Monday, January 19, 2009

Police Report: January 15-18

January 15:

3300 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 12 pm officers responded to check the welfare of an elderly gentleman who had not been seen for approximately two weeks. When the officers gained entry into his apartment they found him deceased. No foul play was suspected or observed. The State medical examiner’s office responded to the scene and took custody of the decedent’s remains and officers made notification to his family members.

3400 block of Newton Place: At about 9:30 am officers responded for the report of an identity theft. The victim told the officers she discovered that a Bank of America bank card was issued in her name to person(s) unknown who made several unauthorized purchases using the fraudulent card. The victim was issued a case number for her records and BofA investigators will be following up.

2700 block of Webster Street: At about 6:15 pm officers responded for the report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that he left home that morning at about 7 :45 and when he returned he discovered that his the front door was unlocked and his residence had been ransacked. He told the officers that numerous items of his personal property had been stolen.

3700 block of Rhode Island Ave: At about 6:30 pm officers received a call for a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival the officers found that a vehicle had lost control and struck a sign in the median. There was no damage to City property. The sign belongs to state highway and public works was notified. The driver was found to have medical conditions and his vehicle was towed for safekeeping. He was given a ride home by family members.

33rd Street and Perry Street: At about 10:15 pm power squad officers patrolling the area they observed a gold Jeep Cherokee with Virginia tags parked on 33rd Street. A check of the vehicle’s registration revealed that it had been reported stolen out of Arlington, VA on January 6th. The officers conducted surveillance of the vehicle hoping a suspect(s) would re-occupy the vehicle. After about 2.5 hours no one returned to the vehicle so it was impounded. Arlington PD was notified of the recovery.

January 16:

Nothing significant to report.

January 17:

3300 block of Chauncey Place: At about 11:30 pm officers on patrol observed two individuals consuming alcoholic beverages in a public. Both individuals were issued criminal citations for the violation and sent on their way without further incident.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: At about 11:45 pm officers on patrol observed two individuals consuming alcoholic beverages in a public. Both individuals were issued criminal citations for the violation and sent on their way without further incident.

January 18:

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 7 am officers responded for the report of a first degree assault/attempted homicide. The officers’ investigation revealed that the victim was attending a party and became involved in a verbal confrontation with a male subject. The victim elected to leave the party rather than continue in the altercation. When the victim got outside the apartment the male subject approached him and stabbed him several time in the neck with a butterfly-type knife. Several of the victim’s friends took him to the hospital where he is being treated for critical but non-life threatening injuries. Further investigation led the officers to positively identify the male subject and recover the knife he used in the assault. He was arrested and charged with attempted second degree murder and other charges. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

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