Friday September 5:
3700 block of 35th Street: Code Enforcement officers impounded a white Mercury Mystique for violations of City Code. The owner of the vehicle had been previously notified of the violations and failed to comply.
3300 block Chillum Road: At about 10:30 am an MRPD officer was responding to a priority officer assistance call (see next synopsis). During his response the officer was involved in a motor vehicle crash. The driver of the at fault vehicle was charged with failure to yield the right of way to an authorized emergency vehicle and driving without a license. Neither the officer nor the driver of the at fault vehicle was injured. The police vehicle sustained serious undercarriage damage and had to be towed from the scene.
3100 Queens Chapel Road: At about 10:30 am officers responded for the report of a suspicious person. A store clerk told the officers that a female subject was inside the store talking to herself and taking items without paying for them. The officers located the individual and observed her talking to a deodorant stick as if it were a cell phone. Attempts to communicate with the woman were not successful. Due to the woman’s irregular behavior officers called for priority assistance. The woman became irritated at the officers’ inquiries and became violent and combative. Units from MRPD and Bladensburg PD responded for assistance. The officers were forced to deploy a Taser to get the woman under control and into custody. She was transported to the Prince George’s Hospital Center for an emergency psychological evaluation.
Saturday September 6:
4600 block of 34th Street: At about 12:20 pm officers responded to investigate a motor vehicle crash. Their investigation revealed that a vehicle traveling north on Allison Street was making a left turn onto 34th Street facing a green light. That vehicle was struck by a second vehicle that failed to stop for a red light and fled the area, failing to remain at the scene of the crash. One of the occupants of the struck vehicle was transported to Children’s hospital for evaluation.
3800 block of 31st Street: At about 1:30 pm officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim told the officers that she parked her vehicle at her residence the night before and when she returned in the afternoon she discovered that her car had been stolen. The stolen vehicle was described as a 1997 Dodge Caravan with Pennsylvania temporary tags. The victim could not provide the temporary tag number. The officers checked the area for evidence and witnesses with negative results.
2300 block of Varnum Street: At about 1:30 am officers on patrol observed subject known to have several open warrants. The officers confirmed through NCIC that there were in fact five open warrants for this individual. Once the warrants were confirmed the individual was arrested without incident. He was delivered to the care and custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 4 am officers detained an individual who while driving north on Rhode Island Avenue struck a curb. The impact with the curb rendered the vehicle useless for transportation so it was impounded. The driver received several traffic citations and was released at the scene. There was no damage to City property, and a State motor vehicle accident report was filed.
4000 block of 29th Street: At about 11 am officers took a report of vandalism to auto. The victim reported that he had parked his 2002 Dodge Neon at his residence the night before. When he returned to his car in the morning he discovered that person(s) unknown had damaged the passenger side window and center console. No items were taken from the vehicle and no evidence was found to suggest that those responsible were attempting to steal the car. A canvass of the area for evidence and witnesses proved negative.
3800 block of 31st Street: At about 5 pm officers responded for the report of a suspicious unoccupied vehicle. The officers found the vehicle as described by the complainant and discovered that the vehicle had damage to the driver’s side door lock and ignition. A stolen check revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen from an address in DC. The vehicle was impounded and the owner was notified of the recovery.
Monday September 8:
3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 8:20 am an MRPD officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for failure to stop at a stop sign. The driver of the vehicle was checked through NCIC and found to have an open warrant. The warrant was confirmed and the individual was taken into custody without incident. The driver’s girlfriend responded to the scene and took custody of the vehicle and the minor child occupants.
3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 8:30 pm officers responded for the report of a citizen strong armed robbery. The victim told the officers that as she was about to go into her apartment she was approached by two black females (no further description) who announced a robbery by telling the victim “Give it up.” The suspects tried to remove the victim’s purse but the victim resisted. Both suspects pushed the victim down into a set of bushes. As the victim fell, the strap on her purse broke and suspects were able to take the purse and flee the area on foot. The victim was not injured in the robbery.