Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Police Report: November 28-29

November 28th:

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 8 am officers responded for the report of a suspicious person. The officers stopped the individual in a stairwell and immediately recognized him as a man who had been barred from the property by MRPD on previous occasions. The officers again advised him to leave the property and not return and he complied. When he saw the officers leave the area he returned to his previous spot in the stairwell. The officers had anticipated his actions and also returned and arrested him for trespassing and failure to obey a lawful order of a police officer. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2400 block of Arundel Road: At about 10:25 am officers responded for the report of a motor vehicle collision. Further investigation revealed that the driver of the striking vehicle traveling north on Arundel Road when he lost control and struck three parked vehicles. After colliding with the three vehicles the striking vehicle turned over onto its roof. The driver of attempted to flee the scene on foot but witnesses gave officers a description of him and the direction in which he fled the scene. Officers were able to locate and arrest him in the 2700 block of Allison Street. The several witnesses positively identified him as the driver of the striking vehicle. After he was arrested he failed a field sobriety exam and refused to submit to a breathalyzer test. He was arrested and charged with DUI/DWI and issued 13 Maryland State traffic citations.

3000 block of Bunker Hill Road: At about 3 pm officers took a report of an attempted residential burglary. The victim told the officers that sometime between 3 pm and 10:30 pm on November 27th someone tried to break into his residence by damaged both locks on the front door. They were unable to get the door open, no other entry was made and nothing was missing from inside. A canvass of the area for evidence/witnesses was negative.

November 29th:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 10:25 am officers took a report of a missing person. The officers learned that a 14 year old male had run away from home on November 27th after getting suspended from school and being disciplined at home. This was not the first time officers had been notified of this juvenile having run away. His information was entered into the NCIC missing persons database.

2700 block of Arundel Road: At about 10:05 pm officers received a call for a suspicious person pushing a moped behind an apartment building. When the officers arrived they found an abandoned silver and black moped with no registration or other identifying information. The moped was impounded for safekeeping.

Police Report: November 27

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 3 am officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license. He was charged accordingly and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4100 block of 31st Street: At about 7:15 am officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that sometime between 11:30 last night and this morning someone entered the residence and stole numerous items of personal property from the lower main level of the house. The victim also said that the house was secured when they went to bed, however when they awoke and came downstairs they observed the rear door wide open and the property missing. No damage was observed to the rear door and no evidence was recovered.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 11:40 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that sometime during the evening/early morning hours someone stole the right front tire off her vehicle. No evidence or witnesses could be found.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 2:30 pm officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim told the officers that she can out for her vehicle this afternoon and discovered that it had been stolen. A check of the area for evidence/witnesses proved negative and the vehicle was entered into NCIC stolen vehicle files. A few hours later, PGPD patrol officers located and recovered the car at an address in Suitland. The vehicle was unoccupied at the time of recovery and no arrests were made. The victim was notified of the recovery.

3500 block of Otis Street: At about 6 pm officers met with the victim of an apparent fraud. The victim told the officers that that he met a woman earlier this month who offered to rent him an apartment. The woman showed the victim the apartment on November 20th. The apartment was still furnished but the woman told the victim that the previous occupants’ furniture and belongings would be gone by the time he moved in. During the course of the next week the victim paid the woman $700 to secure a lease and received a key to the apartment. When the victim returned to the apartment and tried to enter using the key he received the key did not work. He also discovered that the current occupant of the apartment had no intention of moving out. The investigation is continuing.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 9:05 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County on charges of operating a business without a license. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was turned over to the driver’s wife who was a passenger at the time of the stop.

Police Report: November 26

Queens Chapel Road @ Chillum Road: At about 1:55 am officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a driver’s license and had been arrested for the same offense two weeks earlier. He was arrested again for the traffic violation.

4300 block of Russell Avenue: At about 9:15 pm officers took a report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that while he was walking to his residence he was accosted by two black males, one of whom displayed a black revolver and demanded his property. The second suspect relieved the victim of his cash and cell phone and fled on foot on Russell Avenue towards Eastern Avenue. A search for the two suspects proved negative and PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to assume a follow-up investigation. The victim described his assailants as one, a black male with long braids, about 6’ tall and 180 lbs., wearing all black clothing and carrying a black revolver; two, a black male about 5’7” tall and 160 lbs wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Police Report: November 25

4200 block of 29th Street: At about 9 am officers responded to assist fire/rescue personnel with a medical emergency. When police and EMS arrived they discovered that a man had died after a protracted battle with cancer.

