Friday, January 29, 2010

Police Report: January 25-28

January 25th:

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: At about 1:30 p.m. a man surrendered to MRPD after learning that he had an open arrest warrant through Montgomery County for failing to appear in court on a charge of marijuana possession. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

January 26th:

2700 block of Allison Street: At about 2:30 P.M. officers arrested a man for burglary. The officers learned that a man had been evicted from the apartment last October by the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office. The man had forced his way back into the vacant apartment and moved some of his belongings inside. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville without incident.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:15 p.m. officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

January 27th:

4200 block of 34th Street: At about 10 a.m. officers took a stolen car report. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime during the previous evening/morning hours someone stole his black 2005 Chevy Impala SS (MD tags 9DYK65). A check of the area for witnesses/evidence was negative.

January 28th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 12:45 p.m. officers on patrol stopped a suspicious individual for a field interview. During the interview the officers discovered that he had an open arrest warrant through Montgomery County for extortion. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 1:30 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended driver’s license. He was issued three traffic citations and sent on his way. The vehicle he was driving was impounded for safekeeping.

2400 block of Chillum Road: At about 8:45 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was driving without a valid license. He also gave the officers false identification in order to conceal the fact that he was unlicensed and had prior charges for driving without a license. He was issued five state traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

Police Report: January 15-24

January 15th:

3200 block of Arundel Road: At about 12:30 a.m. officers stopped a vehicle for making an illegal left turn. The driver was found to be the sole occupant in the vehicle and only had a learner’s permit. He was issued three traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 4:15 p.m. officers took a report from the owner/victim of a rental car that a 2006 Ford Fusion (MD tag 5ERL30) was stolen by the rental customer.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 10:40 p.m. officers issued a criminal citation to an individual who was seen consuming an alcoholic beverage in public

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 11:45 p.m. officers took a report of an armed carjacking. Two victims were ordered out of their vehicle by two individuals one of whom was armed with a handgun. They were then robbed of their possessions and the vehicle (2008 Buick Lacrosse DC tag DE5076). Both suspects entered the vehicle and fled into DC. Within the hour, DC police recovered the vehicle in drivable condition, but without the keys.

January 16th:

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 12:11 p.m. officers met with a man who told them that he came out to his car to discover that his temporary license tag had been stolen. He also pointed out that MR Code Enforcement had issued two citations to his vehicle for no registration.

January 17th:

4100 block of 31st Street: At about 1:45 p.m. officers responded to a domestic disturbance. Two juveniles were ultimately arrested for disorderly conduct and assaulting a police officer. Both were charged via juvenile petition and returned to the custody of the parent pending juvenile court action..

4000 block of 35th Street: At about 8:15 p.m. officers responded for a domestic dispute. Their investigation revealed that a man physically assaulted his girlfriend. He was arrested and charged with 2nd degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

January 18th:

4400 block of 28th Place: At about 7:20 a.m. officers impounded a vehicle parked in the roadway displaying no registration plates.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 3 p.m. officers took a report of a stolen license plate. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime prior to his reporting the theft someone stole NC license plate, WYR4612, off his car. No evidence or witnesses to the theft could be located.

4000 block of 33rd Street: At about 9 p.m. officers on patrol observed a man driving in the 3300 block of Bunker Hill Road who was known to them to have an outstanding felony arrest warrant for distribution of PCP. The officers stopped the vehicle in the 4000 block of 33rd Street and the man immediately got out of the vehicle and fled the area on foot. Further investigation revealed that the car belonged to the man’s girlfriend who lived on the block. With her assistance the man was convinced to return to the scene where he was arrested on the open warrant. The man was delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro where he was also charged with fleeing and eluding and other traffic charges.

January 19th:

3500 block of 30th Street: At about 11:10 p.m. officers responded to investigate a suspicious vehicle. When they arrived they discovered that the vehicle had been reported stolen from an address in DC about two hours earlier. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner and MPD were notified of the recovery.

January 20th:

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 11:50 a.m. officers took a report of a residential burglary. The owner of the residence told the officers that he was in the process of remodeling and had installed new oak cabinets, a gas range, a dual refrigerator and numerous other household appliances. Sometime prior to his reporting the burglary someone broke into the home through a locked rear door and stole the previously mentioned items. He gave the officers information regarding a possible suspect and a follow-up investigation is underway.

