Monday, September 21, 2009

Police Report: September 14-17

September 14th:

31st and Shepherd Streets: At about 6:20 p.m. power shift officers were on Segway patrol when they observed a parked vehicle with the motor running and its driver passed out behind the wheel. The officers also observed that the driver had a bag of cocaine in one hand and drug paraphernalia in the other hand. The driver was arrested and charged with several CDS related crimes and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3700 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 1:45 p.m. officers responded for a drug complaint. When they arrived they saw a black male standing on the front porch. The officers questioned the man and during questioning they learned that he had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 5:15 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. A check of the driver revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving while suspended. He was arrested on the warrant, issued four traffic citations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 10:45 p.m. officers took a report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that he was walking along Russell Avenue when he saw a white Ford Crown Victoria with red paper tags driving towards Arundel Road. The Ford was occupied by four black males. The Ford stopped next to the victim at which time two of the males got out and produced handguns. They ordered the victim to the ground and when he complied they went through his pants pockets and stole phones, money, house keys, and his black North Face jacket. The victim then saw the two men flee on foot towards Upshur Street and the white Ford driving south on Russell Avenue towards DC.

Suspect #1 was described as a black male 6’1" tall, about 150 lbs wearing all dark clothing.
Suspect #2 was described as a black male 6'1" tall, about 150 lbs, dreadlock hair style, and wearing all dark clothing.

September 15th:

3000 block of Taylor Street: At about 3:30 p.m. officers on patrol were approached by a resident who told them that there was a black male inside her house who had apparently gotten into the basement through a window. The victim fled her home in fear of the intruder. The officers immediately went to the victim’s back yard where they confronted the man as he was trying to flee the scene. A foot chase ensued and the officers were able to catch and arrest him on Queens Chapel Road. He was taken back to the scene where he was positively identified by the victim. He was charged with first degree burglary among other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. Further investigation revealed that the arrested was involved in at least two residential burglaries in Hyattsville and several commercial burglaries in Riverdale Park. Hyattsville and Riverdale Park investigators are in the process of filing formal charges against him for those crimes.

Perry Street and Eastern Avenue: At about 8:20 p.m. officers investigated a single car collision. The driver told the officers that she was trying to make a U-turn at the intersection when she accidentally put the car in reverse, jumped a curb and struck a small tree. The driver was taken to PGH for treatment of minor injuries.

September 16th:

Chillum Road and Buchanan Street: At about 3:15 p.m. officers took a report of a theft from a 2001 Nissan. The victim/owner told the officers that she parked her car by her residence on September 10th and when she returned for it today she discovered that a passenger side window had been smashed out and the factory installed stereo had been stolen. No evidence as to those responsible could be found at the time of the report.

2900 block of Arundel Road: At about 3:45 p.m. officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim/owner told the officers that someone had smashed out the passenger window on his 1995 Toyota Camry. Nothing was missing from inside the vehicle and no evidence as to those responsible could be found at the time of the report.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 7 p.m. officers took a report of a theft. The victim/owner told the officers that she had arranged with management to have her bathtub repaired while she was at work. When she returned home she discovered several items of jewelry and a quantity of cash missing from her apartment. There were no signs of forced entry into her apartment.

3100 block of Upshur Street: At about 9 p.m. officers responded for the report of a possible burglary attempt. The victim told the officers that at around Noon today an unknown person rang her doorbell. When she went to answer the door she noticed a man at her window trying to push it open. When he saw that there was someone home he fled the property on a black and silver mountain bike. The victim told the officers that she could not call police at the time because she had to go pick up her children. However, she said that she has seen the individual in the neighborhood before and would call the next time she sees him.

2900 block of Taylor Street: At about 10:35 p.m. officers took a report of an attempted citizen robbery. He victim told the officers that as she was walking home she was approached by two males on bicycles. One of the males demanded that she give him her purse and then tried to physically take the purse from her. She refused to give up her purse and a struggle ensued. She was pushed into a parked car and sustained a laceration to her right arm. She threw groceries and rocks at the suspects to defend herself. Both suspects were deterred, returned to their bicycles and fled on Queens Chapel Road towards Chillum Road. The victim told the officers that she did not get a good look at the suspects. She also refused medical treatment for her injuries. A canvass of the area for the two suspects proved negative; however a lookout for the two was broadcast to surrounding police agencies.

September 17th:

3700 block of Wells Avenue: At about 3:30 a.m. officers stopped a suspicious vehicle they suspected had been stolen from an address in University Park. As the officers approached the driver he immediately ran from the scene. After a brief foot chase the officers lost sight of the driver and he was able to get away. The officers confirmed that the vehicle, a 2002 Volkswagen Golf, had in fact been stolen from University Park. University Park Police and the owner of the VW were notified of the recovery.

4200 block of 30th Street: At about 8:15 a.m. offers took a report of a theft from a 2007 Ford Expedition. The victim/owner told the officers that someone broke into his vehicle and stole numerous items including medical equipment, medication and vehicle parts. A canvas of the area failed to identify any witnesses or additional evidence.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 10 p.m. officers responded for the report of a residential burglary. The victim/resident told the officers that she returned home to find her apartment door handle broken-off. When she got inside she discovered a quantity of cash missing. She told the officers that she believes that someone she had just worked for as an entertainer may have beat her home and committed the crime. A canvas of the area failed to identify any witnesses or additional evidence.

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