Friday October 2nd:
3800 block of 33rd Street: At about 7:30 a.m. officers took a stolen auto report. The victim/owner told the officers that she parked her vehicle outside her residence the previous evening and when she returned for it she discovered it had been stolen. On Sunday October 4th at about 3:15 a.m. officers were notified by Takoma Park PD that they had recovered the vehicle. It was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.
4600 block of 30th Street: At about 8:45 a.m. officers took a report of an attempt stolen auto. The victim/owner showed the officers where person(s) unknown had damaged the drivers’ side door lock and ignition. A check of the area failed to locate any evidence or witnesses to the crime.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 11:45 p.m. officers on patrol observed an individual slumped over behind the wheel of a parked vehicle. The vehicle had its lights on, the radio playing, and the keys in the ignition. When the officers approached to check the individual’s welfare they smelled a strong odor of alcohol and observed an open alcohol container on the center console. The individual was awakened and removed from the vehicle. He submitted to a field sobriety exam which he failed. He was charged via citation with DUI/DWI and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.
Saturday October 3rd:
3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 2 a.m. officers stopped an individual for a field interview. During the interview the officers discovered that the individual had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor theft charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): At about 9:30 a.m. officers took a report of a theft. The victim told the officers that she was pumping fuel when she saw an older model silver Lexus pull up to the passenger side of her vehicle. A black male described as being in his 20’s wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt got out of the Lexus, opened the unlocked passenger door of the victim’s vehicle and stole her purse. The thief got back into the Lexus and fled into DC. The victim said that the Lexus was being driven by a second black male described as also being in his 20’s and wearing a hooded sweat shirt. A check of the area for the Lexus was negative and a lookout for the vehicle was broadcast to surrounding police agencies.
4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 11 a.m. officers took a report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision. The victim’s legally parked vehicle was struck by a second vehicle which failed to remain at the scene. No evidence was left at the scene that would lead to the identification of the striking vehicle.
4200 block of 34th Street: At about 9:30 p.m. officers on patrol observed two individuals riding an illegal, unregistered off road dirt bike. When the officers tried to stop the bike the individuals refused to stop and fled. The juvenile passenger was apprehended when he jumped off the dirt bike as it was trying to elude the officers. The driver continued his flight but lost control of the bike in the field adjacent to the MR Nature Center. At this point the driver abandoned the bike, continued his flight on foot and made good his escape. The passenger was charged as a juvenile and released to his father on the scene. The motorcycle was heavily damaged and impounded. An NCIC check of the motorcycle showed that it had not previously been reported stolen.
3300 block of Arundel Road: At about 11:45 p.m. officers responded to investigate a motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that the striking vehicle was traveling a high rate of speed, lost control, struck a parked vehicle, rolled onto its roof and came to rest after striking a second parked vehicle. The driver left the scene prior to the officers’ arrival but they were able to locate him and return him to the scene. He was charged with nine traffic charges including DWI/DUI.
Sunday October 4th:
4300 block of 28th Place: At about 1:15 p.m. officers took a report of a theft. The victim told the officers that he made a request for maintenance to service his apartment while he was out. When he returned he discovered several items of his personal property missing. The serial numbers to the property were obtained and were entered into NCIC as stolen.
4100 block of 38th Street: At about 7:15 p.m. officers stopped two individuals for a field interview. During the interview one individual was found to have an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for driving on a revoked license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.