Friday, July 30, 2010

Power Outages in Prince George's County

Information from the City Manager:

There are still power outages in Prince George’s County. Everyone who is still without power needs to contact PEPCO at 1-877-PEPCO-62 and report the outage immediately, even if you have already done so. Do not assume that PEPCO knows you are without power because a neighbor or someone near you probably called. Otherwise PEPCO will assume that the power outage affects only one individual customer which means that resolution of the problem will be moved further down the response chain.

Please encourage everyone who is still experiencing a power outage to unplug all major appliances, computers, televisions, etc. to avoid a power surge and possible fire damage when power is restored.

Please forward this information to your neighbors and to any list servs, etc. so that the information reaches as many residents as possible. This notice shall also be posted to the City's web site and broadcast on our two cable channels.

Police report: July 29-30

July 29th:

3200 block of Varnum Street: At about 10:30 am officers responded to CDS complaint. When the officers arrived they stopped a man who was allegedly involved in an earlier drug transaction. The officers discovered that the man was in possession of two glassine baggies containing approximately 2 grams of marijuana having a street value of $50. He was arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 4:30 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8 pm officers stopped a vehicle whose driver was not wearing a seatbelt. Further investigation revealed that the driver also had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for DWI. He was issued the appropriate citations, arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

July 30th (early morning):

2700 block of Allison Street: At about 2:20 am officers responded to a report of a large group of loud and disorderly individuals. The officers located and stopped eleven individuals for field interviews. During those interviews they learned that one of the individuals 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. The remaining individuals were sent on their way without further incident.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Police Report: July 28

3800 block of 38th Street: At about 5:30 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a seat belt violation. When the officers approached the vehicle they noticed that both the driver and passenger were acting suspiciously and appeared overly nervous. The officers also smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Further investigation resulted in the driver giving the officers permission to search the vehicle for contraband and the officers recovered 29 grams of marijuana (estimated street value of $580) during their search. After further questioning the passenger admitted that the marijuana was his. He was arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Police Report: July 24th - ADDITION

The following incident was left out of the daily report for Saturday July 24th:

4200 block of 32nd Street: At about 7 am officers responded for the report of a suspicious male. The reporting person told the officers that she saw a black male who she described as approximately 18-23 years of age, 5’8” tall and 150 lbs. wearing a white t-shirt, jeans and a black skull cap walking along Rainier Avenue towards 32nd Street. She said that she watched the man walk into a neighbor’s yard and begin masturbating. She said she yelled at the man to stop but he continued so she sprayed him with a water hose. When that didn’t stop him she called to her neighbor to call police. At that point the man ran from the yard. Officers canvassed the surrounding neighborhood for the man with negative results.

Police Report: July 26-27

July 26th:

3500 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 12:30 am officers issued a man a criminal citation for consuming an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

3800 block of 33rd Street: At about 2:15 pm officers took a death report. Officers discovered a 58 year old man deceased inside his residence. The officers spoke with the man’s personal physician who advised them that the deceased had been receiving treatment for heart related ailments and died as a result of congestive heart failure. Family members were contacted and made arrangements with Pope’s Funeral Home.

2200 block of Varnum Street: At about 2:15 pm officers issued a man and a woman criminal citations for consuming alcoholic beverages in a public place.

4000 block of 35th Street: At about 3 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that he left home earlier in the day for a personal appointment. When he returned he discovered his laptop computer had been stolen. There were no signs of forced entry and the victim told the officers that he had left his first floor window open when he left for his appointment. A canvass of the area for evidence/witnesses proved negative.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 7 pm officers stopped a vehicle driven by a man known to them to have an open arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving without a license. The officers verified with the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office that the warrant was still active. He was arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

July 27th:

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 8 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that when he came out to his vehicle this morning he found the driver’s side window broken out of his 2001 Chevy Impala. He also discovered that the center caps to all four wheels had been stolen. Nothing of value was taken from the inside of the vehicle. A canvass of the area for evidence/witnesses proved negative.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 10:30 am officers took a theft from auto report. The victim/owner told the officers that when she came out to her 2007 Cadillac Escalade this morning she discovered that all four wheels and tires had been stolen. A canvass of the area for evidence/witnesses was negative.

