Monday, August 31, 2009

Police Report: August 28-30

Friday August 28th:

4100 block of 29th Street: At about 4:20 p.m. officers responded for the report of a residential burglary. The victim/resident told the officers that she returned home from work to find several items missing from her residence. Further investigation revealed that the victim’s son was questioned about having a friend over earlier. The son advised that his friend did not commit the crime and that they were sitting on the porch talking about sports. There were no signs of forced entry into the home. A canvass of the area revealed that the son and his friend were the only people seen in the area. An investigation will continue.

Saturday August 29th:

2900 block of Arundel Road: At about 12:55 a.m. officers on patrol observed an individual attempting to remove the license plate from a Ford van. When the individual saw the officers he fled on foot leaving the tag behind. The officers were able to catch and detain him until the vehicle’s owner verified that he did not know the man and did not give him permission to remove the license plate. The individual was arrested and charged with tampering with a motor vehicle and misdemeanor theft. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 2:10 p.m. officers responded for a domestic disturbance. During their investigation the officers noticed that the male participant in the argument was in possession of a marijuana cigarette. He was arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

One Municipal Place: At about 11:05 pm officers stopped a man who was screaming obscenities at the patrons of the bus terminal. When the officers tried to get him calmed down they smelled the distinct odor of PCP on his person. During questioning the man tried to run from the officers and when they caught up to him he turned and started to fight. After a brief tussle the officers were able to get him under control and under arrest. He was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assault on a police officer. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Sunday August 30th:

Nothing of significance to report.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Police report: August 27

During the day officers investigated five thefts/attempted thefts from parked motor vehicles. All of the thefts/break-ins were discovered between 7:45 am and 9:30 am. In all but one of the thefts officers were unable to determine how the thieves got into the target vehicles but we are surmising that a slim-jim or pry-type tool was used. Each of the victims/owners told the officers that they were positive that they had locked and secured their vehicles. All of the target vehicles were processed for evidence with negative results and no witnesses or other evidence could be found.

2700 block of Arundel Road: 7:45 am. In this case the thieves broke the passenger side rear window to gain entry. Once inside they stole an electronic device that was inside the glove box.

2700 block of Webster Street: 8:45 am. An electronic device was stolen from inside the glove box.

4500 block of 30th Street: 9:25 am. A cell phone charger was taken but later recovered on the ground close to the victim’s vehicle.

4500 block of 30th Street: 9:25 am. While investigating the above theft officers were notified by an additional victim that both her vehicle and her husband’s vehicle had been broken into. She told the officers that nothing appeared to have been taken from either vehicle.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Police Report: August 26th

2900 block of Arundel Road: At about 8:30 am officers took a report of a stolen tag. The victim/owner told the officers that she came out to her car this morning to discover that her rear tag had been stolen sometime during the night. No evidence or witnesses to the crime could be found.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:45 am officers stopped a vehicle because the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear in court on a possession of CDS charge. He was issued the appropriate seatbelt citation, arrested on the open warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 9:15 pm officers stopped a vehicle because it was being driven without tail or brake lights. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license in any state. He was issued several state citations, a safety equipment repair order, and the vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Otis Street: At about 11 pm officers responded for a domestic assault. When the officers arrived they found a man bleeding who told them he had been assaulted by his live-in girlfriend. The assault stemmed from the man’s attempts to get the intoxicated woman to stop drinking. An argument ensued culminating in the woman striking the man with a glass cup. He suffered a laceration above his left eye but refused medial treatment. The woman was arrested and charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Police report: August 25

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 1 pm officers on patrol observed a 2002 Hyundai displaying Maryland tags 31070M5. A MILES/NCIC check revealed that the tags were registered to an Isuzu sport utility vehicle. The tags and the vehicle were both impounded.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 10:30 pm officers on patrol observed a 1996 Saturn displaying Maryland tags 2CBB82. A MILES/NCIC check revealed that the tags were registered to a 1996 Lincoln. The tags and the vehicle were both impounded.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Police Report: August 24

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 9 pm officers on patrol observed an individual urinating in a public place. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Police Report: August 21-23

Friday August 21st:

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road
: At about 2 pm officers responded for the report of a theft of a cell phone. The victim told the officers that she and her boyfriend were in her apartment socializing when he became angry and verbally abusive. The victim told her boyfriend to leave several times but he refused. When the boyfriend finally left the apartment he took the victim’s cell phone with him without her consent. The boyfriend was identified but could not be located at the time of the report. The victim was advised of her options about obtaining a protective order against her boyfriend.

