Friday, October 30, 2009

Police Report: October 29-30

October 29th:

3800 block of 34th Street (MR Mini Grocery): At about 5:20 p.m. two black males walked into the business and announced a robbery. Before the victim/clerk could give them the money, one of the suspects fired two shots. One of the shots struck the victim in the back. Both males then fled the store on foot across 34th Street and got into a blue mini van or small SUV in the 3800 block of 35th Street. Witnesses told the officers that the vehicle was last seen leaving the area down Bunker Hill Road towards 38th Street driven by a third person described only as a female. Fire/rescue personnel treated the victim at the scene and transported him to MedStar for further treatment of a single, non life threatening gunshot wound. Prince George’s County Police robbery investigators responded to the scene to assume a follow-up investigation. A lookout for the suspects and the vehicle was broadcast to surrounding police agencies and distributed to subscribers via the Nixle network.

Suspect #1 is described as a black male, 5’6” tall, 150-160 lbs., wearing a black North face jacket, blue jeans and a black ski mask.
Suspect #2 is described as a black male, 5’6” tall, 150-160 lbs., wearing a black North face jacket, black jeans and a gray women’s style scarf about his head.

October 30th (early morning):

3500 block of Newton Place: At about 2 a.m. officers on patrol 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.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Know the Difference between a Cold/FLU and H1N1 Flu Symptoms

Symptom
Cold/Flu
H1N1 Flu

Fever
Fever is rare
Temperatures of 100°F or higher for 3 to 4 days

Coughing
A hacking (mucus-producing) cough is often present
A drycough is usually present

Aches
Slight body aches and pains
Severe aches and pains

Stuffy Nose
Stuffy nose is commonly present and typically resolves spontaneously within a week
Stuffy nose is not commonly present

Chills
Chills are uncommon
Chills occur in 60% of cases

Tiredness
Tiredness is fairly mild
Tiredness is moderate to severe

Sneezing
Sneezing is common
Sneezing is not common

Symptoms
Symptoms tend to develop over a few days
Rapid onset within 3-6 hours with sudden symptoms of high fever - muscleaches - shortness of breath - tight chest.

Headache
Headaches are fairly mild
Headaches occur in 80% of cases

Sore Throat
Sore throat is commonly present
Sore throat is not commonly present

Chest Discomfort
Chest discomfort is mild to moderate
Chest discomfort is often severe

The only way to stop the epidemic is to spread the awareness.

Police Report: October 28

4600 block of 29th Street: At about 7 a.m. officers took a report of a stolen/recovered vehicle. The victim/owner told the officers that he parked his 2005 Dodge Magnum in front of his residence the night before. This morning he received a call from the Park Police telling him that his car was found at Avondale Park with the wheels missing and the ignition damaged.

3249 Rhode Island Avenue (MRPD): At about 4 p.m. a man came into the police station telling officers that he believed he was wanted on an open arrest warrant. Officers did some research and found that he did in fact have an open warrant through the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office for violation of an ex parte order. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 5 p.m. officers took a missing persons report. The father of a 17 year old female told the officers that his daughter had run away earlier in the day after having an altercation with her boyfriend. The father also said that this is not the first time his daughter has gone missing and that she is currently on probation. The juvenile’s information was entered into the NCIC missing persons database.

Police Report: October 25 (Supplement)

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 12:30 p.m. officers received a complaint of individuals trespassing in a vacant apartment building. When the officers arrived they discovered an individual inside the building. Further investigation revealed that he did not have permission from the owner to be on the property and he also had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office for obstructing and hindering. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. Additional trespassing charges are pending.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Police Report: October 23-27

Friday October 23rd:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 12 pm officers observed an individual with an open container of an alcoholic beverage. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

2700 block of Webster Street: At about 6:30 p.m. officers took a report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that he was robbed at gun point while working in the parking lot area of the Kaywood Apartments. The victim described the gunman as wearing a mask, blue jeans and a green shirt and was armed with a gold semi automatic pistol. The victim last saw the gunman getting into a green Isuzu Rodeo which fled the area on Webster Street and turning right onto 28th Place. The Prince George's County Police were notified and the lookout information was shared with neighboring police agencies.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 9:30 p.m. officers responded for the report of an unattended death. A 65 year old man was discovered unresponsive in his apartment and was later pronounced dead by fire/rescue personnel. Family members reported that the deceased had suffered from several recent medical ailments. There were no signs of foul play and the decedent’s family doctor signed the death certificate. Representatives from the Fort Lincoln Funeral Home removed the body at the family's request.

