Monday August 3rd:
4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 12:05 am officers responded for the report of an armed carjacking that had just occurred. The victim told the officers that as she was retrieving items from her 2003 Acura TI (NY tags BYH5096) when a newer model burgundy van pulled up behind her. She said the van appeared to be occupied by 2-3 individuals. One of those individuals got out of the van and approached her armed with a black semi-automatic handgun. He then ordered her away from the car, took her keys, stole her car and fled the area in an undetermined direction. The armed assailant was described only as wearing a Middle Eastern styled black and white scarf. At about 8:10 pm MRPD was contacted by MPD officers who reported that they had recovered the car in the 5000 block of 12th Street NE. It was drivable and both tags were still attached. The vehicle was unoccupied at the time of recovery and no arrests were made. The victim/owner was notified of the recovery by MPD.
3100 block of Chauncey Place: At about 10:45 pm officers responded to meet with a delivery person who told them that he had just made a food delivery to an unknown resident in an apartment. The resident handed the delivery man a twenty dollar bill and immediately slammed the door on him. The delivery person examined the bill and found that it was counterfeit. The officers attempted several times to contact the resident several times without success. The officers have initiated a follow-up investigation in order to determine the identity of the resident and if charges should be filed.
4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 9:00 pm power shift officers were on Segway patrol when they observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate which almost struck one of them. They stopped the vehicle for traffic violations and found that the driver had a suspended driver’s license and was in possession of a quantity of marijuana having a street value of approximately $250. He was arrested and charged with various traffic and criminal offenses and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 10:45 pm officers stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license. He was issued several traffic citations. The owner of the vehicle responded to the scene and took custody of his vehicle whereupon all individuals were sent on their way.
Rhode Island Avenue & Bunker Hill Road: At about 11:45pm power shift officers observed a vehicle stopped on the side of the road. A man was at the driver’s side window and it appeared that a drug transaction was taking place. Upon further investigation the officers found that the driver of the vehicle was intoxicated. He was arrested on DUI/DWI charges. One of the passengers was found to be in possession of marijuana and crack cocaine, and yet another passenger was found to be in possession of illegal prescription medication. Both passengers were arrested and charged with various CDS related crimes. All three were delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
Tuesday August 4th:
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 1:45 pm officers responded for the report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that person(s) unknown broke into his vehicle through the driver’s side rear window. Once inside the thieves stole the victim’s GPS unit. The vehicle was processed for latent evidence with negative results and check of the area for additional evidence and/or witnesses to the crime was also negative.
4000 block of 38th Street: At about 5:45 pm officers observed an individual known to facilitate drug activity trespassing on the Finchley Square Apartments property. The property manager banned this individual from the complex on June 2, 2009 because of his involvement in drug related activity. The individual was arrested, charged with trespassing and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3200 block of Otis Street: At about 11:59 pm officers responded for the report of a 2nd degree assault. The victim told the officers that she was walking home when she and a light skinned black male described as bald headed and wearing a white t-shirt got into a verbal argument. During the argument the man struck her about the face several times with a closed fist. After the assault the man ran to Eastern Avenue and got into a waiting burgundy SUV and fled into the District of Columbia. No additional details about the assailant or the van could be provided by the victim. She was treated for her injuries on the scene by fire/rescue personnel and refused transport to a hospital for additional treatment.