Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Police Report: September 28-29

September 28th:

4100 block of 34th Street: At about 2:45 p.m. officers took an injured person report. The victim told the officers that a PEPCO lamp post cover fell off a pole and struck him on the right side of his neck. The victim refused medical treatment and PEPCO was notified to repair the lamp post.

4300 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 2:30 p.m. officers took a suspicious incident report. The complainant told the officers that she came out to her vehicle and found the driver’s side rear tire low on air – not flat just low on air. She said that this has happened before and did not know who, if anyone could be responsible. There was no evidence of foul play and she was advised to have the tire checked at a service station.

4300 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 7:30 p.m. officers took a report of a vandalism. The victim told the officers that he heard a loud noise/bang to the rear of his apartment. At first he suspected that the noise was a gunshot but when he went to investigate he discovered that someone had smashed out his dining room window with a large rock. The victim did not see anyone suspicious in the area and the officers’ check of the area was negative for suspects and/or witnesses.

Rhode Island Avenue & Eastern Avenue: At about 7:40 p.m. power shift officers observed a known wanted subject walking down Rhode Island Avenue. When the officers tried to apprehend the subject he fled on foot into DC. After a lengthy foot pursuit the officers were able catch him and a brief struggle ensued. The officers were forced to deploy a Taser device to get the individual under control and under arrest. MPD officers arrived on the scene and took custody of the individual as a fugitive from justice. Additional charges against this individual for assault on a police officer, and other charges, are pending.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:40 p.m. power shift officers observed an individual urinating on the sidewalk. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

September 29th (early morning):

4200 block of 28th Street: At about 1:20 a.m. officers received a report of a motor vehicle collision. When they arrived they found that a red 2009 Chevrolet Impala had struck a parked and unoccupied vehicle. The driver of the Impala and two passengers were located inside the vehicle passed out. The officers also located several open alcoholic beverages inside with the occupants. Further investigation determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol after he failed a field sobriety test. He refused to submit to a breathalyzer. He was charged via citation with DWI/DUI and negligent driving. The two passengers were issued criminal citations for possession of open alcoholic beverages in a motor vehicle. The Impala (a rental) was impounded for safekeeping. The owner of the struck vehicle was located and issued a case number for the insurance claim.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Police Report: September 25-27

Friday September 25th:

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 8:30 a.m. officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim/owner told the officers that she parked her vehicle outside her residence the night before and when she returned for it this morning she discovered that it had been stolen. The vehicle had not been impounded or repossessed. There was no evidence or witnesses to the crime.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 11 a.m. officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim/owner told the officers that she parked her vehicle by her residence at about 2 a.m. and when she returned for it this morning she discovered that someone had damaged the door lock and ignition. A canvass of the area for evidence and/or witnesses provided negative.

Saturday September 26th:

Nothing significant to report.

Sunday September 27th:

Nothing significant to report.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Police Report: September 24-25

September 24th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): At about 10:45 a.m. officers responded for the report of a theft. The store clerk told the officers that a man came into the store, helped himself to a fountain drink and left without paying for it. The clerk was able to provide a good description of the man and the officers located him in the 4300 block of 28th Place. During questioning the man admitted to the theft and was also found to have two open arrest warrants through Montgomery County for failing to appear in court on separate theft charges. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 2:45 p.m. officers took a report of a two car motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that the driver of the striking vehicle failed to control his speed and struck a second vehicle in the rear. The driver of the struck vehicle was taken to Prince George’s Hospital for a check-up for neck and back pains (non-life threatening). The struck vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

September 25th (early morning):

3800 block of 34th Street: At about 2:30 a.m. officers responded for the report of a theft. A driver for Federal Cab told the officers that he dropped off a female at her residence. The female asked the cab driver to wait while she retrieved cab fare from inside her house. When she didn’t return the driver called police. The officers were able to get the woman to come out of her hose where the cab driver positively identified her as the woman who failed to pay the fare. The officers observed that she was very intoxicated and was unsteady on her feet and slurring her speech. When the officers told her that she would have to pay the cab fare or be arrested for theft she became abusive to them and disorderly. Attempts to get the woman to calm down were unsuccessful and the officers moved to take her into custody. A brief struggle ensued before the officers were able to get her under control and under arrest. She was charged with misdemeanor theft, disorderly conduct, assault on a police officer, and resisting arrest. She was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville without further incident.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Police Report: September 23-24

September 23rd:

Nothing significant to report.

