Friday, May 28, 2010

Police Report: May 27-28

May 27th:

3700 block of 36th Street: At about 12:45 pm officers responded for the report of a strong arm robbery. The victim told the officers that he was in his driveway working on his vehicle when he was approached by two black males. One of the men immediately began to assault him while the second man stole his wallet. MRPD officers arrived while the robbery was still in progress and when the two suspects saw the officers pull up they immediately fled the scene on foot. The officers gave chase and were able to capture one of them (later identified as a 17 year old juvenile). The other suspect was able to make good his escape. The arrested juvenile was charged with robbery and other offenses and committed to the juvenile detention facility in Cheltenham. He was also questioned by PGPD detectives in an attempt to identify his accomplice but he refused to cooperate with investigators. The officers believe that the suspect who eluded them could possibly be the same man who committed an assault in the 3700 block of Wells Avenue on May 24th. The victim of the assault described him as a black male in his late 20’s, a round face, shoulder length dreadlock style hair, stocky build, with a sleeve length tattoo on his right arm and carrying a light blue and black backpack. Today the man was shirtless and wearing blue jeans.

May 28th (early morning):

3500 block of Perry Street: At about 1 am officers took a death report. The deceased was a 70 year old hospice patient. The State medical examiner and the deceased’s personal physician ruled that no foul play was involved.

3300 block of Otis Street: At about 2 am officers responded to a theft from auto that had just occurred. The victim/owner told the officers that he heard suspicious noises coming from outside. As he looked out his window to investigate he saw a black male wearing dark clothing in the process of stealing property from inside his Dodge van. The victim immediately yelled at the suspect saying that he was calling police. The startled suspect immediately fled the scene. When the victim came outside he saw the suspect get into an older model Ford minivan parked on 34th Street that drove off on 34th toward Eastern Avenue. The victim went back to his vehicle and discovered that in his haste to get away the suspect left the items he was trying to steal lying on the sidewalk. A check of the area for witnesses/evidence was negative. A lookout for the suspect and his minivan was broadcast to surrounding police agencies.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Police Report: May 26

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 8:45 am officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing. He was sent on his way without further incident.

4600 block of 29th Street: At about 6:15 pm officers responded for the report of a man with a knife. When they arrived they observed a man coming out of an apartment building with stab wounds to his neck and left arm. They also observed him to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. When the officers approached to assist him he became very verbally combative towards the officers and refused assistance. He greeted fire/rescue personnel with the same attitude and refused their assistance as well. Due to the nature of the man’s injuries he was taken into custody and transported to MedStar for treatment and an emergency psychological evaluation. Due to his unwillingness to speak with the officers they were unable to determine how he sustained his injuries.

2400 block of Varnum Street: At about 10:50 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Police Report: May 25

4000 block of 34th Street: At about 4:30 pm officers received a report of telephone harassment. The officers talked to the victim and she told them that her former boyfriend has been harassing her by phone. She was advised by the officers to seek a protective order from the District Court Commissioner’s office so the boyfriend could be ordered by the court to cease the harassment.

3100 block of Bunker Hill Road: At 1:15 am officers received a call to serve a District Court protective order. The officers were unable to locate the subject of the order.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 2 am officers investigated a hit and run motor vehicle crash. The officers learned that a legally parked Nissan Altima was struck by a 1996 Lincoln with Maryland tags 89FBY89. The Lincoln failed to remain at the scene of the crash and fled into DC. A follow-up investigation to determine the identity of the driver is being conducted.

2500 block of Arundel Road: At about 1:15 am officers responded for the report of an assault. By the time the officers arrived the victim’s assailant had already fled the scene. The victim sustained minor injuries that did not require medical attention. The victim knew the identity of her assailant and where he lived, and the officers assisted her in obtaining a warrant for his arrest. A short time later the man, who has an extensive criminal history including narcotics and weapons charges, was located, arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Police Report: May 24

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 9 am officers took a report of a theft. The business owner told the officers that someone stole a battery out of one of his vehicles. The owner said that he was unaware of when the theft occurred.