4600 block of 30th Street: At about 6:45 pm officers responded for the report of an out of control individual. The officers met with the complainant who told them that her 19 year old son has a history of mental problems and prior contacts with MRPD was again out of control and assaulted his brother. When she tried to separate the brothers the 19 year old hit her with a chair. She told the officers that she had obtained commitment papers for her son but he tore them up. The officers contacted the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office and confirmed the EPS commitment documents. The 19 year old was taken into custody without incident and transported to Prince George’s Hospital for processing.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:55 pm officers on patrol saw a female individual who appeared intoxicated enter a motor vehicle and drive away. The officers stopped the vehicle and when they approached the driver they smelled a strong odor of alcohol about her person. She submitted to a field sobriety test which she failed. She was offered a blood alcohol examination and refused. She was charged with DUI/DWI and released at the scene. Her vehicle was left legally parked on Rhode Island Avenue.

Saturday August 22nd:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive
: At about 12:30 pm officers responded for the report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner showed the officers where someone had entered his vehicle by prying a window open enough to manipulate the door lock. Once inside the thieves stole several items of the victim’s personal property. A search of the area for witnesses and other evidence proved negative.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 5 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. Their investigation determined that someone entered the victim’s vehicle by breaking a small hole through a window enough to manipulate the door lock. Once inside the thieves stole several items of the victim’s personal property. A search of the area for witnesses and other evidence proved negative.

3500 block of Newton Place: At about 9:10 pm officers took a report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that the victim’s parked vehicle had been struck by an unknown passing vehicle causing minor damage. No evidence was available at the scene to help officers identify the striking vehicle.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 10:40 pm officers conducting a speed enforcement detail stopped a vehicle for driving 51 mph in a 35 mph zone. When the officers approached the driver they smelled a strong odor of alcohol about his person. He submitted to standard field sobriety testing which he failed. He refused to submit to a blood alcohol examination. He was charged with DUI/DWI and released at the scene. During their investigation the officers discovered that two passengers in the vehicle were also consuming alcoholic beverages and they both received criminal citations for alcohol related offenses and released at the scene. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4300 block of 38th Street: At about 11:50 pm officers observed an individual driving a vehicle without its headlights on and no front tag displayed. They stopped the vehicle and later discovered that the driver did not have a valid driver’s license. He was charged with several state traffic violations and released at the scene. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

Sunday August 23rd:

4600 block of 30th Street
: At about 3 am officers took a report of a stolen Maryland license plate. The victim/owner told the officers that someone stole the rear tag off his car sometime during the night. There was no evidence at the scene that would identify the person(s) responsible for the theft.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 4:05 am officers responded for the report of an armed carjacking that had just occurred. The victim told the officers that he was driving north on Rhode Island Avenue and stopped at the light at Eastern Avenue. When the light turned green he proceeded north into Mount Rainier when a white sedan and a red sedan cut him off and forced him to stop. Once stopped he was accosted by approximately ten masked individuals who forced him out of his vehicle at gun point and demanded money. When he replied that he didn’t have any money they began to beat him about the head with their guns. After the assault the suspects stole the victim’s vehicle and fled the area in an unknown direction. The victim sustained several bumps to the head but no open wounds and refused any medical treatment. PGPD detectives were notified and responded to the scene to assume a follow-up investigation. When the lookout was given to surrounding jurisdictions, MPD advised that they had taken a similar carjacking report earlier in the evening involving similar vehicles and suspects.

At about 2:10 am on Monday August 24th MRPD was notified by MPD that their officers had recovered the carjacked vehicle in the 5000 block of Jay Street NE. The vehicle had front end damage but was listed as drivable, both tags were still attached and no arrests were made. The victim was notified of the recovery and the vehicle was taken to the MPD mobile crime unit for processing.