September 24th (early morning):

4200 block of 28th Street: At about 1:30 a.m. took a report of a motor vehicle collision. When the officers arrived they discovered that four parked cars had been struck by a 2002 Jeep Liberty with DC tags. The officers were able to locate a witness who told them that two young black males wearing all black clothing got out of the Jeep after the collision and fled the area on foot – one towards Upshur Street, the other towards Eastern Avenue. Further investigation revealed that the Jeep’s ignition was damaged and that the vehicle was possibly stolen, however it had not been reported as stolen at the time of the collision. Attempts to contact the Jeep’s registered owner were negative. It was impounded for safekeeping and further investigation. One of the struck vehicles was also impounded due to the severity of damage.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Police Report: September 22

3700 block of 37th Street: At about 10 pm officers impounded a silver 1999 Honda Accord. It was suspected that the driver was under the influence of PCP but their investigation revealed no probable cause for arrest. The Honda was towed for safekeeping.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Police Report: September 21

2500 block of Arundel Road: At about 8:30 a.m. officers responded along with fire/rescue personnel for the report of a 40 year old female found unresponsive in her apartment. Fire/rescue personnel attempted unsuccessfully to revive the woman and she was pronounced dead at 8:40 a.m. The state medical examiner’s office was notified and responded to the scene to take over the investigation. There were no signs of trauma and foul play is not suspected.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 8:15 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office for failure to appear in court on a traffic charge. She was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Police Report: September 18-21

September 18th:

4100 block of 33rd Street: At about 12:05 a.m. officers responded for the report of a fire inside a private home. The officers spoke with the homeowner who told them that she had been working inside her home when she smelled smoke. When she went to investigate she noticed a lamp flickering on and off and a couch on fire. She unsuccessfully tried to put out the fire and it soon grew out of control and spread throughout the house. Fire/rescue personnel responded to extinguish the blaze. The homeowner was transported to MedStar where she was treated for minor burns. Fire investigators ruled that the source of the fire was electrical and started accidentally. Damage to the home was estimated at about $30,000.

2400 block of Chillum Road: At about 3 a.m. officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and did not have a valid driver’s license. He was issued several state traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

33rd and Perry Streets: At about 10:10 a.m. received a CDS complaint with a lookout for a black male about 5'11" tall, 150 lbs., wearing a black jacket and black shoes. When the officers arrived they found a man who fit that description and observed that he was drinking from an open container of an alcoholic beverage. Further investigation revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court on a charge of disorderly conduct. He was arrested on the warrant, issued a criminal citation for the alcohol violation and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3500 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 2 p.m. officers took a report of vandalism to a 2008 Nissan Altima. The victim/owner told the officers that she parked her car by her residence at about 12:45 p.m. When she returned to her car a little over an hour later she discovered that someone had broken out her driver’s side window. No evidence or witnesses that could help identify those responsible could be found at the time of the report.

3700 block of 38th Street: At about 2 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for displaying an expired Delaware tag. Further investigation revealed that the driver was wanted through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.

3700 block of 35th Street: At about 8:30 p.m. officers responded to investigate a report of suspicious individuals in the area. The officers did not locate anyone suspicious but they did discover a small plastic bag containing marijuana. They deposited the bag and its contents into evidence so that it could be destroyed.

September 19th:

3500 block of Perry Street: At about 6:35 p.m. power shift officers observed an individual urinating in public. They also discovered that he was in possession of a small quantity of crack cocaine. He was arrested, charged with possession of a CDS and urinating in public. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Kaywood Drive & Kaywood Place: At about 11:33 p.m. power shift officers were on Segway patrol when they observed a vehicle being driven without its headlights on. They stopped the vehicle for the violation and subsequently discovered that the driver was in possession of a substantial amount of marijuana. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

September 20th:

4200 block of 28th Street: At about 8:45 p.m. officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that he saw a gray or blue van stop near his vehicle. Two black males got out of the van armed with handguns and ordered him to the ground. One of the men went thru the victim’s pockets and stole several items of his personal property. Both suspects got back into the van and fled the area in an unknown direction. A canvass of the area for the van and the two suspects was conducted with negative results. PGPD robbery detectives responded to assume the follow-up investigation.