Saturday October 24th:

Nothing significant to report.

Sunday October 25th:

3800 block of 34th Street: At about 2:10 a.m. officers stopped an individual for a field interview. During the interview the officers smelled the odor of PCP about his person. Further investigation revealed that he was in possession of a glass bottle containing the illegal liquid. He was arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4600 block of 25th Street: At about 10:30 a.m. officers took a stolen auto report. The victim/owner told the officers that parked his green 2000 Lincoln Navigator (MD tag 17615M4) outside his residence at about 11:30 p.m. the night before. When he returned to for his vehicle this morning he discovered that it had been stolen. A canvass of the area for evidence and/or witnesses proved negative.

2700 block of Arundel Road: At about 6:30 p.m. officers issued each of two individuals criminal citations for violating the open alcohol container law. Both were sent on their way without further incident.

2700 block of Arundel Road: At about 6:55 p.m. officers issued an individual a criminal citation for violating the open alcohol container law. He was sent on his way without further incident.

Monday October 26th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 7:20 p.m. officers took a stolen car report. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime during the previous night person(s) unknown stole her gold 1995 Nissan Maxima (MD tag 3EYH91). A canvass of the area for evidence and/or witnesses proved negative.

Tuesday October 27th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 10:45 a.m. officers took a report of a stolen Maryland temporary tag. The victim/owner told the officers that she parked her vehicle by her residence at about 5 p.m. the previous evening and when she returned to it this morning she discovered the temporary tag had been stolen. A canvass of the area for evidence and/or witnesses proved negative.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Party Time Liquors): At about 11:20 a.m. officers responded for an attempt fraud in progress. The officers spoke with a store cashier who told them that a woman came into the store and attempted to cash a check in the amount of $3,989.00. The cashier inquired with the bank on which the check was drawn and learned that it was counterfeit. The officers also contacted the bank and confirmed the information. The woman was arrested, charged appropriately and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Police Report: October 22

3500 block of Perry Street: At about 10 a.m. officers took a hit and run motor vehicle collision report. The victim’s vehicle was legally parked and had been struck by a second vehicle that failed to remain at the scene. The vehicle sustained rear end damage but was drivable.

4000 block of 34th Street: At about 2:35 p.m. officers in investigated a 3-vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that a vehicle traveling east bound on 34th Street at high rate of speed lost control and struck two other vehicles traveling west bound. All vehicles remained at the scene and no injuries were reported. The driver of the striking vehicle was found at fault and received nine (9) State traffic citations.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 4:10 p.m. officers took a theft from auto report. Their investigation revealed that person(s) unknown broke into the victim’s vehicle through a rear passenger vent window. Once inside the thieves stole various electronic items. The officers found no evidence that would lead to the identification of the perpetrators.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 9:15 p.m. officers attempted to stop a suspicious juvenile male for a field interview. When the juvenile saw the officers approaching, he placed his hands in his waistband as if attempting to conceal or discard an object. He then turned and began to jog in the opposite direction in between parked cars in an attempt to avoid contact with the officers. The officers finally caught up with him hiding behind a large shrub/bush by the entrance to an apartment building. Further investigation revealed that, during his attempt to elude the officers, he discarded a .38 caliber revolver. The officers recovered the unloaded gun. He was charged with illegally possessing and carrying the gun and released into his Grandmother’s custody pending an appearance in Juvenile Court.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Police Report: October 21

Nothing significant to report.

There is an article on CrimeReports.com entitled “Halloween Safety Myths.” It’s an interesting read. You can access it at:

http://neighborhoodcrimemap.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/halloween-safety-myths/

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Police Report: October 19-20

October 19th:

4000 block of 31st Street: At about 8 a.m. officers received a call for an attempt theft from auto. Upon arrival officers learned that an unknown subject (s) entered the victim’s unsecured vehicle and removed nothing. The victim stated that the vehicle was ransacked but that there was no missing property.

