Police Arrest Suspect in Northwest Branch Trail Rape

Joaquin-Orellana-Torres-1Police say they have arrested a suspect in the sexual assault of a runner that occurred along the Northwest Branch Trail on May 5 in Silver Spring.

On May 9, police announced the arrest of Joaquin A. Orellana Torres (24) of Hughes Road in Hyattsville. Police said Torres is charged with first degree rape and one count of armed robbery. According to police, Torres’ bond review will take place at 1 p.m. on May 12 in Rockville District Court.

The investigation of this case was a joint effort involving both the Montgomery County Police Department and the Maryland-National Capital Park Police Department.

“The arrest of Joaquin Orellana Torres helps to maintain the safe environment for everyone who uses the Montgomery County Park system,” said Chief Antonio DeVaul of the Maryland National Capital Park Police.  “This case was closed quickly due to great work and coordination by detectives from the Montgomery County Police and the Maryland-National Capital Park Police.”

 

Police Arrest Suspect in Northwest Branch Trail Rape

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Police say they have arrested a suspect in the sexual assault of a runner that occurred along the Northwest Branch Trail on May 5 in Silver Spring. On May 9, police announced the arrest of Joaquin A. Orellana Torres (24) of Hughes Road in Hyattsville. Police said Torres is charged with first degree rape and one […]

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