September 21st (early morning):

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 12:49 a.m. officers observed a vehicle drive into and park in the parking lot. When the driver got out of the car the officers saw that he was barely able to stand up or walk on his own. He submitted to a field sobriety test which he failed, however he refused to submit to further blood alcohol testing. He was charged with DUI/DWI via citation and released at the scene.

Police Report: September 14-17

September 14th:

31st and Shepherd Streets: At about 6:20 p.m. power shift officers were on Segway patrol when they observed a parked vehicle with the motor running and its driver passed out behind the wheel. The officers also observed that the driver had a bag of cocaine in one hand and drug paraphernalia in the other hand. The driver was arrested and charged with several CDS related crimes and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3700 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 1:45 p.m. officers responded for a drug complaint. When they arrived they saw a black male standing on the front porch. The officers questioned the man and during questioning they learned that he had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 5:15 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. A check of the driver revealed that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving while suspended. He was arrested on the warrant, issued four traffic citations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 10:45 p.m. officers took a report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that he was walking along Russell Avenue when he saw a white Ford Crown Victoria with red paper tags driving towards Arundel Road. The Ford was occupied by four black males. The Ford stopped next to the victim at which time two of the males got out and produced handguns. They ordered the victim to the ground and when he complied they went through his pants pockets and stole phones, money, house keys, and his black North Face jacket. The victim then saw the two men flee on foot towards Upshur Street and the white Ford driving south on Russell Avenue towards DC.

Suspect #1 was described as a black male 6’1" tall, about 150 lbs wearing all dark clothing.
Suspect #2 was described as a black male 6'1" tall, about 150 lbs, dreadlock hair style, and wearing all dark clothing.

September 15th:

3000 block of Taylor Street: At about 3:30 p.m. officers on patrol were approached by a resident who told them that there was a black male inside her house who had apparently gotten into the basement through a window. The victim fled her home in fear of the intruder. The officers immediately went to the victim’s back yard where they confronted the man as he was trying to flee the scene. A foot chase ensued and the officers were able to catch and arrest him on Queens Chapel Road. He was taken back to the scene where he was positively identified by the victim. He was charged with first degree burglary among other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. Further investigation revealed that the arrested was involved in at least two residential burglaries in Hyattsville and several commercial burglaries in Riverdale Park. Hyattsville and Riverdale Park investigators are in the process of filing formal charges against him for those crimes.

Perry Street and Eastern Avenue: At about 8:20 p.m. officers investigated a single car collision. The driver told the officers that she was trying to make a U-turn at the intersection when she accidentally put the car in reverse, jumped a curb and struck a small tree. The driver was taken to PGH for treatment of minor injuries.

September 16th:

Chillum Road and Buchanan Street: At about 3:15 p.m. officers took a report of a theft from a 2001 Nissan. The victim/owner told the officers that she parked her car by her residence on September 10th and when she returned for it today she discovered that a passenger side window had been smashed out and the factory installed stereo had been stolen. No evidence as to those responsible could be found at the time of the report.

2900 block of Arundel Road: At about 3:45 p.m. officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim/owner told the officers that someone had smashed out the passenger window on his 1995 Toyota Camry. Nothing was missing from inside the vehicle and no evidence as to those responsible could be found at the time of the report.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 7 p.m. officers took a report of a theft. The victim/owner told the officers that she had arranged with management to have her bathtub repaired while she was at work. When she returned home she discovered several items of jewelry and a quantity of cash missing from her apartment. There were no signs of forced entry into her apartment.

3100 block of Upshur Street: At about 9 p.m. officers responded for the report of a possible burglary attempt. The victim told the officers that at around Noon today an unknown person rang her doorbell. When she went to answer the door she noticed a man at her window trying to push it open. When he saw that there was someone home he fled the property on a black and silver mountain bike. The victim told the officers that she could not call police at the time because she had to go pick up her children. However, she said that she has seen the individual in the neighborhood before and would call the next time she sees him.

