Friday September 4th:
3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 10:30 a.m. officers were flagged down by an individual who identified himself as a maintenance employee for Queenstown apartments. He told the officers that someone had stolen several of his tools from inside a secured office. He said he last observed the tools at about 7:30 a.m. and when he returned at about 10:25 a.m. the tools were missing. There were no signs of forced entry into the office and a check of the area for witnesses and evidence was negative.
4100 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 11:20 am officers responded for the report of an armed carjacking. The victim told the officers that she came out of the rental office and found an individual sitting on the hood of her blue 2008 Toyota Camry (Maryland tags 9DRD60). She asked him to get off the car and he complied. When the victim opened the driver’s door to drive away the individual pulled open the door and demanded the keys for the car. The victim refused but he was able to get the car key from the victim’s hand. During the struggle, he produced a handgun and told her he would shoot her. The victim ran away and the individual and two other men got into the victim’s car and fled in the vehicle on Eastern Avenue towards Rhode Island Avenue. PGPD detectives responded to the scene to interview the victim and begin a follow-up investigation. A lookout for the individuals and the vehicle was given to the surrounding police jurisdictions.
Suspect 1: B/M, 19-20 YOA, 5-08, 140lbs, white t-shirt (tank top style), blue jeans light skin, long dreads in pony tail, armed with handgun NFD.
Suspect 2: B/M, 19-20 YOA, 5-08, 150lbs, white t-shirt (tank top style), blue jeans light skin, long dreads NFD.
Suspect 3: B/M, 19-20 YOA, 5-08, 130lbs, white t-shirt (tank top style), blue jeans light skin, medium twist NFD
3300 block of Perry Street: At about 5:45 p.m. officers responded for the report of a stabbing. Their investigation revealed that the victim was intoxicated and got into a work-related dispute with a friend. The dispute escalated into a physical altercation and the victim was stabbed by his friend with a drywall-type knife. The victim sustained a cut to his right leg. Medics arrived and treated the victim for the stab wound but he refused transport to the hospital. The subject who committed the assault was arrested, charged with criminal assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
3800 block of 38th Street: At about 6:40 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. When they approached the driver they smelled both alcohol and marijuana about his person. He refused to submit to field sobriety testing, but based on the officers’ observations he was arrested for DUI and his vehicle was impounded. During an inventory search of the vehicle the officers discovered a large glass jar filled with marijuana. The driver was transported to DOC in Hyattsville where he was charged with DUI and related traffic offenses and possession of a CDS.
3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 9:20 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The officers ran a check of the vehicle’s tags which revealed that they expired in 2008. Further investigation revealed that the 2010 expiration sticker displayed on the vehicle was from a stolen tag. The driver was arrested on theft related charges and the vehicle was impounded. During a search of the vehicle the officers located a baggie of marijuana in the center console along with another baggie containing four blue ecstasy pills. The driver was transported to DOC in Hyattsville and charged for his traffic related offenses and possession of CDS.
3700 block of Wells Avenue (Mount Rainier Skate Park): At about 10 p.m. officers responded for the report of shots fired at the Mount Rainier Skate Park. Upon arrival officers met with anonymous complainants who said that they walked up to a red pick-up truck occupied by four black males and advised them that the skate park was closed at dark. They said that as they walked away from the truck they heard a loud pop which they suspected was a gun shot but were not certain. They told the officers that they never actually observed a gun. Officers broadcast the description of the red pick-up truck to surrounding jurisdictions and canvassed the area for both the truck and for evidence of gun shots. After about thirty minutes of searching the area the truck could not be located and no additional evidence of shots being fired could be found.
3700 block of Wells Avenue (Mount Rainier Skate Park): At about 11:45 p.m. officers conducting an area check of the Skate Park saw a male and a female leaving the park area. The two were stopped for a field interview and checked through NCIC. The NCIC check revealed that the man had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
Saturday September 5th:
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 9:30 a.m. officers observed a man drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.
3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 10 a.m. officers took a report of vandalism. They found where person(s) unknown went through the neighborhood with what appeared to be a paintball gun and shot paint balls striking two houses. A canvas of the area revealed no evidence about who may have been responsible.
4400 block of 28th Place: At about 10:30 a.m. officers took a theft from auto report. Their investigation revealed that sometime between the hours of 10:15 and 10:30 person(s) unknown broke into the victim’s car through the front driver’s side window. Once inside the thieves stole the car’s stereo.
4000 block of 36th Street: At about 10:45 a.m. officers responded for the report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that she had been away from her apartment since September 2nd. When she returned this morning she discovered her microwave oven and a 13 inch TV missing. The officers could not find any evidence of forced entry into the apartment or any additional evidence which would help identify those responsible for the theft.