37th and Perry Streets: At about 9:10 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through DC for destruction of property. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle he was driving was impounded.

January 21st:

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 4:35 p.m. officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim/owner of a 2009 Honda Civic told the officers that sometime prior to her reporting the incident someone had scratched her car. No additional information, evidence or witnesses could be located.

3700 block of Wells Avenue: At about 5:30 p.m. officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim/owner of a 2002 Ford Focus showed the officers where someone had broken the car’s rear window. She said that she believes that the damage was caused by kids throwing rocks from across the CSX train tracks. Several rocks were found around the vehicle, but no suspects could be identified.

38th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: At about 12:30 a.m. officers issued a criminal citation to a man for consuming an alcoholic beverage in public.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: Breaking and Entering: At about 5 a.m. officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that she had been gone from her apartment for several hours, and when she returned she discovered that someone had entered her apartment through an unlocked window and stole several items of her personal property. Attempts to locate evidence and/or witnesses were negative.

January 22nd:

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 9:45 p.m. officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that someone broke into his car and stole several pieces of electronic equipment. The area canvassed for witnesses and evidence with negative results.

January 23rd:

4500 block of 34th Street: At about 3:10 a.m. officers responded for an attempted burglary. The resident called and said that there was a man outside their door trying to force his way in. When the officers arrived they apprehended the man after a brief struggle. The residents were checked and found unharmed, but understandably shaken. The man was arrested and taken to Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained while attempting entry. After receiving medical attention he was delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro. He was charged with attempted burglary, failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

4100 block of 28th Street: At about 3 p.m. officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime prior to her reporting the incident someone broke into her car and stole a stereo. The area was canvassed for witnesses/evidence with negative results.

4000 block of 35th street: Theft from auto: At about 4 p.m. officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime prior to her reporting the incident someone entered her car and stole a stereo. The area was canvassed for witnesses/evidence with negative results and there were no signs of forced entry into the car.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 10:15 p.m. officers responded for the report of a suspicious occupied vehicle. Once on the scene the officers located the vehicle and questioned its three occupants, one of whom was found to have an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for using falsified registration plates. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The other occupants were sent on their way without further incident.

January 24th:

4100 block of 34th Street: At about 2 p.m. officers were contacted by telephone by a man who wanted report his car stolen. When asked about the details of the theft he could not remember the location of the vehicle before it was stolen and was extremely elusive about other details of the alleged crime. He finally told the officers that he would call back with additional information at a later time. The vehicle’s descriptors were entered into the NCIC stole vehicle database.

4500 block of 29th Street: At about 8:15 p.m. officers responded for the report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision involving a U-Haul truck that was described by witnesses as the striking vehicle. Witnesses also said that the driver of the U-Haul truck fled the scene on foot. Further investigation revealed that the truck had been stolen from an address on Varnum Street around 9 a.m. Both the truck and the vehicle it struck were towed from the scene for safekeeping.

2500 block of Arundel Road: At about 8:45 p.m. officers responded to investigate a hit and run motor vehicle collision. Witnesses told the officers that the individuals inside the striking vehicle fled the area on foot and gave only a general description. A search of the area identified an individual who matched the general description but officers could not positively link him with the collision. However, they did discover that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for driving on a suspended license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Police Report: January 8-14

January 8th:

4000 block of 36th Street: At about 5:10 p.m. officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. Mother asked that MRPD officers forcibly remove her juvenile son from the residence. When the officers explained to her that this was not possible, and told her what the proper procedures were she told them that she no longer needed their assistance. Approximately two hours later officers received a return call to the residence for a disorderly person. The officers discovered the mother outside yelling and refusing to calm down. She was eventually arrested for disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 10:15 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for driving without headlights. When the officers approached the vehicle to speak with the driver they noticed a strong odor of alcohol. The driver was asked to submit to a field sobriety exam. She submitted to the test and failed. Further investigation revealed that she had a suspended driver’s license and a prior history of DUI. She was arrested and charged with DUI/DWI and other traffic charges. She refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. Her vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and she was released.

January 9th:

Nothing significant to report.