3200 block of Varnum Street (7-11): At about 4:45 am officers responded for the report of a theft. The on duty clerk told the officers that an Hispanic male approximately 6’ tall and 200 lbs wearing a red shirt came into the store, picked up several items from the store shelves, and left without paying for those items. The individual fled the parking lot in a newer model black 4 door vehicle (NFD) last seen heading towards DC. The officers checked the area for the individual and his car with negative results.

3700 block of Shepherd Street (Brentwood): At about 5:45 pm power shift officers observed a large group of males loitering in the area. When the group observed the marked patrol cars they scattered in different directions. One of the subjects was stopped due to his suspicious behavior and found to have three open warrants for theft. He was arrested on the outstanding warrants and a search of his person incident to the arrest revealed that he was in possession of marijuana. He was charged with the CDS crime and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Police Report: August 19-20

August 19th:

Russell Avenue at Eastern Avenue: At about 10 am officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim/owner told the officers that she last saw her white 1990 Honda Accord (MD tags 6EZM37) legally parked outside of her residence in the Kaywood Apartments at about 1 am this morning. When she returned for her cat at about 10 am she discovered that it had been stolen. Communications personnel confirmed that the car had not been impounded or repossessed.

August 20th:

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 12:40 am officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery. The victims (2) told the officers that three black males, approximately 18-20 years of age got out of a dark colored Dodge Caravan (unknown tags) and approached them. One of the men displayed a small dark colored hand gun, possibly a revolver, and robbed both victims of their valuables. The three suspects then fled the area in the Caravan towards Eastern Avenue. A search of the area for the van and the suspects was unsuccessful.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 4:30 am officers took a report of a missing person/runaway juvenile. The father of a 13 year old male told the officers that his son ran away from home after the two got into an argument. The juvenile was in good health at the time he left home. A lookout was placed with surrounding jurisdictions and the juvenile’s information was entered into the NCIC missing persons’ database. This is the second time in the last week that this juvenile has been reported missing to MRPD.

3700 block of 34th Street: At about 11 am officers responded for the report of a car on fire. When the officers arrived the discovered a 2006 Cadillac DTS fully engulfed in flames. Fire/rescue personnel responded and extinguished the blaze. The cause of the fire could not be determined at the time of the report but it was not believed to be criminally related.

3700 block of Perry Street: At about 6:40 pm officers took a vandalism to auto report. The victim/owner told the officers that he came out to his 2000 Lexus to find a six-foot long scratch down the driver’s side. There were no witnesses or other evidence that would lead the officers to those responsible for the damage.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Police Report: August 18

August 18th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:15 am officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Their investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended Maryland license. He was issued the appropriate state traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

2800 block of Taylor Street: At about 11:15 am officers responded for the report of a vandalism to auto. The victim/owner showed the officers where someone had flattened the tires on both his Kawasaki motorcycle and his Pontiac Grand-AM. He also told them that he believes that his ex-wife is the one who committed the vandalism since he had recently had her served with a protective order. He did not however see her commit the crime. A check of the area for the ex-wife proved negative and there were no witnesses to the crime.

4600 block of 25th Street: At about 1:40 pm officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The officers met with the victim/owner of a 2005 Ford Explorer who told them that someone had flattened one of his tires. The victim also said that he believes that his son’s girlfriend is the one responsible for the vandalism due to several recent arguments between the two. There were no witnesses to the incident and no evidence that would link anyone to the crime.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Police Report: August 17-18

August 17th:

3700 block of 35th Street: At about 12 pm officers investigating a prior burglary developed information on a possible suspect in the case and filed the appropriate supplement report. The investigation continues.

2300 block of Varnum Street: At about 1:30 pm officers took a report of a damaged parking meter. It appeared as if someone struck the meter with a motor vehicle resulting in a bent support pole and a cracked meter head. The meter has been marked for repairs.

3500 block of Perry Street: At about 6:20 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary that occurred sometime between 7 am and when the residents returned home from work. The officers’ investigation revealed that the perpetrators removed the outside screen and entered the kitchen through the interior window which had been left open. At the time of the report the residents were still trying to determine what items had been stolen. The house was processed for latent fingerprint evidence and the officers were able to locate and lift several prints. No other evidence or witnesses were found.

3600 block of Perry Street: At about 6:40 pm power shift officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle was in possession of 14.7 grams of marijuana. He was arrested, charged with CDS violations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The driver was issued a traffic citation for the original violation and sent on his way without further incident.

