Thursday, April 29, 2010

Police Report: April 28

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): At about 9 am officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim/owner told the officers that as she was pumping gas into the vehicle an individual described only as a skinny young black male jumped into her running vehicle and drove away in unknown direction. A check of the area for the victim’s vehicle proved negative. A lookout was broadcast to surrounding law enforcement agencies.

2300 block of Varnum Street: At about 10:45 pm officers stopped a vehicle for driving without its headlights on. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended driver’s license and a passenger had an open arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on a traffic related charge. While searching both individuals incident to their arrest the driver was found to be in possession of a small quantity of cocaine. Both men were delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The driver was charged for the original traffic violation, driving on a suspended license, possession of CDS and possession of CDS paraphernalia.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Police Report: April 27

3700 block of Wells Avenue: At about 12 pm officers took a report of a theft. The victim told the officers that on April 26th at around 1:30 pm laid her laptop down in her work area and when she looked back a short time later the laptop was missing. No other information was available at the time of the report.

2800 block of Shepherd Street: At about 1 pm officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim/owner told the officers that he parked his 1997 Toyota Camry (MD tags 2FCD50) by his residence at about 10 am. When he returned to the car around 1 pm he discovered it had been stolen. No evidence was recovered and no witness(es) could be located.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Police Report: April 26

29th Street & Arundel Road: At about 7:30 am officers investigated a motor vehicle collision. The driver of a metro bus told officers that he was trying to move out of the way of oncoming traffic and struck the driver’s side of a parked 1998 Infiniti. The Infinity sustained damage to the bumper on the driver’s side.

4300 block of 29th Street: At about 10 am officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim/owner of a 2007 Chevy showed the officers where person(s) unknown had damaged the driver’s side door lock and smashed out the driver’s side window. Nothing was stolen from inside the vehicle and there was no evidence found at the scene.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Police Report: April 23-25

April 23rd:

4000 block of 29th Street: At about 7:45 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime during the evening/morning hours someone entered her unlocked vehicle and stole an item of clothing that had been left inside. A check of the area for evidence/witnesses was negative.

4000 block of 32nd Street (Mount Rainier Elementary School): At about 11:30 am officers were called to the school in regards to a child custody matter. The mother of a student was at the school to take custody of her child pursuant to a court order. The officers verified the validity of the order and the mother took custody of her child without incident.

3200 block of Upshur Street: At about 1:45 pm officers responded for an animal complaint. The resident told the officers that sometime between 4 pm and 11 pm two stray dogs came into her yard and killed her cat. The officers were unable to locate the dogs in question and PG Animal Control officials were notified.

4000 block of 28th Street: At about 10:55 pm officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime between 4:30 pm and 10:30 pm someone stole his brown 1998 Jeep Cherokee (MD tags 888M414). No evidence was recovered and no witnesses could be located.

April 24th:

3700 block of 35th Street: At about 1:10 pm officers observed an individual who they knew from past contact had a habit of selling CDS. They stopped the man for a field interview and learned that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a CDS possession charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP Station): At about 8:30 pm officers on patrol stopped two suspicious individuals for a field interview. Further investigation revealed that one of the two had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 10 pm officers observed several individuals who were in possession of open containers of alcohol. When the officers approached the group they fled on foot in different directions. The officers were able to catch and arrest one of them. He was transported to DOC in Hyattsville for processing. During a search of his person at DOC officers discovered that he was in possession of a small quantity of marijuana. He was ultimately charged with disorderly conduct, possession of a CDS, possession of CDS paraphernalia, resisting arrest and the original alcohol violation.

