Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Police Report: February 3-4

February 3:

4500 block of 32nd Street: At about 1:45 pm officers responded for the report of a citizen strong arm robbery. Information received from the complainant/witness revealed that two individuals, a man and a woman, had just assaulted and robbed an elderly woman of her purse and fled towards Arundel Road. The witness provided a detailed description of the two suspects, and her involvement enabled the responding officers to locate and identify both subjects who had fled to the Queens/Chillum Shopping Center. When the suspects were stopped they were found to be in possession of the victim’s purse, cell phone and other belongings. Both the witness and the victim positively identified the two as the attackers. The suspects (now defendants) were arrested and charged with assault and robbery and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. It is unlikely that we would have been able to identify and arrest these two as quickly as we did, and have such a good case against them without the involvement of our witness. She is a perfect example of what I always say: “The best crime prevention tool is a good neighbor!” Thank you!

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8:15 pm officers investigated a two-car motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that a vehicle traveling southbound on Rhode Island Avenue entered the traffic circle and failed to yield the right of way to a vehicle already in the circle. There were no injuries and both vehicles were drivable. Charges are pending against the at fault driver.

February 4 (early morning):

Queens Chapel Road and Buchanan Street: At about 1:30 am officers investigated a single car motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that the driver of a 2001 Honda was traveling northbound on Queens Chapel Road at a high rate of speed when he lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway, and struck a Pepco pole. The pole was cut in half in the collision. The driver sustained head injuries and was transported to Prince George’s Hospital Center for treatment. It does not appear that the driver’s injuries are life threatening. Pepco was notified and a crew responded to secure the power lines and replace the pole.

34th Street and Rainier Avenue: At about 2:15 am officers responded for the report of the sound of shots. Three residents reported hearing approximately five shots in the area. The officers checked the area with negative results. No shell casings, property damage or suspects could be found.

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