Friday, October 31, 2008

Police Report: October 30

34th Street at Shepherd Street: At about 4:30 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Investigation revealed that the vehicle's tags were suspended had the driver had an outstanding arrest warrant through Prince George's County. The driver was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Critical Missing Person - RETURNED

Martha Jane Harvin, reported missing on Tuesday October 28th has been located. She returned home safely the evening of Wednesday the 29th.

Police Report: October 23-29

Thursday October 23:

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 4:15 pm officers arrested an individual for the burglary of a storehouse which had occurred previously on October 21st. The individual was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3800 block of 33rd Street: At about 4:45 pm officers on patrol conducted a field interview of a suspicious male. During the interview the officers discovered that he was wanted on an open warrant through Prince George’s County for attempted armed robbery, first and second degree assault and illegal possession of a handgun. He was arrested and transported to DOC in Hyattsville without incident

2700 block of Upshur Street: At about 10 pm officers took a report of a stolen Maryland temporary tag 11227H. The victim advised the officers that the tag was probably stolen sometime between 9:30 and 10 pm while he was visiting a family member.

Windom Road at 34th Street:
At about 11:25 pm officers responded for the report of a vehicle stopped in the roadway with the driver asleep behind the wheel. The officers arrived and after waking the driver detected a slight odor of alcohol on his breath. He submitted to standard field sobriety testing and although he passed the tests he was deemed not in a proper condition to drive. A family member was called to the scene to take him home. His vehicle was towed for safekeeping.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 9:55 pm an individual came into MRPD headquarters and reported that he had just been carjacked by three individuals armed with shotguns and robbed him of his wallet, car keys and vehicle. The victim told officers that when he arrived home he saw a green Ford Explorer parked on Kaywood drive with it’s headlights on. As he approached the entrance to his apartment building three individuals armed with shotguns accosted him and demanded his property. One of them went through his pockets and stole his wallet and car keys. One of the suspects then stole his vehicle and the two remaining individuals fled the area in the green Ford Explorer. Both vehicles were last seen turning onto Randolph Street in DC. The victim told the officers that his vehicle was equipped with Lo-Jack and had an active On-Star account. The vehicle was entered into NCIC as stolen and PGPD detectives responded to handle the follow-up investigation.

About 4 hours later MRPD was notified by United States Park Police that their officers had recovered the victim’s vehicle in the 900 block of Hamlin Street NE. Park Police also advised that they had detained two possible suspects after a search by air and K-9 units. MRPD officers transported the victim to the recovery scene where he positively identified one of the two. At that point the second suspect confessed to being in the victim’s vehicle. The third suspect is still outstanding. Park Police officers arrested both individuals and transported them for processing.

Friday October 24:

3200 block of Otis Street: At about 3 am officers responded for the report of a stolen vehicle. The victim told the officers that that she parked her 1997 Dodge Caravan, Maryland tags 18698M3 near her residence earlier in the evening and when she returned for it she discovered that it had been stolen. A check of the area for witnesses/evidence was negative.

Saturday October 25:

2400 block of Chillum Road: At about 12:30 pm officers investigating an individual after stopping him for a traffic violation discovered that he was in possession of 38.7 grams of marijuana. The driver was arrested and his vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 4:15 pm officers responded for the report of a stolen vehicle. The owner/victim told the officers that she looked out the window of her apartment and saw someone inside her vehicle. She said that she could not get a good look at the individual and watched helplessly as he drove off with her car. No additional information was available and no additional witnesses or evidence could be found.

4000 block of 37th Street: At about 9:10 am officers responded for the report of an attempt stolen auto. The victim told the officers that he cam out to his car to discover that person(s) unknown had tried to steal it by popping the ignition. The victim said that did not remember if he had locked the car when he parked it, but that other than the damage to the ignition nothing was missing or damaged.

2900 block of Arundel Road: At about 5:30 pm officers responded for the report of an attempt stolen auto. The victim told the officers that he found his vehicle with the ignition popped. How entry was gained into the vehicle is unknown, however nothing was missing from the vehicle and there was no additional damage.

Sunday October 26:

2400 block of Chillum Road: At about 6:30 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and discovered that the driver had an open warrant through the United States Postal Inspectors Office for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. The driver was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville without incident. The Postal Inspectors expressed their sincere appreciation to the arresting officers because the individual had eluded capture for over two years!

