Monday April 20th:
Taylor Street at Russell Avenue: At about 12:10 pm officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that as he was retrieving groceries from the trunk of his car he was approached by a man driving a blue sedan. The driver got out of the car and produced a silver handgun and demanded that the victim give him his money. The suspect went through the victim’s pants pockets, stole his wallet and then fled the area in the car towards Eastern Avenue. The suspect was described as a black male with medium skin tone, 5’6” tall, 160 lbs., about 19-21 years old. A search of the area for the suspect and his vehicle was negative. Later in the day a similarly described individual was also involved in robbing seven residents of Colmar Manor while they were walking in the 1200 block of Rhode Island Avenue in DC.
34th Street at Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:15 pm officers investigated a motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that one driver failed to reduce speed to avoid colliding with the vehicle in front of him. They also suspected that this driver was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was taken to the University of Maryland for an intoximeter test. The test showed that his blood alcohol content was .38 – almost 5 times the legal limit. He was charged with DWI and several other traffic offenses.
2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 4:03 pm officers were patrolling along Queens Chapel Road and conducted a random registration check of a vehicle. The return revealed that the vehicle’s registration had expired in February of 2009. Since the vehicle was displaying registration stickers that expired in 2011 the officers stopped the vehicle for further investigation. That investigation revealed that, in addition to the registration violations, the driver had a suspended diver’s license and was in violation of several other traffic laws. He was arrested and his vehicle impounded.
Tuesday April 21st:
3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 9:30 am officers took a report of a storehouse breaking and entering at the Queenstown Apartment complex. A maintenance worker told the officers that he locked the utility closet at about 3 pm yesterday. When he returned this morning he discovered that person(s) unknown pried open the door and stole two power drills and two cordless power saws. The scene was processed and a check of the area for additional evidence and/or witnesses was negative.
3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 1 pm officers observed a female individual breaking into several City parking meters. She was arrested and charged with theft and destruction of property and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. It should be noted that this is the second time in as many months that this individual has been arrested for these crimes.
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11 pm officers stopped an individual suspected of stealing merchandise from Party Time Liquors. No stolen property was found on him; however a warrant check revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failure to appear in court. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
Wednesday April 22nd:
2700 block of Allison Street: At about 8 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that sometime during the previous evening/early morning person(s) unknown stole all four wheels off his 2004 Cadillac DTS. A check of area for evidence and witnesses proved negative.
4000 block of 34th Street: At about 8:30 am officers responded for a suspicious situation. The officers met with the mother of a 15 year old female who told them that as her daughter was walking to the school bus an Hispanic male driving a silver Toyota Highlander asked her if she needed a ride. When she ignored him he drove off. The man made no other comments to the girl and did not approach her further. A check of the area was negative for the vehicle and the man. A day time check of area during school hours will be conducted in attempts to locate and identify subject and vehicle.
3700 block of 37th Street: At about 6:15 pm officers took a report of a gentleman who was assaulted and robbed. The victim told the officers that as he got out of his car to walk to his residence he was assaulted by two individuals and fell to the ground. The suspects stole his wallet and immediately fled the area in a blue compact vehicle that had a spoiler affixed to the rear. The officers stopped a vehicle matching the victim’s description but the victim was unable to identify the occupants as his attackers. The victim suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment. He was only able to give a partial description of one of the individuals – an Hispanic male about 40 years of age, 6”2” tall and weighing about 230 lbs.
Thursday April 23rd (early morning):
3500 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 4 am officers encountered an individual who was bleeding from a cut over his left eye. The man told the officers that he had been walking in the 3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue when he was assaulted by two individuals, one of whom was possibly armed with a bat. The victim could not give any suspect description or direction of travel. Victim refused medical treatment and left the scene not wanting any further police assistance. The victim is a person known to MRPD from prior contacts and was stopped, interviewed and photographed earlier by the MRPD/HCP/PGPP Task force detail along with several other individuals of interest.
3700 block of Perry Street: At about 4:10 am officers patrolling the area discovered an occupied vehicle stopped in the roadway. Further investigation revealed that the driver/owner was asleep at the wheel. The officers also observed an open alcohol container inside the vehicle accessible to the driver. He was cited for the alcohol violation and his vehicle was impounded because he was in no condition to drive.