2900 block of Taylor Street: At about 10:35 p.m. officers took a report of an attempted citizen robbery. He victim told the officers that as she was walking home she was approached by two males on bicycles. One of the males demanded that she give him her purse and then tried to physically take the purse from her. She refused to give up her purse and a struggle ensued. She was pushed into a parked car and sustained a laceration to her right arm. She threw groceries and rocks at the suspects to defend herself. Both suspects were deterred, returned to their bicycles and fled on Queens Chapel Road towards Chillum Road. The victim told the officers that she did not get a good look at the suspects. She also refused medical treatment for her injuries. A canvass of the area for the two suspects proved negative; however a lookout for the two was broadcast to surrounding police agencies.

September 17th:

3700 block of Wells Avenue: At about 3:30 a.m. officers stopped a suspicious vehicle they suspected had been stolen from an address in University Park. As the officers approached the driver he immediately ran from the scene. After a brief foot chase the officers lost sight of the driver and he was able to get away. The officers confirmed that the vehicle, a 2002 Volkswagen Golf, had in fact been stolen from University Park. University Park Police and the owner of the VW were notified of the recovery.

4200 block of 30th Street: At about 8:15 a.m. offers took a report of a theft from a 2007 Ford Expedition. The victim/owner told the officers that someone broke into his vehicle and stole numerous items including medical equipment, medication and vehicle parts. A canvas of the area failed to identify any witnesses or additional evidence.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 10 p.m. officers responded for the report of a residential burglary. The victim/resident told the officers that she returned home to find her apartment door handle broken-off. When she got inside she discovered a quantity of cash missing. She told the officers that she believes that someone she had just worked for as an entertainer may have beat her home and committed the crime. A canvas of the area failed to identify any witnesses or additional evidence.

Police Report: September 11-13

September 11th:

Nothing significant to report.

September 12th:

3200 block of Upshur Street: At about 4 p.m. officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that sometime between September 10th and September 12th someone entered her home and stole jewelry of assorted types. No point of entry was located.

September 13th:

2700 block of Arundel Road
: At about 2 a.m. officers stopped an individual for a field interview. During the interview the officers discovered that the individual had an open arrest warrant obtained by MRPD for first degree burglary. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2700 block of Arundel Road: At about 2:05 a.m. officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that he was approached by three black males one of whom produced a silver knife and cut him across the chest. They then proceeded to rob him of his wallet and cell phone. He then fled the area into DC where he contacted police who in turn contacted fire/rescue personnel and MRPD. The victim was taken to MedStar for treatment of his injuries. MRPD officers responded to the hospital to take the report. When officers interviewed the victim they found him to be very uncooperative and would not give much information as to what took place. PGPD detectives were called to the hospital to assume the follow-up investigation. No additional evidence or witnesses could be ascertained or located.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 4:05 a.m. officers took a report of a stolen car. The victim/owner told the officers that she returned to her 2003 Honda Accord (MD tag # 5FA J08) to discover that it had been stolen. No evidence or witnesses to the crime could be located.
3600 block of Bunker Hill Road (MR Bike Co-op): At about 1:30 p.m. officers took a report of a commercial burglary. An employee of the Co-op told the officers that someone had broken into the facility by damaging the top bolt lock and manipulating the bottom lock on the front door. About $70 in cash was stolen along with about fifty personal checks which were made out to the bike co-op. No additional evidence or witnesses could be located. PGPD burglary detectives were notified and will assume a follow-up investigation.

Friday, September 18, 2009

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Police Report: September 10-11

September 10th:

2900 block of Allison Street: At about 11:45 a.m. officers were called to investigate a suspicious vehicle. The officers located the vehicle in question, a green 1004 Ford Mustang w/ Maryland tags 3EHV65, which was missing all four wheels. An NCIC check revealed that the car had been reported stolen out of LaPlata, Maryland. It was impounded for safekeeping and the owner and LaPlata PD were notified of the recovery.

