Monday, August 24, 2009

Police Report: August 21-23

Friday August 21st:

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road
: At about 2 pm officers responded for the report of a theft of a cell phone. The victim told the officers that she and her boyfriend were in her apartment socializing when he became angry and verbally abusive. The victim told her boyfriend to leave several times but he refused. When the boyfriend finally left the apartment he took the victim’s cell phone with him without her consent. The boyfriend was identified but could not be located at the time of the report. The victim was advised of her options about obtaining a protective order against her boyfriend.

4600 block of 30th Street: At about 6:45 pm officers responded for the report of an out of control individual. The officers met with the complainant who told them that her 19 year old son has a history of mental problems and prior contacts with MRPD was again out of control and assaulted his brother. When she tried to separate the brothers the 19 year old hit her with a chair. She told the officers that she had obtained commitment papers for her son but he tore them up. The officers contacted the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office and confirmed the EPS commitment documents. The 19 year old was taken into custody without incident and transported to Prince George’s Hospital for processing.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:55 pm officers on patrol saw a female individual who appeared intoxicated enter a motor vehicle and drive away. The officers stopped the vehicle and when they approached the driver they smelled a strong odor of alcohol about her person. She submitted to a field sobriety test which she failed. She was offered a blood alcohol examination and refused. She was charged with DUI/DWI and released at the scene. Her vehicle was left legally parked on Rhode Island Avenue.

Saturday August 22nd:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive
: At about 12:30 pm officers responded for the report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner showed the officers where someone had entered his vehicle by prying a window open enough to manipulate the door lock. Once inside the thieves stole several items of the victim’s personal property. A search of the area for witnesses and other evidence proved negative.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 5 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. Their investigation determined that someone entered the victim’s vehicle by breaking a small hole through a window enough to manipulate the door lock. Once inside the thieves stole several items of the victim’s personal property. A search of the area for witnesses and other evidence proved negative.

3500 block of Newton Place: At about 9:10 pm officers took a report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that the victim’s parked vehicle had been struck by an unknown passing vehicle causing minor damage. No evidence was available at the scene to help officers identify the striking vehicle.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 10:40 pm officers conducting a speed enforcement detail stopped a vehicle for driving 51 mph in a 35 mph zone. When the officers approached the driver they smelled a strong odor of alcohol about his person. He submitted to standard field sobriety testing which he failed. He refused to submit to a blood alcohol examination. He was charged with DUI/DWI and released at the scene. During their investigation the officers discovered that two passengers in the vehicle were also consuming alcoholic beverages and they both received criminal citations for alcohol related offenses and released at the scene. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4300 block of 38th Street: At about 11:50 pm officers observed an individual driving a vehicle without its headlights on and no front tag displayed. They stopped the vehicle and later discovered that the driver did not have a valid driver’s license. He was charged with several state traffic violations and released at the scene. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

Sunday August 23rd:

4600 block of 30th Street
: At about 3 am officers took a report of a stolen Maryland license plate. The victim/owner told the officers that someone stole the rear tag off his car sometime during the night. There was no evidence at the scene that would identify the person(s) responsible for the theft.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 4:05 am officers responded for the report of an armed carjacking that had just occurred. The victim told the officers that he was driving north on Rhode Island Avenue and stopped at the light at Eastern Avenue. When the light turned green he proceeded north into Mount Rainier when a white sedan and a red sedan cut him off and forced him to stop. Once stopped he was accosted by approximately ten masked individuals who forced him out of his vehicle at gun point and demanded money. When he replied that he didn’t have any money they began to beat him about the head with their guns. After the assault the suspects stole the victim’s vehicle and fled the area in an unknown direction. The victim sustained several bumps to the head but no open wounds and refused any medical treatment. PGPD detectives were notified and responded to the scene to assume a follow-up investigation. When the lookout was given to surrounding jurisdictions, MPD advised that they had taken a similar carjacking report earlier in the evening involving similar vehicles and suspects.

At about 2:10 am on Monday August 24th MRPD was notified by MPD that their officers had recovered the carjacked vehicle in the 5000 block of Jay Street NE. The vehicle had front end damage but was listed as drivable, both tags were still attached and no arrests were made. The victim was notified of the recovery and the vehicle was taken to the MPD mobile crime unit for processing.

3200 block of Varnum Street (7-11): At about 4:45 am officers responded for the report of a theft. The on duty clerk told the officers that an Hispanic male approximately 6’ tall and 200 lbs wearing a red shirt came into the store, picked up several items from the store shelves, and left without paying for those items. The individual fled the parking lot in a newer model black 4 door vehicle (NFD) last seen heading towards DC. The officers checked the area for the individual and his car with negative results.

3700 block of Shepherd Street (Brentwood): At about 5:45 pm power shift officers observed a large group of males loitering in the area. When the group observed the marked patrol cars they scattered in different directions. One of the subjects was stopped due to his suspicious behavior and found to have three open warrants for theft. He was arrested on the outstanding warrants and a search of his person incident to the arrest revealed that he was in possession of marijuana. He was charged with the CDS crime and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

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