April 25th:

4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 2:30 am officers took a report of a citizen robbery. The victim told the officers that as she was walking to her apartment building she was approached by two men who grabbed her shoulder bag and tried to take it from her by force. She resisted the two as best she could but the eventually overpowered her and took the bag. Both men fled on Russell Avenue towards Eastern Avenue and disappeared. The officers searched the area for the two suspects and were able to locate a man matching the victim’s description in the 4100 block of 29th Street. When the suspect saw the officers he immediately fled on foot through the rear yards of several homes. A perimeter was established with the assistance of Hyattsville PD officers and an HCP K9 unit attempted a track. The dog tracked the suspect to the rear of an address in the 4100 block of 30th Street where the track was lost. The victim was unharmed and taken to a family residence for the evening by MRPD officers. The suspects were described as black males, both of whom wore red jackets with one of the suspects having corn row style hair.

3400 block of Upshur Street: At about 1:40 pm officers took a report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision. The victim’s vehicle was parked and unoccupied when it was hit by another motor vehicle that failed to remain at the scene. The victim’s vehicle sustained damage to the driver’s side rear quarter panel. The area was checked for evidence/witnesses with negative results.

3200 block of Varnum Street: At about 3:45 pm officers responded to serve a second degree assault warrant. The subject of the warrant was located at a private residence and arrested without incident. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Police Report: April 22

3800 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 9:20 am officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He was charged with DUI and his vehicle was impounded.

34th and Taylor Streets: At about 10:00 am officers took a report of a hit and run motor vehicle collision. The victim told the officers that he came out to find that another vehicle struck his parked vehicle sometime prior to his reporting the incident. There was no evidence at the scene that could help identify the striking vehicle.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 9:50 pm officers investigated a motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that an older model Oldsmobile was traveling north Rhode Island Avenue when a van struck the vehicle from behind. The collision caused the Oldsmobile to collide with a vehicle parked in front of Party Time. The van failed to remain at the scene and was last seen westbound on 34th Street. The driver of the Oldsmobile had minor injuries and was transported to the hospital for a checkup.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 10:15 pm officers responded for the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. The officers’ investigation revealed that an intoxicated man was struck as he tried to cross the roadway. The striking vehicle failed to remain at the scene of the collision and there were no witnesses or other evidence that would help officers identify the vehicle or its driver. The man sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital for a checkup.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Police Report: April 21

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 10 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime during the previous night someone broke into his vehicle through the driver’s side window and stole his GPS unit. The officers also observed that the vehicle’s ignition had been damaged indicating that the person(s) responsible tried to steal the car. No evidence was recovered and no witnesses were located.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Police Report: April 20

4000 block of 29th Street: At about 8:10 am officers took a report of a stolen car. The victim/owner told the officers that came home to discover that his blue 1995 Nissan Maxima (MD tags 7DND57) had been stolen. No evidence or witnesses could be located.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 7 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Police Report: April 19

2700 block of Upshur Street: At about 8:20 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime during the previous night someone got into his 2006 Chevy Tahoe by breaking the driver’s side window. Once inside they stole several electronic stereo components. No evidence or witnesses were located.

4000 block of 36th Street: At about 5:30 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The resident told the officers that when he returned home from work he discovered that someone had been inside his apartment and stole several items of his property and a small amount of cash. There was no sign of forced entry into the apartment and a canvass of the building turned up no additional evidence or witnesses.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Police Report: April 16-18

April 16th:

Nothing significant to report.

April 17th:

Nothing significant to report.

April 18th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP Station): At about 12:35 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that she was pumping gas when a black male approached her and tried to start a conversation. When she ignored him, he got into a dark green Mazda 626 and left the area. When she went to retrieve her purse from her car she discovered that it had been stolen. The man who approached her had acted to distract her while a second individual stole the purse. The officers discovered that there have been approximately 15 similar crimes in the area that MPDC and PGPD are working.