3700 block of 37th Street: At about 5:50 p.m. officers responded for the report of a residential burglary. The officers’ investigation revealed that someone pried open a rear window to gain entry into the home sometime between 8:15 a.m. and 5:40 p.m. Once inside the thieves stole several items to include a TV, a DVD player and a laptop computer. The officers processed the scene for latent fingerprint evidence with negative results.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 9 p.m. officers took a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim/owner told the officers that he parked his car at his brother’s apartment on August 31st. When he returned for the car today he discovered that it had been stolen. The officers had little to go on because the owner had recently purchased the car and had not yet registered it in his name. He also told the officers that he put a DC registration plate on the car that belonged on another car to avoid having it towed. There was no additional evidence found and no witness(es) could be identified.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 11 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid driver’s license in any state. He was issued several state citations, an equipment repair order, and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

September 11th (early morning):

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 2:20 a.m. officers were flagged down by a man who wanted to report that someone had vandalized his vehicle. He told the officers that he parked his car by his residence at about 7 p.m. and when he returned to it early this morning he discovered that someone had keyed his vehicle along the entire driver’s side. No witnesses or additional evidence could be found.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Police Report: September 9-10

September 9th:

3200 block of Upshur Street: At about 6 pm officers on patrol observed a suspicious vehicle driving erratically through the area. The officers stopped the vehicle to interview the driver. During the interview the officers smelled an odor of alcohol about the driver’s person. The driver submitted to Standard Field Sobriety Testing which was inconclusive. The officers also observed a crack pipe in the vehicle’s ash tray. The driver was issued a criminal citation for possession of CDS paraphernalia. They also determined that although the SFST results were inconclusive it was not safe to allow him to continue driving. His vehicle was impounded and he was sent on his way without further incident.

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11 parking lot): At about 9:45 p.m. officers were called to investigate a hit and run motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that the victim’s vehicle was parked and unoccupied in the 7-11 lot and was struck by a second vehicle which failed to stop and provide information. The officers obtained a possible partial tag number from a witness and will pursue a follow-up investigation based on that information.

September 10th (early morning):

3200 block of Arundel Road: At about 12:05 a.m. officers on patrol observed a vehicle spinning wheels and driving at a speed which was greater than reasonable and prudent. The officers stopped the vehicle to interview the driver. During the interview the officers developed a reasonable suspicion that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He submitted to standard field sobriety testing which he failed. He refused to submit to a breathalyzer exam and was issued several traffic citations including DUI/DWI. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Police Report: September 8

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8:10 a.m. officers took a report of vandalism to auto. The reporting person told the officers that sometime during the previous night someone vandalized the molding on the driver's side door of a 2006 Ford. There was no evidence at the scene that would lead to the identification of those responsible for the damage.

33rd & Perry Streets: At about 11:15 a.m. officers took a report of vandalism to the park gazebo. The investigation revealed that someone used green paint to write the words “The G-Spot M-Town” on the floor of the gazebo. The vandalism was reported to the Prince George’s County Schools for their information and clean-up.

One Municipal Place: At about 11:40 p.m. a Metro bus driver flagged down officers in reference to an unaccompanied 12 year old child who had been on the bus for an extended period of time. The officers discovered that the child had been reported missing from his home in DC earlier in the day. Officers contacted the parents and returned the child to them.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:50 p.m. officers stopped an individual for a field interview. During the interview a wanted check through NCIC revealed that he had two open arrest warrants through the Prince George’s County Sheriff's Office for failure to appear in court on CDS possession and malicious destruction of property charges. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Police Report: September 4-7

Friday September 4th:

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 10:30 a.m. officers were flagged down by an individual who identified himself as a maintenance employee for Queenstown apartments. He told the officers that someone had stolen several of his tools from inside a secured office. He said he last observed the tools at about 7:30 a.m. and when he returned at about 10:25 a.m. the tools were missing. There were no signs of forced entry into the office and a check of the area for witnesses and evidence was negative.

4100 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 11:20 am officers responded for the report of an armed carjacking. The victim told the officers that she came out of the rental office and found an individual sitting on the hood of her blue 2008 Toyota Camry (Maryland tags 9DRD60). She asked him to get off the car and he complied. When the victim opened the driver’s door to drive away the individual pulled open the door and demanded the keys for the car. The victim refused but he was able to get the car key from the victim’s hand. During the struggle, he produced a handgun and told her he would shoot her. The victim ran away and the individual and two other men got into the victim’s car and fled in the vehicle on Eastern Avenue towards Rhode Island Avenue. PGPD detectives responded to the scene to interview the victim and begin a follow-up investigation. A lookout for the individuals and the vehicle was given to the surrounding police jurisdictions.

