Thursday, October 30, 2008

Police Report: October 23-29

Thursday October 23:

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 4:15 pm officers arrested an individual for the burglary of a storehouse which had occurred previously on October 21st. The individual was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3800 block of 33rd Street: At about 4:45 pm officers on patrol conducted a field interview of a suspicious male. During the interview the officers discovered that he was wanted on an open warrant through Prince George’s County for attempted armed robbery, first and second degree assault and illegal possession of a handgun. He was arrested and transported to DOC in Hyattsville without incident

2700 block of Upshur Street: At about 10 pm officers took a report of a stolen Maryland temporary tag 11227H. The victim advised the officers that the tag was probably stolen sometime between 9:30 and 10 pm while he was visiting a family member.

Windom Road at 34th Street:
At about 11:25 pm officers responded for the report of a vehicle stopped in the roadway with the driver asleep behind the wheel. The officers arrived and after waking the driver detected a slight odor of alcohol on his breath. He submitted to standard field sobriety testing and although he passed the tests he was deemed not in a proper condition to drive. A family member was called to the scene to take him home. His vehicle was towed for safekeeping.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 9:55 pm an individual came into MRPD headquarters and reported that he had just been carjacked by three individuals armed with shotguns and robbed him of his wallet, car keys and vehicle. The victim told officers that when he arrived home he saw a green Ford Explorer parked on Kaywood drive with it’s headlights on. As he approached the entrance to his apartment building three individuals armed with shotguns accosted him and demanded his property. One of them went through his pockets and stole his wallet and car keys. One of the suspects then stole his vehicle and the two remaining individuals fled the area in the green Ford Explorer. Both vehicles were last seen turning onto Randolph Street in DC. The victim told the officers that his vehicle was equipped with Lo-Jack and had an active On-Star account. The vehicle was entered into NCIC as stolen and PGPD detectives responded to handle the follow-up investigation.

About 4 hours later MRPD was notified by United States Park Police that their officers had recovered the victim’s vehicle in the 900 block of Hamlin Street NE. Park Police also advised that they had detained two possible suspects after a search by air and K-9 units. MRPD officers transported the victim to the recovery scene where he positively identified one of the two. At that point the second suspect confessed to being in the victim’s vehicle. The third suspect is still outstanding. Park Police officers arrested both individuals and transported them for processing.

Friday October 24:

3200 block of Otis Street: At about 3 am officers responded for the report of a stolen vehicle. The victim told the officers that that she parked her 1997 Dodge Caravan, Maryland tags 18698M3 near her residence earlier in the evening and when she returned for it she discovered that it had been stolen. A check of the area for witnesses/evidence was negative.

Saturday October 25:

2400 block of Chillum Road: At about 12:30 pm officers investigating an individual after stopping him for a traffic violation discovered that he was in possession of 38.7 grams of marijuana. The driver was arrested and his vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 4:15 pm officers responded for the report of a stolen vehicle. The owner/victim told the officers that she looked out the window of her apartment and saw someone inside her vehicle. She said that she could not get a good look at the individual and watched helplessly as he drove off with her car. No additional information was available and no additional witnesses or evidence could be found.

4000 block of 37th Street: At about 9:10 am officers responded for the report of an attempt stolen auto. The victim told the officers that he cam out to his car to discover that person(s) unknown had tried to steal it by popping the ignition. The victim said that did not remember if he had locked the car when he parked it, but that other than the damage to the ignition nothing was missing or damaged.

2900 block of Arundel Road: At about 5:30 pm officers responded for the report of an attempt stolen auto. The victim told the officers that he found his vehicle with the ignition popped. How entry was gained into the vehicle is unknown, however nothing was missing from the vehicle and there was no additional damage.

Sunday October 26:

2400 block of Chillum Road: At about 6:30 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and discovered that the driver had an open warrant through the United States Postal Inspectors Office for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. The driver was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville without incident. The Postal Inspectors expressed their sincere appreciation to the arresting officers because the individual had eluded capture for over two years!

Monday October 27:

2400 block of Chillum Road: At about 9:15 pm officers working the power shift stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The officers observed that the driver was acting in a very nervous manner and they asked him to produce his license and registration. He told the officers that the documents were in the trunk. As he got out of the car to get his license and registration the officers observed a black handgun in the center console. The driver was arrested and the handgun was seized. A check of the gun’s serial number revealed that it had been reported stolen in North Carolina. Driver was transported to District I and processed accordingly.

Tuesday October 28:

3700 block of 34th Street: At about 9 am officers responded to a property damage motor vehicle collision. There were no injuries to any of the vehicles’ occupants.

3800 block of 33rd Street: At about 9:30 am officers responded for the report of a vandalism to auto. The victim told the officers that when she came out to her car this morning she discovered that someone had shattered the driver’s side window. Nothing was taken from the vehicle and no evidence or witnesses could be located.

2700 block of Arundel Road: At about 11 am officers responded for the report of a vandalism to auto. The victim told the officers that when she came out to her car this morning she discovered that someone had damaged the driver’s side mirror. A check of area for evidence/witnesses was negative.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 1:30 pm officers took a lost property report. The reporting person told the officers that he lost his wallet containing his driver’s license, social security card and other documents. He said that he retraced his tracks and tried to find his wallet but to no avail. He was issued case number for documentation purposes.

1 Municipal Place: At about 8:50 pm officers on patrol observed an individual urinating in public. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way without further incident.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: At about 9:45 pm officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery that had just occurred. The victim told the officers that while walking in the area he was passed three 3 black males, one of whom bumped the victims left shoulder. The suspect then produced a black handgun from his waist band, placed it onto the side of victim’s temple and stated “give me all your money”. The victim told him that he didn’t have any money whereupon the suspect went through victim’s pockets and stole a quantity of US currency. The suspects then stole the victim’s coat and fled on foot. A check of the area for the three suspects was conducted with negative results. The victim described the three suspects only as black males, dressed all in black and about 6’ tall.

Newton Street & 37th Street: At about 11 pm power shift officers received a call for a possible vehicle tampering in progress. While the officers were checking the area for suspects they observed a black Honda illegally parked. The vehicle had no headlights on and was occupied by two black males. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of an illegal handgun. He was arrested and transported to DOC in Hyattsville with out incident.

Wednesday October 29:

3700 block of 37th Street: At about 7:30 am officers responded for the report of a stolen auto. The victim told the officers that he parked his green 1997 Honda Accord with Maryland tags 2EXC27 near his residence last night. When he returned for it this morning he found that it had been stolen.

4600 block of 29th Street: At about 7:30 pm officers responded for the report of a stolen auto. The victim reported that he parked his blue 1998 Ford Expedition with Maryland tags 654M540 in front of his residence earlier in the day. When he returned for it he found it had been stolen.

3800 block of 33rd Street: At about 6:20 pm officers responded for the report of a dog bite. The victim told the officers that she was walking to the library on Rhode Island Avenue from Mount Rainier Elementary School when she tripped and fell. When she stood up there was a dog leaning over a short fence. The dog bit the girl in the face and she then ran to the library. She was transported to Children's Hospital and received 24 stitches to her left cheek. The dog’s owner was identified and an animal bite report was completed and sent to the PG County Health Department and to Animal Control.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Officers on patrol stopped an individual for speeding. The officers smelled a strong odor of alcohol about the individual and he was given several standard sobriety tests - all of which he failed. He was arrested for DUI and transported to DOC in Hyattsville without further incident.

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