3800 block of Quincy Street: At about 10:15 pm officers patrolling the area observed two suspicious individuals who appeared to be engaged in a drug transaction. When the officers stopped the two they discovered that both were in possession of crack cocaine. They were arrested, charged with possession of CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

4500 block of 29th Street: At about 11:15 pm officers responded to a male/female domestic dispute. The officers’ investigation revealed that the male half had been physically assaulted by the female. She was arrested, charged with domestic assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Police Report: April 15-16

April 15th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP Station): At about 8:30 am officers took a report of an attempt theft from auto. The victim told the officers that she saw a man try and open her car door. When she confronted him he immediately got into a black Lexus with Maryland vanity tags MRSALD and fled the area. . Further investigation revealed that the Lexus had been reported stolen from an address in Prince George’s County and had been recently involved in two other thefts from autos; one at the Exxon station on Queens Chapel Road and Hamilton Street, the other at a station on Michigan Avenue in NE DC. A search of the area by MRPD officers and officers from surrounding jurisdictions proved negative.

4300 block of 28th Place: At about 6:45 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim/resident told the officers that when he returned home from an errand he found his front door forced open and his watch missing from his coffee table. No evidence or witnesses could be located.

April 16th (early morning):

4200 block of 30th Street: At about 5:30 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime during the night someone entered her vehicle and stole a nylon duty belt she used for work as a special police officer. There was no damage to the vehicle or its locks, and no weapon was taken. A check of the area for evidence and/or witnesses was negative.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Police Report: April 12-14

April 12th:

2700 block of Allison Street: At about 1:00 pm an individual came into the police station to report a fraud. The victim further stated that he received information from the IRS that he owed back taxes from 2008. Upon further investigation it was determined that someone else used the victim’s social security number to file a false return.

3100 block of Webster Street: At about 1:00 pm officers took a report of a theft. The victim told the officers that he was working on an aluminum door and had it on saw horses in front of his residence. He left his residence for about an hour and when he returned he discovered that someone had stolen the door. No evidence/witnesses were located.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 5:45 pm officers took a report of a theft. The victim told the officers that someone used her credit card to make withdrawals from an ATM machine. The victim reported that over $1,000 was withdrawn from her account without her authorization. No evidence existed at the time of the report to identify the person(s) responsible.

3500 block of Windom Road: At about 8:30 pm officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a minor traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for driving without a license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded.

April 13th:

Nothing significant to report.

April 14th:

3700 block of 36th Street: At about 6 pm officers responded for a disturbance involving an intoxicated male. The man became agitated when he discovered that money was allegedly taken from him and began to threaten the neighbors and children that were mingling outside. At one point the man grabbed a three year old child by the throat and threw him to the ground. He was arrested, charged with 2nd degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The child did not sustain any serious injury.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 4 pm maintenance workers at the Queenstown Apartments discovered an unresponsive man in a vacant apartment. Fire/rescue personnel responded and pronounced the man dead. There were no signs of trauma or foul play and it appeared to investigators that he had been in the apartment for about 24 hours before being discovered. The man, who remains unidentified, was apparently homeless and wandered into the unlocked, vacant apartment. He had been recently treated at a local hospital and his hospital band listed his name as John Doe. Prince George’s County Police homicide detectives responded to the scene to initiate a follow up investigation. The State Medical Examiner also responded to take charge of the man’s remains for post mortem examination.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Police Report: April 9-11

April 9th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 4:15 pm officers issues a man a criminal citation for drinking in public. During their encounter with him he gave a false name thinking he had an open arrest warrant. It took the officers a while to determine his true identity and that he did not have any open warrants. In addition to the open alcohol citation he was also cited for giving false information to a uniformed officer.

3300 block of Otis Street: At about 9 pm a man came in to the police station to report a case of identity theft. Person(s) unknown stole his identity to open a cell phone account. He is in the process of working with the cell phone company to correct the situation.

April 10th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 12:10 am officers tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle refused to stop and continued to drive into the City of Hyattsville. The officers were finally able to get the vehicle stopped in the parking lot of a liquor store on Hamilton Street. When the officers talked to the driver they discovered that he was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to Greenbelt PD for a breathalyzer exam. The exam revealed that he had a blood alcohol content of .18. He was charged with DUI/DWI and several other violations and released. The vehicle he was driving was impounded.