January 10th:

3700 block of 38th Street: At about 12:55 a.m. officers stopped a vehicle for failing to drive right of the roadway center line. When the officers approached the vehicle to speak with the driver they noticed a strong odor of alcohol. The driver was asked to submit to a field sobriety exam. He submitted to the test, failed and was arrested and charged with DUI/DWI and other traffic charges. He refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and he was released.

4200 block of 34th Street: At about 10 a.m. officers investigated a single vehicle motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that the vehicle was going eastbound on 34th Street when the driver lost control, struck the curb and rolled onto its roof. The elderly driver was not injured and refused medical assistance.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 10:25 p.m. officers received a call for a vehicle that had just collided with a parked car. The reporting person said that the driver fled the scene on foot towards Eastern Avenue and gave officers a description of the man. When the officers arrived at the scene they were unable to locate the fleeing subject and an NCIC check of the vehicle showed that it had been stolen from an address in Sykesville, Maryland. The stolen vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.

January 11th:

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 10:45 a.m. officers took a report of a stolen 1998 Nissan Maxima (DC tags DD6354). The victim/owner told the officers that he parked his vehicle by his residence the night before and returned to discover that it had been stolen. A canvass of the area for evidence/witnesses was negative.

3700 block of Otis Street: At about 11:30 a.m. officers on patrol observed five individuals males sitting in a gray 2009 Toyota Camry with DC tags. When the five saw the officers they immediately bailed out of the vehicle and fled in different directions. Additional officers were called to the scene and were able to apprehend three of the individuals, one of whom was caught by the back door to the police station as an officer came out to join the search. Further investigation revealed that the Toyota had been reported stolen from an address in DC about two hours earlier. All three were charged with motor vehicle theft. Two of the arrested were adults and they were delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The third, a juvenile, was released to his parents.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 12:30 p.m. officers took a theft from auto report. The reporting person told the officers that someone stole a snow plow hydraulic pump off of one of Edgewood Management’s vehicles. No evidence or witnesses could be located.

2300 block of Arundel Road: At about 10:55 p.m. officers observed a man drinking from an open container of an alcoholic beverage. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

January 12th:

4300 block of 28th Place: At about 6:45 a.m. officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner showed the officers where person(s) unknown had stolen all four wheels and tires off his gray 2007 Cadillac (SC tag FSL379). The vehicle was left sitting on bricks. A canvass of the area for evidence/witnesses was negative.

4300 block of 28th Street: At about 10 a.m. officers took a report of a residential burglary. The resident told the officers that when he returned home he found a man sleeping on his sofa. When the two confronted each other the man fled the residence. The victim gave officers a good description of the man and they were able to locate and arrest him at a bus stop on Rhode Island Avenue. Further investigation revealed that the man got into the residence by breaking open a rear window with a brick. Nothing was missing from the residence and officers believe that the man was homeless and looking for a warn place to sleep. He was charged with burglary and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4700 block of 30th Street: At about 7:20 p.m. officers took a report of a stolen license plate. The victim told the officers that her rear tag was stolen off her vehicle earlier in the day. No evidence/witnesses could be located.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:10 p.m. officers took a stolen car report. The victim/owner told the officers that he had a domestic dispute with a male friend. The friend stole his 1999 Mazda 626 (DC tag BD1181) after the argument. The victim said that he has known his friend for 16 years but only knew him by a first name of “Donnie.” The vehicle was entered into the NCIC stole vehicle database.

January 13th:

4600 block of 29th Street: At about 5:45 a.m. officers took a report of an attempted stolen auto. The victim told the officers that she was alerted by one of her neighbors that a white unmarked tow truck was in the process of towing her 2002 Honda Accord. She ran out and confronted the driver and he immediately dropped the car and fled the area towards Eastern Avenue. A search of the area for the truck was negative. The Washington Area Vehicle Enforcement (WAVE) task force was notified to be on the lookout for the illegal tow truck.

3800 block of 33rd Street: At about 10:20 a.m. officers took a fraud/identity theft report. The victim told the officers that he received a letter from a collection agency regarding an outstanding Verizon bill. The victim, not ever having a Verizon account, was able to determine that someone used his personal information to open a Verizon account using a Riverdale, MD address. Verizon was notified of the fraud incident and victim received a police report to document the incident.

3700 block of Wells Avenue: At about 11:30 p.m. a mother called to report that her 19 year old son was missing. She told the officers that her son was last seen on January 11th at about 5 p.m. She said he apparently left the area after a heated argument with his girlfriend. His information was entered into the NCIC missing persons data base.

