4500 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 4:15 pm officers issues a man a criminal citation for drinking in public. During their encounter with him he gave a false name thinking he had an open arrest warrant. It took the officers a while to determine his true identity and that he did not have any open warrants. In addition to the open alcohol citation he was also cited for giving false information to a uniformed officer.
3300 block of Otis Street: At about 9 pm a man came in to the police station to report a case of identity theft. Person(s) unknown stole his identity to open a cell phone account. He is in the process of working with the cell phone company to correct the situation.
3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 12:10 am officers tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle refused to stop and continued to drive into the City of Hyattsville. The officers were finally able to get the vehicle stopped in the parking lot of a liquor store on Hamilton Street. When the officers talked to the driver they discovered that he was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to Greenbelt PD for a breathalyzer exam. The exam revealed that he had a blood alcohol content of .18. He was charged with DUI/DWI and several other violations and released. The vehicle he was driving was impounded.
2700 block of Webster Street: At about 12:45 am officers responded for the report of an out of control individual who was under the influence of PCP. The officers located the man and observed that he was incoherent and barely able to stand on his own. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for an emergency psychological examination.
3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 3 am officers investigated a two vehicle motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that both vehicles were traveling at high rate of speed north on Queens Chapel Road. Both vehicles failed to negotiate the curve at 30th Street and left the roadway. One vehicle crashed into a Pepco pole the other struck a guardrail. Both vehicles were totaled but neither driver received serious injuries. The female driver of the vehicle that struck the guardrail was transported to MedStar as a precaution. The second driver refused any medical attention. Both vehicles were impounded.
4200 block of 34th Street: At about 8:45 pm officers stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle was in possession of 38.2 grams of marijuana (street value of $762.00) and CDS paraphernalia. He was arrested, charged appropriately and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The driver was issued several State traffic citations and sent on his way.
M-NCPPC Nature Center soccer field: At about 11:45 pm officers on patrol stopped to assist PGPD officers with an injured man at the Caribbean Market on Queens Chapel Road. The man was suffering from several stab wounds to his upper body and refusing to cooperate or speak to the officers about his injuries. Fire/rescue personnel responded to treat the man’s injuries. He was later transported to MedStar for treatment of his wounds. The only information that he would give the officers was that he was stabbed earlier in the day while at the soccer field. Park Police detectives responded to the scene to assume the investigation. There was sufficient evidence to lead the officers to believe that the incident could be gang related so the PGPD gang unit was brought in to assist.
3300 block of Chauncey Place: At about 6:45 am officers responded for the report of a domestic assault. A woman told the officers that she and her husband got into an argument that escalated to the point where he slapped her on the right side of her face. There was insufficient evidence at the scene to warrant the husband’s arrest. The victim was advised of her rights to apply for charges and/or protection order at the Commissioner’s office. She said that she did not want her husband arrested but wanted the assault documented in a police report if it happens again.