Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Police Report: November 27

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 3 am officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license. He was charged accordingly and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4100 block of 31st Street: At about 7:15 am officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that sometime between 11:30 last night and this morning someone entered the residence and stole numerous items of personal property from the lower main level of the house. The victim also said that the house was secured when they went to bed, however when they awoke and came downstairs they observed the rear door wide open and the property missing. No damage was observed to the rear door and no evidence was recovered.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 11:40 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that sometime during the evening/early morning hours someone stole the right front tire off her vehicle. No evidence or witnesses could be found.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 2:30 pm officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim told the officers that she can out for her vehicle this afternoon and discovered that it had been stolen. A check of the area for evidence/witnesses proved negative and the vehicle was entered into NCIC stolen vehicle files. A few hours later, PGPD patrol officers located and recovered the car at an address in Suitland. The vehicle was unoccupied at the time of recovery and no arrests were made. The victim was notified of the recovery.

3500 block of Otis Street: At about 6 pm officers met with the victim of an apparent fraud. The victim told the officers that that he met a woman earlier this month who offered to rent him an apartment. The woman showed the victim the apartment on November 20th. The apartment was still furnished but the woman told the victim that the previous occupants’ furniture and belongings would be gone by the time he moved in. During the course of the next week the victim paid the woman $700 to secure a lease and received a key to the apartment. When the victim returned to the apartment and tried to enter using the key he received the key did not work. He also discovered that the current occupant of the apartment had no intention of moving out. The investigation is continuing.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 9:05 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 on charges of operating a business without a license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was turned over to the driver’s wife who was a passenger at the time of the stop.

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