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.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Police Report: December 22-24

Monday December 22:

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 9:30 am officers took a report of a stolen bicycle. The owner of the bike had left it unsecured on a loading dock over the weekend. When he returned for it early Monday morning he discovered it had been stolen.

Tuesday December 23:

4200 block of 34th Street: At about 5:10 pm officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery. There were two victims who collectively told the officers that they we approached by two unidentified black males, one of whom was armed with a knife, the other with a pipe. The two suspects ordered the victims to the ground and when they complied the suspects stole their cell phones. The suspects then fled in an unknown direction.

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): At about 9:20 pm officers responded for the report of several disorderly juveniles. When the officers arrived they located the juveniles in question and their parents. All were advised to leave the area and they did so without further incident.

4300 block of 28th Place: At about 10:30 pm the owner of a 1999 Toyota reported that his rear Maryland license plate, 9EJF49, had been stolen. The reporting officer found no evidence or suspect information at the time of the report.

3300 block of Perry Street: At about 11:30 pm officers responded for a domestic disturbance. The officers were able to calm the argument between the two involved. Neither party had been physically assaulted or injured. They were advised of their legal options.

Wednesday December 24 (early morning)

2500 block of Arundel Road: At about 2:25 am officers responded for a complaint of loud music. The officers located the offending residents and told them to turn the music down because other residents of the building were trying to get some sleep. They complied with the officers’ request and no repeat calls were received.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Police Report: December 19-22

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.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Police Report: December 16-19

December 16:

2500 block of 25th Street: At about 10:30 am officers took a report of a motor vehicle theft. The victim reported that sometime during the previous evening person(s) stole her black 2003 Chevy Tahoe with Maryland tags 774M535 that had been parked at her residence. A canvass of the area for evidence and/or witnesses was negative.

December 17:

4500 block of 32nd Street: At about 10:50 am officers responded for an unknown trouble call. When the officers arrived they found two women (mother and daughter) engaged in a heated argument with a man who was their husband/father. Once the officers got the argument under control they learned that the father had forced entry into the residence through a bathroom window and attempted to leave with various items. The husband/father had a protective/stay away court order placed against him on December 10th and knew he was not to return to the property. He was arrested for violation of the court order and was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 7 pm officers responded for a burglary in progress. When the officers arrived they saw a black male running towards the basement area of the apartment building. They tried to get into the building but were unsuccessful because of a broken key lock. By the time they were able to get inside the suspect had made good his escape from the building. Officers from Bladensburg PD and Hyattsville PD responded to help search the area for the suspect to no avail. The victim/resident was not home at the time of the crime so it is unknown what, if anything was taken from the apartment. On call maintenance was notified and responded to repair and secure the victim’s door. The officers’ contact information was left on scene for victim upon his/her return. Follow-up pending.

December 18:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11 store): At about 1:30 am officers responded for a silent hold up alarm. When the officers arrived they found that a misdemeanor theft had occurred and not a robbery. The alarm was mistakenly activated by an anxious employee. The employee told the officers that two black males described as 5’10” tall and heavy set entered the store, went behind the counter and stole a quantity of cigarettes from the display racks. The two suspects then left the store, got into a small compact vehicle that was red and silver in color and fled the area in an unknown direction. A canvass of the area for the vehicle and suspects was negative.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 9 am officers took a report of a missing 16 year old juvenile. The child has a habitual runaway record and ran away once again due to disciplinary issues with her parents. A lookout for the juvenile was broadcast to neighboring police agencies and her information was entered into the national missing persons database.

3100 block of Upshur Street: At about 2:30 pm officers responded for the report of an animal bite. The victim reported that on December 6th at about 5 pm she was bitten by a brown dog running loose in the area. The officers filed a County Animal Bite report and Animal Control was notified.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 3:30 pm officers responded for the report of a suspicious male. The complainant told the officers that she was concerned that the man was in the area stalking her daughter. She also said that she had had prior dealings with him. The officers located the man in question and cautioned him not to return to the area or make contact with complainant or her daughter. The officers sent him on his way after obtaining his contact information.

