Monday, August 23, 2010

Police Report: August 20-22

August 20th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 1 am officers were called to investigate a suspicious vehicle. The officers located the vehicle and proceeded to conduct field interviews of its passengers. During the interviews one of the passengers was found to have an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for contempt of court. When the officers tried to place him under arrest he struck one of them and fled on foot. A canvas of the area was conducted and he was located in the 3900 block of Bunker Hill Road. The officers were forced to deploy both their issued Taser weapon and OC spray in order to get control of the individual and place him under arrest. He was charged with 2nd degree assault, resisting arrest and other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 10 am officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim/owner told the officers that he parked his vehicle by his residence on August 18th. When he returned to his vehicle this morning he discovered that the rear passenger door had been damaged. No evidence as to how the damage occurred was available and the officers could not verify if the damage occurred where the vehicle was parked.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 10:45 pm officers on patrol observed a vehicle traveling south bound on Queens Chapel Road. The vehicle lost control and ran onto the center median striking and damaging a state sign. The vehicle sustained disabling damage and its airbag deployed. The driver was unharmed and was issued several traffic citations and released to a family member. His vehicle was impounded.

August 21st:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 2:45 am officers responded for the report of a domestic assault. Their investigation revealed that a woman was physically assaulted by her husband. The officers observed that the victim had sustained numerous injures including cuts, bruises and a large bump on her head. The husband was located inside their shared residence and arrested. The officers also learned that the man had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. He was charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 3 am officers took a report of a theft from the 7-11 convenience store. An employee told the officers that four young black females (NFD) came into the store and stole several items worth about $15. The four suspects were last seen running towards the back of the store and towards the Queenstown apartment complex. A search of the area for the four proved negative.

4600 block of 25th Street: At about 8 am officers took a report of a vandalism to a motor vehicle. The victim told the officers that sometime during the previous night someone damaged the driver’s side rear window of his car. No items were observed missing/stolen. The vehicle was processed for evidence and the officers were able to obtain a latent fingerprint for follow-up examination. No other evidence or witnesses could be found.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 9 am officers stopped a vehicle because its brake lights were not working. When the officers started to speak with the driver they smelled the odor of alcohol. He was asked to exit the vehicle for a field sobriety exam, and when he did the officers saw a blue Ziploc bag containing what appeared to be crack cocaine on the driver’s seat. The driver was taken into custody and when asked if there was any more CDS on him or inside the vehicle he said he had additional CDS secreted inside his sock. The officers then found five more blue Ziploc bags containing crack cocaine. He was arrested, charged with possession of CDS and traffic charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle he was driving was released to the registered owner on scene.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 11:15 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning to discover that someone had forced open the passenger side vent window. That enabled them to get inside the car and steal over $300 of the victim’s property that was inside. A check of the area for evidence/witnesses proved negative.

4100 block of 29th Street: At about 10:25 pm officers were called to investigate a vehicle left abandoned in roadway. The officers’ investigation revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen to PGPD. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.

August 22nd:

4200 block of 28th Street: At about 3:40 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. When the officers arrived they observed a vehicle up on blocks with all four wheels and tires missing. The vehicle’s owner told the officers that he parked his vehicle by his residence several hours prior to coming out and discovering that his property had been stolen. He also told the officers that his wheels and tires were valued at over $5,000. A check of the entire area was conducted and no other theft from vehicles or suspicious person(s) were located. The victim gave the officers a photograph of the actual wheels that were stolen for follow-up investigation purposes.

4500 block of 29th Street: At about 9:30 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that sometime during the day while he was at work someone stole the rear tag off his vehicle. He said that the vehicle was not driven during the day and had remained parked by his residence while he was at work. A check of the area for evidence/witnesses proved negative.

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