Friday, January 29, 2010

Police Report: January 15-24

January 15th:

3200 block of Arundel Road: At about 12:30 a.m. officers stopped a vehicle for making an illegal left turn. The driver was found to be the sole occupant in the vehicle and only had a learner’s permit. He was issued three traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 4:15 p.m. officers took a report from the owner/victim of a rental car that a 2006 Ford Fusion (MD tag 5ERL30) was stolen by the rental customer.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 10:40 p.m. officers issued a criminal citation to an individual who was seen consuming an alcoholic beverage in public

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 11:45 p.m. officers took a report of an armed carjacking. Two victims were ordered out of their vehicle by two individuals one of whom was armed with a handgun. They were then robbed of their possessions and the vehicle (2008 Buick Lacrosse DC tag DE5076). Both suspects entered the vehicle and fled into DC. Within the hour, DC police recovered the vehicle in drivable condition, but without the keys.

January 16th:

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 12:11 p.m. officers met with a man who told them that he came out to his car to discover that his temporary license tag had been stolen. He also pointed out that MR Code Enforcement had issued two citations to his vehicle for no registration.

January 17th:

4100 block of 31st Street: At about 1:45 p.m. officers responded to a domestic disturbance. Two juveniles were ultimately arrested for disorderly conduct and assaulting a police officer. Both were charged via juvenile petition and returned to the custody of the parent pending juvenile court action..

4000 block of 35th Street: At about 8:15 p.m. officers responded for a domestic dispute. Their investigation revealed that a man physically assaulted his girlfriend. He was arrested and charged with 2nd degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

January 18th:

4400 block of 28th Place: At about 7:20 a.m. officers impounded a vehicle parked in the roadway displaying no registration plates.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 3 p.m. officers took a report of a stolen license plate. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime prior to his reporting the theft someone stole NC license plate, WYR4612, off his car. No evidence or witnesses to the theft could be located.

4000 block of 33rd Street: At about 9 p.m. officers on patrol observed a man driving in the 3300 block of Bunker Hill Road who was known to them to have an outstanding felony arrest warrant for distribution of PCP. The officers stopped the vehicle in the 4000 block of 33rd Street and the man immediately got out of the vehicle and fled the area on foot. Further investigation revealed that the car belonged to the man’s girlfriend who lived on the block. With her assistance the man was convinced to return to the scene where he was arrested on the open warrant. The man was delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro where he was also charged with fleeing and eluding and other traffic charges.

January 19th:

3500 block of 30th Street: At about 11:10 p.m. officers responded to investigate a suspicious vehicle. When they arrived they discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen from an address in DC about two hours earlier. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner and MPD were notified of the recovery.

January 20th:

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 11:50 a.m. officers took a report of a residential burglary. The owner of the residence told the officers that he was in the process of remodeling and had installed new oak cabinets, a gas range, a dual refrigerator and numerous other household appliances. Sometime prior to his reporting the burglary someone broke into the home through a locked rear door and stole the previously mentioned items. He gave the officers information regarding a possible suspect and a follow-up investigation is underway.

37th and Perry Streets: At about 9:10 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through DC for destruction of property. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle he was driving was impounded.

January 21st:

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 4:35 p.m. officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim/owner of a 2009 Honda Civic told the officers that sometime prior to her reporting the incident someone had scratched her car. No additional information, evidence or witnesses could be located.

3700 block of Wells Avenue: At about 5:30 p.m. officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim/owner of a 2002 Ford Focus showed the officers where someone had broken the car’s rear window. She said that she believes that the damage was caused by kids throwing rocks from across the CSX train tracks. Several rocks were found around the vehicle, but no suspects could be identified.

38th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: At about 12:30 a.m. officers issued a criminal citation to a man for consuming an alcoholic beverage in public.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Breaking and Entering: At about 5 a.m. officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that she had been gone from her apartment for several hours, and when she returned she discovered that someone had entered her apartment through an unlocked window and stole several items of her personal property. Attempts to locate evidence and/or witnesses were negative.

January 22nd:

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 9:45 p.m. officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that someone broke into his car and stole several pieces of electronic equipment. The area canvassed for witnesses and evidence with negative results.

January 23rd:

4500 block of 34th Street: At about 3:10 a.m. officers responded for an attempted burglary. The resident called and said that there was a man outside their door trying to force his way in. When the officers arrived they apprehended the man after a brief struggle. The residents were checked and found unharmed, but understandably shaken. The man was arrested and taken to Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained while attempting entry. After receiving medical attention he was delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro. He was charged with attempted burglary, failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

4100 block of 28th Street: At about 3 p.m. officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime prior to her reporting the incident someone broke into her car and stole a stereo. The area was canvassed for witnesses/evidence with negative results.

4000 block of 35th street: Theft from auto: At about 4 p.m. officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime prior to her reporting the incident someone entered her car and stole a stereo. The area was canvassed for witnesses/evidence with negative results and there were no signs of forced entry into the car.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 10:15 p.m. officers responded for the report of a suspicious occupied vehicle. Once on the scene the officers located the vehicle and questioned its three occupants, one of whom was found to have an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for using falsified registration plates. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The other occupants were sent on their way without further incident.

January 24th:

4100 block of 34th Street: At about 2 p.m. officers were contacted by telephone by a man who wanted report his car stolen. When asked about the details of the theft he could not remember the location of the vehicle before it was stolen and was extremely elusive about other details of the alleged crime. He finally told the officers that he would call back with additional information at a later time. The vehicle’s descriptors were entered into the NCIC stole vehicle database.

4500 block of 29th Street: At about 8:15 p.m. officers responded for the report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision involving a U-Haul truck that was described by witnesses as the striking vehicle. Witnesses also said that the driver of the U-Haul truck fled the scene on foot. Further investigation revealed that the truck had been stolen from an address on Varnum Street around 9 a.m. Both the truck and the vehicle it struck were towed from the scene for safekeeping.

2500 block of Arundel Road: At about 8:45 p.m. officers responded to investigate a hit and run motor vehicle collision. Witnesses told the officers that the individuals inside the striking vehicle fled the area on foot and gave only a general description. A search of the area identified an individual who matched the general description but officers could not positively link him with the collision. However, they did discover that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for driving on a suspended license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

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