January 14th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): At about 3:30 a.m. officers responded for the report of a man who had broken the glass in the entrance door. When the officers arrived they located the man and observed that he was confused and acting irrationally and possibly under the influence of CDS. The man was arrested and delivered to the custody of medical personnel at Washington Adventist Hospital for an emergence psychological examination. The officers also obtained an arrest warrant charging him with destruction of property and reckless endangerment.

4100 block of 28th Street: At about 7 p.m. officers met with a resident who told them that someone had stolen her trash can and recycling bin from in front of her residence. The officers found no evidence or witnesses to the theft, not could the items be located in the neighborhood.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Weather Alert

The National Weather Service is predicting precipitation will begin falling throughout the Metro region this evening. Precipitation will begin as rain but will quickly turn to ice/freezing rain and perhaps some snow as temperatures drop below freezing later in the evening.

Motorists are advised to:
· Give themselves additional time Friday morning as roadways may be icy and traffic slow.
· Take Metro as an option.
· Telecommute if possible.
· Drive with caution.
· Stay far back from plows and spreaders so that drivers can see their vehicle.
· Be patient and do not speed up to pass a working plow or spreader. This is dangerous to the snow crews and the motorist – stay behind at a safe distance.
· Do not drive distracted.
· Listen to media reports for weather updates.
· Remember that driving on ice is significantly different than driving on snow. Even a 4-wheel drive SUV does not perform well in ice and additional safety measures should be followed.
· Drivers should use extreme caution and maintain safe speeds and distances from other vehicles.
· Be aware of road conditions, particularly black ice which can be deceptive in its appearance giving the driver a false sense of security on the road.
· Please remain alert and be aware of surrounding conditions including other vehicles and pedestrians.

Residents are reminded that the City of Mount Rainier follows the DC government regarding the declaration of snow emergencies. Residents should monitor weather conditions and the local news media in the event DC declares a snow emergency. During a snow emergency there is no parking allowed on City streets designated as a snow emergency route. Owners of vehicles parked on a snow emergency route during a snow emergency are subject to a $100 fine and/or having their vehicle towed.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Haitian Earthquake Relief Fraud Alert

The FBI today reminds Internet users who receive appeals to donate money in the aftermath of Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti to apply a critical eye and do their due diligence before responding to those requests. Past tragedies and natural disasters have prompted individuals with criminal intent to solicit contributions purportedly for a charitable organization and/or a good cause. Therefore, before making a donation of any kind, consumers should adhere to certain guidelines, to include the following:

Do not respond to any unsolicited (spam) incoming e-mails, including clicking links contained within those messages.

Be skeptical of individuals representing themselves as surviving victims or officials asking for donations via e-mail or social networking sites.

Verify the legitimacy of nonprofit organizations by utilizing various Internet-based resources that may assist in confirming the group’s existence and its nonprofit status rather than following a purported link to the site.

Be cautious of e-mails that claim to show pictures of the disaster areas in attached files because the files may contain viruses. Only open attachments from known senders.

Make contributions directly to known organizations rather than relying on others to make the donation on your behalf to ensure contributions are received and used for intended purposes.

Do not give your personal or financial information to anyone who solicits contributions: Providing such information may compromise your identity and make you vulnerable to identity theft.

Anyone who has received an e-mail referencing the above information or anyone who may have been a victim of this or a similar incident should notify the IC3 via www.ic3.gov.

For additional information, please visit the FBI's Web site: www.fbi.gov.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Police Report: January 1-7, 2010

January 1st 2010:

37th and Perry Streets: At about 3:45 a.m. officers responded for the sound of shots. Upon arrival the officers searched the area and located a single shell casing in the 3700 block of 37th Street. A further search of the area for those responsible proved negative.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 11:50 a.m. officers responded for the report of a man acting irrationally and threatening to kill people. Once on the scene the officers observed the man to be irate and threatening to harm others in the apartment. He was patted down for officer safety purposes and was found to have a loaded handgun in his pants pocket. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of medical personnel at Washington Adventist Hospital for a psychological evaluation.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 1 p.m. officers took a vandalism to auto report. The victim owner told the officers that someone smashed out the rear passenger side window of her car sometime prior to her reporting the damage. Nothing was taken from inside the vehicle and no evidence/witnesses could be found.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 10:15 p.m. 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 DUI. He was arrested without incident and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

January 2nd:

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 3:40 p.m. officers received a citizen complaint of two suspicious men in a green Honda Accord. Further investigation revealed that one of the men was in possession of a baggie containing cocaine. He was arrested and charged with possession of a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded and the second individual was sent on his way.