2700 block of Webster Street: At about 12:45 am officers responded for the report of an out of control individual who was under the influence of PCP. The officers located the man and observed that he was incoherent and barely able to stand on his own. He was taken into custody and transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for an emergency psychological examination.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 3 am officers investigated a two vehicle motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that both vehicles were traveling at high rate of speed north on Queens Chapel Road. Both vehicles failed to negotiate the curve at 30th Street and left the roadway. One vehicle crashed into a Pepco pole the other struck a guardrail. Both vehicles were totaled but neither driver received serious injuries. The female driver of the vehicle that struck the guardrail was transported to MedStar as a precaution. The second driver refused any medical attention. Both vehicles were impounded.

4200 block of 34th Street: At about 8:45 pm officers stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle was in possession of 38.2 grams of marijuana (street value of $762.00) and CDS paraphernalia. He was arrested, charged appropriately and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The driver was issued several State traffic citations and sent on his way.

M-NCPPC Nature Center soccer field: At about 11:45 pm officers on patrol stopped to assist PGPD officers with an injured man at the Caribbean Market on Queens Chapel Road. The man was suffering from several stab wounds to his upper body and refusing to cooperate or speak to the officers about his injuries. Fire/rescue personnel responded to treat the man’s injuries. He was later transported to MedStar for treatment of his wounds. The only information that he would give the officers was that he was stabbed earlier in the day while at the soccer field. Park Police detectives responded to the scene to assume the investigation. There was sufficient evidence to lead the officers to believe that the incident could be gang related so the PGPD gang unit was brought in to assist.

April 11th:

3300 block of Chauncey Place: At about 6:45 am officers responded for the report of a domestic assault. A woman told the officers that she and her husband got into an argument that escalated to the point where he slapped her on the right side of her face. There was insufficient evidence at the scene to warrant the husband’s arrest. The victim was advised of her rights to apply for charges and/or protection order at the Commissioner’s office. She said that she did not want her husband arrested but wanted the assault documented in a police report if it happens again.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Police Report: April 7-8

April 7th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 11:50 am officers received a call for a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was described as a grey Honda. Upon further investigation it was discovered to be stolen from Montgomery County earlier in the day. The vehicle was impounded for safe keeping.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 12:30 pm officers received a call to assist a man with checking the welfare of his brother who he had not heard from in two weeks. With assistance from management employees the officers entered the man’s apartment and found him deceased. No foul play is suspected. The man had suffered from various medical issues for an extended period of time.

April 8th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 2:15 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver has a suspended license and the vehicle’s tags were suspended. The driver was issued several State traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

2300 block of Varnum Street: At about 2:50 pm officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim/owner told the officers that when he went out to his vehicle he saw four black male juveniles tampering with it. When the victim yelled at the juveniles and they immediately got into a gray in color Honda Accord with a temporary license plates and fled the area. When the victim inspected his vehicle he discovered that the driver’s side window was broken out. Nothing was taken from the vehicle. No evidence or further information was obtained.

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 3:30 pm officers took two reports vandalism to auto. The victim’s/owner’s of two separate vehicles told the officers that upon returning to their vehicles they discovered that someone had broken out a passenger side window. Both vehicles had been ransacked but nothing was taken from either vehicle. No evidence or further information was obtained.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 8:45 pm officers responded for the report of a citizen robbery. The victim told the officers that as she was leaving her place of employment she was approached by an Hispanic male who stole her purse. She said that the man did not say anything or produce any type of weapon. The suspect got into a dark color SUV and fled down Queens Chapel Road. The victim was not harmed in the encounter, and the officers were unable to locate the suspect, the SUV or any further evidence. PGPD robbery detectives responded and assumed a follow-up investigation.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Police Report: April 6

3800 block of 37th Street: At about 10 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

33rd Street and Bunker Hill Road: At about 10:30 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Police Report: April 2-5

April 2nd:

4100 block of 32nd Street: At about 5:10 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The officers found that someone stole two cells phones from inside two separate vehicles both of which were owned by the same person. The owner told the officers that he believes he left the vehicles unlocked. No evidence was obtained.

