Friday September 12:
3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 9:45 am an MRPD Parking Enforcement Officer observed an unregistered 2003 Ford Expedition parked in violation of City Code. An MVA check confirmed that the vehicle was not currently registered. The owner had been given prior notice of the violation and time to correct the matter. The owner failed to comply and the vehicle was cited and impounded.
3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 9:45 am officers responded for the report of a residential burglary in progress. The reporting person observed two individuals entering a vacant dwelling through a window. When the officers arrived they observed the open window and set up a perimeter to try and prevent the escape of anyone who might be inside. A short time later the officers saw two individuals (one male juvenile and one female juvenile) exit the dwelling through the rear porch door. The officers detained both juveniles without incident. The property owner/agent responded and told the officers that he did not know the two juveniles and neither of them had permission to be on the property or in the house. He also told the officers that he did not want to press charges on either of them because he did not want to have to go to court and did not want to ruin anybody’s future with criminal records. The juvenile female was released to her parent on the scene and male subject was advised and sent on his way.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 6:30 pm officers received call for a subject in consuming an alcoholic beverage in public. The officers located the subject and observed him drinking. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.
4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 11:55 pm officers responded for the report of a confused/distraught female. When the officers arrived they located the woman in question and observed that she appeared to be under the heavy influence of narcotic medication(s). She repeatedly told the officers that she had been stabbed and sexually assaulted however evidence existed to support her claims. The officers located several prescription medications on the woman’s person and she told the officers and the ambulance crew that she was going to take the pills when they left. Because of the officers’ observations and the woman’s comments to them, the officers concluded that she was a danger to herself. She was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for an emergency psychological evaluation and appropriate medical treatment/observation.
Saturday September 13:
3200 block of Perry Street: At about 10:45 am officers responded for a parking complaint. The reporting person advised that a vehicle was parked blocking a driveway. The officers located the vehicle but were unable to locate an owner/driver. The vehicle was issued the appropriate citation and impounded.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 10:15 pm officers received call for a subject in consuming an alcoholic beverage in public. The officers located the subject and observed him drinking. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.
One Municipal Place: At about 11 pm officers responded for a report of a citizen strong armed robbery. Investigation revealed that the victim was robbed by four black male suspects ranging in age from 17-20. No weapons were displayed or implied. The four suspects approached victim and asked for money. When victim replied that he had no money the suspects began to assault victim with closed fists. The suspects stole the victim’s cell phone and fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victim sustained a bruise/knot on his right temple. A search of the area for the suspects proved negative.
Sunday September 14:
4000 block of 34th Street (Oscar’s Flower Shop): At about 8 pm officers responded for the report of a commercial strong armed robbery. The officers met with an employee of the business who told them that a black male wearing a ski mask and hoodie sweat shirt entered the shop while she was placing the day’s earnings in a bank bag for deposit. The suspect grabbed the employee’s wrist and demanded the money. The suspect then snatched the money from the employee and fled the store on foot in an unknown direction. A check of the area for the suspect proved negative. Additional investigation and questioning of the employee revealed that the suspect had very distinctive and identifiable eyes. An individual with a similar description and known to have priors with police for area robberies was identified as a possible suspect. A set of photos were shown to the employee and she identified a possible suspect. Based on the information obtained and the employee’s identification, PGPD detectives are conducting a follow-up investigation that should lead to the arrest of the suspect.