3000 block of Taylor Street: At about 4 p.m. officers received took a theft from auto report. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime during the night an unknown suspect (s) entered their unsecured vehicle and stole a portable GPS unit.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 6:20 p.m. officers received a call for a residential burglary. The victims told the officers that they went out of town for an extended period of time. When they returned they found that the door to their apartment had been forced open and several items of their personal property had been stolen.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 8:45 p.m. officers on patrol observed a man consuming an open alcoholic beverage in a public place. He was issued a criminal citation for the alcohol violation and released without further incident.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 10:30 p.m. officers observed an individual urinating in public. When the officers stopped him to cite him for the violation he became combative and fled on foot. He was able to make good his escape. However in his haste to get away he left behind a large quantity of suspected PCP as well as his ID. Officers obtained an arrest warrant for him.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:50 p.m. officers were flagged down in reference to a personal injury motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that an individual was attempting to back into a legal parking space when a pedestrian walked behind his vehicle. The pedestrian was struck and knocked to the ground. He sustained minor injuries and refused medical attention. No charges were placed on the driver of the striking vehicle.

Tuesday:

3500 block of Newton Place: At about 3:20 p.m. officers responded to a call for a vehicle tampering in progress. When the officers arrived they observed several teenage black males inside the vehicle described by the complainant. As soon as the subjects saw the officers they immediately fled on foot. After a lengthy foot pursuit one of the suspects was apprehended. He was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

FDA Caution Regarding Halloween Face Paint

A recall of face paint in May that gave some Girl Scouts rashes is one of the reasons the Food and Drug Administration is warning parents to be careful that the paints don't cause problems of their own this Halloween. "Most of these products are completely safe, but there have been reports of adverse events and allergic reactions," says a FDA representative. Under the law, the FDA doesn't have the authority to regulate cosmetics and face paints before they go to market, though it does regulate the colors used in them. And when there are problems, the FDA also can't recall them; it can only ask the manufacturer or distributor to do so. The FDA is asking parents to report any problems with face paint this Halloween to its "adverse event" hotline at 800-332-1088.

The FDA's advice:

1. Don't use anything on the face that isn't intended for skin.
2. If face paint has a bad smell, it could be a sign of contamination or bacteria. Throw it away.
3. Some face paints have pictures showing people wearing them near their eyes even though the labels say "not for use near eyes." Believe the label, not the picture.
4. Try a dab of the face paint on an arm a few days before wearing to check for allergic reactions. 5. Check to make sure any colors in the face paint are FDA-approved by looking at the Summary of Color Additives on the FDA's website. If there's a color in your makeup that isn't on the list, don't use it.
6. Be careful with fluorescent ("neon" or "day-glow") and luminescent ("glow-in-the-dark") colors. None of them are for use near the eyes.
7. Don't sleep with face paint on; wearing it too long may irritate the skin or cause it to flake off and get in the eyes.

Courtesy USA Today.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Police Report: October 16-18

Friday October 16th:

3100 block of Varnum Street
: At about 7:45 a.m. officers took a report of a theft from auto. The officers observed that person(s) unknown entered victim’s vehicle by breaking open the driver’s side window. Once inside the thieves stole a GPS unit. A check of the area for evidence and/or witnesses proved negative.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 12:10 p.m. officers took a report of an attempted residential burglary. The victim/resident told the officers that she left home early in the morning returned to find the kitchen window open and the window screen lying on the stove. There was no evidence that the person(s) responsible actually gained entry into the apartment and nothing was found missing or disturbed.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 9:30 p.m. officers took a report of a missing juvenile (repeat offender). The child’s father told the officers that his son left home at about 9 a.m. without permission and came home at about 4 p.m. An argument ensued regarding the child’s leaving without permission whereupon the child left home again and had not returned or contacted his parents. The child’s information was entered into the NCIC missing persons database.

2700 block of Allison Street: At about 11 p.m. officers assisted a domestic violence victim. The victim told the officers that she and her husband were having on going domestic problems and that she had been the victim of abuse and assaults. She was advised to seek a protective order from a District Court Commissioner and return to MRPD once it was obtained. The victim obtained the order and officers went with her to her residence to serve the order on her husband, however he was not home. The victim was advised to contact MRPD when her husband returned or if any further threats were made.

