Monday, January 25, 2010

Police Report: January 8-14

January 8th:

4000 block of 36th Street: At about 5:10 p.m. officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. Mother asked that MRPD officers forcibly remove her juvenile son from the residence. When the officers explained to her that this was not possible, and told her what the proper procedures were she told them that she no longer needed their assistance. Approximately two hours later officers received a return call to the residence for a disorderly person. The officers discovered the mother outside yelling and refusing to calm down. She was eventually arrested for disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 10:15 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for driving without headlights. When the officers approached the vehicle to speak with the driver they noticed a strong odor of alcohol. The driver was asked to submit to a field sobriety exam. She submitted to the test and failed. Further investigation revealed that she had a suspended driver’s license and a prior history of DUI. She was arrested and charged with DUI/DWI and other traffic charges. She refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. Her vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and she was released.

January 9th:

Nothing significant to report.

January 10th:

3700 block of 38th Street: At about 12:55 a.m. officers stopped a vehicle for failing to drive right of the roadway center line. When the officers approached the vehicle to speak with the driver they noticed a strong odor of alcohol. The driver was asked to submit to a field sobriety exam. He submitted to the test, failed and was arrested and charged with DUI/DWI and other traffic charges. He refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and he was released.

4200 block of 34th Street: At about 10 a.m. officers investigated a single vehicle motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that the vehicle was going eastbound on 34th Street when the driver lost control, struck the curb and rolled onto its roof. The elderly driver was not injured and refused medical assistance.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 10:25 p.m. officers received a call for a vehicle that had just collided with a parked car. The reporting person said that the driver fled the scene on foot towards Eastern Avenue and gave officers a description of the man. When the officers arrived at the scene they were unable to locate the fleeing subject and an NCIC check of the vehicle showed that it had been stolen from an address in Sykesville, Maryland. The stolen vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.

January 11th:

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 10:45 a.m. officers took a report of a stolen 1998 Nissan Maxima (DC tags DD6354). The victim/owner told the officers that he parked his vehicle by his residence the night before and returned to discover that it had been stolen. A canvass of the area for evidence/witnesses was negative.

3700 block of Otis Street: At about 11:30 a.m. officers on patrol observed five individuals males sitting in a gray 2009 Toyota Camry with DC tags. When the five saw the officers they immediately bailed out of the vehicle and fled in different directions. Additional officers were called to the scene and were able to apprehend three of the individuals, one of whom was caught by the back door to the police station as an officer came out to join the search. Further investigation revealed that the Toyota had been reported stolen from an address in DC about two hours earlier. All three were charged with motor vehicle theft. Two of the arrested were adults and they were delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The third, a juvenile, was released to his parents.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 12:30 p.m. officers took a theft from auto report. The reporting person told the officers that someone stole a snow plow hydraulic pump off of one of Edgewood Management’s vehicles. No evidence or witnesses could be located.

2300 block of Arundel Road: At about 10:55 p.m. officers observed a man drinking from an open container of an alcoholic beverage. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

January 12th:

4300 block of 28th Place: At about 6:45 a.m. officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner showed the officers where person(s) unknown had stolen all four wheels and tires off his gray 2007 Cadillac (SC tag FSL379). The vehicle was left sitting on bricks. A canvass of the area for evidence/witnesses was negative.

4300 block of 28th Street: At about 10 a.m. officers took a report of a residential burglary. The resident told the officers that when he returned home he found a man sleeping on his sofa. When the two confronted each other the man fled the residence. The victim gave officers a good description of the man and they were able to locate and arrest him at a bus stop on Rhode Island Avenue. Further investigation revealed that the man got into the residence by breaking open a rear window with a brick. Nothing was missing from the residence and officers believe that the man was homeless and looking for a warn place to sleep. He was charged with burglary and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4700 block of 30th Street: At about 7:20 p.m. officers took a report of a stolen license plate. The victim told the officers that her rear tag was stolen off her vehicle earlier in the day. No evidence/witnesses could be located.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:10 p.m. officers took a stolen car report. The victim/owner told the officers that he had a domestic dispute with a male friend. The friend stole his 1999 Mazda 626 (DC tag BD1181) after the argument. The victim said that he has known his friend for 16 years but only knew him by a first name of “Donnie.” The vehicle was entered into the NCIC stole vehicle database.

January 13th:

4600 block of 29th Street: At about 5:45 a.m. officers took a report of an attempted stolen auto. The victim told the officers that she was alerted by one of her neighbors that a white unmarked tow truck was in the process of towing her 2002 Honda Accord. She ran out and confronted the driver and he immediately dropped the car and fled the area towards Eastern Avenue. A search of the area for the truck was negative. The Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement (WAVE) task force was notified to be on the lookout for the illegal tow truck.

3800 block of 33rd Street: At about 10:20 a.m. officers took a fraud/identity theft report. The victim told the officers that he received a letter from a collection agency regarding an outstanding Verizon bill. The victim, not ever having a Verizon account, was able to determine that someone used his personal information to open a Verizon account using a Riverdale, MD address. Verizon was notified of the fraud incident and victim received a police report to document the incident.

3700 block of Wells Avenue: At about 11:30 p.m. a mother called to report that her 19 year old son was missing. She told the officers that her son was last seen on January 11th at about 5 p.m. She said he apparently left the area after a heated argument with his girlfriend. His information was entered into the NCIC missing persons data base.

January 14th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): At about 3:30 a.m. officers responded for the report of a man who had broken the glass in the entrance door. When the officers arrived they located the man and observed that he was confused and acting irrationally and possibly under the influence of CDS. The man was arrested and delivered to the custody of medical personnel at Washington Adventist Hospital for an emergence psychological examination. The officers also obtained an arrest warrant charging him with destruction of property and reckless endangerment.

4100 block of 28th Street: At about 7 p.m. officers met with a resident who told them that someone had stolen her trash can and recycling bin from in front of her residence. The officers found no evidence or witnesses to the theft, not could the items be located in the neighborhood.

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