4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 11 am officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim/resident told the officers that he left his apartment on July 22nd at about 12:30 pm. When he returned home he discovered a flyer from a pest control company on the front door notifying residents that they had sprayed for pests in the apartment. When the victim inspected his apartment he discovered that the power cable to his KORG keyboard had been stolen. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment.
3800 block of 34th Street: At about 8:30 pm officers on patrol located an individual for whom they had previously obtained an arrest warrant for theft of gasoline at Thrifty Rental Car. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.
2700 block of Allison Street: At about 10 pm officers responded for the report of a trash dumpster on fire. When the officers arrived they discovered the dumpster fully engulfed in flames. They also found a small trash can on fire in the laundry area. The officers tried to extinguish the trash can fire but were unsuccessful, however the building’s sprinkler system activated and subdued the fire. The fire department arrived and took care of the dumpster fire. PG fire investigators responded to investigate the cause of both fires.
4500 block of 34th Street: At about 12:10 am officers on patrol observed a group of individuals loitering at Thomas Stone Elementary School. The officers stopped the group for a field interview. During the interview one of the subjects was found to be in possession of approximately $900 worth of cocaine. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
4600 block of 34th Street: At about 12:30 am officers issued criminal citations to two men for consuming alcoholic beverages in public.
3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 7 pm officers issued a criminal citation to a man for consuming an open alcoholic beverage in public.
4600 block of 25th Street: At about 2:15 am officers responded to an assault in progress. When the officers arrived they learned that a man had become upset with his girlfriend. He produced a knife and held it to the woman’s throat threatening to cut her. The officers discovered the man hiding in a closet. He was arrested, charged with assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.
Rainier Avenue near 30th Street: At about 4:15 pm officers came across a tree blocking the roadway. The tree had been blown down during the heavy storm that passed through the City. The officers were able to borrow a chain saw from a resident and clear the tree from the roadway.