Monday, December 14, 2009

Police Report: December 11-13

Friday December 11th:

2300 block of Varnum Street: At about 7:45 p.m. officers issued a man a criminal citation for consuming an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

31st & Perry Streets: At about 11:25 p.m. officers impounded a 1996 Chevy Impala that had been involved in a motor vehicle crash. The driver struck a steel pole barricade causing the vehicle to leak gasoline. The vehicle was not drivable after the crash. The driver was issued several traffic citations, among them - driving without a license.

Saturday December 12th:

4000 block of 29th Street: At about 3:20 p.m. officers responded for the report of a suspicious male knocking on apartment doors. The reporting person gave a description of the man and officers located him in the 3000 block of Bunker Hill Road. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for first degree assault. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 7:20 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through the Charles County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court. After placing him under arrest the officers discovered that he was in possession of four plastic baggies of marijuana. The officers continued their investigation and found that a passenger in the vehicle was also in possession of a bag of marijuana. He was also arrested and both individuals were charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 9:20 p.m. officers were called to the Queenstown Apartments complex for the report of three men drinking alcoholic beverages inside a red 1996 Honda Accord. The officers found the men drinking and all three were issued criminal citations for the violation.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:30 p.m. an officer attempted to stop a white 1996 Toyota Avalon because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. Instead of stopping the vehicle fled into DC via Eastern Avenue and Bladensburg Road. The officer followed the vehicle to the dead end of Evarts Street where it stopped. As the officer approached the vehicle on foot to identify its occupants the vehicle suddenly sped backwards in an attempt to strike the approaching officer. The officer fired one shot from his departmental issued weapon to defend himself. The vehicle stopped immediately and the officer was able to get all three occupants out of the vehicle and in custody without further use of force. When DC officers arrived they took all three occupants into custody. A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded .45 caliber Ruger semi automatic pistol on the rear passenger floorboard. DC police charged all three occupants will illegal carrying of the handgun, assault on a police officer and felony fleeing and fugitive from justice. The officer subsequently obtained arrest warrants in Maryland for illegal wear, carry or transport of a handgun and fleeing and eluding. The Maryland warrants were served on the three defendants at their place of incarceration in DC.

Sunday December 13th:

4200 block of 28th Street: At about 9:30 a.m. officers took a report of a stolen 2001 Ford Van (MD tags 86V224). The victim/owner told the officers that he parked his van near his residence the night before and when he returned for it this morning her discovered that it had been stolen. No evidence or witnesses could be found.

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