Saturday October 17th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue (traffic circle): At about 8:10 p.m. officers investigated a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision. During their investigation the officers checked the license/wanted status of both drivers. They learned that the driver of the at fault vehicle did not have a valid license and had two open arrest warrants through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on charges of driving without a license and contempt. He received the appropriate traffic citations for his involvement in the collision, arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Sunday October 18th:

3400 block of Otis Street
: At about 10 a.m. officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim/owner told the officers that he parked his vehicle by his residence at about 12:20 a.m. and when he returned for it around 9:45 a.m. he discovered that all four tires had been cut. The victim went on to say that he has been having an on going dispute with a rival business located in DC and that an individual from the competing business had threatened him and said that he knew where he lived. No other vehicles were vandalized in the area and no other calls for similar vandalism were received by MRPD. This believed to be an isolated incident with victim being targeted by a known suspect.

3200 block of Shepherd Street: At about 10:15 a.m. officers took a report of a theft. The victim told the officers that she left her residence on October 9th and scheduled some repairs with her landlord that were to be completed while she was away. When she returned on October 13th she discovered several items of her personal property missing. There was no evidence of forced entry into the residence.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 4:00 p.m. power shift officers observed a parked vehicle displaying Georgia license plates. A check of the license plates revealed that they did not belong on the vehicle. The vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 9:30 p.m. officers responded for the report of a suspicious occupied vehicle. When the officers arrived they discovered that the three occupants of the vehicle were intoxicated and in possession of several open containers of alcohol. All three were issued criminal citations.

3900 block of 38th Street: At about 10:30 p.m. power shift officers stopped a vehicle for driving with no headlights on. Further investigation revealed that one of the occupants was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested, charged and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Police Report: October 14-15

October 14th:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 12:50 a.m. officers responded to the Caribbean Market for an alarm off. When they arrived they saw that the front door glass had been broken out. The officers searched the inside of the store and found no one inside. A store representative arrived and after looking through the store advised that nothing appeared to be missing. No evidence could be found that could help identify the person(s) who broke the door glass.

3600 block of 36th Street: At about 2:10 a.m. officers took a stolen car report. The victim told the officers that he parked his rented blue Toyota Camry (MD tags 7FFW17) in front of a friend’s house at about 8 p.m. the previous evening. When he returned for his car he discovered that it had been stolen. He told the officers that he believes that he left the keys in the car.

October 15th:

2900 block of Taylor Street: At about 4 p.m. officers took a report of a stolen blue 1998 Saturn (KY tags 452EHZ. The victim told the officers that his car had been stolen back on October 8th sometime between 6:45 a.m. and 8 p.m. He did not say why he delayed reporting the theft.

4300 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 3:30 p.m. officers responded for the report of a possible attempted residential burglary. A witness told the officers that she noticed that there was extensive damage to an apartment door in the building. Officers determined that entry into the apartment had not been made. The lease holder and the management office were notified of the incident, and management replaced the entry door.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Police Report: October 13

3700 block of Wells Avenue: At about 10:45 a.m. officers took a report of a vandalism that occurred at various locations around the Mount Rainier skate park. The vandalism took the form of spray painted graffiti and included the words “skate or die,” “F.A.M.E.” and other initials that could not be identified at the time of the report. All graffiti was photographed and a follow-up investigation is ongoing.

4400 block of 31st Street: At about 11:30 a.m. officers took a theft by deception report. The victim told the officers that she contacted an individual via email in reference to buying a car that he had listed on Craig’s list. After negotiating with him over the final price she wired the seller money for the car. After sending the money she was not able to contact him again. The PGPD fraud unit was brought into the case to conduct a follow-up investigation.

3249 Rhode Island Avenue (MRPD Headquarters): At about 11:40 a.m. an individual who MRPD officers had previously arrested came into the police station to recover property taken from him at the time he was arrested. The officer who spoke with the man detected a strong odor of PCP about his person and observed that he appeared to be under the influence of CDS. Further investigation revealed that the man was in possession of a pack of cigarettes containing several cigarettes that had been dipped in liquid PCP. He was arrested, charged with possession of CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville

4500 block of 31st Street: At about 5:25 p.m. officers investigated a motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that a vehicle driving east on 31st Street lost control and struck a parked vehicle. Both the striking vehicle and its driver remained at the scene for the investigation. The driver of the striking vehicle was found at fault in the collision and charged accordingly. No injuries were reported.

3000 block of Arundel Road: At about 7:55 p.m. officers responded for a domestic disturbance. When they arrived they observed a female yelling profanities and kicking a door. After several unsuccessful attempts to calm the woman down she was arrested for disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 11:55 p.m. officers observed a woman with an open container of an alcoholic beverage. She was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on her was without further incident.

