Friday June 26th:
3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 11:30 am officers met with a representative from the Sigma Space Corporation who told them that the hose to their metro counter (a device use to count vehicles and measure their speed) had been cut by person(s) unknown. No evidence as to those responsible could be found.
Saturday June 27th:
Buchanan Street and Chillum Road: At about 4:15 am stopped two individuals who were riding a grey motor scooter. Neither of the individuals was wanted and they were eventually sent on their way after receiving warnings for traffic related violations. After the individuals left the area the officers received information that the scooter had been stolen from an address in Greenbelt. The officers canvassed the area for the scooter and its riders with negative results. An arrest warrant was obtained for the driver of the scooter charging him with theft.
Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: At about 9:50 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license. He was issued the appropriate Maryland traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.
3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 11:15 am officers responded for the report of an attempted burglary. The resident of the apartment told the officers that person(s) unknown tried numerous times to gain entry into his apartment kicking the door. The resident yelled for help and a neighbor called police. The neighbor also observed three individuals kicking the door and watched them flee the area in a red pick-up truck just before police arrived. The officers later learned that the resident had a large quantity of cash in his possession and the suspects apparently knew of its existence. The officers took a report of the attempted burglary and canvassed the area for the three suspects with negative results. The officers personally escorted the resident to the bank so he could safely deposit his money.
Sunday June 28th:
4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 8 pm officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim owner of a 1998 Subaru Legacy told the officers that person(s) unknown had smashed out the rear window. There were no suspects or witnesses at the time of the report.
3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 5:10 pm officers responded to a report of a home invasion robbery. When the officers arrived they interviewed a man who told them that as he and a young acquaintance got home from shopping they were confronted by a man with a handgun as they entered their apartment building. The man forced them at gunpoint into their apartment where he stole cash and a Play Station 3. The suspect then fled the building on foot. Further investigation revealed that the victim had waited a substantial period of time before reporting the incident to the police and there were several inconsistencies in his recollection of events. The officers were able to obtain a picture of the alleged perpetrator from a security camera and the picture did not match the description that the victim gave police. PGPD robbery detectives assisted MRPD with the initial investigation and will handle the follow-up.