One Municipal Place: At about 8:25 pm power shift officers observed an individual drinking from an open container of an alcoholic beverage. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

August 18 (early morning):

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 1:10 am officers responded for the report of a suspicious vehicle with the occupants possibly smoking marijuana. When the officers arrived they located the suspect vehicle and its passengers. When they approached the vehicle to investigate they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside. Both the driver and a front seat passenger were removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest. The officers recovered a small quantity of marijuana from the driver’s seat and floor. A search of the passenger revealed a small quantity of marijuana in his front pants pocket. Both were charged with CDS violations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Police Report: August 14-17

Friday August 14th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 4:15 pm officers took a report of a stolen rental car. The business owner told the officers that an individual had failed to return a rental car at the time specified in the rental contract. The owner and the lessee made a subsequent verbal agreement for the car to be returned at a later date and time which was also not honored. Charges were placed on the lessee for failure to return a rented vehicle.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8:20 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim/owner told the officers that he returned home to find that someone had entered his residence, possibly through a window, and stole a quantity of US Currency and several pairs of sneakers.

Saturday August 15th:

4000 block of 32nd Street: At about 1:30 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim/owner told the officers that he returned home to find that someone had entered his home through a small basement window and ransacked the interior. At the time of the report it was undetermined if anything had been stolen.

Sunday August 16th:

One Municipal Place: At about 3:05 pm officers observed an individual drinking from an open container of an alcoholic beverage. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

Monday August 17th (early morning):

4100 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 12:05 am officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear on a DWI charge. The officers also discovered that the driver’s license was suspended/revoked for prior traffic convictions and he was also in possession of a crack pipe. The passenger was arrested on the open warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The driver was issued a traffic citation for the original traffic violation and a criminal citation for possession of CDS paraphernalia. The driver was released at the scene and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 4 am officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that a black male described as wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans walked up to him, pointed a silver colored handgun at him and demanded his belongings. The victim complied whereupon the suspect fled the area on foot towards Eastern Avenue. A canvass of the area failed to locate the suspect or any additional evidence.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Police Report: August 13-14

August 13th:

34th Street & Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8:30 am officers responded to a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that both vehicles were traveling north on Rhode Island Avenue and tried to enter the traffic circle at the same time resulting in the collision. One driver complained of back injuries and was taken by fire/rescue personnel to Prince George’s Hospital Center for treatment.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 4:30 pm officers took a report of lost license plates. The owner of a 2002 Toyota Celica told the officers that he shipped his vehicle to California and when the vehicle arrived at its destination the tags were missing.

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 7 pm officers responded for the report of an assault. The victim told the officers that he was jumped by a group of males who struck him about his body causing abrasions to his chest and neck. After the assault they fled in an unknown direction. The victim was not able to provide a useful description of his attackers. He was transported to Howard Hospital by fire/rescue personnel for medical treatment.

4200 block of 25th Street: At about 7:15 pm officers responded for the report an assault. The victim told the officers that a small group of juveniles came to his home and tried to get him to fight a smaller youth. When he refused the juveniles hit him numerous times about his body and then fled the area. The victim was able to identify at least two of the juveniles and gave the officers two partial names. A follow-up investigation is underway to bring the appropriate charges against the two.

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): At about 9:45 pm officers responded for the report of a theft. The store clerk told the officers that a black male (NFD) came into the store and removed approximately $21 worth of merchandise from the shelves and left without paying for those items. The clerk did not know what direction the man took when he left the store.

August 14th (early morning):

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 6 am officers responded for the report of a stolen auto. The victim/owner told the officers that he parked his 1997 Nissan Altima (Maryland tags 9CES63) by his residence at about 2 am. When he returned to the car he discovered it had been stolen. There was no record of the vehicle being impounded or repossessed and no evidence as to those responsible could be found in the area.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Police Report: August 12

3800 block of 30th Street: At about 9:30 am officers responded for a suspicious situation. The homeowner told the officers that about ten male individuals knocked on her door and threatened to do bodily harm to her son who is currently out of state attending college. When they discovered that their target was not home they immediately fled the area in varying directions. The officers were unable to identify or locate any of the individuals.

