Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Police Report: October 13

3700 block of Wells Avenue: At about 10:45 a.m. officers took a report of a vandalism that occurred at various locations around the Mount Rainier skate park. The vandalism took the form of spray painted graffiti and included the words “skate or die,” “F.A.M.E.” and other initials that could not be identified at the time of the report. All graffiti was photographed and a follow-up investigation is ongoing.

4400 block of 31st Street: At about 11:30 a.m. officers took a theft by deception report. The victim told the officers that she contacted an individual via email in reference to buying a car that he had listed on Craig’s list. After negotiating with him over the final price she wired the seller money for the car. After sending the money she was not able to contact him again. The PGPD fraud unit was brought into the case to conduct a follow-up investigation.

3249 Rhode Island Avenue (MRPD Headquarters): At about 11:40 a.m. an individual who MRPD officers had previously arrested came into the police station to recover property taken from him at the time he was arrested. The officer who spoke with the man detected a strong odor of PCP about his person and observed that he appeared to be under the influence of CDS. Further investigation revealed that the man was in possession of a pack of cigarettes containing several cigarettes that had been dipped in liquid PCP. He was arrested, charged with possession of CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville

4500 block of 31st Street: At about 5:25 p.m. officers investigated a motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that a vehicle driving east on 31st Street lost control and struck a parked vehicle. Both the striking vehicle and its driver remained at the scene for the investigation. The driver of the striking vehicle was found at fault in the collision and charged accordingly. No injuries were reported.

3000 block of Arundel Road: At about 7:55 p.m. officers responded for a domestic disturbance. When they arrived they observed a female yelling profanities and kicking a door. After several unsuccessful attempts to calm the woman down she was arrested for disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 11:55 p.m. officers observed a woman with an open container of an alcoholic beverage. She was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on her was without further incident.

Residential Burglaries (5):

4300 block of 28th Place (3)
4100 block of Russell Avenue (2)

At various times throughout the day officers took five (5) residential burglary reports at the above addresses in the Kaywood Apartments complex. In all cases entry was made or attempted by someone prying open the entry door to the victims’ apartments; the apartments were ransacked and electronics and cash were stolen. Officers did not recover any evidence from the crime scenes and no witnesses could be found.

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