3700 block of Wells Avenue: At about 11:40 am officers responded for the report of an assault. The officers spoke with the victim who told them that a black male in his late 20’s arrived at her place of business and asked if there was any work available. The man then forced his way into the business and grabbed the employee. The employee defended herself and stabbed her attacker with a work tool forcing him to flee the scene. The victim described her attacker as having a round face, stocky build, with a sleeve length tattoo on his right arm and carrying a light blue and black backpack. An extensive search of the area for the suspect was conducted with negative results. The victim told the officers that she had seen the suspect in the area and would be able to identify him should she see him again. The officers’ investigation is continuing.

4200 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 12:25 pm officers responded for the report of an attempt citizen robbery. When the officers arrived they were told that a maintenance employee was working in an apartment and left to get supplies. When he returned to finish his work he was confronted by two men who had been hiding in a closet. The two men attempted to rob him of cash but the victim did not have any so they fled the scene. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to interview the victim and assume a follow-up investigation. The victim described his assailants as:

1. Black male in his 20’s, 5’9” tall, 170 lbs. wearing blue jeans and a Kaywood maintenance uniform.
2. Black male in his 20’s, 5’9” tall, 180 lbs. wearing blue jeans.

4200 block of 34th Street: At about 10:20 pm officers responded for the report of a burglary. The reporting person told the officers that he was conducting a check of the building when he discovered a storage room in the basement that had been forced open. Upon further inspection he discovered that several tools had been stolen from the storage room sometime between 9:00 am on May 21st and 9 am on the 24th. No evidence or witnesses were located.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Police Report: May 19-23

May 19th:

4200 block of 34th Street: At about 9:50 am officers were notified by the Metropolitan Police Department that a vehicle stolen from the 4200 block of 34th Street on December 24, 2009 was recovered in the 6000 block of Georgia Avenue N.W. The vehicle was recovered in good condition and no arrests were made.

May 20th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): At about 9:10 am officers responded to a report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim, an UTZ Potato Chips delivery driver, told the officers that he was on the process of making his normal delivery to the 7-11when a black male in his mid 20’s jumped in his truck, pointed a hand gun at him and demanded his money. After the victim complied and the suspect then fled on foot to a waiting getaway car described as a green 90’s model Acura TL. A search of the area for the suspect and his vehicle proved negative.

May 21st:

2400 block of Chillum Road: At about 2 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The officers asked for and received the driver’s consent to search the vehicle for contraband. During the search the officers discovered a large clear plastic bag in the glove box containing 11.3 grams of marijuana. Both the driver and a passenger were arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2400 block of Varnum Street: At about 11:20 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage. He was sent on his way without further incident.

May 22nd:

3800 block of 33rd Street: At about 1 am officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage. He was sent on his way without further incident.

3300 block of Otis Street: At about 3:30 pm officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim/owner of black 2000 Isuzu Redo told the officers that when he went out to use his vehicle he discovered where someone had scratched it in several places. A canvass of the area for evidence/witnesses proved negative.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 8:30 pm officers issued two men criminal citations for possession of open containers of an alcoholic beverage. Both were sent on their way without further incident.

May 23rd:

3800 block of 34th Street: At about 2:15 pm officers took reports of vandalism and thefts from auto involving six (6) vehicles who were parked in a parking lot off 34th Street while their owners were attending a church service. All six cases involved perpetrators who smashed out one of the vehicles’ windows. Four of the vehicles sustained only damage to the windows. In two cases items of personal property were stolen from inside. No evidence or witnesses could be located.

