Monday, August 23, 2010

Police Report: August 6-12

August 6th:

3800 block of 34th Street: At about 11:40 am MRPD officers assisted Federal authorities with the execution of an arrest warrant on an individual wanted in Montgomery County on CDS charges. The individual was located and arrested without incident.

4500 block of 32nd Street: At about 12:10 pm officers were called to investigate an abandoned vehicle. A check of the unoccupied vehicle revealed it to have been reported stolen through PGPD. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner notified of the recovery.

4100 block of 33rd Street: At about 1:45 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The resident told the officers that he received a call from his alarm company that his residential burglar alarm had been activated. He immediately went home and discovered a bathroom window open with a ladder under the window and called police. The officers checked the residence and found no sign of forced entry and no property missing. The resident told the officers that his girlfriend usually leaves that window open in the morning before she leaves to go to work.

August 7th:

3200 block of Perry Street: At about 11:30 am officers were called to recover a small quantity of CDS. The homeowner told the officers that she found the CDS on her front porch while cleaning. Further investigation revealed that PGPD officers had detained an individual suspected of being involved in CDS activity a short time earlier but were unable to locate the CDS he had discarded. A PGPD SAT supervisor responded and took custody of the CDS.

3200 block of Buchanan Street: At about 1:40 pm officers took a report of a bicyclist struck by a motor vehicle. The officers’ investigation revealed that a 7 year old road into the path of the motor vehicle. The driver had no time to avoid striking the child. The child was transported to Children’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle was not at fault in the collision and was not charged.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 10:30 pm officers took a report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that she had just parked her vehicle and walked to the front of her residence when she was approached from behind by a black male wearing a lime green shirt armed with a black handgun. The suspect demanded the keys to the victim’s vehicle which she immediately surrendered. He then told her to go inside her apartment building, which she also did. When the officers checked the parking lot the victim’s vehicle was gone. Luckily the vehicle was equipped with Lo-Jack and was immediately entered into NCIC to activate the locator system. At about 1:06 am MRPD was notified that US Park Police officers located the vehicle unoccupied. PGPD robbery detectives took custody of the vehicle so it could be processed for evidence and the victim was notified of the recovery.

August 8th:

3800 block 34th Street: At about 6:15 am officers on patrol came across a vehicle abandoned in the roadway obstructing traffic. The vehicle had not been reported stolen and a check of the area for a driver and or owner was negative. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and to clear the roadway.

3300 block of Otis Street: At about 7:15 am officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The owner told the officers that she came out to her car this morning and discovered damage to the driver’s side door molding.

3700 block of 34th Street: At about 6 pm officers responded for the report of a disorderly man on a Metro bus. The officers found the man in question who told them that he was having migraines and hearing voices telling him to hurt himself. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

August 9th:

3700 block of 34th Street: At about 3:30 am officers on patrol came upon a vehicle that had been abandoned in the roadway obstructing traffic. Further investigation revealed that it had been reported stolen from an address in Hyattsville City. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and to clear the roadway. The owner was notified of the recovery.

Chillum Road at Queenstown Drive: At about 8 am officers investigated a two car motor vehicle crash. No one in either vehicle was injured. One driver was issued a citation for driving with expired registration plates. The other driver was cited for failure to produce registration on demand and driving on a learner’s permit without required supervision.

4600 block of 30th Street: At about 11 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that sometime during the previous night someone stole the rear license plate off his vehicle. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

4200 block of 28th Street: At about 4:30 pm officers responded to a possible breaking and entering. The officers arrived and met with a home inspector who told them he heard a noise upstairs while he was doing an inspection. The officers searched the house and found no one inside and no signs of forced entry.

3800 block of 34th Street: At about 5:20 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a CDS charge. The officers also learned that a passenger had two open warrants open warrants for failure to appear in court for a charge of theft under $100 and driving without insurance. Both individuals were arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

August 10th:

3000 block of Arundel Road: At about 1:15 am officers responded to a report of an attempted stolen vehicle. The victim told the officers that when he came out to his vehicle he noticed that the passenger door had been pried open and the ignition had been damaged. There was no evidence found and no witnesses. As MRPD officers were canvassing the neighborhood they noticed a suspicious vehicle being driven in the immediate vicinity of the attempted car theft. A check of the vehicle revealed that it had been recently been reported stolen through PGPD. The officers stopped the vehicle in the 2700 block of Webster Street whereupon all three occupants immediately jumped out of the car and fled on foot in different direction. A perimeter was established and a search of the area (included PGPD’s helicopter) enabled the officers to stop and arrest one of the three individuals. He was charged with motor vehicle theft and other charges and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 2:15 pm officers took a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim owner told the officers that sometime between 10 pm yesterday and 9 am this morning someone stole her yellow 2001 GMC van (Maryland tags 37X481) that was parked by her residence. There was no evidence recovered and no witnesses were identified.

August 11th:

Nothing significant to report.

August 12th:

3600 block of Perry Street: At about 4:20 pm officers responded to a private residence to serve an arrest warrant for 2nd degree assault. The suspect was located, arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8 pm officers received a call from citizen who told them that two individuals that had stolen bicycles from a neighbor were riding the stolen bikes in the area. The officers were able to locate and stop both individuals. The complainant positively identified the two and the owner of the bikes identified them as the ones that had been stolen from his yard the previous day. Both were arrested and charged with theft. As a bonus, one of the individuals was found to be in possession of a sufficient quantity of CDS to support a charge of possession with intent to distribute. Both were delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville and the bikes were returned to their owner.

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