Friday December 19:
Queens Chapel Road @ 27th Street: At about 7:05 pm officers effected a traffic stop on a vehicle with no tags displayed. The vehicle was found to be unregistered and uninsured. The driver was cited for the violations and the vehicle was impounded.
Saturday December 20:
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8:40 am officers observed an individual drinking from an open container of an alcoholic beverage. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way without incident.
Queens Chapel Road @ Buchanan Street: At about 10:30 am officers responded for a pedestrian struck. Investigation revealed that Nissan Titan pickup truck was turning right out of the Queens/Chillum Shopping Center onto southbound Queens Chapel Road. The driver of the truck failed to see an elderly gentleman who was crossing Queens Chapel Road in the cross walk. The driver struck and ran over the man. Fire/Rescue personnel responded and transported the victim to Med-Star where he died from his injuries at about 10 pm. The gentleman’s next of kin were notified and responded to the hospital. A PGPD fatal accident reconstruction team responded to document the accident. No charges were placed against the driver of the truck pending outcome of PGPD’s investigation.
3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 8:45 pm officers responded for the report of an armed carjacking. The victim told the officers that he was approached by an armed gunman and ordered out of his vehicle. When the victim got out, the gunman sole the vehicle and fled the area. At about 10 pm PGPD officers stopped the stolen vehicle in the 3400 block of Cheverly Avenue. They arrested the driver and charged him with armed carjacking and other offenses.
Sunday December 21:
31st Street @ Bunker Hill Road: At about 10:50 am two individuals driving an older model Jeep Cherokee with Illinois tags DQY25V stopped two male victims who were walking in the area. A passenger in the Jeep got out and displayed a black semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the two victims. Both complied and the passenger got back in the Jeep which sped off in an unknown direction. The two suspects and the Jeep Cherokee matched the description of at least two other citizen robberies that occurred in the District I area during the day. MRPD’s power squad spent a good part of their day looking for the Jeep with negative results.
30th and Taylor Streets: At about 4 pm officers responded for an animal bite report. The juvenile male victim told the officers that he was bitten by a pit bull terrier and that the dog was terrorizing other children in the neighborhood. The officers were able to locate the dog and it displayed no aggressive behavior. The patrol supervisor secured the dog in his cruiser while other officers tried to locate its owner. Fire/Rescue personnel responded and treated the juvenile on the scene. He would later go to the hospital for follow-up treatment. PG Animal Control responded and took custody of the dog.
Monday December 22 (early morning):
2500 block of Arundel Road: At about 12:05 am officers received a call for an attempted burglary. When they arrived the resident told them that he awoke to find the front door to his apartment ajar. The security chain was in place so no one was able to enter the apartment and there was no damage to the door or the door locks.
Otis Street & Eastern Avenue: At about 1:45 am officers responded for the report of an armed carjacking. The victim told the officers that while at the BP station on Eastern Avenue he was approached by two males and a female who asked for a ride to Rhode Island Avenue. The victim agreed and gave them a lift to Otis Street & Eastern Avenue. When they got there the two male passengers produced handguns, ordered the victim out of his vehicle and robbed him of his wallet and other belongings. They also stole his vehicle and fled the area in an unknown direction. While taking the victim’s statement the officers noted multiple inconsistencies and he claimed to have been robbed in the same fashion less than a year ago.