Monday October 27:

2400 block of Chillum Road: At about 9:15 pm officers working the power shift stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The officers observed that the driver was acting in a very nervous manner and they asked him to produce his license and registration. He told the officers that the documents were in the trunk. As he got out of the car to get his license and registration the officers observed a black handgun in the center console. The driver was arrested and the handgun was seized. A check of the gun’s serial number revealed that it had been reported stolen in North Carolina. Driver was transported to District I and processed accordingly.

Tuesday October 28:

3700 block of 34th Street: At about 9 am officers responded to a property damage motor vehicle collision. There were no injuries to any of the vehicles’ occupants.

3800 block of 33rd Street: At about 9:30 am officers responded for the report of a vandalism to auto. The victim told the officers that when she came out to her car this morning she discovered that someone had shattered the driver’s side window. Nothing was taken from the vehicle and no evidence or witnesses could be located.

2700 block of Arundel Road: At about 11 am officers responded for the report of a vandalism to auto. The victim told the officers that when she came out to her car this morning she discovered that someone had damaged the driver’s side mirror. A check of area for evidence/witnesses was negative.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 1:30 pm officers took a lost property report. The reporting person told the officers that he lost his wallet containing his driver’s license, social security card and other documents. He said that he retraced his tracks and tried to find his wallet but to no avail. He was issued case number for documentation purposes.

1 Municipal Place: At about 8:50 pm officers on patrol observed an individual urinating in public. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way without further incident.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: At about 9:45 pm officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery that had just occurred. The victim told the officers that while walking in the area he was passed three 3 black males, one of whom bumped the victims left shoulder. The suspect then produced a black handgun from his waist band, placed it onto the side of victim’s temple and stated “give me all your money”. The victim told him that he didn’t have any money whereupon the suspect went through victim’s pockets and stole a quantity of US currency. The suspects then stole the victim’s coat and fled on foot. A check of the area for the three suspects was conducted with negative results. The victim described the three suspects only as black males, dressed all in black and about 6’ tall.

Newton Street & 37th Street: At about 11 pm power shift officers received a call for a possible vehicle tampering in progress. While the officers were checking the area for suspects they observed a black Honda illegally parked. The vehicle had no headlights on and was occupied by two black males. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of an illegal handgun. He was arrested and transported to DOC in Hyattsville with out incident.

Wednesday October 29:

3700 block of 37th Street: At about 7:30 am officers responded for the report of a stolen auto. The victim told the officers that he parked his green 1997 Honda Accord with Maryland tags 2EXC27 near his residence last night. When he returned for it this morning he found that it had been stolen.

4600 block of 29th Street: At about 7:30 pm officers responded for the report of a stolen auto. The victim reported that he parked his blue 1998 Ford Expedition with Maryland tags 654M540 in front of his residence earlier in the day. When he returned for it he found it had been stolen.

3800 block of 33rd Street: At about 6:20 pm officers responded for the report of a dog bite. The victim told the officers that she was walking to the library on Rhode Island Avenue from Mount Rainier Elementary School when she tripped and fell. When she stood up there was a dog leaning over a short fence. The dog bit the girl in the face and she then ran to the library. She was transported to Children's Hospital and received 24 stitches to her left cheek. The dog’s owner was identified and an animal bite report was completed and sent to the PG County Health Department and to Animal Control.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Officers on patrol stopped an individual for speeding. The officers smelled a strong odor of alcohol about the individual and he was given several standard sobriety tests - all of which he failed. He was arrested for DUI and transported to DOC in Hyattsville without further incident.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Critical Missing Person

Mount Rainier Police and Prince George's County Police are currently attempting to locate a critical missing person last seen on October 24th in the 4600 block of 27th Street.

Missing is Ms. Martha Jane Harvin described as a dark-complected black female, 47 years of age, 5'6" tall, 215 lbs., brown eyes, black curly hair, wearing a black 3/4 length coat, black v-neck sweater, blue jeans, white socks, and black low cut classic Reebok tennis shoes. Ms. Harvin may be driving a burgundy 2002 Hyundai Sonata with DC tags CP4483. The vehicle had two Redskins football flags mounted on the rear windows.

Anyone with information about Ms. Harvin's whereabouts should call MRPD Communications at 301-985-6565/6566.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Police Report: October 21-22

Tuesday October 21:

3700 block of Wells Avenue: At about 12:30 pm officers responded for the report of a found motorcycle. The complainant told the officers that he found a motorcycle in his back yard with the ignition damaged. An NCIC check revealed that the motorcycle was not stolen and it was impounded for safekeeping while attempts are made to contact the last registered owner.

2700 block of Allison Street: At about 7 pm officers responded for the report of a residential burglary. The officers spoke with the victim whop said that he returned home to find that several video games and a game console along with two pairs of shoes were taken from his apartment. The officers found no damage to the front door or windows to the apartment and therefore could not establish a point of entry.

