Thursday, October 01, 2009

Police Report: September 29-October 1

Tuesday September 29th:

2700 block of Allison Street: At about 2:45 p.m. officers took a stolen auto report. The victim/owner told the officers that she left her vehicle parked by her residence when she went out of town on September 26th. When she returned she discovered that it had been stolen. There was no record of impound or repossession and a check of the area for evidence and witnesses was negative.

3100 block of Webster Street: At about 4:15 p.m. officers took a report of fraud. Investigation revealed that an unknown individual fraudulently obtained the victim’s personal tax return information, filed an amended return and received funds from the State of Maryland. The victim’s tax preparers and the State Comptroller’s office are handling a follow-up investigation.

4700 block of 31st Place: At about 10:45 p.m. officers responded to a verbal domestic dispute. When the officers arrived they discovered that the male half of the argument had had two open arrest warrants through PGPD for failing to appear in court on DUI and driving while suspended charges. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Wednesday September 30th:

2700 block of Webster Street: At about 5 a.m. officers took a report of a theft from auto. Their investigation found that person(s) unknown broke into the victim’s vehicle by breaking the front passenger side window and stole a portable GPS unit.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: At about 12:15 p.m. officers came upon an unoccupied black 1998 Jeep Cherokee with the engine running. Further investigation revealed that the ignition was damaged and the vehicle had been reported stolen from an address in DC. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.

Thursday October 1st (early morning):

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 2:15 a.m. officers investigated a single vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that the driver of a silver 2008 Chrysler Sebring travelling south on Rhode Island Avenue tried to negotiate the traffic circle at a speed greater than reasonable. The vehicle ran over the curb and knocked down a pedestrian sign. The driver was charged appropriately and SHA was notified to replace/repair the sign.

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