4600 block of 25th Street: At about 8:15 am officers responded to a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim told the officers that he parked and locked his vehicle at about 1:30 am. When he returned for it this morning he discovered that someone had broken out his front passenger window with a brick. Nothing was taken from his vehicle.

4300 block of 28th Place: At about 10:50 am officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that sometime between November 24th 9:10 am and this morning someone entered the apartment through a window and stole cash and two laptops. Based on their investigation the officers’ came to believe that the victim was not truthful about the circumstances surrounding the crime because the physical evidence did not match up with the victim’s statement. The incident is still under investigation.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 10:20 pm officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim told the officers that at about 10:00 pm he came outside and observed a black male about 18-20 years of age wearing a black sweat suit smash out the side widow on his vehicle with what appeared to be an expandable baton. When the suspect saw the victim he fled the scene on foot. A search of the area for the suspect proved negative. No additional evidence was recovered.

2300 block of Arundel Road: At about 11:30 pm officers responded for the report of a robbery that had just occurred. The victim was able to give the officers a good description of the suspect which they broadcast to surrounding police agencies. Officers then canvassed the area and detained a man who matched the victim’s description. The victim was able to positively identify him as the one who pulled a knife on her and held it to her throat. The suspect was arrested and charged with 1st degree assault and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Police Report: November 23-24

November 23rd:

3100 block of Upshur Street: At about 11:30 am officers took a report of lost property. The reporting person told the officers that she lost two Jamaican passports. One of the passports was hers and one was her son’s.

3600 block of Perry Street: At about 1:30 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The officers were unable to determine an exact point of entry into the residence. The victim reported numerous items of personal property had been stolen, including jewelry and other items. The victim also told the officers that the person responsible may be a former friend who resided with her at one time. The residence was processed for prints with one possible recovered.

November 24th:

4300 block of 30th Street: At about 3:30 am officers responded for the report of an intruder. When the officers arrived they searched the residence to ensure that the intruder was not still in the home. The victim could only describe the suspect as a male wearing all dark clothing and a ski mask. The officers determined that the man entered the residence through the rear sliding door which was not locked. The victim’s purse was ransacked and keys, cash and Metro cards were stolen. The scene was processed for evidence with negative results.

4600 block of 27th Street: At about 3:20 pm officer responded for the report of a motor vehicle collision. Upon arrival officers found an unoccupied 1997 Honda Accord with front end damage. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen from an address in Prince George’s County earlier in the day. Witnesses reported seeing two subjects fleeing the scene on foot. A search of the area for the two proved negative.

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 8:15 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim/owner told the officers that she parked and locked her vehicle at around 4:00 pm. When she returned 8:00 pm she discovered that someone had smashed out the passenger side window and stolen her stereo. No evidence was recovered.

4300 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 9:25 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that one of the passengers was in possession of marijuana; and a second passenger had four open arrest warrants through Prince George’s County. Both were arrested and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4200 block of 28th Street: At about 9:45 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that she parked and locked her vehicle at 7:30 pm. When she returned to her vehicle at about 9:30 pm she discovered that someone had smashed out the driver’s side window and stolen her iPod.

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 9:40 pm officers responded to the report of a domestic disturbance. The officers learned that a woman had been assaulted by her intoxicated husband. He was arrested, charged with 2nd degree assault, and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Police Report: November 20-22

November 20th:

2700 block of Upshur Street: At about 2:25 am officers stopped a suspicious person for a field interview. During the interview the officers discovered that he had two open arrest warrants for possession of crack cocaine. He was arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:25 pm a Mount Rainier Police Officer was issuing parking tickets when an irate black male approached him from behind and struck him in the back. The officer then turned around and advised the subject he was under arrest. The subject, who appeared to be under the influence of PCP, did not comply with the officer’s repeated verbal commands and charged at the officer attempting to further assaulted him. The officer was able to call for assistance and deploy a TASER. After a brief struggle officers were able to take the subject into custody. He was transported to the Prince George’s County Hospital Center for treatment. He was released and processed into the Prince George’s County Department of Corrections. After his arrest the subject was found to be in possession of more PCP.

