Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Police Report: September 27-28

September 27th:

2700 block of Arundel Road: At about 7:45 pm officers were contacted by DC police and informed that they had recovered a 2001 Dodge Caravan that was originally reported stolen on September 20th from an address in the 2700 block of Arundel Road. DC officers found the vehicle in the 3200 block of Fort Lincoln Drive, NE. It was not drivable due to ignition damage and no arrests were made. The vehicle was released to the owner.

September 28th:

2700 block of Webster Street: At about 1:20 pm officers responded for the report of a burglary in progress. When the officers arrived they discovered that one of the apartments had been forcibly entered and ransacked. The officers set up a perimeter around the building and a search for possible suspects eventually proved negative. They were successful in recovering a bag of tools, including a pry bar that may have been used to enter the apartment. The bag and the tools will be processed for latent evidence.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Police Report: September 24-26

September 24th:

2700 block of Upshur Street: At about 3:30 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that when she returned home from work she found the front door to her apartment forced open. She went inside and found that several items of her personal property including electronics and jewelry had been stolen. At about 4 pm the resident in an adjacent apartment returned home to discover that his apartment was also forcibly entered and several personal electronics had also been stolen. Both apartments were processed for evidence with negative results, and no witnesses could be located.

One Municipal Place: At about 10:15 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

One Municipal Place: At about 10:45 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

September 25th:

3300 block of Chillum Road (7-11): At about 11:30 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

September 26th:

Taylor Street at 30th Street: At about 4 am officers on patrol observed an unoccupied red 2000 Jeep Cherokee (NC tag PTZ8467) that fit the description of a vehicle that was used in an earlier armed robbery of the McDonald’s restaurant on New Hampshire Avenue in Takoma Park. Further investigation confirmed that the Jeep was in fact the same one witnesses identified as driven from the scene by the two armed suspects. PGPD CID detectives responded to the scene and seized the vehicle for evidence.

Chauncey Place at Queenstown Drive: At about 8:15 pm officers took a report of a citizen robbery. The victim told the officers that he was approached by three black males roughly 16 to 18 years of age (NFD). He said that the three demanded that he give them his money, watch and jacket. He complied for fear the suspects had a gun although no weapon or other force was seen or used. After obtaining the victim’s property the three fled on foot towards the 7-11 on Chillum Road and disappeared behind the store. A search of the area for the three suspects proved negative.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Police Report: September 23

3100 block of Perry Street: At about 5:20 pm officers took a report of a recovered stolen auto. MRPD was notified that officers from Colmar Manor PD recovered a Dodge Charger that was stolen from the 3100 block of Perry Street on September 21st. No arrests were made. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Police Report: September 22-23

September 22nd:

4100 block of 34th Street: At about 2:40 pm officers took a report of a theft. The victim/owner of a 2008 black Baja scooter told the officers that at about midnight on September 20th he chained the scooter to a police outside his residence. About four hours later he noticed that the chain had been cut and the scooter had been stolen.

4600 block of 29th Street: At about 6 pm officers assisted fire/rescue personnel of Engine Co. 855 with forcing entry into an unoccupied apartment due to a possible fire. Once inside firefighters discovered a pot of food burning on the stove top. The fire was quickly extinguished and apartment management was notified to secure the apartment.

September 23rd (early morning):

3200 block of Chillum Road (7-11): At about 1:40 am officers were flagged down by a citizen who told them that a highly intoxicated man had just come out of the 7-11 and was possibly going to try and drive his car. The officers located the man described by the citizen standing outside his car and were able to convince him that it was not in his best interest to try and drive home. He took a cab home and the officers impounded his vehicle for safekeeping.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Police Report: September 20-21

September 20th:

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 9:30 am officers took a report of a burglary. The resident told the officers that when he returned home he discovered several personal items had been stolen from inside. During the officers’ investigation they learned from the property manager that an employee let an unauthorized person into the victim’s apartment. That person has not been identified. The property manager is in the process of taking appropriate disciplinary action against the employee.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 8 pm officers took a report of a theft. The victim told the officers that when he returned home he discovered a note on his apartment door informing him that employees of the complex had been inside is apartment to repair a leak. When he went inside he discovered that several items of his personal property had been stolen.

