Wednesday July 1st:
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 7:30 am officers on patrol observed an individual consuming an alcoholic beverage in public. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.
3800 block of 33rd Street: At about 6:10 pm officers took a report of vandalism to a 2000 Lexus 300. The victim/owner showed the officers where someone had smashed the rear window. No witnesses, suspects or evidence could be found.
3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Party Time Liquors): At about 8:45 pm officers responded for a theft that had just occurred. The officers met with a store employee who told them that the thief fled on foot out of the store towards the bus terminal and that he believed two other individuals were also involved. The officers were able to stop and interview the two and learned that one of them had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for misdemeanor theft. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. Both were also banned from Party Time and warned that they would be arrested for trespassing should they return. A search of the bus terminal area for the main theft suspect was negative.
Thursday July 2nd:
3200 block of Buchanan Street: At about 2:20 am officers observed a suspicious occupied vehicle parked in the parking lot. The vehicle, a silver Dodge Magnum was approached and its occupants identified. The officers saw that the driver was in possession of an open alcoholic beverage and issued him a criminal citation for the violation. Neither of the occupants was wanted and they were sent on their way without further incident.
2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11 parking lot): At about 3:10 am officers responded for a report of an individual passed out behind the wheel of a green Toyota Camry. When the officers arrived they located the individual in question who was in fact passed out in the driver’s seat with half his body hanging out of the open driver’s door, the keys in the ignition, and an open alcohol beverage in his possession. The officers were able to wake the individual and determine that his Maryland license was suspended and revoked. He was removed from the vehicle and issued five Maryland traffic citations and one criminal citation. The vehicle was impounded for the safety of the public.
4600 block of 27th Street: At about 7:10 am officers responded for the report of an attempt suicide. The officers learned that a woman had had an argument with her boyfriend. She then went into the kitchen, grabbed a knife and began to cut several minor non-life threatening slashes on her wrist. Her boyfriend was able to take the knife away from her and notify emergency services. She refused fireboard treatment on the scene but due to her behavior and a concern for her safety she was taken into custody taken to Prince George’s Hospital for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.
3700 block of Perry Street: At about 7:20 pm officers responded for a vehicle stopped blocking the roadway. When they arrived they observed a 1998 Toyota Camry stopped in the roadway with a flat tire. They also saw that the driver was highly intoxicated. There were no signs of property damage, but it appeared as if the driver had struck a curb or other object and finally stopped on Perry Street. The driver was very uncooperative and verbally abusive and due to his extreme intoxication he was transported to PGH for possible alcohol poisoning. His Toyota was impounded for safekeeping. A follow-up investigation will determine if charges are warranted.
3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 10 pm officers on patrol were approached by an individual who said that he had just been robbed. The victim said that the first of four suspects walked passed him and said “what’s up?” When this suspect got behind the victim he struck him in the face causing him to fall to the ground. Once the victim was on the ground the suspect stated “give me your money,” went through the victim’s pockets and stole a quantity of US currency. All four suspects then fled the area on foot towards the Hyattsville metro station. A check of the area was conducted with Hyattsville City PD assistance with negative results. PGPD was notified and responded to assume a follow-up investigation. The victim was only able to provide a description of the suspect who struck him describing that suspects as a black male, about 6’1” tall and 190 lbs wearing a white tank style shirt and blue jeans. Victim suffered minor injuries and refused medical treatment.
3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 11:50 pm officers observed an occupied disabled Toyota Camry with Virginia tags stopped in the roadway impeding traffic. The officers approached and identified the driver who had a learners permit and was not being supervised by a licensed driver. An MVA check showed that the tag displayed on the vehicle were not registered to it and were actually registered to a Nissan. The vehicle was impounded and the driver issued several Maryland traffic citations.