Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Police Report: January 14-16

January 14th:

Queenstown Drive & Chauncey Place: Hit and run collision - 7:05 am. Officers found where a parked vehicle sustained minor damage from being struck by a second vehicle that fled the scene. Over the course of the next 48 hours officers were able to locate and charge the driver of the striking vehicle.

3100 block of Queens Chapel Road: Warrant arrest - 10:10 pm. Officers received a call from the Montgomery County Sheriffs in reference to an individual who had been mistakenly released from their custody. MRPD officers located the individual and assisted the Sheriff’s Office with taking the individual back into custody.

January 15th:

Chillum Road & Queens Chapel Road: Narcotics arrest - 1:30 am. Officers stopped a vehicle for several traffic violations. Further investigation revealed that the driver was in possession of narcotics and the officers saw him pass the drugs to a passenger. Both individuals were arrested and charged with various CDS offenses and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

January 16th:

2700 block of Queens Chapel Road: Burglary - 12:58am officers received a call for a burglary in progress at the Queens Manor Community Center/Day Care. Upon officers arrival they observed a male walking away from the area. Officers were able to stop and detain the individual. Upon further investigation it was learned that he was a juvenile that resides in the area. He juvenile was arrested for breaking into a vehicle, breaking a window at the community center and attempting to gain entry to the building. He was also found to have an open warrant for assault. He was delivered to the custody of the Boys Juvenile Correctional Center in Cheltenham.

3300 block of Otis Street: Citizen robbery - 6:55 am. Officers contacted the victim who told them that she was retrieving items from her car when an unknown male approached her from behind, placed his hand over her mouth and pushed her to the ground. The suspect removed the victim’s wedding ring and walked away towards Rhode Island Avenue. Information obtained during the investigation showed a possible connection to a domestic incident that occurred earlier and a follow-up investigation is ongoing.

30th Street & Upshur Street: Strong armed robbery – 9:30 am. MRPD officers responded to the victim’s home where they discovered that he had been badly beaten. He told the officers that he was riding his bicycle from the Hyattsville Metro at about 2 am when he was approached by three black males who proceeded to punch and kick him repeatedly. He said that the three men stole his wallet, cell phone and custom 20 speed men’s bicycle. After the assault the victim went home to lay down which caused a roughly 7-hour delay is the crime being reported. The victim was taken to Washington Adventist Hospital for treatment of his facial injuries. He was met there by PGPD robbery detectives who took his statement and assumed a follow-up investigation.

4600 block of 29th Street: Domestic - 10:15 pm. Upon arrival to the building observed damage to the front door of the apartment building with the window pushed partially out of the door. Through a conversation with the female half of the domestic the officers learned that the male half had left the building prior to their arrival. A few minutes later they found the man outside the building screaming loud profanities about the female. When the officers approached to speak with the man he produced a 12-inch survival type knife and began flailing his arms and yelling obesities. The officers were able to take the man into custody without utilizing any force. He was charged with several offenses related to the incident and delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville.

2700 block of Allison Street: Citizen robbery - 10:55 pm. Officers initially responded for the report of a pedestrian struck. Further investigation revealed that the pedestrian who had been struck was part of a trio of individuals who robbed a man driving a minivan. After he was robbed the victim used the van to strike one of his assailants. After an area canvass the officers were able to locate and detain all four individuals. All four were eventually arrested and charged with various crimes. Three of the arrestees were adults and were delivered to the custody of DOC in Hyattsville. One arrestee was a juvenile and he was turned over to the juvenile detention facility in Cheltenham. The officers contacted DC police detectives and learned that the three individuals charged with robbery were involved in a strong armed robbery where a juvenile victim was badly beaten. Officers are also working with PGPD robbery detectives on the possibility that the three are also involved in other robberies in Prince George’s County.

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