November 21st:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): At about 12:15 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. When the officers arrived they were unable to locate the victim. They later learned that a woman left her purse on the seat of her vehicle while pumping gas. When she returned to her vehicle after paying for the gas she discovered that her purse had been stolen.

3700 block of Jackson Street, Brentwood: At about 3:20 pm MRPD officers assisted officers from the Bladensburg Police Department in locating and apprehending a wanted subject. The subject had multiple felony warrants for theft, forgery and false documents. The subject was located at his residence, arrested on the warrants and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

November 22nd:

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): At about 5:25 pm officers responded for the report of a disorderly subject. When the officers arrived they observed a man screaming obscenities and throwing canned goods and beverages at customers. He was incoherent and failed to obey the officers’ commands to stop throwing items and get down on the ground. The officers were forced to deploy a department issued Taser to get the man under control. With the assistance of officers from Hyattsville PD the man was taken into custody. A search of the man subsequent to his arrest revealed that he was in possession of a clear baggie containing 61 smaller baggies of crack cocaine (8.3 grams). He was charged with numerous crimes and transported to the Washington Adventist Hospital for an emergency psychological evaluation. He also told the officers that prior to the incident he smoked cigarettes laced with PCP.

Police Report: November 17-19

November 17th:

4500 block of 29th Street: At about 7:15 am officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The victim told the officers that when she went out to her vehicle this morning she discovered that someone had broken out the driver’s side window. No evidence/witnesses could be found.

2700 block of Webster Street: At about 8:15 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that when he went out to his rented 2001 BMW this morning he discovered that someone had broken into the vehicle through the passenger side window and stole his iPod. A canvass of the area provided negative results.

3200 block of Chillum Road: At about 8:40 pm officers responded for the report of a suspicious person. The mother of a 26 year old man told the officers that her son suffered from bipolar disorder and had not been taking his medication. While the officers were interviewing the mother, her son became agitated and threatened to kill her and himself. At that point the officers took the man into custody and during a pat down for weapons discovered that he had a steak knife in his back pocket. The officers transported the man to Washington Adventist Hospital so that doctors could conduct an emergency psychiatric evaluation.

November 18th:

4700 block of 27th Street: At about 10:40 am officers took a report of an attempt stolen auto. The victim told the officers that sometime between 8:30 and 10:30 this morning someone broke into his vehicle damaging the driver’s door lock and ignition. A check of the area for evidence/witnesses was negative.

4300 block of 30th Street: At about 10:50 am officers took a report of a stolen auto. The reporting person told the officers that sometime between 9:15 and 10:45 this morning someone stole his father’s vehicle from in front of the father’s residence in the 3200 block of Upshur Street. The son canvassed the neighborhood and discovered his father’s car parked and unoccupied in the 4300 block of 30th Street. The vehicle was processed with negative results and was released to the owner on the scene.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road (Beauty Depot): At about 8 pm officers took a theft report. The owner of the business told the officers that four suspects, two black females and two black males, walked into the store. While the males distracted the employees the two females stole merchandise valued at approximately $286 from a store display. All four suspects then fled the store on foot towards the Queenstown Apartments complex. A search of the area for the suspects was negative.

November 19th:

4200 block of 34th Street: At about 8:10 am officers received a call for a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that sometime between 6 pm last night and 8 am this morning someone stole all four hubcaps off of his Ford Crown Victoria taxi cab.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 9 am officers took a report of an attempted theft. The victim told the officers that he was inside his residence when he heard a noise on his deck. He went out to investigate and discovered an Hispanic male attempting to steal his Little Giant Ladder. When the victim confronted the man, he punched the victim and fled on foot. The victim described the suspect as in his 20’s, about 5’08” tall, about 210 lbs and having a thin mustache. He said that the suspect has been seen frequenting the area in the past. A search of the area for the suspect proved negative.

Buchanan Street & Queens Chapel Road: At about 10:30 am officers stopped several suspicious individuals for a field interview. During the interview one of them was found to be in possession of narcotics paraphernalia. He was issued a criminal citation for the offense and sent on his way.

2900 block of Arundel Road: At about 4:30 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that sometime between 6 pm on the 17th and 1 pm today someone stole both license plates (MD 36065M2) off his vehicle. No evidence/witnesses could be found.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 5:20 pm officers took a report of a theft. The officers learned that two men dressed as women entered the business. One of them removed a wig off a model head, placed it in his/her purse and left the store without paying for it.