Wednesday October 22:

4100 block of 30th Street: At about 8 am officers responded for the report of a stolen auto. The victim told the officers that he parked his 1997 Honda Civic with Maryland tags EJS865 near his residence the previous evening and when he returned for it this morning he discovered it had been stolen. A check of the area for evidence and/or witnesses proved negative.

3200 block of Upshur Street: At about 10:30 am an MRPD parking enforcement officer observed a parked 1997 Honda CRV displaying expired Maryland registration plates. A MILES/NCIC check confirmed that the tags were expired and the vehicle was not stolen. The registration plates were removed from the vehicle and it was cited and impounded.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 12:15 pm officers responded for the report of a storehouse burglary. The officers interviewed a witness who is an electrical contractor for the Kaywood gardens apartment complex. He said that workers were using a storage room to store equipment used on site and that the store room is locked when not used by the contractor. The witness said that while he was approaching the store room to retrieve tools/equipment he saw an individual coming out of the store room with the company’s tools. When the individual saw the witness he dropped the tools and fled on foot. The tools were recovered except for a power drill which the individual took when he fled. The witness positively identified the individual from a previous encounter. Based on the witness’s identification of the individual officers are now in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant charging him with felony theft.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Police Report: October 20

3249 Rhode Island Avenue (MRPD): At about 7:15 am officers met with an individual who came in to the police station to surrender to an open warrant. He told officers that he received a letter in the mail notifying him that he had an open warrant through Prince George’s County for failure to appear in court. The officers confirmed the existence of the warrant and took the man into custody. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville without incident.

4200 block of 31st Street: At about 11:55 am officers responded for the report of an activated residential burglar alarm. When the officers arrived they discovered an open back door. A police K-9 unit responded to search the residence but found no one inside. The owner of the residence along with MRPD officers did a walk through inspection of the house. After the inspection the owner told the officers that she could not find anything missing. Officers attempted to lift latent fingerprint evidence from the back door with negative results. The owner was advised to call police if she found anything missing at a later time.

4800 block of Frolick Street, Hyattsville: At about 3 pm MRPD was notified by Hyattsville police that they recovered a red 1997 Chevy truck with Maryland tags 12S339 that was reported stolen from the 4300 block of Kaywood Drive in Mount Rainier on October 17th. The registration plates were not recovered with the truck. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Police Report: October 17-19

Friday October 17:

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 8:45 am officers responded for the report of a stolen auto. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime during the previous night person(s) unknown stole his red 1997 Chevy truck with Maryland tags 12S339. Pieces of broken glass were observed were the vehicle was last parked. A check of area for additional evidence and witnesses proved negative.

3700 block of Quincy Street: At about 11:15 am officers on patrol were conducting random checks of parked vehicles in the located a car with a suspended registration and an MVA pick up order. The tags were removed and the car was impounded.

4400 block of 28th Place: At about 4:15 pm officers responded for the report of a domestic conflict between two brothers. The victim brother told the officers that when he got home his brother began an argument over money allegedly owed to him. The argument led to the victim being physically assaulted and he sustained marks/bruises on his face and neck area. After the assault the victim’s brother went into victim’s bedroom and removed/took $148.00 US currency without the victim’s consent. Officers attempted to interview the brother that committed the assault but he refused to cooperate with them. He took a combative stance with his hands balled into a fist and became loud and verbally abusive directing profanity and racial slurs towards the officers. The officers took defensive measures and the brother was arrested and charged with assault and other charges.

2400 block of Arundel Road: At about 12:00 pm officers on patrol observed an individual drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way without further incident.

2400 block of Arundel Road: At about 7:45 pm officers on patrol observed an individual drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way without further incident..

Saturday October 18:

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 12:40 am officers conducted a traffic stop on vehicle for various traffic violations. Further investigation revealed that the driver was driving on a suspended registration. There was also an MVA pick up order for the tags. The tags were removed, the driver was issued several citations and the vehicle was impounded.

2500 block of Allison Street: At about 8:40 am the parents of a 16 year old female reported their daughter missing. The parents told the officers that they last saw their daughter on Friday October 17th at about 5:40 pm when she left home to attend a movie with her boyfriend. She did not return home at 10 pm as scheduled. The officers completed a State missing persons report and the daughter’s information was entered into NCIC. At about 5:30 pm the parents contacted the officers and reported that their daughter had returned home and was in good health. The missing person NCIC entry was cancelled by BPD Communications personnel.

