Monday, November 30, 2009

Police Report: November 23-24

November 23rd:

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 12:30 a.m. officers responded for the report of several individuals tampering with a motor vehicle. Upon their arrival they located and arrested three juveniles for tampering. All three were transported to MRPD headquarters for processing. They were charged via juvenile petition for tampering with a motor vehicle and two of them were released to their parents pending a court hearing. The third juvenile was found to be a runaway from DC. Officers from the Metropolitan Police Department responded and took custody of the runaway.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8 a.m. officers took a report of stolen tags. The victim/owner told the officers that his vehicle had been parked there for about two days and when he returned for it he discovered that both the front and rear tags had been stolen.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 10 a.m. officers responded for the report of a 1st degree sexual assault. Upon arrival the victim told the officers that a black male approximately 25 years of age, dressed in dark clothing and wearing a ski mask forced his way into her apartment as she was leaving for work. Once inside the suspect assaulted her and tied her hands behind her back. The suspect then forced the victim to perform oral sex on him. Shortly thereafter the suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction. PGPD Sexual Assault Unit detectives responded to the scene to take over the investigation. A PGPD evidence unit also responded to recover evidence.

2800 block of Shepherd Street: At about 4 p.m. officers responded for the report of a suspicious vehicle that had not moved in several days. The officers ran the vehicle’s tag number through NCIC and discovered that it had been reported stolen through MPDC. The vehicle appeared to be in drivable condition with both tags attached and the ignition was damaged. It was impounded for safekeeping and the owner/victim was notified of the recovery.

2300 block of Varnum Street: At about 11 p.m. officers responded for the report of a theft. The store clerk told the officers that a black male about six feet tall wearing a green/brown army-style coat got out of a black vehicle with partial Maryland tags of 316XXX. The man proceeded to steal approximately 10 food trays left outside for pick up by the supplier. The suspect and the vehicle then fled the store on Varnum towards Eastern Avenue. A search of the area for the suspect/vehicle proved negative.

November 24th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): At about 3 a.m. officers responded for the report of an armed robbery. Store employees told the officers that a heavy set, light skin black male wearing a black jacket, a red knit cap and tan pants came into the store asking to buy a carton of cigarettes. When the clerk told the man they didn’t have any cartons he asked for two packs. When the clerk rang up the charge the suspect produced a silver handgun and demanded the cigarettes. He grabbed the two packs of cigarettes and ran out of the store westbound on 22nd street towards Queens Chapel Road. A search of the area for the suspect proved negative.

3000 block of Arundel Road: At about 6:30 a.m. officers took a stolen car report. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime during the previous night someone stole his black Honda Civic with Maryland tags MZK655. No evidence/witnesses were found at the scene.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 8:30 a.m. officers took a theft from auto report. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime overnight someone got into her vehicle and stole the remote control to the car’s stereo. There was no damage to the vehicle and no point of entry could be identified.

4500 block of 29th Street: At about 8:47 a.m. officers took a stolen car report. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime during the overnight hours someone stole his burgundy 1992 Buick Road Master (Maryland tags 6EJJ84).

4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 12:30 p.m. officers took a report of a vandalism to auto that occurred sometime on November 21st. The victim/owner showed the officers where someone had damaged the vehicle’s driver’s side door lock. The vehicle was not processed for evidence due to the delay in reporting the incident to police and because the owner drove his vehicle to MRPD headquarters to show officers the damage.

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): At about 1:30 p.m. officers responded for the report of an attempted armed robbery. Store employees told the officers that a black male about 20-35 years of age, 5’8” tall, 180 lbs., wearing black jeans and a grey jacket came into the store and displayed a black handgun. The suspect made a demand for money and started to walk behind the counter. At that point the suspect apparently changed his mind, turned around and ran out of the store. No money was taken and the suspect did not touch any items in the store. Officers were able to recover a photo of the suspect from the store’s security cameras and PGPD detectives are following up on the case.

4600 block of 25th Street: At about 8:10 p.m. officers impounded a blue 1993 Dodge Caravan with DC tags DE2715 for blocking a private driveway. At the time of the impound the officers noticed that the vehicle’s ignition was damaged consistent with being stolen, but an NCIC stolen check was negative.

3700 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 8 p.m. officers responded for the report of a residential burglary. The victim/owner told the officers that he returned home after being away for a few days to find that someone had broken into his residence through a kitchen window. When the victim went inside he discovered that the upstairs had been ransacked and several items of his personal property had been stolen. A canvass of the area was conducted with negative results and the kitchen window area was processed for latent evidence, also with negative results.

4100 block of 31st Street: At about 6:30 p.m. officers responded for the report of a residential burglary. The reporting person told the officers that he left the residence (owned by his aunt) the evening of November 15th. When he returned this evening he discovered that the kitchen door was ajar with its window broken out. When he went inside he discovered that the interior had been ransacked but no items appeared to be missing. A canvass of the area was conducted with negative results and no evidence could be located.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP Station): At about 11:40 p.m. officers responded for the report of an individual trying to pass a counterfeit $50 bill. Store employees told the officers that a black male, about 6’1” tall, 185 lbs., 25-30 years of age driving a white Cadillac with DC tags DK1722 came into the station and told the clerk that he needed ten dollars in gas. He handed the clerk a $50 dollar bill and received $40 in change. He was about to start pumping the fuel when the employee examined the $50 bill and suspected it was counterfeit. The clerk attempted to confront the suspect about the bill; however the suspect jumped into his Cadillac and fled the area. The vehicle was last observed on Eastern Avenue into Washington DC. A search of the area for the Cadillac and the suspect was negative. Check of the area was negative. The station’s video surveillance cameras were not operating at the time of the incident. A lookout was broadcast to surrounding agencies and officers took custody of the counterfeit bill for evidence.

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