September 21st:

3100 block of Perry Street: At about 1 am officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim/owner told the officers that she heard the sound of dogs barking outside her home. When she looked out to see what the commotion was about she discovered that her black 2007 Dodge Charger (Maryland tags 2EMG22) was no longer where she had parked it. She said that she had an anti theft device on the steering wheel. A canvass of the area for evidence/witnesses provided negative.

3100 block of Perry Street: At about 9 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that sometime during the previous evening someone broke into his 2005 Ford Explorer and stole the keys. The method of entry into the vehicle was undetermined and no other evidence was recovered.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 6:10 pm officers responded for the report of a vandalism. The victim/resident told the officers that someone, possibly a former girlfriend, entered his apartment with a key and proceeded to destroy all of his clothes. An investigation to identify the girlfriend and her possible involvement is underway.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 8 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The resident told the officers that when she returned to her apartment after being gone all day she found that the front door had been forced open and several items of her personal property were missing. The victim declined to have the scene processed for evidence and no witnesses were identified.

Monday, September 20, 2010

National Take Back Initiative

National Take Back Initiative

On Saturday September 25, 2010 the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Mount Rainier Police Department and police departments throughout Prince George’s County and the nation will engage in a collaborative effort focused on removing potentially dangerous controlled substances from our nation’s medicine cabinets. This national take-back day will provide a unified opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications locally to the MRPD for destruction. This one-day effort will bring national focus to the issue of pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse. The program provides an opportunity for law enforcement, prevention, treatment, and the business community to collaborate and establish a safe collection site for pharmaceutical controlled substances.

Collection Day Protocols

• Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances will be collected at the Mount Rainier Police Department located at 3249 Rhode Island Avenue here in Mount Rainier.
• This program is anonymous and the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications will be protected. No questions or requests for identification will be made. • Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box. If an original container is submitted, individuals are encouraged to remove any identifying information from the prescription label.
• The Mount Rainier Police Department will not count, inventory, or log medications.
• All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers will be accepted. Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. The depositor should ensure that the cap is tightly sealed to prevent leakage.
• Intra-venous solutions, injectibles, and syringes will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens.
• Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers. If an individual attempts to surrender an illicit controlled substance, law enforcement personnel will handle such material as abandoned property in accordance with department policy.
• All participants will retain possession of their own medication during the surrender process. MRPD personnel will not handle medications at any time.

Residents who would like to participate in this valuable program should bring their unwanted pharmaceuticals to the Mount Rainier Police Department between the hours of 9 am and 1 pm. Anyone having questions about the program and its protocols can contact MRPD program coordinator, PFC Tuk Carpenter, at 301-985-6580.

Police Report: September 17-19

September 17th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 10 am officers stopped a man for drinking in public. When the officers told him he would be cited for the violation he became belligerent, verbally abusive and started yelling and cursing. He was advised numerous times to calm down but refused to do so. He was arrested for disorderly conduct, issued a criminal citation for the alcohol violation and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 11:30 pm officers took a report of a citizen robbery. The victim told the officers that he was unloading groceries from the trunk of his vehicle when he was approached by two men. One of the two produced a handgun and ordered the victim to the ground. The two then went through the victim’s pockets and stolen several items of his personal property. The two men then stole the victim’s red 2007 Chrysler 300 (Virginia tags XJJ-6780) and fled the area. A lookout for the victim’s vehicle was broadcast to all surrounding police agencies and an extensive search for it proved negative. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to assume a follow-up investigation.
Suspect 1: Black male; 5’8” tall; 140 lbs; wearing a royal blue t-shirt, blue jeans, blue baseball cap; armed with a black handgun.
Suspect 2: Black male; 5’8” tall; 140 lbs; wearing all dark clothing; armed with a black handgun.

September 18th:

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 3:40 am officers on patrol heard the sound of a vehicle crash and began a search of the area. They discovered a red Honda CRX that had crashed into a City parking meter and a Pepco pole. The driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and taken to the MSP barracks in College park for a breathalyzer test which he refused to take. He was charged with DWI/DUI and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. Since his vehicle was not drivable after the crash it was impounded for safekeeping.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8:30 am officers responded for the report of an intoxicated individual. Employees of Party Time Liquors told the officers that the man came into the store and tried to buy alcohol. Due to his obviously intoxicated state they refused to serve him. He then went back to his car and tried to drive away. The store employees followed and prevented him from driving by taking his keys. When the officers arrived they arrested the man for DWI/DUI and in the course of the arrest they discovered that he had an outstanding arrest warrant out of Charles County for failure to appear in court on a prior DWI charge. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville and his vehicle was impounded.