3800 block of Perry Street: At about 11:16 am officers conducting random checks of parked vehicles located a vehicle displaying suspended registration plates with an MVA pick up order for the tags. The tags were removed and the car was impounded.

Mutual Aid: At about 3:45 pm MRPD officers assisted Bladensburg PD in apprehending suspects in a stolen vehicle which had been used in several armed robberies in the area. The suspect vehicle attempted to maliciously ram/assault one of the BPD uniformed marked patrol cars in an escape attempt. A brief chase ensued that ended in Washington, DC. The stolen vehicle was recovered and one apprehension was made. No officers reported injuries or damage to departmental vehicles.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 4 pm officers responded for a motor vehicle collision. Investigation revealed that a bicyclist attempting to cross Chillum Road was struck by a vehicle traveling west on Chillum Road. The bicyclist did not have any visible injuries but was transported as a precaution to Prince George’s Hospital for evaluation.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8:15 pm officers responded for the report of a tenant dispute. The tenant in apartment #3 has been having ongoing issues with tenant in apartment #1. The resident in apartment #3 was confronted by the resident in apartment #1. The confrontation allegedly became physical when the resident from apartment #1 assaulted the resident in apartment #3’s daughter. The officers advised all parties of their options to seek charges or other sanctions via a District Court commissioner.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: At about 10:20 pm officers responded for the report of a residential burglary. The resident/victim told the officers that she left her residence at about 6 pm locking the bottom door lock but leaving the top deadbolt lock unlocked. When she returned to her apartment at about 10:20 pm she discovered that person(s) unknown had entered her apartment after prying open the bottom lock. Once inside the individuals stole various items of the victim’s property. A canvass of the other residents in the building for evidence or witnesses was negative.

Sunday October 19:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 12:05 am officers responded for the report of a vandalism to auto. Investigation revealed that the target vehicle was possibly struck by a stick, pole or bat or by a similar type object causing damage to the front right upper fender. No evidence or witness(es) could be found.

2700 block of Webster Street: At about 5:30 am officers responded for the report of a residential burglary. The resident/victim told the officers that he left his residence the previous evening at about 9:15 pm. When he returned home he discovered the front door open and the interior ransacked. The officers noted that the living room window was open (no damage to the window itself) and the window screen lying on the ground just below the window on the outside. The victim said that he occasionally leaves his window open/unlocked but did not recall if he did so when he left the night before. It appeared that the person(s) responsible entered through the unsecured window, stole numerous items of the victim’s personal property and left via the front door. The scene was processed for evidence with negative results and check of the area for witnesses was also negative.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 3:45 pm officers took a report of a hit and run traffic collision. A vehicle was struck while parked in the parking lot and the striking vehicle failed to remain at the scene or report the collision. There were no witnesses.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 5 pm officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery. When the officers arrived they met with the 15 year old victim who told them that he was waiting out front of his apartment building for a family member to drop off some items for his mother. While he was waiting he was approached from behind by two suspects. Suspect #1 grabbed the victim by his shoulder and stated “Give me your money” while suspect #2 pointed a black colored revolver at him. Suspect #2 forced the victim to the ground and began to go through his pockets. Suspect #2 removed the victim’s wallet from a rear pocket and stole the money that was inside along with the victim’s mobile phone. Suspect #2 dropped the victim’s wallet and both suspects fled the area towards Eastern Avenue and into DC. The victim was not injured and PGPD CID was notified. Checks of area for the two suspects were conducted and look out was placed with surrounding police agencies. Suspect #1 was described as a black male with long black braids, 6’ tall, 200 lbs., wearing a plaid sweat shirt and blue jeans. Suspect #2 was described as a black male, 5’7” tall, 160 lbs., wearing a black ski mask and armed with a black revolver.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Police Report: October 16

2500 block of Arundel Road: At about 2:15 am officers responded for the report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that at about 12:30 am he parked his 2007 Dodge Charger near his residence and when he returned to the car at about 2:10 he discovered that the front driver side door lock was missing and the interior of the vehicle including the front console and glove compartment were severely damaged. His also noted that his stereo/DVR monitor had been stolen. The officers canvassed the neighborhood for additional damaged vehicles and/or suspects with negative results.