Residential Burglaries (5):

4300 block of 28th Place (3)
4100 block of Russell Avenue (2)

At various times throughout the day officers took five (5) residential burglary reports at the above addresses in the Kaywood Apartments complex. In all cases entry was made or attempted by someone prying open the entry door to the victims’ apartments; the apartments were ransacked and electronics and cash were stolen. Officers did not recover any evidence from the crime scenes and no witnesses could be found.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Police Report: October 9-12

Friday October 9th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 5 p.m. power shift officers stopped a vehicle when they saw that the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. When the officers approached the vehicle they smelled an odor of marijuana. Further investigation revealed that the passenger of the vehicle was in possession of marijuana. He was subsequently arrested and transported to the DOC in Hyattsville without incident. The driver was sited for the seatbelt violation and sent on his way.

One Municipal Place: At about 6:55 p.m. officers on patrol observed and individual urinating in public. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

Saturday October 10th:

2700 block of Allison Street: At about 8:45 p.m. officers responded for a loud verbal domestic. During their investigation they learned that the male half had an outstanding arrest warrant through Montgomery County Police for failing to appear in court. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Sunday October 11th:

Nothing significant to report.

Monday October 12th:

3800 block of 34th Street: At about 9 a.m. officers took a vandalism report. The victim showed the officers where someone had broken the front door glass window on her vehicle sometime during the previous night. No entry is believed to have been made into the vehicle and no property was stolen.

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11 lot): At about 11:40 a.m. stopped an individual for a field interview. During the interview the officers learned that the man was had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a CDS charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4800 block of Annapolis Road, Bladensburg: At about 12:30 p.m. officers returning to the City from Bladensburg PD Communications observed a black Nissan Maxima that was wanted by BPD for reckless driving. The officers attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled from them at a high rate of speed nearly striking a pedestrian. After a short pursuit the driver of the Nissan lost control and crashed. The two occupants then got out of the car and fled on foot. A short while later two individuals matching their description were stopped by BPD officers in the 5500 block of Emerson Street. The MRPD officers were able to positively identify the two as the ones that ran from the Nissan. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and told officers that, although she knew the two who were in the car neither of them had permission to drive it. Based on the owner’s information the driver was arrested and charged with numerous traffic offenses including unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The passenger was released and not charged.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Police Report: October 8

3200 block of Perry Street: At about 9 a.m. officers impounded a vehicle that had been marked previously for 48-hour towing

3300 block of Shepherd Street: At about 7:30 p.m. officers responded for the report of an individual trespassing on private property. The officers located a man who had been previously warned not to return to the property earlier in the evening. He was arrested, charged appropriately and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

HHS Unveils New Features on Flu.gov

New resources are now available on the federal government’s one-stop resource for flu information -- www.flu.gov. The Web site now features a new H1N1 Flu Self-Evaluation guide for adults 18 and older along with a new Flu Myths and Facts section, which provides the public with the latest and most accurate information about the flu. The new Flu Myths and Facts section debunks some of the myths about the H1N1 virus and vaccine, and provides accurate information on vaccinations, the flu, and public health. The H1N1 Flu Self-Evaluation guide will give individuals 18 and older more information about what they can do to take care of themselves, prevent the spread of the flu to other members of their families, and identify the warning signs of more serious flu symptoms -- symptoms that require the attention of a medical professional.

Graffiti Removed

This morning about 10 a.m. Captain Stoots and I took care of the graffiti that was on the upper wall of the old pawn shop building. The whole business took about half an hour and maybe ¾ of a gallon of paint; and, of course a tall ladder supplied by the Mount Rainier Fire Department.
















Police Report: October 7

3300 block of Shepherd Street: At about 5 p.m. officers responded for an attempt suicide. The officers discovered that a man attempted to commit suicide by cutting himself on the right forearm with a razor knife. Fire/rescue personnel responded to treat his injuries and transported him to Prince George’s Hospital Center for further treatment. Officers filed an emergency psychiatric petition and he was released to hospital staff for psychiatric evaluation.