4500 block of 30th Street: At about 9:40 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner of a 2006 Ford SUV told the officers that she parked her vehicle in front of her residence and when she returned she discovered that someone had gained entry into the vehicle and stolen several items from the center console. There were no signs of forced entry. At the time of the report officers were unable to locate evidence as to who may have been responsible for the theft.

3200 block of Varnum Street: At about 11 pm officers took a report of a theft. The victim/owner told the officers that she left home at about 5 pm and when she returned at around 10 pm she discovered that someone had stolen two dirt bikes from her back yard. At the time of the report officers were unable to locate evidence as to who may have been responsible for the theft.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Police Report: August 7-11

Friday August 7th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 5 pm officers took a report of a missing juvenile who had returned home. The juvenile’s father told the officers that he and his son got into a verbal argument during the day on August 1st. He left the house and didn’t return until this afternoon. The juvenile told his father that he had stayed at a friend’s house during the time he was missing.

37th & Perry Streets: At about 9:15 pm an MRPD officer was involved in a departmental traffic collision. The officer was stopped at the intersection when his assigned police vehicle was struck by a vehicle turning right onto 37th from Perry. The driver’s side door of the striking vehicle opened unexpectedly and struck the driver’s door of the police car as it passed. When the driver of the striking vehicle got out of his car investigating officers noticed that he had a strong odor of alcohol about him and could barely walk. He failed a field sobriety test but refused to submit to a blood alcohol test. He was issued traffic citations for DUI/DWI and sent on his way. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 11:20 pm officers responded for an individual trying to break into an apartment. The officers talked with the resident and learned that her ex-boyfriend had tried to kick open her front door because she refused to let him in because she had obtained a District Court protective order against him. The officers verified the existence of the order and the fact that he had been previously served with it. The officers were able to locate the boyfriend sleeping in an upstairs hallway. He was arrested for violating the protective order and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: At about 10:45 pm officers stopped a vehicle that did not have its headlights on. When the officers approached the driver they smelled a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. He refused to submit to blood alcohol and field sobriety testing. He was then issued state citations for DUI/DWI and sent on his way. The vehicle was released to its sober owner.

Saturday August 8th:

4200 block of 28th Street: At about 7:30 am officers took a report of a stolen vehicle. The owner of a 1993 Acura Legend, MD tag A143293) told the officers that when he came out to his vehicle this morning he discovered that it had been stole. The was no record that the vehicle had bee impounded or repossessed and no evidence could be found that could identify those responsible.

3700 block of 35th Street: At about 10 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim/owner told the officers that he and his family left for a church service at about 7:30 pm. When they returned they saw that the living room light was on and when they entered they discovered that the house had been ransacked and numerous items stolen. The house was processed for latent prints with negative results and there was no sign of forced entry. During a canvass of the area the officers located a neighbor who said that he saw two black males enter the victim’s yard however he could not give a full physical description of them.

Sunday August 9th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 8 am officers responded for an assault. When the officers arrived they spoke to the female victim who told them that her ex- boyfriend grabbed her and struck her several times in the face. He then fled the apartment in an unknown direction. The victim was transported to the District Court commissioner’s office to seek charges and a protective order.

4000 block of 33rd Street: At about 1 pm officers took a theft report. The victim told the officers that she left home on August 1st and returned this afternoon. When she got home she discovered her laptop computer missing. There were no signs of forced entry into the residence however the victim does share the house with several other tenants including her landlord. The officers were unable to determine if any of these individuals were involved in the theft.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 1:15 pm officers took a report of a stolen tag. The victim told the officers that sometime prior to her reporting the crime someone stole the front tag off her 2006 Hyundai truck. The tag is a Maryland tag of 44188M9. No evidence as to those responsible could be found at the scene.

Queens Chapel Road and Ager Road: At about 9:10 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. When the officers approached the driver they noticed he had an open container of an alcoholic beverage. He was issued the appropriate traffic citations and a criminal citation for the open container violation.

Monday August 10th:

4400 block of 28th Place: At about 9:10 am officers impounded a white 1988 Nissan Maxima. The vehicle had been marked for 48 towing because it did not have any registration plates attached.