2400 block of Arundel Road: At about 8:20 pm officers received a call for subjects loitering in the basement of the building. When the officers arrived the subjects ran from the building. The officers observed one of them drop a clear plastic bag later found to contain marijuana. That subject was arrested, charged with CDS possession and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

4600 block of 27th Street: At about 10:25 pm officers responded for the report of a citizen armed robbery. The victim told the officers that as he was entering his apartment building he was approached by two black males about 17-22 years of age wearing all black clothing. They then displayed a handgun, pushed him to the ground and stole his jacket, wallet and keys. The suspects then fled on foot towards Queens Chapel Road and made good their escape. A search of the area for the two proved negative.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11:55 pm officers stopped to investigate an illegally parked vehicle. A check of the vehicle’s registration revealed that there was an MVA pick-up order on the tags. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was issued several State citations.

Police Report: November 14-16

November 14th:

4200 block of 32nd Street: At about 9:15 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that as she was about to get into her vehicle she noticed that the driver’s side window had been broken out. She also discovered that her GPS system had been stolen. No evidence or witnesses were identified.

2300 block of Varnum Street: At about 5:30 pm officers took a report of a stolen auto. The owner of a 1998 Pontiac grand Prix (DC tag DN5185) told the officers that he left his vehicle running with a passenger inside. The passenger later left the vehicle without turning it off and taking the keys. When the owner went back to the vehicle he saw it being driven away by an unknown person. A search of the area for the vehicle proved negative.

4200 block of Russell Avenue: At about 7:50 pm officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim told the officers that he was visiting a friend and parked his 1996 Chrysler Sirrus in front of the friend’s residence. When he went back for the vehicle he discovered that it had been stolen. No evidence/witnesses could be found.

November 15th:

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 1 am officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license and had open containers of alcoholic beverages in the vehicle. The driver was cited accordingly and his vehicle was impounded.

4300 block of 28th Place: At about 9 am officers took a report of a domestic assault. The victim told the officers that as the result of an argument she was choked by her domestic partner. She was transported to the hospital for a checkup and treatment of non life threatening injuries. She was provided with details of her options with a court commissioner.

3100 block of Webster Street: At about 12:45 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim/resident told the officers that he returned home to find a 32” television missing from his residence. The officers discovered a window unlocked and ajar that was the probable point of entry for the thieves.

November 16th:

4300 block of 28th Place: At about 8:15 pm officers responded for a domestic stand by. The caller was the same woman who was choked by her domestic partner the day before. She had taken the officers’ advice and obtained an arrest warrant charging him with 1st and 2nd degree assault and reckless endangerment. The officers arrested the man on the warrant and delivered him to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Police Report: November 11-13

November 11th:

3100 block of Upshur Street: At about 9:45 am officers took a theft from auto report. The victim told the officers that sometime between 9:30 pm on the 10th and the time of his call to police someone broke the left rear vent window of his Honda Accord, entered the car and stole his Pioneer radio.

2300 block of Arundel Road: At about 5 pm officers investigated a hit and run collision. The victim told the officers that he heard what sounded like a collision and went outside to investigate. He discovered that his vehicle had been hit by a second vehicle which failed to remain at the scene.

3500 block of 37th Street: At about 5:45 officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that sometime between 2 pm and 5:30 pm someone forced open the front door to her residence, entered, and stole two laptop computers.

November 12th:

3800 block of 34th Street: At about 8 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage.

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 6:55 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failure to appear in court. He was arrested on the warrant and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. His vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 9 pm officers stopped two men who they observed drinking alcoholic beverages in public. Further investigation revealed that one of them 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. Both men were issued criminal citations for the alcohol violation.

November 13th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 8 pm officers took a report of a strong arm robbery. The victim told the officers that as he was walking along Rhode Island Avenue towards the traffic circle he was approached by two men in a white Ford pickup truck. The two men got out of the truck, engaged the victim in a brief conversation and then struck him repeatedly knocking him to the ground. The two then stole several items of the victim’s personal property and cash and fled the area in the truck. A canvass of the area for the suspects and their truck proved negative. PGPD robbery detectives responded to the scene to assume a follow-up investigation.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 8:15 pm officers patrolling the area with a LPR received a hit on a 2009 Toyota Camry. The hit indicated that the owner had an open arrest warrant through Prince George’s County for failing to appear in court. The officers stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver/owner on the warrant. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

November 8-10

November 8th:

Queen Chapel & Chillum Roads: At about 4:20 am officers stopped a vehicle that was operating with no headlights. Further investigation revealed that a female juvenile had taken the vehicle without her parent’s permission and given it to her boyfriend who was driving at the time of the stop. The boyfriend/driver was arrested, charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 4:10 pm officers took a theft report. The victim told the officers that he ordered an entertainment center which was delivered to his residence and signed for by an unknown party. He never received the merchandise. The theft was reported to the vendor for replacement of the item.

