Thursday, July 30, 2009

Police Report: July 23-27

Thursday July 23rd:

4000 block of 34th Street: At about 3 pm officers responded for the report of a residential burglary. The officers’ investigation showed that those responsible forced entry into the home through a window. A personal computer and a quantity of US Currency were stolen. The scene was processed and no witnesses could be located.

Friday July 24th:

2700 block of Webster Street: At about 1:35 am officers responded for the report of a mother/son domestic dispute. The mother told the officers that her 33 year old son was on drugs and was holding her hostage in her apartment. The officers verified that no violence had taken place and the dispute was resolved when the son agreed to leave the residence and not return.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Officers were notified by Sheriff’s Office personnel that the 40 year old man reported missing by his mother on July 20th had been located safe and sound. He did not return home as his mother had expected because he was incarcerated in the Prince George's County Detention Center.

4700 block of 31st Place: At about 9 am officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime during the previous evening/early morning person(s) unknown stole his car that was parked at his residence. He also said that he had unintentionally left the vehicle unlocked with the keys in the ignition. A check of the area for evidence and/or witnesses was negative. A few hours later the officers were notified by the Baltimore Police Department that they had recovered the stolen car in their jurisdiction. The victim was notified of the recovery.

2500 block of Arundel Road: At about 10 am officers took a report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision. The victim/owner of the struck vehicle told the officers that the collision took place sometime on July 10th. There was no evidence or witnesses at the scene that would help officers identify the striking vehicle.

3000 block of Chillum Road: At about 1:45 pm stopped an individual who was carrying a small brown paper bag which appeared to be an open alcoholic container. The officers verified that he had an open alcoholic beverage and issued him a criminal citation for the violation.

3300 block of Arundel Road: At about 2:50 pm officers took a report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision. There was no evidence or witnesses at the scene that would help officers identify the striking vehicle.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP lot): At about 5 pm officers took a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim/owner told the officers that he left his 1996 Ford, Maryland tags 5CCA94, parked on the BP lot on July 19th because it had mechanical problems and that he notified BP management of his situation. When he returned for the vehicle on today’s date he found that it had been stolen. He verified with BP management that they had not had the car towed from their lot. No evidence as to those responsible could be found.

Saturday July 25th:

3200 block of Arundel Road: At about 12:45am power shift officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. As they were questioning the driver and passengers they discovered that they were in possession of a large quantity of marijuana that had a street value in excess of $3,000. Both individuals were arrested, charged with several CDS crimes and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro. The vehicle was impounded.

Sunday July 26th:

4000 block of 29th Street: At about 12:45 am officers responded for the report of two individuals attempting to break into a vehicle. The victim/owner told the officers that he interrupted the two and they immediately fled the area in a white Chevy Astro van with Maryland tags 73V939. The officers began a search for the van and located it a short distance away with the two individuals trying to break into a second vehicle. When the officers approached the two fled the scene in the van and a brief pursuit ensued. The van was stopped at the intersection of 29th and Webster Streets when it struck a curb and became disabled. The driver was apprehended immediately, however the passenger was able to flee on foot and avoid apprehension. Once the driver was in custody the officers conducted an extensive foot search for any other possible victims and located two other vehicles believed to have been tampered with. The owners of these vehicles were located and they confirmed that someone had tried to break in to their vehicles. The driver was charged with DUI/DWI, fleeing and attempting to elude a marked police vehicle, driving without lights to avoid identification, three counts of attempted theft, and felony malicious destruction of property. The arrestee’s vehicle was inventoried for evidence and property and impounded

2300 block of Varnum Street (Grand China Restaurant): At about 5 pm power shift officers observed a man consuming an open alcoholic beverage. He was stopped and issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: At about 7:40 pm officers on patrol observed a man urinating in public. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

Monday July 27th:

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: At about 3 pm an individual walked into the Mount Rainier police station to turn himself in because he had an open arrest warrant. Officers verified that he was wanted by the Prince George's County Sheriffs Office for failure to appear in court. He was taken into custody and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Varnum Street: At about 6:45 pm officers responded for a death report. The live-in nephew of an 85 year old woman came home to find his aunt unconscious and unresponsive. County EMS personnel responded to the residence and pronounced her dead, apparently from natural causes. The State Medical Examiner responded and took possession of the remains for post mortem examination.

Tuesday July 28th:

3300 block of Chauncey Place: At about 8:30 pm officers responded for a domestic dispute. The officers’ investigation revealed that a 26 year old man hit his girlfriend in the mouth causing cuts and swelling to her upper and lower lips. He was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Wednesday July 29th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP lot): At about 8:30 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that while she was pumping gas into her vehicle an unknown black male entered the vehicle through the unlocked front passenger door and stole her purse. The suspect then jumped into a waiting white sedan and fled the area into DC. The victim said that it happened so fast she did not have time to get a good look at the suspect or his vehicle. PGPD detectives responded and processed the victim’s vehicle for evidence and reviewed the station’s surveillance tape. A check of the area for the suspect’s vehicle was negative.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 12:30 pm a woman reported that she had been the victim of identity theft. She said that someone had used her name and social security number to fraudulently obtain a cable account and an apartment lease back in 2004. She was not aware of the fraud until a recent check of her credit records. She was provided a police report so that Trans Union could begin an investigation.

3700 block of 37th Street: At about 7 pm officers took a report of vandalism. The victim/owner told the officers that person(s) unknown had used a key style padlock and chain to smash the glass top of her patio table. A check of the area for suspects, witnesses and other evidence proved negative.

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