2200 block of Varnum Street: At about 10:20 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. When the officers approached the vehicle to speak with the driver they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside. Both the driver and passenger were removed from the vehicle. During questioning the passenger struck one of the officers and fled on foot. After a brief foot chase the officers deployed a departmental issued Taser. The passenger was immediately incapacitated and taken into custody without further incident. Further investigation revealed that the passenger was in possession of two baggies of marijuana and also had an open arrest warrant through Montgomery County for carrying a concealed weapon (handgun) and assaulting a police officer. He was charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The driver was issued a State citation for the original traffic violation and released at the scene.

January 3rd:

Nothing significant to report.

January 4th:

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: At about 9 a.m. officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim/homeowner told the officers that he left for an out of town trip on December 25th. When he returned he discovered that someone had broken into his home through a side window. The interior had been ransacked and a large quantity of US currency had been stolen. The scene was processed with negative results and no witnesses could be identified.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 12:10 p.m. officers took a report of a stolen tag. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime between December 10th and December 17th someone stole the rear license plate off her vehicle while it was parked by her residence. She said she was unable to report the crime earlier due to a family medical matter. No evidence or witnesses could be located.

4600 block of 25th Street: At about 1:30 p.m. officers responded for a citizen armed robbery. The two victims in this case were walking to the Hyattsville Metro when they observed two individuals in a parked burgundy Nissan Maxima. As they got near the Nissan two individuals wearing ski masks got out (one of whom was armed with a black automatic long gun) approached the victims and announced a robbery. The suspects stole several items of personal property from both victims, returned to the Nissan and fled the area. Neither victim was harmed during the robbery. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to assume a follow up investigation. A search of the area for the Nissan and the suspects by MRPD officers and surrounding police agencies proved negative. The two suspects were described as follows:

Suspect 1 (driver): Black male; 20 YOA; 5’8” tall; 175lbs.; wearing a black coat and blue jeans.
Suspect 2 (passenger); black male; 20 YOA; 5’8” tall; 175 lbs.; wearing a black coat and blue jeans; armed with black long gun.

January 5th:

4400 block of 30th Street: At about 2:15 a.m. officers took a report of an attempted auto theft. The victim/owner showed the officers where someone broke into his car by defeating the driver’s door lock. Once inside the thief removed the ignition module from the steering column but was unable to get the car started. Nothing was stolen from inside the vehicle and no evidence/witnesses could be located.

2500 block of Allison Street: At about 9:20 p.m. officers took a report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that she observed a strange man following her as she walked home from the Giant food store. As she got to the security door of her apartment building the man accosted her with a knife and demanded her money. She gave him what little money she had in her wallet which did not satisfy her assailant. He then took her cell phone and made her walk with him, still at knife point, to 25th Street and Arundel Road. When they got to that intersection a Metro bus stopped and three men got off the bus. The victim seeing this opportunity pushed the suspect away and screamed for help. Three men who had gotten off the bus began to chase the suspect towards the Kaywood Apartments complex but were unable to catch up to him. He made good his escape. The officers searched the area for the suspect with negative results. They also could not locate the three men who had chased the suspect. In retracing the victim’s walk from her apartment to the bus stop the officers were able to locate the victim’s cell phone and return it to her. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to assume the follow up investigation.

34th and Upshur Streets: At about 11:30 p.m. officers responded for the report of attempted citizen armed robbery. Communications received a call from a cab driver reporting that there was a man with a gun at 34th and Upshur Streets. When the officers arrived they located the cab driver who told them that two men described as Hispanic, one wearing a black jacket and the other wearing a brown jacket tried to rob him. He said that he had just dropped off a fare when the two individuals banged on the back of his cab. One of the individuals had his hand in his jacket, implying he had a gun, and attempted to rob him. The victim immediately drove away in fear for his safety. He said he last saw the two individuals running on 34th Street towards Upshur Street. Officers conducted a search of the area for the two individuals and located two men fitting their description in the area of 37th Street and Tilden Road. The victim was brought to the scene and positively identified them as the individuals who tried to rob him. Both individuals were arrested and charged with attempted armed robbery. One was charged as an adult and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The other, a juvenile, was charged by juvenile petition and released to the custody of his parents.