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 2 pm officers took a report of an attempted vehicle theft. The victim/owner told the officers that when she came out to her car she discovered that someone had broken into it and damaged the ignition in an obvious attempt to steal the car. The vehicle was equipped with an anti-theft device so the suspects were unsuccessful. The officers obtained several partial latent prints which were forwarded to RAFIS for possible identification.

4300 block of Russell Avenue (Kay Liquors): At about 10:45 pm officers responded for a commercial armed robbery. Once on the scene the officers discovered that numerous gunshots occurred inside the store and one customer had been shot. The officers interviewed the store clerk who told them that two armed men came into the store and announced a robbery. The clerk, upon seeing the armed suspects grabbed a handgun from behind the counter. At that point both suspects began firing shots at the clerk. The clerk returned fire as she ran for the safety of a back room. The bullet resistant class separating the clerk from the suspects prevented her from being hit by the suspects’ gun fire. Both suspects backed out of the store as they were firing and fled the area in an unknown direction. Once the suspects were out of the store the clerk observed a man who had been inside the store at the time of the gunshots bleeding from a wound to his neck. This victim was taken to Med-Star by two unidentified individuals. At last report the gunshot victim was listed in stable condition at the hospital. PGPD evidence technicians and robbery detectives responded to the scene to collect evidence and assume a follow-up investigation.

September 19th:

2200 block of Varnum Street: At about 12:40 am officers stopped a vehicle for loud music blasting from an external speaker. The driver was issued three State citations for various traffic violations and a criminal citation for violating the City’s noise ordinance.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 2:15 am officers took a report of a citizen robbery. The victim told the officers that as she was walking to her apartment she saw a newer model white Toyota Camry with dark tinted windows pull up next to her. A black male that she described as about 6’ tall; 140 lbs; wearing light colored blue jeans and a white t-shirt wrapped around his face got out of the Camry and grabbed the victim around her face and neck. He implied that he had a weapon and demanded the keys to her car. When she surrendered her keys he drove off in her car towards Eastern Avenue followed by the white Camry. Prior to making contact with MRPD officers the victim flagged down a DC officer and told them of the robbery. A short time later DC officers spotted the victim’s car being driven on Eastern Avenue and tried to initiate a traffic stop. The vehicle fled from the officers and they eventually lost sight of it in the area of Queens Chapel Road and East-West Highway. At about 2 pm MRPD was notified by MPD that their officers had recovered the vehicle abandoned and unoccupied. PGPD responded and took custody of the vehicle for evidence purposes.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 10:45 pm officers took a report of a strong arm robbery. The victim told the officers that as she was walking home she was approached by a 6-foot tall black male with short dreadlock hair and what she described as “crazy eyes.” The man tried to snatch the victim’s purse but she vigorously resisted. After a brief struggle where the victim was thrown to the ground the suspect succeeded in stealing the purse and fled the area. The officers interviewed several witnesses who said that the suspect was a regular in the area and possibly lived nearby. From the victim’s description of her attacker the officers believed they knew his identity from prior contacts. The officers went to the suspect’s last known address and took him into custody for questioning. During questioning the victim positively identified him as the man who attacked her and stole her purse. He was arrested, charged with robbery and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:10 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a speeding violation. When the officers spoke with the driver they smelled a strong odor of alcohol. He was asked to submit to a field sobriety test. He agreed and proceeded to fail the test. He was arrested for DWI/DUI and taken to the MSP barracks in College Park for a breathalyzer test. The test revealed that he had a BAC of .17, more than twice the legal limit. He was charged with DWI/DUI and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of 28th Place: At about 11:30 pm officers responded for the report of a domestic dispute. The officers determined that the dispute was verbal in nature and no violence was involved. However, during their investigation they discovered that the male half had two open arrest warrants through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court on a DUI charge and for theft. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Police Report: September 15-17

September 15th:

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 4:30 pm officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim/owner of a black 2006 Nissan Maxima (Maryland tags 4EFH57) told the officers that he parked his car in the block at about 10 pm last night and found that it had been stolen when he returned for it this afternoon. No evidence/witnesses to the theft could be located.

