Monday, January 26, 2009

Police Report: January 22-25

January 22:

4600 29th Street: At about 1:30 pm officers took a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim told the officers that she had parked her 2004 Nissan Altima, DC tag CU5014 by her residence the night before and when she returned for it today she discovered it had been stolen.

30th Street and Bunker Hill Road: At about 7 pm officers responded to a report of a possible citizen robbery. The officers spoke to the victim who told them that he was getting off the school bus at about 4:00pm when two unknown black males approached him. One of the men asked him what time it was. He reached into his pocket to get his cell phone to check the time. One of the men then asked to use the phone. He said ok and gave him the phone. Seconds after giving him the phone the second subject reached into the victim’s pocket and took his IPod. Both suspects then fled on foot towards Eastern Avenue. The victim said that he was not harmed during the incident and that no demands for his property were made. He described the suspects as black males about 17-19 years old, about 5’08” tall and weighing about150lbs. One of the suspects was wearing a black and grey coat, blue jeans and had his hair in long dreads. The second suspect was wearing a black coat with black wind pants and a black baseball hat and had short black hair.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 11 pm officers were patrolling the 4500 block of 32nd Street when they observed a white BWM with equipment violations. They stopped the vehicle in the 2700 block of Queens Chapel Road. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of 7.1 grams of crack cocaine having a street value of $1,420 along with numerous items of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested, charged with several CDS related violations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

January 23:

3300 block of Chauncey Place: At about 7 pm officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute between a male and female. When the officers arrived and met the parties involved the female told them that the male half was asked to leave and refused. Since both parties were co-signers of the lease agreement for the apartment they were advised of their legal options. A short while later the officers were called back to the residence because the male half had assaulted the female and flattened all four tires on her vehicle in an attempt to stop her from going to the District Court commissioner’s office and applying for a protective order. The male was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 5 pm officers working the power shift responded to a call in reference to subjects possibly selling and packaging narcotics. When the officers arrived they identified two juveniles who were found to be in possession of 34 grams of marijuana having a street value of $680.00. Both juveniles were arrested and charged with various CDS related offenses.

33rd Street & Perry Street: At about 9:50 pm power shift officers observed a subject drinking from an open container of alcohol. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way without further incident.

January 24:

3800 block of 37th Street: At about 4:30 am officers responded for the report of a theft from auto that had just occurred and which had been witnessed by the victim. The victim gave a look out for two black males (no further description) who were seen putting the wheels they stole from the victim’s car into a gray BMW with unknown tags. The suspects and vehicle then fled the area in an unknown direction. A check of the area was conducted with negative results. A lookout was given to surrounding agencies via communications. The suspects made off with all four wheels of his 2002 BMW.

3200 block of Varnum Street: At about 4 pm officers responded for the report of a subject who was suspected of having an outstanding arrest warrant. When the officers arrived they located the person in question and checked her wanted status through NCIC. The wanted checks revealed that she did in fact have two open arrest warrants, one for malicious destruction of property and the other for 2nd degree assault. She was taken into custody without incident and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 6 pm officers responded for a missing runaway juvenile who called police MRPD to turn herself in. The officers found the juvenile and confirmed that she went missing from a state operated juvenile facility located in Hagerstown, MD on 12/02/2008. The facility was contacted and refused to accept custody of the runaway. The juvenile’s mother was contacted and she responded to MRPD from Hagerstown to take custody of her child.

2200 block of Varnum Street: At about 10 pm officers took a report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident. Investigation revealed that the victim’s vehicle was parked in the gravel parking lot across from 2206 Varnum Street and was struck by an unknown vehicle which failed to remain on the scene and or attempt to notify/contact owner of the accident. The victim’s vehicle sustained superficial damages.

January 25:

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 1 am officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery. The officers met with the victim who told them that as he was leaving his apartment building he was approached from behind by a lone individual who was armed with an unknown type black semi-automatic handgun. The suspect ordered the victim to surrender his wallet and keys which he did. The suspect then ordered the victim to show his hands and at that point the victim grabbed the suspect’s gun and a brief struggle ensued. The suspect managed to break free of the struggle and fled out of the apartment building onto Russell Avenue towards Upshur Street. The victim described the suspect as a black male, approximately 5’9” tall weighing about 170 lbs., wearing a black ski mask and a black North Face jacket. A check of the area for the suspect proved negative and a lookout for the suspect was broadcast to surrounding police agencies.

3200 block of Varnum Street: At about 5 pm officers responded for the report of a theft from auto. The officers interviewed the victim who told them that he parked his vehicle in front of his residence the night before and when he returned to the vehicle at about 6:30 this morning he discovered his passenger side front window broken and his Tom-Tom GPS unit stolen. The victim delayed reporting the incident to police because he wanted to get his window fixed.

2700 block of Arundel Road: At about 7 pm officers received word from MPD that their officers had recovered a vehicle tag in the 2100 block of Alabama Avenue SE that was reported stolen from the 2700 block of Arundel Road on January 22nd. MPD made one adult arrest in conjunction with the tag recovery.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 3 am officers responded for the report of a strong arm robbery. The victim told the officers that as she was walking towards her apartment building she saw a beige compact vehicle stop at the intersection of Russell Avenue and Taylor Street. When the vehicle stopped the driver and passenger got out of the vehicle and confronted the victim demanding she give them her purse. A brief struggle ensued and the victim was able to brake free and ran towards her apartment building. She fell and rolled down a grass hill and both suspects were able to catch up to her, grabbed her purse, and ran back to their car. They then fled on Russell Avenue Arundel Road. A canvass of the area for the suspects and their vehicle was negative and a lookout given to surrounding police agencies. The officers received information that PGPD had an earlier citizen robbery with the same suspect and vehicle description. The victim was not injured during the incident and no weapons were seen or implied by the suspects.

Suspect #1, the driver of the vehicle, was described as a black male about 20 years old, 5’5” tall, weighing about 140 lbs., wearing a green jacket with fur around the collar and blue jeans.

Suspect #2, the passenger of the vehicle, was described as a black male about 20 years old, 5’6” tall, weighing about 140 lbs., wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

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