3400 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 5 pm officers responded to a report of a citizen robbery. The officers met with the two female victims who told them that they were walking to their vehicle when they were approached by two black males who they described as 16-20 years of age, light skinned and wearing all black clothing. Both males implied that they had handguns and demanded the victims’ purses. Both victims complied and the two suspects were last seen fleeing the area in a late model gray pickup truck.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Police Report: May 18

3400 block of Upshur Street: At about 8:45 am officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victims told the officers that they were away on vacation for a few days. When they returned they discovered that two vehicles on their property had their door locks damaged. The officers’ determined that someone attempted to gain entry into both vehicles without success. Nothing was taken from either vehicle and no evidence was recovered.

3700 block of 34th Street: At about 11:15 am officers stopped a vehicle because the driver was not wearing his seatbelt. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid driver’s license. He was issued several traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded.

4600 block of 30th Street: At about 9:30 pm officers attempted to stop two suspicious individuals for a field interview. As the officers approached the two, one of them fled the area on foot and got away. The second was stopped and identified, and the officers discovered that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failure to appear in court on a DWI charge. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Police Report: May 14-17

May 14th:

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 10:15 pm officers responded to assist Queenstown security officers with an intoxicated female. When the officers arrived they determined that the woman was driving under the influence of alcoholic and struck a parked vehicle. During questioning she became uncooperative and was placed under arrest. She continued her uncooperative behavior and assaulted one of the officers. In order to safely transport her to DOC for processing a Riverdale Park Police vehicle equipped with a prisoner containment module responded to assist. Once inside the RPPD vehicle the woman became violent and succeeded in kicking out one of the vehicle’s windows. She was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville charged with numerous offenses including assault on a police officer and destruction of property.

May 15th:

3100 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 5:40 am officers responded for the report of a sexual assault. The officers learned that a 24 year old woman had been out with a male friend. She became intoxicated and the man forced her to have sexual intercourse inside a vehicle. A report was taken and the case turned over to the Prince George’s County Police Special Crimes Section.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 7:20 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that he parked his 1985 Toyota Corolla by his residence the previous afternoon. When he returned this morning he discovered that someone had broken out one of the car’s windows and stole his in-dash stereo. No evidence was recovered at the scene and no witnesses were identified.

4000 block of 34th Street: At about 3:50 pm officers responded for the report of a fight in progress. When the officers arrived they observed a large group of juveniles dispersing. Two of the juveniles were visibly upset and yelling profanities. When the officers started to interview them about what had taken place they refused to cooperate. Without warning one of the juveniles violently pushed one of the officers and struck him in the face multiple times. The second juvenile also became involved and started to assault the officer. When back up officers arrived they were able to subdue both juveniles and place them under arrest. Both were charged with various offenses to include assault on a police officer. Even though both were charged with a violent attack on a police officer, officials at the Cheltenham youth facility refused to take custody of them. They were eventually released to their parents with all charges referred to the Juvenile Court.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:10 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation lead the officers to believe that the driver was under the influence of narcotics, however no DRE officer was available to confirm the officers’ suspicions. The officers determined that it was not safe to allow the driver to leave the scene with his vehicle so they impounded it for safekeeping. The driver was taken to his residence and released.

4000 block of Cedar Lane Alley: At about 10:20 pm officers were informed by a citizen that there was a suspicious vehicle parked in the alley. The officers found the vehicle in question and upon further investigation determined that the driver was intoxicated. Insufficient evidence existed to warrant a charge of DWI/DUI so the driver was released at the scene. Her vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

2700 block of Webster Street: At about 11:50 pm officers responded to the report of a carjacking. The victim told the officers that he had just parked his vehicle and was in the process of unloading when he was approached by two men who displayed handguns and demanded his car keys. The victim did as he was told and both men got into the victim’s vehicle and fled the area. A short time later the vehicle was recovered just a few blocks away at 30th and Upshur Streets. It apparently suffered a mechanical breakdown and the thieves abandoned it. The victim described one of the suspects as a black male, about 6’01” tall, 160 lbs, wearing blue jeans and a dark grey hooded sweatshirt. The second suspect was described as a black male, about 5’08” tall, 150 lbs, wearing blue jeans and a black jacket. PGPD officers handled the initial report of the incident because MRPD officers were occupied with other calls for service.

