Monday, November 17, 2008

Police Report: November 14-16

Friday November 14:

4400 block of 28th Place: At about 8:20 am officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim told the officers that sometime during the previous night person(s) unknown flattened two tires on her personal vehicle. The victim believes the crime was committed by her estranged husband; however she did not see him do it. The two are in the process of a divorce and had a heated argument over the phone the previous evening.

2900 block of Shepherd Street: At about 11:50 am officers effected a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle was checked trough MVA/NCIC and found to have an FTA fugitive warrant through NY State. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3500 block of Perry Street: At about 6:30 pm officers responded for a report of a citizen robbery. The victim told the officers that he was walking home when he was approached from behind by several individuals who threw victim to the ground and immediately began striking him about the head and face. The individuals went through his pockets and stole his wallet and fled on foot. The victim did not see the suspects, however a witness who saw the robbery take place provided a lookout. A check of the area revealed several individuals that fit the general description of the assailants but the victim was unable to identify any of them. PGPD’s Robbery Suppression Team and District 1 detectives were notified for follow-up investigation.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue:
At about 7:45 pm officers took a report of a motor vehicle collision. Their investigation concluded that a single vehicle traveling at a speed greater than reasonable and prudent on the wet roadway lost control and struck the median area. The vehicle was sufficiently disabled that it had to be towed from the scene.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 9:55 pm officers investigated a single vehicle motor vehicle collision. Their investigation concluded that the driver of the vehicle accidentally put the vehicle in drive instead of reverse and struck a building when she accelerated. The building suffered damage to the glass entryway. A County building inspector responded to the scene and determined that there was no structural damage done to the building.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 10:40 pm officers responded for the report of a misdemeanor theft. The victim told the officers that she met and walked home with a male friend from the Hyattsville Metro Station as she has done numerous times in the past. When the two reached the victim’s apartment building they engaged in conversation. During the conversation the male was drinking alcohol. Sometime during the conversation the victim noticed a bank envelope containing a quantity of US currency was missing from her purse. She said that the envelope was in her purse when the two arrived at the apartment building. When she confronted her friend about the missing envelope he denied taking it, however the victim said she saw the envelope protruding out of her friend’s coat pocket. When she attempted to get the envelope out of his pocket he pulled away from her and fled the area on foot. The suspected thief is known to MRPD from numerous previous encounters and has an outstanding arrest warrant through this department. The officers canvassed the area trying to locate him with negative results.
Saturday November 15:

4400 block of 28th Place: At about 9:30 am officers responded for the report of a stolen vehicle. The victim told the officers that sometime during the previous evening person(s) unknown stole his gray 2007 Acura TKL with Maryland tags 1CPS75. The victim said that he discovered the vehicle missing at about 3 am but did not report it stolen until 9:30 am because he wanted to make sure that it was not being used by a family member. The vehicle is equipped with Lo-Jack stolen vehicle recovery system and the Lo-Jack was activated at the time of the report.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 12:00 pm officers responded for the report of a hit & run accident. The victim told the officers that an unknown vehicle struck his vehicle and failed to remain at scene. The officers’ investigation revealed that the damage to victim’s vehicle was not consistent with damage that would have resulted from a hit & run. The vehicle had damage to the roof and a quarter panel that looked more like damage caused by a pole, stick or bat. The officers documented the inconsistency in their accident report.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 1:45 pm officers patrolling the Kaywood apartment complex received a Lo-Jack hit indicating that a stolen 1996 Honda Accord with DC tags CW5121 was located close by. The officers followed the signal and located the vehicle parked and unoccupied. The officers observed that the ignition was damaged but otherwise it appeared to be in a drivable condition and both tags were still attached. The vehicle was towed for safe keeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.

2700 block of Arundel Road: At about 6 pm officers took a report of a recovered stolen auto. The officers spoke with the alleged victim who told them that he reported his car stolen to PGPD on November 13th. The car was allegedly stolen from the 7600 block of Annapolis Road. The victim said that he could not recall the incident; and, that he found his car in the same exact location from which it was reported stolen. The victim was at a loss to explain the coincidence. The officers carefully inspected the vehicle and found no door, door lock, or ignition damage. The officers completed a stolen vehicle recovery report in order to delete it from the NCIC database.

4700 block of 31st Place: At about 7:45 pm officers received a call from a female subject who was in fear of her boyfriend who was under the influence of PCP and had locked himself in the bathroom. When the officers arrived they found the boyfriend locked in the bathroom and refusing to come out. The officers knew the individual from several previous drug related encounters. They also knew him to be very violent when under the influence of PCP. He was checked through NCIC and found to have two open arrest warrants through Prince George’s County for 4th degree burglary and fleeing and eluding police.

The officers made several attempts to get the individual to come out of the bathroom voluntarily to no avail. The officers forced entry into the room and deployed a Taser weapon to try and get the individual under control. The Taser was ineffective and it took three officers to subdue the individual and place him under arrest. Medic 98 and Ambulance 809 responded to the scene to transport the individual to Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment and evaluation. During the ride to WAH the individual became violent and broke two of three restraints holding him to a gurney and tried to force his way out of the ambulance. The ambulance immediately stopped and pulled over when the individual began assaulting one of the medics. MRPD officers following the ambulance intervened and another lengthy struggle ensued. This time they were able to get the individual under control by use of the Taser. Once the Taser took effect the officers and medical personnel were able to get him sufficiently strapped down so they could get him to the hospital.

Once at WAH the individual was sedated and treated for his PCP use. Once treatment was completed and medical discharge forms obtained the individual was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville on the two open warrants. Additional charges for resisting arrest and assault on the officers and the medical personnel were also filed.

Sunday November 16:

No reportable incidents.

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