Monday, January 12, 2009

Police Report: January 9-11

January 9:

4100 block of 34th Street: At about 11:15 pm officers responded for the report of a 15 year old juvenile who stated that she wanted to take her life. When the officers arrived they located the girl and saw that she was upset and irate stating that she was having thoughts of committing suicide. The girl has made previous attempts at suicide and wanted to voluntarily commit herself for psychiatric help. The officers took her into custody and transported her to Children’s Hospital for an emergency evaluation. Her father met the officers at the hospital and handled the commitment documents.

January 10:

2300 block of Varnum Street: At about 2:45 am officers responded for the report of a theft. A store employee told the officers that four black males entered the store and three of them stole several items totaling $7.25. All four left the store, got into a compact gray vehicle and fled on 22nd Street towards Queens Chapel Road. A canvass of the area was negative for the vehicle and suspects.

3100 block of Windom Road: At about 11:30 am officers met with an individual who told them that sometime between November 25th and the 28th, 2008 she lost her bank ATM/check card. The officers completed a lost property report.

2700 block of Webster Street: At about 1:30 pm MRPD was notified by PGPD of a subject wanted on an open warrant for domestic assault, and who was a person of interest in several theft related offenses. PGPD also gave MRPD an address in the City where the individual was known to frequent. MRPD officers went to the address and were able to locate the individual and arrest him without incident. PGPD was notified of the arrest and the individual was delivered to their custody.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 2:10 pm officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for various traffic violations. While pulling the vehicle over the officers saw the front seat passenger throw a clear plastic cup containing a dark brown liquid (later identified as an alcoholic beverage) out of the window. The driver was cited for several traffic violations and checked for DUI (negative). The passenger was issued a criminal citation for possessing an open alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 4:30 pm officers received an anonymous tip that led them to identify and arrest an individual wanted on an open warrant for failure to appear in court. The individual was arrested without incident and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 7 pm officers effected a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment violation. A check of the vehicle’s registration revealed that the tags were suspended for compulsory insurance violation with an MSP pick up order. The tags were removed and delivered to the property officer for storage/disposal. The driver was issued two state traffic citations and a safety equipment repair order.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 10:10 pm an officer conducting a laser speed enforcement detail stopped a vehicle traveling 70+ mph in a 35 mph zone. When the officer approached the driver he detected a strong odor of alcohol and saw an open alcoholic beverage container inside the car. The driver submitted to standard field sobriety tests and failed them all. The driver was arrested and transported to the University of Maryland Police Department for a breathalyzer test. The test showed that the driver had a BAC of .23, almost three times the legal limit. He was charged with several traffic violations including DWI.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 11:50 pm officers received a call from private security at Queenstown Apartments for two intoxicated and disorderly subjects. When the officers arrived they located the subjects sitting in a vehicle parked in the parking lot and began a field interview. During the interview one of the individuals was found to be very intoxicated and verbally combative towards the Queenstown uniformed security officers who were present with MRPD. His disorderly behavior was drawing attention of area residents and he was told by MRPD to calm down and stop being disorderly. He was eventually issued a bar notice by security personnel and advised to leave the property. He reluctantly signed the bar notice and left the area only to return a short time later. He tried to physically assault the security officers and had to be arrested by MRPD officers. He was taken into custody after a brief struggle. He was charged with various criminal offenses including assault and disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded for safe keeping since neither of the subjects was in any condition to drive and neither of them was the registered owner.

January 11:

3200 block of Varnum Street: At about 11:40 am officers received a call for a subject riding a pocket bike in the area. When the officers arrived they located and stopped the individual who was riding the illegal bike. He was issued two City citations and the bike was impounded.
4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 10 pm officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery. When the officers arrived they were met by two victims (a man and his nephew) who told them that they had been returning home together. They said that they were followed into their apartment building by a black male described as 18-20 years old, 6’2” tall, 160 lbs, wearing faded blue jeans, a black jacket with small white lettering on chest area, and with a shoulder length corn row hair style. Both victims went down to the lower level laundry room prior to going to their apartment. The suspect approached them in the laundry room, displayed a silver semi-auto pistol and announced a robbery. The suspect then ordered both victims to the floor and went through their pockets looking for valuables. He stole several items of personal property from one victim and fled the building in unknown direction. The surrounding area was canvassed for the suspect and a look out was given to PGPD and neighboring agencies.

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