3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 5:50 p.m. officers took a report of a stolen tag. The victim/owner told the officers that the rear tag was attached to her car when she parked it the night before and was not there this morning. A check of the area for witnesses and evidence was negative.
2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 6:20 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for various traffic infractions. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle was in possession of approximately 112.4 grams of marijuana having a street value of about $2,240. He was arrested, charged with various CDS related crimes and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The driver was issued several state traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.
3400 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 9:15 pm officers took a report of a missing 12 year old girl. Her parents told the officers that she left for the library at about 5 p.m. and had not returned. A missing persons report was completed and the juvenile’s information was entered into NCIC. At about 9:50 p.m. officers received notification from the US Park Police that the missing juvenile had been located. They said she was taken into custody for being a passenger in a stolen vehicle they had just recovered. The girl’s parents were notified of their daughter’s status and referred to US Park Police. The NCIC entry was removed.
3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 9:30 p.m. officers responded for an attempted residential burglary. The victim/resident told the officers that she left her apartment on September 3rd and returned this evening at about 5:30 to find that her front door was damaged and partially open. She said that she checked her apartment and found no one inside and nothing missing or disturbed. A check of the area for evidence and witnesses was negative.
3100 block of Arundel Road: At about 8:30 p.m. officers responded for a loud music complaint. Upon arrival the officers observed a large party in progress with music blaring from the back yard and a large group of people around the house. The resident was told of the loud noise complaints coming from the neighborhood and she responded by showing the officers her valid noise permit issued by the City for the party. She was advised of the City Code regarding noise and told to make the party’s noise compliant with the ordinance. The officers left the residence only to be called back with additional complaints at about 10:30. At that time the officers verified that the noise from the party was still in violation of City Code and in violation of the noise permit. The party was ordered shut down, the resident was issued a civil citation for violating the City’s noise ordinance, and the partygoers were dispersed from the area.
3700 block of Perry Street (Brentwood): At about 11:55 p.m. officers responded for the report of several suspicious individuals being loud and disorderly at a vacant house. The officers determined that the house was not vacant and the individuals in question were its residents. During their investigation the officers found a clear plastic bag containing a small quantity of marijuana at the entrance to the driveway. They were unable to determine to whom the marijuana belonged so it was seized and marked for destruction. No arrests were made.
Sunday September 6th:
3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 12:45 a.m. officers on patrol observed a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway obstructing traffic. The officers stopped the vehicle and when they approached the driver they smelled a strong odor of alcohol about her person. She was unable to complete field sobriety tests because she was unable to balance herself safely on her own. She was arrested and transported to College park for a breathalyzer test. Several attempts to get a breath sample from her were negative and she was listed as having refused to submit to the test. She was issued several state citations and transported back to the MRPD police station where a family member picked her up. Her vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.
4100 block of 34th Street: At about 8:15 a.m. officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that he parked his car by his residence at about 3 a.m. When he returned to the car around 8 a.m. he discovered that someone had gotten inside and stole his car stereo. The officers discovered a broken key in the driver’s door lock. The victim said that he believes that his girlfriend may be involved in the theft.
3700 block of Shepherd Street: At about 11:30 a.m. officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that he parked his vehicle by his residence at about 3:30 a.m. and returned to find that someone got into the car through a rear passenger window and stole his car stereo. A check of the area for evidence and witnesses was negative.
34th Street and Windom Road: At about 5:30 p.m. officers observed a subject commit a minor traffic violation. The officers stopped the vehicle and upon further investigation discovered that the driver (a juvenile) was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested and charged with possession of a CDS.
3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 7:10 p.m. officers observed a vehicle driving erratically on Chillum Road. Officers stopped the vehicle and later discovered that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and charged with DWI/DUI.
Monday September 7:
4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 9:30 a.m. officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that he was approached by a blue Ford Crown Victoria occupied by two black males. One of the men got out of the vehicle holding what appeared to be a silver automatic weapon. The victim immediately threw down his keys and fled to the building from which he came but the door was locked. The gunman followed the victim and went through his pockets looking for valuables. Finding none the gunman went back to the waiting vehicle and it drove off. A canvass of the area for witnesses and evidence was negative. A lookout for the vehicle and its occupants was broadcast to surrounding police agencies.
Newton Street at 37th Street: At about 9 p.m. a parked 1988 Olds Cutlass was struck by a 2001 Chevy Tahoe. The Cutlass sustained moderate front end damage.
34th Street and Arundel Road: At 11:20 p.m. power shift officers were patrolling the area when they observed a red Cadillac driving down the street with a passenger throwing empty beer cans out of the window. Officers stopped the vehicle and as they approached it one of the passengers started to pour beer out of the window. Further investigation revealed that the driver was the only sober occupant; however he did not have a valid driver’s license. The vehicle was subsequently impounded and the driver was issued several traffic citations. One of the passengers was issued a criminal citation for an alcohol violation and littering.