Webster Street at 29th Street: At about 12:30 am officers responded to a resident complaint of an unoccupied black 1996 Nissan Maxima with Virginia tags XWA4194 that was parked with the driver side window and ignition lock damaged. When the officers arrived they inspected the vehicle and an NCIC check revealed that it had been reported stolen from Alexandria, Virginia. The officers watched the vehicle for approximately 30 minutes to see if anyone returned for it but no one did. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and Communications contacted the vehicle’s owners to notify them of the recovery.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Police Report: October 15

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 10 am officers responded for an attempted carjacking/stolen vehicle. When the officers arrived the victim told them that he was approached by two black males in their early twenties who stated that they had a gun and wanted his car. At that time neither of the suspects displayed a weapon. The victim responded by telling them that he too had a gun. He reached into the trunk of his car, grabbed several bottles of water and proceeded to throw them at the two suspects. At this point both suspects gave up on the confrontation and fled the scene. The victim went into his apartment building and once inside realized that he’d dropped his car keys during the altercation. He went back to the parking lot and discovered that his car had been stolen.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Police Report: October 14

3500 block of Otis Street: At about 6:15 am officers responded for the report of a carjacking. The victim initially reported that he was in his parked and idling vehicle waiting for another family member when a lone suspect described as a black male approximately 6’-00” tall, slim build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt approached his vehicle. The suspect opened the car door, grabbed the victim by the chest and pulled him out of the vehicle saying “Get out of the car.” The suspect then jumped into the vehicle and drove off on Otis Street towards 37th Street. The victim was later interviewed by PGPD detectives who were following up on the crime. The victim revised his original account of what took place and told the detectives that he was not in his vehicle at the time of incident. He said that he left his vehicle running and unattended while he went into his residence to check on a family member for whom he was waiting. The thief saw the opportunity, jumped into the vehicle and drove off with it. The stolen vehicle is a grey 2002 Honda Accord with Maryland tags 2BKZ10. Since there was no force or threat of force against the victim the crime was documented as a stolen vehicle not as a carjacking.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 10 am a parking enforcement officer observed a 1987 Mercedes 124 with Maryland tags 1CCR26 parked in violation of the City’s 48-hour ordinance. The vehicle appeared to be abandoned and a stolen check was negative. The vehicle was cited and impounded.

4100 block of Rainier Avenue: At about 9:30 pm officers responded to the police station to meet a victim whose car had just been stolen. While awaiting the officers’ arrival, the victim saw his car being driven on Eastern Avenue. The victim left the station to pursue his vehicle before officers arrived. About 15 minutes later the victim again called to meet officers at the station. The officers were able to speak with the victim this time and he told them he stopped in the 4100 block of rainier Avenue to visit a friend. The victim left his vehicle running with keys in the ignition. While speaking with his friend he saw two individuals get into his vehicle and drive away. A canvass of the area for the victim’s black Chevy Avalanche (DC tags CJ-1150) was negative. A lookout for the stolen vehicle was broadcast to surrounding jurisdictions was given to surrounding agencies.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Police Report: October 10-13

Friday October 10:

4300 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 6:30 pm officers responded for the report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that when he returned home he noticed that his door was ajar and that there was damage to the lock. Officers ensured that the perpetrator was not still present and the scene was processed for latent fingerprint evidence with negative results.

4000 block of 31st Street: At about 6:50 am officers responded for a reported residential burglary. The victim told the officers that at about 6:15 am her husband left the house for his routine daily walk, leaving the house via the back door. He did not lock the back door when he left. A short time later the victim walked downstairs and heard an unknown individual leave the house through the back door. The victim noticed that her purse was missing from the dining room table. She went out the back door and found the purse on the back porch floor with its contents spilled out. She then discovered that her wallet and its contents were missing. A search of the area for the individual was negative. The scene was not processed for latent evidence due to inadvertent contamination by the victim.

4000 block of 31st Street: At about 7:15 am officers responded for the report of a residential burglary. The victims told the officers that while they were asleep an unknown individual entered their home through a front window and exited through the back door, later found to be unlocked. In addition, the individual stopped to eat the victims’ grapes and cantaloupes. The scene was processed and latent fingerprints were lifted and sent to RAFIS a possible match.

3800 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 1:10 am officers observed two individuals urinating in public. Both were issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on their way without further incident.

30th Street at Bunker Hill Road: At about 3:30 pm officers conducted a traffic stop for various traffic violations. While investigating the incident the driver was found to be in possession of marijuana. He was placed under arrest and transported to DOC in Hyattsville for processing. The vehicle he was driving was impounded.

