4700 block of 25th Street: At about 7:50 am officers responded for the report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that sometime during the previous evening or early morning person(s) unknown broke the passenger side door glass, entered the vehicle and stole several vehicle electronics items. A canvass of the area for witnesses and evidence proved negative.
4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 10:30 am an MRPD parking enforcement officer cited and impounded a 2006 Hyundai Sonata for displaying DC tags that had expired in June of 2008.
3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): At about 10:30 am officers responded for the report of a theft. The store clerk told the officers that two men walked into the store wearing masks. Both men walked directly behind the sales counter, removed numerous items of property and left the store without paying for the items. Neither individual displayed any weapons or said anything to the clerk. Both men fled on foot eastbound on Chillum Road. The men (suspects) were described as follows:
Suspect #1: Black male approximately 50 years old, 5’8” tall and about 240 lbs, wearing all black clothing and a black mask.
Suspect #2: Black male approximately 30 years old, 5’6” tall and about 180 lbs, wearing all black clothing and a black mask.
2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11 parking lot): At about 12:10 am officers on patrol observed an individual driving a vehicle in the parking lot in a reckless manner by driving in circles at a high rate of speed and spinning wheels. When the officers stopped the vehicle and identified the driver they found that she was under the influence of alcohol. She was uncooperative with the officers, verbally combative and refused to submit to standard field sobriety tests. She became very loud and disorderly and after several unsuccessful attempts at getting her to calm her down she was arrested. She was transported to DOC where she was charged with various criminal and traffic charges including DUI and disorderly conduct.
3300 block of Chauncey Place: At about 9:15 am officers investigated a hit and run motor vehicle collision. The officers’ investigation revealed that the striking vehicle hit a parked car which in turn hit a second parked car as a result of the initial impact. The striking vehicle was located and impounded and charges are pending against the owner/driver.
2500 block of Arundel Road: At about 9:15 am officers responded for a report of a residential burglary. The victim/resident told the officers that person(s) unknown entered broke into her apartment through a bedroom window. Once inside the perpetrators stole a quantity of US currency and fled the scene. The likely point of entry was processed for latent evidence with negative results.
3200 block of Perry Street: At about 12:45 am officers responded for the report of a suspicious item left in a resident’s front yard. The resident told the officers that he found a small animal’s foot tied to a doll along with feathers and a stick. The resident also told the officers that back in December 2008 someone placed a small doll and pentagram in his front yard. He said that he believes these incidents are related to some sort of voodoo ritual. He did not report the previous incident to the police because he thought it was just kids putting the items there as a prank. A search of the area for additional witnesses and those responsible proved negative.
4300 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 3 pm officers met with a resident who told them that he had been the victim of a theft. He said that on February 4th (three days prior to the report) he left his apartment at about 9 am leaving a money order on his dining room table. When he returned later in the day the money order was missing. He also said that there was no evidence of forced entry into his apartment and that apartment maintenance personnel had been scheduled to come into his apartment and make some repairs. He believes that the maintenance personnel were responsible for taking his money order. The scene was not processed for evidence due to the victim’s delay in reporting the incident and resulting scene contamination.
3200 block of Queens Chapel Road (Caribbean Market): At about 8:15 am officers responded for the report of a commercial burglary. Their investigation revealed that person(s) unknown forced entry into the store by throwing a brick through the front door glass window. Once inside they went behind the counter and stole various phone cards, music CDs, and a quantity of US currency. The store’s alarm system was not working at time of the break-in; however the video surveillance system was operational. PGPD CID was notified and advised that they are investigating several similar incidents were phone cards are the main target of items taken. The owner of the store is making arraignments to get the video surveillance tapes processed and submitted to MRPD for follow-up and identification purposes.
4100 block of 28th Street: At about 1 pm officers responded for the report of a theft from auto. Investigation reveled that person(s) unknown stole all four wheels off the victim’s 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo, leaving the vehicle supported by bricks. According to the victim the theft occurred sometime between 4:30 am and 1 pm. The victim said that he did not see, hear, or otherwise observe anything suspicious during the time frame when the theft occurred. The officers checked the area for witnesses and evidence with negative results.
4300 block of 31st Street: At about 7:45 pm officers responded to a miscellaneous incident call. The grandparents of a school aged child called MRPD to report that their grandson loaned his PlayStation to a school acquaintance who has now disappeared along with the PSP. The grandparents wanted advice about ways to locate and identify the juvenile subject. They were advised to contact the school resource officer and enlist his help in identifying their grandson’s “friend” and possibly getting his PSP returned.