Monday, June 01, 2009

Police Report: May 29-31

May 29th:

2900 block of Arundel Road: At about 8:45 am officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim told the officers that he parked his car outside his residence and that sometime during the previous night person(s) unknown damaged the front tag assembly. Those responsible left the front tag and its bracket on the ground in front of the vehicle. A check of area for evidence and witnesses was negative.

4100 block of 30th Street: At about 8:45 am officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The officers’ investigation revealed that person(s) unknown entered the victim’s car that was parked in his driveway and ransacked its interior. Nothing was taken and the damage to the vehicle was minimal.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 10 am officers responded for the report of a suspicious vehicle. The officers met with a woman who told them that a dark complexioned black male with shoulder length dreads driving a blue vehicle with DC tags pulled up beside her and began to make unwanted verbal advances. The individual twice tried to get her to enter his vehicle for a ride home. When she refused his advances he left the area. A check of the area for the individual and the vehicle was negative. The officers gave the woman a ride home to ensure she arrived there safely.

3100 block of Webster Street: At about 10:20 pm officers received a call for a possible vandalism/theft from a utility trailer. A neighbor called Communications and advised that the house next door was under renovation and the contractor’s trailer was open and unsecured. The officers discovered damage to the trailer but were not able to determine if the damage was recent or resulted from a criminal act. They tried to contact both the contractor and the property owner to no avail and were thus unable to determine if a crime was committed.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 11:45 pm officers responded for the report of an individual passed out behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. The officers found the individual described by the complainant and when they went to interview him they noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. The individual submitted to standard field sobriety testing and he failed the tests. He was arrested and transported to the Greenbelt Police Station for a breathalyzer test. The test revealed that he had a BAC of .11. He was charged with DWI and released.

May 30th:

3800 block of Shepherd Street: At about 1:45 am officers on patrol observed an individual in possession of an open alcoholic beverage. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 2:15 am officers checked on a suspicious vehicle. When the officers approached the driver they saw that he was asleep at the wheel. As they went to wake him up they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver consented to a search of his vehicle and the officers discovered a small quantity of marijuana where the driver said it would be. He was arrested, charged with possession of CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 5 pm officers took a report of theft and vandalism to City property. Their investigation revealed that person(s) unknown damaged parking meter number 144 by forcing the lock open. $5.90 in coins was recovered on the ground by the meter.

May 31st:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 6:55 pm officers took a report of vandalism to auto. The victim/owner showed the officer where person(s) unknown had flattened the right rear tire of her vehicle by driving a nail through the sidewall. A check of area for evidence and witnesses was negative.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Advance Auto): At about 7:45 pm officers responded for a shoplifting that had just occurred. The store manager told the officers that an individual entered the store and took several items off the display shelves and placed them into a shopping basket. He then ran out of the store with the basket in hand and fled on foot on Queens Chapel road towards DC. The estimated value of the stolen goods was $33. The individual was described as a black male, approximately 30 years old, 6’ tall, wearing a blue striped shirt and blue jeans. A check of the area for the individual proved negative.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: At about 9:30 pm officers responded to assist the fire department with a vehicle fire. Witnesses told the officers that the owner of the vehicle parked it legally and went into his residence. Shortly thereafter the same witnesses saw the vehicle begin to smoke and finally catch on fire. No one was seen in, around or tampering with the vehicle and it is suspected that a fuel leak or electrical short started the fire. The vehicle was totally destroyed.

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