Saturday October 11:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 9:45 am officers responded for a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that he was home sleeping when he heard someone on his back porch. When he checked the porch he saw a dark completed 6”3” tall black male about ion on the porch. When the male saw the victim he ran off in an unknown direction. The victim said that he found a screen had been removed from the window and the door was left open. Scene was processed for latent fingerprint evidence with negative results.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Chuck’s Liquors): At about 5:20 pm officers responded for a vandalism that had just occurred. While enroute to the call the officers advised that an individual who was still on the scene had kicked the front door breaking the glass. The officers arrived and found the individual inside. Witnesses told the officers that the individual had come into the store and tried to purchase alcohol. Employees refused to sell him any because he was already intoxicated. They said the individual became upset and proceeded to yell and scream and kick the front door causing the glass to break. The officers placed the individual under arrest and transported him to DOC in Hyattsville for processing. During processing further NCIC check revealed that he was wanted for failure to appear in the State of Georgia. He was left in the care and custody of DOC.

Sunday October 12:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 12:30 pm officers responded to the Family Dollar Store for a theft that had just occurred. When the officers arrived the manager of the store told them that about 3 minutes prior to the officers’ arrival a man, described as a black male, 5’10” tall wearing a gray sweater and blue jeans stole approximately 6 pairs of child-size pajamas. The man fled out of the store south on Queen’s Chapel Road towards the DC. A search of the area for the individual was negative.

3000 block of Arundel Road: At about 2:15 am officers responded for an assault. When the officers arrived they found the victim suffering from multiple abrasions and contusions to his face. Medical personnel were summoned to the scene to treat the victim’s injuries. The victim told the officers that while he was walking home he was approached by several young black males ranging in age from about 17 to 20. The males began to assault him and he temporarily lost consciousness. When he awoke he was on the ground and disoriented. The victim said that he thinks the suspects went through his pockets looking for valuables, but could not be sure. He said he still had all the belongings he had before the assault. He was unable to provide any further description of his assailants. A search of the area for those responsible was negative. The victim was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for follow-up treatment of his non-life threatening injuries.

Monday 10/13/2008

3200 block of Buchanan Street: At about 1 pm officers responded for the report of a vandalism to auto. The victim, who was in possession of a rental vehicle, told the officers that sometime during the previous 12 hours person(s) broke the passenger side window of vehicle. Nothing was reported missing/stolen from inside. The victim took responsibility for notifying the rental company.

4400 block of 30th Street: At about 5 pm officers responded for a citizen’s report of an unoccupied suspicious vehicle. When the officers arrived they found the vehicle to have damage to the passenger side front window, the rear driver’s side door, and ignition. A stolen check revealed that the vehicle had been previously reported stolen to PGPD. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8 pm officers on patrol observed three individuals consuming alcoholic beverages in a public place. All three were issued criminal citations for the violation and sent on their way without further incident.

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 9:15 pm officers were called for a possible burglary in progress. When the officers arrived they spoke to the resident who told them that she left her apartment to close and clean the laundry room for the apartment complex. She said that when she leaves her apartment she always locks the lowest of three door locks but never the top two. When she returned she discovered that the top lock had been locked from the inside and therefore thought someone was in the apartment. The officers received no response to their knocks at the door, so with the resident’s permission they forced entry into the apartment. A complete check of the interior was conducted with negative results. Nothing was observed to have been moved, disturbed or missing by the victim. The officers determined that no burglary had occurred.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Police Report: October 9

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 12:25 am officers observed a vehicle stopped in the roadway obstructing traffic. A check of the driver led the officers to believe he was under the influence of alcohol. He submitted to several standard field sobriety tests and failed all of them. He was arrested for DUI, but refused to submit to a breathalyzer exam. He was charged with several traffic offenses in addition to the DUI and his vehicle was impounded.

4700 block of 31st Place: At about 3:45 pm MRPD’s parking enforcement officer observed a blue 1997 Buick Century displaying expired DC tags CJ7417. A check of motor vehicle records showed that the tag did not belong to the vehicle on which it was displayed. The PEO cited the vehicle for the violation and impounded it.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Police Report: October 8

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): At about 10:45 am an unknown suspect entered the 7-11 store and stole six bags of Doritos chips and one 12 oz bottle of V8 juice. The suspect then fled the area on foot in unknown direction. A search of the area for the suspect proved negative.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 2:30 pm a man reported that he had lost his INS green card. He told officers that he had attended a function in Washington DC and had his green card in his shirt pocket. When he returned home he discovered the card missing/lost. A case number was issued to him to help facilitate replacement of the card.

4000 block of 34th Street (Oscar’s Flower Shop): At about 7:45 pm an employee of the shop called to report a theft that had just occurred. When officers arrived the employee told them that a male individual entered the store, walked behind the counter and began to force open the cash register drawer. While the man was trying to get the register open he yelled at the employee asking where the rest of the money was. The employee grabbed a broom and began banging it on the front glass window in an attempt to get the attention of passers by for help. The man was able to force the register open and steal a quantity of U.S. currency. He then ran out of the store and disappeared to the rear of 4017 34th Street.

