Monday, March 15, 2010

Police Report: March 11-14

March 11th:

4600 block of 27th Street: At about 12:45 pm officers took a stolen vehicle report. The victim told the officers that about a month ago he loaned his vehicle to a family member who had yet to return it. The victim had obtained an arrest warrant for the family member charging him with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The vehicle is described as a gray 1995 Buick Riviera with Maryland tags 3FTT74.

4400 block of 29th Street: At about 6:50 pm officer took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim told the officers that she was driving down the street when someone threw rocks at her car. The car suffered a broken rear window. The officers canvassed the area for the persons involved with negative results.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 9 pm officers took a missing person report. The parents of a 12 year old chronic run away told the officers that their daughter did not return home from school, again. The officers tried unsuccessfully to locate the child. She was entered into NCIC as a missing person and will continue to try and locate her.

March 12th:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 12:05 am officers issued a criminal citation to a man for possessing an open container of alcohol in a public place. He was sent on his was without further incident.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 12:05 am officers took a report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that she was grabbed from behind by a man who put a knife to her throat and demanded her belongings. She immediately complied with his demands and he then fled the area on a bicycle towards the 2400 block of Chillum Road. The suspect was described only as a Hispanic male wearing a black North Face jacket and blue jeans. A canvass of the area for the suspect was negative. The victim complained of being short of breath and was transported by fireboard to Washington Adventist Hospital for a checkup.

Saturday March 13th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 5:10 am officers investigated a single vehicle hit and run collision. The officers discovered that a 2003 Hyundai with Virginia tags on the sidewalk of the bus terminal with extensive front end damage. They determined that the damage happened when the vehicle apparently lost control and destroying a lamp post and a street sign. They also found two open bottles of beer inside the car, but the driver was nowhere around. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the officers began a search for the driver. Sometime around 9 pm the driver came to the police station inquiring as to the whereabouts of his vehicle. He told officers that he caught a cab from the scene of the collision and went to his brother’s home. He was arrested and charged with failing to remain at the scene of a collision and other charges. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Sunday March 14th:

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 3:15 am officers stopped a vehicle for making an unsafe lane change. When the officers approached the driver they smelled a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. He subsequently failed a field sobriety test and was transported to the University of Maryland PD where he submitted to a breathalyzer test. The test revealed that he had a BAC of .17, more than twice the legal limit. He was charged with DUI/DWI and other charges and released. His vehicle was impounded.

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