Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Police Report October 31 - November 2

Friday October 31:

4200 block of 31st Street: At about 10 am officers responded for the report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that sometime between the dates of October 20th and October 31st person(s) unknown made forced entry into the residence through a rear window. Once inside the suspect(s) made good in stealing various items of personal property including the victim’s gray 2002 Ford Explorer bearing Maryland tags 394M847 that was parked in front of the residence. The victim also told the officers that the residence is currently vacant and not being occupied. The exact date of the theft is unknown. Officers attempted to process the point of entry and other areas with negative results.

3800 block of Shepherd Street: At about 5:10 pm officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for various traffic violations. As the officers were speaking with the driver they noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. The driver submitted to several field sobriety tests, which he failed. He was arrested and charged with DWI and his vehicle was impounded for safe keeping.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 9:45 pm officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that while walking from his residence to his black Ford Explorer (DC tags CW7546) he was approached by two undescribed black males. One of the males displayed a black colored handgun and said to the victim “give me your money or I’ll bust you.” The victim surrendered a quantity of U.S. currency. The suspects then order victim to the ground and demanded the victim’s vehicle keys which he also surrendered to them. Both suspects then left the victim on the ground got into his vehicle and drove off with it on Buchanan Street towards Chillum Road.

Saturday November 1:

3300 block of Perry Street: At about 9 am officers responded for the report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision. The victim’s vehicle was legally parked and unoccupied. When she returned to her vehicle she discovered that an unknown vehicle had struck the rear of her vehicle causing moderate damage and failed to report the collision or remain at the scene. Officers checked the area for evidence and/or witnesses with negative results.

Sunday November 2:

2200 block of Varnum Street: At about 2:10 am officers were notified by Hyattsville City police of a carjacking victim located in the area of Belcrest Road at East West Highway. The carjacking occurred in the 2200 block of Varnum Street in Mount Rainier. MRPD officers responded to the victim’s location to take his statement. The victim told the officers that he was driving in the 2200 block of Varnum Street with his windows down and was viewing a text message he had just received on his cell phone. The suspect, described as a black male, 17-25 years of age, 6’3” tall, 180 lbs., short black hair, wearing a black North Face coat, approached the victim’s vehicle and displayed a silver handgun. The suspect opened the rear passenger door and got in. Once inside the suspect hopped into the front passenger seat and ordered the victim to drive to Ingram Street. The victim did not know where that was so the suspect provided directions. The suspect made the victim drive onto Queens Chapel Road, turn left onto Belcrest Road and pull over at Toledo Place. The suspect then stole the victim’s cell phone and ordered the victim out of the vehicle. The suspect then got into driver’s seat and drove off. PGPD detectives from the carjacking unit responded to assume a follow-up investigation. The victim’s vehicle is described as a maroon colored 2005 Lexus 330 with Maryland tags 8DSD99.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 8:30 am officers responded for an attempt auto theft. The victim told the officers that person(s) unknown forced entry into his vehicle via the driver’s side door damaging the door lock. Once inside the suspect(s) attempted to steal the vehicle damaging the ignition system. The theft was unsuccessful and suspect(s) fled the area. A check of area for evidence/witnesses was negative.

4000 block of 38th Street: At about 7:10 pm the MRPD officer assigned to Brentwood responded for the report of a burglary that had just occurred. The victim told the officer that his ex-girlfriend (a black female, 15-19 years of age) broke open the front door to his residence. Once inside the girlfriend broke open the door to his bedroom. The girlfriend fled the scene just prior to the officer’s arrival. The victim could not provide good identifying information for his ex-girlfriend nor could he tell the officer where she lived. A check of the area for the girlfriend was conducted with negative results.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 7:40 pm officers responded to serve a protective order. The order was served without incident and the target of the order left the residence peacefully

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 11:30 pm officers conducting a traffic stop observed several suspicious individuals in the area in what appeared to be a loud verbal altercation. After the officers completed the traffic stop they stopped four individuals involved in the altercation to investigate the circumstances. During their investigation a check through NCIC revealed that one of them had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County warrant for misdemeanor theft. The warrant was confirmed and the individual was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville without further incident.

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