4600 block of 27th Street: At about 6:45 pm officers responded to the report of a fire in a hallway. When they arrived they discovered that someone had set phone book on fire in front of unit # 1 (they later learned that the occupants of that apartment had recently been evicted). The fire was extinguished and Prince George’s County arson investigators responded to the scene to assume the investigation.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 10 pm officers responded for the report of a husband/wife domestic dispute. The wife had been locked in her room by her husband and the husband had locked himself in the apartment. The wife was able to speak with the officers from her place of confinement and authorized officers to force entry into the apartment. Officers enlisted the help of fire/rescue personnel to enter the residence. They discovered that the husband had been drinking and had taken several prescription medications. He was very agitated and repeatedly told the officers that his wife was trying to hurt him and “out to get him.” Based on his condition and comments he was arrested and delivered to the custody of medical personnel at Washington Adventist Hospital for an emergency psychological examination. His wife was not injured.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Police Report: July 23-25

July 23rd:

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 11 am officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim/resident told the officers that he left his apartment on July 22nd at about 12:30 pm. When he returned home he discovered a flyer from a pest control company on the front door notifying residents that they had sprayed for pests in the apartment. When the victim inspected his apartment he discovered that the power cable to his KORG keyboard had been stolen. There were no signs of forced entry into the apartment.

3800 block of 34th Street: At about 8:30 pm officers on patrol located an individual for whom they had previously obtained an arrest warrant for theft of gasoline at Thrifty Rental Car. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

2700 block of Allison Street: At about 10 pm officers responded for the report of a trash dumpster on fire. When the officers arrived they discovered the dumpster fully engulfed in flames. They also found a small trash can on fire in the laundry area. The officers tried to extinguish the trash can fire but were unsuccessful, however the building’s sprinkler system activated and subdued the fire. The fire department arrived and took care of the dumpster fire. PG fire investigators responded to investigate the cause of both fires.

July 24th:

4500 block of 34th Street: At about 12:10 am officers on patrol observed a group of individuals loitering at Thomas Stone Elementary School. The officers stopped the group for a field interview. During the interview one of the subjects was found to be in possession of approximately $900 worth of cocaine. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4600 block of 34th Street: At about 12:30 am officers issued criminal citations to two men for consuming alcoholic beverages in public.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 7 pm officers issued a criminal citation to a man for consuming an open alcoholic beverage in public.

July 25th:

4600 block of 25th Street: At about 2:15 am officers responded to an assault in progress. When the officers arrived they learned that a man had become upset with his girlfriend. He produced a knife and held it to the woman’s throat threatening to cut her. The officers discovered the man hiding in a closet. He was arrested, charged with assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Rainier Avenue near 30th Street: At about 4:15 pm officers came across a tree blocking the roadway. The tree had been blown down during the heavy storm that passed through the City. The officers were able to borrow a chain saw from a resident and clear the tree from the roadway.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Brentwood Police Department Announces Speed Citation Amnesty Program

Due to an error we are offering to void speed camera citations that were issued between June 24th thru July 13th, 2010. Please email your citation number to chiefbrentwoodpd@juno.com with Citation Amnesty Program written in the subject line.

Any speed citations issued before or after the dates listed are not included in this amnesty program.

This program does not include or involve speed camera citations that were issued by the City of Mount Rainier.

Police Report: July 21-22

July 21st:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 7 am officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

4000 block of 29th Street: At about 4:30 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that someone broke out his vehicle’s right rear passenger window and stole a drill.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue (Mount Rainier Library): At about 5:30 pm officers took a report of vandalism. The officers found where person(s) unknown spray painted graffiti on the top front of the library building as well as on the side roof wall of the old police station.

