3400 block of Newton Street: At about 7 am officers responded for the report of a suspicious vehicle. Once on the scene they located the vehicle in question and found it to be unoccupied. The vehicle was not reported stolen but it had no tags and was not currently registered. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.
2900 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 7:15 am officers responded for the report of a citizen robbery. The victim told the officers that he was at the bus stop waiting for the metro bus when a small green sedan (NFD) pulled up and one of the occupants told him to come over to the car. When the victim refused the rear driver’s side passenger got out of the vehicle and announced a robbery. The suspect (described as a black male, 17-19 years of age, about 5’9” tall with dreadlock style hair and wearing all black clothing) implied that he had a gun in his waistband area but never displayed a weapon. The suspect robbed the victim of several items of his personal property and fled the area in the green sedan. A canvass of the area for the suspect’s vehicle proved negative and a lookout for the suspect and his vehicle was broadcast to all area law enforcement agencies.
3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 9:10 am officers took a report of a destruction of property. When the officers arrived an employee showed them where sometime during the evening/morning hours someone broke the lock to a gate and entered a storage area. Once inside the storage area the person(s) damaged the lock to the maintenance office but they were unsuccessful in getting inside. No evidence or witnesses were located.
4500 34th Street (Thomas Stone Elementary): At about 1 pm officers responded for the report of a juvenile who had been caught by school officials loitering in school with toy gun in his waist band. Further investigation revealed that the 9 year old child left his residence with his toy gun and without his guardian’s knowledge in order to meet his older brother at school. No intention of foul play was intended. The officers contacted the child’s parents, took him back home and confiscated the toy gun. Further disciplinary actions, if necessary, will be handled by parents and school officials.
3800 block of 38th Street: At about 11:50 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for consuming an alcoholic beverage in public.
May 4th (early morning):
4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 12:30 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that she parked her 2009 Toyota Camry by her residence at about 8:45 pm. When she returned to her car at about 12:30 am she discovered that someone had stolen all four of her car’s hubcaps. She told the officers that she did not hear or see anyone suspicious in the area. A check of area for evidence and/or witnesses was negative.
4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 1:40 am officers responded for the report of a citizen robbery. The victim told the officers that as he placed the keys into his apartment door lock he was approached by two men who came up from the basement area. The first suspect, described as a black male in his early 20s, 5’10” tall wearing a black hooded sweatshirt pulled over his head, pulled out a black handgun and demanded the victim’s property. The victim immediately complied and suspect #1 handed the victim’s property over to suspect #2. The second suspect was described as a black male in his late teens, 5’8” tall with a slim build and wearing a multi-colored hooded jacket. Both suspects then fled back into the basement. Officers set up a perimeter around the building and Hyattsville City Police units including a K-9 responded to assist with a search of the area. The search for the suspects eventually proved negative. The victim was not injured during the robbery.