A canvass of the area located a witness who told the officers that he saw the suspect wearing a black hoodie with a spider web design loitering in front of the flower shop about five minutes prior to the crime. The witness said that he could not see the suspect’s face but knew the jacket because of its distinctive design. He said that he felt the suspect was up to no good at the time but did not called police. Officers searched the area where the suspect was last seen and recovered an item of clothing that matched the description given by both the employee of Oscar’s and the witness. They also stopped a person of interest that matched the general description of the suspect; however neither the employee nor the witness could positively identify him. The officers processed the cash register for latent fingerprint evidence but were unable to lift useful prints. PGPD detectives were contacted to begin a follow-up investigation.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Police Report: October 7

30th and Taylor Streets: At about 10:15 am officers responded for the report of a second degree assault. The victim told the officers that she had been assaulted by the father of her child. She said he bit her on her forearm and punched her in the mouth with a closed fist. She was advised of her rights as a domestic violence victim. The officers offered to escort her to the Hyattsville District Court Commissioner but she refused the escort and said that she did not wish to seek formal charges. A warrant check of the father revealed that he has an outstanding warrant for a previous second degree assault and for violation of probation through Howard County. A canvass of the area for the father was negative.

34th Street and Eastern Avenue: At about 9:50 pm officers stopped a vehicle for failing to stop for a stop sign. While investigating the driver’s circumstances he was found to be in possession of 1.5 grams of marijuana. He was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a CDS. He was also issued a traffic citation for the stop sign violation. His wife responded to the scene to take custody of the vehicle.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Police Report: October 6

2500 block of Arundel Road: At about 12:45 am officers responded for a residential burglary in progress. The resident came home to find his front window screen tampered with and a beeping noise coming from inside. Officers checked the apartment and no one was found inside. The suspects removed an electronic game console, a quantity of U.S. currency and a flat screen television. Officers were unable to identify any suspects in the case.

4200 block of 28th Street: At about 2 am officers took a report of a stolen burgundy 1998 Honda Accord with DC tags CV7959. The officers spoke with the vehicle’s owner and determined that the car was stolen sometime between 8:30 pm last night and 1:50 am this morning. A canvass of the area for evidence/witnesses proved negative.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: At about 2:15 pm officers received a call for people loitering, drinking and possibly using narcotics. When the officers arrived they observed a male 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 further incident.

1 Municipal Place: At about 4:50 pm officers on Segway patrol observed two suspicious males in an area known for various crimes and narcotics violations. The officers requested that the men find some place else to sit. They complied and walked off. As they were leaving the area, one of the men walked into the middle of Rhode Island Avenue in the crosswalk and started yelling and cursing at the officers. He was blocking the passage of traffic and refused to move from the street. He was arrested for disorderly conduct.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 7:20 pm an individual came into the police station to report a theft from auto. She told officers that on October 5th between 3:00 am and 8:00 am someone stole the driver’s side mirror and the wheel center caps from her 1992 Acura Legend.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Police Report: October 2-5

Thursday October 2:

2400 block of Chillum Road:
At about 3 pm officers working a traffic detail stopped a vehicle for speeding. When the officers approached the vehicle to speak with the driver they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. As the officer’s investigation progressed they learned that the driver was operating a rental car without the rental agreement in the vehicle nor could ne produce a valid driver’s license. The driver was removed from the vehicle and detained while a search of the vehicle was conducted. The search revealed a pound of marijuana and a large amount of cash. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to DOC in Hyattsville for processing. The vehicle was impounded and forfeiture proceedings were initiated on both the vehicle and the cashed seized from the defendant.

Friday October 3:

4000 block of Allison Street (bad address used by suspect): At about 3 pm a woman contacted MRPD via telephone from her residence in Poughkeepsie, NY. She reported that she had been the victim of identity theft and that unknown person(s) used her Discover card number to obtain US Currency between September 8th and September 25th. The woman reported the incident to her local police agency and obtained a case number. The person(s) responsible for the theft used a fictitious address in Mount Rainier. She was issued a case number from our jurisdiction so that a complete investigation could be completed from both NY and Maryland.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11 pm a man had just legally parked his vehicle in the 3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue. As the man was getting out of his car a second vehicle traveling south on Rhode Island Avenue swerved off of the roadway, missed the man by inches and struck his car. The striking vehicle failed to stop and continued south on Rhode Island Avenue at a high rate of speed (with a flat tire) and disappeared into DC. MRPD officers searched the area with negative results. DC police responded to search for the vehicle in their jurisdiction but were also unable to locate it.

