Tuesday, February 26, 2008

NW Branch Community Meeting - REMINDER

This is a reminder that the Maryland-National Capital Park Police will be hosting a community meeting at the Mount Rainier Neighborhood Recreation Center, 3100 Arundel Road, Mount Rainier, Maryland tomorrow night Thursday, February 28, 2008 beginning at 7:00 PM.

Park Police Division Chief, Larry Brownlee, Sr., will be presenting information to the community about Park Police public safety initiatives related to the Northwest Branch Hiker/Biker trail and the trail areas surrounding the West Hyattsville Metro Station.

Crime Watch: Week of February 17

02/23/08 3200 block Buchanan St: Arrest for DUI
02/23/08 Webster St & 37th St: Citation issued for theft under $100
02/21/08 2700 block Queens Chapel Rd: Open warrant served after traffic stop
02/19/08 3200 block Rhode Island Av: Open warrant served
02/18/08 4300 block Kaywood Dr: Attempt theft of auto
02/17/08 4300 block Kaywood Dr: Armed car jacking
02/17/08 3700 block Eastern Av: Victim assaulted

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Crime Watch: Week of February 10

02/16/08 4200 block 31st St: Attempted theft of auto
02/15/08 2900 block Arundel Rd: Open warrant served after traffic stop
02/15/08 4200 block 31st St: Theft of auto
02/14/08 3700 block Perry St: 2nd degree assault
02/14/08 4500 block 34th St: Juvenile detained for leaving school without permission
02/14/08 2300 block Varnum St: Theft from auto
02/13/08 4600 block 27th St: Armed robbery
02/13/08 3100 block Queens Chapel Rd: Purse snatching
02/13/08 2700 block Webster St: Theft from auto
02/13/08 4300 block 28th Pl: Theft from auto
02/13/08 2700 block Webster St: Theft from auto
02/11/08 3200 block Varnum St: Theft from auto
02/11/08 3700 block 36th St: Vandalism to auto
02/10/08 3100 block Webster St: Theft of auto
02/10/08 3600 block Perry St: 1st degree assault

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Crime Watch: Week of February 3

02/09/08 3100 block Webster St: Animal complaint
02/08/08 2200 block Varnum St: Citation issued for open container
02/06/08 2500 block Arundel Rd: Residential burglary
02/05/08 3800 block 34th St: Citation issued for open container
02/05/08 3400 block Rhode Island Av: Citation issued for open container
02/03/08 3200 block Queenstown Dr: Residential burglary
02/03/08 4200 block 28th St: Vandalism to auto
02/03/08 3100 block Queens Chapel Rd: Theft under $500

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

St. Valentines Day E-Card Virus

I received the following information regarding an e-card virus that may be circulating.

If you unexpectedly receive a Valentine’s Day e-card, be careful. It may not be from a secret admirer, relative or friend, but instead may contain the Storm Worm virus.

With the holiday approaching, be on the lookout for spam e-mails spreading the Storm Worm malicious software (malware). The e-mail directs the recipient to click on a link to retrieve an electronic greeting card (e-card). Once the user clicks on a link, malware is downloaded to the user’s Internet-connected device and causes it to become infected, and part of the Storm Worm “botnet.” A botnet is a network of compromised machines under the control of a single user. Botnets are typically set up to facilitate criminal activity such as spam e-mail, identity theft, denial of service attacks, and spreading malware to other machines on the Internet.

The Storm Worm virus has capitalized on various holidays in the past year by sending millions of e-mails advertising an e-card link within the text of the spam e-mail. Valentine’s Day has been identified as the next target.

Be wary of any e-mail received from an unknown sender. Do not open any unsolicited e-mail and do not click on any links provided.

For more information on e-scams, you can visit the FBI’s website at http://www.fbi.gov/ and click on the “New E-Scams and Warnings” link listed first under the “Be Crime Smart” heading.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Crime Watch: Week of January 27

02/02/08 2700 block Allison St: Theft of auto
02/02/08 3300 block Rhode Island Av: Citation issued for open container
02/01/08 4200 block Kaywood Dr Theft of tags
01/31/08 2700 block Arundel Rd: Trespassing and CDS charges
01/31/08 4200 block 28th St: Victim sustained injuries in domestic dispute
01/30/08 3200 block Chillum Rd: Citation issued for open container
01/28/08 3400 block Rhode Island Av: Trash found burning behind location
01/26/08 34th St & Eastern Av: Armed citizen robbery