Chillum Road and Buchanan Street: At about 8:45 pm officers stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle’s driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving on a suspended license. He was arrested on the warrant, issued several State traffic citations and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle, which was found to be unregistered and uninsured, was impounded.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 10 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver’s Maryland license was suspended due to his failure to appear in court on numerous traffic-related charges. Due to his history of ignoring court summonses he was arrested and delivered to the District Court Commissioner in Hyattsville for disposition.

July 22nd:

Chillum Road at Queens Chapel Road: At about 9 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a suspended Maryland license and an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested on the warrant and a search of his person incident to arrest revealed that he was in possession of a small quantity of cocaine. He received numerous traffic citations, was charged criminally for possession of CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:10 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had a couple of issues. His license was suspended and he had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for failing to appear in court on a charge of driving on a suspended license. He was issued several traffic citations, arrested on the open warrant and delivered to the care and custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Police Report: July 20-21

July 20th:

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 7:10 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that he left home this morning at about 7:00 am and returned about 7 pm to find his front door slightly ajar. When he checked his apartment he discovered his laptop was missing. There were no signs of forced entry to the apartment. The victim told the officers that he believes that an ex may have taken the computer.

2700 block of Allison Street: At about 11:30 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that he left his apartment at about 1:20 pm and when he returned at 11:20 pm he discovered that the front door had been forced open. The victim further found that the apartment had been ransacked and several televisions, jewelry and other electronics had been stolen. No evidence was recovered and not surprisingly, no witnesses were identified.

July 21st (early morning):

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 1:15 am officers conducting a surveillance of the Thrifty Car Rental parking lot observed a black male described as about 50 years old wearing a red plaid shirt and blue pants walking on the lot carrying a large wheeled trash can. The officers tried to stop the man to investigate but he fled the area leaving the trash can behind. While conducting a follow-up investigation the officers discovered two gasoline containers inside the trash can and a passenger car that had gasoline stolen from it. The officers also received information from an anonymous witness about the individual’s first name, street name, and a possible work location. It is believed that the individual is responsible for at least three previous thefts of gasoline from vehicles at Thrifty. The investigation is continuing.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Police Report: July 19

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 9:20 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime between 3 pm on July 17th and 5:30 pm on July 19th someone stole an undetermined amount of gasoline from one of his large rental trucks. No evidence/witnesses could be located.

4400 block of 31st Street: At about 1 pm officers took a report of a burglary. The victims/residents told the officers that they locked and secured their residence at about 7:45 am. When they came home at about 12:55 pm they discovered several electronic items missing from inside. The officers determined that those responsible entered the residence through an open window.

4600 block of 27th Street: At about 10:45 pm officers responded for the report of loud noise. When they arrived they observed a man in the process of destroying an apartment and its contents; and causing a very loud disturbance in the process. The man was arrested, charged with destruction of property and disorderly conduct, and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Police Report: July 16-18

July 16th:

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 7 am officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim owner told the officers that when he came out to where he last parked his red 2001 Oldsmobile Alero (DC tags DM0178) he discovered that it had been stolen. A check for impound and repossession was negative as was a canvass of the area for evidence/witnesses.

4000 block of 29th Street: At about 9:15 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that sometime during the previous night someone broke the left rear window out of his 1996 Chevy Blazer and stole the stereo and a digital camera. A canvass of the area for evidence/witnesses was negative.

July 17th:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 5:30 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that sometime during the previous night someone broke out the front passenger front window of his 2002 Toyota Corolla and stole his car stereo. A canvass of the area for evidence/witnesses was negative.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 6:45 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

July 18th:

3600 block of Oak Lane: At about 2 am officers on patrol observed where someone vandalized a building by spray painting the words “Lazy Fuk” and a smiley face on the side of the building. The vandalism was photographed and forwarded to the Prince George’s County Police Gang Unit for analysis.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 3 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for drinking an alcoholic beverage in public.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Police Report: July 15

