Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Police Report: December 24-30

December 30:

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 6:30 pm officers received a call of a theft that just occurred from Party Time Liquors. The complainant gave a description of the suspect. Officers canvassed the area and stopped a man who was positively identified as the individual who committed the theft. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Arundel Road & 32nd Street: At about 11:50 pm officers were patrolling the area of the Queenstown Apartments when they observed a man riding a bicycle and acting suspiciously. The man was stopped for a field interview. During the interview the officers found him to be in possession of .6 grams of crack cocaine having a street value of $120. He was arrested, charged with possession of a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

December 29:

One Municipal Place: At about 12:05 pm officers on patrol observed an individual urinating in public. He was issued a criminal citation for the offense and d=sent on his way.

December 28:

3200 block Chillum Road: At about 7:10 am officers took a report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that an unknown vehicle struck the victim’s parked and unoccupied vehicle causing damage to the front driver’s side. A check of area was negative for the striking vehicle and/or any evidence with which to identify it.

4300 block of 30th Street: At about 9:20 am officers took a report of a stolen bicycle. The victim told the officers that he secured his bike with a chain and lock next to his residence. When he returned some time later he found that the chain had been cut and the bike stolen. A check of the area for witnesses and evidence proved negative.

December 27:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 12:30 am officers responded for a domestic dispute. When the officers arrived they found an intoxicated male having an argument with his wife. The wife called police because the husband’s verbal abuse usually turned to physical abuse when he was drunk. The officers advised the wife of her options on how to obtain a protection/stay away order from a District Court Commissioner. The husband elected to voluntarily leave the premises for the evening. Since no crime had been committed the husband was allowed to leave on his own. About an hour and a half later the officers received a priority call for a violent domestic assault in progress at the same address. The couple’s daughter called and told police that her father had returned and was physically assaulting her mother. When the officers arrived they observed injuries to the mother consistent with being assaulted by the father. He was immediately arrested for domestic assault and removed from the home. The mother’s injuries were not serious or life threatening. The father was transported to District I for processing and subsequently delivered to the custody of DOC.

3000 block Queens Chapel Road: At about 9:45 pm officers investigated a single vehicle motor vehicle crash. The investigation revealed that the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed for the road and weather conditions (light rain, wet road) and lost control. The vehicle spun and rolled over landing back on its wheels after striking a steel light pole and a pedestrian crossing signal. Miraculously all three occupants walked away from the crash uninjured. The driver of the vehicle was issued several traffic citations including negligent driving. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

December 26:

4500 block of 29th Street: At about 9:45 pm officers responded for the report of two suspicious individuals through vehicle windows. When the officers arrived they found and stopped both individuals for a field interview. During the interview the officers discovered that one of the individuals had an outstanding warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Department for failure to appear and trespassing. He was placed under arrest and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The second individual was sent on her way without further incident.

December 25:

2500 block of Chillum Road: At about 11:45 pm an injured deer was humanely put down after suffering serious injuries in a collision with a motor vehicle. Prince George's County Animal control was notified and advised that they would remove the deer.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 12:45 am officers were contacted by DC police regarding a 1st Degree assault that occurred in Mount Rainier. Investigation revealed that the injured person had been assaulted in the City and dropped off by person(s) unknown in front of Providence Hospital. No further details of the crime were available at the time of the report. Prince George's County Police detectives were notified and will be following up on the incident.

December 24:

One Municipal Place: At about 7:50 am officers observed a man consuming an alcoholic beverage in a public place. He was cited for the violation and sent on his way without further incident.

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