December 19:

4500 block of 29th Street: At about 5 am officers responded for a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that he walked outside of his residence to where his vehicle was parked and saw that the car’s parking lights were on. He then noticed that there was an unauthorized individual inside the vehicle rummaging through the interior. When this individual saw the victim, he got out of the car began walking east on 29th Street towards Taylor. The officers canvassed the area for the individual with negative results. The victim said that he did not notice anything missing from his vehicle and was advised to contact MRPD if any property is found to be missing /stolen at later time. The individual is described as a white Hispanic male, 5’9” tall wearing a black hat, black coat, and blue jeans.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Police Report: December 15

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 6 pm officers working the power shift responded for the report of individuals trespassing in an abandoned house. The officers found two individuals inside the house and arrested them for trespassing. Public Works was contacted and advised of the need to re-secure the house.

4300 block of 54th Street (Bladensburg): At about 7:50 pm officers were called to assist Bladensburg PD with a shooting/hostage barricade situation. MRPD officers assisted BPD with establishing a secure perimeter around a private residence. After a brief standoff a subject surrendered to police. MRPD officers assisted with ensuring that the residence was safe and immediately thereafter returned to patrol in Mount Rainier.

3700 block of 36th Street: At about 10:30 pm officers responded for the report of the sound of shots fired. When the officers arrived they found an adult male lying on the ground and bleeding from the nose in the driveway of a private residence. The man told the officers that he was shot in the head by an unknown subject. He refused to cooperate any further. Once medical personnel arrived on the scene and examined the man it was determined that he had not been shot. He had hit his nose and face on the ground while running from unknown subject(s) who were shooting at him. The man was transported to Prince George's Hospital for observation and was listed in good health. Three .40 caliber shell casings were located in the street at the scene of the incident. Two jacketed .40 caliber bullets were also recovered from the front door and wall of a residence located in the 3500 block of Perry Street. PGPD detectives responded to the scene to assume the follow-up investigation. The motive for the shooting is unknown at this time.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Police Report: December 12-14

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.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Police Report: December 11

2300 block of Varnum Street: At about 5:30 pm officers effected a traffic stop on a vehicle for various traffic violations. A check of the driver revealed that he had an open warrant through Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Department for failure to appear for a criminal court hearing. He was arrested without incident and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 7:10 pm officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that he was approached by three black males one of whom struck him several times with a baseball bat. The three individuals then took the victim’s wallet, stole a small quantity of US Currency and fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was unable to give a clear description of his attackers. The victim was examined by fire/rescue personnel and found not to have serious injuries. A canvass of the area for the three individuals proved negative.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Police Report: December 9

2900 block of Allison Street: At about 7 am officers responded for the report of a male individual looking into a woman’s apartment window. The woman advised communications that she witnessed a black male looking at her through one of her apartment windows. She said that he went to another window where he tried to get the window open to gain entry into the apartment. She was able to provide a detailed description of the man and hide in her bathroom until police arrived. When the officers arrived on the scene they found the man outside the victim’s apartment window exactly where she said he would be. When the man saw the officers he attempted to flee on foot but was caught immediately. He was arrested and charged with two counts of attempted burglary, trespassing, possession of CDS paraphernalia and stalking. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

One Municipal Place: At about 10 pm officers received a call for a man down. The officers arrived along with ambulance personnel and located a male individual who was highly intoxicated and in possession of an open container of alcohol. The man was asked if he was OK medically and if he required any medical attention. He made a non-verbal response that he did not require medical attention. When the officers asked the man to leave the area he became disorderly and verbally abusive towards the officers and refused to leave. All attempts to get the man to calm down and leave the area peacefully failed and the officers moved to place him under arrest. He became violent and resisted the officers, at one point striking an officer in the chest with a closed fist. The officers were able to wrestle him to the ground and place him under arrest and in handcuffs. He was taken by ambulance to Washington Adventist Hospital for examination where he was evaluated by medical personnel and released to the officers’ custody. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro and charged with possession of alcohol in a public place, disorderly conduct, resisting a lawful arrest and assault on a police officer.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Police Report: December 8

4100 block of 31st Street: At about 9:15 am officers took a report of a found missing person who was reported missing on November 21st. The MP was located in good health at a shelter in DC. PG CID was notified and the MP was removed from the NCIC missing persons database.