Buchanan Street and Queenstown Drive: At about 2:30 pm officers investigated a hit and run motor vehicle collision. The victim/owner of a 2002 BMW showed the officers where, sometime prior to the report, another vehicle struck her BMW and failed to stop and report the collision. The victim’s car sustained minor damage.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 3 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The reporting person showed the officers where sometime during the previous night someone cut the fuel lines on a rental truck and stole an undetermined quantity of gasoline. No evidence was recovered and no witnesses identified.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about officers responded for the report of a commercial burglary. A worker in the business told the officers that she was in her office when she heard a loud noise coming from the front of the building. When she opened her office door to investigate she saw two men come in the front door. When the two men saw her they immediately fled the building. She immediately retreated to her office, locked the door and called police. A PGPD canine unit responded to the scene and searched the entire building and the surrounding area for the two men with negative results. Further investigation revealed that the two men apparently pried open the locked front door to gain entry. The woman was only able to describe the two men as black males, one of whom was wearing an orange t-shirt.

4700 block of 25th Street: At about 7:20 pm officers took a report of a missing juvenile. The juvenile’s mother told the officers that her 17 year old daughter left home at about 10 am on July 13th and had not returned. The juvenile’s information was entered into the NCIC missing persons database.

37th and Otis Streets: At about 9:15 pm officers received a call for an individual riding an off-road vehicle. When they arrived they found a man riding the vehicle described by the complainant through the skate park. They stopped him at 37th and Otis Streets, issued him several traffic citations and impounded the vehicle.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Police Report: July 14

2200 block of Varnum Street: At about 11:30 am officers took a vandalism report. The reporting person told the officers that upon arrival at the church this morning she discovered that someone had vandalized the front doors. No entry was made. No evidence was recovered and no witnesses were identified.

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: At about 1:20 pm officers investigated a motor vehicle collision. The officers’ investigation determined that a vehicle traveling southbound on Rhode Island Avenue failed to yield the right-of-way to a vehicle in the circle. The at fault vehicle’s driver was issued the appropriate traffic citations. Both vehicles were drivable after the collision and there were no injuries.

4600 block of 27th Street: At about 2:15 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that she parked her 2001 Pontiac (Maryland tag 31294M6) by her residence overnight. When she returned for it this afternoon she discovered that someone had stolen the rear tag. No evidence or witnesses were found.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 3:30 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The reporting person told the officers that while he was inspecting a Ford truck parked on his lot he discovered that someone had disconnected the gas line and stole an undetermined quantity of gas from the gas tank.

4000 block of 34th Street: At about 7:10 pm officers responded for the report of a disorderly person. The officers stopped the individual in question for a field interview. During the interview the individual was cooperative with the officers who found no reason to charge or arrest him. He was sent on his way without further incident.

34th Street and Rhode Island Avenue: At about 10 pm officers responded for a report of a possible CDS violation in progress. When the officers arrived they stopped and identified the two men described by the complainant. Both men interviewed and searched and no CDS found in their possession. They were sent on their way without further incident.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Police Report: July 13-14

July 13th:

2300 block of Varnum Street: At about 5:15 pm officers took a report of a strong armed robbery. The victim told the officers that he was assaulted by six juveniles who collectively punched him numerous times and stole a blue bag containing a book. The victim fought back and was able to keep his assailants from stealing his wallet. Once they had the victim’s bag they fled the area on foot in an unknown direction. A search of the area for the juveniles proved negative. The victim was transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment of his minor injuries.

4100 block of 29th Street: At about 6:30 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that he returned home to find the back door open and the back window broken. The victim said that nothing of value was missing from the residence and refused to have the scene processed for evidence.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 9:30 pm officers took a report of a citizen robbery. The victim told the officers that as he walked to his apartment building he was followed by a black male who was talking on a cell phone. When the victim opened the door to his apartment building he was pushed inside by the man who was following him. Once inside he was accosted by two additional black males who came out of the laundry room. All three were armed with handguns. They collectively robbed the victim of a quantity of cash, his car keys and wallet. The three then fled the area in the victim’s newly purchased 2000 Ford Explorer that still had Virginia temporary tags. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to interview the victim and begin a follow-up investigation. The victim was not injured during the robbery.