3200 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 10:45 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The officers discovered that the driver did not have a valid license. He was cited accordingly and his vehicle was impounded.

November 9th:

3700 block of Wells Avenue: At about 9:15 am officers took a theft report. The victim told the officers that while sleeping on his couch someone came into his house and stole personal property from his pants pocket.

November 10th:

3100 block of Upshur Street: At about 6:45 am officers took a report of a stolen auto. The vehicle was stolen sometime between 10:45 pm on the 9th and the time it was reported to police this morning.

2800 block of Taylor Street: At about 7 am officers took a report of a stolen auto. The victim said that the vehicle was stolen sometime between 1 am and the time he reported it to police.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 12:30 pm officers issued a woman a criminal citation for possession of narcotics paraphernalia.

4200 block of 29th Street: At about 3:30 pm officers took a report of a residential burglary. The victim told the officers that she returned home to discover that her rear door had been forced open and several items of her personal property missing from the house. A neighbor told the officers that he saw a white pickup truck parked in the victim’s driveway during the time when the crime occurred. No other evidence/information was obtained.

28th Place and Webster Street: At about 9:40 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The officers found that the driver of the vehicle was in possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage. He was issued a criminal citation for the violation and sent on his way.

1 Municipal Place: At about 10:40 pm officers impounded a vehicle after a check of the registration plate revealed that the vehicle was uninsured and had an MSP pick-up order for the tags.

Police Report: November 5-7

November 5th:

4200 block of Kaywood Drive: At about 10:10 am Mount Rainier Code Enforcement impounded a vehicle for displaying expired registration plates. The vehicle had been marked for 48-hour towing on November 3rd.

2900 block of Shepherd Street: At about 3:30 pm officers took a report of a storehouse burglary. The officers observed that the victim’s garage had been forcibly entered and various tools had been stolen.

2400 block of Chillum Road: At about 7:40 pm officers conducted a random license plate check on a vehicle through MILES/NCIC. The check revealed that the vehicle’s tags were suspended for failing to comply with VEIP. The vehicle was stopped and further investigation revealed that the occupants were in possession of marijuana. They were arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

November 6th:

3200 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 11 am officers stopped a vehicle that was driving on a flat rear tire and at a speed greater than reasonable and prudent. The vehicle’s driver was cited accordingly and the vehicle was impounded for being a road hazard.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 7:45 pm officers received a call of an unknown trouble with a woman screaming on the phone that someone was trying to kill her. When the officers arrived they spoke to the caller who stated that she had just moved in and someone knocked on her door. When she opened the door she was confronted by two Hispanic males. One of the men produced a handgun, placed it to her head and demanded money. She was able to kick the door shut and the suspects fled on foot to a waiting vehicle which was described as a black 2003-2005 Nissan Maxima. A search of the area for the suspects and the vehicle proved negative.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 11:55 pm officers took a report of an assault. The victim told the officers that he was walking home from the 7-11 on Chillum Road when he was approached by two unknown suspects. The suspects advised the victim not to move and brandished a screw driver. The suspect attempted to stab the victim; however he was able to fight off the suspects who fled the area on foot. A canvass of the area for the two men was negative.

November 7th:

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 1 am officers received a call of a disturbance where subjects were possibly trying to break into an apartment. When the officers arrived they observed a large group of males fleeing the scene on foot and several hiding in surrounding foliage. One of these men ran out from behind a bush and assaulted an officer. He was subdued and placed under arrest. Another subject was stopped and found to be in possession of narcotics. He was subsequently arrested. Another subject was located and found to be suffering from a stab wound to his chest. He was transported to MedStar for treatment of his no life threatening injury. Further investigation revealed that this whole incident is believed to be connected to a stabbing the night before in Brentwood. Both arrested subjects were charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Upper Marlboro.