4600 block of 25th Street: At about 9 pm power shift officers were checking an apartment building laundry room when they discovered two adult males and two juvenile females. Further investigation revealed that the two adults were in possession of a quantity of the CDS PCP. The two juvenile females told the officers that the men picked them up at the Mall at Prince George’s and that the men had given them PCP which they ingested. The adults were arrested and charged with several CDS violations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The juveniles were charged with CDS violations as well and released to the custody of their respective parents pending appearance in Juvenile Court.

Tuesday August 11th:

4300 block of 28th Place: At about 11 am officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that he was approached by two men in a green Buick Riviera with DC tags CB1404. One of the men got out of the car wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans armed with a blue colored handgun. The man pointed the gun at the victim and demanded that he empty his pockets. The victim did as he was told and the man took the victim’s personal belongings. He got back into the Buick Riviera and drove away in an unknown direction. The robbery was immediately reported to PGPD detectives and a lookout for the vehicle was broadcast to surrounding agencies. An MRPD officer obtained a listing on the suspect vehicle’s tags and it came back owned by an individual with an address not too far away from the crime scene in DC. The officer went by the address and discovered that the vehicle was in the driveway and reported the fact to responding detectives. PGPD detectives along with MPD detectives quickly obtained a search warrant for the house. During the execution of the warrant the male resident was identified as the man who committed the robbery and the victim’s property was located in the basement. The man was arrested and charged with armed robbery and other crimes. During questioning he also told the officers who his accomplice was and they are in the process of obtaining charging documents and arrest warrants for him as well.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Beauty Depot): At about 7:30 pm officers responded for a shoplifting. The owner of the shop pointed out the shoplifter to the officers and he was stopped a short distance away. A search of his person revealed that he did not have and of the store’s merchandise on him so he could not be charged with theft. However, an NCIC check revealed that he had an outstanding arrest warrant through the Prince George's County Sheriff's Department for theft under $500.00. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Arundel Road: At about 9:55 pm power shift officers stopped a suspicious individual for a field interview. The officers identified the individual and as they requested an NCIC wanted check he took off and ran. After about a three block foot pursuit the officers were able to catch and detain him. The wanted check revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through Montgomery County for CDS charges. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville without further incident.

4100 block of 31st Street: At about 8:35 pm officers took a report of a strong armed robbery. The victim told the officers that he was approached by three to four black male juveniles all wearing white t-shirts. The juveniles accosted him and physically took his cell phone from him and immediately fled the area up 31st Street. The officers canvassed the area for the juveniles with negative results.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Police Report: August 6

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 4:15 pm the owner of a black 1997 Toyota Corolla came out to find that person(s) unknown had damaged the vehicle’s rear bumper. It was undetermined whether the damage was caused by a second motor vehicle or by other means.

3300 block of Perry Street: At about 10:45 pm officers issued a criminal citation to a man who was seen drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Police Report: August 5-6

August 5th:

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 9:30 am officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim/owner told the officers that her vehicle was left parked by her residence the previous evening by a friend. When the owner went to use the car this morning she discovered that it had been stolen. The vehicle was not repossessed or impounded for other reasons. A canvass of the area for witnesses and/or evidence proved negative.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 6:30 pm officers received an anonymous tip that an identified individual had an open warrant. Officers were able to locate the individual in question and confirm that he was indeed wanted by the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear in court. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville without incident.

August 6th (early morning):

4200 block of 31st Street: At about 12:45 am officers responded for a report of a residential burglary. The owners of the residence told the officers that they had just returned home to find that person(s) unknown had broken in and stole two laptop computers, a camera and a guitar. The officers determined that the perpetrator’s point of entry was through a front porch window. The POE was not processed for evidence at the request of the residents.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Police Report: August 3-4

Monday August 3rd:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 12:05 am officers responded for the report of an armed carjacking that had just occurred. The victim told the officers that as she was retrieving items from her 2003 Acura TI (NY tags BYH5096) when a newer model burgundy van pulled up behind her. She said the van appeared to be occupied by 2-3 individuals. One of those individuals got out of the van and approached her armed with a black semi-automatic handgun. He then ordered her away from the car, took her keys, stole her car and fled the area in an undetermined direction. The armed assailant was described only as wearing a Middle Eastern styled black and white scarf. At about 8:10 pm MRPD was contacted by MPD officers who reported that they had recovered the car in the 5000 block of 12th Street NE. It was drivable and both tags were still attached. The vehicle was unoccupied at the time of recovery and no arrests were made. The victim/owner was notified of the recovery by MPD.