2300 block of Varnum Street: At about 5 pm officers took a report of a theft. The victim told the officers that someone used his debit card to withdraw a large quantity of cash from his credit union account.

September 16th:

3200 block of Otis Street: At about 1 pm officers took a report of a sexual assault. The victim told the officers that on September 12th at about 4 am she was approached by a black male (no further description obtained) who asked her if she wanted to make some money. When the victim replied that she was not interested the man produced a knife, held it to her throat and proceeded to touch her inappropriately. The man fled the area after the assault in a direction the victim could not see. PGPD sex crimes detectives were notified and assumed a follow-up investigation.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 4:30 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that while she was fueling her vehicle a silver Mercedes Benz with unknown tags pulled up beside her vehicle. A black male got out, opened her unlocked car door and stole her purse. The man returned to the Mercedes and the car fled the parking lot in an unknown direction. A search of the area for the vehicle and the suspect proved negative.

2400 block of Chillum Road: At about 10 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that a passenger in the vehicle 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.

September 17th (early morning):

4100 block of 29th Street: At about 6 am officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim/owner of a gray 2000 Jeep Cherokee (Maryland tags 929M213) told the officers that he parked his vehicle by his residence the previous evening and when he returned for it this morning he discovered that it had been stolen. A canvass of the area for evidence/witnesses proved negative.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Police Report: September 13-14

September 13th:

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: At about 1 pm a man came into the Mount Rainier Police Station to surrender on several open arrest warrants. The officers conformed that he was indeed wanted by Prince George’s County on charges of 4th degree burglary and two counts of failing to appear in court. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2500 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 7:25 pm officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The owner told the officers that he came out to his vehicle to find that both drivers’ side tires were flat. On closer observation the officers’ discovered one puncture hole in each tire consistent with an ice pick or similar tool. No evidence or witnesses to the vandalism could be found.

September 14th:

2400 block of Chillum Road: At about 12:15 am officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license. He was issued the appropriate citations and his vehicle was impounded.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 8:30 am officers responded for the report of a stolen vehicle. The owner told the officers that when he came out to his vehicle this morning he discovered it was not where he parked it the previous evening. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been impounded by Maryland-National capital Park Police officers for being abandoned and blocking the roadway. The owner contacted Park Police and made arrangements to get his vehicle back.

4500 block of 31st Street: At about 10:15 am officers took a report of an attempted stolen auto. The officers’ investigation revealed that sometime during the previous evening someone broke the driver’s side door lock on the victim’s vehicle. Once inside the suspect(s) tampered with the ignition, however they were unsuccessful in getting the vehicle started and abandoned the theft. Nothing was stolen from inside the vehicle and no evidence was recovered or witnesses identified.

3500 block of Newton Street: At about 11:50 am officers took a report of an attempted stolen auto. The officers’ investigation revealed that virtually the same MO was used in this case as the attempted theft in the 4500 block of 31st Street an hour and forty-five minutes earlier. Again, the suspects were unable to get the vehicle started and nothing was stolen from inside. No evidence was recovered or witnesses identified.

4100 block of Rainier Avenue: At about 6 pm officers took a report of a storehouse burglary. The victim/owner told the officers that when she returned home she discovered a side gate open and saw that her storage shed had been broken into. When she checked the contents of the shed she saw that someone had stolen her light blue Lamond Versailles bicycle. A check of the area for evidence/witnesses proved negative.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Police Report: September 10-12

September 10th:

4000 block of 33rd Street: At about 2 pm officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The owner of a 1977 Olds Delta 88 told the officers that when she came out to her vehicle she found that it had been scratched. No evidence/witnesses could be located.

3600 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 8 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. As the officers approached the vehicle to speak with the driver they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside. Further investigation revealed that both the driver and a passenger were in possession of the illegal substance. The two were arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2300 block of Varnum Street: At about 11:45 pm officers stopped a man for a field interview. During the interview they discovered that the man had an open arrest warrant through the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office for CDS possession. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

September 11th:

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8 am officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim/owner of a 1998 Ford van (Maryland tags 40V227) told the officers that he parked his van on Rhode Island Avenue at about 10:30 pm the night before and when he returned to it this morning he discovered that it had been stolen. No evidence/witnesses could be located.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 11:30 am officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim/owner told the officers that sometime during the previous night someone stole her 1996 Honda Accord (Georgia tags BLR6770). The officers canvassed the area and located the vehicle at 31st and Upshur Streets with only the ignition damaged. The victim was notified of the recovery.

