Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Police Report: September 22-23

Monday September 22:

2700 block of Arundel Road: At about 2:15 pm officers on patrol observed subject in public area/view consuming an alcoholic beverage. The subject was issued a criminal citation for the offense and released without further incident.

3800 block of 34th Street: At about 2 pm officers responded for the report of several individuals consuming alcoholic beverages in a public place. When the officers arrived one of the subjects in question immediately tried to flee the area. The officers gave chase, and while pursuing this individual they saw him throw a plastic bag onto the ground. The officers were able to catch and detain the individual and recover the plastic bag he discarded. The officers discovered that the plastic bag contained 4 grams of crack cocaine. The individual was arrested, charged with possession of the CDS, and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 6 pm officers on patrol observed subject in public area/view consuming an alcoholic beverage. The subject was issued a criminal citation for the offense and released without further incident.

Tuesday September 23:

4300 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 12:30 am officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that he was approached from behind by three individuals he described as black males, 5’7” tall, 160 lbs., and about 20 years of age. One of the individuals placed a knife to the right side of his neck while the other two went through his pockets and stole cash. All three individuals then fled the area on foot in an unknown direction. The victim suffered a small non-life threatening cut to his neck. He was transported to Prince George’s Hospital for treatment of his injury. PGPD detectives responded to PGH to interview the victim and begin a follow-up investigation.

3700 block of 37th Street: At about 2:40 am officers conducted a traffic stop on an occupied vehicle for parking infractions. The officers’ investigation revealed that the vehicle did not have a current valid registration. The driver was issued the appropriate citations and the vehicle was impounded.

4700 block of 31st Place: At about 4:15 am officers responded for a disorderly/loud noise complaint. When the officers arrived they were met at the door by a resident of the apartment. When the resident opened the door to talk to the officers, the officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the apartment. The officers also observed a quantity of marijuana inside the apartment in plain view. The officers entered the apartment as other occupants attempted to destroy the marijuana. They were able seized the marijuana before the occupants could dispose of it and placed all occupants in custody while their investigation continued. A search of the apartment yielded more marijuana along with a quantity of ecstasy. The officers also seized a loaded unregistered .38 caliber handgun. The occupants (3) were arrested and transported to DOC in Hyattsville for charging and processing.

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