3400 block of Otis Street: At about 11:40 am an officer on patrol received a Lo-Jack hit. A canvass of the area was conducted and a stolen vehicle from Washington DC was recovered. The vehicle was unoccupied, no arrests were made, the owner was notified of the recovery, and the vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): At about 12:55 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that she was inside paying for fuel when someone broke a window out of their vehicle and stole her purse. The suspects were described as two black males between the ages of 15-35 driving a 2004 Mercury Sable bearing Maryland license plate of 7CJM95.

4500 block of Eastern Avenue (BP station): At about 2:30 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that she had just finished pumping gas and went inside to pay for her gas. While inside someone entered her vehicle and stole her purse. The suspect was described as a black male, 23-24 years of age, 5’10” tall, 180 lbs, and wearing all black. He was seen driving a green 4-door Honda Civic.

Arundel Road & 34th Street: At about 4:50 pm officers were flagged down in reference to an erratic driver that had struck several vehicles. Officers responded to the area and located three vehicles that had been struck. The officers obtained a description of the vehicle and broadcast the description to surrounding police agencies. The Hyattsville City police department located and stopped the vehicle in their city. MRPD officers responded to their location and arrested the subjects for DUI and hit and run.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Police Report: November 4

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 8:10 am officers took a theft from auto report. The victim told the officers that while inside paying for gas someone entered her unlocked vehicle and stole her purse. No evidence was recovered and no witnesses were identified.

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 8 am officers took an attempted burglary report. The resident told the officers that she left her apartment at about 6:30 am and when she returned she noticed that the weather stripping around the front door had been removed. The door was still locked and nothing was missing from inside. Queenstown Management was notified to fix the damage, and no evidence as to those responsible could be found.

4400 block of 28th Place: At about 8 pm officers responded for the report of an armed carjacking that had just occurred. The victim told the officers that he was sitting inside his vehicle while it was warming up when he was accosted by a man with a black handgun. A second man immediately came up to the victim and relieved him of his wallet and cell phone. The man with the gun then forced the victim out of his vehicle and the two suspects drove away in it towards Queens Chapel Road. The officers immediately broadcast a lookout for the two suspects and the stolen vehicle to surrounding police agencies and requested assistance from PGPD robbery detectives. While still interviewing the victim MRPD officers were notified by radio that a PGPD unmarked patrol car was following the vehicle, still occupied by the two suspects, at Chillum Road and Riggs Road. Two MRPD officers responded to the location, stopped the vehicle and apprehended both suspects. The victim was brought to the scene of the apprehension and positively identified both suspects as the ones who had robbed him. The property that was stolen from the victim was returned to him and his vehicle was impounded to be processed for evidence. Both suspects, aged 16 and 17, were charged as adults with armed carjacking and armed robbery and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Police Report: November 3-4

November 3rd:

2200 block of Varnum Street: At about 7 am officers took a report of vandalism to auto. The owner of a 2008 Chrysler showed the officers where someone had thrown eggs at her vehicle. No evidence was recovered and no witnesses were identified.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: At about 7:50 pm officers took a report of a vandalism to auto. The owner of a Nissan Xterra showed the officers where someone had broken out one of the vehicle’s windows. Nothing was taken from inside the vehicle and no evidence was recovered and no witnesses were identified.

November 4th (early morning):

4100 block of Russell Avenue: At about 2:45 am officers responded for the report of two suspicious males on bicycles wearing all dark clothing possibly tampering with vehicles. The officers canvassed the area and came across two individuals who fit the description given by the complainant. A field interview was attempted but the suspects fled and after a foot chase were able to get away. A back pack containing a GPS unit, a car stereo and several other items was recovered along with the two bikes. All items were seized for evidence and an investigation to try and identify the two suspects is ongoing.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Police Report: November 2

4500 block of Eastern Avenue: At about 7:20 am officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that after she finished pumping gas she discovered that someone entered her unlocked vehicle and stole her purse.

3100 block of Shepherd Street: At about 9:40 am officers took a report of a citizen robbery. The victim told the officers that as he was walking on his way to vote he was approached by two black males. One of the males displayed a handgun and demanded his property (cell phone, wallet, keys and brief case). After the suspect determined that the victim had nothing of value other than the cell phone he gave the victim back his property minus the cell phone. Both suspects then fled the area on foot in an unknown direction. The victim described the man with the gun as a black male, 18 years of age, with shoulder length dreads, thin build, wearing a black zip-up fleece with a red emblem on it and black track pants. The second suspect was described as a black male, about 13 years of age with short plats and wearing a black coat, white t-shirt and blue jeans. A search of the area for the two suspects proved negative.