4500 block of 31st Street: At about 11:30 pm officers responded for the report of a vehicle possibly trying to flee after striking a parked vehicle. When the officers arrived they found a 2005 Chevy truck with front end damage as the result of striking a parked car. When the officers interviewed the driver they smelled an odor of alcohol coming from his person. He failed a field sobriety test and was arrested. He was transported to the University of Maryland PD for a breathalyzer test. The results of the test showed he had a BAC of .16, twice the legal limit. He was charged with DWI/DUI and released.

September 12th:

4200 block of Rainier Avenue: At about 10:30 am officers took a report of a stolen auto. The owner of a 1987 Toyota Camry (Maryland tags 6FFP61) told the officers that her car was stolen from in front of her residence sometime between 3 am and 9 am. No evidence/witnesses could be located.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 5 pm officers took a report of an assault. The complainant told the officers that she and her uncle became involved in physical altercation over money. The complainant said that her uncle stole an envelope containing $500 in cash and that led to the altercation. Family members were called to intervene and the uncle returned $200 of the cash. All parties were advised of their options with a court commissioner.

4400 block 29th Street: At about 6:20 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that someone entered her unlocked 2004 Toyota Corolla and stole several items of her personal property. No evidence/witnesses could be located.

3300 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 9:50 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that someone entered her unlocked 1993 Nissan Maxima and stole her purse. No evidence/witnesses could be located.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Police Report: September 9

3000 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 4:10 pm officers responded for the report of a disorderly subject. When they arrived they identified the individual described by the complainant who was being loud and disruptive. The officers’ efforts to get him to calm down were unsuccessful and he was eventually arrested, charged with disorderly conduct and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 6 pm officers responded for the report of a possible drug transaction in progress. When they arrived they stopped a man for a field interview. During the interview the man was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

4500 block of 32nd Street: At about 8 pm officers took an individual into custody and delivered the individual to the custody of doctors at Washington Adventist Hospital for an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Police Report: September 8-9

September 8th:

4100 block of 29th Street: At about 9:30 am officers took a report of a stolen Maryland license plate. The victim told the officers that sometime during the previous night someone stole the rear tag off her 2000 Ford F150 truck. No evidence or witnesses could be located.

2800 block of Taylor Street: At about 1:45 pm officers responded for the report of shots fired. When the officers arrived they discovered a single bullet hole in the basement window of a private residence. Several witnesses were interviewed who said that they saw a black vehicle, possibly a Nissan Maxima, speed away from the area after they heard the shot. The occupant of the residence was interviewed, and based on the witnesses’ vehicle description identified two suspects for follow-up investigation. PGPD detectives responded to the scene and are handling the follow-up.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 5 pm took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that he parked his 1998 VW Jetta by his residence at about 8 am on September 8th. When he returned for his car this evening he discovered that someone had stolen the registration stickers off the rear tag. No evidence or witnesses could be located.

Buchanan Street and Chillum Road: At about 6 pm officers took a report of a citizen robbery. The victim told the officers that he was approached by four Hispanic males. One of the men grabbed the victim’s iTouch and refused to give it back. When the victim tried to take the item back the other three men began to kick and punch him. After the assault the four men fled the area in an unknown direction. The victim told the officers that he recognized two of the men who attacked and robbed him and that information will likely assist detectives in charging them with the crime. The victim was taken to Prince George’s Hospital for treatment of the injuries he sustained during the assault.

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 10:30 pm officers responded for the report of three men loitering and panhandling in the 7-11 parking lot. Further investigation revealed that one of the men was in possession of a glass stem used for ingesting CDS. He was issued a criminal citation for possession of narcotics paraphernalia and all three men were sent on their way.