4600 block of 27th Street: At about 4:10 pm officers responded for an attempted suicide. The officers discovered that a 37 year old man attempted suicide by cutting his wrists. He was transported by fire/rescue personal to the hospital for treatment.

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 10:30 pm officers on duty at Joe’s Movement Emporium were notified that a fight between several patrons broke out inside. Private security removed the individuals involved from inside and another fight began outside in front of the building. The officers were able to quell the disturbance and disperse the participants and onlookers. There were no serious injuries and no arrests made.

April 3rd:

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 1:10 am officers responded for the report of an assault in progress. When the officers arrived they discovered a man suffering from multiple lacerations, contusions and abrasions. He told the officers that he and a friend were walking back from the 7-11 when 4-5 unknown black males approached them and began assaulting them. The suspects fled on foot after the assault. Because of the extent of the victim’s injuries and level of intoxication the officers were unable to get further information. Fire/rescue personnel transported him to the hospital for treatment of his non life threatening injuries.

3700 block of 34th Street: At about 10:20 pm officer responded for a motor vehicle collision. The driver of the striking vehicle was found to be highly intoxicated. He was arrested for DUI and his vehicle was.

April 4th:

35th & Perry Streets: At about 3:50 am officers responded for the report of a suspicious person. Upon arrival they discovered a man fitting the complainant’s description sitting in a black Cadillac. The man was highly intoxicated and had passed out behind the wheel. He was arrested for DUI and his vehicle was impounded.

2900 block of Arundel Road: At about 5:30 am officers took a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim told the officers that he parked his 2001 Dodge Stratus (MD Tag A215978) in front of his apartment on around 10 pm Saturday night. When he returned for his car this morning he discovered that it had been stolen. No evidence was recovered.

3600 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:30 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. They later determined that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested for DUI and his vehicle impounded.

April 5th:

3200 block of Upshur Street: At about 10:20 am officers took a theft report. The victim told the officers that someone entered his home and stole an extension cord and a motorized chair battery for his motorized wheel chair that was parked on the sidewalk. No evidence was recovered and there were no signs of forced entry.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 1:30 pm officers issued a criminal citation to a man for consuming an alcoholic beverage in public.

One Municipal Place: At about 2 pm officers issued a criminal citation to a man for consuming an alcoholic beverage in public.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 5:45 pm officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim/owner showed the officers where someone broke the passenger window on her 1987 Ford Ranger truck. No evidence was recovered.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 10 pm officers issued a criminal citation to a man who was seen drinking an alcoholic beverage inside of a parked vehicle (in front of the police station!).

Friday, April 02, 2010

Police Report: April 1

2400 block of Arundel Road: At about 4:10 pm officers took a report of a vandalism at the Grand China restaurant. The proprietor told the officers that a man came into the restaurant, broke a sign and fled. Since the proprietor new the man from previous dealings he gave the officers his name and a physical description. This enabled the officers to locate him a short time later. The officers took him back to the restaurant for a positive ID. The proprietor elected not to press charges against him; rather they agreed that he would reimburse the restaurant for the damage. He was released without further incident.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 4 pm officers took a report of vandalism. The owner showed the officers where person(s) unknown spray painted graffiti on the back wall of the business.

4000 block of 34th Street: At about 10:45 pm officers responded to ZZ Pizza for the report of an attempted theft/assault. The victim told the officers that he was inside the store when he observed a black male outside who was in the process of stealing his bicycle. The victim ran outside and grabbed his bike to keep the suspect from taking. The would-be thief began to assault him and a scuffle ensued. At that point two other black males got involved and began assaulting the victim as well. The victim ultimately prevailed – he kept the thief from stealing his bike and his three assailants ran away. He sustained minor cuts and bruised but refused medical attention. A canvas of the area for the three suspects proved negative.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Police Report: March 31

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:45 pm officers stopped a man who was in possession of an open container of alcohol. When the officers identified him they discovered that he had two open arrest warrants through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear in court on a CDS charge and driving an uninsured motor vehicle. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. He was also issued a criminal citation for the open alcohol violation.