Monday, May 18, 2009

Police Report: May 15-18

Friday May 15th:

2900 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 10 am a man came into MRPD headquarters to report that he had robbed on May 12th at about 10 pm while he was walking in the 2900 block of Queens Chapel Road. He told officers that two black males approximately 18-20 years of age (no further description) struck him from behind and he fell to the ground covering his head and eyes. While he was on the ground the two suspects struck him several more times and stole personal property and US currency from his pockets. Both suspects then fled in an unknown direction. When asked why he delayed reporting the robbery to the police he said that he needed a police report in order to receive a replacement green card taken during the robbery. Had it not been for his green card it is unlikely he would have reported the incident. PGPD robbery detectives were notified of the incident for follow-up.

3700 block of 31st Street: At about 10:30 am officers took a motor vehicle crash report. Their investigation concluded that the driver attempted to maneuver around a jersey wall barrier and struck the barrier. There was no damage to the barrier and only minor damage to the car.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 2 pm officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime during the previous night or early morning person(s) unknown stole her brown 1991 Acura Legend 4-door with DC tags DE9316. No evidence as to those responsible could be found at the scene.

3200 block of Perry Street: At about 7:45 pm officers responded for a vandalism to auto. The officers met with the victim/owner who told them that person(s) unknown spray painted the word “ass” on the side of his vehicle sometime the previous evening. He noticed the vandalism at about 6:15 in the morning but did not have time to report the incident then because he was running late for work. A check of area for evidence and/or witnesses was negative and the victim had no idea who might have been responsible.

Saturday May 16th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue
: MRPD officers cited and impounded two vehicles parked in violation of the temporary “no parking” restrictions that went into effect at 6 am on Mount Rainier Day. The officers were unable to locate the owners of the vehicles prior to having them towed.

3500 block of Perry Street: At about 6 pm officers investigated a motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that one of the Mount Rainier Day vendors was loading his parked vehicle when it was struck by a second vehicle trying to squeeze by several parked vehicles. There were no injuries and both vehicles sustained only minor damage.

Sunday May 17th:

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 5 am officers received a call for a suspicious person. When the officers arrived they located the man described by the complainant and conducted a field interview. The officers found that he was not wanted through NCIC but was that he was in possession of CDS paraphernalia. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way without further incident.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8:20 power shift officers observed a purple Hyundai driving north on Rhode Island Avenue at a high rate of speed. The officers were able to catch up to the vehicle and get it stopped at 40th Place and Volta Avenue in Brentwood. The male driver was found to be highly intoxicated and was arrested. He was transported to the Greenbelt Police station where he submitted to a breathalyzer test. The test revealed the man had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .34 - over 4 times the legal limit. The Greenbelt PD breathalyzer operator told the officers that that was the highest BAC they had ever recorded! The man was charged with DWI and released. His vehicle was impounded for his and the public’s safety.

4000 block of 34th Street: At about 11 pm MRPD officers observed a vehicle traveling at high rate of speed. They stopped the vehicle in the 3500 block of Bunker Hill Road and discovered that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. They also saw that there was an open container of alcohol inside the vehicle accessible to the driver. He was arrested and charged with DUI and other traffic violations. The driver refused a breathalyzer test so he was released after his vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 11:40 pm officers responded for a report of an altercation between a man and a woman. The caller told Communications personnel that he heard the woman yelling for help. When the officers arrived they heard the woman screaming while they were still outside the apartment building. When the officers got inside the woman’s apartment they saw her lying on the floor with several clear injuries/abrasions to her face. The male half was immediately arrested. Subsequent investigation revealed that the victim was her assailant’s live-in girlfriend. The verbal altercation started outside and escalated to a domestic assault once the two got back into their apartment. The man was charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The victim refused medical attention and was advised by the officers of her protective options with the District Court.

Monday May 18th (early morning):

3200 block of Perry Street: At about 2:15 am officers responded for a vandalism to City property. The caller told Communications personnel that he could hear several subjects apparently breaking something. When the officers arrived they saw that a City parking meter had been vandalized and pulled out of the ground. They also saw two black males, one wearing all black, the other wearing a white jacket with unidentified markings in the back fleeing on Perry Street into the District of Columbia. The officers pursued the two but lost sight of them once they crossed into DC. The damaged meter was taken to MRPD for repair/replacement.

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