July 14th (early morning):

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 5 am officers impounded a burgundy Chevy Suburban (DC tags DM8723) that was abandoned after colliding with a parked vehicle. When the officers initially arrived on the scene they observed that the vehicle’s engine was running and its ignition was broken. The owner could not be contacted at the time of the report and the vehicle had not been reported stolen. It was impounded for safekeeping pending further information and investigation.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Police Report: July 12

2400 block of Chillum Road: At about 8 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle was in possession of marijuana. He was cited for the traffic violation, arrested and charged with possession of CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Police Report: July 9-11

July 9th:

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 7:10 am officers issued a man a criminal citation for trespassing.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8:40 am officers issued a man a criminal citation for consuming an alcoholic beverage in a public place.

37th and Perry Streets: At about 7 pm officers stopped a gold Buick that matched the description of a car recently taken in a carjacking. Further investigation revealed that the car was not involved in the carjacking; however the driver had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office. She was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The car was impounded for safekeeping.

July 10th:

4600 block of 27th Street: At about 7:30 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that she came out of her residence this morning to find that someone had broken out the back passenger window of her 2002 Saturn and stole a GPS unit from inside. No evidence was located and no witnesses were identified.

37th Street and Windom Road: At about 10:10 pm officers stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign. As the officers were speaking with the driver they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the car. Further investigation revealed that both the driver and passenger were in possession of CDS and the officers recovered approximately 30 grams of marijuana from the two men. Both were arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

July 11th:

2700 block of Arundel Road: At about 3:00 am officers stopped to investigate a vehicle parked in the middle of the roadway. As they approached the vehicle they saw the driver apparently asleep behind the wheel. Further investigation revealed that he was under the influence of alcohol. When he failed a field sobriety test he was arrested, charged with DUI and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 9:45 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that he came out to his vehicle this morning and discovered that someone had stolen the rear license plate. No evidence was located and no witnesses were identified.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Police Report: July 7-8

July 7th:

38th and Quincy Streets: At about 7 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for 2nd degree assault. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 11 pm officers took a report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that he was robbed at gunpoint by two men as he was walking home from the Metro station. He described his assailants only as one black male and one Hispanic male. The two suspects took his wallet and a black bag before fleeing back towards the Metro station. A search of the area for the two suspects proved negative.

July 8th:

2900 block of Upshur Street: At about 8:30 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that when he returned to his vehicle this morning he discovered that sometime during the night someone got into his Honda Civic and stole his audio equipment. The officers could not determine how the thieves were able to get inside the car to effect the theft. No evidence/witnesses were located.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 5 pm officers observed what they believed was a hand-to-hand drug transaction. When they approached to investigate further they saw one of the individuals involved try and conceal CDS in his mouth. When the officers tried to place him under arrest he struck one of the officers with a closed fist and tried to flee. The officers deployed a Taser device to get the individual under control and under arrest. The drugs were recovered. The individual was charged with possession of a CDS and assaulting a police officer and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 11:10 pm officers issued a criminal citation to a man for urinating in public.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Police Report: July 6

Rhode Island Avenue & 33rd Street: At about 9:30 am officers investigated a 2-car motor vehicle crash. There were no injuries reported and both vehicles were drivable. No citations were issued.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 10:55 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that he parked his vehicle by his residence at about 10:30 am. When he returned a short time later he discovered that someone had stolen the vehicle’s rear license plate (Maryland A170749). No evidence or witnesses were located.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Police Report: July 5-6

July 5th:

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 1:10 am officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that when he and his family returned home from watching fireworks, he found the kitchen window had been broken out and several items missing from inside his apartment. At the request of the victim the scene was not processed for evidence.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 7 pm officers responded for the report of a domestic disturbance. When the officers arrived they were able to negotiate a settlement of the dispute and the male half left the apartment. The officers transported the female half to the commissioner’s office to assist her in obtaining a protective order. Once she obtained the protective order the officers took her back home. The officers were unable to locate the male half to serve the protective order.

Chillum Road and Queens Chapel Road: At about 8:30 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was issued several traffic citations.