January 6th:

One Municipal Place: At about 3:45 p.m. officers took a report of a stolen tag. The victim told the officers that someone stole the rear tag of her rented black 2008 Mercury Mariner (MD tags 22854M2). Neither the victim nor the officers could determine when or where the tags had been stolen.

January 7th:

3600 block of Perry Street: At about 3:30 p.m. officers took a report of a 2nd degree assault. The 15 year old female victim told the officers that after she returned home from the movies her father struck her several times in the face with a closed fist and an open hand. She said that her mother had to intervene to stop the assault. The father had left the residence prior to the officers’ arrival and could not be located. Both the victim and her mother were advised of their options with the District Court Commissioner’s Office.

2900 block of Allison Street: At about 6:45 p.m. officers responded for a report of suspicious individuals loitering in the area. The officers located the individuals described by the complainant and a further investigation revealed that one of them had two open arrest warrants through Anne Arundel County for urinating in public and failure to appear in court on a CDS possession charge. She was also discovered to be in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. She was arrested on the open warrants, charged with possession of CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 11:30 p.m. officers took a death report. Their investigation revealed that a relative of a 78 year old female found her unconscious and not breathing. The relative called 911 and began CPR. When fire/rescue personnel arrived at the apartment their efforts to revive the woman were unsuccessful. She was pronounced dead at 11:49 p.m. She had been under the recent care of a physician and it was determined that she died from natural causes.

Police Report: December 25-31

December 25th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): At about 4:45 p.m. officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that she went inside the station to pay for her gas and when she returned to her vehicle she discovered her purse had been stolen. The station’s surveillance tapes showed that a black male wearing a reflective vest opened the unlocked passenger door and stole the purse. He then got into a dark colored station wagon and drove off. A search of the area for the suspect proved negative.
December 26th:

1 Municipal Place: At about 12:40 a.m. officers took a theft report. The victim told the officers that while sitting at the bus stop someone stole his wallet. He said that he felt a black male brush against the right side of his body and later discovered that his wallet was missing from his right pocket. No other information was available about the suspect at the time of the report.

2500 block of Arundel Road: At about 12:50 a.m. officers impounded an illegally parked red 1998 Dodge Caravan. The male driver who was asleep in the driver’s seat was issued three State citations and sent on his way.

December 27th:

3249 Rhode Island Avenue (MRPD): At about 12:45 p.m. contacted a female juvenile who told them that she was a runaway from her foster home. Further investigation revealed that there was a current court order in force that she remain at The Matters Group Home for an evaluation. A representative of the home responded to MRPD to take custody of the juvenile.

December 28th:

4600 block of 30th Street: At about 12:15 p.m. officers arrested a man for assaulting his mother with an open hand and a telephone as she attempted to call 911. He was charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of Upshur Street: At about 11:45 p.m. officers responded for an excessive noise complaint. During their investigation the identified a man who had an open arrest warrant through Arizona for forgery. The warrant was extraditable so he was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

December 29th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 1:50 a.m. officers took a report of an armed carjacking. The victim told the officers that she was sitting in a red 2007 Toyota Solara (MD tag 6FRF43) when she was approached by two black males armed with handguns who physically removed her from the vehicle and threw her to the ground. They then got into the vehicle and drove away in an unknown direction. The victim sustained scrapes to her knees but was otherwise unharmed. A canvass of the area by MRPD and surrounding police units proved negative.

4600 block of 27th Street: At about 8 a.m. officers took a stolen car report. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime during the previous evening/early morning someone stole his white 1997 Honda Accord (MD tag 6FBF11) from in front of his address. A canvass of the area for evidence/witnesses was negative.

2900 block of Allison Street: At about 5:45 p.m. officers took a report of a strong arm robbery. The victim told the officers that he was followed from Checkers by two black males who yelled to him to give them his phone. When he tried to walk away and ignore them they physically assaulted him and took the phone by force. They then fled the area in an unknown direction.

