during the struggle. The victim also added that Fletcher caused damage to her front door in addition to her car’s window, both of which are estimated to cost between $500 and $600 in damage. Fletcher was taken into custody and charged with vandalism, resisting arrest, and evading arrest.