Friday July 31st:
Otis Street and Wells Avenue (Mount Rainier South Skate Park) : At about 11 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.
Saturday August 1st:
3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 4:10 am officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. When they approached the driver they observed that he had a strong odor of alcohol about him and was unable to follow the officers’ simple commands. He was arrested and transported to the University of Maryland Police Department for a breath test. Once at the U of MD PD he refused to submit to the blood alcohol test. He was then taken to DOC in Hyattsville where he was charged with DUI/DWI.
4200 block of 28th Street: At about 6:30 am officers took a report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that he was walking along the sidewalk when an unknown vehicle pulled up ahead of him and stopped. Two black males in their twenties got out of the vehicle and approached him. One of the men pointed a gun at him and demanded his money. As the victim reached into his back pocket for his wallet one of the suspects punched him in the left eye knocking him to the ground. He then handed over his wallet and the suspects fled in an unknown direction. PGPD detectives were notified and took over the follow-up investigation.
Sunday August 2nd:
3500 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 7:30 am officers took a report of a stolen car. The victim told the officers that he parked his 2005 Toyota van (Maryland tags 31753M0) in front of his residence at about 1 am. When he returned to the van at about 7:30 he discovered that it had been stolen. No evidence as to those responsible was found at the scene and no witnesses could be located.
3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 8:25 pm officers arrested an individual identified by Queenstown Apartments security as the individual who used a knife to puncture two tires on the security company’s patrol vehicle. The individual was charged with destruction of property and tampering with a motor vehicle and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.