Thursday, April 23, 2009

Police Report: April 17-19

Friday April 17th:

4100 block of 31st Street: At about 11:50 am officers took a report of an attempt auto theft. Their investigation revealed that sometime during the evening/morning hours person(s) unknown broke into the victim’s vehicle and attempted to steal it by breaking the ignition. The thieves could not get the vehicle started so they ransacked victim’s vehicle looking for valuables. The victim said that nothing was stolen from inside. No evidence or witnesses that could help identify those responsible could be found.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 9:20 pm officers took a report of a citizen robbery. The victim told the officers that he was walking in the area when he was attacked and robbed by a group of black male juveniles all approximately 17 years of age (NFD). The victim was robbed of his carry out food that he had just purchased. A check of the area was conducted with negative results. The victim suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment.

Saturday April 18th:

2400 block of Arundel Road: At about 1:20 pm officers responded for a hit and run motor vehicle collision. The driver of the striking vehicle abandoned the vehicle and fled the area on foot. An NCIC checked revealed that the striking vehicle was reported stolen from an address in DC on April 17th. A check of the area with PGPD assistance was negative for the driver. The vehicle was impounded and MPD was notified of the recovery.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 2 pm officers took a report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision. Investigation revealed that victim’s vehicle was legally parked and unoccupied and was struck by an unidentified driver/vehicle causing minor damage. No striking vehicle information could be determined.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 9:30 pm officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for various traffic offenses. When the officers approached the driver they observed an open container of alcohol that was accessible to him. Further checks revealed that the driver’s license was revoked. He was issued a criminal citation for the alcohol violation, several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

Power Shift Activity: The members of the Power Squad worked a joint saturation patrol with the Hyattsville City Police, Mount Rainier Police, Metro Transit Police and Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission Police Departments. The patrol was conducted from 7:00 pm on April 18th through 3:00 am on April 19th. As a result of this patrol, twenty seven (27) field observation reports were completed. All subjects that were stopped were identified and photographed before being sent on their way. During one contact at the West Hyattsville Metro Station, three juveniles were stopped when officers saw one of them carrying a long stick as they were walking from the bike trail behind the Metro station towards the Metro’s entrance. One juvenile was found to be carrying a white face mask, while a second had a silver cap gun in his pocket. The toy gun had the orange identifying marker removed from the barrel and looked, at first glance, to be a real weapon. On another incident, an individual stopped at the Metro Shops identified himself as a member of the Crips street gang.

Sunday April 19th:

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 4:15 am officers responded for a death report. Their investigation revealed that the deceased had a lengthy deteriorating medical history including congenital heart failure. The deceased had collapsed on the floor and stopped breathing. Fire/Rescue personnel attempted to revive him but they were not successful. The State Medical Examiner was notified and released the body to family members for services.

4500 block of 29th Street: At about 4:45 pm officers on patrol observed two individuals driving off road motor cycles. The officers had received complaints earlier in the day but had been unable to locate the offenders. This time they were able to catch both riders. They were cited for the illegal operation of the bikes and both bikes were impounded.

3800 block of 34th Street: At about 6:55 pm officers received a call for a large fight in the middle of the street. When the officers arrived they observed a large number of people fighting in the street. The officers managed to quell the disturbance and as a result arrested nine individuals, 6 adults and 3 juveniles, for various offenses ranging from assault to disorderly conduct. The officers learned that the fight was the result of an on-going neighbor dispute.

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