4700 block of 25th Street: At about 11:50 p.m. officers took a report of a missing 16 year old female. The juvenile’s mother told the officers that she last saw her daughter this morning when she left for school. The mother was able to contact one of the juvenile’s friends who told her that she was seen around 8 p.m. with two other teens supposedly going to a party. The juvenile has one prior incident of running away and returned on her own. Her information was entered into the NCIC missing persons database.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Police Report: October 6

2300 block of Varnum Street: At about 12:15 p.m. officers took a vandalism to auto report. The victim told the officers that, when she arrived at work, she noticed her rental vehicle had a broken driver’s side window. The officers found no evidence as to who may have been responsible for the damage.

4700 block of 31st Place: At about 9 a.m. officers took a property damage report. The owner of a 1997 Acura with Maryland tags told the officers he noticed that the driver’s side doors were scratched and dented. The cause of the damage was undetermined.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Video Teaches Public to Spot Terror Plots

The following news article appeared on Denver Colorado’s 9news.com web site last night. I reviewed the video, which is about eight minutes long, and found it to contain some very good information that is just as relevant to residents of Mount Rainier as it is in Colorado and across the country. I recommend it highly.

The video tells individuals that if they observe any of the eight signs of terrorism they should call the Colorado Information Analysis Center at their toll free number. That will not work here in Maryland. Residents should replace the CAIC number with that of the Maryland Coordination and Analysis Center (MCAC): 1-800-492-TIPS (8477).

You can view the video by clicking on the following web link:
http://thecell.org/wp/8-signs-of-terrorism-video/

Video Teaches Public to Spot Terror Plots
Written by: Jeffrey Wolf Deborah Sherman
9News.com (Colorado)

A new video released Monday teaches Coloradans how to recognize eight signs of terrorism, including suspects testing security, acquiring supplies and rehearsing terrorism plots.

The video was co-produced by the nonprofit Center for Empowered Living and Learning (the CELL) in Denver and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security. They created it over the last four months using a $30,000 federal grant.

It is narrated by former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway and 9NEWS Anchor Kim Christiansen.

"Eight years after 9/11, it's important to remember that the United States is not immune from terror attacks," Governor Bill Ritter said. "The video will help empower citizens with the knowledge they need to protect our communities, our state, our nation."

Ritter and U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano released the new video after touring the CELL Monday afternoon.

"Unfortunately, the world we live in today, everyone has to assume the threat of terrorism is anywhere," Napolitano said. "It's New York City, it could also be Denver."

Napolitano says attacks across the world show the battle against terrorism is a shared responsibility.

"You just can't leave it up to a state agency to do it, you can't just leave it to a federal agency to do it, there are things, practical things, that every individual can do that will help minimize the risk of terrorism," she said.

"Without question, every one of us has the potential to make a difference in the fight against terrorism," Ritter said. "It all starts with being alert and being prepared."

Police Report: October 5

Chillum Road at Queenstown Drive: At about 8 p.m. officers initiated a traffic stop on a white Chevy van. When they approached the van to speak with the driver they smelled the odor of marijuana coming inside. A consent search of the vehicle turned up a sandwich baggie containing 17.9 grams of marijuana. Further inquiries revealed that the driver had a suspended license. He was arrested, charged with CDS possession and driving on a suspended license. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2300 block of Varnum Street: At about 10:10 p.m. officers stopped two men for consuming alcoholic beverages in a public place. Further inquiries revealed that one of the men had an open arrest warrant through the U.S. Marshal’s Service for violation of probation. Both men were issued criminal citations for the alcohol violation. The wanted subject was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Police Report: October 2-4

Friday October 2nd:

3800 block of 33rd Street: At about 7:30 a.m. officers took a stolen auto report. The victim/owner told the officers that she parked her vehicle outside her residence the previous evening and when she returned for it she discovered it had been stolen. On Sunday October 4th at about 3:15 a.m. officers were notified by Takoma Park PD that they had recovered the vehicle. It was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.