4200 block 28th Street: At about 5:30 pm officers were contacted by DC police who advised that their officers had recovered a 1998 Honda Accord originally reported stolen from the 4200 block of 28th Street on October 6th, 2008. The recovery location was Naylor Court and O Street NW. Both license plates were still attached, the vehicle was not drivable and no arrests were made. The victim/owner of the vehicle was notified of the recovery.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

I have it on good authority that Santa’s annual visit to the Great City of Mount Rainier will take place on Saturday December 20th beginning at 7 pm. Santa will put aside his sleigh and reindeer for the evening and rely on the Mount Rainier Volunteer Fire Department to escort him about the City. Children young and old should listen not for the prancing and pawing of each little hoof but for the siren and horns of the big Pierce fire truck!

Police Report: December 5-8

Friday December 5:

4300 block of 28th Place: At about 8:30 pm officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that he was unloading groceries from his vehicle when he was approached by two black males in all dark clothing one of whom was armed with a black handgun. The suspects ordered the victim to turn around and when he did so, one suspect went through his pockets and took several items of personal property. The two suspects then fled the area towards DC in white sedan.

Saturday December 6:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8:30 am officers on patrol observed a man consuming an alcoholic beverage in a public place. He was stopped, checked for outstanding warrants (none), issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

One Municipal Place: At about 9:30 am officers on patrol observed a woman urinating in public. She was stopped, checked for outstanding warrants (none), issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on her way.

Monday December 8:

4600 block of 27th Street: At about 1:30 am officers responded for the report of the sound of shots and the possibility of a man down. When the officers arrived they searched the area and were able to located and recover several spent shell casings. They did not find anyone down or injured, nor could they locate any witnesses or those responsible for firing the shots.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Police Report: December 4

4000 block of 35th Street: At about 7 am officers responded for the report of a stolen vehicle. The owner told the officers that at about 6:45 am he went out and started his 2006 Chevy Trailblazer with Maryland tags 77170CC and left it running with the keys in the ignition while he went back into his residence. He came back out about five minutes later to find that the vehicle had been stolen. The vehicle was entered into the NCIC stolen vehicle database and the owner was issued a state citation for unattended motor vehicle.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 3:15 pm an MRPD parking enforcement officer cited and impounded a vehicle that had been previously marked for 48-hour towing because it was displaying expired DC registration plates.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): At about 1:10 am officers responded for the report of a theft. The store clerk told the officers that two individuals entered the store and walked behind the sales counter. One individual held open a bag while the second individual filled the bag with various items including cigarettes, over-the-counter medicine and lottery tickets. Both individuals then fled the store on foot to what the clerk believed was a waiting vehicle. The store surveillance system captured pictures of the individuals and a follow-up investigation will be conducted to try and determine their identities.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Police Report: December 3

2900 block of Allison Street: At about 1:30 pm officers received a call from an individual who told them that she had recovered her 1988 Honda Civic she originally reported stolen from the 2900 block of Allison Street on August 2nd. She said she found it on August 3rd and forgot to notify police.

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): At about 4:20 am officers responded for the report of a theft. The on duty clerk told the officers that a male individual entered the store, went behind the counter and stole several packs of cigarettes. The suspect then fled on foot out of the store and disappeared into the Queenstown apartments complex. A canvass of the area for the individual proved negative.

4700 block of 30th Street: At about 4:45 am officers responded to serve a criminal arrest warrant. The officers were met by an individual who had obtained the warrant for his domestic partner based on an earlier altercation that occurred in Bladensburg. The warrant charged the partner with robbery, 2nd degree assault and theft under $500. The officers were able to locate the partner and served the warrant on him. He was taken into custody and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Police report: December 1-2

Monday December 1:

No significant incidents to report.

Tuesday December 2:

3800 block of 34th Street: At about 6:10 pm officers responded for the report of an attempted armed robbery. The victim told the officers that a black male between the ages of 20 and 35 walked into the store holding a handgun in his left hand. The individual walked behind the counter and attempted to open the cash register. He was unable to open the register and immediately fled the store on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was unable to provide the officers with any additional information or description.

