Friday December 12:
4000 block of Shepherd Street: At about 10:10 am the victim of a hit and run accident came into the MRPD station to report the incident. The victim stated that a gold colored Honda (no further description) struck her legally parked vehicle and fled the scene without stopping.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 2 pm officers responded for the report of unknown trouble. When the officers arrived they were met by a male subject who told them that four individuals in a black vehicle attempted to rob him of money and a winning lotto scratch off ticket. The victim gave a detailed description of the four individuals and the vehicle and the officers began a search for them. A vehicle matching the victim’s description was located shortly thereafter. The officers stopped the vehicle and brought the victim to the scene of the stop. The victim was able to positively identify the vehicle and all four occupants as the ones who attempted to rob him. The weapons used in the robbery were also recovered and positively identified by victim. All four individuals were arrested and charged with attempted armed robbery and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
Saturday December 13:
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 4:30 pm officers responded for the report of a pedestrian struck. When the officers arrived they were met by the alleged victim who told them that as he was attempting to cross the intersection a female in a bright pink vehicle with no tags stopped to allow him to cross. He declined to cross and motioned for the pink vehicle to continue. The vehicle refused to continue whereupon a verbal altercation ensued. The alleged victim continued with his story, telling the officers several times that the female ran over him with the pink car. The officers did not observe any sign of injury, and the man’s clothing and gait were inconsistent with his account of the incident. When he refused medical treatment he was sent on his way without further incident.
3200 block of Chillum Road & 2300 block of Varnum Street: At about officers received a call for a theft that had just occurred at the 7-11 convenience store located in the 3200 block of Chillum Road. While enroute to the call they received a lookout from a employee/witness for a suspect vehicle described as a gold Ford Windstar mini-van with damage to the rear door. Responding officers immediately started canvassing the area for the van and about 9 minutes later located it parked in front of the 7-11 in the 2300 block of Varnum Street. As the officers drove into the parking lot they saw five individuals inside the store running in the aisles. As the officers approached the store all five individuals came running out of the store carrying stolen goods. They were immediately stopped and arrested. Once additional officers arrived the mini-van was searched and the items stolen from the 7-11 on Chillum were recovered. The employee/witness from the 7-11 on Chillum Road responded to the scene and positively identified all five individuals as those responsible for the theft from his store. Three of the arrestees were adults and were transported to DOC in Hyattsville where they were charge with numerous counts of theft. Two arrestees were juveniles (both age 15) and they were charged with theft and released to the custody of their parents.
Sunday December 14
2700 block of Upshur Street: At about 4 am officers responded for the report of vandalism to two vehicles. When the officers arrived they observed that the driver’s side windows of two vehicles had been shattered. Both vehicles were registered to the same owner/victim. The victim told the officers that nothing appeared to have been stolen from either vehicle. A check of the area for witnesses and suspects proved negative.
2400 block of Arundel Road: While officers were investigating the vandalism to auto described above they heard a loud bang coming from the 2400 block of Arundel Road. Officers checked the area and discovered that an unknown vehicle had struck a parked vehicle and fled the area without stopping. A check of the area for the striking vehicle proved negative. The officers were also unable to locate the owner of the vehicle that had been struck. The officers left a note with the case number on the struck vehicle’s windshield and completed the required motor vehicle crash report.
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 10 pm officers received a report from Queenstown Apartments security of a group of disorderly subjects drinking alcoholic beverages in the parking lot. When the officers arrived they found six individuals drinking in the parking lot surrounded by numerous full and empty bottles of beer. All six were identified and checked for open warrants (all negative). While the officers were waiting for wanted check returns one of the individuals became verbally combative towards the officers and began yelling loudly at them. The officers repeatedly tried to get the individual to calm down to no avail. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.