4600 block of 30th Street: At about 8:45 a.m. officers took a report of an attempt stolen auto. The victim/owner showed the officers where person(s) unknown had damaged the drivers’ side door lock and ignition. A check of the area failed to locate any evidence or witnesses to the crime.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 11:45 p.m. officers on patrol observed an individual slumped over behind the wheel of a parked vehicle. The vehicle had its lights on, the radio playing, and the keys in the ignition. When the officers approached to check the individual’s welfare they smelled a strong odor of alcohol and observed an open alcohol container on the center console. The individual was awakened and removed from the vehicle. He submitted to a field sobriety exam which he failed. He was charged via citation with DUI/DWI and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

Saturday October 3rd:

3200 block of Chillum 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 through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a misdemeanor theft charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): At about 9:30 a.m. officers took a report of a theft. The victim told the officers that she was pumping fuel when she saw an older model silver Lexus pull up to the passenger side of her vehicle. A black male described as being in his 20’s wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt got out of the Lexus, opened the unlocked passenger door of the victim’s vehicle and stole her purse. The thief got back into the Lexus and fled into DC. The victim said that the Lexus was being driven by a second black male described as also being in his 20’s and wearing a hooded sweat shirt. A check of the area for the Lexus was negative and a lookout for the vehicle was broadcast to surrounding police agencies.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 11 a.m. officers took a report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision. The victim’s legally parked vehicle was struck by a second vehicle which failed to remain at the scene. No evidence was left at the scene that would lead to the identification of the striking vehicle.

4200 block of 34th Street: At about 9:30 p.m. officers on patrol observed two individuals riding an illegal, unregistered off road dirt bike. When the officers tried to stop the bike the individuals refused to stop and fled. The juvenile passenger was apprehended when he jumped off the dirt bike as it was trying to elude the officers. The driver continued his flight but lost control of the bike in the field adjacent to the MR Nature Center. At this point the driver abandoned the bike, continued his flight on foot and made good his escape. The passenger was charged as a juvenile and released to his father on the scene. The motorcycle was heavily damaged and impounded. An NCIC check of the motorcycle showed that it had not previously been reported stolen.

3300 block of Arundel Road: At about 11:45 p.m. officers responded to investigate a motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that the striking vehicle was traveling a high rate of speed, lost control, struck a parked vehicle, rolled onto its roof and came to rest after striking a second parked vehicle. The driver left the scene prior to the officers’ arrival but they were able to locate him and return him to the scene. He was charged with nine traffic charges including DWI/DUI.

Sunday October 4th:

4300 block of 28th Place: At about 1:15 p.m. officers took a report of a theft. The victim told the officers that he made a request for maintenance to service his apartment while he was out. When he returned he discovered several items of his personal property missing. The serial numbers to the property were obtained and were entered into NCIC as stolen.

4100 block of 38th Street: At about 7:15 p.m. officers stopped two individuals for a field interview. During the interview one individual was found to have an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for driving on a revoked license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Police Report: October 1

Cedar Lane Alley behind the old firehouse: At about 11:30 p.m. officers on patrol stopped a man for a field interview. During the interview they learned that he had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George's County Sheriff's Office for failing to appear in court on a CDS possession charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Police Report: September 29-October 1

Tuesday September 29th:

2700 block of Allison Street: At about 2:45 p.m. officers took a stolen auto report. The victim/owner told the officers that she left her vehicle parked by her residence when she went out of town on September 26th. When she returned she discovered that it had been stolen. There was no record of impound or repossession and a check of the area for evidence and witnesses was negative.

3100 block of Webster Street: At about 4:15 p.m. officers took a report of fraud. Investigation revealed that an unknown individual fraudulently obtained the victim’s personal tax return information, filed an amended return and received funds from the State of Maryland. The victim’s tax preparers and the State Comptroller’s office are handling a follow-up investigation.

4700 block of 31st Place: At about 10:45 p.m. officers responded to a verbal domestic dispute. When the officers arrived they discovered that the male half of the argument had had two open arrest warrants through PGPD for failing to appear in court on DUI and driving while suspended charges. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Wednesday September 30th:

2700 block of Webster Street: At about 5 a.m. officers took a report of a theft from auto. Their investigation found that person(s) unknown broke into the victim’s vehicle by breaking the front passenger side window and stole a portable GPS unit.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: At about 12:15 p.m. officers came upon an unoccupied black 1998 Jeep Cherokee with the engine running. Further investigation revealed that the ignition was damaged and the vehicle had been reported stolen from an address in DC. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.

Thursday October 1st (early morning):

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 2:15 a.m. officers investigated a single vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that the driver of a silver 2008 Chrysler Sebring travelling south on Rhode Island Avenue tried to negotiate the traffic circle at a speed greater than reasonable. The vehicle ran over the curb and knocked down a pedestrian sign. The driver was charged appropriately and SHA was notified to replace/repair the sign.