4600 block of 25th Street: At about 5 pm officers responded for the report of a missing person. The parents of a 15 year old juvenile female reported their daughter missing and told officers that she failed to return home after school. Officers were able to contact the juvenile after speaking with friends and she returned home, unharmed, about an hour later.

2400 block of Chillum Road: At about 8:20 pm officers effected a traffic stop on a vehicle for various traffic violations. The officers discovered that the driver of the vehicle had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office for failure to appear on a previous traffic violation. The driver was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville without incident.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Police Report: November 26-30

Wednesday November 26:

One Municipal Place: At about 1:45 pm officers stopped a juvenile for drinking in public. The juvenile was charged with the violation along with disorderly conduct. He was released to his parents pending action by the juvenile court.

Thursday November 27:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:45 pm stopped an individual for drinking in public. While the officers were in the process of charging him for the alcohol, violation they discovered he had an open warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear on a contempt of court charge. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Friday November 28:

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): At about 10:30 pm officers on patrol observed an individual who was trespassing in the store. He had been previously advised by management and MRPD that his business was not longer wanted and he was not to be in the store or on the property and had in fact been arrested for trespassing twice before. The officers arrested him for the third time and transported to DOC in Hyattsville without incident.

4100 block of 31st Street: At about 12:45 pm officers responded to take a report of a missing person. The husband stated that his wife left the residence on November 21st after an argument. Just prior to leaving the wife told her husband that she needed a few days away.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 7:50 pm officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery. The victims (there were two of them) told the officers that they were walking in the area when they were robbed by three suspects, one of whom was armed with a black handgun. The three suspects took the victims’ cell phones and money before fleeing the area on foot in an unknown direction. Both MRPD and PGPD units canvassed the area for the three suspects. During the canvass a vehicle was seen in the area that was possibly occupied by the suspects and PGPD officers attempted to stop this vehicle. The vehicle refused to stop and a brief chase ensued by PGPD units. The chase ended at Riggs Road at 3rd Street in DC and the three occupants were detained. MRPD transported both victims to the apprehension location and they were able to positively identify the three as the individuals who robbed them. All three suspects were arrested and charged with robbery and other charges.

Saturday November 29:

2500 block of Arundel Road: At about 12:20 am officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was possibly involved in an armed robbery outside the City. Investigation revealed that one of the occupants in the vehicle was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested and transported to DOC in Hyattsville without incident.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8 am officers on patrol observed an individual consuming an alcoholic beverage in public. The individual was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way without further incident.

3800 block of Perry Street: At about 5 pm officers effected a traffic stop on a vehicle for various traffic violations. A wanted check on the driver revealed that he had an open warrant through Montgomery County for failure to appear in court. Once the warrant was confirmed the driver was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Sunday November 30:

4300 block of 34th Street: At about 4:45 pm officers stopped a suspicious individual for a field interview. During the interview the individual was found to be in possession of a small quantity of crack cocaine. He was arrested and transported to DOC in Hyattsville for processing.

3100 block of Arundel Road: At about 10 am officers received several calls for an alarm sounding in the area. The officers discovered a residential alarm sounding and checked the residence, finding it secure with no evidence of forced entry. The home owner could not be located and the alarm could not be re-set. The officers continued to check the residence throughout the day at one point learned from a neighbor that the resident was away for the holidays and could not be reached. At about 7:30 pm officers contacted the fire department and had them respond to cut the wires to the outside speaker to silence the alarm. It was later learned that there had been a power outage in the area early in the morning and when the power came back on the alarm was activated and failed to re-set.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 7:45 pm officers responded for the report of a vandalism to auto. The victim showed the officers where person(s) unknown slashed the right rear tire of his vehicle. The victim told the officers that she is going through a domestic issue with her estranged spouse and that she believes that he is responsible for the damage although she did not see him commit the crime.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 9:20 pm officers on patrol observed an individual involved in what appeared to be a drug transaction. The individual was stopped for a field interview. During the interview the officers found that the individual was in possession of a glass container containing PCP. The individual was arrested, charged with possession of a CDS and taken to DOC In Hyattsville for processing. The PCP seized totaled 4.7 grams and had a street value of about $40.00.