4700 block of 31st Place: At about 1 pm officers received a call from a man who said that he had lost his wallet and, that he was contacted by a woman who said she had found the wallet and offered to sell it back to him. He also discovered that one of his credit cards had been used since his wallet went missing. The victim arranged a meeting with the woman to get his wallet back with MRPD officers there to watch the exchange. Once the victim had his wallet back officers moved in and arrested the woman. She was charged with various fraud/theft offenses and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

34th Street & Eastern Avenue: At about 1:25 pm officers observed a man consuming an open alcoholic beverage. Further investigation revealed that the man was also in possession of marijuana. He was issued a criminal citation for the alcohol violation and arrested for the marijuana possession. He was delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

3700 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 7:50 pm officers stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of marijuana. He was arrested, charged accordingly and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

Police Report: November 1

3300 block of Buchanan Street: At about 1:45 am officers responded for the report of unknown trouble and possibly the sounds of shots. When the officers arrived they discovered a red Ford truck that had collided with a parked car. A check of the truck revealed that its ignition was damaged and it was displaying a Maryland temporary tag that had been previously reported stolen to PGPD. A check of the truck’s VIN revealed that it had been reported stolen from an address in Mount Rainier back on October 26th. The truck was recovered and impounded for safekeeping. The vehicle with which the truck was badly damaged and partially blocking the roadway. The officers were unable to locate the driver of this vehicle so it was also impounded.

3300 block of Chauncey Place: At about 5 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that sometime between 9 am this morning and the time he called police someone stole the tags off of his 1996 Chevy Tahoe (Maryland tags A201293). No evidence or witnesses could be located.

3200 block of Queenstown Drive: At about 3:30 pm officers received a call for a missing person. The officers spoke with the father of a teenage juvenile who told them that his daughter was last seen on October 30th at about 8:30 am. The father said that it was unusual behavior for his daughter to be out of contact for such an extended time. The girl’s information was entered into NCIC as a missing person.

3100 block of Windom Road: At about 9:15 pm officers took a report of a stolen bicycle. The owner of the bike told the officers that he left his black/gray Cannondale Mountain bike in a bike rack on the back of his vehicle at about 7:00 pm. When he went back for the bike he discovered that it had been stolen. The owner also told the officers that he thought he saw man riding the bike in the 3200 block of Chillum Road. He described the man a black, about 20-25 years of age wearing a gray and black sweat shirt with a black baseball style hat. A search of the area for the bike and the suspect proved negative.

Police Report: October 29-31

Friday October 29th:

4100 block of 31st Street & 4000 block of 33rd Street: At about 8:15 am officers took two reports of thefts from auto. Both victims told the officers that sometime during the previous night someone broke into their car and stole several items of personal property. No evidence or witnesses to the crime were located.

3400 block of Rhode Island Avenue: At about 7:40 pm officers issued a man a criminal citation for urinating in public.

Saturday October 30th:

2700 block of Upshur Street: At about 12:15 pm officers patrolling the area with a license plate reader received an alert that a passing vehicle had been reported stolen. The officers verified that the vehicle, a blue VW Jetta, had been reported stolen to PGPD and initiated a traffic stop. Both the driver and a passenger were arrested, charged with felony theft and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. The vehicle was impounded for safekeeping and the owner was notified of the recovery.

2900 block of Allison Street: At about 12:25 pm officers took a report of a theft from auto. The victim told the officers that she heard her car alarm activate and when she looked outside she saw a black male (NFD) tampering with her car. She and her husband ran out to confront the man but before they could get a good look at him he got into a purple van with unknown Maryland tags and fled the area. When the victim examined the interior of her car she discovered that several items of her personal property had been stolen. No evidence was recovered and no additional witnesses could be located.

Sunday October 31st:

4100 block of 32nd Street: At about 10:25 am officers documented a motor vehicle collision. Their investigation revealed that a woman backed out of her driveway and collided with a second vehicle that was illegally parked. The owner of the illegally parked vehicle could not be located.

2700 block of Allison Street: At about 7:50 pm officers on bicycle patrol stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver did not have a valid license. He was issued four traffic citations and his vehicle was impounded for safekeeping.