Suspect 1: B/M, 19-20 YOA, 5-08, 140lbs, white t-shirt (tank top style), blue jeans light skin, long dreads in pony tail, armed with handgun NFD.
Suspect 2: B/M, 19-20 YOA, 5-08, 150lbs, white t-shirt (tank top style), blue jeans light skin, long dreads NFD.
Suspect 3: B/M, 19-20 YOA, 5-08, 130lbs, white t-shirt (tank top style), blue jeans light skin, medium twist NFD

3300 block of Perry Street: At about 5:45 p.m. officers responded for the report of a stabbing. Their investigation revealed that the victim was intoxicated and got into a work-related dispute with a friend. The dispute escalated into a physical altercation and the victim was stabbed by his friend with a drywall-type knife. The victim sustained a cut to his right leg. Medics arrived and treated the victim for the stab wound but he refused transport to the hospital. The subject who committed the assault was arrested, charged with criminal assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3800 block of 38th Street: At about 6:40 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. When they approached the driver they smelled both alcohol and marijuana about his person. He refused to submit to field sobriety testing, but based on the officers’ observations he was arrested for DUI and his vehicle was impounded. During an inventory search of the vehicle the officers discovered a large glass jar filled with marijuana. The driver was transported to DOC in Hyattsville where he was charged with DUI and related traffic offenses and possession of a CDS.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 9:20 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The officers ran a check of the vehicle’s tags which revealed that they expired in 2008. Further investigation revealed that the 2010 expiration sticker displayed on the vehicle was from a stolen tag. The driver was arrested on theft related charges and the vehicle was impounded. During a search of the vehicle the officers located a baggie of marijuana in the center console along with another baggie containing four blue ecstasy pills. The driver was transported to DOC in Hyattsville and charged for his traffic related offenses and possession of CDS.

3700 block of Wells Avenue (Mount Rainier Skate Park): At about 10 p.m. officers responded for the report of shots fired at the Mount Rainier Skate Park. Upon arrival officers met with anonymous complainants who said that they walked up to a red pick-up truck occupied by four black males and advised them that the skate park was closed at dark. They said that as they walked away from the truck they heard a loud pop which they suspected was a gun shot but were not certain. They told the officers that they never actually observed a gun. Officers broadcast the description of the red pick-up truck to surrounding jurisdictions and canvassed the area for both the truck and for evidence of gun shots. After about thirty minutes of searching the area the truck could not be located and no additional evidence of shots being fired could be found.

3700 block of Wells Avenue (Mount Rainier Skate Park): At about 11:45 p.m. officers conducting an area check of the Skate Park saw a male and a female leaving the park area. The two were stopped for a field interview and checked through NCIC. The NCIC check revealed that the man had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Saturday September 5th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 9:30 a.m. officers observed a man drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 10 a.m. officers took a report of vandalism. They found where person(s) unknown went through the neighborhood with what appeared to be a paintball gun and shot paint balls striking two houses. A canvas of the area revealed no evidence about who may have been responsible.

4400 block of 28th Place: At about 10:30 a.m. officers took a theft from auto report. Their investigation revealed that sometime between the hours of 10:15 and 10:30 person(s) unknown broke into the victim’s car through the front driver’s side window. Once inside the thieves stole the car’s stereo.

4000 block of 36th Street: At about 10:45 a.m. officers responded for the report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that she had been away from her apartment since September 2nd. When she returned this morning she discovered her microwave oven and a 13 inch TV missing. The officers could not find any evidence of forced entry into the apartment or any additional evidence which would help identify those responsible for the theft.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 5:50 p.m. officers took a report of a stolen tag. The victim/owner told the officers that the rear tag was attached to her car when she parked it the night before and was not there this morning. A check of the area for witnesses and evidence was negative.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 6:20 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for various traffic infractions. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle was in possession of approximately 112.4 grams of marijuana having a street value of about $2,240. He was arrested, charged with various CDS related crimes and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The driver was issued several state traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 9:15 pm officers took a report of a missing 12 year old girl. Her parents told the officers that she left for the library at about 5 p.m. and had not returned. A missing persons report was completed and the juvenile’s information was entered into NCIC. At about 9:50 p.m. officers received notification from the US Park Police that the missing juvenile had been located. They said she was taken into custody for being a passenger in a stolen vehicle they had just recovered. The girl’s parents were notified of their daughter’s status and referred to US Park Police. The NCIC entry was removed.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 9:30 p.m. officers responded for an attempted residential burglary. The victim/resident told the officers that she left her apartment on September 3rd and returned this evening at about 5:30 to find that her front door was damaged and partially open. She said that she checked her apartment and found no one inside and nothing missing or disturbed. A check of the area for evidence and witnesses was negative.

