Friday November 13th:
4500 34th Street: At about 1 pm officers met with the principal of Thomas Stone Elementary School who told them that while walking the school grounds she found a container of clear liquid which had a strong odor of gasoline. The container was turned over to the fire department for disposal.
Saturday November 14th:
3600 block of Wells Avenue: At about 4:10 a.m. officers responded for the report of a vehicle fire. When they arrived they were met by fire/rescue personnel who were working to extinguish the fire that had fully engulfed the vehicle. Further investigation revealed that person(s) unknown had crashed the vehicle and set it on fire. MILES/NCIC data confirmed that the vehicle had been reported stolen to PGPD in a burglary on November 9th. The vehicle was impounded for evidence and safekeeping and the victim/owner was notified.
2500 block of Arundel Road: At about 5:00 p.m. power shift officers patrolling the area observed two individuals consuming alcoholic beverages in the street. Both individuals were issued criminal citations for the violation and sent on their way.
4300 block of 29th Street: At about 10 p.m. power shift officers stopped to investigate a suspicious parked vehicle. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was occupied by two individuals who were found in possession of narcotics. They were arrested, charged and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
2300 block of Chillum Road: At about 10:10 p.m. officers observed a suspicious parked vehicle occupied by four individuals. While speaking to occupants the officers detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside and also observed an open container of Vodka on the rear floor board. The driver was issued a state citation for open alcohol in a motor vehicle and the three passengers were each issued a criminal citation for consuming an alcoholic beverage in a motor vehicle. The driver was given a field sobriety test and found to be sober enough to drive. All were sent on their way without further incident.
3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 11:50 p.m. officers responded for the report of a citizen robbery. The victim told the officers that he was in front of his residence looking for an item in the trunk of his vehicle when he was approached by two black males, one of whom had a black semi automatic pistol. The two suspects announced a robbery and demanded the victim’s property. The victim gave them his wallet. The suspects removed the victim’s cash, gave him back his wallet, and fled the area towards the Northwest Branch Park. The victim described his assailants as black males approximately 18-19 years of age wearing all black dark clothing, thin black jackets, and black face masks. A lookout was placed to surrounding agencies and a Hyattsville Police K-9 assisted with a search of the area. The officers located several individuals in the 5000 block of 37th Avenue. None of these individuals turned out to be our robbery suspects; however one of them was found to have an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. PGPD robbery detectives were notified and are conducting the follow-up investigation.
Sunday November 15th:
3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 1:15 a.m. officers responded for what the complainant described as possibly a drunk driver who had just forced him off the road. The complainant also told the officers that the vehicle involved was parked in the 7-11 lot on Chillum Road. The officers located the vehicle and its driver and passenger. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license and was not the owner of the vehicle. He was issued a state citation for driving without a license. The passenger was issued a criminal citation for consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle. The vehicle was impounded and the two were sent on their way.
3700 block of Quincy Street (Brentwood): At about 7:45 p.m. power shift officers observed several individuals consuming open alcoholic beverages. When the officers stopped them they discovered that one of them had an open warrant through Prince George’s County for distribution of narcotics. He also had a small quantity of marijuana on his person. He was arrested on the open warrant, charged with possession of CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
Monday November 16th (early morning):
3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 2:45 a.m. officer on patrol ran a check of the license plates of a suspicious vehicle. The MILES/NCIC return revealed that the registration was suspended and there was an MSP pick up order on the tags. The officers stopped the vehicle and identified the driver who had a valid Maryland license. He was issued a citation for driving a vehicle with suspended registration. The tags were seized for return to MVA and the vehicle was impounded.