Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Police Report: October 10-13

Friday October 10:

4300 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 6:30 pm officers responded for the report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that when he returned home he noticed that his door was ajar and that there was damage to the lock. Officers ensured that the perpetrator was not still present and the scene was processed for latent fingerprint evidence with negative results.

4000 block of 31st Street: At about 6:50 am officers responded for a reported residential burglary. The victim told the officers that at about 6:15 am her husband left the house for his routine daily walk, leaving the house via the back door. He did not lock the back door when he left. A short time later the victim walked downstairs and heard an unknown individual leave the house through the back door. The victim noticed that her purse was missing from the dining room table. She went out the back door and found the purse on the back porch floor with its contents spilled out. She then discovered that her wallet and its contents were missing. A search of the area for the individual was negative. The scene was not processed for latent evidence due to inadvertent contamination by the victim.

4000 block of 31st Street: At about 7:15 am officers responded for the report of a residential burglary. The victims told the officers that while they were asleep an unknown individual entered their home through a front window and exited through the back door, later found to be unlocked. In addition, the individual stopped to eat the victims’ grapes and cantaloupes. The scene was processed and latent fingerprints were lifted and sent to RAFIS a possible match.

3800 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 1:10 am officers observed two individuals urinating in public. Both were issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on their way without further incident.

30th Street at Bunker Hill Road: At about 3:30 pm officers conducted a traffic stop for various traffic violations. While investigating the incident the driver was found to be in possession of marijuana. He was placed under arrest and transported to DOC in Hyattsville for processing. The vehicle he was driving was impounded.

Saturday October 11:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 9:45 am officers responded for a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that he was home sleeping when he heard someone on his back porch. When he checked the porch he saw a dark completed 6”3” tall black male about ion on the porch. When the male saw the victim he ran off in an unknown direction. The victim said that he found a screen had been removed from the window and the door was left open. Scene was processed for latent fingerprint evidence with negative results.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Chuck’s Liquors): At about 5:20 pm officers responded for a vandalism that had just occurred. While enroute to the call the officers advised that an individual who was still on the scene had kicked the front door breaking the glass. The officers arrived and found the individual inside. Witnesses told the officers that the individual had come into the store and tried to purchase alcohol. Employees refused to sell him any because he was already intoxicated. They said the individual became upset and proceeded to yell and scream and kick the front door causing the glass to break. The officers placed the individual under arrest and transported him to DOC in Hyattsville for processing. During processing further NCIC check revealed that he was wanted for failure to appear in the State of Georgia. He was left in the care and custody of DOC.

Sunday October 12:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 12:30 pm officers responded to the Family Dollar Store for a theft that had just occurred. When the officers arrived the manager of the store told them that about 3 minutes prior to the officers’ arrival a man, described as a black male, 5’10” tall wearing a gray sweater and blue jeans stole approximately 6 pairs of child-size pajamas. The man fled out of the store south on Queen’s Chapel Road towards the DC. A search of the area for the individual was negative.

3000 block of Arundel Road: At about 2:15 am officers responded for an assault. When the officers arrived they found the victim suffering from multiple abrasions and contusions to his face. Medical personnel were summoned to the scene to treat the victim’s injuries. The victim told the officers that while he was walking home he was approached by several young black males ranging in age from about 17 to 20. The males began to assault him and he temporarily lost consciousness. When he awoke he was on the ground and disoriented. The victim said that he thinks the suspects went through his pockets looking for valuables, but could not be sure. He said he still had all the belongings he had before the assault. He was unable to provide any further description of his assailants. A search of the area for those responsible was negative. The victim was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for follow-up treatment of his non-life threatening injuries.

Monday 10/13/2008

3200 block of Buchanan Street: At about 1 pm officers responded for the report of a vandalism to auto. The victim, who was in possession of a rental vehicle, told the officers that sometime during the previous 12 hours person(s) broke the passenger side window of vehicle. Nothing was reported missing/stolen from inside. The victim took responsibility for notifying the rental company.

4400 block of 30th Street: At about 5 pm officers responded for a citizen’s report of an unoccupied suspicious vehicle. When the officers arrived they found the vehicle to have damage to the passenger side front window, the rear driver’s side door, and ignition. A stolen check revealed that the vehicle had been previously reported stolen to PGPD. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8 pm officers on patrol observed three individuals consuming alcoholic beverages in a public place. All three were issued criminal citations for the violation and sent on their way without further incident.

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 9:15 pm officers were called for a possible burglary in progress. When the officers arrived they spoke to the resident who told them that she left her apartment to close and clean the laundry room for the apartment complex. She said that when she leaves her apartment she always locks the lowest of three door locks but never the top two. When she returned she discovered that the top lock had been locked from the inside and therefore thought someone was in the apartment. The officers received no response to their knocks at the door, so with the resident’s permission they forced entry into the apartment. A complete check of the interior was conducted with negative results. Nothing was observed to have been moved, disturbed or missing by the victim. The officers determined that no burglary had occurred.

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