3100 block of Arundel Road: At about 8:30 p.m. officers responded for a loud music complaint. Upon arrival the officers observed a large party in progress with music blaring from the back yard and a large group of people around the house. The resident was told of the loud noise complaints coming from the neighborhood and she responded by showing the officers her valid noise permit issued by the City for the party. She was advised of the City Code regarding noise and told to make the party’s noise compliant with the ordinance. The officers left the residence only to be called back with additional complaints at about 10:30. At that time the officers verified that the noise from the party was still in violation of City Code and in violation of the noise permit. The party was ordered shut down, the resident was issued a civil citation for violating the City’s noise ordinance, and the partygoers were dispersed from the area.

3700 block of Perry Street (Brentwood): At about 11:55 p.m. officers responded for the report of several suspicious individuals being loud and disorderly at a vacant house. The officers determined that the house was not vacant and the individuals in question were its residents. During their investigation the officers found a clear plastic bag containing a small quantity of marijuana at the entrance to the driveway. They were unable to determine to whom the marijuana belonged so it was seized and marked for destruction. No arrests were made.

Sunday September 6th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 12:45 a.m. officers on patrol observed a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway obstructing traffic. The officers stopped the vehicle and when they approached the driver they smelled a strong odor of alcohol about her person. She was unable to complete field sobriety tests because she was unable to balance herself safely on her own. She was arrested and transported to College park for a breathalyzer test. Several attempts to get a breath sample from her were negative and she was listed as having refused to submit to the test. She was issued several state citations and transported back to the MRPD police station where a family member picked her up. Her vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4100 block of 34th Street: At about 8:15 a.m. officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that he parked his car by his residence at about 3 a.m. When he returned to the car around 8 a.m. he discovered that someone had gotten inside and stole his car stereo. The officers discovered a broken key in the driver’s door lock. The victim said that he believes that his girlfriend may be involved in the theft.

3700 block of Shepherd Street: At about 11:30 a.m. officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that he parked his vehicle by his residence at about 3:30 a.m. and returned to find that someone got into the car through a rear passenger window and stole his car stereo. A check of the area for evidence and witnesses was negative.

34th Street and Windom Road: At about 5:30 p.m. officers observed a subject commit a minor traffic violation. The officers stopped the vehicle and upon further investigation discovered that the driver (a juvenile) was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested and charged with possession of a CDS.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 7:10 p.m. officers observed a vehicle driving erratically on Chillum Road. Officers stopped the vehicle and later discovered that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and charged with DWI/DUI.

Monday September 7:

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 9:30 a.m. officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that he was approached by a blue Ford Crown Victoria occupied by two black males. One of the men got out of the vehicle holding what appeared to be a silver automatic weapon. The victim immediately threw down his keys and fled to the building from which he came but the door was locked. The gunman followed the victim and went through his pockets looking for valuables. Finding none the gunman went back to the waiting vehicle and it drove off. A canvass of the area for witnesses and evidence was negative. A lookout for the vehicle and its occupants was broadcast to surrounding police agencies.

Newton Street at 37th Street: At about 9 p.m. a parked 1988 Olds Cutlass was struck by a 2001 Chevy Tahoe. The Cutlass sustained moderate front end damage.