May 16th:

3000 block of Upshur Street: At about 12:30 pm officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim told the officers that he parked his vehicle by his residence the previous afternoon. When he returned for it today he discovered that someone had thrown a rock through the rear window. No evidence was recovered at the scene and no witnesses were identified.

May 17th:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): At about 8 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. Investigation revealed that the suspect entered the victim’s car through an unlocked door and stole various items of her personal property. The station’s video surveillance cameras showed that the suspect was a black female wearing dark clothing. No other evidence was recovered at the scene.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Police Report: May 13

3300 block of Chauncey Place: At about 11:50 pm officers responded for the report of an attempted robbery/contact shooting. The victim told the officers that he was walking to his apartment when he was approached by a black male with a thin build and braided hair wearing all black clothing. The man displayed a silver handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet. When the victim refused the suspect shot him once in the right knee and immediately fled on foot towards Chillum Road. Fire/rescue personnel transported the victim to Prince George’s Hospital for treatment. A lengthy canvass of the area for the suspect proved negative. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to take over the investigation.

The suspect in this case had a similar description to a man who robbed a woman with a silver handgun in the 4600 block of 25th Street in the early morning hours of May 9th. Anyone with information in either of these robberies is encouraged to call MRPD at 301-985-6565/6566.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Police Report: May 12

3700 block of 35th Street: At about 3:50 pm officers took a theft report. The victim told the officers that her credit card was used to make several purchases in places to which she has never been. She was issued a case number for documentation purposes and her credit card issuer will follow-up further.

4000 block of 30th Street: At about 5:50 pm officers responded for a residential burglary that occurred earlier. The victim told the officers that he returned home from work to find the side door of his residence open and several items of his personal property missing. The officers’ investigation revealed to distinct point of entry into the residence and no evidence was recovered from the home. A canvass of the area failed to identify any witnesses to the crime.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Police Report May 6: UPDATE

During the early morning hours of May 6th a man was severely beaten during a home invasion in the 3200 block of Queenstown Drive. I am pleased to report that he has been released from the hospital and is back home continuing his recovery.

Police Report: May 11

3400 block of Otis Street: At about 11:00 am officers received a call for an abandon blue Honda Accord. A check of the vehicle revealed that it had been stolen from an address in Prince George’s County. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 7 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that he came home to find that someone had broken into his apartment by prying open the front door. Once inside they stole the victim’s safe and fled the apartment. No evidence was recovered and no witnesses could be located.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 10 pm officers took a report of a citizen strong armed robbery. The victim told the officers that she walked home from the West Hyattsville Metro Station. When she arrived at her apartment she was approached by an Hispanic male who asked her for the time. Almost immediately thereafter the man forced her into her apartment building and began assaulting her trying to take her purse. He was able to take the purse from her, remove a quantity of cash from inside and flee the area on a bicycle. She described her assailant as an Hispanic male, 23-25 years of age, approximately 5’11” tall and 175 lbs wearing a white t-shirt, a black jacket, dark color jeans and tennis shoes. She also said that he spoke fluent Spanish. A search of the area for the suspect proved negative.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Police Report: May 10

3200 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 10:00 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that she parked her 2008 Subaru Outback (MD tags 610993CA) near her residence the night before. When she returned to her vehicle this morning she discovered that it was unlocked and several items of her property were missing. No point of entry was apparent and no evidence or witnesses could be located.

2300 block of Varnum Street: At about 3:30 pm officers took a theft report. The victim told the officers that sometime between April 29th and April 30th someone used her credit card to make several withdrawals from the ATM machine at the Varnum Street 7-11 without her knowledge or permission. The victim was issued a case number for documentation purposes and referred to her credit card company for follow-up investigation.

