Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Police Report: August 29 - September 2

Friday August 29:

3700 block of Perry Street: At about 5:30 pm officers conducted a traffic stop on a 1996 GEO Prism. Investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle was driving without a valid license. The driver was cited and his vehicle impounded.

4500 block of Allison Street (Brentwood): At about 4:30 pm officers on patrol located gang graffiti. The area was photographed and processed. Additional, similar graffiti was discovered in the 4400 block of 37th Street. Further investigation has led to the identification of at least one juvenile responsible for the graffiti. Officers are in the process of filing appropriate vandalism charges against this individual.

Saturday August 30:

3200 block of Otis Street: At about 11:15 am officers responded along with fire department personnel for the report of an explosion. Investigation revealed that a resident set approximately six RAID bug bombs inside of his apartment. The six bug bombs caused disbursed a large amount of explosive/flammable fumes that were ignited by the pilot light of the kitchen stove. The resultant explosion blew out several apartment windows and the glass front door to the building. There were no injuries as a result of the explosion. The Fire Marshal is handling the investigation.

3700 block of 34th Street: At about 2:30 pm officers impounded a 2004 Ford truck with Maryland tags 2799M3 for obstructing the flow of traffic. The vehicle had been previously marked for a 48 hour violation.

4000 block of 38th Street: At about 9 pm officers working a crime suppression detail observed six subjects loitering in a known drug problem area. All subjects were checked through NCIC and two were identified as having open warrants through PG County. The warrants were confirmed and the subjects were arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 11 pm officers responded for the report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that while he was out of town unknown person(s) entered his residence and stole items of jewelry and a fire safe lock box containing US currency and personal documents. The fire box was hidden in the closet and the investigation suggests that those responsible ransacked the apartment looking for the fire box knowing it contained cash. The apartment door had damage to the inside of lock not the outside. These and other facts lead the officers to believe that the victim was targeted by someone known to him.

Sunday August 31:

2500 block of Allison Street: At about 1 pm officers responded for the report of a residential burglary in progress. The caller advised that there was a male subject attempting to force his way into the apartment. When the officers arrived the perpetrator was no longer present, however as they were interviewing the victims the man returned to the scene. He was positively identified by the victims and promptly arrested. The incident appeared to be domestic related. The officers also identified a 2001 Buick which is believed to have been the vehicle the arrestee drove to the scene. The car had four flat tires, a damaged ignition, damaged front/rear window glass and damaged tail lights. This vehicle was impounded.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP gas station): At about 6:30 pm officers responded for the report of a theft. The victim told the officers that she parked her vehicle in the parking lot leaving the doors unlocked and her black leather purse on the front seat. The victim left her vehicle unattended and when she returned about 15 minutes later she discovered her purse missing. A check of the area for those responsible was negative.

Monday September 1:

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 1 am officers on patrol came across a gray 1995 Subaru abandoned in the roadway with no tags displayed. A stolen check of the vehicle was negative and it was impounded.

4100 block of 31st Street: At about 5:15 am officers responded for a room-mate dispute. When the officers arrived they checked both individuals through NCIC and discovered one of the two to have an open arrest warrant. The warrant was confirmed and the subject was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The arrest effectively resolved the original dispute.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 1 pm officers were contacted by Baltimore City PD and advised that an individual wanted on two open warrants in Baltimore was living at an address on Russell Avenue. MRPD officers responded to the address given by BPD and located the individual in question. He was arrested without incident and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville pending pickup by Baltimore PD.

4300 block of 34th Street: At about 11:15 am officers conducting a traffic stop discovered that the driver of the vehicle had an open arrest warrant through PG County. He was arrested without incident on the warrant and charged with several traffic offenses.

2700 block of Webster Street: At about 11:45 am officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim told the officers that sometime overnight or early morning person(s) unknown broke the driver’s side window of his 2005 Acura TL. No items were reported missing from the vehicle.

3500 block of Chillum Road: At about 11:30 pm Queenstown security officers called to report that they had a suspicious individual stopped who was found to be in possession of marijuana. The individual was arrested and charged with possession of a CDS.

Tuesday September 2:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 5 pm officers took a report of property damage to a motor vehicle. The victim told the officers that she believes a delivery man delivering large barrels hit her vehicle doing damage to the passenger side quarter panel. However, the victim was not sure if the damage she discovered was recent old due to rust in same location. The delivery person stated that he did not hit any vehicles while delivering the barrels. The victim was provided a case number for insurance purposes.

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