Monday, October 18, 2010

Police Report: October 15-17

October 15th:

2300 block of Varnum Street: At about 6:30 pm officers took a report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that he had just cashed his paycheck and was standing at a bus stop waiting for the bus. He was approached by a black male, about 20 years of age wearing a black skull cap, a black jacket and blue jeans who asked him for a cigarette. When the victim gave the man a cigarette three other black males came up to the victim, one of wrapped his arm around the victim’s neck and forced him to the ground. The victim struggled with the suspects until the first suspect raised his shirt and displayed a handgun and told the victim to stop fighting. The other three suspects then went through the victim’s pockets and stole his property including the cash he had just received from cashing his check. All suspects then ran on foot to Russell Avenue, got into a white Cadillac (NFD) and fled the area. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to interview the victim and assume a follow-up investigation. The victim suffered a few bruises but refused medical treatment.

October 16th:

2700 block of Upshur Street: At about 4:30 pm officers responded to the report of a suspicious vehicle possibly involved in sales of CDS. The officers stopped the vehicle and when they approached to speak with the driver they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was a rental car and the driver was not an authorized driver on the rental contract. The officers also discovered that he was in possession of 23.7 grams of marijuana with a street value of $474. A search of the vehicle netted an additional 68.1 grams of marijuana with a street value of $1,836. The driver was arrested, charged with various CDS related crimes and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded and forfeiture proceedings were initiated.

October 17th:

2700 block of Arundel Road: At about 2:30 am officers stopped to investigate a suspicious vehicle. During questioning of the occupants they discovered that one of them was drinking an alcoholic beverage. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and everyone was sent on their way.

3800 block of 31st Street: At about 7:30 am officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim told the officers that she parked her vehicle by her residence at about 2:30 am this morning. When she returned to it she discovered that it had been stolen. She also said that a family friend told her that he saw her vehicle driving away at about 5 am but didn’t think anything was suspicious because he thought it was she that was driving. No additional evidence or witnesses were located.

2700 block of Arundel Road: At about 8:15 am officers took a report of an attempted stolen auto. The victim/owner told the officers that when he came out to his car this morning he discovered that someone broke into his car and damaged the ignition in an attempt to steal the car. The thieves were unsuccessful. A search of the area for evidence/witnesses proved negative.

3500 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 11:30 am officers investigated a motor vehicle collision. Their investigation concluded that the driver of the at-fault vehicle pulled out into traffic striking another vehicle that had the right of way. The driver of the at-fault vehicle was charged accordingly. Both vehicles were drivable after the collision and there were no injuries.

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