3800 block of 38th Street: At about 8 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was unregistered and the driver did not possess the required motor vehicle insurance. The driver was issued several traffic citations and the vehicle was impounded.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Police Report: May 7-9

May 7th:

3700 block of 37th Street: At about 7:50 am officers took a stolen car report. The victim/owner told the responding officers that she parked her 2009 Toyota Corolla (DC tags DD3964) by her residence the previous evening. When she went out to go to work this morning she discovered that it had been stolen. There was no evidence as to those responsible at the scene of the theft.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:50 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for consuming an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

May 8th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 1 am officers issued a man a criminal citation for consuming an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 3:30 am officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Montgomery County for driving on a suspended license. He was arrested on the warrant, issued several traffic citations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): At about 10 am officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that both the driver and his passenger were in possession of marijuana. Both were arrested, charged with possession of a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

May 9th:

4600 block of 25th Street: At about 1 am officers took a report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that she was approached by a man and a woman as she was going to her residence. The man produced a silver handgun and demanded her money. When she said that she had no money both suspects grabbed her purse and fled on foot towards Queens Chapel Road. The victim described her assailants as a black male, thin build wearing dark clothing and armed with a silver handgun; and, a black female with short hair and a thin build wearing white pants and a black jacket. A search of the area for both suspects was negative. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to interview the victim and assume a follow-up investigation.

3300 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 9:50 pm officers took a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim/owner told the officers that she returned to her blue 2000 Dodge Caravan (MD tags 878M894) to go home after work and discovered that sometime during the day it had been stolen. There was no evidence as to those responsible at the scene of the theft.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Police Report: May 6

4200 block of 28th Street: At about 8 am officers took a stolen auto report. The victim/owner told the officers that she parked her 2000 Dodge Intrepid (MD tag BFPJ67) by her residence the previous night and when she returned for it this morning she discovered that it had been stolen. No evidence or witnesses to the crime could be located.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Police Report: May 4-6

May 4th:

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 7:10 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner showed the officers where someone was able to get into her 1994 Honda Accord and steal the car’s stereo. The officers found no clear point of entry into the car and no additional evidence or witnesses could be found.

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: At about 10 am an individual came into the police station to surrender on an open arrest warrant issued by the DC court system. The warrant was confirmed through DC and he was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville without incident.

May 5th:

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 12:20 am officers responded for the report of a citizen robbery. The female victim told the officers that she and her boyfriend were robbed at gunpoint while standing outside talking with one another. She said that the suspect made both of them put their hands on a parked car as he went through her boyfriend’s pockets stealing several items of his personal property. The suspect then stole several items of her personal property that she had previously placed on the hood of the vehicle. She said that there was about a 15 minute delay from the time the suspect fled the scene until she was able to report the incident to the police. The male victim had left the scene prior to the officers’ arrival and was unable to be contacted. PGPD detectives responded to the scene to assume a follow-up investigation.

4600 block of 29th Street: At about 11:55 am officers received a call for a vandalism to auto. The reporting person told the officers that he saw an Hispanic male driving a blue Ford Explorer (Maryland tag 55X229) smash the window out of a parked vehicle. He said that when the driver saw him he immediately fled the area. A canvass of the area was conducted but the vehicle was not located. A follow-up investigation will be conducted to determine if the Explorer’s tag number leads to the suspect.

May 6th (early morning):

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 1 am officers responded to an apartment in the Queenstown Apartments complex for a domestic dispute. When the officers arrived they discovered that a home invasion had just occurred. The officers were able to get inside the apartment where they discovered that an unconscious man had been severely beaten by two other men who had forced their way into his apartment. The two men who had forced their way into the apartment and assaulted the victim were still inside the apartment and were immediately taken into custody. The victim sustained multiple lacerations to his head and a possible skull fracture from being struck repeatedly with a metal pipe. Fire/rescue personnel responded and transported the victim to the Med Star trauma center for treatment of his injuries. PGPD detectives responded to the scene to assist MRPD with the search and recovery of evidence. The two men arrested were transported to DOC in Hyattsville where they were charged with attempted 1st degree murder, 1st degree burglary and several additional charges.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Police Report: May 3-4