Saturday October 4:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 11:55 pm officers working a laser traffic enforcement detail stopped a vehicle for exceeding the posted speed limit. When the officers approached the vehicle they smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. The driver submitted to several roadside field sobriety tests and failed all of them. He refused to submit to a chemical test for alcohol (breathalyzer) and was issued several traffic citations for speed and DUI. The registered owner of the vehicle responded to the scene to take custody of her vehicle and the drunk driver.

Sunday October 5:

3700 block of Wells Avenue: At about 6:30 am officers responded for the report of an assault. The female victim told the officers that she was assaulted by her ex-boyfriend’s current girlfriend. The victim said that she had been invited to her ex-boyfriend’s house for a party. While at the party her ex-boyfriend’s current girlfriend arrived unannounced. The current girlfriend (now a suspect) and the victim know each other as they both attend the same school and live in the same dorm area. The suspect began to verbally taunt the victim and the taunts escalated into a full assault with the suspect punching the victim along with several others. The suspect left the party and proceeded to slashed all four tires on the victim’s vehicle. She then fled the area prior to the officers’ arrival. The officers have identified the suspect and will be filing formal charges as the investigation continues.

1 Municipal Place: At about 5:50 pm officers observed an individual drinking an alcoholic beverage in public. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way without further incident.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 6:30 pm officers initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle without registration plates. During the stop the driver was checked through MVA/NCIC and found to have an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County. The warrant was confirmed and driver was arrested, cited for the traffic violation and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.

2200 block of Varnum Street: At about 10:30 pm officers on patrol observed an occupied vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway. An MVA check of the tags showed that they did not belong to the vehicle. The officers approached the vehicle and spoke to the driver. While speaking to the driver the officers detected a strong odor of freshly burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was not currently registered. The vehicle was impounded and searched. The officers discovered and seized 21 grams (approximately $420.0 street value) of marijuana. Driver was arrested and charged with possession of a CDS and giving false information to the police.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 11:55 pm officers observed a suspicious white 1998 GMC truck in the rear parking lot of the 7-11 store. When the officers attempted to check on the vehicle the driver abruptly tried to pull out of the parking lot. The officers activated their emergency equipment and the driver stopped his vehicle. The driver was identified and an MVA/NCIC check was conducted. The check revealed that the driver was wanted on two open arrest warrants through Prince George’s County. He was arrested without incident and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded for safe keeping.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Police Report: October 1

29th and Upshur Streets: At about 9 pm officers responded to a report of an attempted armed robbery. The victims told the officers that they were approached by two black males, one of whom was armed with a hand gun. The suspects stated "I know you got your check. It’s the first of the month. Give up the money!" The suspects did not obtain any money or property from the two victims and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

3400 block of Otis Street: At about 10:45 pm officers met with the victim of an attempted assault at MRPD headquarters. The victim told the officers that while on his way home he observed a 4-door tan colored Toyota Corolla occupied by two black males driving in the 3400 block of Otis Street. The victim said that the Toyota almost caused an accident and he stopped to see what was happening. He then noticed one of the men approaching him and saw that the man was holding a black handgun (revolver). The victim immediately drove away and went to MRPD headquarters to report the incident. MRPD officers responded to the area to try and locate the armed individual but were unable to do so. PGPD was notified of the incident lookout information relayed to them for investigation and officer safety.

38th Street at Bunker Hill Road: At about 12:30 am officers on patrol observed what they believed to be a drug transaction and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the involved vehicle. Upon seeing the officers the vehicle fled into DC at a high rate of speed. The officers located the vehicle at Shepherd Street and 22nd Street in DC. The driver had abandoned the vehicle before the officers arrived and fled the scene on foot. MPD officers arrived to assist with the incident but they too were not able to locate the driver. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Police Report: September 29

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 12:30 am officers observed vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and effected a traffic stop on the vehicle. After failing standard sobriety tests the driver was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and arrested.

3100 block of Taylor Street: At about 9:30 pm officers responded for the report of a strong arm robbery. The victim told the officers that while unloading parcels from her vehicle she was approached by two males wearing all black clothing including black ski masks. One of the males placed a cold object against her neck implying a weapon and demanded her money. No weapons were observed. The second male took the victim’s purse, and both fled on foot towards Rainier Avenue. A canvass of the area for the two proved negative. PGPD CID/Robbery unit was notified and will handle the follow-up investigation.