4200 block of 31st Street: At about 7:30 p.m. officers met with a resident who told them that when she returned home from work she discovered the front door lock and glass broken out. It appeared to the officers that the door had been pried open. The victim said that several personal electronic items were stolen along with a small quantity of coins. The scene was processed with negative results and a canvass of the area for additional evidence/witnesses proved negative.

3700 block of 35th Street: At about 8:45 p.m. officers stopped an individual who they new from previous contact had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for robbery. They confirmed that warrant was still active and arrested him. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

December 30th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): At about 8 a.m. officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that he purse was stolen from inside her unlocked vehicle when she went into the station to pay for gas. A search of the area for evidence/witnesses or a suspect was negative.

37th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for a headlight violation. A records check revealed that the driver had a suspended driver’s license and an open arrest warrant through Montgomery County for trespassing. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of 28th Place: At about 11:30 p.m. officers took a report of an attempted carjacking. The victim told the officers that he was accosted by three black males who physically took his vehicle keys from him. They then tried to take his vehicle but were unsuccessful because the vehicle got stuck in ice. They then fled the area on foot in an unknown direction.

December 31st:

Nothing significant to report.

Police Report: December 19-24

December 19th:

Nothing significant to report.

December 20th:

Nothing significant to report.

December 21st:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 10:30 a.m. officers impounded a vehicle parked in the roadway impeding traffic.

4500 block of 30th Street: At about 3:15 p.m. officers took a report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision that occurred on December 19th. The investigation revealed that an unknown vehicle ran a stop sign striking a second vehicle which in turn struck a third vehicle. The vehicle that ran the stop sign fled the area and remains unidentified.

December 22nd:

3800 block of 32nd Street: At about 9:35 a.m. officers took a theft from auto report. The victim told the officers that sometime during the evening/morning hours someone entered his vehicle, ransacked the interior and stole a portable audio device. A check of the area for evidence/witnesses was negative.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 5:30 p.m. officers to a report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that an unknown vehicle struck an unoccupied parked vehicle and fled the scene. The struck vehicle suffered damage to the driver’s side area but was drivable.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): At about 6:30 p.m. officers stopped a suspicious individual for a field interview. During the interview he gave the officers a false name and personal information in an attempt to avoid identification. The officers eventually were able to determine his true identity, and although he had no outstanding warrants or other issues he was issued a criminal citation for giving false information to a uniformed police officer.

1 Municipal Place: At about 8:10 p.m. officers took a report of a strong armed robbery. Their investigation revealed that the victim was waiting at the bus terminal texting on his cell phone when he was approached by six individuals. One of the individuals held the victim while a second individual went through the victim’s pockets and stole a quantity of US currency and the victim’s cell phone. All six individuals then fled the area. The victim told the officers that he could identify at least one of the individuals if he saw him again. Two witnesses were located and gave the officers a similar account of the robbery and would also be able to identify at least on of the individuals. PGPD robbery detectives responded to assume a follow up investigation. The two primary suspects are described as:

Suspect 1: Black male; 19-20 YOA; 6’ tall; 160lbs; wearing a white ski mask and a black coat.
Suspect 2: Black male; 19-20 YOA; wearing a black winter hat, black coat and black pants.

3100 block of Arundel Road: At about 10:10 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle for failing to stop for a stop sign. When the officers approached the vehicle to speak with the driver they noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of approximately 50 grams of marijuana having a street value of about $1,000; and 19 Ecstasy pills with a street value of about $600. he was arrested, charged with several CDS related crimes and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

December 23rd:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 6:15 a.m. officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. Sometime during the previous evening/early morning broke the rear window of the victim’s vehicle. A check of the area for evidence/witnesses was negative

3800 block of 33rd Street: At about 9:20 p.m. officers issued a criminal citation to a man for urinating in public. He was sent on his way without further incident.

December 24th:

4200 block of 34th Street: At about 9 a.m. officers took a stolen auto report. The victim owner told the officers that sometime during the previous evening/early morning someone stole his gray 1997 Plymouth Breeze (MD tag 2FAY84). A canvass of the area for evidence/witnesses proved negative.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 12:30 p.m. officers took a stolen auto report. (V) Anderson, Alicia Shauna-Kay B/F 10/21/83 reported her vehicle stolen. The victim owner told the officers that sometime during the previous evening/early morning someone stole her red 1995 Buick Skylark (MD tag 1FGF86). A canvass of the area for evidence/witnesses proved negative.