September 9th (early morning):

3300 block of Chillum Road: At about 12:15 am officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. When they approached the vehicle to speak with the driver they saw several open containers of alcoholic beverages on the rear passenger seat. Further investigation revealed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol and was arrested for that crime. He was taken to the Maryland State Police barracks in College Park for a breathalyzer exam. The test revealed that he had a BAC of .13.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Police Report: September 7

3800 block of 34th Street: At about 7:30 pm officers took a report of lost property. The reporting person told the officers that she lost her engagement ring while working at church on September 4th at around 4 pm.

3600 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 5 am officers responded to assist MPD with a water main break. At least two houses on Eastern Avenue experienced basement flooding as a result of the break. There were no injuries, and a portion of Eastern Ave will be shut down as DC’s public works attempts to fix the problem. 34th Street at Eastern Avenue will be closed until the break is repaired.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Police Report: September 3-6

September 3rd:

Russell Avenue and Arundel Road: At about 7:50 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

September 4th:

1 Municipal Place: At about 5:45 am officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

4100 block of 29th Street: At about 6:45 am officers responded for the report of a disabled vehicle. They were met by the owner of a 2005 Toyota Camry with DC tags who told them that she had just been involved in a traffic collision on Eastern Avenue. She complained of neck pain and fire/rescue personnel were summoned to treat her injury. She was subsequently transported to Washington Adventist Hospital for further treatment. Her vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and MPD responded to complete the collision report.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): At about 4:15 pm officers took a stolen auto report. The owner of a 2003 VW Passat (Maryland tags 5DGA78) told the officers that he parked his car at the gas pumps, left the keys in the ignition and went into the station to pay for gas. When he came out he saw a black male driving his car off the lot onto eastbound Eastern Avenue. Officers gave a lookout for the vehicle to DC police; however a canvass of the area for the vehicle proved negative. On September 6th at about 4 pm officers were notified by DC police that they had recovered the car in the 1100 block of 45th Place in SE. The car was drivable, both tags were still attached and no arrests were made. The owner was notified of the recovery by DC.

September 5th:

2300 block of Varnum Street (7-11): At about 4 am officers responded for the report of a theft/assault. The store clerk told the officers that four men came into the store and attempted to steal several frozen pizzas. The clerk tried to stop the men from leaving the store without paying for the items and he was assaulted as the men left the store. They fled the area in an unknown direction. The clerk was treated by fire/rescue personnel for minor injuries he sustained in the assault.

3400 block of Otis Street: At about 7:55 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The resident told the officers that he left home for a brief period at about 5:45 pm and when he returned he saw his front window open. When he went inside he found that his TV and gym bag had been stolen. The scene was processed for evidence with none recovered. No witnesses were identified.

September 6th:

4700 block of 27th Street: At about 11 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim showed the officers where someone gained access to the interior of his vehicle by breaking the molding to the front passenger door. Once inside the thieves stole the victim’s iPhone. The car was equipped with an alarm, but the victim did not hear it activate. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8:30 pm officers stopped a suspicious man for a field interview. During the interview the officers learned that he had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for false statements and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 9:10 officers responded for the report of a stolen auto. The victim was delivering food to a residence and left his 2009 Toyota Camry (Maryland tags 8EJM69) running. When he came back to his vehicle he saw two black males get into the car and drive off. A canvass of the area for the vehicle and its occupants proved negative.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Police Report: September 1-3

September 1st:

3400 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 4:30 pm officers responded for the report of an assault. When the officers arrived they interviewed the victim, who was bleeding from her mouth and right eye, who told them that her ex-boyfriend punched her repeatedly causing her injuries. The ex-boyfriend was located on the porch of a neighboring property and arrested. He was charged with assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4300 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 11:55 pm officers took a report of a carjacking. The victims (2) told the officers that were standing outside their 2009 Toyota Camry (Maryland tags 3FBK85) when they were approached by a dark skinned black male, 5’11” tall, wearing a purple shirt and light-blue jeans with a t-shirt covering his face. The man brandished a small black semi-automatic hand gun and demanded the keys to the vehicle. The victim gave him her keys and he drove off with the vehicle in an unknown direction. The officers canvassed the area for the vehicle and the suspect with negative results. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to assume a follow-up investigation.

September 2nd:

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 1 am officers interviewed a woman who reported her 15 year old daughter missing. The mom told the officers that her daughter left the area with an unknown individual who was driving a red Honda. The mother and daughter had had a recent argument which prompted the daughter to leave. Mom said that this was not the first time her daughter had gone missing after an argument. The daughter’s information was entered into the NCIC missing persons database.

