Monday, April 06, 2009

Police Report: April 3-5

Friday April 3rd:

3300 block of Buchanan Street (parking lot): At about 8:45 am officers responded for the report of a three-vehicle hit and run accident. The officers’ investigation determined that a vehicle traveling on Buchanan Street collided with a parked vehicle causing a chain reaction involving three additional parked vehicles. The striking vehicle was left abandoned at the scene. Contact with the owner was made and investigation and charges are pending.

3800 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Lowest Price gas station): At about 9 pm officers responded to assist PGPD officers with a report of unknown trouble. PGPD officers had two individuals run from a vehicle when they attempted to stop and interview them. MRPD officers were able to catch and detain one of those individuals for PGPD. Officers recovered a handgun to the rear of the Lowest Price gas station where one of the suspects was last seen running from police. During the search for these individuals officers heard several gunshots coming from the 3700 block Quincy Street area. The Quincy Street area was checked by MRPD and PGPD units with negative results.

Saturday April 4th:

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 1:55 pm officers conducting a speed enforcement detail stopped a vehicle that was driving northbound on Queens Chapel Road toward Hyattsville at 60 mph in a 35 mph speed zone. The officers checked the driver for outstanding warrants and discovered that he was wanted through Prince George’s County for failing to appear for a court hearing. He was arrested on the open warrant and taken to DOC in Hyattsville for processing. During processing the officers learned that the supposed open warrant had been previously served and the Sheriff’s Department failed to remove the open status from the system. The driver was issued several traffic citations related to his speed on Queens Chapel Road and released without further incident or confusion.

4300 block of 28th Place: At about 3:45 am officers responded for the report of a vandalism. The victim told the officers he came home to discover that person(s) unknown had broken out his bedroom window. He said that the damage occurred sometime between 9 pm and about 3:45 am when he returned home. No evidence was found to indicate that anyone had entered the victim’s residence and nothing was found missing/disturbed.

3700 block of 35th Street: At about 6 pm officers responded for an assault that had just occurred. When the officers arrived they discovered a male victim bleeding from his hand and nose. Fire/rescue personnel were immediately summoned to treat the victim’s injuries. The victim told the officers that he had been walking home from the bus terminal at One Municipal Place when he was attacked by unknown individuals. He said that he was unsure of exactly what happened because he was struck in the back of the head. The assault dazed the victim and rendered him unable to provide a description of his attackers. He knew only that whoever was responsible stole various items from him. The officers located a witness to the incident who only partially observed what occurred. The witness said he heard bottles break whereupon he looked outside his house and saw the victim lying on the ground with two black males approximately 20 years of age (NFD) standing over him. The witness then saw the two run eastbound on 35th street toward the bus terminal and then in an unknown direction. The witness was unable to identify the suspects’ height, weight or clothing descriptions. The victim was transported to Washington Adventist for further treatment.

4400 block of 30th Street
: At about 9:55 pm officers responded for an assault. The victim of the assault told the officers that he was standing in his driveway when an individual he knew walked up and struck him in the face. The individual then got into a vehicle occupied by several others and drove away. The victim subsequently learned that the individual had also kicked open the front door of his residence looking to find and assault him. The officers learned that the entire matter stemmed from a domestic incident, and since the second degree assault did not occur in the officers’ presence the victim was advised to seek charges against his assailant at the District I Commissioner’s Office.

Sunday April 5th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 1:35 am officers responded to MRPD Headquarters to meet the victim of a robbery that occurred 30-45 minutes earlier. The victim told the officers that he was standing at the bus stop in front of 3402 Rhode Island Avenue when three individuals, two on foot and one on a bicycle, approached him from the rear. One of the individuals placed a knife to victim’s throat and forced him into the alley next to 3402. The individuals forced the victim to the ground and stole his wallet which contained his identification cards and US currency. The individuals then removed the victim’s shoes and stole a quantity of US currency which the victim had stashed there. The victim suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment. The suspects were described only as black males, 18-20 years old wearing all black/dark clothing. Both MRPD and PGPD officers canvassed the area for the three suspects and possible witnesses with negative results.

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