Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Police Report: November 16-17

Monday November 16th:

4500 block of 32nd Street: At about 9:45 a.m. officers took a report of a missing man who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Relatives told the officers that the 85 year old was last seen on November 15th at about 10 a.m. Officers immediately put out a missing persons report to surrounding police agencies and entered the man’s information into the NCIC missing person’s database. UPDATE: On November 17th at about 4:45 a.m. Amtrak police officers located the man at Union Station. He was returned safely to his home and relatives.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 4 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. As the officers approached the vehicle they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside. Further investigation revealed that a passenger was in possession of 21.6 grams of marijuana. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2700 block of Arundel Road: At about 8:30 p.m. officers responded for the report of a citizen robbery. The victim told the officers that his cousin gave him a ride home from a location in DC. Once home, the two got into a verbal argument that turned into a physical altercation between the victim and his cousin who was assisted by two of the cousin’s friends. The victim said that he was punched and kicked by the three men who took seventy dollars from his pants pocket. The victim sustained a cut under his left eye and was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment. Once at the hospital the victim became uncooperative with the officers and refused any further police assistance. A copy of the police report was faxed to Prince George’s County Police robbery detectives for follow-up.

3200 block of Varnum Street: At about 9:15 p.m. officers took an unattended death report. Investigation revealed that a man had died of natural causes. Family members told the officers that the man had a history of diabetes hypertension and seizures. Rhines Funeral Home removed the remains at the family’s request.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 9:30 p.m. officers observed an individual consuming an alcoholic beverage in public. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: At about 10 p.m. power shift officers were flagged down by the victim of a citizen robbery. The victim was able to give the officers a good description of three individuals who had robbed him of his belongings minutes before he contacted police. A canvass of the area was begun and officers located two individuals who fit the victim’s description. The victim positively identified them as his assailants. Both were arrested and charged accordingly. Since both individuals were juveniles they were processed at MRPD headquarters and released to their parents. The third suspect remains at large and an investigation to identify and arrest him is ongoing.

Tuesday, November 17th:

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 7:30 a.m. officers responded for the report of property damage to a parked motor vehicle. The victim/owner told the officers that while walking her dog she noticed that her gold Nissan Altima had fresh damage to the driver’s side fender and side view mirror. It is likely that the damage was caused by a hit and run driver, however no evidence could be found at the scene that would enable the officers to identify the striking vehicle.

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