2600 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 2:40 pm officers were flagged down by a victim who told them that a man kicked a large dent in the rear passenger door of his vehicle. The man was quickly located and arrested. He was charged with malicious destruction of property and possession of CDS and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

September 3rd (early morning):

4400 block of 29th Street: At about 3 am officers impounded an illegally parked 2007 GMC Yukon (Maryland tags M970151). A check of the vehicle’s registration revealed that the tags were expired and had an MSP pick up order for failure to comply with emissions. The vehicle was issued two parking citations and the tags were seized for return to MVA.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Police Report: August 30-31

August 30th:

4400 block of 32nd Street: At about 9 am officers responded for a report of an abandoned car blocking the roadway. The officers found the car and discovered that it had been previously reported stolen from an address in Takoma Park. It was impounded for safekeeping and the owner notified of the recovery. No arrests were made.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 9 am officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim told the officers that he parked his green 2001 Dodge Intrepid (Maryland tags 1DBX45) by his residence the previous evening and returned this morning to find that it had been stolen. A check of the area for evidence/witnesses proved negative.

4200 block of 30th Street: At about 9:10 am officers took a report of a stolen tag. The officers met with the owner who told them that when she got to work she discovered that the rear tag on her car was not the one that was registered to her. Sometime during the previous night someone stole her tag and put another in its place. That tag turned out to have been reported stolen from a car in Takoma Park. The officers recovered the stolen tag and notified Takoma Park PD of the recovery.

3249 Rhode Island Avenue: At about 1:40 pm a man came into the police station to surrender on an open arrest warrant. Officers confirmed the existence of the warrant (failing to appear in court on a traffic related charge), arrested him and delivered him to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2700 block of Webster Street: At about 11:30 pm officers took a report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that while he was occupied on his cell phone he observed a dark colored (possibly blue) compact car on the roadway. He later saw a man he described as a thinly built black male, 18-22 years of age, 5’10” tall, wearing all dark clothing get out of the car and walk towards him. As he approached the man pulled a mask over his face, displayed a black handgun and ordered the victim to the ground. Once the victim was on the ground the man with the handgun was joined by a second suspect (no description given) and together they went through the victim’s pockets and stole his wallet and cash along with his cell phone. The two then got back into the car and fled the area. The victim was not injured during the robbery. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to interview the victim and assume a follow-up investigation. MRPD officers conducted a search of the surrounding area for the suspects with negative results.

4300 block of Russell Avenue and 4200 block of 28th Street: While officers were investigating the above described citizen robbery, two other individuals called to report that they too had been robbed. The alleged victim from Russell Avenue told the Dispatcher that he had been robbed by a man with a shotgun as he sat in his car. He told the dispatcher that he did not want to see the police but that we could call him on his cell phone if we wanted to. Repeated attempts to contact this man were unsuccessful. The alleged victim from 28th Street flagged down a PGPD officer and told the officer that someone had just tried to rob him. By the time MRPD officers were able to interview him he said that he did not want police assistance and just wanted to go to a friend’s house as he had originally planned. Due to their lack of cooperation the officers could not verify whether or not either of these two individuals had actually been the victim of a robbery or other crime.

August 31st:

2700 block of Webster Street; 4100 block of 28th Street: During the day officers took three reports of airbags being stolen from locked and secured cars; two on Webster Street and one on 28th. In each case the thieves broke open the target car’s rear passenger side vent window to get inside and steal the airbag. Each vehicle was processed for evidence with negative results and no witnesses were identified.

4100 block of 34th Street: At about 6:30 pm officers responded for the report of a disorderly man refusing to leave a private residence. The officers learned that the disorderly man was upset about not being paid for work he had performed on the house. The homeowners refused to pay since they claimed payment was owed the man by the contractor they hired who in turn hired him. The officers convinced the man to leave the house and pursue his payment demand civilly at a later time. About an hour later officers were called back to the house because the man had returned and was more disorderly than he was the first time. He refused to heed the officers’ requests to calm down and leave; and when they advised him that he was under arrest he assaulted one of the officers and tried to flee the scene. After a short struggle the officers were able to get him under control and under arrest. He was charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing on private property, assault on a police officer and resisting arrest. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.