3100 block of Chauncey Place: At about 10:45 pm officers responded to meet with a delivery person who told them that he had just made a food delivery to an unknown resident in an apartment. The resident handed the delivery man a twenty dollar bill and immediately slammed the door on him. The delivery person examined the bill and found that it was counterfeit. The officers attempted several times to contact the resident several times without success. The officers have initiated a follow-up investigation in order to determine the identity of the resident and if charges should be filed.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 9:00 pm power shift officers were on Segway patrol when they observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate which almost struck one of them. They stopped the vehicle for traffic violations and found that the driver had a suspended driver’s license and was in possession of a quantity of marijuana having a street value of approximately $250. He was arrested and charged with various traffic and criminal offenses and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 10:45 pm officers stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license. He was issued several traffic citations. The owner of the vehicle responded to the scene and took custody of his vehicle whereupon all individuals were sent on their way.

Rhode Island Avenue & Bunker Hill Road: At about 11:45pm power shift officers observed a vehicle stopped on the side of the road. A man was at the driver’s side window and it appeared that a drug transaction was taking place. Upon further investigation the officers found that the driver of the vehicle was intoxicated. He was arrested on DUI/DWI charges. One of the passengers was found to be in possession of marijuana and crack cocaine, and yet another passenger was found to be in possession of illegal prescription medication. Both passengers were arrested and charged with various CDS related crimes. All three were delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Tuesday August 4th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 1:45 pm officers responded for the report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that person(s) unknown broke into his vehicle through the driver’s side rear window. Once inside the thieves stole the victim’s GPS unit. The vehicle was processed for latent evidence with negative results and check of the area for additional evidence and/or witnesses to the crime was also negative.

4000 block of 38th Street: At about 5:45 pm officers observed an individual known to facilitate drug activity trespassing on the Finchley Square Apartments property. The property manager banned this individual from the complex on June 2, 2009 because of his involvement in drug related activity. The individual was arrested, charged with trespassing and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Otis Street: At about 11:59 pm officers responded for the report of a 2nd degree assault. The victim told the officers that she was walking home when she and a light skinned black male described as bald headed and wearing a white t-shirt got into a verbal argument. During the argument the man struck her about the face several times with a closed fist. After the assault the man ran to Eastern Avenue and got into a waiting burgundy SUV and fled into the District of Columbia. No additional details about the assailant or the van could be provided by the victim. She was treated for her injuries on the scene by fire/rescue personnel and refused transport to a hospital for additional treatment.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Police Report: July 31 - August 2

Friday July 31st:

Otis Street and Wells Avenue (Mount Rainier South Skate Park) : At about 11 am officers on patrol observed an individual consuming an alcoholic beverage in public. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

Saturday August 1st:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 4:10 am officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. When they approached the driver they observed that he had a strong odor of alcohol about him and was unable to follow the officers’ simple commands. He was arrested and transported to the University of Maryland Police Department for a breath test. Once at the U of MD PD he refused to submit to the blood alcohol test. He was then taken to DOC in Hyattsville where he was charged with DUI/DWI.

4200 block of 28th Street: At about 6:30 am officers took a report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that he was walking along the sidewalk when an unknown vehicle pulled up ahead of him and stopped. Two black males in their twenties got out of the vehicle and approached him. One of the men pointed a gun at him and demanded his money. As the victim reached into his back pocket for his wallet one of the suspects punched him in the left eye knocking him to the ground. He then handed over his wallet and the suspects fled in an unknown direction. PGPD detectives were notified and took over the follow-up investigation.

Sunday August 2nd:

3500 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 7:30 am officers took a report of a stolen car. The victim told the officers that he parked his 2005 Toyota van (Maryland tags 31753M0) in front of his residence at about 1 am. When he returned to the van at about 7:30 he discovered that it had been stolen. No evidence as to those responsible was found at the scene and no witnesses could be located.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 8:25 pm officers arrested an individual identified by Queenstown Apartments security as the individual who used a knife to puncture two tires on the security company’s patrol vehicle. The individual was charged with destruction of property and tampering with a motor vehicle and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.