34th Street and Arundel Road: At 11:20 p.m. power shift officers were patrolling the area when they observed a red Cadillac driving down the street with a passenger throwing empty beer cans out of the window. Officers stopped the vehicle and as they approached it one of the passengers started to pour beer out of the window. Further investigation revealed that the driver was the only sober occupant; however he did not have a valid driver’s license. The vehicle was subsequently impounded and the driver was issued several traffic citations. One of the passengers was issued a criminal citation for an alcohol violation and littering.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Police Report: September 3

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP Station): At about 8:15 p.m. an individual walked into the BP Station and tried to pay for gas with what was identified as a counterfeit $100 bill. MRPD officers responded, interviewed the individual and seized the bill. No charges were placed at the scene and the case and the counterfeit bill were referred to the US Secret Service for follow-up investigation.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Police Report: September 2

4200 block of 30th Street: At about 8:15 a.m. officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that while she was in the shower someone entered her home and stole her purse containing a cell phone, credit cards and other miscellaneous items. She said that she saw the suspect leaving her residence but by the time she got dressed to try and catch up with him he was gone.

4600 block of 29th Street: At about 12 p.m. officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that someone entered her apartment sometime between 9 a.m. and noon and stole her flat screen television. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment. While investigating this burglary in light of several others that have occurred in the area officers were able to develop a possible suspect. The suspect, a juvenile, was located and taken into custody for questioning. During questioning he confessed to the burglary and gave information as to where the stolen TV was located. The officers charged the juvenile with burglary via a juvenile court petition and he was released to his parents. The TV was recovered and returned to the victim.

4200 block of 29th Street: At about 6 p.m. officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that while she was outside gardening she received a phone call from her credit card company questioning several high dollar charges to her credit card that had occurred during the day. She went inside to retrieve her purse and discovered that it was missing from the table just inside the front door where she remembered leaving it. There were no signs of forced entry into the house and there was no additional evidence or witnesses found.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 11 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

At about 9 a.m. officers investigating the seven burglaries that have occurred in the City during the month of August obtained the description of a possible suspect in the crimes. After about a 3-hour search the individual was located on 29th Street and detained for questioning. During questioning he confessed to committing or participating in several of the recent burglaries. It was during the questioning of this individual that officers were able to identify and charge the juvenile for the burglary in the 4600 block of 29th Street described above. The individual was formally charged with the burglaries that occurred in the 4100 block of 29th Street on August 28th and in the 4600 block of 29th Street on August 30th. Additional charges may be forthcoming and the investigation is continuing.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Police Report: August 31-September 2

Monday August 31st:

3500 block of Varnum Street: At about 8 p.m. officers received a call that an individual who had three open arrest warrants was possibly in the 3500 block of Varnum Street. The officers located and stopped the individual and the warrants were confirmed. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 11:50 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. When the officers approached the driver they smelled a strong odor of alcohol about his person. The driver submitted to standard field sobriety testing and failed the tests. He refused to submit to blood alcohol testing. He was charged with DUI/DWI and other traffic violations and released at the scene. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

Tuesday September 1st:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 11 a.m. officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner showed the officers where sometime between 8 p.m. the previous night and the time of the report person(s) unknown broke into her 1998 Nissan through the sun roof and stole several items of her personal property. No evidence or witnesses to the crime could be found at the scene.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 6:10 p.m. officers attempted to stop an individual for a field interview. Rather than stop and talk with the officers the individual fled the area on foot. After about a three block foot pursuit officers were able to catch and detain him. A wanted check revealed that he had three open arrest warrants through Prince George’s County for robbery. He was arrested and, because he was a juvenile, he was delivered to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Services in Cheltenham.

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. When they approached the vehicle to talk with the driver they smelled a strong odor of marijuana. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle was in possession of 15.7 grams of marijuana having a street value of $180. The passenger was arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The driver was issued a state traffic citation and a criminal citation and released at the scene.

Wednesday September 2nd (early morning):

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8 p.m. on September 1st PGPD investigated a citizen strong armed robbery that occurred at 38th Street and Rhode Island Avenue. The County officers got a description of the robbery suspect which they passed on to MRPD. At about 4 a.m. officers discovered an individual matching that description at 34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue and stopped him for a field interview. During the interview the officers learned that he had an open arrest warrant through the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Department. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. PGPD detectives were notified that the suspect in their robbery case was in custody and they responded to interview him about his involvement in the crime.

3700 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 5:55 a.m. officers were called to investigate three individuals sleeping in an apartment hallway. The officers located the three men and learned that one of them had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear for a court hearing. He was arrest on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The other two individuals were sent on their way without further incident.