Monday, March 01, 2010

Police Report: February 26-28

February 26th:

Nothing significant to report.

February 27th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 7:30 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime during the overnight hours someone broke into his 1995 Chevy Impala and stole a radio. No evidence or witnesses could be found.

Arundel Road and Russell Avenue: At about 9 pm officers stopped an individual for a field interview. During the interview he was found to have an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving an uninsured motor vehicle. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:30 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic offense. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license. He was issued the appropriate citations and sent on his way. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

February 28th:

Russell Avenue and Varnum Street: At about 2:30 am officers stopped a vehicle for running the stop sign. As the officers approached the vehicle to speak with the driver they smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. Further investigation revealed that both the driver and a passenger were in possession of marijuana. The marijuana along with $1,220 in US currency was seized as evidence. Both individuals were arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.

2700 block of Upshur Street: At about 12:30 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The officers’ investigation revealed that someone broke into the victim’s apartment through a window and once inside made off with a computer and flat screen monitor. The victim told the officers that she believes the crime was committed by an ex-boyfriend. A follow-up investigation will be conducted to see if the boyfriend has any connection to the crime.

3200 block of Perry Street: At about 1:20 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that someone broke into her 2000 Toyota Sienna and stole her GPS unit.

3800 block of 37th Place: At about 7 pm officers conducting a traffic stop in the 3800 block of 37th Place heard 6 gun shots from the general area of 37th and Bunker Hill Road. Officers immediately began checking the area for the source. Several people in the parking lot of the Lowest Price gas station said the shots sounded like they came from the Finchley Square Apartments. Officers received reports from residents indicating that the shots may have come from the 4000 block of 36th Street which backs up Finchley Square. Officers searched the surrounding area for about a half hour with negative results.

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