July 6th (early morning):

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 1:55 am officers were flagged down by a citizen who told them that someone had just broken into his vehicle and tried to steal the stereo. The officers canvassed the area but could not locate the suspects who had left the scene in a vehicle. At about 5 am officers received another call from the victim who said that the suspects had returned and succeeded in stealing the stereo that they started to steal earlier. This time the victim observed the suspects flee the scene in a silver Chrysler 300. The officers believe that the suspects in this case are the same ones who committed four thefts from auto on June 27th and who were driving the same silver Chrysler 300.

Police Report: July 2-4

July 2nd:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11) : At about 1:30 am officers observed a vehicle parked in the middle of the parking lot. When the officers checked the vehicle they found the driver passed out behind the wheel and several open containers of alcohol inside. The officers also discovered that the driver’s license was suspended. The driver was issued a criminal citation for open container and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

One Municipal Place: At about 9 pm officers stopped a man for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

July 3rd:

3100 block of Arundel Road: At about 1:30 am officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. As the officers approached the vehicle they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside. The officers received consent to search the vehicle and they found two plastic bags containing marijuana beneath the center console. The driver was arrested, charged with possession of a CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 11:45 pm officers on patrol stopped a man after witnessing what they believed was a hand-to-hand drug transaction. Further investigation revealed that the man was in possession of a plastic baggie containing several individually packaged smaller baggies of marijuana. He was arrested, charged with possession of a CDS, and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

July 4th:

3400 Block of 34th Street: At about 11:10 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. As the officers approached the vehicle they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside. Further investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle was in possession of a clear baggie containing crack cocaine. He was arrested, charged with possession of a CDS, and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Police Report: July 1

July 1st:

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 8:10 pm officers received a call to assist fire/rescue personnel with a female who had been cut. When the officers arrived they learned that the woman had gotten into an argument with her boyfriend and he left her apartment with her keys. When she punched out window to get into her apartment she was cut by the glass. She sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 9:20 pm officers took a report of a stolen bicycle. The victim/owner told the officers that at about 8:40 pm he parked his bicycle by the back door to his residence. He did not lock up the bike when he went inside. When he returned for the bike about 5 minutes later he discovered that it had been stolen. The bike is described as a Tony Hawk Huck Jam BMX style bike, dark sand in color with white handle bars and black plastic star rims.

Police Report: June 30

June 30th:

4200 block of 34th Street: At about 4:15 pm officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim/owner told the officers that she parked her vehicle by her residence at about midnight. When she returned to the vehicle this afternoon she discovered that someone had tampered with and damaged the ignition rendering the vehicle inoperable. There were no witnesses identified and no evidence was recovered.

Police Report: June 29

June 29th:

3800 block of 34th Street: At about 8 am officers stopped two men for drinking in public. Both were issued criminal citations for the violation and sent on their way.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 9 am officers stopped a man for drinking in public. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

4000 block of 33rd Street: At about 8:40 am officer took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that sometime during the previous night someone entered her unlocked vehicle and stole a GPS unit and a wallet. No evidence was recovered and no witnesses were located.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 10:30 am officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim told the officers that he parked his vehicle on June 25th at about 5 pm. When he returned for it this morning he discovered that someone had broken the windshield and dented the hood. No evidence was recovered and no witnesses were located.

3500 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 2 pm officers stopped a man for drinking in public. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

4200 block of 34th Street: At about 3:30 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that she left her house for about 40 minutes to run some errands. When she got home she entered the house through the back door and discovered several items out of place. She immediately left the house and called police. Officers thoroughly checked the house and discovered no one inside. The victim said that she saw that several electronics items and several video games were missing. The officers’ investigation revealed no identifiable point of entry and all doors and windows were secured. The victim said that it was possible that she left the back door unlocked while she was gone. No other evidence was recovered and there were no witnesses.

4100 block of 32nd Street: At about 5 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The officers’ investigation revealed that someone broke the vehicle’s rear passenger side window to get inside. Once inside the thieves stole the vehicle’s stereo. A check of the area for evidence/witnesses was negative.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8 pm officers stopped a man for a field interview. During the interview they discovered that he had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.