May 3rd:

3400 block of Newton Street: At about 7 am officers responded for the report of a suspicious vehicle. Once on the scene they located the vehicle in question and found it to be unoccupied. The vehicle was not reported stolen but it had no tags and was not currently registered. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

2900 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 7:15 am officers responded for the report of a citizen robbery. The victim told the officers that he was at the bus stop waiting for the metro bus when a small green sedan (NFD) pulled up and one of the occupants told him to come over to the car. When the victim refused the rear driver’s side passenger got out of the vehicle and announced a robbery. The suspect (described as a black male, 17-19 years of age, about 5’9” tall with dreadlock style hair and wearing all black clothing) implied that he had a gun in his waistband area but never displayed a weapon. The suspect robbed the victim of several items of his personal property and fled the area in the green sedan. A canvass of the area for the suspect’s vehicle proved negative and a lookout for the suspect and his vehicle was broadcast to all area law enforcement agencies.

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 9:10 am officers took a report of a destruction of property. When the officers arrived an employee showed them where sometime during the evening/morning hours someone broke the lock to a gate and entered a storage area. Once inside the storage area the person(s) damaged the lock to the maintenance office but they were unsuccessful in getting inside. No evidence or witnesses were located.

4500 34th Street (Thomas Stone Elementary): At about 1 pm officers responded for the report of a juvenile who had been caught by school officials loitering in school with toy gun in his waist band. Further investigation revealed that the 9 year old child left his residence with his toy gun and without his guardian’s knowledge in order to meet his older brother at school. No intention of foul play was intended. The officers contacted the child’s parents, took him back home and confiscated the toy gun. Further disciplinary actions, if necessary, will be handled by parents and school officials.

3800 block of 38th Street: At about 11:50 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for consuming an alcoholic beverage in public.

May 4th (early morning):

4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 12:30 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that she parked her 2009 Toyota Camry by her residence at about 8:45 pm. When she returned to her car at about 12:30 am she discovered that someone had stolen all four of her car’s hubcaps. She told the officers that she did not hear or see anyone suspicious in the area. A check of area for evidence and/or witnesses was negative.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 1:40 am officers responded for the report of a citizen robbery. The victim told the officers that as he placed the keys into his apartment door lock he was approached by two men who came up from the basement area. The first suspect, described as a black male in his early 20s, 5’10” tall wearing a black hooded sweatshirt pulled over his head, pulled out a black handgun and demanded the victim’s property. The victim immediately complied and suspect #1 handed the victim’s property over to suspect #2. The second suspect was described as a black male in his late teens, 5’8” tall with a slim build and wearing a multi-colored hooded jacket. Both suspects then fled back into the basement. Officers set up a perimeter around the building and Hyattsville City Police units including a K-9 responded to assist with a search of the area. The search for the suspects eventually proved negative. The victim was not injured during the robbery.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Police Report: April 30 - May 2

April 30th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 10:30 am officers issued a man a criminal citation for consuming an alcoholic beverage in public.

May 1st:

38th and Perry Streets: At about 2 am officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. When the officers approached the vehicle they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside. Upon further investigation the officers seized a clear zip lock bag containing 11.8 grams of marijuana that was located in the glove compartment. The driver was arrested, charged with possession of a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Perry Street: At about 1:55 pm officers received a call for a residential alarm. When the officers arrived they discovered an unsecure door and requested the assistance of the Hyattsville City Police in conducting a search of the residence. The search was negative and officers determined that the alarm resulted from the door being left unsecured accidentally.

May 2nd:

Arundel Road and 31st Street: At about 6:10 pm officers were flagged down by several individuals who told them about two other individuals who they believed were under the influence of narcotics. The officers located the two individuals in question sitting on the retaining wall at the Nature Center. A field interview revealed that one of the two had open arrest warrant through Montgomery County for failing to appear in court on a CDS charge. That individual was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The second individual was sent on his way.